Kidderminster travel enthusiast and ex-pat dies in the USA

Kidderminster Shuttle: POPULAR: Robina Akin has died, in the United States, aged 66.

7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A WOMAN born in Kidderminster who loved to travel has died in America and will make her final journey to be buried at her favourite holiday destination, Bermuda.

Former Bewdley stalwart dies aged 88

Kidderminster Shuttle: COMMUNITY WORKER: Dizzie Moore has died aged 88.

3:51pm Friday 21st March 2014

A FORMER Bewdley stalwart who was awarded an MBE for her public service has died aged 88.

Devoted market manager dies, 68

Kidderminster Shuttle: DEVOTED: Chris Evans.

8:48am Thursday 6th March 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “happy-go-lucky” woman who devoted 15 years of her life to managing markets in Bewdley.

Tributes to headteacher who was heart of school

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘DEDICATED’ TO SCHOOL: Janet Wheeldon, who has died aged 62.

12:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A RETIRED headteacher who was the “heart” of her Kidderminster school has died.

Chef found dead after inhaling laughing gas in his French flat

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8:42am Thursday 20th February 2014

EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid to a fun-loving chef found dead at his flat after inhaling dangerous nitrous oxide – better known as laughing gas.

Tributes paid to Kidderminster music 'legend' who died suddenly, 44

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'Kidderminster legend': Local musician Paul 'Fearfulfingers' Havard has died, aged 44.

7:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

THE sudden death of a popular Kidderminster musician and dedicated father has shocked family members and concert-goers in the town.

Former Kidderminster woman to be buried at Arlington

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'Always positive': Carolann Williams will be honoured for her work for the USA.

7:30am Friday 31st January 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Kidderminster woman who will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in the USA following her work supporting NASA.

Former Shuttle man dies, 61

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'Charismatic' leader: Hugh Berlyn.

6:40am Friday 31st January 2014

A FORMER trainee reporter on the Kidderminster Shuttle who rose to become the editor of the BBC's news and sport website service across England has died.

Kidderminster Valentines founder dies aged 74

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'Thinking of others': Kidderminster Valentines founder Pam Cunningham has died aged 74.

7:00am Wednesday 15th January 2014

THE founder and musical director of the Kidderminster Valentines choir has died aged 74.

Tributes paid to teenager who died after falling into Weymouth harbour

Kidderminster Shuttle: Popular: Christopher Vaughan.

10:05am Monday 13th January 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Kidderminster teenager who died after falling into Weymouth Harbour.

Stourport's leading lady dies aged 101

Kidderminster Shuttle: "Inspirational character": Elizabeth Mills celebrating her 101st birthday in March last year.

4:09pm Monday 6th January 2014

A PROMINENT political figure who dedicated her life to serving Stourport has died aged 101.

Tributes paid to Kidderminster water treatment firm founder

Kidderminster Shuttle: In memory: Founder of Kidderminster-based Purac Ltd Harry Rowlands has died aged 70.

6:50am Thursday 21st November 2013

A FORMER managing director who founded a Kidderminster water treatment company has died aged 70.

Fans' farewell to former KHIST chairman

Kidderminster Shuttle: Dedicated: Steve Millington.

6:00am Friday 8th November 2013

FOOTBALL fans are set to pay their last respects to former Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust (KHIST) chairman Steve Millington.

Pink Panther star spent fours years in Kidderminster theatre company

7:40am Thursday 7th November 2013

AN actor who spent four years in a Kidderminster theatre company before going on to star opposite Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films has died.

Former British junior powerlifting champion from Kidderminster dies aged 51

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Great intellect’: Tim Birch with his powerlifting trophies in the 1980s.

7:30am Thursday 19th September 2013

A FORMER British Junior Powerlifting Champion from Kidderminster has died aged 51 in Brazil.

Stourport boxer dies three years after twin brother

3:40pm Friday 26th July 2013

A TALENTED boxer from Stourport has died - three years after his twin brother was found dead in similar circumstances.

Rocket scientist at Kidderminster firm dies aged 83

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Old fashioned gentleman’: Rocket scientist Maurice Darwell has died at the age of 83.

7:10am Thursday 25th July 2013

A ROCKET scientist who was awarded an OBE for his services to the defence industry at a Kidderminster firm has died aged 83.

Tributes paid to popular Kidderminster carer who died in Italy

Kidderminster Shuttle: Popular person: Brigida Saporito, who owned Kidderminster care home Lorne House with husband Gerardo, has died, aged 58.

