Bonaparte was here - a long time ago. Worcestershire exhibition features French emperor's brother.

Bromsgrove Advertiser: EXHIBITION: Artist Mark Hilsden

2:42pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A LOCAL artist has been inspired to create his first solo exhibition and write a book about Napoleons’ younger brother, Lucien, who lived in Worcestershire and Shropshire two hundred years ago.

Worcestershire Teen Book Award winner for 2014

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Worcestershire Teen Book Award winner for 2014

10:07am Friday 11th April 2014

Young people from around the county have voted for their favourite teen title published last year (2013). At an exciting quiz and celebration event in the Council Chamber last Thursday (March 27), a packed Council Chamber heard Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave voted as best read.

Worcestershire Sends Off Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) In Style

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Worcestershire Sends Off Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) In Style

10:58am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership has submitted its Strategic Economic Plan for Worcestershire to Central Government following an extensive consultation process that involved over 150 local businesses, local authorities and other public and third sector stakeholders.

Revamp of two Worcestershire railway stations unveiled

Bromsgrove Advertiser: We are investing £47million over the next 2 years in major projects to improve transport links

4:36pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Rail users at Worcester Foregate Street Station and Malvern Link will have noticed the major improvements which the two stations have undergone, including new entrance canopies, surfacing and internal cladding at Foregate Street and a brand new booking office, waiting facilities with toilets, access ramp and car park remodelling at Malvern Link.

Work kicks off at Bromsgrove's new railway station

Bromsgrove Advertiser: left to right - Cllr Roger Horton (Centro Lead Member for Rail), Rod Sillence (Sponsor at Network Rail) and Cllr Simon Geraghty (County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure)

4:29pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Worcestershire County Council is pleased to announce that Bromsgrove's new multi-million pound railway station will soon become a reality as work kicked off following a special sod-cutting ceremony at the site on Thursday, March 13.

Worcestershire Business Central Has Helped Over 1,200 Businesses

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Worcestershire.Business.Central Celebrating Helping Over 1,200 Businesses

11:49am Monday 3rd February 2014

The scheme, run by Worcestershire County Council, the District Councils, the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce – plus other expert business partners, has helped over 250 Worcestershire businesses to start up or grow in 2013 and given support and information to over 1,200 companies in the last year.

Energy Saving Conference Lights Up County Businesses

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Energy Saving Conference Lights Up County Businesses

1:15pm Friday 31st January 2014

The first ever Resource Efficient Worcestershire Conference took place on 28th January 2014 at the Worcestershire Cricket Club. Around 90 business delegates attended, hearing first hand how to save money and save energy.

Explore Your Family History With The Hive

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Explore Your Family History With The Hive

12:34pm Friday 31st January 2014

If you've been inspired to explore you family history over the Festive period then look no further. In 2014, Worcestershire County Council is inviting you to find out more about the wealth of Family History resources available at the Hive...

A Fascinating World Of Dinosaurs At St John's Library

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A Fascinating World Of Dinosaurs At St John's Library

3:21pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Youngsters aged between three and nine years can learn about the age of dangerous dinosaurs, from savage meat-eaters like the Tyrannosaurus Rex to armour plated plant eaters, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.

Fantastic New Addition To Worcestershire County Museum

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Fantastic New Addition To County Museum

4:54pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle has recently acquired a fantastic new Gypsy caravan for its collection.

Redditch Encouraged To Cycle Away Winter Blues

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Redditch Encouraged To Cycle Away Winter Blues

12:06pm Friday 10th January 2014

Choose how you move in Redditch are encouraging residents and employees to get on their bikes to fight off the seasonal blues from Monday, January 20, 2014 and take part in the Winter Redditch Cycle Challenge.

Fragile Collection Secures Funding For Preservation

Bromsgrove Advertiser: croome collection

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service at The Hive has been awarded funding of £15,000 from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust towards the preservation of a number of fragile account books from the Croome estate in recognition of the exceptional historical importance of this archive.

