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Military veteran and man tipped to be next Labour leader visits Gheluvelt Park war memorial

Evesham Journal: RESPECTS: Councillor Joy Squires, Worcester's Labour parliamentary candidate with MP Dan Jarvis at Gheluvelt war memorial.

2:44pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A WAR veteran and MP who is leading the 100th anniversary commemoration of the First World War for the Labour Party has visited Gheluvelt Park to pay his respects to the fallen.

Special report: New 'Next Generation' blueprint calls for a Worcestershire to be proud of by 2040

Evesham Journal: Pleasure boats enjoying the views of Worcester Cathedral from the River Severn, under ever darkening skies. Pic Jonathan Barry 28.5.14  2214608001 (6564453)

12:46pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A NEW blueprint has been produced to spell out how Worcestershire must develop between now and 2040 - in the hope tomorrow's generation will make their livelihoods here.

Three spectacular trees to be chopped down at Diglis House Hotel in Worcester

Evesham Journal: TREES: In the grounds of the Diglis House Hotel in Severn Street, Worcester.

11:49am Friday 23rd January 2015

THREE much-loved trees are going to be hacked down at Worcester's Diglis House Hotel - seven years after council chiefs refused it following public concern.

Can you help find the most inspiring people in Worcester?

Evesham Journal: THE TEAM: Left to right - the Mayor of Worcester Councillor Alan Amos, Keith Slater from Regenerating Communities, rotarians Nigel Wake, Sheila Sonley, Jim Brown, Anne Pooley and acting president of Worcester Rotary Club Terry Reed.

10:15am Thursday 22nd January 2015

THE hunt is being launched for Worcester's most inspiring people - with a major awards bash being staged to salute them.

What's the boss of this Worcester firm got in common with Barack Obama?

Evesham Journal: TALKS: Ian Whiting, pictured on the left with Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street before the delegation went to Washington.

2:52pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

UNTIL now you'd be forgiven for thinking the boss of a small but growing Worcester company had little in common with Barack Obama.

Show us the money over a Worcester City of Culture bid, says council

Evesham Journal: CITY OF CULTURE: Should Worcester take the plunge for a 2021 bid?

11:41am Wednesday 21st January 2015

ORGANISATIONS across Worcester have been urged to put their money on the table for an ambitious City of Culture bid - after the council admitted it was not prepared to go it alone.

Do not "misrepresent" me over the future of Worcester's parks, says senior city Conservative

Evesham Journal: FINE: A view of Cripplegate Park in Worcester from the top of Cripplegate House.

10:52am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A SENIOR Worcester Conservative has warned against anyone "misrepresenting" him over Cripplegate Park - saying he will take any means necessary to protect his reputation.

Fines and court threat as long-awaited A-boards crackdown is revealed for Worcester

Evesham Journal: A-BOARDS: The scene in The Shambles, Worcester yesterday.

4:30pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

A CRACKDOWN on A-boards cluttering Worcester city centre is finally coming into force - with traders facing fines of around £80 for stepping out of line.

More than 160 residents sign petition calling for Worcester estate to become 20mph

Evesham Journal: Neal Murphy, a resident of Longfellow Road, Worcester, who has helped to collect a petition, calling for the speed limit to be lowered to 20mph. Pic Jonathan Barry 14.1.15  0315798607 (16160023)

3:10pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

PLEAS are being made to turn a Worcester estate into a 20 miles-per-hour zone - with more than 160 people signing a petition calling for a slow down.

£60 fines threat as Lowesmoor restrictions come into force

Evesham Journal: NEW RULES: Lowesmoor during the day-time yesterday.

5:42pm Monday 12th January 2015

CONTROVERSIAL traffic restrictions in Lowesmoor have now kicked off - with drivers warned to expect £60 fines if too many people ignore it.

Social workers are told to stay at home if they are ill, admits senior county Tory

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1:05pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

THE Conservative in charge of adult social care across Worcestershire has defended sickness rates among staff - saying workers are often advised to stay off work if they are ill.

New Lidl store and sports facilities get go-ahead - sparking Worcester supermarket wars

Evesham Journal: SMART: The Archdales 73 Club proposed new club house.

1:23pm Friday 19th December 2014

A NEW multi-million pound Lidl store has secured the go-ahead in Worcester - sparking supermarket wars in the city.

Dismay over "powerless" council not being able to stop Worcester pub's demise

Evesham Journal: CHANGES: A planning application has been submitted for alterations to be made to the former Lakes pub on Ambleside Drive, before it is turned into a convenience store. Picture by John Anyon. 4514745301

12:24pm Friday 19th December 2014

ANOTHER Worcester pub is going to vanish - sparking fury as councillors lamented their "lack of powers" to block it.

Help launch a campaign for better rail services and win a House of Commons watch, says MP

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10:26am Tuesday 16th December 2014

PEOPLE across Worcestershire are being asked to help launch a campaign for better train services - with an MP offering a snazzy watch as a prize.

