Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

No fracking way!

Posted on August 19th, 2013 by RebelBull

For many years the government has been spending a large amount of money on the research of the highly controversial process of ‘fracking’. Fracking is the process in which holes are drilled deep in to the earth’s crust and small explosions are set off deep underground in order to extract shale gas. This research has […]

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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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Edgar Street lime trees to go!

Posted on July 10th, 2013 by Luther Blissett

So it’s official, the decision has been made. The 14 lime trees on Edgar Street are to be removed. But bizarrely the council aren’t to blame! Shock horror! No, it appears that Highways Agency (HA) are the guilty party. They are planning a road widening scheme in order to reduce congestion on Edgar Street. And […]

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An interview with…..An Eco-Animator

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 by Luther Blissett

For our lastest article in the ‘An Interview with….’ series we talked to eco animator Anita Sancha. Working from a small studio at her home in Herefordshire, Anita is creating short films dealing with “environment topics, planet earth, global warming and its effects on climate change, peak oil, and other issues like food, energy and […]

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Hereford city cycle network to be expanded

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

There has been mixed reaction to the news this month that Herefordshire Council plans to postpone the Broad Street development in favour of upgrading the city’s cycle network. The Council is claiming it’s listened to the concerns of the public after holding community consultations! This would be first. Herefordshire Tory Party, as we well know, […]

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h.Energy: Sustainable Herefordshire Week

Posted on September 29th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

h.Energy kicked off early last week with a flash mob in Hereford High Town. Over 100 people surprised shoppers by breaking into song. The organisers were equally surprised when many of the shoppers joined in for the encore. (click here to see footage of the flash mob) Now in it’s third year, h.Energy has over […]

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Community activists planting for the future

Posted on April 8th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

Local residents lead by example today when they planted potatoes in the grounds of Victoria House in Whitecross. Activists hope this act of ‘guerrilla gardening’ will publicise their campaign to secure the future of the area for use by the wider community. Victoria House and the surrounding land is currently owned by Herefordshire Council. At […]

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More violence from the Ross Harriers Hunt

Posted on March 18th, 2012 by RebelBull

Supporters of the Ross Harriers Hunt smashed a vehicle window and attacked hunt saboteurs with an iron bar during a meet at Orcop Hill, west of Ross-on-Wye, yesterday. The victim of the attack suffered injuries to the leg and head. Throughout the day the hunt had been threatening and assaulting saboteurs. This escalated until several […]

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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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