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Police Issue Appeal Following Charity Box Theft

Hereford Police are appealing for information after a charity box was stolen from Brampton Road Stores in Hereford.

The theft occurred on 11th June at 18:00

They are keen to speak to the person in the CCTV footage.

Anyone with any information on the incident should call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting reference 0798S 110618

Information can also be given anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Bulls add Myrie-Williams & Sainty

Hereford FC made a double swoop today with Myrie-Williams agreeing a new deal to remain at the club and Callum Sainty signing from Barry Town.

Sainty is described as a ‘raw talent’ with both Bulls boss Peter Beadle and assistant manager Steve Jenkins both big admirers of the midfielder.

Former Newport County player Myrie-Williams, who also has 15 appearances for Hereford United under his belt, went on to make 14 appearances for The Bulls last term, scoring eight goals, including a long-range effort against Weymouth that was voted as the supporters Goal of the Season.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – ‘Is the real deal’

Jurassic World 2 is what going to the cinema is all about.

The original Jurassic Park is one of the finest blockbusters in movie history. It found this rare balance between sheer popcorn fun and edge of your seat terror, and will go down as an all-time classic. Although since the 1993 original, the series had spawned 3 sequels, all featuring plenty of memorable moments but never coming close to matching the magic and originality of the first.

Then came Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A terrifying, hugely enjoyable rollercoaster of a blockbuster and a return to form for the franchise. It isn’t without problems, but this is essential viewing. A film of truly epic proportions.

When the dormant volcano of the Jurassic World island begins to roar in to life, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. But everything is not as it seems.

Chris Pratt is a superstar. One of the most likeable and charismatic men in Hollywood, Pratt has never been better here as leading man Owen. He is effortlessly charming and a real hero you root for, sharing a genuine chemistry with the always lovely Bryce Dallas Howard. They have a real spark and it was really nice to see their relationship develop further. Dallas Howard has a much stronger character arc than in the previous film, making for a great leading lady.

New recruits Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda are nice additions, but are side-lined for almost the entire second half, whilst Rafe Spall is a convincing if unmemorable villain. A story line involving a little girl named Maisie (played by first time actress Isabella Sermon) felt shoehorned in to make the movie more family friendly, even though this subplot has a dark twist all of its own.

The film creates some nicely crafted scares to go along with the action, with the first half playing out as an action adventure before things take a dark turn into claustrophobic horror as we reach its climax. It strikes a real nice balance between the two, never becoming too scary to frighten younger viewers but enough dread and thrills to satisfy the older.

The films problem lies with it seeming perfectly fine to settle for cliché, as the dialogue can be very basic and it’s continuously predictable. Whilst the payoff is always worth it, it very rarely packs a punch or surprise like the movie thinks it does. This could also be down to a turgid marketing campaign which showed far too much footage from its trailers.

Viewers may also find problems with some character choices. They can at times come across as clueless and make needless mistakes, so I can understand anyone who may have a problem with this. But if you are able to not take it overly serious, sitting back watching all the carnage unfold, then you will be seriously rewarded.

This is because the action is what you’ll be talking about when you leave the theatre. The film is jam packed with stupendous action, with the opening scene setting the tone perfectly for what’s in store. Throughout it’s brutal yet breath-taking and monster action like no other.

The franchise has always specialised in action, each film topping the last for scale and mayhem, and with Fallen Kingdom we reach all new heights. It’s at the film’s centrepiece aboard a volcanic island about to erupt, where we reach the pinnacle of Jurassic movies. It’s simply the action sequence of the year to beat.

It will also surprise you just how gorgeous this movie is. The dinosaurs have a considerable amount of screen time, and they are beautifully recognised and the visual effects are stunning. Leading raptor Blue is a crucial element to the plot and his relationship with Pratt was lovely to watch unfold, especially during flashbacks.

A lot of the film’s success is down to director J.A Bayona. The superb director behind the emotional The Impossible and touching A Monster Calls, Bayona has now hit the big leagues in a big way. From the opening frame, you know this is crafted with care and precision. This is a master working at the peak of his powers.

On the whole the new Jurassic World is an enthralling ride and fun of the highest order, one cinema experience you do not want to miss. The best entry since the first.

Verdict: At times it is silly and predictable but Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the real deal, with a compelling story, genuine scares and enough dino action to leave your mind officially blown!

