College hits back in disability pay row

Ledbury Reporter: Lord Freud, the Welfare Reform Minister

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE principal of a Hereford college says a government ministers' suggestion that some disabled workers could be paid less than the minimum wage is an "unwelcome gaffe".

New dad beats up taxi driver after crisps row

Ledbury Reporter: Wooding is due before Hereford Magistrat6es Court tomorrow for sentencing.

7:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

GOING off the rails after finding out his partner was pregnant, a 21-year-old from Much Dewchurch handed out an unprovoked and “appalling” beating to an innocent taxi driver after a dispute over a packet of crisps.

Photos give "unique" view of travelling community

Ledbury Reporter: (11919100)

6:09am Saturday 25th October 2014

OFFERING a unique insight into the travelling community past and present, a photographic exhibition set to launch at Hereford’s Courtyard Centre for the Arts next month will take you inside what has traditionally been an intensely private community.

UPDATE: A449 horror crash leaves man in "critical condition"

Ledbury Reporter:

4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN is in a critical condition after a horror crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker.

Cash machine workers assaulted during robbery outside Morrisons

Ledbury Reporter:

11:41am Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men were assaulted outside Morrisons in Ross this morning as they delivered cash to the supermarket's cash machine.

Man suffers face and back injuries in unprovoked attack

Ledbury Reporter:

11:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A 55-YEAR-old man suffered face and back injuries as he was assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Leominster.

The Royal British Legion Ledbury and District Branch launches poppy appeal tomorrow

6:49pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Royal British Legion Ledbury and District Branch is launching its poppy appeal tomorrow (Saturday, October 25).

Guided tours to be given around Hereford cathedral

Ledbury Reporter: Views of Hereford from St. Peter's Church tower.
Hereford Cathedral.
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4:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

GUIDED tours are being given around Hereford cathedral during the school's half term break.

Bag A Bargain baby equipment sale for charity

Ledbury Reporter: (11905380)

4:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

NEW and soon-to-be parents can ‘Bag a Bargain’ at a nearly-new sale for toys, baby equipment, children’s clothing and maternity wear next Saturday (November 8) at the Hereford Leisure Centre.

Shocking scene at trashed Malvern house

Ledbury Reporter:

3:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS was the shocking scene at a trashed Malvern house last week.

Herefordshire Council says new house totals for Ledbury are "appropriate".

Ledbury Reporter: 2514626901. 17/06/14. Mayor of Ledbury, Councillor Bob Barnes at Ledbury Cricket Club. A planning application for 100 new homes on the site has been submitted. Picture by Nick Toogood. (7258086)

1:58pm Friday 24th October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE Council says it is fighting its corner at a planning inspection to make sure the county doesn't end up with more houses than are proposed under its own planning blueprint.

Man critically injured after car crash with petrol tanker

Ledbury Reporter:

9:01am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN was critically injured in a crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker yesterday evening.

Ambulance service welcomes NHS five-year plan

11:29am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has welcomed the new NHS England five-year plan, stating it highlights the vital role ambulance services can play in the future of the NHS.

Fundraisers paddle, plod and pedal their way to £12k donation

Ledbury Reporter: DID WELL: In It To Win It

10:54am Friday 24th October 2014

INTREPID teams of fundraisers collected more than £12,000 for St Richard’s Hospice by completing the paddle, plod and pedal challenge.

Support Your Christmas Lights...

Ledbury Reporter: CHRISTMAS IN LEDBURY - the lights go on, and the town celebrates/

10:06am Friday 24th October 2014

LEDBURY people are being asked to dig deep and support the Christmas Lights, through a new collection box initiative.

A Rise in Wedding Fees is "Discriminatory"?

9:52am Friday 24th October 2014

GETTING married by a registrar in Hereford will be far cheaper than having the same service in Ledbury, from now on.

