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Mela marquee promises fun for all the family at this year’s Worcester Show

An extravaganza of Asian music, dance, crafts and food is set to bring a carnival atmosphere to this year's Worcester Show, with a Mela Marquee offering a warm welcome to all the family. Mela means festival of togetherness and Worcester Mela Partnership are promising a riot of colour, fun and celebration when they arrive at the Show for the first t...

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Temporary changes to Worcester taxi ranks as the next phase of street improvements begin

Temporary changes to taxi ranks in Worcester city centre will begin from Monday (1 August) as work starts on the latest phase of street improvements. The eight-week programme of work is the third phase of a scheme to revitalise the city centre and will include new surfacing, lighting and seating. During the next two months, The Cross taxi rank will...

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Worcester cemetery wins Green Flag for first time – giving the city FIVE flags to wave!

Worcester is going greener than ever this year with the news that no fewer than FIVE council parks have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status, meaning they are officially recognised as being among the country's best green spaces. This year sees a first Green Flag for Astwood Cemetery and Crematorium, the outstanding grounds of which have scoop...

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There’s still time to get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

 Whether you're a great gardener, a brilliant baker or a creative crafter – there's still time to showcase your talents at this year's Worcester Show. With 140 competition classes, there's something to suit entrants of all ages – and even the family dog can join in the fun. But don't leave it too late - entries close on August 8! All entries n...

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Don’t lose your vote – residents in Worcester urged to check voter registration details

Worcester residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. With elections taking place in Worcester in May 2023, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. The annual canvass allows Worcester to keep the electoral register up to date...

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Worcester is ready to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Friday

The timings and full line-up for The Queen's Baton Relay's route through Worcester have been revealed – with many exciting events taking place across the city. The Relay – part of the build-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – will arrive on Friday afternoon, with local Batonbearers carrying the Baton around the city, encountering a packe...

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New Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy launched by Worcester City Council

Worcester City Council has published a new strategy aimed at tackling inequality, challenging discrimination, promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity in the city. The new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is designed to help reduce inequalities in the city and safeguard the rights of people protected by the Equality Act 2010. The new...

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Grand National winner to join Queen’s Baton Relay in Worcester

The most unusual participant in The Queen's Baton Relay when it reaches Worcester this week has been revealed – former Grand National winner Pineau De Re. Pineau De Re was trained by Richard Newland in Claines in the city, and hit the national headlines when he won the legendary race in 2014 by five lengths. The famous horse, now 19-years-old and r...

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Action to support free school meals announced at Worcester cost of living conference

Worcester City Council is to pay for free lunches over the majority of the summer holidays for children who would normally receive free meals in term-time. The initiative, funded by £215,000 from the Council's hardship fund, was announced at a conference it organised to discuss how the cost of living emergency is being handled in the city. Announci...

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New electoral wards proposed in Worcester

Worcester City Council has proposed that the city's largest electoral area is split in two, as part of its response to a public consultation on the city's electoral arrangements. The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council. The current ...

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