• High Town checks on blood pressure

    PEOPLE can have their blood pressure tested in Hereford's High Town on Saturday. Shoppers and all passers by are invited to stop and see how they fare. The Rotary Club of the City of Hereford is marking National Stroke Awareness Day by inviting people

  • Sarah’s aiming for the top

    Sarah Wells, club chairman of Hereford YFC, will be representing Herefordshire and the West Midland Area in the final of the national senior member of the year competition this weekend at the annual convention in Torquay. Sarah proved she was the area's

  • Record average at society show

    Improved demand for Hereford bulls at the Hereford Cattle Society's spring show and sale in Hereford on Saturday led to three bulls topping 5,000 gns and a record average of £2,705.50. The Reserve Champion, 16-month-old Dendor 1 Cracker (726 kgs), by

  • New team at partnership

    HEREFORDSHIRE Community Safety and Drugs Partnership has a new leadership team. Geoff Hughes, Herefordshire Council's director of adult and community services, has been appointed chairman. He takes over from Sue Fiennes, director of children's services

  • £266,000 grant joy for hospice

    A grant of more than £250,000 could be the first step in the major redevelopment of St Michael's Hospice. The award, from the Department of Health, was announced this week and work on building extra facilities could start as soon as the cheque for £266,740

  • Grey-hoody man sought

    A CHAINSAW and a workbench were stolen from a property close to Ross-on-Wye. The items were taken from a garage in Peterstow on Saturday, April 21 at around 7.45am and police have issued descriptions of men they wish to trace. One man is described as

  • Can-do attitude sees Robert start his firm

    A NEW builder around town in Leominster is Polish-born Robert Pietucik. He has set up his own business with the help of the Herefordshire Prince's Trust and says he is already doing well. Robert, aged 23, came to England to see some of the world more

  • Bank on it

    NATWEST bank staff in Ross-on-Wye were presented with an award at a gala dinner at Alton Towers. Positive feedback and comments from customers led to the branch being nominated as NatWest's top branch of its size in Midlands and Wales for the delivery

  • Good example

    GLASSES were raised to celebrate the refurbishment of an old Hereford building. Penn House in Broad Street has been given a facelift with seven offices and a new lift. Guests enjoyed a reception to mark the re-launch with Martin and Pat Churchward, the

  • Good example

    WEST Midlands MEP Malcolm Harbour paid a visit to Hereford vehicle manufacturer RAW Engineering and tested a Striker out for size. Mr Harbour was accompanied by Jesse Norman, Hereford's Conservative Parliamentary candidate, during the visit. Mr Norman

  • Chris earns top financial award

    CHRIS O'Meara, a financial adviser and director of Lifestyle Financial Consultancy Ltd in Hereford, has been awarded the much-coveted Chartered Financial Planner title by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Mr O'Meara, who belongs to the Personal

  • Tyrrells on shortlist

    AWARD-winning Leominster business Tyrrells is on the shortlist to swallow another business accolade. The niche market crisp manufacturer has been shortlisted for the AXA sponsored National Business Awards. If it is successful it will be a double for

  • Making a difference

    POWYS-based retailer Harry Tuffin Ltd bagged a bronze award at the prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards, which reward organisations across the food chain that make a positive difference to the communities in which they

  • Belt up - the price isn't worth paying

    THE change in the law, making use of hand-held mobile phones while driving an endorsable offence, appears to be having some success. However, the number of people who fail to wear seatbelts is very worrying, even though some hard-hitting safety campaigns

  • Creating a space for the right sounds

    I FEEL that the letter from Mr Stewart Taylor (Hereford Times, April 5) is somewhat partial in setting out the facts about the Steinway piano now in Holy Trinity Church. The vision of Hereford having its own top-rate piano goes back many years, and,

  • This bus service is quite superb

    A RECENT correspondent raised the issue of parking at Hereford Hospital. There is a grim irony in the argument that we should build more car parking spaces. One of the reasons why the hospital has to deal with many patients is because of our sedentary

  • Other ways to halt the 'brain drain'

    I AM writing in response to your article (Hereford Times, April 5) regarding the young brain drain'. To put a brighter perspective on the fears about talented young people leaving the county, there are at least some new companies recognising their abilities

  • That clock - controversy ticks on

    SO IT'S the Ducking Stool Clock after all, sneaking in in spite of protests. Congratulations to Norrie Davies for slamming it! Walking from the Grange (Leominster's Pride) I was aghast to see, guarded or trampled and back-staged by two woolly lions (

  • A fresh start for nursery

    A HEREFORD playgroup which was facing closure is relocating and renaming itself for a fresh start in September. Trinity Teds Playgroup in Whitecross Road is closing at the end of the summer term in July after a successful few years and a good Ofsted

  • Councillor warns of tough decisions on small schools

    HEREFORDSHIRE'S smaller rural schools cannot be kept open "at all costs" if other schools are to survive a dramatic drop in pupil numbers that is coming the county's way. The claim comes from Councillor Don Rule, who steps down as cabinet member for

  • Revision camp aims for the right results

    DESPITE the prospect of a two-week holiday, a group of Hereford pupils and teachers headed back to school with the aim of examination success. Students at Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College voluntarily returned to the classroom during

  • Honour for "Vicky"

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council's restoration work on Hereford's historic Victoria Bridge has received national recognition and is now in line for four further honours. The project has just been awarded a silver medal as part of the Considerate Constructors

  • Catch a Wave With The Clio Rip Curl Special Edition

    Renault has partnered surf and activity clothing specialist Rip Curl to introduce a special edition which is available with both three and five-doors, as well as with two engine choices, 1.2 16V 75 petrol and 1.5 dCi 68 diesel. If that's not swell

  • Longtown's Lyny is county karaoke star

    A HEREFORDSHIRE singer will take her belatedly discovered talent a stage further when she performs at a national karaoke final. Lyny Wood-Cole, 37, from Longtown, will step into the spotlight at the Pubstars National Karaoke Competition in Lancashire

  • Queen's Award for Madley company

    A TELECOMMUNICATIONS business in Herefordshire has won a Queen's Award after 25 years in business. The award for international trade marks a rapid expansion for ETL Services Ltd at the Coldwell Radio Station in Madley. It is in recognition of the company

  • Election Parties

    WITH election day just a week away on May 3, many voters are still unsure which candidate to back. The five main political groups have, through the Hereford Times, attempted to help the undecided by putting forward the reasons they believe make their

  • Concrete and marble on the M50

    A LORRY has shed its load on a stretch of motorway running through Herefordshire. The lorry lost its load of concrete and marble between junctions three and four of the M50, close to Ross-on-Wye. Police were called to the incident at 6.05am this morning