National recognition for financial adviser

Droitwich-based Jane Newman has been named among the UK’s top rated financial advisers. Mrs Newman joins an elite list of the highest rated financial advisers in the country based on positive reviews from clients via VouchedFor.co.uk, the UK’s leading ratings site for financial and legal professionals. To gain a place in the rankings, which were published in The Times, each adviser had to receive at least 10 positive reviews with…

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Dudley Archives to host new Duncan Edwards exhibition

Following the success of last year’s Duncan Edwards exhibition at Dudley Archives and Local History Centre, a new exhibition based on the recently published book Black Country Boy to Red Devil will be held at the same venue starting in April. The exhibition, which runs from April 4 to June 28, will include many new photographs, press cuttings, football programmes, posters, artefacts and items of memorabilia relating to Edwards’ life…

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Strictly Worcestershire to support mental health initiatives

Annual dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire has named its two charities for 2019. Proceeds from the black tie event, which will be held at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on May 23, will support mental health initiatives at Worcester Community Trust and St Paul’s Hostel. Julia Williams, vice-chairman of event organisers Worcestershire Ambassadors and the show’s executive producer, said: “We had many strong applications from charities in the county but…

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Duncan Edwards tribute room opens at Dudley hotel

Memories of the Black Country’s greatest sportsman, Duncan Edwards, were shared at the opening of a room in his name at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley. Seventy guests included Edwards family members, former team-mates from his youth, West Bromwich Albion’s FA Cup winning captain Graham Williams and the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Taylor.   Duncan Edwards Tribute chairman Jim Cadman and the hotel’s general manager Stuart Fleming spoke…

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Dudley hotel to launch Duncan Edwards Tribute Room

Following the success of the Duncan Edwards Tribute Dinner at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley in October 2018 it has been decided to make the dinner an annual event. Stuart Fleming, general manager of the Copthorne Hotel, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s tribute dinner and in recognition of this we will be opening a new Duncan Edwards Tribute Room at the hotel on Wednesday, February 6,…

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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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