Dog suffers burns at hands of ‘dreadful’ owners

A Worcestershire Dog Warden has been left broken after a stray, who was emaciated, had suffered burns, had open wounds and had obviously suffered for some time, was found in the Worcester area. Pip Singleton, who works for  Worcestershire Regulatory Services is urging residents to think twice before they buy a pet and consider the commitment and cost first. The dog, who has...
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Make sure you check where your polling station is before you vote on May 3

Worcester residents are being urged to check the location of their polling station ahead of the City Council elections on May 3 – as some polling stations have changed this year. There are four new polling stations in use this year, so some voters will be heading to a new venue to cast their vote. Every voter’s polling card lists where they need to go to cast their vote – and the...
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New professional network for under 25s is launched

A new countywide network for young professionals has been launched, thanks to support from Worcester City Council.   The new Tyro Events network will offer free sessions throughout the year and are open to 18 – 24 year old entrepreneurs, students, graduates and apprentices. Each event will take place at a different venue across Worcester, and will feature a motivational speaker.  ...
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Time to grow for the Worcester Show

Despite a cold, wet start to the year some warmer, drier weather will soon be with us.  Green-fingered residents are now being encouraged to dust off their trowels, dig out their seeds and compost and start planting to ensure they can harvest their fruit and vegetables in time for the city’s annual Worcester Show. The popular event, which attracted approximately 13,000 visitors last...
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Last chance to register to vote for council elections this May

There’s just one week left to make sure you are registered to vote on May 3 and to have your say on who represents you at a local level. Next month’s poll will select city councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services in Worcester. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste collection, and much more. To vote in the election, residents...
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New branding for Worcester unveiled at tourism show

New branding designed to strengthen Worcester’s identity as a tourist destination has been unveiled at this month’s British Tourism & Travel Show. Developed in partnership with Worcester BID , the brand is based on Edgar Tower, the historic landmark that sits between the Cathedral and King’s School. The new brand carries the tagline “Cultural City, Historic Heart” – focussing...
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800 new trees planted in bid to improve Worcester’s air quality

Over 800 new trees and saplings have been planted in Worcester this winter, in a bid to reduce air pollution and enhance the city’s appearance. This week cherry, plum, pear, and rowan trees are being planted in Sidbury and Dolday – areas which regularly experience high volumes of traffic.  The tree species have been selected for good colour and suitability for limited growth...
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Have a Right Royal Wedding Celebration

It’s time to get out the flags and bunting, join up with friends and neighbours and start your plans to hold a street party to celebrate Prince Harry and Megan’s wedding in style! The royal couple will be tying the knot on Saturday 19 May 2018.  Applications for street closures in Worcester on that day must be received at latest by Sunday 8 April.  For more advice and to download...
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Old swimming pool site to be sold for new homes and a business hub

The site of the old Worcester swimming pool is to be sold to Sanctuary Housing and the YMCA. Worcester City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee agreed to the sale at its meeting on 20 March, with legal and commercial details to be agreed by the Council’s Corporate Director of Finance and Resources in consultation with the Committee’s chair and vice chairs. Sanctuary and the YMCA...
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Worcester’s got engineering talent

Worcester City Council and the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership have staged the city’s first Engineering Challenge for Primary Schools, in a bid to encourage more young people to consider a career in the profession.  The finals at Worcester’s Hive on Friday 16 March saw a pair of students from 14 local schools competing to design and build a pedestrian bridge crossing the...
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