Council and health chiefs are in talks with parent groups to produce an urgent action plan after a damning inspection report slammed the poor quality of services for children with special educational needs across Worcestershire. The action plan has to be ready by mid August and must demonstrate a clear plan
A much-criticised plan to close a short break respite unit for severely disabled children in Kidderminster has been dropped for now after an impassioned campaign by tigerish parents and their supporters. The overnight short breaks unit in Ludlow Road will now stay open until at least next year, subject to confirmation
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A popular Bewdley bar and a new steak restaurant have both been given the go-ahead to create outdoor seating areas designed to boost summer trade. The Arches pub and neighbouring The Courtyard restaurant were both granted street amenity licences, permitting them to put out tables and seating for customers along the
The final decision on the future of a short breaks respite unit in Kidderminster for severely disabled children will be reached in public, council chiefs have revealed. Worcestershire's cabinet member for families, Councillor Andy Roberts, has agreed that the fate of the unit in Ludlow Road must be debated in a
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