• Bulls' old boys star in FA Cup upsets

    HEREFORD United might not be involved in the FA Cup fourth round later this month but one of their players had a pivotal role in deciding the make-up of the fixtures at FA headquarters on Monday afternoon. Striker Steve Guinan linked up with the former

  • Hereford skittlers take Three Cities title

    HEREFORD skittlers have lifted the Three Cities title after winning all their three games against Worcester and Gloucester. Hereford beat Worcester at home by eight pins and did the double over Gloucester. After pipping them by one pin away, Hereford

  • £3,000 donation to Open Door

    THE Co-op is backing the Open Door group for the elderly in Hay-on-Wye with a £3,000 donation from its Community Dividend fund. Open Door runs a lunch club for its 50 elderly members and the hall in which it is held desperately needed a central heating

  • Road protest planned

    A GOLDEN Valley protest group renews its opposition to a proposed waste treatment plant by driving hundreds of cars through Hereford city centre on Saturday. Members from Waste Watchers have organised the mass demonstration to oppose Estech Europe Ltd's

  • 8/1/04 - Parry may net United £200,000

    PAUL Parry's imminent departure to Cardiff City could net Hereford United as much as £200,000. The 23-year-old winger is poised to join the first division club today, subject to a medical, for an initial fee of £75,000. Bulls' manager Graham Turner admitted

  • A happy New Year as Hinton earn first win

    THERE was a great start to the new year for Under-10 side Hinton who registered their first points of the season in the HGTA Herefordshire Junior League with a single-goal victory over near neighbours Westfields. MLC continued to climb the league but

  • Late goals see off Hinton

    Hinton 1 Bridgnorth Town Reserves 2 A DRAMATIC final six minutes saw Hinton lose to West Midlands League Division 1 South high-fliers Bridgnorth after holding a worthy lead for most of a very competitive encounter. Returning to league action after a four-week

  • Ross unbeaten run over after 20 games

    Old Woodstock Town 1 Ross Town 0 ROSS Town's proud 20-game unbeaten run came to an end, despite one of their better recent performances, in this Cherry Red Records Hellenic League Division 1 West encounter. Ross started brightly and David Skipp and Stuart

  • Hotchkiss stars in important relegation battle

    Pewsey Vale 1 Pegasus Juniors 2 PEGASUS moved out of the bottom two in the Cherry Red Records Hellenic League Premier Division for the first time since late September after a win which sees them leapfrog ahead of their Wiltshire rivals. On a pitch with

  • County league leaders fight to keep unbeaten record

    UNBEATEN Ewyas Harold were given a tough battle by visiting Weston before retaining top spot in the Hereford Times Herefordshire League Premier Division with a 3-1 win. Weston went close twice in the early stages before Mark Parnham seized on a flick

  • Sheila treks up the Amazon as support grows for hospice

    A LEOMINSTER woman who trekked the Himalayas for Lepra, the leprosy sufferers' charity, is heading for a complete change of scene. Sheila Cole, manager of the Paradise Court Sheltered Housing Scheme, Leominster, is heading for the Amazon for her latest

  • 'Speed kills' warning

    MOTORISTS in Herefordshire are being urged to check their vehicles regularly and reduce their speed in poor weather to avoid problems. Traffic management officer at Herefordshire Division of West Mercia Constabulary PC Colin Mears said motorists must

  • Pollution warning on the rivers

    SOME of the Herefordshire landscape's finest features are under threat the Government wildlife watchdog English Nature has warned. Pollution along parts of the Wye, Lugg and Teme, overgrazing in the Black Mountains and increased 'browsing' damage by wild

  • £1.5m for top quality water

    WELSH Water is to start work on a £1.5 million scheme to upgrade the water mains network in Westhide. The scheme, which is due to start this month, will involve refurbishing 24km of water mains in the Ocle Pychard, Dormington, Ashperton, Mordiford, Stretton

  • Ex-SAS commander Sir John Watts dies

    FORMER head of the SAS Sir John Watts, described as an outstanding leader and a highly experienced commander, has died, aged 73. Remembered as a short, stocky figure with an engagingly crumpled face and often careless of his appearance, he was involved

