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Historic Cinderella sports ground pavilion SAVED after Worcester News highlights its plight

Evesham Journal: SAVED! The old Cinderella sports ground.

11:49am Friday 22nd May 2015

WORCESTER'S historic Cinderella sports pavilion is being saved from the bulldozers - with a museum set to take it away.

Splash! Lift off for £10m Worcester swimming pool

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

9:45am Friday 22nd May 2015

WORCESTER'S new £10.4 million swimming pool has finally secured the go-ahead - paving the way for the massive facility to be built at Perdiswell.

New-look cabinet revealed at Worcester City Council

Evesham Journal: PROMOTION: Councillor Mike Johnson, who has joined Worcester City Council's Conservative cabinet.

3:10pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A NEW-LOOK Conservative cabinet has been unveiled at Worcester City Council - with a raft of new jobs and a promotion for one Tory.

Malvern councillor speaks of his delight at becoming new Worcestershire County Council chairman

Evesham Journal: CHAIRMAN: Councillor Ian Hopwood has just been appointed to the role.

1:38pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A NEW chairman has been chosen at Worcestershire County Council - with Ian Hopwood speaking of his delight.

We're being subjected to a Tory 'takeover' at County Hall, claims former Worcester city leader

Evesham Journal: TWO ROLES: Councillor Marc Bayliss, who has just joined the county council cabinet.

1:05pm Monday 18th May 2015

TWO Worcester councillors are embroiled in a disagreement over a Tory "takeover" at County Hall - with a former city leader saying it is "dangerous" to try and do two jobs.

Knock this down! Worcester's ugly Elgar House being sold to mystery buyer

Evesham Journal: SIGHT FOR SORE EYES: The eyesore Elgar House in front of Worcester's Shrub Hill railway station.

5:17pm Friday 15th May 2015

WORCESTER'S most hated building is being handed to a mystery buyer - sparking desperate calls to demolish the "eyesore" before it is too late.

Council launches 'business case' over £70m Carrington Bridge dualling

Evesham Journal: The Carrington Bridge in Worcester

12:56pm Friday 15th May 2015

HOPES of dualling Worcester's Carrington Bridge have taken another step forward - with council chiefs putting together a "business case" for it.

UPDATED: School accused of telling children Labour "is the only party that wants us to live" and teaching pupils to SING anti-Nick Clegg songs

Evesham Journal: SINGING HIS DEMISE: Children were taught to sing the anti-Nick Clegg 'I'm sorry' song.

11:26am Friday 15th May 2015

A SCHOOL in Worcestershire has been accused of telling children Labour is "the only party that wants us to live" and teaching youngsters to SING anti-Nick Clegg songs.

Lift off! New £10.4m Worcester swimming pool about to get the green light

Evesham Journal: GREEN: New artist's impressions of the planned £10.4 million Worcester swimming pool at Perdiswell.  (22373261)

9:32am Thursday 14th May 2015

WORCESTER'S new £10.4 million swimming pool is about to get the green light - with planning chiefs set to give it the nod next week.

Welcome to parliament, Nigel: first snap of new county MP at the Commons

Evesham Journal: Prime Minister David Cameron with the new Conservative MP's including newly elected Mid Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston-Pic PA (25926919)

12:08pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

IF you're following in the footsteps of David Cameron and Boris Johnson, it's not a bad platform to launch your political career.

Change the voting system, say smaller parties as Green Party chairman labels it "a disgrace"

Evesham Journal: DISMAY: Louis Stephen, chairman of Worcester Green Party and parliamentary candidate in last week's General Election.

11:40am Wednesday 13th May 2015

DISMAYED UKIP and Green Party activists in Worcestershire are calling for changes to the voting system - labelling it "a disgrace".

We're happy Farage is staying, say senior Worcestershire UKIP figures after 'unresignation'

Evesham Journal: LEADER: UKIP leader Nigel Farage with Worcestershire MEP James Carver pictured left.

2:49pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

SENIOR UKIP figures in Worcestershire have backed Nigel Farage's leadership about-turn - with one parliamentary candidate calling his resignation "a mistake".

FULL STORY: Tories grab overall control of Worcester City Council for first time since 2011

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3:47pm Friday 8th May 2015

THE Conservatives have grabbed overall control of Worcester City Council for the first time since 2011 after a dramatic set of polling results.

ELECTIONS: Special report - Robin Walker's delight as shock Tory surge sees him hold Worcester

Evesham Journal: Paliamentary General Election for the constituency of Worcester, held at St Johns Sports Centre, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 7.5.15  1915872814  A smiling Robin Walker watches the count. (25476859)

4:56am Friday 8th May 2015

CONSERVATIVE Robin Walker has been re-elected as Worcester's MP in a stunning General Election victory.

