4:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014
2:21pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
THE Clehonger Gardening Competition is sponsored and organised by the community group Friends of Clehonger Parish. This competition, which was resurrected in 2012 after a lapse of many years, was this year judged by Alan Morris (Eaton Bishop) fresh from opening his garden to the public under the auspices of the National Gardens Scheme, and knowledgeable Sue Neale (Allensmore). They concluded that overall the entered Clehonger gardens were of a high standard considering the unusual weather pattern over the last year.
2:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
HEREFORD Lions Club chipped in £500 to the Hereford in Bloom fund to buy plants for the beds, planters and hanging baskets which once again brightened up the city centre following the decision by Herefordshire Council to abandon flower planting as a cost cutting exercise. Hereford City Council funded the watering.
2:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
THE Annual Llanfair Wakes Village Show attracted a large number of people. At the event there were plenty of attractions for all ages including a fancy dress competition, dog show, beach chair competition, skittles, water slide, flower and handicraft competitions, children’s races and fun games, refreshments and more. The winner of the dog show was Gerty, an 18 month old golden retriever showed by Lewys Wheeler, and the winner of the flower and horticultural section was Marilyn Tippett with Diana Bailey second. Llanfair Waterdine WI won the best beach chair competition.
2:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
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1:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
TO celebrate the second birthday of Knighton skate and BMX park a party/jam was held in the park. At the event there was a bouncy castle, vintage cars, refreshments raffle, live music and the main attraction the competitions. The competitions were to find the best scooter, skateboard and BMX riders. The results were scooter: 1st Kieran Aspley (Knighton), 2nd Jacob Broome and 3rd Oliver Powell. Best skateboard rider was Keith Eastom (Shrewsbury), 2nd David Bennett, 3rd Zach Lewis. Zach from Knighton was also the BMX champion with Tyler-John Day, 2nd and Connor Reynolds 3rd. Before the event there was doubt over whether Zach could compete in the BMX competition after his bikes sprocket snapped during practice. He managed to find a replacement and get his bike fixed shortly before the start. On behalf of the skate park committee Mike Conway thanked everyone who helped get things ready for the event and helped on the day, all the sponsors including businesses, clubs and organisations, the ongoing sponsors and all those who donated raffle prizes. Lynsey Price then thanked Mike for helping on the day and for setting up all the electrics. The main judge of the BMX and scooter competitions Keith Eastom from Faction Bike Co, Shrewsbury said “The judges were looking for competitors who made the best use of the park, the height of the jumps and the variety of moves”. He continued by saying “I was here last year and I can see what a good investment the park has been to the town, youngsters who were beginners last year are now very experienced riders, everything about this park has been a success”. BMX champion 17 year old Zach said “The park gives me something to do, keeping me off the streets and it’s great to see all the little kids down here today all having ago”.
1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
A JOINT birthday party for three people from Llangunllo has so far raised £1,465 for local charities. The party was held at Llangunllo village hall for Henry Morgan (80) Kath Poole (70) and Julie Watts (50). The event started in the afternoon with a tea party for the older residents of the village and friends. In the evening, stage two of the party was held when most of the guests dressed in 1950s, 60s or 70s costume. There was a hog roast and a rodeo bull for everyone to have a go on. On behalf of Kath, Henry and herself, Julie thanked everyone for coming and all those who donated money instead of gifts.
12:58pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
THE final donations have now been collected in and the volunteer committee that organised Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Marches and Mid Wales is delighted to announce the grand total raised; an amazing £28,415.21.
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10:48am Thursday 21st August 2014
1:43pm Friday 15th August 2014
THE annual Teme Valley Vintage Rally by the Knighton-based club took place at Llanshay Farm last weekend. There were lots of vintage vehicles including tractors, cars, Land Rovers, motorbikes as well as static engines. The Animal Man returned to the event after a year's break and entertained everyone with his selection of lizards, snakes, a rat, chinchilla, hedgehog, spiders and other creatures. There was also a chance to watch the ferret racing and the Welsh Axe racing team, a display of old farm tools, dog show and much more.
