• Treatment was exemplary

    Madam, I would be grateful to be allowed to use your columns to express my deepest gratitude to all the staff at the new Hereford Hospital for the kindness and care with which they treated us when my wife suffered a major illness over the holiday period

  • Saved from a freezing night

    MADAM, I am a 66 year old man who on December 30, 2002, at about 10 minutes past twelve, was walking home along Walnut Tree Avenue, when I slipped on the kerb and fell. The fall left me stunned, and I found I could not rise to my feet, I thus prepared

  • Step out into the real world

    MADAM, K S Cameron writes to tell us that it is the children of those who enjoy watching television or drinking Chardonnay who pedal drugs, abduct children and mug pensioners. And the off-spring of those who can foal down a mare, tend an ailing ewe or

  • Controversial crib and the meaning of Christmas

    Madam, We are sorry that Mrs.Gornall of Sunningdale didn't find the Christmas Crib in Hereford Cathedral inspiring. No, it wasn't traditional and yes, it did give a very different view of the stable scene but, of the 200 or so who signed a comment book

  • Switch off these blinding lights

    MADAM, A minor point but I'd like to remind readers: Using your fog lights as well as your headlights is ILLEGAL and not an option for people who are too idle to switch their main beam on and off. This habit seems to be on a significant increase in Herefordshire

  • Found! Cheaper way of living

    Madam, It would appear the best way of saving for retirement is to buy your own house and pay off the mortgage long before your 60th birthday. There is no savings scheme that will pay as much as a mortgage company charge for lending you money. Without

  • Why opposition to the Markets Bill must end

    MADAM, I was delighted to read Bill Wiggin MP's letter (Jan 2) to learn he has downgraded his opposition to the proposed Hereford Markets Bill, stating he will now just try to 'delay' it. Previously he had been quoted as being 'furious' at such a proposal

  • In search of plastic duck

    BROMYARD police are searching for an ornamental plastic duck, which was stolen from a house in Kirkham Gardens between 3pm on January 6 and 9am on January 8. Anyone with information concerning the two foot high Mallard should call PC Mark Herbert on 01432

  • Bromyard loses town car park

    BROMYARD is to lose a town centre car park from Monday when building work starts on housing in Pump Street. Tan Yard car park, which has been used by shoppers and visitors for over four years, will close so that work on 11 new houses can start. The site

  • Turner on hunt for two loan players

    HEREFORD United boss Graham Turner hopes to make two loan signings ahead of Saturday's crucial Nationwide Conference clash with lowly Gravesend & Northfleet at Edgar Street. The Bulls chief has not revealed the identity of the players but one is known

  • Bowlers win six out of six

    HEREFORDSHIRE marched into the knockout stages of the English Short Mat Bowling Association's Inter County Competition on the back of six successive victories. The county completed a clean sweep by achieving a satisfying league double over rivals and

  • Weale hopes dashed by Australian rival

    ROB Weale's bid to regain the World Indoor Bowls singles title ended with a third-round defeat to Australian Mark McHanon at Potters Leisure Resort, Norfolk, on Tuesday. Herefordshire-based Wales player Weale, who won the championship three years ago,

  • Trippers all aboard

    PASSENGERS aboard a city coach bound for a spectacular laser and firework show brought a fund for terminally ill county children to more than £400. The partygoers were on a night out arranged by MaggieMay Coach and Theatre Trips and were supporting Acorns

  • Hospice fund mission is set to blossom soon

    A SPECIAL needs teacher's mission to raise £5,000 for terminally ill county children has grown from a little acorn into a great big tree. Potentially spanning three counties, Mary Schiavon's fundraising for the Acorns Three Counties Children's Hospice

  • Promising youngster links with Cardiff

    WELLINGTON footballer Adam Bendall is the latest young player from the village outfit to join the books of a Football League club. The promising central midfielder has signed a two-year contract with the Under-13 Centre of Excellence of Division 2 club

  • Wells leads Rangers to runaway victory

    WELLINGTON Rangers maintained their challenge for honours in the Hereford Times Hereford-shire League Premier Division with a crushing 8-0 home victory over Weston. Central midfielder Eddie Wells was the star of Wellington's emphatic triumph, snapping

  • Royal footsteps

    THE Queenswood Arboretum's Golden Jubilee is fast approaching and the Herefordshire Council parks and countryside service needs help to celebrate. The service wants to organise a special programme of activities, with an arboretum theme, at the Country

