• Opera like mama made it

    A DELICIOUS selection of some of the world's most popular tunes will be served up by Opera on the Run, when they present their latest show, Spaghetti Opera, at Ledbury Market Theatre and the village hall in Lingen, near Wigmore. A cocktail of opera favourites

  • Local schools involved in dance tour

    PUPILS from five Herefordshire schools will tour with youth dance agency, DanceFest, next week. Students from John Kyrle in Ross-on-Wye are touring for the first time while pupils at Fairfield High School in Peterchurch have been strutting their stuff

  • Crash, bang, wallop

    A LEADING lady with a Herefordshire theatre group had a flying start when she starred in Memory of Water at Fownhope Memorial Hall. Sally Lomax had been urged by family and friends to break a leg' - and she almost did it when she dramatically crashed


    Hereford Cathedral: 8am, Holy Communion; 10am, Eucharist; 11.30am, Matins; 3.30pm, Evensong. All Saints: 10.30am, Sung Mass with Children's Church. St Peter: 8am, Holy Communion; 10.30am, All Age Worship. St James: 9am, Pparish Communion; 10.30am,

  • Bloody mayhem

    CORIOLANUS is 'a thing of blood', a fighting machine whose war wounds are more highly prized than his medals. Returning victorious at the head of the Roman army, feted as a hero, he is encouraged to seek political status to match his military status.


    Events/talks March 16 Auction of donated items, Simpson Hall Burghill, 7pm, proceeds to the parish church. 01432 760590. 16 Megan Baker House Blessed Relief evening, All Saints Church, 7.30pm. 01568 616179. 16 Quiz Night, Withington Village Hall,

  • Choir tackles rarely performed piece

    THE choir of Hereford Cathedral will be singing the rarely performed Stabat mater, by John Browne, from the historic Eton choirbook, during Evensong on Saturday. "This is a rare opportunity to listen to a dramatic and sumptuous late-15th century work

  • Nautical but nice

    THERE will be a nautical flavour to Hereford Choral Society's next concert on March 24 in Hereford Cathedral. The programme includes a performance of A Sea Symphony, which brings together the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and the poems of Walt Whitman

  • 3-D delights

    PAINTINGS, prints and drawings by artist Terence Dowse go on display at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday. A professor of fine art at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, Terry's work is about transformation and materialisation, with a developing

  • Ollie works his magic

    THERE will be magic in the air tomorrow (Friday) when 15-year-old prestidigitator Ollie Mealing presents his first full-length show. Already a member of the Young Magician's Club, the junior section of the Magic Circle, Ollie has been amazing friends

  • Herefordshire Festival 2007

    7 THE inaugural Elgar in Hereford Young Musicians' Award was presented to Hereford Cathedral School Chamber Choir during Saturday evening's Herefordshire Festival celebration of music. The award, which will be presented annually, is for young musicians

  • Herefordshire Festival 2007 Trophy Winners

    HEREFORDSHIRE FESTIVAL 2007 TROPHY WINNERS School Choirs Class 1 & 6: Dorothy Owen cup - Lucton Pre-Prep School; Class 2 & 7: Fletcher Cup - Leominster Junior School; Class 3: Ellis Award - St Richards School; Class 4: Strathallen Cup - Burley Gate

  • High standards make festival a real pleasure

    THE 73rd Herefordshire Festival for Music, Dance, Speech and Drama closed on Saturday when a concert featuring the highlights of the week saw local performers joined by competitors who had travelled from as far afield as Portsmouth and Shrewsbury. The

  • Doreen brings the past to life

    WHEN Hereford Gilbert & Sullivan Society put out the call for a missing programme from its 60 year archive, former society stalwart Doreen Williams came to the rescue, having herself decided to compile a scrapbook of her 25 years on stage some while previous

  • Mock trial success

    HEREFORDSHIRE students have appeared in court to showcase their knowledge of the criminal justice system in a mock trial. The competition was organised by the Citizenship Association and the Magistrates Association and local secondary schools were invited

  • Ops cancelled as bug hits hospital wards

    wards were closed to new admissions and operations were cancelled at the last minute at Hereford County Hospital last week. The wards were shut because of an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting, which resulted in a lack of beds for those requiring surgery