12:28pm Friday 15th August 2014
CHARITY champion Toby Boram is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 10 days to raise funds for Greyhound Rescue West of England. Last Thursday, his route brought him from Monmouth up the A49 to Hereford, where he was greeted by an enthusiastic group of local supporters and their dogs enjoying a picnic on the Cathedral Close.
12:22pm Friday 15th August 2014
THE Knighton Macmillan Cancer support group held their annual strawberry tea at the church hall, Knighton last weekend. The event raised £312 including donations. Raffle winners were Liz George, Zara Hardwick, Enid Davies, Peter Medlicott, Sue Hayward, Ivy Rudge, Julia Roberts and Mary Wilding. Group member Jean Price thanked everyone for supporting them on the day all the helpers and all those who donated money, raffle prizes and other items for the event.
12:18pm Friday 15th August 2014
A LARGE crowd turned out to watch the large procession of decorated floats and several pedestrians walking around the village for the New Radnor carnival. The winner of the best float was The Little Dragon Playgroup farmers, the best pedestrians were Violet and Logan Redfern and the best dressed adult was Will Lloyd. After the procession reached the school field there was lots to see and do during the afternoon including listening to the Radnor Valley Band, guess the weight of the sheep, sheep shearing, it’s a knockout, stalls, refreshments and a lot more. One of the carnival organisers Jane Bartlett thanked everyone for their support on the day and also gave thanks to the many sponsors.
11:44am Friday 15th August 2014
MANY people from Llangunllo and Bleddfa as well as members of the Knighton branch of the Royal British Legion, local army and air cadets and their leaders attended the inauguration and dedication of a commemoration plaque to remember three men from Bleddfa who lost their lives in the first and second world wars. The event took place at Llangunllo Memorial Cross on August 3.
12:27pm Thursday 14th August 2014
11:42am Thursday 14th August 2014
FOREST of Dean MP Mark Harper took time out of his busy schedule to visit The Shop at Bromsberrow where he met volunteers and visitors. Mr Harper has taken a keen interest in the progress of the community venture and watched the business go from strength to strength, all based on the skills set and dedication of volunteers. Taking tea and cake with members of the village, Mark heard from postmaster John Meredith on the ongoing matter of transferring the Post Office services to the shop, and promised to speak with those in authority to expedite proceedings. Mark was accompanied by Roger Yates who has recently moved to the Dymock area, and is the candidate to stand for the District Council elections in May next year. This was Roger's first visit to the shop and he remarked that he was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the shop venture. It was a positive and memorable visit when Mr Harper agreed to sign the Mural Art Boards paid for, in the main, by Bromesberrow Parish Council, and which the children of Bromesberrow Primary School will be using to commence their art project in September.
11:27am Thursday 14th August 2014
9:06am Tuesday 12th August 2014
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2:25pm Friday 8th August 2014
2:23pm Friday 8th August 2014
HADFA'S 18th Annual Show held recently proved to be a great success - despite very heavy showers in the morning, the afternoon sun shone on the many visitors who came to view the exhibits. The British Fuchsia Society judge, Mr Geoff Oke, complimented the association on the quality of the entries because although we've been enjoying this glorious summer, fuchsias do not like the intense heat - they tend to wilt and drop their buds.
2:16pm Friday 8th August 2014
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1:59pm Friday 8th August 2014
SIX cyclists Mark Painter, Tara Jones, Joseph Murray, Barry Lloyd, Carl Hyde and Ross Porter who are taking part in the Bike Ride Britain stopped off at Knighton Primary school on their way from John O Groats to Lands End. Two of the cyclists Tara Jones and Mark Painter are teachers at the primary school and were welcomed there on August 3 by a large crowd made up of children, their parents and staff from the school. A group of staff from the school who call themselves the Moonshine walkers gave the cyclists lots of drinks and cakes and sold refreshments to all the other people who attended the event. They raised £65 that will be divided between the cyclists charities and their own cancer fighting and support charities.
