Birthday treat for one-year-old thanks to kindness of Hereford stranger

Ledbury Reporter: Liz Pitman wants to thank the stranger who stamped & posted a letter to her great-niece in Australia after she dropped it in Hereford. 1439_8001 (10713870)

12:38pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WHEN she dropped an unstamped birthday card in Hereford without realising, Liz Pitman simply replaced it and sent another.

Mystery men harvest roundabout potatoes

Ledbury Reporter: Harvest time for vegetables grown on roundabouts in Kington by local group KLEEN. 
KLEEN members with their potato crop. 1439_16002 (10903901)

12:21pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE mystery men behind the impromptu potato planting on a Kington roundabout last week harvested their bumper crop, shrouded in secrecy.

Flowers of the Fall in Dymock

12:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE DYMOCK and district late chrysanthemum and autumn show will take place in Dymock Parish Hall on Sunday, October 26, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Consultation Ongoing At Amcor

11:45am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CONSULTATION process to discuss a possible shifts shake-up at Amcor Flexibles, Ledbury's largest employer, is still ongoing.

"Sinking" War Memorial To Be Dismantled.

10:50am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESCUE work to the tune of £25,000 is needed to save Ledbury's "sinking" war memorial in the High Street.

Last Century Memories.

9:53am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PRESTON Social Group will meet next on Tuesday, October 14, at 2pm in Dymock Parish Hall, when the topic will be "An item form the twentieth century".

All Souls In Dymock

9:48am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THERE will be an All Souls Service, for parishioners to remember loved ones, on Saturday November 1, from 3pm, at St Mary's Church, Dymock.

Coffee Morning for Lifeboat Charity

9:44am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THERE will be a coffee morning in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution on Thursday, November 1, from 10am to noon, in St Katherine's Hall, Ledbury.

Historic Hall To Get Solar Panels.

9:38am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SOLAR Power will help a century-old village hall to service the local community for another one hundred years.

Leominster rail death man named

Ledbury Reporter: Leominster station was closed for around six hours following the incident.

9:38am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE man who died after stepping in front of a train at Leominster railway station last Wednesday has been named as David Thompson, from Ludlow.

A49 death update - police believe bus passengers may have vital vehicle sightings

Ledbury Reporter: Two cars collided on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye.

5:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Investigations ongoing into "incident" that left a 55-year-old motorcyclist dead at Moreton-on-Lugg

UPDATE A49 fatal - investigators return to the scene

Ledbury Reporter: Two cars collided on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye.

12:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police carrying out road checks at the scene of motorcyclist's death

A49 fatal: police seek driver with vital information

Ledbury Reporter:

12:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

Vehicle involved now believed to be a "dark" Vauxhall Vectra and investigators say the driver may not have hit and run.

Herefordshire Council - political leaders "not required" to know of bullying allegations and related settlements

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Shirehall

10:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Council issues statement to draw a line under bullying row

h.Energy: Here Comes the Sun campaign to launch new initiative

Ledbury Reporter: h.Energy organisers want to put the county at the top of league tables for solar power.

5:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ORGANISERS of this years h.Energy are on a mission to put Herefordshire top of the league when it comes to community-owned solar power.

Calvary at Bosbury

4:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE will be a Flicks in the Sticks screening of the film "Calvary" at Bosbury Parish Hall on Friday, November 14, from 7.30pm.

Hereford singer on a country mission

Ledbury Reporter:

4:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HEREFORD woman is on a mission to bring country music back to the UK after taking the USA by storm.

MP visits Hereford to discuss issues threatening British pubs

Ledbury Reporter: Richard Southwood (manager), Martin Horwood MP and Lucy Hurds behind the bar at the Spread Eagle.

4:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN MP who has campaigned for a better deal for smaller pubs made the trip to Hereford to spread his message this week.

Farmers' Market

4:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE will be a Farmers' Market at Bosbury Parish Hall on Saturday 18th October 18, from 10.30 - Noon

Tractor rides to help Herefordshire charities at cidermaking festival

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TRAILER and tractor rides will be on offer to help raise charity funds at this year's Cidermaking Festival at a Hereford museum.

Car Boot

3:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE next car boot sale in Ledbury, off the Ross Road, on the opposite side to the Rugby Club, will take place this Sunday, October 5, from 11am.

Leominster town centre action group calls for "practical measures" to enhance county’s market towns

Ledbury Reporter:

3:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEOMINSTER’S town centre action group is calling on councillors to implement "practical measures" to enhance the county’s market towns.

Safety pledge over midwife strike

Ledbury Reporter:

3:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have said mothers-to-be will not be affected by a planned four-hour strike by midwives next month.

Book Thief In Ledbury

3:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE will be a screening of the World War Two drama, The Book Thief, at Ledbury's Market Theatre on Wednesday October 8, at 10.30am.

Hi-Fi Talk.

3:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEDBURY and District Society will meet next on Friday, October 31, from 7.30pm in the Burgage Hall. David Briggs will give a talk called "In Search of the Father of the Father of Hi-Fi."

Charity Concert at Church

2:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE SIXTH annual concert organised by Ledbury Rotary Club will take place this Saturday, October 4, at St Michael and All Angels Church, from 7pm.

Ledbury Police in Drugs Raid.

2:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEDBURY police led a drugs raid on a private address in Cradley.

Badger Cull Police Praise Behaviour.

1:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE police have praised the behaviour of both sides during this year's badger cull, while acknowledging a few arrests in the Ledbury area, and reports of intimidation.

Herefordshire horse breeder to release second steamy novel

Ledbury Reporter: Jenny Lees.

1:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE woman has combined two of her passions – writing and – horses in order to pen her second novel.

Conker Cancer: Tournament at Leominster pub to raise charity funds

Ledbury Reporter: The conker tournament takes place this Friday and will raise money for charity.

12:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A LEOMINSTER pub is proposing a novel – and nostalgic – way to raise money for charity.

Two Burglaries in Biddulph Way.

12:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BURGLARS targeted Biddulph Way in Ledbury twice last weekend, in incidents very close to each other in time.

Entry opens for student nurse and midwife awards

Ledbury Reporter: Nurse with clean bedding (10304821)

12:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

STUDENT nurses and midwives are being invited to apply for an annual award recognising those who have gone the extra mile.

Quizzing for Guide Dogs.

12:04pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Ledbury and Malvern Branch of Guide Dogs will support National Guide Dog Week with a quiz night at Ledbury Community Centre on Saturday, October 11, from 7pm.

Concert's Fundraising Success

11:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A RECENT concert by the Hereford Rail Male Voice Choir in Ledbury's Community Hall, organised by local lady Dolly Bevan, raised £1015 for the Red Cross International Emergency Response appeal.

Mikado at Bosbury.

11:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE GILBERT and Sullivan musical, The Mikado, will be the festive offering this year from the Bosbury Players.


11:35am Tuesday 30th September 2014

There will be an Ann Cam School reunion in Dymock, on Friday, October 10, at 8pm, for anyone who attended between 1963 and 1979.

Scary Time For Wellington Heath.

11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE will be a Halloween Party at the Wellington Heath Memorial Hall on Friday, October 31, from 7pm to 11.30pm.

Big Brew Up In Town.

11:23am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE will be a Big Brew Up on behalf of the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA, at Ledbury's Royal British Legion Club in Church Lane on Saturday, October 11, from 10am, to 1pm.

Tasty Date For Charity

11:19am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHARITIES dear to the heart of Ledbury's mayor, Cllr Bob Barnes, will benefit from a free taster session at award winning butchers, D.T. Waller, in the Homend.

Demolition started Hereford Leisure Centre

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Leisure Centre where the former entrance/reception area is being redeveloped.

10:41am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE £3million transformation of Hereford Leisure has well and truly begun with demolition work starting this week on the sport centre’s reception and cafe areas.

Dymock is Village of the Year.

10:33am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DYMOCK can lay claim to be the most vibrant community in Gloucestershire, after triumphing in the county's "Village of the Year" competition.

Herefordshire UKIP Commons candidate stands down slamming "personal vendettas" within the party

Ledbury Reporter: File photo dated 03/05/13 of a Ukip candidate's rosette as the party has surged into the lead in the European election contest despite a bruising week of controversies, according to a poll. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday April 26, 2014.

1:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

Kip Waistell at odds with his party over Herefordshire Council election strategy. UKIP says "lacklustre" candidate resigned before he was forced out.

County MPs at odds over air strikes against ISIS

Ledbury Reporter:

10:53am Monday 29th September 2014

In full - Jesse Norman's speech outlining his refusal to support the government at Friday's debate in a recalled Commons

Bike champ Chaz, 27, finally passes road test

Ledbury Reporter: Superbike's Chaz Davies (second from left) and comedian Alan Davies get some pointers on their road riding.

5:35pm Sunday 28th September 2014

ONE of the country’s top motorcycle racers, Herefordshire’s Chad Davies, until recently could not legally ride on UK roads.

Pie and ale trail winner announced

Ledbury Reporter: At the prize-giving ceremony on Monday is, from left, Mo Burns, independent food consultant, Kate Gathercole from New Leaf,  Jacqui Allsop, Hereford Food Bank, Mayor of Hereford councillor Len Tawn, Ben Holden from the Rocket Kitchen and Peter Norton from

6:20am Sunday 28th September 2014

FOODIES in Herefordshire have voted for their favourite venue in this year's pie and ale trail.

Older people advised to make plans for the end of their lives

Ledbury Reporter: Dr Maggie Keeble from NHS South Worcestershire CCG and head of advocacy at Onside Advocacy Linda Clarke

6:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

OLDER people in Worcestershire and their families are being encouraged to put plans in place to make sure they get the care they need at the end of their lives.

Call for wildlife volunteers

Ledbury Reporter:

5:49pm Monday 29th September 2014

A VOLUNTEER group which sells logs and woodchips for charity is looking for new members.

Worcester Cathedral to host county Harvest Festival

Ledbury Reporter:

5:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

A SERVICE to celebrate rural life and give thanks for the farmers who produce our food is coming to Worcester Cathedral.

HSF student wins Cambridge Uni bursary

5:28pm Monday 29th September 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE high-achiever has been awarded a £3,000-a-year bursary towards her studies at Cambridge University.

Herefordshire youngsters to appear at Horse Of The Year 2014

5:06pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TRIO of talented Herefordshire horse riders will be competing in front of the biggest crowd of their young careers at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham next week.

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