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Fire service HQ goes on the market

Evesham Journal: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service will be holding an open day in Ross-on-Wye on Saturday.

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

IT'S been the home of Worcester's firefighters for the last seven decades - but now the 'for sale' signs have finally gone up.

University pledges to turn Orchard House into a first-class centre for learning

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9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

THE University of Worcester has outlined its plans to transform a key city centre site - saying it intends to open more teaching facilities as part of its ongoing expansion.

Cuts to youth activities? Don't blame us, says leader

Evesham Journal: Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended his stance on youth funding - and is blaming the economy for making cuts.

Talks start over one rubbish collection service for the whole of Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Fortnightly bin collections have increased recycling rates, town hall chiefs claim

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TENTATIVE talks have got underway to see if one massive rubbish and recycling collection service can be launched for the whole of Worcestershire.

How YOU want Worcester City Council's cash windfall to be spent

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11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

MORE than a third of people want Worcester City Council to spend its £3.1 million windfall on paying off debt - while 20 per cent say it should go on a massive new swimming pool.

Electronic games ban at County Hall

Evesham Journal: County Hall

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE playing of electronic games like Solitaire is officially being banned at Worcestershire County Council.

Waitrose bosses delighted to get Worcester green light after "years" of searching

Evesham Journal: Waitrose to open store in High Wycombe

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

WAITROSE bosses have spoken of their delight after being given the green light for a £20 million Worcester store - revealing it has been looking for a presence in the city "for many years".

Send him to Massachusetts

Evesham Journal: Darth Vader

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

IT'S fair to say more and more people around the city are getting to know the newish Mayor of Worcester, our old chum Cllr Alan Amos.

'Happy place' project hailed a success in Worcester

Evesham Journal: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

5:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FIVE-YEAR project to help people in Worcester's most impoverished areas is being hailed a success.

12-month reprieve from youth activity cuts - but it will not last

Evesham Journal: County Hall

3:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

PLANS to slash council funding for youth activities in Worcestershire by 50 per cent next year have been scrapped, it has emerged.

Pressure on new city council leadership to 'licence' homes

Evesham Journal: It's a buyers' market on the property market

3:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

PRESSURE is being applied on Worcester City Council's new leadership to revisit old proposals to 'licence' homes.

Bid for children's museum in Worcester shelved due to council HQ sale

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3:39pm Friday 25th July 2014

PLANS for a new £1.8 million children's museum in Worcester are being dumped because of the city council's HQ sale.

Threat to privatise service for the elderly in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: County Hall

3:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

A COUNCIL-RUN service which places old and vulnerable people in the care of families across Worcestershire is facing privatisation, it has emerged.

Fifteen ways to blow Worcester's cash windfall

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11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

LIKE a kid in a sweetshop, cash-strapped Worcester City Council is soon going to be enjoying the fruits of a wealthy grandma.

Green light for Worcester's £20m Waitrose

Evesham Journal: Waitrose to open store in High Wycombe

10:37am Friday 25th July 2014

WAITROSE is coming to Worcester - after a massive new £20 million store off London Road was given the green light.

Breaking news Worcester's Waitrose debate: live report

Evesham Journal:

4:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A DECISION on whether Worcester will get a Waitrose has been made by the city council. Follow how the debate unfolded (and goes on) live in the panel at the bottom of this story.

Robin Walker promoted to role as aide to Environment Secretary

Evesham Journal: Worcester MP Robin Walker

12:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has been handed a promotion - and is now the closest confidante of Britain's youngest ever female Cabinet minister.

£3.1m cash windfall heading to Worcester - how would you spend it?

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10:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BONANZA £3.1 million cash windfall heading to Worcester City Council could be used to build a first class swimming pool, reverse massive cuts or pay off debt.

Keep up the work on reducing flooding

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4:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LAST winter's flooding crisis in Worcestershire bought the whole county together - but more needs to be done to protect vulnerable homes.

My city centre review is being taken seriously, says councillor

Evesham Journal: BUSY: Worcester city centre (36124801)

4:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WORCESTER councillor responsible for drawing up a 'new vision' for the city has welcomed assurances it will be taken seriously - saying he finds "party politics" distasteful.

Former county MEP charged with money laundering

Evesham Journal: MEP Nikki Sinclaire

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Worcestershire MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office.

Fresh plans for bigger, better new Worcester swimming pool?

Evesham Journal: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

1:17pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SCALED-DOWN plans for a six-lane, 25-metre new Worcester swimming pool could be ditched in favour of a bigger, better facility.

Revealed: full details of council's HQ sale in £3.1m deal

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11:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FULL details can today be revealed over the shock sale of Worcester City Council's flagship HQ - in a deal worth a whopping £3.1 million.

The public will be put 'in danger' if more cuts are made to WRS, claims councillor

Evesham Journal: Rats! I'm moving to Halton for cheaper vermin control

10:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEMBERS of the public will be "put in danger" if Worcestershire's councils continue making massive cuts to services dealing with rat control, food safety, nuisance neighbours and pollution.

MP wants answers after being 'stonewalled' on internet speeds

Evesham Journal: Help for Hillingdon firms seeking faster broadband

10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN MP in Worcestershire wants answers over which parts of the county will miss out on superfast broadband - after saying she's been stonewalled.

People in Worcester back student homes crackdown

Evesham Journal: Budget had a positive note for the housing market

10:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LONG-AWAITED crackdown on student homes is on the verge of coming into force in Worcester - as it emerged the public have given it the thumbs-up.

