• Ex-Wiggin worker sues over terminal cancer

    A FORMER employee of Henry Wiggin Ltd, now Special Metals Wiggin Ltd, has launched a High Court battle against the company after developing a terminal asbestos-related cancer. Donald Knowles, who is 75 and lives in Worcester, was diagnosed with mesothelioma

  • Man, 47, dies in collision

    A POPULAR Herefordshire man has died while riding his motorbike in Wales. Chris Collins, from Ross-on-Wye, died between Brecon and Builth Wells last Saturday morning. The 47-year-old was riding a Suzuki motorbike at 11.30am when it was in collision

  • No banning orders for Bulls’ followers

    HOME Office figures proved Hereford United had a good season on and off the pitch last year. Data published this week states that not a single supporter was made the subject of a banning order in the year that the Bulls returned to the Football League

  • Crackdown ‘puts lid on’ trouble

    POLICE say they have put the lid on problems with troublemakers in Leominster streets with new powers permitting them to order crowds to disperse. Groups of noisy and abusive youths loitering in the town centre made some townspeople afraid to venture

  • Davies finishes in style as county junior champion

    KINGTON'S scratch golfer Matthew Davies rounded off an impressive list of achievements over the season by lifting the Hereford Times Cup after winning the Herefordshire Junior Championship at the South Herefordshire course. The Eardisley-based youngster

  • Hooleys celebrate Horse of Year win

    A HEREFORDSHIRE stable is celebrating after success at the Horse of the Year Show. Ann Hooley, who, with husband Chris, runs Sheppon Hill Stables in Hoarwithy, partnered Judith Evans' Toman to success in the Ridden Pure-Bred Arab of the Year section

  • Leaders keep unbeaten start

    POTTING Potting Shed M maintained their unbeaten start to Hereford Snooker League with a hard-fought 3-2 win against Railway in the third round of matches. Skipper Anthony Powell won the important third point after earlier wins by Kay Richards and Chris

  • Champions celebrate

    HEREFORDSHIRE and its borders were well represented when the awards were handed out at the Crusader Worcestershire County League's annual dinner. Kington were presented with the Division 1 championship award while Wormelow picked up a similar award for

  • Progressive Burghill club receive benchmark award

    BURGHILL & Tillington CC were presented with their Clubmark award by Herefordshire's cricket development manager Steve Williams during the club's annual meeting held at the Bell Inn in Tillington. They are only the fourth club in the county to receive

  • All-rounder Marsha looking to world cup

    A WEOBLEY schoolteacher has seen her international cricket aspirations enhanced in an indoor international tournament in South Africa. Marsha Davies represented Wales in the national team's first foray into international indoor competition. "We played

  • Betterton inspires Kington to continued success

    KINGTON continued their fine start in Division 4 of the South Wales Ladies' League with a 3-0 success against Swansea Bay in their first home match. Player-of-the-match Ruth Betterton opened the scoring for Kington in the first half. Jules Pudge then

  • Leominster tame Gryphons with first defeat for Somerset side

    LEOMINSTER bounced back to form in the Gerrard West of England and South Wales League North Division 1 with an excellent 4-1 home victory over previously unbeaten Somerset Gryphons. The North Herefordshire side matched Gryphons in the tight opening stages

  • Pegasus progress in floodlit cup

    Clanfield 3 Pegasus Juniors 5 PEGASUS are through to the second round of the HPL Hellenic Floodlit Cup after beating lower- graded Clanfield in the first round in midweek. After taking a single goal lead in the first half, Pegasus were firmly in control

  • Emily’s hat-trick earns point for Phoenix Ladies

    Coventry Ladies 3 Phoenix Ladies 3 A HAT-trick by Emily Gilbert earned Phoenix a point against West Midlands Regional Women's League Division 1 South leaders Coventry. The powerful home side took an early lead but the hard-working Gilbert pounced

