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Residents evacuated after suspected grenade explosion

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An evacuation has taken place in Hereford after an explosion at an industrial estate led to the discovery of suspected World War Two grenades.

A bomb disposal team was sent to premises on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate following the blast yesterday afternoon.

West Mercia Police said it was not treating the incident as suspicious and no injuries have been reported.

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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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