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Trust board backs £40 million plan to "re-build" Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: The A&E department at Hereford County Hospital is under "extreme pressure."

7:00am Thursday 29th January 2015

Five phase plan - with costs covered by a capital investment loan - receives support in principle from the Wye Valley NHS Trust board this morning. (Thurs).

Hereford County Hospital headed towards critical incident status again

Hereford Times: The A&E department at Hereford County Hospital is under "extreme pressure."

12:57pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Urgent care under pressure just a week after coming out of "critical" status.

Council to hold eight hour public exhibition of SC2 link road plan tomorrow (Thurs)

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

5:23pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

SC2 goes on public display tomorrow (Thurs) ahead of planning application to be submitted within weeks

Council's continental search for social workers

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

11:42am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Council looks to Spain and Romania to fill permanent social worker positions and ease a reliance on "costly" interim appointments.

"Secretive" council urged to put off the transfer of iconic nature sites

Hereford Times: The visitor centre at Queenswood.

3:31pm Monday 26th January 2015

Call for decisions on the future for Queenswood and Bodenham Lake to be put off until after the council election in May.

Ex SAS soldier under fire as UKIP candidate

Hereford Times: File photo dated 03/05/13 of a Ukip candidate's rosette as the party has surged into the lead in the European election contest despite a bruising week of controversies, according to a poll. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday April 26, 2014.

2:27pm Monday 26th January 2015

Former candidate questions the selection of his successor but UKIP stands by its "man of calibre"

Council has more to do on data protection - despite past warnings

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

1:45pm Monday 26th January 2015

Staff now urged to report even minor concerns and face disciplinary action where relevant data protection training has not been completed. Related report also identifies the council's apparent "lack of focus" over fraud.

Council says Queenswood and Bodenham Lake can be run by a new company

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

3:07pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Deal to transfer both iconic sites out of council ownership and into the hands of a newly formed company is sealed - subject to scrutiny call-in and objections - by a single cabinet member.

Cabinet backs a budget plan that brings both cuts and a council tax rise

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:43pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Final decision now goes to full council next month

Schools cash "claw back" scheme goes out to consultation

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

11:45am Thursday 22nd January 2015

Millions of pounds in surplus balances held by individual schools could be re-distributed across all schools - including academies - if the scheme goes ahead.

"New boy" takes his seat in The House of Lords

Hereford Times:

11:30am Thursday 22nd January 2015

Baron Lisvane moves into the Lords after 42 years "next door"

Video: Disney has eyes for Herefordshire's very own Bambi

Hereford Times:

7:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015

A BABY deer found forlornly sitting by her dead mum – sound familiar? Just as in Disney's Bambi, this little deer was left orphaned, and following her rescue by Sasha Norris, the movie giant is showing an interest in this real-life version of the tale.

Preservation proposed for the remains of Rotherwas House

Hereford Times:

3:05pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

English Heritage is keen on keeping the remains of Rotherwas House - a "Downton Abbey" in its day.

Council close to transferring Queenswood and Bodenham Lake to a newly formed company on a 99 year lease

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

1:31pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

Transfer of both sites is crucial to the council cutting its countryside services budget completely.

MP "disturbed" over developments at Kington GP practice

Hereford Times: Bill Wiggin

11:49am Tuesday 20th January 2015

MP responds to HT coverage of an uncertain future for one of the county's newest and biggest GP practices with treatment for thousands of patients at stake.

Masons move after 80 years

Hereford Times:

11:34am Tuesday 20th January 2015

MONUMENTAL masons Arthur J Virgo spent nearly 80 years on the same Hereford site – until its new bosses said nothing is set in stone.

Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal needs land

Hereford Times:

5:23pm Monday 19th January 2015

LAND ownership is now the biggest challenge to a full restoration of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal.

Herefordshire charity aiming for a new home

Hereford Times:

5:13pm Monday 19th January 2015

SOME 12 years on from taking its first steps, a very special charity plans a big move.

Courtyard casts its latest attraction - from its audience

Hereford Times: The Courtyard, Centre For The Arts. Hereford.
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3:46pm Monday 19th January 2015

Take a seat at the Courtyard - literally

Council wants a share of £millions held by schools as surplus balances

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

11:01am Monday 19th January 2015

A claw back scheme that sees surplus funds re-distributed amongst all schools is being considered. But any scheme has to account for academies that don't have to take part - but can still expect their cut.

Game goes on to salute memory of ‘Little Stu’

Hereford Times:

4:00pm Sunday 18th January 2015

STUART Greig-Williams would win anyone over with his love of football. So a charity game was the obvious choice to mark his memory.

Ex SAS soldier to fight for UKIP in Hereford

Hereford Times:

2:46pm Friday 16th January 2015

Nigel Ely says he's fighting for his country again.

Low-energy lighting installed in Herefordshire in green bid

Hereford Times:

11:58am Friday 16th January 2015

WORK started this week on the latest installation of new low-energy street lighting along the county’s roads.

Council clarifies spending plans for Hereford's High Town

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

11:55am Friday 16th January 2015

Some £2.5 million could be coming - but not all in one go.

Football-loving Kath turns 100

Hereford Times:

9:36am Friday 16th January 2015

KATHLEEN Danks is having a ball on turning 100 this week.

