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Festive cheer at Mayor’s charity Christmas concert

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Christmas carols and readings will provide festive cheer when Mayor of Worcester Cllr Louis Stephen hosts a charity concert in the city's historic Guildhall. The event will be held on Wednesday December 13 at 7.30pm with music provided by The Elgar Chorale conducted by Piers Maxim. All proceeds will go to the mayor's charity, which is Age UK (Worce...

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

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } A new bearer of the Sword of State for Worcester has been sworn in, continuing a 400-year traditio...

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Mayor of Worcester sends poppies to Paddington

Sarah Huggins of GWR receiving a wreath from the Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen, and a further wreath from Nigel Fish, Chairman of the Worcester branch of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association. They are flanked by standard-bearers from the Association, Barry Kemp and Alan Fish. Sarah Huggins of GWR receiving a wreath from the Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen, and a further wreath from Nigel Fish, Chairman of the Worcester branch of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association. They are flanked by standard-bearers from the Association, Barry Kemp and Alan Fish.

The Mayor of Worcester has helped to set the wheels rolling on an unusual commemoration of Armistice Day. Councillor Louis Stephen joined Cllr Pat Agar, Worcester City Council's Armed Forces Champion, and members of the Royal British Legion and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters to place commemorative wreaths on a Poppy Train at Worcester Sh...

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New Mayor for Worcester

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 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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Scouts enjoy a cuppa as guests of honour in the Mayor’s Parlour

Mayor of Worcester Cllr Adrian Gregson with 16th Worcester Scouts.

 Mayor of Worcester Cllr Adrian Gregson welcomed some special guests for tea in the Mayor's Parlour after this year's St George's Day service and parade. 16th Worcester Scouts and Worcester District Commissioner Lucy Barkas enjoyed a cup of tea in the Mayor's Parlour after the event on Sunday. The St George's Day service saw the cathedral pack...

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Mayor unveils revamped memorial to Worcestershire soldiers who died in First World War

The Mayor (second from left) with the Worcestershire Ambassadors at the expanded and re-dedicated Worcestershire regiment memorial in Geluveld, Zonnebeke. Photo: Eric Compernolle The Mayor (second from left) with the Worcestershire Ambassadors at the expanded and re-dedicated Worcestershire regiment memorial in Geluveld, Zonnebeke. Photo: Eric Compernolle

The Mayor of Worcester has led the unveiling and rededication of a memorial in Belgium to Worcestershire soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Gheluvelt during the First World War. Councillor Adrian Gregson led a Worcestershire delegation to Geluveld, Zonnebeke on Friday March 24 for the ceremony at the renovated and extended memorial to t...

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60 at 60 – Mayor of Worcester to celebrate city’s historic pubs

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson, launching his Mayor-ale trail with Catherine Verman, landlord of The Plough in Fish Street, a Grade II Listed building that is one of Worcester’s oldest traditional pubs The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson, launching his Mayor-ale trail with Catherine Verman, landlord of The Plough in Fish Street, a Grade II Listed building that is one of Worcester’s oldest traditional pubs

The Mayor of Worcester is marking his 60th birthday by visiting 60 of the city's historic pubs, to highlight the central role they play in their communities. Councillor Adrian Gregson will also use his three-month "Mayor-ale trail" to highlight his charity appeal in aid of two local community organisations, and encourage donations to them. Cllr Gre...

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Mayor digs in to launch Worcester’s tree-planting programme

Tudor Grange Academy pupils Christian Bryant and Anthony Clark, and Cllr Adrian Gregson, the Mayor of Worcester, planting the tulip tree at the KGV Community Hub

The Mayor of Worcester has launched the city's latest tree-planting programme by helping to create an arboreal tribute to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Worcester is set to get greener over the winter months, with over 800 saplings being planted at locations across the city. As a Champion City in the Queen's Green Canopy initiative, it is appropr...

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More than 4,000 people leave messages of condolence for The Queen at Worcester Guildhall

One of the Books of Condolence at the Guildhall, flanked by macebearers Ken Woodfield and Jenny Killam One of the Books of Condolence at the Guildhall, flanked by macebearers Ken Woodfield and Jenny Killam

A total of 4,450 messages were left in the Books of Condolence opened at Worcester Guildhall following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Worcester City Council opened the books within hours of the news being released by Buckingham Palace on Thursday, 8 September. The first message to be left was from the Mayor of Wor...

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Mayor of Worcester trains for 10k for charity – will you sponsor him?

The Mayor of Worcester in training for the Worcester 10k race

The Mayor of Worcester is in training to join this year's Worcester 10k run to raise funds for two local charities – and he's hoping local people and businesses will sponsor him. Councillor Adrian Gregson will become the first Mayor to take part in the Worcester City Runs while in office when he crosses the starting line on Sunday 4 September. Comp...

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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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Meet Worcester’s new Mayor

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson

A new Mayor of Worcester has been voted in by members of Worcester City Council. Councillor Adrian Gregson has taken over the chain of office from the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Stephen Hodgson. Cllr Louis Stephen is Worcester's new Deputy Mayor. Cllr Adrian Gregson said: "I am pleased and humbled to have been elected to the position of Mayor by my colle...

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New Mayor for Worcester

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Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor Councillor Stephen Hodgson offering up the chain of office to Cllr Adrian Gregson, who was voted in at tonight's Annual Council meeting. Cllr Louis Stephen was voted in as Deputy Mayor.New Mayor, Cllr Gregson, told the meeting: "My charities will be Ons...

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Nominations are open for the Mayor of Worcester’s Big Jubilee Lunch

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The Mayor of Worcester will be holding a special Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June as part of the city's celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first monarch in history to reign for 70 years. The event at the Guildhall will see the city's first citizen joined by local residents who have contributed to the wellbeing of the city over the...

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Enjoy a night out – and help raise charity cash

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson

Tickets are still available for the Mayor of Worcester's charity dinner, so if you fancy getting dressed in your best AND helping to raise money for worthy causes, why not buy tickets and go along? The event is to be held on the evening of April 29 in the splendour of the Guildhall and will include a three-course meal and a charity auction. Mayor C...

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