Business case for £1 million Herefordshire Council IT system was not "fully realistic"

Ledbury Reporter:

4:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

Report finds flaws in the case for a customer service system that will fall short of a £1.6 million savings target, with savings found through staff cuts instead.

Bromyard Hop Festival goes 'Down Under'

Ledbury Reporter: A parade of vintage farm machinery through Bromyard. Photo: Eye Contact Media.

4:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

SATURDAY'S Bromyard Hop Festival was the biggest in the event's four-year history – attracting attention from the other side of the world.

Hereford United - Council still not on the list of club creditors

Ledbury Reporter: Cllr Tony Johnson posed for a group photograph with Hereford United outside Brockington.

12:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

Council's £65,000 was not among the United debts put to the High Court this morning

Former Bulls striker faces bribery charge

Ledbury Reporter:

2:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

FORMER Hereford United striker Delroy Facey has today been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery.

Hereford United given further seven days at High Court showdown

Ledbury Reporter: The secretary of Redditch United says Hereford United's playing budget is "not sustainable".

9:57am Monday 1st September 2014

HEREFORD United have been given a further stay of execution by the Royal Court of Justice

Leominster school set for solar switch-on

Ledbury Reporter: The new solar array at Leominster Primary School. Photo: Caplor Energy.

10:25am Monday 1st September 2014

LEOMINSTER Primary School is now days away from switching on one of the largest solar arrays on a school in the UK.

Inquiry into "hidden" cost of education in Herefordshire

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

11:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Review will examine the impact on families of costs like uniforms, learning, trips and activities

Health, crime and local authority representatives to discuss mental health issues

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5:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

Grace Over Breakfast

4:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

THERE will be a Christians Together Prayer Breakfast at Ledbury Catholic Church on Saturday, September 13, from 9am to 10am.

£200,000 grant for diabetes sufferers in the Midlands

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4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE government has handed out £200,000 to help improve the care given to people with diabetes in the Midlands.

HMS Ledbury news.

4:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

HMS LEDBURY is currently in home waters, being put though its paces and training sessions for the crew "in preparation for returning to the front line".

Verse on the voice bank...

3:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

PERFORMANCES from this year's Ledbury Poetry Festival can be heard again, with the click of a button.

Cyber crime expert praises police's efforts to stamp out the problem

Ledbury Reporter: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

3:31pm Monday 1st September 2014

WORK by West Mercia Police to raise awareness of the threat posed by internet fraudsters has won acclaim from one of the county’s leading cyber security experts.

Ledbury Carnival "Made A Loss".

3:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

LEDBURY Carnival almost certainly made a loss this year, although final figures are still being tallied up.

Nature in Focus

2:17pm Monday 1st September 2014

WILDLIFE photographer, Peter Preece will address the Brooms Green Ladies Club at Brooms Green Hall on Monday, September 15, from 7.30pm.

Anyone For Tea?

2:11pm Monday 1st September 2014

PRESTON Social Group will meet next for afternoon tea at Dymock Parish Hall, from 3pm to 5pm, on Tuesday, September 9.

Chef showcase at Presteigne market

1:25pm Monday 1st September 2014

CHEF Suzanne Davies will be showing Presteigne residents how to cook up a feast using the best of local ingredients at the village’s farmers market this Saturday.

Spud Love in Dymock...

12:43pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE annual Late Summer Flower and Produce Show will be held at Dymock Parish Hall on Sunday, September 21.

Tickets available for hospital staff appreciation service

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11:47am Monday 1st September 2014

TICKETS are now available for a special service at Worcester Cathedral later this month thanking NHS staff in the county for their hard work.

Community Spirit Keeps Ledbury Blooming.

Ledbury Reporter: PRAISE FROM THE MAYOR: For the U3A team...

10:35am Monday 1st September 2014

TEA , good company and community spirit are all helping to keep Ledbury blooming, and its all down to a small number of public-spirited volunteers.

Hundreds Expected For H'Art In Ledbury.

10:17am Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of art lovers will be flocking to Ledbury from Saturday, September 6, to catch up with local talent during the annual h'Art event.

Tractor fire extinguished in Garway Hill

Ledbury Reporter: Firefighters extinguished the small fire last night.

9:45am Monday 1st September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a tractor fire at Garway Hill on Saturday evening.

Grant Submitted for Ledbury Places

9:26am Monday 1st September 2014

A GRANT application for £2m has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund to secure the future of six key buildings in Ledbury town centre.

Mass 'ice bucket challenge' in Hay-on-Wye

9:16am Monday 1st September 2014

A MASS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ will see up to 100 people dump freezing cold water over their heads in the middle of Hay-On-Wye on Thursday to raise money for charity.

NFTO riders on home turf for two Tour of Britain stages

Ledbury Reporter: Adam Blythe will be leading the charge for Hereford's NFTO in the Tour of Britain next week.

9:14am Monday 1st September 2014

BIKE fans will have two chances to catch the nation’s top racers close up, with the Tour of Britain route set to border Herefordshire on consecutive days next week.

Daughter of Green Party campaigner named North Herefordshire parliamentary candidate

7:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

A LEOMINSTER woman is set to follow in her mum's footsteps in a bid to become North Herefordshire's MP.

Herefordshire residents pay more in council tax than those in Westminster

Ledbury Reporter:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

MANY of those living in Newton Farm, Hereford, pay more in council tax than those living in Westminster.

