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Published: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:28:39 +0000

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Mayoral barn dance in Ledbury for Salters Hill

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:13:17 +0000

LEDBURY'S Mayor, Cllr Elaine Fieldhouse, will host a fund-raising barn dance this Saturday, March 24, in behalf of the Salter's Hill charity, for adults with learning difficulties.

Snow led to cancellation of Kempley daffodil event last Sunday

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:37:09 +0000

ORGANISERS of the Kempley Daffodil Weekend have been left counting the cost after heavy snow led to the cancellation of last Sunday's event, following a successful Saturday, which attracted visitors from as far afield as London, Bristol, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

Many local dignitaries to attend recreation ground rededication in Ledbury

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:33:14 +0000

FURTHER details have been announced for the rededication of Ledbury's Recreation Ground this Friday, March 23, to honour the sacrifices of local people during the First World War.

CRIME HISTORY: Baroness was cleared of murder but guilty of stealing £1million from elderly great aunt

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:31:06 +0000

IN many ways it was a murder straight out of Cluedo – hit over the head with a poker in the library. Except by the time former architect Simon Dale, the only occupant of a rambling Queen Anne country house in deepest Herefordshire, was

Ledbury Town Councillor, Liz Harvey, asks public for help with legal bills

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:33:03 +0000

NEWS that a Ledbury town councillor will use money donated through crowd funding to fight her legal battle with the town council has met with a strong but mixed response from local people.

Looking back in time: When a Malvern man was expelled from Moscow during the Cold War

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:26:09 +0000

WITH relations between the UK and Russia at their frostiest since the frigid depths of the Cold War, perhaps it's time to look back at the story of a naval officer from Malvern who was once expelled from Moscow during a massive spy row.

Town councillor asks when a ban on him voting at meetings will be lifted

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:55:02 +0000

A LEDBURY town councillor who has been sanctioned by the town council for almost two years, following accusations of bullying, is asking when he will be allowed to vote and speak again as a councillor, at committee meetings.

Ledbury will remember them

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:52:40 +0000

LEDBURY'S Recreation Ground is to be rededicated as a war memorial site, during a ceremony organised by the town council, next week.

Hitting the right chords for entertainment at the High School

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:41:20 +0000

THIS weekend is when the John Masefield High School in Ledbury becomes The School of Rock, and students will be making a song and dance about it.

Famous scientist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:24:08 +0000

RENOWNED British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

Dates for Dymock's Daffodils

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:18:05 +0000

DYMOCK'S Daffodil Weekend will take place on Saturday, March 31 and the following day.

Support Ledbury Heritage Centre

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:53:21 +0000

LEDBURY residents being invited to ‘drop in’ at the Heritage Centre in Ledbury and talk to volunteers who staff the museum.

Is Ledbury Town Council powerless to change the Neighbourhood Plan?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:50:57 +0000

LEDBURY'S Neighbourhood Development Plan has been praised by an independent health check, where its policies were found to be "clear and succinct".

Dymock's the village where time stands still

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:42:53 +0000

DYMOCK is certainly becoming the village where time stands still, because the hamlet's clock recently broke down for the fifth time in a little over three years.

Show garden at Malvern will celebrate the redevelopment of the Royal Porcelain Works in Worcester

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:01:13 +0000

AN award-winning garden designer will be celebrating the redevelopment of a historic porcelain works at this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Flood alerts issued as rain is forecast

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:59:12 +0000

FLOOD alerts have been issued in the county, as further rain is forecast today, overnight and throughout tomorrow.

Elizabeth Hurley says "appalling time for our family" after nephew stabbed

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:14:07 +0000

MODEL and actress Liz Hurley has spoken about the “brutal attack” on her 21-year-old nephew after he was stabbed in London.

Community spirit makes for a white wedding to remember

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 09:31:10 +0000

LOCAL newly-weds Lora and Tom George had a white wedding to remember, when even their cake had to be brought by tractor from Newent to Ledbury, because of heavy snow.

When the snow came to Ledbury

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:37:19 +0000

THE BEAST from the East snarled and turned into Storm Emma over Ledbury last Thursday and throughout the night into the following morning, as more than a foot of snow fell on the market town.

Ledbury Town Clerk hands in her notice

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:34:10 +0000

LEDBURY Town Clerk, Karen Mitchell, has handed in her notice and has secured another position with another parish council.

Hefty bill for lightning conductor repairs at Ledbury chapel

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:54:01 +0000

LEDBURY Town Council is facing a hefty bill to replace the lighting conductor on the cemetery chapel, off New Street, after it failed a routine test.

Worcestershire based Countrywide 'in administration'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:03:42 +0000

COUNTRYWIDE, the Worcestershire-based firm supplying products and advice to the rural community, has gone into administration, according to national reports.

Coach carrying students gutted by fire near British Camp, Malvern

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:10:07 +0000

THE fire brigade is reporting that a large vehicle is on fire on the A449 near British Camp in the Malvern Hills.

NOSTALGIA: Share your photos of Worcester and Worcestershire over the years

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:56:16 +0000

READERS of the Worcester News are being asked to open up their photo albums to share their pictures from the past.

