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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 158 - Wednesday, 1st August 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [Ross Carnival will go ahead as planned]
Page 2 [Folk Night at Broome Farm - What's Happening in Ross - Congratulations Amy - Floyd at the Bandstand]
Page 3 [The Kiss Brothers (Tina Dancing) - Happy Birthday Chris and Chris]

Page 4

[Herefordshire Haddock - The Hildersley Flasher - Time Lapse River Wye]
Page 5 [CHAOS at Ross Market - Woman assaulted in Brookend Street]
Page 6 [Summer Garden Party at the Old Court - Man attacked in Three Crosses Close - Letters]
Page 7 [Leading up to Carnival Day - Stereo Stolen - Readers' Flood Photos - Death of Leonard Casciani]
Page 8 [Bands in the Park - Whitchurch Burglary - Castles and Forts - Free hearing check - Weather]
Page 9 [[News from around Herefordshire]
Pillowell Silver Band at 'Bands in the Park'

Bands in the Park was able to take place this week, following two weeks of 'fair weather' cancellations and Pillowell Silver Band provided the entertainment for a very happy audience.

I was unable to stop, as usual, due to another commitment in Whitchurch but what I heard was really good. I thought the solo cornet player was brilliant (I used to be a solo cornet player with Barking YP Band, so I look for these things).

Take a look at the video and you will see what I mean. Unfortunately, I did not catch her real solo, in the picture as I arrived half way through but she had a good part to play in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber piece I did record.


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WNTV: Pillowell Band on Sunday afternoon
   

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Whitchurch Burglary

Information is sought in relation to a burglary that occurred at some time between 6:00 am on Monday, 9th July and 9:30 am on Friday, 13th July.

A door lock was broken to gain access to office premises in Old Ross Road, Whitchurch and two full sets of golf clubs were stolen, including a brand new set of Tom Watson wedges.

All golf clubs were graphite shafted in a blue / grey colour.

One other unusual item stolen was a large bronze coloured Buddha, which was approximately 18 inches tall and 1 feet wide.

Anybody with information is asked to contact PC Natalie Wakefield at Hereford Police Station on 08457 444888, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.



Castles and Forts at the Heritage Centre

There was plenty of Summer Holiday fun and busy hands ('chaos') today, Tuesday at Ross Heritage Centre, where lots of local children made model castles and forts.

Below the children can be seen working on their masterpieces in the capable hands of Heritage Assistant, Sue Parker.


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Your chance to get a free hearing check

One of the UK's largest hearing healthcare providers will be visiting the Best Western Pengethley Manor Hotel in Ross on Wye on Tuesday, 14th and Wednesday, 15th August 2007, where you will be able to a free, comprehensive hearing check.

A company of hearing care professionals are visiting a number of hotels across the UK and providing those who think their hearing is not as good as it should be with a full hearing test and the best advice on how to cope with hearing loss.

Nine million people in Britain suffer from failing hearing but unfortunately, the road to clearer hearing is not always an easy one as a result of the increasing waiting lists patients on the NHS can expect to join. This issue is particularly true for patients in the West of England, where a study revealed waiting times for an aid could last as long as 59 weeks*.

What is most disappointing about this issue is that it can often take those with hearing loss several years to address and come to terms with their problem, only to be told they will have to wait even longer, by which point they may be put off joining the ever growing queues.

The exhibition will be particularly appealing for those over 50, when hearing can start to deteriorate as part of the ageing process. The visiting company has nearly 40 years of experience in hearing healthcare and currently employs over 200 appropriately qualified hearing care professionals who operate both in the field and from 60 Hearing Centres nation-wide.

Don't miss this opportunity to improve your hearing. For more information or to reserve an appointment simply call freephone 0800 731 6499 quoting EXPR6579.

*Source: BSHAA: Suffering in Silence (Summer 2006)



Ross-on-Wye Weather Station Readings

Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important stations around the country which regularly sends data to the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice per day by husband and wife team, June and Rex Swallow.

Figures for week commencing Monday, 23rd July 2007
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n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 0 11.2 4.7 3.4 5.8 8.1 12.0
Rainfall (mm) 4.0 Trace 6.4 9.2 Trace 9.7 0
Rainfall (inches) .16 Trace .25 .36 Trace .38 0
Maximum Temperature (C) 17 21 21 17 21 21 20
Maximum Temperature (F) 63 70 70 63 70 70 68
Minimum Temperature (C) 11 11 12 15 13 11 10
Minimum Temperature (F) 52 52 54 59 55 52 50
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 60 60 61 62 61 60 61


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