Gang who kidnapped a Kidderminster man given long jail sentences

Kidderminster Shuttle:

5:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GANG who kidnapped a man outside his Worcestershire home and subjected him to torture in a 28-hour ordeal have been given long jail sentences.

Stourbridge author's best-selling story set to hit the big screen

Kidderminster Shuttle: Before I Go To Sleep poster

5:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOLLYWOOD'S take on the bestselling debut novel by Stourbridge author SJ Watson is finally set to hit the big screen this week.

Business case for £1 million Herefordshire Council IT system was not "fully realistic"

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

Report finds flaws in the case for a customer service system that will fall short of a £1.6 million savings target, with savings found through staff cuts instead.

Bromyard Hop Festival goes 'Down Under'

Kidderminster Shuttle: A parade of vintage farm machinery through Bromyard. Photo: Eye Contact Media.

4:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

SATURDAY'S Bromyard Hop Festival was the biggest in the event's four-year history – attracting attention from the other side of the world.

Hereford United - Council still not on the list of club creditors

Kidderminster Shuttle: Cllr Tony Johnson posed for a group photograph with Hereford United outside Brockington.

12:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

Council's £65,000 was not among the United debts put to the High Court this morning

Former Bulls striker faces bribery charge

Kidderminster Shuttle:

2:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

FORMER Hereford United striker Delroy Facey has today been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery.

Halesowen Age UK urges cluttered homeowners to embrace feng shui and donate items

Kidderminster Shuttle: Top delivery: Marketing manager for Handicare Sharron Cutler, Age UK manager Karen Tolley and Handicare stairlift engineer Steve Hughes.

4:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOMEOWNERS with cluttered up houses are being urged to do some feng shui and donate unwanted goods to a Halesowen charity shop.

Dudley Council promises important town centre road will reopen in November

Kidderminster Shuttle: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

4:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

DUDLEY Council has promised work to reopen an important town centre road will be completed by November.

Curtain up for Brierley Hill's Community Players

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

BRIERLEY Hill's Community Players' new show will feature an all female cast.

Hagley secures £80k to spend on outdoor play equipment

Kidderminster Shuttle:

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

HAGLEY has secured £80,000 to spend on outdoor play equipment for teenagers.

Pensnett man jailed for abusive texts to former lover

Kidderminster Shuttle: Carpenter jailed over kicking old pal in the head

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PENSNETT man has been jailed for breaching a court order banning from contact with his ex-lover.

Charity dog show in Stourton

Kidderminster Shuttle:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A DUDLEY based animal rescue is celebrating its second anniversary with a charity dog show.

Geoff Tristram's art exhibition still open at Himley Hall until this weekend

Kidderminster Shuttle: Geoff Tristram with one his favourite classic portraits from over the years. Buy photo: 141428L

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

WORK by Wollaston artist, cartoonist and comedy writer Geoff Tristram is on display at Himley Hall until Sunday September 7.

German supermarket giant Aldi announce new store in Oldbury

Kidderminster Shuttle: The site of the new Aldi superstore in Oldbury.

11:54am Monday 1st September 2014

DISCOUNT food superstore Aldi has announced it is opening a new store in Oldbury creating 40 new jobs.

Wyre Forest goes ice bucket challenge crazy

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:26am Monday 1st September 2014

FREEZING fundraisers across Wyre Forest have been taking part in an online craze.

Hereford United given further seven days at High Court showdown

Kidderminster Shuttle: The secretary of Redditch United says Hereford United's playing budget is "not sustainable".

9:57am Monday 1st September 2014

HEREFORD United have been given a further stay of execution by the Royal Court of Justice

Leominster school set for solar switch-on

Kidderminster Shuttle: The new solar array at Leominster Primary School. Photo: Caplor Energy.

10:25am Monday 1st September 2014

LEOMINSTER Primary School is now days away from switching on one of the largest solar arrays on a school in the UK.

Inquiry into "hidden" cost of education in Herefordshire

Kidderminster Shuttle: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

11:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Review will examine the impact on families of costs like uniforms, learning, trips and activities

Lessons for wannabe Stourbridge waterbabies

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PARENTS and toddlers are set to have a splashing time with a series of special lessons at Stourbridge's Crystal Leisure Centre.

Sweet idea to raise funds for Mary Stevens Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Old favourites: Some of the sweets available

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A STOURBRIDGE barber has come up with a sweet idea to raise funds for charity.

Halesowen church being transformed for flower festival

8:23am Monday 1st September 2014

IT will be blooming marvellous at a Halesowen church this weekend when it holds its annual flower festival.

Borough workers urged to get on their bikes

Kidderminster Shuttle: The Cervelo R5 bicycle

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MOTORISTS across the borough are being asked to ditch their cars for Cycle to Work Day on Thursday (September 4).

Wedding and engagement ring found in Worcester church

Kidderminster Shuttle: (9889861)

7:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

DURING a search of the vestry at St Mark’s Church in Orchard Street, Worcester, a wedding and engagement ring were discovered in a tin with a note saying they had been found on the vestry floor on June 26 1985.

