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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.


Man airlifted to hospital after collision with lorry

Midlands Air Ambulance Credit: WMAS

An air ambulances was called out after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with a lorry in Hereford Town Centre.

A passing ambulance came across the incident near Wall Street yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

He suffered serious injuries to his abdomen, back and feet, and had to be released from under the lorry by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

The pedestrian, a man in his 50s, was fully conscious following the collision but was trapped underneath the lorry.

Whilst ambulance staff administered treatment to the man, the fire service worked to release him.

The man was stabilised before being taken by land ambulance to the awaiting helicopter, which had landed at nearby Hereford Football Club, before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
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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?

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