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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 126 - 20th December 2006
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Wyenot News and Are
Most Definitely Here To Stay!

Following last week's news, I am pleased to announce that Wyenot News and are here to stay for the foreseeable future and beyond. I will cover this story a little more fully below but due to last week's article having been picked up by BBC Radio and other news media, I felt I needed to make this statement as prominent as possible:

The future is bright!
Wyenot News and will be here to work for Ross-on-Wye until the day I move on to design!

(I have no choice over the timing of St. but I sincerely hope that it will be many more years before that day does eventually arrive.)

Alan J. Wood

Thank You All For Your Support!

Last week I published an article stating that desperately needed financial help, that I was going to try my utmost to keep going but that in the very worst case scenario, I would have to stop updating the web site in January.

The response to that article has been just phenomenal and I am truly grateful to all of those who offered to help, whether by means of moral, practical or financial support.

Whether or not to publish that article was just about one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make. I really was not sure I should, even in the final seconds before uploading last week's Wyenot News to the web server. In the end, I closed my eyes, pressed the ''upload' button at a little after midnight, Greenwich Mean Time and went to bed. I did not sleep that night.

Even now I am still not sure that publishing was the right decision but doing so has saved the day, more than anything by showing me just how many faithful readers of my Weekly news there are out there in the ether, who really do care for and take an interest in the town of Ross-on-Wye.

Response to the publication arrived in from the whole of Planet Earth, which proved to me that the hard work involved is all worthwhile. As a result of comments received, I really do see a positive, bright future.

I shall not make this a huge article but there are a few people I would particularly like to thank for their support, which helped me over a very difficult period, when a lot of equipment broke down at once and brought the situation to a critical level.

Thank you to: Dave and Jacqui Newman at the White Lion, Nick and Angie Stephens at Rose Cottage, Norman Bricknell of Morris Bricknell, Helen Faulkner and Andy Stubbs of Minerva Interiors, Alison and Roger Arnold from Architectural Ironmongery, Ross Town Council, Ross Chamber of Commerce and The Ross Gazette.

Thank you also to the following individual readers of Wyenot News who helped. I have not mentioned surnames as most wish to remain anonymous: regular readers in California and Australia, to Geoff, Kevin, Julie, Sean, to another two readers in particular from Lincoln Hill (you know who you are) and to the many others from all around the world who wrote to offer moral support.

Between you all you have helped me survive a very difficult period with Wyenot News. With the aid of some of you who have come up with some excellent ideas, I am working hard on a new business plan so that begins to work for me as well as for the town. It is all of you collectively however who have given me the encouragement I needed to continue working for Ross-on-Wye as a whole for many years to come!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all readers and supporters!

All of the usual crazy stuff continues on the following pages . . .

This week's Wyenot News is more pictorial than it is wordy as it has been an extremely busy week. I have been here, there and just about everywhere taking the photos of Marys, Josephs and Baby Jesi as well as having to find time to have two teeth yanked out on Monday to cure a ramping toothache (apologies for the three school jobs I had to cancel that morning). As a result I have had little time to prepare much by way of editorial to go with all the photos taken.

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