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First World War tribute concert at Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral Credit: PA

The events of the First World War will be remembered and commemorated with a concert at Hereford Cathedral tonight.

'Pack Up Your Troubles' will feature words and music traditionally associated with the trenches and the Western Front.

Songs will be performed by narrator Christopher Good, tenor Tristan Stocks, and baritone Dominic Sedgwick with accompaniment from Robert Dean on the piano.

It's hoped the experience will transport the audience back to the period when hugely powerful music and prose were written by those on the frontline in the most extreme circumstances possible.

  • The concert will take place in College Hall
  • The show begins at 7.30pm
  • Tickets cost £10, including a glass of wine, and are available from the Cathedral Shop
  • They can also be booked by calling 01432 374210


Police wish to speak to man in connection with Hereford attack

Mr Hendry is believed to be in Herefordshire Credit: West Mercia Police

West Merica Police are keen to speak to a man in connection with an assault that took place on Tursday 17th September.

At around 11.40pm, a woman was seriously assaulted close to the Imperial Hotel on Widemarsh Street, and was treated in hospital for major injuries to her face and body.

Ryan James Hendry, aged 30, is believed to be in Herefordshire.

A number of enquiries have been ongoing to trace Ryan, and we would urge anyone who recognises him or may be aware of his whereabouts, to contact police immediately by calling on 101.

We would also urge the public not to approach him.

– Detective Inspector Richard Rees

Elderly woman's purse stolen outside supermarket

The man police would like to speak to in connection with the incident Credit: West Mercia Police

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the theft of an elderly woman's purse at a shop in Hereford.

The theft happened at about 9.30am on the 31st of August. The 78-year-old woman had her purse stolen outside the Co-Operative supermarket on Grandstand Road.

As the woman walked towards the doors of the shop, a man approached her and started talking to her. He asked for directions and then walked away.

It was only when the victim went inside the store that she realised her purse had gone.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area at the time, should call police on 101.


First Great Western train strike affects Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There will be no First Great Western services between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill today but London Midland will accept tickets.

There'll be one service every three hours between Worcester and Oxford, stopping at major services along the line.

Members of the RMT Union walked out a midnight over concerns about facilities and staffing on new trains. Around 70% of regular Sunday services are running.

Despite strenuous efforts we have failed to reach agreement with First Great Western on the fundamental issues at the heart of the dispute over the introduction of the new Hitachi trains. As a result the action this Sunday goes ahead. The union remains available for talks.

– Union spokesperson

We have held a positive meeting with the RMT and while, disappointingly, no agreement has been reached, we plan to meet again on Monday. The brand new Super Express Trains will deliver more seats, faster journey times and more frequent journeys for our passengers. Our plans mean more train managers and customer hosts on board our trains, not less

– First Great Western spokesman

16-year-old girl missing from home for almost a week

Kayleigh Butler Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a teenager who has been missing from her home in Sutton Coldfield for almost a week.

16-year-old Kayleigh Butler was last seen early on Sunday afternoon, when she left her home on Westwood Road and told her family she was visiting friends.

She never came home, and police think she may have gone to Stourbridge or Herefordshire to see family. She was last seen wearing a baseball cap and a green coat with a fur hood.

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