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You can't compare Worcestershire to Brum, says councillor amid incineration debate

Evesham Journal: GO AHEAD: An artist’s impression of the Hartlebury incinerator. Worcestershire County Council will give a £165 million loan to support the project which could start next spring.

2:45pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONE of Worcestershire's leading politicians says he will not be turning his back on the county's incinerator - despite warnings from neighbouring Birmingham.

Tory MPs in Worcestershire criticise Douglas Carswell's UKIP switch

Evesham Journal: Douglas Carswell: Campaign deserves support

2:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MPs in Worcestershire have criticised a former Tory who dramatically quit the party to join UKIP - saying he is "detached from reality".

Worcester MP welcomes £160m Cancer Drugs Fund boost

Evesham Journal: Weight loss can cut your cancer risk, says Yorkshire cancer charity

2:39pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has welcomed a £160 million funding boost for cancer treatment - saying it is "vitally important".

Anger at the end of park and ride

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10:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FURIOUS bus users turned up at Worcester's park and ride yesterday without realising it had been scrapped - and said they were driving into the city instead.

Special car parking offer in Worcester to mark Tour of Britain

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

5:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

A SPECIAL car parking promotion is being launched in Worcester next week as part of a major cycling event in the city.

Boom! Housing market bonanza in county as prices rocket

Evesham Journal: Rising stamp duty 'choking' housing market

1:21pm Monday 1st September 2014

A HOUSING market boom has hit Worcestershire - with average prices rocketing by a staggering 12 per cent in one year.

Green city park is a good idea - but is it realistic?

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

1:13pm Monday 1st September 2014

CALLS to create a massive 'green park' in the centre of Worcester have been given a lukewarm response by a shoppers' body - despite admitting the city lacks a "focal point".

Tory councillor wins promotion 15 months after by-election victory

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1:11pm Monday 1st September 2014

A COUNCILLOR has secured a rapid promotion to a key role in Worcestershire only 15 months after winning a by-election.

Campaign of strikes has 'traumatised' fire service staff

Evesham Journal: Firefighters tackle a blaze  in Barrackswood Newport (9589147)

6:11pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE chairman of Worcestershire’s fire authority has revealed his anguish over this summer’s strikes – admitting he is “worried” they have dragged on and says they have “traumatised” staff.

Let's not damage Worcester city centre, says shopping body

Evesham Journal: BUSY: Worcester High Street is full of Christmas shoppers looking for a bargain. Picture by John Anyon. 50100001.

6:05pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A WARNING has been fired over plans for a new £150 million Worcester shopping park - amid fears it could damage the city centre.

Yes, we do want a new Lidl supermarket say people in Worcester

Evesham Journal: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

5:59pm Sunday 31st August 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Lidl has finally revealed its plans for a new store in Worcester - as hundreds of people back the bid.

VIDEO: Watch Worcester News political reporter Tom Edwards get SOAKED in the Ice Bucket Challenge

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12:06pm Friday 29th August 2014

THEY say revenge is a dish best served cold - and our political reporter certainly had that experience when this massive bucket of ice was poured over his head.

What a nice little earner for councillor

Evesham Journal: Cllr David Hughes.

9:30am Friday 29th August 2014

YOU'VE got to hand it to Councillor David 'my castle' Hughes, the leader of Malvern Hills District Council, who is lining up a nice little earner for himself by attempting to see 23 homes built on his land in Clay Green Farm, Alfrick.

Council workers get better sick pay deal

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

3:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

COUNCIL workers in Worcester who injure themselves at work will receive increased rates of sick pay, it has emerged.

Bill for county incinerator spirals 2,000 per cent off course

Evesham Journal: COUNCIL VOTE: An artist’s impression of the controversial £120m Hartlebury incinerator.

1:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE bill for consultancy work and legal fees run up by the county council during the fight to build a controversial incinerator in Worcestershire reached nearly £900,000, it has been revealed.

See Worcester MP Robin Walker get absolutely DRENCHED in the ice bucket challenge

Evesham Journal: Worcester MP Robin Walker reacts as he is showered in iced water as he took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, helped by Office manager Kate Dixon and campaign manager Will Pryce at the Worcester Conservative Party Offices, Sansome Place, Worcester. Pic Jo

5:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WITH the cool August weather causing quite a shock to the system, the last thing anyone would want is a huge bucket of ice cold water thrown over them.

