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Worcester's Gheluvelt Park awarded Listed status

Gheluvelt Park in Worcester Credit: Google Maps

Worcester's Ghelvuelt Park has been awarded Grade II Listed status by Historic England.

The park is considered a rare example of a War Memorial Park which provides leisure, sport and commemorative functions.

It was built in 1919 in memory of local soldiers who died at the Battle of Gheluvelt - one of the early battles of the First World War. Now, the park incorporates homes for disabled servicemen.

"We are very pleased to see that the importance and beauty of Gheluvelt Park and its environment has been recognised.

"We hope this will ensure this lovely part of Worcester will continue to be enjoyed by many generations to come."

– Phil Douce, Chairman of Worcester Civic Society

Do you think women are always judged on their looks?

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, author Kathy Lette says women face facial prejudice, they are judged on their looks but should learn ways to deal with wolf-whistling.

It comes after a 23-year-old woman from Worcester complained to police that she was being sexually-harassed by builders who would whistle at her and make sexist remarks.

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Video by woman who says builders sexually harassed her

This is a video filmed by a woman from Worcester who claims she was sexually harassed by builders who would wolf-whistle at her and make sexist comments, every day.

Poppy Smart says she recorded the "constant whistling" using the video on her smartphone for a month and also contacted one of the construction companies working at the site to complain of sexual harassment.

West Mercia police confirmed they had followed up Miss Smart's complaint as a possible incident of anti-social behaviour but had not taken further action.

The building firm claims CCTV footage proves it was not one of their workers.

Hundreds expected at badger cull march in Worcester

Stock picture of a badger. Credit: PA

Hundreds of anti-badger cull campaigners are expected to take to the streets in Worcester later.

Organisers say around 500 people are due to stage a friendly protest against the unpopular measure aimed at reducing the risk of TB in cattle.

The pilot badger culls have been taking place in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Campaigners claim since culling began in 2013 2476 badgers have been killed, costing the tax payer of 15 million pounds.

The government say culling is needed and is working, with leading vets say it needs to be part of the strategy to tackle the disease in England.


54-year-old man missing from Shirley

Police are appealing for help in finding a 54-year-old man who has been missing since Friday morning.

Christopher Parry was last seen leaving a flat on Stratford Road in Shirley.

He was reported missing yesterday morning when he failed to return home from a job interview in Worcester.

Christopher Parry Credit: West Midlands Police

To disappear like this is out of character for Christopher and we, like his family and friends, are concerned for his welfare.

From our initial inquiries it appears that on the day he went missing Christopher had a job interview at 9am in Worcester. It is thought that he travelled by train from Shirley railway station for the meeting.

There is also a suggestion that he may be staying at a hotel in the city. We're working hard to substantiate that information and would urge Worcester hoteliers to contact us immediately if Christopher Parry or anyone matching his description has checked in with them.

– Inspector Adrian Taylor, Solihull Police

Christopher Parry is described as white, 6'2 tall and broad. He has brown eyes and short grey-white hair. He has contacts in Colchester, Essex.

At the time of his disappearance it is believed that he was wearing a dark suit.

Worcester man wanted by police for recall to prison

Lewis Watts is wanted by police Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are hunting a man from Worcester who is wanted for recall to prison.

Lewis Watts - who is also known as Lewis Hamilton - has been recalled to prison by the probation service for breaking the terms of his licence after he was released on December 22.

Watts, 20, has served time in prison for a robbery he committed in Worcester in 2012.

"Lewis Watts has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. We are keen to trace him as soon as possible and would ask the public not to approach him if they see him, but to call police.

"Mr Watts has a number of connections to Worcester, Droitwich and Kidderminster.

"If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, we would urge you to contact us."

– West Mercia Police spokesman
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