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NOVEMBER

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Bromsgrove Redditch Droiwich www.worcestershireecho.co.uk

LIve At The Regal on Monday 13th November

A Humorous Evening With Frankie Dettori

• Children In Need • Christmas Lights • The Poppy Appeal

• Children’s Competition • Community News • Cinema Listings

• News • Sports • Community • Events

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PUBLISHED & EDITED BY The Worcestershire Echo DIRECTOR Gavin Radford gavin@worcestershireecho.co.uk DIRECTOR Steve Coopey steve@worcestershireecho.co.uk EDITOR Charles McQuaid charles@worcestershireecho.co.uk CONTRIBUTORS Stuart Bryan

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Contents

Christmas Lights Switch On Origins of Rubery Frankie Dettori Restaurant Review Childhood Interupted The Poppy Appeal Children’s competition Destination Wedding Graduation Pershore Christmas Lights Switch On Eating Out Drinking Out Homes Garden’s Gas Safety Children in need Puzzle Page Horoscopes Cinema Listings Pershore Awards Sports

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Christmas Light Switch On in your area

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arker nights and cooler weather means that Christmas is just around the corner, and to celebrate Redditch, Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa are all bringing the sparkle to the sky! In addition to the celebrations this night marks the official beginning of Christmas season. It will be a fabulous way to launch the Christmas season, spend the evening with friends and family, plus extended-hour shopping, the regions High Streets offers the perfect, festive setting to pick up gifts for loved ones this year. The majority of stores will be in full Christmas mode with

their seasonal window displays, special festive offers and a w-“ho-ho-ho”-le load of Christmas present ideas.

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Bromsgrove Christmas Light Switch On! - Come along and browse the various Christmas Themed/None Themed stalls of food, crafts and various others! Enjoy

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the various Christmas Themed/None Themed stalls of food, crafts and various others! Enjoy some last minute Christmas Shopping giving Christmas giving a more personal touch and helping your community! - Light Switch on at 8pm

some last minute Christmas Shopping giving Christmas giving a more personal touch and helping your community!

Droitwich Spa - 25th November

Family fun activities including fairground, festive market, entertainment and Santa’s Grotto. Christmas light switch on is at 4:30pm outside St Richard’s House. For further information, please contact Mark Keld | 01905 774258 | mark.keld@ droitwichspa.gov.uk or visit www. droitwichspa.com

This year, avoid the last minute rush and make your Christmas shopping an enchanting experience. Why not combine the shopping chores with going out for a relaxing drink or a tasty bite to eat? The region offers a great choice of cosy cafés, trendy bars, quality restaurants and traditional pubs to celebrate with your colleagues, family and friends.

Redditch - 25th November

Redditch Christmas Market & Light Switch On! - Come along and browse

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THE ORIGINS OF RUBERY Rubery is a suburb in the very south-western tip of Birmingham and lies within Worcestershire rather than the West Midlands like most of the city. In total Rubery is nine miles from the city centre and grew as a suburb in the early 20th century following the development of the Longbridge automotive factory. Today the suburb provides residents with excellent transport links and amenities such as shops, schools, a cinema, and

gym and Cofton Park, 135 acres of wonderful green space. But the origin of Rubery stems far before the likes of Cinemas and gyms! Rubery lies in a valley between the Waseley and Lickey Hills and the word Rubery comes from the old English word “Rowbery” meaning “a rough hill”. There are some beautiful parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty covering both Waseley and Lickey Hills. The Lickey Hills and surrounds were first occupied in Roman times and in medieval times were used as a royal hunting reserve. The hills were so steep there was a drinking fountain and horse trough at the top for use by horses drawing coaches. A massive obelisk is sited at the top of the hill “The Monument” in commemoration of the 6th Earl of Plymouth, the family owned most of the surrounding land for over 250 years.

