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Critics warn county library service will "cease to exist" under new council cuts plan

Hereford Times: Leominster library - the group is striving to keep services to a maximum across the county.

11:51am Monday 3rd August 2015

Plan now out to consultation makes provision to "withdraw" libraries in Leominster, Ross-on-Wye and Belmont while others are reduced to self service and self funding.

Tyrrells heads down under

Hereford Times: Crisp maker up for sale

10:17am Monday 3rd August 2015

One of the county's biggest business success stories secures its first international acquisition

County's unique toll bridge on the market

Hereford Times: Whitney toll bridge

10:02am Monday 3rd August 2015

GOT a near £1 million to spare? Then cross this bridge when you come to it.

Nurse recruits to the county failing essential English language tests

Hereford Times: Wye Valley NHS Trust faces an uncertain future

12:59pm Friday 31st July 2015

Recruitment of Filipino nurses to Wye Valley NHS Trust will take longer than planned with a 25 per cent fail rate on related English language tests.

Plea for pooled county health budget with hospital trust in "perverse" financial and contractual struggle

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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4:43pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Wye Valley NHS Trust has already run up a near £4 million deficit on its 2016/16 budget plan with chief executive calling the current financial and contractual conditions "perverse"

Could on-street parking charges be on the way to Hereford city centre?

Hereford Times:

12:03pm Thursday 30th July 2015

HEREFORDSHIRE Council is going out to consultation on a plan for 22 kerbside parking meters within the city’s historic core.

Council awards new £5 million contract to combat drug and alcohol addiction

Hereford Times:

5:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Contract puts recovering addicts in the frontline of the county's fight against drug and alcohol abuse.

Council ready to sell former LEA pool site at "nominal cost"

Hereford Times: Protestors pictured campaigning to save the LEA pool in Hereford in 2008

4:03pm Monday 27th July 2015

Pool site set to be social housing.

Asset transfer deal proposed to secure a future for The Courtyard

Hereford Times: The Courtyard, Centre For The Arts. Hereford.
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12:50pm Monday 27th July 2015

The Courtyard is in talks with Herefordshire Council, as freeholder, over an asset transfer of the centre ahead of its major expansion plan

Herefordshire Council on course for £600,000 budget over-spend

Hereford Times: The beacon lighting will take place at Hereford's Shirehall.

4:46pm Friday 17th July 2015

Spending for 2015/16 so far shows a £1.3 million over-spend emerging in children's services alone.

Measles outbreak threat a "real concern" for the county

Hereford Times: Injection needle

10:05am Friday 17th July 2015

Health services warn that low MMR uptake once again risks a significant measles outbreak

Brutal beating - two charged

Hereford Times:

3:19pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Two men to appear before Hereford Magistrates this morning after an attack that left a victim needing facial and skull reconstruction.

Hereford city link road build ready for tender

Hereford Times: The beacon lighting will take place at Hereford's Shirehall.

12:24pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Confirmation of cabinet level decision authorising Balfour Beatty Living Places to seek a contractor for the scheme.

Site signed off for new Hereford fire station

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

2:24pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Council also signs off the sale of Bath Street offices - where a new fire station was going to go

MoD apologises over SAS training deaths

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

1:20pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Minister of state for armed forces commits to "studying concerns" raised by an inquest into the deaths of three SAS candidates on a selection march.

Council borrowing debt down - to £191 million

Hereford Times: The beacon lighting will take place at Hereford's Shirehall.

11:38am Wednesday 15th July 2015

Maturing debt of £81 million brings total figure down from £195 million a year ago.

UPDATE- SAS training deaths widow says MoD "lost sight" of standards and values during inquest

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

3:19pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

Soldier's widow urges the MoD to implement changes to SAS culture that "honour the memories of three extraordinary young men".

Council owed over £4 million in unpaid council tax

Hereford Times: Massive increases in council tax if Labour win

1:47pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

National debt charity says the sum owed is a "concern". Herefordshire Council stands by its collection record and help available

SAS inquest - coroner rules out manslaughter through gross negligence

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

12:19pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

Ruling reached this morning cites "serious mistakes" and "systemic failures" over fatal SAS selection march

Head tests government over exam reform

Hereford Times:

11:04am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Speech day address by Hereford Cathedral School head Paul Smith warns of "threat" to the study of music and the arts from the proposed English Baccalaureate.

New link for Rotherwas - without the need for a road

Hereford Times:

3:51pm Monday 13th July 2015

HEREFORD’S enterprise zone (HEZ) has new link – that doesn’t involve road building.

Share of £7.5m on offer to business and development projects in the county

Hereford Times: Handshake - plenty of deals will be agreed in the Premier League this summer

3:17pm Monday 13th July 2015

Bids open for shares in a £7.5 million kick start to stalled projects.

The Cranmer Awards come to Hereford diocese

Hereford Times: The Diocese of Hereford has voted unanimously in favour of backing women bishops.

11:20am Monday 13th July 2015

Invites go out to county youngsters with a flair for speech and drama to enter this national public speaking competition which offers cash prizes.

Double suicide bombing survivor takes on record-breaking charity challenge

Hereford Times:

10:40am Friday 10th July 2015

Former county police officer makes a marathon bid personal in a record-breaking bid to run to every football league ground in the country

Dorothy Goodbody gets a makeover - for Herefordshire Festival of Sport

Hereford Times:

10:04am Friday 10th July 2015

New ale launched for festival's new cycling event

Herefordshire Council's top earners for 2014/15

Hereford Times: The plans have been submitted to Herefordshire Council.

