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The Bulls stay 11th in the Blue Square Bet Premier without playing - wins for Macclesfield over Kidderminster, Barrow over Newport, Stockport over Forest Green and Mansfield over Southport.

No goals between Telford and Alfreton.

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The UKCC Level One Cricket coaching course tomorrow, run by Herefordshire Cricket, at Hereford Academy has been postponed due to the bad weather.

I know the session was due to be indoors but it's certainly not cricket weather at the moment.

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For all of you football fans missing your weekly fix because of the snow, Mansfield are winning at Southport, Stockport are beating Forest Green, Macclesfield are beating Kidderminster and Barrow are winning at Newport.

Oh and ex-Bull Andy Williams has scored for Swindon against his old boss Graham Turner's Shrewsbury team.

4:15pm

Andy Williams, from Wellington, has put Swindon Town 2-0 ahead against Shrewsbury Town in League One.

Andy's dad, Colin, will be happy with that.

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The scene this afternoon at Pegasus Juniors FC.
 
Photo: Ellie Bishop.
 

3:55pm

Due to the cold weather, Labels Shopping in Ross have changed their opening hours for tomorrow, 10am to 4pm.

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Not much in the way of goal action in this afternoon's limited Blue Square Bet Premier programme.

Five matches but only two goals half an hour in, both at Southport where it's 1-1 with Mansfield.

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3:09pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Patriciamorrow says

Really enjoying all the photos. Thanks to everyone for sharing. Well done, HT.

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Remarkably, five games in Hereford United's division have survived the snow.

Newport County v Barrow

Macclesfield v Kidderminster Harriers

Stockport v Forest Green Rovers

AFC Telford v Alfreton

Southport v Mansfield

 

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All tomorrow's (Sunday) games at Luctonians Rugby Club are cancelled but they are awaiting news on the Colts' match away at Bromsgrove

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Apart from the 14.19 train from Birmingham, which is 20 minutes late, all arrivals and departures from Hereford Railway Station are on time.

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Public transport disruption alerts from Herefordshire Council:

Saturday 19 January 2013 - will attempt to operate a normal service subject to road conditions
DRM
No services operating today.

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2013 - no services
George Youngs Coaches
54 not operating

Saturday 19 January 2013 - 456 not operating
H&H Coaches
No services operating today.


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Local Hereford City services operating via main roads only
71/71A via main roads only
72 not serving Moor Farm
74 main road to The Oval only
75 to Belmont, Tesco only
75 to Hampton Park - not operating
78 to Rotherwas via main road only
88/88A main road only not serving The Pastures or Saxon Gate
420 not operating

Saturday 19 January 2013 - will attempt to operate services as above subject to road conditions
Lugg Valley
426 via main road only, not serving Risbury and Steens Bridge
488 not operating
492 via main road only
495/496 operating Leominster - Lyonshall only
500 not operating
509 not operating
501 via main road only, not serving Ivington

Saturday 19 January 2013 - will attempt to operate services as above subject to road conditions
Sargeants Brothers
460 not operating
461/462/463 not operating
Stagecoach in South Wales
X4 not operating
39 not operating
Stagecoach in Wye and Dean
No services operating in the Ross-on-Wye area

Saturday 19 January 2013 - for details of services operating please contact Stagecoach on 01989 562319
Yeomans
76/76A not serving Lichfield Avenue
77 normal route
81 not operating via Kingsway
412 not operating
437/477 not operating
453 not serving Woolhope
446 via main road only to Eardisley
449 operating from 1150 due to road being re-opened following closure after accident at Clehonger, Seven Stars

Saturday 19 January 2013 - will attempt to operate a normal service subject to road conditions

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Wellington FC are reminding their fans that their game at Woverhampton Casuals is not taking place because of the bad weather.

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Hereford's game with Dartford at Edgar Street today is one of five Blue Square Bet Premier games called off because of the weather.

But there's Conference action not too far away with Newport County hosting Barrow and AFC Telford at home to Alfreton.

The Bulls' other near neighbours are also in action with Kidderminster's game at Macclesfield and Forest Green Rovers' trip to Stockport also surviving.

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Ledbury swimming pool is closing at 1pm but will be open as normal tomorrow, as will the town's leisure centre.

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Snowed off: Ross Rugby Club's home match today against Cainscross was going to be the Hereford Times Big Match feature.

 

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Bromyard's Halo Centre is closing at 12.30pm today. It will be open as normal tomorrow, if the weather doesn't change too much.

