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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

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

Fire station plans get green light despite longer 999 response times for Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport

Controversial cost-cutting plans to close three fire stations and open a  new £5 million station on the edge of Kidderminster have been backed by district planners. The new so-called Emergency Services Hub for Wyre Forest will be built on Stourport Road, between Kidderminster and Stourport, close to the district council's HQ. Despite

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