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'Town of Books' library to be hit by cuts

Hereford Times:

5:53am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE plan to cut the Town of Books’ library opening hours by 20 per cent, has come under fire from Hay-on-Wye’s county councillor.

Spring exhibition at the Hay Makers Gallery

Hereford Times: A ceramic hare by Michelle Cowmeadow

1:04pm Thursday 28th March 2013

THE current exhibition at the Hay Makers Gallery in Hay-on-Wye is alive with spring colours and designs.

Hay-on-Wye meeting about mobile phone mast plans

12:00pm Tuesday 15th January 2013

PARENTS will demand answers when they attend a public meeting about plans for a mobile phone mast in Hay-on-Wye next week.

Hand of friendship from Hay-on-Wye to Timbuktu

Hereford Times: Progress is difficult due to lack of communication in and out of Timbuktu

7:00pm Saturday 12th January 2013

WHILE 2012 was an incredibly tough year for Hay-on- Wye’s twin town of Timbuktu, people on the Herefordshire border are striving to give friends in Mali the help and support they need.

Woolly window is a wonder in Hay-on-Wye

Hereford Times: Sara Day with the Flow window display in Hay-on-Wye. Picture by James Maggs.

8:00pm Friday 14th December 2012

THESE hand knitted figures on display in a Hay-on-Wye shop window took six months to complete.

Globe in Hay-on-Wye fights for licence

Hereford Times: The Globe at Hay holds licenced outdoor events throughout the year

6:30pm Thursday 13th December 2012

THE team behind Hay-on-Wye arts venue The Globe is fighting for a new licence amid complaints of noise levels and drunkenness.

Hay-on-Wye primary school ruled 'adequate' by inspectors

9:10am Tuesday 11th December 2012

THE acting headteacher of Hay-on-Wye Primary School says action will be taken after inspectors ruled the school’s performance to be ‘adequate’.

Dyfed Powys commissioner defends freeze on police jobs

10:54am Monday 10th December 2012

THE new police and crime commissioner for Dyfed-Powys Police has put a freeze on recruiting civilian staff.

Free Hay-on-Wye parking starts today

7:20am Saturday 8th December 2012

THERE will be free car parking in Hay-on-Wye and Presteigne from today (December 8).

Driver killed on Knighton to Leintwardine road named

3:40pm Wednesday 5th December 2012

POLICE have named a woman who died in a traffic accident last week.

Petition to protect Bronllys Hospital near Hay-on-Wye

10:30am Sunday 2nd December 2012

A PETITION calling on politicians to protect Bronllys Hospital near Hay-on- Wye will be handed to the Welsh government on Tuesday.

Cheese Market scheme secures Lottery funding

Hereford Times: The Cheese Market building pictured during Fair on the Square, a community event held during Hay Festival.

3:00pm Friday 30th November 2012

PEOPLE in Hay-on-Wye are celebrating after securing £286,800 of Lottery money to restore the town's historic Cheese Market.

Coroner returns verdict in death of crash victim Jack McKenzie

1:42pm Friday 30th November 2012

A CORONER looking into the death of teenager Jack Slater McKenzie has given a narrative verdict.

Locals opposed to Hay-on-Wye phone mast meet MP

Hereford Times: Protesting against the mast, left to right, Liz Meres, Simon Pettifar, Phoebe Boulanger, Eugene Fisk, Sarah Putt, Peter Limbrick, with Roger Williams MP.

10:00am Sunday 25th November 2012

CAMPAIGNERS protesting against a permanent mobile phone mast in Hay-on-Wye held a public meeting and met with their MP.

Get ready for Hay Bike Fest

Hereford Times: Get ready for Hay Bike Fest

10:30am Saturday 17th November 2012

THE first ever Hay-on-Wye biking festival will take place next spring and include marathon races around the Black Mountains.

The Twizy goes on show in Brecon Beacons

7:00pm Thursday 8th November 2012

THE electric buggies that tourists can drive around the Brecon Beacons will be on show this weekend.

