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2 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Hay-on-Wye to reaffirm its 'independence' in a referendum...

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.

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7 hrs ago | Hereford Times

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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.

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12 hrs ago | Hereford Times

Firefighters host rally to save fulltime 999 cover in Herefordshire

Speakers at the Old Market event between 11am-3pm this Saturday will outline the specific threat to that cover in the context of service cuts across the country. A savings plan proposed by Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service sees full-time cover at Hereford station reduced to a single appliance and no more than seven fire fighters on a shift.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Hereford Times

Surgeries in Herefordshire to encourage awareness of bike security and cyclist safety

The figures, released by West Mercia Police this week, show that 70 per cent - 198 - had been taken from cycle racks, sheds and garages in Hereford city centre. To encourage awareness of bike security and cyclist safety, Hereford police have been working in partnership with Herefordshire Council , Halfords and other local business such as 'Chaingang Cycles' to launch a new cycling initiative.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Malvern Gazette

Blooming marvellous as towns strike gold again

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.

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Hereford Times

'No warning' as Bodenham's school bus is cut

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.

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Hereford Times

Hereford girl carried on shoulders of Prince Harry

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.

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Ledbury Reporter

Around 150 homes affected by burst water main in Hereford this morning

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.

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Ledbury Reporter

Fire crews tackle a number of fires in Herefordshire over the weekend

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.

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Hereford Times

John Kyrle students show off their artistic talents

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.

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Echo-news.co.uk

Heineken rebuffs SABMiller takeover

The brewer of Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzurro has been told that Heineken's founding family are determined to keep the Dutch firm's independent status. The move by SABMiller, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, is being seen as a pre-emptive measure in order to prevent itself from becoming a takeover target for Stella Artois maker AB InBev.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Evesham Journal

Autumn festival commemorates poetry and music of World War One

THIS year's Autumn in Malvern festival opened last week with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales last week at the University of Worcester Arena in Hylton Road. The concert included performances of Elgar's Cello Concerto and Elegy, which forms part of the World War One commemorative strand running through the festival programme over the next few weeks.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Ledbury Reporter

Drunk banned from Hereford streets

At Hereford Magistrates Court on Tuesday Michael Croke, 48, on St Peter's Close, Moreton-on-Lugg, was told that if he was found to be in possession of an open vessel in the city centre he could face up to five years in prison. Croke, who pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly, has amassed 33 convictions since 1997, the majority of which being for theft and public disorder.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hereford Times

Best Herefordshire pubs for a 'real' pint

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.

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Hereford Times

Charming period property

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.

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Worcester News

Council welcomes scheme to reduce nappy waste

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.

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Hereford Times

The aftermath of this morning's crash. Pic; West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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.

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Ledbury Reporter

Figures show just three appliances have achieved 100 per cent availability so far this year

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.

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Hereford Times

Live in Leominster

A Streetcar Named Desire by Williams, , Writer - Tennessee Williams, Director - Benedict Andrews, Design - Magda Willi, Costumes - Victoria Behr, Lighting - Jon Clark, The Young Vic Theatre, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/ Their second screening will be A Streetcar named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson, on Tuesday, September 16, which will also be streamed live at The Courtyard in Hereford. Future NT Live broadcasts include DV8 Physical Theatre Company's new production John, which authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create a moving theatrical experience.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Hereford Times

Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Yarpole, plus clubs and societies, September 11, 2014.

For the annual outing this year members visited the Royal Forest of Dean. They were met at Beechenhurst Lodge by their guide for the day Mr Richard Davies, who had been a senior member of the Verderers' Court and held many other posts of responsibility before his retirement, so he was the perfect person to lead them.

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