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Worcester Green Party publishes manifesto urging council to 'say no' to £150m John Lewis-led shopping plaza

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

4:45pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

A POLITICAL party has announced its opposition to a new £150 million John Lewis-led shopping plaza on the outskirts of Worcester - urging the council to 'say no'.

Don't shelve key congestion forum, says councillor

Evesham Journal: FORUM: Councillor Simon Cronin pictured in City Walls Road, Worcester.

4:37pm Monday 5th October 2015

A KEY forum designed to help tackle congestion in Worcester has not met in more than six months - leading to claims it's been shelved.

Decision on Worcester City of Culture bid looming

Evesham Journal: 06/12/14. Christmas shoppers in Worcester high street on Saturday. Picture by Nick Toogood. (14105102)

1:15pm Monday 5th October 2015

A DECISION on whether Worcester makes a bid to become the UK's City of Culture could be made this month, it has emerged.

Leading Conservative speaks of "great honour" after being selected as police and crime commissioner candidate

Evesham Journal: CANDIDATE: Councillor John Campion, the Conservative's police and crime commissioner hopeful for next May.

12:17pm Monday 5th October 2015

ONE of Worcestershire County Council's most senior Conservatives is vying to become the region's next police and crime commissioner, it has emerged.

Allowing Worcester's Sansome Walk pool to become a car park would damage crucial housing blueprint, claims councillor

Evesham Journal: OLD: Worcester Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre in Sansome Walk.

2:37pm Friday 2nd October 2015

A WORCESTER councillor has criticised the uncertainty around the future of Sansome Walk swimming pool's land - reiterating her concern about it becoming a car park.

Greggs wins permission for outside tables and chairs in The Shambles - despite police concern after Worcester lorry crush death

Evesham Journal: Greggs wins permission for outside tables and chairs in The Shambles - despite police concern after Worcester lorry crush death

1:45pm Friday 2nd October 2015

A WEST Mercia Police boss has hit out at vehicles flouting the law by driving around Worcester's pedestrianised zones - admitting he fears another crush death.

Grand plans for huge controversial Droitwich housing development revealed

Evesham Journal: Yew Tree Farm Development Doitwich (40451167)

8:02am Friday 2nd October 2015

GRAND plans for Droitwich's massive Yew Tree Hill development can today be revealed - 15 months after the town was rocked by the controversial go-ahead for the site.

Fears over "greater Worcester" as crucial Worcestershire housing blueprint nears a conclusion

Evesham Journal: HOMES: The DEFRA offices in Whittington Road which developer St Modwen has bought. The 19-acre site is earmarked in the SWDP for 120 homes and office space.

1:46pm Thursday 1st October 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL housing blueprint for south Worcestershire is a crucial step closer to finally coming into force - despite being subjected to serious criticism.

Pressure put on council chiefs to take action one year after "tragic" Sylvia Russell lorry crush death

Evesham Journal: OLD FRIENDS: Sylvia Russell and friend Len Presley.

12:43pm Thursday 1st October 2015

RENEWED pressure is being put on council chiefs to ban vehicles from Worcester's

Council workers in Worcester blocked from making their own bid to prevent bin collections going private

Evesham Journal: BINS: Could be emptied by a private company across the whole of south Worcestershire from 2017.

11:32am Thursday 1st October 2015

COUNCIL workers in Worcester have been blocked from making their own bid to take control of bin collections - with the city's leader saying it would create "unacceptable risk".

Try launching your own business to get off benefits, county MP urges jobseekers

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

5:24pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

DROITWICH'S MP wants more people to take advantage of a scheme to get back into work - after figures revealed less than 20 jobseekers a year are taking advantage.

I'm "staggered" by Worcester's beauty, says new city council managing director as she eyes big heritage push

Evesham Journal: BOSS: New city council managing director Sheena Ramsey outside the Guildhall.

4:41pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

THE new boss of Worcester City Council has challenged the city to make more of its heritage - saying she's been left "staggered" by its history and beauty.

Worcester health visitor gets involved at Labour's Brighton conference and criticises NHS 'privatisation'

Evesham Journal: NURSE: Tracey Biggs at the Labour conference.

