What a nice little earner for councillor

Worcester News: Cllr David Hughes.

9:30am Friday 29th August 2014

YOU'VE got to hand it to Councillor David 'my castle' Hughes, the leader of Malvern Hills District Council, who is lining up a nice little earner for himself by attempting to see 23 homes built on his land in Clay Green Farm, Alfrick.

An ally found in New Zealand

Worcester News: Sunset on parade: the view over Middle Battenhall, in Worcester

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE'S been many politicians laying their boots into the Mayor of Worcester over the last couple of months, but precious little proof those of a Conservative persuasion feel the same way.

One is not amused by you being AWOL

Worcester News: Her Majesty's chosen volunteer groups were announced today

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

IT'S been another harrowing few days for Worcester's Mayor Councillor Alan 'fiasco' Amos, who has hit double figures for the number of events he's managed to miss since June.

Blue sky thinking or pure bonkers

Worcester News: Boris Johnson apologised after losing his temper

1:29pm Friday 8th August 2014

YOU'VE got to hand it to those Tories at Worcestershire County Council, who are swallowing up all the 'positive mantra' thinking in these most austere of times.

Send him to Massachusetts

Worcester News: 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.

Fifteen ways to blow Worcester's cash windfall

Worcester News:

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.

All in a daze over reshuffle haze

Worcester News: 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.

Holidays are well and truly over for Worcester's mayor

Worcester News: PLEASED: Coun Alan Amos next to the Windermere Drive zebra crossing site. Picture John Anyon 4113426001.

12:31pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Mayor of Worcester Councillor Alan 'fiasco' Amos has flung himself into his civic duties now his holidays are over, but the critics aren't letting him forget just how he went about grabbing those chains.

Tory's career heads for the incinerator

Worcester News: BITE CONTROVERSY: Luis Suarez

2:31pm Friday 4th July 2014

VETERAN Tory Councillor Maurice Broomfield has been rather unique in Conservative circles by opposing the £120 million incinerator at Hartlebury - but now his own career is being quietly incinerated.

The architect of his own downfall

Worcester News: Rats! I'm moving to Halton for cheaper vermin control

11:59am Friday 27th June 2014

THERE'S been some positive developments in The Blitz, sorry I mean Cllr Allah Ditta's Timberdine Avenue house saga, and for that we should all rejoice.

Take the cat home with you John - 'Perdie' would be grateful

Worcester News: What’s up pussycat?

8:00am Friday 20th June 2014

EVERY politician to hold the unlucky transport brief at County Hall ends up worn out and questioning the meaning of life a few years in, and The Source wonders whether John Smith is going the same way.

What the voters want to know about UKIP

Worcester News: UKIP leader Nigel Farage had predicted a "political earthquake" in the European elections

1:32pm Friday 13th June 2014

THE UK Independence Party may have done well in last month's Worcester City Council elections, but it hasn't stopped rival politicians taking the mickey.

The shady concoction of Worcester's mayoral malarkey

Worcester News: Edwina Currie Picture by: David Poole

8:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A NEW dawn is upon us, a changing of power at Worcester City Council which anyone and everyone, whether you're interested in politics or not, seems to have a view on.

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Worcester News: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

12:53pm Friday 30th May 2014

WHAT a few days we've had at Worcester City Council - and it's not finished yet.

Thunderbirds are go!

Worcester News: IT JUST WON’T WORK: Labour group leader Councillor Peter McDonald, who spoke out against the idea

9:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

ONE of the perils of being on the campaign trail at election time is bumping into the opposition - or unwittingly knocking on their door to canvass for votes.

Yanks think Robin Walker belongs to Labour

Worcester News: The new Mayor of Pershore Charles Tucker and Mayoress Liz Tucker have a busy year ahead of them.

3:57pm Friday 16th May 2014

MEDIA-SAVVY Robin Walker has been a busy boy this week, grilling bosses from a US drugs giant embroiled in controversy over a possible takeover.

Meet the fluffy rabbit called 'Adrian'

Worcester News: NO TRAVEL CLAIM: Coun Neil Laurenson.

2:59pm Friday 9th May 2014

WITH Worcester City Council's elections looming, the pressure on all our political parties is currently cranked up to breaking point and boy can you tell.

