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  1. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to a fire late last night in Herefordshire caused by BBQ. All 3 appliances from Leominster Fire Station were called to an outbuilding on fire just outside of Leominster. Crews used a hose reel, thermal imaging camera, ladders and hand tools to extinguish the fire and to remove the roof sheets to inspect for signs of fire spread. The source of ignition for this fire was from cooking and heating during outside entertaining. With this type of activity set to increase during the following months, please take care wh
  2. The Knife Angel (Also referred to as the National Monument Against Violence & Aggression) is a contemporary sculpture formed from 100,000 confiscated knives and is an incredible 27ft in height and weighing over 3.5 tonnes, created by artist Alfie Bradley and the The British Ironwork Centre based in Oswestry. This thought-provoking angel artwork is scheduled to be hosted by the magnificent Hereford Cathedral from 14 June for 28 days. Hereford Voice is proud to be a 'Working Partner' with this fabulous charity. Donations https://www.justgiving.com/knifeangelherefor
  3. Herefordshire Council teams have recently completed a programme of resurfacing and drainage works on the C1095 - Tillington in Herefordshire. The roads look a lot better.
  4. We have received tributes following the passing of popular and well liked local Dentist Bob Binnersley, who sadly died this week. A message on the St Martins Dental & Implant Clinic that he founded in 1989 announced the sad news yesterday. Bob Binnersley
  5. These units were not empty for long! 'Amazing Asia' is due to open within the next 3 months at the Hereford Old Market Shopping Centre The restaurant is to occupy the former Prezzo building and boasts that over 80 items of Indian and Thai cuisine will be available on the menu. More 'Positive News' for a brighter 'Positive Hereford' with even more shops and eateries opening over the summer.
  6. Who remembers the Launderette on the Belmont Road? The launderette eventually moved to St Martin's Street Hereford in 2012 and the former building become home to Shire Stoves. The building has this week been demolished to make way for a new project, another local landmark disappears.
  7. Hereford Voice have this evening received reports that the Oak Furnitureland store on the Salmon Retail Park, Holmer Road Hereford will reopen Monday with an immediate 'closing down' sale. We are informed that staff we given just 4 weeks notice of redundancy this morning and informed that the Hereford branch is scheduled to close in May. The hardwood furniture business announced restructuring plans last summer after it was rescued from collapse in a pre-pack administration deal. On June 15 2020, the retailer was acquired by global investment manager Davidson Kempner Capit
  8. Hereford Cathedral lower the George flag to half-mast as a mark of respect following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort in British history, was married to the Queen for more than 70 years. He dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch's side.
  9. Statement on behalf of Claire Ward, Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Herefordshire: “The councillors and officers of Herefordshire Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. “The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving royal consort in British history, and a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Thank you on behalf of Herefordshire to The Duke of Edinburgh for your devoted service to the UK and the Commonwealth. “Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.” Sta
  10. Online marketplace Local E Sourced has been chosen as a finalist for Britain’s best environmentally sustainable business 08th APRIL 2020: Local e Sourced based in #Herefordshire has been shortlisted for the UK’s best environmentally sustainable small business at this year’s Small Awards. In its fifth year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. It is organised annually by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates small businesses in the UK. Local E Sourced is an online marketp
  11. All 3 appliances from Leominster Fire Station were required at a large building fire, near Ludlow late last night. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Hereford, Ledbury, Tenbury and Leintwardine, were all in attendance. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, main jets and hose reels to bring the fire swiftly under control. 📷 HWFRS Leominster
  12. Positive Hereford | There are lots of good things about our wonderful city. We have new independent retailers that will all be reopening again on Monday including all those lovely shops and boutiques in The Independent Quarter and Hereford Butter Market We have a new a pizza restaurant, fabulous coffee bars, take-aways, bistros, wine bars and pubs! A new eatery offering Korean BBQ at your table is coming soon to the Hereford Old Market Shopping Centre and we have some fabulous hotels too. We love our city and county and we like to shout about it and promote everything posi
  13. 🔷 Money for bypass | Outsourcing services and Herefordshire Council's commitment to build 2,500 affordable new homes 🔷 In this final session from Councillor Harvey she answers more questions put to her from our previous topic here about money for the Western Link Road (also known as the Hereford Bypass), and why do the council often outsource services. Hereford Voice would like to thank Councillor Liz Harvey for taking the time out to answer questions and engaging in our Councillor Sessions, we hope that you have found these useful. More Councillors will be engaging wi
  14. Herefordshire Council teams have recently completed a programme of resurfacing and drainage works on the C1125 - C1129 to C1124, Marden in Herefordshire.
  15. Police in the Forest of Dean dealt with an incident where fence panels had not been secured properly to the roof of this motorists vehicle, resulted in this lucky escape. Police reported the driver for an insecure load. 📷 Gloucester Police
  16. 🔷 Furlough and Purchase of Maylord Orchards 🔷 In this session Councillor Harvey answers more questions about whether Council staff were furloughed and the purchase of Maylord Orchards for over £4 Million. Councillor Harvey will be answering more of the questions from our previous topic here in her final session later this week. More Councillors will be engaging with you this year as part of our 'exclusive' Hereford Voice 'Councillor Sessions' Our 'Councillor Sessions' are not limited solely to the current administration, we welcome 'Sessions' with Councillors
  17. This grass snake was seen in the Forest of Dean this week. The photo was taken from distance but how beautiful to see such a wonderful creature in Herefordshire. Photograph courtesy of F.D.Williams Have you seen any snakes in the County?
  18. Instagram | We captured this fabulous sunset tonight while walking through Hereford city centre. 'Follow Us' on Instagram
  19. West Mercia Police Statement: 👉 https://hfd.news/x0q Around 3pm this afternoon (Friday 2 April) we were informed a helicopter had crashed in a field off Bromyard Road in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Emergency services are currently at the scene. Two people were on board the helicopter and while the extent of injuries is not yet known, they are not believed to be serious.
  20. Congratulations to the Beefy Boys who have just announced that they are opening a new restaurant in Shrewsbury. The boys wrote of their website
  21. The Knife Angel Hereford project has been honoured with a £5,000 award from The High Sheriff of Herefordshire. This is fantastic news for this wonderful charity. Hereford Voice is proud to be a 'working partner' with the Knife Angel Hereford project. About Knife Angel Hereford Alison Davies lost her son Mark Hamilton to knife crime in 2018, together with friends Meryl Cain, Pauline Strong and Jan Jefferies they decided to bring the Knife Angel to Hereford in 2021to help raise awareness of the catastrophic impact of violent crime on communities, families and individual
  22. Hereford's Courtyard Hereford has received £276k from the Culture Recovery Fund to help them #RebuildRecoverReignite The theatre are extremely grateful to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Arts Council England and HM Treasury for not only supporting The Courtyard Hereford but for believing in what they do and recognising its importance to our community!
  23. A US surgical equipment manufacturer is expanding its UK headquarters in Hereford following a 25 per cent increase in UK sales. LeMaitre Vascular took new offices at Stirling House in Centenary Park, just 18 months ago and is now expanding in response to growing demand for its specialist products. The offices, developed by Priority Space in partnership with the Hunt Group and Herefordshire County Council, are part of Skylon Park, Hereford Enterprise Zone. LeMaitre Vascular supplies devices for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease to surgeons worldwide. It origin
  24. If you have a bike that’s gathering dust, you could get help from the government’s ‘Fix Your Bike’ scheme to get your bike back on the road. Apply for a £50 voucher today & enjoy the benefits of cycling this spring. More details here
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