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Issue No. 210 - Wednesday, 6th August 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Friday's Solar Eclipse - Letters: Quiz - Lions Support Jamstand - Letters: Goodrich Dungeon- Local company makes Top 50 - Bingo Three peaks - Weekly Refuse Collections - Two Assaulted in Goodrich]
Page 2 [Fantastic Weather for Carnival Day - Drug Dealers Beware - Win £50 for your local recipe]
Page 3 [Crowds line the streets for Carnival Procession - Cash boost for schools - Nursery Plans Approved]

Page 4

[Fun down on the Carnival Field - David Bristow sings the blues at Broome Farm - Ross Special Crew]
Page 5 [Jumpin' Jive - Lions' Share - Special Break - Monmouth Festival - Music at Goodrich - Weather Station]
Page 6 [Man Charged with Attempted Murder and the rest of the news from around the region]
Fantastic Weather for a Fantastic Carnival Day

Most of you will be aware that it was Carnival Day on Saturday and in spite of poor weather forecasts, the sun shone brilliantly. Lots of people met at the Ashburton Industrial Estate where the judging of floats and dress took place. There were many brilliant entries, which were placed as follows:

Class one: In first place, winning £200 was Ross Pre School Playgroup, whose float was built by a new team this year that kept the same high standards as previous years. In fact, many people thought it was the best float the Carnival has had for many years. The second prize of £150 was won by Fun2Sea, the £100 third prize went to The larks and 4th place, winning 25 were L K Danze.

Class two had only one entry which was The Larruperz Centre who win 100. Class three also had just one entry winning Gavin Morant as Hot Wheels a prize of £25.

In Class four the first prize of £100 went to Bridstow Brownies with the Colburn family, Greek Olympians winning £75 in second place and Ross Lions gaining third place and £50.

Class five turned out to be a very difficult class to judge as there were many entries of different sizes, but in the end it was decided that Josephine Higgins, Oliver Moore and Greg Powell were the prize winners. Oliver Moore was dressed as a snowman which caused a lot of comments from the large crowds who thronged the town streets. Unfortunately there were losers in this class but they all should be applauded for their time and effort on the day. The pirates were late turning up from Monmouth as they had trouble docking their ship by the Hope and Anchor and Ellie Murray caused the judges much amusement with her frog on a skate board.

Two special prizes were also given out on the day. The Pam Allen Trophy for the best handmade costume went to three year old Liam Ashcroft, who looked absolutely thrilled with his prize. The judges also awarded a special prize for the happiest non-winner which they presented to Meryl Ker and Nikita Foster who were on holiday in the area and kept smiling all day long. They said they were happy to take part and the rosette they were given was a memory they could keep to remind them of the happy day that they had.

The Dolloway Dancers line up for a photograph. Ref: DSC_6413

Ross Pre School Playgroup always do a brillaint job. Ref: DSC_6405

L.K Danze group. Ref: DSC_6418

The Larks ladies skittles team in wonderful, handmade costumes. Ref: DSC_6423

The Larruperz Centre' resource staff's entry was very colourful. Ref: DSC_6426

Fun 2 Sea Nursery. Ref: DSC_6433

I think all the Princesses looked beautiful. Ref: DSC_6439

Carnival Princess Darcie with her attendants. Ref: DSC_6466

The Colburn family are the Olympins. Ref: DSC_6450

Ellie Murray, Princess with Frog, Josephine Higgins, Teddy and Oliver Moore, Snowman. Ref: DSC_6455

SAS, Men in Black and Rasputin (S & G Filming) waiting for you to audition. Ref: DSC_6460

Ross Town Mayor, Councillor John Davies, Mayoress Hannah and son, Billy join in the fun. Ref: DSC_6474

Another Successful Raid - Drug Dealers Beware

Drugs and related equipment along with thousands of pounds in cash were seized by Police executing a drugs search warrant at a property in Oatleys Crescent, Ledbury last Wednesday.

The drugs raid, which was carried out by local uniformed officers, netted a quantity of cannabis bush and cannabis resin, several thousands of pounds in cash and drugs-related equipment. Bank records were also seized. Two men in the property were arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs and are currently on police bail whilst forensic tests are carried out on the items seized. A woman who called at the property whilst police were there also received a formal caution for cannabis possession.

Sergeant Alex Warner, Local Policing Sergeant at Ross Police Station who led the operation, said, 'The execution of this latest drugs warrant maintains our impetus in tackling drugs dealers in South Herefordshire. Two cannabis cultivation operations were dismantled by police in Ross in July when we raided two addresses in the town. We want local drug dealers to know that the pressure is on!'

Information from the public is crucial to the success of such operations and Sergeant Warner urges anyone who has information on drug dealing in the area to contact him at Ross Police Station on 08457 444888 or to pass information confidentially via the Crimestoppers freephone line of 0800 555111.

Win £50 for your Local Recipe

If you can create a meal for two, costing just £5 and made up entirely from Herefordshire ingredients, why not enter your dish into this year's Flavours of Herefordshire?' Not only could you win £50, which will be presented by the 'Hairy Bikers' at the Herefordshire Food Festival, your recipe will also be included in a special book of Herefordshire recipes.

'Flavours of Herefordshire is out to prove that local food, as well as being delicious, need not be expensive,' said Jane Lewis, Herefordshire Council's cultural services manager. 'We're looking for the best recipe for a Herefordshire meal for two for a total for 5 (herbs, spices and condiments can be sourced from outside the county).

Please let us know where you are sourcing your ingredients and how much they cost. If you're growing your own, estimate the price a shop would charge. Remember, you need to be able to source all the ingredients at the same time so avoid a combination of apples and strawberries!' added Jane.

Recipes should be e-mailed to or sent to Jane Lewis at the council's office in Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0XH, by Monday, 6th October.


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