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Councillors back new allowances scheme

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

2:59pm Friday 22nd May 2015

New allowances scheme voted through with two abstentions.

Herefordshire Council confirms top appointments and cabinet line-up

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

2:38pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Leading opposition group IOC snubbed at first meeting of the new council this morning (Fri) as senior appointments are selected largely in favour of Tory and Independent nominees.

Council takes a shine to showcase solar power project

Hereford Times:

11:27am Thursday 21st May 2015

"Support in principle" offered for a feasibility study into the potential for a solar farm at Stretton Sugwas landfill site.

Council leader-elect warns county's MPs "enough is enough" over cuts

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

5:02pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Tony Johnson tells Jesse Norman and Bill Wiggin that the council cannot sustain the government's current savings model - with at least another £10 million of service cuts to come over 2015/16.

Council internet backup "nowhere near adequate" to cope with system outages

Hereford Times:

3:36pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Council signs off on a new contract to boost backup capacity for its community network hit by "numerous" outages.

Hospital patients to take part in pioneering treatment trial

Hereford Times: Stem cell research

10:55am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Specialists at Hereford County Hospital have the go-ahead to test the use of brain stem cells in stroke recovery.

BBC boss to be new Principal and CEO of Hereford College of Art

Hereford Times:

4:08pm Monday 18th May 2015

Abigail Appleton, confirmed today (Mon) as HCA Principal designate, has held senior roles with the broadcaster

Council to phase out "flying" home care visits

Hereford Times: Care of the elderly in Bradford is coming under strain, according to Age UK

3:38pm Monday 18th May 2015

So called "15 minute" checks are to go with the council saying the decision is driven by better care options not budget pressures.

Runaway roe thought back in the wild

Hereford Times:

10:39am Monday 18th May 2015

No sign of roe who gave rescuers the run around at Hereford racecourse on Friday

Revealed - proposed allowances scheme for the new Herefordshire Council

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:51pm Friday 15th May 2015

Sums that can be claimed range from £500 to nearly £30,000

Tony Johnson set for second term as leader of Herefordshire Council

Hereford Times: Councillor Tony Johnson - Herefordshire Council

3:14pm Friday 15th May 2015

Elected unopposed as Tory group leader last night (Thurs), Cllr Johnson will be proposed as council leader at the first meeting of the new full council next Friday. Tory majority makes the appointment a formality.

Oh deer - roe gives rescuers the run around

Hereford Times:

1:02pm Friday 15th May 2015

Feisty creature wouldn't even come quietly for the police.

Plan for new shared police and fire station in Hereford

Hereford Times: Hereford Fire Station, St. Owen's Street, Hereford.
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11:25am Friday 15th May 2015

Both services confirm a site off Edgar Street as favourite for development

Update (Friday): Hereford Castle Green sex probe

Hereford Times:

11:00am Friday 15th May 2015

Arrested man "no longer a suspect"

Hereford southern link road plan in a jam as opposition rallies

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

9:56am Friday 15th May 2015

Opposition to the road rallies around a petition with the council confirming that a planning application has been submitted

Progress on county's road repairs outstripping national averages

Hereford Times:

3:07pm Thursday 14th May 2015

Balfour Beatty Living Places says no road is too remote for a repair programme praised for passing major milestones over its first year, and a council scrutiny report recognises the overall extent of work done by its biggest contractor so far.

Council submits planning application for SC2 - Hereford's southern link road

Hereford Times: Aerial views over Herefordshire.Hereford city centre from the South.103603-1I/LIVE/HEREFORD/Wk38 JAMES MAGGS (5112056)

12:24pm Thursday 14th May 2015

Formal planning process for the road linking the A49 and the A465 is underway

Castle Green sex attack update: victim to be formally interviewed today (Thursday)

Hereford Times:

11:55am Wednesday 13th May 2015

A 28-year-old man arrested over an allegation of sexual assault has been released on police bail.

Search and rescue medic ready for Nepal - again

Hereford Times:

4:33pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

Dr Malcolm Russell MBE is waiting on a return to Nepal little more than a week after returning as part of a UK search and rescue effort

Herefordshire Council - Triumphant Tories to hold leadership election

Hereford Times: Councillor Tony Johnson - Herefordshire Council

2:21pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

Tories to choose a leader while reduced opposition parties vie for committee representation on the new Herefordshire Council.

Herefordshire Council election - Tories to hold Saxon Gate

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

9:27am Monday 11th May 2015

Council confirms that Saxon Gate election will now only be for the Hereford City Council ward not that for Herefordshire Council

Election 2015: Battle for Herefordshire Council

Hereford Times:

9:23am Friday 8th May 2015

Results for Herefordshire council Conservatives maintain control with strong showing - 28 seats. Strong challenge from IOC doesn't materialise - they take 12 seats. Lib Dems take 2, Greens take 2 and 8 go to the Independents. One seat remains unresolved after result is declared 'unsafe' due to spoiled ballot papers.

Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches

Hereford Times:

9:00am Thursday 7th May 2015

AT least £250,000 worth of rare religious artefacts and antiquities are to be re-united with rightful owners in one of the biggest police investigations ever undertaken in the county.

Hereford-based museum wants to hear First World War stories

Hereford Times:

4:25pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

THE Herefordshire Regimental Museum has put out a last call for memories of the Hereford residents who fought at Gallipoli during the First World War.

Council and CAB reach agreement on funding and service beyond a major budget cut

Hereford Times: Wirral Citizen's Advice Bureau extends its business

2:03pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

Council will release transition funding to CAB and continue to provide free accommodation - but both sides say service will not be "as extensive as it has been".

