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We're not spending enough on easing congestion, Lib Dems tell council leader

HOMES CASH: Councillor Simon Geraghty, leader of Worcestershire County Council.

THE leader of Worcestershire's Liberal Democrats says council chiefs are not doing enough to combat congestion created by the county's housing surge.

2:33pm Wednesday 21 September 2016

16,000 apprenticeships across Worcestershire in just four years

APPRENTICES: Between 2012 and now 15,930 apprentices have been taken on across Worcestershire.

THE number of apprenticeships in Worcestershire has smashed through the 15,000 mark, it has emerged.

11:53am Wednesday 21 September 2016

£58,000 council job is not "mad", says leader

LEADER: Councillor Simon Geraghty outside County Hall.

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended a £58,000 job to hand more elderly services to outside providers - rejecting claims it is "mad".

11:12am Tuesday 20 September 2016

New Road flooding alleviation revamp to go ahead "next year", says council

WET: A shuttle bus powering through Worcester's New Road floods when they last hit the city in 2014.

WORK to raise Worcester's New Road under a major flooding protection scheme will go ahead next year, it has emerged.

10:14am Tuesday 20 September 2016

Anger as council publishes decision notice over children's centre cuts

COUNTY HALL: Worcestershire County Council has published its decision over children's centre cuts.

CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to keep up the pressure over Worcestershire's children's centres - despite controversial cuts securing the go-ahead.

2:36pm Monday 19 September 2016

Concern over lack of counterfeit cigarette prosecutions in Worcestershire

FAKES: Within the last year only one prosecution has taken place over counterfeit cigarettes.

CALLS are being made for council chiefs to fight back against counterfeit cigarettes after figures showed a dismal level of investigation.

1:02pm Wednesday 21 September 2016

Council urged to reduce reliance on private foster care companies

COUNTY HALL: Worcestershire County Council places nearly half of its fostered children with private agencies.

COUNCIL chiefs have been urged to launch fresh efforts to reduce Worcestershire's reliance on private foster companies for vulnerable children.

10:46am Wednesday 21 September 2016

I won't rebel over grammar schools, says Worcester's MP

PM: Theresa May outlining her grammar schools plans.

WORCESTER'S MP says he will not be rebelling over Theresa May's grammar school revolution - despite it sparking fury among city headteachers.

5:08pm Friday 23 September 2016

All over for fire chief: Shock as Councillor Derek Prodger is de-selected by Tories

DE-SELECTED: Councillor Derek Prodger has been de-selected by the Conservatives for next year's elections.

THE region's fire chief has been sensationally de-selected by the Conservative Party and will quit politics at next year's elections, it has emerged.

6:00am Tuesday 20 September 2016

Husband and wife political duo reject claims of 'confict of interest'

CABINET: Councillor John Smith, the county council's cabinet member for health and well-being.

THE wife of a well-known Worcestershire councillor has had to reject claims of a 'conflict of interest' after being appointed to a new political role.

11:02am Thursday 22 September 2016
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