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20 sheep die as trailer overturns on roundabout

The trailer overturned at one of Hereford's busiest traffic islands Credit: Twitter/ Mo Davies

A trailer has overturned at a roundabout in Herefordshire, killing around 20 sheep.

It happened on the A49 Belmont Island in Hereford, outside Asda, at 6:20am.

The trailer had been carrying around 100 sheep, two of which have escaped.

Emergency Services spent more than an hour clearing the busy roundabout, and police are searching for the two outstanding animals.


Hereford FC given 5-year lease of Edgar Street

Hereford FC have successfully negotiated a five-year lease with Herefordshire Council to ensure they can play football at Edgar Street.

Edgar Street while it was being used by Hereford United Credit: PA

The agreement and lease is due to run from March 2015 but is subject to contract and solicitor's final comment.

This means that the club can be registered with the Football Association in time to ensure that Edgar Street sees football back at the ground in time for the 2015/16 season.

We are delighted to announce Hereford Football Club as the new tenants for the ground. The last few months have been fraught; there has been great uncertainty over the future of the ground and I am personally extremely pleased that we have been able to put an end to that uncertainty after a difficult few months. We hope that the historic supporters of the club will welcome the news and support Hereford Football Club with the same passion and fervour as Hereford United.”

– Cllr Tony Johnson, leader of Herefordshire Council


Man hospitalised after Hereford assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Hereford Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on Commercial Road in Hereford.

At 3.15am on January 25, a man in his late 20s was head butted, kicked and punched. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hereford County Hospital.

Three men, aged 21, 23 and 27 were arrested in connection with the incident, and have been released on bail until March 20, while further enquiries are carried out.

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