Herefordshire sheep farmer is student of the month

Hereford Times: Ali Pudge at work.

4:51pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SHEEP farmer from Woolhope has been named as her university's student of the month in recognition of her contribution to the family business - Pudge's Lamb.

Garth Lawson walk, around Stoke Prior and the Lugg Village

Hereford Times: The seventeenth century bridge over the Lugg at Eaton Hall.

1:24pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE Lugg used to be larger than its tributary, the River Wye.

Details for the Malvern Spring Show

12:01pm Sunday 16th March 2014

THE Three Counties Agricultural Society has unveiled plans for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2014.

No kidding - goat is the meat for success

Hereford Times: Goat Monty is led by Aimee's cousin Alis Barker.

8:12am Wednesday 12th March 2014

THERE has been no stopping two Herefordshire farmers establishing themselves in the goat meat industry.

Garth Lawson walk, taking in many of the localtions linked to one of Hereford's most famous residents - Sir Edward Elgar

Hereford Times: Sir Edward Elgar in 1933

10:45am Monday 3rd March 2014

THIS week our walking correspondent treats readers to a trip taking in many of the locations linked to one of Hereford's most famous residents – Sir Edward Elgar. Garth has also tracked down the last person alive to have sung under the baton of Edward Elgar some 80 years ago.

Eating while you're driving is almost as bad as using the phone says charity

Hereford Times: The advice is don't eat at the wheel...

12:58pm Thursday 27th February 2014

DRIVERS are being urged to take a break and enjoy their food away from their vehicles as road safety charity Brake and Direct Line reveals more than six in 10 (62%) have eaten at the wheel in the past year. Three in 10 (29%) unwrapped food themselves at the wheel — a telling symptom of busy lifestyles putting lives at risk.

Herefordshire residents should sign up to countryside charter

Hereford Times: Herefordshire residents should sign up to countryside charter

7:15pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE CPRE is calling for county residents to sign up to the Countryside Charter It says as the evidence mounts that Government planning reforms are not working the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has launched a three point charter to ‘Save our Countryside’.

It's a good time for county farmers to develop their land

Hereford Times: Ben Corbett - now's the time to release sites for development.

7:12pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE chartered surveyor says it is a good time for farmers and property owners in the county to source and release sites for development.

Herefordshire farmers fear for their livelihoods as fields remain under water

Hereford Times: John Bishop, of Cummins Farm, Colwall.

10:48am Monday 10th February 2014

FARMERS are concerned about the impact further Herefordshire flooding may have on their livelihoods, calling it a big issue of the future.

Three Counties Showground to host monster tractor show

Hereford Times: A tractor display at Usk Show

12:55pm Monday 10th February 2014

IT LOOKS set to be an incredible year for enthusiasts of tractors, vintage vehicles and classic cars.

Garth Lawson's walk around Walford, Herefordshire

Hereford Times: Around Walford. 3¼ mile easy walk. Mostly flat and low-lying. 8 or 9 stiles. View to Goodrich Castle. Map: OL 14, Wye Valley & Forest of Dean. Public Transport: Bus Nos. 34 and 35 call at Walford church.

12:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

GOODRICH Ferry was once a main thoroughfare between England and the Welsh Marches. The an - cient road between Ross and Monmouth, dating at least from Roman times, crossed the Wye immedi - ately below Goodrich Castle.

Prize Hereford bull sold

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

2:02pm Thursday 30th January 2014

“ONE in a million” bull Sky 1 Korker has become the first animal to be sold from Hereford breeders Boomer Birch and Graham Brindley’s 2011 Sky High herd.

"An intoxicating neighbourhood".

8:01am Friday 29th November 2013

WELLINGTON Heath is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty. But in less enlightened times, the neighbourhood was labelled “Hell on Earth”. Many of the men working on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal and the Ledbury Railway Viaduct lived rough in the village and it gained a formidable reputation for drunkenness and fighting.

Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day takes place at Three Counties Hotel

12:42pm Friday 15th November 2013

SPEAK to a farmer and he or she will tell you that one of the main challenges for the business today is dealing with all the paperwork required by the regulatory bodies governing British Agriculture. How is it possible, they may well ask, to keep up with it all and take the business forward at the same time?

Garth Lawson walk, Old Radnor and Hunter Hill

Hereford Times: Garth Lawson walk, Old Radnor and Hunter Hill

8:00am Friday 1st November 2013

WHEN Sir George Cornewall-Lewis had a traffic cone on his head, the people of Hereford seemed to take a bit more notice of him.

Equestrian, the Horse Trust has been celebrating its links with the professional body at the BVNA’s annual congress in Telford this month

Hereford Times: Equestrian, The Horse Trust sponsorship scheme, supports retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at Home of Rest

8:00am Friday 1st November 2013

THE Horse Trust – the British Veterinary Nursing Association’s (BVNA) nominated charity of the year for 2013 – has been celebrating its links with the professional body at the BVNA’s annual congress in Telford this month.

Equestrian, The Horse Trust welcomes tighter horse movement rules

Hereford Times: Equestrian, The Horse Trust sponsorship scheme, supports retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at Home of Rest

8:00am Friday 18th October 2013

THE Horse Trust has welcomed proposals to tighten horse movement rules between Britain, Ireland and France following the horse meat scandal in Europe.

Herefordshire Farming News: Hop growing workshop to take place in Stoke Lacy

Hereford Times: Hops at Yorkshire Hops

9:20am Thursday 17th October 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE hop growers will attend a workshop to look at production costs and sector profitability.

Big Apple celebrates Herefordshire's horticultural heritage

Hereford Times: Bill Bradshaw co-author of World’s Best Cider: From Somerset to Seattle with volunteer supporter David Hewitt.

12:03pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE's horticultural heritage was celebrated in style despite Sunday's wet weather. A steady stream of visitors attended the 25th anniversary Big Apple event.

Herefordshire Farming News: County hosts British National Ploughing Championships

Hereford Times: John Milnes competing in the Oat Seed Furrow Ploughing - Tractors class on a Massey Ferguson 35 at the 63rd British National Ploughing Championships at Llanwarne.

11:46am Tuesday 15th October 2013

PLOUGHING enthusiasts from across the country converged on Herefordshire, which had the privilege of hosting the British National Ploughing Championships, at the weekend.

Herefordshire Farming News: County farmer says axing of SAWS scheme will cause long term damage to horticulture

10:05am Monday 14th October 2013

THE Government’s decision to axe the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme (SAWS) will cause long-term damage to the horticulture sector - that's the view of Herefordshire farmer Anthony Snell.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire members crowned YFC master chefs

Hereford Times: From left to right are Zoe Scott (Kington YFC); George Goring (Golden Valley YFC); and Megan Watkins (Craswall YFC) with their winning display of cookery.

2:43pm Friday 11th October 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE members of the young farmers went on to compete in the national cookery finals hosted by the Three Counties Agricultural Society at the Malvern Autumn Show. The cookery final saw Herefordshire members crowned YFC master chefs.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire Young Farmers fly the flag for floristry

Hereford Times: Fay Thomas of Eardisley YFC with her winning exhibit.

2:26pm Friday 11th October 2013

A RESPECTED figure in the world of professional floristry claims Young Farmers are flying the flag for competitions in floral arts after more than 100 members entered the Young Farmers national finals at the Malvern Autumn Show.

Equestrian, British Horse Society’s Paralympic Legacy Access Project has been launched on the Ridgeway in West Berkshire.

Hereford Times: Driving up access for all

8:00am Friday 11th October 2013

THE British Horse Society’s Paralympic Legacy Access Project has been launched on the Ridgeway in West Berkshire.

Herefordshire Farming News: British National Ploughing Championship coming to the county

12:05pm Monday 7th October 2013

THE British National Ploughing Championships is back in Herefordshire at the weekend for the first time since 1986.

