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News In Brief

Evesham Editorial 18th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

THE OBSERVER would like to point out the Children’s Air Ambulance has just one helicopter and not the nine stated in last week’s edition

ASPIRING writers are being invited to showcase their talents at a new event for the county.

The Evesham Festival of Words will feature a short story competition open to anyone from eight to 108.

As 2016 is a leap year, everyone gets an extra day. This is the topic for the Festival’s short story competition, ‘An extra day’, but it doesn’t have to be about a leap year, it can be about anything at all which includes an extra day as part of the plot.

The short story competition offers two categories: eight – 15 years and adult.

Entry is free for the junior category and £5 for adults.

Junior entries should be up to 500 words long and adult entries up to 2,500 words.

The deadline for online submission is March 31 and all short-listed entries will be published in a book.

E-mail [email protected] for more information.

AN AFTERNOON of fun and games will be held at Evesham Methodist Church.

The popular venue will host a Messy Church from 4pm to 6pm today (Friday)

Every time these afternoon activities events take place, mums and dads and their children can take advantage of the refreshments, games and fellowship on offer for a couple of hours.

The suggested donation for those who wish to come is just £1 per person.

Call James on 07968 110631 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

BUDDING journalists from an Evesham school experienced life in the newsroom as they put together a newspaper in just one day.

A team of 25 students at Prince Henry’s High School took part in the annual ‘Newsday’ where they felt the pressure of working to deadlines to produce ‘The Prince’s Herald’- packed full of national, international, local and school news all written by the pupils themselves.

Year 13 student Jessica Matthews took on the arduous task of editing the paper, with fellow year 13 pupil Rebecca Connell working as her deputy.

As well as covering the top stories of the day, the team put pen to paper weeks before their production day to uncover the big stories and scoops to make their paper a must read.

The paper is available to be read on the school’s website

MEMBERS of Evesham Art Society are getting set to hold their Spring Exhibition for visitors to enjoy.

The popular event will be held from next Friday (March 25) to Monday (March 28) at the Lifford Hall in Broadway.

Admission is free and the event will be open from 10am to 5pm Friday to Sunday and from 10am to 2pm on Monday

HONEYBOURNE residents will be putting their best foot forward for the village’s second Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

The event will be held on Sunday (March 20) and will see local people walking and running to raise life-changing money for Sport Relief 2016.

The colourful, cheerful and eager Milers will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

Starting at the Honeybourne Sport & Recreation Field, the Honeybourne Mile will offer opportunities to run/jog/walk one, three or six miles.

Organiser Steve Bullen said: “From little ones with their mums and dads, to runners up against the clock there’s something for everyone to make themselves feel proud on this special day.”

Visit for more information.

WITH spring getting into full swing residents across the region have been urged not to feed bread to ducks as it is not good for their health.

The advice comes from the Canal and River Trust, a charity which cares for more than 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

As well as increasing ducks’ waistlines, the uneaten soggy bread can cause a build-up of bad nutrients which can lead to greater algae growth, spread disease and encourage pests such as rats.

Instead people wanting to feed their feathered friends should opt for healthier snacks, such as seeds, fruit and vegetables.

Visit for more information on what to feed ducks.

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