Named - four former senior officers of Herefordshire Council who received compensation payments worth more than £135,500

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Shirehall

1:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Compensation payments were for "loss of office" and contribute to an overall total of more than £286,000.

Herefordshire Council's near £4m "single year" spend on agency staff

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

12:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Most of the staff hired were local to Herefordshire. Council says the spend allowed for a "focus on priorities"

Fresh store plans in Leominster to be considered by council

Ledbury Reporter:

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PLANS for two new superstores in Leominster — both scaled down versions of original schemes rejected by county planners earlier this year — are to be debated tomorrow.

Talking Brunel in Bristol...

4:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

BRUNEL, the famous Victorian engineer, will be the talk of Ledbury and District U3A members, next week.

Schoolchildren help name new homes in Hereford

Ledbury Reporter: Erin Jones, 8, drops her choice of name in to the ballot box with Sophie Bell, Sanctuary’s project manager.

4:35pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HEREFORD schoolchildren have helped to choose a name for a new housing development in the city centre.

Town Council Meeting.

4:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

There will be a meeting of the full Ledbury Town Council on Thursday, October 2, at 7.30pm, in the Market House.

Twinning AGM at Much Marcle

4:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE AGM of the Much Marcle Twinning Association will take place on Thursday, October 23, at 7.30pm.

2015 start date for Link Road

Ledbury Reporter: Plans for Hereford's city centre regeneration took a big step forward today.

4:03pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WORK on the Hereford city centre Link Road is anticipated to begin next Spring, after today being given approval following a public inquiry.

Apple Words at Hellens

3:53pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE Poet in Residence, Paul Henry will lead a poetic celebration of the apple at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, at 2.30pm on Sunday October 12

Macmillan tea at Wellington Heath.

3:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AFTERNOON Tea will be served in support of Macmillan Cancer Care at Wellington Heath's Memorial Hall on Friday, September 26, from 4.30pm to 6pm.

Emergency Services Can Still Use Top Cross...

3:06pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE evening closures of Top Cross in Ledbury this week, for surfacing and cabling work, should have little impact on the response of the emergency services.

Motorist Hurt At Fromes Hill

2:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CUTTING gear had to be used by firefighters to remove a trapped motorist from his car, at Fromes Hill.

Key meeting for Kington future

Ledbury Reporter: Kington Museum is searching for the area's most creative limerick.

2:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

KINGTON’S residents face a “historic challenge” for the future of number of their public buildings and spaces.

Parish council to meet.

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE next meeting of Tarrington Parish Council will take place on Monday, September 29, from 7.30pm, in the Lady Emily Community Hall.

Fete Success at Tarrington

1:57pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE summer fete in Tarrington raised over £4000, which surpassed the expectations of the organisers.

Beauty and the Beast at the High School.

1:47pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AUDITIONS have been taking place this week for the John Masefield High School's next drama production, Beauty and the Beast.

Local Figures for Dementia.

1:38pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

NEW figures show that 1558 local people in the North Herefordshire parliamentary constituency, which includes Ledbury, were suffering from dementia in 2013.

Dogs have their day at Countrywide.

1:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PET owners are invited to bring pets of all shapes and sizes to Ledbury's Countrywide store popular pet event taking place at the Ledbury Countrywide store on Friday September 26 to Sunday September 28 September.

Leominster Christmas Jubilee group to take over community shop for one week

Ledbury Reporter: The event will raise funds to help organise an exciting lights switch-on for children.

12:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A COMMUNITY shop in Leominster is to be taken over by a group looking to bring Christmas sparkle back to the town.

Hay votes 'YES' to independence

12:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE youth has spoken in Hay-on- Wye, with – in playtime and home time – its primary school pupils adding their support at the ballot box to a campaign aiming to reassert the book town’s ‘independence’.

Biblical Drama in Ledbury

11:15am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DRAMA with a suitably Biblical theme is coming to Ledbury Parish Church.

Late Summer Show "Well Supported".

10:44am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SUMMER ends in Dymock with the weighing of potatoes from a bucket.

Miracle Inspires Macmillan Fundraiser.

10:22am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A PERSONAL miracle lies behind a young cafe owner's decision to fund-raise for Macmillan Cancer Support, - the two year old daughter she thought she would never have.

Kids given 'needle-free' flu vaccination

10:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

YOUNGSTERS are being given an alternative to the needle this autumn as a pilot scheme for flu vaccinations administered via a nasal spray is being rolled out through Herefordshire.

Man stabbed in Leominster

Ledbury Reporter:

9:08am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MAN was stabbed in the forearm while at work in Leominster yesterday morning.

Herefordshire Council - compensation payouts for former senior officers revealed

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Shirehall

12:39pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Figures show senior "loss of office" payouts total nearly £300,000 since former chief executive left

Council to vote on hospital parking charges motion

Ledbury Reporter: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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3:36pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Motion calling on Wye Valley NHS Trust to take action over PFI imposed parking charges expected to secure wide support

Aerial dancer and Grand Designs finalist new residents at HCA

Ledbury Reporter: The Hereford College of Art has named Gillian Hipp, Jessica Barker, Hannah Rees and  Elizabeth Terzza as its 2014 Creatives in Residence. (Photo be Dee Montague)

11:16am Monday 22nd September 2014

FOR the first time in its history Hereford College of Arts has named a performer to its residency scheme.