  • MP holds surgeries

    HEREFORD MP Paul Keetch will be hearing the views of 'the man on the street' at advice surgeries in Hereford and Ross-on-Wye throughout the next three months. Mr Keetch will be available at the Library in Cantilupe Road, Ross-on-Wye on February 1 and

  • Village call for safer roads

    SENIOR police, highway representatives and councillors have all been invited by the Parish Outline Group to discuss road safety. The group, originally formed to tackle litter and the use of rural footpaths, has just released the results of its traffic

  • Free pet care

    A COUNTY animal charity is reminding owners they can still apply for free neutering of dogs. The RSPCA has paid the full cost of neutering 72 dogs and has enough cash for more operations. Twelve month vouchers ensure animals are neutered at the most suitable

  • Familiar face is new top JP

    A FAMILIAR face behind the Bench at Herefordshire Magistrates Court has been appointed the county's new chief Justice of the Peace, writes ANITA HOWELLS. JP of 14 years, well-known city man Dr Ian Hine will be a county figurehead representing the magistrates

  • Keetch in anti-war camp

    HEREFORD MP Paul Keetch has come out against an attack on Iraq. Britain, he says, has no business going to war in the Gulf without an all clear from the United Nations and a substantive vote in the Commons. Advice from Mr Keetch, as shadow secretary of

  • Simon Weston to talk to WI

    AN engaging personality will be charming Hereford with his irrepressible humour and infectious enthusiasm next month. Simon Weston, one of the most popular speakers in the United Kingdom, is coming to Aylestone School, Broadlands Lane, on Friday, February

  • Lock out the burglar - or keep 'open church'

    VANDALISM and theft in churches across Herefordshire is changing religious buildings from havens of sanctuary to security strongholds. Tourists and parishioners are increasingly finding church doors closed and bolted as vicars and wardens are forced to

  • High Court to rule on Foley family dispute

    ONE of Herefordshire's most distinguished families is at war - and the battleground for the feuding Foleys is the centuries old Stoke Edith estate. Central figures in the dispute, which is heading for London's High Court, are squire Andrew Foley and the

  • Breakfast show duo

    BBC Hereford and Worcester will be dishing up a new daily breakfast for its listeners from January 20. Breakfast presenter Mike George is to be joined by new co-presenter Clare Fischer from the radio station's studio in Hereford for the three-hour show

  • Uncertain future ahead for Riding for the Disabled

    A HEREFORDSHIRE charity that offers disabled people a new lease of life could find itself in crisis. The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), currently based at the Holme Lacy Centre, is desperately seeking new stabling for up to 20 horses as well

  • Big response on county unitary development plan

    THE future of the county lies buried in a mountain of paperwork after Herefordshire Council received a huge response to its unitary development plan. More than 4,000 comments, covering housing, employment, strategy and transport were received by the council

  • Ted proves second to none

    A RETIRED policeman came second to none on 15-to-1, a Channel 4 TV quiz show, aired on Friday afternoon. Ted Dilley from Sutton St Nicholas beat off 14 competitors to win the long running quiz show 15-to-1. He said: "I wasn't really nervous. When you

  • Almeley

    VILLAGE HALL -- There will be a luncheon in Almeley village hall, on Sunday, January 26 at 12.30pm. Tickets are obtainable from Mrs Bray at Almeley Post Office (01544 327 431). Early booking is advisable. On Monday, January 27, Almeley residents are invited

  • Eardisley

    ROYAL BRITISH LEGION -- The Eardisley and district branch of the Royal British Poppy appeal raised £2,001.40. Derek Terry, the poppy co-ordinator for the district, would like to thank everyone, who has helped in any way to raise this excellent amount

  • Pembridge

    VILLAGE HALL -- Throughout the year 2002, whist drives were held each Thursday and Saturday in Pembridge village hall. These highly enjoyable and successful whist drives organised by Ted Vaughan, raised £3,407 for hall funds. Starting at 8pm, these whist

  • Skenfrith

    LOCAL HISTORY -- The Bill Macadam Local History Group meets next on Friday, January 24, at 7.30pm, at Hilston Park. Keith Kissack will talk on Monmouth during World War I. Mr Kissack is a well known Monmouth historian and this next meeting should be very

  • Weobley

    PARISH NOTES -- Anne Keen of Community First (The Community Council for Herefordshire and Worcestershire), had been invited to our November meeting to discuss possible extra transport facilities which parish councils are being encouraged to arrange to

  • Umpires course

    HEREFORD Umpires and Scorers Association are holding a training course over eight to 10 weeks at Kington CC, starting 7.30pm on Tuesday, January 21. Details from David James on 01432 273902.