Four day care homes in Worcestershire at risk of closure

Evesham Journal: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

10:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RAFT of major changes are on the way to care services for vulnerable people in Worcestershire - with four day homes facing potential closure.

Stop attacking Worcester's cemetery, says volunteer

Evesham Journal: FILLING UP FAST: Astwood Cemetery in Astwood Road, Worcester, only has room for 700 more burial plots.

5:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WIDOW who tends to Worcester Cemetery has defended its appearance - and says she is fed up of criticism over it.

Cheaper Worcester car parking is now here

Evesham Journal: Car parking charges are set to be increased across Worcester.

4:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

PEOPLE in Worcester are being reminded that cheaper car parking prices came into force today.

Councillor accused of 'ranting' as parties clash over spending on consultants

Evesham Journal: County Hall

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONSULTANTS have been accused of "milking the country dry" by a leading Worcestershire politician - who says he wants council spending on outside experts culled.

Worcester market to get £550,000 revamp

Evesham Journal: IT’S ALL CHANGE: The market in Angel Place, Worcester, is set to get a makeover.

3:55pm Monday 21st July 2014

A £550,000 revamp of Worcester's market can today be revealed - in an ambitious bid to restore the shopping parade to its former glories.

Questions being asked after county ambulance chief gets £50,000 pay rise

Evesham Journal: Anthony Marsh

2:39pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE boss of Worcestershire's ambulance service has bagged a £50,000 pay rise, taking his salary to £232,000.

MP collects his knighthood - calling it his "perfect day"

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1:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP who was knighted in the Queen's New Year’s Honours has been to collect his award - calling it his "perfect day".

Schools across Worcestershire get £1.8m funding boost from the Government

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1:05pm Monday 21st July 2014

SCHOOLS across Worcestershire are being handed an extra £1.8 million from the Government.

Drive to halt a rise in children in care

Evesham Journal: County Hall

1:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAJOR drive to stop children going into care across Worcestershire is kicking off - amid hopes a shock 22 per cent rise can be slowed down.

Cash injection of £47m is a good outcome, insist councillors

Evesham Journal: District council leader, Conservative councillor John Campion.

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

COUNCILLORS in Worcestershire have hailed the county's £47 million Government cash injection - after admitting they expected a worse outcome.

Library changes could have been far worse, says council leader

Evesham Journal: Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended a move to slash library services - saying it could have been far worse.

Powerful paedophile ring cover-up claim is probed

Evesham Journal: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A COUNCIL investigation is being launched in Worcestershire into possible paedophile activity - amid fears perpetrators could have been protected by an "establishment cover-up" in the county.

Council taken to task for not employing enough apprentices

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2:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

JUST 23 apprentices are employed at Worcestershire County Council - leading to claims the authority is not doing enough for young people.

Raft of library changes revealed by Worcestershire County Council

Evesham Journal: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

1:12pm Friday 18th July 2014

MOBILE library services across Worcestershire are being dramatically scaled down as part of £2.7 million of cuts.

All in a daze over reshuffle haze

Evesham Journal: West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT'S been a lively week for West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin, who has stayed where she is following David Cameron's earthquake-like reshuffle.

New name revealed for Worcester College of Technology

Evesham Journal: CENTRE OF LEARNING: Worcester College of Technology is already putting changes in place to improve things.

4:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A NEW name can today be revealed for Worcester College of Technology - six weeks after the Government rejected an alternative amid claims it was "grossly insensitive".

Youth unemployment falls 40 per cent in Worcester amid economic boost

Evesham Journal: Skillfest event to combat youth unemployment

1:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YOUTH unemployment has fallen 40 per cent in Worcester in one year - as the latest joblessness figures showed another boost across the county.

Plunge in smoking rates across Worcestershire welcomed by council

Evesham Journal: County council clamps down on smokers but retains £20 million tobacco investment

6:04pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have hailed a staggering fall in the number of smokers across Worcestershire - and have set their sights on bringing it down further.

Rumours of flats plan for St Mary's School scotched by council

Evesham Journal: 2614632411 Paul Jackson 23.06.14 Worcester St Mary's Worcester, has announced that it is closing at the end of the academic year. (7444794)

6:02pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

RUMOURS that developers are already lining up to turn Worcester's doomed all-girls school into luxury flats have been scotched.

Councillor defends big Worcester regeneration delay

Evesham Journal: IMPRESSION: The view from the bottom of Sherriff Street looking over Shrub Hill train station towards Worcester city centre

5:59pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

ONE of Worcestershire's most senior politicians has defended delays in giving a £100 million-plus Worcester revamp the nod - insisting it would not be held back "without good reason".

Harriett stays where she is as Cameron rings the changes

Evesham Journal: West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin

9:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP has missed out in a reshuffle of David Cameron's Cabinet as the Prime Minister rung the changes.

MP hails breakthrough in tackling rip-off payday lenders

Evesham Journal: Worcester MP Robin Walker has praised the city's job figures.

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN HISTORIC breakthrough on tackling rip-off payday lenders is about to be finalised - in one of Worcester MP Robin Walker's biggest victories.

Youth funding slashed 71 per cent since 2010 by council

Evesham Journal: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

4:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

FUNDING for youth centres has been slashed 71 per cent in Worcestershire - leading to angry claims youngsters are "being failed".

Blame the Government for people not paying council tax, says councillor

Evesham Journal: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

4:47pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

TOO many people are struggling to pay their council tax bills because the Government moved the goalposts, according to a former Worcester finance chief.

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