Evesham Journal: Tom Edwards

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Former Mayor of Worcester hits out at "traffic chaos" around the city

Evesham Journal: LIGHTS: Roadworks on Newtown Road, Worcester at the end of last month

9:25am Friday 3rd July 2015

A FORMER Mayor of Worcester has hit out over recent roadworks causing "traffic chaos" around the city - urging highways chiefs to up their game.

Vital flooding lifeline up and running "no later" than April 2016, MP is told

Evesham Journal: FLOODS: Newport Street and the Severn View hotel during the floods of February 2014.

4:16pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

MORE help is at hand for devastated flood victims - with the promise that householders struggling to get insurance will no longer be ignored.

'Exciting and challenging': Worcestershire's newest MP on his whirlwind start to parliament

Evesham Journal: RIVER: Nigel Huddleston, the new MP for Mid-Worcestershire by Worcester's riverside.

1:53pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A NEW Worcestershire MP has spoken of his whirlwind first few weeks in the Commons - revealing his priorities for the county.

PICTURES: Flag raised at Worcester Guildhall as countdown to Queen's Royal Hussars' march begins

Evesham Journal: The Mayor of Worcester Coun Roger Knight, with members of the Worcestershire Regiment, and Royal Engineers Association, as The Armed Forces Day Flag is raised above the Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, before Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Satur

4:32pm Monday 22nd June 2015

CELEBRATIONS for Armed Forces Day have officially kicked off in Worcester - with the flag being raised above the Guildhall.

Next vows to keep city centre shop open even if £150m Worcester retail park goes ahead

Evesham Journal: SHOPPING: A new artists' impression of the Next store for the proposed Worcester Woods retail park off Newtown Road.

2:50pm Monday 22nd June 2015

NEXT has confirmed for the first time that it will keep its Worcester city centre shop open even if a £150 million out-of-town retail park goes ahead.

Golden £15m Worcester arena is "fantastic" example, says Conservative minister on city visit

Evesham Journal: GOLDEN: Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson (right) during his visit to the University Arena pictured with Worcester MP Robin Walker, Professor David Green and Baroness Sue Campbell. Pic Jonathan Barry. 251589530

2:03pm Friday 19th June 2015

A TOP Tory minister visited Worcester today - touring the £15 million University Arena to heap praise on the gold-cladded facility.

New £105,000 managing director appointed at Worcester City Council

Evesham Journal: NEW BOSS: Sheena Ramsey, the new managing director at Worcester City Council.

9:29am Friday 19th June 2015

A NEW £105,000-a-year managing director has been appointed at Worcester City Council - despite the Green Party trying to scupper it by suggesting the job remains empty to save cash.

Ketch island saga "beggars belief"- Worcester pressure group says questions still need answering

Evesham Journal: CHANGES: The re-designed exit road from the Ketch Roundabout leading to Carrington Bridge.

4:30pm Monday 15th June 2015

A NEWLY-FORMED Worcester pressure group says the Ketch roundabout saga "beggars belief" - and insists there are still unanswered questions.

New M5 junction to serve Malvern "long, long way off" says council leader

Evesham Journal: LEADER: Councillor Phil Grove, at Malvern.

2:19pm Monday 15th June 2015

A SENIOR council leader in Worcestershire has poured cold water on a new M5 link to serve Malvern - saying it is a "long, long way off".

Doubling of free childcare is a lifeline for parents, says Robin Walker

Evesham Journal: SPEECH: Worcester MP Robin Walker, who spoke in the Commons on Wednesday evening.

1:55pm Monday 15th June 2015

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has welcomed plans to double the amount of free childcare - saying thousands of people will benefit.

Celebrations all round as local people are named in Queen's Birthday Honours List - Alice Bennett and Cllr Fran Oborski among those honoured

Evesham Journal: Ray Key, who lives in Bretforton, near Evesham, was awarded a British Empire Medal for his contribution to the craft

10:33pm Friday 12th June 2015

CHAMPAGNE corks are popping across Worcestershire tonight after a number of people were named in this year's Queen Birthday Honours list.

Tory roads chief: I'm "concerned" about the Ketch island saga

Evesham Journal: ISLAND: Cones at Worcester's Ketch island.

5:09pm Friday 12th June 2015

THE councillor in charge of Worcestershire's roads has admitted to being "concerned" at the Ketch roundabout saga - and admitted the island will need changes to satisfy irate drivers.

Fresh investigation ordered into Ketch island saga by councillors

Evesham Journal: KETCH: Two lanes around the Ketch Roundabout remain sectioned off due to public concerns.

12:20pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

COUNCILLORS have launched their own investigation over Worcester's Ketch island - with those responsible asked to appear in public to be questioned over it.

Call to protect county's cherished archives service from any more cuts

Evesham Journal: SHINY: The £60m Hive in Worcester, which is home to the county's archives and archaeology service.

10:40am Wednesday 10th June 2015

CALLS are being made to protect Worcestershire's cherished archives and archaeology service - and reverse drastic cuts in opening hours.

Council pledges "immediate action" over Ketch island as safety probe finishes

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12:40pm Tuesday 9th June 2015

A SAFETY probe at Worcester's Ketch island has now finished - with under-pressure council chiefs vowing to take "immediate action" as soon as they can agree permanent changes.

