• 14/1/03 - Bulls look to make progress

    HEREFORD United can make up for Saturday's lost revenue with victory over Nationwide Conference leaders Yeovil Town in the rearranged FA Trophy third round tie at Edgar Street tonight (7.45). The Bulls' hopes of attracting their biggest home gate of the

  • Noise fear at workshop plan

    PLANS for a wooden shed/ workshop in Redmarley will go before Forest of Dean planners next week. The development will be on land at 3 Little Green, within the Conservation Area. There has been one objection based on its proposed size and potential for

  • Firm's design is overseas winner

    Ledbury's Helping Hand Company has entered the new year with the prospect of fresh markets in Holland, Canada and Australia. This following the firm's success in designing a revolutionary new chair for disabled people. The business, on Bromyard Road Trading

  • Choir reunited

    Ledbury Community Choir meets again after the Christmas break on Tuesday, January 14, at 7.30pm, at John Masefield High School. New members will be most welcome. Further details on 01531 634108.

  • Tyre firm has plan to expand

    A long-established Ledbury business is seeking to expand its premises on the Bromyard Road Trading Estate. Tom Wadams, owner and sole employee of Malvern Tyre Repairs, Unit 15, is seeking planning permission from Herefordshire Council for a 9,000 square

  • Council tax bills likely to increase

    COUNCIL Tax payers in Gloucestershire are facing the prospect of a big rise in bills. Gloucestershire County Council has published its draft budget proposals which would result in a ten per cent increase in its demand, the largest single element of the

  • Book on right line

    THE Rev Courtney Atkin will be signing copies of his book A Significant Accident in Ledbury tomorrow (Saturday) Mr Atkin, of St Katherine's Alms Houses, who admits to "a consuming passion for rail travel", has spent several years researching an express

  • Poets put on notice

    Plans for this year's Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry competition are being laid, with the entry forms and further details due out by the end of January. Forms can be ordered in advance on 0845 458 1743, leaving a name and address.

  • Police 'arrive late' at crime

    Police have admitted they were too slow in getting to a break-in at a Ledbury store this week, in which a £6,000 flat screen television was snatched by thieves. The burglary took place at Eager Electrical, in The Homend, on Tuesday. The shop's owner,

  • Traffic feared in plan for houses

    Plans to demolish two houses in a Ledbury street and build 12 new homes have led to fears that existing traffic problems could be made worse. Rural Homes is seeking consent from Herefordshire Council to knock down numbers 26 and 28 Albert Road and build

  • Beat bobby inspiration to young Aussie

    AN example set by a former Ledbury beat bobby will be making the streets safer thousands of miles away in Australia. Derek Curtis posed with two young Australian visitors to the town in 1989 and has exchanged greetings every year since. He has just received

  • Ship's crew head for front line

    HMS Ledbury will be in the front line in a war with Iraq, the MoD has confirmed. The minesweeper will form part of a powerful Royal Navy flotilla, announced by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon in the House of Commons on Tuesday. The 16-ship deployment includes

  • 'Bus must meet needs'

    Ledbury Town Council is keen that the number 600 bus should continue to be improved to meet local needs. Deputy mayor Keith Francis, who has submitted a report on the service, said: "It's much appreciated by the people who use it and they would experience

  • Urchins beat off boredom

    Youngsters at the Urchins Tots to Teens day care group in Ledbury had no reason to be bored during the holidays. A host of activities kept them amused, from keep-fit sessions to model making, arts and crafts teach-ins and even sports sessions over the

  • Weekend shapes up

    The Friends of the Dymock Poets are busy planning their annual March weekend on 22-23. On the Saturday morning, folklorist Roy Palmer and his wife Pat will lead a daffodil walk in the Dymock area, followed by lunch at the Beauchamp Arms. That evening,

  • Village video appeal

    A former Dymock man is making what he believes to be the first ever video about the village. Melvyn Pratt, who now lives in Portsmouth, is appealing to local residents for any old photographs that could be used in the production. He has already completed

  • Young poets praised

    A number of young poets who have appeared at Ledbury Poetry Festival are now making their mark nationally. Caroline Bird, who was snapped up by leading poetry publisher Carcanet, has picked up an Eric Gregory Award of £5,000, for being one of the most

  • Teacher back at chalkface

    Bosbury Primary School started the new year by welcoming a new face. Teacher Lorna Gamble took charge of the Year 4 class and declared herself to be "very happy to be back in the classroom." Mrs Gamble will already be a familiar face to many Ledbury youngsters

  • Community pub to be hit by new laws

    disabled access laws will force changes to Britain's first community-owned pub, the Beauchamp Arms in Dymock. Because it is owned by the parish council, which bought the pub rather than see it close, the Beauchamp Arms qualifies as a publicly-owned building

  • Mucky Pups saved from closure

    Ledbury's long-established pre-school group, Mucky Pups, has been saved from closure after securing new premises at the 11th hour. The group, established three decades ago, used to meet in the cricket pavilion at John Masefield High School on Tuesdays

  • Cool treat for special toddler

    A Ledbury toddler has had a new ice cream named after her from a recipe created to cater for her special medical needs. Vivian-Elizabeth Pedlingham, aged two, of Barnett Avenue, loves ice cream but cannot eat most milk or soya-based products because they