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I was "so grateful" to serve Worcestershire's people, says departing MP in tribute to the county

Evesham Journal: COMMONS: Sir Peter Luff in the chamber for the final time.

10:25am Friday 27th March 2015

A RETIRING Worcestershire MP has paid his own tribute to the voters - saying he was "so grateful" to serve them for so long.

Coalition big-hitter praises Worcestershire's 'cyber valley' in House of Commons

Evesham Journal: Francis Maude

11:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

A GOVERNMENT big-hitter has praised Worcestershire's very own rapidly expanding 'cyber valley' - saying he is "hugely impressed".

More than 1,000 people sign 'English votes for English laws' petition as MP hands it to parliament

Evesham Journal: PETITION: Teenagers in Worcester who signed up to the High Street petition last month.

10:14am Wednesday 25th March 2015

AROUND 1,000 people have signed a Worcester petition calling for 'English votes for English laws' - with the city's MP handing it to parliament.

Flooding is still a major concern, says Commons watchdog

Evesham Journal: FLOODS: The view down by South Quay, Worcester in February last year.

5:05pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

MPs are warning that flood protection still faces "major risks" - saying too many homes remain in the firing line.

Anger at garish "free advertising" for BT slapped around Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Councillor Paul Denham next to the BT High Speed Fibre Broadband Box at the junction of Rainbow Hill and Lansdowne Road, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry  16.3.15  1215840706 (20785421)

2:26pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A DEAL to bring superfast broadband to 55,000 properties across Worcestershire is facing fresh criticism - amid claims BT has been handed "free advertising" with these garish adverts.

Fence goes up around the buried past everyone wants to see

Evesham Journal: View of Worcester prior to the construction of the Cathedral Roundabout (21382636)

11:33am Tuesday 24th March 2015

BRIGHT orange barriers have gone up around Worcester's Cathedral island - as council experts reiterated their plea for people to stay away.

We'll stay put "until the bulldozers come in", says Worcester Bedroom Centre as it eyes expansion

Evesham Journal: EXTEND: The St Martin's Quarter extension plans.

4:44pm Monday 23rd March 2015

THE owner of a well-known Worcester retailer insists it is "business as usual" for him - despite the prospect of having to move for an extension of the city's £75 million St Martin's Quarter.

Historic Worcester building secures expansion as councillors reject advice to block it

Evesham Journal: The garden next to Thorneloe Court, 2 Barbourne Crescent, Worcester. 20.3.15  1215844201 (21200166)

3:37pm Friday 20th March 2015

AN HISTORIC building in Worcester is going to have extra development tagged onto it under an expansion - with politicians ignoring advice to leave the site as it is.

Controversial £1m supermarket to be built on Worcester pub car park

Evesham Journal: PUB: The Goodrest Tavern, in Barker Street.

11:54am Friday 20th March 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a £1 million supermarket on a pub car park in Worcester have been handed the go-ahead - despite a nearby newsagent owner saying it will "shatter" her livelihood.

We want 15,000 new apprentices by 2020: Robin Walker lays down the gauntlet to Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: SUCCESS: Worcester MP Robin Walker pictured with staff at Worcester Bosch's new £9 million centre in Wainwright Road, Warndon.

11:25am Thursday 19th March 2015

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has laid down a challenge to Worcestershire - to get 15,000 new apprentices within five years.

More Budget reaction: Bishop of Worcester backs "visionary" Government help

Evesham Journal: BISHOP: The Right Reverend Dr John Inge.

10:41am Thursday 19th March 2015

THE Bishop of Worcester has spoke of his delight at the Budget - calling the help for churches "visionary".

Popular Worcester skate park celebrating £12,000 council cash injection

Evesham Journal: SKATE: Phil Weston OBE, development manager at the skate park with Councillor David Wilkinson, cabinet member for safer and stronger communities and youth worker Margy Raybould.

10:28am Wednesday 18th March 2015

A THRIVING sports club in Worcester is celebrating a £12,000 cash injection in a big boost for youngsters.

College chiefs pledge £300,000 towards big Worcester swimming pool plan

Evesham Journal: POOL: An artist's impression of the planned £10.4 million facility.

10:07am Wednesday 18th March 2015

AN OUTSIDE backer has been found to help fund some of Worcester's new £10.4 million swimming pool - with the Heart of Worcestershire College promising a six-figure cash injection.

Police contacted after bizarre UKIP grafitti appears across Worcester

Evesham Journal: The painted UKIP Islam sign, which has been attached to boards on Whittington Road, Worcester. 12.3.15  1115837903 (20558765)

5:40pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

POLICE have been asked to investigate after mysterious graffiti about the UK Independence Party appeared at locations across Worcester.

Work to start this summer on newly-named £120 million 'Worcester 6'

Evesham Journal: FULL STEAM AHEAD: Worcester 6, the new name for Worcester Technology Park.

