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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 185 - Wednesday, 13th February 2008
by Tina Jones
programme has been removed to conserve space on the web
server but can still be obtained from WNTV NEWS on DVD.
you put all of the footage you filmed on to a DVD for me?
filming for WNTV News, I always film a lot more than I actually
use. This is so that I can select, edit and use the takes
with fewest bloopers - or the parts of a performance which
recorded the best, and every week I am asked this same question
- often more than once - depending on how many different
events I have covered:
filmed a lot more of me/us than you used. Would you mind
just putting the rest of the footage on a DVD for
simple, doesn't it? And with blank DVDs costing around £1.00
each, not an unreasonable request.
though there is no 'just' about it. To get the quality
of reproduction, my camera is not a simple 'write what you
take to DVD' type home movie camera. I can do this if I
do it immediately but I film so often that I do not get
chance. I have to delete from the camera's hard disc very
frequently to stop it filling up. Every time I stop/start
the camera, it produces a very large, individual video data
file. Processing these files for DVD requires editing them
together using the same editing software I use to produce
the news. The resulting production then needs further processing
through the DVD producing software and this combined process
takes an absolute minimum of an hour of my time and ties
up my main computer so that I can do nothing else on it
while the job is running. (Processing video takes huge amounts
of memory, making multitasking very unwise.)
answer to the question is, of course: Yes I can but I will
have to charge £25.00 for the time involved in producing
a one-off item, which I would otherwise not have produced.
A great musical Saturday night at the Prince with 'Torn'
'Underwired' were due to play the Prince
of Wales on Saturday but the singer is expecting
a baby very soon and so they had to cancel. As a result,
we did not publish Saturday's music on the 'What's On?'
page as neither Jay nor Tina had managed to arrange anything
for the evening. It seemed that all local bands were already
booked to play somewhere else. It was not until Friday evening,
when Tina received a call from singer from the previously
unheard (in this house) 'Torn' that Saturday's music was
confirmed. What a great night it turned out to be!
band, 'Torn' was formed towards the end of 2007 by founding
members Adrian Palmer and James Garibbo. Adrian and James
have been performing and writing music together for the
last two's year in several local bands. Recently, Andy and
George joined the band and this addition added a dramatic
change in style and pace with a number of original and cover
songs all ready to be performed.
is from Kingsland, Herefordshire and is supported by his
understanding wife Lora. He has been singing for 12 years,
taking influence from the Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi and Guns
& Roses and many other great bands. James has been playing
guitar for 8 years and lives in New Radnor, Mid Wales taking
his influences from guitar players such as Slash from Guns
& Roses and John Petrucci from Dream Theatre. New members,
Andy from Leominster and George from Bromyard both bring
their own influences and perspective to the band.
high expectations for 2008 the band are looking forward
to recording their first EP in the near future. Some of
Saturday's perormance can be seen in this week's WNTV
News programme and we look forward to seeing
Torn at the Prince again soon.
at the Prince on Saturday night. Ref: DSC_4146
dancing (at the back). Ref: DSC_4149
George Ref: DSC_4648
- guitar, Adrian - vocals and Andy - bass. Ref: DSC_4642
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Watch - Heading for a total lunar eclipse
total eclipse of the moon may not be as spectacular as a
total eclipse of the sun, and indeed is not quite the same
thing but it can be very pretty. It is actually a total
eclipse of the sun, as seen from the moon and would look
brilliant from the moon's surface. Eclipses of the moon
are far more frequent than solar eclipses, the last was
visible from England only 11 months ago.
Thursday, 21st February the moon will be eclipsed. The penumbral
eclipse will begin at 00:34:59 GMT (Just after half twelve).
The total eclipse lasting for over half an hour will begin
at 03:00:34 GMT and end at 03:51:32 GMT, with the moment
of greatest eclipse occurring at 03:26:05 GMT.
With February, true to form, being a quiet local news period,
I decided to capture as much of this 'eclipse' lunar cycle
as I can on film and began on Friday, capturing one of my
favourite sights in the night sky - the first tiny crescent
following the New Moon. This is accompanied by the 'gengenshein'.
The German word literally translates as 'counter shine'
or earth shine. The photos below were taken on Friday and
Tuesday evenings and some of the film shot so far can be
seen in this week's WNTV
Gengenschein during the first crescent following the New Moon on
Friday evening. Ref: DSC_0187
crescent moon on Monday evening. Ref: DSC_0197
160 times to show the terminator. DSC_0200
crescent. Ref: DSC_0202
in Old Gloucester Road
are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Old Gloucester
Road, Ross-on-Wye on Saturday,10th February. The victim,
a 19-year-old man, was assaulted by another youth, sustaining
facial injuries and losing two teeth in the process.
incident happened close to the junction with Copse Cross
Street in the early hours - between midnight and 3am - in
the vicinity of a number of takeaways and fast food outlets.
are keen to speak with any customers of these premises who
may have witnessed the assault. An 18-year-old man was subsequently
arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed while
with information is asked to contact PC Mike Evans at Ross
Police Station on 08457 444888 or call Crimestoppers anonymously
on 0800 555111.
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Applications in Ross-on-Wye
for nine flats refused
for the removal of an existing house and construction of
nine flats at Green Orchard, Ryefield Road, Ross-on-Wye
were refused by members of the southern area planning subcommittee
at their meeting on Wednesday, 6th February 2008.
committee considered the proposal would cause harm to the
amenity of the area, be overbearing, harm the privacy of
neighbours, have a harmful visual impact and result in access,
parking and traffic problems.
previous application also to erect nine apartments was refused
in June 2007 because it was felt it would be over-intensive
development which would harm the character and amenity of
main section of the new design is two-storey rather then
the three storey of the refused application.
letter of objection has been received concerned at extra
traffic and the effect on the area's character.
Council's transport manager recommended refusal.
room at public house refused.
to erect a garden room at the Hope and Anchor public house
in Rope Walk, Ross-on-Wye have been refused by members of
the southern area planning subcommittee at their meeting
on Wednesday, February 6.
was refused because it was seen as out of keeping with the
conservation area and area of outstanding natural beauty.
site is within the Ross-on-Wye Town Conservation Area and
the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
previous application for the garden room was withdrawn and
this revised scheme is on a different site, nearer to the
Ramblers Association objected to the proposal feeling it
was not in keeping with the AONB or conservation area.
Council's conservation manager objected to the proposal
with regard to its size, design and materials.
Town Council had no objections.
letters of representation were received from a resident
and Ross-on-Wye and District Civic Society saying the garden
room would be a monstrosity and a visual intrusion to users
of the public footpaths.
applicant, in a design and access statement, said the development
was necessary for the continued profitability of the public
house and would help to create more business in the quieter
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