  • Haven for the Prince

    HEREFORD was yesterday, Wednesday, January 7, the scene of the first public appearance by the Prince of Wales since sensational allegations against him had made headlines world-wide. And he thanked county well-wishers who shouted their support on his

  • Bishopstone

    WHACKY WALKERS - On Saturday, December 28, the festive walk was well supported by 18 stalwart club members who turned out in the rain. This was the first time the club has walked in the rain for a year. Taking the same route as last year they did a two

  • Dilwyn

    ST MARY'S CHURCH - Sunday, January 11, at 10.30am Communion. Every Tuesday at 10.30am Holy Communion. The architect's plans for improved disabled access and for a toilet on the ground floor of the Tower are on display in the church. Contact Alec Whitfield

  • Knucklas

    BAPTIST CHURCH - Services at Knucklas Baptist Church are at 6.30pm on Sundays. Worship will be led by Mr Geoffrey Goodwin on Sunday and by the Rev Michael Humphries on Sunday, January 18, and by Mr Arthur Mason on Sunday, January 25. The service will

  • Luston

    CANDLELIGHT SERVICE - The December family carol service by candlelight attracted about 50 people, many of whom were happy to dress in simple Nativity clothing as they entered Eye Church, The including some of the Luston Brownies. The midnight service

  • Presteigne

    RELIGIOUS SERVICES - This Sunday at St Andrew's, Presteigne: Holy Communion (CW) at 11am with the Rev. Stephen Hollinghurst. St Michael and All Angels', Lingen: Holy Communion (CW) at 9.30 am, with the Rev. Stephen Hollinghurst. Baptist Church, Presteigne

  • Putley

    VILLAGE HALL - There are some exciting new developments in Putley's plans for a refurbished village hall. A meeting with the architect, Trevor Hewett, followed the well attended public meeting held in October. Mr Hewett has taken into account the views

  • Skenfrith

    PARISH HALL - The annual meeting of Skenfrith Parish Hall is to be held on Thursday, January 22, in the hall at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. If you're willing to help with the various hall activities or to bring new ideas and put them into practice

  • Club chairman upset by league decision

    HEREFORD City will begin their membership of the Flint & Cook Marches League in Division 2 next season. "We had to try to put Hereford in an appropriate division," said league secretary Derrick Jones. "We are aware that they have lost players but

  • Keep results coming

    THE Hereford Times would like to thank all county golf clubs who have supplied results of their competitions during the past year. We obviously wish to continue our service to county golf and incoming captains are urged to appoint a press officer to collate

  • Kington in semis

    KINGTON will be Herefordshire's representatives in the semi-finals of the Ken Smith Trophy, the Shropshire & Hereford-shire seniors' scratch team pairs competition. They booked a meeting with Ludlow after winning their section, which included Herefordshire

  • New skipper plays in to complete a treble

    WHEN Peter Burgoyne, a member of over 50 years standing, played himself in as captain of Kington Golf Club for 2004, he completing a family treble, his mother, Edith, and wife, Jane, having both served as captain of the ladies' section. Born and bread

  • Jardine back on staff

    FORMER coach Stewart Jardine has rejoined Luctonians' staff after leaving the club before the start of the season to direct the coaching at Powergen National 3 club Dudley Kingswinford. Luctonians director of coaching Simon Green-Price said: "He will

  • Hereford lose possession and pay price with 10th defeat

    Hereford 5 pts Nuneaton OE 14 HEREFORD'S failure to retain and recycle the ball at breakdowns cost them dear as they crashed to their 10th defeat in 12 starts to leave them firmly entrenched in the relegation zone of the Powergen Midlands West 2. With

  • Lucton in revenge win over Lions

    Luctonians 20 pts Leicester Lions 17 LUCTONIANS avenged a previous 24-11 defeat at Leicester with a narrow but entertaining victory which kept their promotion hopes alive in Powergen Midlands 1. Both sides played open, running rugby in a game which neither

  • Hereford course brings splash of colour

    RACEGOERS at Hereford will this year be able see the illustrated colours of the jockeys' silks in the handy-sized racecards on sale at the course. All the racecards at the 16 Hereford fixtures will be in colour and the investment means that Northern Racing