Week six: On the election Twitter trail

Evesham Journal: GRILLING: Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham talks to Dr Charlie Harris during his meeting with ambulance staff and health workers at Barbourne Health Centre. Pic Jonathan Barry 1715863802 (23852536)

5:50pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Now the election has been called and your MP is no longer an MP (for the time being) we have dispensed with their weekly column.

ELECTION LATEST: We need to win Worcester to "save the NHS", says Andy Burnham

Evesham Journal: Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham talks to Labour supporters, with Labour candidate Joy Squires, during his visit to Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry  5.5.15  1915871607 (25194281)

5:02pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

LABOUR'S shadow health secretary Andy Burnham visited Worcester today - saying "the fight to save the NHS" would be decided in the city.

ELECTION LATEST: Universities minister praises "inspirational" Worcester on city visit

Evesham Journal: MINISTER: Mick Donovan, from the University of Worcester with Robin Walker, student Marius Adam, minister Greg Clark, student Sammi Bean, Professor David Green, the vice-chancellor and Professor Sarah Greer, pro vice-chancellor academic

3:41pm Thursday 30th April 2015

UNIVERSITIES minister Greg Clarke visited Worcester today - heaping praise on the city for being "an example to the rest of the country".

Week five: On the election Twitter trail

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4:46pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Now the election has been called and your MP is no longer an MP (for the time being) we have dispensed with their weekly column.

ELECTION LATEST: Let's end youth unemployment, says skills minister on Worcester visit

Evesham Journal: Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, and Minister of State for Energy, with Robin Walker, during his visit to the Heart of Worcestershire College, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 29.4.15  1815868703 (24665063)

2:13pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

SKILLS minister Matthew Hancock visited Worcester today - insisting his party wants to all but scrap youth unemployment and reform business rates.

John Lewis-led £150m Worcester shopping park moves a step closer

Evesham Journal: SHOPS: An artist's impression of the proposed Worcester Woods complex.

5:05pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

CONTROVERSIAL proposals for a £150 million John Lewis-led shopping park in Worcester have moved a step closer - after councillors agreed a bridleway could be re-directed to make way for it.

ELECTION LATEST: young people grill Worcester's hopefuls at YMCA

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Hustings at Worcester YMCA on Friday for all candidates for the Worcester City Parliamentary Constituency (24250815)

5:38pm Friday 24th April 2015

WORCESTER'S General Election candidates took part in another testing hustings - with young people grilling them on foodbanks, youth services, wages and foreign aid.

Green light for £300,000 Worcester crematorium revamp

Evesham Journal: The Crematorium at Astwood Cemetery, Worcester (9788585)

5:25pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A MAJOR revamp of Worcester's crematorium has secured approval - with council chiefs pledging to make it a site to be proud of.

Worcester parking restrictions are damaging our businesses, say dismayed traders

Evesham Journal: Nick Joyce (Right) from Nick Joyce Architects, Barbourne Road, Worcester, with other business owners, who have started a petition, after parking restrictions were introduced on and around Hebb Street. (Back from the left) Kanthasamy Sri Prabakaran, Louise

12:53pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

DISMAYED Worcester traders have hit out at parking restrictions - saying a crackdown is damaging their businesses.

Week four: On the election Twitter trail

Evesham Journal: GRILLING: Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham talks to Dr Charlie Harris during his meeting with ambulance staff and health workers at Barbourne Health Centre. Pic Jonathan Barry 1715863802 (23852536)

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Now the election has been called and your MP is no longer an MP (for the time being) we have dispensed with their weekly column.

ELECTION LATEST: Problems at Worcester hospital "cannot continue" says shadow health secretary on city visit

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7:07pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

ANGRY paramedics and GPs grilled a shadow Government minister on Worcester's A&E crisis today - saying they are fed up with the problems at Worcestershire Royal.

ELECTION LATEST: Forget £70m Carrington Bridge dualling and focus on "other things", says Worcester Green Party General Election hopeful

Evesham Journal: DEBATE: The candidates at Worcester's Cap 'N' Gown pub on Monday night.

10:35am Tuesday 21st April 2015

WORCESTER'S General Election hopefuls have clashed over calls to dual the congested Carrington Bridge - with the Green Party's candidate saying the £70 million "would be better spent on other things".

ELECTION LATEST: Shadow culture, media and sport minister joins chorus of 'bring City home' as he attacks "ludicrous" Premier League

Evesham Journal: VISIT: From left - Jane Hytch, chair of Worcester Arts Workshop, Councillor Joy Squires, Labour's Worcester parliamentary candidate, Chris Bryant, shadow culture, media and sport minster, Sorcha Cummins, operations manager and Councillor George Squires, v

4:45pm Monday 20th April 2015

WORCESTER City's exile has been slammed by a shadow Government minister - who called it "bonkers".

ELECTION LATEST: Look at Robin Walker's "track record", says Culture Secretary Sajid Javid on Worcester visit

Evesham Journal: Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pictured with Robin Walker during his visit to Worcester Cathedral. Pic Jonathan Barry 17.4.15  1615861410 (23512599)

1:41pm Friday 17th April 2015

CULTURE Secretary Sajid Javid visited Worcester today - saying the Conservatives will fight all the way to remain in Government.