3:22pm Monday 16th March 2015

A LONG-AWAITED £120 million technology park has been handed a new name - with hopes high that 'Worcester 6' will attract interest from around the world.

Shock at scene of 'devastation' after felling of trees on bypass

Evesham Journal: 1115837510 Paul Jackson 11.03.15 Worcester - Work continues of the Broomhall Way development. (20467081)

7:28pm Sunday 15th March 2015

THIS is the scene described as "absolute devastation" down Worcester's southern link road, with trees as far as the eye can see hacked away to leave an eerie barren landscape.

Go for it Worcester! Bid to find Britain's best High Street launches

Evesham Journal: SHOPS: The city's busy High Street.

12:43pm Friday 13th March 2015

WORCESTER'S bustling city centre is hoping to go one better this year - with the hunt kicking off to find Britain's best High Street.

Flytippers spark fury after dumping rubbish along busy Worcester route

Evesham Journal: Rubbish strewn along the A4440 Swinesherd Way, Swinesherd, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry  11.3.15  1115837004 (20437270)

11:37am Friday 13th March 2015

FLYTIPPERS have dumped piles of rubbish down a busy Worcester route - with a furious councillor calling it "despicable".

Labour "not interested" in SNP deal, says Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt on Worcester visit

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3:44pm Thursday 12th March 2015

SHADOW Education Secretary Tristram Hunt visited Worcester today - and admitted he'd prefer university tuition fees to be free.

Former UKIP parliamentary candidate in Worcestershire joins Lib Dems

Evesham Journal: Opinions on Ukip

10:58am Thursday 12th March 2015

A FORMER UKIP parliamentary candidate in Worcestershire has ditched the party and joined the Lib Dems, it has emerged.

Planning application for new £10.4m Worcester swimming pool submitted - as £975,000 is spent on project so far

Evesham Journal: GREEN: New artist's impressions of the planned £10.4 million Worcester swimming pool at Perdiswell.

2:15pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A PLANNING application has been submitted for Worcester's new £10.4 million swimming pool - as council chiefs hailed huge progress in getting it up and running.

Duncan Sharkey leaves "big shoes to fill" at Worcester City Council, says MP in special tribute

Evesham Journal: LEAVING: Worcester City Council managing director Duncan Sharkey (20248132)

12:37pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

WORCESTER'S MP has paid his own special tribute to the departing city council boss - saying he will leave "big shoes to fill".

Six trees being chopped down to 'open up' view of Worcester Cathedral

Evesham Journal: Some of the trees on Bromwich Parade, Worcester, which are set to be removed, to improve the view of Worcester Cathedral from Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Pic Jonathan Barry  6.3.15  1015833714 (20082425)

2:44pm Friday 6th March 2015

SIX treasured trees are going to be hacked down - with council chiefs saying they are obscuring the view of Worcester's iconic Cathedral.

Boom! Figures reveal Worcestershire's economic growth is the third highest in England

Evesham Journal: TRENDS: A graph showing how unemployment has fallen in Worcester.

12:58pm Friday 27th February 2015

DRAMATIC new figures reveal that Worcestershire's economy has been the third fastest growing in the entire country - outstripping all but two parts of the nation.

Talks to launch over moving Bilford Road tip to Worcester's mothballed park and ride

Evesham Journal: NEW TIP? The now defunct Perdiswell park and ride site, which is off Droitwich Road.

3:52pm Thursday 26th February 2015

TALKS are officially kicking off to see if Worcester's tip can be moved to the mothballed former Perdiswell park and ride site.

Worcestershire councillor selected to contest parliamentary seat for Labour

Evesham Journal: CANDIDATE: Labour has selected Councillor Robin Lunn to contest the Mid-Worcestershire seat.

5:34pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A SERVING Worcestershire county councillor has been selected to contest a parliamentary seat in the General Election.

Work gets underway on new Lidl supermarket in Worcester

Evesham Journal: ACTIONS: The metal fencing is up and some digging has started by the Archdale Club for the new Lidl.

5:03pm Friday 20th February 2015

WORK has got underway towards building a new supermarket in Worcester - with Lidl saying it cannot wait to greet shoppers.

University of Worcester's £15m arena more evidence of the city's transformation, says MP

Evesham Journal: IMPRESSIVE: The £15m University Arena in Hylton Road, Worcester.

10:10am Friday 20th February 2015

WORCESTER'S MP has mentioned the city's £15 million University Arena in parliament - saying the glittering venue is leading the way in boosting tourism and sport.

We don't know how many roadworks start on time, admits council

Evesham Journal: Road works causing congestion on The Tything, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 11.2.15  0715818806 (18320665)

1:08pm Thursday 19th February 2015

COUNCIL chiefs in Worcestershire have admitted they have no idea how many roadwork schemes start on time - amid claims utility firms are making a mockery of them.