  • Stalwarts overcome conditions

    WHATEVER the weather or state of the ground, golfers can adapt and produce surprisingly good scores in adverse conditions. This was certainly true around the county with some players coping remarkably well with frozen greens and biting easterly winds.

  • Concert helps out bell appeal

    A PEAL of bells at a Herefordshire village church is missing a dong. One of the six bells at Almeley's St Mary's Church has a ring 'like a bucket is being kicked' since developing a crack. The 17th century bell will now have to be melted down and re-cast

  • Kington campaigns for spire spruce up

    AN ambitious fundraising campaign is underway in Kington to ensure no one looks down on the town's highest point. After 800 years standing sentinel, the spire of St Mary's Church is showing its age. Stained glass windows acclaimed as 'outstanding examples

  • A step into dreamland ...

    There's 20 years of entertainment behind Hereford Amateur Pantomime Society. More than enough to earn a reunion in May. Not only is the Society turning a spotlight on itself, but it's bringing its origins out of the wings for a long overdue ovation. The

  • Hereford juniors to the fore

    HEREFORD RFC are well represented in junior rugby, with 10 players in the West Midlands girls' Under-16 squad, three in the girls' Under-18 squad, and two boys in the North Midlands Clubs Under-16 squad. Stephie Cousins, Karina Corner, Laura Keates, Clemmie

  • Chaz steps up class for new world challenge

    THE New Year brings a big new challenge for Britain's most promising young motorcyclist, writes Glyn Wictome. As earlier reported in The Hereford Times, Chaz Davies, from Kinsham, near Presteigne, has signed up with the Aprilia Germany Race Team to compete

  • Champion back home in new racing partnership

    A NEW racing partnership with familiar faces in the county is aiming for success in the New Year as Ledbury trainer Denis Caro has teamed up with racing legend Peter Scudamore. Following a chance remark by Robert Kington, brother-in-law of Scudamore,

  • Wye team ready to regain title

    WYE Valley Runners kept up their challenge to regain the Herefordshire Cross Country League crown with their third victory of the series at a wintry Hereford Racecourse. Team captain Mike Fawcett was an influential figure in Wye Valley's team triumph

  • Warley outsprints rival colleague

    MATTHEW Warley outsprinted Ben Cox near the finishing line to win the senior boys' race of the Hereford District Schools Cross Country Champion-ships. The superior speed, strength and athleticism of the Sixth Form pair was evident as they dominated a

  • Road humps bid for safety

    ONE of Hereford's main streets could have speed humps, raised pedestrian crossings and a 20-mph speed limit under a new school safety initiative. The area around St Thomas Cantilupe Primary School, including Widemarsh Street, is to be the subject of a

  • Holiday win for lucky Jo

    THE ODDS appeared to be stacked against a win - but it was a small price to pay for a holiday! Especially when Jo Maklin won a £500 holiday voucher after she bought a Christmas draw ticket from the West Midland Labour Party. Mrs Maklin of Ryeland Street

  • Air cadet Richard reaches for the sky

    A HEREFORD Sixth Form College student is flying high after setting new records in the field of gliding. Corporal Richard Carson overcame acute tonsillitis and flew a Viking Glider solo after just three and a half days training and 38 dual launches. The

  • New Dean of Hereford finds his way into 'Who's Who'

    WEALTH and riches apparently bring a sparkle to the Dean of Hereford's eyes, but this has nothing to do with mammon. The Very Reverend Michael Tavinor cites coin collecting as one of his hobbies in the latest edition of a world famous reference book.

