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A multi-million pound plan for the River Teme is a step nearer, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) approving a development grant of £204,000. This will enable the Severn Rivers Trust (SRT) to develop plans and apply for a full £3million grant for its ‘Springs of River’ project, which aims to restore wildlife and revitalise historic communities along the river. The beauty of the Teme was immortalised in AE Housman’s collection of poems ‘A Shropshire Lad’, but in subsequent years the river has changed and despite being designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, species such as salmon and eel are in decline and wildflower meadows and woodlands that once characterised the Teme Valley are being lost. The Springs of Rivers project aims to reconnect

and improve more than 125 miles of river through a number of initiatives, including practical conservation, community events, improving access to the river, and creating volunteering opportunities and apprenticeships. A new visitor centre is planned, as is an educational programme. The importance of the River Teme is widely recognised and the wider catchment area covers two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Special Area of Conservation, and it is one of the most important tributaries of the UK’s longest river, the Severn. Commenting on the award, Tony Bostock, chief executive of the SRT said “We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support in recognition of the Teme being a truly unique and special place.”

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Call us or visit us at: 38 Teme Street, Tenbury, WR15 8AA. Tel: 01584 810322 110 Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 1DJ. Tel: 01584 872421 St Matthews House, Market Street, Craven Arms. Tel: 01588 672776 Email: enquiries@dykeruscoe.co.uk Website: www.dykeruscoe.co.uk

Foxwhelp, Kingston Black, Brown Snout and Tom Putt are just some of the traditional Teme Valley cider apple varieties skilfully blended to create Robinsons Flagon Cider. It’s medium dry, variably hazy and gently sparkling to retain that delicious flavour. Cider just as it should be. Quantities are limited and you won’t generally find Robinsons Cider much beyond the great local pubs in the immediate area. For the story of Robinsons Cider and a full list of stockists, do take a look at our website. The locals reckon Robinsons Cider is well worth seeking out. Discover it and enjoy it for yourself.



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Gig with a Pig!

Sizzling Summer Classics - it’s a Gig with a Pig! A lovely summery mixture of classical music followed by a succulent pig roast. The Pig Roast will be provided by The Hop Pole, the Orchestra is the well-known Goode Ensemble, and songs will be provided by the lyrical soprano Caroline McLachlan (vocal) and Brian Stenning (Piano). The music will include JS Bach (Brandenburg Concerto number four),

Downton Abbey, Vaughan Williams and folk melodies. A double feast at Rock Church on Saturday July 11th, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 or £5 for children in advance only. Book online via: www.sizzlingsummerclassics. eventbrite.co.uk or phone Peter Bill on 01299 832 562. Vegetarian dishes to be requested at the time of booking.

MP Supports Volunteers Local MP Harriett Baldwin recently turned out to show her support at a volunteering event, held at Tenbury’s Regal Community Centre, where she met more than a dozen volunteer groups. The event was organised by Malvern Hills Volunteering, South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau and Malvern Hills District Council. Groups ranging from the Tenbury Transport Trust, the Dementia Society, the Samaritans, the Royal British Legion and even the Guides attended. Harriett commented “I was keen Harriett Baldwin (right) with two representatives of the to pay tribute to all the great Tenbury Transport Trust volunteering groups which make such a difference in the community. Each of these groups does amazing work to help out locally and their selfless efforts are greatly appreciated. I hope that people who have a little spare time on their hands will have been motivated to offer their skills to one of these hard-working volunteer groups.” Harriett Baldwin was elected as MP for West Worcestershire, which includes Tenbury Wells, in May 2010. She was appointed to become the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Russia before joining the government in February 2014 as Assistant Government Whip. In the July 2014 reshuffle she was promoted to Lord Commissioner and in The Samaritans had May 2015 she was appointed Economic Secretary to the a stand at the event Treasury (City Minister).

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Soap Box Derby The annual Richards Castle Soap Box Derby, now in its twelfth year, has already raised over £70,000 for local charities. Chairman Mr Salwey commented “This year we have decided to support local children’s charities including A ‘Soap Box’ makes Ewe & You, a care its way down the hill farm charity based at Nash; South Shropshire Home Start, who support families with children under five; and Hope Support, a charity based in Ross on Wye which operates throughout Herefordshire, supporting young people aged 11 years or more.” Early entries included the ‘Black Country Hillbillys’ from Halesowen, four teams from Newcastle, ‘Nutty’s Speed Shop’ from Leicester and ‘Built to Last’ from Willenhall. The Soap Box Derby is a fun day out which tries to raise money in a way which can be accessed by all. The event, organised by local volunteers, will take place on Sunday July 12th at Hanway Common, Richards Castle. A programme of Soap Box racing, entertainment including the Welsh Axemen, plus Alpaca ‘treks’ and parades should be on offer, along with food and refreshments. For further information visit www.richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk - the closing date for entries is 1st July.