Rotherwas rail link could be stopped in its tracks as soon as next week

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

2:21pm Thursday 15th January 2015

Cabinet asked to support funding for a full feasibility study into a link already identified as not offering value for money.

Council tax rise expected with freeze grant rejected

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

11:29am Thursday 15th January 2015

Stretched social services bear the brunt of cuts proposed in Herefordshire Council's 2015/16 budget but more more cash coming to keep rural bus routes running and get grass cut.

The future for undersea engineering - from landlocked Herefordshire

Hereford Times:

4:23pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Specialist Hereford firm testing a remote controlled heavy payload submarine to serve the global marine, oil, gas and renewable energy sector.

Hereford County Hospital out of "critical incident" status

Hereford Times: The A&E department at Hereford County Hospital is under "extreme pressure."

11:08am Wednesday 14th January 2015

Even the mortuary risked running out of room as demand for the hospital's services surged to unprecedented levels

Rail users alliance wants big changes to the Hereford-Shrewsbury line

Hereford Times:

3:59pm Monday 12th January 2015

Overcrowding, service imbalance, and poor connections amongst issues to be raised at government and Welsh Assembly level.

Patient pressure eases but Hereford County Hospital stays at critical incident status

Hereford Times: The A&E department at Hereford County Hospital is under "extreme pressure."

3:28pm Monday 12th January 2015

Evidence of an "ease off" in the 222 patients through A&E at the weekend and another 100 admitted.

County to host major national conference on rural isolation

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

2:17pm Monday 12th January 2015

Idea of GPs prescribing "social activities" amongst initiatives to be explored

High praise for "warm and friendly" Leominster Community Hospital

Hereford Times:

12:59pm Monday 12th January 2015

Healthwatch survey finds "little things" matter most at Leominster Community Hospital and reflect a wider whole.

Family found for OAP who died alone

Hereford Times: Figures released following freedom of information request

10:25am Monday 12th January 2015

Hereford Times story puts detectives in touch with relatives of 83-year-old Norman Jenkins

Hereford County Hospital to stay at "critical incident" status

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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5:01pm Friday 9th January 2015

Staff saluted for coping with unprecedented pressure.

Police say Hereford stabbing case will take "several weeks" to progress

Hereford Times:

11:29am Friday 9th January 2015

Mother and daughter both recovering in hospital after "tragic family circumstances"

Herefordshire Healthwatch calls for bed review

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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9:46am Friday 9th January 2015

HEALTHWATCH Herefordshire has called for a “fundamental review” of bed use at Hereford County Hospital.

Herefordshire care homes offer back-up

Hereford Times:

9:40am Friday 9th January 2015

CARE homes are to take hospital patients to ease the squeeze on the county’s strained NHS services.

100-year-old's nine hour hospital wait

Hereford Times:

5:20pm Thursday 8th January 2015

CENTENARIAN Jack Strange won’t go back to Hereford County Hospital after spending nine hours in the A&E department during the festive period.

Colwall paramedic heads off for Ebola frontline

Hereford Times:

6:30am Friday 9th January 2015

MARK Smith went through the two Gulf Wars – now he faces a fight on the Ebola frontline.

Council ready to pay £60K to recruit senior managers on salaries into six figures

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

2:25pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Employment panel recommended to sign off on the recruitment of permanent senior managers to replace existing interim roles

Gecko crawls from broccoli to give family early Christmas gift

Hereford Times:

10:51am Thursday 8th January 2015

THE Martin family claim “Christmas magic” brought a dream present their way.

Critical incident call continues at Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times:

12:00pm Thursday 8th January 2015

HEREFORD County Hospital is expected to stay at “critical incident” status until this weekend at least.

City stabbings: Mum and daughter remain stable

Hereford Times:

12:00pm Thursday 8th January 2015

POLICE and ambulance crews responded to a 999 call from an address in Kempton Avenue, Bobblestock, just after midday.

Inquiry into Herefordshire Council's £2.5m "commitment" to cover running costs for the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership stays in the county

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

1:58pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

Scrutiny committee has a day to examine the council effectively committing county taxpayers to funding a quarter-century of running costs for the LEP through an agreed investment approach to the Hereford Enterprise Zone at Skylon Park, Rotherwas.

No let up in A&E attendances or emergency admissions at Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: The A&E department at Hereford County Hospital is under "extreme pressure."

3:22pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Nearly 60 emergency admissions over yesterday alone but Wye Valley NHS Trust has so far stopped short of declaring a "major incident."

MP cleared over rape allegations

Hereford Times:

2:27pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Mark Pritchard, who grew up in Herefordshire, wants a review of the law on anonymity.

"Major incident" at Bobblestock, Hereford

Hereford Times:

12:39pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Police and ambulance, including two air ambulances, responding to reports of stabbings in Kempton Avenue. One woman confirmed as a victim so far.

No let up in ambulance demand as Herefordshire sees in 2015

Hereford Times: West Midlands Ambulance Service treated a farmer near Colwall today.

10:39am Friday 2nd January 2015

An eight hour period over New Year's Eve-New Year's Day sees county crews working through the biggest increase in call volume across the West Midlands Ambulance Service area

Teenager talked off top of multi-storey car-park

Hereford Times:

11:55am Wednesday 31st December 2014

Police negotiator brings boy down from "dangerous position" at Hereford's Widemarsh multi-storey

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