  • Homes plan rejected

    THE rumble of passing trains might have kept nurses awake in flats planned for city wasteland. They will never know because a planning application for homes by Hereford mayor, Alan Williams, was refused by Herefordshire Council planners last week. Councillor

  • Gallery snaps up work

    THE sale of three post-war paintings from the estate of a deceased Monmouthshire collector drew crowds to the first antiques and effects sale of 2003 at Leominster's Brightwells saleroom. All lines to the saleroom were booked by telephone bidders as three

  • Den of goodies for playtime

    THERE is an 'Aladdin's Cave' in Leominster full of toys and fun things for children. And anyone in the county can take home toys to play with. The den of goodies at the community centre in School Road, Leominster, is the storage place of the Herefordshire

  • Top spot to shift those spare lbs

    A LEOMINSTER woman has received the Slimming World's Pearl Certificate Award after she helped members lose more than 3,000lbs during the past year. Ann Kent-Phillips, who holds a slimming class at Leominster Community Room on Tuesday evenings, has helped

  • Theft hit festive deliveries

    A THIEF upset the festive season postal delivery service run by Leominster Scouts. The troop this week apologised to supporters of its fundraising Christmas Post scheme after dozens of greetings cards went missing. District Commissioner Lyn Pugh went

  • Red tape halts pool

    SWIMMERS campaigning for a pool in North Herefordshire fear further delay because of 'red tape.' Sport England, which doles out lottery grants, has insisted on a fact-finding study. The 'Facilities Planning Model Study,' carried with Sheffield Hallam

  • Josh stands up to his big test

    A HEREFORDSHIRE teenager whose life was thrown into chaos by a domestic upheaval that left him homeless faced another of life's trickier moments in Leominster. Josh Stephens, 18, had to make a speech for the first time. Men with big cameras and notebooks

  • How to deal with gum louts

    MADAM, Hands up Hereford - surely one of the dirtiest and gummed up cities in the country. Litter everywhere (hands up Tesco for possibly the scruffiest surrounds of any local superstore?), and an amazing quantity of discarded chewing gum. One wonders

  • City held in a stranglehold

    MADAM, I fully endorse the sentiments expressed by Mr W J Corbett, on January 2. Why on earth has Hereford no north-south bypass for the important north-south Wales A49 road? Virtually every other town has - locally Ross, Ledbury, Leominster, Ludlow,

  • People deserve an explanation

    MADAM, I am very disappointed that neither national or local health officials chose to participate in the BBC2 programme "The Daily Politics" last week. In the programme the failings of the new Hereford County Hospital were discussed. The main problem

  • From the first impressions ..

    MADAM, I was unfortunate to have just spent nine days in December in the care of Hereford County Hospital. First impressions: grumpy and seemingly deaf receptionist did nothing to lift my spirits. The six hours on a trolley in A&E listening to doctors

  • Shocking reality of Christ's birth

    Madam, Like Mrs Guest Gornall (Letters January 9) we had a small child with us for Christmas who had just participated in her school Nativity play. When taken to see the crib at Hereford Cathedral, she was fascinated and enthralled. She asked all sorts

  • No room for complacency

    Madam, One of last week's letters made the very important point about making the time in the public sector to say thank you to staff for a job well done. It also expressed healthy scepticism about the absolute accuracy of any system which attempts to

  • Hunt says sorry for distress

    Madam, As the Master responsible for The Radnor and West Herefordshire Hunt on New Year's Day, I would like to offer my sincere apologies to Mr Mark Balcombe, (Letters, January 9), for any inconvenience or distress we may have caused him and his family

  • Victims of county-wide freeze

    HFA County Challenge Cup holders Westfields will play their semi-final away to Ledbury Town on Saturday, February 15, after Saturday's match fell victim to the freeze which affected all outdoor sport in the county. The other tie between Kington Town and

  • Bulls caught cold in Trophy defeat

    Hereford United 1 Yeovil Town 2 HEREFORD crashed out of the FA Trophy at the third-round stage on Tuesday after a hard-fought clash with holders and Conference leaders Yeovil. The Bulls paid a heavy price for making a slow start and found themselves two

  • Rescue alarm was hoax call

    MOUNTAIN rescue volunteers turned out in force in horrendous blizzard conditions, putting their lives at risk for what was a hoax call. Longtown Mountain Rescue Team received on Wednesday, January 8 a request from Gwent Police to assist in the search

  • A £47,000 church tower appeal soars to half-way

    AN appeal to save a Herefordshire church tower from toppling down has smashed the half way mark - thanks to an unexpectedly generous grant. An £8,000 cheque from the Historic Churches Preservation Trust has been written out to St Faith's Church, Dorstone

  • Golden Valley crime under the spotlight

    CURRENT crime figures in the Golden Valley will be discussed at a local area forum meeting in Clehonger. Police representatives will be at the meeting to explain how crime, and anti social behaviour by some, is targeted in the rural area and to talk about

  • Camera spooked in bid to copy 1970s ghost photograph

    A HEREFORD Times photographer was left spooked when his camera defied technology while he was attempting to copy photographic images of a county ghost. The phantom figure appears on a 1973 photo of the King Charles II pub of Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye.

