51¥ News /news Read all the latest news from the Worcester Country Council. en <h4> Councillor Tracey Onslow elected new 51¥ Chairman</h4> /news/councillor-tracey-onslow-elected-new-worcestershire-county-council-chairman Councillor Tracey Onslow has been elected as the new Chairman for 51¥ for the civic year 2024/25. 16 May 2024 /g= <h4> Vape Recycling available at 51¥’s Household Recycling Centres</h4> /news/vape-recycling-available-worcestershires-household-recycling-centres 51¥ residents are now able to recycle their vapes at their local Household Recycling Centre in a bid to reduce the amount that end up in the black bins.&nbsp; 14 May 2024 /g= <h4>Struggling with exam stress? Study Happy at 51¥ Libraries</h4> /news/struggling-exam-stress-study-happy-worcestershire-libraries ‘Study Happy,’ a partnership between 51¥’s Library Service and The University of Worcester, is about helping students reach their academic goals while prioritizing their wellbeing. 14 May 2024 /g= <h4>New nursery facilities officially opened at Bengeworth Academy</h4> /news/new-nursery-facilities-officially-opened-bengeworth-academy A new 60-place nursery has been officially opened at Bengeworth CE Academy in Evesham by MP Nigel Huddleston&nbsp; 13 May 2024 /g= <h4>Dementia in Focus at 51¥ Libraries</h4> /news/dementia-focus-worcestershire-libraries 51¥’s Library Service is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK Herefordshire &amp; 51¥, and The University of Worcester for Dementia Action Week, taking place from 13th May to 19th May. 10 May 2024 /g= <h4> Looking ahead to Foster Care Fortnight 2024!</h4> /news/looking-ahead-foster-care-fortnight-2024 Foster Care Fortnight for 2024 starts this coming Monday (13 May) 10 May 2024 /g= <h4>New Cabinet Team to Lead County Council</h4> /news/new-cabinet-team-lead-county-council The Leader of 51¥, Councillor Simon Geraghty, has announced changes to his top team from today, Thursday 9 May 2024. 09 May 2024 /g= <h4>Two 51¥ businesses receive the King’s Award for Enterprise</h4> /news/two-worcestershire-businesses-receive-kings-award-enterprise-0 Two 51¥ businesses have been awarded the highly prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise. &nbsp; 07 May 2024 /g= <h4>Get composting to help reduce waste!</h4> /news/get-composting-help-reduce-waste As part of International Compost Awareness Week this week, 51¥ is encouraging more residents to consider home composting to help reduce items going into waste. 07 May 2024 /g= <h4>Springfield Park Bridge Update</h4> /news/springfield-park-bridge-update Wyre Forest District Council and 51¥ are working together to make sure a bridge in Springfield Park, Kidderminster is replaced.&nbsp; 03 May 2024 /g= <h4>County’s Lord-Lieutenant reacts to the Bishop of Worcester’s announcement that he will be retiring</h4> /news/countys-lord-lieutenant-reacts-bishop-worcesters-announcement-he-will-be-retiring The Lord-Lieutenant of 51¥, Mrs Beatrice Grant has issued the below statement, following the news this morning that the Bishop of Worcester will be retiring in October. 03 May 2024 /g= <h4>New County Councillor Elected in Evesham North West Division</h4> /news/new-county-councillor-elected-evesham-north-west-division Following a by-election yesterday (2 May) Mark Goodge is the new County Councillor for the Evesham North West Division. 03 May 2024 /g= <h4> Learn more about the menopause as Wythall welcomes accredited champion</h4> /news/learn-more-about-menopause-wythall-welcomes-accredited-champion Public Health in 51¥ is delighted to be supporting the group, Stronger Together, as they host a free Menopause Workshop for their local North 51¥ community and the surrounding areas. 02 May 2024 /g= <h4>Medals revealed for Wythall and Hollywood Fun Run</h4> /news/medals-revealed-wythall-and-hollywood-fun-run The brand new medals that runners will receive for completing the Wythall and Hollywood Fun Run course have been revealed. 02 May 2024 /g= <h4>Walk this May</h4> /news/walk-may Take the first steps into a physically active lifestyle this May for National Walking Month.&nbsp; 29 Apr 2024 /g= <h4> Foster a child and help shape a future</h4> /news/foster-child-and-help-shape-future There are many reasons why a local child may need the support of a foster family. 29 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>51¥’s Young Poet Laureate is announced for 2024</h4> /news/worcestershires-young-poet-laureate-announced-2024-0 51¥ and Severn Arts are delighted to announce that 51¥’s Young Poet Laureate 2024 has been awarded to Iona Campbell.&nbsp; 29 Apr 2024 /g= <h4> Two men convicted of selling illegal TV streaming services </h4> /news/two-men-convicted-selling-illegal-tv-streaming-services Two Worcester men who operated a business selling illegal subscriptions to watch sports online have been sentenced at Worcester Crown Court. 