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Choose How You Move - hollow Council rhetoric

28 Jun 2016

Posted by twowheelsgood in Open Forum

This is the reality of cycling in and around Hereford (and the County at large). Potholes and dangerous surfaces everywhere. Take your eyes off the road for a second and, at best, you've lost a tyre (3 this year so far - £105) or, worse, you're off and costing the NHS a lot of money.

This is Three Elms Road - the surface of which up by Grandstand Road can only be safely cycled by moving into the middle of the road. Potholes can't be seen when it rains, making things even more dangerous, because gullies are no longer cleared, meaning surface water builds up very quickly along the sides of roads.
Still, at least this hole has a white circle around it for a passing Balfor Bodger to aim a shovel of tarmac at. Don't get me started on marked up potholes that never get filled - that must be some sort of racket.
Perhaps we can use this thread to record some of the daily hazards that cyclists face - for a tiny fraction of the money spent on the SLR, for instance, we could have safer surfaces that would encourage more people to cycle and reduce car use.

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HT allowing Comments or not !


Posted by Ubique in Open Forum
Why are the Hereford Times allowing comments on some Drink Drive Cases and not others. When I first read the below a couple of hours ago article comments were allowed - now mine has been deleted and
" Comments are closed " it did flash through my mine that perhaps the Reporter uses the Managers restaurant ........I am sure that's not true . I am sure that the Hereford Times can defend their decision - but they should be consistent

From the Hereford Times website today ......
A RESTAURANT manager was found to be three times over the drink drive limit after police found her car blocking a junction.

Erika Biro, 30, of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, was found asleep inside her Mini which was on the B4224 How Caple to Fownhope Road just after 3.30am on June 27.

The manager at the Old Market branch of Chimichanga in Hereford admitted to drinking three large glasses of wine earlier in the evening

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Another terror attack in Germany

22 Jul 2016

Posted by Paul Jones in Open Forum

Yet another attack in Germany




Shots have been fired at a shopping centre in the German city of Munich, according to local police.

German media is reporting that there have been multiple deaths following the shooting at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) - Bavaria's largest shopping centre.
The Muencher Abendzeitung newspaper is reporting that up to 15 people have been killed in the shooting, while the German NTV says 10 people have possibly died.
A witness live-streaming from outside the mall said: "(The gunman) ran into the underground station. Police are looking for him. I don't have a description of the shooter."
An employee who is still inside the shopping centre told Reuters by phone that "many shots were fired" and they have seen at least one person with serious injuries.
People gathered around the shopping centre 
One person has been confirmed dead so far and 10 are injured, according to the AFP news agency.
There are currently no details on who was responsible for the shooting, but Munich Police are urging locals to stay in their homes as a "large police operation" is under way.
Footage from the scene appeared to show people running away to seek shelter - and there are local reports that some civilians are still trapped inside the shopping centre.
A wide area around the complex has been cordoned off.
This is the second attack in Germany in less than a week. On Monday, a 17-year-old Afghan wounded four people in an axe and knife attack on a train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzberg.


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Picnic In The Park

16 Jun 2014

Posted by Colin James in Hampton Park and Tupsley

Picnic in the park.jpg

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Lady Rescued By Brave Neighbour

19 Jul 2016

Posted by Colin James in Holmer and Victoria Park

The aftermath of a fire in Holmer Hereford. Lady rescued by neighbours. You can see the fire crews cutting away and carrying out salvage.


From the Hereford Times:

Phil Fussell had returned to his home in Turnberry Drive in Holmer when he heard screaming, a smoke alarm and muffled explosions coming from next door.

He ran to the front of the house and saw Susan Kitson, who suffers from MS and is unable to walk, in her front room surrounded by flames and smoke.
Mr Fussell shoulder-barged the door and battled through the smoke to pick up Ms Kitson and drag her to safety.



Photograph courtesy of Adrian Lloyd (firefighter)

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Shame of EU wasn't it?

