Dare you visit The Commandery after dark this Halloween?

As one of the oldest buildings in Worcester, The Commandery is THE place to go for a truly spooky time this Halloween! On Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November The Commandery will be opening after dark to give torch lit tours of one of Worcester's oldest buildings. Said to be one of the most haunted building in the city, The Commandery is a mus...
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Thousands of cities to mark World Car Free Day

Worcester is officially marking World Car Free Day on 22 September by closing Lowesmoor to cars from midday to 3.00pm to hold a special event. Instead a giant astro turf play area will take over the road and staff from Freedom Leisure will run free multi sports and tennis sessions. The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust will also be on hand to offer fr...
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Dig will reveal Worcester’s forgotten industry

 The industrial past of one of Worcester's most popular parks is set to be uncovered next week when archaeologists set out to dig up the remains of a clay pipe factory. From Monday (September 16) a team will be onsite at the Green Flag-winning Cripplegate Park in the heart of the city, digging to unearth the kiln where the Russell Pipe Manufac...
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Trial payments of Council Tax at the corner shop is a success

A trial scheme giving Worcester residents the option to pay their Council Tax at their local shop has been a big success – and could now get even more useful, with extra payment options added. Since November last year Worcester City Council has been working with the national payment network PayPoint to give residents the option to pay their Council...
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New ways to pay and stay at Worcester car parks

Next month will bring new ways to pay and stay in Worcester's 14 City Council-run car parks. New payment machines will be installed during October, giving customers more options on how to pay than ever before. As well as still being able to use coins, for the first time drivers will be able to pay by card – including contactless. There will also be...
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Worcester shortlisted for Government’s £1 billion high streets fund

Worcester's city centre is in the running for a share of a £1 billion Government funding pot. The plan for regenerating the northern part of the city centre – from The Cross up to Foregate Street train station – has made it through to the next round of the competition to secure a share of the Future High Streets Fund. Worcester City Council has bee...
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Diseased and damaged trees to be removed from city park

Two prominent trees in Worcester's Gheluvelt Park are to be removed to protect the safety of the park's visitors. The large cedar by the Pump House has recently lost one of its biggest branches due to heavy water logging – a common issue with this species of tree. As a result, the cedar's crown is not able to provide enough energy to sustain the re...
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Relive Fort Royal memories on August Bank Holiday

The Friends of Fort Royal are hosting a fun family event in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday – and everyone is welcome. At the event, which takes place on Monday 26 August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, there will be live entertainment from Orchard Band and Drumlove, with the opportunity to join in a live Zumba session too. Afternoon teas will be on sale, t...
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New technology improves quality of service at Worcester Crematorium

Funeral directors are singing the praises of a new improved sound system which has been installed at the Worcester Crematorium this month. The City Council has upgraded the Crematorium's loud speakers and amplification system. Outdoor speakers have also been fitted this summer, providing clear and high quality sound that allows services to reach a ...
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Mayor opens stylish studios at Old Infirmary

A Worcester resident has been praised by the Mayor for his innovative conversion of the Old Infirmary building on Silver Street in to six luxury studio apartments. The building, which dates to circa 1676, was bought in 1745 and opened as Worcester Infirmary on 11 January 1746, becoming only the seventh charitable hospital outside of London. It was ...
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