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ROADS: A449 - SOUTHBOUND - HEREFORDSHIRE

One lane is closed and traffic is slow due to a fuel spillage on the A449 Southbound between M50 J4 / B4221 (Ross-On-Wye) and A40 / B4234 Ledbury Road / Netherton Road.

As a result there is congestion on the B4221 to M50 J3 (Newent).

Warning over chemical spill in Herefordshire

West Mercia Police say they are dealing with a chemical spillage on the A44 in Herefordshire.

The spillage occurred on the A44 between Bromyard and Bredenbury. Credit: ITV News Central

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Poll: Do you think badger culling should be extended to Herefordshire?

Badger culling comes to Herefordshire Credit: PA

Badger culling has been rolled out to five new parts of England, including Herefordshire, in a bid to tackle TB in cattle, the Government has confirmed.

DEFRA says that the move is to combat the devastating effects the disease has on farmers' livelihoods.

What are your thoughts on it? Take part in our poll below:

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Appeal following Hereford assault

A 53 year-old man was assaulted by two men in Hereford Credit: ITV News

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses after an assault took place in Hereford last Wednesday night (17 August).

The incident happened at 11.30pm and midnight where a 53 year-old man was assaulted by two men outside the Methodist Church on Commercial Road.

The victim sustained head and back injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Two 36 year-old men from Hereford have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and are on bail until 30 August 2016.

Man cutting the grass trapped underneath ride on mower

Man airlifted to hospital after getting trapped under lawn mower. Credit: PA Images

A man cutting the grass has been airlifted to hospital after being trapped underneath a ride on mower that had rolled down an embankment.

At around 2.35pm the man, in his 50's, was found at Titley Station to the south village of Titley in Herefordshire.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

He was airlifted to Hereford County Hospital with injuries to his leg and back.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to free himself and was trapped for about 30 minutes at the bottom of the 15 foot embankment.

Thankfully once the man was freed, his injuries were found not to be as serious as they could have been.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
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