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Visit England Gold Visitor Attraction Accolade for Worcester’s Commandery

It's an exciting start to October for the team at The Commandery, one of Worcester's most historic buildings, as it is awarded Visit England's Gold Visitor Attraction Accolade for the first time. From visitor welcome and customer care to exhibitions, cleanliness and catering, the accolade celebrates the high-quality experience offered to visitors t...

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

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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Worcestershire’s district councils raise concerns about proposals to close ticket offices

The leaders of the six district councils in Worcestershire have united to express concern about proposals that would see all but one railway station in Worcestershire lose its ticket office. The councils have submitted joint responses to the consultations by West Midlands Railway and Great Western Railway. All tickets offices across the county woul...

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Enjoy a weekend exploring Worcester’s historic attractions

The Mayor of Worcester is encouraging people to visit Worcester's numerous historic attractions during a weekend of celebration of the city's heritage. Mayor Cllr Louis Stephen will be welcoming visitors to The Guildhall on Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September. The Guildhall was built in 1721 and was once the seat of justice for the city, e...

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Watch the Women’s World Cup final on the big screen in Worcester

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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Worcester residents asked to help with city’s Ash trees

A call has gone out for Worcester residents to help in identifying the city's Ash trees in a bid to help conserve those not affected by the UK-wide Ash Dieback Disease. Ash Dieback causes leaf loss, dead branches, and eventually the death of the tree. Once infection is apparent, few trees survive longer than four years and they become increasingly ...

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Huge turnout for smash hit Worcester Show

An estimated 20,000 people enjoyed the fun and festivities at this year's hugely successful Worcester Show, held on Sunday 13 August. Held once again at Pitchcroft, the home of Worcester Racecourse, the show put smiles on thousands of faces as people of all ages enjoyed the packed programme of live music, market stalls, fun fair rides, dog show, sp...

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Tribute paid to Councillor Andy Roberts

Councillor Andy Roberts, who has represented Warndon Parish South on Worcester City Council for 17 years, has died peacefully at his home, aged 74. Described as kind and generous of spirit, Cllr Roberts was the Deputy Mayor of Worcester in 2008-9 and then Mayor in 2009-10. A member of the Conservative Party, he was first elected to Worcester City C...

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Have your say on timing of parish council elections

Worcester residents are being asked for their views on the timing of elections for the city's two parish councils, Warndon and St Peter the Great. Consideration is being given to moving the elections to coincide with those for Worcester City Council, which are changing from taking place in three years out of four to only happening once every four y...

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Saturday Skips service to end in September

Worcester City Council is set to close its Saturday Skip services in September, as part of a drive to meet a £2.5 million funding gap. Currently, skips are provided at seven city locations on a rota basis, allowing residents to dispose of large items conveniently and at no cost to them. The service is expensive to run and the Council's Policy and R...

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