Local wild daffodils prove that spring is here

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:16:17 +0000

IT may seem improbable, due to recent wintry weather, but spring is on its way and with it comes the ever-popular wild daffodil weekends of the Golden Triangle, near Ledbury.

Nominate Ledbury's best for an award

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:54:06 +0000

THE time is ticking for nominations for this year's Distinguished Citizens and Youth Achievement Awards.

Reading is fun say Much Marcle youngsters

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:21:15 +0000

MOST schools closed early on Thursday, March 1, because of the snow, as wintry weather made its presence felt for World Book Day.

Police issue warning after caller raised suspicions

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:49:01 +0000

POLICE have issued information about a man who raised the suspicions of a local resident in the Bromsberrow area, on Monday.

It's the great Rotary giveaway in Ledbury

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:36:07 +0000

LEDBURY Rotary Club is once again set to open its Community Chest, with a view to benefitting local organisations and groups.

Ledbury plans to honour the fallen

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:06:12 +0000

THE FALLEN of the First World War will certainly be remembered in Ledbury this year, one century on from the Armistice which ended the conflict.

Choir brings programme of romance to Dymock church

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:04:22 +0000

VOCAL group Serenata bill be performing a concert entitled Can’t Stop Lovin’ at Dymock Church on Friday, March 16.

DIY gritting is on the cards for Ledbury

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:53:22 +0000

DO it yourself road-gritting is on the way for Ledbury, with the town council agreeing to purchase more than 30 extra grit bins over the next three years, with the idea that members of the public will do the shovelling.

Ledbury wakes up to heavy snowfall

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:05:14 +0000

THE BEAST from the East snarled and turned into Storm Emma over Ledbury on Thursday and throughout the night into Friday morning, as up to one foot of powdery snow fell on the market town.

High School welcomes proposed traffic calming measures

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:34:16 +0000

THE John Masefield High School in Ledbury has welcomed news that a proposed new housing estate off Leadon Way could lead to traffic calming on the Gloucester Road, which is one of the main routes to class.

New outline estate plan in Ledbury will address access issues

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:01:33 +0000

THE controversial question of access points on to the proposed new Bloor estate, to the north of Ledbury viaduct, will be addressed by an amended outline planning application.

Festival of Ideas falls victim to winter weather

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 18:22:17 +0000

MALVERN Festival of Ideas has been cancelled because of the bad weather.

An April date for Just Rachel's ice cream parlour

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:36:28 +0000

AS LEDBURY endures another big wintry freeze, residents can look forward to warmer days and the opening of a new ice cream parlour this April, in one of the town's most iconic buildings.

Stars Goldfrapp and Grandmaster Flash to headline Nozstock as festival reaches its 20th birthday

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:23:10 +0000

GOLDFRAPP, Grandmaster Flash and Chase and Status are among the top stars who will be appearing at the 20th anniversary Nozstock festival near Bromyard this summer.

Malvern Hills parking passes are now available for residents

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:17:26 +0000

THIS year's parking permits for people who live in and around the Malvern Hills are now available from the Malvern Hills Trust.

Launch of the Ledbury Poetry Competition

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:13:48 +0000

LEDBURY Poetry Festival's annual Poetry Competition opened for entries this week, with a first prize of £1,000 cash and a residential course at T? Newydd ,The National Writing Centre of Wales.

Top twenty for a Newent housing association

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:11:10 +0000

THE team at Two Rivers Housing, a Newent-based housing association, are celebrating their fourth consecutive year of climbing the charts, when it comes to the top 100 list of the best companies to work for in the UK.

Rock star Nils Lofgren will play in Malvern as part of 50th anniversary tour

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:22:25 +0000

LEGENDARY rocker Nils Lofgren will be visiting Malvern when he celebrates his 50th year of touring professionally later this year.

Heineken supports Ledbury-based bereavement charity

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:29:12 +0000

A LEDBURY-BASED support charity for parents and families affected by the loss of a baby will receive a donation from Heineken's ‘Brewing Good Community Fund’.

Ledbury Food Bank launches survey to tackle OAP hunger

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:51:08 +0000

LEDBURY Food Bank is out to tackle malnutrition among the elderly, because that age group may have needs which are not always being met.

Clampdown urged on recreation ground drug dealing

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:01:14 +0000

POLICE are being urged to clamp down on drug dealing and use on the town's recreation ground.

Bloom organiser are hoping for 12th gold in the group's silver anniversary year

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:01:20 +0000

ORGANISERS of this year's Ledbury in Bloom champaign are hoping to score another gold to mark the organisation's silver anniversary.

CCTV image issued after purse stolen from Ledbury High Street shop

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:41:01 +0000

TRADERS around Ledbury and beyond are being warned to keep a lookout after a purse was stolen from a shop.

New youth group is launched by Newent Town Council

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:33:03 +0000

NEWENT'S Youth Advisory Group has a new logo thanks to young resident Rosie Taylor.

Haygrove cuts seasonal worker numbers in Ledbury

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:55:11 +0000

THE Ledbury-based fruit growing giant, Haygrove, is cutting its number of seasonal workers by 200, because of uncertainty over Brexit and the availability of migrant workers in the future.

Time ticking for school grant applications

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:15:02 +0000

TIME is running out for primary schools in Ledbury to apply for funding to support academic, sporting and musical achievements.