Police officers investigated for inappropriate social media use

Ledbury Reporter: FOOTWEAR STOLEN; West Mercia Police are investigating the theft of footwear from a Bromsgrove porch. SP

4:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

THIRTEEN police officers employed by the force covering Herefordshire have been investigated for their inappropriate use of social media.

War hero's love letter to wife unearthed

Ledbury Reporter: Holmer resident Joseph Sockett who died during the First World War.

3:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

A HEARTBREAKING account of the horror of war has been unearthed by the relatives of a Herefordshire soldier killed in the bloodiest conflict of all.

Herefordshire Council needs a new insurance deal as claims rise

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

11:10am Friday 29th August 2014

Premiums up by more than 100 per cent with potholes the biggest problem.

"Perry to Pear" tour showcases best of Herefordshire's perry orchards

12:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE best of Herefordshire's perry pear orchards were on show during a recent one-day study event organised by the Orchard Network of Excellence (ONE).

Plant a tree to remember with the Woodland Trust and Hereford Times

Ledbury Reporter:

2:44pm Friday 8th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

People in Worcestershire urged to stand up to cancer

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Cancer Research UK press officer Jane Redman poses with the Stand Up To Cancer arrows to point people in the direction of charity’s fundraising campaign, run in conjunction with Channel 4.

5:49pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHARITY worker from Worcestershire is urging people in the county to sign up to a campaign raising cash to fight cancer.

Hospital food in Worcestershire ranked among the worst in England

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:46pm Friday 29th August 2014

FOOD at the three major hospitals in Worcestershire along with two mental health units in the county has been ranked as some of the worst in the country.

Butcher's mug is a slice of Hereford history

Ledbury Reporter: Have a butcher's - Walter Vaughan's mug is up for auction

4:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

THIS mug's worth a butchers - with an auction value of £1,000 to £2,000.

New book on Herefordshire hiking

4:24pm Friday 29th August 2014

AFTER a long day’s hiking at the Kington Walking Festival next month, ramblers can curl up with a copy of ‘Walking the Old Ways of Herefordshire’, a new book that will be launched at the festival.

Lorraine Kelly auctions dress for Hereford charity

1:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

TV’S Lorraine Kelly is auctioning off one of her dresses for the Herefordshire charity Little Princess Trust and The Courtyard Centre for the Arts.

Ray Mears is bat-man on River Wye

Ledbury Reporter: Soprano pipistrelle bat filmed by Ray Mears' team.

12:39pm Friday 29th August 2014

RAY MEARS has tackled some of the toughest terrains on the planet – and now he is taking on the River Wye.

Get to know your onions at Newent's Onion Fayre

Ledbury Reporter: ONION FUN: Onion Fayre mascot Onion Ed prepares for the fayre.

11:15am Friday 29th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people are set to flock to Newent to celebrate all things onion next month.

Police call off investigation into Presteigne death

4:59am Friday 29th August 2014

A MURDER probe into the death of a man at Hereford County Hospital has ended, with Powys police closing its investigation.

9-year-old Bromyard girl makes loom bands for charity

Ledbury Reporter: 9 year old Anne-Mae Potter sold loom band in aid of Acorn's Hospice.
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5:33pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN ENTREPRENEURIAL nine-year-old ‘just wanted to make a difference’ by selling loom bands in Bromyard to raise money for a local children’s hospice.

Rare WW1 magazines handed in at Hereford charity shop

Ledbury Reporter: OXFAM Manager Janet Gilbert, Manager, with The War Illustrated magazine.

4:56pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAGAZINE series dating back to 1914, that chronicled the First World War in real-time, has been donated to a charity book store in Hereford.

Renowned tenor adds support to Splash! appeal

Ledbury Reporter: (9562036)

3:03pm Thursday 28th August 2014

IN their 25th anniversary year, Herefordshire's community music charity The Music Pool is delighted to have secured the support of a major musical talent in the shape of tenor Ian Storey.

Domestic violence support service goes out to tender

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

2:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Council wants new contract to extend provider opportunities and make savings

Worcestershire hospitals slightly below average in cleanliness surveys

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

1:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE’S three major hospitals scored slightly below the national average in cleanliness surveys.

David Beckham lookalike will be turning heads at Wiggles' grand opening

Ledbury Reporter:

12:29pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WITH his trademark tattoos, handsome looks and stylish hair - shoppers will be forgiven for thinking they have spotted David Beckham on Saturday, September 6.

Government wants pothole filling progress reports from Herefordshire Council

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

11:22am Thursday 28th August 2014

The reports are a condition that comes with more than £2 million in extra funding

Pressure on to cut hospital parking charges

Ledbury Reporter: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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10:41am Thursday 28th August 2014

MP warns of "political" consequences if parking fees at Hereford County Hospital are not reduced.

Hereford centenarian always has a "smile for everyone"

Ledbury Reporter: Gladys Skinner celebrated turning 100 last week at Coldwells House, Hereford. 1434_72001 Photo: James Maggs.

10:11am Thursday 28th August 2014

A HEREFORD woman described as having a "cheery word and smile for everyone" has celebrated turning 100.

Kayakers found safe

Ledbury Reporter: Body found in the River Wye near Hereford Canoe 
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8:59am Thursday 28th August 2014

Emergency search the River Wye for four hours

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