Soap Box Derby committee members and charity representatives 2015

Medieval Pageant If you visit Leominster on June 13th/14th you will be able to step back to the past and see how people lived, played and fought in the 15th century! Leominster’s Medieval Pageant offers free entry to all and celebrates the town’s rich medieval history. Centred on the old Monastery site around the Priory Church, visitors will be able to walk in the footsteps of kings as Leominster was popular with medieval royalty. Top re-enactment groups such as the Sir John Savile Household, Medieval Free Company, Passa Mezzo and Gloriana will recreate the 1460s with a living history camp, displays and demonstrations, dance and music, and a skirmish. There will also be a medieval-style market, beer tent and pig roast, and displays by historical societies, artisans and Leominster Museum. The event will open at 10am on Saturday with a town procession starting from

the Priory Church, preceded by a peal of bells and the roar of cannon fire. Children carrying a flag, or in medieval-style dress, are welcome to join the procession if

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accompanied by an adult. Historical authors Fran Norton and Sarah Thursfield are expected to be at the event, doing book signings.

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BEER, ciDER aND FOOD FayRE Friday 24th Sat 25th and Sun 26th July Lots of local beers, ciders, local producers and live music including the Pedigrees on Sunday

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The proposal to build an intensive poultry unit a short distance from Bockleton Church has been greeted with dismay by a number of people, with many of the complaints focussing on traffic issues. The planning application went before the Northern Area Development Management Committee of Malvern Hills District Council on June 3rd, but the committee decided to commission an independent report on traffic-related matters and voted to defer consideration of the application. The plan is for four broiler units, sited on an area that would be approximately the size of a football pitch. The scheme could accommodate 188,000 birds and as a result there would be a lot of HGV movements. The lorries would follow a ‘one way’ route, starting in Hereford, travelling north up the A49, then turn onto the A4112 through Kimbolton, Leysters and St Michaels, before turning right at Oldwood Common to access the site in Bockleton. From the site they would head south along the country lanes to the A44, then follow the main road network back to Hereford.


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Martial Arts The Kajuen Ryu, multi-style Martial Arts club for all Successful and well established club offering a variety of disciplines. Positive, friendly, learning environment. Wednesdays, Aiki-Jujitsu at Sport Martley, 7pm for juniors & 8pm for adults Sundays, Aiki-Jujitsu at Shrawley Parish Hall, 9.30am for all ages Thursday OR Friday evenings, Kickboxing at Gym HQ in Tenbury Wells (above The Bridge Hotel) for all ages New members always welcome at any of our classes Contact Pete or Amy on

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Far Forest Blankets Far Forest WI Members have been making activity blankets for the elderly at their monthly craft meetings. These blankets have a range of zips, buttons, pockets and ties of various textures. Four blankets were presented to Summerdyne Nursing Home, Bewdley on Tuesday 26th May. Pictured (from left) are Tuula Page (Home Manager), Joy Burton (Deputy Manager), Chris Sollom (WI Member) and Brenda Harper (Social Care organiser).

Mawkins in Knowbury Margaret Freeman let us have the following words about this event. “So whatever is a mawkin I hear you ask? Well it’s an old name for a scarecrow, a farmer’s friend and ally in the good old days. If you would like to come and see a gathering of prize specimens, and have lots of laughs at the same time, St Paul’s, Knowbury, is the place to be on Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th. The church will have a very strange congregation of scarecrows who will be fundraising for our village church. Our curious creations will be on display from 10am - 5pm each day and a bottomless teapot will dish up refreshing drinks to wash down yummy cakes. Our last festival was tremendous fun, involving almost every household in the village in some way. A terrific effort, raising over £2,000. This year’s entry to the church display will be a modest £1. Why not come along, or better still, enter a scarecrow? Queries to Jean Hollis on 01584 890947.” The photos, from a previous event, show ‘Gatscrow’ and ‘Sir Francis’.

Crow Corner

As part of the recent Market Street ‘Public Realm’ work, rumoured to have cost over half a million pounds, the main road through Tenbury Wells was narrowed at ‘Crow Corner’. Concerns were expressed that the corner had been made needlessly difficult for large vehicles and that the bollard near the edge of the pavement would be hit by a passing truck or agricultural vehicle. On June 7th this prediction came true. Fortunately the incident doesn’t seem to have involved anybody being hurt, but the bollard has been badly damaged and the newly-laid paving around its base has been seriously disrupted.


