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Issue No. 144 - 25th April 2007
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[Flying the Flag for the Centenary - Saturday Live at the Prince]
[Please Help Find Fritz - London Visit - Business as Usual - Hat Trick for Sixth Form - Ross Town Public Meeting]
[Aerial Downloads:Ross, Greytree and Castles From The Air - Theft of pressure washer and motorcycle]

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Flying the flag for the Centenary

Ross District Scouts held their annual St George's parade in Ross this year on April 22nd as part of the centenary celebrations. There were young people from the local groups of Ross, Walford, Whitchurch and Aston Ingham with their leaders from all the age ranges; Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorers.

Traffic was only briefly brought to a standstill as they paraded their flags through the town to St. Mary's church.

The service was led by Rev Sarah Jones with readings by Explorers and Scouts Eliott Swattridge, Michael Nash, David Shaw and Geraint Morris and prayers by Gareth Bennett and Phil Shaw. The newly appointed District Commissioner Mr. David Bennett led the renewal of the promises with Assistant District Commissioner [Beaver Scouts] Mrs. Jenny Bundy.

After the service they paraded back to the Scout hut for the presentation of some awards to newly appointed leaders Anthea, Pete and Tim.

The next district event to celebrate the Scouts' Centenary will be a camp from the 24th to the 26th of May. The Saturday evening will see a campfire to which all members and ex-members of the Scout Association are invited. Please feel free to contact any Scouter for further information.

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Man Seriously Assaulted

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Ross in which an 18 year old man received serious injuries. The incident happened between 9pm on Friday, 20th April and 1.30am the next day close to the Stag public house.

The victim was with a small group of friends when they encountered a group of youths. After a verbal altercation, around five of the youths from the group assaulted him, leaving him with head and facial injuries. The victim attended Ross-on-Wye Community Hospital and was later transferred to Hereford County Hospital for treatment of a suspected fractured cheek bone. Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault or who has information about those responsible to come forward.

Officers are also continuing to investigate a separate assault which occurred the previous week. Two men were left with serious injuries. They are keeping an open mind as whether the incidents may be linked. The earlier incident happened around 2am on Sunday, 15th April in Pig Alley and continued along St Mary’s Street towards the Royal Hotel. The two male victims were seriously assaulted by a group of offenders and both required hospital treatment.

The same group of offenders is thought to have been responsible for damage to a shop window in the High Street and two parked cars at the Royal Hotel. Two male youths and a 19 year old man have been arrested in connection with the 15th April assault and released on bail while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to contact Ross-on-Wye Police Station on 08457 444888, quoting ref: 102-s-210407.

Saturday Live at the Prince

'The Fletch' provided the music at last Saturday's live music session. I must admit that from the name, I had expected to see a band rather than one person with a guitar and backing tapes but sometimes an evening turns out to be not quite as one imagines. Saturday was certainly a big surprise. Roger Fletcher is a good guitarist and would do well with a band.

This coming Saturday, I am reliably informed that there will be a band - 'Steady Eddie and the Boogie Men', who I am told are very good. Hope to see you there.

There will be a 'Live Club' in the function room at the Prince on Saturday, 5th May, featuring 'Back Alley Sally' and 'Cubra Libra'. There is an entrance fee of £3.00 to this event but both are top bands and this promises to be a good evening.

At this stage, I am not sure what is happening on Saturday 12th but on 19th May, the all girl band, 'Underwired' will be returning. The last 'Underwird' performance was great and saw members of the audience joining in. I'm looking forward to that one as well.

Having had lots of experience of local music, Tina will be booking bands to fill in gaps in the diary and beyond that. The future should hopefully see the Prince of Wales becoming THE place to go for Saturday live bands in Ross so why not give local musicians a head start by coming along and giving them your support?

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For those who missed Tina dancing last week. (I have to listen to the radio through headphones at home!) Ref: DSC_6159


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