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Issue No. 159 - Wednesday, 8th August 2007
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Page 1 [This week's news - Ross Town Carnival 2007]
Page 2 [Symonds Yat East Definitely Open - World's Worst Paparazzi - Folk at Broome Farm]
Page 3 [Red Lion Festival - Moving away from YouTube - Goodrich Art Club Exhibition]

Page 4

[Nature Watch - Advice to Farmers - Three year old child badly injured by car]
Page 5 [Ross Town Carnival - part two - Scouting Sunrise]
Page 6 [Ross Town Carnival - part three - Interview with local author, Ian Pauley]
Page 7 [Ross Town Carnival - part four - Letters ]
Page 8 [Ross Town Carnival - part five - What's Happening in Ross this week?]
Page 9 [[Ross Town Carnival - part six - Ross Lions at the Carnival]
Page 10 [Ross Town Carnival - part seven - Somerfield non-uniform day - Golf Club vandalized]
Page 11 [Ross Town Carnival - part eight - Theft from Jewellers]
Page 12 [Tina Dancing - Carnival Bingo - Assault - double vision - Bands in Park - Affordable warmth - Accident - Weather]
Page 13 [Herefordshire County News]
Ross Town Carnival 2007 - Part eight - at Wilton Car Park

Float and walkers winners for Carnival 2007

Class 1 - 1st Ross Pre-school Playgroup with “Cinderella”, 2nd Fun to Sea Nursery with “Old MacDonald’s Farm”, 3rd The Larks Skittle team as “Ross Flappers”.
Class 2 - 1st The staff of the Larruperz Centre as “Ross on Hawaii” , 2nd Ross Divers as “Black Pearl”, 3rd Ross NCT “Under the Sea”
Class 3 No entries
Class 4 - 1st The Gresleys as the Oriental Gresleys”, 2nd Ross Community Hospital – “Music through the Decades” , 3rd No entry (only 2 entries)
Class 5 - 1st Circus Tent, 2nd 2 Princesses, Joint 3rd Bill & the Cat Joint 3rd 2 Chinese Girls (this cheque has not been claimed yet so if anyone knows who they are please contact Mary Sinclair Powell at the Heritage Centre)

The winner of the new Pam Allen trophy for the best hand made costume went to Peter Colburn, a young man dressed as Elvis with the group 'Music through the decades.'

Michael Hill of Border Counties Vintage Club. Ref: DSC_9860

Vintage Club members, Brian Bedford, Len Shorthouse, Michael Hill, Peter Graham and Colin and Joan Davies.
Ref: DSC_9867

Best hand made costume winner, in memory of Gresleys Carnival Team member, Pam Allen was Peter Colburn as Elvis. Ref: DSC_9896

Peter Colburn with Mum, Sarah.
Ref: DSC_9899

Ross Conservatives, Jenny Hyde, Gordon Lucas, Patsy Gronland, Phil Cutter and Audrey Riches. Ref: DSC_9874

Ross Town Band. Ref: DSC_9879

First prize in Class 2 winners, Ross on Hawaii. Ref: DSC_9881

Second place in Class 1 were Fun to Sea Nursery with “Old MacDonald’s Farm”. Ref: DSC_9889

First place in Class 1 were Ross Pre school Playgroup with Cinderella. Ref: DSC_9891

Theft from H.E. Phillips Jewellers

Police are appealing for information after the theft of a bracelet from a jewellers in Ross-on-Wye on Thursday, 2nd August.

At lunchtime that day, a man entered the H. E. Phillips Jewellers on Gloucester Road and stated he was ‘just browsing’. He left after a short while but returned with another man around half an hour later. They continued looking at jewellery and selected rings and bracelets to purchase, totalling around £2,000. The men left £800 in cash at the store to secure the purchase while they attended a bank to get the remaining balance.

A few minutes later - roughly between 12.50 pm and 1pm, the two men returned from the bank claiming they could not get any more money. They refused to leave a deposit to collect the jewellery at a later date and told staff to forget the sale, returned the wrapped jewellery and left the store with their original £800.

However, when the shop staff unwrapped the jewellery to return it to the display, they released that the men had stolen one of the bracelets, worth around £800.

Both men were described as being of ‘Mediterranean’ appearance and were smartly dressed. They were last seen heading into Pigs Alley.

Police are linking the theft with another suspicious incident at the HSBC bank in the town the same afternoon. A man - similarly described as being of 'Mediterranean' appearance and smartly dressed - entered the branch and tried to exchange cash notes into other denominations. The cashier became suspicious that a ‘sleight of hand’ deception was being carried out and the man left with no exchange having taken place.

A Herefordshire Police spokesman said, 'Officers investigating both incidents are keen to hear from anyone else who may have seen the men in the town centre that day, or other businesses who believe they may have also visited them that afternoon. It is possible they may have tried to carry out other deception-type offences in the area and we would be keen to hear from anyone who may be able to provide further details which could help police to identify these men.'

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Andy Taylor at Ross-on-Wye Police Station on 08457 444888 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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