Winner of The Apprentice meets would-be county MP

Evesham Journal: MEETING: Nigel Huddleston, the Tories' parliamentary candidate for Mid-Worcestershire meets The Apprentice winner Mark Wright.

11:53am Thursday 19th February 2015

AN aspiring MP in Worcestershire got to rub shoulders with showbiz after coming face-to-face with the latest winner of BBC1 show The Apprentice.

Fancy a pint? Worcester's General Election hopefuls take the debate to city pub

Evesham Journal: AT THE BAR: Labour's Joy Squires with Tory MP Robin Walker, pub landlord Ted Marshall, Green Louis Stephen and UKIP's James Goad.

11:11am Thursday 19th February 2015

A POPULAR Worcester pub is going challenge the city's General Election hopefuls - in a bid to bring "democracy to the people".

Ban vehicles from Worcester's pedestrianised streets for longer, say 70% after tragic death

Evesham Journal: SURVEY: Councillor Joy Squires, Labour's Worcester parliamentary candidate, in The Shambles.

10:10am Thursday 19th February 2015

CALLS are being made to review the safety of Worcester city centre - after 70 per cent of people insisted it should be less vehicle-friendly.

Mayor of Worcester inundated with complaints over "hostile" Tolladine Road speed camera van

Evesham Journal: WATCH OUT: This speed camera van has been placed in Tolladine Road, Worcester.

10:24am Tuesday 17th February 2015

THE Mayor of Worcester has called a speed camera van placed in Tolladine Road "hostile" - saying he's been inundated with complaints from the public over it.

They're on the move! Worcester City Council staff leave Orchard House

Evesham Journal: ON THE MOVE: Housing and welfare team manager Emma Jordan and fellow workers packing up their belongings at Orchard House.

2:00pm Friday 13th February 2015

COUNCIL workers in Worcester are finally on the move - as staff packed up their belongings to say goodbye to their HQ.

Fears Worcester's Whittington island revamp may drag into spring

Evesham Journal: Mock-up of how Whittington Roundabout may look (14022075)

4:38pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A REVAMP of Worcester's most hated roundabout is facing fresh delay - after council chiefs revealed they need FOUR days of dry weather to get the job done.

Council tax to rise by 1.9% and more cuts on the way

4:24pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

COUNCILLORS allowances in Worcestershire are set to be frozen for the seventh successive year - as the prospect of a council tax rise moved closer.

Key Worcester road to shut overnight for one week under £33m revamp

Evesham Journal: Work continues on the improvements to the Ketch Roundabout, St Peters, Worcester. PIc Jonathan Barry 6.2.15  0615815301 (17911242)

4:20pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A KEY Worcester road will close overnight next week as part of a £33 million revamp - with drivers warned to expect congestion.

Worthy causes £600,000 kitty backed by leading Worcestershire Tory

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

1:42pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A LEADING Worcestershire Conservative has lauded a £600,000 project to fund worthy causes - saying it has been an enormous success.

Keep up the apprenticeships work, says Vince Cable as numbers surge past 10,000

Evesham Journal: Business minister Vince Cable in Burnley yesterday

11:04am Monday 9th February 2015

BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable has urged Worcestershire to keep up its brilliant work on apprenticeships - after it smashed its target months earlier than expected.

Worcester £150m shopping park idea is "lunacy", says councillor

Evesham Journal: IMAGE: An artist's impression of the Worcester Woods retail park.

12:03pm Friday 6th February 2015

A WORCESTER councillor has criticised proposals for a big £150 million out-of-town shopping park - calling it "lunacy".

Hundreds of people sign controversial Labour 'Save Our Parks' petition

Evesham Journal: CAMPAIGN: Worcester Labour Party at its campaign launch last month.

9:58am Friday 6th February 2015

HUNDREDS of people have signed a controversial petition by Worcester Labour Party to 'save' city parks, it has emerged.

Nearly 500 people sign petition in Worcester High Street over 'English votes for English laws'

Evesham Journal: WE'RE SIGNING: A group of teenagers signing Worcester MP Robin Walker's petition down the city's High Street.

11:05am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

AROUND 500 people have signed a petition in Worcester calling for 'English votes for English laws' - with city MP Robin Walker aiming to hit 1,000 by the weekend.

Cough up the £63 million to dual Carrington Bridge, county delegation tells minister in London talks

Evesham Journal: MONEY NEEDED: The A4440 Carrington Bridge in south Worcester.

2:37pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

FRESH talks have taken place over trying to secure a £63 million cash injection to dual Carrington Bridge - with a delegation from Worcestershire heading to the capital to press the case.

Big roundtable event over apprenticeships success in Worcester

Evesham Journal: PROUD: Apprentices holding up placards at the roundtable event at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

5:21pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A ROUNDTABLE debate about apprenticeships has been staged in Worcester - with the city's MP meeting employers head-on to try and boost the take-up even more.

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.

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