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Cars, music and beer plus food and drink producers’ stalls made for another successful Ludlow Spring Event at Ludlow Castle in May. By Sunday afternoon the extensive collection of ‘empties’ bore witness to the appreciation of real ale over the weekend, but there was still a decent selection on offer, especially of the darker beers. Some might have needed their earplugs in the beer tent due to the main stage music, with some of the youngest visitors putting their fingers in their ears for relief! Elsewhere the music was easier on the ear with The Bridgnorth Ukulele Band and HiJinx Ceilidh being particularly toe-tapping. Browsing the food stalls for lunch, the offerings included Thai cuisine, pasta, jacket potatoes, tapas, stews, Indian street food and Staffordshire oatcakes, so there was no need to go hungry. More curious offerings included Cowley’s Fine Foods Chilli Crickets or absinthe marzipan. The marzipan was scrumptious, but we gave the crickets a miss! Talks, demos, cookery classes for kids, hands on Masterclasses, pudding and pâté trails around the town emphasised the growing foodie element. The vehicles were again a sight to behold. Gleaming bodywork filled the Outer Bailey of Ludlow Castle; British, American, French, Swedish, Italian and German marques were all there. Some very interesting models, including a 1926 Salmson Racing Special, stood side by side with the more everyday, including an Austin Allegro. Some vehicles took a run from Leominster to Ludlow, providing a nostalgic sight, and classic trucks and scooters were parked in Castle Square, as was a tasty-looking Mustang.


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Women Wanted! Photographer Cleobury Players’ campaign to attract young men into acting for their WW2 production ‘Journey’s End’ was so successful that they are now planning a similar campaign, but this time, it’s women who are wanted! New Chairman Annabel Gemmill explained “We are planning our Autumn production ‘Party Piece’ by Richard Harris and I’m looking for women or girls over 16 to play two very amusing roles”. Annabel added “The play takes place on the night of Michael and Rom’s fancy dress house-warming party. The evening looks set to be a lively one until a string of hilarious disasters strike, including a distinct lack of guests, a burning garden shed, a marauding Zimmer frame and the prospect of an irate husband on the prowl. Michael and Roma’s patience is further tried by the arrival of their neighbour, the indomitable Mrs Hinson, who brings her own brand of party entertainment in the form of the domestic squabbles of her son and daughter-in-law. It’s a fast paced and very funny play packed with action, set in the back gardens of the feuding neighbours.” Annabel would love to hear from budding actresses: annabelgemmill@btconnect.com or 01299 270666.

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Megan Farmer, a pupil at Lindridge Primary School, won the primary school section of the Worcestershire Young Photographer of the Year Competition with her photo ‘Can you spot me?’ This is the third year that Megan has entered the competion. In 2013 her photo ‘Ripened corn’ was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ and in 2014 her photo ‘Snow sheep’ was ‘Runner Up’. “Megan has done extremely well” said headteacher Mrs Page. “The competition attracted over 600 entries across the three age categories and to come first in the primary school section is a fantastic achievement.” The Worcestershire Young Photographer of the Year Competition is organised by the Beacon Camera Club; it is split into three categories: Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary.

Megan’s winning photo

Music Festival


The Tenbury Music Festival, to be held on June 20th on The Burgage in Tenbury, is being organised by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. They told us that the Festival “Aims to support good causes and give enjoyment and merriment to visitors and residents alike” and outlined that The Festival is planning to support vulnerable sections of the local community, including through Café 27, Riding for the Disabled, NILS, Tenbury Community Transport, and Tenbury Swimming Pool. The Festival will include performers such as Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders and Robbie Blunt and his Band, supported by Deborah Rose with the O’Farells, Grey Wolf, Blacks & Blues, Hot Climate, Floyd Earl Crow, Sultana Brothers and The Fabulous Bordellos. Visit the website for the full line-up. The organisers are also planning fine cuisine, Craft & Fairtrade workshops, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, forest activity, an education workshop and a Tenbury Scouts workshop, and car parking and camping will be available. Tickets can be bought online at www.tenburymusicfestival.co.uk (£20 + booking fee, children under 12 free) or over the phone on 0843 289 3333 (lines open 6 days a week).

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National Mills Weekend The National Mills Weekend is held each May and many local mills have taken part, including Shelsley (Shelsley Walsh), Birchley (Bockleton), Knowles (Bewdley), Daniel’s (Bridgnorth), Ashford (Ashford Carbonel), The Mill on the Green (Ludlow), Wrickton (Neenton), Rockhill (Greete) and Yarpole Mill. We visited Arrow Mill near Kingsland, a striking old building with a low breast-shot water wheel. Inside the mill, which still has its beaten-earth ground floor, visitors could see stones and machinery, including an old flour dresser and - a rare survivor - a bosser which beat out clover seeds, so they could be sown. The adventurous could clamber up to the second floor and enjoy the view over the countryside. Old day books showed how much work was done at the mill, with bran, oats, kibbled maize, barley meal and ‘sharps’ all The owners at Arrow Mill making an appearance. If you’re interested in mills you might like to put next year’s dates in your diary: 14 & 15 May 2016.

