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  1. Further to this, our 'Breaking News' article yesterday Herefordshire Council have today also confirmed that the Leominster and Hereford Mayfair 2021 have been cancelled. The fairs were originally postponed earlier this year from their usual Spring dates until the summer, when it was hoped circumstances would be safer and easier for the events to go ahead. While coronavirus restrictions are set to change from 19 July, the 4 week pause to that lifting imposed by central government resulted in a lack of certainty being given as to whether these specific fairs could take place. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the council and the event organisers, it has not been possible to put together viable events within such a short timeframe, taking into account the complexities of street fairs. Dean Deakin, Chairman of the South Wales and Northern Ireland Section of The Showman’s Guild, said: Abie Morris, on behalf of the Morris family, said: On behalf of Herefordshire Council, Cllr Tyler, Cabinet Member Housing, Regulatory Services & Community Safety said,
  2. Hereford Voice understands today that the Showman's Guild have pulled out of bringing the May Fair to Hereford in August due to lack of its members willing to change their current commitments. We previously reported back in March here 👉 https://hfd.news/ry1 that due to the Coronavirus pandemic the original 900th May Fair was rescheduled to arrive in the city from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th August 2021. It was also due to arrive a few days earlier in Leominster from Thursday 29 to Saturday 31 July, which we understand has also been cancelled. The Hereford May Fair will celebrate the 901st anniversary as usual in May 2022.
  3. As Hereford bids farewell to the Knife Angel, the official figures have just come in and during the month that the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression was on display at Hereford Cathedral there were 102,000 visitors. £9,200 raised from the generosity of visitors filling the charity boxes - these funds will go toward the continuation of supplying educational resources and workshops for schools and youth organisations. Knife Angel Statue on the lorry heading back to the British Iron Works Centre in Oswestry, photo courtesy of our friend Jon Simpson (official knife Angel Hereford photographer) 284 knives, 2 guns were surrendered and there is still a surrender box at Hinton Community Centre, so we don’t know what is in there yet. Alison Davies looks at the hundreds of weapons and knives handed in. What a fabulous achievement by Alison Davies and Meryl Cain who have worked tirelessly for over 2 years just to bring the monument to Hereford. Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with Meryl Cain and a small group of friends wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. The team’s involvement with this project was carried out on a completely voluntary basis. The group are known as The Knife Angel Hereford Team. Hereford Voice is so proud to have been able to promote and support the Knife Angel Hereford project as an official 'Working Partner' for the many months leading up to the arrival of the statue in Hereford last month and would like to thank Alison Davies, Meryl Cain and the whole team behind the scenes for being hugely successful in highlighting the devastating impact violence has on all our lives and for boosting tourism in Hereford by bringing this fabulous statue to our city.
  4. Today (Sunday 11 July) is the final day to see Knife Angel Hereford before it returns to The British Ironwork Centre The project has truly had a massive impact on our community - as of this weekend we are approaching 100,000 visitors, 250+ weapons have been handed in and the project has worked with over 600 schoolchildren. So many people have been involved in bringing the Knife Angel to Hereford so we have spoken to just a few members of the team to share their experiences. Knife Angel Hereford Summer 2021 | Farewell Video.mp4
  5. Embrace Hereford | It's the last weekend before the magnificent Knife Angel Hereford leaves us. Have you visited this magnificent ‘National Monument Against Violence and Aggression’? The fabulous thought-provoking Knife Angel Hereford has had a huge impact on the city with plenty of daily visitors. Hereford Voice is so proud to have been able to promote and support the Knife Angel Hereford project for many months leading up to the arrival of the statue in Hereford last month and would like to thank Alison Davies, Meryl Cain and the whole team behind the scenes for being hugely successful in highlighting the devastating impact violence has on all our lives and for boosting tourism in Hereford by bringing this fabulous statue to our city. Even after the Angel has left us, Hereford Voice will continue to support the Knife Angel Hereford project who are hoping to continue with a programme of legacy events, so that important messages regarding the futility of violent crime are continued into the future. For further information about the Knife Angel’s visit to Hereford, please visit the website https://knifeangelhereford.co.uk/. Donate to support Knife Angel Hereford 👉 https://hfd.news/u4c #EmbraceHereford and please make time to visit this thought-provoking 'Knife Angel' statue before it leaves us. 📷 Official Knife Angel Hereford photographer Jon Simpson #herefordvoice #positivehereford #herefordnews
  6. Row Sentinel Ian is one very happy football fan and he’ll be cheering England on from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Is he England’s most socially distanced fan?! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 COME ON ENGLAND! - Ian is one very happy football fan and he’ll be cheering england on from the middle of the atlanticocean - Is he England’s mos.mp4 Follow his journey and donate here 👉 https://rowsentinel.com
  7. Update | Statement from Fire Service
  8. Unsafe building St Owen's Street, Hereford, cordon in place, please avoid the area. The building is the Tattoo Parlour which has substantial structural damage, of which the cause is still unknown but early reports suggest that the building was hit by a vehicle a few days ago. Emergency services and structural engineers are at the scene. Photo courtesy of Google Maps & Simon Sloan
  9. WOW What a superb aerial photograph captured 100 metres above the Victoria Bridge in Hereford. Thank you to our friend and regular Hereford Voice Photo Studio contributor Steve Norgrove for this fabulous shot.
