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Dawn probe nears dwarf planet Ceres

Hereford Times: Nasa's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to go into orbit around Ceres (Nasa/PA)

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

An American spacecraft is about to make an historic rendezvous with the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Prisoner awaits smoking ban ruling

Hereford Times: A prisoner wants a hotline to be made available to all inmates so they can report unauthorised smoking

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

A prisoner learns today whether he has won the unrestricted right to report unauthorised smoking in jail via a confidential health hotline.

Anti-IS Briton 'wanted to help'

Hereford Times: Kurdish fighters and foreign volunteers, including the killed Briton Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, foreground, in Sinjar, Iraq (AP/JordanMatson)

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

The former Royal Marine killed fighting against Islamic State in Syria went to the war-torn country to "help other people and to make a difference", his former girlfriend said.

'Six years of hurt' for cash savers

Hereford Times: Savers have lost an estimated £130 billion as a result of rock-bottom interest rates, analysis has found

7:43am Thursday 5th March 2015

Savers have lost an estimated £130 billion as a result of six years of "hurt" from rock-bottom interest rates, according to analysis.

Reid commits to West Ham

Hereford Times: Winston Reid has extended his West Ham stay

7:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

Winston Reid has signed a new long-term contract with West Ham, the Barclays Premier League side have announced.

Bank expected to keep rates down

Hereford Times: Governor Mark Carney has raised the possibility of rates going down should low inflation persist for longer than expected

7:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Bank of England will mark six years of interest rates at the historic low of 0.5% today when it is widely expected to leave them on hold again.

Rodgers heaps praise on Henderson

Hereford Times: Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, pictured, has been praised by manager Brendan Rodgers

7:15am Thursday 5th March 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Jordan Henderson after the midfielder's second goal in as many games helped set the side on their way to a 2-0 win over Burnley.

Wenger praises strike duo

Hereford Times: Alexis Sanchez, pictured, has been backed to go from strength to strength after ending a seven-game goal drought

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud are ready to lead Arsenal to another top-four Premier League finish, according to Arsene Wenger.

Pellegrini pleased with rotation

Hereford Times: Manuel Pellegrini rotated his squad for the victory over Leicester

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt he needed to "refresh the team" and leave out captain Vincent Kompany for his side's much-needed win against Leicester.

Battling Blues please Mourinho

Hereford Times: Jose Mourinho, left, was pleased his Chelsea side claimed a narrow win at West Ham

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Jose Mourinho lauded the battling qualities of his Chelsea side after the Premier League leaders claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win at West Ham.

Scotland lose despite Coetzer ton

Hereford Times: Kyle Coetzer scored a splendid 156 for Scotland but it was in vain as Bangladesh won in Nelson

6:47am Thursday 5th March 2015

Bangladesh bolstered their chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the Cricket World Cup with a six-wicket victory against Scotland in Nelson.

Gomis 'feeling well' after fainting

Hereford Times: Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis has thanked fans for their concern after he fainted during the defeat at Tottenham

6:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

Bafetimbi Gomis moved to allay concerns over his health after collapsing during Swansea's Premier League defeat at Tottenham.

FA could launch 'spitting' probe

Hereford Times: Jonny Evans, left, and Papiss Cisse, right, could find themselves in hot water after an apparent spitting incident

6:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse could find themselves in hot water after they appeared to spit at each other during Manchester United's dramatic 1-0 victory at Newcastle.

Anti-drug schemes 'raise use risk'

Hereford Times: The report claims that anti-drugs initiatives have "little impact" on halting drug abuse

3:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

Anti-drugs campaigns can increase the risk of drug use, a report to Home Secretary Theresa May has found.

CPS defends bomb plotter decision

Hereford Times: Abid Naseer, right on mobile phone, was found guilty in New York over his role in a failed al-Qaida plot to bomb the New York City subway (United States Attorneys Office/AP)

3:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has defended its decision not to charge a man who was later convicted of plotting to bomb a shopping centre in Manchester and the subway in New York City.

Charity hope for 'pee-power' toilet

Hereford Times: The prototype toilet is located near the students' union bar

12:38am Thursday 5th March 2015

A prototype toilet that generates electricity from urine is being launched today - near a students' union bar.

Fraud office examines Bank auctions

Hereford Times: The inquiry relates to auctions held during the height of the financial crisis in 2007 and 2008

12:24am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating material referred to it by the Bank of England concerning liquidity auctions held during the financial crisis.

Heart disease linked to teen stress

Hereford Times: Researchers found that even good physical fitness did not seem to provide protection from heart disease among those who did not cope with stress well

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

T he worse a person deals with stress when young, the more likely they will develop heart disease later in life, a study has suggested.