UKIP in 'provocation' row after campaigning opposite Polish delicatessen in Worcester

Evesham Journal: PROVOCATIVE? The UKIP campaigners out in force in St John's on Saturday.

5:00pm Monday 15th December 2014

THE UK Independence Party has denied being "provocative" by setting up a campaign stall opposite a Polish delicatessen in Worcester.

VIDEO: Fury as vandals tear down Worcester High Street trees in "deplorable" drunken attack

Evesham Journal: CCTV screen grab of tree vandals in Worcester City Centre (14207147)

5:25pm Monday 8th December 2014

STAGGERING down Worcester's High Street, they look like two ordinary revellers trying to get home after one too many jars.

Key Worcester heritage attraction to get £200,000 investment, reveals council

Evesham Journal: 24/01/14. The Commandery. Picture by Nick Toogood. (3625382)

2:28pm Monday 8th December 2014

ONE of Worcester's most important heritage attractions is getting a £200,000 makeover, we can reveal.

Splash! £200,000 revamp means new toilets for Splashpad users at Gheluvelt Park

Evesham Journal: SPLASH! The popular Splashpad at Gheluvelt Park in Barbourne, Worcester.

11:21am Friday 5th December 2014

ONE of Worcester's most popular attractions is getting a £200,000 cash injection to make it even more family-friendly.

You are a class act at helping the visually impaired, shadow minister tells Worcester

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Kate Green MP, Labour's Shadow Didabilities Minister visits New College Worcester on Monday..............Kate Green MP, has a go at chopping vegatables without vision with Joy Squires, Labour's PPC fo

11:25am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A LABOUR shadow minister visited Worcester to highlight the plight of sight loss - and see what the city is doing to help the blind.

Grand plans for new Worcester supermarket scrapped - as developer bids for 103 homes instead

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5:13pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

SHOCK proposals for a massive new Worcester supermarket have been dramatically shelved - in favour of a controversial bid to build more than 100 new homes instead.

Worcester councillors lament wreckage at historic Heron Lodge greenhouse

Evesham Journal: GREENHOUSE: How the orangery used to look at Heron Lodge in Worcester.

3:15pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE destruction of an historic Worcester greenhouse has been lamented by a councillor - who says it has damaged the city's heritage.

I worry about people being "frightened to turn their heating on", says Worcester councillor

Evesham Journal: LYNN DENHAM: Labour Candidate for Riverside Division

2:35pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

CASH-STRAPPED Worcester householders fearing their heating bills this winter have been urged to seek help - with one councillor admitting she is worried about a crisis.

Ban badger culling on Worcester City Council land, protest group urges

Evesham Journal: It is not known how many badgers are in Bolton

1:33pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

BADGER cull protestors are calling upon Worcester City Council to take a stance on the controversy - collecting 1,000 signatures to make their point.

New Worcester market will be a huge improvement, says city council deputy leader

Evesham Journal: Work continues on the re-vamp of the market site on Angel Place, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry  6.10.14  4114722303 (11153943)

1:03pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

TWO butchers and a fishmonger have already signed up to be a part of Worcester's new £555,000 market - as the city council insisted it will be a "big improvement".

Prospect of a pay rise for Worcester's lowest paid council workers

Evesham Journal: GV of Worcester's council offices today, Wednesday, February 25, 2009.
Credit: Lee Sanders/newsteam.co.uk
25/02/09 (5078500)

12:21pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE lowest paid council workers in Worcester could be in line for a pay rise - giving them a welcome boost to kick off 2015.

2pm updated version: Keep me out of Worcester City FC stadium plans, says city council leader

Evesham Journal: OUT: Simon Geraghty

11:06am Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE leader of Worcester City Council has refused to back plans for the football team to return home - sparking fury by insisting he must stay out of the Perdiswell debate.

Fury over Worcestershire's 'shocking' footways - as council agrees to review spending

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5:59pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

CALLS are being made to improve Worcestershire's "shocking" pavements - with cracks, divots and uneven surfaces across the county.

Fed up Worcestershire residents take battle over new homes to David Cameron

Evesham Journal: Conservative Party leader David Cameron gives a speech on social justice, in south London. (11130763)

3:49pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

RESIDENTS in Worcestershire are taking the battle over new housing development all the way to David Cameron - saying they are "fed up" of too much housing.

Calls to review salary levels of "cripplingly low paid" council workers rejected

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

2:18pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

CALLS to review the salary levels at Worcestershire County Council have been rejected - despite claims too many staff are on "cripplingly low" wages.

Tributes after death of Wychavon councillor

5:29pm Monday 17th November 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a councillor in Wychavon who has suddenly died.

I'm sorry over Worcester's traffic census chaos, says county council deputy leader

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

3:46pm Monday 17th November 2014

THE deputy leader of Worcestershire County Council has apologised for the traffic census chaos which struck Worcester.

Calls for rethink over job cuts after shock 12 per cent rise in fires

Evesham Journal: Firefighters tackle a blaze in a yard on Becks Road, Keighley

2:34pm Monday 17th November 2014

FIRES have increased a whopping 12 per cent in just one year - at a time of constant strikes and job cuts in Worcestershire.

