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Bishop blasts benefit changes over food bank referrals

Hereford Times:

1:53pm Friday 19th December 2014

Over 2,000 helped by Hereford Food Bank since January - 700 of them children

Coppers worth "a penny a day"

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Press Conference at West Mercia Police HQ on Thursday...............West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, Bill Longmore and his Assistant, Barry Sheldon (4409691)

3:02pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A precept rise that adds 1p a day to the average council tax bill is proposed as West Mercia Police sees its 2015/16 spending options slashed by nearly £6 million.

Wye Valley Health trust needs 200 new recruits

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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11:40am Thursday 18th December 2014

WORKING under special measures, Wye Valley NHS Trust faces “significant challenges” in finding nursing and medical staff with over 200 full time equivalent posts currently going through recruitment processes.

Prime Minister commits to action over Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: David Cameron

11:28am Thursday 18th December 2014

A government minister will visit the hospital to experience its pressures at first hand and advise the PM on improvements after issues reported by the Hereford Times are raised in parliament by Bill Wiggin MP

Council "breathing easier" after 2015/16 spending settlement

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

10:33am Thursday 18th December 2014

Initial indications suggest settlement is broadly in line with existing budget assumptions with work on the "small print" still to be done.

County ambulance crews face unprecedented demand

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

4:27pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Over 1,300 calls taken over the past 16 days alone

Two suitors sweet on Hereford Buttermarket

Hereford Times: The Buttermarket in Hereford

3:28pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Shortlist for the redevelopment of the Buttermarket down to two with a decision due in March.

County's road crash figures not included in case for cutting full-time fire and rescue cover

Hereford Times: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service will be holding an open day in Ross-on-Wye on Saturday.

2:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Councillor and fire authority member now says no cuts can be considered "unless and until" figures for road crash responses are included.

Council writes off nearly £200k of debt while owing more than £200 million

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

10:57am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Business rates represent the biggest write-off with bankruptcy and liquidation the main cause.

County charity boss convicted on child sex abuse charges - all verdicts in

Hereford Times:

12:34pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Jury takes a day to bring in a range of verdicts against Simon Harris over the abuse of street children in Kenya.

Herefordshire Council under pressure over enterprise zone commitment

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

11:18am Tuesday 16th December 2014

Campaign group calls for a scrutiny inquiry over the council's commitment to the Hereford Enterprise Zone.

"Cure yourself" message to A&E and ambulance time-wasters

Hereford Times:

4:59pm Monday 15th December 2014

Clinical Commission Group launches campaign to keep the pressure off urgent care in the county over Christmas-New Year

Near £50m staked on new river crossing for Hereford

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

2:36pm Monday 15th December 2014

Report says river crossing route is "critical" to the success of the Hereford Enterprise Zone and worth nearly £50m in potential re-investment by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.

Sensors on hospital wards as patient falls increase

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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12:14pm Monday 15th December 2014

Latest figures for patient falls across Wye Valley NHS Trust buck a year-on-year decrease

Serious crash on A49 - paramedics working on casualty, road closed

Hereford Times:

4:09pm Friday 12th December 2014

Reported as car and motorcycle outside Moreton Business Park

Council braced for worst over 2015/16 spending settlement out today

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

11:35am Friday 12th December 2014

Council could have re-calculate spending plans for the coming year and cut services deeper than planned if government funding grant goes down.

C-section rates "too high" across Wye Valley NHS Trust

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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2:53pm Thursday 11th December 2014

Findings of an inquest into the death of two-day-old Harley Keddie highlighted C-section practice at Hereford County Hospital.

St John's ready to ease the pressure on urgent care in the county

Hereford Times: St John Ambulance offers free first aid demonstrations

12:52pm Thursday 11th December 2014

Service will have a presence at festive events throughout the county to stop minor ailments from becoming 999 emergencies

Herefordshire security firm’s global success

Hereford Times:

3:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE company playing a key role in the fight against pirates in the Indian Ocean and other global troublespots, has become one of the fastest growing companies in the UK.

Council stands by favoured route for Hereford's £25m southern link road

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

11:02am Thursday 11th December 2014

Cabinet set to reject scrutiny concerns that the selection of SC2 could have breached the council's constitution, citing the "satisfaction" of officers and consultants that the process can withstand procedural challenge.

Herefordshire Council says United's ban from football does not trigger termination of ground leases

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

3:38pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

Council to examine what action it can take over the leases with FA ban confirmed this afternoon

Bulls defiant over FA ban from football

Hereford Times: Hereford United manager Jon Taylor (left) wants boycotting Bulls fans to support the club.

