1 hr ago
Site to help single parents find love
SINGLE parents have the chance to find love thanks to a joint venture between a dating site mogul and a Big Brother star.
6 hrs ago
Conservative leader steps down
Coun Carole Gandy hands over leadership of the Redditch Conservative group to Coun Juliet Brunner.
Fri May 24, 2013
Birthday milestone celebrated
Dorothy Terry House resident Charles Swann celebrates his 100th birthday with his family.
Dr Wells writes for the Standard
WHEN pressure builds across the health and social care system, the symptoms are usually found in the A&E Department.
Gladys in Alex donation for 100th
Gladys Harris, who reached the milestone last Saturday , was joined by friends and family for a tea party at Cookhill Village Hall.
FOUR men have today been charged with drugs offences following police raids in Redditch.
Imnan Ashraf, aged 27, Sulman Ashraf, aged 31, and Kamran Ali, aged 28, all of Other Road, along with Mohammed Kamran, aged 29, of Newland Close, were charged with being concerned in the supply of a controlled class B drug, namely cannabis, contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Police to stage meetings for parents in Worcestershire nursery sex assault investigation
The force is also working with and reassuring parents who have been affected by the alleged sexual assault of a child at one of the three branches of Bright Eyes Nurseries, which are in Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich.
a Sixth man has been arrested in connection with allegations of a sexual assault at a nursery.
A mother contacted police last week after her child disclosed they had been assaulted by someone while at one of the three branches of Bright Eyes Nurseries, which are in Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich.
a Redditch man has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming benefits totalling more than 4,000.
On Monday, May 20, Redditch Magistrates heard that Derek Rogers, aged 47, of Kingham Close, falsely claimed income support and housing and council tax benefits amounting to A 4,126.25 between November 2011 and July 2012.
Thu May 23, 2013
Nurseries investigated as young child makes sexual assault allegation
AN investigation has been launched by West Mercia Police in Redditch, Bromsgrove and Droitwich, after a young child told their family they had been sexually assaulted while at a children's nursery.
Firms fined for contaminating Bromsgrove brook
THREE companies have been ordered to pay more than A 26,000 between them for contaminating a mile-long stretch of the Battlefield Brook in Catshill.
Wed May 22, 2013
Bromsgrove benefit fraudster convicted
A BROMSGROVE man who falsely claimed almost A 20,0000 in benefits has been handed a suspended sentence at Redditch Magistrates Court and will pay back all of the cash he collected.
Webheath homes plan unlawful advice suggests
Webheath Action Group has taken advice from Thea Osmund-Smith of No 5 Chambers ahead of the decision on the land at Pumphouse Lane set to be made at a Redditch Borough Council planning meeting on Wednesday .
Benefit fraudster sentenced after failing to declare pension
Hazel Parker-Smythe of Bridley Moor Road was given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to pay A 310 towards prosecution costs at Redditch Magistrates' Court last Wednesday .
Hundreds of swindled motorists will get part of fees returned
HUNDREDS of Midland motorists swindled by an illegal car clamping firm are to get part of their fees returned from the assets of the scam's mastermind.
Hats off for toddlers' charity fundraiser
CHILDREN in Rhythm Time music classes across Redditch and Bromsgrove are raising money for a good cause this week by trying on hats.
Talk on Redditch man's missionary work
REDDITCH resident Barry Haigh will kick start a series of lectures running throughout the year which include a bishop and a national speaker from Urban Saints.
Tue May 21, 2013
Get your tickets to see Joseph at the Palace Theatre
EVERY colour in the rainbow is set to burst onto the Palace Theatre stage in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's smash hit production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Mon May 20, 2013
Tree is deliberately poisoned
Officers at Redditch Borough Council are fuming at the act of vandalism which has killed the large tree next to the road in Ibstock Close in Winyates.