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    Cllr. David Greenhow

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    I have just been alerted to this Facebook Topic, it names Conservative Cllr. David Greenhow as the suspect in this bizarre act of animal cruelty, which now appears to possibly be a criminal investigation, see what you think:

     

    Beware if you walk your dogs around dinedor as last nite my son in law was playing in an empty field with his dogs just throwing a ball and he saw an old 4x4 heading towards his dog not realising what the person was doing the 4x4 headed for the dog and hit it the dog now has head injuries and a cut to the back leg this man is a local councillor and said it was worrying his sheep as I put earlier in this status the field was empty of sheep please any suggestions of what to do next to protect other people we have called the police and yes you guessed it we were issued with a crime number :0(

     

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    Beautiful Architecture in Commercial Street Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A great view of this iconic building occupied by Laura Ashley as you leave the passage leading to Gilbies Bar, (St Peters Close)

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    Debenhams Plans to Axe 50 Branches

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Update 25th October 2018: Debenhams has unveiled plans to axe up to 50 high street shops, putting around 4,000 jobs at risk, as profits plunged at the struggling department store chain.

    I have just read this article about Debenhams chief executive considering closing 10 of their stores.

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    First of all, let us hope that this does not happen and that nobody looses their job but more importantly how does the Hereford store stack up against the other 176? 

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    Debenhams will consider closing up to 10 of its 176 stores under a review announced by its new chief executive, Sergio Bucher.

     
    The department store chain, whose shares have fallen a third over the last year, said more investment is required to improve its mobile systems, supply chain and store estate.
     
    It is consulting on the closure of the DHL-run Lodge Farm distribution centre in Northamptonshire, which employs 220 staff and would close in two years' time.
     
    Ten smaller in-house warehouses could also close.
     
    Debenhams said it hoped many staff could be redeployed.
     
    The plans were revealed alongside half-year results showing a 6.4% fall in pre-tax profits to £87.8m, though UK like-for-like sales rose 0.5%.
     
    Its shares were down 3% on the news.
     
    Mr Bucher, a former Amazon executive who took over in October, said the overhaul would see the stores potentially closed over the next five years.
     
    As part of his 'Fix the Basics' plan, around 2,000 staff will also be moved to customer-facing roles.
     
    The group will also axe some in-house brands and quit some of its international markets.
     
    Stores will be de-cluttered with a 10% reduction in stock options and stock will be replenished faster.
     
    Mr Bucher said: "Our customers are changing the way they shop and we are changing too.
     
    "Shopping with Debenhams should be effortless, reliable and fun, whichever channel our customers use.
     
    "We will be a destination for 'social shopping' with mobile the unifying platform for interacting with our customers."
     
    The department store said its online performance during the half-year had been driven by a 64% increase in mobile orders.
     
    Mr Bucher added: "If we deliver differentiated and distinctive brands, services and experiences both online and in stores, our customers will visit us more frequently.
     
    "And, having simplified our operations to make us more efficient, we will be able to serve them better and make better use of our resources."
     
    Debenhams, the country's second-largest department store group, employs 19,000 people in its stores

     

     

    The Oval Regeneraton Update

    Bethell
    By Bethell,

    Update from the Oval Regeneration:- Planning Application :Thumbs-Up:

     

    Herefordshire Planning Committe approved this today and also the Community Hub in outlying permission.

     

    One issue is OPEN SPACE and we are going to work with Herefordshire Housing to secure some public space, this maybe another plot of land close by. More to follow as this is developed.

     

    I will post an update when the work is to start on site.

     

    :Happy_32:


    Ann Summers Closing Down

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

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    Goodnight Joe Grundy

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,

    Goodnight Joe Grundy you were always a good one.  Sleep tight.

    For those not in the know he was a main character in The Archers!


    Hereford's H. Samuel store to close

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

    Hereford's H. Samuel store to close

    By Charlotte Moreau, Ledbury Reporter

    The jewellery retailer is set to close this summer.

    THE number of empty units in High Town is set to increase with the loss of another big name shop.