26 Apr 2024 /g= <h4> Local Social Worker Lucy recognised in BASW’s Amazing Social Worker Awards</h4> /news/local-social-worker-lucy-recognised-basws-amazing-social-worker-awards 51¥ is proud to announce that one of its social workers has received a nationwide award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the social work profession. 25 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Wythall and Hollywood Fun Run: Still time to put your best running foot forward!</h4> /news/wythall-and-hollywood-fun-run-still-time-put-your-best-running-foot-forward If you want to be on the start line at the Wythall and Hollywood Fun Run this June, there’s still plenty of time to get training. 25 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Young Adult Learning Open Evening on 7 May</h4> /news/young-adult-learning-open-evening-7-may Do you know someone aged 16-19* who is looking for an alternative to sixth form or college this September? 24 Apr 2024 /g= <h4> 51¥'s Family Learning Team win national award</h4> /news/worcestershire-county-councils-family-learning-team-win-national-award 51¥'s Learning Services is proud to announce that its Family Learning team have won a national award for their work within county primary schools. 24 Apr 2024 /g= <h4> New Visitor Guide launched to help explore the county</h4> /news/new-visitor-guide-launched-help-explore-county Visit 51¥ has launched a brand-new Visitor Guide, to help those that come to the county make the most of their visit. 23 Apr 2024 /g= <h4> Reusable nappy scheme launches in 51¥</h4> /news/reusable-nappy-scheme-launches-worcestershire A new partnership is launching as part of Reusable Nappy Week this week, to help families in the county make the change to reusable nappies – helping them save money and reduce the number of disposable nappies ending up in waste. 22 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>51¥ Libraries Gift 350 Free Books for World Book Night</h4> /news/worcestershire-libraries-gift-350-free-books-world-book-night In celebration of World Book Night, 51¥'s Library Service is gifting 350 Easy Read copies of Kit de Waal's book, "Without Warning and Only Sometimes." 22 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Up to £100k available to businesses in 51¥!</h4> /news/ps100k-available-businesses-worcestershire <strong>Improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in your business with the</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Net Zero 51¥ programme?</strong> 22 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Entries now open to showcase the best of 51¥’s tourism businesses!</h4> /news/entries-now-open-showcase-best-worcestershires-tourism-businesses Visit 51¥, the county’s official tourism partnership is encouraging tourism and hospitality businesses to enter the Visit 51¥ Tourism Awards 24/25.&nbsp; 15 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Don’t let bugs spoil your fun on the farm</h4> /news/dont-let-bugs-spoil-your-fun-farm-1 As the days get longer, and the weather gets brighter, families across 51¥ will be heading off to petting farms and zoos. 11 Apr 2024 /g= <h4> Savour the Flavour: The best of 51¥'s restaurants</h4> /news/savour-flavour-best-worcestershires-restaurants 51¥ is emerging as a premium dining destination. The county is championing the field to folk message with restaurants utilising local produce. 08 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>51¥ Libraries awarded over £300,000 to invest in a mobile library eBus.</h4> /news/worcestershire-libraries-awarded-over-ps300000-invest-mobile-library-ebus 51¥ has secured over £300k to replace one of the current library vans with a new electric mobile library and outreach vehicle.&nbsp; 05 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Get running in Wythall with Couch to 5k</h4> /news/get-running-wythall-couch-5k 51¥’s Public Health Team has teamed up with Bromsgrove District Council and Ruch Active Gym at Woodrush Community Hub to bring a new Couch to 5K programme to Wythall. 05 Apr 2024 /g= <h4> OFSTED praise adoption services in 51¥</h4> /news/ofsted-praise-adoption-services-worcestershire Adoption Central England (ACE) has welcomed the recently published OFSTED report on Regional Adoption Agencies – thematic inspection report (Published March 2024). 04 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Great news for Bromsgrove’s library members as Libraries Unlocked launches next week</h4> /news/great-news-bromsgroves-library-members-libraries-unlocked-launches-next-week 51¥ has invested in new technology which now offers longer opening hours at Bromsgrove Library. 03 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Great news for Kidderminster's library members as Libraries Unlocked launches next week</h4> /news/great-news-kidderminsters-library-members-libraries-unlocked-launches-next-week Libraries Unlocked is set to go-live on Monday 8 April, extending Kidderminster Library opening hours for Libraries Unlocked members from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. 