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Sunday new tricks Hannah Clayton total recall Bluze Box acoustic Bordellos

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Hope Bagot Fete

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By the end of the day the cake stall had sold out, and there was also very little cake left to go with the refreshments, which suggests that there was a good attendance at this year’s Hope Bagot Fete. Held on May 31st at Hope Court, by kind permission of the owners, this annual event is always worth a trip along the lanes to Hope Bagot. A Shropshire fire engine watched over the popular fun dog show. Many youngsters (and even some who are not so young) were thrilled to come away with a rosette or two for their pet’s ‘best biscuit catching’ ability or ‘waggiest tail’! The Cork Tombola was busy and on the plant stall you could buy your Swiss chard or lettuce seedlings or physalis plants. The Teme Valley Band kept the music flowing and a particularly fine Glenn Miller number, sounding jolly authentic, got people humming the tune for the rest of the day. While the band took a break we were treated to some fine harp and then keyboard playing, the sound of which flowed around the grounds, adding to the pleasantness of the afternoon. Books, clothes, skittles and raffle were also on offer. A big thank you to all those who made the afternoon such a success, while fundraising for the local church.


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Under New Management u All the meals on the menu are freshly made from local produce by our new chef. u Local Ales & Ciders

Abbi and Jane welcome you to the Temeside Inn at Little Hereford

A warm welcome and six superblykept real ales plus Robinsons, Old Rosie and Oldfields ciders Group bookings and functions welcome • 26 years in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide • Pub of the Year 2015 - CAMRA (Wyre Forest branch) • Local Produce • Home-made Food • Daily Blackboard Menu • Sunday Lunch £9.50 • Sandwiches from £4.50 • Tue-Sat Lunch Specials £6.50 • Closed Monday lunch (except Bank Holidays)

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John & Trudy Greaves and Ian welcome you to The Bell at Pensax, Abberley, Worcs, WR6 6AE On the B4202 between Clows Top and Abberley



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HOME & GARDEN Orleton Flower Festival

Fantastic Spring Offers Hanging basket plants

Jam jars brimming with flowers, attached to short posts linked by yards of pink ribbon, lined the approach to the church. Such was the welcome at St George’s for the Flower Festival over the late May Bank Holiday Weekend, the theme being ‘English Country Gardens’. The approach and the first display entitled ‘Birds, Bees and Butterflies’ were by pupils of Orleton CE Primary School. Inside the church there were another 13 displays, and ‘The Glory of the Garden’, as described in Rudyard Kipling’s poem of the same name, was truly represented by the arrangements.

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On the last day in May, Bockleton held its Summer Fete at the church on a windy but dry afternoon - an improvement on last year’s wet weather. The Tenbury Town Band provided the music and despite a chilly wind, ice creams were in demand and, in the church, sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee did a good trade. The fun dog show attracted plenty of entries. On the agility course it became apparent during practice that young owners had an advantage when tackling the weaving poles, being small enough to weave through the poles with the dog in tow! A large selection of plants just inside the lychgate saw many take away something new for the garden. If you felt energetic you could try your hand at tin can alley, the coconut shy or ‘splat the rat’ (which had a very realistic daub of dripping red paint marking the spot where the rat may have gone to meet its maker!). There was a woodturning stall (including crab apple, London plane, sycamore, oak burr and holly), a kids’ tombola, good quality bric-a-brac, books, name Pooh Bear’s twin brother to win him, a map treasure hunt, an imaginative lucky dip (where for a £1 you could choose one of the many beautifully wrapped parcels containing a surprise prize!), plus cakes and preserves. You could even have a go at guessing the weight of a large cardboard tray containing meringues and strawberries!

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THE KINGS HEAD Cross Street, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8EG 16th Century, Cosy, Traditional Pub Welcomes You

Tel: 01584 810804 Open fires in Winter Relaxing garden in Summer Wide range of Real Ale Cask beers Various Ciders Bar Meals, Veggie Specials Children and Dog friendly Car Park at rear Bar Billiards, Darts, Traditional pub games. Live Music most Weekends Open Mic Night on 1st Thursday of Month Folk Night on 3rd Thursday of Month Vinyl Night every Tuesday JamFest in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care, Sat 22nd August, 1pm- late. Live acoustic music slots throughout the afternoon on the garden stage; plugged-in inside from 6pm- late. Pig/ Veggie Roast; Raffles & Auctions with top quality prizes; Music Quiz with cash prizes and loads more... come and shake your tail feathers for a really great cause!

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Food Centre Fun Day Escape, Relax, Enjoy

Although the Ludlow Food Centre’s Family Fun Day was beset with heavy showers, enough was going on under cover to allow visitors to dodge the worst of them. Attractions included Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Donkey Rides and The Animal Man with a range of reptiles to hold. A BBQ offering ‘gourmet burgers’ kept hunger at bay as did the producers’ marquee where small producers enthusiastically offered their wares for tasting. The passion they had for their products made it hard to refuse a taste - and once tasted it was difficult not to buy!