Former council leader's dismay on overhanging bushes

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11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THESE overhanging bushes and weeds are causing problems down a busy Worcester road - with a former council leader lambasting its appearance as "a mess".

Plans for new £150m Worcester shopping complex to be submitted in October

Evesham Journal: Cropped shot of woman with shopping bags (7436483)

10:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

PLANS for a £150 million shopping centre in Worcester are set to be handed to council chiefs in October - paving the way for a radical transformation in the city's retail offer.

Worcester is winning the battle against 'chuggers'

Evesham Journal: BUSY: Worcester High Street is full of Christmas shoppers looking for a bargain. Picture by John Anyon. 50100001.

9:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

WORCESTER is winning the battle against so-called 'chuggers' - 18 months on from a hard-hitting crackdown.

An ally found in New Zealand

Evesham Journal: Sunset on parade: the view over Middle Battenhall, in Worcester

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE'S been many politicians laying their boots into the Mayor of Worcester over the last couple of months, but precious little proof those of a Conservative persuasion feel the same way.

We must have a chief executive, says council leader

Evesham Journal: Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader

2:38pm Monday 11th August 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has revealed his reasons for not 'sharing' or even going without a chief executive - saying it would be wrong for a politician to have so much power.

One is not amused by you being AWOL

Evesham Journal: Her Majesty's chosen volunteer groups were announced today

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

IT'S been another harrowing few days for Worcester's Mayor Councillor Alan 'fiasco' Amos, who has hit double figures for the number of events he's managed to miss since June.

Help to Buy is 'fuelling debt', says Worcester's Labour parliamentary candidate

Evesham Journal: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

1:33pm Monday 11th August 2014

WORCESTER'S Labour parliamentary candidate has poured cold water on nearly 500 first time buyers getting on the housing ladder in Worcestershire - saying she is worried about it "fuelling" debt.

Package of measures drawn up to ease noise by Worcester's Ketch island

Evesham Journal: BIGGER: The Ketch island would have an overhaul.

1:30pm Monday 11th August 2014

A PACKAGE of new measures to appease disgruntled householders living by Worcester's Ketch roundabout have been revealed by council chiefs.

Mayor of Worcester in fresh controversy over missing key events

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1:13pm Monday 11th August 2014

THE Mayor of Worcester is today facing fresh criticism - with the number of events he has missed hitting double figures already.

Former Worcester Mayor's property is 'dragging the street down'

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10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

WITH bricks scattered everywhere, the roof torn off and parts of the first floor seemingly held up by metal rods, it's a far cry from the vision outlined for this Worcester property.

Former Worcester City Council leader in Living Wage plea

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

4:41pm Friday 8th August 2014

A FORMER leader of Worcester City Council has made his own personal plea to carry on paying staff the Living Wage - saying it is "the right thing to do".

Are county's historic archives for sale? Council denies speculation

Evesham Journal: The Hive in Worcester city centre

1:59pm Friday 8th August 2014

CLAIMS Worcestershire's UK-leading archives could be sold to private investors are being refuted by council chiefs - despite one politician saying "speculation is rife" it could go.

Reject independence, Worcester MP urges Scotland

Evesham Journal: Worcester MP Robin Walker

1:54pm Friday 8th August 2014

WORCESTER'S MP today leads a passionate rallying call urging Scotland to reject independence - after being tasked with investigating the issue on behalf of parliament.

Blue sky thinking or pure bonkers

Evesham Journal: Boris Johnson apologised after losing his temper

1:29pm Friday 8th August 2014

YOU'VE got to hand it to those Tories at Worcestershire County Council, who are swallowing up all the 'positive mantra' thinking in these most austere of times.

Secret County Hall report reveals consultancy shambles

Evesham Journal: County Hall

9:35am Friday 8th August 2014

A LEAKED report has revealed shocking failings over consultancy spending at Worcestershire County Council - including contracts being extended without politicians being told, people employed without insurance checks, no records of job interviews and practises so shoddy there are fears EU laws were breached.

Potential investors 'avoid notorious Worcester roundabout', claims ex-councillor

Evesham Journal: CONCERNS: The layout of the Whittington traffic island. 40144611

2:49pm Thursday 7th August 2014

BUSINESS people from areas like Birmingham visiting Worcester are so fed up with the city's controversial Whittington island they are AVOIDING coming off at Junction 7 of the M5.

