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TRADE WASTE: Some bags left out in Worcester city centre.

Blitz on trade waste in Worcester city centre moves closer as acting leader calls crackdown "well overdue"

Rise in people learning first aid in the workplace in Worcestershire

Rise in people learning first aid in the workplace in Worcestershire

MPs: Prime Minister's Questions today.

MPs to pocket pay rise of £1,000 - just months after 10% salary hike

NEW BOSS: Catherine Driscoll is the new director for children, families and communities at the county council. (55464082)

New top director appointed at Worcestershire County Council

0616003501 08.02.16 Bretforton - Emergency services attend a collapsed wall in Bretforton. *NO PICTURE CREDIT*. (55265992)

Fund set up for two young children seriously injured after wall collapsed in Bretforton

COUNTY HALL: A vote is taking place on a 3.9% council tax rise tomorrow.

Call to scrap 3.9% council tax rise and freeze bills: Labour's plea 24 hours before County Hall vote

FLOODED: The building site of the Holdings which will be an RSPCA rescue centre for neglected and abandoned animals is underwater as a result of Storm Imogen. Picture supplied by Geraldine Haynes of the Worcester and Mid Worcestershire branch of the RSPCA

Storm Imogen floods building site of Worcester's new animal rescue centre, stalling work

Former president of the charity Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (left) and the chairman of Bromsgrove District Council chairman Councillor Caroline Spencer open the new HQ

Foster care charity opens headquarters in Worcestershire and looks to expand services

Students from the University of Worcester perform for guests at Onside's fund-raising event last year

Join the fun at quirky fund-raiser for Worcester charity

Mrs Catherine Hitchman, specialist in adult health and welfare issues and associate solicitor at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Don't delay in taking action to protect future health and welfare, warns Worcester expert

The Children's Sleep Charity

Innovative pilot project to help children in Worcestershire with autism sleep better

Daniel Fedec. (41333906)

Worcester man battered partner with paving slab then strangled her, inquest hears

Drunk driver speeds at 100mph with four children in the car

Drink driver speeds at 100mph with four children in the car

BLIGHT: Richard Grosvenor-Davies pictured at Astwood Cemetery, where his son Jason is buried. Picture by Jonathan Barry, 55401972

Bereaved Worcester dad describes city's cemetery as "a tip"

VICTORY: Councillor Simon Geraghty, the leader of Worcestershire County Council.

Victory for Worcestershire County Council leader as showdown talks in Westminster result in £5m funding boost

CHAOS: The M5 last Friday, where thousands of drivers were left stranded.

Transport Minister asks to see Worcester News coverage of M5 chaos to consider compensation scheme for drivers

PLEASE HOME ME: Henry is a happy, friendly boy who loves treats

Happy Henry loves his gravy bones - now treat him to a new home

Alfie, Evesham Cats Protection (55333394)

Handsome Alfie would like a loving new home for Valentine's Day

RUBBLE: The aftermath of the wall collapse in Bretforton near Evehsam.

Children hurt by collapsing wall in Worcestershire are 'stable' hospital confirms

Keren Milton

Free weight loss places available in Worcester

Worcestershire police surgeries: dates for the diary

Worcestershire police surgeries: dates for the diary

Five things you need to know Tuesday

Five things you need to know Tuesday

Two children have already been hurt in Bretforton near Evesham following the arrival of Storm Imogen. Now flood waters are rising.

Flood waters on the rise in Worcestershire after Storm Imogen and more heavy rain on the way

COUNTY HALL: The Trades Union Councl has criticised the children centres review.

Campaigning body says it is "shocked" at children's centres review by council

Chinese New Year: Top seven Chinese restaurants in Worcestershire

Chinese New Year: Top seven Chinese restaurants in Worcestershire

SCHOOLING: A Worcestershire councillor says very young children suffer by being sent to school when they have just turned four.

Should children start school at four? Worcestershire councillor says August babies suffer "devastating" unfairness

DELIGHT: Councillor Roger Knight, the Mayor of Worcester, is backing the crackdown on rubbish bags being left outside overnight by shops.

Mayor of Worcester's delight as campaign over city centre rubbish bags pays off

MP: West Worcestershire Harriett Baldwin, who has spoken of her frustration over the SWDP.

Delight as leading politicians and campaigners hail 28,370-home blueprint backing

CROSSOVER: The Abbey Bridge in Evesham.

Congestion-busting studies will make a difference, says leading Worcestershire councillor

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS: DI Stuart Murphy of the Integrated Offender Management Team (West Mercia Police) receives a donation of plants courtesy of Nikki Hollier, owner of Pershore-based Styling Homes and Gardens. (55171710)

Worcester's ex-offenders kept on straight and narrow by garden project

Conservative MP for Mid-Worcestershire Nigel Huddleston caught the moment a double decker bus was blown up for a film (s)

Moment double decker blew up for action film caught on camera by Worcestershire MP

PARKWAY: This is Norton Parkway Developments' version of the railway station. Image supplied by Capita.

Council issues land grab order over £22m Worcestershire Parkway

Dietitian Kirsty Crothers on the Sugar Swap campaign

Survey shows sugar consumption needs more attention by Worcester residents

Thoughtful elegant elderly man resting his chin on his hand (55050082)

Myasthenia patients invited to support group in Worcester

A car braves the floods at the aptly-named Waterside, Evesham.

More reader pictures of flooding

Malvern wine society members (from the left) Jeffrey Thorogood, Jackie Tolliday and Martin Tolliday at a tasting

Local wine lovers to sample offerings from local restaurants

The long delays on the M5. Picture by Jonathan Barry.

Worcester's MP speaks to Highways England to ensure "lessons learned" after NINE hours of M5 misery for drivers

The long delays on the M5. Picture by Jonathan Barry.

Traffic chaos: Drivers' misery in M5 closure

M5: The road is due to re-open at 4.30pm

UPDATE: M5 back open

CONFRONTATION: A still from the video

WATCH: A very British road rage incident: Here's how it was resolved

LOVED: Herbert Clarke, a veteran of the Second World War who loved life and took an interest in everything around him. (55041106)

Loved family man and Worcestershire war hero dies just short of his 100th birthday

Trisha Doran (55030582)

Arson mum who tried to burn down block of flats jailed

Re-enactors from the past 2000 years of history came  together for a photocall to promote the Living History event which will be held at the Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of February 2016. Pic Jonathan Barry 0516001208. (

See history come to life at Commandery

PLEDGE: Councillor Simon Geraghty, the new leader of Worcestershire County Council.

I'll pledge £500,000 into improving paths across Worcestershire, says council leader

COUNTY HALL: The Conservative leadership has allowed three schools to expand.

Three Worcestershire schools secure expansions in council deal worth £3m

WAITROSE: Major roadworks are starting on Monday as part of the £20m Waitrose development.

Uh oh! Two months of major roadworks starting down Worcester's London Road for £20m Waitrose store

BUILD AWAY: The South Worcestershire Development Plan has been approved.

At last! South Worcestershire's 28,370-home blueprint finally signed off by inspector

Stanbrook Abbey, Callow End, where Sister Charlotte's restaurant has now opened. (55003808)

Sister Charlotte's restaurant opens at Stanbrook Abbey

Stay safe while you're cooking, say fire fighters

Stay safe while you're cooking, say fire fighters

ELDERLY CARE: The county council is battling with severe demographic pressures.

Worsening services for the elderly are "inevitable", says Worcestershire councillor


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