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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.

Famous Battle of Britain hero's medals go missing

Paddy Finucane (back, with black hair) stands with pilots of the 452 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force Credit: PA

The family of a famous Second World War pilot are asking for the public's help in tracing his missing medals.

Wing Commander Paddy Finucane's brother-in-law sent the medals to the Royal Air Force Museum in London, where they were due to be exhibited. Although he got a proof of postage, the medals never arrived at the museum.

The medals are of huge sentimental family to Mr Finucane's family, and they are said to be 'devastated' that they have gone missing.

Mr Finucane's lost medals Credit: West Mercia Police

Paddy Finucane

Paddy Finucane was a fighter pilot and flying ace with the Royal Air Force.

The Irish-born hero was credited with 28 air victories and become the RAF's youngest ever wing commander in 1942.

On the 15th of July that year, Finucane took off with his flight for a mission over France. His Spitfire was damaged by ground–fire. Finucane attempted to fly back to England across the English Channel but was forced to ditch into the sea. He was never seen again.

Over 2,500 people attended his memorial at Westminster Cathedral, and his name is inscribed among 'The Few' on the Battle of Britain Memorial on London's Embankment.

Mr Finucane's lost medals Credit: West Mercia Police


Sinkhole causes road closure in Hereford

A sinkhole has appeared in the road on Union Street in Hereford. The road has been closed which could cause disruption to cars and buses today and tomorrow.

Hereford Fire Service and Herefordshire Council have tweeted:

Two women badly hurt after 'incident' in Hereford

Two women have been taken to hospital - one with life-threatening injuries - after an 'incident' at a house in Hereford.

Both women were taken to hospital Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police officers were called to reports of a concern for a person's safety at an address in Kempton Road, just after midday today.

There, a woman in her 50s had suffered serious injuries and she has been taken to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A second woman, in her 30s, also sustained what police said were believed to be serious injuries, and she was taken to the same hospital.

No arrests have been made, and it's not thought anyone else was involved.

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