FREE Summer sports fun for kids across Worcester

Desperate to find ways of keeping the kids happy as the summer holidays kick in? Help is at hand! Free multi-sports sessions for youngsters aged from two to 18 kick off on Monday 24 at 14 different venues across Worcester. Children can try their hand at football, tennis, kwik cricket, soft play, general games and much more! The whole family is welcome, there’s no need to book and – best...
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Highly anticipated interactive Civil War experience opens at The Commandery Worcester

Opening Weekend Saturday 29 July – Sunday 30 July (10am – 5pm) An eagerly anticipated interactive visitor experience opens at The Commandery Worcester on the weekend of Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 July accompanied by living history displays from the UK's oldest re-enactment society, The Sealed Knot. The Commandery expects to welcome in excess of a thousand visitors within the first few...
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Worcester city centre boasts three of the UK’s best parks

Fort Royal scoops first Green Flag award Fort Royal Park has become the third of Worcester City Council’s parks to be named in an award scheme recognising the very best parks and green spaces in the UK. Fort Royal, site of the final battle of the English Civil War in 1651, has been awarded a Green Flag for the first time, joining Gheluvelt and Cripplegate parks in holding this...
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Still time to enter fabulous 2017 Worcester Show!

There is still time to enter the 2017 Worcester Show – the popular annual event which celebrates the creativity and green fingered skills of local people, and which takes place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 13 August. There are over 120 competition classes to enter at this year’s Show, ranging from growing giant vegetables to displaying flowers and floral decorations, creating handicrafts and...
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Worcester Show: Chance for creative children to show off their talent

The school summer holidays are nearly here – and with just a month to go to the fabulous Worcester Show, it’s the perfect time to let your kids show off their creative talents! There are over 120 competition classes to enter for this year’s Show, which will take place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 13 August.  All the classes are free to enter. Fun and creative classes for all ages...
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Worcester youths complete gruelling business boot camp

Seven young people from Worcestershire have just completed the ultimate business boot camp: an intensive fourteen-week programme designed to turn their lives around so they can get a job, start an apprenticeship or set up their own business. The Be Your Own Boss programme, which is the brainchild of Peter Jones from Dragons Den, leads to the BTEC 2 qualification - helping...
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Help to keep your best memories of Worcester alive

We’ve all the heard the saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, but sometimes a photograph can trigger a thousand memories too. This is the basis of an exciting new project, Worcester Life Stories, which will see many thousands of historic photographs made available for the first time, in a bid to encourage local people to share their own stories about them.  The photographic...
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Council considers offering ‘incubator’ space to new businesses

Worcester City Council is considering offering unused office space to help start-ups and small hi-tech and creative businesses. The idea for collaborative office space originated from The Kiln ( http://thekin.co/ ) – a Worcester based initiative for the hi-tech and creative business community.  Members of both The Kiln and the Worcestershire Innovation Programme ( ...
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£50K investment considered to put Worcester on the map

New Christmas lights for Cathedral Square, enhanced promotion for Worcester’s waterways and a new website for visitors are just three of the tourism initiatives the City Council is considering financial support for. Councillors will vote on whether to invest up to £50,000 in these and other tourism projects when the Place and Economic Sub-Committee meets on 10 July. The current estimated...
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Working together to tackle graffiti crime

A new advice leaflet aimed at helping Worcester businesses tackle the problem of graffiti crime has been jointly produced by Worcester City Council, West Mercia Police and the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust. It includes advice on how to prevent graffiti at business premises and what steps to take if it does happen. Advice included in the leaflet includes using fences, gates, locks...
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