Garth Lawson walk, Llyn Heilyn at Llanfihangel-nant- Melan

Hereford Times: Garth Lawson walk, Llyn Heilyn at Llanfihangel-nant- Melan

7:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

LLYN HEILYN is an amiable place to set out for a walk. The lake’s inmates are mute swan, mallard, little grebe, coot and moorhen.

Herefordshire sheep farmer commended by Farmers Weekly magazine

3:13pm Friday 4th October 2013

A HEREFORDSHIRE farmer has been commended by a national magazine for his work with sheep.

Leominster gets fruity with annual apple fair

Hereford Times: TOP CROP: Apples can be pickled

3:22pm Friday 4th October 2013

LEOMINSTER is in for a “fruity gourmet experience” with the town’s annual Apple Fair and first Apple Week taking place this month. The Apple Fair will be held at the Priory Church on October 19.

Herefordshire Farming News: Twenty volunteers to help run The Big Apple

Hereford Times: Volunteers for the Big Apple event are (left to right, from the back) Bob Quant, Mary Fielding, David Hewitt, Gill Swaithes, Alison Quant, Emma Putnam, and Irene Skellam.

1:04pm Friday 4th October 2013

TWENTY volunteers will be helping with the Big Apple weekend in and around Much Marcle on October 12 and 13.

Equestrian, pony clubs across the region taking part in a combined St Richard’s and North Hereford Pony Club triathlon

8:00am Friday 4th October 2013

MORE than 65 children from pony clubs across the region made extensive use of the beautiful grounds at St Richard's School, Bredenbury.

Tributes to 'lovely, charming man' Richard Arrowsmith

Hereford Times: Richard Arrowsmith.

6:00am Friday 4th October 2013

RICHARD Arrowsmith, from Union Street, was found near the Old Bridge following a missing person search.

Colwall Apple Day celebrates Herefordshire's fruit heritage

Hereford Times: Colwall Apple Day will take place at Colwall Cricket Ground on Saturday October 12.

4:40pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

FRUIT at the core of the Herefordshire's heritage will be celebrated at a dedicated day. Colwall Apple Day will take place at Colwall Cricket Ground on Saturday October 12

Equestrian, Fly-grazing action plea to England

Hereford Times: Another horse found dead in Little Marlow field

1:03pm Thursday 26th September 2013

SIX leading horse charities are welcoming plans by the Welsh Government to introduce legislation to tackle fly grazing of horses and ponies in Wales and are urgently asking the UK Government to follow suit in England to help stem the horse crisis escalating across the country.

Equestrian, the New Forest of Dean Greenways will enable horse riders, carriage drivers, walkers, and cyclists to explore interconnected woodland tracks in a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty

8:00am Friday 20th September 2013

THE new Forest of Dean Greenways will enable horse riders, carriage drivers, walkers, and cyclists to explore some 30 miles of interconnected woodland tracks in a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty.

Equestrian, winning disabled carriage star, Nick Jones of Whitten Way, Hereford

Hereford Times: Equestrian, winning carriage star, Nick Jones of Whitten Way, Hereford

8:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

DISABLED carriage driver Nick Jones of Whitten Way, Hereford, came home smiling after winning two classes against able bodied drivers at the annual BDS Wales Carriage Driving Show and two firsts at Burwarton Show which has enabled Nick to qualify for the Osborne Refrigeration Championships later this summer.

Equestrian, Roger Gregory, a BD trainer from Worcestershire, has qualified for the National Dressage

Hereford Times: Equestrian, Roger Gregory, a BD trainer from Worcestershire, has qualified for the National Dressage

8:00am Friday 6th September 2013

ROGER Gregory, a BD trainer from Worcestershire, has qualified for the National Dressage after winning the Inter 1 scoring over 70 per cent at Somerford Park.

Equestrian, The Horse Trust sponsorship scheme, supports retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at Home of Rest

Hereford Times: Equestrian, The Horse Trust sponsorship scheme, supports retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at Home of Rest

8:00am Friday 30th August 2013

THE Horse Trust has launched a new way for people to support the retired or rescued horses, ponies and donkeys that live at its Home of Rest.

