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Farm and livestock buildings go up in flames

Residents and businesses are being warned to keep their doors and windows closed after a fire broke out at a farm in north Herefordshire.

The blaze has engulfed several buildings at Manor Farm, near Orleton, including those housing baled straw and hay, farm machinery and livestock.

All livestock has been moved to safety.


Four hospitalised after pick-up truck splits in two

Four men have been taken to hospital after a pick-up truck was split in two when it smashed into a tree.

The accident happened near Kington in Herefordshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The casualties were cut free from the cab of the truck near Kington, Herefordshire, after it became detached from the vehicle's chassis.

Four ambulances were sent to the scene of the crash, which happened two miles outside Kington at around 4.10am today.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find a 4x4 pick-up truck that is believed to have left the road and hit a tree.

"It appears the cab of the truck has then become completely detached from the rest of the chassis and come to rest in the road with the occupants trapped inside.

The casualties were taken to hospital in Birmingham and Hereford Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

"Four men, all believed to be in their twenties, suffered injuries in the crash and all received treatment from medics at the scene whilst being extricated."

Two men suffering serious injuries were taken to hospital in Birmingham, while the remaining casualties were transferred to Hereford County Hospital for treatment.

"Considering the catastrophic damage to the vehicle, all four were fortunate not to have suffered more serious, possibly fatal injuries," the spokesman added.

Trial of Simon Harris hears from 12-year-old Kenyan boy

A 12-year-old Kenyan boy has described how he was raped by a man from Herefordshire who is on trial at Birmingham Crown Court charged with multiple sex offences.

Simon Harris, from near Leominster, denies 22 charges including rape and sexual assault, and also faces five counts of possessing indecent images of children.

Simon Harris Credit: ITV News Central

The boy said he was nine at the time of the alleged rape, and appeared by video link with an interpreter.

Harris, a former teacher who was working for a charity in Kenya, is alleged to have abused 11 boys between 2001 and 2013. He denies the charges.

Midland charity worker in Liberia to help fight Ebola

A charity worker based in Hereford has been dispatched to Liberia to help in the fight against Ebola.

David Darg, who works for Operation Blessing, is showing local teams how to make chlorine disinfectant to allow people to keep themselves clean and reduce the risk of spreading.

Operation Blessing is shipping out protective clothing to Liberia Credit: PA

Operation Blessing is also shipping in containers of hazmat suits, which have to be burned after use and replaced with fresh kit, as well as delivering basic food and soap to families of Ebola victims, who are often banned from leaving their homes and abandoned by neighbours.


Two men attacked on night out in Hereford

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to about an assault in Hereford in September Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are hunting a man who attacked two people on a night out in Hereford.

Officers have released images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident at Mamma Jammas nightclub on West Street.

Two men were attacked at 3.15am on September 21. One of the victims - who was 41-years-old - was knocked unconscious, while a 21-year-old man needed surgery for a broken jaw.

Officers want to speak to this man in connection with the incident at Mamma Jammas nightclub Credit: West Mercia Police

Shocking pictures from two car smash in Herefordshire

One man was left hanging out of his car window and a second had to be cut free from his car following a crash in Herefordshire this morning.

A man had to be cut free from a car following the collision Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The incident happened just after 6.30am this morning on the A449 in Ross-on-Wye.

Three ambulance crews and the Midlands Air Ambulance were called to the scene where they found a 19-year-old driver with leg and ankle fractures.

Both cars involved in the smash in Ross on Wye Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The driver of the second vehicle had to be cut free before being airlifted to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is being treated for a suspected fractured pelvis, abdominal injuries and cuts to his head.

One of the cars involved in the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The impact of the collision left the driver of one of the vehicles, a 19-year-old man, hanging out of the car window.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Winding up of Hereford United adjourned

Hereford United will appear in court again on October 20 Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Hereford United's winding up petition has been adjourned for 42 days at a High Court hearing today.

The club has reached a settlement with its main claimant - former manager Martin Foyle - who was owed money.

HMRC have now taken on the winding up petition. This is the club's seventh adjournment over one petition.

They will return to the High Court on October 20 and are still facing the prospect of liquidation.

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