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DYING HOMELESS: death of a homeless man in Worcestershire was a trigger for national campaign

By Maeve McClenaghan, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism It has been almost two years since Cardon Banfield’s partially-mummified body was found in a tent, just metres from a public footpath in Worcester. The homeless 74 year-old, who settled in the UK from the Caribbean in 1961, part of the Windrush generation, was

EXCLUSIVE: POLICE APPEAL FOR COMMUNITY HELP TO ROOT OUT RUTHLESS HEROIN & CRACK COCAINE OPERATIONS IN KIDDERMINSTER, STOURPORT, REDDITCH, BROMSGROVE

Ruthless city drug dealers who exploit vulnerable users and children are spreading their heroin and crack cocaine distribution lines across north Worcestershire. Towns across Wyre Forest, Redditch and Bromsgrove are being caught up in the web of so-called ‘county lines’ drug operations, run by dealers based in Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol and

CONSULTATION OVER WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CLOSURE PLAN FOR LUDLOW ROAD SHORT BREAKS UNIT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN CONDEMNED AS “HAPHAZARD, INCONSISTENT, CONFUSED”

A damning report has today described consultation around county council proposals to close a vital short breaks unit for disabled children in Kidderminster as "haphazard, confused and inconsistent." The report also expresses "sadness" that the process may have added to the distress of vulnerable families. It calls for a major review of

COURT THREAT LOOMS OVER PLAN BY WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL TO AXE VITAL RESPITE CARE CENTRE IN KIDDERMINSTER FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Consultation over plans to shut a Kidderminster short breaks sanctuary for disabled children has been labelled “a sham” and “a disgrace” after it emerged that council chiefs hatched plans to axe it more than two years ago. Now the battle to save the Ludlow Road service could end up in the high

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