7:20am Tuesday 9th July 2013

A KIDDERMINSTER husband has paid tribute to his “popular” and “caring” wife, who has died following a car crash in her native Italy.

RAF war hero dies, age 91

Kidderminster Shuttle: Gentleman: Ken Cockram, who served in the RAF, has died, aged 91.

6:00am Thursday 27th June 2013

A STOURPORT war hero who joined the Royal Air Force before he was 20 has died, as the UK prepares to mark Armed Forces Day this Saturday.

Family's tribute as chart-topper dies at age of 75

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'In our hearts': Roger LaVern has died, aged 75.

7:10am Thursday 20th June 2013

A KIDDERMINSTER musician who reached the top of the US music charts before The Beatles has died.

Bodenham Arboretum founder dies aged 80

Kidderminster Shuttle: Lasting legacy: Founder of Bodenham Arboretum David Binnian has died.

7:20am Friday 24th May 2013

THE founder of Bodenham Arboretum has died during the 40th anniversary year of the popular beauty spot.

Cyclist who died after Stourport collision was 'happy-go-lucky'

Kidderminster Shuttle: “Happy-go-lucky”: Lee Stead, 24, died after a collision in Stourport.

12:34pm Thursday 16th May 2013

A CYCLIST who died following a crash in Stourport has been described as “happy-go-lucky” by his father.

Raft race team compete in memory of friend

Kidderminster Shuttle: In memory: Lee Banford’s team mates from left, Steve Godfrey, Mike Goodhead, Lee Flood, his wife Brenda Banford, Pete Burden, Andy Towe and Nigel Harrington.

10:38am Tuesday 14th May 2013

A TEAM raising money for Help for Heroes found the annual raft race “emotional” after one of their members died suddenly only six days before he was due to take part in the competition.

Tributes to much-loved businessman

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'Loved by everyone': Mike Wigley.

9:26am Thursday 9th May 2013

A “DEDICATED” Kidderminster businessman whose company made engine parts for Formula 1 racing cars has died.

Open verdict for Stourport man found in field

Kidderminster Shuttle: Open verdict for Stourport man found in field

5:55pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

A STOURPORT man who was found dead three months after he went missing had told friends that "now his father had died, he wouldn't be far behind", an inquest heard.

Former mayoress of Kidderminster dies aged 96

Kidderminster Shuttle: Cutting the cake: Edna Church on her 90th birthday.

7:30am Wednesday 10th April 2013

A KIDDERMINSTER woman who was mayoress of the town during the Queen’s visit in 1957 has died, aged 96.

Final whistle blows for fan Chaddy

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Brilliant fan’: Tony Chadbourne.

8:00am Friday 22nd February 2013

A BEWDLEY Town Football Club ‘superfan’ who never missed a match has died.

Ambulance champion dies aged 88

Kidderminster Shuttle: Well known: Cath Jennings with her MBE honour.

12:00am Monday 4th February 2013

A KIDDERMINSTER woman who dedicated her life to volunteering has died.

Man whose flowerbeds brightened Wyre Forest dies

Kidderminster Shuttle: Man of flowers: Robin Minton.

8:10am Tuesday 29th January 2013

A MAN who brightened up Wyre Forest with flowers for more than 40 years has died.

Crash death of dog lover shocks community

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Dedicated’ to dogs: Aleksandar Krstic.

12:23pm Thursday 20th December 2012

THE death of a “motivational” man, who devoted his life to dogs, has shocked a Wyre Forest community says his business partner.

Death of ex-Shuttle journalist

Kidderminster Shuttle: Shuttle reporter: James O’Brien.

2:09pm Monday 17th December 2012

JOURNALIST James O’Brien, who worked for The Shuttle between 1996 and 1998, has died aged 73.

Crash death victim was 'a joker'

Kidderminster Shuttle: A joker’: Sam Cook and his mother, Georgie Branford.

9:54am Tuesday 27th November 2012

A KIDDERMINSTER man who was killed in a car crash just days before his 20th birthday has been described as “a joker” by his mother.

Tributes paid to a 'man full of integrity'

Kidderminster Shuttle: Kind hearted: Former Mayor Peter Carter.

8:45am Thursday 18th October 2012

A FORMER Kidderminster Mayor who served as a Wyre Forest councillor for 17 years has died, aged 86.

Tributes paid after teacher dies aged 59

Kidderminster Shuttle: "Sadly missed": Terry Devlin taught at the Bewdley School for 37 years.

7:20am Thursday 18th October 2012

A POPULAR teacher who taught at the Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre for 37 years has died aged 59 following a battle with bowel cancer.