03 Apr 2024 /g= <h4>Bromsgrove town centre improvements about to start</h4> /news/bromsgrove-town-centre-improvements-about-start Works are set to take place in Bromsgrove Town Centre, at the south end of High Street, outside of the pedestrianised zone from 15 April 2024. 28 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Change in start date for Redditch mini-roundabout and crossing works</h4> /news/change-start-date-redditch-mini-roundabout-and-crossing-works The works to install a new mini-roundabout and zebra crossing at the Batchley Road/Hewell Road junction in Redditch, will now commence week beginning Monday 8 April. 28 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Two key environmental plans approved</h4> /news/two-key-environmental-plans-approved Two key environmental plans have been approved by 51¥’s Cabinet. 28 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Trust announced to run new autism school</h4> /news/trust-announced-run-new-autism-school The Department for Education have announced that MacIntyre Academies has been chosen to run the new autism school in Malvern. 27 Mar 2024 /g= <h4> Road closures announced as Worcester prepares to welcome HM The Queen</h4> /news/road-closures-announced-worcester-prepares-welcome-hm-queen A number of road closures will come into force as Worcester prepares to welcome HM The Queen on Thursday 28 March. 25 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Start your wedding planning this Spring in 51¥ </h4> /news/start-your-wedding-planning-spring-worcestershire &nbsp;The start of Spring means longer days, brighter skies, and is often a time many choose to start their wedding planning.&nbsp; 19 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>The best of 51¥ celebrated at Tourism Awards</h4> /news/best-worcestershire-celebrated-tourism-awards The county’s tourism sector was celebrated on Friday 15 March, at the annual Visit 51¥ Tourism Awards. 19 Mar 2024 /g= <h4> New walking and cycling bridge to go before planning committee</h4> /news/new-walking-and-cycling-bridge-go-planning-committee The latest in a long line of walking and cycling improvements being made across the county is set to go before 51¥’s Planning and Regulatory Committee this week. 18 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Surface dressing season due to start soon </h4> /news/surface-dressing-season-due-start-soon The condition of certain roads across the county will improve from next month.&nbsp; 18 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Massive improvement as more drug users continue with their treatment in 51¥ </h4> /news/massive-improvement-more-drug-users-continue-their-treatment-worcestershire A drug treatment programme from the Safer 51¥ Partnership has seen more than double the number of former offenders continuing with their treatment. 18 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Two Public Health Initiatives selected as finalists in the 2024 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards</h4> /news/two-public-health-initiatives-selected-finalists-2024-local-government-chronicle-lgc-awards Public Health in 51¥ is thrilled to announce two public health partnership projects have made it into the final round of the 2024 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.&nbsp; 18 Mar 2024 /g= <h4> County Council Launches Exciting Initiatives to Support Communities and Unpaid Carers</h4> /news/county-council-launches-exciting-initiatives-support-communities-and-unpaid-carers 51¥ will be developing new activities supporting unpaid carers, information and signposting in communities and volunteering. &nbsp; 18 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Busy Redditch junction set for improvements</h4> /news/busy-redditch-junction-set-improvements A busy junction in Redditch is set for improvements, to help reduce congestion and improve access for pedestrians. 15 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Feedback sought on A4440 Southern Link Road Improvements</h4> /news/feedback-sought-a4440-southern-link-road-improvements Whether it’s reducing journey times in your car or better access for those walking, wheeling and cycling, have the improvements to the A4440 Southern Link Road had a positive impact on you? 15 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Multi-million pound Worcester City Centre improvements about to enter final phase</h4> /news/multi-million-pound-worcester-city-centre-improvements-about-enter-final-phase Improvement works in Worcester to revitalise key areas of the city centre are continuing at pace. 15 Mar 2024 /g= <h4> Two Droitwich canal bridges receive major refurbishments</h4> /news/two-droitwich-canal-bridges-receive-major-refurbishments Two much-loved footbridges over the canal in Droitwich have been undergoing major refurbishments in recent months. 