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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

£40 million legal dispute loss could "finish" Herefordshire Council - claim

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

12:47pm Friday 27th February 2015

Council attacks Hereford Times coverage of major legal dispute with former contract partner Amey.

"Second opinion" review of 150 deaths across Wye Valley NHS Trust

Hereford Times: Parking charges will be going up again at Hereford County Hospital

11:52am Friday 27th February 2015

Trust board wants more clarity on how mortality statistics are recorded, analysed and interpreted.

Up to £40 million may be at stake in Herefordshire Council's "complex" legal dispute with former major contract partner

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

9:19am Wednesday 25th February 2015

The Hereford Times understands that up to £40 million is stake as the council and Amey head into Adjudication after talks over long running contractual disputes break down.

Queenswood and Bodenham Lake takeover - consultation events planned

Hereford Times: The visitor centre at Queenswood.

2:57pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

Herefordshire Wildlife Trusts and New Leaf announce an intention to host three such events next month

Compromise over full-time fire cover in the county

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

12:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

Full time 999 fire and rescue response now in a "much better place" than six months ago

Fight on for the future of Queenswood and Bodenham Lake

Hereford Times: The visitor centre at Queenswood.

4:49pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Call for critics of proposed asset transfer to rally

Norovirus back at Bromyard Community Hospital

Hereford Times:

2:57pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Bug sees the hospital's single ward shut for the second time in a month, just as WVT re-opens other affected wards at Ross at Hereford

New senior management appointments at Wye Valley NHS Trust

Hereford Times:

2:20pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Trust confirms new interim Chief Operating Officer and substantive Medical Director

Herefordshire Council owes £40 million to other councils and local authorities

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

12:07pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Sum has been built up by short-term "cash flow" loans the council has taken out

Council pledges to no homes or land sales at Queenswood or Bodenham Lake

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

11:20am Monday 23rd February 2015

Council and its "preferred partners" move to quell fears as asset transfer of both sites progresses

Parkinson’s week awareness events

Hereford Times:

4:19pm Friday 20th February 2015

THE Hereford branch of Parkinson’s UK has a special take on the upcoming Parkinson’s awareness week.

Hay Castle chooses ‘champion’ architect

Hereford Times:

12:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

HAY Castle has chosen a ‘champion’ to take it through the 21st century.

Idyllic setting for 16th century pub

Hereford Times:

8:00am Sunday 22nd February 2015

WANTED – one loving owner for an idyllic 16th century inn. That inn is the Riverside at Aymestry and that prospective buyer will pay a 21st century price.

Head to leave college position on high note

Hereford Times:

10:54am Tuesday 17th February 2015

THE head of Hereford College of Arts (HCA) is to stand down later this year with a report confirming the college’s quality status.

Faith in electric cars running low on juice

Hereford Times:

1:00pm Sunday 15th February 2015

HEREFORDSHIRE Council believes Hereford can set an “international” example in the use of electric cars.

Huge deals in the offing for hi-tech county firm

Hereford Times: The US Air Force F-22 Raptor performing at RAF Fairford.

1:49pm Friday 13th February 2015

Talks now underway could take Hereford based IA Technology into the US defence market

Health secretary challenged to make Hereford County Hospital a "special case" for further funding

Hereford Times: Parking charges will be going up again at Hereford County Hospital

1:06pm Friday 13th February 2015

Healthwatch Herefordshire calls on the minister to make his hospital visit yesterday (Thurs) mean more than an expression of support.

New projects extend primary care offer in the county

Hereford Times:

11:21am Friday 13th February 2015

The projects provide earlier morning GP home visits, a link nurse scheme to take patients from primary to secondary care and offer outreach options to schools and colleges.

"Question time" puts county health bosses on the spot

Hereford Times: File photo dated 10/09/14 of a GP checking a patient's blood pressure as a fall in the proportion of NHS funding spent on primary care in England is "deeply concerning", the chairwoman of a powerful committee of MPs said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo

10:04am Friday 13th February 2015

Healthwatch hosted event identifies concerns from the audience about how the county's health agencies work together

Government to back Hereford university project

Hereford Times: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (right) looks at a car on the production line at Bentley Motors in Crewe where the car-maker has just announced 300 new jobs, Mr Osborne criticised the Liberal Democrats for apparently trying to distance themselv

5:02pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Universities minister will work with Hereford university project team

Health Secretary uses Hereford hospital visit to take a shot at NHS Wales

Hereford Times: DECISION TIME: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is considering plans for maternity and paediatric services at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

1:00pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Jeremy Hunt asked if NHS Wales and the Welsh Assembly should be doing more to assist Wye Valley NHS Trust over its issues with Welsh patients.

Council will send waste to landfill until under fire £160m incinerator opens

Hereford Times:

3:40pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

Council has cancelled an arrangement that has waste shipped to an incinerator in Coventry, with that waste going to landfill until the incinerator shared with Worcestershire County Council is open.

More hospital wards shut as vomiting bug spreads

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

1:42pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

Second ward under visiting restrictions at Hereford County Hospital - wards at Ross Community Hospital restricted also.

Herefordshire Council could take a £215m borrowing debt into its May election

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

1:09pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

Opposition leaders pledge to review, re-rank or cancel capital projects contributing to a debt total that, on present projections, could rise to £242m by March next year and £276m beyond 2018. Council says its capital requirement is "no higher than average".

