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County's health sector prepares for Easter pressure

Hereford Times:

4:38pm Monday 30th March 2015

Hereford County Hospital on "emergencies only" standby and GP surgeries to stay open

Parish council slammed for "potentially unlawful" five figure spend on pub project

Hereford Times:

1:12pm Monday 30th March 2015

Investigation finds councillors did not make “proper” declarations of interest at meetings in which payments were made to them, with the council itself failing to comply with its own regulations and taking action without necessary authorisation.

Wye Valley NHS Trust looks close to home for urgently needed nurses

Hereford Times:

12:24pm Friday 27th March 2015

Major recruitment event planned to tap into local nursing talent

Hereford's Royal National College for the Blind wins £3m contract for special skills

Hereford Times: RNC teacher Steve Ramsdale has been commended for his contribution to young enterprise.

10:33am Friday 27th March 2015

HEREFORD’S Royal National College for the Blind has been awarded a £3 million contract by the Department of Work and Pensions.

Government lifts intervention notice on Herefordshire Council's child protection services

Hereford Times: The numbers of child protection cases are soaring in Bradford

4:52pm Thursday 26th March 2015

Whitehall recognises the pace of improvements to safeguarding

Progress recognised over county's stroke services

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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4:14pm Thursday 26th March 2015

Wye Valley NHS Trust Board told of a "strong" future for stroke services if recruitment challenges can be met

Burst pipe shuts dental access centre in Hereford

Hereford Times: File photo dated 06/11/10 of an NHS logo as figures suggest that NHS hospitals spend more than £750 million a year on hiring temporary doctors - and the cost has almost doubled in two years. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 10, 201

3:45pm Thursday 26th March 2015

Dental services shift across the city until tomorrow at least

UPDATE - British Transport Police confirm "near miss" on the line at Marden

Hereford Times:

10:46am Wednesday 25th March 2015

Dog walker "spoken to" near the scene may have been too close to the track.

Talks underway over a shared police and fire station for Hereford

Hereford Times: Hereford Fire Station, St. Owen's Street, Hereford.
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3:57pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Fire service already has an as yet undisclosed site in mind

Hereford County Hospital working with a full set of wards again

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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2:57pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Redbrook ward open again after norovirus outbreak.

Talented young showjumper clears the border

Hereford Times:

1:13pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Alice Verrier makes the leap from Wales to Herefordshire with the national Leg Up for Talent project

No return to pre-2013 grass cutting in the county

Hereford Times: A "Welcome to Hereford" sign obscured by long grass and vegetation at Lugg Bridge on the A4103. Photo by Allan Hooper.

3:55pm Friday 20th March 2015

But there's a new fleet of mowers to deliver on a promise of better grass cutting than last year

Hereford County Hospital cancels non-urgent operations until "some time" after Easter

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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3:22pm Friday 20th March 2015

Sixty operations put off so far because of ward closures and pressure on patient numbers

Police probe possible child abduction attempt near primary school

Hereford Times:

1:58pm Friday 20th March 2015

Boy runs from "stranger offering sweets"

County doctors will take on a new role

Hereford Times: File photo dated 06/11/10 of an NHS logo as figures suggest that NHS hospitals spend more than £750 million a year on hiring temporary doctors - and the cost has almost doubled in two years. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 10, 201

11:30am Thursday 19th March 2015

DOCTORS and NHS managers in Herefordshire will take on a new role, helping to buy GP services for the area from next month.

Pupil wins law competition

Hereford Times:

10:28am Thursday 19th March 2015

HEREFORD’S Amy Woolfson was a winner in a national competition for law students.

Council's £40m legal stand off with former major contract partner could last another year

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

12:50pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Potential for huge costs to be covered over at least another year if the dispute with Amey goes to litigation, but the council is still confident of its case.

Norovirus sees another ward shut at Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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5:09pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

Redbrook ward is closed just 24 hours after the hospital called itself clear of the bug

Investigation uncovers "inappropriate" adult-child relationships in the county

Hereford Times:

2:39pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

Numerous "inappropriate relationships" uncovered but no evidence of organised child sexual exploitation.

Hereford County Hospital patient has cardiac arrest while waiting in a corridor for A&E treatment

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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12:29pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

Wye Valley NHS Trust to investigate "sudden deterioration in condition" as a serious incident

Fay's "blown away" by her Down's daughter

Hereford Times:

5:14pm Monday 16th March 2015

Hereford mother urges support for World Down's Syndrome day saying kids show the way.

County medic learns to cry again on the Ebola frontline

Hereford Times:

1:51pm Monday 16th March 2015

Survival stories move Mark Smith to tears over a six week secondment in Sierra Leone

All wards now open at Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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10:16am Monday 16th March 2015

Norovirus outbreak under control but visitor warnings still in place.

Hospital falls reduced by sensors

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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6:00pm Saturday 14th March 2015

OVER-SENSITIVE fall sensors are keeping ward staff on their toes across Wye Valley NHS Trust.