  • Jackson injured as Fields’ unbeaten run comes to end

    Westfields 2 Friar Lane & Epworth 4 WESTFIELDS' unbeaten Polymac Services Midland Alliance run of four games came to an end at home to the league newcomers from Leicestershire. The lively visitors took the lead when the Westfields defence failed to

  • Football Results

    HFA County Challenge Cup, second round: Woofferton 3 Bartestree 4, Ross Town 1 Ledbury Town 2, Lads Club 1 Wellington 8, Leominster Town 0 Sutton United 1, Colwall Rangers 0 Hinton 1. HFA Burghill Cup, first round: Bartonsham 2 Leintwardine Colts 3,

  • Villagers pipped by early goal

    Wellington 0 Redditch United 1 A FIRST-half goal condemned Wellington to defeat in this Midland Floodlit Youth League Southern Division clash. The visitors had a good early chance to take the lead when a Redditch striker beat Mike Cheasley in the

  • James excels but fails to prevent loss

    Ellesmere Rangers 3 Bromyard Town 1 WITH a number of first-team regulars unavailable, Bromyard paid the price as they went down to another West Midlands League Premier Division defeat. Only poor finishing prevented the home side from establishing

  • FA reward dedication of Westfields’ founder

    WESTFIELDS founding member and leading light Andy Morris has been rewarded for 40 years of dedication to his club with an FA Merit Award. Morris travelled to FA headquarters in London's Soho Square for the presentation which was part of the Non-League

  • Bartestree spring surprise on league leaders

    Hereford Times Hereford-shire League Premier Division leaders Woofferton suffered a surprise reverse when they went down 4-3 at home to newly-promoted Bartestree in the second round of the HFA County Challenge Cup. Woofferton made a bright start but

  • Family connection at Edgar Street

    JOHN Eustace, who is at Edgar Street on a month's loan from Stoke City, is likely to be a Hereford United player for only a short-time but his family connection with the club goes back more than half a century. John's grandfather Ken Eustace, a goalkeeper

  • Conference time has left our facilities trailing

    IT was a fantastic feeling to go to MK Dons and win the game on Saturday - and win it in good style. We defended extremely well but always looked dangerous on the break, reminiscent of seasons gone by when we broke out so quickly with some good accurate

  • Sponsorship deal struck by Herefordshire FA

    HEREFORDSHIRE has signed a new kit sponsorship deal with Umbro as part of the supplier's £2million nationwide investment into grassroots football. The deal will see Umbro footballs, clothing and equipment distributed to every county FA in England. "

  • Styles moves Wellington up

    WELLINGTON Rangers maintained their steady progress in the Hereford Times Hereford-shire League Premier Division with three hard-earned points from a narrow 1-0 win over visiting Ledbury Town Reserves. Rangers created a fair amount of pressure in the

  • Seven out of seven for Pegasus

    Pegasus Ladies 4 Kidderminster Harriers Ladies 2 PEGASUS made it seven wins out of seven and continue to sit proudly at the top of the West Midlands Regional Women's League Premier Division table. In dreadful conditions, the home side took the lead

  • Presteigne through to last 16 of FAW cup

    Presteigne 1 Llanrhaeadr 0 PRESTEIGNE overcame both the opposition and the atrocious weather conditions to reach the last 16 in the FAW Welsh Trophy with a narrow win over Llanrhaeadr in the second round. Considering the conditions - it rained throughout

  • Hooper and Bradford fire Ledbury into last eight

    LEDBURY Town came from behind to net a late winner and beat home team Ross Town 2-1 in the second round of the HFA County Challenge Cup. With both sides struggling in their respective leagues, a close encounter was expected and that was exactly how it

  • Trophy defence begins against county rivals

    HOLDERS Kington Town will begin their defence of the Presteigne Otway Cup with a second round tie at home to another Herefordshire club, Wellington. The draw, which was made in the Royal Oak, Presteigne, handed Newbridge a trip to Woofferton in a first

  • Park sure of Tour place

    DAVID Park cemented his place in the PGA European Tour for next season with a joint 27th place in the Majorca Classic at Pula. It brought the Herefordshire professional 16,100 euros to take his tally to 235,094 euros from 25 tournaments to move up from