  • All-rounder Smith plays star role

    FORMER Kington cricketer Dwayne Smith played a starring role for the West Indies as the World Cup got underway at Jamaica's Sabina Park on Tuesday. The all-rounder crashed 32 from just 15 balls and followed this up with 3-36 as the host team began their

  • Darts ace Terry moves to fourth

    HEREFORDSHIRE darts star Terry Jenkins continues to make an excellent impression in his first season in the Holsten Premier League. The Ledbury pitcher has moved up to fourth place in the league after two successive wins and still retains a realistic

  • Bishop’s fall at last-four hurdle

    BISHOP of Hereford's Bluecoat School's hopes of a Twickenham final in the Daily Mail Under-15 Cup were dashed on Saturday. The city school were defeated 27-7 by St Paul's in their semi-final at Castlecroft in Wolverhampton. Full report on Sports Times

  • Travis set for shock exit with move to Stockport

    HEREFORD United full-back Simon Travis seems set for a surprise move to League 2 promotion chasers Stockport County. "It is likely that Simon will be signing for Stockport on loan on Thursday until the end of the season, perhaps with a view to a longer

  • Point-to-point ready to get back on track

    LOCAL point-to-pointing gets back on track at Garnons this Sunday with the Ross Harriers fixture. Entries secretary Verity Look reports that she has received 169 entries, making a nine-race card for the afternoon. The joint members race, which was scheduled

  • Consecutive wins for handicap secretary

    HEREFORD Municipal's handicap secretary Shaun Vivian has been showing his skills on the course by picking up a second consecutive competition win. Despite missing several short putts on the bumpy greens, Vivian's excellent streak continued when he returned

  • Park shows potential with first medal

    HEREFORD and County Athletics Club's promising young runner Rhys Park underlined his potential with another excellent run in the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships which was held at Herrington Country Park, near Sunderland. Park, who

  • Hereford kayakers take on world’s best in New Zealand

    HEREFORD Kayak Club members, Shaun Thrower and Steve King put their all round skills and endurance to the test recently when they took on world's best in the Speight's Coast to Coast Race in New Zealand. The event, which is also known as the World Adventure

  • Rogers trio battle through

    THE Larruperz Centre in Ross-on-Wye was the venue for the annual short mat bowls' county triples competition. Sixteen teams gathered in four groups to compete for the Bromyard Cup with each team playing six games to produce four group winners. They were

  • Insole’s fond Leominster memories

    MCC president Doug Insole had fond memories of Leominster when he returned to North Herefordshire as guest speaker at Leominster Rankin Club's March sports night. The 80-year-old former Essex and England cricketer spent three years in Leominster as a

  • Three knock-downs not enough

    HEREFORDSHIRE boxer Josh Mitchell will be aiming for a national title when he competes in the Rhondda later this month. The Eardisland-based plumber was a finalist in the Clubs for Young People 80th anniversary UK Championships for 2006 and will be hoping

  • Ding-dong battle in Phoenix’s third-place bid

    PHOENIX Ladies were expecting a tight game when they visited Birmingham Athletic, as both sides are looking to claim third place in Division 1 South of the West Midlands Ladies League, and that was how it turned out, both sides conceding the lead in a

  • Hereford have to settle for draw after last-gasp miss

    A MISSED penalty flick in the last minute meant Hereford had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Cheltenham CS in Severn Division 1. Liz Cooke had given Hereford a dream start by firing them ahead after just 60 seconds and the home side continued to attack

  • Big win boosts survival hopes

    HEREFORD kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation with a comprehensive 8-0 victory over Taunton Vale 2nd in the Gerrard West of England and South Wales League Premier Division 3. In what was a one-sided affair from start to finish, the home side

  • Hereford bow out of Plate on penalty flicks

    HEREFORD Veterans' progress in this year's National Hockey Association plate ended after a penalty-flicks defeat at home to York in a thrilling quarter-final clash. The game started well for Hereford with Tim Miller hitting the post in the first minute

  • Semi-final defeat for city school in national trophy

    St Paul's School 27 pts Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School 7 A HEREFORDSHIRE school's dream of playing in a cup final at Twickenham has been quashed after losing out at the semi-final stage. Cheered on by more than 200 supporters, the Bishop of



