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Pissed off pizza workers want their dough

Posted on April 26th, 2014 by Keith

Two pizza workers have picketed the Worcester branch of Papa John’s this week in protest at their ex-employer’s failure to pay the minimum wage. Steven Wood and Chris Marsh were illegally paid £5.00 an hour during their time at the pizza takeaway chain, with their sleazy boss claiming the additional £1.31 that would make up […]

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Your football club needs you – join HUST

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Luther Blissett

Hereford United Football Club is in a perilous position. With no more money available to pay the tax man or get us through the rest of the season, there is a real possibility that our historic club could go under. The reasons for the current state of affairs are numerous and it would be far […]

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New issue of the Heckler out now!

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by Keith

Issue 23 of the Hereford Heckler has hit the streets! Now entering our seventh year and still going strong, and as ever we’re kind to the good and cruel to the evil. In this issue we feature: • Councillors buy themselves iPads, iMacs with your money – Our exclusive investigation into the ICT and consumables […]

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Councillors buy themselves iPads, iMacs with your money

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by Keith

Councillors are using taxpayer’s money to buy themselves computers while jobs and services on the frontline are being cut. And amid the dire financial crisis Herefordshire Council finds itself in, over £35,000 has haemorrhaged, with those at the top personally benefitting. In 2011 councillors were each allocated a £1,000 allowance over a three-year term to […]

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Campaigners win fight to save tennis courts

Posted on January 18th, 2014 by Keith

A group of Hereford residents have won an important battle to save their free public tennis courts from the bulldozers. Plans that would’ve seen the Three Elms Trading Estate expand onto Grandstand Park were this week withdrawn by Herefordshire Council and the Homes and Communities Agency. The news was a cause for celebration for many […]

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Hereford Live New Year showcase: gig review

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by Luther Blissett

Hereford Live have one mission: ‘to put Hereford on the live music map’. And since their launch night back in September they’ve been doing a good job of it. Their latest gig was the New Year showcase of local talent at the Jailhouse. The format was great with bands playing alternately between the main stage […]

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‘Dreadful dreadfulness’

Posted on January 5th, 2014 by Keith

Be prepared to be scared. Really scared. Not jump-out-of-your-seat ‘Jaws’ scared.  Not blood-drenched ‘Carrie’ scared. Not even, I’m-never-getting-into-a-shower-that’s-got-a-plastic-curtain-again ‘Psycho’ scared. Be prepared to be creepily, hauntingly, recurrently scared. Still with us and not hiding behind the sofa? Then get along to the Courtyard’s two screenings later this month of a BFI-restored copy of the British […]

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Festive live music, a review

Posted on December 27th, 2013 by Luther Blissett

You’d have to be living under a stone not to notice the increasing prevalence and quality of live music in Hereford. Thanks to individual promoters and those committed people over at Hereford Live things are really on the up in the ‘shire, where live music is concerned. And so it was that over the festive […]

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‘Future Glastonbury stars’ to play city nightclub

Posted on November 16th, 2013 by Keith

Fresh from supporting Jamie Cullum, Leicestershire band By The Rivers will tonight be headlining at the Jailhouse as part of their national tour, presented by reggae, dub and dancehall promoter, Raggamuffin. The six-piece band have gained popularity having supported The Specials in 2011, as well as sharing a stage with Fun Lovin’ Criminals, John Holt, […]

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Working class people can burger off

Posted on November 2nd, 2013 by Keith

Councillors have rejected a proposed burger van for fear it might attract working class people into the town. An application was made to Ledbury Town Council by Onder Karukulah of Dursley, south Gloucestershire, to set up a fast food van in the town centre. But sensing that this outsider would not be selling hand-reared, organic […]

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