  • County club rescues golf championships

    SOUTH Herefordshire Golf Club officials came to the rescue of the Herefordshire Junior Championships on Monday when heavy rainfall over the weekend left the intended venue at the near-by Ross-on-Wye GC course waterlogged. "At 7.45am we had no course

  • Midfield boost for Bulls

    HEREFORD United expect to have a new face in their squad for Saturday's League 2 clash with Accrington Stanley at Edgar Street after agreeing a loan deal with Scunthorpe United for midfielder Neil MacKenzie. The 30-year-old arrives at Edgar Street this

  • Cup holders move through to last eight

    HOLDERS Westfields moved through to the quarter-finals of the HFA County Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win over Pegasus Juniors at allpay.park on Tuesday evening. Mark Davis fired in the first Westfields goal after 10 minutes but Ben Price equalised 15 minutes

  • Lucton Ellen wins the day

    LUCTON farmers are celebrating after their heifer was judged first in class and ultimate maiden champion heifer at the recent Pedigree Welsh Black Cattle Show and Sale. Lucton Ellen 2nd, owned by Chris and Meg Thorpe, took the honours at the event, at

  • Michael takes on a new role

    A MEMBER of Orleton YFC was elected chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Competitions Steering Group at the weekend. Michael Lewis (pictured) was elected at the federation's council meeting at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The

  • Focus falls on county’s orchards

    WITH Cider sales soaring, it's easy to put a price tag on a box of Herefordshire apples, but what about the apple orchards themselves? An innovative new project is now seeking to do the almost impossible - put a value on what orchards are worth to the

  • Firms have Christmas trees all wrapped up

    FESTIVE Forestry Services Ltd, of Ullingswick, and Festive Farm, Wellington, were among finalists in the annual tree and wreath competition organised by the British Christmas Tree Growers Assocation (BCTGA). Festive Forestry finished runners up in the

  • Tough water rules set to hit soft fruit

    TOUGH new European Union rules aimed at saving rivers from being sucked dry to water crops could have a major impact on Hereford-shire's booming soft fruit industry. The Environment Agency delivered a bombshell last week when it ruled that taking water

  • Tom's Googled it

    BEDSTONE College pupil Tom Sherborn-Hoare has reached the final 30 in the national doodle 4 google competition. There were 15,000 entries in the competition, which invited doodles on theme of My Britain. Tom, who lives near Leominster, describes his

  • Pub plan to breathe life into old PO

    PUB chain J D Wetherspoon plc is planning a £1.2 million scheme to convert the former Leominster Post Office at Corn Square into an all-day drinking and eating venue. The new pub, which it is hoped could open in about 12 months following extensive refurbishment

  • Folk who are extraordinary

    FESTIVAL and regional favourites, Emma and the Professor, are very much people players, who love to get their audiences involved. "Extraordinary folk" best describes this duo, who will win your hearts with sublime vocals and powerful, driving rhythms

  • Youth, 17, sold drugs near Cathedral School

    A TEENAGE drug dealer has been jailed after selling cocaine and ecstasy near Hereford Cathedral School. Dominic Aldridge, of Hampton Park Road, Hereford, was given a 30-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to selling class A drugs in Cathedral

  • Three guilty of £30,000 robbery

    TWO years of dogged detective work linked three men to one of Herefordshire's biggest robberies. The three now face long prison sentences, caught out by fingerprints and their own alibis. One of the men was convicted last week of his part in the attack

  • Group learns from a true master

    EVELYN Glennie welcomed three of Herefordshire's finest young players to take part in a masterclass, organised by Hereford-shire's community music charity The Music Pool. She pointed out that while the word masterclass suggests somebody who knows it

  • Green light as Asda starts to trade

    THE new traffic island and lights system was given its first test when hundreds of people arrived for the opening of the Asda store in Hereford. Most of the 500 parking spaces at the £30 million development were taken by the time the doors opened on

  • Suicide in a furnace

    A HEREFORDSHIRE business man committed suicide in a burning furnace, an inquest was told. William John Bowen, who owned the Pontrilas Garden Centre, was so badly burnt that forsenic scientists could identify him only by the remains of a plaster cast.

