£6 million awarded to fix potholes

£6 million awarded to fix potholes

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter The county council has been awarded £6 million by the government to fix potholes this winter. The money, which is part of a national £420 million fund confirmed by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond in his budget last...
Man jailed for attempting to rape 11-year-old girl

Man jailed for attempting to rape 11-year-old girl

A man has been jailed for up to 18 years after being found guilty of attempting to rape an 11-year-old girl. Joshua Beardmore, 25, of Glenthorne Avenue, Worcester, was found guilty of attempted rape and sexual assault by penetration. The assault took place on 25 May...
40-year-old Christmas tree will raise funds for lifesaving charity

40-year-old Christmas tree will raise funds for lifesaving charity

A Worcestershire couple will be raising funds throughout Christmas in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, with a festive light switch on at their home on Sunday 2nd December at 6.30pm. Avril and Christopher Rowlands, from Inkberrrow, have hosted the infamous event...
Adult carer ‘double whammy’

Adult carer ‘double whammy’

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter  More needs to be done to attract carers and nursing staff to Worcestershire, the county council’s adult care chief has said. Avril Wilson said recruitment is facing the “double whammy” of struggling to make social...
Tributes to former Worcester councillor

Tributes to former Worcester councillor

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter Tributes from across the political spectrum have been made to a “first class councillor” and “local political legend” who has died. Former long-serving city councillor and deputy leader Geoff Williams, who only...
City honour for ex-councillors

City honour for ex-councillors

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter Two long-serving former city councillors could become honorary alderman if plans are accepted. Former councillors Geoff Williams and Liz Smith – who completed more than 40 years of service between them – would be...