Left Bank granted premises licence

Ledbury Reporter: 1416_7001(l-r) Gary Waring, co-leaseholder of the Left Bank, with his children Joe, Lauren, Natalia Minette. (5444815)Picture by James Maggs.

8:32am Friday 24th October 2014

A BID to allow an iconic Hereford venue to serve alcohol 24 hours a day has been branded "thoughtless" by a licensing boss.

Heartless thieves steal from wheelchair user - police tell him 'solve it yourself'

Ledbury Reporter: Catalytic convertor stolen from disabled man's Sprinter van on Ferndale Road & in response him & his fiancee were told to conduct their own house to house enquiries. 
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6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE told a disabled man to carry out his own investigations after thieves broke into a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and stole a catalytic converter.

Calling all young musicians

5:45am Friday 24th October 2014

THERE are still a few places on this half term's Livewire Central musician's development week at The Pavilion on Castle Green.

Businessman bankrupt as property sale turns sour in the courts

Ledbury Reporter:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tony Hamed says he'll fight a bankruptcy order made over a continent spanning case that went as far as the UK Supreme Court

Baby died after delayed emergency birth

Ledbury Reporter:

11:01am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HOSPITAL boss told an inquest there were lessons to be learned after a newborn died following a delayed emergency birth in Hereford.

Vegan way proves a hit in Hereford

Ledbury Reporter:

11:34am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AS someone who once found it hard to fit in five fruit and veg in a week, nevermind a day, I could never have imagined that my name would find itself on a vegan restaurant booking form.

Ghouls, ghosts and fireworks for half-term with Trust

7:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE National Trust in Herefordshire has a packed programme of autumnal activities starting at the weekend with Croft Castle’s ‘Hallowe’en Spooktacular’. This family event promises fun for everyone, with pumpkin carving, face painting and broomstick making. There will also be a spooky family trail where you can find out more about ‘The ghosts of Croft’, which runs throughout the half term holiday.

Lord Fox, of Leominster in the county of Herefordshire, introduced to House of Lords

Ledbury Reporter: Chris Fox was introduced as Lord Fox, of Leominster in the county of Herefordshire, yesterday.

5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER Leominster Grammar School pupil was officially introduced to the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat peer this week.

Election in Ledbury

Ledbury Reporter: STANDING FOR ELECTION - Andrew Warmington.

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW town councillor for Ledbury will be elected on Thursday, November 6.

Who's bright idea was this? Firms complete endurance challenge in foul weather for charity

Ledbury Reporter: TOP TEAM: Jaga Heating

4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LEDBURY heating company proved hot stuff when it took part in a charity endurance challenge.

Mikado Christmas at Bosbury

Ledbury Reporter: BAOS to perform picnic concert for Basingstoke Festival

3:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BOSBURY Players will present Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" at Bosbury Parish Hall in December.

Farmers' Market

3:42pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE will be a Farmers' Market at Bosbury Parish Hall on Saturday, November 15, from 10.30am to noon.

Halloween Fun at Prince Rupert Green.

Ledbury Reporter: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

3:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WICKEDLY fun time will be had by all at the "Halloween on the Green" community event on a Ledbury estate.

Shopkeeper thanks customers as he retires after 44 years of trading in Kington

Ledbury Reporter: Cliff Hodges is retiring & closing his menswear shop in Kington after 44 years.
Cliff with wife Sally & grandaughter Holly Hodges. 1443_10001 (11842722)

2:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SHOPKEEPER is retiring after 44 years serving the people of Kington.

Car engine fire in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

2:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CAR engine caught fire in Roman Way, Malvern, yesterday (October 23).

Woman stripped and threw trousers at police officer - now she must pay him compensation for 'shock'

Ledbury Reporter: Cells at Worcester Magistrates' Court are closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOMAN stripped in front of police and threw her tracksuit trousers at an officer was called an 'idiot' by a judge who then awarded the officer compensation for 'shock'.

Washing machine catches fire in Hereford house

Ledbury Reporter: Fire Engine (11715962)

1:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WASHING machine that caught fire in Hereford last night needed a Hereford fire crew to put out the blaze.