Blind woman left stranded by bus changes

Ledbury Reporter: Kate Schofield who is blind & has been affected by changes to bus services. 1438_6001 (10485928)

10:07am Monday 22nd September 2014

A BLIND woman, who was left stranded at an unfamiliar bus stop, believes the changes and cuts to the county’s bus services have been rushed through.

Four vehicle RTC in Mordiford - three taken to hospital

Ledbury Reporter: West Midlands Ambulance Service treated a farmer near Colwall today.

5:33pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THREE patients were taken to hospital with minor injuries following a four-vehicle collision in Mordiford today.

Masefield Open Evening

4:18pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE John Masefield High School will host an open evening on Thursday, October 2, from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Re-instating Croft Castle’s historic wood pasture

Ledbury Reporter: Some of the felling has already taken place at Croft Wood. Photo: National Trust.

3:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A NUMBER of trees are to be felled at Croft Castle over the coming months – but visitors should not panic as the move is expected to be a step towards re-instating the beauty spot’s historic wood pasture.

The Ledbury March...

2:53pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE Ledbury March, music written specially for the town, will be heard for the first time in public on Remembrance Sunday, - in honour of those who marched away, never to return.

The Birthday of the Clock, in Bromesberrow...

2:34pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A VERY special clock's birthday will be celebrated this Sunday, at a local church.

All eyes on Monday's rush hour - Top Cross closure.

2:05pm Monday 22nd September 2014

LEDBURY people are waiting to see how the evening closures of Top Cross will affect them this week, amid claims that the time schedule suits local traders more than commuters.

Brave Bede's new bike gives him freedom

1:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A BRAVE Letton teenager who has undergone 18 major heart operations will have more independence than ever before, thanks to “life-changing” battery-assisted trike.

Needle-free flu vaccinations for youngsters

1:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Herefordshire can get needle-free flu vaccinations to protect them this winter.

Two collisions on A4103 - one man taken to hospital

Ledbury Reporter:

1:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

EMERGENCY services have been at the scene of a collision on the A4103 today.

Dancers needed in Hereford for world record attempt

Ledbury Reporter:

1:05pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TAP dancers of all ages and abilities are wanted in Hereford to break a world record.

Berrington Hall to host cider weekend

Ledbury Reporter: The annual cider weekend takes place on October 4 and 5.

12:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AS harvest season settles in, Berrington Hall is preparing to host its annual cider weekend.

MP supports UK but calls for change

Ledbury Reporter: Bill Wiggin

12:39pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE SCOTS made "the right choice" on Scottish Independence, according to Ledbury's MP, Bill Wiggin.

MP Revolted by IS videos

Ledbury Reporter: Bill Wiggin

12:31pm Monday 22nd September 2014

LEDBURY'S MP, Bill Wiggin, says he has been "horrified" by the murderous media campaign run by Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Hope for Herefordshire's Poorly Homeless.

Ledbury Reporter: Wye Valley NHS Trust faces an uncertain future

12:23pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A PARTNERSHIP between the Church, the NHS and Herefordshire Council is helping homeless people in Herefordshire, when they leave hospital after having an operation.

Masefield students study revenge.

12:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WHEN John Masefield High School students travelled to Stratford last week, the lesson was all about blood-curdling revenge.

Discount for Ross swimmers at Ledbury "unfair?"

11:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE company which runs Ledbury Swimming Pool says it is a "business decision" to give the parents of Ross children an 80% discount, when Ledbury people must pay the full amount.

200 soldiers take over the Brecon Beacons

Ledbury Reporter: Soldiers from 2 Mercian and 4 Mercian regiments will be engaging in live firing in the Brecon Beacons over the next two weeks.

10:25am Monday 22nd September 2014

NEARLY 200 soldiers will be patrolling the Brecon Beacons for 24-hour tactical warfare training over the next fortnight

Leadership Trust sells Penyard House

Ledbury Reporter: Penyard House has been sold.

6:56am Monday 22nd September 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE-based business consultancy has agreed the sale of its landmark venue.

Community shop supports Marie Curie.

Ledbury Reporter: VILLAGE SUPPORT: Photograph by Jan Long shows Sue Brambell and volunteer Sarah Blizzard, with Marie Curie daffodils.

11:42am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE community shop at Bromsberrow has raised more than £60 from the sale of daffodils badges for the Marie Curie charity.

Herefordshire Running Festival 2014.

Ledbury Reporter:

7:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Hundreds of runners took to the streets today for the Herefordshire Running Festival 2014.

Yarpole homes plan approved by planning committee

2:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

PLANS for five new homes in Yarpole were approved by council planners last week.

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