  10. Embrace Hereford | There are plenty of superb things to celebrate about our wonderful city. The fabulous thought-provoking Knife Angel Hereford has had a huge impact on the city with plenty of daily visitors. The National Monument Against Violence and Aggression will be on display until 12th July and there is a month-long programme of events. Hereford Voice has drawn up a complete and comprehensive list of interactive medical workshops and creative activities, venues, dates and times etc 👉 https://hfd.news/em9 Hereford Voice is so proud to have been able to promote and support the Knife Angel Hereford project for many months leading up to the arrival of the statue in Hereford and we would like to thank Alison Davies, Meryl Cain and the whole team behind this fabulous project for all of their hard work for the past two years leading up to this fabulous event. There is more good positive news! We have more new shops that have opened recently! Ga&Bi Polish Shop have been open for the past few weeks, check out their delicious fresh Polish cakes! you will find their shop in Bewell Street. En BBQ Hereford have recently opened their superb new Korean restaurant within the Hereford Old Market Shopping Centre where you will also find other fabulous restaurants, coffee bars and shops. Wonderful to see Saxtys Bar & Club thriving once again and if you have not been yet it is a must visit! A new Tapas restaurant is also on the horizon and with the fantastic winning bid from the StrongerHereford team our brilliant city has a lot more new and exciting projects on the way! We love our city and county and we like to shout about it and promote everything positive. It's all too easy to moan but we are privileged to live in such a beautiful part of the World. We will continue to promote local business and encourage people to visit Hereford and Herefordshire. Join us in our campaign and 'BE POSITIVE' about this fabulous city of ours. 'Positive Hereford' and 'Embrace Hereford' #PositiveHereford #EmbraceHereford #HerefordNews
  11. The A49 at Dinmore Hill will remain closed overnight with a view to reopen in the morning following an incident involving an overturned HGV vehicle. DIVERSIONS Road users travelling southbound are advised to follow the solid circle diversion route: At the junction of the A49/A417, turn left on to the A417 eastbound. Continue along the A417 to its junction with the A4103. Turn right on to the A4103 westbound. Continue along A4103 westbound to its roundabout with the A49. Join the A49 and continue your journey. Road users travelling northbound are advised to follow the solid triangle diversion route: At the roundabout junction of A49/A4103 take the exit to the A4103 eastbound. Continue along the A4103 eastbound to its junction with the A417 Turn left along the A417 and continue to its junction with the A49 to continue your journey. Delays are likely on the approach to this closure, with additional journey times also expected on diversion routes. Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysWMIDS regional Twitter feed. Our 24/7 Customer Contact Centre is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.
  12. Herefordshire Council fixed 2,927 potholes across the county during May 2021, If you see it, report it. Their pothole app makes it quick and easy to report potholes as well as other issues 👉 http://orlo.uk/Txjqh To follow the progress of road resurfacing, drainage and repairs click here #hvroads
  13. Following on from our original discussion which began on our forums back in 2017 here ➡ https://hfd.news/k6f we are asking the question "Should Cyclists Be Insured?" particularly when we see ridiculous manoeuvres like this one which must be difficult for any decent cyclist to justify #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews #Hereford
