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Issue No. 97 - 24th May 2006
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Ross Juniors Football Tournament 2006

Despite a dreadful forecast the weather was kind to Ross Junior Football Club for their annual six-a-side tournament which was held on Saturday 20th May. Over 300 children between the ages of seven and twelve enjoyed the event which drew 44 teams from Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Some excellent football was played in a competitive, fair and sporting manner and was well supported by family and friends..

All of the finalists received trophies whilst all of the under sevens who took part received a medal.

The committee would like to thank everyone who supported the day by sponsoring the event or for the hard work that was put in beforehand and on the day itself. A special thank you goes to the Mighty 8 for sponsoring the trophies and for supporting the teams throughout the season.

All photographs taken of the teams and winners at this event can be viewed in the Wyenot News Gallery.

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WNTV: Birds of Prey flock to Weston Primary School

Terry Garner of 'Welsh Birds of Prey' took a selection of his birds to show the children at Weston-under-Penyard Primary School on Friday 19th May. In the school hall, the children were given demonstrations and allowed to handle the Eagle Owl, which is the safest of the birds.

Pictured below are Alfie Steer and Cheyenne Greening with the Eagle Owl and I have made up a five minute television clip of all photos taken at the event, which can be seen by clicking here. This will open in your own media player and should look pretty good if you view it in 'skin mode' using Windows Media Player. To download to your own computer, right click the link and choose, 'save target as'.

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Dear Mr Wood

We are considering moving to Herefordshire in search of beautiful countryside, friendly people and a slower pace of life than has evolved here in East Sussex over the 13 years we have been here. We hope to find a village which will welcome us and our two children, 4 and 5, into the community and local school and country lanes which we can actually wander along without fear of being mown down by a 4-wheel drive!! Are we likely to find all this around Ross-on-Wye?

Many thanks

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A couple close to my own heart! Herefordshire is a lovely place and has some beautiful and extremely welcoming villages. I recommend Symonds Yat West and Goodrich Primary School. Unfortunately though, I don't think there is a single place in the whole of the UK where you will be free of the dangers of being mown down by a four wheel drive vehicle. Here in Herefordshire, most have bull bars fitted so that when you do get mown down, it hurts more.

Locally, this mode of transport is an absolute essential for the middle class housewife-conservationist needing to transport bottles to the bottle bank or to go shopping for organic onions and disposable nappies. In Ross-on-Wye, the supermarket provides special parking facilities for such vehicles. These are clearly marked by green tarmac and 'mother and toddler' signs.

Here in Herefordshire, we get half an inch of snow every decade or so. Even my boys have experienced snow once and they are only in their early twenties, so the four wheel drive is an absolute necessity, I'm afraid.

Not owning one myself though has long been a source of embarrassment. I wear a black hoodie when I go out in my Ford Escort. This overcomes the problem of being recognized in a vehicle with only half of the pulling power. My two boys have left school and Sarah (15) walks, except when it's raining heavily. In which case I drop her at the tradesman's entrance, thus avoiding ridicule.


Jay, Amanda and The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales has recently changed hands and on Saturday 20th May, proud new landlords Jay and Amanda Hill held an official opening party. There was some excellent live music performed at this well attended event by band 'Lemon Wednesday' and a draw was held later in the evening for Children in Need.

Jay and Amanda, with the assistance of staff Iain Sandison and Linda intend to turn the pub into a good, all round family pub, providing some excellent home cooked food using local produce, as well as introducing a few international flavours. There will be a special children's menu available too.

One of the changes that regular customers will notice is that the Prince of Wales pub is now open all day. There will be regular musical events both in the bar and in the function room and there will also be regular quiz nights. Jay hopes to install a large screen in the function room for special sports events, so that sports fans don't miss out on the action.

The Prince of Wales has a darts team and a pool team, however, Jay and Amanda would like to hear from anybody who is interested in forming another darts team or in making up a skittles team.

The advertising page for the Prince of Wales will be updated to reflect this change very soon. In the meantime, we at Wyenot News wish the couple every success with their new venture.

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