Evesham Half-Price Bus Fare Offer Extended Into 2014

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Evesham Half-Price Bus Fare Offer Extended Into 2014

11:19am Tuesday 31st December 2013

The half-price bus fare offer on services in/out of Evesham town centre will remain in place until the Abbey Bridge re-opens to traffic. People are being reminded that the half-price bus fare offer on all services in and out of Evesham Town Centre, which has been operating since September, has been extended and will remain in place until the Abbey Bridge and Viaduct re-opens.

Transitional support planning team nominated for national social work award

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Members of the county's transitional support team who have been nominated for an award for their outstanding work.

5:00pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

 A Worcestershire County Council team that works in adult social care has been selected as finalists in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2013 as a result of their outstanding work.

More top jobs on offer for this year's Takeover Day

4:47pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Worcestershire's Takeover Day, where young people take over top jobs for the day, has even more jobs this year.

Everything you wanted to know about restoring the past

3:26pm Thursday 7th November 2013

Worcestershire County Council's Archive and Archaeology service is giving people the chance to "Meet the Conservator" on Thursday November 21, from 2pm at The Hive.

Find out all you need to know about employing an apprentice (and get £1,500 towards the cost)

3:21pm Thursday 7th November 2013

FIND out how an apprentice could improve your bottom line.

County shares good elective home education practice at Westminster

2:59pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

Worcestershire County Council's home education team spoke at a seminar at the House of Commons, sharing their good practice with senior civil servants.

Successful Halloween activity day to bring families closer together

1:00pm Monday 4th November 2013

Worcestershire County Council's Early Intervention Family Support (EIFS) team ran a Halloween activity day to bring families closer together.

Get ready for winter with an Energy Saving Business Grant

3:21pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

Factories, offices and warehouses can stay warm this winter and reduce heating bills with a match-funded businesses grant of up to £6,750 through the Resource Efficient Worcestershire Programme.

Borough council takes over early help services in Redditch

3:05pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

Worcestershire County Council has announced the start of a new contract for providing early help services in the district of Redditch.

New £3m loan fund to help businesses

3:00pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

 A new £3 million business loan fund has been launched to help businesses in Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Social enterprises invited to "Meet Your Buyer"

10:25am Friday 27th September 2013

Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council are hosting a special "Meet Your Buyers" event on Tuesday, October 8 at the Three Counties Showground, to encourage social enterprises to do business with them.

Open morning to explore future provision of council's property design services

5:39pm Thursday 26th September 2013

 Worcestershire County Council is seeking expressions of interest to explore the future provision of its property design services.

New adult learning prospectus out now

5:34pm Thursday 26th September 2013

Worcestershire County Council's Libraries and Learning Services' new Adult Learning Prospectus is out now, with information on the range of courses taking place across the county.

Still time to enter your Worcestershire Business for the Queen's Award for Enterprise

5:31pm Thursday 26th September 2013

Worcestershire County Council is committed to 'Open for Business' as its No.1 corporate priority and is encouraging businesses to enter for the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Worcestershire women urged to take part in cycling survey

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Worcestershire women urged to take part in cycling survey

3:03pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Worcestershire County Council's 'Choose how you move in Redditch' programme is encouraging women to take part in a survey which will help influence policy and decision-making of a planned cycling strategy in the county.

New tenant takes over the Windmill Cafe

3:58pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

 The Windmill café at Worcestershire County Council's Waseley Hills Country Park has a new tenant  - Samantha Miles.

Search for Worcestershire's pop icon begins now

2:30pm Friday 6th September 2013

The search for Worcestershire's Pop Icon 2013 is now on and the county council's arts team is calling for all young vocalists to sign up.

History and archaeology buffs invited to 'Walkpast' in Bromsgrove

12:55pm Friday 6th September 2013

 On Sunday, September 15 the latest 'Walkpast' will take place in Bromsgrove between 2-5pm.

Kidderminster Library to host Roald Dahl fancy dress party

9:45am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Worcestershire County Council is inviting children to take part in a Roald Dahl Day with Kidderminster Library.

Green grants still available to Worcestershire businesses

11:27am Friday 30th August 2013

Worcestershire County Council is reminding businesses that grants for up to £6,750 are still available through the Resource Efficient Worcestershire Programme.

