Recording 1052 - November 1st 2023

News items from the Evesham Journal of the 20th and 27th October and the Evesham Observer of the 20th October. Includes Family Announcements and What's On section. This edition's Sports Report features a tribute to Bobby Charlton and an introduction to the sport of Korfball.

Whimsical items come from St James, Harvington, church magazine and the poem 'Old Joe' is a requested repetition from September's Vale magazine.

Surprisingly there was little coverage of the recent flooding locally, but there were a number of reports of successful police actions; for example against county lines groups; a life sentence for a double murderer and arrests after an armed robbery of a jeweller's in Broadway. Police are also taking action over inconsiderate/dangerous parking outside schools. For historians, there is the report of an interesting Iron Age settlement and skeleton found in Evesham.

Stories about individuals include the tragic death of a 80 year old in a crash on the A44; an artist who will appear in a TV competition; a paramedic raising funds for defibrillators and a man raising money to ensure that families in difficulty can have a decent Christmas. Local secondary schools' performance is reported on as well as the expansion of a plumbing course and RHS courses at local colleges.