Syrian Refugee Wielding Machete Kills Woman
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The road has been barricaded shut from the Oval end to deter any wouldbe sign movers but Pedestrian do have access through to the shops.
Despite the clear signage folk are still attempting to shortcut! I've never seen anyone make a nine-point turn before.........
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Who lets all these Syrian's into Germany I wonder?
Three people have been seriously injured after a man carrying a backpack "deliberately" detonated a device in a city centre.
A suspected suicide bomber has killed himself and injured 12 others, three seriously, in an explosion outside a wine bar in the German city of Ansbach.
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As a new member, I am not sure whether this has been aired before . . . but is anyone else sick and tired of looking at the scaffolding in High Town?
It is now three years since the fire at the River Island site and there is still no sign of a re-build. This inertia is particularly annoying at a time when the Council continue to give their unstinting support to the Old Livestock Market scheme - a project which will in itself challenge the viability of the historic city core.
I have repeatedly asked Herefordshire Council why they are not taking enforcement action in order to insist on the repair and refurbishment of these buildings but they are unable to reassure me beyond saying they are 'encouraging' the owners to re-build.
It is clear to everyone that the owners will not re-build voluntarily. They have pocketed the insurance monies and have no interest in re-investing in High Town at a time when the Old Livestock Market development is sucking up all potential new tenants in the city. In fact, the owners have a further motive for not refurbishing in so far as the buildings will remain rates-free while ever they are unusable.
This continuance of this eyesore is a scandalous dereliction of the Council's duty. At a time when the historic centre needs all the support it can get, the Council are allowing this carbuncle to remain while polishing it's new crown jewels at the OLM.
Please, Please, Please try and shake our Councillors out of this nightmare!
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For those that are not aware when a housing development is built a CIL's charge is made by the Council. Once upon a time this payment was used in the area affected by the development. This has now changed to those that have Neighbourhood Plans receive 25% of the charge those that do not have a NDP receive 15%. The remaining amount goes to the Council. This is quite a considerable amount of money going into the coffers of the Council but is little mentioned and is fairly ironic that the people who have actively objected to the Link Road and the SLR find that the money that should have been spent to improve their community is now being used on some white elephant.
I may have my facts not quite spot on and if anybody is the wiser please correct me.
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Walking from one establishment to the next I encountered a 'bare' High Town - and what an eyesore! The place was covered in litter from the day traders, it consisted of pop bottles coffee cups wrappers of sorts fast food tubs etc etc. Does it not get cleaned after hours? It really was a shocking sight. Disgusting. Why do I pay my council tax again?
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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.
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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 centreOne 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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As we were going off topic regarding "Choose How You Move - hollow Council rhetoric" ie cycliing hazards and moving into financial matters concerning how others spend our taxes this topic is to draw attention to how the other half live.
The Guardian - Sunday 24 July 2016Heads of taxpayer-funded independent chains are making claims that include fast cars, first-class travel and Marco Pierre White dining while schools struggleThe leaders of academy schools are spending taxpayers’ money on luxury hotels, top-end restaurants, first-class travel, private health care and executive cars, a joint investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches and the Observer can reveal.Expense claims released under the Freedom of Information Act lay bare for the first time what critics claim is an extraordinary extravagance by some academy chain chief executives and principals, at a time when schools are struggling financially.The taxpayer is paying Ian Cleland, the £180,000-a-year chief executive at Academy Transformation Trust, to lease and have joint insurance with his wife on an XJ Premium Luxury V6 Jaguar car, it can be disclosed. Included in nearly £3,000 worth of receipts is payment for servicing the car and the purchase of new tyres.Cleland has also spent £3,000 of taxpayers’ money on first-class rail travel, while dining expenses racked up on his taxpayer-funded credit card include a meal with other staff at Marco Pierre White totalling £471, and the Bank restaurant in Birmingham, at a cost £703.45.Cleland announced in March that the Trust was looking to save £500,000 from its 21 schools in the Midlands and east of England and had asked staff to reapply for their jobs.(more)
The Guardian - Friday 22 July 2016Concern as members of Welsh government use procurement cards to pay for goods at toy shop, luxury yacht supplier and five-star hotel in BeijingItems from Toys R Us, rooms at luxury hotels, entrance to the prestigious Plage Goéland in Cannes and payments to a company specialising in luxury yacht equipment have been charged to cards held by members of the Welsh government.Over the past five years spending on 237 procurement cards held by Welsh civil servants has averaged £1.5m a year, raising concerns about their use.The first breakdown of spending, for 2015/16, reveals that £279.90 was spent at Toys R Us, £103.91 at Victoria’s Secret and £832.81 at Ikea, despite the government having a contract with a furniture and office supply company.The 259-page list from the Wales Audit Office reveals that Welsh government credit cards were used on three occasions to pay for rooms at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo, at a total cost of £1,450.76. The luxury hotel features manmade waterfalls, a golf driving range, tennis courts, the largest hotel pool in central Tokyo and a traditional Japanese garden.Other hotel charges made on the cards include £9,043.79 on rooms at the five-star Raffles hotel in Beijing, whose website says it has been “for nearly a century been the choice of visiting royalty and diplomats, VIPs and film stars”.(more)
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" 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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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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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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