  • Late goal burst puts paid to Wellington hopes

    Goodrich 3 Wellington 1 WELLINGTON'S poor string of results on the road looked to be in for an improvement when they took the lead in the 70th minute after holding their own up to that point. But it was not to be, as Goodrich finished strongly to

  • Academy will develop girls’ football

    HEREFORD Sixth Form College have recognised the phenomenal growth in girls' football within the county and, working with the HFA and ESFA, have extended their support of youth football by adding a girls' section to their existing academy. The academy

  • Colwall’s advantage cut at top despite penalty leveller

    COLWALL Rangers' lead at the top of the Hereford Times Herefordshire League Premier Division was cut to three points after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Kington Town, while two of their rivals, Westfields and Woofferton, each recorded wins. The match

  • Bromyard battle back

    Bewdley Town 2 Bromyard Town 2 BROMYARD recovered from a disastrous start to claim a valuable point in their fight to get clear of the West Midlands League Premier Division relegation zone. They were two goals down inside the first 15 minutes, but

  • McClaren gives lead for young English coaches

    THE rumour merchants are at it again with the prospect of some high profile managers leaving their posts in the closed season. If Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez are not still at their clubs next season, the question being asked is where


    WIN TICKETS TO SEE "THE BARGAIN" AT MALVERN THEATRES! We have 8 pairs of tickets for the opening night on Monday 26th March. Susan Hampshire is to lead a hugely talented cast as the new wickedly sharp, sophisticated black comedy, The Bargain, takes

  • Poor finishing costly for Ledbury

    Lye Town 4 Ledbury Town 1 LEDBURY paid the penalty for failing to convert their chances and finished up well beaten by an energetic Lye outfit in this West Midlands League Premier Division fixture . The visitors started well and created a couple of

  • Successful first outing for Schools

    South Birmingham Schools 1 Herefordshire Schools 4 HEREFORDSHIRE under-12 scored twice in each half to record a convincing away win in their first match, a Midlands Schools second round cup clash. Hereford were on top from the start, and were unlucky

  • Teenage hot-shot outguns Hereford

    Bournemouth 6 Hereford United 0 HEREFORD found themselves overpowered on the South Coast in their first Puma Youth Alliance South West Conference fixture for more than a month. Without Gareth Thomas through injury and Craig Jones through suspension

  • Former Bulls striker plays key role in Westfields’ loss

    Boldmere St Michael's 3 Westfields 1 FORMER Hereford United striker Jimmy Quiggin came off the bench to inspire the home team to victory after Westfields had recovered from conceding an early goal to equalise in the early stages of the second half.

  • Panniers on target to move Rangers into final

    Ewyas Harold 0 Wellington Rangers 1 WELLINGTON reached the final of the Hereford Times Herefordshire League Strongbow cup with a battling win at Ewyas Harold. They will have to wait to find who they will meet in the final, as the other tie between

  • Pub chain hits back at claims

    THE Wetherspoons pub chain has hit back at critics who are trying to scupper its plans for a £1.2 million eating and drinking venue in Leominster. Anonymous opponents of the scheme have fly-posted the town with "Stop Wetherspoons", notices urging residents

  • Footballers net a result for hospital

    FOOTBALLERS have given Bromyard Community Hospital a high-tech physiotherapy couch to replace the one that has been used in the department for the last 17 years. The money came from the committee of the Worcester Infirmary Cup competition, involving

  • Sun Valley steps in to help

    VISUALLY impaired theatre goers in Hereford can now enjoy a better night out. The Courtyard Audio Description Association provides an audio service by using infra-red headsets to link them with a trained person who gives a commentary of what is happening

  • Language success

    A JAPANESE language club launched by the mother of a student at Leominster's Minster College has led to examination success for members. Simon Beeden, Katie Francis, Melanie Booth and Chrissie Burgoyne gained best grade in their OCR Asset Languages Breakthrough

  • Macmillan gives £16,000 to cancer sufferers

    ABOUT 50 people in Herefordshire troubled by cancer received £16,959 in grants from Macmillan Cancer Support last year. The one-off payments helped them pay heating bills, travel to and from hospital, pay for stair lifts, buy new clothes after dramatic