  • County businessman selected to fight seat

    HEREFORDSHIRE businessman Nigel Kenyon has been selected by the Conservative Party as its candidate for the Old Gore Ward in the forthcoming council elections. Mr Kenyon, of Weston-under-Penyard, said: "Herefordshire is too vital a place to rely on the

  • Youths sought after rocks thrown at cars

    TWO people sustained shock injuries and many vehicles were damaged when debris was thrown at passing motorists from an overhead bridge near Ross-on-Wye on January 11. A group of youths was seen throwing rocks and stones off the bridge, which lies between

  • Blooming boost for Ross-on-Wye

    ROSS-ON-WYE received a boost in its quest to scoop the Britain In Bloom crown when a new web site was launched to generate more local involvement in the national competition. Following last year's silver award, Ross in Bloom members are hopeful that the

  • League on increase for juniors

    THE HGTA Herefordshire Junior Football League has grown 13-fold since it was introduced 25 years ago. The league now boasts 104 teams and runs eight sections in a hugely successful set-up that has been responsible for helping to shape amateur football

  • Eagles beat the weather and improve play-off prospects

    ONLY three games were played in the HGTA Herefordshire Junior League over the weekend and the fixture backlog now reaches well into April. Many more postponements will create major problems with available dates becoming a premium. Hinton Eagles did not

  • Hinton hit back in leadership boost

    Wyre Forest Brinton's 2 Hinton 4 HINTON surged five points clear at the top of the Division 1 South when they came from behind to score four times after the break and secure victory in the only West Midlands League match to beat the weather. The visitors

  • What's on in city and county this week

    At the cinema Coliseum Cinema Brecon The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (12a). Gangs of New York (18). v 01874 622501. The Courtyard Possession (12a) 16 only, Rabbit Proof Fence (PG), Anita & Me (PG). v 01432 359252. Flicks in the Sticks Enigma

  • MP sounds alert on police funds switch

    HEREFORD MP Paul Keetch is calling a crisis meeting of all MPs across the West Mercia Police area of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire. They will discuss changes in police funding from central government that he fears will hit West Mercia hard

  • Sally's medal

    TWENTY five years of unstinting care and compassion has earned a Hereford police constable the Queen's Police Medal. Beat manager for Hereford Rural, Sally Fisher, was nominated for the medal by the force for her outstanding welfare work and support of

  • County solicitors merge

    A LONG established firm of Hereford solicitors has merged its business with that of one across the border in Shropshire. Between them they plan to extend and expand their services not only to cover their existing areas but to take in the whole of the

  • Bottle threat from drunken reveller

    A DRUNKEN businessman threatened a group of friends on a night out in Hereford with a broken bottle, Worcester Crown Court heard. Martin Broomhall spat part of a hamburger at a woman, then challenged a man to a fight. He deliberately smashed the bottle

  • Jolly good tales from the dorm

    FRIED bread and a jar of what looked like glossy brown chocolate sauce promised a taste sensation too delicious for 11-year-old Karen Wallace to resist. She took a big spoonful of the brown stuff and spread it thickly over a triangle of fried bread. In

  • No plans to rustle sheep

    THE great grandson of an exiled convict hopes to break with a family tradition of assault and sheep rustling when he visits his Herefordshire roots. Colin Castree from Queensland, Australia, has traced his ancestors to a great grandfather who was convicted

  • Cathedral post holder named

    A NEW Canon Precentor is to be welcomed to Hereford Cathedral. The Rev. Andrew Piper, formerly team rector of Worth Team Ministry for the Diocese of Chichester, will be installed to the post on Wednesday, March 9. His appointment is amongst several in

  • Warning over scam letter

    A WELL-known charity administrator is warning of circular letters asking people to post £10 to complete strangers. Lance Marshall, clerk to the trustees of Hereford Municipal Charities, is urging people to destroy 'pyramid selling' letters immediately