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SIMS VINTAGE ANTIQUES COMING TO RUBERY

If you are a fan of the Antique Roadtrip you will definitely be excited for the latest business opening its doors in Rubery this winter. Sims Vintage Antiques Rubery is all set to offer customers the best in antique, collectables and memorabilia. Owned by Phil and Terri Sims, who have a successful antique centre in Wootton Wawen, Sims Vintage Antiques Rubery will sell a variety of antique goods, including jewellery, ceramics, glass, militaria, silverware and interiors. The shop will also offer cabinet spaces to antique dealers to sell and display their products. Phil and Terri have been regulars in popular antique shows like The Antique Roadtrip and Posh Pawnbrokers, showcasing their successful centre in Wootton Wawen. “I am looking forward to opening a shop in Rubery and offering the public a variety of unique collectibles and antiques that we have carefully

selected and curated,” says Phil who has over 15 years of experience in antique dealing. The duo will also be hosting an Auction Valuation Day with Charles Hanson on Saturday, November 4th at their Wootton Wawen centre. Phil hopes to bring events like this to the new Rubery location in the future. For more information on cabinet rental, Auction Valuation Day, and the upcoming store opening contact Phil Sims at 01564 898 200 or check out their website www.simsvintage.co.uk.

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A HUMOROUS EVENING WITH FRANKIE DETTORI AND SPECIAL GUEST Frankie Dettori is a true champion and a living legend within his own sport of horseracing.

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Front 3 rows of stalls theatrical seats reserved until further notice – they may be released at a later date.Please note Love Seats can only be purchased in multiples of two. Please be advised there will be no entry after 19.30. Each ticket subject to a £3.00 service charge. Please note that there is a £1.60 online booking fee.

Location

The Regal, Evesham

Date

June 8

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7:00pm

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Theatrical £21.50 Balcony £25.00 Love seat £30.00 Royal Box £30.00

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE OLD PHEASANT PUB The Old Pheasant pub in Worcester may be suitably named given its eighteenth-century roots, but a new eating and drinking offering makes it more of a contemporary place to wine, dine and socialise. Providing evening, lunch, buffet, and early bird menus, I strolled down historic Friar Street and New Street on a Thursday evening for dinner.

For starters, I had a creamy yet delicate Broccoli and Stilton soup, which was promptly served. Of the two main courses on offer, I chose the duck breast. The breast was juicy and tender and came served with a delicious combination of braised red cabbage, Boulangea potatoes and a rich mixed berry sauce. Dessert was a salted caramel melt in the middle, oozing with flavour and gooiness, served with ice cream. With two drinks, the meal came to a reasonably priced £28. The interior retains much of its original timber and a function room for hire is at the rear. As well as food, the Old Pheasant offers gin tasting events, DJ’s, and live music. 25 New St, Worcester, WR1 2DP. Tel 01905 616606. www.theoldpheasant.co.uk Stuart Bryan

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Set in a rural location in mature gardens with views over Rushwick cricket ground and open farmland towards Worcester and to the Malverns. Stanfield Nursing Home Worcester a striking Georgian the house’s character Residents can enjoy theis wonderful gardens house, in Autumn, they have the and surroundings add to the warm, caring and friendly atmosphere of opportunity to contribute to the vegetable garden by planting their own Stanfield Nursing Home. seeds. Set in a rural location in mature gardens with views over Rushwick cricket Residents can choose to spend time in one of our sitting rooms, social areas ground and open farmland towards Worcester and to the Malverns. Stanfield or quiet locations, where they can make the most of the Home’s glorious Nursing Home Worcester is a striking Georgian house, the house’s character setting or take an active part in the Home’s life. Alternatively, they can simply and surroundings addquiet to theofwarm, and friendly atmosphere. enjoy the peace and their caring own room. Residents may also choose to spend time in our safe and enclosed sensory gardens.

