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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 190 - Wednesday, 19th March 2008
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Photos Lost - Greytree War Memorial - Paul Deneen Appointed Deputy Lieutenant - Lorry Fire]
Page 2 [John Kyrle High School X Factor Finals - Grounded at the Phoenix Theatre]
Page 3 [Phil Rickman at Ross Library - Joseph and Inter Schools Tournament - Strange Bird - Rabbits - Parking]

Page 4

[Kempley Daffodil - Wyetots visit Kempley -Walford footpath closed - Greenspace Bridge opens at Goodrich]
Page 5 [Easter egg draw for Mayor's charity - World Book Day - Acoustic Nights - Child safety rail - Essex model]
Page 6 [Senior citizens shape up - Skittlesat the Plough - River levels rise - Ross Rowing Club - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 7 [The news from around Herefordshire]
WNTV TELEVISION NEWS
Presented by Tina Jones

This programme has been removed to conserve space on the web server but can still be obtained from WNTV NEWS on DVD.


Expletive deleted! Sorry - I deleted the photos!

I am afraid I have just had a brainstorm (Sunday night) and made a rather serious 'oops' with one of my cameras. As a result, many of the news photos I took with the wide angle Nikon for this week's news cannot be published. I apologize to all of those concerned for my stupid error.

Whilst transferring the pictures from that particular camera to the network, I hit 'delete' by accident and on seeing the Microsoft, 'are you really sure - you pillock' message flash up, in a moment of brain not fuly engaged I ignored it and hit the 'yes' button. Flash Card deletes do not go to the 'recycle bin' - they go for good.

Luckily, this does not mean a total disaster in the full scheme of this week's news as, at most of my news gigs this week, I used three different cameras. However, some photos I have lost entirely. These are mainly group people photos and include, the novelist, Phil Rickman with staff at Ross library, The people photos of Kempley Daffodil weekend, the Mayor's posed shots at the war memorial, some of the JKHS X-Factor, the Quakers (for next week's issue), all of Totem Pole at the Prince of Wales, the skittles finalists at the Plough Inn and the 50th wedding anniversary photos of Steve and Barbara Szollosi.

I am particularly sorry to the skittles teams as they asked me specially to go along and were looking forward to seeing themselves in this week's news. Tina and I ran from the X-Factor gig to the Plough so that I could take them and we made it there on time by the skin of our teeth. Then I stupidly deleted them!

Also, I am very sad to have lost the 50th wedding anniversary photos of Steve and Barbara Szollosi and their family. Unfortunately, I only covered that one with the wide angle camera.

Luckily - I covered most of the X factor with the telephoto Nikon and movie cameras, so coverage of that particular event is still pretty good. At the Greytree War Memorial, at Kempley and at the rugby, I shot a couple of stills with the movie camera whilst filming, so I can still cover these events, but not really from the correct angle, or as well as I was hoping. I am afraid I cannot cover Totem Pole at the Prince this week as I only used the wide angle at that gig. I did film some of the gig though, so you can see them on the WNTV programme.

I am truly sorry about my stupid mistake. In my defence: in eight years of taking pictures for 'Wyenot', this is the first time I have ever made such a diabolical error.

I lost some personal shots as well but pure luck saved the day for some of the photos. One non-news related thing I did this week was to photograph the rooms at Rose Cottage to update their ad page. Purely by chance - as Rose Cottage is owned by my friends, Nick and Angie, I took the unusual step of asking Nick if he would like a copy of the photos for himself and he downloaded the entire contents of my wide angle Nikon card to his computer. The sad thing is though - that was on Friday afternoon and so I still lost everything from the weekend - the busy news period.

I am so glad I used three cameras at the weekend or I would be sitting here crying right now! On Saturday, Tina and I were out filming for the news, non stop and mostly in the pouring rain for over twelve hours - with only a half hour break to eat. When we arrived home exhausted, Tina said to me, 'Surely that was one of the busiest news days ever!'
I don't think it was actually the busiest ever but it cannot have been far off, and it was definitely the busiest during which Tina has accompanied me throughout the whole day.

Tina is not home at the moment and she will probably kill me - or possibly even worse when I tell her what I have done. I suppose I could just lie and say, 'I'm afraid they didn't come out, Dear - must be something wrong with the camera. I'd better buy another one. My D100s are getting old now and the later Nikon D200 has some good features'.
Somehow though, I think she would see straight through that one.

I shall try to learn from my mistake and start reading those annoying Microsoft messages that pop up from time to time.


Greytree War Memorial Rededicated

In the year 1917 a war memorial was erected at Greytree Lodge to honour all those who fought and lost their lives during the first World War. On Saturday, 15th March 2008, a special rededication of the refurbished memorial was held, which many people, despite the rain turned up to witness.

Local piper, Alan Harrison played a lament whilst Mayor of Ross, Councillor Derek Bedford laid a wreath on the memorial, after which a two minutes silence was observed. Members of the Royal British Legion were in attendance, as were many councillors and descendants of those named on the memorial.

It was both a special and moving experience. You can see coverage of this event in this weeks WNTV News programme


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The White House Guest House, Ross-on-Wye. Anchor Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Ross-on-Wye.
Paul Deneen Appointed Deputy Lieutenant

Wyenot News would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Paul Deneen, on his appointment as Deputy Lieutenant to The Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Sir Thomas Dunne, KCVO.

Mr. Deneen, who is the current Chair of West Mercia Police Authority is the second citizen of Ross-on-Wye to be honoured with this appointment. Mrs. Joyce Thomas M.B.E-DL was appointed as Deputy Lieutenant in January 2006.

Five other appointments have been made these are Mr Simon David Arbuthnott, MA (Oxon), Mrs Elizabeth Christina Banks, Major General Arthur Denaro, CBE, Major James Newton Hereford, Mr James Felton Somers Hervey-Bathurst. We wish them all well with their appointments.


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Click here for further details on the White Lion Inn.

Dave and Jacqui Newman would like to welcome you to the White Lion 16th Century Riverside Inn. Situated right on the banks of the River Wye at Ross, the White Lion is a picturesque local inn with an interesting history and is noted for its spectacular river views. The White Lion has long been a favourite place to relax by both local people and tourists alike.

The White Lion's extensive and picturesque gardens reach right down to the river's edge and are a wonderful place to enjoy views of the river. It is a great spot to watch the local otters, nesting swans and other wildlife.

Click here for further details on the White Lion Inn.

Accommodation

Log Fire

Old Gaol Restaurant

Meals served every lunch time
and evening in the bar and restaurant

CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2008

 
Lorry fire closes the M50

The M50 was closed both east and west bound on Sunday evening due to an 'Owens' articulated lorry, which caught fire between junctions 3 and 4. A number of emergency vehicles attended the scene, including six Fire Engines, a water tanker and a support vehicle ( five engines can be seen in the photos as one was further down the M50 stopping the liquid entering the drainage system.


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