  • Boost for river project

    A PROJECT to bring new life back to the River Monnow has won an award from the Wild Trout Conservation Trust. The project is funded with £1 million from Defra and £400,000 raised locally is aimed at returning the river to its former glory. In the past

  • Inspector gives homes go-ahead

    A SCHEME to build more than 50 homes in the centre of Kington has been given the go-ahead after a planning appeal. But the leader of the opposition on Herefordshire Council has made a formal complaint against the authority's planning department. It

  • A lucky escape for farmer

    A FARMER who became trapped in a potato harvester in the middle of a Herefordshire field is making good progress in hospital. Firefighters, paramedics and a "flying doctor" worked together as a team for several hours to free Nigel Price, whose arm was

  • Jim looking to the future

    NEW vice-president at Herefordshire College of Art and Design, Jim Walmsley, has been brought in to manage the development of the Higher Education sector of the college. His remit is to increase the portfolio in terms of depth and variety of courses

  • B&Q is in the swim

    HEREFORD'S newest DIY superstore started with a splash when an Olympic diver cut the red ribbon. Leon Taylor, who won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics, officially opened B&Q on Holmer Road last Thursday. He also visited more natural surroundings

  • Art reflects iridescence of the country

    GALANTHUS Gallery presents a show of work that reflects the richness and iridescence of the countryside. Eugene Fisk, regarded for his vibrant palette, has been painting the English landscape for over 20 years and recently he has focussed his attentions

  • Fund-raising marathon pays off for Friends

    A MARATHON fund-raising effort in Bromyard had a happy ending when the hospital's League of Friends took delivery of a new minibus. The vehicle was desperately needed as time, wear and tear had wrought havoc on the previous minibus and increasingly strict

  • Youth has its day

    HEREFORD Amateur Operatic Society's production of Oklahoma! opens tomorrow (Friday) at Hereford Courtyard, running to November 4. This well-known musical, based on Lynn Rigg's play Green Grow The Lilacs, depicts the trials of pioneer life and shows how

  • Mystery death in India

    MYSTERY surrounds the death of a Herefordshire woman in India. Sarah Elizabeth Allen, of Henry Street, Ross-on-Wye, was found in a Goa hotel room with no obvious signs of internal injury. A Hereford inquest heard how she had a history of heroin addiction

  • £9.5m is pledged to Rotherwas

    REGIONAL development agency Advantage West Midlands has put £9.5 million toward the Rotherwas Futures project - the first part of a "double whammy" deal to get the county's biggest industrial estate its own access road and secure its future for expansion

  • Trio takes on role in the health service

    THREE new non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of Herefordshire Primary Care Trust. They are Susan Mead, Alan Curless and Paul Deneen whose names have been confirmed by the NHS Appointments Commission. They have replaced former members

  • Inquest told of death in River Wye

    A HEREFORD man with a history of mental illness drowned in the River Wye, an inquest heard. Maurice Milne-Redhead, aged 67, of St Martins Street, was found dead near Victoria Bridge in May. A rescue mission was launched from Hereford Rowing Club after

  • Duke drops in

    THE Duke of Gloucester was given a royal welcome as he visited Tenbury last week. The Duke visited the town's high school and community hospital, on what is believed to be the first royal visit to Tenbury for at least 20 years. Prue Winton, chair of

  • We're all going on a September holiday...

