New Worcester swordbearer is sworn in, in 400-year-old tradition

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Christmas charity pop-up shop is back in Worcester


 The charity pop-up shop Cards for Good Causes is open in Worcester once again this year, offering a selection of Christmas cards and small gifts in aid of various charities. Cards for Good Causes is situated in the Green Room of Worcester's Guildhall and is open from 10am until 4.30pm Monday to Saturday until December 18. The not-for-profit o...

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New Mayor for Worcester


 Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor Councillor Adrian Gregson handing over the chain of office to Cllr Louis Stephen, who was voted in at last night's Annual Council meeting. Cllr Mel Allcott was voted in as Deputy Mayor. New Mayor, Cllr Stephen, told the meeting: "It is a great hon...

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Mayor of Worcester welcomes Ukrainian guests to the Guildhall

The Mayor and Mayoress of Worcester outside the Guildhall with Ukrainian guests and their hosts

The Mayor and Mayoress of Worcester have welcomed nearly 100 Ukrainian guests to the Guildhall, along with their host families. Councillor Adrian Gregson and his partner Rachel Hall organised the event as a formal welcome to the city for people who have fled the war in their home country. The free event at the historic city centre building included...

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Civic service to welcome the new Mayor of Worcester

A civic service to welcome the new Mayor of Worcester Cllr Adrian Gregson was held at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday. A procession from the Guildhall to the cathedral marked the start of the annual event, which this year had the theme of 'Tackling mental health and wellbeing through the arts and culture.' The congregation included local dignitaries,...

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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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Visit a former Worcester prison on a Heritage Open Day


Follow in the footsteps of former prisoners who were locked up in the holding cells at Worcester's Guildhall (High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY). The Guildhall was once the seat of justice for the city and is throwing its doors open to visitors on Saturday 11 September from 9.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 12 September from 10.00am to 3.00pm. This is your ...

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