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    Merton Hotel , Commercial Rd

    By Ubique,

    Walking past the Merton Hotel this morning and saw a sign which clearly stated " Merton has not been sold "

    Any updates ? 


    Elevate Property Group Purchase The Booth Hall

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Elevate Property Group (developers of Alban House) have purchased the Booth Hall.

    Work will soon begin to build 18 residential dwellings and two ground floor retail units.

    Initially, The Booth Hall will be used as a site office and storage facility for the overall project, once completed the developers will then look to restore the interior and bring it back to life.

    Below is an illustration of how Alban House will look once completed.
    (Photo courtesy of Elevate Property Group)

    Full details can be found here on the developers website: 

    Search & Rescue Underway at Aymestrey

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    River and Mountain Rescue are on site at The Riverside pub in Aymestrey looking for a reported missing person


    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,


    This photograph has just been sent into us taken at 'Bunch of Carrots' this afternoon (thankfully nobody was hurt).

    Thank you Nathan James Russell for the photograph.

    WIN a Taster Climbing Gift Voucher Worth £105

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    By Hereford Voice,

    WIN a taster climbing session gift voucher for 6 participants

    We have teamed up with our good friends over at 'Green Spider Climbing' in Hereford to offer this fantastic PRIZE for the WINNER of our latest competition:

    The winning package includes a gift voucher for a full taster climbing session with an instructor for 6 people! 
    (at least one adult) - Prize value £105 

    To enter simply head over to Facebook:
    1. LIKE Hereford Voice and Green Spider Climbing Facebook pages AND this topic. ✴️
    2. SHARE this post. ✴️
    A winner will be selected at random from all valid entries on Sunday 25th March. Good luck! #hvcomps

    Kiko Matthews Breaks World Record!

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    By Hereford Voice,

    Huge congratulations to Herefordshire rower Kiko Matthews who has broken the 'World record' to become the fastest female to solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Kiko set off from the Canary Islands in January.

    She's raising money for the King's College Hospital Trust to build a new Intensive Care Unit. The same hospital which saved her life when she was diagnosed with a rare medical condition.

    Please visit her justgiving page

    Robert Owen Free school

    By gdj,

    The £3 million pound renovation of the £1 million pound land and building at Blackfriars that the council handed over is continuing - it should look good but to spend this much money on so few children (20 to 30 at the moment) - is questionable.

    As mentioned on previous threads, the Principal (headteacher) resigned in January after one term in charge and an interim from Manchester was put in charge.  They advertised for a new Principal and now have announced who has been selected.

    It is a Mr Andrew Hubble.

    Coincidentally, a Mr Andrew Hubble resigned as principal of an academy in West Walsall earlier this year after it was found by ofsted to be inadequate in nearly all respects including leadership and management.  I wonder if this is the same Mr Andrew Hubble.  And, if so, what the kids at the school have done to deserve someone with that track record. 

    Still,  the nearby Barrs Court School appointed a principal with a very dodgy reputation and track record and has had to suspend her so it seems that some schools for vulnerable kids who can't fit into mainstream education can provide a dumping ground for failed leaders.  I say `some' because I know that other special schools and Pupil Referral units have excellent leaders and they and their staff do a great job that should continue. 

    Normally the HT would trumpet any development at the ROVS - they have been strangely quiet on the new appointment.

    Help identify this man


    West Mercia Police are desperately appealing to the public for help identifying a man who was found wandering in the Credenhill area of Hereford on Saturday evening, 7th November.



    The man, who has given his name as Roger Curry, was found by two members of the public and taken to Hereford County Hospital. He is displaying signs that he may have dementia and has not been able to give any more information about who he is. He is saying very little but he speaks with either an American or Canadian accent.

    He is white, tall and of slim build. He has grey hair, blue eyes and grey stubble. He squints slighty and so may normally wear glasses. When he was found he was wearing a black hooded top, black jogging trousers, grey and black socks and lace up trainers.

    West Mercia Police haven't received any missing person reports a man matching his description or going by the name Roger Curry, but enquiries are ongoing to establish if he has been reported missing by family or friends nationally or internationally.

    Officers are eager to hear from anyone who can identify him from his photo. If you have information about his identity please contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 309s of November 8.


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    Freedom Church Back In The News.

    By dippyhippy,

    I meant to post this last night, but forgot!

    I see that Freedom Church is making headlines once again, for all the wrong reasons. Over at HT an article states that they have been asked to leave Swansea University Campus, after blitzing it with leaflets, and holding religious services on site.

    Not the first time their recruitment methods have been questioned. Anyone else remember the campaign which saw lollipops handed out to children outside the school gates? Tactics which at best could be described as showing a complete lack of judgement, at worst, rather sinister.

    I also seem to recall being told that at one point in the not too distant past, a company whose staff consisted of  several leading lights within this church, had been given a contract to deliver sex education to pupils in some Herefordshire Schools. 

    I have real concerns about this pay to pray organisation. 

    How do others feel?

    The Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral is looking fantastic.


    This magnificent waterfall of thousands of individual ceramic poppies will be on show from 14 March 2018 until 29 April 2018 as part of the final year of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies.

    This is a must visit and we are looking forward to supporting this beautiful display in our stunning Cathedral.
    (Photo courtesy of Herefordshire Council).

    Planning Approved for 65 Bed Premier Inn Hotel in Blackfriars St

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Planning permission has been approved (with conditions) for a 65 bedroom Premier Inn hotel with ancillary restaurant, car park and associated works in Blackfriars Street Hereford.

    Once complete the hotel will employ around 25 people.



    Application P174776/F

    BIG DAY @ The Butter Market

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Some really good events going on at the BIG DAY @ Hereford Butter Market today.



    Holmer trading est to be demolished

    By ragwert,

    Holmer trading est will be demolished and replaced with 120 new homes.
    Part of the Hereford to Gloucester canal will also be restored see this article

    Asda Hereford Multi Million Refurbishment

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Asda is currently investing in a multi-million pound revamp to improve facilities for shoppers in their Hereford store.

    This will include the removal of over 7 checkouts to make way for self scanning facilities and a new look 'Fish & tips' counter.

    Kids eat for FREE in the in-store café 
    (subject to conditions)

    Plus a lot more besides, completion is scheduled for May 2018


    Oh Snow, Not You Again...

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Oh Snow, Not You Again...

    West Mercia Police have reported more than 
    *10 RTC's in the last 4 hours.
    *Driving conditions are very poor 
    *Even 4x4 vehicles are struggling with the conditions. 
    This is a Landrover in Craven Arms currently on its roof. #hfdvsnow
    (Photo courtesy of West Mercia Police)