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Shop away! Worcester city centre bucks trends in booming summer

Evesham Journal: BUSY: Worcester's High Street.

7:25pm Sunday 16th August 2015

WORCESTER'S shops are celebrating a booming summer - with data revealing how thousands more people are pouring into the city centre to buck national trends.

Rapid progress on £500,000 overhaul for Worcester's Cornmarket

Evesham Journal: 3115914409 Paul Jackson 31.07.15 Worcester - Cornmarket works update. (33838383)

2:00pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

RAPID progress is being made in a £500,000 revamp of Worcester's Cornmarket - with a key part of the city centre getting a new lease of life.

Decision over Worcester City of Culture bid to wait until the autumn

Evesham Journal: WORCESTER: A view of the city centre from the top of Cripplegate House in St John's.

10:47am Tuesday 11th August 2015

A DECISION over whether Worcester should make a UK City of Culture bid will not be taken until after October, it has emerged.

Worcester's seagulls are moving from the city centre to our neighbourhoods, claim residents

Evesham Journal: The seagull has landed

1:40pm Monday 10th August 2015

IRATE Worcester residents say they want more action to tackle seagulls where they live - claiming the pesky birds are "worse than ever".

£2,000 boost for women's rugby as new classes start in Worcester from council cash

Evesham Journal: CATCH: Stephanie Clarke, right, from Worcester Ladies and Loran Wetton, from Dines Green, enjoying the game.

12:38pm Monday 10th August 2015

MORE women are being encouraged to get into rugby - with a Worcester councillor coughing up £2,000 to help it happen.

Middle Battenhall Farm saga "a travesty", says Worcester's Conservative Association chief

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

11:47am Monday 10th August 2015

THE chairman of Worcester's Conservatives has revealed his anguish over Middle Battenhall Farm - calling the battle to preserve the site "a tragedy".

Leader of Worcester City Council backs 'Living Over The Shop' despite fearing it may not work

Evesham Journal: CAMPAIGN: 'Living Over The Shop' could be on the way to Worcester.

11:19am Monday 10th August 2015

THE leader of Worcester City Council is backing a campaign to convert more upper shop floors into flats - but admits being sceptical over whether it can work.

Stop Worcester being viewed as a "no go area" at night with 'Living Over The Shop' campaign, says backer

Evesham Journal: 3215916706 Paul Jackson 06.08.15 Worcester - Worcester High Street. There is a suggestion that the upper floors of shops in the city centre to be made into housing. (34397189)

12:56pm Friday 7th August 2015

A CAMPAIGN to get Worcester's shops to turn their upper floors into flats has secured more support - with one backer saying too many people view the city centre as a "no go area".

Worcester Labour councillor leaps to the defence of former MP Mike Foster over Jeremy Corbyn

Evesham Journal: Councillor Simon Cronin on the new crossing on City Walls Road, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 6.7.15  281590370 (31152569)

11:26am Friday 7th August 2015

A WORCESTER Labour councillor has shot to the defence of Mike Foster - saying the former city MP's departure has left a "massive hole" in the Labour Party.

Come and help influence Government policy on sport, Robin Walker urges Worcester

Evesham Journal: GOLDEN: The University Arena, proudly standing in Hylton Road.

11:26am Thursday 6th August 2015

WORCESTER'S MP is calling on the city's strong sporting scene to help influence the rest of the UK - saying it has a golden opportunity to drive the country forward.

Think about Middle Battenhall Farm decision "very carefully", deputy planning chair warns councillors

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

1:56pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

THE deputy chairman of Worcester's planning committee has fired a warning over Middle Battenhall Farm - urging councillors not to rush their decision.

What a disgusting mess: fury after travellers leave appalling rubbish strewn across Worcester's Pitmaston Park

Evesham Journal: BAGS: Some of the rubbish at Pitmaston Park.

5:22pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

TRAVELLERS have left a Worcester park littered with disgusting rubbish - with dog faeces, fast food, clothes, old toys, packaging, cartons and even a pram dumped on the fields.