• 24 hour residential and fully secure Dementia Care with highly trained • 24 hour residential and fully secure Dementia Care with highly award winning staff trained award winning staff • Spacious ground floor floor rooms rooms with with en-suite en-suite bathrooms overlooking • Spacious ground bathrooms beautiful landscaped gardens overlooking beautiful landscaped gardens • Short Term Respite Care • Short Term Respite Care • Diversional therapists facilitateand and co-ordinate all leisure • Diversional therapists who who facilitate co-ordinate all leisure and andrecreational activities recreational activities

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CHILDHOOD INTERRUPTED

Much research indicates that modern childhood is becoming increasingly challenging due to factors such as social media bullying, educational pressures and issues around sexuality. Children a century ago may have been free of such contemporary difficulties, but were faced with the trauma of living with World War One. How children lived through such times is the theme of a new exhibition at the Hive called ‘Children Interrupted’.

The exhibition examines how children’s home life and education was disturbed by the conflict. Worcester had the second highest incidence of war time child labour, engaging in activities such as harvesting fruit, making jam and knitting clothing for soldiers. As part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Programme, the exhibition included 50 children learning about the war, choosing materials for the exhibition and participating in some of the activities the children carried out during the conflict. Research for the exhibition was carried out by staff and students from Worcester University History Department and Worcestershire Archives and Archaelogy Service. The exhibition runs from November 2nd to the 29th. Stuart Bryan

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of the Cabinet, Opposition Party leaders, former Prime Ministers, the Mayor of London and other ministers. Representatives of the Armed Forces, Fishing Fleets and Merchant Air and Navy will be there, as well as faith communities and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries. Services of rememberance will be happening throughout the county, in Perhore, Malvern, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Worcester. Services will be starting at 10am and most will include a procession throughout the town.


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Teachers Complete Charity Run Raising Money in Memory of Former Student

Staff at the University of Worcester completed the Birmingham Half Marathon honouring one of its students tragically killed in the Tunisian terror attack. Four staff covered the 13.1 mile course on Sunday, October 15, raising funds for Smile for Joel. Chosen by staff as the University’s Charity of the Year for this year, the charity was set up by Joel Richards’ family to support families who are victims of murder and terrorism. Joel was a Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science student at the University of Worcester. At just 19, he was killed in the 2015 terror attack, in which 38 people died, including Joel’s uncle, Adrian Evans, and

grandfather, Patrick Evans. Charlie Bassett, from the Finance team, Mark Kilburn and Steve Harborne, from Facilities, and Neil Laurenson, who works in the University’s Careers Service, all took to the streets to raise funds. Neil finished in an impressive 1 hour 17 minutes, coming in 19th place, followed by Charlie at 1 hour 58 minutes, then Mark, at

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2 hours 15 minutes and Steve at 2 hours 19 minutes. They still hope to reach their fundraising target of £500. “It was a privilege to run the Birmingham Half Marathon with University colleagues to raise money for Smile for Joel,” said Neil. “The run itself was tough but enjoyable and the level of support was beyond anything I had ever experienced. Whilst it was nice to achieve personal bests, we were most proud of running for Joel Richards and his family.” Mark added: “I think that the good cause definitely helped me press on during those times in the race when I began to tire. Distance runners usually experience negative emotions along the lines of ‘I can’t go on’ and ‘Why on earth are you doing this?’ but such thoughts were easily banished.” To donate, visit https://www. justgiving.com/fundraising/ universityofworcesterstaff.


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DISPLAY PUTS VOLUNTEERS IN THE SHOP WINDOW Volunteers have put themselves in the shop window thanks to a new display in Malvern’s Tourist Information Centre. Malvern Hills Volunteering has created the design in the window of the Church Street building as a way of promoting the benefits of volunteering and the opportunities on offer. The not-for-profit organisation, supported by Malvern Hills District

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University to Celebrate Achievements of More Than 3,600 Students at Annual Graduation Ceremony More than 3,600 students will graduate from the University of Worcester next week during a week of celebrations. Graduates and their families will fill Worcester Cathedral for each of the nine separate ceremonies, to be held over four days between Tuesday and Friday (October 31 - November 3). Post-ceremony receptions will take place at the University of Worcester Arena, as well as the Graduation Dinner, at which the achievements of a number of students will be recognised.