    BARE Bones end their second touring season with a much-loved piece by John Godber. September in the Rain is based upon the lives of the playwright's grandparents and all of the incidents portrayed are real, recounting the events of Godber's childhood

  • A chance meeting shapes the future for baby William

    JULIE Evans was out shopping when a chance encounter led to help for her grandson and the start of a fund-raising drive. Julie and her daughter, Katie, were both scared about the shape of baby William's head and they weren't so sure they should leave

  • Marissa makes her solo debut

    CREATIVE Arts graduate Marissa Harmon is holding her first solo show at Hereford's Old Mayor's Parlour from Sunday. The 23-year-old will exhibit a selection of her degree show installation work, in addition to a range of etchings and textile work, which

  • Manslaughter admitted

    A 20-YEAR-OLD has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a man found dead in a Tenbury Wells street earlier this year. But Ben Murphy denied the more serious charge of murdering Adrian Palmer and will face trial by jury at Worcester Crown Court on February

  • Top marks for Luston

    A HEREFORDSHIRE school with a growing reputation has been praised by Ofsted inspectors. Children, staff and parents at Luston Primary School are celebrating the report, which confirms the school is effective and provides a good education. The inspectors

  • Do you know the monkey’s whereabouts?

    A SUBSTANTIAL reward is being offered for the safe return of a black Doc Martens shoebox containing irreplaceable art work. Cassie Rendle, who is in her final year of a BA Craft Design course at Hereford College of Art, remembers having had the box in

  • Death of Hereford’s 600th mayor

    A HEREFORD councillor and city freeman has died at the age of 83. Bill Higgins, who became the city's 600th mayor in 1981, died on Tuesday after a period of illness. During a 50-year stint working on the railways, Mr Higgins became involved in local

  • Festival enjoys taste of success

    A FEAST of local food and drink was served up over the weekend as Herefordshire presented its first Food Festival at Hereford Racecourse. Thousands of food-lovers, a high percentage from over the county's borders, flocked to the venue, attracted by a

  • Contributions but they’re not gifts

    I would like to clarify the local planning authority's position on the continued negotiations on contributions being sought through the development by Crest Nicholson Homes of the housing site at Holmer, Hereford. There have been lengthy discussions

  • Commitment should be at 100 % as well

    OH, can't we tell that not only is Christmas on its way, but so are the local elections. We are suddenly bombarded with election literature, which we could well do without. I realise everyone is touting for votes, but I wish it could be done with professionalism

  • The threats could be worse than we know

    I WOULD like to make the following points to all members of the public, and, particularly, employees of Hereford County Hospital who did not attend the Unison meeting at Hereford Shirehall on October 7. It is already common knowledge that the hospital

  • ‘Beautiful the day when touched by kindness’

    DURING the month of October, Angela and I have visited places of worship in the deaneries of Kington and Weobley, Leominster, Bromyard and Hereford. We have visited some 150 churches and chapels to date, out of a total of 333 places of worship within

  • The good, the bad and the complacent

    LAST week, the Daily Telegraph did a City Spotlight on Hereford in its Property Section. First - the good news: Their "What we love about it" included the surrounding countryside, Cathedral/Mappa Mundi;one or two upmarket stores; some European-style cafes

  • Keeping this great service in business

    delays? The redesign of our road system is plainly a complex and contentious issue but a lack of strenuous leadership in our city and county institutions seems to be leading to its effective, and almost farcical, strangulation. Or suffocation. Ronald

  • Road system driving us out of our town

    ARE our county town's various businesses and their representatives aware of how many of us are now driving to Abergavenny to shop, or to take trains, rather than risk long and unpredictable (and heavily polluting) delays? The redesign of our road system

  • Where’s the public outcry over this?

    THE Hereford Times has published many letters in recent months from readers complaining about the traffic chaos in the city, and the inconvenience of the redevelopment of High Town. While I have sympathy for such points of view I have never felt compelled

  • How many men does it take to.......?

    I understand that our local authority's short of money. As I look out of my window I can see 13 yellow-coated men standing round a hole in the road watching it being filled. It would be interesting to know how they can consider this cost effective.