2:24pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

A HEALTH visitor from Worcester has got involved with the Labour Party's Brighton conference - warning the shadow health minister about NHS privatisation.

Let's shake on it: Sussex-based trust lands deal to run Worcester's new £10.4 million swimming pool

Evesham Journal: DEAL: Ian Morey, Freedom Leisure's business development director with Councillor Mike Johnson, the city council's cabinet member for sport, leisure and retail.

1:59pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

THE operators of Worcester's new £10.4 million swimming pool have been revealed - a hugely successful not-for-profit trust from the South East.

Warning! Major Worcester road closures about to start - lasting more than two months

Evesham Journal: Worcester Six Development Road Closure Map-. Phase one of the road closures, starting early October and lasting approximately 10 weeks, will take place on the B4636 between A4440 Nunnery Way and the A4538 Pershore Lane. Phase two will see the road from th

2:07pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

MAJOR road closures are to hit Worcester for more than two months - with drivers bracing themselves for delays.

Senior Labour politician in cheeky bid for Worcestershire's Lib Dems and Greens to flip across in 'left wing alliance'

Evesham Journal: ALLIANCE: New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

12:38pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

THE chairman of Worcestershire's Labour group has made a cheeky appeal for Lib Dems and Greens to join his party - calling it a "once in a generation" chance to come together.

Bike thefts and bad drivers to blame for low cycling rates, says Droitwich man

Evesham Journal: CYCLING: Droitwich High Street (38325165).

4:35pm Monday 28th September 2015

A DROITWICH man says not enough people are taking up cycling because of the amount of bike thefts around Worcestershire.

Congestion tops the pile for people's biggest concern in major county survey

Evesham Journal: GRIPES: Roadworks on Tolladine Road, Worcester back in June. Pic Jonathan Barry. 251589480.

1:06pm Monday 28th September 2015

CONGESTION has topped the pile for what Worcester people want improving the most - fuelling concern residents are unhappy about the traffic levels.

Council leader hits out over "patently unfair" £13m GP surgery rebate wrangle

Evesham Journal: BAILIFFS: The leader of Worcester City Council, Councillor Simon Geraghty.

11:57am Monday 28th September 2015

A COUNCIL leader in Worcestershire has voiced his dismay over a £13 million tax refund to GP surgeries - calling it "patently unfair".

Developer secures permission over more Heron Lodge homes as councillors voice fresh anger on wrecked orangery

Evesham Journal: ORANGERY: How the Victorian Greenhouse, one of the last original ones still standing in Britain, looked before it became rubble.

10:45am Monday 28th September 2015

MORE homes will be built at Worcester's historic Heron Lodge - as a developer embroiled in a dispute with council chiefs secured permission to expand the site.

Dismay over the 'horse shoe': Popular Worcester playing fields to be built on for new homes despite 156-name petition

Evesham Journal: BUILD: The horse shoe in Langdale Drive, Warndon.

4:25pm Friday 25th September 2015

POPULAR green playing fields in Worcester are going to be concreted over for six affordable homes - despite 156 people signing a petition against it.

Blocked - the controversial bid for 35 Worcester homes 230 people and Historic England opposed

Evesham Journal: CAMPAIGN: Councillor Jabba Riaz next to the plot of land off Rose Bank, London Road, Worcester.

2:53pm Friday 25th September 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 35 new homes on a resting site during the Battle of Worcester have been blocked - after fears it would damage the city's heritage.

Worcester's top 10 heritage status is a "wakeup call", says MP as he urges city to promote itself better

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)

10:51am Friday 25th September 2015

WORCESTER'S MP has hailed research putting the city in the UK's top 10 heritage destinations - calling it an "enormous opportunity".

Council strikes deal over handing popular Worcestershire visitor centre to new operator

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12:55pm Thursday 24th September 2015

A POPULAR environmentally-themed visitor centre in Worcestershire is being handed to an outside body to run, it has emerged.

THAT'S why we love Worcester: city ranked in UK's top 10 destinations for heritage

Evesham Journal: IMPRESSIVE: An entrance to The Commandery in Sidbury, Worcester.

3:56pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

WORCESTER has been ranked in the top 10 UK destinations for its heritage - beating the likes of Bath, Durham, Bristol and York in a stirring verdict on the city's fortunes.