14 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Great news for St John's library members as Libraries Unlocked launches this week</h4> /news/great-news-st-johns-library-members-libraries-unlocked-launches-week Libraries Unlocked is set to go-live on Thursday 14 March, extending St John’s Library opening hours for Libraries Unlocked members to 8am – 8pm, Monday to Saturday. 12 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Full fibre broadband boost for remote 51¥ day care centre</h4> /news/full-fibre-broadband-boost-remote-worcestershire-day-care-centre Fast and reliable ultrafast full fibre broadband has arrived at a day care centre for adults near Malvern. 12 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Improve your journey planning with new Citymapper app</h4> /news/improve-your-journey-planning-new-citymapper-app A new app is now available in 51¥, which provides real-time information to help improve the way people travel across multiple forms of transport. 12 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Worcester MP Visits “Asset to the City” Learning Centre</h4> /news/worcester-mp-visits-asset-city-learning-centre MP for Worcester, Robin Walker, has called 51¥’s Fairfield Learning Centre in Warndon an “asset to the city” during a recent visit. 12 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>New Tourism Destination Management Plan Launched</h4> /news/new-tourism-destination-management-plan-launched A brand-new Destination Management Plan has been published by Visit 51¥ which is aimed at growing the county’s billion-pound visitor economy. &nbsp; 12 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>51¥ on Demand service reaches journey landmark</h4> /news/worcestershire-demand-service-reaches-journey-landmark Over 50,000 journeys have been made on 51¥’s on demand buses since they launched three years ago. 07 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Vision set out for improving access to nature in 51¥</h4> /news/vision-set-out-improving-access-nature-worcestershire An updated strategy aimed at helping to improve access to nature and greenspaces has been launched in 51¥. 06 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>51¥ welcomes Midlands Rail Hub funding</h4> /news/worcestershire-welcomes-midlands-rail-hub-funding Extra trains to the county are planned as part of £123 million in funding announced by the Government. 04 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Great news for Rubery’s library members as Libraries Unlocked launches this week</h4> /news/great-news-ruberys-library-members-libraries-unlocked-launches-week Libraries Unlocked is set to go-live on Thursday 7 March, extending Rubery Library opening hours for Libraries Unlocked members to 8am – 8pm, Monday to Saturday. 04 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Secondary School Offer Day 2024</h4> /news/secondary-school-offer-day-2024 Families across 51¥ will find out today, which secondary school their children will be starting at this September. 01 Mar 2024 /g= <h4> County Council celebrates energy efficiency award success</h4> /news/county-council-celebrates-energy-efficiency-award-success-0 &nbsp;51¥ has won a West Midlands Energy Efficiency Award for the second year in a row. 01 Mar 2024 /g= <h4>Extra funding boost to help businesses go green </h4> /news/extra-funding-boost-help-businesses-go-green Businesses in 51¥ and the Marches will benefit from an additional £2.3 million in funding to help reduce their carbon footprint and move towards Net Zero.&nbsp;&nbsp; 29 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Local Women’s Institute feel so lucky to have discovered exercise through resistance bands </h4> /news/local-womens-institute-feel-so-lucky-have-discovered-exercise-through-resistance-bands A Women’s Institute group feel they are ‘so lucky’ to discover resistance bands and the positive impact they can have, after recreating an exercise routine to Kylie Minogue’s classic song.&nbsp;&nbsp; 27 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Improving School Attendance in Redditch</h4> /news/improving-school-attendance-redditch A group of Redditch schools are working together with families, the health service and local businesses to improve school attendance across the town. 26 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Hedge cutting reminder as bird nesting season due to start soon</h4> /news/hedge-cutting-reminder-bird-nesting-season-due-start-soon Residents are being advised that there is less than a week to go before bird nesting season if they need to cut back trees and hedges. 26 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Charity Headline Sponsor Announced for Tourism Awards</h4> /news/charity-headline-sponsor-announced-tourism-awards Visit 51¥ is delighted to announce a partnership with local charity, St Richard’s Hospice, for the upcoming Visit 51¥ Tourism Awards. 23 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Residents sign up to go ‘unlocked’ at St John’s Library Event</h4> /news/residents-sign-go-unlocked-st-johns-library-event Hosted by 51¥, the recent Libraries Unlocked Introduction Event at St John’s Library was a hit!