  • Horse lover’s fascinating discoveries

    IT has been an eventful time for Presteigne author Pat Lyne. Firstly, she saw her fourth book about Connemara ponies published and, within weeks, she was invited - one of only a handful of women to have been accorded the privilege - to give three talks

  • Whitecross High improves

    WHITECROSS High School has been told it is improving but can still do better. A new Ofsted report states that the Hereford comprehensive is providing a much better standard of education than when it was last inspected in 1999 and found to have serious

  • How your vote can help others

    SINCE 1991 The Taste for Adventure Centre in Credenhill has been empowering thousands of disabled and disadvantaged individuals each year. Now it has an opportunity to win a People's Millions grant of £50,000 to help improve facilities and reach out

  • Charities to benefit from fair’s success

    THIS year's successful Herefordshire Country Fair has enabled the committee to make donations totalling £12,000 to local charities. "We are particularly pleased to be able to make the largest donation to St Michael's Hospice, in memory of our late chairman

  • Fred dies aged 104

    MONMOUTH'S oldest resident has died three weeks short of his 105th birthday. Fred Pyner lived in the Monmouth School almshouses just a few hundred yards from where he was born in Cinderhill Street on November 3, 1901. He was the last surviving founder

  • Farmer starts night watch after attacks

    A SIXTY-year-old farmer is mounting a night watch on his sheep in a bid to stop repeated attacks by dogs which have led to the deaths of 32 animals. Paul Fernihough is offering a £500 reward for information leading to a conviction following the deaths

  • A helping hand for firms

    BUSINESSES hampered by the chore of administration can now turn to the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford for help. RNC Business Services will be operating a range of support for companies in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The services

  • Force is still one of the best

    WEST Mercia Constabulary remains one of the top performing forces in the country as a result of its success in reducing crime, detecting crime and bringing offenders to justice, a joint report shows The force has maintained its reputation as one of the

  • Help for orphans

    TWO adventurous men have driven from Hereford to central Europe to deliver a warmer winter to Ukranian orphans. The new charity, Hereford-shire Ukraine Link Line Orphanages (HULLO), was set up to provide children with warm clothes and toys. Wellington

  • Helping to build in Africa

    A HEREFORDSHIRE builder learned a few new tricks when he helped construct a school in rural Africa. Martin Powell, from Staunton-on-Wye, was shown how to use sapling trees as scaffolding while building a headmaster's house in Uganda. Martin, a bricklayer

  • County’s housing crisis to get worse

    HEREFORDSHIRE'S housing crisis is deepening. Figures show an increase in the number of homeless people, combined with rocketing property prices that are excluding large numbers of people from the market. Statistics show that last year, there were more

  • Joy as county firm scoops gold

    A HEREFORDSHIRE business has struck gold by winning a prestigious award for offering outstanding value for money accommodation. The owners of Mocktree Barns holiday cottages, Leintwardine, have been recognised by the Heart of England awards for tourist

  • Software seminar

    XDM Software will be running a paperless office in practice seminar at VO2 Business Services, Stables Business Centre, Chapel Walk, Leominster on October 31. The seminar will provide practical guidance on how to make document management a success in

  • Women in business

    LEDBURY Rugby Club is the venue of an event featuring small businesses run by women where there will be an array of stands selling products and services from hand-made goods, such as fleece blankets, chocolates, teddies and china, to accessories and business

  • Cutting risk of danger on road

    PLACES are being offered on a road risk course aimed at businesses in Herefordshire, where a third of all crashes are work related. Business leaders in the county are being urged to help reduce road casualties by attending the event on managing occupational

  • Bangers are a smash

    LEDBURY butchers DT Waller and Sons collected five golds and fiver silvers in the Mid West Excellence in British Meat Products competition. The team, which included Matty and Nathan Waller, Robert Merrick, Chris Hewitt, Elaine Taylor and George Averill

  • Know the symptoms

    PARENTS have been criticised for failing to be able to name three symptoms of meningitis. When 3,235 were questioned in a survey, 8% could not name a single one while half were unable to list three symptoms. Less than half could confirm their children

  • Stepping out with my baby...

