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Worcester awarded funding to revamp football facilities

Stock image of a 3G football pitch, showing the marked lines on a green surface, with a ball and goal posts in the background

People living in Worcester are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities thanks to a £600,000 grant from the Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation. The investment of an additional £200,000 by Worcester City Council from its own funds will enable the creation of a brand new 3G all-weather pitch on ...

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Something for everyone – it’s Worcester’s big weekend!

Runners taking part in the Worcester City Runs

Worcester is getting ready for a weekend like no other – and the Mayor is encouraging everyone to come along and have a fantastic time. The big weekend is 16-17 September, when a packed schedule will see the Worcester City Runs, the Worcester Music Festival and the Worcester Paint Festival all take place, plus the opening of a new exhibition at the...

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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 steps to address costs of running Worcester’s leisure centres

The swimming pool at Perdiswell Leisure Centre

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to support a range of measures to tackle the increased running costs at the city's three leisure centres, to ensure that residents will continue to have access to sport, fitness and exercise facilities. The proposals are in response to the recent rises in energy bills that have left Freedom Leisure, the no...

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Worcester is ready to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Friday

Map of The Queen's Baton Relay route through Worcester

The timings and full line-up for The Queen's Baton Relay's route through Worcester have been revealed – with many exciting events taking place across the city. The Relay – part of the build-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – will arrive on Friday afternoon, with local Batonbearers carrying the Baton around the city, encountering a packe...

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Grand National winner to join Queen’s Baton Relay in Worcester

Lizzie Brunt in her Batonbearer gear with Pineau De Re

The most unusual participant in The Queen's Baton Relay when it reaches Worcester this week has been revealed – former Grand National winner Pineau De Re. Pineau De Re was trained by Richard Newland in Claines in the city, and hit the national headlines when he won the legendary race in 2014 by five lengths. The famous horse, now 19-years-old and r...

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Howzat! Good news for cricket fans as Worcester’s first public wicket set to open

Cricketer batsman in front of wicket

Budding cricketers across Worcester will be able to try out the sport free of charge as the city's first public cricket wicket is set to open. Worcester City Council plans to install the £9,000 synthetic wicket at the King George V Playing Fields this week, meaning it will be open for the latter half of the cricket season, which runs until late Sep...

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Where to watch The Queen’s Baton Relay in Worcester

The Queen's Baton Relay in Worcester

Preparations are underway for The Queen's Baton Relay arrival in Worcester – and there are plenty of vantage points for all to watch the Batonbearers carry the Baton through the city. The Baton will arrive in Worcester at around 5.30pm on Friday July 22, as part of the build-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Relay will begin at The ...

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Fun for all as Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visits Worcester

Cricket ball roller-skaters - ready to celebrate the relay

Fun for all the family is promised on Friday 22 July when the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay visits Worcester during its final journey through England ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games. Thousands of people are expected to line the city's streets to watch local Batonbearers carry The Queen's Baton through Worcester and across the riv...

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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Worcester as full England route revealed

The Queen's Baton Relay in Worcester

The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Worcester during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen's Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build-up to the Games. In Englan...

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