Council tax freeze 'hits services'

Hereford Times: The freeze on council tax has meant public services could be missing out on billions of pounds

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

Stretched public services such as social care are missing out on billions in potential funding as a result of council tax freezes, research has found.

1D star hits out at 'drink' story

Hereford Times: One Direction's Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily.

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

One Direction star Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily - saying he drinks no more than other people his age.

EastEnders cameo for June Whitfield

Hereford Times: Veteran actress June Whitfield is to appear in one episode of EastEnders

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

Veteran TV star June Whitfield is making a one-off appearance in Albert Square.

Brits in controversial LSD study

Hereford Times: Professor David Nutt has co-led a study into how LSD affects the brain

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

A group of 20 British volunteers are the first in the world to have had their brains scanned while high on LSD.

Gout 'reduces Alzheimer's risk'

Hereford Times: Gout appears to have a protective effect on the brain, researchers have said.

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

People with a history of gout have a 24% lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has found.

Adult care funding 'in crisis'

Hereford Times: Adult social care funding is in crisis, it is claimed

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

The rise in short home visits to elderly people by care workers is a damning indictment of the underfunded social care and health system, the chairman of the Local Government Association has said.

PM issues 'final offer' on debates

Hereford Times: The PM has issued a "final offer" to broadcasters over televised leaders debates.

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

David Cameron has agreed to take part in just one televised leaders' debate ahead of the general election in a "final offer" to broadcasters.

Becky's stepbrother to face court

Hereford Times: Tributes have been paid to Becky Watts

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

The stepbrother of 16-year-old Becky Watts will appear in court today charged with her murder.

Star Wars show for Madame Tussauds

Hereford Times: Star Wars show for Madame Tussauds

12:11am Thursday 5th March 2015

Wax is being sculpted into the shape of some famous sci-fi characters.

EastEnders cameo for June Whitfield

Hereford Times: EastEnders cameo for June Whitfield

12:11am Thursday 5th March 2015

Albert Square will welcome the veteran actress for a guest appearance.

Housing market 'out of control'

Hereford Times: Across England, the price of a starter home has increased by around 48 times since 1969, Shelter said

12:05am Thursday 5th March 2015

First-time buyers would be paying £77,000 less to get on the property ladder if house price inflation had kept pace with wage increases in recent decades, according to analysis by Shelter.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

12:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:56pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

1D star hits out at 'drink' story

Hereford Times: The One Direction star took to Twitter in the wake of the story

11:50pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

One Direction star Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily - saying he drinks no more than other people his age.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:45pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:35pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:25pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:16pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

11:05pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:56pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:46pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

One Direction's Liam Payne slams critics for saying he drinks too much

Hereford Times: One Direction's Liam Payne slams critics for saying he drinks too much

10:46pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The singer has responded to an article on Twitter saying the story is ‘out of order’.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:36pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:26pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:16pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Spurs see off Swans

Hereford Times: Nacer Chadli, left, opened the scoring at White Hart Lane

10:11pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

Tottenham got their top-four tilt back on track by overcoming Swansea 3-2 on a night when Bafetimbi Gomis' collapse had those inside White Hart Lane fearing the worst.

Henderson leads the way for Reds

Hereford Times: Jordan Henderson celebrates his goal against Burnley

10:09pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

Stand-in captain Jordan Henderson led from the front with his second goal in successive matches as Liverpool maintained their pursuit of a top-four place.

Ullman back on BBC after 30 years

Hereford Times: Tracey Ullman is to return to BBC One

10:07pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

Comic Tracey Ullman is heading home for a new series on BBC One almost 30 years after she moved to the United States.

Kanye West's surprise London show

Hereford Times: Kanye West's surprise London show

10:06pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The rapper made a last-minute appearance at Koko in Camden.

Bake Off Star Baker Victoria Wood admits she is very competitive

Hereford Times: Bake Off Star Baker Victoria Wood admits she is very competitive

10:06pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

Forget the taking part, Victoria Wood has admitted it’s all about winning for her.

Toffees come unstuck against Stoke

Hereford Times: Victor Moses heads home the opening goal

10:03pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

Everton endured further Barclays Premier League misery as goals from Victor Moses and Mame Biram Diouf condemned them to a 2-0 defeat at Stoke.

Blues maintain momentum

Hereford Times: Eden Hazard celebrates scoring the winner

10:03pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

Chelsea followed up their Capital One Cup victory with a hard-fought 1-0 win on their return to Barclays Premier League business at West Ham.

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