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GP says new national ratings report has "misdiagnosed" his practice

Hereford Times:

4:14pm Friday 21st November 2014

Doctor asks how many other practices in the county feel hard done by over ratings in the Care Quality Commission's newly released monitoring report

Enforcement notices served on Hereford High Town fire site

Hereford Times: Hereford High Town fire site work held up by lease wrangle

1:20pm Friday 21st November 2014

Work on former River Island and Card Factory site still not done five years on. Now, owner has 80 days to get work directed by Herefordshire Council underway

Warning of four hour delays to "non-urgent" ambulance response during strike

Hereford Times: NHS STRIKE: Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service joined the thousands of health workers throughout the country taking part in the protest over pay.  To buy picture,BMM421402b, visit

11:46am Friday 21st November 2014

Crews will still respond to to urgent calls, but some calls might not get a response at all.

Police and Crime Commissioner tells "farcical" meeting that he won't stand for re-election

Hereford Times: SALARY ROW: Bill Longmore.

3:51pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Commissioner wouldn't take questions at Q&A session after turning up late

Whitehall watching as county programme turns troubled families around

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

2:23pm Thursday 20th November 2014

The "Families First" programme is a low key success story with a big impact

Jesse Norman dismisses union claims over his links to health care companies

Hereford Times: Jesse Norman

12:21pm Thursday 20th November 2014

MP says claims relate to matters of public record

Jesse Norman named on list of MPs with links to private health companies

Hereford Times: Jesse Norman

10:19am Thursday 20th November 2014

List compiled after an investigation by trade union Unite shows MP's constituency received money from a healthcare company investor, while the MP was paid for speaking at an event hosted by a lobbyist for a firm with interests in healthcare.

Herefordshire Council close to the public recording of its meetings

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

3:11pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

Draft protocol on the filming, photographing and audio recording of meetings soon to be agreed

Herefordshire Council stands by present major project processes after "flawed and aggressive" implementation of key IT system

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

1:00pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

Response to failures identified in the implementation of customer service system CRM will go to the audit and corporate governance committee

Struggling Wye Valley NHS Trust to take a lead on "transforming" urgent care in the county

Hereford Times: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

11:10am Wednesday 19th November 2014

Focus of the "transformation" takes urgent care closer to home as Hereford County Hospital copes with increasing admissions.

OAP death at Ewyas Harold - woman released on bail

Hereford Times:

9:47am Wednesday 19th November 2014

Investigation into death of 78-year-old at Ewyas Harold continues

Ebola 'very unlikely' as the cause of Hereford health scare

Hereford Times:

2:49pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

Health bosses increasingly confident testing will rule Ebola out as the illness that put a patient in isolation at Hereford County Hospital and shut down the city's GP walk-in centre

Jesse Norman clashes with Welsh First Minister over future for Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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11:09am Tuesday 18th November 2014

First Minister says hospital “wouldn’t function” without the number of Welsh patients who use it.

Pensioner arrested over death of OAP found injured at his home in Ewyas Harold

Hereford Times: Use of tasers by West Mercia Police falls

10:42am Tuesday 18th November 2014

78-year-old victim died at Hereford County Hospital earlier this month

Herefordshire Council needs more cuts to cover savings gaps to 2017

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

3:11pm Monday 17th November 2014

Council's latest budget cycle starts with a warning of more cuts to come and just weeks to make decisions some of them.

Hereford County Hospital - daily patient discharge requirements revealed

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

12:22pm Monday 17th November 2014

Patient discharge rate crucial to the hospital in special measures - and the county's health services as a whole - coming through winter.

BBLP hitting the road for your opinions

Hereford Times:

5:00pm Saturday 15th November 2014

BALFOUR Beatty Living Places (BBLP) is taking to the road to see what county communities want from the council’s £200 million public realm service contract.

Wye Valley NHS Trust prepares for second national strike day

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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12:13pm Friday 14th November 2014

In house unions will join national strike over pay

Cabinet backs £3 million council buy of Hereford's Three Elms trading estate

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

11:37am Friday 14th November 2014

Members told borrowing costs for the "no brainer" buy could be met by rental incomes

Hereford's southern link road could end in court - council warned

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

10:40am Friday 14th November 2014

Rough ride for cabinet over support for SC2

Under pressure ambulance crews expect abuse and threats each shift

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

12:10pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

County paramedic speaks out over the "expectation" of abuse amongst crews but says physical assaults are still a surprise when they occur.

Council planning system faces "fitness for purpose" test

Hereford Times:

12:09pm Monday 10th November 2014

Special scrutiny review to report back ahead of the next council election on options for change

School bus crash near Hereford - search on for pupil heroes

Hereford Times:

10:41am Monday 10th November 2014

Two boys said to have smashed windows and helped other pupils out of the tipped over bus before emergency services arrived

Six figure show of faith for town and parish councils

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

4:32pm Friday 7th November 2014

Town and parish councils could benefit from a £289,000 pass on from Herefordshire Council of council tax reduction support scheme funding.