  • County actress lands 'Royal' starring role

    A HEREFORD actress is to play a big part on the small screen when a new ITV drama starts this weekend. Zoie Kennedy, born in Hereford and raised in Weobley, plays the role of Staff Nurse Meryl Taylor in 'The Royal' a new hospital drama on Sunday nights

  • Queen's July visit to Herefordshire

    THE Queen is coming to meet the people of Herefordshire in July. She has expressed a wish to visit and give her support to all aspects of community life in the county. Her Majesty will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and is expected to spend two

  • Train turn-back' victims step up their complaints

    SHE had travelled across the world to be hosted by Hereford, only to find Ledbury was the end of the line. And a cold, wet, windswept Ledbury at that. In the Taiwan she came from such treatment was unforgivable. But in 21st Britain common courtesies appeared

  • £10,000 grant for village bus link

    A MINIBUS travelling between a Herefordshire village and the city will become a regular sight from next month thanks to a £10,000 grant. Ballingham Parish Council is investing the money from the Countryside Agency in its first public transport since the

  • Arrest on gun offence

    FOLLOWING an alleged incident in the front counter of Hereford Police Station on Saturday, a 39-year-old man from Llandrindod Wells, was arrested and charged with an offence under the Firearms Act. Andrew Scott-Jones appeared before Hereford Magistrates

  • Ledbury rider dies

    A YOUNG horsewoman from Ledbury has died following a riding accident. Rachael Helena Watkins, aged 27, is believed to have been thrown from her horse while riding at Tarrington. The accident happened at around 2pm on Friday, January 3. Rachael suffered

  • Pauline hits four

    A FOUR-GOAL salvo from Pauline Hemmingway inspired Ross to an impressive 5-1 triumph over high-riding Gloucester 2nd in the West Clubs Women's Hockey League Severn Division 1. The outstanding Hemmingway scored all of her goals in the second half after

  • First league goal

    PETER Morgan notched his maiden league goal for Leominster 2nd but it failed to stop the visitors from crashing to a 6-2 defeat against Yatton 2nd in North-East Division 2 of the Gerrard West of England and South Wales Men's Hockey League. Despite a goal

  • Bishopstone

    VILLAGE LOTTERY -- On Saturday, January 11 the lucky winner of £25 was Jim Fisk with number 20. BISHOPSTONE CHURCH -- St Lawrence Church was indeed privileged on Sunday, January 5 to have the Ven. John Tiller, Archdeacon of Hereford, to perform the eucharist

  • Eardisland

    WI -- The past months have provided many enjoyable and entertaining activities for members. These have included a make-up demonstration; success at the Kingsland Show, when the overall trophy was won together with four others for specialist activities

  • Edwyn Ralph

    VILLAGE HALL -- Many items were discussed at the meeting of the village hall management committee, chaired by Peter Boughey on January 9. The past year has been successful, with many lettings for parties, plus regular bookings for line dancing, Women's

  • Fownhope

    ST MARY'S SCHOOL -- The school is today holding a creative arts day. Activities in which the children will be taking part are African drums, dance and mask making. There will be a performance in the school hall from 2pm. All welcome. HEART OF OAK SOCIETY

  • Kingstone

    FAMILY SERVICE -- The family service on Sunday, January 19 in church at 10-30am will be led by Geoff Blake.

  • Knighton

    ST EDWARD'S CHURCH -- Father Andrew Pearce presided at Eucharist for the 1st Sunday of Epiphany at St Edward's Church last Sunday. In his sermon Father Pearce spoke of Jesus baptism which marked the start of his public ministry. "The same Spirit that

  • Knucklas

    QUIZ -- There will be a quiz evening at Knucklas Community Centre tonight (January 16) at 7.30pm. The competition is open to teams of four and entry is £1 per contestant or £4 per team. Questions will be on a wide range of topics. Refreshments will be

  • Lingen

    COMPUTERS -- Lingen Computer/Study Clinic met in Lingen Village Hall to hear Christianne Wakeham of Rural Opportunities, Cathy Meredith of Holme Lacy College and Emma Phillips, Lingen's resident IT Tutor explain what education is available locally from