Gang jailed for kidnapping, imprisoning and torturing Worcester man

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GANG who were found guilty of falsely imprisoning a Worcester man have been jailed for a total of 65 and a half years.

Wyre Forest animal rights group hits out at badger cull plans

Kidderminster Shuttle: Members of the Wyre Forest Vegans and Veggies outside Kidderminster Town Hall

6:27pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GROUP of animal lovers collected hundreds of signatures protesting against the badger cull in Kidderminster last week.

Health, crime and local authority representatives to discuss mental health issues

Kidderminster Shuttle: (3971142)

6:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

Health, crime and local authority representatives to discuss mental health issues

Kidderminster Shuttle: (3971142)

5:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

Health, crime and local authority representatives to discuss mental health issues

Kidderminster Shuttle: (3971142)

5:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

Health, crime and local authority representatives to discuss mental health issues

Kidderminster Shuttle: (3971142)

5:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

Health, crime and local authority representatives to discuss mental health issues

Kidderminster Shuttle: (3971142)

5:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

Health, crime and local authority representatives to discuss mental health issues

Kidderminster Shuttle: (3971142)

5:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

Dramatic pictures of Sudeley Hill fire

Kidderminster Shuttle: Smoke rises from the burning field (s)

5:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

THESE dramatic pictures show the extent of a large blaze which was fought by over 20 firefighters.

Homeless man sentenced to 16 weeks in prison

Kidderminster Shuttle: Peter Swinbourne

5:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for breaching an order preventing him from entering parts of Worcester.

Special car parking offer in Worcester to mark Tour of Britain

Kidderminster Shuttle: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

5:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

A SPECIAL car parking promotion is being launched in Worcester next week as part of a major cycling event in the city.

Grace Over Breakfast

4:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

THERE will be a Christians Together Prayer Breakfast at Ledbury Catholic Church on Saturday, September 13, from 9am to 10am.

September screenings at Artrix

Kidderminster Shuttle: (9871887)

4:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

THIS September sees a host of films coming to Bromsgrove's Artrix cinema.

Bank's joy after safety secured

Kidderminster Shuttle: Cricket - cxz

4:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

ASTWOOD Bank tackle champions in waiting Sutton Coldfield safe in the knowledge of their place in the Birmingham and District League Division Three secured.

£200,000 grant for diabetes sufferers in the Midlands

Kidderminster Shuttle: (4896893)

4:16pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE government has handed out £200,000 to help improve the care given to people with diabetes in the Midlands.

£200,000 grant for diabetes sufferers in the Midlands

Kidderminster Shuttle: (4896893)

4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE government has handed out £200,000 to help improve the care given to people with diabetes in the Midlands.

£200,000 grant for diabetes sufferers in the Midlands

Kidderminster Shuttle: (4896893)

4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE government has handed out £200,000 to help improve the care given to people with diabetes in the Midlands.

£200,000 grant for diabetes sufferers in the Midlands

Kidderminster Shuttle: (4896893)

4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE government has handed out £200,000 to help improve the care given to people with diabetes in the Midlands.

£200,000 grant for diabetes sufferers in the Midlands

Kidderminster Shuttle: (4896893)

4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE government has handed out £200,000 to help improve the care given to people with diabetes in the Midlands.

£200,000 grant for diabetes sufferers in the Midlands

Kidderminster Shuttle: (4896893)

4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE government has handed out £200,000 to help improve the care given to people with diabetes in the Midlands.

Car wash for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

A FUNDRAISING car wash will be held in Kidderminster in support of Kemp Hospice.

A packed weekend planned for Salt Fest

Kidderminster Shuttle: (9877301)

4:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEXT weekend will see Droitwich taken over by the annual celebration of the town’s unique salt heritage with Salt Fest.

HMS Ledbury news.

4:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

HMS LEDBURY is currently in home waters, being put though its paces and training sessions for the crew "in preparation for returning to the front line".

Artists compose Banksy-style piece to celebrate Elgar's love of cycling

Kidderminster Shuttle: The enigma of cycling: Mural of Edward Elgar on his bike in the grounds of The Elgar Birthplace Museum at Lower Broadheath. Picture by John Anyon 3614688903

3:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

SAT astride a bike, hat blown off by the wind and looking like he does not have a care in the world - a new Banksy-esque piece of street art perfectly captures Sir Edward Elgar's love of cycling.

Verse on the voice bank...

3:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

PERFORMANCES from this year's Ledbury Poetry Festival can be heard again, with the click of a button.

Cyber crime expert praises police's efforts to stamp out the problem

Kidderminster Shuttle: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

3:34pm Monday 1st September 2014

WORK by West Mercia Police to raise awareness of the threat posed by internet fraudsters has won acclaim from one of the county’s leading cyber security experts.

Cyber crime expert praises police's efforts to stamp out the problem

Kidderminster Shuttle: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

3:31pm Monday 1st September 2014

WORK by West Mercia Police to raise awareness of the threat posed by internet fraudsters has won acclaim from one of the county’s leading cyber security experts.



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