Council capital programme debt could top £200 million by 2018

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Shirehall

11:49am Friday 31st October 2014

Key committee to hear of further capital programme borrowing needs

Thousands of illegal cigarettes found secreted in a Hereford shop

Ledbury Reporter:

10:07am Friday 31st October 2014

Shop raid reveals nearly 100,000 cigarettes stashed in a hidden counter compartment, soft drink crates, and behind a false wall.

Family return from 20 month South American adventure

Ledbury Reporter: Steve and Pippa Genner with Henry (left) and Charlie in Nicaragua.

8:07am Friday 31st October 2014

A DAD says his family's 20 month adventure through South America has given his two children a "priceless" life experience.

7ft 'nodding dog' has attempted murder appeal thrown out

Ledbury Reporter: Joanna Dennehy's co-conspirator Gary Stretch poses for a photo while they were on the run from police.

5:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE seven-foot man convicted of attempting to murder two men in Hereford last year had an appeal against his 19-year jail sentence turned down today in London.

Police crack down on gun crime

Ledbury Reporter:

5:09pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS can surrender their firearms at Hereford police station over the next two weeks as part of a national operation.

Halfords enjoys boost in turnover

Ledbury Reporter: 3714696035  Picture Neil Pugh
September 9th 2014
Various pictures from the Tour of Britain cycling event as it passed through Malvern today.
The Tour of Britain leaders and main group head up Church Street Malvern watched by the crowds who turned out to s

4:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE-based cycling retailer Halfords is expected to report a 9.5 per cent increase in revenue in comparison with last year over the last six months next week.

Visit a pharmacist if you feel unwell this winter

Ledbury Reporter: (4896893)

4:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire are encouraging people in the county to talk to a pharmacist if they are feeling unwell this winter to avoid a trip to hospital later.

Proud Day With Prime Minister for HMS Ledbury Veteran.

2:54pm Friday 31st October 2014

A FORMER crew member of HMS Ledbury had a proud day, when he knocked on the door of 10, Downing Street to receive a long-awaited campaign medal from the Prime Minister.

Police chief will answer residents' questions during web chat

Ledbury Reporter: David Shaw has been named as the new chief constable of West Mercfia Police

4:58pm Friday 31st October 2014

A POLICE chief will take part in a web chat next week to address concerns and answer questions from residents.

Hereford pubwatch commended at national level

Ledbury Reporter: Nick Semper, Dan Guerche, Paul Neades and Jim Mooney

12:27pm Friday 31st October 2014

A HEREFORD pub scheme created to keep the town centre's night time scene safe has come second in a national award.

Presteigne author publishes book about his charity work in small African village

Ledbury Reporter: Peter Hudson in Kenieba fields

11:55am Friday 31st October 2014

A PRESTEIGNE man has released a novel about his development work in an African village he has visited 20 times.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Artwork adorns historic Hereford building's renovation work

Ledbury Reporter: CJR Heritage are renovating The Old Mayor's Parlour on Church Street, Hereford. 
Colin & Joe Richards working on the panels at the front of the building. 1444_11001 (12124731)

9:54am Friday 31st October 2014

A BUILDING site has been made into a work of art while an historic part of Hereford is renovated.

Two public defibrillators for Dymock.

9:26am Friday 31st October 2014

DYMOCK will have two public defibrillators in the village by Christmas, with one on the wall of the Parish Hall on another in their village's old telephone kiosk, close to Well House Garage.

Confidential e-mail suggested supermarket options for Hereford United ground

Ledbury Reporter:

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Herefordshire Council says it has no plans to pursue the sell-off suggestion.

Heartbroken Hereford widow appeals for safe return of missing bag

6:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A HEARTBROKEN widow has launched an emotional appeal for the safe return of a missing bag which contained her late husband's belongings.

New Hereford fire station - Council says Bath Street site could still be an option

Ledbury Reporter: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

10:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

Statement suggests council is not yet ready to back away from a "swap deal" that sees a new Hereford fire station built on the Working Boys Home site.

