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CONSULTATION OVER WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CLOSURE PLAN FOR LUDLOW ROAD SHORT BREAKS UNIT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN CONDEMNED AS “HAPHAZARD, INCONSISTENT, CONFUSED”

A damning report has today described consultation around county council proposals to close a vital short breaks unit for disabled children in Kidderminster as "haphazard, confused and inconsistent." The report also expresses "sadness" that the process may have added to the distress of vulnerable families. It calls for a major review of

COUNTY CHIEFS SUPPRESSED CRITICAL REVIEW OF ITS FINANCES, NEW INVESTIGATION FINDS

Worcestershire council leaders suppressed a critical report by independent experts which called on them to take “urgent action” to address the county's financial woes. The review criticised the Conservative-run county council’s financial planning as “overly optimistic”, “counter-intuitive” and in need of “radical overhaul”. Opposition leader Councillor Peter McDonald described the decision by

COURT THREAT LOOMS OVER PLAN BY WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL TO AXE VITAL RESPITE CARE CENTRE IN KIDDERMINSTER FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Consultation over plans to shut a Kidderminster short breaks sanctuary for disabled children has been labelled “a sham” and “a disgrace” after it emerged that council chiefs hatched plans to axe it more than two years ago. Now the battle to save the Ludlow Road service could end up in the high

COLLECTOR’S £305,000 BID TO BUY PRIZED POLICE NUMBER PLATE AB1 CAME AFTER ‘NAIVE’ WEST MERCIA POLICE COMMISSIONER AGREED LOWER PRIVATE SALE, PANEL TOLD

A collector’s £305,000 offer for prized number plate AB1 came two days after West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion had agreed a much lower private deal to an ex police chief, a scrutiny panel heard today. The controversy over the sale of AB1 has called into question the judgement

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