Voices of Remembrance ring out for Armistice centenary

Fifty schoolchildren from Worcestershire raised the roof at a sell-out charity fundraising concert at Worcester Cathedral on Saturday, November 10 to commemorate the centenary of the World War One Armistice. Voices of Remembrance was the culmination of a special partnership project between Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra, Worcester Cathedral and the Rivers C of E Academy Trust schools and was sponsored by Worcestershire Ambassadors.  In the first half of the concert Hymn…

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Villagers unite to stage moving memorial to WWI fallen

A specially commissioned play to commemorate the centenary of the World War One Armistice is to be performed by members of the community of Areley Kings, near Stourport, next week. The play, entitled Lest We Forget, has been written by villager Mary Arden-Davis and will be performed at St Bartholomew’s Church on November 8 and 9 at 7.30pm.   Based largely on records of the time, including parish magazines edited…

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Voices of Remembrance ring out to mark WWI Armistice

Worcester Cathedral is the setting for a charity fundraising concert blending Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra, the Worcester Cathedral Choir and the voices of 70 schoolchildren from across the county. Voices of Remembrance, which is being held on Saturday, November 10 at 7.30pm, is the culmination of a special project that has been central to Worcestershire’s commemoration of the World War One Armistice. The first half of the concert is made up…

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Two become one as accountancy firms merge

Worcester-based CB Chartered Accountants has merged with Haines Watts as part of the national accountancy firm’s ongoing expansion plans. The deal will see Haines Watts welcome a new partner, CB Chartered Accountants founder and Managing Partner John Painter, and his team of ten. Chris Hobbs, CB’s former Tax Partner, will take on the role of Tax Consultant. CB’s offices in Worcester and Tewkesbury will be rebranded with the office in…

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Seize your chance to dance at annual charity spectacular

Novice dancers are being urged to sign up for Strictly Worcestershire 6. Producers of the county’s most glamorous black tie fund-raiser are seeking enthusiastic contestant couples of all ages to strut their stuff at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on Thursday, May 23 2019.   Proceeds from the annual event, which is being organised by Worcestershire Ambassadors, will benefit mental health charities in the county. This year’s show raised £32,000…

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Belfast children to take part in Global Peace Games

Twenty schoolchildren from Belfast will represent Northern Ireland at the 2018 Global Peace Games at the Peace Village in Messines, Belgium, the site of the World War One Christmas truce, in September. Running from September 15 to 20, the event will bring together young people from across Europe with the aim of creating peacemakers of the future. Schools from Italy and Belgium will also take part with Belgian children representing…

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Sir Bobby backs Duncan Edwards Tribute

The Duncan Edwards 60th Anniversary Tribute has received the active support of Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton in a new book Black Country Boy to Red Devil. Due to be launched in Duncan’s home town of Dudley on his birthday – October 1 – the lavishly illustrated book tells the story of his schooldays through to his time as one of England’s most celebrated internationals. Duncan’s National Service days…

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Celebration Statue to be unveiled in spring 2019

Generous funding provided by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has ensured that sculptor Graham Ibbeson is now working on the final phase of the £220,000 Celebration Statue. Plans are now being put in place to unveil the ten foot high bronze statue in New Square in the heart of the regenerated West Bromwich town centre on Monday, March 4, 2019. The unveiling ceremony will coincide with the 41st anniversary of…

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Double victory for business groups’ World Cup PSA social

Former England stars Steve Bull and Tony Woodcock shared football memories and insight at a PSA testing event co-hosted by Worcestershire Ambassadors and Worcestershire Advance. Monday’s sell out event at Worcester Racecourse included full coverage of England’s 2-1 victory over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G game. Wolves legend Bull and ex-Nottingham Forest and European Cup winning striker Woodcock provided half time and post-match analysis of the performance…

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Charities waltz off with £32,000 thanks to dance event

Annual dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire has raised £32,000 for county charities St Richard’s Hospice and Rory the Robot Appeal. Winners of the glittering contest at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich on Thursday, May 24 were Dawn Owen and Gareth Keyte, whose rumba and quickstep routines wowed the judging panel comprising Lord Digby Jones, broadcaster Bob Warman, dancer/choreographer Katie Love and choreographer Jennifer Bennett Price. The couple’s success in a tense…

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