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The Arches – Director appointed to create enticing new Worcester festivals

 Severn Arts has appointed a Director to develop and deliver four exciting new annual festivals for Worcester. Earlier this year the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport awarded £3m from the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England, towards the costs of the ambitious £4.5m initiative known as The Arch...
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Worcester’s a riot of colour – thanks to wildflowers

Biodiversity is receiving a boost in the city, thanks to Worcester City Council's wild flower planting programme. "Wildflowers help to make Worcester look beautiful. However they are also important because they support bees and other insects which pollinate plants," explains Cllr Andy Stafford, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council's Environment Com...
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Worcester’s Riverside and three other city parks are among best in UK

Worcester's Riverside Park – along with three others in the city – has been named as one of the best in the UK by the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign. A prestigious Green Flag has been awarded to the park, an 83.9-hectare green area around the River Severn, running through the heart of the city. The Riverside Park joins the roster of Worcester'...
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Worcester’s historic Guildhall opens its doors for extra day this summer

 Worcester's historic Guildhall is opening its doors for an extra day a week to give visitors more opportunities to enjoy its palatial beauty during the summer holidays. From July 21, the 18th Century architectural masterpiece at the heart of the city will be open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. The summer Sunday openings, wh...
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City Council helps fledging business to reduce Worcester’s waistline

According to the most recent Health Survey for England, 64% of adults in the country are overweight or obese, costing the NHS £16 billion per year. Worcester resident Kerrie Mimnagh, who conquered her own weight battle after the birth of her two children, wanted to help others – and launched the Worcester Weight Loss Centre with a little help from ...
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Free fun on offer at revamped Worcester play area

School's nearly out for summer – and the Mayor of Worcester is hosting a free event at the recently refurbished Battenhall Rise play area (WR5 2DE) to celebrate. Free face painting, goodie bags and healthy snacks will be available for the first 100 children who come to the Battenhall Rise play site on Saturday 20 July between 10.00am and midday. Wo...
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Former Mayor hands cash over to Worcester charities

The former Mayor of Worcester has handed over more than £30,000 to three city charities. Councillor Jabba Riaz handed over his chain of office in May after a busy 12-months of fundraising and promotion of his campaign to encourage Worcester people to love, not hate. Through a packed programme of events, concerts, community fairs and plenty more, Cl...
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Council’s new green wheels hit the streets

Look out for a colourful new addition to Worcester's busy streets, as Worcester City Council introduces another electric vehicle to its fleet. The five-seat fully electric Nissan e-NV200 people carrier will help transport waste collection staff and other council workers around the city as part of their daily routine to keep Worcester clean and gree...
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Worcester flag flies to show support for Armed Forces

 The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, was joined by military personnel and councillors yesterday to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall. Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 29 June, but commemorations begin on Monday 24 June when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised on buildings and famous landmarks ar...
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Worcester Mayor on a mission to combat social isolation

Worcester's new Mayor, Cllr Allah Ditta, will be raising funds over the next twelve months to tackle the growing issue of social isolation in the city. According to central Government's most recent Community Survey (2016-17), one in 20 adults nationally reports feeling lonely "often or always." And according to Age UK, 35,000 older people across Wo...
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