&nbsp; 23 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Great news for Evesham’s library members as Libraries Unlocked launches next week</h4> /news/great-news-eveshams-library-members-libraries-unlocked-launches-next-week Libraries Unlocked is set to go-live on Monday 26 February, extending library opening hours for Libraries Unlocked members to 8am – 8pm, Monday to Saturday. 22 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Only one week to save on Wythall and Hollywood Fun Run entrance fee</h4> /news/only-one-week-save-wythall-and-hollywood-fun-run-entrance-fee There’s just one week to get an early bird discount for the Wythall and Hollywood Fun Run on Sunday 23 June at 10 am at Wythall Park. &nbsp; 21 Feb 2024 /g= <h4> Large reduction in pregnant smokers across 51¥ </h4> /news/large-reduction-pregnant-smokers-across-worcestershire New 51¥ figures show that the proportion of women smoking throughout their pregnancy has dropped to 9%. &nbsp;This is the lowest ever level, with 2023 seeing the largest year-on-year reduction in the county for 7 years. &nbsp; 20 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Pedestrian crossing opens outside Foregate Street Station </h4> /news/pedestrian-crossing-opens-outside-foregate-street-station A new pedestrian crossing has been switched on this week on a busy route through Worcester city centre. 20 Feb 2024 /g= <h4> Deadline extended to help shape the county’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy</h4> /news/deadline-extended-help-shape-countys-local-nature-recovery-strategy The deadline for 51¥ residents to have their say and help shape a brand-new pioneering strategy for nature recovery in the county has been extended until Sunday 10 March. 19 Feb 2024 /g= <h4> Success for Christmas holiday clubs as over 2,000 children attend</h4> /news/success-christmas-holiday-clubs-over-2000-children-attend Over 2,000 children and young people took part in holiday activities over the Christmas holidays. 19 Feb 2024 /g= <h4> Be part of the story and help plant the county’s newest woodland </h4> /news/be-part-story-and-help-plant-countys-newest-woodland 51¥ are calling for more volunteers to help with tree planting at the county’s newest woodland in Upton Snodsbury. 15 Feb 2024 /g= <h4> Tell your story, your way with a ceremony in 51¥</h4> /news/tell-your-story-your-way-ceremony-worcestershire Has Valentine’s Day got you thinking about planning a wedding ceremony or renewing your vows?&nbsp; 15 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>More childcare support for working families</h4> /news/more-childcare-support-working-families &nbsp;Working families in 51¥ can now get more help with their childcare costs. 15 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>MP welcomes the completion of the latest rural broadband voucher scheme</h4> /news/mp-welcomes-completion-latest-rural-broadband-voucher-scheme Around 235 premises in the village of Charlton, near Evesham, can now access full fibre broadband.&nbsp; 13 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Steve Cram joins forces with 51¥ for a new running event </h4> /news/steve-cram-joins-forces-worcestershire-county-council-new-running-event World and Olympic medallist Steve Cram is joining forces with 51¥ and Wythall Community Association for an exciting new running event this Summer. 09 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>The Malvern Hills on Demand service has now expanded</h4> /news/malvern-hills-demand-service-has-now-expanded The 51¥ on Demand bus service in the south of the Malvern Hills District, has expanded and now offers a wider service for residents. 08 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Helping Robert into the world of work </h4> /news/helping-robert-world-work Having a disability doesn’t have to be a barrier to finding work, and a team from 51¥ is making sure this isn’t the case. 08 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Communities come together to lend a hand as tree planting starts at Upton Snodsbury</h4> /news/communities-come-together-lend-hand-tree-planting-starts-upton-snodsbury A number of community organisations have helped to plant trees as the county’s newest woodland at Upton Snodsbury continues to take shape. 07 Feb 2024 /g= <h4> Register for the Business 51¥ Conference 2024!</h4> /news/register-business-worcestershire-conference-2024 Registration has opened for the next Business 51¥ Conference, taking place on Wednesday 13 March at Sixways Stadium Worcester.&nbsp; 05 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Measles Pop-up Vaccination Clinics</h4> /news/measles-pop-vaccination-clinics Get the best protection against measles at one of our pop-up vaccination clinics 02 Feb 2024 /g= <h4> County Council reflects on success of transport infrastructure improvements</h4> /news/county-council-reflects-success-transport-infrastructure-improvements 51¥ is celebrating the success of a wide range of transport infrastructure improvements it has carried out over the last 10 years in Worcester. 