Incident 28th Aug 03:41 Multi Agency search including Fire Service is being carried out on River Wye for two missing persons nr #Hereford
The River Wye near Hereford is being searched for two missing people.
Hereford and Worcester Fires Service has confirmed that emergency services are carrying out a search in the area at the moment.
The A438 near Hereford is closed in both directions between Bridge Sollers and the A480 at Stretton Sugwas because of the incident.
A 19-year-old agricultural student has succeeded in growing exotic watermelons in Herefordshire.
Joe De Pascalis challenged a local fruit and vegetable grower that he could harvest a crop of the fruit.
He used an artificial heater on the seedlings to emulate the sunnier climes in which watermelons are usually grown.
His produce will go on sale at Tesco on Thursday.
“These watermelons taste so good that we don’t think shoppers will be able to tell the difference between them and the imported ones sold on high streets from Spain and Brazil.
“Joe has clearly done a very good job growing them and in doing so made a mark on British agriculture."
The RSPCA says swallowing fish as part of an online drinking challenge is 'simply not acceptable'.
A man from Herefordshire was today sentenced to an 18-month conditional discharge for causing unnecessary suffering to four fish, after he swallowed them taking part in the 'neknomination' game.
Pippa Boyd, from the RSPCA says she hopes today's sentencing is enough to put people off doing something similar.
A man in Herefordshire who swallowed four live fish as part of the Neknominate craze and posted it on YouTube has appeared in court.Read the full story ›
Hereford United are expected to give a statement on the club's situation today after a sponsorship bid to save them was rejected last week.
The club will go into liquidation if the debts are not cleared by September 1st.
Prayers will be held at the local church of a couple who were found shot dead at their home in Herefordshire earlier this week.
John Knott, who was 71, and his wife Anne who was 70, were both discovered by police at their home in Pow Green near the village of Bosbury on Monday.
Police later said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with their deaths.
Holy Trinity church will be open all day and a service of readings, prayers and quiet meditation will be held in Holy Trinity Church at 6pm.
Vicar, Nicky Seabright said:
"This is an opportunity for us all to come together and reflect on the tragedy in Bosbury this week and to pray for everyone caught up in this deeply distressing event."
The first picture of a man from Bosbury in Herefordshire who was found shot dead with his wife has been released.
John Knott, 71, and Anne Knott, 70, were found dead with gunshot wounds at their home in Pow Green on Monday.
Police say there is no evidence of any third party involvement.
Police have confirmed a married couple from Bosbury in Herefordshire found dead on Monday died of gunshot wounds.
Anne Knott, aged 70, and John Knott, aged 71, were found at their home in Pow Green.
Police visited the Knott’s home on Monday after concerns were raised by their relatives. Sadly, a search of the property found them both deceased. They each had a single shotgun wound, which the post mortems have now confirmed were the cause of death.
A shotgun registered to Mr Knott was recovered at the scene.
At this stage of our investigation there is no evidence of any third part involvement and we can confirm we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shootings. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time.
We would like to speak to anyone who saw Anne and John Knott prior to Monday (11 August). At present, the last confirmed sighting was around midday on Saturday (9 August) and if anybody has had contact with them in recent days, we urge them to come forward.
An elderly couple who died in what is believed to have been a shooting have been named.
John and Elizabeth Knott, who was known as Ann, were discovered dead at their home in Pow Green, near to the village of Bosbury, in Herefordshire on Monday morning.
Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
More details have been released about a double shooting in Herefordshire in which it is believed an elderly couple died.
It's after police were called to an address in the village of Bosbury in Herefordshire at around 10:20am on Monday.
Police say they are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting.
Officers say the deaths are being treated as unexplained, while further investigations and post-mortem examinations take place.