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

Hereford Times:

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

Hereford Times:

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

Hereford Times:

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

Hereford Times: wyche.jpg

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

Hereford Times: (10235935)

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.

Parkway WI AGM

10:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE next meeting of Parkway WI will take place on November 11, and will be the AGM.

Leadon Bank OAP party's a real hit

Hereford Times: REMEMBERING MARGARET - Hilary Jones, Barbara Langlois and Anne Bradshaw.Picture by Jan Long.

10:48am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than sixty local people attended a "posh" tea party at Leadon Bank to remember Margaret Eaton, a stalwart of the Evergreen Club for local pensioners.

Horror stories of the pets whose owners don't care

Hereford Times:

10:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CALLOUS pet owners have abandoned almost 250 animals in Worcestershire this year – and a recent spate of kittens being dumped is only adding to this shocking statistic.

Sweet taste of success At community shop event.

Hereford Times: FREE SAMPLES - for Megan Williams, aged 13.Photograph by Jan Long.

9:42am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Shop at Bromsberrow recently celebrated national chocolate week by holding a themed day for its customers.

Wrong Signal Claim Over Danger Road.

9:03am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PIXLEY and District Parish Council say that Herefordshire Council is sending out the wrong signal over a road where motorists regularly break the speed limit, often by 30mph or more.

Newent MP Praises Businesses.

2:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Newent's MP, Mark Harper, recently visited two successful local businesses.

Housing Application Received for the South of Ledbury.

Hereford Times:

11:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DEVELOPER has submitted a planning application for 321 homes to the south of Ledbury.

Art Workshop In Wellington Heath.

4:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

LEDBURY Art Society is sponsoring a watercolour workshop, to take place Saturday November 15, at Wellington Heath Memorial Hall, from 10am to 4pm.

Southend Concerns

4:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE Council contractor was praised at a recent PACT meeting for the "excellent job" it carried out recently, in sweeping the Southend.

Clash over "dog bags"

2:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DIFFERENCE of opinion has arisen among councillors as to whether or not the town council should give away free bags for dog waste.

Field Notes Comes To Ledbury...

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

LEDBURY Poetry Festival's artistic director, Chloe Garner is urging local audiences to make the most of an intriguing "cross genre" event at the Market Theatre.

Local hands make light work of grape harvest.

Hereford Times: HARVEST HOME - for a bumper grape yield at Coddington Vineyard.

11:18am Monday 20th October 2014

IMAGES taken at a grape harvest last week might have come from the middle of France, but in fact the location was Coddington Vineyard, near Ledbury.

Local writer's studies in "devotion, death and dissection".

10:08am Monday 20th October 2014

BROMESBERROW novelist, Keith McCarthy hopes his 13th novel will be extra lucky, and be the best seller he has dreamed of.

Delay in Naval Visits for Ledbury.

9:26am Monday 20th October 2014

LEDBURY people will have to wait patiently for more than one year before they get to roll out the red carpet again, for the crew of HMS Ledbury.

£3 million NHS bill for treating patients with alcohol-related illnesses

4:34pm Friday 17th October 2014

TREATING patients admitted to hospital as a result of alcohol abuse in South Worcestershire cost the taxpayer more than £3 million in 2012-13.

CrownGate shopping centre evacuated

Hereford Times: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

3:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

SHOPPERS were evacuated from the CrownGate centre in Worcester today when the fire alarm sounded.

Heartless thieves steal foodbank donations

Hereford Times: FOODBANK THEFT: Church warden Ruth Yardley was saddened by the crime. Picture by Paul Jackson. 4214732702.

3:33pm Friday 17th October 2014

CALLOUS thieves have stolen foodbank donations meant for the poor from a collection point at a Worcestershire church.

Knitters use their skills for charity

Hereford Times: KNITTING CLUB: Back from left: Tony Lawrence, volunteer befriender at Acorns Children's Hospice, Joan Linley, Val Graham and Pat Maylor. Front from left: Mel Kirk, service manager at Maggs Day Centre, and Haf Coglan. 4214732201. Picture by Paul Jackso

1:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

KIND-hearted knitters in Worcester have used their creative skills to support some of the city’s good causes.

Worcester protest against badger cull

Hereford Times: PROTEST: Worcestershire Vegans and Veggies campaigning against the cull.

11:45am Friday 17th October 2014

ANIMAL protection campaigners protested in Worcester this week against the culling of badgers, which is currently taking place in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Police driver errors contribute to £46k repair bill

10:36am Friday 17th October 2014

MISTAKES by police officers behind-the-wheel damaged 22 police vehicles in south Worcestershire last year – almost half the total number of cars and vans requiring special repairs.

Single mother charged twice for shopping that never arrived

Hereford Times: NO SHOPPING: Megan Grinnell with her one-year-old daughter Aaliyah Rich.

5:47pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A SINGLE mother was left without baby milk and nappies for her daughter after an online grocery order never arrived – and she was charged twice for the privilege.

Bosbury Goes Baroque.

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Cradley Singers will give a "Baroque Concert" on Saturday, November 29, from 7.30pm, in Bosbury Church.

MP Makes A Buzz For Bees.

Hereford Times: THEY GROW 'EM BIG IN HEREFORDSHIRE - Bill Wiggin MP with a bee, at the Conservative Party Conference.

2:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BEES have a new friends in the shape of Ledbury's MP, Bill Wiggin.

Police alert after cat dies of poison

Hereford Times: Meet police in St Peter's next week

2:05pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE are warning cat owners in the Lower Road area of Ledbury to be wary after several cats were poisoned.

Three quarters of Britons risking online safety

Hereford Times: CYBER STREETWISE: The government has advised people to strengthen and change their passwords.

1:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A NEW survey has revealed the vast majority of people are not taking the necessary steps to protect their identity online, with 75 per cent admitting they do not follow best practice to create complex passwords.

Magical orchestral performance to bring children's book to life

Hereford Times: EXCELLENT MUSIC: Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra will bring the Magic Bojabi Tree book to life.

11:23am Thursday 16th October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Symphony Orchestra will bring to life a popular children’s book next month with “excellent music” creating a “magical experience”.

LED streetlights scheme to be rolled out.

10:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE Council hopes that using LED lighting for street lighting will save £13.3m over the next 20 years.

MP to present Fownhope mobile phone petition to secretary of state

9:23am Thursday 16th October 2014

MP Bill Wiggin is due to raise the question of mobile phone signals in rural Herefordshire with a high government offical next week.



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