Make sure you check where your polling station is before you vote on May 2

Worcester residents are being urged to check the location of their polling station ahead of the City Council elections on May 2 – as some polling stations have changed from previous years.   One new polling station is in use this year along with two others that have only hosted voting once before – so some voters will be heading to a new venue to cast their vote.   Voters...
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Putting the planet first this Easter

Worcester City Council is offering residents handy hints to help them crack down on domestic waste over the Easter period.  Across the UK it is estimated that more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families come together over the bank holiday weekend. To help, Let’s Waste Less Worcestershire has produced this...
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Seeing the wood, not the trees, in city’s history

What do Costa Coffee (High Street), the Commandery Museum and Lush Cosmetics all have in common?  They are just a few of the many timber-framed buildings which still exist today, thanks to the conservation work of architects FWB ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles from the 1950s to the 1980s. A fascinating new walking trail has now been created, which takes in eleven timber-framed buildings in...
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Riverside bench unveiled in memory of Thomas Jones

A new riverside bench has been put in place by Worcester City Council, at the request of the family of Thomas Jones.  The life of the student, who had recently moved to Worcester, ended in tragic circumstances after a night out in September 2018. The new bench is located on Grandstand Road, between Sabrina Bridge and the Worcester Rowing Club.  Thomas’ parents, Vicki and Ian Jones...
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Time is running out to register to vote in Worcester City Council elections in May

On Thursday 2 May residents in Worcester will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them on the City Council.   The councillors elected that day will be responsible for making decisions on running services in your city. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste collection, and much more.   In order to vote in the upcoming local...
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Annual medical lecture

A consultant physician and nephrologist from the Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been invited to give the 2019 Annual Medical Lecture at the Guildhall in Worcester. Doctor Stephen Spencer will be giving the public lecture on Tuesday 16 April at the invitation of Worcester’s Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz.  Doctor Spencer was appointed Consultant Physician to the Worcestershire Royal...
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Buy your tickets now for the Worcester Community Lottery

The Mayor launches Worcester Community Lottery with Graham Heath of Worcester Wheels and Helen Simmons of Crossroads Caring for Carers   Tickets are on sale now for the Worcester Community Lottery - a new local lottery to raise funds for city charities and other good causes.   The new Worcester Community Lottery gives players the chance to sign up at ...
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Record number of young people attend Worcestershire Skills Show

Worcester City Council is on a mission to ensure more young people are ready for jobs of the future which rely on technology and digital skills. Worcester Bosch and the City Council co-sponsored the pioneering ‘Tomorrow Zone’ at the fifth Worcestershire Skills Show, held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich on 13 March.  The annual event, which is hosted by Worcestershire LEP and...
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Make sure you’re registered to vote in time for elections this May

On Thursday May 2 people in Worcester will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level – and residents are being urged to make sure they’re registered to vote.  Local government elections select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste...
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Worcester Sixth Form College triumphs at Young Enterprise challenge

Students from six schools in Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon battled it out last Saturday (9 March 2019) in a competition designed to test their entrepreneurial skills. The Young Enterprise ( www.young-enterprise.org.uk ) Spring Trade Fair saw twelve teams of sixth form students selling products which they had created to passers-by on Worcester’s High Street. In advance participating...
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