Conservative candidate funds Labour

Worcester News: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

1:03pm Friday 2nd May 2014

WORCESTER Labour Party isn't always flush with cash, but it appears benefactors come from all sorts of unlikely sources.

Worcester Green Party: soothsayers in disguise

Worcester News: Louis Stephen - Green Party candidate for Riverside

4:28pm Friday 25th April 2014

WORCESTER Green Party is pulling out all the stops for next month's elections, fielding candidates in all 12 city council wards.

The MP who doesn't want to have his cake and eat it

Worcester News: Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff has been given a Knights Bachelor in New Year Honours List.

9:30am Friday 18th April 2014

HAPPY birthday to Worcester MP Robin Walker, who turned the incredibly young age (for an MP) of 36 last Saturday.

The Beast of Bolsover likes our Robin

Worcester News: Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid who has declared his opposition to a plan for 175 new homes in Hagley

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

DENNIS Skinner, the infamous socialist MP dubbed the 'Beast of Bolsover', has taken many political scalps in his 44-year career, and this week Worcester's MP was very nearly next.

Travel misery is plane bad luck for MP

Worcester News: Picture-postcard: St George's on the Caribbean island of Grenada

2:07pm Friday 4th April 2014

HAVE you ever been away on holiday, then sat silently stewing at the airport because your plane's delayed?

Worries over amnesia-hit councillors

Worcester News: Chief fire officer Mark Yates

3:01pm Friday 28th March 2014

TRANS-PAREN-CY. Understand? Let's spell it out, slowly and clearly, because given this week's events some of our elected representatives don't understand what it means.

The truth truly is elastic

Worcester News: Chancellor George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street ahead of his Budget speech

2:32pm Friday 21st March 2014

LABOUR’S Worcester parliamentary candidate Joy Squires has taken some flak from city Tories who say she’s posted an “outright lie” about group leader Simon Geraghty on Twitter by stating he wants to sell the Guildhall.

Call Ghostbusters....something spooky is going on!

Worcester News: What's On module top link image

1:51pm Friday 14th March 2014

COMPUTERS can be highly dangerous in the wrong hands - especially if the person sitting behind it is fond of UKIP.

Vagrants, vagabonds and a cup final kicking

Worcester News: Councillor Allah Ditta: lost his seat in Rainbow Hill

12:17pm Friday 7th March 2014

HAVE you ever been at a fancy restaurant and gorged yourself silly, before slowly developing a cold sweat as you wait for the inevitable bill to arrive?

Is that a ringing phone?

Worcester News: DELAY: Councillor Aubrey Tarbuck was told he would have to wait four days for a scan at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

1:02pm Friday 28th February 2014

BLEARY eyes all round, Worcester City Council’s assorted politicians pulled off a rare feat this week by keeping us waiting until nearly 1am to finally approve the 2014/15 budget.

BBC cock-up leaves the champ floundering

Worcester News: District council leader, Conservative councillor John Campion.

10:05am Monday 24th February 2014

IT's not too often that Worcestershire politicians get to appear on TV, so you'd have forgiven Councillor John Campion if he decided to record his appearance on The One Show last week to show the kids.

Taxpayers of Worcestershire, councillors too, pucker up

Worcester News: Adrian Hardman

4:43pm Friday 14th February 2014

THE Source has seen so many rabbits pulled out of hats over the past few days, one doesn't know where to start.

Channel surf your way to gobbledygook

Worcester News: HOME SECRETARY ALAN JOHNSON:  The Home Office said:  That is nonsense. This is nothing to do with data protection

12:24pm Friday 7th February 2014

IN the weird world of local democracy, the more you can pull the wool over people's eyes the better.

Parking ticket pain for Tory MP

Worcester News: Worcester's jobless numbers rise for first time in almost a year

3:34pm Friday 31st January 2014

WITH Worcester City Council facing a cash conundrum, it’s a good job our irrepressible MP is willing to help.

Tory, Labour, Lib Dem: it's so confusing

Worcester News: ‘ABSURD’: Coun Alan Amos has hit out at a ‘bigoted minority’.

1:00pm Friday 24th January 2014

THERE'S many ways to offend a Conservative MP - but with Coalition tensions at an all-time high mistaking one for a Liberal Democrat probably tops the list.

Hasta la vista, people of Worcestershire!

Worcester News: NIgel Huddlestone

11:50am Friday 17th January 2014

The Source loves it when politicians pick up nicknames – especially when they appear unlikely.