Air cadets were helping at the fun day

With six different parks we can offer a range of settings; Westbrook Park, Little Hereford - Smithy Park, Abermule Poston Mill, Golden Valley - Pearl Lake, Shobdon Arrow Bank, Eardisland - Rockbridge Park, Presteigne. For further information please contact 01584 711280 visit www.bestparks.co.uk or email info@bestparks.co.uk Newton Court’s Panting Partridge perry could be sampled in the producers marquee

Freshly pressed, this Shropshire rape seed oil is a local alternative to olive oil


Sunshine Radio Supremo Muff Murfin at the Fun Day, despite his recent operation

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Despite the showers, families still enjoyed the Donkey Rides

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Cider and apple cured salmon from Macneil’s Smokehouse in Droitwich

Handling a chameleon

Mower Racing


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This year’s mower racing season got off to a busy start at The Dog at Dunley. The second meeting, at Tenbury Wells on May 24th, saw early rain, leading to slippery conditions initially, but as the afternoon progressed things turned dry. Attractions other than the racing included a smart blow-up ‘beer tent’, complete with bar, from The Golden Cross at Clee Hill and Carlie’s Country Products’ hot food. Races were sprint format, rather than endurance, and the commentary kept spectators informed. A gap in proceedings due to an accident meant that one team was able to get the welding equipment out and put things back together, following an altercation with a tree. The racing was fast and competitive, with sponsorship banners much in evidence.

Bell, Bikes and Beer On Saturday 16th May, 27 cyclists of various ability levels, and ranging in age from teens to 60s, took part in The Pensax Village Hall Charity bike ride to Shrawley, a journey of about 13 miles. The day began with a breakfast bacon bap at The Bell Inn and ran via a number of pubs, with lunch on the banks of the River Severn. Recently named as CAMRA’s Worcestershire Pub of the Year, The Bell is now in contention for the West Midlands Regional Pub of the Year award. Pensax Parish Council recently undertook a survey which showed that villagers want to see a revival of community-based activities; the hope is that this ride will be the first of a programme of local events. £305 was raised for the village hall and Council Chairman Rob Gready expressed his thanks to Phil Blackmore and Mark Gillett for organising the event.

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Firemen wash Cars!


On May 16th a stream of mucky cars made their way through Tenbury to the car park by the Swimming Pool to get a good wash, courtesy of Tenbury’s firefighters. Donations, bucketfuls of suds, vigorous washing and lots of water were the order of the day. Welephant and ‘spiderman’ helped out and by the end of the morning a total of £339.36 had been raised for the Firefighters’ Charity! The Charity was set up in 1943, out of a desire to help wounded firefighters and provide support to their families during World War II. Today it still helps members of the fire and rescue community who put their lives on the line every day to save others, and it still provides support for their families.

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Moffats Wash Cars

Boarding children at Moffats School have been washing cars to raise funds for the survivors of the Nepalese earthquakes. ‘We like to take the lead from the children when it comes to helping others,’ explained Head, Mrs Robin McCarthy. ‘They wanted to do something and the idea of washing cars those belonging to staff or collecting day parents - was born.’ An international squad of car washers from Thailand, Angola, Spain, Norway and Britain were ready and waiting, charging £5 per car. For a group of only 25 boarders, an impressive amount of £210.50 was raised which was doubled by an anonymous donor to £421.

RBL Women’s VE Cake! Two members of the recently-formed Tenbury Wells RBL Women’s section helping celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day at their recent meeting with this cake, donated by committee member Angela Kennedy.

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Birdsong at Courtyard The acclaimed production of Sebastian Faulks’s novel Birdsong is at The Courtyard in Hereford in June. Peter Duncan, Edmund Wiseman and Emily Bowker head the cast in this mesmerising story of love and courage, before and during the First World War. In pre-war France, a young Englishman, Stephen Wraysford, embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their worlds upside down. As the war breaks out, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground. Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war, Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle and the idyll of his former life as his world explodes around him. Peter Duncan, the former Blue Peter presenter and Chief Scout, returns to Birdsong as Jack Firebrace, having played the role in the 2014 tour. Edmund Wiseman, whose recent theatre credits include Richard II (RSC/Barbican) and Duchess of Malfi (White Bear Theatre), and Emily Bowker, whose recent roles include A Bunch of Amateurs (The Watermill) and What the Women Did (Two’s Company/Southwark Playhouse), play the romantic leads of Stephen Wraysford and Isabelle Azaire. David Durant, Associate Director at The Courtyard, said “We are incredibly excited to have Birdsong here in Hereford during the centenary of World War One. This fantastic production promises to be a hit with all ages.”