    Jewellery chain H. Samuel have today confirmed that the company will not be renewing the lease on their long-established Hereford store.

    A familiar feature in Hereford's High Town, the store will permanently close its doors when its lease comes to an end this summer.

    An H. Samuel spokesperson said: "The H. Samuel store at 22 and 23 High Town, Hereford will close on June 22.

    "We continually re-assess our portfolio of stores on a store by store basis, particularly when individual store leases come up for renewal.

    "We are sorry to be leaving Hereford, however we do have a wide online offering."

    The company was keen to assure shoppers that the Hereford closure is an isolated one which bears no reflection on the future plans of parent company Signet's business estate overall within the UK but declined to comment further.

    The company, which was established in Liverpool in 1862, was acquired by the Signet Group, which also owns the Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis jewellery chains.

    H. Samuel currently has around 300 stores across the country and employs around 17,000 staff.

     


    police on Belmont Avenue

    locallady
    By locallady,

    Belmont Avenue was closed off about half an hour ago after the junction with Belmont Court. There were several police vehicles parked on Belmont Avenue. They were turning back anyone wishing to drive further than Belmont Court.


    Breaking News: Hostage Situation

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Breaking News: Hostage Situation.

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    We have received 'unconfirmed' reports that a man is holding a male and a female hostage at a property in Poole Close.

    Armed police are at the scene and this has been an ongoing situation since about 3am.

    There is also now a fire appliance and crew on site.

    Police and Balfour Beatty have cordoned off Belmont Road (A465) between Walnut Tree Avenue and Asda and motorists are being diverted to the Ross Road (A49)

    There is no risk to the wider public. Police have advised the public to avoid the area.

    Police Statement:

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    "We were called at 3.21am this morning following concerns for a man's welfare. Specialist officers are on scene but there's no risk to the wider public at this time and the incident is contained to a single property. Please avoid the area where possible."

     


    Boycotting EU elections

    Cambo
    By Cambo,

    If the PM IS GRANTED A EXTENSION to leaving the EU then the UK will more than likely have to take part in EU elections...but I would urge folks in the UK not to take part in but rather boycotting with the setting up of picket lines to peaceful encourage people not to take part in them so as not to give them legitimacy so as to send a clear message to our corrupt politicians & the EU itself that we have had enough of there shenanigans in trying to keep us in the unholy union which is contrary to the referendum vote in 2016

    But the big question is would people actually take part or just act like sheep in excepting their fate?


    Take A Stand Against Telephone Scams!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    By reporting a scam, you may prevent others from being scammed 

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    Scammers are targeting Herefordshire households by telephone, pretending that residents are due a refund on their Council Tax and asking for bank and card details.

    Herefordshire Council will always write to customers to advise them of any refund and would never ask for bank or card details over the phone.

    Fraudsters often use the phone to cold call their way into your home. They trick you by pretending to be from a trusted source, such as the council, your bank, the police, a utility provider or a computer company. Their aim is to get hold of your personal or financial information like bank details and passwords. Scammers can be very persuasive and relentless - if they can get access to your bank cards, or persuade you to transfer money into bank accounts they control, then most of their work is done.

    The good news is that it’s easy to protect yourself:

    If you receive an unsolicited call from a company you don’t recognise, hang up

    Never give out personal or bank details over the telephone

    Don’t feel pressured to make a decision over the telephone

    Consider a call blocking device to filter out unwanted calls

    If you think you have been targeted by a scammer, call Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

    Citizens Advice will give you advice on what to do next, and report the scam to Herefordshire Council’s Trading Standards team for investigation.

     


    Polly Andrews

    Tom Smith
    By Tom Smith,

    Well she has made Sun, Mail and Express in recent days I'm afraid I can't do the links with her revelations regarding the regiment all having STDs!!

    What is it with this women and the Military?

    First memorial benches now this.

    Sooner she is voted out the better.


    Theft of plants from garden

    Ubique
    By Ubique,

    For info if you live in a rural area of the County.............

    I fully accept that a person is innocent until proved guilty in a Court of Law ..............

