What are your ideas for investment in Worcester’s future?

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 Worcester residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on how a multi-million pound national investment pot should be spent.The city is in the running to scoop up to £25 million from the Government's £3.6 billion Town Fund.Plans to spend the money are to be drawn up by a Worcester Town Board established by the City Council ...
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Coronavirus: Registration opens for grants to Worcester businesses

Registration is open now for Worcester businesses that qualify for grants to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak.Grants of £10,000 are available to small businesses that already qualify for small business rate relief or rural rate relief. Grants of £25,000 will be provided to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property that has ...
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Apprenticeship helps Worcester school leaver gain degree – without student debt

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Thanks to the growing popularity of higher and degree level apprenticeships, Worcester's buoyant IT sector is providing an increasing number of local young people with the opportunity to work in an exciting, fast paced environment without the need to gain a University degree first.Now a decade old, Worcester-based firm Airband (www.airband.co.uk) i...
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Plan to create new cultural destination at The Arches-Worcester takes shape

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The creation of a new cultural quarter for Worcester has moved a step closer, with the submission this week of a planning application to redesign and refurbish a number of Worcester's Victorian railway arches.The application, which has been submitted by Worcester firm KKE Architects on behalf of the University of Worcester, is an important mil...
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Buy local and support the Worcester economy this Christmas

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The final two weeks of 2019 will be crucial for Worcester's small businesses, with many retailers and restaurants making the bulk of their profit over the festive period.The Mayor of Worcester joined forces with members of the City Council's Economic Development Sub Committee to visit a number of new businesses on Small Business Saturday (7 Decembe...
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In-principle agreement announced to bring Worcester City Football Club home

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Worcester City Football Club are on course to be playing back in their home city in time for the 2020/21 season, thanks to the announcement of an in-principle agreement.Following discussions initiated by Worcester City Council and involving the Club, Worcestershire Football Association and the Club's Supporters' Trust, Worcester City FC are set to ...
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Mayor opens mediation centre for ex-partners

Mayor opens mediation centre for ex-partners
 A new centre to help couples resolve disputes has opened in Worcester – with a little help from the City Council.Based in Worcester, the Centre for Resolution is the brainchild of local resident Ryan Compton, a qualified mediation and mentoring practitioner. Ryan set up the practice in 2016, originally hiring community facilities for mee...
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Local firms appointed to reshape The Arches - Worcester

Two local businesses have been appointed to redesign and refurbish Worcester's Victorian railway arches, transforming a central city area into a modern, 21st Century workplace for creative industries. The appointments of KKE Architects and structural engineering firm Shire are important milestones in the ambitious £4.5m redevelopment know...
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City Council supports sweet success for Worcester start-up business

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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 Mar...
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Council launches Inclusive Employer Award scheme to help out of work residents

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 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 C...
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New website is a one-stop-shop for finding activities and venues in Worcester

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...
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City Council helps fledging business to reduce Worcester’s waistline

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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 ...
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Worcester businesses take action to combat gulls

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 Local businesses are being urged to act now to deter gulls from nesting on or near their premises.Worcestershire Regulatory Services' new gull officer, Dan Walker, has extensive experience in controlling gull populations and has visited over 25 local businesses this year to help curb the problem.One of them is Humberstones, a business transfe...
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Free listing on new website is a great opportunity for local organisations

 Organisations are being encouraged to sign up their a free listing on Worcester City Council's new website, Find It Do It, which launches at the end of June. As the name suggests, the site aims to be the go-to resource for residents looking for local places and activities in Worcester. Listing is free and will allow organisations to be discov...
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Opportunities, funding advice and more at Worcester Volunteer Expo

 If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday June 7.Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the day, as part of the national Volunteers' Week, running June 1-7.Starting at 10am, the free event will see around ...
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Record number of young people attend Worcestershire Skills Show

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Worcester City Council is on a mission to ensure more young people are ready for jobs of the future which rely on technology and digital skills.Worcester Bosch and the City Council co-sponsored the pioneering 'Tomorrow Zone' at the fifth Worcestershire Skills Show, held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich on 13 March. The annual event, which is hosted b...
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Worcester Sixth Form College triumphs at Young Enterprise challenge

Worcester Sixth Form College Team Athena - overall winners with their soft toy product Worcester Sixth Form College Team Athena - overall winners with their soft toy product
 Students from six schools in Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon battled it out last Saturday (9 March 2019) in a competition designed to test their entrepreneurial skills.The Young Enterprise Spring Trade Fair saw twelve teams of sixth form students selling products which they had created to passers-by on Worcester's High Street.In advance ...
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Advice for EU citizens and businesses on Brexit

Advice for EU citizens living in the UKIf you're an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you'll get either settled or pre-settled status.You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you're an Irish...
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Government awards £3m to transform Worcester’s railway arches

Members of the Worcester Cultural Partnership celebrate the funding announcement at Worcester's Arches Members of the Worcester Cultural Partnership celebrate the funding announcement at Worcester's Arches
Worcester's railway arches are set to be transformed into a major new cultural destination for the city, providing a hub for business and creative skills development.The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright MP, has today awarded £3m in funding to this ambitious £4.5m project, from the Cultural Development Fund. Th...
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