Work gets underway on £120m Worcester Six - with the hope of 5,000 new jobs

Evesham Journal: IMAGE: An artist's impression of the Worcester Six project.

9:58am Tuesday 9th June 2015

WORK has officially started on a £120 million technology park in Worcester - with the hope it will create 5,000 new jobs.

Work to start in July on new-look Cathedral Square

Evesham Journal: SHOPS: How the new-look Cathedral Square will look.

11:01am Monday 8th June 2015

WORK to revamp a Worcester shopping centre is finally getting underway next month, it has emerged.

Worcester urged to get behind the 'Come on in' project by former city mayor

Evesham Journal: PROJECT: Councillor Alan Amos, who is behind the 'Come on in' project.

11:12am Friday 5th June 2015

A FORMER Mayor of Worcester says he is intent on easing the plight of lonely, vulnerable people in the city - vowing to leave a legacy.

Follow the Worcester example, urges MP during debate on the UK economy

Evesham Journal: DEBATE: Worcester MP Robin Walker.

10:37am Friday 5th June 2015

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker says he welcomes the ambition to achieve "full employment" across the country - and has highlighted the city's success as a model for others to follow.

I'm proud to follow Sir Peter's "great legacy", vows Nigel Huddleston as he addresses Commons for the first time

Evesham Journal: SPEECH: Nigel Huddleston, who has delivered his maiden speech in the Commons.

10:15am Friday 5th June 2015

WORCESTERSHIRE'S newest MP has promised to take the mantle from his predecessor's "great legacy" - and has spoken of his immense pride at his elevation.

Let's see devolved powers for Worcestershire: Robin Walker's rallying call in the Commons

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)

11:06am Thursday 4th June 2015

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has called for the Government to show its hand over offering a 'county deal' - saying Worcestershire is ready for devolved powers.

Ketch latest: Carrington Bridge is "over-loaded", admits man who oversaw its creation - as A4440 debate rumbles on

Evesham Journal: Former County Engineer and Planning Officer Vivian Jones from Worcester, with the original plans for Carrington Bridge. Pic Jonathan Barry  2.6.15  2315886708 (27845697)

2:34pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

THE man who led the creation of Worcester's Carrington Bridge has admitted for the first time the structure is now "over-loaded" - but says the city was lucky it was built at all.

Call to make eight Worcester streets around the Royal Grammar School 20mph

Evesham Journal: CAMPAIGN: Rosie Henderson, of Tennis Walk, with her signatures.

3:39pm Monday 1st June 2015

A CAMPAIGN is up and running to make eight Worcester streets 20 miles-per-hour zones - with residents saying the area has seen too many "near misses".

'What an amazing experience' - Sir Peter Luff on his 23 years as a Worcestershire MP

Evesham Journal: SPEECH: Sir Peter, pictured in May 2010 after he defended and kept his Mid-Worcestershire seat for the final term.

2:08pm Monday 1st June 2015

THE man who served Worcestershire as an MP for 23 years has looked backed on his time in politics - speaking of his immense pride.

Pub landlord at Bush Inn says he's been left "disgusted" at his treatment

Evesham Journal: BOOZER: The Bush Inn's front entrance.

3:51pm Friday 29th May 2015

A DEVASTATED former Worcester pub landlord says his life has been turned upside down after witnessing a fight at the Bush Inn - revealing how he's been made "unemployed and homeless".

Wow! Here's a sky high view of the biggest Worcester roads revamp for a generation

Evesham Journal: SKY HIGH: Taken from a drone, this shows the A4440 Southern Link Road work. The snap was taken by Elevation Imagery.

12:16pm Friday 29th May 2015

THIS stunning image shows the progress on the most significant Worcester roads revamp for a generation - as the £41 million A4440 Southern Link Road work marches on relentlessly.

Call to re-think Lowesmoor restrictions over taxi drivers 'grief'

Evesham Journal: LOWESMOOR: The restrictions stop people from using it to access the city centre without going around Silver Street first.

12:49pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A WORCESTER councillor is calling for a re-think over the Lowesmoor traffic restrictions - saying taxi drivers are getting too much grief over it.

Worcester MP Robin Walker lands new job with PM's Education Secretary

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)

11:43am Wednesday 27th May 2015

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker is celebrating a new job - after being given the chance to work hand-in-hand with one of Britain's top Cabinet members.

Police reveal shocking Worcester pub brawl which left one man unconscious

Evesham Journal: VITAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY: The Bush Inn, St John’s, Worcester. Picture taken by Jonathan Barry. BUY THIS PHOTO: worcesternews.co.uk/pictures/sales. 5113481804

3:15pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

POLICE have spoken of a shocking brawl which erupted inside a Worcester pub - with one man left unconscious in an ugly melee.

Let's make £12m Worcester Green Skywalk happen, says former city council boss

Evesham Journal: STUNNING: Images of Worcester's £12m Green Skywalk proposal.

2:08pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

THE departed chief executive of Worcester City Council has revealed his backing for a £12 million 'Green Skywalk' - urging those he left behind to make it happen.

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.


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