Fresh paint on the ancient walls of Hay Castle

Hereford Times: Painters are hard at inside the former bookshop at Hay Castle

10:10am Thursday 8th November 2012

HAY’S iconic castle is already a far cry from its former life as a private home and second hand book shop.

Mobile phone mast going up in Hay-on-Wye

9:30am Monday 5th November 2012

FEARS are being voiced in Hay-on-Wye that putting a mobile phone mast opposite the proposed site of the town’s new school puts children at risk.

Hay-on-Wye's Chef on the Run urges others to stand up for NHS treatment

Hereford Times: Chef Mike Carnell. Picture by James Maggs.

12:00pm Thursday 1st November 2012

HAY-on-Wye’s ‘Chef on the Run’ has urged others struggling to find NHS treatment to speak out after finally having an operation to save his leg.

Hay-on-Wye golf course to close

7:00pm Friday 26th October 2012

HAY-on-Wye’s golf course looks set to close after the owners revealed plans to return the site to farmland.

Pirate playground opens in memory of Tom

Hereford Times: Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, the Right Rev John Davies, cuts the ribbon on Tom's pirate playground. Picture by Jane Moyle.

11:30am Friday 26th October 2012

A PIRATE-themed playground has opened its shipshaped doors near Hay-on- Wye in memory of a little boy who lost his fight against a brain tumour.

Hereford's Heidi to sing in Hay-on-Wye

Hereford Times: Hereford singer Heidi Nicola

7:00pm Friday 19th October 2012

HEREFORD singer Heidi Nicola will perform on the BBC Hereford and Worcester Introducing stage in Hay-on-Wye this Sunday (October 21).

£10,000 grant for Glasbury church near Hay-on-Wye

Hereford Times: Maureen Hughes, Reverend David Thomas, Anne Collins and June Thomas.

6:40pm Monday 8th October 2012

REPAIR work can be carried out on St Peter's Church in Glasbury thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Tributes to Hay-on-Wye charity founder Roger Hammond

4:14pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012

TRIBUTES have been paid to a charity founder whose dedication to helping others inspired countless people in and around Hay-on-Wye.

Land in Hay could be sold to build second supermarket

10:00am Sunday 30th September 2012

LAND in Hay-on-Wye could be sold to a supermarket in exchange for funding for a new school.

Blooming success in Ross-on-Wye but Bromyard down in the dumps

Hereford Times: Deborah and Colin Parcell, from The Chase Hotel, were among the winners.

2:18pm Wednesday 19th September 2012

People in Ross-on-Wye are celebrating after the town won gold in the Heart of England in Bloom Award.

Hay Film Festival returns for a fourth year

12:00am Sunday 16th September 2012

THE fourth annual Festival of British Cinema returns to Hayon- Wye from September 21 to 23, expanding to include new venues at Talgarth Town Hall and the new Booths Cinema in Brook Street in addition to screenings in Hay Parish Hall.

Crunch festival cancelled and The Globe in Hay at risk after noise complaints

2:40pm Friday 31st August 2012

HAY-on-Wye’s Crunch festival of art and philosophy, scheduled to take place at the Globe in November, has been cancelled because of a change in the licensing laws.

Infectious tree disease in Brecon Beacons park

12:08pm Friday 31st August 2012

Walkers are being asked to help prevent the spread of an infectious tree disease which is leading to a large number of larch trees being felled in the Brecon Beacons National Park just over the Herefordshire border.

Craswall pub joins exclusive list

9:55am Friday 31st August 2012

A GOLDEN Valley pub has been included in the Good Food Guide for the first time.

Chainsaw stolen from allotment

9:40am Wednesday 29th August 2012

TOOLS, including a chainsaw and lawnmower, were stolen from an allotment store off the A438 between Three Cocks and Glasbury-om-Wye.

Japanese turn to Hay-on-Wye for help following Fukushima

Hereford Times: King of Hay Richard Booth; Mayor of Kakamigahara Mori Shin; Mayor Mori's wife Mori Mieko.

