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Weekend Picks: Hallowe'en Spooktacular

Hallowe'en Spooktacular: 24th - 25th October (Croft Castle and Parkland, Leominster)

This weekend Croft Castle will host it’s annual Halloween spooktacular in Leominster. Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

This weekend Croft Castle will host it’s annual Halloween spooktacular in Leominster.

Ghosts and ghouls will entertain the whole family in the historic castle setting.

Over the weekend there’ll be outdoor trail activities, face painting, pumpkin carving, ghost stories, and broomstick making and children are invited to come dressed in their favourite spooky costumes.


Major fire on Hereford industrial estate

Dozens of firefighters are tackling a major fire on an industrial estate in Hereford.

Firefighters are tackling a major blaze at an industrial estate in Hereford Credit: Twitter/@RyanWheatstone

Members of the public have been advised to avoid the area around the Rotherwas Industrial Estate to the south of the city. There are no casualties and it is not yet known what caused the fire.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. Credit: Twitter/@RyanWheatstone

Firefighters tackling large fire in Hereford

The fire on the Rotherwas industrial estate in Hereford Credit: @RyanWheatstone / twitter

Firefighters are tackling a large fire in Hereford.

Herefordshire Fire and Rescue Service said six fire engines are currently at the scene on the Rotherwas industrial estate. The cause of the explosion is yet to be confirmed.

There are understood to be no casualties and paramedics have been stood down.

Firefighters deal with 'Massive' incident in Hereford

Firefighters are dealing with a "massive" incident in Hereford.

The fire service said the incident, on Rotherwas Industrial Estate, is "ongoing".


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.

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