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Police extremely concerned for welfare of missing woman

Shirley Butler Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police say they are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing 66-year-old woman from Hereford.

Shirley Butler has not been seen since Sunday evening (30 April). Her car was found in Waterfield Road, Hereford, on Monday morning.

Shirley is white, about 5 foot tall, of slim build, with short blonde hair cut short over her ears. She has been known to wear different coloured wigs. She was last seen wearing white slip-on shoes, black trousers and a multi-coloured cardigan.

Shirley Butler Credit: West Mercia Police

PC Steven Blake said:

We're extremely concerned for Shirley's welfare and are keen to find her as soon as possible. If anyone sees her or knows of her whereabouts I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.

– PC Steven Blake


Coventry launch bid to be crowned UK City of Culture

  • Video report by Rajiv Popat

Hundreds of people took part in a mass photo at Coventry Cathedral as part of the city's planned bid to be the next UK City of Culture.

Stoke and Hereford are also vying for the top title.

Appeal for sightings of missing 13-year-old girl

Officers are very concerned for her welfare. Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 13-year-old girl last seen in Hereford.

Loan Nguyen was last seen leaving her home in the centre of the city at around 8pm on Saturday 22 April.

She is described as South-East Asian, 5ft 3ins tall and of slight build, with very long straight black hair, tied back in a pony tail.

She was wearing blue jeans with rips, a black and white striped top and white trainers.

Appeal for help to find missing 91-year-old man

John English has gone missing from his home. Credit: West Mercia Police

An appeal has gone out for help from the public to find a 91-year-old man who has gone missing in Hereford.

John English has gone missing from his home in the Belmont area.

He was reported missing at approximately 2.25pm on Saturday 22 April.

Concern is growing for his welfare and police would like to make sure he is safe and well.

John is 6ft tall, has grey hair and is of quite a big build. He is wearing grey trousers and a pale coloured long-sleeve shirt, possibly with small brown check, and has a walking stick.

He does wear glasses but police do not know if he has these with him.


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Weekend Picks: Ladies Day at Hereford Racecourse

Hereford Racecourse: Saturday March 11th 2017, 11:40-18:00.

Credit: Hereford Racecourse.

It's often known as the forerunner to the Cheltenham Festival but Ladies Day at Hereford is equally, eagerly anticipated by many across the region.

Organisers say the prizes this year will be of interest to all and the event isn't just for women.

The ground will be showing the England V Scotland 6 Nations game in the bar area later on in the afternoon to keep the rugby fans entertained.

Why not end the week that saw International Women's Day with a girls day out?

Cordon in place following discovery of World War II shell

A World War II military shell has been found Credit: PA

Officers are dealing with an incident in Hereford where a World War II military shell has been found.

The shell was found today (22 February) on Holme Lacy Road in Hereford following some excavation work on a site. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit have been called and a 100m cordon has been put in place in the surrounding area.

Holme Lacy Road has been closed in both directions from the roundabout at Gate House Road to Fordshill Road until further notice.

Inspector Jerry Coyd said:

The cordon and road closure has been put in place as a precaution and we are working with explosive experts to remove the shell from the area.

We hope to have this resolved as quickly as possible.

– Inspector Jerry Coyd

Google girl: 'My dad said I can sit on bean bags and go down slides'

A seven-year-old girl who loves robots and computers got something of a shock when Google chief Sundar Pichai responded personally to her job application.

Chloe Bridgewater, from Hereford, sent the letter to the technology giant's head offices in Silicon Valley in the US last Monday,

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