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Worcester hotels and bars look out for signs of exploitation

Worcester based hotels with bars and restaurants are being trained this week to look out for signs of Child Sexual Exploitation, vulnerability and involvement with County Lines drug operations. Staff at a number of Hotels and B&B premises including the Diglis Hotel and the Whitehouse have all received specialist training from Worcester City Council and West Mercia Police’s Safer...
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Worcester under 18s encouraged to party safely this Christmas

Young people in Worcester are being urged to be careful, as they let their hair down and enjoy the festive party season.   Over the last month 3,000 local students, parents and volunteers have received some sobering facts about the risks of drug taking. South Worcestershire’s Community Safety Team has talked to students at Worcester Sixth Form College and the Heart of...
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Worcester is a city of love, not hate

Representatives of Worcester’s different communities have come together for a tea hosted by the Mayor, and to send a message that there is more that binds them together than drives them apart. The Mayor, Councillor Jabba Riaz, invited representatives of faiths and local organisations to discuss the strength of Worcester’s community bonds. Cllr Riaz said: “I wanted to bring...
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Don’t stay silent when it comes to hate crime

A series of street theatre performances are being used to encourage Worcester residents not to stay silent on hate crime. There were 236 reports of hate crime incidents in Worcester in 2016/17.  They included 176 reports of racial incidents, 27 reported incidents relating to sexual orientation, 16 relating to disability, seven relating to alternative lifestyle and 2 relating to...
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