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Reports that Ed Miliband will quit frontline politics dismissed as 'speculation'

Hereford Times: Sources close to Ed Miliband dismissed as speculation reports that he is to set to rule out a return to frontline politics

12:21am Friday 4th September 2015

Reports that Ed Miliband is set to rule out a return to frontline politics were described as "speculation" by sources close to the former Labour leader.

Poll reveals school gate stress for working mothers

Hereford Times: The return to school brings mixed feelings for mothers, research reveals

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

The start of the school year leaves working mothers feeling guilty and under pressure, a poll claims.

Lampreys returning to English rivers after conservation work

Hereford Times: Environment Agency fisheries expert Paul Frear holding a lamprey. Credit: Environment Agency/PA

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

A prehistoric fish has been seen in some English rivers for the first time since the 1800s in the wake of conservation work, the Environment Agency said.

Hi Barbie, do you wanna go for a ride? Girls urged to ditch dolls for Lego

Hereford Times: "Swan Lake" Barbie. A leading woman scientist says toys like Barbie dolls are holding back girls who would be better off playing with Lego

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

Barbie should be put back in her box to make way for more "creative" toys such as Lego and Meccano that are traditionally given to boys, according to one of Britain's top women scientists.

Star Wars fans awaken early for 'Force Friday'

Hereford Times: Star Wars characters outside the Disney store in London

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

Hundreds of Star Wars fans kept the force awake into the night as they queued to be the first to get their hands on toys from the sci-fi saga's new film.

Liz Kendall: Tories will bid to 'wipe out' Labour after new leader elected

Hereford Times: Labour leadership contenders (left - right) Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall (partially obscured) and Andy Burnham after a live debate

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses a new leader, one of the candidates has warned.

'Syria-bound' mother arrested on return to UK

Hereford Times: Police arrested the woman after she disembarked from a flight from Istanbul at Luton Airport

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

A mother feared to have been planning to travel to Syria with her four children has been arrested after returning to the UK.

David Cameron set to unveil plans to help more Syrian refugees

Hereford Times: The Norwegian Siem Pilot ship carrying to Italy hundreds of migrants rescued in several operations in the Mediterranean (AP)

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

David Cameron is expected to come forward with new plans within the next few days which could see thousands more Syrian refugees come to the UK.

EastEnders' Shirley loses it and threatens to set fire to Aunt Babe's caravan

Hereford Times: EastEnders' Shirley loses it and threatens to set fire to Aunt Babe's caravan

12:11am Friday 4th September 2015

EastEnders’ Shirley Carter is on a mission and nothing’s going to stop her. Not even Aunt Babe.

Watching TV and spending time online 'can damage GCSE results'

Hereford Times: The amount of TV teenagers watch could have an effect on their GCSE results

12:08am Friday 4th September 2015

Watching TV and spending time online could rob teenagers of success in their GCSE exams, research has shown.

Sales fall at high street stores after August washout

Hereford Times: Retailers suffered a disappointing August

12:04am Friday 4th September 2015

UK high street stores have endured their worst month of falling sales since the financial crisis as August proved a washout for retailers.

Home buyers urged not to rush viewings before purchasing properties

Hereford Times: The amount of time people spent checking a property before buying it increased as people got older, research showed

12:04am Friday 4th September 2015

Younger home buyers and people taking their first step on the housing ladder spend less than an hour on average viewing a property before snapping it up, a survey has found.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Danny Dyer is 'jealous' about EastEnders wife Kellie Bright dancing with another man

Hereford Times: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Danny Dyer is 'jealous' about EastEnders wife Kellie Bright dancing with another man

12:01am Friday 4th September 2015

The EastEnders star is more jealous about his on-screen wife dancing with another man than her real husband is.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Carol Kirkwood is terrified of showing off her legs

Hereford Times: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Carol Kirkwood is terrified of showing off her legs

12:01am Friday 4th September 2015

The weather woman opened up about her insecurities about her body – and how she wished she’d got fitter before the show.

Andy Murray needs stirring comeback to progress in US Open

Hereford Times: Andy Murray had to dig deep to reach the third round

11:40pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Andy Murray came from two sets down in sweltering heat to beat France's Adrian Mannarino and reach the US Open third round.

Tom Hardy reveals wife Charlotte's pregnancy at Legend premiere - but Woody the dog steals the show

Hereford Times: Tom Hardy reveals wife Charlotte's pregnancy at Legend premiere - but Woody the dog steals the show

11:16pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Who cares about Tom and Charlotte’s baby joy when Woody’s doing dog stuff?

