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News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 3rd Feb, 2018   0

POPULAR Pershore charities could benefit from a £1,000 cash injection as part of a new campaign launched by a Midland housebuilder.

Taylor Wimpey Midlands has launched a campaign to encourage residents to vote for local groups or organisations that would benefit from its support.

Pershore Volunteer Centre and Pershore Foodbank are among those in the county to have been shortlisted and residents can now vote for their winner.

Residents can do this by e-mailing [email protected]

EVESHAM’S Repair Café is returning to give old and damaged items a new lease of life.

Residents with broken goods are being invited to the café at the Methodist Church by Workman Bridge next Saturday where experts will be on hand to offer help and support.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm and coincides with the church’s coffee morning, so visitors will be able to enjoy tea, coffee and cakes whilst their items are fixed.

Call Tony Piper on 01386 300478 for more information.

LITTLETON Bowling Club is offering nearby residents the chance to try their hand at the sport.

A limited number of course places are available to those living within three to four miles of the South Littleton club.

Coach Dave Smith said: “As the first course has been over-subscribed, we have split it into two sessions and are now offering you a chance to fill one of the last few places.

“The courses begin in mid-February, with one session beginning on a Saturday between 2-4pm and the other on a Tuesday between 7-9pm.

For more details call Dave on 01386 832421.

THE Job Centre Plus in Evesham is recruiting following news of a number of store openings both in town and in neighbouring Pershore.

Evesham is set to welcome the opening of its first branch of the Coffee No1 chain with branches of Aldi, TK Maxx, Costa and KFC all expected to open soon.

In nearby Pershore M&Co will also be opening a new store.

The news comes as Wychavon district shows an increase of 55 to 700 on the overall jobless total over the same period last year, although the figure for those aged 18 to 24 remain static at 140.

SCHOOLS across Worcestershire are being urged to take part in a national history competition.

My EPIC Era challenges pupils to create a 60-second history film.

The winning entries will be produced and then be available for teachers and students to view both in the classroom or at home.

As well as having their films made, the creators will also be invited to write, direct and star in their film before the movies are uploaded to the My EPIC Era website for everyone to see.

The second prize winner will receive a half-day workshop at their school delivered by The History Squad (worth £350) and three runners up will receive an EPIC History goody bag for their class.

The deadline for entries is March 31.

Visit for more information on how to enter the contest.

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