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Businessman bankrupt as property sale turns sour in the courts

Hereford Times:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tony Hamed says he'll fight a bankruptcy order made over a continent spanning case that went as far as the UK Supreme Court

Herefordshire has a new Lord

Hereford Times:

4:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sir Robert Rogers is awarded a peerage for meritorious public service

Hereford subway attack allegation - 18-year-old cautioned

Hereford Times:

1:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

18-year-old woman receives a caution for wasting police time over an allegation that saw part of Hereford city centre sealed off for much of Friday

Decision on a licence that re-opens Hereford's Left Bank due this week

Hereford Times: Hereford's Left Bank is set to re-open in November. 1403_4003

12:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Showcase venue shut since 2010 ready to return if new opening hours can be agreed

Hospital trust and PFI partner reach agreement on drive towards "significant improvements"

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Months of negotiations between Wye Valley NHS Trust and Mercia Healthcare confirmed as reaching agreement on improvements to key service areas.

Cross border health care inquiry comes to Hereford

Hereford Times:

3:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

Welsh Affairs Committee wants "front line" evidence of issues around cross-border health care.

Herefordshire Council to consider borrowed money bid for Hereford's Three Elms trading estate

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

1:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

Bid expected to go to cabinet for approval next month to meet a market value pitched at between £1.75m-£1.85 million.

Update on Hereford subway investigation: Teenager arrested on suspicion of wasting police time

Hereford Times:

5:06pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN 18-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time after an investigation into an alleged “serious sexual assault” in Hereford today.

Hereford UKIP branch dissolved amid allegations of "hidden agenda" to oust would-be MP

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.

4:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

Former branch secretary says members "disgusted" at the treatment of their candidate. UKIP "happy" to confirm the branch as disbanded.

Update on Hereford subway investigation: Police not now looking for suspects

Hereford Times:

2:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have closed down the “serious sexual assault” crime scene at Hereford’s Eign Gate underpass saying no such attack took place.

PFI school scheme needs £125,000 to cover costs

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

2:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

Schools Forum asked to support an increase in Herefordshire Council's funding commitment to the Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College scheme.

Three academy conversions cost council nearly £3 million

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

10:34am Friday 17th October 2014

Sum is written out of the council's balance sheet as fixed asset disposals

Crunch inspection that put Wye Valley Trust into special measures

Hereford Times:

10:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of Wye Valley NHS Trust was carried out over four days in June.

Problems were already mounting for embattled trust - the background

Hereford Times:

10:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

IN June Derek Smith, interim chief executive at Wye Valley NHS Trust stepped down saying urgent medical care at Hereford County Hospital was a “critical” case with the trust facing a financial flatline.

Council pays out nearly £2 million on "exit packages"

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

3:55pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Latest figures for compulsory redundancies, agreed departures, and pension deficit revealed.

Wye Valley NHS is not a failing organisation says chief executive

Hereford Times:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

REELING from being put into special measures, Wye Valley NHS Trust is ready to fight for its future as a stand alone care provider for the county.

County faces future fall in GP numbers

Hereford Times:

10:53am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Contingency planning underway with a number of near future GP retirements ahead and few replacements to fill vacancies

Video: Wye Valley NHS Trust in special measures

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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9:19am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Report out this morning highlights concerns over A&E and medical care at Hereford County Hospital

Council saluted for "strong" ongoing transformation of adult social care

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

12:02pm Monday 13th October 2014

Peer review finds adults and well-being directorate responding well to its transformation programme despite major budget pressures

Outbreak shuts hospital to visitors

Hereford Times: Sickness bug - three wards closed at the Alex Hospital

10:35am Monday 13th October 2014

Diarrhoea and vomiting outbreak at Bromyard Community Hospital

MEP says Herefordshire's road casualty figures make a case for full time fire and rescue cover

Hereford Times: Jim Carver

2:52pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Figures for 2013 show casualties on the county's rural roads far outstrip those on urban routes.

Hoople's "homework" means more money for schools

Hereford Times: school meals generic

11:04am Thursday 9th October 2014

An assessment of of over 2,000 pupils from 46 schools identifies additional pupil premium needs

£1 million investment to put stroke services in the county amongst the best in the country

Hereford Times: File photo dated 07/12/10 of an NHS logo. Social enterprises are being allowed to take over £900 million of NHS services without safeguards to ensure they save the taxpayer money and will not go bust, a watchdog has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

3:14pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

The sum saves stroke services on borrowed time just six months ago

City centre campus plan for University of Hereford

Hereford Times: Will I, won't I: My graduation as a sports journalist will hopefully come in May

10:29am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Mix of adaptation and new build across the city centre seen as the solution to a campus site.

