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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 171 - Wednesday, 31st October 2007
Party at Jacquiline's
gathering of revellers from Iceland - the frozen food store,
not the country - came to Ross from all over the Midlands
on Sunday evening to enjoy a pre-Christmas party at Jacquiline's
Nite Club. The Company had hired Jacqueline's for the
evening to give a short presentation about company policy
to the staff. Staff then danced the night away and enjoyed
a splendid Danterwood, Pearce and Jones (DWPJ) buffet. Pictured
below are some of the staff from the Redich, Abergavenny
and Cheltenham stores enjoying the party.
is a great place to hire for company functions or large
corporate parties, for any occasion. For further details,
please see the Jacquiline's
page on 'Wyenot'.
Beard and Sonia Matthews from the Redich Iceland Store. Ref: DSC_2237
Emma, Stacey, Mike, Dave and Owen from the Abergavenny store. Ref:
Darrell, Rich, Dean, Dave, Graham, Leanne, Mel, Lindsey, Sarah,
Charlotte, Michelle and Janine
from the Cheltenham store. Ref: DSC_2244
Danterwood Pearce and Jones buffet provided for the Icelandic visitors.
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appeal following serious injury on the A40 near Glewstone
are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was injured
on the A40 Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth road on Sunday. The incident
occurred on the Monmouth bound side of the dual carriageway,
just before the Glewstone turning at around 2.28 am on 28th
19-year-old male pedestrian was involved in a collision
with a Citroen Berlingo van and suffered multiple injuries.
driver of the car suffered shock but was otherwise uninjured.
The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Hereford County
Hospital and later transferred to Frenchay hospital in Bristol,
where he remains in a critical condition.
are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision
or may have seen the pedestrian walking in the area beforehand.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Darren Collett
at the Hereford Roads Policing Team on 08457 444888.
Quiz at Conservative Club Raises £180
Ross branch of Macmillan Cancer Support held a quiz night
at Ross Conservative Club on Wednesday, 24th October
to raise money towards the Macmillan Renton Appeal. A lot
of fun was had by all and £180 was raised during the
the photograph below are quiz organizers: Pauline and Brian
McRae, Gussy Stephens, Soosie Pinnell and Sandra Harnwell.
spent Saturday evening at a private house party this week,
so did not see many Hallowe'en dressers in town. However.
Earlier in the day I made my fortnightly visit to Asda in
Hereford and that proved to be a scary experience. Staff
in the 'George'
part of the store, Becky Cox, Sandy Lloyd, Emma Wright,
Lisa Tomson, Lucy Stokes and Store Event Co-ordinator, June
Thurston had dressed in spooky costume for Hallowe'en.
actually like going shopping in Asda, Hereford as I find
that, even adding the cost of petrol to get there, it works
out far cheaper than shopping in the Ross supermarkets and
the staff are ALWAYS very friendly.
scary staff at Asda, Hereford on Saturday. Ref: DSC_2111
my article last
week about Morrisons Smoothies:
blame the Australians and the Dutch
told by a member of my family that Smoothies were invented
by the Australians. 'Anyone for a Smoothie' was often heard
on Neighbours TV about 20 years ago. It's a good old fermentation
process where a lot of pressure can be generated in a small
tub of Smoothie or yoghurt.
people may remember there was a programme on TV warning
about such explosive reactions with products especially
Smoothes. It may have been on Watchdog or a similar consumer
programme. You have been warned.
still trying to get sauce out of the new Dutch made HP Sauce
bottles. The usual thwacks on the bottom don't seem to have
any effect. After you and your family's experience I'm not
really sure if I want the HP sauce to come out the bottle.
I admit I'm not a great fan of Smoothies or Neighbours.
Apologies to any of my family who may see this in Queensland.
I can't say anything about the Dutch, as I'm half Dutch.
for that Gordon. I guessed that the fruit had fermented.
It's a scary thought really that one could possibly even
be prosecuted for drunk in charge of a motor vehicle, having
only imbibed one apparently innocent 'smoothie'.
a similar subject, I learned from the TV programme, 'QI'
this week (great programme) that elephants like to get drunk.
They can smell fermenting fruit from 10 miles away and most
humans who have been killed by rampaging elephants have
been killed by drunk rampaging elephants. What is not known
though is whether drunk elephants see 'pink people'.
think I shall revert back to the chocolate, coffee, beer
and chips diet - all this 'healthy' stuff is no good for
thing I recently learned is that the caffeine extracted
from coffee to make 'decaffeinated coffee' is used to make
paracetamol. Withdrawal symptoms from caffeine in coffee
when switching to decaff causes headaches, so all these
'healthy' people who switch to decaff then take a paracetamol
to cure the headache it causes are just wasting their time
drinking the 'taste removed' variety.
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