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More than 4,000 people leave messages of condolence for The Queen at Worcester Guildhall

A total of 4,450 messages were left in the Books of Condolence opened at Worcester Guildhall following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Worcester City Council opened the books within hours of the news being released by Buckingham Palace on Thursday, 8 September. The first message to be left was from the Mayor of Wor...

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Her Majesty The Queen

Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Her Majesty The Queen. The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson, said: "The Councillors and Officers of Worcester City Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time." Books of condolence A Book of Condolence is ope...

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Council to consider extra help for residents on the cost of living crisis

Worcester City Council is set to consider taking extra steps to help local residents cope with the cost of living crisis. Rising energy prices and food bills are affecting everyone, but it is vulnerable low-income families which are being hit hardest by the situation. In July this year, the Council declared a cost of living crisis and is now workin...

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First inside image of Worcester’s proposed new arts centre revealed

The first internal image of the new arts centre being proposed for Worcester has today been released. The image shows a cross-section of what the 500-seat new auditorium could look like in the new city centre-based performance arts venue. The arts centre is at the heart of the revamp of the northern end of the city centre, which is being delivered ...

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Mayor of Worcester trains for 10k for charity – will you sponsor him?

The Mayor of Worcester is in training to join this year's Worcester 10k run to raise funds for two local charities – and he's hoping local people and businesses will sponsor him. Councillor Adrian Gregson will become the first Mayor to take part in the Worcester City Runs while in office when he crosses the starting line on Sunday 4 September. Comp...

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Extra support for energy bills for some Worcester residents

Extra support has been announced by Worcester City Council for some residents who may be struggling to pay their energy bills. The Council has already paid out £150 Council Tax rebates to the majority of households in the city, with some others due to receive a voucher in the coming weeks. The new initiative will see the Council providing support f...

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Final countdown to popular Worcester Show

The popular Worcester Show is coming back to the Pitchcroft racecourse (WR2 2WD) on Sunday 14 August (10.00am – 5.00pm), after attracting a record-breaking 15,000-plus visitors at the same location last year. A thrilling line-up of live music has now been confirmed for the day, topped by ska band [spunge], who have supported Green Day and will be l...

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Mayor of Worcester welcomes Ukrainian guests to the Guildhall

The Mayor and Mayoress of Worcester have welcomed nearly 100 Ukrainian guests to the Guildhall, along with their host families. Councillor Adrian Gregson and his partner Rachel Hall organised the event as a formal welcome to the city for people who have fled the war in their home country. The free event at the historic city centre building included...

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Leave your car at home – and make your visit to Worcester Show a green one!

Visitors to this year's Worcester Show are being encouraged to consider leaving their cars at home and instead use public transport - or walk or cycle to the event. Worcester Show takes place on Sunday August 14 at Pitchcroft Racecourse and whilst parking will be available near the site, people travelling from outside Worcester are encouraged to us...

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Cost of living: Help for Households

The Government has announced that retail deals and discounts to help families over the summer holidays have been launched as part of the Help for Households Campaign. These deals have been signed with various businesses, including Asda, Morrisons, Amazon and Vodafone and are designed to reduce costs at the checkout, help provide entertainment ...

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