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Victorian Christmas Fayre to make its comeback

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As Worcester recovers from the pandemic, plans are being put in place to make sure Christmas 2021 will be one to remember. After being cancelled last year, the traditional Victorian Fayre will be back from December 2 to 5, with unique traders in place across the city centre alongside music and street entertainers. It will be awash with all the Dick...
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Worcester shops to be allowed to open for 24 hours

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Shops in Worcester are to be allowed to open 24 hours a day, Monday-to-Saturday, when they reopen after the lockdown ends at just after midnight on Wednesday December 2. Worcester City Council agreed to the measure after Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick MP called on councils across the country to allow round-the-clock opening to support the ret...
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Worcester’s festive parking offer for Christmas shoppers

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With the lockdown coming to an end, many of Worcester's shops are re-opening and the City Council is supporting them with a yuletide boost. Shoppers heading into the centre to look for gifts and to soak up the festive atmosphere during late night opening each Thursday in December before Christmas can take advantage of free parking after 6pm in the ...
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Street market operation in Worcester to be reviewed

 Councillors are set to review the way street markets will operate in Worcester's city centre in the future. When Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Sub Committee meets on 29 October, councillors will examine the role street markets play in the city and how they can most effectively be managed when the current contract wit...
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Worcester’s Victorian Fayre postponed until 2021

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Worcester City Council has taken the decision to cancel this year's Victorian Christmas Fayre, which was scheduled to take place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2020.The Fayre normally attracts an estimated 150,000 visitors to the city over the four-day period and contributes an additional £7.3 million to the Worcester economy (source:  V...
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When to put your bins out this Christmas

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Some bin collections in Worcester will run later than ​usual​ over Christmas and New Year. City Council staff will be working on Saturdays and Mondays to make sure everyone's bins are emptied. Residents are being asked to put a date in their diaries to make sure they don't miss their collection.  Residents are being asked to put a date in thei...
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Indulge in local food and produce at Victorian Fayre

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​Food and drink lovers alike will delight in the 'fare' that will be available at this year's Worcester Victorian Fayre from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December. The Victorian Fayre is a veritable hunting ground for homemade sweets, cakes and bakes, cheeses, ales, ciders, sauces, jams and chutneys – which all make great and very affordable...
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Worcester Wolves and Snow White add extra drama to Christmas lights switch on

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 Christmas festivities begin in Worcester on Thursday 21 November, when sparkling lights will be switched on from Cathedral Square as part of a fun-packed family evening.  The event starts at 4.00pm, with members of the Worcester Wolves basketball team on hand in Cathedral Square to give basketball demonstrations, sign autographs, have ph...
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Worcester’s festive parking offer for Christmas shoppers

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Festive shoppers are being given a cracking deal by Worcester City Council in the run up to Christmas. Shoppers heading into the centre to look for gifts and soak up the yule-tide atmosphere during late night opening each Thursday in December before Christmas can take advantage of free parking after 6pm in the council's car parks. The deal applies ...
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Christmas arrives at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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This Christmas, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is urging residents to support their local artists and craft makers through visiting two exhibitions which celebrate a wealth of local talent. Crafted for You features beautiful work created by artists from across Worcestershire, opens 16 November until 4 January 2019.Worcester Society of Arti...
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All the fun of the Victorian Fayre in Worcester this Christmas

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 This year's Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre promises to be a truly spectacular event, with nearly 200 stalls filling the city's streets from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December. Now in its 27th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres in the Midlands. The event regularly attracts over 100,0...
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Invitation for Worcester children to design Mayor’s Christmas card

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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 hav...
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