Walk, Garth Lawson's Huntington and Upper Breinton walk

Hereford Times: Drovers Pond, Breinton.

8:00am Friday 30th August 2013

LOTS of children in our neighbourhood knew what was meant by the Swinging 60s.

Herefordshire Farming News: Kington sheep shearing contest held in pub

10:30am Wednesday 28th August 2013

A KINGTON sheep shearing contest raised the bar by taking placed in a pub. Contestants swapped the delights of the countryside for the more comfortable surroundings of the Oxford Arms in Kington.

Ryeland sheep statue set to be unveiled in Leominster

12:09pm Monday 26th August 2013

LEOMINSTER in Bloom is set to unveil a Ryeland Sheep statue in the town. After months of planning the group has announced the date of the official unveiling of the Ryeland Sheep Statue.

Equestrian, The Horse Trust is delighted to be the chosen charity at this year’s Your Horse Live.

10:20am Friday 9th August 2013

HELD on November 9 and 10 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, Your Horse Live 2013 is a phenomenal event which promises to deliver two amazing, action-packed days for all horse lovers.

Herefordshire Farming News: Big win for Ross breeder at National Horned Hereford Show

Hereford Times: Phocle Kingdom from Phocle Herefords in Ross-on-Wye took the junior, grand male and breed championships at the National Horned Hereford Show, held at the Tenbury Countryside Show.

12:15pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

TWELVE-month-old Phocle Kingdom from David Jones of Phocle Herefords in Ross-on-Wye took the junior, grand male and breed championships at the National Horned Hereford Show, held at the Tenbury Countryside Show.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire breeders triumph at Burwarton Show

9:44am Tuesday 6th August 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE breeders made a big impression at the Burwarton Show held in south Shropshire.

Rain fails to dampen spirits at Herefordshire Country Fair

Hereford Times: The Knights of the Damned bought some Medieval style action to the Herefordshire Country Fair.

9:51am Monday 5th August 2013

PERSISTENT, and at times torrential rain, failed to dampen spirits at this year's Herefordshire Country Fair.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire Young Farmers to display pulling power at Tenbury Countryside Show

Hereford Times: Young cow rescued from deep mud

2:00pm Friday 2nd August 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE Young Farmers will be displaying their pulling power at the weekend at the finals of the NFYFC Tug of War competitions at the Tenbury Countryside Show.

Herefordshire Farming News: County farmers head for Tenbury Countryside Show

Hereford Times: Nick Champion gets ready for the Tenbury Countryside Show.

9:23am Friday 2nd August 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE farmers will be heading for the Tenbury Countryside Show on Saturday. The town’s annual agricultural showcase attracts a strong contingent from the county at a show that mixes the serious business of farming with family fun.

Herefordshire Farming News: Scene set for Herefordshire Country Fair

Hereford Times: Terrier racing will be one of the key events at this weekend's Herefordshire Country Fair.

4:14pm Thursday 1st August 2013

LOVERS of the country way of life are in for a treat this weekend. The Herefordshire Country Fair is at Hampton Court on Sunday and promises to bring many of the best aspects of rural life to those visiting the 15th century medieval castle at Hope-Under-Dinmore, near Leominster.

Equestrian, Gearing up for Homme Horse trial

3:40pm Thursday 1st August 2013

WITH just days to go until this year’s Homme House Horse Trials on Tuesday and Wednesday, volunteer organisers and the riders are making final preparations.

Herefordshire Farming News: Breeders win at Royal Welsh Show

12:29pm Friday 26th July 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE breeders made a big impression at The Royal Welsh Show. The 50th Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, saw many Herefordshire breeders and farmers crossing the border to join the thousands of people attending the three day event.

Garth Lawson walk Donnington, Broom's Green and the parish of Dymock

Hereford Times: Rupert Brooke’s poppies, by John Bullough.

10:46am Friday 26th July 2013

“If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is forever England.”



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