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Mayor appeals for support for Pakistan Earthquake victims

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is asking local people to reach out and help the victims of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake which struck the southern Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on 24 September.  At least 125 people, including women and children, died and around 630 others were injured, many of them seriously. Altaf’s Balti on Worcester’s Tolladine Road is one...
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We will remember them: Sunday 10 November

Worcester’s main Remembrance Sunday commemoration on Sunday November 10 is our community’s opportunity to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, both in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts worldwide. A service will take place at Worcester Cathedral at 10.00am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the Cathedral...
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Invitation for Worcester children to design Mayor’s Christmas card

Primary school children in Worcester are being given the chance to bring some festive joy to people across the city. The Mayor of Worcester is inviting children aged between five and 11 to design his 2019 Christmas card, which will be sent out to around 500 schools, charities, organisations, clubs and businesses. Primary schools across the city have been invited to get their pupils...
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Mayor opens stylish studios at Old Infirmary

A Worcester resident has been praised by the Mayor for his innovative conversion of the Old Infirmary building on Silver Street in to six luxury studio apartments. The building, which dates to circa 1676, was bought in 1745 and opened as Worcester Infirmary on 11 January 1746, becoming only the seventh charitable hospital outside of London. It was bought by local property developer...
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Mayor’s invitation to Eid celebration

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is hosting a special Bank Holiday celebration to mark the end of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha – and everyone is invited. The free event takes place on Sunday 25 August from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE.  There will be a buffet and a bouncy castle for children. “The event will be a fun festive occasion,...
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Mayor’s concert will support Worcester charities

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Allah Ditta, is holding a concert at the Guildhall on Wednesday, July 31, as part of his fundraising drive to support four local charities. Cllr Ditta is devoting his year in office to supporting St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester Wheels, Headway Worcestershire and Worcester Cathedral. The concert at the Guildhall, starting at 7.30pm, will be an evening of...
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Worcester Mayor on a mission to combat social isolation

Worcester’s new Mayor, Cllr Allah Ditta, will be raising funds over the next twelve months to tackle the growing issue of social isolation in the city. According to central Government’s most recent Community Survey (2016-17), one in 20 adults nationally reports feeling lonely “often or always.” And according to Age UK, 35,000 older people across Worcestershire are likely to suffer from...
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Worcester flag flies to show support for Armed Forces

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, was joined by military personnel and councillors yesterday to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall. Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 29 June, but commemorations begin on Monday 24 June when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the UK. “Armed Forces Day is particularly...
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Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children

Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £8,000 to Footsteps – a local charity which provides free support to bereaved children, young people and their families.  The amount was paid over on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s metals recycling scheme, which the City Council’s crematorium is part of. Helen Dolton, Service Operations Manager, from...
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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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