  • Appliance of science

    HEREFORDSHIRE youngsters will be able to learn more about science in a family learning day at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery. The Holmes Hines Memorial fund has awarded Hereford Museum and Art Gallery £750 to run a family learning day on Saturday, and

  • Fairfield creates fair fields

    STUDENTS at a Peterchurch school embarked on a conservation day to improve the natural habitats for wildlife in the school grounds. A group of year 10 students at Fairfield High School took part in the environmental awareness day as part of their BTEC

  • Search is on for trustees

    THE Herefordshire Centre of Independent Living (HCIL) has launched a search for new trustees and directors to steer a new company. The charity needs new members to direct The Independent Living Service, which will provide a range of support services

  • Company allays staff fears over reports of sale

    THE boss of one of Herefordshire's largest employers has moved to quell staff fears about the future of the business. Mike Tomkins, chief executive of M and M Direct, in Leominster, has confirmed a review of the future plans is being undertaken. He

  • Campaign for schools cash

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council has joined the f40 group of local authorities to lobby government for better funding for schools. Made up of the 40 lowest funded authorities in Britain, the campaign group hopes to persuade government to introduce a better schools

  • Proud pupils flying the green flag

    PUPILS at a Herefordshire school are celebrating after achieving their second Eco Schools Green Flag Award. Garway School has been committed to reducing waste and encouraging biodiversity for the past two years, with pupils working with members of the

  • OAP died after contracting superbug

    A PENSIONER contracted a hospital superbug following several hip operations at Hereford County Hospital, an inquest heard. George William Hosmer, aged 81, of The Carthouse, Burghill, later died from a heart attack after a four-week stay in hospital.

  • More cash in pot for city’s development

    THE first stage of a long-term project for the multi-million pound re-development of Hereford's Edgar Street Grid (ESG) has taken place. The project to build a new retail quarter on the site of the old livestock market has been launched to potential

  • Six-month wait for decision on radiotherapy

    PEOPLE in Herefordshire will have to wait at least six months before knowing if radiotherapy for cancer patients will be made available at the County Hospital. A decision in principle was expected at a meeting of the Three Counties Cancer Network (3CCN

  • Landmark vote on polytunnels ruling

    THE bubble has burst for Herefordshire's "plastic pastures". Acres of polytunnels put up across the county to serve a multi-million pound soft fruit industry will soon need planning permission - and those raised without it could be taken down. Herefordshire

  • Firms see route as an opportunity

    A GROUP of Hereford businesses is going on the offensive to promote the cause of the county's largest industrial estate. The Association of Rotherwas Enterprises believes the construction of the relief road will create a big opportunity for the 100-plus

  • Work starting on £12m access road

    WORK has finally started on the Rotherwas Access road - more than 20 years after it was first proposed. Contractors moved on site this week to start construction work on the £12 million project to link the Rotherwas Industrial Estate with the A49. Supporters

  • Tributes mark a lifetime of achievement

    THE first doctor to be elected chair of the Hereford branch of the National Council of Women has died at the age of 89. Moira Allington, who died on March 1, will be remembered for her health authority work across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, which

  • Cathy scoops a top honour from institute

    A lecturer at Home Lacy College has received a top award from the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators. Cathy Meredith, who lectures in rural business administration at the college, received the award at the institute's annual conference

  • Huntswoman will be laid to rest in her home village

    ONE of Herefordshire's most dedicated huntswomen will be laid to rest in the village where she spent most of her life. Beth Elizabeth Gadesden was born in 1924 and lived with her family at The Homend estate, Stretton Grandison. Her parents were heavily

  • This Trojan pig went to market

    PEOPLE in Hereford were left stunned when they came face-to-face with a giant Trojan pig. The pig was visiting Hereford Livestock Market as part of a national campaign to highlight cheap, low welfare imports, which it is claimed are damaging the local

  • Trying to resolve issue of access to the countryside

    Access to the countryside has long been a contentious issue, partly resolved by the right of access legislation. It has opened up the moorlands and mountains to the general public, but now to augment those rights of access to the countryside and the