Fast track for Hereford's £25 million southern link road plan

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

11:54am Friday 7th November 2014

Herefordshire Council's cabinet ready to push a recommended route toward a planning application as soon as next month.

Chairman of Herefordshire Council dies

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

9:58am Friday 7th November 2014

Councillor Olwyn Barnett died last night having fought illness for some time

Warning to council over "due diligence" needed on £3 million Three Elms trading estate deal

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

11:12am Thursday 6th November 2014

Council ready to borrow £3 million to get the deal done by the end of the year

Thousands of illegal cigarettes found secreted in a Hereford shop

Hereford Times:

10:07am Friday 31st October 2014

Shop raid reveals nearly 100,000 cigarettes stashed in a hidden counter compartment, soft drink crates, and behind a false wall.

Confidential e-mail suggested supermarket options for Hereford United ground

Hereford Times:

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Herefordshire Council says it has no plans to pursue the sell-off suggestion.

Devoted sister’s secret letters of life in Second World War

Hereford Times:

5:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ED HATTON likes to muse on what the woman he knew as “Auntie Marjorie” got up to during the Second World War. And he’s got cause.

New Hereford fire station - Council says Bath Street site could still be an option

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

10:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

Statement suggests council is not yet ready to back away from a "swap deal" that sees a new Hereford fire station built on the Working Boys Home site.

No "swap deal" for new fire station on Hereford heritage site

Hereford Times: Hereford Civic Society says the Bath Street buildings do have heritage value

10:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

Fire service confirms that the application to build a new Hereford fire station on the site of the city's former working boys home has been withdrawn.

"Caring mother" cleared of trying to poison daughter

Hereford Times: Worcester Crown Court.

3:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Judge directs acquittal of Mary Kidson after three week trial

Trust to fight full details of fire safety breaches at Hereford County Hospital from going public

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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10:38am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Trust confirms it is ready to challenge disclosure after a ruling by the Information Commissioner on the release of documents relevant to the 2012 fire safety findings.

Churches "at risk" face £5 million repair bill

Hereford Times: DISTINCTIVE: The English Heritage flag will be flown most of the time

1:03pm Monday 27th October 2014

Twenty-one churches are new entries on the county's latest Buildings at Risk register published by English Heritage

Businessman bankrupt as property sale turns sour in the courts

Hereford Times:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tony Hamed says he'll fight a bankruptcy order made over a continent spanning case that went as far as the UK Supreme Court

Herefordshire has a new Lord

Hereford Times:

4:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sir Robert Rogers is awarded a peerage for meritorious public service

Hereford subway attack allegation - 18-year-old cautioned

Hereford Times:

1:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

18-year-old woman receives a caution for wasting police time over an allegation that saw part of Hereford city centre sealed off for much of Friday

Decision on a licence that re-opens Hereford's Left Bank due this week

Hereford Times: Hereford's Left Bank is set to re-open in November. 1403_4003

12:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Showcase venue shut since 2010 ready to return if new opening hours can be agreed

Hospital trust and PFI partner reach agreement on drive towards "significant improvements"

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Months of negotiations between Wye Valley NHS Trust and Mercia Healthcare confirmed as reaching agreement on improvements to key service areas.

Cross border health care inquiry comes to Hereford

Hereford Times:

3:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

Welsh Affairs Committee wants "front line" evidence of issues around cross-border health care.

Herefordshire Council to consider borrowed money bid for Hereford's Three Elms trading estate

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

1:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

Bid expected to go to cabinet for approval next month to meet a market value pitched at between £1.75m-£1.85 million.

Update on Hereford subway investigation: Teenager arrested on suspicion of wasting police time

Hereford Times:

5:06pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN 18-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time after an investigation into an alleged “serious sexual assault” in Hereford today.

Hereford UKIP branch dissolved amid allegations of "hidden agenda" to oust would-be MP

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.

4:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

Former branch secretary says members "disgusted" at the treatment of their candidate. UKIP "happy" to confirm the branch as disbanded.

Update on Hereford subway investigation: Police not now looking for suspects

Hereford Times:

2:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have closed down the “serious sexual assault” crime scene at Hereford’s Eign Gate underpass saying no such attack took place.

PFI school scheme needs £125,000 to cover costs

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

2:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

Schools Forum asked to support an increase in Herefordshire Council's funding commitment to the Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College scheme.

Three academy conversions cost council nearly £3 million

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

10:34am Friday 17th October 2014

Sum is written out of the council's balance sheet as fixed asset disposals

Crunch inspection that put Wye Valley Trust into special measures

Hereford Times:

10:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of Wye Valley NHS Trust was carried out over four days in June.

Problems were already mounting for embattled trust - the background

Hereford Times:

10:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

IN June Derek Smith, interim chief executive at Wye Valley NHS Trust stepped down saying urgent medical care at Hereford County Hospital was a “critical” case with the trust facing a financial flatline.

Council pays out nearly £2 million on "exit packages"

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

3:55pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Latest figures for compulsory redundancies, agreed departures, and pension deficit revealed.


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