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Bromyard household waste site is open today.

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Paralympic swimming stars Nyree and Sascha Kindred have just made it to the pool for their 'tolerance' training session with coach Emma Patrick.

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All this weekend's matches in the Herefordshire Junior Football League have been postponed.

Is there any sport taking place in Herefordshire this weekend?

Please let us know.

 

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Ledbury's Market Theatre confirm that performances of their Puss in Boots panto will go ahead today at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

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Current temp in Hereford 0.3c. Max temp 1c. -4c tonight with chance of a few flurries again.

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Herefordshire Council have confirmed that all secondary routes have been gritted.

10:32am

The Courtyard in Hereford confirm they are open as normal, with shows and cinema going ahead.

10:24am

Hereford RFC's home match with Stratford-upon-Avon has joined the long list of postponements after the snow forced the game to be called off for a second time.

10:18am

Four county rugby players due to be playing for North Midlands under-20 at Shrewsbury tomorrow will, unsurprisingly, have a day off as the game against Cheshire has been postponed.

The match will now be played on Sunday, January 27 at a venue to be decided.

10:17am

Bus services seem to be operating normally in Hereford today - vehicles seen in Whittern Way, Venns Lane and Old School Lane within the last hour.

But not a single passenger on any of the three..

9:58am

The Met Office have issued a yellow ice warning for Herefordshire this weekend.

9:55am

If you're looking to get rid of your rubbish today, Herefordshire household waste sites are open as normal today except for Bromyard which is closed.

9:52am

ThePoint4 is open today for gym and spa users.

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There's a limited postal service today in the city centre only.

Rural areas and housing estates will receive no post today.

9:46am

Halo Leisure report Ledbury Swimming Pool open until 1pm today and Ross Swimming Pool open as normal.

Hereford Leisure Centre is open as normal indoors but all outdoor activities are off as are swimming lessons at Hereford Leisure Pool

Leominster Leisure Centre is open as normal but Bridge Street Sports Centre will be closed all day.

Ledbury Leisure Centre is also closed today.

The Bromyard Centre is open until 12.30pm only.

No surprise that the golf course at Hereford Leisure Centre is also closed.

9:39am

Traffic moving freely on Aylestone Hill and Holmer Road, such as it is, but many people seem to be staying at home.

6:53pm

You can't get much cuter than this. Here is Buttons in the snow on the Bishops Meadows in Hereford. Photo by Lacie Watkins.

Ledbury Reporter:

6:11pm

GAME OFF: Leominster Town versus Blackheath. 

5:26pm

Train departures and arrivals at Hereford train station appear to be back to normal after the earlier delays.

5:13pm

A snowy picture of the railway line that runs behind Bookers in Hereford. Picture by Georgie Oliver.

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5:09pm

Samantha Mayo-Evans used an alternative form of transport to get out and about in Hope-under-Dinmore today

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4:47pm

I think it's safe to say that this picture has made everyone smile today :-)

 

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4:26pm

What a day it's been for snow in Herefordshire. This beautiful picture of Hereford Cathedral was taken by Jeremy Wilding first thing this morning.

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4:22pm

The latest on the buses can be found here

4:20pm

The latest road closures can be viewed here as provided by Herefordshire Council. 

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Details of library/centre closures can be found here

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The snow in Lugwardine. Photo by Paul Rogers

Ledbury Reporter:

3:42pm

Due to the snow The Bromyard Centre will have the following opening hours this weekend. Today it will close at 4pm - normally 9.30pm. Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm (normally 9am to 4pm) Sunday - normal hours – 9am to 4pm
 

3:39pm

Ross Labels has closed due to the weather. They plan to open again at 9.45am tomorrow.

3:31pm

Credenhill has received 11cms of snow so far today; the fifth highest in the UK according to the Daily Mail. #herefordshiresnow

3:23pm

West Midlands Ambulance Service report that they have had a 19% increase in calls from midnight to 1pm today.

3:19pm

Reports that train passengers are stranded at Malvern trying to get back to Hereford.

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This picture was taken by Chris Amor. It was taken on the Belmont roundabout near Tesco 

Ledbury Reporter:

2:53pm

Reports of an overturned vehicle on the A4111 at Eardisley. Road is blocked, causing delays. 

2:45pm

Hereford Library will remain open until 7.30pm as usual tonight. 

2:20pm

Boost for Pegasus FC.