  • Historic panels back at church

    HISTORIC panels have been returned to a Herefordshire church following nine months of hard graft. A project was set up early last year to restore the panels at St David's Church, in Little Dewchurch, after they had been found rolled up in the church

  • We’re ready for home packs

    HEREFORDSHIRE is ready for Home Information Packs. That was the message coming from local businesses as the region - one of 12 locations identified across Britain - prepares to launch the initiative. A number of local businesses have committed their

  • Wild flower idea for graves

    A LEOMINSTER woman aims to ensure that people who share her love of wild flowers can opt for a natural look for family graves. Fanny Howden has teamed up with her husband Jim, a stonemason, to launch Everafter. Fanny, who is also a keen allotment gardener

  • Media studio opens doors

    KINGTON residents have a new state-of-the-art media studio on their doorstep, thanks to funding from a National Lottery scheme. Housed at the Kington Resource Centre, on Market Hall Street, the facility has been funded by an Awards for All grant and

  • Regeneration chief in city

    THE chief executive of a group that has raised £50 million for regeneration is coming to Hereford to explain how the city can do the same. Mike Loveday, chief executive of the Norwich Heritage and Economic Regeneration Trust, will be the main speaker

  • Attack on driver: witness sought

    WITNESSES are being sought after a motorist was assaulted in Kington. At around 1.30pm on Sunday, March 4, the victim was driving his Mitsubishi Pajero in Hergest Road when two dogs ran out into the middle of the road, causing him to come to a halt,

  • Troops to train with Powerbag

    BRITISH troops in war zones over the world will soon be even fitter thanks to a Hereford sports psychologist. Dr Mark Bellamy and Performance Technology Ltd have manufactured the Powerbag, which is already used by international sportsmen, including the

  • Crystal Rooms site reveals its hidden treasure

    EXCAVATIONS at a former nightspot in Hereford have revealed hidden treasures. A team of archaeologists working on the former site of the Crystal Rooms nightclub has uncovered evidence of substantial stone medieval buildings close to Gwynne Street. The

  • Appeal to help the children of Chernobyl

    A UKRAINIAN evening will raise money to help bring children effected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to Herefordshire for a holiday. A special appeal for the Hereford charity Camps for Children of Chernobyl is to be launched to restart the programme

  • Michael takes on the green mantle

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council will appoint Michael Hainge as its new director of environment next month. His duties will include overseeing radical plans to put environmental issues on an equal footing with social and economic concerns. Currently, Mr Hainge

  • Turbo-charged auction

    FANCY being fired out of a cannon? This could be as close as you get. A Dax Rush Turbo that does 0-100mph in 6.6 seconds - fast enough to give Formula 1 racers a run for their money - is up for sale at a Herefordshire auction. Built to break a world

  • Call to be a rural responder

    COMMUNITY-minded Herefordshire residents are needed across the county to provide a potentially life-saving service throughout rural areas. West Midlands Ambulance Service is looking for volunteers to train to be Community First Responders - the first

  • Hospital order for teen attacker

    A HEREFORDSHIRE teenager who injured a man in the street with a weapon has been detained under a hospital order. Ashley Lambert, aged 19, was seen with a machete in Tinglebrook Close, Madley. His head was covered by a hood and he had a scarf over his

  • Taking steps to a new river bridge

    HEREFORD's hard-pressed commuters have long been betting on a new river bridge to ease their everyday woes. Now they could get lucky with lottery cash - but there's a catch. Sustrans, Britain's top sustainable transport strategy charity, wants the bridge

  • Just desserts for students

    HEREFORDSHIRE Catering and Hospitality students spent a day creating a range of mouth-watering chocolate delicacies with a top chef. The youngsters, from Herefordshire College of Technology, learned how to create a range of chocolate treats from ex-HCT

  • Police launch website to warn communities

    A NEW website which warns and informs local communities in the West Mercia Police area of severe emergencies went live last Thursday. The new site - set up through the West Mercia Local Resilience Forum - will provide vital information when either the

  • Website launched

    The Meningitis Research Foundation has launched a new website. The site enables free and easy access to the symptoms of the disease and that of septicaemia, the blood poisoning form of meningitis. Anyone concerned, or wanting to find more information

  • Bus petition gathering pace

    A "LIFELINE" local bus service has seen a boost in use since its future was threatened, it has been claimed. A petition to save the Number 33 from Ross-on-Wye to Gloucester was presented to Herefordshire Council on Friday. Councillor Harry Bramer joined

  • Walkers will boost charities

    THE Ross-on-Wye Lions Club is organising a walk in aid of two local charities. The Ross Round charity walk, on Sunday, April 15, covers 18 miles of the south Herefordshire countryside with shorter versions of four, seven and eleven miles available.