Wye Valley NHS Trust faces "perfect storm" over winter

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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3:12pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Trust hit by rising budget deficit, unprecedented emergency demand and the loss of a top boss

Four hour strike across Wye Valley NHS Trust on Monday

Hereford Times: File photo dated 07/12/10 of an NHS logo. Social enterprises are being allowed to take over £900 million of NHS services without safeguards to ensure they save the taxpayer money and will not go bust, a watchdog has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

10:15am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Trust and unions have reached agreement over the provision of critical services during the strike.

Bill Wiggin slaps down "call out" over fire service cuts

Hereford Times: Bill Wiggin

2:04pm Monday 6th October 2014

Row heats up as MPs defend their response to reduced fire and rescue cover in the county.

MP called out over fire service cuts fights back

Hereford Times: Jesse Norman

5:29pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Jesse Norman challenged over the future for full-time 24/7 fire and rescue cover in the county

A49 fatal - woman arrested

Hereford Times: Two cars collided on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye.

4:58pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Teenager now being questioned by police

Cash-strapped Herefordshire Council forecasts "break even" by the end of the financial year

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

12:33pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Council said to be in a "stronger" financial position than this time last year

Fire Authority vote - Full-time fire and rescue cover at Hereford cut to a single crew

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

2:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Two full-time crews will cover day shifts with a retained crew covering the second appliance at night. A third retained crew stays on 24/7 standby. Ledbury and Tenbury lose one of their two retained crews.

A49 death update - police believe bus passengers may have vital vehicle sightings

Hereford Times: Two cars collided on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye.

5:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Investigations ongoing into "incident" that left a 55-year-old motorcyclist dead at Moreton-on-Lugg

UPDATE A49 fatal - investigators return to the scene

Hereford Times: Two cars collided on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye.

12:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police carrying out road checks at the scene of motorcyclist's death

Herefordshire Council - political leaders "not required" to know of bullying allegations and related settlements

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

10:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Council issues statement to draw a line under bullying row

Herefordshire UKIP Commons candidate stands down slamming "personal vendettas" within the party

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.

1:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

Kip Waistell at odds with his party over Herefordshire Council election strategy. UKIP says "lacklustre" candidate resigned before he was forced out.

A49 fatal: police seek driver with vital information

Hereford Times:

12:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

Vehicle involved now believed to be a "dark" Vauxhall Vectra and investigators say the driver may not have hit and run.

County MPs at odds over air strikes against ISIS

Hereford Times:

10:53am Monday 29th September 2014

In full - Jesse Norman's speech outlining his refusal to support the government at Friday's debate in a recalled Commons

Last ditch fight for full time fire and rescue 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.

5:23pm Friday 26th September 2014

Council tax rise proposed to keep two crew full time 999 cover at Hereford fire station

Council accused of "unsympathetic and unprofessional" stance towards its smallholding tenants

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

3:43pm Friday 26th September 2014

Full council told of tenants under "intolerable strain" as a decision on the future for smallholdings is put off until next summer

Council stands by under fire incinerator

Hereford Times:

11:22am Friday 26th September 2014

Full council hears questions on the project's future

Herefordshire Council - cabinet did not "get the detail" of £90m incinerator plan

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

3:29pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Auditors find that a key report to cabinet did not set out why officers - rather than consultants - thought an incinerator was the best option

Named - four former senior officers of Herefordshire Council who received compensation payments worth more than £135,500

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

1:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Compensation payments were for "loss of office" and contribute to an overall total of more than £286,000.

Herefordshire Council's near £4m "single year" spend on agency staff

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

12:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Most of the staff hired were local to Herefordshire. Council says the spend allowed for a "focus on priorities"

Council to vote on hospital parking charges motion

Hereford Times: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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3:36pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Motion calling on Wye Valley NHS Trust to take action over PFI imposed parking charges expected to secure wide support

Herefordshire Council - compensation payouts for former senior officers revealed

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

12:39pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Figures show senior "loss of office" payouts total nearly £300,000 since former chief executive left

"Bean bag" birthing centre proposed for Hereford County Hospital

Hereford Times: Wye Valley NHS Trust faces an uncertain future

2:46pm Friday 19th September 2014

New centre offering the principles of home birth is part of a near £3.5m pitch for charity funding.

Herefordshire Council bullying row - another group leader claims no knowledge of allegations

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

11:32am Friday 19th September 2014

More "no recollection" answers over hushed up bullying and harassment allegations

Herefordshire Council - no debate on the future for cabinet

Hereford Times: Hereford Shirehall

10:38am Friday 19th September 2014

Full council won't get to debate the abolition of cabinet when it meets next week. The next opportunity comes in December.

Top fire service salaries revealed ahead of vote on cutting 999 cover

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

2:58pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Holders of five top posts collectively paid nearly £536,000 over 2013-14 financial year, while fire authority councillors claimed £52,000 in expenses.

Opponents "vindicated" by MPs slamming Herefordshire Council's incinerator deal

Hereford Times: WASTE DISPOSAL: Sita UK says its factory expansion will divert up to 200,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year

12:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Critics offer a "told you so" response to findings by a key parliamentary committee.

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