New Mayor and Leader at Worcester City Council

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor, Cllr Roger Berry, offering up his robes to Cllr Pat Agar, who was voted in at last night’s Annual Council meeting. Pat Agar has been a councillor for Nunnery ward since 2006 and spent five years as Labour’s shadow portfolio holder for Economic Prosperity and Business Engagement. She was the...
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Secrets of Egypt revealed at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Exclusive blockbuster exhibition explores the popular myths behind modern-day misconceptions about ancient Egypt. On 22 June 2013 Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum will be opening the doors on a brand new blockbuster exhibition Secret Egypt- Unravelling truth from myth .  Based on the evidence of objects spanning 4000 years, this exhibition will allow visitors to investigate...
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Who is your Worcester Sporting Hero?

Do you know a Worcester individual or team who has shown great dedication or excelled in sport over the last year? Now’s the time to help them get the recognition they deserve. Nominations are open for the 2013 City of Worcester Sport Awards – your chance to make sure the people who are keeping the Olympic legacy alive in the Faithful City are rewarded for their work and dedication. ...
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Worcester’s first Boccia club hits the target

Worcester’s first independent disability sport Boccia club has just launched at Perdiswell Leisure Centre and is proving popular with city residents with a range of disabilities. As well as Boccia itself – enjoyed by a worldwide audience at the 2012 Paralympics – the club features a wide range of games and activities which incorporate valuable skills needed for Boccia. These include fun...
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Don’t be a tarmac target

Worcestershire Regulatory Services are warning residents to be aware of rogue traders, in particular ‘tarmac gangs’. The gangs, who operate at this time of the year targeting both householders and businesses, function by cold calling door to door, or using printed flyers dropped through letterboxes. They can be extremely persuasive and usually target elderly and vulnerable people. ...
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New way to report a rogue trader

Consumer watchdogs in Worcestershire are urging residents to report any suspicious activity involving tradesmen who could be rogue traders or con men to a new dedicated email service. Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS), which provides Trading Standards functions in Worcester and across the county, has set up a dedicated monitored email service allowing residents to pass on...
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Worcestershire's Big Volunteering Survey

A research project exploring people's views on volunteering is offering local residents the chance to win £200 by sharing their experiences. Commissioned by Worcestershire Voices, the strategic body for and independent and influential voluntary and community sector and part-funded by Worcestershire County Council, the information you provide will help gain a better understanding of...
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Have a barking good time – as the Splashpad returns

Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park is the place to be this Saturday (April 20) as the massively popular Splashpad water play area springs back into action and the park hosts the fun Bark in the Park event for dogs and their owners. The Splashpad has attracted thousands of children and families since it was first switched on in 2010, and its reopening for the spring is expected to be a big hit...
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A millennium of medical history in Worcestershire

If you were ill a thousand years ago, who would look after you and how would you be treated? Dr. John Harcup, a retired Malvern GP and local medical historian, will be providing you with his insights later this month.  He will deliver what promises to be an interesting and entertaining lecture entitled 1000 years of Medicine in Worcester in the Guildhall’s Assembly Room on...
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Time to get growing for the Worcester Flower Show

Now that some warmer, wetter weather is finally predicted, the City Council is encouraging green-fingered residents 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 eighth annual Worcester City Flower Show. The popular event is being held in Gheluvelt Park and takes place for the...
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