  • Life-saving date

    ANOTHER life-saving course will take place in Hereford later in the month. It is being organised by Herefordshire Heartstart and is designed for people who would like to know how to deal with a medical emergency. The course, lasting two hours, will

  • Cafe leads the way to being smoke-free

    MANY businesses in Herefordshire are anticipating the ban on smoking in public places, which comes into force in July. Among them is the Pikadish cafe, on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford, which introduced a no smoking policy as long ago as

  • Public can have say on water resources

    THE Environment Agency is consulting the public on its plans for managing water resources in its rivers. The agency's Welsh department has produced a consultation document for the Wye Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy (CAMS) presenting its assessment

  • Tablers are just tops for raising cash

    HEREFORD Round Table was one of the first organisations to pledge support for the Macmillan Renton Appeal when it was launched last year. It organised a summer dance and auction at Lyde Arundel and raised £18,000 to help build a new Renton cancer unit

  • DJ event to raise awareness

    A DJ will be performing at Hereford Sixth Form College to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Ian Burrows, aka The Adrenalian, will host the evening at the Griffin Centre on Friday, March 30, with proceeds going to the charity Breast Cancer Haven. "I

  • OAP died after contracting superbug

    A PENSIONER contracted a hospital superbug following several hip operations at Hereford County Hospital, an inquest heard. George William Hosmer, aged 81, of The Carthouse, Burghill, later died from a heart attack after a four-week stay in hospital.

  • Community rallies to help find woman

    A FORMER Herefordshire headteacher has been found safe and well after disappearing for almost two days. Patricia Chesters, who was head of the Westfield School, Leominster, for more than 20 years, had been reported missing by a friend. She was found

  • Praise for village school

    A CHURCH watchdog has described Christian values as being at the heart of Cradley School. The school has undergone an inspection from the National Society and has come out come out with high marks. Just over 100 pupils attend the school. The inspection

  • Crews washing cars for a good cause

    HEREFORD firefighters will be using their hoses with soapy water on Saturday as they take part in a national car wash day. Members from the city's Red Watch will be cleaning cars at Morrison's car park, on Station Approach, Hereford, between 10.30am

  • Landowners asked to help

    LANDOWNERS in Herefordshire are being urged to help tackle a shortage of affordable homes in the county. The call has come from the West Mercia Housing Group, which claims it has money to spend but is being stifled by a shortage of building land. Nearly

  • If you don’t know what you don’t know

    THE recent letter from M & M Kibblewhite of Turnastone was a well reasoned piece with a wider perspective than many other contributors but I have to question their statement about climate change and the prospect of heavy rain in winter and summer droughts

  • More cash in pot for city’s development

    THE first stage of a long-term project for the multi-million pound re-development of Hereford's Edgar Street Grid (ESG) has taken place. The project to build a new retail quarter on the site of the old livestock market has been launched to potential

  • Using taxes to pay for public projects

    NO doubt many will agree that a slice of the profits made from development of land in Herefordshire should be taxed for public use, especially as it is the public decision of granting planning permission which has made the development both possible and

  • No use without real signs of enforcement

    EVERY weekday I drive from Hereford to Worcester on the A4103. Recently, Herefordshire Council has (quite rightly) reduced the speed limit to 50mph from Hereford to Whitestone, with a 40mph section in the middle. Yet everyday, without fail, I am overtaken

  • Repairs being carried out on Old House

    THE Old House museum, in High Town, Hereford, will be closed to visitors next week and for a week in April. The closure is to allow for repairs to be carried out by a contractor who specialises in working on and restoring period buildings. The work involves

  • County is a haven

    HEREFORDSHIRE is one of the most tranquil places to live in the country, according to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE). According to experts who used a series of measures, Herefordshire came out 11th in the league table of the

  • Lucky to hear this peace campaigner

    ON February 27, Hereford was lucky enough to host Bruce Kent of CND, one of this country's most influential peace campaigners, who spoke both at Hereford Sixth Form College and at the Methodist Hall. At the college, myself and more than 100 of my fellow

  • There’s a wealth of advice for farmers

    MR MEREDITH inquires why the council is not following Staffordshire's example in obtaining funding for an agricultural advisor. There is already a wealth of advice available to farmers from statutory bodies and farming unions and short term appointments

  • Why is our tax so much higher?

