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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Dawn determined to dance on despite unlucky break

The show will go on for brave Strictly Worcestershire contestant Dawn Owen, who will take part in next week’s charity dance spectacular despite breaking her left arm in training. Dawn tripped and fell during rehearsals with partner Gareth Keyte last Saturday but the pair are determined to perform their two dances, a rumba and ballroom routine, at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on Thursday, May 24. “I got my…

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Ex-England stars support World Cup PSA social

Former England World Cup footballers Steve Bull and Steve Hodge will be the special guests at a PSA testing event being co-hosted by Worcestershire Ambassadors and Worcestershire Advance in June. The event, which will include full coverage of England’s opening World Cup group game against Tunisia with analysis from ex-Wolves striker Bull and former Nottingham Forest midfielder Hodge, will be held at Worcester Racecourse on Monday, June 18 at 5pm….

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Double hire for fast-growing Sprint Group

Midlands catering equipment specialist Sprint Group is continuing its expansion with the appointment of two sales managers. Matthew Francis and Simon Dann, pictured right, have been tasked with looking after key accounts and attracting new business. Mr Francis, who will focus on London and the South East, worked in magazine publishing before setting up his own company SJF Catering Equipment. He then spent 19 months with Swift Catering Equipment, working…

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Voice of TV’s Strictly to appear at charity dance event

The voice of Strictly Come Dancing and The National Lottery draws, Alan Dedicoat, will be the announcer at charity dance contest Strictly Worcestershire this May. Mr Dedicoat, pictured right, who hails from Hollywood, near Redditch, will appear live at the county’s most glittering black tie fund-raiser at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on Thursday, May 24.   Profits from the event, now in its fifth year and sponsored by drp…

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