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Worcester, Massachusetts: City in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester is a city, and county seat of, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second-most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that the Valentine's Day card, although not invented in the city, was first mass-produced and popularized by Worcester resident Esther Howland.

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Cafe owner uses shower curtains for social distancing [Video]

Cafe owner uses shower curtains for social distancing

A cafe owner in Worcester has used 30 shower curtains to hang between tables as one of several precautionary measures ahead of reopening when Coronavirus rules are relaxed. Francini Osorio, who runs..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published
Primary school prepares to welcome back pupils in June [Video]

Primary school prepares to welcome back pupils in June

A primary school in Worcester has been preparing for pupils to return in June. The head teacher explains she understands parents' concerns about the move. The Government currently plans to have primary..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

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'Miracle' as Fatialofa walks less than 11 weeks after a serious neck injury

Worcester lock Michael Fatialofa has walked unaided less than 11 weeks after a serious neck injury left him in intensive care.
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Michael Fatialofa: 'Miracle' Worcester lock walks unaided after serious neck injury

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Birmingham artist MrASingh helps create Worcester elephant trail

Colourful fibre-glass creatures will be dotted around Worcester to support a local hospice.
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Worcester's Fatialofa 'stable in intensive care' after neck injury

Worcester Warriors forward Michael Fatialofa is "stable in intensive care" following the neck injury he suffered in Saturday's defeat at Saracens.
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Premiership: Saracens 62-5 Worcester Warriors: Champions run in 10 tries to thrash Warriors

Saracens score 10 tries as they bounce back from last weekend's defeat at Exeter to thrash sorry Worcester.
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Premiership: Gloucester 36-3 Worcester Warriors

Gloucester run in five second-half tries to easily beat Worcester and claim their second bonus-point Premiership win of the season.
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Firefighter killed saving 2 others

A Worcester, Massachusetts, firefighter was killed in the line of duty while helping to save others. Lieutenant Jason Menard was killed just hours before he was supposed to go on a trip to Disney World..
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Premiership: Exeter Chiefs score late to snatch 24-20 win over Worcester at Sixways

Matt Kvesic scores one of Exeter's three tries as Chiefs maintain their 100 per cent Premiership record on trips to Worcester.
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Worcester's new railway station's set to open in December.

Drone footage captures the final touches being put to the £22m Worcestershire Parkway station,
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Runner completes 'wrong' Worcester half marathon

Sheila Pereira thought she had signed up for an event in Worcester in the US, not its English namesake.
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Baby 'egged in Worcester racially-aggravated assault'

A woman was crossing the road with a child in a pushchair when eggs were thrown from a vehicle.
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