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Wines from California! It’s easy to underestimate the vastness of California’s wine output. Even though California is just one state, if it were treated as a country, it would still rank 4th in the world (well ahead of Australia) and California has over 100 ‘American Viticultural Areas’, which is about as many as the whole of the rest of the USA. California accounts for approaching 90% of the USA’s wine production, and over 100 grape varieties are grown there, so there is no lack of choice. The characteristics of the wines reflect the sunny state of California and the American palate: soft and full, with a luscious low-tannin character, which can help make the reds more approachable than is often the case in the old world. Perhaps even more important, there wasn’t a single bad bottle among the wines we tried. ALDI Rockstone Ridge Merlot £4.49 This medium-bodied red offers a smooth, ripe dark-fruit flavour with no obvious tannin, plenty of flavour, and a long finish. Overall, an enjoyable wine at an affordable price. Rockstone Ridge White Zinfandel £4.49 Potentially quite sweet, but served straight from the fridge it seemed to offer a better balance. There’s a fruity cherry/strawberry flavour that comes through nicely and if you’re looking for something to serve decidedly cool on a hot evening, this might be just the job.

Waitrose Waitrose Californian Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 £6.49 Not a typical Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a fruity and surprisingly soft red that packs a lot of flavour. It’s assertive, but it’s neither dark nor heavy; there’s a hint of blackcurrant and almost a touch of clove. Unusual, but enjoyable, this might also appeal to people who sometimes find reds rather unapproachable. Waitrose Californian Chardonnay 2013 £6.49 This white was very well received. It’s not expensive but it’s really rather good. It’s very drinkable and it’s pleasantly smooth and rich. There’s a refreshing fruity sharpness, but no unpleasant harshness; there’s a steely, brassy minerality, but at the same time there’s citrus and florality; everything from starfruit and physalis to lemon and lime. It also went well with a range of food - even with pepperoni pizza!

SPAR Prices are for Tenbury, Ludlow and Leominster stores until June 18 Californian Red £5.00 Medium-bodied, with red fruit flavours and with raspberries on the nose, this is a very drinkable, if not particularly serious, red wine. Pleasantly flavoursome, given its relatively light weight, this should go nicely with a BBQ, or with Tex-Mex food.

Californian White £5.00 There’s plenty of flavour, with sensations of pineapple and ripe honeydew melon, and this could be drunk by itself or with food. If this is what you’re looking for, you shouldn’t be disappointed, but not one for drinkers who want a ‘dry white wine’ that tastes of almost nothing.

Ravenswood Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2013 £11.99 (£7.99 if you buy 2) If you’re looking for a serious red that combines aromas of pomegranate, cranberry, damson and chocolate with flavours of prune, spice and blackcurrant, this might go down a storm with a traditional Sunday roast, especially if your like your beef and roasties well done. It’s complex and there’s obvious tannin, so it’s a mix of New World and Old, but for most people, it will be at its best with food, rather than without. Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2012 £9.99 (£7.49 if you buy 2) Served lightly chilled, this aromatic white was really quite good and it came across well, with tropical fruits and a good bouquet - eminently drinkable!

Californian White Zinfandel £5.00 Quite delicate, the cooler it’s served, the less sweet it tastes, so your ideal serving temperature will be a reflection of your palate. Refreshing, with juicy strawberry flavours, this could go down well, particularly if straight from the fridge on a warm summer evening.

Edna Valley Pinot Noir 2012 £11.99 (£8.99 if you buy 2) Pinot Noir is almost a law unto itself, but if you enjoy what it has to offer, this is an interesting red, being peppery and fruity with plum and greengage and hints of blackberry and blackcurrant. It’s decidedly quaffable, but it’s also 14.5%, so some selfrestraint may be called for. Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 £15.99 (£13.59 if you buy 2) Another red that would be at home with a Sunday roast, with plenty of flavour and an assertive edge. Complex, full and bold, with a darkness that engages but doesn’t overpower, the back label suggests this would be ‘best paired with big food and spirited conversation’ and we wouldn’t disagree with a word of that. Clos du Bois Chardonnay 2013 £12.99 (£9.74 if you buy 2) A flinty yet pleasantly floral white, we’d suggest drinking this with fish, as it has a bit of astringency, served cool, but not cold, as this would inhibit some of the more interesting flavours. There’s a lot in here, ranging from pear drops and vanilla to coconut, and all with a pleasant butteriness.

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welcomes you to our 6th Real Ale & Cider Festival

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Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th July 3 days of entertainment for the whole family including a bouncy castle for the kids. as usual, there will be a variety of hot food available all weekend to enjoy with your drink. see you there!

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The Boot Inn at Orleton Fine Food in a Traditional Pub setting

Tucked away in the quiet village of Orleton, fine dining can be enjoyed year round at the quintessential ‘Black and White’ Boot Inn. Come and discover Chef-crafted dishes that focus on taste and presentation, with seasonal twists.