No "swap deal" for new fire station on Hereford heritage site

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Civic Society says the Bath Street buildings do have heritage value

10:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

Fire service confirms that the application to build a new Hereford fire station on the site of the city's former working boys home has been withdrawn.

Cancer charities team up to support brain tumour patients

Ledbury Reporter: (4896893)

5:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PAIR of cancer charities have joined forces to provide specialist help for people in Worcestershire living with brain tumours.

Devoted sister’s secret letters of life in Second World War

Ledbury Reporter:

5:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ED HATTON likes to muse on what the woman he knew as “Auntie Marjorie” got up to during the Second World War. And he’s got cause.

Worcestershire Mums offered mental health support

Ledbury Reporter: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

4:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUMS in Worcestershire are being offered support to deal with psychological issues that can occur during and after pregnancy.

Rare Hereford military hat to go under the hammer

Ledbury Reporter: The Herefordshire 36th foot bell top shako

4:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN antique from Hereford, described as one of the most spectacular military hats an auctioneer has seen, is going on sale for more than £2k.

Aldi opens in Ross

Ledbury Reporter:

3:14pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ALDI opened its doors in Brookend Street in Ross this morning.

Patients put at risk by hospital revamp delay, warns health boss

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

2:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire are being put at risk by continued delays to the project revamping hospital services in the county, a senior health boss has warned.

Primary school pupil has hair chopped for charity

Ledbury Reporter: Macey Boyle has had her hair cut at Pink Hairdressing & donated it to The Little Princess Trust along with sponsorship money raised for the family. 
Macey & her aunty Tracey Boyle (stylist) who cut Macey's hair. 1444_14003 (12137735)

2:34pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NINE-year-old girl has had her hair cut for a cancer charity after being inspired by family members.

Ross Lions bonfire night this Saturday

Ledbury Reporter: Danbury Fireworks

2:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ROSS Lions are holding their annual bonfire and fireworks night this Saturday.

Hospital waiting times now available online

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

1:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire unsure about where they should go for treatment can now view up-to-date waiting times at the county’s acute and community hospitals online.

Specsavers store eyes up spooky fun

Ledbury Reporter: EYES: Specsavers in Penarth is calling on local residents over the age of 60 to have an eye test to coincide with Older People’s Day

1:34pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Eyeballs on offer for fundraising day

Warning hospital services could "implode" under pressure

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

12:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HOSPITAL services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital could “implode” as a result of a possible influx of patients from Herefordshire over the next few months, a patient representative has warned.

Firefighters called to two vehicle collision

Ledbury Reporter:

12:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FIRE crew was called to a two vehicle collision in Weston under Penyard this morning.

Police issue witness appeal to horror crash

Ledbury Reporter:

12:28pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a horror crash in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Family fund-raise for injured NFTO cyclist

Ledbury Reporter: NFTO rider Russell Dowing (left) was among those team-mates to tweet their support for Mick Ballantyne  following his crash in July.

12:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE wife and daughter of a Mick Ballantyne, who survived a life-threatening crash while racing for Hereford-based cycling team NFTO in July, are raising money for the air ambulance service that saved him.

Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

Ledbury Reporter: Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

12:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HALLOWEEN might be a time of spooky ghosts and ghouls, but the organisation running sexual health services in Worcestershire is reminding people not to lose sight of the importance of safe sex.

'Madcap' Brilley B and B wins award

Ledbury Reporter: (From left) Alastair Sawday (founder of Sawday’s), Daphne Tucker (owner of The New Inn at Brilley) and Toby Sawday (MD of Sawday’s).

11:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BED and Breakfast spot on the Herefordshire borders has been named the ‘One of a Kind’ award-winner in independent travel specialists Sawday’s’ 20th anniversary awards.

Hereford butcher launches charity banger for British Sausage Week

Ledbury Reporter: (From left) SammyJay Powell, Hope youth development officer and Heggie's owner James Heggie.

11:25am Thursday 30th October 2014

HEGGIE’S Butchers of Hereford will add a new charity banger to its menu for British Sausage Week next week.

