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Weekend Picks: Big Apple Harvest

Big Apple Harvest: Sat 8th - Sun 9th Oct (Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire)

Pressing at Gregg's Pit, Much Marcle Credit: Big Apple

This weekend, join the Big Apple, an event which celebrates the autumn countryside on the Marcle Ridge in Herefordshire.

Visitors will be able to learn about cider making from local producers, each with their own style, scale and method of production.

There’ll also be the chance to see cider fruit and perry pears being grown, milled and pressed in different orchard settings, at Woodredding, Avenue Cottage, Westons and Gregg’s Pit.

This is a fantastic seasonal opportunity to enjoy this special corner of Herefordshire through its tradition of orchards, apples and cider making.

Each year, we welcome visitors to a number of our farms and orchards which are open specially for this one weekend."

– Jackie Denman, Secretary, Big Apple Association

For times, prices and more information: www.bigapple.org.uk/harvest2016/

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Police appeal after rugby match incident

At around 2:15pm, 15 minutes into the game, it is alleged that a rugby player from the Ledbury team was assaulted. Credit: PA

West Mercia Police is appealing for information after an incident at the Ledbury Rugby Football Club, Ross Road on Saturday 27 August 2016.

At around 2:15pm, 15 minutes into the game, it is alleged that a rugby player from the Ledbury team was assaulted.

The 24 year-old man sustained serious facial injuries and was taken to Hereford Accident & Emergency. He later required surgery at the Worcester Royal Hospital.

Officers want to hear from anyone who attended the match between Rhymney Valley RFC and Ledbury RFC and who may have witnessed the incident.

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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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