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Around 10,000 people are estimated to have attended this year's Worcester Show in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August – and the occasional shower didn't dampen their spirits. An enhanced line up of musical entertainment proved a big draw throughout the day, with rock 'n' roll from The Strays, ska from The Social Ignition, punk from the VHT's and aco...
A new defibrillator with the potential to save lives has been installed in Worcester's Cripplegate Park. A defibrillator is a machine that sends a high energy electric shock through the heart - the aim is to return a heart to its normal working state if it goes into cardiac arrest. The Cripplegate Park defibrillator, provided by West Midlands Ambul...
Dreams of owning a sweet shop often start in childhood – but few people turn these in to reality. Michelle and Mark Rasdall have though, with the help of a business start-up grant from Worcester City Council. Now the couple have celebrated the first year anniversary of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe's opening on Worcester's High Street. Michelle and Ma...
Worcester residents are being asked to give their views on what improvements they'd like to see at Perdiswell Park in the north of the city. The park is a popular destination for walkers, joggers, dog owners, kids and people looking for a little peace and quiet. Now the City Council is keen to hear how residents and visitors would like to see the p...
A new homelessness centre is set to open in Worcester's city centre, following a successful bid for Government funding. The £242,601 grant will support the opening in September of a "Somewhere Safe to Stay" hub at the Salvation Army's base in The Trinity. The scheme will be a major boost to support for people across the county who are already sleep...
 A gourmet burger bar based in Worcester's Arches is the first business to receive an Inclusive Employer Award from the City Council, after giving work experience to two young people who were struggling to get into work. One of them, Lizzie Smith, worked with Mike, Head Chef at The Burger Shop for two weeks in May and has now secured a Commis ...
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 Cou...
A new online directory promises to be the go-to place to find local hobby groups, support, fun activities and venues for hire in Worcester. The website Find It Do It at finditdoit.worcester.gov.uk, launched by the City Council, aims to help residents find activities in and around Worcester. It also lists rooms and spaces which can be used to host m...
Proposals for the demolition of the old swimming pool in Sansome Walk are set to be considered by Worcester city councillors. Work at the site was delayed after surveys showed a greater level of asbestos was present than had previously been revealed. Council officers have worked with specialists to reappraise the process for demolishing the buildin...
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, s...
 Severn Arts has appointed a Director to develop and deliver four exciting new annual festivals for Worcester. Earlier this year the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport awarded £3m from the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England, towards the costs of the ambitious £4.5m initiative known as The Arch...
Biodiversity is receiving a boost in the city, thanks to Worcester City Council's wild flower planting programme. "Wildflowers help to make Worcester look beautiful. However they are also important because they support bees and other insects which pollinate plants," explains Cllr Andy Stafford, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council's Environment Com...
Worcester's Riverside Park – along with three others in the city – has been named as one of the best in the UK by the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign. A prestigious Green Flag has been awarded to the park, an 83.9-hectare green area around the River Severn, running through the heart of the city. The Riverside Park joins the roster of Worcester'...
 Worcester's historic Guildhall is opening its doors for an extra day a week to give visitors more opportunities to enjoy its palatial beauty during the summer holidays. From July 21, the 18th Century architectural masterpiece at the heart of the city will be open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. The summer Sunday openings, wh...
According to the most recent Health Survey for England, 64% of adults in the country are overweight or obese, costing the NHS £16 billion per year. Worcester resident Kerrie Mimnagh, who conquered her own weight battle after the birth of her two children, wanted to help others – and launched the Worcester Weight Loss Centre with a little help from ...
School's nearly out for summer – and the Mayor of Worcester is hosting a free event at the recently refurbished Battenhall Rise play area (WR5 2DE) to celebrate. Free face painting, goodie bags and healthy snacks will be available for the first 100 children who come to the Battenhall Rise play site on Saturday 20 July between 10.00am and midday. Wo...
The former Mayor of Worcester has handed over more than £30,000 to three city charities. Councillor Jabba Riaz handed over his chain of office in May after a busy 12-months of fundraising and promotion of his campaign to encourage Worcester people to love, not hate. Through a packed programme of events, concerts, community fairs and plenty more, Cl...
Look out for a colourful new addition to Worcester's busy streets, as Worcester City Council introduces another electric vehicle to its fleet. The five-seat fully electric Nissan e-NV200 people carrier will help transport waste collection staff and other council workers around the city as part of their daily routine to keep Worcester clean and gree...
 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 ar...
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 Wo...
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