All seven council leaders across Worcestershire pledge to re-house Syrian refugees - as long as Government funds it for a "full" five years

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2:24pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

ALL seven council leaders in Worcestershire have agreed to submit a joint bid to house Syrian refugees in the county - as long as the Government funds it for a "full" five years.

Jobs bonanza as Worcester's £1.9 million Cathedral Square revamp to create 416 jobs

Evesham Journal: 3715929605 Paul Jackson 07.09.15 Worcester - the catherdal roundabout works continue. (37794835)

7:03pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

WORCESTER'S emerging Cathedral Square will lead to a jobs bonanza in the city - with more than 400 people expected to find work because of it.

Worcester's terrible cycling rates revealed - less than 8% get on a saddle once a week

Evesham Journal: CYCLING: Councillor Matthew Jenkins, from Worcester Green Party, in the city centre.

12:20pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

THE percentage of Worcester people who regularly cycle has dropped to its lowest level this decade - with just 7.9 per cent getting on the saddle once a week.

Too many people "love" living in Worcestershire but cannot afford to buy a home, says MP

Evesham Journal: SYRIA: Mid-Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston has defended the Government's response.

5:52pm Monday 21st September 2015

DROITWICH'S MP has challenged the Government to ramp up the pressure over new house building - saying too many people "love" where they live but cannot afford to stay.

Worcester's MP defends former city mayor who called migrants a "swarm" of people "jumping on the bandwagon"

Evesham Journal: UNDER FIRE: Councillor Alan Amos, pictured earlier this year when he was the Mayor of Worcester with city MP Robin Walker on the left.

2:33pm Monday 21st September 2015

WORCESTER'S MP has defended a councillor who called migrants a "swarm" of people "jumping on the bandwagon" - saying many people share similar concerns.

Don't miss golden chance to revitalise old Droitwich factory site: heritage watchdog's plea

Evesham Journal: View of the former Baxenden Chemicals site near Droitwich Railway Station. Pic Jonathan Barry 17.9.15 3815934504 (38955103)

9:02am Monday 21st September 2015

CALLS are being made to turn the historic site of an old Droitwich factory into new homes, train station parking, green space and a visitor attraction for the town - amid fears it could attract unwanted development.

Give small cider and perry producers a better deal, council leader tells European bureaucrats

Evesham Journal: Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader

1:04pm Friday 18th September 2015

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council is calling for tax breaks on small cider and perry producers - urging European bureaucrats to stop meddling.

Crackdown on unwanted student digs in Worcester hailed a success

Evesham Journal: PLEDGE: Councillor Marc Bayliss, the deputy leader of Worcester City Council.

1:33pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

A CRACKDOWN on unwanted student houses in Worcester is being hailed a success - 15 months on from it being launched.

We need more people to volunteer, says Droitwich councillor

Evesham Journal: COUNTY HALL: Worcestershire COunty Council is trying to reduce spending on outside experts.

12:27pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

A DROITWICH councillor is urging more people to care for their community - saying volunteering is more vital than ever due to austerity.

City council leader defends use of bailiffs to chase 4,000 debts - urging people to "pay their dues"

Evesham Journal: BAILIFFS: The leader of Worcester City Council, Councillor Simon Geraghty.

11:39am Wednesday 16th September 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL tactic to send bailiffs around to 4,000 Worcester homes has been defended by the city council's leader - who has urged people to "pay their dues".

PICTURE SPECIAL: Full steam ahead as Worcester's Cathedral Square revamp is "on track"

Evesham Journal: 3715929606 Paul Jackson 07.09.15 Worcester - the catherdal roundabout works continue. (37794849)

5:59pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

THESE images show the progress made at Worcester's Cathedral island - with council chiefs saying they are on track with the £1.9 million revamp.

No "fire sales" of key council buildings are on the cards, insists director

Evesham Journal: LAKE: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council in the background as swans enjoy the water.

3:44pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

A SENIOR director at Worcestershire County Council insists no "fire sales" are planned of iconic buildings - saying the crown jewels are safe.

