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    Local tyre company forced to close after staff member tested positive for Coronavirus.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    In a message on their Facebook page BERNIE JONES TYRES wrote: 👇

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    "Unfortunately Coronavirus has struck within Bernie Jones Tyres! One person has tested positive. That member of staff is now isolating. For the safety of our staff and customers we will be closed until we receive the results back for the rest of the team. We will update you as soon as possible with an opening day" 

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    #herefordvoice #herefordnews #hereford


    County Councillors Urge Council Leaders to Ditch Western Bypass in Favour of Eastern River Crossing

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    County councillors on the scrutiny committee have urged leaders to ditch plans for a bypass west of Hereford in favour of a preferred an eastern river crossing option.

    If cabinet agree with this option this could see the construction of an additional river crossing creating an eastern link road connecting Rotherwas with Ledbury Road or Hampton Park Road.

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    Other options included the idea of a water bus but there was more focus on improving walking and cycling networks, buses and possible 'part-time traffic light system' an idea initiated many years ago and heavily campaigned for by Hereford Voice however, it was clear from the meeting that more consideration should be given to making more use of the river which flows through the heart of Hereford.

    Cabinet is expected to debate these options at a meeting scheduled for December.


    Car flips onto roof after hitting flood water at Llangua

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    RTC: West Mercia Police assisted colleagues from Gwent Policetogether with crews from Ewyas Harold Fire Station at an RTC on the A465 at Llangua this evening. The vehicle had rolled after hitting flood water. Driver was taken to Hospital to be checked over.

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    Vehicle leaves road and rolls into field at Pontrilas

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Crews from Peterchurch Fire Station and Ewyas Harold Fire Station were called this evening to another RTC this time at A465 Pontrilas. A single vehicle left the road and rolled into a field.

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    One person was treated by West Midlands Ambulance Service, thankfully there were no serious injuries.

    #herefordvoice #herefordnews #herefordshire


    Home Bargains Submit Plans for Comprehensive Refurbishment and Extension to Hereford Store.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The application details:

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    Proposed refurbishment and amalgamation of existing building and site layout to create a single retail unit (Class E); creation of a new shop front and entrance extension with associated cladding; reconfigured car parking including parent and child spaces; trolley corral; bollards; and associated works.

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    Planning application P203578/F full details 


    Increase in Covid-19 cases in south Hereford.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council warning of 'High Alert' with Increase in Covid-19 cases in Redhill, Hunderton, Newton Farm, Lower Bullingham & Belmont in Hereford.

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    If you have symptoms, you must self-isolate & book a test.

    Financial support is available 👉 http://orlo.uk/m2QoI

     

    #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews #Hereford


    Mead & Tomkinson

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Historical Hereford: Mead & Tomkinson Hereford.

    This iconic garage was on many photographs and postcards back in the day. 

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    Old Hereford Pics archive 


    Nurse from Hereford charged with murder over baby deaths at Chester Hospital

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

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    Cheshire Police Statement

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    "The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Cheshire Police to charge a healthcare professional with murder in connection with an ongoing investigation into a number of baby deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

    The charges relate to the period of June 2015 to June 2016.

    The 30-year-old woman from Hereford was re-arrested on Tuesday 10 November and has since subsequently been charged.

    She has been held in custody and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 12 November).

    You are reminded that criminal proceedings against this woman are live and that she has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice ongoing proceedings".

    Hereford Voice have decided not to name the nurse at this stage.


    Driver Left Scene of Overturned Car on Dinmore Hill Before Emergency Services Arrived

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Emergency services attended this incident overnight on Dinmore Hill, Leominster.

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    Driver had left the scene before police and crews from Leominster fire station had arrived.


    Ludlow Fire Destroyed Vintage Military Vehicle

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Crews from Leominster Fire Station and Tenbury are currently assisting Ludlow at a building fire in Overton, Ludlow.

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    Attacking the fire from the outside of the building, the fire is now extinguished, and crews are now in BA working together to locate and cool hotpots within the building. 

    The workshop consisted of numerous vehicles, one of which was a vintage military vehicle. The vehicle was completely destroyed by the fire.

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    Images courtesy of Leominster Fire Station 

    #herefordvoice #herefordnews #herefordshire


    A car caused considerable damage to Central Bakery in Leominster

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The vehicle crashed into the main entrance.

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    Other vehicles in the area also suffered damage. Early reports indicate that the driver failed to stop.

    In a message on their FB page Central Bakery wrote

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    "Despite the drama this afternoon/evening....the shop will still be open tomorrow at 8am until 2pm as usual.

    We will not been beaten..#justcarryonregardless

    Thank you for all your kind wishes and help. We appreciate it"

    In light of this challenge to their business in these extraordinary times, it is wonderful to hear such a 'positive' response from the bakery. Well done to their team and we wish you good luck in the future.

