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    New Cyber Security Centre Rotherwas

    By ragwert,

    A new purpose built security centre is to be built at Skylon Park Rotherwas in a joint venture between Herefordshire Council and the University of Wolverhampton. The University of Wolverhampton has approved £1.5 million to contribute to the centre as well as successfully securing grant funding of £4 million from the Marches LEP Local Growth Fund and £1.16 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  Herefordshire Council has approved funding of £3.5 million to contribute to the Centre for Cyber Security



    Hereford Wye Valley NHS first in users in Europe to use Ambu aScope 4 Cysto

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Congratulations to the urology team at Hereford Wye Valley NHS for being the first users of the Ambu aScope 4 Cysto in the Europe!

    A disposable flexible cystoscope. Improving a great service for their patients.


    Major damage to River Lugg in Herefordshire

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust have highlighted this destruction to a section of the River Lugg, in Herefordshire. 


    One of the most beautiful and important rivers in the UK, has been intentionally destroyed over a stretch of approximately 1.5km with huge repercussions for wildlife downstream.

    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust has discovered that the river and its banks have been bulldozed, straightened and reprofiled into a sterile canal, with all bankside and riverside habitats completely obliterated.

    The Lugg flows from its source in Powys through Herefordshire before meeting the River Wye just outside Hereford. Its riverbanks, gravels and beds of water crowfoot are home to crayfish, otters and salmon, lampreys and dragonflies and a host of rare river wildlife.

    The river is so important for willdife that it is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) in its lower reaches.

    This should give it multiple layers of protection, with statutory agencies such as Natural England, the Environment Agency, Forestry Commission and Herefordshire Council all given a statutory duty to protect the river from harm.


    farmfoods is about to become almost almost 3 times its current size in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Work has already started on to expand the existing Belmont Road store into the former Bath Store unit next door. Once complete, farmfoods will dominate the small retail park. 


    Ghost of little boy captured at the Pavilion building on the Castle Green Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    On Monday evening paranormal investigator Jayne Harris was filming a live Facebook stream at the Pavilion and send us the photograph of the little boy below 👇


    She wrote: 


    "Viewers all took screenshots as they saw the ghost of a little boy peering at me from behind a toilet door. The door incidently later opened on it's own! Before I visited I'd been told by the staff there that a little boy haunts the staircase. I also caught a video of a large shadow figure downstairs"


    Pavillion is built on the 13th century foundations of the former Hereford Castle and the gaol building is still attached forming part of the structure. Staff say there is the ghost of a WW1 soldier in the cellar. 

    Check out all the details on her Facebook page 👉 HD Paranormal


    Hereford Western Bypass and Southern Link Road Scrapped.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Instead Herefordshire Council leaders have opted for an eastern river crossing between Rotherwas and Ledbury Road, with more investment for walking, cycling and public transport.


    A new river bridge for Hereford are you in favour of this option?

    Herefordshire Council Gritter Teams on Standby

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The temperatures will be dropping this week and the Gritter teams are on standby to respond when necessary.


    The Herefordshire Council preparation is complete, there are 6,000 tonnes of rock salt in their barns and they are monitoring the forecast for the county.

    We may get a bit of snow too, particularly on higher ground.


    Body found in search for missing man.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Police searching for a man missing from Herefordshire have found a body.


    As part of enquiries to locate 33-year-old Rok Simsic searches of the River Wye have been carried out and yesterday a body was recovered from the water.

    The family of Rok has been informed however formal identification has yet to be carried out.

    Rok was last seen in Herefordshire on Thursday 5 November.

    Restoration Photo's of Supermarine Swift WK275

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    A foggy day in March 2012, WK275 outside Sheppards surplus where she had sat for over 50 years. This was taken on the day a team from Jet Art turned up to start the dismantling process and extract the aircraft so the restoration work could begin.




    All work carried out and photographs courtesy of Jet Art Aviation


    Jet Art Aviation Facebook 

    Unattended Fire Extinguished Near Madley

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Crews from Peterchurch Fire Station were called to attend reports of unattended fire near Madley this morning, on arrival appeared to be more than one that had been lit.

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    Fires extinguished using 1 hose reel jet and raking out due to proximity of nearby gas tanks.

    Advice given to owner

    Save the River Wye!

    By megilleland,

    Save the River Wye! Demand moratorium on all new poultry units in Powys

    Kate Bull started this petition to Powys County Council

    Every summer now, the River Wye is turning a putrid green and its delicate ecology is being destroyed by algae blooms that are caused by effluent from poultry farms flowing into it. If this goes on, we will lose everything that we treasure about the Wye. It will turn a horrible, ugly green every time it gets sunny. The fish will go, and they will be followed by our kingfishers, our dippers and our herons. It is very, very worrying.