Virus hit ward re-opens at Hereford County Hospital

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

3:57pm Thursday 12th March 2015

Lugg ward re-opens after norovirus outbreak but Frome ward stays shut

Council set to split Hoople in two

Hereford Times: Herefordshire business services firm Hoople starts search for new MD

2:53pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A future Hoople is seen as two entities – one delivering specific services directly to the council and the other delivering a range of commercial services to the market.

Body cameras to protect parking officers from abuse and attacks

Hereford Times:

9:43am Thursday 12th March 2015

Officers putting up with abuse as "part of the job" will patrol with body worn video from later this month.

"Most wanted" missing sex offender arrested in Leominster

Hereford Times:

2:47pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

Police use taser and dog to arrest Sam Walker at an address in Ridgemoor, Leominster.

Top county company commits to Living Wage

Hereford Times:

1:37pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

Allpay puts its money where its example is as debate on better wages in the county begins

"Internal incident" at Hereford County Hospital is over

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

12:25pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

Patient numbers start to stabilise after a surge in numbers complicated by ward closures.

Future for PFI school depends on inflation

Hereford Times:

4:48pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

Schools forum to hear that the PFI contract for Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College can be fully funded to 2032 - avoiding a potential £3.5 million deficit

Council run children's centres criticised by Ofsted

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

1:05pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

Inspectors call one centre "inadequate" and say another "requires improvement."

More ward closures at Hereford County Hospital as vomiting bug spreads

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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10:14am Tuesday 10th March 2015

Closures come just 24 hours after Wye Valley NHS Trust declared an "internal incident" over patient pressures.

Council ready to pay "London rates" to recruit social workers to children's services

Hereford Times: The numbers of child protection cases are soaring in Bradford

1:58pm Monday 9th March 2015

Fast improving service gets the go-ahead for the "most competitive" specialist recruitment offer of its kind in the West Midlands to end its reliance on interim appointments.

County hospital declares "internal incident" again

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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11:49am Monday 9th March 2015

Weekend pressure on A&E prompts "internal incident" call after several days of steadily rising patient numbers and beds lost to a norovirus outbreak

Non-clinical staff join the frontline

Hereford Times:

5:00pm Monday 9th March 2015

BACK room staff worked on wards to help Hereford County Hospital cope with a norovirus outbreak and “intense” pressure on A&E.

MEP’s call to defend cider

Hereford Times: OH CRUMBS! James Carver, UKIP MEP hits out at European advice over eating toast.

12:00pm Monday 9th March 2015

HEREFORDSHIRE MEP James Carver is calling for a “spirited defence” of the cider industry against European Union (EU) moves to amend the UK’s excise duty scheme.

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT) fights homes plan

Hereford Times: Badger

6:00am Monday 9th March 2015

HEREFORDSHIRE Wildlife Trust (HWT) is fighting plans for 135 new houses overlooking Hereford’s Lugg Meadows.

Daughter's special salute to war time fighter pilot dad

Hereford Times:

12:49pm Friday 6th March 2015

Elizabeth Halls will tour wartime airfields in a car "near identical" to that loved by her dad to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund

No manslaughter charges over SAS training deaths

Hereford Times: The Battle of Mirbat was one of the SAS's most iconic battles

4:48pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A case review concludes "insufficient evidence" to sustain gross negligence manslaughter charges against supervisors of an exercise on the Brecon Beacons in 2013

Council to run county's needle exchange and methadone schemes

Hereford Times: FIXED UP: An addict prepares to inject heroin

1:34pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Both schemes amongst the latest NHS functions approved for transfer to the council and its tendering processes

Council's £40m contract dispute raises "backbench" concern at support for 2015-16 budget

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:24pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

Councillors question whether they were given full information on the dispute with Amey and possible related costs ahead of the budget vote last month.

Hereford university now a reality

Hereford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Formal confirmation of a university coming to Hereford just two years after work on the project began.

Queenswood and Bodenham Lake consultation events confirmed

Hereford Times: The visitor centre at Queenswood.

3:46pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Leominster, Hope-Under-Dinmore, and Bodenham host events on the future management of both sites ahead of an asset transfer from Herefordshire Counci.

Council considered legal challenge to its transfer of leases on Edgar Street football ground

Hereford Times:

3:19pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Papers outline the council's thinking on the transfer of ground leases to Hereford FC last week and assessment of risks involved.

Council chief executive warns opposition group leaders against speaking out over the £40m contract dispute with Amey

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

12:57pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Hereford Times has learned of an e-mail sent from the chief executive to opposition group leaders telling them not to make further comment on the Amey dispute on the basis of an "understanding" reached at an earlier related briefing.

Minor injuries units to close as health trust struggles with A&E numbers

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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12:31pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Unit staff will transfer to A&E from Wednesday

Long serving Herefordshire police officer branded "dangerous sexual predator"

Hereford Times:

11:25am Monday 2nd March 2015

Alan Saffery is starting a 12 year prison sentence for sex offences and possessing child pornography.

Back room staff went "frontline" with pressure on at Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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2:36pm Friday 27th February 2015

Norovirus and another increase in emergency admissions stretch Wye Valley NHS Trust to the limit over recent weeks

Update: Former Hereford police officer jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of sex offences and possessing child pornography

Hereford Times:

1:48pm Friday 27th February 2015

Alan Saffery has been jailed for 12 years

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