    At about 10.30am today Sunday 14th April 2019 the occupiers of Blossom View, Crowmoor Lane Tillington HR4 8LD ( that's the old Coop farm office opposite the Fruit Farm ) heard a vehicle stop on the road outside their bungalow, looked out of the window and saw a male , 35yrs, medium to stocky build ,with sandy short hair with one of the occupiers plants in his hand , the plant had been planted in their garden which fronts the road . The occupier shouted to the male who dropped the plant in the road and jumped into his vehicle , he was the only occupant . He drove away in a Silver Nissan pickup RegNo.BL03OLJ . 
    Police have been advised , bit  disheartening , it appears that the Call Taker told the Complainant that as the Offender didn't take the plant not a lot the police could do ( What about Attempt Theft for starters ) The plant cost the Complainant £50 . It's not the first time that pants gave been stolen from gardens in the village , recently a householder had 25 laylandi trees stolen .
    If you see this vehicle it or know where it's parked please phone 101 and advise the Call Taker using the West  Mercia Police Ref No 239/N/14.04.19 
    Thank you .


    Hereford restaurants that serve Halal

    Paul Jones
    By Paul Jones,

    I enjoy good food but I refuse to eat in restaurants where I am aware that they serve Halal meat.

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    Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible.” In terms of food, it means food that is permissible according to Islamic law. For a meat to be certified “halal,” it cannot be a forbidden cut (such as meat from hindquarters) or animal (such as pork.)

    The slaughter of a halal animal is called “zabihah” and there are certain guidelines to follow:

    Allah’s (God’s) name must be pronounced during slaughter.
    The instrument must be very sharp to ensure humane slaughter. The animal must be slit at the throat.
    The animal must not be unconscious
    The animal must be hung upside down and allowed to bleed dry. Eating blood is not halal.
    These steps must be accomplished by a Muslim or the People of the Book (Christian or Jew.) Many observant Muslims find kosher meat acceptable.
    The animal must have been fed a natural diet that did not contain animal by-products

    I am aware that both the Mary Gold and Mowchak restaurants serve Halal meat, which other restaurants in Hereford serve Halal? 

     

     


    Runners and Riders

    SON OF GRIDKNOCKER
    By SON OF GRIDKNOCKER,

    Before you head for Ladbrokes on Monday morning, just run your eye down this race card to see if you can spot the winner.                      

    David Davis  The first government Brexit Minister who should have seen it through to the end. Instead, there have been three further ministers.

    Liam Fox  All anyone can remember about him is that he used to have a friend called Adam.

    Michael Gove  Good at gurning. But gurning lost popularity in the era of the Victorian music hall.

    Matt Hancock  His permanently vacant expression says it all: “Lights out, nobody home.”

    Jeremy Hunt  The numpty with the Assad-like jug ears.

    Savid Javid  The self-satisfied slaphead who chose to take his daughter on a £1700-a-night safari, instead of meeting Port Talbot steelworkers.

    Boris Johnson  Now being described as ‘The pneumatic huckster’. That new haircut won’t garner many votes from the 1922 Committee.

    Andrea Leadsom  Alleged Leader of the House who seems to have difficulty knowing which day of the week it is.

    Dominic Raab  On 29 March he voted for the deal he had resigned from the Cabinet over in order to vote against it. Priceless.

    Amber Rudd  The Home Secretary who couldn’t say how many Windrush  migrants were forcibly repatriated to the West Indies.

    Gavin Williamson  Former fireplace salesman, being heavily tipped by the Daily Mail, who describes him as having “matinée idol good looks.”


    New Safety (speed) Camera on A465 Belmont Road Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    New Safety (speed) camera currently being installed on the A465 opposite the Three Counties Hotel Belmont Road) Hereford.

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    This is been in discussion for sometime so no real surprises here however, the traffic queues along this part of Hereford are constant so we do not envisage high earnings to come from this one...

     

    Your thoughts?

    Knife Crime

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

    With all the news at the moment highlighting knife crime and shootings how does it come to this? 