    There are now 116 intensive poultry units (IPUs) in Powys, each raising more than 40,000 birds. With an estimated 8.5 million chickens on permitted units in the county, that is 64 times more chickens than people.

    Powys County Council and Natural Resources Wales have a legal responsibility to protect Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) such as the Wye. They have, however, been apparently unwilling to use the existing laws to protect the river from the damage caused by a proliferation of poultry units in the county. When granting planning permission, the Council has consistently refused to consider the impact of new poultry developments individually and cumulatively on the local environment, including the county's rivers and water courses.

    Enough is enough. We call on Powys County Council to instate an immediate moratorium on planning permissions for new or extended poultry units in the county until the full environmental - and community - impacts of those we already have can be assessed and reduced.

    Sign petition here.

    Industrial Building Fire at Stowfield Business Park, Lydbrook.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Fire crews from Peterchurch Fire Station attended industrial building fire today with water carrier along with crews from Gloucester, Whitchurch and Ross on Wye Fire Station at Stowfield Business Park, Lydbrook.


    Multiple trucks & specials responded - Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have now left scene for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service (Official) to deal with fire.


    Recycling Reminders!

    Colin James
    By Colin James,


    Recycling Reminders


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    No explanation needed for why this driver ended up in this predicament!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Reports from the police advise of a poorly maintained vehicle, slippy road surface and the driver was arrested for suspected drug drive.



    Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt and great work from the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews who attended the scene today.

    Herefordshire Council to build new Council houses

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Cabinet approves first steps in Council building it's own Council houses which it will retain ownership of, outside the householder right to buy mechanism, and which will provided quality affordable houses that are affordable to own or rent and affordable to run, being built to the very best passive energy standards.


    This welcome move gives the first time buyers, renters and those trying to get onto the property ladder a real opportunity to do that in the county. The Council will have an income and an asset and be a responsible and fair landlord, developer.


    17th Century coaching inn to re-open imminently after being closed for over 8 years

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,



    “Next to agriculture, tourism is one of the biggest revenue generators for the county.” Says local businessman Luke Conod. “Hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, bars, pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions all rely on visitors to the area spending money with their businesses.”

    Luke and business partner Byron Campbell are doing their bit to encourage visitors back to the county having invested heavily in a major refurbishment of the Swan Inn at Letton.

    The doors of the 17th Century coaching inn are to re-open imminently after being closed for over 8 years.

    “Five sumptuous furnished and decorated letting bedrooms at the Swan Inn all have their own high-end en-suite bathrooms.” Said Luke.  “Our guests will enjoy luxurious comfortable beds, crisp bed linen, sumptuous fabrics & furnishings and state-of-the-art lighting.”

    To take advantage of the enviable views over the rolling Herefordshire countryside a large heated outdoor terrace with covered seating area for up to 100 people has been constructed, in addition to the relaxing bar area in the main building. 

    Very much wanting to take it one step at a time, the Swan’s 40-seater restaurant will open in the spring next year.

    From Easter, several pitches will be available for guests preferring to stay in their own touring caravans, motorhomes, or tents and for these a block of luxurious facilities has been added.

    “We’ll be sourcing as much of the food and drinks that we serve as we possibly can from the local Herefordshire farmers, growers and suppliers right here on our doorstep and by the summer we’ll be employing up to 30 local staff, so we’ll be making a sizeable contribution to the economy of the community that we’ll be serving.”

    “Plans are to re-opens on Thursday 3rd December at 6pm and we’re aiming to make the Swan Inn the favourite living room for the people living and working in the surrounding area.”

    The Swan Inn is at Letton on the A438 Brecon Road between Hereford and Kington. 
    Keep up to date on social media at Swan Inn Letton on Facebook 

    📷 Bland Photography

    Moving House Hereford

    By ragwert,

    Fantastic archive video from the BBC archives site, 'on this day' in May 1965.

    Moving the old black & White building in High Town to make way for the new Marks & Spencer building.
    Looks like good old health & safety pretty much never existed :Happy_32:


    Attenuation pools being created in Aconbury Wood above Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Flood prevention should slow the flow of runoff helping to reduce flood risk down the hill and into Bullingham area of the City.

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    Thanks to Dave Throup from the Environment Agency for this information and all the valuable work Dave and his colleagues do for us throughout the year.

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    #herefordvoice #herefordnews #herefordshire

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