Villagers left without broadband for more than six weeks

Ledbury Reporter: WIN 12-MONTH’S FREE AWARD-WINNING BROADBAND FROM PLUSNET

1:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOMAN is at the end of her tether after having no broadband for more than six weeks.

Two cars crash on A449 near Ledbury

Ledbury Reporter: Emergency services attended a crash in Horderley yesterday.

12:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO cars crashed on the A449 near Ledbury this morning but no-one was injured.

Ledbury Bonfire Cancelled.

Ledbury Reporter: Burning politicians in Lewisham - Guy Fawkes fun or 'immature and aggressive'?

11:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LONG Ledbury tradition has been broken, because this year there will be no Town Bonfire Party at Ledbury Park.

Link road set for 2015 start date

9:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WORK on Hereford’s Link Road has been given a Spring 2015 start date, after a public inquiry this week ruled in its favour.

Mum calls for toy glow stick to be recalled

Ledbury Reporter: Jacob Pridham had a glow stick sword which exploded in his face. His mum Mandy wants to warn other parents. 1443_6001 (11696029)

5:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MUM has called for a toy sword from a Hereford store to be recalled after she said it exploded in her son's face.

Shock as Ludlow Arts Festival is axed

Ledbury Reporter: A spectacular fireworks display in the grounds of Ludlow Castle ended the festival.

10:08am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE group which came to the rescue of Ludlow Arts Festival has thrown in the towel after just two years.

Recreation Ground Improvements

5:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SUM of over £10,000 is to be spent by Ledbury Town Council to improve facilities at the Recreation Ground.

Lanterns made ahead of fireworks night on Hereford's Castle Green

Ledbury Reporter:

4:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHILDREN have been busy making lanterns that will light up Hereford's Castle Green.

Malvern and Ledbury first day at school reception classes 2014 are in this week's paper

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4:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

On Friday the Malvern Gazette/Ledbury Reporter publishes its souvenir special celebrating the first day at school for local children.

Newent motorcyclist seriously injured in crash near Gloucester

Ledbury Reporter: (10235935)

2:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 30-year-old man from Newent was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his motorcycle was involved in an accident on Monday evening.

"Deliberate" draining of canal causes huge disruption on waterways

Ledbury Reporter: EMPTIED: Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal were drained.

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE draining of a canal in Worcester which caused a “major inconvenience” for narrowboat users was most likely deliberate, according to the Canal and River Trust.

THE LADS WHO MARCHED AWAY...

2:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MOVING images from the First World War will feature at a special "Flicks in the Sticks" screening, at Bosbury Parish Hall.

Mother "bought medicine illegally on internet" - jury hears

Ledbury Reporter: Mary Kidson leaving Hereford Magistrates Court  where she was accused of three counts of poisoning a girl between 2010 and 2013.   Richard Vernalls/PA Wire

12:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MOTHER accused of poisoning her daughter got the medication illegally on the internet before her treatment was backed by a Belgian specialist in hormone therapy, a jury has been told.

Parkway WI AGM

10:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE next meeting of Parkway WI will take place on November 11, and will be the AGM.

Leadon Bank OAP party's a real hit

Ledbury Reporter: REMEMBERING MARGARET - Hilary Jones, Barbara Langlois and Anne Bradshaw.Picture by Jan Long.

10:48am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than sixty local people attended a "posh" tea party at Leadon Bank to remember Margaret Eaton, a stalwart of the Evergreen Club for local pensioners.

Horror stories of the pets whose owners don't care

Ledbury Reporter:

10:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CALLOUS pet owners have abandoned almost 250 animals in Worcestershire this year – and a recent spate of kittens being dumped is only adding to this shocking statistic.

Broadlands Primary to move on to Aylestone site

9:47am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AYLESTONE Business and Enterprise College will be home to Broadlands Primary School as soon as September if plans to physically join the two schools go through.







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