11:00am Thursday 16th August 2012

A JAPANESE mayor has met the King of Hay hoping books might invigorate his town following the Fukushima disaster.

Reward for information on backpacker Kirsty Jones' murder in Chiang Mai

9:29am Friday 10th August 2012

A £10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest has been offered on the 12th anniversary of Kirsty Jone’s murder in Chiang Mai.

Hay-on-Wye walking festival doubles in size

Hereford Times: Hay-on-Wye walking festival doubles in size

12:00pm Monday 6th August 2012

THE second Hay Walking Festival has doubled in size.

Hay-on-Wye man has specs appeal

Hereford Times: Alex Narlis is hoping to win a Specsavers competition

3:53pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

Alex Narlis, from Hay-on-Wye, is in the frame to win a top modelling contract after making it to the regional semi final of Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2012.

Meeting amid fears Bronllys Hospital could close

12:50pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

Fears that a hospital might close were raised at a packed public meeting in Hay-on-Wye.

Get ready for Herefordshire's biggest ever zumbathon

5:00pm Sunday 29th July 2012

HEREFORD'S biggest ever zumbathon will take place on the pitch at Hereford United Football Club.

It is safe to swim in Llangorse Lake

7:00am Saturday 28th July 2012

THE ban on fishing, sailing and swimming in Llangorse Lake has been lifted a month after potentially toxic blue-green algae was found.

Hay-on-Wye man made thousands selling fake DVDs

5:40pm Friday 27th July 2012

One of the biggest counterfeit operations Herefordshire has ever seen ended at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court when Orbiting Books and Michael Perangie were sentenced for running a fraudulent business.

New faces at ancient pub near Hay-on-Wye

4:40pm Thursday 26th July 2012

NEW landlords are behind the bar of the Rhydspence Inn in Whiteney-on-Wye, near Hay.

Picnic and play in Hay-on-Wye

10:10am Saturday 7th July 2012

The Hay-on-Wye Picnic and Play Day is back by popular demand and taking place at Hayfield Community Garden tomorrow (July 8).

Hay-on-Wye picnic cancelled

2:25pm Friday 6th July 2012

The Hay-on-Wye picnic planned for this weekend has been cancelled due to bad weather.

Brand new event, Hay Fayre, heads for The Globe at Hay

3:50pm Thursday 5th July 2012

THE Globe café and art space sees the arrival on July 14-15 of a brand new event – Hay Fayre – with visitors promised what the organisers call ‘a taste of the extraordinary’.

Hay Food Festival will be a tasty day out

1:50pm Thursday 28th June 2012

Hay-on-Wye Food Festival takes place tomorrow (Saturday).

Hay-on-Wye shop reopening after fire

9:09am Monday 25th June 2012

The British Red Cross shop in Hay-on-Wye will officially reopen today following a fire last month.

Accident in Clifford - car ends up in ditch

10:13am Friday 22nd June 2012

A CAR ended up in a ditch after coming off the road in Clifford this morning.

£10m to bring Hay Castle back to life

Hereford Times: £10m to bring Hay Castle back to life

9:10am Monday 18th June 2012

THE new owners of Hay Castle say it will cost up to £10 million to breathe new life into the ancient landmark.

Youngsters rescued from river in Hay-on-Wye

Hereford Times: Firefighters rescuing three stranded children from the River Wye

1:12pm Friday 15th June 2012

FOUR children have been rescued after getting stranded on an island in the River Wye in Hay.

Car hits telegraph pole in Hay on Wye - police appeal

2:24pm Monday 11th June 2012

POLICE are trying to trace a vehicle that hit a telegraph pole near Hay-on-Wye which later caused an accident.

Hay Festival: Farewell for another year

Hereford Times: Author Michael Morpurgo gave the inaugural Hay Festival's Library Lecture.

8:50am Sunday 10th June 2012

The world famous Hay Festival comes to an end today (Sunday).




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