Posts Tagged ‘Community’

The Future of Live Music in Hereford

Posted on August 27th, 2013 by Luther Blissett

We spoke this week to Ivor Porkbelly from Hereford Live about the groups plans to give the music scene in Hereford a kick up the arse. Hereford Heckler- Can you give us the background to how the idea of Hereford Live evolved? Ivor Porkbelly- I moved back to Hereford this year, 35 years after leaving […]

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Lime trees not limelight

Posted on July 21st, 2013 by Luther Blissett

The fight to save the Edgar Street trees continued this week with a demonstration of local residents and activists. Those who attended made their feeling known with music, song and the redecoration of the trees. It was a good turn out for the first demo, but almost inevitably it was hijacked by politicians. In the […]

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Tenants & Homeless seize abandoned council house

Posted on August 27th, 2012 by RebelBull

In the early hours of Monday morning, activists appalled at the crackdown on homeless beggars and the council’s lack of action to create badly needed new homes seized one of Birmingham’s 11,000[4] empty properties. The group calling themselves Birmingham Tenants and Homeless Action Group issued a statement on their website[1] condemning the City Council for failing […]

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Rioter jailed…for over 1,800 years!

Posted on August 6th, 2012 by RebelBull

It’s a year on from the riots that swept across the country and some interesting statistics have been released. A total of 1,292 naughty boys and girls have been jailed for their part in the riots, out of over 3,000 prosecuted. The average custodial sentence was 16.8 months, four times higher than the average term dished out […]

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Hereford Heckler #21 out now!

Posted on March 9th, 2012 by RebelBull

The latest issue of the Hereford Heckler, and the last in its current format, is now available online and will soon be hitting the streets. This issue includes; An exclusive article on the council sell-off of all its service Taxpayers to pay for £27m new road Child poverty ‘significant issue’ for Herefordshire ‘We’re back!’ – the […]

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It’s official: the loss of PROWs make you fatter

Posted on February 25th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

Americans who live in cul-de-sacs are around 2.7 kg (6lbs) fatter than those living elsewhere, according to Wikipedia. The reason: they have to use their cars more. Expect the average Herefordian to gain weight as more traditional public rights of way (let’s abbreviate to PROW) are nicked. Every time a PROW closes the citizenry have […]

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Lost in a supermarket

Posted on January 24th, 2012 by RebelBull

The battle lines have been drawn in two local towns over plans to build new supermarkets. Both Hay-on-Wye and Ledbury are currently in the midst of hard debate, with plans to build the new supermarkets bringing out those both for and against. In August of last year, Powys Council revealed plans to sell Hay-on-Wye Primary School to […]

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Tesco Pull Ledbury Store Plans!

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 by RebelBull

Only a day before the planning application was due to be decided, Tesco have decided to shelve their controversial plans for an out-of-town superstore in Ledbury. Tesco, which already has a store in the town, applied for planning permission for another town near the town’s bypass back in July. However, opposition was hot on its heels, […]

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Local news in brief

Posted on October 19th, 2011 by RebelBull

Herefordshire families are faced with ‘unrealistic and unaffordable’ rent costs, a new report has revealed. The report, recently conducted by housing charity Shelter, names the county as the most expensive area to privately rent in the whole West Midlands region. Private tenants spend an average of 40% of their earnings on rent, with the area’s low wages […]

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Ledbury Superstore Protest

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by RebelBull

Up to 150 people joined a protest against the planned Tesco superstore in Ledbury last Thursday (18th). The large crowd gathered at the Market House in the town centre to hold a ‘silent lobby’ of a meeting by Ledbury Town Council. The newly renamed ‘Ledbury Opposes Out of Town Superstores’ protest group called the lobby with […]

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