More Jeremy Corbyn reaction: Former Worcester Labour MP admits it was a result he 'did not want'

Evesham Journal: New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn climbs onto the stage following his announcement as the party's new leader at a Labour special conference in London.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

2:20pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

WORCESTER'S former Labour MP has delivered his verdict on Jeremy Corbyn's victory - admitting it was a result he 'did not want'.

It's Droitwich's time to thrive, vows council leader as she eyes up big-name shops

Evesham Journal: Droitwich High Street

1:45pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

THE leader of Wychavon District Council has urged Droitwich people to be optimistic about the town's future - saying it is making "huge progress".

Worcestershire selected by Government to launch new pilot at helping parents stay together

Evesham Journal: BREAK-UPS: Worcestershire has been selected to take part in a new Government project to help parents stay together.

4:51pm Monday 14th September 2015

A NEW scheme to help parents stay together is being piloted in Worcestershire - in the hope it can benefit the whole of Britain.

Now council bosses in Wychavon endorse plan for private company to empty bins

Evesham Journal: BINS: Could be emptied by a private company across the whole of south Worcestershire from 2017.

11:59am Monday 14th September 2015

A DEAL to effectively privatise bin collections across the whole of south Worcestershire has moved a step closer - after council chiefs in Wychavon gave it their backing.

Fears over police cuts in Worcestershire as Bill Longmore tells Government he is "concerned"

Evesham Journal: DUO: Police and crime commissioner Bill Longmore, left, with deputy Barrie Sheldon, right.

11:11am Monday 14th September 2015

POLICE and crime commissioner Bill Longmore has been challenged to show his hand over force cuts - with fears serious changes are on the way.

That's not how you spell Angel Place!

Evesham Journal: That's not how you spell Angel Place!

2:38pm Friday 11th September 2015

BEMUSED passers-by have spotted this road sign in Worcester - which should say 'Angel Place'.

Former Worcester mayor sparks controversy by describing migrants as a "swarm" of people "jumping on the bandwagon"

Evesham Journal: UNDER FIRE: Councillor Alan Amos, pictured earlier this year when he was the Mayor of Worcester.

2:13pm Friday 11th September 2015

A FORMER Mayor of Worcester has provoked controversy by attacking migrants for "jumping on the bandwagon" - describing them as a "swarm" trying to push their way in.

Row over Middle Battenhall Farm as campaigners say £1.1m congestion sum is "too low"

Evesham Journal: UNDER THREAT: An aerial image showing Middle Battenhall Farm, and where the homes are proposed to go.

1:27pm Friday 11th September 2015

DEVELOPERS trying to build 200 homes at Worcester's Middle Battenhall Farm have come under fresh criticism - after it was suggested the firm pays a "paltry" £1.2 million towards easing congestion.

Exclusive: Roadworks crackdown by council delayed until next year

Evesham Journal: DELAYS: Roadworks earlier this year in Bath Road, Worcester while Severn Trent laid new pipes.

12:53pm Friday 11th September 2015

A MUCH-TRUMPETED crackdown on roadworks across Worcestershire has been delayed - with council staff labelling it "chaotic".

Car parking bonanza in Worcester as council rakes in extra £53,000 in just three months

Evesham Journal: CAR PARKING: The Cornmarket car park, in Worcester.

12:19pm Friday 11th September 2015

A CAR parking bonanza has boosted Worcester City Council's coffers - with income surging by more than £50,000 year-on-year.

A "generation of school children" have admired drug cheaters, says county MP in doping probe

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3:51pm Thursday 10th September 2015

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP has hit out at doping - saying he fears "a generation of school children have admired cheaters".

Wells proposal dropped from housing master plan, but other developments across Malvern Hills confirmed

Evesham Journal: Plans for four new houses in Powick labelled "very poor"

12:25pm Thursday 10th September 2015

A PROPOSAL for housing development in Malvern Wells has been dropped in the latest version of the Worcestershire's controversial planning blueprint, released this week.

Project to raise £75 million by selling off unwanted public sector property launches

Evesham Journal: BOSS: Andrew Pollard, the managing director of the new Place Partnership.

5:55pm Wednesday 9th September 2015

A HUGE project to sell unused Worcestershire public sector buildings has officially kicked off - with a pledge that the public will ultimately benefit.

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