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

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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Action to support free school meals announced at Worcester cost of living conference

Worcester City Council is to pay for free lunches over the majority of the summer holidays for children who would normally receive free meals in term-time. The initiative, funded by £215,000 from the Council's hardship fund, was announced at a conference it organised to discuss how the cost of living emergency is being handled in the city. Announci...

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New electoral wards proposed in Worcester

Worcester City Council has proposed that the city's largest electoral area is split in two, as part of its response to a public consultation on the city's electoral arrangements. The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council. The current ...

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New timetable for SWDP Review announced

A consultation on a draft of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will take place later this year, subject to approval by councillors. The Regulation 19 Publication – effectively a draft of the plan before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate – will be published in October when it will be considered by councillors ...

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

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

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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Queen’s Baton Relay to cross UK’s longest river by dragon boat in Worcester – with help from Paralympic medallist

As the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay returned to England this week, Worcester is preparing to offer one of the most memorable sights of the 25-day event. When The Queen's Baton arrives in the city on Friday 22 July it will cross the river Severn on a striking dragon boat, propelled by the city's renowned Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club. And...

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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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Worcester man prepares to play his part as Batonbearer for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

As The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay travels through the West Midlands on its way to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, one Worcester man is preparing to play his part. Charity stalwart Philip Fowler was nominated by Worcester City Council and Worcester Community Trust to carry the Baton and says it is a "huge honour". Philip, a trustee ...

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South Worcestershire showcase their Safer Streets project at partnership event

A number of partner organisations from across South Worcestershire have today formally launched a new campaign to encourage everyone in the county to play their part in ending male violence against women and girls. The West Mercia Wide partnership event was hosted at Sixways on Thursday 23rd June, listening of the voices of victims and survivors of...

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