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War of words over people feeling disengaged about politics

Evesham Journal: CHALLENGE: Lucy Hodgson.

5:27pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO councillors have got embroiled in a war of words over whether public views are being taken seriously enough by those in power.

Worcestershire MPs ready for possible recall on air strikes in Iraq

Evesham Journal: CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in Westminster, central London, following a no vote in the Scottish independence referendum

4:56pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

MPs in Worcestershire are gearing up for a possible vote over military action against Islamic State (IS) monsters - with one saying he is "strongly in favour" of getting involved.

I'm not totally against a mansion tax, says Worcester's Conservative MP

Evesham Journal: Leader of Redbridge council Keith Prince was scathing in his criticisms of Ed Miliband

1:29pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has stuck his neck out as an unlikely supporter of a "mansion tax" - as long as it is restricted to foreigners with expensive London pads.

Tired of being ripped off? New credit union announces Worcestershire lifeline

Evesham Journal: From left - Natalie Poole, business and marketing assistant, Dharminder Dhaliwal, business and finance manager, MP Robin Walker and Cllr Alan Amos, the Mayor of Worcester. Castle & Crystal Credit Union is opening a new online secure savings and afford

12:25pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW credit union is up and running in Worcestershire - offering a vital lifeline three years after the last one acrimoniously collapsed.

£33m Southern Link Road dualling about to get green light

Evesham Journal: DELAYS: A typical day on the A4440 Southern Link Road in Worcester.

11:28am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A £33 MILLION plan to dual Worcester's A4440 Southern Link Road is on the verge of getting the green light - after developers agreed to cough up nearly half the costs.

Company directors in Worcester to be chased over old debts in council crackdown

Evesham Journal: WRITE-OFFS: Fresh attempt to tackle company directors in Worcester.

10:13am Wednesday 24th September 2014

COMPANY directors who fail to pay off historic debts to Worcester City Council are being targeted in a fresh crackdown on debt.

Exclusive: No Northern Relief Link Road before 2030

Evesham Journal: County Hall

5:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HOPES of Worcester finally getting a Northern Relief Ring Road have suffered a bitter blow - after council chiefs ruled it out for another 16 years.

Would-be MP claims there is "no rationale" to sports centre and play hive off plan

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2:42pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PLANS to hand Worcester's sports centres and play activities to an outside provider have been criticised by a would-be MP - who claims there is "no rationale" to it.

Consultancy controversy 'must not happen again', warns councillor

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2:06pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE councillor has warned against any repeats of the county's consultancy controversy - saying it "must not happen again".

Critical report on incinerator costs 'nothing to do with us', says councillor

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.

5:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TAXPAYERS have had to fork out £89 million for a Worcestershire incinerator - despite it still not being built.

£4.3m on 'exit packages' for staff at Worcestershire County Council

Evesham Journal: County Hall

5:29pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TAXPAYERS have had to fork out £4.3 million on "exit packages" for departing Worcestershire County Council staff over the last year - with the axe falling on hundreds of jobs.

Chaos as Worcester drivers ignore 'road closed' signs in one-way street

Evesham Journal: DANGER! Cars ignoring the 'road closed' signs in Sansome Walk, Worcester.

5:03pm Monday 22nd September 2014

ROADWORKS are causing chaos down a busy Worcester road - all because foolish drivers keep on ignoring the closure signs.

Sold! Worcester's Trinity House complex bought by private investors

Evesham Journal: SOLD: Trinity House in Worcester, which has been sold to private investors.

3:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PRIVATE investors have come forward to buy a key Worcester building - sparking hope it will undergo a multi-million pound transformation.

Car parking rises have damaged Worcester, says city council deputy leader

Evesham Journal: TORY: Councillor Marc Bayliss.

1:27pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL rises in car parking charges have "damaged" Worcester, according to the city council's deputy leader.

We want more electric car charging points in Worcestershire, says council

Evesham Journal: Charging points similar to this one will soon become available.

12:48pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CALLS are being made to get more electric car charging points installed around Worcestershire to help save the planet.

Student homes crackdown in Worcester up and running

Evesham Journal: Priced out of the housing market

12:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A LONG-AWAITED student homes crackdown has finally come into force in Worcester - with the city council's leader saying he's determined to take a "tough line" on it.

Council taken to task for missing in-house recycling targets

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11:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have been accused of "lacking ambition" over recycling targets - with councillors saying Worcestershire should do better.

Fresh hunt for funds to dual Worcester's A4440 Carrington Bridge

Evesham Journal: BRIDGE: The A4440 Carrington Bridge in St Peter's, south Worcester.

10:56am Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW investigation has kicked off to see if Worcester's notorious Carrington Bridge can be dualled, it has emerged.

Council backs new youth justice plan

Evesham Journal: County Hall

10:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW blueprint for tackling youth crime across Worcestershire has been agreed by councillors - after good progress was made in keeping young people out of trouble.

Let's make Worcester's markets the envy of the region, says council

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

5:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

CALLS are being made for Worcester's market to become the envy of other towns and cities - with council chiefs saying it should become a tourist draw in its own right.

Reaction: Delight in Worcestershire as Scotland says no - now it's time for more English powers

Evesham Journal: Business leaders do not think Alex Salmond has made a strong business case for Scottish independence.

5:28pm Friday 19th September 2014

JUBILANT community leaders in Worcestershire have hailed Scotland saying 'no' after a day of high drama at the polls kept the UK intact.

M&S set to open second Worcester store as part of £150m shopping complex

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5:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SECOND Marks & Spencer store is being lined up for Worcester under plans for a massive £150 million out-of-town shopping park, it emerged today.

Who cares about the concrete when you're in Devon

Evesham Journal: HIGH RISK: The construction industry poses the most danger to workers

1:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

WITH the news that a mega amount of new sites have been earmarked for 5,200 extra homes in the South Worcestershire Development plan, it's been a trying few days for many politicians.

Angry scenes at County Hall after bid to investigate counsultancy 'shambles' is rejected

Evesham Journal: County Hall

DRAMATIC attempts to stage an investigation into "shambolic" consultancy spending at Worcestershire County Council has been rejected - sparking angry scenes.

Desperate calls for a re-think over council plan to slash youth funding to nothing

Evesham Journal: GRAND OPENING: Sebastian Hollingsworth (5) at play following the official opening of the new specialist play facility at the Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

11:37am Friday 19th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have come under fire for looking to slash youth funding to nothing by 2016 - with critics saying it will leave thousands of children twiddling their thumbs.

New 'bank' style lending agency backed by Worcestershire County Council

Evesham Journal: County Hall

11:02am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS to set up a new 'bank' to help Worcestershire County Council tackle debts and draw down money at better rates have been overwhelmingly backed.

£3.3m pothole cash accepted by Worcestershire County Council

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10:42am Friday 19th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs in Worcestershire have formally accepted a £3.3 million Government boost to repair potholes - after it was found to be the best in the entire country.

Council chairman defends rise of food banks in Worcestershire

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10:08am Friday 19th September 2014

THE chairman of Worcestershire County Council has defended the rise of food banks - amid claims she should be 'embarrassed' to open them.

Live report: What Worcestershire says about Scotland saying NO

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.

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