Cattle ‘let loose’ as part of natural care plan on meadows

 A 10-strong herd of hand-reared cattle has been released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows, as part of an annual conservation exercise by Worcester City Council. The cattle will be allowed free rein on the local nature reserve site, to help preserve grassland and wild flowers.The initiative is designed to act as a natural and cost-effective way of ke...
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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall. Cllr Allah Ditta was voted in at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz. This will be Cllr Ditta's second mayoral term in office; he became the city's first Asian Mayor in 2004.Cllr Jo Hodges is Worcester...
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Results are in for Worcester City Council election

The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 2. With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won seven of the 11 seats that were being contested, Labour won three and the Greens one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now:Conservatives – 17 seatsLabour – 15 seatsGreens – 3 seats. Worc...
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Historic cricket pavilion set to be dismantled and moved

 The historic pavilion at the original home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club is preparing to move to its new home.As part of work to bring the Cinderella sports ground back into use, the dismantling of the ornate 19th Century pavilion has now begun. It will be moved to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove, the first open...
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Putting the planet first this Easter

 Worcester City Council is offering residents handy hints to help them crack down on domestic waste over the Easter period. Across the UK it is estimated that more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families come together over the bank holiday weekend.To help, Let's Waste...
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Seeing the wood, not the trees, in city’s history

 What do Costa Coffee (High Street), the Commandery Museum and Lush Cosmetics all have in common? They are just a few of the many timber-framed buildings which still exist today, thanks to the conservation work of architects FWB 'Freddie' and Mary Charles from the 1950s to the 1980s.A fascinating new walking trail has now been created, which t...
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Riverside bench unveiled in memory of Thomas Jones

 A new riverside bench has been put in place by Worcester City Council, at the request of the family of Thomas Jones. The life of the student, who had recently moved to Worcester, ended in tragic circumstances after a night out in September 2018.The new bench is located on Grandstand Road, between Sabrina Bridge and the Worcester Rowing Club. ...
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Buy your tickets now for the Worcester Community Lottery

 Tickets are on sale now for the Worcester Community Lottery - a new local lottery to raise funds for city charities and other good causes. The new Worcester Community Lottery gives players the chance to sign up at www.worcesterlottery.org for entry into a weekly draw and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscriptio...
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Record number of young people attend Worcestershire Skills Show

Worcester City Council is on a mission to ensure more young people are ready for jobs of the future which rely on technology and digital skills.Worcester Bosch and the City Council co-sponsored the pioneering 'Tomorrow Zone' at the fifth Worcestershire Skills Show, held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich on 13 March. The annual event, which is hosted b...
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Worcester Sixth Form College triumphs at Young Enterprise challenge

 Students from six schools in Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon battled it out last Saturday (9 March 2019) in a competition designed to test their entrepreneurial skills.The Young Enterprise Spring Trade Fair saw twelve teams of sixth form students selling products which they had created to passers-by on Worcester's High Street.In advance ...
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