The University’s Founding Chancellor, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, will preside over Thursday afternoon’s ceremony. The University will also award a number of Honorary Degrees – given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen field - and Fellowships – awarded to notable individuals who will become ambassadors for the University - during the week. Among this year’s recipients are TV personality, Clare Balding, gender equality campaigner, Laura Bates, children’s author Petr Horacek and Hay Festival

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Director, Peter Florence. University Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, said: “The beauty and grandeur of Worcester Cathedral provides a magnificent, most fitting setting in which to congratulate our graduates and to thank the parents, family, friends and supporters who have contributed so much to their success. “Our graduates of 2017 join an illustrious community of over 100,000 Worcester graduates who have made and are making an immense contribution to British society.”


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PERHSORE’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON The Christmas Lights Switch On is a strange tradition across our nation. Nobody really stops to think that it’s a variety show staged around the flick of a switch. But somehow there’s something magical about it. There is no exception to this wonder when it comes to the switch on for Christmas lights in Pershore. The exciting event takes place in St Andrews Gardens on Saturday 25th November from 2.00pm with the lights going on at 4.45pm with fireworks.

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There will be stalls, Father Christmas and his reindeer, mulled wine, crafts, children’s rides, carousel, sweets, pig roast street and musical entertainment and much more. It will be a fabulous way to launch the Christmas season so make sure you spend the evening with friends and family walking around the stores which will have plus extended-hour shopping, shops are staying open until 7.30pm. Pershore High Street offers the perfect, festive setting to pick up gifts for loved ones this year. The majority of stores will be in full Christmas mode with their seasonal window displays, special festive offers and a w-“ho-ho-ho”-le load of Christmas

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WORLD’S LARGEST FREE FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO PERSHORE The world’s largest free film and education event is coming to Number Eight community arts centre in Pershore between November 14th and 23rd. The Into Film Festival is open to all schools and five to nineteen year olds to participate in across the UK. The festival is aimed at assisting teachers to broaden curriculum delivery across a wide range of subject areas and allowing young people

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Drinking Out in Worcestershire

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RECONNECTIONS: CONNECTING YOUNG AND OLD IN AND AROUND WORCESTER As winter is arriving it can be comforting to stay inside, but for increasingly more older adults, home can be a prison all year around. To address loneliness and social isolation a new service run by Age UK, called Reconnections has been set up in Worcestershire. Reconnections is a free service for Worcestershire residents over the age of 50, of which 35,000 are

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TOP 10 JOBS TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN DURING NOVEMBER

Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can’t, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Remember winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up. Here are the top 10 jobs to do this month. 1. Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds 2. Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging 3. Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year - Tulips are amongst the most popular of bulbs, valued for their brilliant flower colours and shapes. Plant in autumn for a show of spring flowers. Choose from a large range to suit the situation. 4.Prune roses to prevent windrock - Roses are one of the most popular garden plants. These beauties come in a range of colours, many with scented blooms, and they can be grown in

borders, containers, over arches, pergolas and as groundcover. They are easy to grow and live for a long time, if looked after. 5. Plant out winter bedding 6. Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem -When it is not practical to lift or move tender plants, the best way to protect them from the winter cold and wet is to wrap them up. In exposed or cold areas, even relatively hardy plants may need protection. 7. Insulate outdoor containers from frost bubblewrap works well 8. Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks 9. Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden- By putting out additional food, gardeners can make a significant contribution to supporting wildlife over winter. It is also a great way to watch wildlife even in the smallest of gardens or balconies, often at very close quarters. 10. Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting.

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WHY HAVE A DESTINATION WEDDING? Well, we’re tempted to say, “why not?” Planning a wedding away from home is attractive to different couples for different reasons. Here are just a few: destination wedding tips.

1. You’ve always imagined your nuptials in a certain vacation spot. Maybe you spent an idyllic vacation earlier in your relationship at a gorgeous Caribbean resort or a laid-back Hotel. Or maybe

one of you spent summer holidays at a quaint inn or a rustic Scottish farm. If it’s easy to graft a picture of yourselves in wedding duds onto those wonderful holiday memories, a destination wedding may be just the ticket for you. 2. Your families and friends are from here, there and everywhere. Many a couple with far-flung families have thrown up their hands in despair at trying to find a spot that suits everyone. Soon it occurs to them: If everyone’s going to have to travel anyway...Voilà, destination wedding. 3. You’re not into traditional hotel/ reception hall weddings. You’ve been there, done that (you know who you are—you’ve attended a wedding approximately 40 out of the last 52 weekends). All of these kinds of options are leaving you cold. But someplace warm?

