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Live Live report: What Worcestershire says about the Scottish independence vote

Evesham Journal: Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

9:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

As the results from the Scottish independence referendum come in we'll be bringing you all the reaction from Worcestershire on this historic vote.

Risk to union leaves city leaders blue

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5:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

D-DAY is here for Scottish independence, with politicians across Worcester making heartfelt pleas for the “No” campaign to win.

Fury as councillors clash over adult care cuts in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: County Hall

5:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FURIOUS councillors have clashed over controversial adult care cuts in Worcestershire - calling it "shocking and distressing".

We need fresh alternatives to the badger cull, says council

Evesham Journal: Cotswolds parliamentary candidate hits out at badger cull plans

4:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council is writing to the Government to urge a fresh solution on tackling bovine TB - after admitting concern over badger culling.

County MP says Islamic State is the "biggest threat the world faces"

Evesham Journal: MP's fury at racist e-mail about mother of murdered teenager

5:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP has revealed his anguish over the Islamic State crisis - saying it is the "biggest threat the world faces".

New £10m Worcester swimming pool backed by Conservative leadership

Evesham Journal: The swimming pool at The Louisa Centre in Stanley

4:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GRAND plans for a new £10.4 million Worcester swimming pool are on the verge of becoming reality - after it was backed by council leaders.

Worcester MP under fire for 'supporting the bedroom tax'

Evesham Journal: House of Commons: second HS2 reading took place on Monday night.

4:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has come under severe criticism - amid claims he voted to "keep in the hated bedroom tax".

Cash awarded to councils to axe boss

Evesham Journal: COMPLAINT: Chris Bocock

4:39pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for two councils to share one boss have been backed by the Government - with £400,000 handed over to make it happen.

Worcester school secures Government go-ahead to open a sixth form

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4:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHOOL in Worcester has secured the green light from the Government to expand into a sixth form next year.

Concern over 5,200 extra homes for south Worcestershire as more sites are revealed

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12:46pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BATTLE lines are already being drawn over where 5,200 extra homes across south Worcestershire will go - as more details emerged on the likely locations.

John Lewis reveals plans for £7m Worcester store

Evesham Journal: IMAGE: An artist's impression of the new John Lewis store set for Worcester.

10:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JOHN Lewis has unveiled its plans for a £7 million Worcester store - revealing the city has been a "long sought-after destination" for the massive retailer.

Let's ban badger culls on council land, says Labour

Evesham Journal: County Hall

6:09pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PLEA is being made to ban badger culls on land owned by Worcestershire County Council.

I don't want the pension pot to "go bust", says former Worcester Mayor

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5:46pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER Mayor of Worcester has voiced fears over the future of a massive pension pot - saying she doesn't want it to "go bust" due to job cuts.

Worcester's MP in plea to Scots to help him on the telephone

Evesham Journal: Worcester MP Robin Walker has praised the city's job figures.

5:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has reached out to Scottish people in the city - saying he wants to recruit them to help the 'no' campaign win.

REVEALED: Where 5,200 extra homes across south Worcestershire will go

Evesham Journal: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

5:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

LONG-AWAITED details of where 5,200 extra homes will go across south Worcestershire can today be revealed.

Sports centre handover plan back on the table

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

COUNCIL-RUN sports centres across Worcester are expected be handed to an outside provider to run - months after a similar deal collapsed.

1,000 jobs bonanza for Worcester under £150m shopping park plans

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10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A JOBS bonanza is on the way to Worcester - with around 1,000 new roles created if a multi-million pound shopping centre featuring John Lewis and Next gets the nod.

Call for relocation of Worcester's market stalls to become permanent

Evesham Journal: 341467820  Pic Jonathan Barry 19.8.14  Market stall holders are furious, after Worcester City Council failed to find a temporary home for the market traders, during the refurbishment of Angel Place, Worcester. (9679925)

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

CALLS are being made to keep Worcester's markets spread out across the city - with one councillor claiming it could boost their trade.

