New scheme tells young people how to ‘Be your own boss’

Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) are being given a new lease of life thanks to a former Dyson Perrins High School student and a star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den.   Beryl Cuckney is using money from her successful coaching firm - Malvern Business Academy - to fund a new scheme called ‘Be Your Own Boss’. The programme helps provide young people with the skills...

Putting Worcestershire’s world class foods on the map

A new business-led organisation is to put Worcestershire produce on the map as well as the table, from Bromsgrove beer to Evesham asparagus. More of Worcestershire’s unique foods, drinks and produce could be sold in the UK and worldwide under the new move designed to help grow one of the county’s major industries. Three mornings of businesses focus groups in locations across the county...

Farmers’ market returns

The first farmers market of 2017 kicks off in Malvern this weekend, with some of the area’s finest food and drink producers. The regular market, supported by Malvern Hills District Council will be open from 9am until 2pm along Abbey Road, Great Malvern on Saturday 21 January. Stalls at the market will be selling everything from fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, puddings,...

Views wanted on Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan

Residents in Kempsey can have their say on proposed plans for future development in the village and surrounding area. The draft Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan covers the period between 2016 and 2030 and sets out a vision and policies to guide development in the parish. This includes potential new housing, community, recreation and sports facilities, as well as the protection of...

Children can learn to ride a bike with our balanceability courses

Taster sessions are on offer to help young children learn to ride a bike. The Balanceability taster sessions are designed for three to five-year-olds and combine specially designed balance bikes with a range of activities to build confidence, spatial awareness and balance skills. The aim is to allow young children to learn to ride a bike without ever needing to use...