    #herefordvoice #positiveleominster #herefordshire


    The Beefy Boys extending their restaurant into the former Frankie & Bennies next door!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A message on their Facebook page reads as follows: 👇

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    "We are pleased to announce that we will be knocking a hole in our wall and temporarily taking over the former Frankie and Bennies unit next door to The Beefy Boys.
    From the start of this pandemic our landlords have gone above and beyond to help us continue trading through what has been an extremely turbulent time for the hospitality industry and especially for a small local independent like us.
    Due to social distancing measures on our tables and increasing the size of our kitchen to allow our staff to work 2 meters apart we have seen the indoor capacity of our restaurant reduced from 80 covers to 20.
    We were lucky enough to be granted an extended outdoor seating area to help us through this difficult time. which has been great, but with the weather getting colder and the evenings drawing in we knew it would only be a viable alternative for a short period of time.
    We approached our landlord with the idea for us to temporarily take over the empty Frankie and Bennies unit next door for the next 12 months, allowing us to safely sit our customers indoors and hopefully giving us the space we need to still trade at our usual level, until (hopefully) the world returns to some form of normalcy next year.
    We will be doing a small amount of renovation work on the building and taking the opportunity to relaunch our menu with lots of exciting options on there that we can’t wait for people to try.
    Our new space will be open from Thursday the 3rd of December if you would like to book a table for the run up to Christmas follow this link here to our open table https://thebeefyboys.com/contact#bookatable 
    We would like to thank all of our customers for the huge amount of support they have shown us since everyone's world was turned upside down back in March. We would not be here today if it wasn’t for your constant support
    Here's to the next twelve months and let's hope we can all move on to bigger and better things
    Much love
    The Beefy Boys"

    Good luck guys with the new extension! 👍🤞

    #herefordvoice #herefordnews #hereford


    'Lest We Forget'

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    'Remembrance Day'

    "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.”

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    Eco Friendly Poppies to Mark Remembrance

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Huge thanks to Herefordshire Council and their contractor teams at Balfour Beatty 👏👏👏

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    These wonderful poppies are appearing all across #Herefordshire at public parks and on grass verges to mark Remembrance this year using environmentally friendly black & red paint.

    Thank you for this brilliant effort! 🌺🌺🌺

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    #herefordvoice #lestweforget #Remembrance2020

     


    Man air lifted to hospital following HGV collision with overhead cables at Pontrilas

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Crews from Ewyas Harold Fire Station assisted Western Power engineers to make safe a HGV in collision with overhead power cables at Pontrilas. One male casualty taken to hospital by air ambulance.

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    #HerefordVoice #Herefordshire


    Good morning Herefordshire we're now in Lockdown 2

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

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    National restrictions from 5 November

    Applies to: England (see guidance for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

    COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

    When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must:

    Stay at home, except for specific purposes.

    Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.

    Close certain businesses and venues.

    These new measures will reduce the growth rate of the virus, which will:

    prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed

    ensure schools, colleges and universities can stay open

    ensure that as many people as possible can continue to work

    Until 00.01am on Thursday 5 November, the relevant Local Covid Alert Levelmeasures will continue to apply in the area where you live. From 00.01 on Thursday 5 November these national restrictions replace the local restrictions in your area.

    The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the period, we will return to a regional approach, based on the latest data.

    These measures will be underpinned by law. Police and other authorities will have powers to give fines and break up gatherings.

    You can help to protect your friends and family by downloading the NHS COVID-19 App to keep updated on the latest guidance from Thursday 5 November

    There is separate guidance for households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection.

    Full details can be found HERE


    Local Election 2015.....The Results!

    dippyhippy
    By dippyhippy,

    How organised are we??

     

    I ask because in a little over 24 hours, the count will begin!

     

    Are members who are "in the know", or just in the right place at the right time,able to post updates for the rest of us, as the results are known??

     

    Personally speaking, I know I shan't sleep a wink until I have confirmation that Jim, Dazza, Jimbo, Paul, Amanda, Liz, Chris and Glenda have won their ward places..... and Pat, Harry and Tony are given their marching orders!

     

    Fingers crossed,IOC will sweep into power, and Friday could herald a brighter future for Hereford and its residents!

     

    Vive La Revolution, Comrades!


    Cannabis grow dismantled in Newent

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Police discovered around 160 cannabis plants with a street value of more than £130,000 at a property in Newent yesterday.

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    A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug and cultivating cannabis.

    The find was dismantled after it was made safe by electricians.

    Inspector Nick Cook said: “Drugs can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and often go hand in hand with other types of criminality.

    “We will continue to proactively target these operations and welcome any information you have about this kind of activity in the community. People coming and going at all times and properties with blacked out windows are just a couple of things to look out for.

    “If you believe drug activity is taking place you can report this to us on our website or through Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.”

    A man has been charged and is due to appear in court later this month.

    Anyone with additional information about this latest drugs incident can contact police through this website, quoting incident 346 of 9 November: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/. Alternatively, you can also call police on 101.


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