    I never write to newspapers but feel that I must in this instance. I see from the Hereford Times that Herefordshire council tax will rise by 3.8%. This is approximately a median amount. So far so good. However, I was amazed to see that the Herefordshire

  • Off-road sites found

    A TRUST set up in memory of a Hereford youngster who was killed while riding his motorcycle has earmarked two sites for development as off-road tracks. The sites, to the north of the city, have been identified by the Jason Jones Trust and a planning

  • City MP votes against Trident

    HEREFORD MP Paul Keetch has spoken out against the government's plan to replace Trident. The former Liberal Democrat defence spokesman opposed the plan to push ahead with the replacement of the nuclear weapons system when it came to the commons for a

  • Come back shoppers and give us a try now

    The past year has been a testing one for Hereford shopkeepers. The combined impact of the High Town refurbishment and the road works on and around the bridge has been severe. Without question, significant numbers of our normal customers have been deterred

  • Council banks on ‘risky’ scheme to save £11m

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council is staking £11 million on a "risky" scheme so cash for key frontline services won't be slashed. Council leader councillor Roger Phillips told members that the Herefordshire Connects programme - which has support services heavily

  • Sparking tales from our rivers are wanted

    HEART-warming stories are wanted for a new project recording the history of some of Herefordshire's best-known rivers. More than 500 people have taken part in reminiscence workshops and video interviews to tell the story of the journey of four of the

  • Choir sings its way to £3,000 for appeal

    A WELSH male voice choir sang its way to £3,825 in a concert at the Priory Church in Leominster. There were cries of encore and the Bargoed Male Voice Choir extended its programme to the delight of more than 400 people in the audience. The choir, no

  • Daffodil delights

    VISITORS to the Kempley Daffodil Weekend have the chance to support an initiative to remove "foreign" daffodils from the famous wild woods on the Herefordshire border. Hybrid daffodils were potted up last year by Kempley daffodil project volunteers,

  • Meeting hears about superbug experiences

    MORE than 25 people attended a meeting to share experiences about MRSA and clostridium difficile infections claimed to have been picked up at Hereford County Hospital. They had all responded to a call from Hereford Hospital Trust Patient and Public Involvement

  • Pride of the English

    WHY is it hard for a person to admit to being English? It was heartening to hear recently a black man from Brixton in London accepting that he was English and proud to be so, regardless of his parent's origin. The best response to someone not admitting

  • Help was there when we needed it

    MY mother, Heather Taylor, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those people involved when my father, Leon, collapsed in High Town on February 13. Many people rushed to his aid, and I believe he was assisted by members of the public and

  • Staff cuts are bad management

    I AM appalled to read that staff cutting is to take place at the County Hospital. My mother-in-law was recently admitted recently and it was obvious the nurses were extremely pressurised. Their work was made worse by the constant bed moving when they

  • Project is vital to beat the fraudsters

    IF Conservative MP Bill Wiggin read the Strategic Action Plan for the National Identity Scheme he might have a better understanding of the issue (MP speaks out against ID cards, February 22). The plan was published in December and is available at

  • Make the parents pay for vandalism

    HARDLY a week passes without witnessing a mindless act of vandalism, or reading about an incident in the Hereford Times. While walking to the shop to collect the Hereford Times, I saw a neighbour repairing a garden gate damaged during the night, and

  • Sad neglect of grave of a great reformer

    I WAS interested to read the article (Hereford Times, March 1)on the burial site find and St Peter's church - I have been priest-in-charge there since 1999. There were some lovely historical details in the article , but also a rather major mistake:

  • David sets sail to lay ghost of his father

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