Unprecedented demand for ADHD assessments – trust

By Patrick | 6 February 2024

Unprecedented demand for ADHD assessments in Worcestershire means people are waiting years to get support. Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust said the county’s Community Paediatrics service faced an “unsustainable pressure” in referrals. Nine-year-old Corey has an ADHD diagnosis and his family said medication had helped him at school. But they say they have […]

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Perry Wood Primary stages whole school history event

By Patrick | 25 January 2024

CHILDREN stepped back in time to immerse themselves in history during a whole school event. All the children and staff dress up as historical figures at Perry Wood Primary School in Worcester. Prizes were awarded to those with the best thought about costumes, while children took part in workshops throughout the day on Friday (January 19). Mayor […]

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Worcester Council considering regeneration plans for 500 new homes

By Patrick | 24 January 2024

City councillors are set to mull over plans for a major regeneration of Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter. The transformation of the 14-hectare site include more than 500 new homes, new public spaces, and the potential creation of up to 5,000 new jobs in the area. A formal Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) lays out the comprehensive […]

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Green Party Deputy Leader visits Worcester Floods

By Patrick | 15 January 2024

In the wake of recent flooding across Worcester, Zack Polanski, Deputy Leader of the Green Party, visited the city this weekend to hear first-hand from city councillors and campaigners grappling with the devastating impact of the third flood since October. Polanski met with councillors and community activists such as Jon Bodenham, a Cathedral Community Campaigner and Diglis resident, […]

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Worcester bike bus founder on most inspirational list

By Patrick | 24 November 2023

A woman who runs a “bike bus” for dozens of people has been named among the UK’s 100 most inspirational women in cycling for this year. Katie Collier, 38, from Worcester, set up the weekly rides in which up to 40 families go to school together. She only picked up cycling again in lockdown, but […]

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Green living at Pack It In

By Patrick | 19 November 2023

Join activists, councillors and friends for a re-launch of Pack it in -Zero Waste Living. Owner Phillipa Gilfillan is hosting an evening that will include: Food and drink tasting in her new cafe – a chance to sample vegan food at its best. A short practical talk on going plastic free at home and a […]

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Share your views on anti-social behaviour regulations before deadline

By Patrick | 19 November 2023

Residents have less than two weeks to make Worcester City Council aware of their views on the review of powers to combat anti-social behaviour in the city. The council is currently conducting a review of its Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which serve to defend the public from behaviours that could damage their quality of […]

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Mayor Louis Stephen’s plea to help Worcester Foodbank

By Patrick | 19 November 2023

Worcester Mayor Cllr Louis Stephen shares his fears over Christmas struggles for local families. “I recently called round to Worcester’s Foodbank. I looked through the roller shutter doors and with a chill I distinctly noticed a difference between this and previous years. Christmas is a time of giving and thinking of people who are less […]

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Mayor of Worcester set to open new festival celebrating small business

By Patrick | 15 November 2023

The Mayor of Worcester is set to open a brand new festival celebrating small and micro businesses. Mayor Louis Stephen will be at the inaugural BizFest on Thursday, November 23, taking place at Worcester Porcelain Works. Hosted and organised by Worcestershire-based multi award-winning business coaching company Real World Consultancy (RWC), the event will allow ticket […]

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Worcester Green Party councillors call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

By Patrick | 3 November 2023

Worcester Green Party’s local councillors support the call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Following the statement from the Green Party of England and Wales that called for the end of the siege and blockade of Gaza, councillors from across the UK have been calling for unity across the political spectrum in demanding the government […]

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Car park solar panels will save Worcester council money

By Patrick | 1 November 2023

  More solar panels on the roof of a car park could cut bills by up to £58,000 every year, a council says. Worcester City Council is to spend £521,000 installing the panels on the roof of St Martin’s Gate car park in City Walls Road. Joint council leader Marjory Bisset said the move would […]

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Green Social at the Dice Box

By Patrick | 1 November 2023

Join activists and members for fun and games at The Dice Box. Bring along family and friends for an hour or two of board games and catch up with other Green-minded people. Light bites, burgers and sweet treats are available as well as kids meals. Some vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Swap tables and meet […]

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