Diarist's vivid image of a Victorian Easter

Ledbury Reporter: Francis Kilvert.

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

IT was said that Victorian clergyman Francis Kilvert’s diaries reflected his strong love of life and landscape. Here, Nigel relates how he presented for posterity the celebration of an Easter long ago.

Have your will written in return for donation to The Courtyard

10:14am Sunday 20th April 2014

A SOLICITOR will be writing wills for a charitable donation.

Walking with Offa project hailed a success

Ledbury Reporter: The group behind the Walking with Offa project.

6:02am Sunday 20th April 2014

A £1million project to boost tourism around an historic county landmark has been hailed a success.

Street signs spruced up by helpful locals

Ledbury Reporter: Repairing streets signs – and saving the taxpayer cash – are Tony Archer, Councillor Jim Kenyon and Mel Russell. Picture by James Maggs.

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

DIRTY and damaged road name signs have proved an unconventional inspiration for community action in the Tupsley ward of Hereford.

Support grows for Malvern Hills Springs Alert to warn of contamination

Ledbury Reporter: WARNING: Westminster Bank spring this week

11:34am Saturday 19th April 2014

MAYOR Julian Roskams is backing this newspaper's call for a better system to alert people about contaminated springs and wells on the Malvern Hills.

Tributes paid to Ledbury town treasure

Ledbury Reporter: Peter Judge.

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Ledbury jeweller, Peter Judge, whose death was as unexpected as it was regretted among the community.

Sign up for green fingers

7:16am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE Cartshed, based at Newport House in Almeley, starts a series of gardening workshops this month, with the first session covering Companion Planting on Tuesday, April 29.

Festival designer to perform at Hereford Sixth Form College

Ledbury Reporter: Hepatica nobili

2:13pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN international designer will give a presentation at Hereford Sixth Form College on May 9.

Young entrepreneurs put their business heads on to take part in national competition

Ledbury Reporter: Students from St Mary's R C High School are taking part in the National Young Enterprise competition.

1:02pm Friday 18th April 2014

BUDDING entrepreneurs will be putting their business heads on to compete in the first stage of a national competition.

Police chief steps down from force after years of service

Ledbury Reporter: Superintendent Ivan Powell

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

SUPERINTENDENT Ivan Powell is to retire this week.

Music in June

Ledbury Reporter: London Bridge Ensemble

11:53am Friday 18th April 2014

SUPERB musicians will return to a beautiful setting for the sixth time this summer.

New model to mark 100 years of production

Ledbury Reporter: Morgan Plus 8 Speedster

11:32am Friday 18th April 2014

THE latest vehicle off the Morgan production line has been specially commissioned to celebrate 100 years of vehicle manufacture at the Pickersleigh Road factory.

New courses to help people get tech-savvy to start in May

Ledbury Reporter: Computers ‘to need updates’

10:21am Friday 18th April 2014

A RANGE of new courses to help people get more tech-savvy begin in May.

Collision reported on the A465 near Llangua

Ledbury Reporter: REVIEW: The new police and crime commissioner for West Mercia says the force's buildings must be fit-for-purpose or could be sold.

9:36am Friday 18th April 2014

WEST Mercia Police (WMP) were called to assist with a collision on the A465 near Llangua.

Charity spreads Easter cheer to poorly children

Ledbury Reporter: Monica Glass, charity manager, and Emma Rogers (back) with Sarah Brooke, Hospital Play Specialist and patient William Semper (5520769)

9:06am Friday 18th April 2014

A HEREFORD charity is celebrating Easter by passing on the good will.

Ratty flees under cover of river festival

Ledbury Reporter: (5387735)

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

THE Wye Valley River Festival, which runs from Saturday, May 3 to Sunday, May 18, will illuminate the history and magic of the river's landscape and the issues that threaten it through the story of Ratty the water vole who is on the run, pursued by the predatory prosecutor Mink and Judge Wild Boar, darting through flotillas, fire shows and festivities in a ground-breaking event which brings the landscape to life while confronting the environmental issues affecting the beautiful river valley.