  14. Have a look at the money that the previous administration wasted Andy, I tend to agree with Victor on this one.
  15. That's a good result, we were just about to created an article on our Facebook page.
  16. Herefordshire Council would like to apologise to parents for the short notice of the public meeting regarding the Westfield Sixth Form consultation. This was an administrative error and we would like to reassure parents that the consultation runs until Tuesday 20 July, so there is time to provide feedback. We will host another public meeting on Friday 16 July at 3pm. Details of how to join the virtual meeting and the online consultation can be found on our website Herefordshire Council is consulting about the future of Westfield School Sixth Form in Leominster, which provides high quality education for the young people between the age of 16 and 19 with severe, complex, multiple and profound learning difficulties. In recent years, the school has had approximately 12 pupils within its sixth form phase across the three year groups (Year 12, 13 and 14). Herefordshire Council proposes to commission all sixth form places for young people with severe, complex, multiple and profound learning difficulties at a new specialist sixth form college in Hereford City, called the Beacon College. The opportunity to build the new college arose in 2017, when we successfully bid to the Department for Education for the funding. The Beacon College opens in September 2021, and will be run by the Accordia Academies Trust (formerly Barrs Court Trust). It is anticipated that within three years of opening, Beacon College will offer sixth form education to approximately 60 students with specialist needs. The new college has been built to be able to provide sufficient places for all young people in Herefordshire requiring a specialist sixth form place, including those few pupils who may wish to attend from neighbouring counties. You can find more information and complete the consultation questionnaire on our website www.herefordshire.gov.uk/consultations
  17. Go ahead given to priority City transport improvements Priority improvements for transport in Hereford have been confirmed with funding for the further development of key schemes, including safer routes to school, walking and cycling network and a new river crossing to the east of the City, approved by Cabinet today (Thursday 24 June). Funding of £1.24m has now been allocated to take forward these schemes, which were identified in the Hereford Transport Strategy Review, to help increase low carbon active travel options and also to provide an alternative to the single river crossing. The council has also secured government funding to develop proposals for improved bus services across the county. Government published its National Bus Strategy in March and has confirmed that it intends to provide more funding for councils to improve bus services in partnership with local operators.Councillor John Harrington, Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport said:
  18. This comes as no surprise Martin, terrible service to be honest, 'Could Not Care Less Attitude' and people constantly passing the buck.
  19. Monday, June 21 - today the UK will enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight. The sun will rise at 4.52am and set at 9.26pm During the celestial annual journey of the Earth round the Sun, the Summer Solstice is the moment when the Sun is at its furthermost point north of the Equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the 2021 Summer Solstice is on 21 June, at 03:32 GMT. What is a solstice and why does it happen? The Summer Solstice takes place when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun, offering the longest period of daylight. In the Northern Hemisphere, that is when the North Pole is tilted towards the sun. In winter we tilt further away from the sun, and the winter solstice takes place when the North Pole is tilting its furthest away. The shortest day of the year will be December 21. Dates for equinoxes and solstices in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are the same, but in opposite seasons. For example, the Summer Solstice north of the Equator is mirrored south of the Equator by the Winter Solstice. Find below precise solstice and equinox dates and times for the Northern Hemisphere, for 2021. Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2021 Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2021 09:37 GMT Summer Solstice (Summer) June 21 2021 03:32 GMT Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 22 2021 19:21 GMT Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2021 15:59 GMT
  20. Below is a photograph of what 400 tyres looks like. This week Llangattock litter pickers were alerted to fly tipping of more than 5 times what's is in this photo. Over 2,000 lorry and car tyres were dumped in a quarry in the Brecon Beacons. The group are leading on and working with the landowner and other organisations to bring about their removal.
  21. Exceptional photographs again from our good friend Jon Simpson, the Knife Angel Monument looks even more incredible in the rain, we're just loving the reflections and another set of extraordinary images that Jon has managed to create. Jon wrote; Reflecting on the Knife Angel. The Knife Angel Hereford is free to visit and on display outside Hereford Cathedral until 12 July. Created by Alfie's Art and the The British Ironwork Centre, to highlight knife crime and educate young people of the harmful effect violent behaviour can have on their communities. It was absolutely chucking it down when I took these and despite the rain people were still stopping on their walk home from a night out to stand for a while and take it in. The 2nd photo is the reflection in the water on top of the Knife Bank Amnesty Bin, and is among my favourite photos I've ever taken. 👇
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