Let's make Worcester a tourism magnet, says city council leader

Evesham Journal: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

5:07pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE city council's leader has revealed his ambition to make Worcester a serious tourism magnet of the future - saying it cannot continue to rely on drawing in history buffs.

Exclusive: £500,000 spent on temporary consultants to fill empty County Hall jobs

Evesham Journal: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

MORE than £500,000 of taxpayers' money has been spent on consultants to cover for unfilled council vacancies in Worcestershire - despite in-house jobs being slashed.

Worcester city centre body wants shop's support for five more years

Evesham Journal: Worcester's City of Culture bid widely welcomed

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A NEW "wish list" for Worcester shops can today be revealed - after than 500 traders were asked for ideas on improving the city.

Tributes paid after death of stalwart councillor

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8:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

TRIBUTES are being paid to a long-serving councillor who has died after a fall.

Traffic congestion Worcester's biggest gripe? Not any more

Evesham Journal: NO WAY THROUGH: Roadworks have closed Sansome Street in Worcester. 2513339702

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

TRAFFIC congestion no longer tops people's concerns for what bothers them most about Worcester - falling to second place for the first time in three years.

MPs expenses revealed in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: MP Luff claims £37,000 a year for two extra jobs

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

EXPENSE claims for MPs in Worcestershire topped £500,000 last year, new figures reveal.

Council budget ends up with a £367,000 surplus

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

CASH-STRAPPED Worcester City Council is celebrating a 'profit' to its budget - after bosses managed to reign in the spending.

Mayor of Worcester rejects bid to fly Scottish flag in the city

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10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

ATTEMPTS to get the Scottish flag flown outside the Guildhall have been scotched - after the Mayor of Worcester decided it was “not a matter” for city people.

Concern over bid for 80 new homes in village near Worcester

Evesham Journal: Hallow

3:54pm Friday 12th September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 80 new homes in a village just outside Worcester can today be revealed.

Swimming pool stance backed by city MP

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

3:48pm Friday 12th September 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has revealed his delight over the city's swimming pool twist - saying his lobbying has paid off.

We need "urgent action" to improve adult literacy rates, says Worcester's MP

Evesham Journal: Worcester MP Robin Walker has praised the city's job figures.

2:35pm Friday 12th September 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called for "urgent action" to tackle a literacy gap in the UK - after a report highlighted 'alarmingly low' abilities across the country.

Flying the flag for deep-fried Mars Bars

Evesham Journal: Which way will Scotland vote?

2:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE palpable sense of sheer panic which has engulfed Downing Street over Scottish independence has startled to trickle down to more local politicians.

Businesses back new council plan to boost city centre trade

Evesham Journal: BUSY: Worcester city centre (36124801)

5:33pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A BODY representing traders in Worcester has backed a new blueprint for the city centre - saying it is "extremely supportive" of the plan.

Head backs plans for fining parents over bad parking

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5:31pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A SCHOOL headteacher in Worcester is backing powers to fine parents £100 for parking in the wrong places - saying it would benefit everyone.

Anger as patient gets ticket visiting Worcester doctor's

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3:41pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A WORCESTER motorist slapped with a parking ticket while she was at the doctors has spoken of her fury - saying a parked transit van was blocking her view of a warning sign.

Fresh investigation to be launched over Worcester's congestion

Evesham Journal: Traffic congestion in Worcester on the Ombersley Road.

3:33pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NEW drive to cut congestion in Worcester is kicking off - with a former city council leader saying the need for a solution is "ever more pressing".

Worcester can afford an eight-lane swimming pool, insists council leader

Evesham Journal: OUT: Simon Geraghty

11:23am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE leader of Worcester City Council has issued a rallying call over making the "right decision" on a new swimming pool - and insists it can afford an eight-lane facility.

School-run parents face on-the-spot parking fines

Evesham Journal: The order restricts parking on the east side of Blackhill Lane and on both sides of the road along Hollingford Place.

11:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

PARENTS could be fined up to £100 for parking too near schools - despite one Worcester headteacher labelling it "antagonistic".

We knew the incinerator bill would rise, says councillor

Evesham Journal: An artist's impression of the planned incinerator.

3:40pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A LEADING Worcestershire councillor has defended a bill for the county's £165 million incinerator spiralling 2,000 per cent of course - saying he "expected" the anomaly.

City facing hefty bill for tackling seagull menace

Evesham Journal: SCAVENGING: A seagull raiding a bin in Worcester for food.

3:34pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE amount of money spent on trying to rid seagulls from Worcester could climb as high as £25,000, it has emerged.

We want to make temporary summer car parking cuts permanent, says Worcester City Council leadership

Evesham Journal: SHORTFALL: A shopper paying for a city council-run car parking space by mobile phone. But not as many drivers as expected are using the facilities in Worcester. (52434501)

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

DRAMATIC cuts in car parking across Worcester are on the verge of being made permanent, it has emerged.

Crumbs! MEP attacks Eurocrats for issuing advice on eating TOAST

Evesham Journal: OH CRUMBS! James Carver, UKIP MEP hits out at European advice over eating toast.

9:46am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MEP has accused meddling EU bureaucrats of "cooking up trouble in the kitchen" - after issuing advice on how to cook TOAST.

Council plans new 'bank' to tackle debt

Evesham Journal: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

5:56pm Monday 8th September 2014

CASH-STRAPPED Worcestershire County Council wants to tackle its debt levels - by setting up a new "bank" to borrow at super-low levels.

Worcester's Tories dramatically revive plans for eight-lane swimming pool

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

3:45pm Monday 8th September 2014

PLANS for a massive eight-lane swimming pool in Worcester have been dramatically revived - months after it was dumped after being deemed too expensive.

Blueprint to lift Worcester city centre

Evesham Journal: BUSY: Worcester city centre (36124801)

1:54pm Monday 8th September 2014

FREE car parking one night a week is on the cards in Worcester - as well as charges for shops that want to have A-boards and a clampdown on black sacks being left out overnight.

Retail expert fears for the future of Worcester's market stalls

Evesham Journal: The Market stalls on Angel Place, Worcester 4613452202 (8435853)

10:27am Monday 8th September 2014

A RETAIL expert has poured scorn on a move to split up market traders in Worcester - saying he fears for their future.

Here comes the rubble - work to expand car parking at County Hall underway

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10:23am Monday 8th September 2014

THE diggers are out at County Hall - turning part of the massive council HQ into a pile of rubble to finally extend the car parking.

MP backs campaign to boybott 'cruel' pup purchases

Evesham Journal: pups.jpeg

10:17am Monday 8th September 2014

DOG lovers across Worcester have been bombarding the city's MP calling for better protection for puppies - which could now lead to changes in the law.

We're after more volunteers to help us out, says county council

Evesham Journal: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

5:03pm Friday 5th September 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL bid to get more volunteers helping Worcestershire County Council is to be expanded, it has emerged.

Fresh campaign aims to tackle seagulls problem in Worcester

Evesham Journal: Seagulls are choosing Hereford over sunnier climes in Southern Europe. But numbers are reducing according to Herefordshire Council.

1:52pm Friday 5th September 2014

A NEW campaign to rid pesky seagulls from Worcester is about to be launched - amid fears if the city does nothing the population will rocket SEVEN-FOLD to more than 2,200.

Politicians go for the comic approach

Evesham Journal: Seagulls continue aerial assault

1:13pm Friday 5th September 2014

IT'S a mucky job being a councillor in Worcester these days - in fact some of them tell me it's often like being crapped on from a great height.

Worcester market stalls saved after council agrees to spread them out

Evesham Journal: IT’S ALL CHANGE: The market in Angel Place, Worcester, is set to get a makeover.

1:09pm Friday 5th September 2014

MARKET traders in Worcester who feared for their livelihoods have been found a new solution - after council chiefs agreed to spread them across the city.

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