Lunchtime Light Bite Menu Starters/Mains Baby clam & prawn chowder garnished with peppers, sweet corn & potato £6/£10 Warm asparagus & smoked salmon salad & Nantaise butter sauce (V) £8/£12 Mixed fish platter (see photo) £8.50/£16 Warm black pudding, bacon, potato & mature Brie salad (see photo) £7/£11 Smoked chicken, avocado & bacon salad, raspberry vinaigrette £6.75/£10 Pan fried King scallops, spring onion mash, black pudding & Nantaise butter £8.50/£17 Mains Confit of duck, fried pak choi, peppers, baby corn, red onions, spiced plum sauce & egg noodles £13 Homemade faggots, spring onion mash, mushy peas & gravy £11 Lightly battered cod fillet, hand cut chips & mushy peas £10/£12 Smoked haddock fishcake, horseradish aioli, hand cut chips & salad £10 Old English sausage, spring onion mash & garden peas, red wine jus £11 Sweet & sour chicken, egg fried rice, stir fried vegetables £13 Wild mushroom & asparagus casserole (see photo) (V) £12

Pudding tasting platter - Spiced fruit & nut pudding, banana & toasted coconut Eton mess, St Clements panna cotta, Treacle tart & Chef’s iced parfait

Puddings Pudding tasting platter (see photo) £7.50 Spiced fruit & nut pudding, butterscotch sauce, apple fritter & vanilla ice cream £6 Treacle tart & clotted cream £6 Banana & toasted coconut Eton mess, chocolate sauce & banana iced parfait £6 Chocolate cheese cake, raspberry coulis £6 St Clements panna cotta, frozen pink grapefruit £6 Selection of 3 or 5 cheeses, biscuits & homemade chutney £7/£9 Tea or coffee & homemade petit fours £3

A Set Course menu is available lunchtimes and evenings:

u £22 for 2-courses u £27 for 3-courses All food is prepared and cooked in our kitchen including our own stocks. This also gives us the flexibility to be able to cater for most dietary requirements. Chef, Martin Humphries, can adapt dishes, including sauces, to suit. Just ask!

Wild mushroom & asparagus casserole, herb rosti potato & seasonal vegetables

Food Service Times Mon-Sat: 12 noon - 2pm & 6.30pm - 9pm Sun: 12 noon - 3pm & 6.30pm - 9pm

Enjoy one of our popular restaurant Themed Nights (booking advisable) French - Spanish - German - Italian - Fish - Steak Large table to seat 10 (in separate dining area) available

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FARM SUPPLIES LTD H FOR FARMERS for Calves - Cattle - Sheep - Turkeys H (in Bags & Bulk) H FARMGATE for Poultry & Pigs H H Main local stockist of ALLEN & PAGE feeds for all animals H H BAILEYS Horse Feeds H BADMINTON Coarse Rations H H Cereal, Fodder crops, Cutting/Grazing & Lawn Grass Seeds H H RUMENCO H NAF Supplements H Animal Bedding H H Pet Foods H Animal Health & Sundry Items H H Calcified Seaweed, Garden Fertiliser & Lime in 25kg bags H

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Czech Farm Day The Zetor Tractor Road Show rolled up at Crifftens Farm near Clifton upon Teme for a ‘Czech Farm Day’ on April 27th. Celebrating all things Zetor, this was an opportunity to discover more about the brand, meet some Czech people, learn a few Czech words and learn about the country and the company that produce the tractors. The stars of the show were the tractors themselves and several examples, with a variety of attachments, were available for test drives. Many visitors took advantage of the opportunity. The Czech Trade Agency was there, promoting the idea of businesses in the UK trading with suppliers in the Czech Republic; Tretter’s Vegetable crisps were available, along with Ferdinand beer and soft drinks, presumably in the hope that new trading links might be established! Carlie Robinson provided hot food and drinks during the day and her pig roast was very welcome and warming as evening approached. Other traders included Nomark, Carpenter Goodwin, Ashburn Stoves (biomass boilers), Simply Stoves, QuickStore Flatpack Containers and Price Fallows Agri-Equip. An interactive display showed a timeline of the history of Zetor tractors since 1946, interspersed with historic video footage of significant developments and events. You could watch footage of early safety trials where a tractor was rolled, as well as the introduction of Zetormatic (the socalled ‘Tractor Automaton’) and the dancing tractor!


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Point to Point

A relaxed ‘day at the races’ could be enjoyed at Clifton-on-Teme Hunt’s Point to Point meeting on Saturday 16 May. Held at the Sapey Cross Country facility, this event was a great opportunity to enjoy the countryside and meet or make friends while watching horses and riders tackle the course. After a warm welcome and directions at the entrance gate, car drivers could park by the course and perhaps spread out a picnic, or take a stroll around, and maybe have the odd flutter! Spectators could certainly get close to the action, though some did seem to be enjoying the alternative of a gentle snooze, with the warm sunshine just keeping a keen wind at bay!