1:23pm Friday 8th August 2014
BECOMING a top tennis player takes dedication, hard work and practice all year round. Kington Tennis Club has given local children and teenagers the best chance to take their skills to the next level, running a professional winter tennis course thanks to a grant from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
12:46pm Friday 8th August 2014
ALL records were broken for the gala day which celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the Waterworks Museum in Hereford. There were more historic vehicles than ever before and record numbers of visitors. Add to that brilliant weather and the superb playing of the Hereford Concert Band in the wonderfully picturesque setting of the museum by the River Wye in Hereford.
2:21pm Thursday 7th August 2014
1:57pm Thursday 7th August 2014
Your Herefordshire County Times: Allensmore to Wellington, plus clubs and societies, August 7, 2014.
12:21pm Thursday 7th August 2014
2:04pm Friday 1st August 2014
AROUND thirty hardy walkers left the village hall car park on a very hot Saturday afternoon for a walk from Huntington. They were dropped off just outside the village to trek a shortened version of the original route, due to the very hot weather.
1:54pm Friday 1st August 2014
1:08pm Friday 1st August 2014
IN spite of the bad weather on July 19, the diamond anniversary of the famous Huntington fete, near Kington, held at Huntington Court, has beaten last year's previous record. It has raised approximately £3,629. It will be given to the Anglican Church, the United Reform Church, the village hall and local Kington charities.
12:38pm Friday 1st August 2014
HEREFORDSHIRE'S Orchard Art project, run by the Bulmer Foundation, has soared to new heights with a play about the value of orchards created and performed by students at Echo's About Face Theatre Company based in Leominster.
12:08pm Friday 1st August 2014
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11:16am Thursday 31st July 2014
2:19pm Monday 28th July 2014
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11:59am Monday 28th July 2014
THE Honey Bees Day Nursery and Oaks Community Shop in Leominster have signed up to a new nationwide recycling initiative that enables the people of Leominster and surrounding areas to recycle various types of waste packaging for the first time.
11:37am Monday 28th July 2014
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9:04am Monday 28th July 2014
THE annual open day at the Rhos Market Garden in between Knighton and Whitton was a great success. Lots of people attended the event including MP Roger Williams and there was plenty to see and do for everyone. The theme this year was 'worms' there were worm stories from storyteller Cindy Lou, a wormery, the chance to make a giant worm with Charlie Goode of Crafty Foxes and the highlight of the afternoon the first Radnorshire worm charming championships. The championships started badly for a few contestant with some not finding a single worm but as the day progressed skills improved and with a mixture of watering the ground, walking round and round, playing a variety of music instruments, and wiggling a fork around in the ground the worms started to appear. The winners were Rosie, Erin, Megan, Flora and Carys, schoolgirls from John Beddoes and Gladestry who managed to charm eight worms out of the ground in 20 minutes allowed. Other attractions during the event were the chance to have a look around the market garden, talk to volunteers from the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, buy plants from Whimble Nursery, watch Gareth Erwin of Penybont Green woodwork make amazing wooden birds out of small pieces of wood, lots of refreshments, a Footprint hand roasted coffee stall, music and more. Mick Westrip and Alice Tite who run the market garden thanked everyone for attending and everyone who volunteered to help them on the day.
8:02am Monday 28th July 2014
EIGHT year old Emelia Watts who likes being called Mi Mi from Knighton is going to have ten inches of her hair cut off on Saturday at a family party in Beguildy. Mi Mi decided to grow her hair over a year ago because Jane Priday a close family friend and the family hairdresser lost all her hair before she lost her battle against cancer in May 2013. Claire Williams from Room 2 in Newtown will be cutting the ten inches off Emelia's hair and then it will be sealed in a bag and sent to the Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust make real hair wigs free of charge for boys and girls who have lost their hair during cancer treatment. Mi Mi also wants to raise money for St Michaels Hospice where Jane was cared for before she died. To help Mi Mi raise money for the two charities her family have set up a just giving page. www.justgiving.com/emelia-watts On her page titled 'Emelia's Big Hair Cut' she said " I am cutting my hair for charity, for the little princess trust because my lovely friend Jane lost all her hair".
6:02am Sunday 27th July 2014
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