NEWS that two villages in the Ledbury area will soon have faster internet has delighted local MP, Bill Wiggin.

He welcomed news that faster broadband will soon be rolled out in Much Marcle and How Caple, as soon as this spring.

Mr Wiggin said: “Faster and more secure broadband connections are desperately needed in North Herefordshire to enable our businesses to compete on an even playing field with the rest of the country.

“I am glad to hear that two more areas of my constituency will soon see an increase in their broadband speeds, I know this news will be warmly welcomed in both Much Marcle and How Caple."

Fibre broadband will enable residents and businesses to enjoy download speeds of up to 80 megabits (Mbps) per second and uploads of up to 20 Mbps*.