  • Lyonshall

    LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB -- A very good meal was enjoyed by members and guests at the January Meeting held at The Burton Hotel, Kington. Mrs Eileen Dilley informed members that her husband was a contestant on Fifteen to One to be shown on Friday. A Christmas

  • Presteigne

    DAY CENTRE -- Staff from the East Radnorshire Day Centre wish to clear up some local misunderstandings about the Christmas gifts for members, and report that the Centre operates a Members Comfort Fund, which is run fully by the members and for the members

  • Pyons and Westhope

    PARISH COUNCIL -- The member of the public thought twice before venturing out on a bitterly cold Tuesday evening; thrice in fact since in the end the seat remained empty. The temperature did, though, have the effect of concentrating the collective mind

  • Whitton

    WOMEN'S INSTITUTE -- Whitton Women's Institute recently held their January meeting with J Sandercock in the chair. The minutes were read by S Price. The members were told about the county's 80th anniversary celebrations which will be in 2003. They were

  • Third attack in nine months

    POLICE are on the hunt for an arsonist after fire swept through a Hereford charity for the third time in nine months, writes JONATHAN RUSSELL. Staff from Full House have suffered a third fire attack at their warehouse store - (from left, warehouse assistant

  • Nationwide Conference fixtures 2002/3 season

    Aug 17 Farnborough T (H) 2-1 (Pitman 2) Aug 20 Forest Green (A) 3-1 (Parry, Williams, Wright) Aug 24 Gravesend (A) 0-3 Aug 26 Morecambe (H) 1-2 (Pitman) Aug 31 Nuneaton B (A) 3-0 (Guinan, Parry,Pitman) Sep 9 Woking (A) 2-1 (Clarke, og) Sep 14 Chester

  • Chance to air a burning issue on the radio

    The popular BBC Radio 4 programme 'Any Questions' hosted by Jonathon Dimbleby visits Hereford next month, with a live recording on February 28 at the Royal National College for the Blind. Two hundred and fifty tickets are available for people keen to

  • MP visits four villages

    LEOMINSTER MP Bill Wiggin will be visiting four villages during Friday, January 17, to speak to constituents. He will be outside the Bell Inn, Almeley, from 10.25am to 10.45am, the Royal George Inn, Lyonshall, from 10.55am to 11.15am, Lower House, Huntington

  • Heavy pack dictates play

    Nottingham 2nd 36 pts Luctonians 2nd 7 LUCTONIANS 2nd gave a plucky performance against a strong Notting-ham team before crashing to defeat in the NCA Merit Table. The Nottingham pack was much bigger and used this advantage to good effect to score four

  • League opposition holds off challenge of city 2nd XV

    Ludlow 34 pts Hereford 2nd 22 WITH Hereford's scheduled games against Bedworth called off on Friday night, the second team took the opportunity to pick up a late friendly fixture against Midlands 4 West (North) team Ludlow. The visitors had an early chance

  • Mark comes back from crash to share success with friend

    TWO motorcycle enthusiasts who rekindled their passion for the sport after becoming friends at a Hereford company have now tasted championship success, writes Ian Morgan. John Lewis and Mark 'Max' Chaundy teamed up to lift the Forgotten Era Championship

  • Claire adds another title to county success

    WEOBLEY High School's county champion Clare Conway maintained her excellent form to achieve victory in the intermediate girls' event in the Leominster District Schools' Cross Country Championships at Ten-bury. Her team-mate Katie Gamble also ran well

  • 16/1/03 - Turner hopeful

    HEREFORD United manager Graham Turner will aim to strengthen his squad with two loan signings in time for Saturday's match with Gravesend & Northfleet at Edgar Street. The Bulls' boss will be without the suspended Danny Williams and Steve Guinan for

  • Turner on hunt for two loan players

    HEREFORD United boss Graham Turner hopes to make two loan signings ahead of Saturday's crucial Nationwide Conference clash with lowly Gravesend & Northfleet at Edgar Street. The Bulls chief has not revealed the identity of the players but one is known

  • Addison complaint received

    HEREFORD United's board will be looking into a complaint from Forest Green Rovers concerning the Gloucestershire club's manager, Colin Addison, at their next meeting. As previously reported in The Hereford Times, a small group of supporters targeted former

  • Faithful pet alerts family

    A DOG alerted a Belmont family to a domestic tragedy by barking over the unconscious body of a man who had fallen down the stairs, an inquest heard. William Powell, 56, from Westfields, Hereford, had been staying with his sister and brother-in-law on