Kill the weeds! Worcester riverside spruced up in time for peak tourist season after mammoth effort

Evesham Journal: TEAM: Council workers from left to right Graham Pratt, Anthony Williams and Luke Osborne working on the west bank of the riverside to clear the invasive weeds.

11:34am Tuesday 4th August 2015

AN invasive weed which has been spoiling Worcester's riverside has been drastically hacked back to open up the glorious view.

The island where work never stops - rapid progress at Worcester's Cathedral roundabout as land is flattened

Evesham Journal: View of the Worcester Cathedral Roundabout, after the old cellars were filled in. Pic Jonathan Barry 24.7.15  3015911209 (33083584)

4:14pm Friday 24th July 2015

THESE images show the ongoing transformation of Worcester's Cathedral roundabout - with the old cellars now completely filled in.

£665,000 overhaul of Worcester's Diglis area about to get the nod by council chiefs

Evesham Journal: REVAMP: The Diglis playing fields, near Waverley Street.

11:21am Friday 24th July 2015

A £665,000 revamp of Worcester's Diglis fields is about to get the nod - signalling the site's most significant revamp for a generation.

We have "too many dangerous drug users" walking the streets, says police and crime commissioner

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

4:01pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

POLICE and crime commissioner Bill Longmore has revealed his anger over drug use - saying there are "too many people walking our streets who are dangerous".

Key talks take place between MPs and rail minister on faster trains

Evesham Journal: TRAINS: Worcester's Foregate Street railway station.

1:29pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

KEY talks have taken place between Worcestershire MPs and the rail minister over speeding up train journeys - after David Cameron lobbied for it.

Bite the bullet and create permanent traveller sites, West Mercia Police chief urges councils

Evesham Journal: Police officers on the Ketch Car Boot site, after travellers forced entry onto the site.  16.6.15  251589410 (29203906)

12:33pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

THE chief constable of West Mercia Police has urged councils across Worcestershire to offer permanent pitches for travellers - saying it is frustrating the force.

Stop ripping us off! Worcestershire MP criticises mobile phone companies

Evesham Journal: PHONE: Nigel Huddleston during a debate of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

3:01pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

RIP-OFF mobile phone companies have come in for criticism from a Worcestershire MP - who says it should be made easier for people to get better deals or switch.

Police and crime commissioner under fire for upping council tax while having £55m in reserves

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

12:46pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

POLICE and crime commissioner Bill Longmore has had to defend keeping millions of pounds in reserves whilst upping council tax.

Splosh! £200,000 spending plan for Worcester's Gheluvelt Park Splashpad about to get the nod

Evesham Journal: WET: The Splashpad at Worcester's Gheluvelt Park

11:40am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A £200,000 cash injection into Worcester's Gheluvelt Park is about to get the nod - included a big boost for the Splashpad.

Council chiefs rake in £125,000 from taxi licence fees in Worcester

Evesham Journal: Council chiefs rake in £125,000 from taxi licence fees in Worcester

10:15am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

LICENCE fees for taxis to operate in Worcester have raked in more than £125,000 to the city council's coffers over the last year, it has emerged.

Costs of revamping Worcester's crematorium rise 15 per cent to £370,000

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

12:09pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

THE costs of a major revamp of Worcester's crematorium are expected to rise around 15 per cent to £370,000, it has emerged.

Councillor criticises 'really sad' covering up of Worcester's old Lich Street as it disappears from view in Cathedral island revamp

Evesham Journal: The recently unearthed cellars have been filled with concrete on the Worcester Cathedral Roundabout. Pic Jonathan Barry 18.7.15  2915908502 (32376759)

4:03pm Monday 20th July 2015

A BYGONE era in Worcester's history has once again disappeared from view - with council chiefs facing criticism for covering it up.

