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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 188 - Wednesday, 5th March 2008
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [WNTV News - New farm residents - Mail van stolen - 40 years at Tudorville Chippy - Tasting the cider - Links]
Page 2 [School days, best of your life - What's behind the wall?]
Page 3 [I've got this mole - JKHS musical - more reasons not to shop at Morrisons - Celebrating 20 years]

Page 4

[Business as Usual - Kempley Daffodils - Mike's nature photography - Public notices]
Page 5 [Shopmobility Dennis - World Book Day - Weather - Rowing - Skittles - Rugby - Three peaks Challenge - Jamstand]
Page 6 [Missing teenager - Attempted bank robbery in Ledbury and the rest of the news from around Herefordshire]
WNTV TELEVISION NEWS
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New Residents at Broome Farm

Broome Farm is one of our favourite places and we were delighted to hear that Bessie, Broome Farm's Berkshire sow had given birth to eight gorgeous piglets last Thursday. We went along to the farm on Monday to meet the new arrivals, watching them feed, then giving Bessie a congratulatory scratch on the head.

Bessie's owner, Toby Lovell told us that Berkshire pigs are actually on the rare breeds register, making the arrival of the piglets quite important, as there are only around 500 of this breed at present.

You can see more of our visit to the farm in this week's WNTV News programme.


Toby introduces me to the new Gloucester Old Spot and Martha, another Berkshire sow. Ref: DSC_0420

After feeding, one little piglet decided to climb up onto Bessie's head. Ref: DSC_4767

Bessie sleeps whilst the babies play on. Ref: DSC_4769

A friendly fight between siblings. Ref: DSC_4775

Time for a family huddle under the heat lamp. Ref: DSC_4747

Royal Mail van stolen

A Royal mail van, destined to deliver mail to the village of Llangrove was stolen recently The incident occurred on Tuesday, 12th February when the van was driven away while the postwoman was making a delivery in the area.

The vehicle was found a short distance away with some of the contents removed. Police began an immediate investigation and traced a Ford Fiesta car seen driving away with the Royal Mail van. It was found in Cardiff the same day and two men aged 18 and 19 were arrested. There were brought back to Leominster Police Station for questioning and subsequently released on bail until March while further enquiries are carried out.


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Keeping it in the Family After Forty Years

It was a special day for the Riches family on Tuesday, 4th March 2008. Forty years ago to the day, Audrey Riches and her husband Ken took over the Tudorville Chippy, now 'Audrey's Fish Bar, serving up great chip shop food until they retired from the business in December 1993, handing over to daughter Sharon Element and her husband Graham.

Sharon and Graham still serve up excellent chippy fayre, always ready to chat and share a joke with customers. They also raise money for the Deep Sea Fishermens' Mission and are currently selling raffle tickets for their Easter draw. The prizes are a massive chocolate bunny and a huge Easter egg. Last year's draw raised £408 for the charity. Tickets are only £1 each, so why don't you go along and buy some, whilst you're picking up some great fish and chips?


Audrey Riches with son-in-law, Graham, husband, Ken and daughter Sharon outside Audrey's Fish Bar. Ref: DSC_4404

Tasting the first of this year's Broome Farm Perry

Whilst we were visiting Broome Farm on Monday to film Bessie's new piglets, we also went to find Ross Cider proprietor, Mike Johnson and Phil Long. Along with Mike's sister, Kate Bollands and dad, Ken Johnson, we joined them in the tasting of the first of this year's Broome Farm cider and perry.

As Mike said, 'Quality control is a tough job but somebody has to do it'. The perry we tried was superb and we are looking forward to bringing some home, as soon as it is bottled.


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Why are there no individual news page links on
the index above?

I have made the decision to remove the links which usually appear above, to the different pages of 'Wyenot News'. Making page navigation only possible through the 'Next page' links. The reason for this decision is that, with limited space available in this particular small index, I often have to seriously abbreviate the headlines and this can give a false impression as to what the article is about and can often make it look not particularly interesting, when in fact it is.

A good many local people who read 'Wyenot News', I have discovered from experience, also tend to just look for themselves or their organization, going straight for the page that their article is on - thereby missing the opportunity to see what others are up to.

Another issue I intend to deal with soon is that some people get confused when clicking the 'News' link on 'Wyenot.com Home Page' with its three small pictures 'Boost', when it takes them to the 'News Home Page' containing the same three pictures.

This one is going to take some thinking about as I do need to keep the Local Tourism and Local News parts of Wyenot somewhat separate but kind of linked heavily together, if that makes sense. The reason being that it is the local news pulling in the punters which makes the tourism and business part of Wyenot, and all of the advertising pages rank highly in the search engine ratings, and extremely successful as a result. I want to keep the 'Boost' on both pages as, even though I rarely (if ever) publish the 'wyenot.co.uk' or the 'wyenotnews.co.uk and .com' addresses, both sides of Wyenot do also have these dedicated domain names as a security buffer, and they can be accessed from them, so I am working on a solution to that one.


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