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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,


Visiting restrictions lifted at hospital ward after outbreak

Hereford County Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Visiting restrictions have been lifted at a hospital unit after an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea.

The restrictions apply to Hereford County Hospital's Gilwern Unit. The unit which looks after frail and elderly patients has been closed to visitors for a number of days after the sickness outbreak.

Health officials say that even though visitors are now allowed back on the ward, they're asking for anyone with diarrhoea and vomiting not to visit until they're free of the symptoms for 48 hours.

Wye Valley NHS Trust say the restrictions were put in place to protect patients, as part of a zero-tolerance approach to healthcare-associated infections.

Christian Bagley death: CCTV released

Police have issued CCTV footage of a person they would like to speak to in connection with the death of a man from Hereford.

Christian Bagley was killed in Hereford on Father's Day last year on his way home from visiting his daughter. The 30-year-old suffered major blood loss after he was stabbed in the arm and back while walking under the Hunderton Bridge. He died after collapsing in Rogers Avenue.

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Officers are keen to stress that the person in the CCTV is not a suspect, but hasn't been identified and could provide vital information.

No further action will be taken against four people who were arrested in connection with the incident in August of this year.


Due to flooding between Craven Arms and Shrewsbury some train lines are blocked causing disruption on some routes.

The line is closed between Hereford and Shrewsbury and is expected to be until 9.30am this morning.

Tickets are being accepted on London Midland, Cross Country and Virgin Trains.

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