Welsh patients who "can't go home" cost Wye Valley NHS Trust an average £12m a year

Ledbury Reporter: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

4:07pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Trust can eventually claim the money back, but urgently needs the beds


Ledbury Reporter: YOUNG VIOLIN STAR: Alice Earll

3:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

UP and coming young musicians, the Rosamund Duo, will give a concert at St Mary's Church in Dymock next month.

Electric car tested by housing association

Ledbury Reporter: Seen here, Richard Clark-Watson, a sales consultant at Five Acres Garage (left), hands the keys to Kevin Alexander of Two Rivers Housing.

3:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEWENT-BASED housing association is trialling an electric car for business journeys.

Conquer the Conker..

2:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PERMISSION is being sought from Malvern Hills District Council to prune a horse chestnut tree and give 2m of clearance above a garage rood at Northcot, Como Road, Malvern.

Hereford County Hospital can't meet deadline to clear cancelled operations

Ledbury Reporter: A n area of Hereford County Hospital was sealed off after a contractor fell through a ceiling.

2:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Hospital needs more time than NHS England allows to clear its backlog of cancelled operations

Mini-Festival Prepares to Rock

2:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE third annual Salter’s Hill mini festival will take place at Court Barn, Aylton on August 2, from 4pm. until late.

Royal Rider at Much Marcle

1:55pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TOP RIDERS, including Royal Olympian Zara Phillips, are expected at the Homme House Horse Trials in Much Marcle.

MP welcomes education cash boost.

1:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEDBURY'S MP, Bill Wiggin has welcomed news of extra cash for local schools.

Changes to recycling in Hay-on-Wye

1:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEW kerbside recycling vehicles will be patrolling the streets of Hay-on-Wye as of late August.

Flowers for friendship.

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE LEDBURY and District Floral Art Club will meet next on Friday, August 1, at the Community Hall, Lawnside Road, at 7pm.

Mary Sumner Remembered

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE LEDBURY branch of the Mothers' Union are to celebrate Mary Sumner Day in Hereford Cathedral.

Local talent on view.

12:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEDBURY residents will certainly not be hiding their lights under a bushel at a parish church crafts exhibition.

Survey says Hay-on-Wye is a 'special place'

Ledbury Reporter: Hay Castle.

12:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HAY-ON-WYE is special – according to a National Trust survey that ranks it as one of the top ten ‘special places’ in Wales.

Old meets new at Hereford Truck Show next weekend

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Truck Show preview at Andy Powell Commercials.from left, Daniel Durkin (allspares auto ltd.), Susie Goodwin (Midlands Air Ambulance - Herefordshire Fundraising Manager), Steve Gwynn (Mick Gwynn Transport) with Andy Powell in the cab behind. 1430_

11:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OLD is set to meet new in a dazzling display at this year's Hereford Truck Show.

Firefighters extinguish flames in oil drums in Bridge Sollars

Ledbury Reporter: Fire crews were called to put out the flames.

10:37am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS used one hose reel to extinguish a blaze in two oil drums full of refuse at a property in Bridge Sollars at around 9.50pm on Tuesday evening.

Have a go at running the council with online budget simulator

Ledbury Reporter: Herefordshire you can sign.
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10:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE residents will all be able to balance their own version of the council’s £160m budget, thanks to a new piece of online software launched on Tuesday.

New accommodation for Shaw staff?

9:51am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BUNGALOW in the grounds of Leadon Bank residential home, originally earmarked for training use, could be used for accommodation by Shaw Healthcare workers.

Changes to Bosbury Farm

9:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PERMISSION is being sought from Herefordshire Council to demolish a lean-to structure on the south side of Gold Hill Farm, Bosbury, and to re-tile the roof on both the north and south side.

Bosbury garage extension.

9:37am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANNING permission is being sought for an oak-framed car port at Great Gables, Aylescroft, Bosbury.

Bromesberrow Remembers

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9:14am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Parish of Bromesberrow held a service in St Mary's Church and at the War Memorial, to commemorate the beginning of World War 1, on Sunday, July 20.

Vehicle reverses into Ledbury property

Ledbury Reporter:

8:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A VEHICLE collided with a garage in Ledbury last night.

Family, love and community at Civic Service.

Ledbury Reporter: Ledbury's Mayor and Mayoress, Bob and Carol Barnes, arrive to inspect the exhibits in St Katherine's Hall.Many groups had displays here, including the Ledbury Food Group.

8:52am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILY, love and community were the themes chosen by Ledbury's mayor, Cllr Bob Barnes, for his Civic Service on Sunday, July 20.

Mystery man stashes £1000 in cash near Hay-on-Wye for treasure hunt

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6:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A REAL-LIFE international treasure hunt organised by a mysterious Twitter benefactor led one lucky trio to a small wood just outside Hay-On-Wye where they found a jar containing £1,000 in rolled up banknotes.

Draft Leominster Area Neighbourhood Plan to be launched next week

6:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE launch of a draft neighbourhood plan for Leominster is to take place next Thursday (July 31).

Circuit breaker or something more mysterious? Reports of "bangs" and "flashes" over Hereford

Ledbury Reporter: The Western Distribution Power helicopter is now patrolling overhead power lines in the county.

6:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THUNDER and lightning might have been a common appearance last week but on Monday evening something more unusual took to the skies.

Royal equestrian returns to Homme House Horse Trials in August

Ledbury Reporter: Zara Phillips will be at this year's Homme House Horse Trials.

6:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

JUST two weeks before she joins Team GB at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, Royal and Olympian Zara Phillips will return to Herefordshire for this year's Homme House Horse Trials.

Presteigne Carnival full of characters

Ledbury Reporter: Presteigne Carnival: The World Celebrates the Opening of the Presteigne Carnival Float.

5:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PRESTEIGNE was overrun with floats, ‘minions’ and life-sized Lego figures as the carnival returned to the town on Saturday for the first time in sixteen years.

Gala day to celebrate ruby anniversary at Hereford museum

Ledbury Reporter: The Waterworks Museum hosts a gala day this Sunday.

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GALA day to celebrate a Hereford museum's 40th anniversary is to take place this weekend.

Hay-on-Wye under attack

Ledbury Reporter: The Market Place in Hay-On-Wye.

4:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HAY-ON-WYE is facing a “subtle, creeping attack” by budget cutters at the local authority, insists a spokesman for Hay Town Council.

Hay-on-Wye police station to move

Ledbury Reporter: Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon  has said his priorities include preventing crime, keeping vulnerable people safe and spending public money wisely.

4:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HAY-ON-WYE’S police force could soon be operating out of library, after the announcement from Dyfed Powys Police that it is looking to relocate the station.

Open season for developers in Ledbury?

3:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LEDBURY is firmly in the sights of opportunistic property developers, because of planning loopholes and the lack of designated land for new developments.

How well do you know your town? Try this fun quiz and find out

Ledbury Reporter:

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in your area have a degree? What proportion of people are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your part of the world.

Town Crier's Birthday Surprise

Ledbury Reporter: TRUE BLUE: The town crier in his "Prince George Regalia".

2:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IF PRINCE George's ears were ringing this week, that is because people were talking about him, at least in Ledbury.

"Restore Faith in Local Politics" - Ledbury's new county councillor.

2:35pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LEDBURY'S newest county councillor has indicated support for the High School's position of leaving the school where it is, and not giving the site over to housing.

No mock-up lift for Market House this year.

2:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUBLIC consultation as to whether a lift should be installed in the Market House will not take place until next year.

New service helps hospital nurses

Ledbury Reporter: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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11:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW urgent care facility for the “walking wounded” is taking the load off Hereford County Hospital’s overstretched A&E nurses and at-capacity wards.

Whitecross day nursery children treated to very special visit

Ledbury Reporter: Whitecross Day Nursery staff and children with the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

11:34am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CHILDREN at a Hereford nursery were treated to a very special visit last week.

Man arrested in connection with indecent exposure on Herefordshire farm

Ledbury Reporter:

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection with indecent exposure at a county "pick-your-own" fruit farm.

Sharing Heritage: Big Dig Ewyas and archaeology group celebrates £9,900 Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Ledbury Reporter: The Headland Archaeology team working on a previous project in Ewyas Harold.

10:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TIME-team inspired project will help a county village to discover its medieval roots.

Roof fire after lightning strikes

Ledbury Reporter:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A ROOF was set on fire after being struck by lightning in Storridge on Saturday.

Veteran Voices Saved For Posterity?

4:34pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE VOICES of armed services veterans could be recorded, under a project being considered by the town's War Memorial Working Party.

Planning Application Seeks Cricket Club Move

Ledbury Reporter: Bromyard Cricket Club v Belbroughton CC
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3:57pm Monday 21st July 2014

PERMISSION is being sought to re-locate Ledbury Cricket Club to a new site, on agricultural land, to the south of Ross Road and off Orlham Lane.

Fashion show will raise funds for two groups

3:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE latest must-have items stocked by Hereford's independent retailers will be showcased during a charity fashion show.

Crime-themed event to raise funds for Ledbury Library

Ledbury Reporter: Ann Crane and Paul Kinnaird are helping to support Ledbury Library.

2:57pm Monday 21st July 2014

A "CRIME themed" event to raise funds for Ledbury's library is set to take place next Thursday.

Permission needed to fell leylandii

2:45pm Monday 21st July 2014

PLANNING permission is being sought from Herefordshire Council to fell a leylandii tree at Freshfields, Much Marcle.


2:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are warning elderly people not to let strangers into their homes after three elderly people fell victim to distraction burglars in Herefordshire.

Firm Digs Deep For Sport

Ledbury Reporter: SEEN HERE: Headteacher, Lin Griffin shows the new rugby kit to Cargill representative Kevin Trapp ( to her right) and his colleagues Bakasalary Alexsandra and Piotr Saubert.Photograph courtesy of Crystal Flame Photography.

2:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

A LOCAL business is receiving well-deserved plaudits for supporting rugby and netball teams at Newent school.

Tribute paid to man killed in collision on A49

Ledbury Reporter: Steve Bunce has been described as a "true gentleman" by his family.

1:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN who died in a collision on the A49 earlier this month has been described by his family as a "true gentleman".

Homeless man pleads with police to lock him up

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford police is investigating a series of metal gate thefts.

1:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

A HOMELESS man became so desperate that he asked Hereford police officers to lock him up for the night – when they refused, he walked across the street and smashed the window of a dental surgery.

Injury at grasstrack racing event near Ledbury

Ledbury Reporter: Ambulance walkers plan Grand Depart walk-out

1:03pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after breaking his leg in an accident at a grasstrack racing event near Ledbury on Sunday.

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