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MUSICAL CLEAN UP PLEA HITS THE RIGHT NOTE A musical plea to dog owners to pick up after their pets has hit the right note with users on social media. Dan Bayliss and Jude Allen, members of Malvern Hills District Council’s Community Services team, produced the song ‘My Doggy’s Done a Whoopsie’ to highlight the proper way people should deal with their dog’s poo.The pair decided using music would be a fun way of getting the message across and it proved an instant hit, with more than 5,300 views so far across the council’s

social media sites. The song, which is set to the tune of ‘He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands’, features lyrics promoting the message people can put bagged dog mess in any litter bin - not just dedicated dog poo bins. Jude said: “The video is a bit of fun but it has a serious message to it. There’s really no excuse for leaving your dog’s poo on the floor, on a wall, hanging off a tree or any of the other places we find it. Hopefully the power of song will help people remember when their dog does a poo they should pick it up and put it in a bin, any bin.” The video is available to view on the Malvern Hills District Council Facebook page, on Twitter @MalvernHills_DC or on the council’s YouTube channel.

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What's On Your at a glance guide to events happening In and around Worcestershire

NOVEMBER 2017 MEDITATION IN MOVEMENT

At this workshop you will participate in some exercises that quickly release the physical and mental tensions that are caused by stress. The exercises will culminate in a very effective meditation. Provided you are able to stand-up, liedown, and move your arms, legs, and spine, you should be able to participate without any problems. The session will be led by Dr Marc Price. The Hive Every Thursday in November and December 14:30 -16:00

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DOREEN RISE OF THE YAM-YAM

It’s been a big year for Doreen. Voted Midlands Entertainment Personality of the Year by What’s On readers, and then crowned Best Newcomer at the recent Great British Panto Awards in London, Doreen now returns to unveil her brandnew live show, Rise Of The Yam-Yam. In a unique mixture of hilarious standup, sit-down, video surprises and unforgettable music, the Comedy Queen of the Black Country sets out to challenge Darwin with her very own Theory of Evolution. Book early – Doreen’s previous Grand Night Out tour was a complete sell-out! Swan Theatre Saturday 18th November 2017 7:30pm til 10:00pm 16+ Price: £15

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GUNPOWDER PLOT STOKED FEARS THAT SOWED THE SEEDS OF ENGLISH CIVIL WAR, ARGUE ACADEMICS

It is a moment in history so famous it is part of British folklore and has been marked every year since - the failure of the Gunpowder Plot.

about the Gunpowder Plot, but less is known about its legacy in 17th century England,” said Professor Oldridge.

In a special talk this month historians from the University of Worcester will explore what happened after that infamous night in 1605. They will outline how the conspiracy to blow up the Houses of Parliament and subsequent challenges to Protestant rule would have long lasting divisive consequences and sow the seeds of the English Civil War 40 years later.In the free talk entitled Gunpowder, Treason and Plot, at The Hive on November 2, at 6pm, Professor of Early Modern History, Darren Oldridge, and Principal Lecturer in History, Dr Paddy McNally, will be addressing what happened after Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators were caught.Their talk will show how the events of 1605, still marked today by Bonfire Night each November 5, and 1641, shaped politics and religion for generations. “Everyone knows

“The annual celebration of the failure of ‘Gunpowder Treason’, as it was then known, helped to create a sense of Protestant identity - perhaps even national identity - in the period. It reminded people of the constant, terrible dangers of what was called ‘popery’ – the beliefs and practices of Roman Catholicism.”

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THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING ACTIVE Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic, and independent as you get older.

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Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group.