Bid to launch council investigation into Worcestershire's shopping scene rejected

Evesham Journal:

12:37pm Monday 17th November 2014

A BID to launch a council investigation into Worcestershire's High Streets has been rejected - despite fears they could become "ghost towns" without a boost.

Handing over county beauty spot was the right decision, insists Worcester Tory

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11:11am Monday 17th November 2014

A SENIOR Worcester Conservative has defended moves to hand a county beauty spot to the National Trust - and has rejected claims of "giving away the family silver".

Bill Longmore reveals he is "open minded" about a police merger with Warwickshire

Evesham Journal: Bill Longmore with his deputy, Barrie Sheldon

9:52am Monday 17th November 2014

WEST Mercia's police and crime commissioner has revealed he is "open minded" about a possible merger with Warwickshire.

£20,000 bill for Worcester's traffic chaos

Evesham Journal:

9:15am Monday 17th November 2014

THE full cost of a controversial traffic census which brought Worcester to its knees can today be revealed - and the complaints over it.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visits Worcester to hail flood defences

Evesham Journal:

5:45pm Friday 14th November 2014

ENVIRONMENT secretary Liz Truss visited Worcester today to insist more is being done to protect the county from chaotic flooding.

Sansome Walk roadworks finish - at last

Evesham Journal: Open for business..........Sansome Walk has re-opened after weeks of work.  Pic Jonathan Barry 14.11.14  4614754803 (12869979)

4:27pm Friday 14th November 2014

FROM cars jammed bumper to bumper to a straight breeze through - what a difference 24 hours makes!

New top director appointed at County Hall in bid to become more 'commercial'

Evesham Journal: NEW DIRECTOR: Sander Kristel,  the new director of commercial and change at the county council.

3:49pm Friday 14th November 2014

A NEW director on a whopping £117,571 has been appointed at Worcestershire County Council - signalling the next step in plans to hive off services.

Ed finds friends in Worcester - just don't go through the history books

Evesham Journal:

2:50pm Friday 14th November 2014

POOR Ed Miliband reached an all-time low this week after polling revealed him to be the most unpopular leader among his own party's supporters, ever.

Turning off street lights will not "take people into darkness", says senior councillor

Evesham Journal: Clock-change could affect streetlights...again

2:40pm Friday 14th November 2014

TURNING off street lights across Worcestershire will not "take people into darkness", according to a senior county politician.

Great counties like Worcestershire must lead the way on English devolution, says council leader

Evesham Journal: Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader

1:52pm Friday 14th November 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has issued a rallying call over devolution from central Government - saying the time has come for a "fair deal".

Reverse library cuts in Worcestershire and stop calling them savings, says councillor

Evesham Journal: Exterior of The Hive, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 12.5.14 2014596301 (6152439)

1:09pm Friday 14th November 2014

CALLS are being made to reverse library cuts in Worcestershire - with one councillor saying they should not be called "savings".

I want this 'crisis fund' help to stay, says Worcestershire County Council leader

Evesham Journal: Leader of Worcestershire County Council Adrian Hardman

12:40pm Friday 14th November 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council is going to intervene in a bid to stop a 'crisis fund' being shelved.

Bill Longmore defends the role of PCCs - saying they have done "some stupid things" but deserve to stay

Evesham Journal: DEFENDING THE JOB: Police and crime Commissioner Bill Longmore

12:05pm Friday 14th November 2014

BILL Longmore has issued a passionate defence of police and crime commissioners - and has taken a pop at politicians calling for them to be scrapped.

Time to move on from the Mark Yates £3,000 private back op saga, says fire authority chairman

Evesham Journal:

11:38am Friday 14th November 2014

THE chairman of the fire authority has urged fellow councillors to move on from the £3,000 Mark Yates back operation row - insisting the saga is done and dusted.

Investigation launched in Worcestershire amid fears Rotherham child abuse scandal is widespread

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

11:27am Friday 14th November 2014

AN investigation has been launched amid fears the Rotherham child abuse scandal could be happening in Worcestershire.

£17m Worcestershire Parkway will not wreck services at Foregate Street, insists county council

Evesham Journal: PARKWAY: Artists' images showing off the £17m site.

10:28am Friday 14th November 2014

THE deputy leader of Worcestershire County Council has insisted that a long-awaited £17 million railway station near Worcester will not wreck services at Foregate Street.

County Hall farce as police commissioner is embroiled in stand-off row

Evesham Journal: Police and crime commissioner Bill Longmore with deputy Barrie Sheldon. SP

9:36am Friday 14th November 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Bill Longmore was embroiled in a farcical stand-off yesterday- after refusing to answer questions in a heated Q&A.

Fire service strikes cost taxpayers £166,000 so far

Evesham Journal: Fire service issues warning over carbon monoxide.

9:24am Friday 14th November 2014

TAXPAYERS have had to fork out £166,000 for the fire service strikes that have hit Worcestershire, it has emerged.

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