2:33pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

Club still training for its game away to Dunstable on Saturday despite FA ban from from all football and football related activity.

999 ambulance crews warn time wasters to watch the clock

Hereford Times:

3:53pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Concern at emergency calls to the likes of warts, headaches and stubbed toes with crews under pressure

Hunt for masked attacker ends in Leominster

Hereford Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

OSKAR Pawlowichz was one of Britain’s most wanted men with a price on his head while living rough in Leominster.

County's new would-be MP on the attack from the off

Hereford Times:

12:42pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Anna Coda confirms her Labour candidacy with a direct appeal to wavering Lib-Dem voters

Sample figures show the number of sports related injuries presenting at Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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2:58pm Monday 8th December 2014

Ambulance service says sports related calls "keep us busy"

Passionate nine year fight for the county's first radiotherapy unit "more powerful" than its technology

Hereford Times:

1:04pm Monday 8th December 2014

Nine year campaign saw the unit to its official opening on Friday.

New Bishop of Hereford says only parishioners should shut churches struggling to survive

Hereford Times: Hereford Diocese, which includes Ludlow, will host a second Festival of Churches later this year.

1:39pm Friday 5th December 2014

Bishop Richard says future for churches should not be defined by what dwindling congregations can get away with paying.

Prime Minister acknowledges pressures Welsh patients put on Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: Embargoed to 0001 Thursday July 11File photo dated 17/5/2009 of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London as MPs are braced for a major public backlash today when a deal that would see their pay soar by almost £10,000 is unveiled. PRES

11:24am Friday 5th December 2014

Hereford Times revelations over the cost of Welsh patients to Wye Valley NHS Trust prompt pledge from the PM to county MP

Councillors to vote on the beginning of the end for cabinet

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

9:52am Friday 5th December 2014

Groundbreaking motion proposing the exploration of alternatives to cabinet is up for debate when Herefordshire Council meets next week

Torturers: Teenage Hereford thugs used ‘flamethrower’ on friend

Hereford Times:

3:00pm Friday 5th December 2014

TWO teenagers who tied up and “tortured” a friend with a home-made flame-thrower are starting three-year youth custody sentences this week.

Armed robbery At Symonds Yat services features on BBC Crimewatch tonight

Hereford Times:

11:38am Thursday 4th December 2014

THIS is the moment a masked shotgun-wielding robber and his accomplice terrified staff at the High Noon service station in Symonds Yat.

Wye Valley NHS Trust needs to fill 200 full time medical and nursing posts

Hereford Times:

3:59pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Ward by ward breakdown shows the extent of nursing needs alone as the trust, in special measures, faces "significant challenges" in recruiting.

Herefordshire Council's southern link road plan is sent back to cabinet

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:30pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Marathon scrutiny session ends with SC2 sent back to cabinet by a single vote

Major public meeting over the future for health services in the county

Hereford Times:

2:54pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Views sought on the likes of urgent care, mental health care, and stroke services

Hereford County Hospital to have a "death tracker"

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
104006-1 (8477222)

3:25pm Monday 1st December 2014

Review of 45 deaths across Wye Valley NHS Trust finds "sub standard care" in 14 cases

Patients putting off appointments at Hereford County Hospital over parking charges

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
104006-1 (8477222)

12:57pm Monday 1st December 2014

Wye Valley NHS Trust Board rules out a return to parking subsidies

Stress and anxiety see staff sickness increase across Wye Valley NHS Trust

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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2:02pm Friday 28th November 2014

Special measures trust currently has 63 staff listed as long term sick.

£13 million funding injection eases Wye Valley NHS Trust's cash flow woes

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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4:02pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Cash strapped trust warned of "clear and real" expectation of breaking even by the end of the financial year.

Safe recovery spot for festive revellers

Hereford Times:

1:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

WITH Christmas just weeks away, the wraps have come off in a first of its kind haven for Hereford’s “small hours casualties”.

Book offers insight into 105 years of rural living in Herefordshire

Hereford Times:

4:11pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE very essence of rural Herefordshire is captured in a unique collection of pictures and cuttings that tell the story of Eskleyside Agricultural Society.

Hereford's southern link road plan faces its first major challenge

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:50pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

Claims that favoured SC2 route was not selected in accordance with the council's constitution.

"Big conversation" coming over challenging changes to adult social care in the county

Hereford Times: Image for Social Care Consortium

11:22am Tuesday 25th November 2014

Herefordshire Council to host major conference on the future for adult social care in the county

Ambulance crews praised for strike service

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

11:22am Monday 24th November 2014

Chief Executive acknowledges "sympathy" for the position of staff striking over pay

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


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