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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall. Cllr Allah Ditta was voted in at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz.   This will be Cllr Ditta’s second mayoral term in office; he became the city’s first Asian Mayor in 2004. Cllr Jo Hodges is Worcester’s new Deputy Mayor. Cllr...
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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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Worcester officially celebrates historic cricket victory

The Worcestershire Rapids will receive a heroes’ welcome at a red carpet reception to celebrate their recent crowning as Vitality Blast champions. “This is a tremendous victory for cricket in the county; it is a historic moment for the Club and I am keen to formally recognise this and give people the opportunity to see the players and the trophy first hand,” said the Mayor. “Come along...
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Chance to be Mayor’s Companion for the day

The Mayor of Worcester is offering a special opportunity for under 18 year olds in the city, who have a recognised medical condition, to accompany him on his official duties for a day. The Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz, is hoping to recruit an official Companion for one day per month throughout his mayoral year, which ends in May 2019. Last month 17-year-old Jessica Burden, who has Asperger’s...
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Your chance to support Mayor’s 50k charity walk

The Mayor of Worcester is walking 50 kilometres next month to support one of the city’s best-loved charities – and is calling for local residents to sponsor him. Councillor Jabba Riaz will be joining members of the Worcestershire Ambassadors on September 8 to walk a challenging 50k stretch of the River Thames path, from Runnymeade to Henley on Thames. He’s looking to raise sponsorship 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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Worcester dog receives mayoral seal of approval

The Mayor of Worcester has officially recognised the contribution of a dog which has picked up over 4,000 pieces of litter in the city. Nine-year-old 'cockerpoo' Daisy is the first animal in the city to have received a certificate and medal from the mayor. Daisy was led down the red carpet in the Guildhall Parlour, before being formally introduced to the Mayor.  Cllr Jabba Riaz,...
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More cash for local breast care unit

Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £5,000 to Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. The donation is a surplus from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s metals recycling scheme, which the city council’s crematorium is part of. “It is a real privilege for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven...
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New Mayor aims to unite Worcester’s communities

Worcester's new Mayor aims to unite Worcester’s varied communities, with his theme for the year being love, not hate.  Cllr Jabba Riaz was voted into office at the Annual Council meeting, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Steve Mackay.   Cllr Allah Ditta is the new Deputy Mayor. Cllr Riaz said:  “I am honoured to be chosen as Mayor.  I love...
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Final countdown to Worcester Mayor’s sky dive

The Mayor of Worcester is making final preparations to jump out of plane at 12,000 ft on Wednesday 7 March 2018. Councillor Steve Mackay will be swapping his chain of office for a ripcord in a bid to raise £500 for three local charities. The Mayor is calling on city residents to sign up to sponsor him to ensure his funding target isn’t just pie in the sky. To sign up, go to ...
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