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Double festivities as Christmas Day babies arrive

The babies were born on Christmas Day Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Staff at Hereford County Hospital are celebrating the birth of five Christmas Day babies. Families celebrated the perfect festive present as two baby girls and three baby boys arrived on December 25th.

The first arrived just after 8am and the last was born just before 11pm on Christmas Day.

Five babies were born on Christmas Day at the hospital Credit: ITV News

"It’s with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of five babies born on Christmas Day at Hereford County Hospital. Every birth is special, but Christmas babies have a very special birthday indeed".

– Maxine Chong, head of midwifery at the hospital

And to top off the festive delight, each of the babies received a special Christmas stocking from the hospital, along with a teddy from Santa.

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More police in Hereford after sexual assault

Police are investigating reports of a sexual assault on a woman in the Moor Farm area of Hereford on Friday 13th October.

The woman was walking along Hurdman Walk footpath at 8pm when, police say, she was attacked by a man described as being of stocky build, aged late 20s to early 30s, wearing a dark hoody and dark trousers.

Detective Inspector Mark Walters said: "We understand that this is an extremely concerning incident for the local community. I would like to reassure people that we will be conducting a thorough investigation.

"There will be officers in the area today carrying out enquiries and reassurance patrols. If anyone saw someone acting suspiciously in the area on Friday evening or has any more information that could help with our enquiries I would urge them to speak to one of the officers or call us on 101."

Workers feel 'let down' after 175 job loses in Hereford

Workers at a packaging firm in Hereford which has gone into administration say they have been let down by the company.

175 people are losing their jobs at Gelpack.

A meeting was held today to inform the employees about the future.

Mark McQuillan reports.

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200 jobs at risk after packing firm goes into administration

Almost two hundred jobs are at risk after Hereford-based packaging firm Gelpack announced it was in administration.

Hereford-based packaging firm Gelpack announced it was in administration. Credit: Google Maps

Gelpack has recently suffered difficult trading conditions, according to the administrators KPMG.

Most workers have been at home except for a small number who are helping to fulfil outstanding orders.

KPMG confirmed there have been no redundancies, and that it is looking for a buyer for the business.

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