14 Nov 2015

Posted by Steve Major in Open Forum

I remember the topic that bobby47 started called the Shame Of The European Union...It should be renamed to the European Union SHAME! 


Angela Merkel - this is blood on your hands.


One of the Paris terrorists passed through Greece in October as a Syrian refugee! So where are all the looney left wing tree huggers now?

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Police cordon new skate park

21 Jul 2016

Posted by H.Wilson in Newton Farm

The police cordoned off the new skate park at Newton Farm last night and have been in attendance overnight. 


A young teenage lad was injured last night from an apparent fall with injuries to his face. Scenes of crimes officers (soco) are there today, so this is not looking good.



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Police Traffic stop

28 Mar 2016

Posted by DILLIGAF in Police & Crime

I'm going to post on here (as it has more clout) if I do not get an answer to my email from Southside Cops. Needless to say my 'stop' left me feeling very uneasy, and I was guilt free!
I will await a response from Southsides finest before I take this any further.

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Hereford Heatwave Advice

18 Jul 2016

Posted by Colin James in Open Forum

I love this, first day this year of any real heat and we are being given government advice on how to protect ourselves from this unusual summer weather.


Herefordshire may experience “heatwave” conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts. The Met Office declared a Level 2 heat-health alert this morning – so there is a high chance that temperatures will be high for the next two days and overnight.

Top advice for being sun safe:
try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
wear UV sunglasses, preferably wraparound, to reduce UV exposure to the eyes, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection, wear a hat and light scarf. Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes. This should minimise the risk of sunburn.
drink lots of cool drinks and when travelling ensure you take water with you
look out for others especially vulnerable groups such as older people, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses
never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially older people, infants, young children or animals
Remember that it can get uncomfortably hot indoors too. Try to keep your bedroom and living space cool, by closing the curtains on windows that face the sun and opening your windows at cooler times of the day and overnight when you can. Turn off non-essential lights and electrical items as these generate heat.
While many people enjoy hot weather, high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses.
Everyone can enjoy the sun safely by keeping out of the heat at the hottest time of the day, avoiding sunburn and staying hydrated with plenty of cool drinks. The older people and those with long-term illnesses are particularly vulnerable to the effects of very hot weather, so it’s important to look out for them and keep indoor areas as cool as possible.
Please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/heatwave for further advice on keeping cool

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Double yellows by Co-op

11 Jun 2015

Posted by Adrian symonds in Holmer and Victoria Park

A order have been put in to have Double yellows by the co-op, about time as well. It is a accident waiting to happen and I am surprised that we have not had one yet, or maybe have.

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Anyone Remember Wilsons Hardware Store?

13 Jul 2016

Posted by Colin James in The Oval

Anyone remember Wilson's hardware store at the Oval? I have been talking with Mr Wilson's daughter Sarah who kindly allowed me to use these wonderful photographs.



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Road at Oval closed for 16 weeks - Update

26 May 2016

Posted by Colin James in The Oval

The road in front of the Oval shops will be closed for 16 weeks from Monday June 6th 2016.



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New Off Licence Store Opening at the Oval

18 Jul 2016

Posted by Colin James in The Oval

I notice that there is signage up suggesting that a new off licence store will be opening in September... 



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18 Jul 2016

Posted by Denise Lloyd in Open Forum

Promotion for the Jess



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SAS 75th Anniversary

16 Jul 2016

Posted by Colin James in Open Forum

Our elite 22nd SAS Regiment is marking it's 75th anniversary this weekend with celebrations at the camp including a flypast and a visit from Prince Harry.  


Thank you to all the soldiers past and present and here is to the next 75 years! 



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18 Jul 2016

Posted by Ubique in Open Forum
This is just a reminder ,thank you.
The photo of the four little hogs shows the hoglets rescued from The Oval ,Newtin Farm. Both they and Mum are doing very well .
As an aside Mrs Ubique has never ,in the 10 years she has been rescuing hedgehogs had so many hoglets weighing under 200 gms. ( now had 20 ) plus 6 adults.

See FB Hollycroft Hedgehog Rescue

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