Halfords enjoys boost in turnover

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Various pictures from the Tour of Britain cycling event as it passed through Malvern today.
The Tour of Britain leaders and main group head up Church Street Malvern watched by the crowds who turned out to s

4:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE-based cycling retailer Halfords is expected to report a 9.5 per cent increase in revenue in comparison with last year over the last six months next week.

Visit a pharmacist if you feel unwell this winter

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4:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire are encouraging people in the county to talk to a pharmacist if they are feeling unwell this winter to avoid a trip to hospital later.

Proud Day With Prime Minister for HMS Ledbury Veteran.

2:54pm Friday 31st October 2014

A FORMER crew member of HMS Ledbury had a proud day, when he knocked on the door of 10, Downing Street to receive a long-awaited campaign medal from the Prime Minister.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Two public defibrillators for Dymock.

9:26am Friday 31st October 2014

DYMOCK will have two public defibrillators in the village by Christmas, with one on the wall of the Parish Hall on another in their village's old telephone kiosk, close to Well House Garage.

Cancer charities team up to support brain tumour patients

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5:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PAIR of cancer charities have joined forces to provide specialist help for people in Worcestershire living with brain tumours.

Worcestershire Mums offered mental health support

Hereford Times: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

4:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUMS in Worcestershire are being offered support to deal with psychological issues that can occur during and after pregnancy.

Patients put at risk by hospital revamp delay, warns health boss

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

2:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire are being put at risk by continued delays to the project revamping hospital services in the county, a senior health boss has warned.

Hospital waiting times now available online

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

1:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire unsure about where they should go for treatment can now view up-to-date waiting times at the county’s acute and community hospitals online.

Warning hospital services could "implode" under pressure

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

12:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HOSPITAL services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital could “implode” as a result of a possible influx of patients from Herefordshire over the next few months, a patient representative has warned.

Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

Hereford Times: Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

12:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HALLOWEEN might be a time of spooky ghosts and ghouls, but the organisation running sexual health services in Worcestershire is reminding people not to lose sight of the importance of safe sex.

Worcestershire schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

Hereford Times: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

10:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

Jewellery and ornaments stolen in Ledbury and Colwall

8:52am Thursday 30th October 2014

JEWELLERY and ornaments were stolen in a string of burglaries in Ledbury and Colwall.

Ledbury Nursing Home scoops gold at In Bloom awards

Hereford Times: GONE FOR GOLD: From left: Home manager, Lorraine Cooling, resident Rod Wilczynski, support worker, Helen Young, activities co-ordinator, Anita Kinnear, and residents Rosemary Field and David Turner. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4414742101

5:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A REVAMPED garden at a nursing home in Ledbury has scooped gold at this year's Ledbury in Bloom competition.

Health trust vows to bridge gulf between physical and mental health treatment

Hereford Times: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

5:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ALMOST a hundred people attended an event in Worcestershire raising awareness of the importance of treating mental and physical health equally.

Hospital trust could end financial year £15 million in the red

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have raised serious concerns after it was revealed the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital could end this financial year even further in the red last year.

A tree near Malvern could be Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year

Hereford Times: The Whiteleaved Oak near Malvern. Picture courtesy WTPL/Archie Miles.

12:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A tree near Malvern is in the running to be named England's Tree of the Year.

Nasal spray flu vaccine on offer to children this winter

Hereford Times: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

3:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHILDREN aged between two and four in Worcestershire are being offered the new nasal spray flu vaccine in place of the traditional injection as this year’s vaccination campaign gets started.

Cancer support group raised £5,000 for hospital trust's appeal

Hereford Times: Campaign to raise cash for cancer treatment robot raises £10,000 in a month

3:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A SUPPORT group helping men in Worcestershire battling prostate cancer has raised a massive £5,000 towards an appeal to buy a state-of-the-art surgical machine.

UPDATED: Jobs at risk across Worcestershire as Lloyds Banking Groups announces cuts

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2:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

JOBS in Worcestershire could be put at risk after banking giant Lloyds announced it was to shut 200 branches and cut its staff numbers by 9,000.

Big turn out in Ledbury for launch of this year's Poppy Appeal

Hereford Times: People gathered at the Ledbury Town War Memorial for the balloon release to mark the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal. Picture by Melissa Morris.

2:11pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE sky above Ledbury was dotted with red on Saturday as a balloon released marked the launch of the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Lloyds slashes branch network

Hereford Times: Lloyds Banking Group is to axe another 9,000 jobs and close 200 branches

12:07am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Lloyds Banking Group has taken an axe to its branch network and announced thousands of job cuts under plans to sideline its traditional over-the-counter service.

Canal charity floats prospect of increased jobs and tourism

Hereford Times: FUTURE PLANS: A long-term strategy for canals and rivers in Worcestershire has been launched.

9:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LONG-TERM plan for improving canals and rivers in Worcestershire was launched last week

Take care on the roads during the winter months

Hereford Times: WEATHER WARNING: Motorists are being warned to take care in the icy conditions. SP

5:53pm Monday 27th October 2014

WITH the nights getting darker as winter approaches, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are being advised to take extra care on the road.

Be alert for bogus callers and letters, residents warned

Hereford Times: Severn Trent Water's headquarters in Birmingham. Photo by David Jones/PA Wire.