'Inspirational' Bewdley mum loses battle with breast cancer

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘A special mum’: Nikki Usowicz lost her battle with breast cancer aged 40.

7:10am Thursday 20th September 2012

A BEWDLEY fundraiser who raised thousands of pounds for charity has died following a threeyear battle with breast cancer.

Final goodbye for stalwart of Kidderminster Scottish community

Kidderminster Shuttle: Final farewell: Piper Colin Hughes leads the procession into St George’s Church during Jack Gillespie’s funeral. Buy this photo 371202L at or by calling 01562 633333.

7:40am Wednesday 5th September 2012

FRIENDS and family of a stalwart of Kidderminster’s Scottish community have said a final goodbye to a “respected pillar of the community”.

Tributes paid to Kidderminster carpet museum stalwart

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘A gentleman’: Richard Pugh-Cook, right, with Charles Talbot in 2008, celebrating the carpet museum being awarded a £1.7 million lottery grant.

8:36am Thursday 30th August 2012

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “gentleman” with a “wealth of knowledge” of Kidderminster’s carpet industry who has died, casting a shadow over the imminent opening of the town’s carpet museum.

Man who died in Bewdley collision was a 'one off'

Kidderminster Shuttle: One off: David Golding.

8:45am Friday 13th July 2012

A KIDDERMINSTER pub manager who died after a collision near Bewdley was a “one off” according to his father.

Wyre Forest chartered surveyor dies

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Negotiation prowess’: Tim Elliott.

7:40am Thursday 17th May 2012

A MAN who was, until recently, senior partner of a chartered surveyors in Kidderminster and Stourport has died, aged 70.

Tributes paid to Michael Brinton

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'Perfect gentleman': Michael Brinton.

4:38pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

FORMER colleagues of Michael Brinton have paid tribute to him as a "pleasant" and "charming gentleman".

Celebration of the life of Far Forest reverend

Kidderminster Shuttle: “Touched lives”: Reverend Kevin Beales.

7:00am Wednesday 21st March 2012

A MEMORIAL service will give thanks for a “caring” Far Forest reverend who touched many lives.

Kidderminster's Three Shires restaurant owner dies

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Devoted’ family man: Jack Beddall ran the Three Shires restaurant for 28 years.

11:13am Friday 24th February 2012

THE popular owner of a Kidderminster restaurant has died, aged 50.

Bewdley Town FC stalwart Mike Thompson was 'perfect gentleman'

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Perfect gentleman’: MIke Thompson stands on top of a bonfire he built for the annual Bewdley Town Football Club firework display.

8:00am Thursday 9th February 2012

A STALWART of Bewdley Town Football Club has died, aged 80.

Vale Veterinary Group founder dies, aged 92

Kidderminster Shuttle: Sadly missed: Roger Vale, who founded the Vale Veterinary Group.

7:10am Wednesday 8th February 2012

A RETIRED vet who founded the Vale Veterinary Group in Kidderminster and Areley Kings has died, aged 92.

Stourport ex-store owner, sport organiser and fund-raiser dies

Kidderminster Shuttle: Battled bravely: Mike Nicol faced his health problems with fortitude.

7:40am Wednesday 25th January 2012

A STOURPORT man who was involved in various spheres of Wyre Forest life, ranging from business to sport, for more than 40 years has died.

Kidderminster ex-England cricketer dies

Kidderminster Shuttle: In action: Roy Tattersall bowling in the nets.

7:50am Wednesday 14th December 2011

A FORMER England cricketer who had lived in Kidderminster for the past 50 years has died, aged 89.

Long-serving Wyre Forest litigation lawyer dies

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘One of a kind’: John Foxall.

7:40am Wednesday 30th November 2011

WYRE Forest’s legal community has reacted with sadness following the death of a litigation lawyer who served the district for nearly 50 years.

Sad farewell to popular PC

Kidderminster Shuttle: Brave conduct: Louis France.

7:40am Friday 8th April 2011

A FORMER Mustow Green police officer who was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct has died, aged 88.

Tributes to tragic karate star found dead

Kidderminster Shuttle: Karate star: Dana Baker pictured in The Shuttle in 2008 after competing in the world junior championships.

7:50am Thursday 10th March 2011

A “LOVING” teenage karate star who was in voluntary foster care was found hanged in Kidderminster near a busy roundabout.

Tragic death of Scout leader

Kidderminster Shuttle: Led by example: Stuart Hanslow, 53.

8:38am Thursday 3rd February 2011

AN internationally respected and pioneering Kidderminster Scout leader has died after falling ill about three months ago with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Dis-ease (CJD).


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