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Replete in his copper crown and crushed velvet robe with sceptre in hand he stood as the symbol of Hay-on-Wye's majesty. Nearly four decades ago Richard Booth declared himself the King of an independent Hay in a move that, while it might not have delivered a new currency, helped build the Powys town's global reputation as the book lover's Mecca.
7 hrs ago | Hereford Times
HARRY Bucknall walked from St Paul's Cathedral to the heart of the Eternal City, Saint Peter's Basilica, along the ancient pilgrim path, the Via Francigena, a jurney that took him through vineyards and villages, towns and cities, and over rivers and mountains. Harry describes his eventful journey in his new book, Like a Tramp Like a Pilgrim, and he will be giving a talk at Rossiter Books in Ross -on-Wye tonight at 7pm, in which he will share the inspiration behind his journey, and the anecdotes, adventures and mishaps he encountered along the way.
MALVERN in Bloom won its eighth gold medal in nine years at yesterday's Heart of England in Bloom awards - but narrowly missed the top spot. At the awards ceremony held in Shrewsbury, Malvern's delegation heard that they were beaten to the first prize in their category of large town by the Staffordshire town of Biddulph.
A HEADTEACHER at a county primary school had to drive a number of his pupils home after their school bus was cancelled. Last term, between 15 to 20 pupils at St Michael's CE Primary School in Bodenham made use of a Lugg Valley bus service which took them from the school to the centre of the village for just 20p.
THERE are not many people who are head and shoulders above Prince Harry but this little girl from Hereford can lay claim to being one of them. Five year-old Isabelle Nixon, who attends Hampton Dene Primary School in Tupsley, Hereford, was given a ride on the shoulders of the Queen's grandson last night during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
AROUND 150 customers were without drinking water for a short time after a water main burst in Hereford this morning. Welsh Water immediately sent a team to investigate after being made aware of the burst main on Holme Lacy Road.
A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital after coming off his bike on the motorway near Ross -on-Wye this morning. The male driver was fully immobilised and taken to Worcester Royal Hospital but was not thought to have sustained any serious injuries.
A SELECTION of art is being exhibited to showcase the wonderful talents of John Kyrle Sixth Form students in the Dennis Potter Room at Ross -on-Wye Town Library. The exhibition will run until September 29 and will hopefully encourage lots of youngsters and their families as well as those visiting the town as part of Herefordshire Art Week to visit the town library.
Ledbury's celebrated ale pub the Prince of Wales features in the 2015 Good Beer Guide. THE GOOD Beer Guide picked out a mix of the old and the new in its 2015 edition, highlighting the best 26 Herefordshire pubs to get a pint of ale in.
THIS delightful, detached period property is offered for sale with a separate cottage also included, all in good order throughout and with the cottage affectionately known as The Roost, offering further accommodation for various uses including additional living accommodation for family members, holiday let, office accommodation for those working from home and with both properties standing in large lawned and landscaped gardens with plenty of parking. Cobnash is a hamlet on the edge of Kingsland village and only two miles north west of the market town of Leominster which offers excellent shopping, leisure and schooling facilities.
A SERVICE set up by a Malvern woman aimed at reducing the number of disposable nappies at landfill sites has been praised by Worcestershire County Council . She said: "Due to the demand, I have put together a team of advisers so that the service can now be offered across the county.
A MAN was left hanging out of his car window following a serious crash near Ross -on-Wye this morning. The 19 year-old male was taken to Hereford County Hospital with leg and ankle fractures following the two-car collision on the A449 at around 6.30am.
JUST three of the county's retained regular and specialist rescue fire engines have achieved 100 per cent response availability so far this year. New figures from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service show the extent of station availability in the first quarter of 2014-15.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:40 pm
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