The postponment of tomorrow's Westfields match means that the Hereford side will be without their captain Craig Jones for Tuesday's battle against city rivals Pegasus.

The two clubs meet at Old School Lane at 7.30pm in the semi-final of the HFA County Cup.

Jones is suspended for Westfields' next match and club officials had hoped that tomorrow's match against Highgate would go ahead so that the midfielder would be available for Tuesday's tie.

2:12pm

Tomorrow's Midland Alliance clash between Westfields and Highgate has been called off. The game has been re-arranged for 7.45pm on March 26.

2:02pm

Our thanks to Becky Hall who sent us this shot of the Clehonger Road just outside Hereford.

Ledbury Reporter:

1:55pm

The A4111 is blocked at Eardisley. There is slow traffic due to an overturned vehicle between the A4112 and Chickward Lane.

 

1:51pm

Visibility is improving for drivers in Hereford. Snow has now largely turned to slush on the A49 in Hereford.

1:38pm

St John's Ambulance Service called at sheltered bungalows in Kington today to see if elderly residents needed any help.

Resident Christabel Cowley said: "They did this last time we had bad snow and I think it is such a lovely gesture as a lot of folk would have locked themselves indoors and not bothered."

1:32pm

Train delays on the Hereford to Abergavenny line. The 13.33 train leaving Hereford is 11 minutes late while the 14.11 service to Wales is 13 minutes behind schedule.

1:31pm

The Hereford Bull statue in High Town has had a bit of a make-over!

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More on trains - the 13.43 service from Hereford to Birmingham has been cancelled.

12:58pm

Police prove that they are made of stern stuff by venturing out on their bikes today. Picture by @southsidecops

Ledbury Reporter:

 

12:58pm

Trouble on the trains. The 12.49 Birmingham to Hereford service was cancelled.

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Cara and Phoebe Harris making the most of the snow in Bromyard. Picture courtesy of Megan Harris.

Ledbury Reporter:

 

12:48pm

Refuse and recycling crews in Powys have been diverted to clear snow from the pavements in town centres across the county.

12:47pm

Police are stopping vehicles travelling towards Holme Lacy on the B4399 at the Rotherwas Industrial Estate in Hereford.

12:24pm

All the latest bus information can be found here.

12:21pm

GAME OFF: Hereford United versus Dartford is off tomorrow!

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Latest road closures: A4103 currently blocked due to jack knifed lorry on Worcester side of Newtown crossroads.

Police have also attended a coach stuck on A449 near British Camp.

Loads of minor collisons, but none which have caused any serious injuries.

 

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Lacey Mae Harris enjoying the snow in Newton Farm, Hereford. Who said the white stuff was all bad news?! Picture by Claire Harris.

Ledbury Reporter:

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For any snow related news, include the hashtag #herefordshiresnow Let's get the 'shire trending!!

11:37am

All Powys public bus services have been suspended for today due to the adverse weather conditions.

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We are hearing reports that a lorry has stopped and blocked the A44 Bromyard to Worcester road near Bringsty Common.

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The snow has caused severe problems for motorists this morning. But it's always nice to see youngsters out and about enjoying the white stuff. Pictured here are Connie and Ella Boyd and Katy Morgan in Withington.

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Broad Street in Ross-on-Wye was closed earlier this morning following a collision between a Spar lorry and a parked car. Picture by Jonny Walker @jonny_walker99

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11:09am

Reports of RTC at Symonds Yat. B4432 closed both ways.

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Reports that the M50 has re-opened between Ross-on-Wye and Newent.

10:58am

Baxter the dog enjoying the snow in Belmont. Picture courtesy of Becci Hooper.

Ledbury Reporter:

10:49am

Heard that Broad Street in Ross-on-Wye was closed for this morning after a Spar delivery vehicle was in collision with a parked car.

10:47am

Usually a busy Hereford junction, this was the scene at the Tupsley Cross on Ledbury Road this morning.

Ledbury Reporter:

10:39am

The Met Office says heavy snow will continue to fall in Herefordshire until early afternoon.

Light snow then until at least 9pm with it easing slightly through tomorrow, although the white stuff is still expected.

Light snow also forecast through Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 

 

10:27am

Orange ball anyone? This is what Edgar Street looked like at 10am this morning.

Ledbury Reporter:

10:17am

There will be a pitch inspection at noon today at Edgar Street. Hereford United are due to face Dartford tomorrow.