If you don’t stay active, all the things you’ve always enjoyed doing and taken for granted may start to become that little bit harder.You may struggle to pursue simple pleasures, such as playing with the grandchildren, walking to the shops, leisure activities, and meeting up with friends. You might start to get aches and pains you never had before, and have less energy to go out. You may also be more vulnerable to falling. This can all lead to being less able to look after yourself and do the things you enjoy.

They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease, and early death compared with the general

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FA STAFF COMPLETE POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER Staff from the Football Association have been taking part in a postgraduate qualification with the University of Worcester to enhance their coaching skills. The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Sports Coaching is delivered at St George’s Park, the national football centre, by University staff. Fifteen FA staff are now nearing the completion

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Worcestershire hospitals leading the way in improving care for patients with learning disabilities and mental health problems Worcestershire’s hospitals are leading the way nationally in improving patient care thanks to the innovative introduction of learning disability and mental health registered nurses. Nine new Learning Disability and Mental Health Nurses, who will work across wards at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Worcestershire Royal Hospital, joined Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust on September 25.

The Trust is leading the way in patient care by directly employing Learning Disability and Mental Health nurses to work alongside adult trained nurses in an acute setting. The roles have traditionally been based in community NHS organisations, providing additional support to hospital patients and colleagues when needed. Evidence has shown that by integrating the specialist nurses as part of the ward based teams, the care and experience of patients with learning disabilities and mental health illness will be improved. The nine new nurses received a three week intensive education programme to support them in developing the skills and knowledge needed to care for patients within an acute hospital. This will be followed by a tailored 12 month support package which will include mentoring and rotation opportunities across the Trust.

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Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21) Simmer down, Sagittarius. The Sun is making its annual sojourn through Scorpio and your twelfth house of rest, healing and closure. Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19) “If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” These words from French writer Emile Zola sum up your month, as the Sun travels through Scorpio and your eleventh house of group activity, until November 21. Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18) Go for your goals! While others slip into pre-holiday mode, you’re just gearing up. Until November 21, the Sun is in Scorpio, your tenth house of career, prestige and status—your most ambitious time of year. Pisces (Feb 19 - March 20) “Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” These words from French writer Voltaire are your guiding light, as the Sun visits Scorpio, your liberated ninth house of expansion, travel and adventure, until November 21. Aries (March 21 - April 19) Turn up the heat, Ram. Until November 21, the Sun is burning through Scorpio, your eighth house of intensity, power and joint ventures. The sexy, sultry vibes can get overwhelming at moments, especially with one particular person. Tarus (April 20 - May 20) Play nice, Taurus. Until November 21, the Sun is in Scorpio, powering up your seventh house of harmony and cooperation, and spotlighting your closest one-on-one partnerships.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20) Get to work, Gemini! As November begins, you’re in “taking care of business” mode, thanks to the Sun marching through Scorpio and your sixth house of health, fitness and organization. Tackle lingering tasks and administrative details. Cancer (June 21 0 July 22) A little fall romance, anyone? The Sun is blazing through Scorpio until November 21, heating up your fifth house of love, passion and self-expression. Leo (July 23 - Aug 22) Sink a little deeper into those sofa cushions, Leo. The Sun is in Scorpio and your domestic fourth house until November 21, your annual time for nesting and resting at home base. Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22) Get out and circulate, Virgo! The Sun is in Scorpio and your social, communicative third house until November 21, amping up your powers of persuasion. Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22) Get grounded, Libra. The Sun is in Scorpio and your stabilizing second house or work and money until November 21, turning your focus to practical matters. Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21) It’s showtime, Scorpio! The Sun is blazing a fiery trail through your sign until November 21, putting your desires and passion projects front and center.

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Your chance to name Worcester’s parks as best in the UK

Three parks in Worcester have been nominated by members of the public as being the best in the UK – and now everyone has an opportunity to vote for one of them in a nationwide competition organised by Fields in Trust (www.fieldsintrust.org). Fort Royal Park, Gheluvelt Park and the Diglis Field & Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve, which are all maintained by Worcester City Council, are in the running for the title of UK’s Best Park: as voted by you.

