WE look back at what was making the headlines 20 years ago in Worcester.

Overcast conditions and drizzle did not deter punters from enjoying Worcester’s first race meeting of the season at Pitchcroft as reported on 22 April 2004.

Meanwhile, plans to open a new hospice in Worcester for life-limited children took a major step forward following the appointment of the head nurse for the state-of-the-art unit.

Angela Mercer was to oversee the day-to-day running of the new Acorns Children’s Hospice which was being built in Bath Road.

Take a look through our photos to see what else was happening 20 years ago.