Prisoner sentenced for HMP Hewell manslaughter

Prisoner sentenced for HMP Hewell manslaughter

James Johnson, 39, from Cheltenham has been jailed for 7 years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of 39-year-old Luke Derriman from Slough, at HMP Hewell in Redditch. Both men were inmates at the prison. Johnson threw a single punch at Mr Derriman in his...
£7m for three new footbridges set to be approved

£7m for three new footbridges set to be approved

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter A further £7 million to build three new bridges over the Southern Link Road looks set to be approved by cabinet this week. A report, to be discussed by Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet on Thursday, said...
Battenhall residents meet in opposition to future developments

Battenhall residents meet in opposition to future developments

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter More than 50 residents attended a meeting to show their opposition to future housing developments one of the city’s prime green spaces. The Friends of Battenhall group crammed into the council chamber at the...
Not enough officers to deal with crimes

Not enough officers to deal with crimes

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter There are not enough police officers to respond to every crime in the region, the chief constable of West Mercia Police has admitted. West Mercia Police chief constable Anthony Bangham, speaking to councillors at a...
Controversial homes plan could be reignited

Controversial homes plan could be reignited

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter Controversial plans to use an historic green space in the city for new homes could soon be reignited if it is accepted into the council’s key housing strategy. Middle Battenhall Farm in Worcester – a site already...