An extremely rare medieval parchment has been found by staff at Herefordshire County Council during a clean up of the authority's archive.
New research has found that Prince William has Indian ancestry stretching back generations inherited from his mother Princess Diana.
A conference is taking place in Herefordshire tomorrow to discuss how churches in the Midlands can drive tourism
Influential singer-songwriter Roy Harper, 72, has been charged with a series of historic sex offences, police said.
- Harper is a prolific performer has produced more than 30 albums during his career.
- He performed a sold-out UK tour last month.
- Rock band Led Zeppelin cite him as a major influence, and released the 1970 track 'Hats off to (Roy) Harper'.
- Harper sang lead vocals on Pink Floyd's track 'Have a Cigar' on their 1975 classic album 'Wish You Were Here'.
- Pete Townshend, Kate Bush and Fleet Foxes are others who have named Harper as a key influence.
- He was awarded the MOJO Hero Award by the music magazine in 2005.
Charges against influential musician Roy Harper include two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, police said.
A West Mercia Police spokesman said:
– West Mercia Police spokesman
The summons relates to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, three counts of indecent assault on a girl under 14 and four counts of gross indecency with a girl under 14.
The charges are in connection with offences alleged to have taken place in Herefordshire between 1975 and 1977 and relate to one victim.
A summons was issued to the musician on October 16, after he was voluntarily interviewed by police at Heathrow Airport on February 22.
Veteran folk and rock performer Roy Harper is facing charges in relation to a series of historic sex offences against an underage girl.
The singer-songwriter, who has performed with Pink Floyd and influenced rock band Led Zeppelin, has been summonsed to appear at Hereford Magistrates' Court on Monday, West Mercia Police said.
The 72-year-old, of Rossmore, Clonakilty, County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, is facing nine sexual offences charges in total.
A man was killed when his car crashed with a lorry in Herefordshire.
The man was driving through the junction of the A483 and A417 near Ledbury when the accident happened.
Paramedics were called to the scene at around 3.20pm yesterday, but nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Father Raphael is a monk at Belmont Abbey just outside Hereford. When shown the medieval music found hidden in the County's archives, he explained that although it's been lost the melody and words have not.
An ancient manuscript dating back to a time before Henry the eighth dissolved the monasteries has been discovered.
It was found by council staff in Hereford who were sorting through thousands of boxes as they prepared to move to a new building. Chris Halpin reports
A priceless piece of parchment dating back to the 14th century has been found during a major clear-up of a council archive.
The sheet of medieval music was found by archivists in Hereford as the county's record office prepares to move to a new building.
Eleona Harris is the shocked member of staff who found the document.
Here she explains to ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin how she thinks it came to be hidden in the archives, and her theories on where it originally came from.
Rhys Griffith is a senior archivist at Hereford County Record Office, where a rare piece of medieval music has been found during a clear up of the archives.
The find came as a complete shock to staff as it was being used as a protective covering for other later documents.
Mr Griffith says it's a priceless piece of evidence giving a glimpse of Hereford's medieval history.
An extremely rare medieval parchment has been uncovered by staff at Herefordshire County Council during a clean up of the local authority's archive.
The sheet of music could date back to the 1400s and staff at the archive had no idea it was there.
Music like it was destroyed by Henry VIII when he dissolved the Catholic church but this somehow survived and was hidden in the archive as it had not been catalogued as anything of worth.