Doctor pays for patient to park at hospital following parking policy confusion

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

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A DOCTOR had to pay for a patient to park at Hereford County Hospital after he was caught out by confusion over parking policy.

20 Herefordian hits that never were

Ledbury Reporter: 20 Herefordian hits that never were

1:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS SATURDAY is your chance to support your local music shop for Record Store Day. To give you some inspiration when you're browsing, here's our light-hearted list of 20 of the best records never made about Herefordshire.

Weird Easter - look at this for an egg-centric egg

Ledbury Reporter: Hephzibah Cole with the egg.

11:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS egg may not win any beauty competitions this Easter - in fact it's bizarre - but its owner still think it looks simply egg-cellent.

Call for DIY council services in Herefordshire

Ledbury Reporter: Call for DIY council services in Herefordshire

3:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Opposition group says the future for services like street cleaning and grass cutting lies with communities rather than the council.

Herefordshire Council claims social work caseloads have been cut

Ledbury Reporter: Herefordshire Council claims social work caseloads have been cut

4:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Council now plans a new recruiting campaign for social workers who want to "get back to their roots"

More Worcestershire four year olds get their first choice school place - despite shortages elsewhere

2:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE primary school children in Worcestershire have received a place at their first choice school this year - despite a shortage in places elsewhere across the country.

New media centre for arts venue

Ledbury Reporter: The new media area at the Courtyard in Hereford.

2:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW media area will allow theatre-goers the chance to get social.

Big rise in suspected scarlet fever cases across Herefordshire

Ledbury Reporter: Six cases of scarlet fever have been confirmed in the county this morning.

12:18pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Notified cases up four-fold within weeks

Yesteryear pictures from your Hereford Times - stunning new gallery

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford's Butter Market - it's thought in the 1940s.

11:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

WE all love travelling back in time through pictures and that's what we do every week in the Hereford Times. Now we're bring all those shots together - from celebrity visitors to the county over the decades to startling shots of our city and county from the past. So enjoy exploring the gallery.

Ancient manor house to host great musicians

10:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

SOME of the world’s greatest musicians will come to the Herefordshire countryside for a festival of unmissable concerts and masterclasses.

Fewer pupils persistently skip school in Worcestershire

9:34am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE number of pupils persistently skipping school in Worcestershire has dropped by almost a third in three years according to new figures.

Meet Walter, the giant rabbit who is not just for Easter

Ledbury Reporter: Continental Giant rabbit, Walter. By James Maggs. (5443907)

6:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

SOME people say dogs are man's best friend, but one county woman believes that anything a dog can do, a rabbit can do better.

Dancing on Air..

4:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COVENT Garden ballet will dance into Ledbury with a live screening of "The Winter's Tale" at the Market Theatre.

Almost 95 per cent of Herefordshire children offered place at preferred primary school

Ledbury Reporter: 94.7 per cent of Herefordshire children were offered their first choice primary school.

3:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PARENTS across the county – and nationally – have today found out which school their child has been offered a reception class place in for September 2014.

To muse on brews...

3:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LEDBURY people have the chance to raise a glass or two in the company of a master brewer, during a beer odyssey in the Burgage Hall.

April Eyes Down

2:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

There will be a quiz night at Wellington Heath's Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 26, from 7.30pm.

Ledbury's Greyhound Champion Remembered

Ledbury Reporter: (5478251)

1:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE FUNERAL has taken place of a former Ledbury lady who was well known as a champion of abandoned dogs, especially greyhounds.

Hereford County Hospital launches "departure lounge"

Ledbury Reporter: Sister Dawn Midson (left) WVT Complex Discharge Lead, with her "departure lounge"  team  team.

1:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

New patient discharge initiative to free up ward beds

Children donate pocket money to Hereford United

Ledbury Reporter: 1416_4001 Children donate their pocket money to Hereford United Football Club.
Billie-Jean Coultas, Colin Addison & Jake Dixon (5442404)

1:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNG football fans Billie-Jean Coultas and Jake Dixon have joined the campaign to save Hereford United.

New Debenhams and Waitrose stores to open doors on May 1

Ledbury Reporter: New supermarket opens doors

1:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DEBENHAMS and Waitrose will both open their doors at the Old Market Development on May 1.

Herefordshire residents dig deep to raise more than £200,000 for poppy appeal

Ledbury Reporter: More than £20,000 has been raised for the appeal in Herefordshire.

12:39pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GENEROUS county residents have donated more than £200,000 to the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal since it was launched last October.

Herefordshire's young people "slum" it to raise awareness

Ledbury Reporter: The group built their slum in Hereford Baptist Church's car park.(5442158)

12:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNG people in the county have been “slumming” it to help raise awareness of poverty in the world's poorest communities.

Hereford diocese plans "bigger, better" festival of churches in 2014

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Cathedral, the subject chosen by Quentin Letts on Celebrity Mastermind.

12:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Festival now spans several days after attracting up to 15,000 visitors over a single weekend last year

Tarmac machine catches fire on Newmarket Street

Ledbury Reporter: Fire crews were called to a tarmac machine which was on fire on Tuesday evening.

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TARMAC machine set alight on Newmarket Street late on Tuesday evening.

Driver taken to hospital with broken rib following collision near Bromyard last night

Ledbury Reporter: A Citroen Berlingo was involved in an accident near Bromyard.

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DRIVER was taken to hospital with a broken rib after a collision near Bromyard on Tuesday.

Four vehicles involved in collision on A49 near the Callow

Ledbury Reporter: REVIEW: The new police and crime commissioner for West Mercia says the force's buildings must be fit-for-purpose or could be sold.

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

EMERGENCY services were called after four vehicles were involved in a collision on the A49 south of Hereford on Tuesday evening.

Hereford Futures defends its record

10:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Final statement from the board says the company's work has brought Hereford a "bright future".

Strictly Hereford raises more than £20,000 for Cathedral's Perpetual Trust

Ledbury Reporter: The Strictly dancers and judges ahead of their performances on Saturday. Photo by Richard Weaver Photography.

6:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HEREFORD came alive as celebrities and amateur dancers took to the floor to raise more than £20,000 for the Cathedral's Perpetual Trust.

Terrific picture. Small plane makes emergency landing in Herefordshire field

7:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TERRIFIC picture tweeted by South Herefordshire police of a small plane that made an emergency landing in a field in Herefordshire.

Why we are calling for a better system to warn when the Malvern Hills' famous springs are contaminated

Ledbury Reporter: ALERT: The Malvern Gazette is calling for a better system to alert people about the condition of the hills' famous springs

6:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Malvern Gazette is calling for a system to better alert people about contamination of the Malvern Hills' famous springs and wells.

Talk on the end of the First World War to be given

Ledbury Reporter: World War One poppies to be planted across Bushey

4:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE end of the First World War, one century on from the start of the conflict, will be the theme a learned talk, given to a Ledbury audience.

Home Front Drama

Ledbury Reporter: A five-year project will highlight the impact of the First World War and its aftermath on Craven communities

4:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

JOHN Masefield High School students and the Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society are joining forces to bring a wartime drama to life.

Holiday Entertainment

4:07pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THERE will be a screening of the cartoon action adventure, Justin and the Knights of Valour, at Ledbury's Market Theatre on Friday, April 25, at 7pm.

Herefordshire Council defends Hereford Futures hand over

Ledbury Reporter: Revealed - Herefordshire Council's contract payments

3:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Council outlines what paperwork has been handed on from Hereford Futures to challenge shredding allegations







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