Student homes to become more energy efficient

The University of Worcester is taking part in a new innovative project under the Green Deal scheme aiming to make 50 student houses more energy efficient. The proje ct is one of 40 successful projects funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), sharing a total funding of £10 million. In recognition of its excellence in sustainability, the University of Worcester is...
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City council acts to keep chugging in check

Steps are being taken to curb the activities of Face to Face Direct Debit Charitable Street Collectors (commonly known as ‘chuggers’) in the centre of Worcester. Worcester City Council has joined forces with Worcestershire Regulatory Services and the Public Funding Regulatory Association (PFRA), which regulates the activities of charitable fundraisers, to control when and where chuggers...
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Worcester freezes Council Tax for third year running

Worcester City Council’s element of the Council Tax bill has been frozen for the third year in succession. The Council has set a budget of £10.399m for 2013/14, but has managed to keep Council Tax fixed thanks to the identification of £686,000 in savings and a Government grant of £50,000. The news means a Band D household in Worcester will pay £1,453.52 on average in the 2013/14...
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Work begins on Worcester car park information system

Work on a real-time system that will equip motorists with up-to-the minute information on car park space availability across Worcester has begun. The project, being led by Worcestershire County Council in partnership with Worcester City Council, is due to completed in the spring. A period of testing will follow and the system is expected to go live in May. It involves monitoring...
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Sports and football on offer in Worcester this half term!

Zig Zag Coaching will be delivering football and multi-sports courses for children in Worcester this February half term from the 18th-22nd February. There will be both football and multi-sports courses on offer at St John’s Sports Centre, Worcester. All courses cost £15 per day, or £65 for the week and run from 9am-3pm, for ages 5-14 years old. The multi-sports course provides a...
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Mayor’s invitation to A Night at the Musicals

What good is sitting along in your room? It’s time to dust off your glad rags, put all your troubles in your old kit bag and come to the Mayor of Worcester’s annual Charity Dinner! The star turn at the event, which takes place on Friday 8 March at the Guildhall , will be the Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society’s Cabaret, performed by its youth section.  This fun and lively...
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Jim Rosenthal to do the Worcester Heart Walk

Jim Rosenthal, one of the best known presenters of television sport in Britain, will be participating in the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Heart Walk, taking place in Worcester on Sunday 24 March 2013 and is encouraging local residents to sign up for the event to raise vital funds for the BHF. In a career distinguished with many industry awards, Jim has become a familiar face in...
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Treasure Me: Worcester's Art Collection on show

Hot on the heels of the amazingly popular Laura Knight exhibition, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum unveils some of its star attractions when Treasure Me opens on 16 th February. Treasure Me celebrates Worcester's magnificent art collection, first established in 1896, giving visitors the chance to enjoy their favourite artworks, through three separate exhibitions, as well as...
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Try your hand at wheelchair basketball!

There’s a huge range of sports and support on offer for people with disabilities in the city. Come along to a Disability Sport Worcester Open Day at the Perdiswell Leisure Centre, and try your hand at wheelchair basketball, go on a specially adapted rowing machine or many other inclusive sports! Disability Sport Worcester has joined forces to host the free event on Tuesday 19...
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Chainsaw cold callers could kill

Chainsaw-selling cold callers are posing a threat to public safety and residents are being urged to be on their guard, experts have warned. Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) is warning against people selling chainsaws door-to-door, after safety concerns about the products and complaints about the practice have been raised. WRS Joint Committee Chairman Councillor Marcus Hart...
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