    ONE family taking part in the Toddle Waddle at Hereford Leisure Centre had a very special reason for toddling. Matthew and Kelly Pember and their two children, Evie and Charlie, notched up a circuit of the athletics track in the annual event, that was

  • Youngsters learn life-saving skills

    THE leading holiday and adventure firm PGL, at Ross-on-Wye, will soon be teaching its young clients how to save lives. The company has linked up with the British Heart Foundation, which has awarded a grant to PGL to buy training mannequins and other

  • A chance meeting led to life together

    THICK wedding day fog could not prevent a Herefordshire marriage from being a clear success - and the diamond couple who tied the knot are celebrating 60 wonderful years together. Tom and Marjorie Price may have got married during a peasouper on October

  • NHS and the council could pool services

    HEREFORDSHIRE could be on the brink of making NHS and local government history as two local authorities explore ways of bringing some of their key services together. Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire Primary Care Trust are considering proposals

  • Chance to spend plenty of pennies

    ONE of Hereford's most used toilets are up for sale - but not for use as lavatories. The block, in Union Street, is likely to be demolished and the site developed for other purposes. It has a guide price of about £120,000. Herefordshire Council spokesman

  • Centenary celebrated by show

    AN exhibition of work by the world-famous anthroposophical painter Gerard Wagner is on show at Sheildbrook Studio in Kings Caple from Monday. There have been exhibitions of Wagner's delicate watercolours at the Waterloo Gallery and Rudolf Steiner House

  • Around the grounds in 21 days

    ROB Powell is preparing to ride more than 1,500 miles in three weeks - and visit all the league two and premiership football grounds along the way. The 54-year-old farmer from Bolstone is a keen Hereford United supporter and fundraiser for the Multiple

  • A taste of Caribbean

    A WEST Indian woman is "reggae for action" after starting up a new business in Leominster. Suroya Clarke is hoping to bring a bit of Caribbean sunshine to the town by opening up Jamaican Extract in South Street. The shop will sell food and souveniers

  • New centre will help youngsters

    A SPECIAL centre for students with autism has opened at a Hereford High School. The Bridge Centre at the Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School will specifically help young people suffering from autism spectrum disorder. It was opened by Clive Richards

  • Rare find goes on display at museum

    A RARE silver seal matrix unearthed by someone using a metal detector has found a permanent home at Hereford Museum, where it will soon be on display to the public. The beautifully carved artefact, which dates back to the late 15th or early 16th century

  • Lynne’s coming home

    A HEREFORD woman is returning home to become a city chapel's first minister since the 1930s. Rev Lynne Davis, who grew up in Hereford, is coming back to the county to lead the congregation at Whitestone Baptist Chapel. Ian Porter, secretary of the chapel

  • David has sights set on the future

    DAVID Joyce barely knew what an optician was when he made the decision to become one, but now as he retires from his Kington practice 40 years later, he's happy with the choice he made. "I wanted to go to medical school," explains David, who attended

  • Opera at Malvern

    FOR a traditional production sung in Italian of Puccini's popular La Boheme call into Malvern Theatres from Monday. Living in romantic poverty, the captivating musical story of love and hardship between the Bohemian Rodolpho and Mimi has universal and

  • Perk up your half term

    PERK up the end of half-term with a trip to Birmingham Hippodrome for a taste of Disney with the enchanting musical, Beauty and the Beast, which runs to November 4. Nominated for nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, this eye-popping production has

  • Laurence makes top 100

    HEREFORD photographer Laurence Squire had the honour of seeing one of his images included in a recent Sunday Times Magazine feature on the world's greatest photographs. The print, one of Laurence's hunt protest pictures taken in London's Parliament Square

  • What's on where this week

    Musical 29 Choral Evensong, Canon Frome Church, 6.30pm. 29 St Briavels Music Society present Alexander Taylor (pianist), St Briavels, 3pm. 01594 530286. 30 Music for Violin and Piano, The Lion Ballroom Arts Centre, Leominster, 7.30pm. Nov 2 Emma

  • Waste watchers win first round

    HEREFORDSHIRE planners had heard nothing like it - a plea from a seriously ill committee chairman, dictated from his hospital bed, for fellow members to refuse one of the most controversial applications to come before them. Then the stand-in chairman