4:54pm Monday 27th October 2014

FOLLOWING reports fraudsters are using new methods such as writing fake letters to cheat their way into people’s homes, residents are being reminded to stay alert for bogus callers.

Police commended for brining serial killer Joanne Dennehy to justice

4:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

A TEAM of detectives from West Mercia Police have won a prestigious policing award for their work to snare serial killer Joanne Dennehy and her accomplice Gary Stretch.

Herefordshire man denies 22 sexual offences alleged to have taken place in Kenya

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3:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

A CHARITY volunteer from Herefordshire has denied 22 sexual offences alleged to have taken place in Kenya while he was working as a charity volunteer between 1996 and 2013.

Police operation targeting foreign criminals branded a success

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2:03pm Monday 27th October 2014

A NATIONAL police operation in which a man was arrested in Worcester in connection with a robbery committed in Poland has been hailed a success.

UPDATE: A449 horror crash leaves man in "critical condition"

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4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN is in a critical condition after a horror crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker.

The Royal British Legion Ledbury and District Branch launches poppy appeal tomorrow

6:49pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Royal British Legion Ledbury and District Branch is launching its poppy appeal tomorrow (Saturday, October 25).

Shocking scene at trashed Malvern house

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3:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS was the shocking scene at a trashed Malvern house last week.

Herefordshire Council says new house totals for Ledbury are "appropriate".

Hereford Times: 2514626901. 17/06/14. Mayor of Ledbury, Councillor Bob Barnes at Ledbury Cricket Club. A planning application for 100 new homes on the site has been submitted. Picture by Nick Toogood. (7258086)

1:58pm Friday 24th October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE Council says it is fighting its corner at a planning inspection to make sure the county doesn't end up with more houses than are proposed under its own planning blueprint.

Man critically injured after car crash with petrol tanker

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9:01am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN was critically injured in a crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker yesterday evening.

Ambulance service welcomes NHS five-year plan

11:29am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has welcomed the new NHS England five-year plan, stating it highlights the vital role ambulance services can play in the future of the NHS.

Fundraisers paddle, plod and pedal their way to £12k donation

Hereford Times: DID WELL: In It To Win It

10:54am Friday 24th October 2014

INTREPID teams of fundraisers collected more than £12,000 for St Richard’s Hospice by completing the paddle, plod and pedal challenge.

Support Your Christmas Lights...

Hereford Times: CHRISTMAS IN LEDBURY - the lights go on, and the town celebrates/

10:06am Friday 24th October 2014

LEDBURY people are being asked to dig deep and support the Christmas Lights, through a new collection box initiative.

A Rise in Wedding Fees is "Discriminatory"?

9:52am Friday 24th October 2014

GETTING married by a registrar in Hereford will be far cheaper than having the same service in Ledbury, from now on.

Election in Ledbury

Hereford Times: STANDING FOR ELECTION - Andrew Warmington.

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW town councillor for Ledbury will be elected on Thursday, November 6.

Who's bright idea was this? Firms complete endurance challenge in foul weather for charity

Hereford Times: TOP TEAM: Jaga Heating

4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LEDBURY heating company proved hot stuff when it took part in a charity endurance challenge.

Mikado Christmas at Bosbury

Hereford Times: BAOS to perform picnic concert for Basingstoke Festival

3:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BOSBURY Players will present Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" at Bosbury Parish Hall in December.

Farmers' Market

3:42pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE will be a Farmers' Market at Bosbury Parish Hall on Saturday, November 15, from 10.30am to noon.

Halloween Fun at Prince Rupert Green.

Hereford Times: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

3:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WICKEDLY fun time will be had by all at the "Halloween on the Green" community event on a Ledbury estate.

Car engine fire in Malvern

Hereford Times: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

2:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CAR engine caught fire in Roman Way, Malvern, yesterday (October 23).

Two cars crash on A449 near Ledbury

Hereford Times: Emergency services attended a crash in Horderley yesterday.

12:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO cars crashed on the A449 near Ledbury this morning but no-one was injured.

Ledbury Bonfire Cancelled.

Hereford Times: Burning politicians in Lewisham - Guy Fawkes fun or 'immature and aggressive'?

11:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LONG Ledbury tradition has been broken, because this year there will be no Town Bonfire Party at Ledbury Park.

Recreation Ground Improvements

5:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SUM of over £10,000 is to be spent by Ledbury Town Council to improve facilities at the Recreation Ground.

Malvern and Ledbury first day at school reception classes 2014 are in this week's paper

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4:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

On Friday the Malvern Gazette/Ledbury Reporter publishes its souvenir special celebrating the first day at school for local children.

Newent motorcyclist seriously injured in crash near Gloucester

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2:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 30-year-old man from Newent was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his motorcycle was involved in an accident on Monday evening.

"Deliberate" draining of canal causes huge disruption on waterways

Hereford Times: EMPTIED: Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal were drained.

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE draining of a canal in Worcester which caused a “major inconvenience” for narrowboat users was most likely deliberate, according to the Canal and River Trust.

THE LADS WHO MARCHED AWAY...

2:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MOVING images from the First World War will feature at a special "Flicks in the Sticks" screening, at Bosbury Parish Hall.




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