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No. 150 - Wednesday, 6th June 2007
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IF YOU HAVE COME HERE LOOKING TO BUY A BB GUN...
am sorry to disappoint you but this is not where you can
buy one. Since putting the article below on 'Wyenot News'
nearly two years ago, it makes me very sad to see that every
day, at least 200 people arrive at this page after searching
'Google' for somewhere to buy a BB gun. What is this world
coming to? If you are one of those people out to get hold
of such a gun, please read the article below and, instead
of trying to purchase a BB gun, why not try growing up and
perhaps do something useful with your life instead.
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USE A BB GUN IN PUBLIC AND YOU COULD FACE A POLICE FIREARMS UNIT!
in Herefordshire have issued a warning about the use of
ball bearing (BB) guns in public places - you could find
yourself face to face with a police firearms unit.
warning comes after an increasing number of incidents in
which individuals - many of them teenagers - have been seen
carrying and in some cases firing BB guns in Hereford city
centre. In recent weeks two BB guns were confiscated from
teenagers after they were reported firing them inside an
underpass and were then caught and challenged for their
behaviour by police officers.
more seriously, a 21-year-old male was arrested after two
motorists reported having pellets fired at their vehicles
on the city's ring road. One of the pellets struck a female
moped rider on her helmet, fortunately without causing injury.
The arrested man has been released on bail while enquiries
believe that many of these guns are being purchased locally.
No licence is required to sell BB guns or imitation firearms
and there is also believed to be little or no advice being
made available to any potential purchaser on where and how
they should be used. A
BB gun can cost as little as eight pounds and in the majority
of cases is visually indistinguishable from a real firearm.
Colin Kerfoot from Hereford Police said, "Any incident in
which members of the public are fired at is clearly unacceptable
- the fact that we have avoided serious injury in these
cases is only by good fortune, especially as pellets have
been fired at moving vehicles.
youngsters buying these imitation guns are unaware of their
dangers - firstly, that they can actually harm others if
shot at close range and secondly, if used in a public place
they will be treated as a genuine firearm by police officers
and this could lead to the deployment of armed response
officers. The reality is that these BB guns look almost
identical to genuine firearms. Police officers have a duty
to ensure public safety, and therefore, each incident will
be dealt with as if the firearm is a real one. If members
of the public, or police officers are threatened with the
weapons, then the person holding the weapon can expect to
be dealt with robustly."
Kerfoot added: "We are asking for the co-operation of parents
to ensure that any imitation firearm is used properly and
safely and kept away from public place and also to consider
whether it really is appropriate for their children to be
carrying such weapons in the first place. I would also urge
shopkeepers not to sell these guns to children under the
age of 17 unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian."
two BB guns seized by officers in Hereford will now be destroyed.
Any parents concerned that their children have such imitation
firearms can hand them into police stations across the county
for their safe destruction.
term fossils and models at the Heritage Centre
Heritage Centre was busy over the half term week with various
activities for children. On Thursday, Tina Walton of the
Green Eyed Monster Company showed local children the art
of making model fossils. In the photo are Elliot, jack,
mum, Jackie Sweeney, Ollie, Tina Walton, Louis, Alicia and
Friday, children made various models ranging from soldiers
to brides, via Russian Cossacks and Red Indians. In the
photo are Nichola Price, Mary Sinclair-Powell, Debbie Dew-White
and Sue may with Lucy, Harriette, Charlotte, Matthew and
St.John and Nella!
go to St.John Millinczuk and Nella Boyd on the birth of
their beautiful son. This little boy, whose name is yet
to be decided, arrived on Wednesday 23rd May weighing 8lbs
9oz. He was sleeping peacefully when I turned up to take
the photograph below so after a quick chat I left Nella
to make the most of it but hope to catch him awake some
wishes to both of you and your proud families.
Exhibition at Ross Library
new exhibition of paintings and prints opened in the Dennis
Potter Room at Ross Library on Tuesday, 5th June. The exhibition
is of works created by four women who live in Herefordshire.
Three of the ladies, Caroline Redford, Anne Young and Donna
Helme are studying for their BA honours degree at Hereford
College of Art and Design whilst the fourth, Ali Rose Clifford
is studying at Studio 10 under the guidance of Rob McCarthy.
News was invited to the opening of the exhibition which
will run until 19th June.
Left to right are: Anne Young, Caroline Redford and Ali Rose Clifford
with some of their work. Ref: DSC_7473
fun at county libraries
youngsters who dig dinosaurs visited their local libraries
this half term. Children aged between 4 and 12 years old
had the chance to make their own dinosaur fossil and find
out more about these amazing creatures at a series of Dino
Dig events which were staged across the county.
Dossett, reader development librarian, said: "All children
are fascinated by dinosaurs and these sessions offer a fun
way for them to find out more."
Ross Library, Katie, Eleanor, Harry, Sophie and Ryan made
a giant pterodactyl in a 'Decorate a Dino' session on Friday.
Brave customers will have the opportunity to view the flying
monster when it takes up residence, hanging from the ceiling
in the children's library.
problem with Tiscali Email
you use Tiscali as your Internet Provider and have sent
any important email over the past few weeks, to anybody,
it is worth checking that it was received, and resending
it if not. Preferably via a much more reliable email provider.
(I recommend Google Mail)
has been a major issue, country wide over the past week
or so with users of Tiscali, where mail which has been sent
and appears to have gone out correctly has just disappeared
into a black hole.
problem, as most email problems are, is reputed to have
been caused by people sending spam mail, which resulted
in the Tiscali domain being blocked as a sender of junk
own received email count has been very low this week, so
I suspect the problem does not stop with Tiscali - other
providers may have suffered a similar problem but just not
said anything about it to their customers. Tiscali had to
eventually admit their problem following a report in the
Daily Telegraph. I suspect other providers are staying quiet
is not often that I recommend a service but in the case
of email, I thoroughly recommend Google Mail. I have completely
dumped Tiscali as an email provider and switched entirely
to Google Mail. So far, the service has proved to be excellent!
still do not seem to receive all mail sent but this is generally
due to either user error on the part of the sender or to
the sender's Service Provider.
the case of sending news items to Wyenot News, I recommend
either sending by snail mail or, if emailing, telephoning
as well, to make sure they have been received.
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