401 marathon man returns to go the extra mile in Worcester

A man who ran 401 marathons in 401 days has visited Worcester to lend his support to the latest big event on the city’s sporting calendar.  Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days during 2015 and 2016 and returned to the location of one of his runs in Worcester.  Smith was in the city to check out the route of the inaugural Worcester City Half Marathon, ahead of taking part in...
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Residents reminded to register to vote

Residents in Worcester City are being reminded to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the County Council elections and the by-election in the City Council's Bedwardine ward on Thursday 4 May 2017. Anyone who wants to vote in the forthcoming elections must be on the Register of Electors. The electoral register is maintained and published by Worcester City Council. People that are...
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National spotlight for new Worcester retail development

Worcester’s growing retail offer and drive to become a prosperous city will come under the national spotlight in May when retail property experts from across the country arrive in the city. Revo, the trade body for the retail property sector, is so impressed with the public-private sector partnership behind the new multi-million Cathedral Square development in the city centre that it has...
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Action to improve safety in Worcester’s clubs and pubs

Thorough checks have been made to ensure people supervising the doors of Worcester’s pubs, clubs and late night takeaways are properly licensed. Investigation officers from the national Security Industry Authority (SIA) joined forces with police and staff from Worcestershire Regulatory Services to visit 28 busy premises in the city on the evening of Friday March 3. “Door supervisors...
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Action to improve health of Worcester residents

Worcester City Council is joining forces with partners in a bid to improve the health and well being of local people. Three key priorities have been identified by health professionals in Worcestershire:  to increase residents’ physical activity; to improve residents’ mental health and wellbeing; and to reduce the over-consumption of alcohol.   Actions to tackle these...
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Mayor’s round-the-world musical invitation

The Mayor of Worcester invites you to join him on a ninety-minute musical world tour, in the company of the popular Worcester Concert Brass ensemble. The evening of popular music from around the globe will be staged on Friday 24 March at 7.30pm in the Guildhall, High Street, Worcester. The programme will be performed by Worcester Concert Brass, and is in aid of the Mayor’s three...
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Original home of Worcestershire Cricket to be revived

Worcester’s historic Cinderella Sports Ground – the original home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club – could soon be back in action as a centre for local cricket and football. The Bransford Road site was once well known as the home of the Kays Catalogues sports and social club, but has stood empty since the company closed in 2007. Now Worcester City Council has drawn up plans to work...
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Perdiswell golf deal could be made permanent

Temporary arrangements for how golf is played at Perdiswell have proved to be overwhelmingly popular – and it’s now being recommended that they are made permanent. Since March 2016, there has been no golf played on the southern part of the park, while repair work to a culvert was carried out. Worcester City Council made a short-term deal with neighbouring Ravenmeadow Golf Centre so that...
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Major revamp of Worcester Shambles is proposed

Worcester City Council’s Cabinet will vote on whether to invest £400,000 to make improvements to Worcester’s historic Shambles, when they meet on 21 March. The City Council is drawing up plans to improve the area in partnership with Worcestershire County Council, with the total cost for the work estimated to be in the region of £1.25m.   “The Shambles is one of Worcester city...
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David Wilkinson resigns from Worcester City Council

Councillor David Wilkinson has resigned from Worcester City Council, where he has represented the Bedwardine ward for the past seven years. Cllr Wilkinson said he had taken the decision because he no longer lives in Worcester. He also holds a seat on neighbouring Wychavon District Council, where he represents the Inkberrow ward. Cllr Wilkinson said: “I have decided to resign from...
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