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Voting under way for the 0 to 18-month category of this year’s Redditch Standard Baby of the Year

VOTING is now under way in our Redditch Standard Baby of the Year competition 2024. First up is the younger – 0 to 18 months category. This will run from now until next Friday, April 26. The older category will then run the following week. The ten babies receiving the most votes will go through to our final, along with ten more babies selected by our independent panel of judges. First prize in each category will be a large…

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Redditch as a Place for Extreme Lovers — Where to Go and Where to Have Fun

We sometimes get bored with regular activities. Be it while wagering on GG BET casino, eating at a restaurant, or going for a getaway. Tourists mostly find joy in natural and scintillating places, but some are extreme lovers. Thrill seekers sometimes want to try somewhere unusual, as this is where they find excitement. Redditch is one of the places in England where you should try. While there are many beautiful sites to see, you can also find some hidden…

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Nearly £20k raised for Redditch dad diagnosed with terminal cancer

A REDDITCH man has started a fundraising page for his best friend who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Kenny Hadley has pledged to raise £20,000 for Andy Biddle and his family to help the financial burden after Andy has passed away. In January this year after minimal symptoms,  Andy was given 16 months to live. Andy embarked on chemotherapy with an aim to reduce his unpleasant symptoms, but was told last week he has only weeks remaining due…

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How is New Technology Changing the Way People Enjoy Game Shows?

Game shows have been around since the days before television, and they’re set to continue being a massive part of British culture as new technology emerges. The internet has brought about new ways for people to feel like they are participating in their favourite shows, with major brands branching out into online content. When VR becomes mainstream, it could enhance the online game show experience even more. Soon, anyone may have the chance to become the star of Deal…

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Redditch MP Rachel Maclean voted against Tobacco and Vapes Bill

REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean voted against the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, saying she ‘does not believe in banning things’. The measures, championed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, would make it an offence to sell tobacco products to anyone born after 2009. The second reading of the bill was passed by 383 votes to 67 and, if the legislation goes through, the UK’s smoking laws will be among the strictest in the world. Smoking itself would not be criminalised and…

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Oakland International Double Finalist In Chamber Business Awards 2024

REDDITCH family business and total supply chain solutions provider Oakland International has been shortlisted in two categories of the Chamber Business Awards 2024. Finalist for the Excellence in Sustainability as well as the Commitment to the Community awards, the Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of local businesses across the two Counties. The Excellence in Sustainability award recognises efforts to reduce carbon, improve resource efficiency and minimise waste and therefore their environmental impact in the supply chain or through product…

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FOOTBALL – Sporting Club Inkberrow reach play-off final with stunning win at Clanfield

SPORTING Club Inkberrow claimed a stunning 3-0 win away at Clanfield 85 to reach the Hellenic League Division One play-off final. Inkberrow defied the 15-point gap between the teams in the league table, as Jay Higgins-Pugsley, Tom Emblem and substitute Leo Brown all found the net at Radcot Road. And Sporting will play Malmesbury Victoria in the play-off final on Friday, April 26 with kick-off at 7.45pm at the Flying Monk Ground. Inkberrow unsettled the hosts with a high…

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MARTIAL ARTS – FSK Redditch students achieve podium finishes at Kibou National Karate Championships

FURI Sutairu Shotokan Karate (FSK) Redditch competed at the first Kibou National Karate Championships. FSK Redditch, run by 6th Dan Shihan Dave Treadwell who is a current GB coach and squad member, were taking part in their first event of the year. The squad impressed competing against more than 200 other martial arts students and achieved podium finishes in kata, team kata, weapon kata and kumite. Shihan Treadwell said, “What an amazing day and the team performed brilliantly, they…

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Severn Trent urging residents to be more mindful of what ends up down their toilets and sinks

MIDLANDS water company, Severn Trent, are urging everyone to work together to help tackle the thousands of blockages they have deal with. In the past year, water crews at the company have managed and cleared an ‘astonishing’ 28,782 blockages, something they feel could be avoided if wet wipes were put in the bin rather than down the toilet and sink. To get people thinking about what should and shouldn’t be put down the toilet and sink, Severn Trent is…

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School on the ball to ensure the Redditch United continue to grow

REDDITCH United have linked up with Trinity High School and P&E Sports in a move which will mean the school’s new state-of-the-art 3G pitch hosts the club’s teams. For the 2024/25 season and beyond, Trinity High School 3G will be an additional home for training and matches for the club’s junior and community programme. This will provide another 3G pitch for Redditch United’s teams to play on, alongside the home ground, The Valley Stadium, and other venues. Reds chairman…

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