Bug outbreak shuts hospital ward to visitors

Hereford Times: The County Hospital.ENDS083412-1I/LIVE/HEREFORD/Wk09  (17507196)

4:56pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

Wye Valley NHS Trust confirms closure of Arrow ward at Hereford County Hospital

David Keyte invited to give evidence in public at council scrutiny hearing into Hereford United ground lease agreements

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

4:37pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

Former chairman joins former HUFC board member Councillor Nick Nenadich, senior council officers, and the FA on the committee's list of invitees. But members have been told the hearing won't be a "blame game"

£160 million incinerator plan under fire at European Parliament

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

1:37pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

MEP's Strasbourg speech re-ignites row over "white elephant" incinerator that could cost as much as £1.65 billion over its lifetime.

End in sight for a "street corner survivor"

Hereford Times: CHEERS: Bacteria which evolved to cope with beer drinking could help combat bowel disease

11:44am Monday 9th February 2015

Homes conversion plan for on of Hereford's last remaining "neighbourhood" pubs. But neighbours chronicling the decline of the Cotterell Arms aren't sorry to see the pub go.

Home-shaking shockwave from vapour blast in Leominster

Hereford Times:

7:51pm Sunday 8th February 2015

Petrol vapour ignites in a rubbish fire to cause a blast heard across the town

Tories take a hit to push 2015/16 Herefordshire Council budget through

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:32pm Friday 6th February 2015

Independents and Lib-Dems win their amendment votes ahead of the budget being approved. It's Our County sees its amendment lost to a single vote.

Council faces a third challenge to its budget plan ahead of crucial vote

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:15pm Thursday 5th February 2015

Liberal Democrats join Independents and It's Our County in proposing amendments to the council's 2015/16 budget plan due to be debated and voted on at Hereford Shirehall tomorrow (Fri).

Council waives its own rules over parking enforcement contract

Hereford Times: Carmarthenshire County Council has dismissed rumours that parking charges in Ammanford are to be extended until 9pm

11:57am Thursday 5th February 2015

Senior officer signs off the £31,000 purchase of new equipment for parking enforcement officers as an exemption from the authority's procurement procedure, citing a need for increased efficiency in the protection of penalty notice income worth around £460,000 a year.

"Significant" pressures on the budget for high needs pupils in county schools

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

4:33pm Monday 2nd February 2015

High needs pressures so far underfunded could be as much as £277,000 for 2015/16 with increased pension contributions identified as a cause

Marches deal brings millions to Herefordshire for key projects

Hereford Times:

12:30pm Monday 2nd February 2015

A DEAL that pitches millions of pounds into the county for “growth” projects has been signed off.

County's child protection service expected out of intervention by May

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

11:35am Monday 2nd February 2015

Report from Department for Education recognises the pace of progress and extent of improvement since the service's "inadequate" rating from Ofsted in 2012

Fight on as Herefordshire Council tries to push 2015/16 budget through

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:24pm Friday 30th January 2015

Ruling Tory minority faces amendment challenges from the Independents and It's Our County at full council budget vote next Friday

County schools rise to the challenge of "tougher" GCSEs

Hereford Times: RAISING STANDARDS: The two-year Schools Challenge Cymru scheme is the latest in a series of measures to drive up Welsh exam results.

11:54am Friday 30th January 2015

Analysis by the Department of Education shows Herefordshire as one of only six local authority areas nationally to show improvement against a series of system reforms

Trust board backs £40 million plan to "re-build" Hereford County Hospital

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

7:00am Thursday 29th January 2015

Five phase plan - with costs covered by a capital investment loan - receives support in principle from the Wye Valley NHS Trust board this morning. (Thurs).

Hereford County Hospital headed towards critical incident status again

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

12:57pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Urgent care under pressure just a week after coming out of "critical" status.

Council to hold eight hour public exhibition of SC2 link road plan tomorrow (Thurs)

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

5:23pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

SC2 goes on public display tomorrow (Thurs) ahead of planning application to be submitted within weeks

Council's continental search for social workers

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

11:42am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Council looks to Spain and Romania to fill permanent social worker positions and ease a reliance on "costly" interim appointments.

"Secretive" council urged to put off the transfer of iconic nature sites

Hereford Times: The visitor centre at Queenswood.

3:31pm Monday 26th January 2015

Call for decisions on the future for Queenswood and Bodenham Lake to be put off until after the council election in May.

Ex SAS soldier under fire as UKIP candidate

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.

2:27pm Monday 26th January 2015

Former candidate questions the selection of his successor but UKIP stands by its "man of calibre"

Council has more to do on data protection - despite past warnings

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

1:45pm Monday 26th January 2015

Staff now urged to report even minor concerns and face disciplinary action where relevant data protection training has not been completed. Related report also identifies the council's apparent "lack of focus" over fraud.

Council says Queenswood and Bodenham Lake can be run by a new company

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

3:07pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Deal to transfer both iconic sites out of council ownership and into the hands of a newly formed company is sealed - subject to scrutiny call-in and objections - by a single cabinet member.

Cabinet backs a budget plan that brings both cuts and a council tax rise

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

3:43pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Final decision now goes to full council next month

Schools cash "claw back" scheme goes out to consultation

Hereford Times: Hereford Crown Court at the Shirehall.

11:45am Thursday 22nd January 2015

Millions of pounds in surplus balances held by individual schools could be re-distributed across all schools - including academies - if the scheme goes ahead.

"New boy" takes his seat in The House of Lords

Hereford Times:

11:30am Thursday 22nd January 2015

Baron Lisvane moves into the Lords after 42 years "next door"

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