 

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The scene at Churchill Gardens in Hereford this morning.Ledbury Reporter:

10:02am

Powys County Council have also confirmed there will be no bin collections today. They will hopefully resume on Monday.

9:58am

Recycling collections have been cancelled today will not take place until Friday February 1. Please use recycling & household waste sites for extra capacity.

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9:54am

Reports coming in that the A417 is now re-opened near Ledbury.

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Having driven this morning from St James to the Hereford Times office in Holmer, I would not recommend using the car. Any slight slope can cause a problem and snow is continuing to fall

9:47am

Ok, update for train users.

Departures from Hereford to Birmingham on time for the next two hours. Slight delays (about five minutes) on services to South Wales. Arrivals also currently on time. 

9:43am

Ledbury Reporter: St Peter's Square in Hereford. Sent in by @cobblervince

9:33am

Reports that Fromes Hill is closed and major problems on A49 at Dinmore Hill.

9:29am

Reports coming in that the M50 is closed Eastbound. Slow traffic due to snow between J4 A449 / B4221 (Ross-On-Wye) and J3 B4221 (Newent).

The snow has caused problems along the M50 throughout the morning and this stretch was closed to all traffic just before 08:30 after a number of lorries became stranded.         

And A417 closed due to snow between A449 and M50 J2 (Ledbury).
The road was closed after a number of lorries became stranded.

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The view outside the Pilgrim Hotel in Much Birch.

Ledbury Reporter: Outside the Pilgrim Hotel in Much Birch.

8:50am

Reports of a broken down vehicle on A49 just past Moreton-on-Lugg.

8:40am

Am hearing that the A49 towards Leominster is at a standstill. 

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Latest school closures - here

8:21am

The snow has arrived in Herefordshire - will you be keeping warm at home or enjoying the winter white stuff?

A large number of  schools will be closed today and travel disruption is expected.

You can get in touch and send in your photographs of the snow-covered county by emailing news@herefordtimes.com, chatting to us on Twitter or Facebook. You can also comment below.

 

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8:51am Fri 18 Jan 13

dippyhippy says...

More travel updates needed!! Have been on here 3 times,and still no mention of Fromes Hill being closed,major problems on Dinmore Hill and Aylestone Hill,not to mention the motorway links towards Ledbury! C'mon Hereford Times - keep up!!!!!
More travel updates needed!! Have been on here 3 times,and still no mention of Fromes Hill being closed,major problems on Dinmore Hill and Aylestone Hill,not to mention the motorway links towards Ledbury! C'mon Hereford Times - keep up!!!!! dippyhippy

9:00am Fri 18 Jan 13

dippyhippy says...

I am not in the least bit concerned about wether my post arrives or not,but I would like to be able to advise my son of the safest route home - more updates please!!!!
I am not in the least bit concerned about wether my post arrives or not,but I would like to be able to advise my son of the safest route home - more updates please!!!! dippyhippy

9:29am Fri 18 Jan 13

dippyhippy says...

Very grateful to know that I wont need to catch a bus to get to the gym at Point 4 though!
Very grateful to know that I wont need to catch a bus to get to the gym at Point 4 though! dippyhippy

10:05am Fri 18 Jan 13

dippyhippy says...

Thanks for the 9.33 update,only 45 minutes after I posted it! Re-assured after the re-cycling info,I had been wooried sick about that !
Thanks for the 9.33 update,only 45 minutes after I posted it! Re-assured after the re-cycling info,I had been wooried sick about that ! dippyhippy

1:54pm Fri 18 Jan 13

courtesycall says...

The video of Edgar Street snow is really interesting and the 45 seconds watching better than looking out of the window here where all I can see is snow falling from the sky onto the ground.
The video of Edgar Street snow is really interesting and the 45 seconds watching better than looking out of the window here where all I can see is snow falling from the sky onto the ground. courtesycall

3:03pm Fri 18 Jan 13

dippyhippy says...

What a relief - following the closure of Point 4's gym, I was about to avail myself of the facilities at Halo, and return my (overdue) library book en-route! What a wasted trip that would have been!
What a relief - following the closure of Point 4's gym, I was about to avail myself of the facilities at Halo, and return my (overdue) library book en-route! What a wasted trip that would have been! dippyhippy

3:09pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Patriciamorrow says...

Really enjoying all the photos. Thanks to everyone for sharing. Well done, HT.
Really enjoying all the photos. Thanks to everyone for sharing. Well done, HT. Patriciamorrow
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