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    My theory is that organised high level crime is where it starts well before it gets to the kids on the street. I believe it is linked to illegal immigration. 

    Imagine you want to get into the UK - unless you are a good swimmer or forger of documents you will be tempted to use a trafficking group who for thousands of pounds will get you across the channel. Arriving and secreted somewhere in the UK your traffickers know your illegal and say to you that in order to earn money to survive and pay them back for their services you carry drugs for them. Seems a good idea until you stray into someone else's patch. The health and safety advice is you need to protect yourself and the recommended form of defence is a knife. 

    You are now have an established source of income and you like to spread the message so everyone can be enticed into have a piece of the cake. By getting children on board and setting up the county lines of distribution is when trouble at the local end begins. Kids involved talking to their friends on how easy it is to get a nice handout for introducing substances to the playground result in arguments and jealously. Jimmy Smith appears to be doing very well at the tuck shop and using a brand new smart phone in the playground. Soon our illegal immigrant is a human resources manager creating his own little empire. 

    Arguments years ago at school revolved around bullying with name calling and the rare fisty cuffs when the gathered spectators would call out "fight fight", until a teacher appeared to bring the situation under control and the offenders marched off to the head teacher for a good flogging. Nowadays matters are sorted out after school hours on the street corner or in the local park with devastating consequences. No policemen to investigate who is involved, no community policemen looking after their patch, no Neighbourhood Watch operating - you are better off asking the local postman what is going on. Everyone is now on their own including the general public. 

    All this can be reduced with proper border controls and we don't want the military helping out or it is going to be machine guns all round. The real problem is we have no idea who is actually here in the UK.


    Cllr. Paul Rone 'Seek Before You Speak'

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    I have just been listening to the live stream from Full Council held yesterday at the Shire Hall in particular, the reactions from various Councillors about the alternative budget proposed by IOC.

    Live Stream can be found here

    At around 228 of the live stream Cllr Paul Rone speaks, during his brief response I notice that he says that if turning off the traffic lights is such a good revolutionary idea, then why has nobody else done it? Well actually Paul, quoting you using your own words from yesterdays meeting, "Seek Before You Speak"

    Turning off traffic lights has been successful in several towns and cities, one that comes to mind is Portishead, check out the video below:

    Portishead Traffic Lights

    Furthermore, you suggest that nobody has done this other than Invercargill in New Zealand, you also suggest that this place has a mere population of 7,500 people, well actually you are wrong sir, it is almost as big as Hereford! 

    Education Lesson below:

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    Invercargill is the 13th-most-populous city in New Zealand by population (50,800). The top 10 cities in New Zealand are: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier-Hastings, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Nelson, Rotorua.

    Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region.

    You also say that it would be dangerous for pedestrians?? I am confused as there is no suggestion that any of the pedestrian traffic lights would be turned off at all, they would still be working, if this was given a trail and yes that is all we have ever asked for, a trial. Cllr. Rone also suggest that it would work for maybe 12 hours and then there would be mayhem? Again, we have video evidence much of which you will find on our youtube channel where the traffic lights have been out of order for several days and it is common knowledge that when these lights are out of service and using our words, the 'traffic just flows' in Hereford.

    To suggest that the members commenting on here are irresponsible keyboard warriors is totally unfair, there has been a lot of research over the past 20 years including that of one of our members Martin Cassini, you can check out his credentials here

    Martin Cassini on the One Show

    Finally, you also ask why is nobody else doing this? Because people like you are all too quick to reject these proposals. Well as you can see above other towns and cities are doing this successfully or is your dismissal just down to the fact that this is not your or Cllr Edwards idea?

    Cllr. Rone and Cllr. Edwards, I am passionate about our city and keen to explore all ideas that may eliminate the terrible daily congestion in Hereford, I just wish others would look and explore some of these ideas. 


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      Having problems pasting on HV. Have contacted Colin several times, understand he is not well. Can you read this and paste it in the topic WMP and Warwickshire Police Alliance.
      Reminder of why they amalgamated:
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