Best Moment: The island volcano finally erupts.

Rating: 8/10

Review written by Lewis Pearce.

World Cup Legend to Visit Hereford

A true footballing legend will take to the stage at The Courtyard this June for “An Audience with Sir Geoff Hurst”

During this year’s World Cup, Sir Geoff Hurst, the only player to score a hat trick in the final of the competition, will visit The Courtyard. A true sporting hero with a unique achievement, he consistently receives standing ovations from audiences and leaves them wanting more.

With a career’s worth of precious anecdotes, Sir Geoff will spend the evening discussing his illustrious West Ham and England career, leaving the audience captivated. There will also be an opportunity for audience questions in the second half.

Football fans can make a night of it by pre-booking for a pie and a pint in The Courtyard Café Bar before the show. The dining package can be purchased alongside your tickets online, on the telephone or at Box Office.

Tickets are still available priced at £25, or £50 for a  VIP Ticket which includes a meet &greet with the man himself.

An Audience with Sir Geoff Hurst will be in The Courtyard’s Main House on Wednesday 20 June at 7.30pm.

To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit www.courtyard.org.uk.

Live Music and Cider Apples

Looking for a true-blue Herefordshire festival experience? Well you can’t get more Herefordshire than camping in a cider orchard!

Taking place in the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside amidst the Gillow Cider orchards, revellers will be able to camp out underneath the trees that supplied the fruit for their drinks. The cider and perry created by Gillow!

This year’s lineup includes rockabillies The Delray Rockets, Rolling Stones tribute The Rollin’ Clones and Welsh alt-rockers Red Room Therapy as well as Last Tree Squad, Will Killeen, Sweet Talk and more.

A celebration of good drink, good food, good music and good company, the festival will be the perfect chance to while away the summer day sat under a tree with a cider in your hand. With live music scheduled across the weekend, you can dance the night away under the stars.

Tickets: https://www.gillowciderfestival.co.uk/2018-tickets/

Ledbury Litter Pickers look for a leader

The people of Ledbury turned out in force for a litter pick this evening. Supported by Ledbury Primary School, local people teamed together to improve the look of their town.

Following on from the success of the Hereford Community Clean Up Group, residents in Ledbury are looking to set up a similar group. Residents believe that there would be enough people willing to take part, but they are desperately looking for somebody to take a lead on it as it would require somebody with a fair amount of spare time to plan and organise the meetings.

Do you live in Ledbury? Are you interested in taking part or supporting the litter picks? Email us at info@yourherefordshire.co.uk and we’ll pass on your information.

Leominster McDonalds Decision Imminent

A decision on whether the fast food chain McDonalds will be allowed to open a restaurant in Leominster is expected in the next few days.

The chain has put forward plans to open an outlet on land at Morrisons Supermarket.

The fast food chain has had its sight set on moving to the market town for the past few years and it is finally expected to get the approval to open a restaurant.

There is opposition with some members of the community saying that it will affect trade at other food outlets in the town but many say the investment is needed as well as new jobs.

Leominster Tennis Club to host Summer Beginners Courses

Leominster Tennis Club will be hosting Beginner Tennis Sessions aimed at all ages this Summer Holidays.

If you have kids, or are a teen or adult who fancies a go at tennis, these 6 week courses will teach you the basics and are a perfect stepping stone for continuing at the regular club groups.

Lots of plus points for attending a group like this:

Fewer distractions, smaller group sizes, be with others of a similar age and ability, works out cheaper than booking a court for yourself and all equipment is provided.

Please see the flyer for information and contact details, anyone who signs up before or during our club open day on 22nd July will receive £5 off the course cost.

Fire destroys home in Hereford

Fire crews have spent the afternoon and evening tackling a fire at the Green Lane Park just outside Hereford.

The fire has completely destroyed one home on the site. Nobody is reported to have been  injured in the blaze.

Fire crews have remained on site this evening. The cause of the fire is at this time currently unknown.

Creams Cafe to open on Commercial Street in Hereford

Creams Cafe are to open an outlet on Commercial Street in Hereford.

They are a well known dessert outlet that provide mouth watering ice creams and desserts and the new outlet will provide much welcomed investment into this area of Hereford City Centre.

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