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Historic cricket pavilion set to be dismantled and moved

The historic pavilion at the original home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club is preparing to move to its new home. As part of work to bring the Cinderella sports ground back into use, the dismantling of the ornate 19th Century pavilion has now begun.  It will be moved to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove, the first open air museum in England, where it is...
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Old swimming pool site to be sold for new homes and a business hub

The site of the old Worcester swimming pool is to be sold to Sanctuary Housing and the YMCA. Worcester City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee agreed to the sale at its meeting on 20 March, with legal and commercial details to be agreed by the Council’s Corporate Director of Finance and Resources in consultation with the Committee’s chair and vice chairs. Sanctuary and the YMCA...
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Worcestershire to welcome the OVO Energy Women’s Tour

The world’s best female cyclists will race through Worcestershire this summer as the fourth stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour takes place in the county on Saturday 16 June, it was confirmed today (Thursday 8 March), on International Women’s Day. Wychavon District Council, Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council will jointly host the penultimate stage of the...
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Jenny Nesbitt offers top tips for the Worcester City 10K

One of Worcester’s brightest young sports stars is encouraging residents to sign up for this year’s Worcester City 10K.  Jenny Nesbitt, who won the inaugural 10K in 2014, has offered her top tips for anyone who is planning to tackle the run on Sunday 17 September.  Nesbitt has just competed in the World University Games in Taipei and will be lining up on the start line in...
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ITV4 to screen every minute of OVO Energy Tour of Britain live

Cycling fans will be able to watch every moment of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain live this September as ITV4 screen all eight stages from Start to Finish in their entirety for the first time. Thanks to ITV4 and OVO Energy fans won’t miss any of the action between Sunday 3 and Sunday 10 September, as the channel will have exclusive rights to the full live coverage of all eight days,...
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401 marathon man returns to go the extra mile in Worcester

A man who ran 401 marathons in 401 days has visited Worcester to lend his support to the latest big event on the city’s sporting calendar.  Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days during 2015 and 2016 and returned to the location of one of his runs in Worcester.  Smith was in the city to check out the route of the inaugural Worcester City Half Marathon, ahead of taking part in...
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New half marathon is latest addition to Worcester’s sporting landscape

Details have been announced of a major new running event in Worcester.  The Worcester City Half Marathon will make its debut on Sunday 17 September and follow a route that takes in city landmarks and the surrounding countryside.  It is the latest race to form part of the Worcester City Run event, organised in a partnership involving Worcester City Council and Events of the...
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New £10.5 million swimming pool puts Worcester on the sporting map

A major new swimming facility in the West Midlands is opening, giving a massive boost to the city of Worcester’s sporting credentials and guaranteeing it will become an important new destination for regional competition-level swimming. A £10.5 million revamp of Perdiswell Leisure Centre, in the north of the city, has as its centrepiece a new eight-lane 25-metre competition standard...
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Have your say on the future of golf at Perdiswell

Golfers, walkers and residents living close to Perdiswell are being asked if golf should return to the southern part of the public space, close to the leisure centre. The area was temporarily closed for golf at the start of the year so that essential work could be carried out to the culvert that runs under the site. A temporary arrangement was put in place...
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