Progressive Music Awards honour top rock musicians

Hereford Times: Progressive Music Awards honour top rock musicians

11:07pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Top rock musicians from the past 40 years have been honoured at the Progressive Music Awards. Some of the UK’s top acts came together at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London to celebrate more than four decades of prog rock. Among those who scooped an accolade at the annual event this evening was one of the […]

Progressive Music Awards honour top rock musicians

Hereford Times: Tony Banks of Genesis was honoured at the awards

11:01pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Top rock musicians from the past 40 years have been honoured at the Progressive Music Awards.

Oxlade-Chamberlain: England players don't take Gary Neville criticism to heart

Hereford Times: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, pictured, enjoys Gary Neville's punditry

10:41pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists no England player holds a grudge against Gary Neville despite his often cutting criticism of them on television.

12 reactions to Peter Kay's south London accent in his new sitcom Cradle To Grave

Hereford Times: 12 reactions to Peter Kay's south London accent in his new sitcom Cradle To Grave

10:37pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

They were pretty much damning across social media – but was it just weird hearing it coming out of the famous northerner’s mouth?

Danny Blind off to a dismal start as Holland lose ground

Hereford Times: Danny Blind's Netherlands were beaten by Iceland on Thursday

10:16pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Holland lost ground in their bid to secure automatic qualification for Euro 2016 as they were beaten 1-0 by Group A leaders Iceland on Thursday after being reduced to 10 men in the first half.

Wales move a step closer to Euro 2016 thanks to Gareth Bale's winner in Cyprus

Hereford Times: Gareth Bale scored Wales' winner in their 1-0 victory in Nicosia

10:08pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Wales are poised to end their 58-year wait to play at a major tournament after Gareth Bale's late winner on a balmy night in Nicosia.

Jermaine McGillvary double helps Huddersfield sink Castleford

Hereford Times: Jermaine McGillvary was among the tries for Huddersfield

10:03pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Jermaine McGillvary went joint top of the Super League tryscoring chart as Huddersfield strengthened their hold on third place with an impressive 40-26 win over Castleford.

James Wilson fires the winner for England Under-21s

Hereford Times: James Wilson celebrates his winning goal

9:52pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

England's latest crop of new recruits for the next generation began their journey with a 1-0 friendly win against the United States' Under-23 side in Preston.

Long jumper Greg Rutherford wins the Diamond Race

Hereford Times: Greg Rutherford was a winner again in Zurich

9:36pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Greg Rutherford ended a memorable summer on a high as he won the Diamond Race to go with his world long jump title.

Liz Kendall: Tories will bid to 'wipe out' Labour after new leader elected

Hereford Times: Labour leadership contenders Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall clashed during the debate

9:14pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses a new leader, one of the candidates has warned.

Yorkshire close in on retaining their LV= County Championship title

Hereford Times: Ryan Sidebottom took three wickets in Somerset's second innings

8:52pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Yorkshire moved closer to retaining the LV= County Championship title after wrapping up victory over Somerset by an innings and 126 runs early on day three at Headingley.

Bully for lifeboat crew as calf rescued from cave

Hereford Times: RNLI members helped rescue a stranded bull

8:46pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A calf was saved by a lifeboat crew after falling down a cliff and getting wedged in a cave.

Johanna Konta stuns Garbine Muguruza at the US Open

Hereford Times: Johanna Konta, pictured, claimed a stunning win against Garbine Muguruza

7:49pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Britain's Johanna Konta pulled off the biggest win of her career as she knocked out ninth seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the third round of the US Open.

15 charged after inquiry into '£12 million fraud'

Hereford Times: Police have been investigating an alleged fraud against public and private bodies

7:42pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Fifteen suspects have been charged after an inquiry into an alleged £12 million fraud against public and private bodies, including NHS trusts and the government of Guernsey.

Lewis Hamilton says it would be a 'disaster' if Pirelli puts tyre pressures up

Hereford Times: Lewis Hamilton does not think increasing tyre pressures is the way forward

6:47pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Lewis Hamilton has warned of a "disaster" if Pirelli goes ahead with plans to increase tyre pressure limits for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

Samsung's Gear S2 circular smartwatch will make contactless payments

Hereford Times: The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch has a round face and is enabled for contactless payments

6:32pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Samsung's first circular smartwatch will carry Samsung Pay so wearers can use it to make contactless payments.

Malin Akerman talks video games from the world's largest hammock

Hereford Times: Malin Akerman talks video games from the world's largest hammock

6:30pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Malin’s got a real thing for tropical paradises. Luckily this one’s just across the water from her home in New York City.

