Category Archives: Local

Worcestershire County Council Declare Climate Emergency

Earlier this month, Worcestershire County Council declared a climate emergency and pledged to try and meet a target of reaching net carbon neutrality by 2050. This is after the Conservative-led council declined to declare a climate emergency back in 2019. Both the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats pledged before May’s elections that they would declare a climate emergency and once

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Local rape crisis centre closes doors due to lack of funding

A severe lack of funding means survivors of rape and sexual violence in Herefordshire & Worcestershire will no longer be accepted onto the waiting list of our local specialist support service after it took the difficult decision to close its waiting list.Β  West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC), which offers specialist support to survivors of sexual violence,

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Trades Council calls for just and lasting peace between Palestine and Israel

Worcester Trades Union Council (WTUC) has welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in the recently escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine. Whilst the ceasefire provides some respite from the recent violence, the local Trades Council have recognised the needfor a lasting peace between Palestine and Israel, one that is consistent with international law and respects equality and human rights. The

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