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

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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Catch the free Christmas bus to enjoy Worcester’s amazing festive shopping

Worcester City Council and First Bus have joined forces to give shoppers and residents a fantastic early Christmas present – a whole day of free travel to the city centre to make the most of the city's amazing shops. Fares on First Bus routes in the city will be completely free on Saturday 10 December, giving shoppers the chance to leave the car at...

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AccessAble guide makes planning a trip to Worcester easy for all

Planning a trip to Worcester has never been easier with an ever-expanding number of shops, cafes and businesses being added to the city's accessibility guide. AccessAble is a free service which offers detailed information about the accessibility of a whole host of places across the city including leisure centres, shops, restaurants and tourist attr...

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Worcester’s political leaders make joint statement on asylum seekers in the city

 A joint statement about the presence of asylum seekers in Worcester has today been issued by the leaders of the four political groups represented on Worcester City Council. Councillors Mel Allcott (Liberal Democrat), Marjory Bisset (Green), Lynn Denham (Labour) and Chris Mitchell (Conservative) said: "People seeking asylum in the UK are often...

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Parking patrols stepped up and drivers fined over misuse of taxi ranks

Worcester City Council civil enforcement officers have stepped up patrols in the city centre after a spate of complaints about illegal parking around taxi ranks. Forty eight drivers have received £70 fines this month alone for the misuse of taxi ranks in areas including Foregate Street, The Cross and Friar Street. Representatives of Worcester's tax...

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What the Dickens? Worcester’s fun-packed Victorian Christmas Fayre is back

Brush off your bonnet, bust out your top hat and get ready to step back in time again for Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre! The truly spectacular event returns from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 December, with over 150 stalls filling the city's streets. Now in its 30th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres i...

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Memorial service to remember those we have lost in the last year

A special memorial service is being held at Worcester Crematorium and Cemetery on Thursday 8 December. This is an opportunity for people from across Worcester to come together and remember the loved ones they have lost over the past year. Tickets are free, however numbers are limited to 100, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for tick...

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Help for Ukrainian residents thinking about starting a business

 Ukrainian residents who left their war-torn country and were welcomed to Worcester earlier this year, are being offered help to set up their own businesses. Worcester City Council, in partnership with the Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) at The Hive, are organising a series of workshops on how to set up and run a business in t...

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Worcester is ready to light up for Christmas

Christmas is coming to Worcester – with the festive lights being switched on in a fun-packed family event on Saturday 26 November. This year there will be more streets lit up in the city than ever before, including – for the first time – seasonal illuminations on New Road to create a closer link between the festive offers in both the city centre an...

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Remembrance Sunday parade and service in Worcester

Over 400 people are expected to join Worcester's Remembrance Sunday parade which will take place on Sunday 13 November. The parade will march to the Cathedral for the annual Service of Remembrance. This year, around 50 veterans and 70 serving officers with the Queen's Royal Hussars, will be joining the parade through the city streets. The Queen's R...

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