ELECTION LATEST: Packed Worcester church grills city General Election hopefuls

Evesham Journal: DEBATE: From left - Lib Dem Federica Smith, Green Louis Stephen, chairman Michael Clarke, Labour's Joy Squires and Conservative Robin Walker.

12:37pm Friday 17th April 2015

WORCESTER'S General Election candidates took part in a ding-dong hustings debate at a city church - with the parties clashing over the NHS, zero hours contracts, fracking and young people.

ELECTION LATEST: Ed Balls promises to be "a receptive ear" on £70m Carrington Bridge dualling campaign during Worcester visit

Evesham Journal: Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, during his visit to Coomber Audio Operations, Brindley Road, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 1615861303.....Ed Balls sings karaoke along with Joy Squires. (23458689)

5:37pm Thursday 16th April 2015

ED Balls visited Worcester today - saying a Labour Government would be prepared to "listen" over stumping up the cash for a £70 million dualling of Carrington Bridge.

Groundbreaking new project to preserve Worcester's heritage kicks off

Evesham Journal: RECORD: Phil Douce, chairman of Worcester Civic Society, outside the Queen Victoria Statue by the main entrance of the city's crown court.

2:32pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A GROUNDBREAKING new approach has been launched on recording the condition of Worcester's historic buildings.

ELECTION LATEST: Shadow DEFRA minister warns of flooding scourge and "disaster" badger culls on Worcester visit

Evesham Journal: VISIT: Councillor Joy Squires, left, Worcester's parliamentary candidate with floods expert Mary Dhonau, centre, and Huw Irranca-Davies, shadow DEFRA minister.

12:21pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A LABOUR shadow minister visited Worcester today to insist more needs to be done to address the scourge of flooding.

Seven would-be MPs and dozens of council candidates standing in Worcester

Evesham Journal: GV of Worcester's council offices today, Wednesday, February 25, 2009.
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6:11pm Thursday 9th April 2015

THE battle lines have been drawn for Worcester's election contest - with seven would-be MPs and 54 council candidates vying to get elected.

Now let's bring Worcester City home!

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7:23pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

NEARLY 800 people have got involved in the bid for a new Worcester City FC stadium at Perdiswell - as the battle lines were drawn over the massive project.

Our litter bins are overflowing!

Evesham Journal: Over flowing recycling bins on Grand Stand Road, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry  19.3.15  1215843102 (21083213)

7:23pm Sunday 5th April 2015

OVERFLOWING street litter bins are plaguing Worcester - with residents up in arms about the mess.

VIDEO: Shoppers queue up for selfies with comic Eddie Izzard

Evesham Journal: Comedian Eddie Izzard poses for a nother selfie during his visit to Worcester with Labour's Worcester PPC Joy Squires. Pic Jonathan Barry  3.4.15  1415853526 (22401621)

4:31pm Friday 3rd April 2015

COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard visited Worcester in a blaze of excitement today - turning the High Street into a sea of red to delight hordes of startled Good Friday shoppers.

On the election Twitter trail

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1:40pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

Now that the election has been called and your MP is no longer an MP (for the time being), we have dispensed with their weekly column. Instead, for those who cannot do without their weekly dose, and in deference to the social media revolution sweeping the corridors of power, we give you a Week of Political Tweets compiled by Political Reporter Tom Edwards.

"Sexist twaddle!" - Worcester parliamentary candidate in Facebook storm over pink bus campaign

Evesham Journal: FACEBOOK: Some of the hostile comments left on Councillor Joy Squires Facebook page.

2:15pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

WOMEN in Worcester have lampooned Labour's pink 'battle bus' campaign - taking to social media to label it "patronising" and "sexist twaddle".

Worcester's Lib Dem parliamentary candidate speaks of her delight at selection

Evesham Journal: HOPEFUL: Federica Smith, who is Worcester's Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate.

2:55pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A 30-YEAR-OLD Somerset politician is the Liberal Democrat's big hope in Worcester - and says she wants to get elected on her "values".

Another would-be Worcester MP throws his hat into the ring at city's pub hustings

Evesham Journal: CANDIDATE: Mark Shuker, 38, who lives in the Tallow Hill area of Worcester.

2:00pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A DISGRUNTED construction worker in Worcester has revealed his bid to become the city's MP - saying more jobs need to be created.

Former Lib Dem chairman joins Worcester Tories to back city MP

Evesham Journal: SWITCH: Worcester MP Robin Walker, left, with former city Lib Dem chairman Barry MacGabhan at Claines Royal British Legion club.

2:01pm Monday 30th March 2015

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has been handed a pre-election boost - with a well-known former Liberal Democrat chairman flipping sides to give the Tory his backing.

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.


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