Barn dance will raise funds for Leominster Christmas lights switch-on

Ledbury Reporter:

11:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

FOLK from around the county can join a 'knees up' at a charity barn dance in Leominster next month.

Worcestershire schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

Ledbury Reporter: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

10:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

Leominster's twinning association brings a taste of the Alsace to Herefordshire

Ledbury Reporter: Julian Todd, and Su Baker of Leominster Twinning Association with traditional Alsace ‘Baeckeoffe’ casserole dishes ready to be served.

10:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

FRENCH cuisine is regarded as world class so Leominster's Saverne Twinning Association needed little excuse to sample a traditional dish last week.

Jewellery and ornaments stolen in Ledbury and Colwall

8:52am Thursday 30th October 2014

JEWELLERY and ornaments were stolen in a string of burglaries in Ledbury and Colwall.

Herefordshire mother of fallen soldier calls for inquiry into Afghanistan conflict

Ledbury Reporter:

6:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE mother of a Herefordshire soldier who was the youngest to be killed in the Afghanistan war has called for a full inquiry into the conflict.

Hereford City of Culture bid won't be 'Disney' showcase

Ledbury Reporter: Members of the About Face Theatre Company who performed at the City of Culture bid launch on Monday night, Laura Walne,22, Matt Jones, 23, Evei Thomas, 24.

6:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE man behind Hereford’s ambitious bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021 has said the city has “every chance” – if the whole county gets behind the campaign.

"Caring mother" cleared of trying to poison daughter

Ledbury Reporter: Worcester Crown Court.

3:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Judge directs acquittal of Mary Kidson after three week trial

Ledbury Nursing Home scoops gold at In Bloom awards

Ledbury Reporter: GONE FOR GOLD: From left: Home manager, Lorraine Cooling, resident Rod Wilczynski, support worker, Helen Young, activities co-ordinator, Anita Kinnear, and residents Rosemary Field and David Turner. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4414742101

5:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A REVAMPED garden at a nursing home in Ledbury has scooped gold at this year's Ledbury in Bloom competition.

Health trust vows to bridge gulf between physical and mental health treatment

Ledbury Reporter: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

5:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ALMOST a hundred people attended an event in Worcestershire raising awareness of the importance of treating mental and physical health equally.

Arctic convoy veteran awarded Russian medal

Ledbury Reporter: Thomas Chandler has been given a medal by the Russian embassy in London for his efforts in the Arctic convoys during world war two. 1444_7001 (12035183)

4:38pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN 88-YEAR-old from Weobley was given a Russian medal for his active service on a campaign described by Winston Churchill as ‘the worst journey in the world.’

Hospital trust could end financial year £15 million in the red

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have raised serious concerns after it was revealed the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital could end this financial year even further in the red last year.

Rotherwas munitions worker features on BBC1 wartime show

Ledbury Reporter: Nancy Evans who is going to feature on a BBC show talking about her time working at Rotherwas munitions factory during the second world war. 1444_6001 (12034218)

3:03pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A ROTHERWAS munitions worker will feature on a BBC1 show next week which honours war heroes.

A tree near Malvern could be Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year

Ledbury Reporter: The Whiteleaved Oak near Malvern. Picture courtesy WTPL/Archie Miles.

12:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A tree near Malvern is in the running to be named England's Tree of the Year.

Top cops praised for serial killer snare

12:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

OPERATION Dante – the code name for the police operation that snared serial killer Joanna Dennehy and her accomplice Gary Stretch in Herefordshire last April – has been recognised with a prestigious policing award.

Advice service 'worth millions' to local economy

Ledbury Reporter: (From left) Brian Roe (retiring chairman, Herefordshire CAB), Emma Cross (Macmillan specialist support adviser), Denise Shuker (new chairman, Herefordshire CAB), Elizabeth Wright (Macmillan development manager), Claire Keetch (chief executive, Herefordshi

12:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE outgoing chairman for Herefordshire’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau believes the service has put £7m into the local economy.

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