  • Steered to award

    TWO top Royal Navy officers from landlocked Herefordshire have steered their unit to a prestigious award. The Portsmouth-based men who disposed of the Royal Yacht Britannia, Disposal and Reserve Ships Officer, Bob Lane and his deputy, Warrant Officer

  • Travellers fight for site they call home

    A FAMILY of Hereford travellers is fighting to save the 'showcase' site they campaigned for and call home. Just 12 years ago Romany Close, at Grafton, near Hereford, was an example. The Lockes say it can be again - if Herefordshire Council gives local

  • Solicitor admits to 'ostrich tendency'

    A RESPECTED Hereford solicitor who admitted an 'ostrich tendency' as two cases dragged on for years was fined £10,000 by a disciplinary tribunal this week. Nicholas John Mundy, 53, an ex-partner in Caldicott Mundy Solicitors, of Bridge Street, Hereford

  • Redundancies likely at Denco

    LEADING Hereford employer, Denco, has entered a consultation period which could result in 20 redundancies. Following a downturn in the international market and a poor final quarter last year, the company was forced to offer 20 voluntary redundancy packages

  • Volunteers needed for project

    STRONG volunteers are wanted in Hereford to help load a container taking goods to people less well off on the other side of the world. They must be prepared to give about three hours of their time early on Saturday, January 25. The location is Hereford

  • Taxi driver sees red over Hereford traffic lights

    A TAXI driver has criticised traffic signals in Hereford after he was caught jumping a red light. Leonard Powell told Worcester Crown Court that the siting of lights at the station junction on Commercial Road caused confusion. He mistook a slip road green

  • Rachel's parents in return to her school

    PAULINE and Mick Holcroft, parents of high-profile heroin victim Rachel Whitear, are going back to her former school - and, in a way, she is going with them. Their emotive visit is to the PTA which is getting ready to show 'Rachel's Story', a hard-hitting

  • City bid to stage Cheese Olympics

    SAY cheese! Thousands of Herefordians and visitors could be if the city's bid to stage the prestigious British Cheese Awards in September is successful. Affectionately known as the 'Cheese Olympics', the awards would be a major coup for the county, which

  • Top tenor returns to home soil for charitable cause

    A TOP British tenor has a date with Placido Domingo - and Hereford Cathedral. Internationally famed opera singer Ian Storey from Leominster, who sings in the most reputable opera houses throughout the world, will sing in the cathedral on February 19 for

  • Great day out for Rebecca

    REBECCA Farnham, Herefordshire winner, took part in the national finals for the St. John Ambulance Cadet of the Year competition in Oxford. Rebecca, 17, a Leominster Cadet, competed against 42 other cadets from across the country. She was pipped at the

  • A happy end to 'ape hunt'

    A FAMOUS talking gorilla has been recovered from a Leominster garden following an emotional appeal and an extensive 'ape hunt'. 'Rufus the gorilla' shot to fame in 1987 when he and his ventriloquist owner Jimmy Tamley, won the ITV talent show 'New Faces

  • Drugs stolen

    PRESCRIBED drugs, which could be dangerous if taken in large quantities, were stolen from a flat in Etnam Street, Leominster. The thieves also made off with a DVD video player, two portable drills, a large holdall and a small amount of cash. Anyone who

  • Dale tackle obstacle on superstore plans

    BOSSES at F H Dale's Leominster factory hope they have overcome a major stumbling block in their bid to build a DIY superstore and garden centre. The firm has had talks with the Environment Agency to pave the way for their proposed Focus store at Mill

  • Business as usual

    KINGTON Town Council this week dropped a plan to impose a 'gagging order' on the local press. Last week councillors agreed to ask the media to refrain from reporting on issues discussed at meetings unless a reporter was present. Otherwise, reports would

  • What's happened to civic pride?

    MADAM, Has Hereford lost pride in itself? I visit Hereford four or five times a year to visit family and I consider the city my home having moved away for work reasons. Over the last year or two I have noticed a marked deterioration in the appearance

  • Gridlocked and congested

    MADAM, Having just returned home to the US after visiting family in Hereford for Christmas, I was amazed how congested and bad the traffic was in the city centre. Hereford has to have a bypass to relieve traffic from a frequently gridlocked centre. It