• Answer questions, silent council told

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council has put up a wall of silence to questions regarding a proposed multi-million pound waste treatment plant, according to Madley Parish Council. It says it has been unable to gather vital information on Estech Europe's plans to build

  • Jumping in to help the RDA's bid for new HQ

    THE effort to raise money for the new Herefordshire headquarters of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is starting to gain momentum. Fund-raisers, Lottie Hobbs and Lorraine Jenkins have taken a giant leap for man - and horse - kind. The pair hurled

  • Time to face financial costs of the disease

    THERE is no escaping the physical and emotional cost of living with cancer but, as the Hereford Times has reported in recent weeks, the disease will exact costs that go far beyond the obvious. The emotional stresses and physical toll of travelling to

  • Teaching revolution is at your fingertips

    BOFFINS from Hereford have developed a device that is set to revolutionise the way blind people learn. The Talking Tactile Technologies learning aid has literally reduced many blind people to crying tears of joy - and is now set to sell all over the world

  • Kington household waste site approved amid protests

    INDUSTRIAL land in Kington has been earmarked as a household waste site for a second time, despite objections from Kington Town Council and some householders. Planners last week renewed permission for land at the Hatton Gardens Industrial Estate to be

  • 'Holes in the wall' club raid

    RAIDERS smashed through five walls, causing thousands of pounds-worth of damage to a football clubhouse, to steal the takings of a fruit machine. The thieves struck at allpay.park - the home of Westfields FC on Widemarsh Common - between 8pm on Wednesday

  • Rosalind gets out her paints to help feed the world

    A SIX year old Leominster artist. who wanted to raise money to help feed the world's poor, auctioned one of her pictures on eBay and attracted more than 330 bids. Rosalind Webb, a pupil at Stoke Prior Primary School, became quite famous. She found herself

  • Leominster man is victim of death crash

    POLICE have named the man killed in a road accident near Leominster last Tuesday. James Butcher, aged 31, of Bridge Street, Leominster, was killed when the blue Renault Clio he was driving left the B4361 at Nordan Bank. The collision happened at 9.20pm

  • Strawberry wars have cost the council £16,000 - so far

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council could incur further costs in the long-running planning dispute over the Brierley strawberry pickers' camp - but council leaders are in the dark over how much because of the current deadlock. Last week the Office of the Deputy Prime

  • It's £200,000 for Noah's Ark

    NOTHING can ease the grief of a child who has lost a parent or close relative through death. But much can be done by caring people to help the youngsters come to terms with tragedy and carry on with their lives. One such group able to do that is the Noah's

  • Full steam ahead at rail station

    TUESDAY marked a major milestone in the history of Hereford as the city's railway station celebrated 150 years. It was officially completed for the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway Company and the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway Company in February

  • Former BelmontAbbot killed himself

    A MUSICALLY-gifted Catholic priest killed himself by jumping from a two-storey landing at Belmont Abbey, a Hereford coroner recorded. Former Abbot Father Alan Rees, whose music is known in churches across the globe, had lived with depression for many

  • Mandy steps in to gap at the Hop Pole

    A FORMER chiropodist is putting her best foot forward to give an ancient Leominster pub a new lease of life. Mandy Thompson, her husband Alan and daughter Becky, have been given a warm welcome at the Hop Pole Inn. The tavern, at the corner of Bridge Street

  • Kwik Save in Leominster shuts with loss of 22 jobs

    A LEOMINSTER supermarket is to close with the loss of 22 full-time and part-time jobs. Loss-making Kwik Save is being sold by its owners, the Somerfield chain, and workers will be laid off at the end of March. Company spokesman Simon Williams said the

  • Spiralling story of success

    WHITNEY-on-Wye blacksmith Nick Kerner has finished a project that has been two years in the hatching. Nick, who has run his own company for more than 20 years, is used to turning his craft to meet unusual specifications but this spiral staircase and viewing