Budget cuts a sore point for pensioners

Worcester News: Action call: Marcus Hart and Nathan Desmond.

3:08pm Friday 10th January 2014

IT’S been an angry week for pensioners across Worcestershire, who have been grilling county council officials over the woe about to hit them.

Arise, Sir Peter - but stay off the bubbly

Worcester News: 'Thrilled': Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff has been knighted.

1:41pm Friday 3rd January 2014

CONGRATULATIONS must go to Sir Peter Luff, who was finally given fitting recognition for his 22 years service in parliament and the country by being knighted.

Andrew Grant gazes into his crystal ball

Worcester News: OPPOSED: Andrew Grant says Worcester Conservatives are opposed to gay marriage

8:00am Friday 27th December 2013

MANY Tories in Worcester think city MP Robin Walker is facing a tough battle to hold onto his parliamentary seat in 2015.

Festive gifts for our politicians

Worcester News: ‘Great opportunity’: Anthony Blagg.

2:22pm Friday 20th December 2013

WITH the season of goodwill upon us, The Source has been busy shopping to make sure Christmas is a memorable one for our politicians.

When the word 'charity' hit a nerve

Worcester News: SUPPORT: Mark Garnier

2:55pm Friday 13th December 2013

IT was just one question that was enough to irk our MPs this week - a simple one that involved £74,000 and the word ‘charity’.

Look at what Santa's got in store....

Worcester News: £300,000 DOWN: Income from car parking charges has fallen, but not by as much as had been predicted.

3:08pm Friday 6th December 2013

WITH the festive season in full swing, West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin leapt on the bandwagon yesterday by calling Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement an “early Christmas present”.

Councillor’s temper gets better of him

9:51am Friday 29th November 2013

HAVE you ever seen the film Anger Management? Someone may want to send a DVD of Jack Nicholson’s 2003 classic to the deputy leader of Worcester City Council, Labour’s Geoff Williams, to illustrate the perils of losing one’s temper.

Trish's Labour roots revealed

Worcester News: Trish Haines is retiring from the county council

11:34am Friday 22nd November 2013

YOU’VE got to hand it to Worcester politician Simon Cronin, who’s been making very loud noises about what’s been bothering him recently.

Free lunch on the way for Lamb

2:58pm Friday 15th November 2013

IT’S been a good few days for Worcester politician Matthew Lamb, who was joyously told last weekend he’s been selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the Wyre Forest.

Welcome to Worcester's 18-lane mega pool

1:22pm Friday 8th November 2013

REALITY hit home in the corridors of gloom this week, after Worcester City Council’s Labour leadership revealed what we all knew anyway about the swimming pool saga.

Riaz bowled over by the cricket dig

12:17pm Friday 1st November 2013

* IT’S been a hairy couple of weeks for Councillor Jabba Riaz, who crossed the Rubicon in spectacular style by quitting Worcester’s Tory group to join Labour.

It's cleaner, it's greener..but will Matthew seal his parliamentary deal?

2:40pm Friday 25th October 2013

THE Source loves a good rumour, and the corridors of gloom are full of chatter that a Worcester city councillor fancies contesting a parliamentary seat.

Jabba Riaz has been kidnapped

12:33pm Friday 18th October 2013

BEMUSING times at the Guildhall this week, after the city’s Labour leadership gained a new councillor without having to fight any election, knock on unwelcoming doors or wait nervously in a gloomy chamber for the voters’ verdict.

Worcester’s a big curse for any MP

10:06am Friday 11th October 2013

PLENTY of bloodshed in the House of Commons this week, with another one of those chaotic reshuffles where MPs were in, out, or shake it all about.

The outlook is grey - just like the weather

5:35pm Friday 4th October 2013

IT was only last month when those merry people at Worcester City Council told us around £3m of cuts are needed by 2017/18.

Red faces all round for Ed and his team

Worcester News: Why the red faces? Answers on a postcard.....

4:14pm Friday 27th September 2013

IT hasn’t been the best week in Ed Miliband’s career, with the Labour leader’s policy ideas at his party’s Brighton conference being largely trashed by the national press.

Aubrey Tarbuck? He'll have his work cut out

2:39pm Friday 20th September 2013

GOOD old Aubrey Tarbuck is hoping to stand again for Worcester City Council next year - but will he still be a Tory?



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