Posts Tagged ‘Ledbury’

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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Ledbury Hunt filmed killing fox

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by RebelBull

It seems that not a weekend goes by without a hunt getting negative press or showing their truly outrageous colours. A couple of weeks ago we reported on the case of Lee Peters, the huntsman of the Ross Harriers Hunt, who was found guilty of racially abusing a hunt saboteur. Last week the Hereford Times […]

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Badger cull delayed until next summer

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by RebelBull

The pilot badger culls planned for two areas in the West Country have been postponed until next summer. The Heckler previously reported on the trial badger culls, planned to begin in areas of west Somerset and west Gloucestershire this autumn. But last week the badgers and the animal activists opposing the cull won a reprieve with […]

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Conflict in the countryside as badger cull set to start

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by RebelBull

Yesterday over a hundred people gathered outside the annual Tory Party Conference in Birmingham to protest against the upcoming pilot badger cull planned for two areas in the West Country, the latest part of an increasingly intense debate over the morality and practicality of killing badgers to lower TB in cattle.  For a number of […]

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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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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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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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Opposition To Tesco Superstore In Ledbury

Posted on June 10th, 2011 by RebelBull

Wherever Tesco goes there seems to be controversy, with numerous high-profile campaigns against its seemingly never-ending expansion. From Tenbury Wells to Stokes Croft in Bristol, local organisations have been lining up against the company, and Ledbury looks set to be the next battleground. Tesco are planning to move their store in the town from its […]

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Ledbury ambulance station to close?

Posted on September 9th, 2010 by RebelBull

The future of Ledbury’s ambulance station seems unclear after staff say that it could be included in proposed cuts by West Midlands Ambulance Service. Andy Kibble, an ambulance technician and representative of the public service union, UNISON, told a public meeting thatbosses were ‘seriously looking’ at closing the station. At the meeting to discuss the […]

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