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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 failing to...

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 marred...

£6 million awarded to fix potholes

£6 million awarded to fix potholes

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter The county council has been awarded £6 million by the government to fix potholes this winter. The money, which is part of a national £420 million fund confirmed by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond in his budget last month,...

Man jailed for attempting to rape 11-year-old girl

Man jailed for attempting to rape 11-year-old girl

A man has been jailed for up to 18 years after being found guilty of attempting to rape an 11-year-old girl. Joshua Beardmore, 25, of Glenthorne Avenue, Worcester, was found guilty of attempted rape and sexual assault by penetration. The assault took place on 25 May...

Adult carer ‘double whammy’

Adult carer ‘double whammy’

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter  More needs to be done to attract carers and nursing staff to Worcestershire, the county council’s adult care chief has said. Avril Wilson said recruitment is facing the “double whammy” of struggling to make social care...

EVENTS

Get your dancing shoes on for hospice ball

Get your dancing shoes on for hospice ball

The most glamourous event in the St Richard’s Hospice calendar is now just weeks away. This year’s Snowdrop Ball will be held at Sixways Stadium in Hindlip, near Worcester, on Saturday, 25th November. Guests will be treated to some special St Richard’s hospitality –...

Mello Festival 2017

The biggest chilled festival is back! Mello Festival will be happening again next year, taking place on May's bank holiday, from Friday the 26th till Sunday the 28th at Throckmorton's Airfield. The family friendly festival is going to be even better than the one...

#WorcestershireHour Social Media Awards 2016

#WorcestershireHour may be a familiar hashtag to you on twitter. If you haven't heard of it before, then this is your chance to get involved with the weekly chats, connecting the community across Worcestershire, but most importantly its your chance to vote for your...