Economist recommends 'better use of current housing stock' to aid sales recovery

Hereford Times: Bob Pannell said a range of "deep-seated and inter-related" problems in the housing market were holding back recovery

6:18pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The housing market is "dysfunctional" and its deep-seated problems will not be solved just by building more homes, the Council of Mortgage Lenders' (CML) chief economist has said.

Ella Eyre talks Top Gear, fashion and the best advice her mum's ever given her

Hereford Times: Ella Eyre talks Top Gear, fashion and the best advice her mum's ever given her

6:11pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The singer speaks out on cars, trainers – and reveals her mum’s wise words

United Utilities faces £15m compensation bill after Lancashire water bug

Hereford Times: Water supplies were affected by the outbreak

5:31pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Water firm United Utilities faces a compensation bill of at least £15 million to Lancashire households affected by the outbreak of a parasitic bug in supplies.

Proposed solar panel subsidy cuts 'threaten tens of thousands of jobs'

Hereford Times: The changes could stop more than 1,100 megawatts of solar being installed each year to 2021, Friends of the Earth said

5:27pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Government plans to slash subsidies for solar panels on homes could cost more than 20,000 jobs, green campaigners have claimed.

Chelsea forward Pedro: Manchester United snub had nothing to do with Van Gaal

Hereford Times: Pedro joined Chelsea instead of Manchester United in August

5:06pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Pedro insists his decision to turn down Manchester United and sign for Chelsea last month had nothing to do with not wanting to work under Louis van Gaal.

Grandfather inspired Christopher Eccleston's Legend performance

Hereford Times: Christopher Eccleston said he based his performance on his grandfather

5:01pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston has revealed how his grandfather inspired his performance in the Kray twins biopic, Legend.

Families of dying excluded from 'critical conversations'

Hereford Times: Nurses and doctors need better training on end of life care, experts said

4:44pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The families of people who are dying are too often excluded from "critical conversations" about what happens at the end of life, experts have warned.

Financial education in schools 'wholly inadequate' for 19% of young people

Hereford Times: Financial education in schools should be improved, a report says

4:33pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Nearly one in five young adults feel the financial education they received while at school was "wholly inadequate", research has found.

Chung Mong-joon cries foul play over FIFA's presidential election

Hereford Times: Claims of dirty tricks have surfaced in FIFA's presidential election campaign

4:17pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Claims of dirty tricks have surfaced in FIFA's presidential election campaign after Michel Platini's main rival lodged a complaint that rules had been broken.

NFL chief Roger Goodell vows to appeal after Tom Brady's ban is overturned

Hereford Times: Tom Brady is a four-time Super Bowl winner and reigning Super Bowl MVP

4:11pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has indicated there will be an appeal after Tom Brady's four-game ban over 'Deflategate' was overturned by a federal judge.

Sam Smith's throat operation 'a massive blessing in disguise'

Hereford Times: Sam Smith finds his voice after surgery

4:30pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The singer has spoken about his voice and losing a lot of weight.

Pizza Express axes admin fee on staff tips paid by card

Hereford Times: Pizza Express is ending the taking of an admin fee for staff tips paid via credit or debit card

3:16pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Pizza Express is to remove an 8% administration fee on staff tips made by card, the company has announced.

Sam Burgess: Will Carling contacted me to discuss negative comments

Hereford Times: Sam Burgess has been named on the bench for England's match against Ireland on Saturday

3:02pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Sam Burgess has revealed that Will Carling contacted him to explain his claim that the inexperience of England's rugby league convert would be exposed during the World Cup.

Ed Skrein: Blood, sweat and tears went into Transporter Refuelled

Hereford Times: Ed Skrein: Blood, sweat and tears went into Transporter Refuelled

3:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Transporter star spoke about training for the new action movie, and how his son thinks his job is “play-fighting”

Papy Djilobodji left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad

Hereford Times: New signing Papy Djilobodji is not in Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's, pictured, Champions League squad

2:33pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Papy Djilobodji has been given his Chelsea squad number - but the transfer deadline day recruit is not in Jose Mourinho's Champions League squad.

Arsenal blow as England frontman Danny Welbeck undergoes knee surgery

Hereford Times: Arsenal's Danny Welbeck has undergone knee surgery

2:29pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Arsenal will be without England forward Danny Welbeck for several months after he underwent surgery on a knee problem.

Cor blimey, guv'nor! Peter Kay goes all sarf London for BBC Two's Cradle To Grave

Hereford Times: Cor blimey, guv'nor! Peter Kay goes all sarf London for BBC Two's Cradle To Grave

2:10pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Peter Kay drops his familiar Lancashire accent to play Danny Baker’s Cockney dad in BBC Two comedy drama Cradle To Grave.

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