2:02pm Thursday 9th July 2015

Three top titles now worth well over £400,000 together

County's broadband "pioneer" says it's time for others to follow its lead

Hereford Times:

9:40am Thursday 9th July 2015

Allpay confirms its award winning county broadband initiative is ready to be taken up by Fastershire - having shown the way with what could be done

GAME ON - Hereford FC secures safety certificate for Edgar Street

Hereford Times: Sam Pearson scored Hereford's first ever goal. Photo: STEVE NIBLETT

4:02pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

Football's back at Edgar Street from tomorrow with safety certificate issued for a near capacity crowd as Hereford FC play a first home match

Two weeks to find £250,000 and save museum dedicated to war heroine

Hereford Times:

1:39pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

The county's unique Violette Szabo museum has a fortnight to secure a sum that pays for "priceless" medals won by the Second World War heroine.

Lightning strike kills two

Hereford Times:

10:45pm Sunday 5th July 2015

Two walkers dead and two badly injured by lightning strike on the Brecon Beacons this afternoon

Windfarm plan runs out of puff

Hereford Times: The plans have been submitted to Herefordshire Council.

6:00pm Saturday 4th July 2015

A LAST minute start to work on a windfarm wasn’t enough to stop its planning permission from lapsing, Herefordshire Council has confirmed.

Brightwells agrees terms for the sale of its multi million pound bloodstock business

Hereford Times:

2:30pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Prospective sale to fellow auctioneers Tattersalls could be one of the county's biggest business deals of 2015.

Police dive team due back in the Wye today

Hereford Times:

9:55am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Hunt for murder knife handle believed in the water beneath Hunderton bridge goes into a second day

One in Eight appeal: Extra nurse will make difference

Hereford Times:

6:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

AS demand rises, the Haven needs an extra specialist nurse to work three days a week, providing support and information.

£30,000 appeal for new Haven nurse - will you support this vital breast cancer service?

Hereford Times:

6:20am Thursday 2nd July 2015

ONE in eight women in Herefordshire can now expect to be affected by breast cancer at some point in their lives.

MoD and GMC challenged over "macabre" medical experiments at Pengethley Manor

Hereford Times: Injection needle

1:14pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

International animal rights group wants answers over contracts and funding company linked to "abusive" medical training had from UK government

BT brings superfast broadband to Ross the hard way

Hereford Times: Countryside Alliance welcomes new measures for rural broadband users

11:02am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Latest connection for the Fastershire programme shows how specific technical challenges are being met.

SAS training deaths inquest - verdicts expected next month

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

5:17pm Monday 29th June 2015

Final document submissions made to coroner last Friday ahead of verdict due on July 14

Remarkable story of how a Herefordshire village came to salute its "unknown soldier"

Hereford Times:

4:51pm Monday 29th June 2015

SOLDIER whose name appears on no UK war memorial comes home again - nearly 100 years after his death.

"Superbug" banished from the wards

Hereford Times: Wye Valley NHS Trust faces an uncertain future

1:59pm Monday 29th June 2015

Wye Valley NHS Trust amongst the best in the county for fighting MRSA

Murder probe latest: Renewed appeal over victim's last minutes as the hunt for Hereford's Father's Day killer starts over

Hereford Times:

10:39am Monday 29th June 2015

Detectives and family hope "conscience" over the last minutes of Christian Bagley's life can prompt clues crucial to keeping the investigation going after a suspect held since last Wednesday was released without charge.

It's Our County win Saxon Gate election re-run

Hereford Times:

4:57pm Friday 26th June 2015

IOC increase presence on Hereford City Council win a convincing win in Saxon Gate

Bagley family "overwhelmed" by support from community and police

Hereford Times:

4:36pm Friday 26th June 2015

Family renew appeals for information as detectives continue to question a suspect on suspicion of murder'

Bleeding and desperately crying for help - the harrowing last minutes of Father's Day murder victim

Hereford Times:

6:16pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Investigators appeal to "the conscience of a community" for information on a murder with no suspect and no apparent motive.

SAS inquest: claims of a cover up over fatal test march

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

5:40pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Evidence turns to allegations of falsified logs and incorrect timings with the original exercise log book not seen by police and health and safety investigators and, apparently, unable to be found.

SAS inquest - Former CO says emergency response was too slow

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

2:58pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Inquest hears the former head of the SAS speak of preparation and supervision issues over the Brecon Beacons selection march that saw three soldiers die.

Hereford Buttermarket - council rejected "not for profit" community enterprise plan

Hereford Times: The Buttermarket in Hereford

10:33am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

"First class vision" not enough to convince council of community enterprise case.

Bid to make Herefordshire a "whole county" national park

Hereford Times:

4:01pm Monday 22nd June 2015

Plan pitched to preserve "a way of life facing extinction".

Deal done for Hereford Buttermarket

Hereford Times: The Buttermarket in Hereford

3:28pm Monday 22nd June 2015

Bidder selected to make historic city centre site a business hub

Soldiers subjected to "macabre" medical experiments at a Herefordshire country hotel

Hereford Times:

12:18pm Monday 22nd June 2015

Allegations made to a regulatory board in the USA of military medical students used “for personal gain and sexual gratification” during combat trauma training at Pengethley Manor.

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