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News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 184 - Wednesday, 6th February 2008
Andi McBurnie and Toby Lovell at the Red Lion
Andi McBurnie, who lives in France, is a friend of the great
blues singer and harmonica player Toby Lovell, who has featured
before on WNTV at both the Red Lion and at Broome Farm.
went along to the Red
Lion Inn at Peterstow on Friday evening with
friends, Paul and Ali, where we enjoyed a meal in the restaurant
and watched Andy perform. Toby joined Andi occasionally
with his harmonica and we all really enjoyed the evening.
We both enjoyed the evening with Paul and Ali and it was
really nice to see a real solo artist who does not need
this week's WNTV
News programme you can watch Andi performing
one of my favourite Greenday songs, 'Good Riddance' and,
joined by Toby on Harmonica, 'Walking the Dog'.
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Watch - The King Arthur's Cave Bats
King Arthur's Cave bat photographs below were taken from
just 5 inches away, so that even the creature's skin texture
can be seen. I went to the cave on Sunday, along with my
daughter, Sarah and her boyfriend, James with the intention
of filming bats and we achieved our goal.
the risk of getting a bat round the ears, I climbed up into
a tiny cavern and tried out my contortionist skills to get
within a few inches of the creature, in a very confined
space. Some of the footage (which is in colour this time)
can be seen in this week's WNTV
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News received the following press release from Carnival
Chairman, Mel Hodges.
the success of last year's carnival dog show, which raised
funds for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Cot Death
it was decided to hold another one for the carnival of 2008.
Preperations were made and a date was set for Saturday,
July 26th 2008. The clash last year with bands playing on
the bandstand we decided to avoid, by changing from a Sunday
to the Saturday. We notified Herefordshire Council as per
the contract drawn up by them for the Carnival.
then find that an event is being advertised for the same
date and place as our dog show. We are led to believe that
this date was proposed by Ross Town Council as this year's
date for Jamstand. As you can imagine, loud music and dog
shows are not very compatible. We understand that the organizers
of Jamstand have put in a lot of work booking bands to appear
on this date and that an alternative date would mean that
a lot of the bands would not be able to play. As a result
of this clash of dates we cannot fit in a change of date
for the dog show, so unhappily we will have to cancel the
dog show for this year. Unfortunately as this was a means
to raise much needed funds for the Carnival this year after
last year's problems with the weather and last minute relocation
which left us with a deficit of funds. We now need to look
at alternatives to raise funds. Suggestions to Carnival
the contract we have with Herefordshire, and Ross Town Council
being allowed to take bookings for the same period and on
the same land this has caused problems for Ross Town Carnival
and Jamstand. We have both worked together to come up with
a solution to the problem not of our making as we feel any
event organized to promote Ross can only be for the good
of the town and town's people. The Carnival, through its
programme tries to promote events happening through the
summer months (Ross Country Festival / Ross-in-Bloom) and
will continue to do so.
is unfortunate that this situation has arisen as Ross Town
Carnival brings many people to Ross every year. We feel
that provision should be put in place which will ensure
that clashes of this kind do not reoccur. However, we feel
it was no small thing for the Carnival Chairman, Mel Hodges
to forego the dog show so that the Jamstand concert could
take place, as preparations for this are already in advanced
stages. Organizer of Jamstand, Jack Baldus is extremely
grateful to Mel Hodges for his consideration. Mel has also
offered to assist Jamstand in any way he can.
are really looking forward to all events: Jamstand on Saturday
26th July, Carnival Week and Carnival Day itself, which
takes place on Saturday, 2nd August.
in the river
saw your article in Wyenot News about the freezer. I am
sure this same freezer base was washed up on the grass next
to the Hope and Anchor after the last flood. It was certainly
there last Thursday, 24th January. Maybe somebody threw
it back in the river. Maybe this was something to do with
the Council wanting money to remove it?
and address supplied.
you for the info. That is interesting. I guess pushing it
back in the river is somewhat easier than taking it the
mile to the local recycling place, which will take freezers
free of charge. It was still on the bank at Wilton a day
ago. Who knows - if it is not washed further downstream
by further flooding soon, it may well appear on the next
edition of the local Ordnance Survey map.
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