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Memorial unveiled to victims of Second World War bombing in Worcester

A memorial sculpture to the victims of the only fatal German attack on Worcester in the Second World War has been unveiled. The leaf-shaped monument, created by local mosaic artist Victoria Harrison, is the centrepiece of the newly-regenerated Meco Memorial Nature Park, situated close to the Mining Engineering Co Ltd (Meco) works. The factory was t...

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New electric vehicle chargers to be installed at Worcester car parks

Work starts this week to create 20 new electric vehicle (EV) charging bays in Worcester car parks. Eight new charging bays are to be created in King Street car park, and a further 12 at Tallow Hill car park. Work was scheduled to get underway at King Street on Thursday 27 July, with Tallow Hill to follow from Friday 4 August. It is expected to...

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Maintenance work to be carried out on biggest tree in Worcester

Work is due to be carried out to control the growth of what is thought to be the largest tree in Worcester. The poplar is on Hylton Road, close to the river Severn and Sabrina Bridge, and opposite the University of Worcester's new Elizabeth Garrett Anderson medical centre. Several of its branches are growing out over the road and footpaths. A large...

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Five Green flags for Worcester to wave – again!

It's another win for Worcester City Council this year with the news that five of the city's parks and open spaces have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status once again, officially earmarking them as being among the country's best green spaces. Gheuvelt Park, Fort Royal Park, Cripplegate Park and Riverside Park have once again scooped the accol...

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Labour wins Worcester City Council by-election

Elaine Willmore has won the by-election in the Nunnery ward of Worcester City Council for the Labour party. The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Simon Cronin, who won the seat on 4 May this year with a majority of 330. The full results of the by-election are: Scott Butler (Liberal Democrat) – 102 votes David Carney (independ...

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Councillors to consider revised proposal for arts venue in heart of Worcester

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to consider a revised plan for creating a new arts venue in the city centre, in response to spiralling costs. The Policy and Resources Committee will next week be asked to agree to scale back the plans for the Scala in Angel Street, reducing its seating capacity from 500 to 300. The move comes in response ...

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Plans for future of Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter to go on display

Worcester residents are to be given a preview of a bright new future for one of the city's most under-valued areas. A free exhibition at the Guildhall, running 24-28 July, will give people the chance to find out more about proposals for revamping the 14-hectare Shrub Hill Quarter over the next 20 years. Visitors will be encouraged to give their vie...

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Plans revealed for revamp of route to Worcester’s Riverside

Details have been revealed of plans for a revamp of St Andrew's Gardens in Worcester, close to the city's historic Cathedral, aimed at creating an appealing new route between high street shops and the Riverside Park. A report to Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Committee reveals that the gardens, once the site of St Andrew's ...

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Plan unveiled for new walking and cycling route linking Worcester city centre and Shrub Hill

Plans have been unveiled to create an improved walking and cycling link between the city centre and the area around Shrub Hill railway station. A planning application has been submitted to create a new five-metre wide pathway between Pheasant Street, opposite the Asda car park, to Padmore Street and the existing Cromwell Street bridge over the cana...

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Action to improve safety of rented homes in Worcester

Privately rented self-contained flats in converted houses in Worcester are set to be checked to ensure they meet safety standards, including adequate heating and fire safety measures. Housing officers from Worcester City Council are working in five areas of the city to find privately rented homes that have been split into separate flats – know as H...

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