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.

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.

Rugby Club To Move To School Site?

9:07am Thursday 16th October 2014

OFFICIALS from Newent Rugby Football Club have entered into talks with Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre about the feasibility of locating the rugby club on to the school site.

MP Welcomes Unemployment Figures.

8:57am Thursday 16th October 2014

LEDBURY'S MP, Bill Wiggin, says falling unemployment in his North Herefordshire constituency is "brilliant news".

Clay cats are on the agenda at pottery's half-term workshop

Hereford Times: 4214730102. 14/10/14. Jon Williams from Eastnor Pottery with one of his catty creations. Picture by Nick Toogood. (11496582)

6:04pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

YOUNG fans of all things feline will have the opportunity to make clay kitties and alley cats when Eastnor Pottery holds its latest half-term workshops for children.

Fun run at Ashperton starts fund-raising drive...

Hereford Times: FUN RUN SPIRIT -  from left to right - Esmee Platt, Louisa Ball, Florrie Schofield, Ben Day and Sam Booth.

4:21pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

GLORIOUS autumn weather greeted Ashperton Primary youngsters, as they tackled the school's first sponsored Fun Run, on Friday October 10.

Beautiful garden will be "destroyed", claim residents

Hereford Times: UNHAPPY TENANTS: Susan and James Pearse fear their beautiful communal garden will be ruined. 4114726603. Picture by Nick Toogood.

3:02pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MATURE and beautiful communal garden will be turned into a “bare, soulless barrack yard” if a housing company’s landscaping plans go-ahead, according to a group of residents.

Art exhibition showcases talents of mental health sufferers

Hereford Times: FINDING FUTURES: Miranda Sowden, marketing and communications officer at Worcestershire County Council, enjoying the artwork. Picture by Paul Jackson. 4214728301

2:53pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN EXHIBITION featuring artwork by people in Worcester and surrounding areas who suffer with mental health problems is currently open to the public.

Santathon kicks off hospice’s seasonal festivities

Hereford Times: FESTIVE SPIRIT: From left, Santas Sally Webb and Helen Griffee get in the Christmas mood.

1:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

BUDDING Santas are being invited to take part in a Santathon to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

Rain didn't stop play at Ledbury's October Fair.

Hereford Times: WALTZER FUN - at this year's October Fair.Picture by Barry Tweed-Rycroft.

10:27am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FUN Fair supremo Ann Rogers pinned her faith on future generations and divine intervention this week, to help keep the October Fair at the centre of local life.

Worcester church group prepares to visit Peru

9:38am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GROUP of people from parishes across Worcestershire will be visiting the Diocese of Peru in November.

England cricket star to start Bupa Great Birmingham Run

9:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ENGLAND and Warwickshire cricketer Ian Bell MBE will be an official starter at this year’s Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday (October 19).

Woman who twice battled breast cancer supporting others in Worcestershire with the disease

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5:08pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WOMAN who has twice battled breast cancer has been using her experiences to support others in Worcestershire going through the same ordeal.

May Thrill At Fundraiser.

4:41pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

LIVE MUSIC with the band, May Thrill will raise funds for Kempley Churches on Saturday, October 25, in Kempley Village Hall.

Learning, come rain, hail or shine...

Hereford Times: A VERY BRITISH FASCINATION - Children with their rain gauges: Joshua Davies aged 3, Amy Bodenham aged 3 and Ruby Haynes aged 4.

4:33pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Busy Bees Preschool in Ledbury are really happy about learning right now, - no matter the weather, and all because of the weather.

New Books Boost For Ledbury

Hereford Times: THE JOY OF NEW BOOKS -  Nina Shield, Chairman of the Ledbury Library development group with Jan Nesaratnam, Senior Librarian.

4:09pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Ledbury Library Development Group has been carrying out fund-raising to make sure that the Master's House, when it opens as the town's new library next year, will have plenty of new books.

Book Fair at School.

2:26pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Ledbury Primary School is a host an after school book fair next month, fromTuesday November 4

A James Bond Physics Lesson...

2:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SIXTH formers from the John Masefield High School visited Malvern College earlier this month to learn about the classic "James Bond" car.

Full Council Date.

1:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THERE will be a meeting of the full Ledbury Town Council on Thursday, November 6, at 7.30pm in the Market House.



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