200 people sign petition calling for 36 homes plan in Worcester to be ditched

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

3:52pm Monday 20th July 2015

AROUND 200 people have signed a petition pleading for proposals to build 36 homes on an historic Worcester site to be scrapped.

£260,000 Commandery revamp in Worcester about to get the nod from council chiefs

Evesham Journal: REVAMP: The outside of The Commandery, Worcester.

12:59pm Monday 20th July 2015

A £260,000 revamp of Worcester's Commandery is about to get the green light - turning the building into a national civil war-themed tourist attraction.

We "recognise the importance" of dualling Worcester's Carrington Bridge, city MP is told

Evesham Journal: CARRINGTON: Worcester MP Robin Walker, right, with Councillor Simon Geraghty, deputy county council leader, centre, and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, left.

6:08pm Thursday 16th July 2015

ROBIN Walker has kept up the pressure on dualling Worcester's Carrington Bridge - using a Commons debate to urge the Government to fund it.

New-look Cathedral Square will "transform" Worcester, says county council leader

Evesham Journal: CATHEDRAL: An artists' impression of the Cathedral Square.

4:05pm Thursday 16th July 2015

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has hailed the multi-million pound revamp of Cathedral Square - saying it will "transform" the landscape.

Don't relax Sunday trading laws, says Mayor of Worcester and church leaders

Evesham Journal: BUSY: Worcester's High Street.

4:45pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

THE Mayor of Worcester has attacked proposals to relax Sunday shop trading laws - calling it "very disappointing".

Let's showcase our heritage to the world with the Battle of Evesham, says MP

Evesham Journal: LOGO: The Battle of Evesham.

3:22pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

A COUNTY MP has mentioned the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Evesham in the Commons - saying it's time to "showcase our heritage" to the world.

We need a new vision for the country, says Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall on Worcester visit

Evesham Journal: Shadow Health Minister Liz Kendall addresses the audience during the question and answer session at the Cap and Gown Pub, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 13.7.15  291590700 (31830021)

2:39pm Monday 13th July 2015

LABOUR leadership contender Liz Kendall visited Worcester today - calling the party's General Election result a "catastrophe" as she made a direct pitch to voters.

Thousands of new homes could be 'fast tracked' into Worcestershire under planning laws overhaul

Evesham Journal: BUILDING: 39 properties currently being constructed by Berkeley Homes in St Peter's Street, Sidbury, Worcester.

4:55pm Friday 10th July 2015

THOUSANDS of new homes could be 'fast tracked' onto brownfield sites around Worcestershire under major changes to Britain's planning system.

Don't defy the public's view over future of Sansome Walk pool, says former parliamentary candidate

Evesham Journal: SANSOME WALK: The swimming pool site, which is set to be demolished in 2017.

11:36am Friday 10th July 2015

A FORMER Worcester parliamentary candidate has issued a plea for Sansome Walk pool to not become a car park - saying the public's views should be heard.

Former Labour parliamentary candidate Joy Squires promoted to deputy group leader

Evesham Journal: DEPUTY: Councillor Joy Squires, deputy Labour group leader in Worcester.

10:04am Wednesday 8th July 2015

WORCESTER'S opposition Labour group has reshuffled its pack - with a former parliamentary candidate appointed its new deputy leader.

Drivers criticise another pedestrian crossing down Worcester's busy City Walls Road

Evesham Journal: Councillor Simon Cronin on the new crossing on City Walls Road, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 6.7.15  281590370 (31152561)

4:29pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

DRIVERS have hit out over a new traffic light controlled crossing down one of Worcester's most congested roads - just 90 metres from the next one.

Dig away! Cathedral island exhibition to launch after police cap, Anglo-Saxon jar, pottery and mediaeval tiles are uncovered

Evesham Journal: DIG AWAY! Staff working on the Cathedral island dig.

1:47pm Monday 6th July 2015

WORCESTER'S Cathedral roundabout dig has sprung up some surprises - including a police cap from the Second World War and an Anglo-Saxon storage jar.

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.

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