Get the whole family ready for back-to-school

3:23pm Thursday 29th August 2013

This September Change4Life is asking families in Worcestershire to make the most of the fresh start of the new school year by signing up to a healthy change when the kids go back to the classroom.

Worcestershire demonstrates good parenting practice at Westminster

6:24pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

Worcestershire County Council's Parent Matter team will be speaking at a seminar at the House of Commons on September 4.

County road improvement scheme finishes on time

6:18pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

The county council's £3 million project to improve the quality and safety of more than 350 roads in Worcestershire is set to be completed next week.

Lock, Stock and 30,000 Smoking Barrels – A Story of the Battle of Worcester

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Weekend dedicated to The Battle of Worcester.

3:32pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

A special event is taking place at the Commandery between Saturday, August 31 until Monday, September 2 (10am-5pm) followed by the annual Drumhead Ceremony on Tuesday, September 3 from 6pm.

Important information for users of household recycling centres

2:29pm Friday 23rd August 2013

The permits scheme for a commercial vehicle and trailer to take rubbish and recycling to the county's household recycling centres is changing and comes into force as of October 1.

County council adopts balloon and lantern policy

12:42pm Friday 23rd August 2013

When balloons and sky lanterns are released, they don’t just disappear. What goes up, eventually falls back down to earth or sea.

Redditch Highways and Transportation Forum

2:32pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

A quarterly meeting of the Redditch Highways and Transportation Forum will take place on September 9 at 5pm in Redditch Town Hall.

New walk in Grafton Woods launching this weekend

5:44pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

Worcestershire County Council is launching a new circular Worcestershire walk in partnership with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation.

Worcestershire is pioneer in national early help scheme

1:47pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

Worcestershire County Council has been chosen as one of 20 "Pioneering Places" by the Early Intervention Foundation because of its substantial commitment to early help.

Ahoy there me hearties! New 'Pirate School' opening at Hartlebury...

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Assistant Pippa Ashmore practising for Pirate School along with visitors Seth Cordell, aged 6, and Ellis Cordell, 5.

10:56am Tuesday 20th August 2013

This August Bank Holiday at the County Museum at Hartlebury will be holding a big family event 'Pirate School' (11am-5pm).

You can now renew your concessionary travel pass online or by phone

11:43am Thursday 8th August 2013

The Worcestershire Hub is reminding residents with Concessionary Travel Passes expiring within the next three months to renew online or by phone ahead of expiry, to prevent any interruptions to their freedom to travel.

Exercise your funnybone at Stourport Library

11:24am Thursday 8th August 2013

As part of the creepy Summer Reading Challenge, there's an opportunity for children aged between 4 and 11 to enjoy stories and take part in a range of craft activities which include making finger puppets, masks and a dancing skeleton to hang in the library.

Creepy house card swap shop at Stourport Library

4:03pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

Calling all participants of this year's Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge!

County encouraging park and ride

3:57pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013

People in Kidderminster heading to the Faithful City this summer are being invited to Woosh into Worcester in comfort with the convenient Worcestershire County Council Park and Ride service.

Step out in the footsteps of our medieval ancestors

4:44pm Friday 19th July 2013

On Saturday, August 3, Worcestershire County Council's Archive and Archaeology Service is inviting walkers to its history-themed walk around the old Worcester city boundary.

Peep behind the scenes at county archive and archaeology service

4:40pm Friday 19th July 2013

Worcestershire County Council's Archive and Archaeology Service is inviting everyone who is interested to explore our past, to a 'Behind the scenes' tour around the archive and archaeology areas.

New benches give walkers the chance to rest their weary feet

3:10pm Friday 19th July 2013

Worcestershire County Council has installed eight beautifully crafted rustic oak benches at various intervals along the 40 mile route.

Open air Shakespeare at the Commandery

12:00am Thursday 18th July 2013

There's a real treat in store for fans of England's most celebrated playwright when Shakespeare's "The Tempest" comes to the Commandery this summer.






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