  • Nancy fights back from set down to take Malvern indoor title

    NANCY Zhang of Manor Park, Malvern won the 14U Girls' Event at Malvern & County Indoor Tennis Centre, fighting off a tough challenge in the final against Elizabeth Verow from Warwickshire. Nancy lost the first set 2/6 took the second 6/3 and then

  • Top spot remains same

    CHAMPIONS Ross-on-Wye are once again leading the way in the Wormelow Outdoor Clubs League at the season's half-way point. Ross have won all but one of their nine matches and the only club to earn a draw with them, Castle Green, are sitting in second spot

  • Arrow group move up in the vaulting world

    PEMBRIDGE-based Arrow Vaulting Group enjoyed another memorable year in 2003. The equestrian vaulting team - the sport involves gymnastics to music on horseback - has moved up to Intermediate classes in competition and came second in the team event at

  • WI Forum

    THE Felindre WI President, Gwlithyn Gough, welcomed the members to the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 3, and Jerusalem was sung by the members, accompanied on the piano by Margaret Lewis. The meeting was tinged with sadness due to the death

  • Freemasons

    THE Cantilupe Lodge of Herefordshire Freemasons' Ladies evening was hosted by Brenda and David Jones attracted 121 guests. The lodge is named after Hereford's only Saint, Thomas Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford who was Canonised by the Pope. Some days later

  • Tupsley TG

    Tupsley Townswomen's Guild quiz team and supporters received a goodwelcome at Malvern Link. After a very close contest, the winners were the Tupsley team, Maureen Walling, Antoinette Perrot and Gwenda Lowry. Val Twigg deonstrated how to make Christmas

  • Martin shows he's iron man

    A THRILL seeking Hereford man will be hard pressed to top his latest accomplishment after doing the housework at the top of a mountain. Swapping the keyboard for a different sort of board, on-line tutor Martin Morgan is an aficionado of the latest craze

  • Couple did not see need for children's education

    TWO parents persistently let their children stay away from school because the father believed they did not need to go. Hereford Magistrates Court heard that the parents had received a limited education themselves. The father had worked fulltime on a farm

  • Christmas on hold as family waits for Ryan

    CONCERN is growing for a missing Hereford man who has not been seen since Christmas Eve. The last confirmed sighting of Ryan Taylor was by a colleague who passed the 20-year-old as he walked across Hereford's Old Bridge before going down the towpath towards

  • Guitar ace beats odds

    DOCTORS told Russell Ballard's parents, John and Jane, that their son would never walk, talk, read or write. If they'd been asked, they'd probably have said he'd never play the guitar either. However, Russell, who lives in Leominster, doesn't believe

  • Beds emergency at County Hospital

    EMERGENCY measures were taken at the weekend to find beds for patients at Hereford County Hospital. There were so many admissions that staff put into practice a contingency plan to use beds in the day case ward. Since Saturday, 11 in-patients were using

  • New pool goes ahead - pledge

    THERE is 'no turning back' on Herefordshire Council's commitment to build the new Leominster swimming pool council leader Roger Phillips said this week. He said tenders go out on the multi-million pound project on Monday with the aim of getting work started

  • City facing an eternal 'bypass'

    "WE should not sacrifice this golden opportunity for the sake of a quick buck from the supermarkets," says Paul Keetch MP. Oh really? Is this the same MP who enthusiastically backed the proposed ASDA development on the banks of the River Wye against the

  • Demoralising start to year

    THE news the Rotherwas relief road has been postponed was no great surprise, and judging by comments by firms based at Rotherwas, some jobs in the area may be in peril, which is a demoralising start to the New Year. The council, told some time ago the

  • Spiralling down and ever down

    DEMOCRACY is well and truly dead. We might have feared it when our government took no notice of the millions of people on the street of London, as well as letters, but now the unelected Commissioners in Brussels are to take no notice of the elected EU

  • Should it be 'bienvenue' Queen Marie?

