Wyre Forest councillors handed key county roles
Conservative councillor for Cookley, Wolverley and Wribbenhall division, Gordon Yarranton , was elected chairman for this municipal year at last Thursday's full council meeting, the first since the local elections were held on May 2. The council's cabinet was also confirmed with Conservative councillor for Bewdley John Campion being appointed ... (more)
Kidderminster Library to close as new gallery nears completion
The town centre facility will be shut from next Tuesday until Friday, June 7, to complete building work - which includes the new gallery which has been moved from the top floor to the building's first floor.
Thu May 23, 2013
County Labour leader tells John Campion to 'resign or commit suicide' during row
A WYRE Forest-based county councillor was told to "resign or commit suicide" by Worcestershire's Labour group leader during a sick taunt in a major meeting.
Appeal for old photographs of John Brinton fountain
AN appeal has been made for Wyre Forest residents to find historic photographs of the John Brinton drinking fountain and clock tower.
Mon May 20, 2013
UKIP says Eric Kitson 'deceived' the party
THE chairman of Wyre Forest's UK Independence Party says the group was "deceived" by race-row former councillor Eric Kitson, who has now been thrown out of the party.
Sun May 19, 2013
MPs want action on NHS review
THE MPs for Wyre Forest and Hartlebury say they are concerned at the length of time a review into Worcestershire's hospital provision is taking to complete.
West Mercia PCC to form community ambassadors scheme
WEST Mercia's police and crime commissioner wants to strengthen his relationship with communities in Wyre Forest by forming a community ambassadors scheme.
Fri May 17, 2013
'Wyre Forest council could run out of money' warning
WYRE Forest District Council is in danger of running out of money to cover budget gaps if it does not change its current spending pattern, its chief executive has warned.
Proposed cut to size of Wyre Forest District Council debated
THE number of members sitting on Wyre Forest District Council could be slashed by nine in a bid to save money.
Wyre Forest children urged to walk to school
PARENTS and carers in Wyre Forest are being encouraged to help their children take part in National Walk to School week.
Wed May 15, 2013
Stourport's New Mayor 'Honoured' to Represent Town
Conservative councillor Ken Henderson was elected as Stourport's mayor for 2013/14 at the town's annual meeting on Tuesday last week.
Inspiring archer hits the target
Star guest: Paralympic archer Mel Clarke with Gracie Shore, captain of Burlish Park Primary School's under-11 team which won the sportshall athletics award.
Tue May 14, 2013
Lib Dems ponder pact with Labour to rule city
THE UK Independence Party has revealed it is preparing to field a candidate in Worcester at the 2015 general election - as well as in seats across Worcestershire.
update: UKIP councillor in 'racist' Facebook posts row set to stand down
THE UK Independence Party councillor at the centre of a storm over controversial "racist" facebook posts says he is "fairly sure" he will stand down.
Franche Village Club raises A 7k for Wyre Forest charities
The club raised A 7,000 in fundraising events throughout the year including a Rock and Roll night and auctions.
Mon May 13, 2013
Bewdley schoolgirl making waves for children's hospital
A BEWDLEY schoolgirl made a splash when she swam 5,000 metres to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
All Worcestershire MPs back Birmingham bid to run Alex
THE COUNTY'S six MPs have given their backing to allowing an alternative provider to bid to take over running services at the Alex.
Wyre Forest UKIP says racist comment claims will be investigated
WYRE Forest's UK Independence Party has promised allegations of racist comments made by its Stourport county councillor will be investigated.
Sun May 12, 2013
Wyre Forest groups benefit from district councillor community funds
WYRE Forest district councillors have provided more than A 36,000 for local groups and initiatives during the past financial year.
Sat May 11, 2013
Fitness programme launched for Wyre Forest children
Get Active: From left, Gugafit instructor Suzy Parker with participants Harry Hannon-Homer, 3, Thomas Hannon-Homer, 5, and Hollie Smith, 5. Gugafit, which stands for Get Up Get Active, is being held at the Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre, in Kidderminster, and Stourport Sports Centre.