Wye Valley NHS Trust breaks even on 2014-15 budget - but only with £12.7 million of one-off NHS support

Hereford Times: Wye Valley NHS Trust faces an uncertain future

3:57pm Monday 4th May 2015

Trust acknowledges another tough year ahead and a need to draw on further borrowing to keep going.

County firm Prometheus Medical takes top business accolade for innovation

Hereford Times: Charity launches 24-hour air ambulance for Sussex

1:27pm Monday 4th May 2015

Company has a Queen's Award for the invention of a specialist chest seal

Mind good to go for Herefordshire Festival of Sport

Hereford Times: CHARITY WARNING: Mind says mental health patients in the North-East are suffering due to ‘unacceptably low’ budgets

12:20pm Monday 4th May 2015

Mental health charity wants runners and riders for the Herefordshire Festival of Sport as it marks mental health awareness week with a special "been there, done it, got the T-shirt" offer

"Rev test" puts would-be priests on fast track to ministry

Hereford Times: The Church of England is seeking new trustees in Cumbria

11:16am Monday 4th May 2015

For the first time ever, four young "Interns" are being invited by Hereford diocese to try out ministry for a year, working in rural parishes. Initial applications will be considered as soon as next week.

Admin error shows Herefordshire councillors have been "underpaid" since 2011

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

10:32am Monday 4th May 2015

Review of allowances reveals members have missed out on two pay awards since the year of the last council election. Now, the council has to make good on the money.

Rail fare to London could rise 55% warns watchdog

Hereford Times:

2:00pm Monday 4th May 2015

A RAIL watchdog warns some fares on the county’s main track to London are to increase by 55 per cent.

Hereford plant of Cargill receives praise from CEO

Hereford Times:

6:00pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

CARGILL global CEO David MacLennan visited the company’s Hereford plant this week to see, at first hand, how an on-going £35 million investment was being implemented.

Ornate Presteigne room ‘echoes’ past

Hereford Times:

11:52am Thursday 30th April 2015

MARY Hancock has a room that echoes the stories seeped into its walls. The one story she wants to hear is how that room came to be.

'Best day of my life': Wigmore mum overjoyed after daughter escapes Nepal quake horror

Hereford Times:

9:11am Thursday 30th April 2015

A MUM has been reunited with the daughter she thought had died in the Nepal earthquake.

Hereford traffic lights "out of sync"

Hereford Times: An application to open a nursery in Penybanc Road have been shown the red light because of traffic issues.

12:28pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Engineers working on a solution to faults in the city's SCOOT system

Quake latest: Charity founder hears how wife's village has been "flattened"

Hereford Times:

2:08pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Wayne Gutteridge and Nepalese wife Mina keeping up with family and colleagues in the quake zone as best they can

Quake Latest: County doc heads home having come through disaster zone

Hereford Times:

12:16pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Dr Mike Smith due back in the UK tonight (Tues) having seen the devastation of Kathmandu at first hand

QUAKE LATEST: County rescue specialists reach Nepal

Hereford Times: Charity launches 24-hour air ambulance for Sussex

10:17am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Word also heard from former Hereford Sixth Form College student on a gap year in the earthquake zone

A&E attendances at Hereford County Hospital up by a near 2000 over the past year

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

11:42am Monday 27th April 2015

New figures for March offer a snapshot of A&E pressures and their "knock on" effect across Wye Valley NHS Trust - including an increase in complaints.

Most first choices by pupils met

Hereford Times: More students get first choice school

6:00am Monday 27th April 2015

INITIAL projections show an overwhelming majority of new reception class pupils in the county have secured first preference places in schools.

Council waives contract rules to keep CCTV cameras rolling

Hereford Times: Ammanford Town Council has agreed to spend £13,000 installing CCTV cameras in the park

4:13pm Friday 24th April 2015

Approval at executive level for two-year fibre optic deal with BT

Council election set to test candidates to the last

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

12:23pm Friday 24th April 2015

With little more than two weeks left to election day, the 2015 Herefordshire Council election stays as tight as ever - and a new "ward to watch" emerges.

Military grade flares and smoke grenade found in Haugh Wood

Hereford Times:

3:18pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

MILITARY grade flares and a smoke grenade have been found bundled together in Haugh Wood.

"Wealth of experience" worth £500 a day to new head of Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board

Hereford Times: Law firm urges historic abuse victims to come forward

3:14pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

New chair to be shared with two other counties in a role requiring 36 days a year at £500 per day

Open day for nursing staff hailed as a success

Hereford Times:

11:03am Thursday 23rd April 2015

THE county has found new nurses from far and wide – now it’s the turn of those close to home.

Herefordshire Council misses out on £millions for road improvement

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

12:13pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Council defends its record on road investment as a bid for £5.8 million for work on the A44 is rejected by Whitehall as not meeting match funding offers made by other authorities.

Parish councils could face election re-runs as no candidates come forward

Hereford Times:

3:45pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

Only 35 of 133 town and parish councils will contest elections next month. Eleven councils have no nominated candidates at all. Others, including two town councils, see nominated candidates elected uncontested.

War dead to be honoured

Hereford Times:

6:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

HEREFORDSHIRE Royal British Legion is on a mission – driven by the spirit of the county’s 4,000 war dead.

Cake offer was "no sweetener" says Jesse Norman

Hereford Times:

11:37am Monday 20th April 2015

Police to investigate a claim that cakes on a campaign stand breached electoral law.

County's new rural housing targets ready for release

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

12:11pm Friday 17th April 2015

Parishes should know of their new allocations - re-assessed as modifications to the county’s core strategy plan to 2031 - by Monday. Planners warn against figures currently being circulated by "various sources".


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