    THE largest liner ever to be built, at a colossal cost of £550 billion, has docked in Southampton in readiness for her naming by HM The Queen. Patriotic airs, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia, wafted ashore from this wonderful vessel. She arrived

  • No let-up in Bulls' push

    THERE will no easing up for Hereford United when they visit Exeter City for Saturday's FA Trophy third round tie, kick-off 1pm. "We are treating it as importantly as every other game," said Bulls director of football Graham Turner. "We want to win because

  • Bluebirds chasing star winger Parry

    PAUL Parry could be on his way out of Edgar Street after further interest from Cardiff City in the Hereford United winger. Bluebirds' boss Lennie Lawrence has been keeping the 23-year-old under close scrutiny in recent weeks and watched him play in the

  • Bromyard nets resource centre

    FOR those who need to borrow a book or DVD, exercise in the gym and then surf the net, the newly-opened Bromyard Centre can offer the full range of facilities under one roof. After undergoing an £800,000 development programme, the site on the former Bromyard

  • County rivals clash in cup

    FOUR of Herefordshire's top sides will be battling it out on Saturday for a place in the final of the HFA County Challenge Cup. Cherry Red Records Hellenic League Division 1 West club Ross Town, who suffered their first defeat in 20 games last Saturday

  • Smith races to debut Test century

    NEWS of West Indian Test batsman Dwayne Smith's debut century against South Africa on Tuesday raised one or two eyebrows in Kington, writes Richard Prime. Twenty-year-old Smith, who thrashed a South African attack including Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini

  • No let-up in Bulls' push

    THERE will no easing up for Hereford United when they visit Exeter City for Saturday's FA Trophy third round tie, kick-off 1pm. "We are treating it as importantly as every other game," said Bulls director of football Graham Turner. "We want to win because

  • Bluebirds chasing star winger Parry

    PAUL Parry could be on his way out of Edgar Street after further interest from Cardiff City in the Hereford United winger. Bluebirds' boss Lennie Lawrence has been keeping the 23-year-old under close scrutiny in recent weeks and watched him play in the

  • Tributes after Christmas death

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a 21-year-old man who died while walking in Pandy on Christmas Eve. The body of Abergavenny's Ryan James Lancaster was discovered near Glandwr Cottages near the A465 shortly after 9.45pm on December 24. He leaves behind his

  • Richard Booth collects honour

    THE self-styled "King" of Hay-on-Wye, Richard Booth, who owns the largest second-hand bookshop in Europe, has been crowned with an MBE. The 65-year-old, who has been described as an eccentric, is a determined entrepreneur who persevered in his quest to

  • Pioneer of colour TV dies aged 87

    AMATEUR TV buff extraordinary and former Ross Grammar School teacher, C Grant Dixon, has died at the age of 87. Mr Grant Dixon, who lived for many years at Kyrle's Cross, Peterstow, was physics teacher at the school from 1950 to 1976. He was a former

  • Fake cop rang for credit card ID

    A MAN claiming to be a police officer is thought to have played a part in two thefts at shops in Ross-on-Wye on Monday, December 22. A woman working at a shop in Broad Street was phoned by a man claiming to be from the police and reporting her banker's

  • Two men killed in crashes on the roads

    A MAN was killed in a crash on the A49 between Much Birch and Harewood end on Tuesday night. The 47-year-old, who has not yet been named, was at the wheel of a Mazda 323 GTI, which was in collision with an articulated Mercedes lorry at about 11.30pm.

  • Football Results

    Hereford Times Herefordshire League, Premier Division: Sutton 2 Wellington 3, Woofferton 2 Leominster 1, Pegasus 2 Westfields 8, Ewyas Harold 3 Weston 1, Lads Club 1 Ross Utd Services 2, Fownhope 5 Hinton 2. Division 1: Holme Lacy 0 Pencombe 2, Colwall

  • Table-toppers go down to second defeat at Moor House

    TOP-of-the-table Hinton went down to only their second defeat of the season in HFA Floodlit Youth League when they were beaten 3-1 by Westfields at Moor House. Playing under their new floodlights for the first time, Westfields, who had played all their

  • Dominant display by young Bulls

    Hereford United 3 Boldmere St Michael's 0 HEREFORD turned in a dominant display to become the first side to prevent Boldmere from scoring in the Midland Floodlit Youth League Premier Division this season. The young Bulls made a fine start and were firmly