Hundreds of people across Worcestershire use Help to Buy to get on the ladder

Evesham Journal: Barratt says the UK housing market is improving and has seen homebuyers queue up for its properties

12:33pm Thursday 7th August 2014

NEARLY 500 people across Worcestershire have bought their first property from the Government's Help to Buy scheme, it has emerged.

Councillors reveal their £3.1m windfall 'wish list'

Evesham Journal: POPULAR: The splashpad

12:30pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A REVAMP of Gheluvelt Park's popular Splashpad, new-look play facilities in St John's, a huge overhaul of Worcester's Cornmarket area - these are just some of the suggestions as to how the city council can spend a £3.1 million cash windfall.

Council leader to wait before deciding on Living Wage

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

12:27pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A DECISION on whether to pay council staff in Worcester the official Living Wage beyond next spring will not be made until around Christmas, it has emerged.

I back merging rubbish collections across Worcestershire, reveals city Tory

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1:24pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A FORMER deputy leader of Worcester City Council has come out in support of merging rubbish collections across the whole county - and has revealed he first raised it three years ago.

Council urged to shift lorry parking out of city centre

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1:10pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

SMOG-SPREADING lorries could finally be rid from Worcester city centre, it has emerged.

Anger over £100,000 pay for council workers

Evesham Journal: County Hall

1:01pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

EIGHTEEN high-earning council staff across Worcestershire were paid more than £100,000 last year, it has emerged.

County MPs condemn Israel's attacks on Gaza as "brutal"

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

2:39pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP has waded into Israel's horror attacks on Gaza - and wants Number 10 to take a firmer stance on the crisis.

£3.5m roads revamp in Worcestershire finishes

Evesham Journal: JOB DONE: Highways workers David Smith, left, and David Thacker with Cllr John Smith, cabinet member for highways.

1:42pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A £3.5 million project to repair potholes, divots and cracks on Worcestershire's roads has now finished.

Council tax in Worcestershire is the ninth lowest in the country

Evesham Journal: County Hall

10:53am Tuesday 5th August 2014

IF you've ever seen the council tax bill dropping through the door and breathed a sigh of anguish, it could be worse.

New Tesco Express to open in Worcester

Evesham Journal: Tesco logo

3:03pm Monday 4th August 2014

TESCO has secured permission to open up an express store in Barbourne - despite opposition due to traffic fears and the impact on other traders.

Anger over 3,000 'rights of way' repair backlog in county

Evesham Journal: RICHARD UDALL: Labour Candidate for St. John's Division

3:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

MORE than 3,000 'rights of way' routes across Worcestershire have defects - leading to furious claims council chiefs are providing a "Cinderella service".

Bedroom tax puts hundreds into debt in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: UNFAIR: Falklands veteran Doug Padgett has been driven into debt by the tax. 1313282302.

2:50pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE devastating impact of the bedroom tax can today be laid bare in Worcestershire - with hundreds of people in mounting debt and at risk of losing their homes.

Council complaints revealed in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: County Hall

2:44pm Monday 4th August 2014

AN INDEPENDENT watchdog has investigated complaints against Worcestershire councils nearly 100 times over the last year, it has emerged.

Fire service HQ goes on the market

Evesham Journal: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service will be holding an open day in Ross-on-Wye on Saturday.

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

IT'S been the home of Worcester's firefighters for the last seven decades - but now the 'for sale' signs have finally gone up.

University pledges to turn Orchard House into a first-class centre for learning

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9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

THE University of Worcester has outlined its plans to transform a key city centre site - saying it intends to open more teaching facilities as part of its ongoing expansion.

Cuts to youth activities? Don't blame us, says leader

Evesham Journal: Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended his stance on youth funding - and is blaming the economy for making cuts.

Talks start over one rubbish collection service for the whole of Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Fortnightly bin collections have increased recycling rates, town hall chiefs claim

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TENTATIVE talks have got underway to see if one massive rubbish and recycling collection service can be launched for the whole of Worcestershire.

How YOU want Worcester City Council's cash windfall to be spent

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11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

MORE than a third of people want Worcester City Council to spend its £3.1 million windfall on paying off debt - while 20 per cent say it should go on a massive new swimming pool.

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