Car parking charges in Worcester could rise by 10%

Car parking charges in Worcester could rise by 10%

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter Car parking charges in Worcester could go up by as much as ten per cent if councillors approve plans. The proposed increase would fill a gap left by ‘unachievable’ savings in the council’s saving targets. A target...
Just three CCTV cameras in Worcester are HD

Just three CCTV cameras in Worcester are HD

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter Work is gathering pace to update the city’s ageing CCTV cameras – as councillors look set to order a report into the cost of upgrading. Most of the council-owned CCTV cameras across the city are almost a decade old...
KFC decision due today

KFC decision due today

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter A decision will be made on whether or not a KFC will be built in the city centre later. The plans for the popular fast food restaurant to move into an empty building in The Cross were put on hold during last...
£44 million pub industry in Worcester facing beer tax hit

£44 million pub industry in Worcester facing beer tax hit

The pub industry in Worcester, worth tens of millions of pounds, could take a hit if beer duty is raised as expected next week, Britain’s Beer Alliance has warned. Tax on beer is expected to rise by 3.4% in the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, delivered on Tuesday....