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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 February, 2004, 12:31 GMT
No cash for new football stadium
Plans to build a new stadium for Worcester City Football Club have been put on hold after a government report.

The club want to build a new base in Nunnery Way to replace its existing one in St George's Lane.

As part of a local plan for the area Worcester City Council proposed to fund the new stadium by building a B&Q store.

But government inspectors have rejected proposals for the store leaving the council with no cash to fund the site.

The club said despite the announcement they would not give up on plans to build the new stadium.

The club's company secretary Brian Lancaster said they gained the support of the majority of local people who voted to back the stadium development.

He said they needed to examine exactly why government inspectors rejected their proposals for development and carry on with their battle to move away from the current base at St George's Lane.


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