Watch the Women’s World Cup final on the big screen in Worcester

The Women's football World Cup

England's historic clash against Spain in the Women's World Cup final is set to be shown on a big screen in the centre of Worcester. Fans can enjoy all the excitement of this unique match on a six-metre screen in Cathedral Square on Sunday. It will be a fantastic chance for fans to enjoy the thrilling final together, cheering on the Lionesses for a...

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Councillors to consider revised proposal for arts venue in heart of Worcester

Close up of the Scala building in Angel Street, Worcester

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to consider a revised plan for creating a new arts venue in the city centre, in response to spiralling costs. The Policy and Resources Committee will next week be asked to agree to scale back the plans for the Scala in Angel Street, reducing its seating capacity from 500 to 300. The move comes in response ...

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Plans for future of Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter to go on display

Artist impression of Shrub Hill development Image Credit: AR Urbanism

Worcester residents are to be given a preview of a bright new future for one of the city's most under-valued areas. A free exhibition at the Guildhall, running 24-28 July, will give people the chance to find out more about proposals for revamping the 14-hectare Shrub Hill Quarter over the next 20 years. Visitors will be encouraged to give their vie...

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Plans revealed for revamp of route to Worcester’s Riverside

New map layout plan of St Andrew's Garden

Details have been revealed of plans for a revamp of St Andrew's Gardens in Worcester, close to the city's historic Cathedral, aimed at creating an appealing new route between high street shops and the Riverside Park. A report to Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Committee reveals that the gardens, once the site of St Andrew's ...

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Planning application is in for final phase of Worcester’s Arches regeneration

The former Jaqk's take-away at 56 Foregate Street, Worcester

The planning application to demolish a former take-away in Foregate Street, creating a new walking and cycling route to The Arches – Worcester redevelopment, has been submitted. Residents can now have their say on the proposals, which would create a new direct link between Foregate Street railway station and The Hive and the river Severn.  Pla...

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Planning application for Worcester’s new arts venue submitted

Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer

The planning application for an exciting new arts venue in the heart of Worcester city centre has been submitted for approval and is available for comment on the Worcester City Council website. The ambitious proposals would transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to Worcester, as well as giving a much-nee...

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Plans for Worcester’s new arts venue positively received

Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer

Plans for an exciting new arts venue in the heart of Worcester city centre were revealed at a public consultation event in the Guildhall this week, receiving dozens of positive comments. The ambitious proposals will transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to the Worcester, as well as giving a much-needed ...

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Temporary changes to Worcester taxi ranks as the next phase of street improvements begin

Taxi Taxi

Temporary changes to taxi ranks in Worcester city centre will begin from Monday (1 August) as work starts on the latest phase of street improvements. The eight-week programme of work is the third phase of a scheme to revitalise the city centre and will include new surfacing, lighting and seating. During the next two months, The Cross taxi rank will...

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Ambitious plans for city centre improvements are unveiled

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to back proposals to seek Government funding for several major improvement schemes across the city. The City Council can bid for up to £20 million under the latest round of the national Levelling Up funding for projects which tie in with key themes of transport, town centre regeneration, and cultural and h...

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Flowers bring a splash of colour to the streets of Worcester

Councillor Andy Stafford with some of the hanging baskets. Councillor Andy Stafford with some of the hanging baskets.

Worcester is looking blooming marvellous just in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations as the streets are bedecked with hanging baskets for the summer. Thousands of flowers including geraniums, verbena, petunias and fuchsias have been planted in 160 hanging baskets which are dotted around the city, bringing a cheerful splash of colour ...

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Architects appointed for Worcester’s new arts centre

An artist’s impression of how the restored and reopened Scala Theatre and Corn Exchange could look An artist’s impression of how the restored and reopened Scala Theatre and Corn Exchange could look

Worcester City Council has taken an important step forward in the creation of a new performance arts and theatre venue in the northern part of the city centre, with the appointment of architects and consultants. The City Council secured £17.9 million from the Government's Future High Streets Fund to revamp the area around Angel Place and Angel Stre...

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Worcester to hold candle-lit vigil for the people of Ukraine

Candles in front of Ukrainian Flag

A candle-lit vigil will be held in Worcester on Thursday to show support for and solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The event will take place in Cathedral Square for 30 minutes from 7pm and people from all the city's communities are welcome to attend. The Knife Angel, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, is currently being hos...

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Hawks return to Worcester early to crack down on Gulls

Hawk perched on roof top

The hawks that were released in Worcester last year to deter gulls from the city centre are returning earlier this year as extra funding has been provided to tackle the issue. The Harris' hawk will appear around the city from the end of February until May to discourage the birds from nesting when they migrate to the UK for the spring and summer mon...

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Grants for beleaguered city centre traders

Poundland building with scaffolding on Broad Street

Worcester City Council is offering financial support to traders in a city centre street that has been badly affected by repair works to an at-risk building which led, at one stage, to the road being closed. Grants of between £1,200 and £2,700 are being made available to businesses in the lower part of Broad Street, whose trade was hit in November w...

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First chance to see inside Worcester’s revamped Arches

Front of new refurbished arches

Local artists and creatives are being offered the chance to get an early preview of the five refurbished spaces which are about to open as part of the £4.5 million project, The Arches – Worcester. Open days will be held on February 9 and 14 at the newly fitted-out Victorian railway arches between The Hive and Netherton Court. Four of the five refur...

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City Council invests £150,000 in giving Worcester a Christmas to remember

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

Worcester City Council has invested around £150,000 to give the city a Christmas to remember this year – despite the new restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron variant. The funding is behind the decorations that are bringing joy and colour to the city centre and many of the major festive events across the yuletide season, including the ...

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Worcester City Council to support Broad St traders

Road closed sign

Worcester City Council today announces a programme of support for traders affected by the closure of one of the city centre's busiest shopping streets. The lower part of Broad Street has been closed at its junction with Angel Place while emergency work is carried out to make safe a building owned by the Crown Estate. The road closure coincides with...

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Exciting opportunity to help secure first tenants for The Arches-Worcester


A brand new marketing and management opportunity has arisen to help find tenants for Worcester's nearly-refurbished Victorian railway arches. The Arches-Worcester initiative, which has received an investment of over £3 million from central government's Cultural Development Fund, aims to create a new cultural quarter for Worcester.A number of railwa...

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UK’s tallest cherry picker helps to tackle gulls

Cherry picker in action in Angel Place

The tallest cherry picker in the UK is currently in action in the centre of Worcester as part of a programme of measures to control the number of gulls in the city. The machine can be extended to up to 39 metres, or can go up vertically to 19 metres and then reach out 20 metres horizontally – making it possible to get to gulls nests that have previ...

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Elephant trail hailed a success by Council Leader

Councillor Marc Bayliss with The Pears elephant, decorated by Sue Guthrie

The Leader of Worcester City Council has praised Worcester's Big Parade, which has seen colourful and eye-catching elephant sculptures brightening up the city streets across the summer. Councillor Marc Bayliss visited the elephant named The Pears, which is sponsored by the City Council as part of the St Richard's Hospice initiative, and stands on t...

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