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A Welcome View greets visitors to Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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Brand new exhibition at the Art Gallery & Museum - A Welcome View features iconic Worcestershire scenes Rainbow of Art thanks NHS staff and Key Workers 'Good to Go' industry standard awarded - measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff Visitors to Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum are being greeted by a brand new exhibit...
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New survey maps out gull population across Worcester

 An independent survey of Worcester's gull population has been commissioned and published by Worcestershire Regulatory Services. The survey, which was conducted in late April by respected urban gull specialist Peter Rock, estimates that Worcester's gull population currently stands at 1,072 pairs – an increase of 440 pairs from 2006, when Rock ...
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Young people warned over dangers of nitrous oxide

Young people are being warned about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas), following the discovery of several hundred empty canisters in parks and open spaces across Worcester since the beginning of lockdown. "It is very dangerous to inhale nitrous oxide (laughing gas) directly from the canister. You risk falling unconscious or suffo...
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Worcester’s historic Guildhall reopens to visitors

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Worcester Guildhall is reopening to the public on Monday July 13, with a range of measures in place to ensure visitors can enjoy the historic building safely. A maximum of 15 visitors will be allowed into the High Street attraction at any one time and a one-way system will be in place to guide people around its Grade I listed splendour. The main en...
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Couples say ‘I do’ again as weddings return to Worcester

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 Couples wishing to marry can now plan with greater certainty, with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions from 4 July 2020 allowing wedding ceremonies to take place with up to 30 people present. Worcester's historic Commandery and sumptuous Guildhall have now re-opened for wedding bookings. Petra Milecova and Paul Bland tied the knot at the ...
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Lottery backed initiative will help rekindle memories of Worcester life

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An ambitious initiative which uses archived heritage, digital technology and community events to bring people together through their shared memories of Worcester is to be launched by the City Council and the Worcestershire Health and Care (NHS) Trust. Worcester Life Stories (www.worcesterlifestories.org.uk), which will be launched via YouTube on Sa...
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Worcester Tourist Information Centre re-opens

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The Worcester Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is re-opening its doors to the public on Wednesday 8 July. The Centre, which is located on the High Street next to the Guildhall, will initially open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00am – 3.00pm and aims to extend the opening hours in August. Staff at Worcester's TIC have conducted a thorough COVID...
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Have your say on how Worcester tackles climate emergency

Worcester City Council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 and committed itself to taking action to help the city become carbon neutral by 2030.The authority has written a draft strategy setting out options to achieve this – and now we'd like local people to have their say on it. It sets out proposed policies in six areas: Reducing carbon emi...
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Help to pay your Council Tax bill

Worcester City Council wants to remind residents of the help available, if their finances have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and they are struggling to pay their council tax bill. "We recognise the financial difficulty which some of our residents have faced over the last three months – we are therefore trying to be understanding and sup...
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Worcester flag flies to show support for Armed Forces

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Jo Hodges, was joined by military personnel today (22 June) to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall. "We are raising the flag over the Guildhall as a sign of thanks and appreciation to all those who put themselves in the front line in order to protect our freedom and way of life.We are als...
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Kepax Walking and Cycling Bridge – Have Your Say

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Improving walking and cycling routes around the county is a priority for Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council. The councils are proposing a scheme to build a new walking and cycling bridge across the River Severn in Worcester. The bridge will run from Gheluvelt Park to the Kepax site in St John's. Ahead of the scheme going ...
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City Art Gallery hunts for artists to create a summer of online community events

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Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum has been successful in its bid for funding from Arts Council England's coronavirus emergency response fund. There are 14 commissions available for artists, creative practitioners and performers in the new 'From the Art Gallery with Love' project. Digital artworks and online events, such as Museum After Hours,...
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Councillors to act on proposals to address anti-social behaviour in Worcester’s city centre

Worcester City Council is considering introducing new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls; aggressive begging and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. Members of the City Council's Communities Committee, which meets on Tuesday 10 March, will review the findings of a 12-week public consultation on the potential...
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Official figures show fall in rough sleeping in Worcester

Official figures released by the Government show a fall in the number of rough sleepers recorded as sleeping in Worcester. Nineteen people were found to be sleeping rough in November last year according to the official figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The figure is a snapshot taken from a count ...
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Tie the knot in Guildhall’s haunted cells

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Worcester's historic Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY) has a new option with a twist to offer to couples considering tying the knot in 2020 and beyond. The City Council now has a licence to conduct marriage ceremonies in The Guildhall's cells – an atmospheric option for those who want a wedding with a difference! This week saw the first we...
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Curry house serves up five-star food hygiene rating

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 A popular Worcester curry house has made sweeping improvements – and following an independent inspection has seen its food hygiene rating progress from one star to five stars; the highest possible rating. The Anarkali Indian Restaurant, based on The Tything in Worcester, was re inspected by Worcestershire Regulatory Services in early 2020.The...
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Action to ensure waste and recycling services continue

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Worcester City Council's waste and recycling collection team is working hard to make sure the city's bins are emptied during the corona virus pandemic. Eleven crews were out in operation today, and are aiming to complete all outstanding black bin collections by the end of tomorrow (Friday 4 April). From next week, residents should continue to leave...
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£3.575m to be paid in grants lifeline to Worcester businesses

Worcester City Council is processing £3.575m worth of grant applications from local businesses, with payments arriving in bank accounts from today (6 April). 267 grants are being paid to a wide range of local businesses - including hairdressers, estate agents, restaurants, mechanics, printers and recruitment agencies. Grants of £10,000 are availabl...
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Support for school leavers to discuss next steps

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Are you aged 16 - 24?  If you haven't decided your next step yet, and need help to secure a place in education, training or to apply for apprenticeships from September, help is at hand! Contact the team of qualified advisers by calling 0300 666 3 666 to discuss your options - or go to the Skillls4Worcestershire website for more infor...
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Extra CCTV installed in bid to protect NHS staff cars

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Worcester City Council's Community Safety team has joined forces with West Mercia Police to install extra CCTV cameras at the Royal Worcestershire Hospital, following recent thefts from nurses' cars while they worked. Thieves stole catalytic converters, which contain precious metals, from the cars when they were parked in the hospital's car park on...
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