• Sterling Classic League

    THE Bull are moving ever closer to the top of the table as maximum points bring them to within nine points of Talbot Head with four games in hand in the run in to the Sterling Classic Malvern Football League title. They amassed 23 goals in their last

  • Swifts in action

    LEDBURY Swifts will be playing their part in a feast of football on Sunday (April 30) when the Mercian Elgar Junior League holds six finals in one day at Malvern Town's Langland Stadium. Ledbury Under 16s have reached the Reg Box Cup final and play Worcester

  • Ladies are league champions

    LEDBURY Ladies were crowned champions of Division One South of the West Midlands Women's League on Sunday, following a determined and professional display of controlled football. DARLASTON 0, LEDBURY LADIES 4 Darlaston did not give the match to Ledbury

  • Ledbury host first County match

    LEDBURY RFC host their first ever County game on Wednesday when the combined Herefordshire and Worcestershire side play Greater Birmingham. The H&W side have won the last five North Midlands Championship titles and began the defence of their Championship

  • Spring Festival will be the biggest so far

    This year's Bromyard Spring Festival will be the biggest to date and demonstrates the greatest community involvement so far, according to organisers. Town clerk Mike Cresswell, a member of the Festival 2000 organising committee, said events would take

  • Tesco supplies hit as farmers join picket

    LOCAL farmers enraged at falling profits in milk production caused stock shortages at Tesco in Ledbury, as they picketed outside the supermarket's supply depot at Chepstow. The action, which hit some deliveries of fresh food to the store last Thursday

  • Six goals and six red cards

    LEDBURY made it three wins on the trot with one of their best performances of the season against Tupsley, in a match that was dominated by some harsh refereeing that saw five players see red during the game and another follow after the full time whistle

  • Town power to second cup final

    LEDBURY entertained Sedgeley White Lions in this second leg League Cup semi-final, being 3-2 down after the first leg. LEDBURY TOWN 3, SEDGELEY WHITE LIONS 0 The pitch was very wet and if not for determined work throughout the morning there would have

  • Open day for tennis club

    LEDBURY Lawn Tennis Club are to start the new season by holding their Open Day this Sunday (April 30) from 10.30am - 4pm, beginners welcome. Sue Sadler voted Top Coach of Hereford & Worcester will be starting her coaching of Juniors, Tuesday and Thursdays

  • Fine display in sevens

    LEDBURY Rugby Club nearly pulled off the shock of the day on Saturday when they reached the final of the Luctonians annual sevens. Ledbury only took part in the competition at the eleventh hour, lining up as a late entry after their friendly against Chosen

  • Farmer defends decision to grow GM trial crops

    The Kempley farmer who has agreed to grow genetically modified crops on his land as part of a Government trial has defended his actions, calling such crops "the way ahead". Reg Watkins, of Stonehouse Farm, will grow GM oil-seed rape this spring on a site

  • Bowls try-out

    IF you want to try your hand at lawn green bowls, pop along to Ledbury Bowling Club next Sunday, May 7, when the club will be holding its open day. The event, at the Bank Crescent club, starts at 3.30pm with a bread and cheese supper to follow. Club secretary

  • Dome Day shapes-up as countdown begins

    Details have emerged of the performances visitors to the Millennium Dome will see on May 22, when Ledbury will represent Herefordshire for one-day in the national showpiece. David Thomas, of Herefordshire Education Authority, has been called in to help

  • World's first Mormon chapel reopens

    The World's first Mormon chapel, Gadfield Elm near Eldersfield, has been reopened to the public after 150 years, following a £75,000 restoration project. It will now serve not only as a living chapel but also as the Museum of Mormon History in the UK.

  • Compensation agreed as traffic counts ordered near haulage firm

    traffic counts are to be carried out by Herefordshire Council on the road network around Croke's haulage depot at Millend Farm, Castle Frome. The move follows an Ombudsman's decision that the former Malvern Hills District Council was guilty of "maladministration

  • Janet bids for sixth national championship win

    BROMARD-based Janet McMorran, the UK number one women's wheelchair tennis player, opens her bid for a sixth British title at the National Championships in Sheffield today. McMorran, who is ranked seventh in the World, will be looking to follow up her

  • Aussie ready for Trophy

    HEREFORDSHIRE County Cricket Club will have Australian all-rounder Ross Lupton in their side for Tuesday's NatWest Trophy first round tie against Sussex Board at Colwall. Lupton, a hard-hitting batsman and seam bowler, is again playing for Abergave-nny

  • Fewings left out for United's home clash

    HEREFORD United go into their Nationwide Conference clash with Welling United at Edgar Street on Saturday looking to break a dismal run of seven games without a win, writes ADAM WORKMAN. The Bulls will be without Paul Fewings after a touchline bust-up

  • Bridge results...

    LEDBURY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB The AGM of the Club was held on April 19. Following the presentation of the accounts and the Chaimans review of the year, the incumbent officers were re-elected for a further year and Mary Clayburn, Joy Morgan & Steve

  • It's a dramatic debut

    A 14-year-old schoolboy has become Conquest Theatre's youngest ever director. Joseph Howlett, an active member of the Youth Theatre at Bromyard, has directed Bus Stop, a one-act play to be included in a double bill, Women at Their Best, on Tuesday (May

  • Villages get ready for Big Apple event

    VILLAGES around the Marcle Ridge are preparing for their annual festival to celebrate the fruit which has been the mainstay of many of the local farms, The Marcle Ridge parishes are a haven for apple and pear orchards, which are famous both for their

  • Woodsman Mike gets royal salute

    A BISHOPS frome craftsman says Prince Charles is "a good bloke", after being invited to a private event at his Gloucestershire home, Highgrove. Mike Abbott was invited to make the case for good coppice management and the need to preserve ancient skills

  • Festival turns back clock for Elsie, 86

    TARRINGTON'S Elsie Hill is just one of those looking forward to the village's three-day Festival 2000 this weekend - as she may be reunited with school friends she has not seen for 75 years. The reunion of former pupils of Tarrington Primary, which has

  • Star ride boosts tally for Venetia

    KNIGHTSBRIDGE Star, ridden by Tom Jenks, became trainer Venetia Williams' 72nd winner of the season with a determined success in the Newtown Handicap Chase at Hereford Race-course's Bank Holiday meeting, writes Graham Saveker. Despite looking beaten at