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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.

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.

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