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WYRE FOREST DAY SERVICE FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES LIKELY TO CLOSE IN COST-SAVING COUNTY REVIEW

Wyre Forest's Connect day service for adults with learning disabilities look likely to be axed as part of a county-wide review. The service, based in Blackwell Street, Kidderminster, has been earmarked for closure in proposals drawn up by Worcestershire County Council's adult services team. The proposal is now going to be

POLICE CHIEF CALLS ON RESIDENTS TO PLAY THEIR PART IN CURBING DRUG-RELATED SHOPLIFTING ACROSS WYRE FOREST

Wyre Forest's police chief has called on residents to stop supporting the crooks who sell on goods stolen from local stores to fund drug habits. In a public appeal Inspector Jake Wright highlighted the connection between shoplifting and drug use, pointing out how communities could play their part by breaking the

COUNTY CHIEFS SUPPRESSED CRITICAL REVIEW OF ITS FINANCES, NEW INVESTIGATION FINDS

Worcestershire council leaders suppressed a critical report by independent experts which called on them to take “urgent action” to address the county's financial woes. The review criticised the Conservative-run county council’s financial planning as “overly optimistic”, “counter-intuitive” and in need of “radical overhaul”. Opposition leader Councillor Peter McDonald described the decision by

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