“It is fantastic that three of our parks have been nominated as best UK park this year, and is a real testament to the variety and popularity of our green open spaces in Worcester,” said Cllr Alan Feeney, Vice Chair of the Environment Committee at Worcester City Council. Our parks are some of the city’s most precious assets, giving people of all ages the opportunity to exercise and socialise - as well as being tranquil havens for peace and reflection.”

Voting is now open and only takes a few seconds – simply go towww.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/ westmidlands and follow the instructions. Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 3 November. The winner will be announced at the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday 29 November.

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MARJORIE PRIME MARJORIE PRIME is a US science fiction film in which holographic technology allows a woman to interact with a facsimile of her deceased husband. Release date: November 10th ONLY THE BRAVE ONLY THE BRAVE is a US drama, based on the true story of the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, in which a team of firefighters battle a dangerous blaze. Release date: November 10th FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL A a biographical drama in which the American actress Gloria Grahame falls in love with a man from Liverpool. Release date: November 17th

JUSTICE LEAGUE Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Release date: November 17th THE STAR A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. Release date: November 24th SUBURBICON a dark comedy drama in which a family are attacked in their home but who prove to be strangely reluctant to identify their attackers. November 24th

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Blade Runner 2049 Review Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) and once again based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, it successfully recaptures just about everything excellent about the original and is a superb sequel to one of the greatest and most important science fiction films of all time. Thirty years after the events of the first film, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) works as a Blade Runner, retiring old rogue replicants (artificial humans) hiding out around the Los Angeles area. One day while on a job, K discovers a long buried secret in the yard of a replicant which leads him on a journey to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been missing for decades. Featuring amazing visuals and some of the most philosophical and thought-provoking themes since the original, Blade Runner 2049 is a

masterpiece of science fiction and is possibly one of the greatest sequels ever made. I was transfixed the entire time, to the point where I felt that even blinking would cause me to miss something I wanted to see. The cast was brilliant as well, especially Ryan Gosling, who does a fantastic job carrying the film as its lead actor. However, perhaps best of all, is that seeing the original is not a requirement to fully understand everything that is going on, although it would probably still help to have done so beforehand. I’m almost certain that author Philip K. Dick would be proud of this film. I know I am.

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AWARD WINNERS AT PERSHORE CENTRE

Steve Bauer, Head Coach at Pershore Tennis Centre, has been awarded Coach of the Year and Disability Program of the Year at the recent Hereford & Worcester County Awards Banquet which was attended by all the major tennis clubs in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. He was presented with his award by Mr Richard Herriman, President of H&W Lawn Tennis Association. He will now have the opportunity to be recognized at a regional and perhaps national level early next year when he goes up against other county winners.

Steve has achieved so much this year, growing the club’s membership by around 30% from January to date by running free ‘join in’ sessions at this year’s Pershore Carnival and Plum Festival, as well as staging an all-day Great British tennis weekend at the club, which drew in 40 new members alone! The Club leads the way in disability tennis by running regular indoor sessions with groups from Worcester, showing that Pershore Tennis Centre’s ‘all inclusive’ Head Coach is truly inspiring to the next generation of player, whatever their background.

The club was also honoured by being awarded ‘Highly Commended’ Club of the Year and also one our young volunteers, Bradley Smith was awarded Junior Volunteer of the Year. A fantastic night for Pershore Tennis Centre being recognised for its brilliant year. Pershore Tennis Centre is a vibrant local club, with 5 outdoor courts and 3 indoor courts hosting an all year ‘round coaching programme for adults and juniors alike. The programme includes adult group sessions, morning socials, private lessons, team training, cardio workouts, easy drills as well as a competitive team spirit; entering two men’s team in H+W league and SWAS league, as well as Ladies 4 winter teams in the H+W leagues. Juniors are also welcomed to sessions and lessons as well as competing in tournaments all around the county. They have inter-club tournaments and day time events and are open 12 hours a day, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Looking towards the future, Pershore Tennis Centre are continually planning to improve facilities; including resurfacing their outdoor courts. If you’d like to be a part of the Club, please do call in or speak to our Reception or Coaching team for more information. Check out details on line :

