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"Long term austerity" to blame for collapsed Eastham Bridge, says Worcestershire MEP as he demands probe

WRECKED: A view of the damage to Eastham Bridge following the collapse on Tuesday. Pictures by Jonathan Barry.

A WORCESTERSHIRE MEP is demanding a "thorough investigation" into the collapsed Eastham Bridge - blaming Government cuts.

10:52am Thursday 26 May 2016

First Syrian refugees to arrive in Worcestershire next month as locations are officially confirmed

REFUGEES: Seven families from Syria will arrive into Worcestershire in June and July, with Redditch and Kidderminster taking them in.

THE first group of Syrian refugees will start arriving in Worcestershire at the end of June - with their locations officially confirmed.

2:52pm Monday 23 May 2016

Late-evening opening hours at some Worcestershire libraries could survive the chop, admits council

LIBRARIES: Sites across Worcestershire face losing a total of 76.5 hours a week off opening times.

COUNCIL chiefs could change their minds over controversial cuts to evening opening hours at some libraries, it has emerged.

5:28pm Wednesday 25 May 2016

Call for more foster carers in Worcestershire to give youngsters a second chance

Kurt Jackson

TWENTY two-year-old Kurt Jackson from Worcester went into foster care when he was 16. Lacking in confidence and feeling unable to stand up for himself, he was unhappy living at home with his mum and struggled to get on with her partner.

8:41am Wednesday 25 May 2016

More than 900 "troubled" Worcestershire families helped under £448m pilot but hundreds more need support

COUNTY HALL: The HQ of Worcestershire County Council.

MORE than 900 "troubled" families across Worcestershire have been helped under a council project to turn their lives around, it has emerged.

10:20am Tuesday 24 May 2016

Council bosses pave way for electric cars in Worcestershire

Council bosses pave way for electric cars in Worcestershire

RAPID charge points have been introduced in Worcestershire to make it easier to use an electric car.

4:10pm Wednesday 25 May 2016

Council chiefs stage "series" of mock inspections to Worcestershire's under-pressure child protection services

TODDLER: A toddler playing with toys. Worcestershire County Council has done a series of mock inspections to get ready for its next Ofsted visit to rate its child protection services.

UNDER-PRESSURE council chiefs have instigated a "series" of mock inspections of Worcestershire's child protection services, it has emerged.

5:29pm Sunday 22 May 2016

Collapsed bridge had been regularly inspected - council

The Eastham Bridge collapsed at around 3.30pm on Tuesday (May 24). Picture by Jonathan Barry.

A BRIDGE that collapsed into the river Teme was inspected within the past six months according to Worcestershire County Council.

5:31pm Wednesday 25 May 2016

Teenagers from poor families face 'discrimination' over college travel costs, says Worcestershire politician

BUS STOP: Councillor Paul Denham, Labour's spokesman for children and families, says more teenagers need help in affording public transport to access further education.

A WORCESTERSHIRE politician has accused council chiefs of discriminating against children "from poor families" who want to attend college.

2:11pm Sunday 22 May 2016

Investigation launched into Worcestershire's buses as frustrated politicians lambast services

COUNTY HALL: A scrutiny investigation is being launched into bus services around Worcestershire.

AN investigation into Worcestershire's worsening bus services has been launched by angry politicians - who say the cuts have gone too far.

1:03pm Wednesday 25 May 2016
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