  • Ledbury fight back for vital win

    Ettingshall 2 Ledbury Town 3 LEDBURY came from behind to claim the winning points at Ettingshall, a victory that keeps them in touch with the top teams in the West Midlands League Premier Division. In an action-packed opening quarter Ettingshall stretched

  • Kington overcome league leaders

    Malvern Town 1 Kington Town 3 KINGTON made a strong New Year start to their West Midlands League Premier Division campaign and kept their title hopes on track with a superb away victory over league leaders Malvern Town. Trying out a new 4-4-2 formation

  • Disappointment for Wellington

    Wellington 0 Bustleholme 1 WELLINGTON manager Wyn Owen described his team's performance against fellow West Midlands League Premier Division mid-table opponents Bustleholme as 'extremely disappointing throughout'. Indeed the villagers failed to cash in

  • Life of fighting crime

    A HEREFORD doctor who cut his 'forensic teeth' on one of Britain's most notorious mass murders has hung up his stethoscope at the age of 72. Dr Donald McGlashon has just retired after 30 years as both a GP at Wargrave House surgery in Hereford and a senior

  • Ken takes probation service reins

    WEST Mercia Probation has announced the appointment of Ken Hockenhull, aged 58, as a board member. Married with one daughter, Ken originally hails from St Helens in Lancashire, but for the last three years has been living in north-west Herefordshire having

  • Grant for hall project

    THE £250,000 refurbishment of Much Marcle Memorial Hall has moved a giant step closer following a £100,000 grant from the National Lottery. The project has been three years in planning and the memorial hall management committee expects the work to start

  • What's On in city and county

    Coliseum Cinema Brecon Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (12a). The Last Samurai (15). Peter Pan (PG). Brother Bear (U). v 01874 622501. The Courtyard Freaky Friday (PG). In The Cut (18). v 01432 359252. The Conquest, Bromyard Calendar Girls (

  • Players' holiday sacrifices received a just reward

    CHRISTMAS and New Year is always a busy period with sacrifices made by players but the points they were rewarded with made it all worthwhile. There was, however, a stark contrast in the performances over our four holiday games. We were outstanding at

  • Philippa rounds off fightback

    HEREFORD staged a fine second-half fightback to claim a 3-3 draw against Gloucester who fielded a mixture of second and third team players. Gloucester benefited from some sloppy Hereford defending in the early stages to race into a two-goal half-time

  • Warm-up defeat

    HEREFORD began their warm-up for the second half of the season with a 2-1 away defeat to Gloucester City 2nd in a friendly. The home side took an early two-goal lead but after this Hereford largely controlled the game. They were, however, unable to get

  • Allensmore

    100 CLUB - The Allensmore Church 100 Club draw took place on December 21, 2003. Prize winners were as follows: 1 No 32 Mr Ron Morgan; 2 No 90 Mrs Rose Evans; 3 No 67 Pauline Mussell; 4 No 93 Connie Lawrence. The next draw takes place on January 25, 2004

  • Edwyn Ralph

    GUEST SPEAKERS - Talks at the Village Hall. The first is on Friday, February 6, when Rev Dr Chris Fletcher and his wife Maggie will give a talk about their experiences on their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, when they walked over 400 miles

  • Knighton

    EAST RADNOR PARISH - Services for the coming week in the Parish of East Radnor are as follows: Sunday January 11 (The Baptism of Christ): 9.30am Sung Eucharist at Knighton (Father Andrew Pearce); 11am Sung Eucharist at Norton (Reverend Donald Green);

  • SAS hero killed in Iraq was to be awarded MC

    A YOUNG Army major based with the SAS in Hereford who was about to be awarded the Military Cross has been killed in a road accident in Iraq. Major James Stenner, aged 30, died in Baghdad in the early hours of New Year's Day when a jeep in which he was

  • Cecil, sportsman and war hero, dies at 107

    A LEOMINSTER Cricket Club vice-president who was one of a surviving handful of First World War ex-servicemen has died aged 107, writes PETE BLENCH. Jasper Cecil Hankin-son, the oldest survivor of the London Scottish Regiment, was awarded the Legion D'Honneur