02 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>What we all need to know about accessing and paying for Adult Social Care in 51¥</h4> /news/what-we-all-need-know-about-accessing-and-paying-adult-social-care-worcestershire 51¥ provides Adult Social Care support for residents living in the county and are sharing all you need to know about getting help for yourself or a loved one and how it’s paid for.&nbsp; 02 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Libraries Unlocked is coming to Bromsgrove and Rubery Libraries </h4> /news/libraries-unlocked-coming-bromsgrove-and-rubery-libraries Join us for an introduction to Libraries Unlocked at Bromsgrove and Rubery Libraries 01 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Libraries Unlocked is coming to St John’s Library </h4> /news/libraries-unlocked-coming-st-johns-library Join us for an introduction to Libraries Unlocked at St John’s Library 01 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>Powick Old Bridge closed following wingwall collapse</h4> /news/powick-old-bridge-closed-following-wingwall-collapse The Grade I listed Powick Old Bridge in Worcester will remain closed to pedestrians and cyclists for the foreseeable future for safety reasons. 01 Feb 2024 /g= <h4>51¥ Countdown to National Apprenticeship Week and Milestone Anniversary</h4> /news/worcestershire-county-council-countdown-national-apprenticeship-week-and-milestone-anniversary 51¥ is poised to kick off a year-long celebration marking the tenth anniversary of 51¥ Apprenticeships with National Apprenticeship Week as the catalyst. 31 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>We are all ‘Stronger Together’ when we take ‘Time to Talk’</h4> /news/we-are-all-stronger-together-when-we-take-time-talk This Thursday 1 February is Time to Talk Day. 30 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>Hagley Library to close for improvement works</h4> /news/hagley-library-close-improvement-works Hagley Library will close to customers on Monday 19th February and reopen on Friday 22 February. 29 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>New rail plan for 51¥ introduced </h4> /news/new-rail-plan-worcestershire-introduced A new rail strategy to transform rail across 51¥ has been introduced by 51¥.&nbsp; 24 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>Storm Jocelyn wreaks havoc across county with power cuts and trees down</h4> /news/storm-jocelyn-wreaks-havoc-across-county-power-cuts-and-trees-down Around 50 trees fell across 51¥ last night due to Storm Jocelyn, as teams worked throughout the night to clear roads and footpaths.&nbsp; 24 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>The countdown is on for the annual Visit 51¥ Tourism Awards</h4> /news/countdown-annual-visit-worcestershire-tourism-awards The countdown for the Tourism Awards has officially begun, with the Awards celebrating the best of 51¥’s visitor economy on Friday 15 March, at Ombersley Court.&nbsp; 23 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>We said I Do in 51¥!</h4> /news/we-said-i-do-worcestershire A couple that recently said ‘I Do’ in 51¥ have thanked the County’s Registration Services team for the part they played in making their &nbsp;big day so special. 23 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>Next steps in ambitious plan for Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter</h4> /news/next-steps-ambitious-plan-worcesters-shrub-hill-quarter Ambitious plans for the major regeneration of Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter are set to be considered by Worcester city councillors. 22 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>Could you be 51¥’s next Young Poet Laureate?</h4> /news/could-you-be-worcestershires-next-young-poet-laureate Applications are open to find 51¥’s next Young Poet Laureate and it could be you! 22 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>Women across 51¥ play their part in Cervical Cancer Prevention </h4> /news/women-across-worcestershire-play-their-part-cervical-cancer-prevention This Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22 to 28 January), Public Health leaders in 51¥ are raising awareness of cervical screening. 19 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>Simon Armitage is coming to The Hive!</h4> /news/simon-armitage-coming-hive 51¥ Libraries are excited to welcome Poet Laureate Simon Armitage at The Hive as he continues his 10-year tour of libraries across the UK. 18 Jan 2024 /g= <h4>Social Care staff meet with local businesses </h4> /news/social-care-staff-meet-local-businesses Local and small businesses known as Community Micro Enterprises met with 51¥ Social Care staff to strengthen community connections. 18 Jan 2024 /g=