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AN INSIDE LOOK: WORCESTER CITY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Located in the centre of Worcester, this Museum can sometimes be overlooked. Thousands of people walk past the building every day. In order to draw attention to this gem of an attraction it will be the subject of this month’s inside look. Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is housed in an elegant Victorian building in the heart of Worcester. The beautiful interior is a warm and friendly place, with something for all the family to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the special exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year. The museum gallery has lots of amazing things to see including dinosaur footprints, Worcestershire Sauce archive and many more interesting objects from a real Roman mosaic to a Native American totem pole. Whilst you are here visit the engaging and interactive galleries dedicated to telling the story of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and not forgetting the recreated Victorian Chemist Shop.

Another captivating aspect of the Museum which makes it a great attraction is the ever changing exhibitions. For example Enquiring Minds which finished on the 11th of November. Visitors can discover and celebrate this rather special period from Worcester’s past in this exhibition drawn from the museum collection and some special items on loan.Seemingly impossible engineering feats, global wildlife explorations, early investigations into iron-age man, worldrenowned artist sketching trips: all these amazing activities were happening in Worcester a hundred and fifty years ago. Worcester was a burgeoning cultural city in a busy changing landscape. Exhibition highlights are drawings by naturalist John Gould, land- and cityscape watercolours by artist HH Lines and local artefacts discovered by famous archaeologist Pitt Rivers. This I just one of the powerful exhibitions that come to the Museum and the Art Gallery all of the time. The Museum represents local interests and is constantly changing and transforming, making it an attraction that everyone can visit again and again, for free!

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When traveling on rural or country roads, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help keep you safer on the road: Visibility: Country roads often suffer from reduced visibility due to large hedgerows, trees and overgrown verges. So, slow down when traveling on country and rural roads and you’ll minimise any surprises that you may find around the corner. Passing spaces: From time to time country roads will also narrow and you’ll have to use passing places. On such roads, look ahead and when you meet a car coming he other way judge who is best placed to pull over. If in doubt, err on the side of caution and pull into the nearest passing space and let the other person pass. Wildlife and farm animals: Always be aware that you may encounter wildlife and farm animals loose on country roads. Always try and

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BROMSGROVE SPORTING FC

FIXTURES October Results Sat 07

Bromsgrove Sporting FC

2-0

Long Eaton United

Wed 10

Bromsgrove Sporting FC

2-1

Westfields

Sat 14

Heanor Town

0-1

Bromsgrove Sporting FC

Sat 21

Shepshed Dynamo

3-0

Bromsgrove Sporting FC

Sat 04

Highgate United

vs

Bromsgrove Sporting FC

Sat 18

Bromsgrove Sporting FC

vs

Quorn

Sat 25

Boldmere St Michaels

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Sat 02 Dec

November Fixtures

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RUFC

FIXTURES October Results

Sat 07, 15:00

Kings Langley

1-2

Redditch United FC

Sat 14, 15:00

Redditch United FC

4-0

St Ives Town

Mon 1, 19:45

Hitchin Town

1-0

Redditch United FC

Sat 21, 15:00

Dunstable Town

1-1

Redditch United FC

Merthyr Town

vs

Redditch United FC

Sat 04, 15:00

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Sat 11, 15:00

Redditch United FC

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Tiverton Town

Tue 14, 19:45

Redditch United FC

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Banbury United

Sat 18, 15:00

Redditch United FC

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Redditch United FC

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ANTIQUE & RESTORATION SIMS VINTAGE 07852 937111

LANDSCAPING S E DAVIS GMK SERVICES UK GATES & RAILINGS

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BEDROOMS SILVA BEDROOM DESIGNS HOLLYWOOD BEDROOMS

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BESPOKE FURNITURE STEVE PRIEST

01905 831212

MOTORS MALVERN METALS CASH 4 CARS A & S MOTORCYCLES CHIPS AWAY

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