  • Hereford United Conference Fixtures 2003-4

    Aug 9 3pm Tamworth (A) 3-1 (Smith 2, Guinan) Aug 12 7.45pm Forest Green H) 5-1 (Purdie 2, Guinan 2, Carey-Bertram) Aug 16 3pm Morecambe (H) 3-0 (Smith 2, Guinan) Aug 23 3pm Barnet (A) 1-1 (James pen) Aug 25 7.45pm Aldershot (H) 4-3 (Williams, Rose, James

  • Rugby Results and Tables

    RFU LEAGUE Midlands 1: Kettering 55, Dunstabs 17; Luctonians 20, Leicester Lions 17; Luton 12, Scunthorpe 18; Old Laurentians 10, Bedford 31; Spalding P, Broadstreet P; Walsall 11, Whitchurch 10. P W D F A Pt Bedford 13 11 0 359 182 22 Kettering 11 9

  • Boost from veterans

    Hereford 3rd 47 pts Pershore 2nd 22 HEREFORD, with nine veterans in their side, proved too strong for Pershore who arrived with only 13 players and secured the services of Hereford's Richard Rees and Shane Hogg to bring them to full strength. Hereford

  • Ledbury produce form for away win

    Shipston on Stour 6 pts Ledbury 11 Ledbury produced an inspired performance to defeat a confident Shipston team for their fourth win in Midlands 3 West South. Ledbury took an early lead when Henry Blandford scored his first try of the season after a great

  • Highest award yet for Small

    HEREFORD Contact Karate Club instructor and Combat Academy Coach Simon Small rounded off a most triumphant year by collecting his English Contact Karate Associa-tion's fourth degree black belt, his highest award in his martial arts career to date. This

  • National place clinched

    HEREFORDSHIRE are assured of a place in the National Inter-County League competition after beating Gloucestershire by 29 points to seven, plus 79 shots. After the morning session at Bishopswood Village Hall, Herefordshire had won five games, draw one

  • Taylor races to another title

    THE annual Hereford-shire AA Cross Country Championships were held on Sunday in good conditions at Hereford Racecourse, resulting in some excellent races. The Veteran and Senior Men's races were run together over 11km and saw Tim Taylor, of Hereford Couriers

  • MBE goes to city magistrate

    A HEREFORD magistrate, who has helped administer justice for 27 years, received an MBE for his services to law and order. Holme Lacy Road resident Daniel Morgan was recently presented with his honour - awarded last year - by HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham

  • Taylor: Put new waste site in city

    MOVING the proposed multi-million pound waste processing plant from Madley to the Rotherwas Industrial Estate could be the key to solving many of the county's problems, says Hereford's Conservative parliamentary candidate Virginia Taylor. The Tory hopeful

  • Campaigners meet minister

    ACROSS the table talks in Westminster concentrated on Hereford's flood problems. At the head of the table was environment minister Elliott Morley, on the right Hereford MP Paul Keetch and facing them Bill Adamson, Bob Binnersley and Andrew Lee. The three

  • Welsh signs would be on wrong track

    TRAIN operator Arriva says it has no plans to introduce Welsh signage at English border stations for the time being. Its denial came despite speculation in newspapers and the backing of Herefordshire Council's Mike Wilson. Welsh language campaigners have

  • Experts dig out an ancient ironworks

    LEOMINSTER'S biggest-ever archaeological excavation uncovered important clues about the town's long history. The extensive dig, covering half an acre of the Focus DIY development site at Mill Street, revealed that Leominster was a hive of industry from

  • Chance to find a different way

    Chance to find a different way THE REFUSAL of the Government to support this proposed road gives us an opportunity to think of other solutions. Rotherwas is a comparatively small site and there is not a lot of room for expansion. If it is felt to be essential

  • Annual pleasure to behold

    I write to thank The Hereford Times for its front page feature (December 11), 'Nest Wrecker is fined £6,000.' All those concerned with the successful prosecution of this sad and disgraceful case merit a big thank you and congratulations, i.e the concerned