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Have a Go! Serious planning is already underway for many who are looking to enter fruit, vegetables or cut flowers in shows this year; equally, many who have a particular photograph in mind will already be out and about trying to capture that elusive shot. Alternatively you might like to try your hand at Preserves, Home Craft or Handicraft, perhaps with jam or a cake, or even a tea cosy! The local area offers many opportunities for ‘having a go’, whether at a local event such as the Eastham Flower Show, or at a larger event, such as the Tenbury Countryside Show. Many shows have Children’s classes, which are a great opportunity for youngsters to take part, possibly with a bit of advice from someone more experienced. Schedules for many shows, including the Tenbury Show, are available now. The Tenbury Agricultural Society has an office at 3 Market Street, Tenbury Wells, so if you would like to see if there are any classes that catch your eye why not pop in and pick up a copy of the Horticultural Section schedule?

Summer is fast approaching and we would like to remind you that here at Evesons we offer very competitive prices on red diesel, heating oil and road diesel, all backed up by our excellent customer service. All we ask is that you give us a chance to impress you on your next delivery and call us on 01905 775920 to obtain a price and as a thank you for trying us, you can quote ‘paper offer’ to get a further 1ppl discount! Our depot manager is available 24 hours a day and we can offer next day and weekend deliveries during your peak times. Look forward to speaking to you!


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13 63 YETI 2.0 TDI SE PLUS, silver, 20,000 miles 12 12 YETI 1.2 TSI AUTO, silver, 24,000 miles 12 12 YETI 2.0 TDI S, 4x4, blue, 24,000 miles 11 61 YETI 1.2 S AUTO, brown, 15,000 miles 11 11 YETI 1.6 TDI GREENLINE, silver, 56,000 miles

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11 61 OCTAVIA 1.9 TDI 4x4, grey, 60,000 miles £11,995 12 12 OCTAVIA 1.6 TDI SE PLUS, grey, 40,000 miles £10,950 11 61 OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI ELEGANCE, silver, 80,000 miles £9,450


14 64 FABIA 1.6 TDI SE, silver, 1,700 miles £10,995 12 12 FABIA 1.2 TSI SE, red, 26,000 miles £7,450 10 10 FABIA 1.4 TDI, grey, 35,000 miles £6,450 12 12 FABIA 1.6 TDI SE ESTATE, gold, 85,000 miles £5,995 09 59 FABIA 1.6 SE AUTO ESTATE, silver, 20,000 miles £5,950 10 60 FABIA 1.2 S, blue, 42,000 miles £5,450 09 09 FABIA 1.2 S, red, 43,000 miles £4,995 08 08 FABIA 1.2 S, red, 38,000 miles £3,995


12 12 CITIGO 1.0 S, 3-dr, red, 12,000 miles 12 12 CITIGO 1.2, AUTO, black, 15,000 miles


13 13 CADDY MAXI 1.6 TDI, white, 80,000 miles 12 12 CADDY VAN 1.6 TDI, white, 60,000 miles 11 11 CADDY VAN 1.6 TDI, white, 66,000 miles 10 10 CADDY VAN 1.9 TDI, white, 100,000 miles

Volvo V40 Cross Country Cross Country Volvos have been popular for years, and the V40 Cross Country extends the concept to the compact V40. Volvo say “The V40 Cross Country is designed for those who want a sense of adventure every day” and they describe it as “An expressive and rugged evolution of the V40, giving increased ride height, practical versatility and the option of All-WheelDrive.” The Cross Country’s semi-off-road looks certainly make it more striking than the V40 it is based on, and the increased ride height does give it more presence, but the diesel-engined models are only available with two-wheel-drive. If you want 4WD, you’ll have to go for the range-topping T5 AWD Geartronic Cross Country Lux Nav. It’s clear that this should be an entertaining car to drive, with its 254bhp turbocharged petrol engine and performance to match, but it’s equally clear that it’s the diesel-engined models that will sell best. There’s a good choice of diesel engines: 1.6-litre 115bhp D2, 150bhp 2-litre D3 and 190bhp 2-litre D4, the latter being the newest engine in the range. Going for the D4 rather than the D3 does add about £1000 to the price of the car, but this will be money well spent for most people. The D4 doesn’t just deliver extra performance and greater refinement, it also offers better fuel economy and lower emissions than the lesspowerful D3. We drove a D2 Manual Lux Nav. While the D2 doesn’t have the performance of its larger-engined stablemates, it is the most economical option and it does have the advantage of

low (99g/km) emissions, so it qualifies for ‘free’ road tax, and attracts lower ‘benefit in kind’ tax for company car drivers. And despite this being the most modest engine in the range, we found that it drove very nicely, delivered perfectly respectable performance, and we averaged 50.7mpg, despite a lot of short journeys. For years, safety has been seen as a top priority for Volvo and the V40 Cross Country is fitted as standard with City Safety Volvo’s low-speed collision avoidance system - and it also has a pedestrian airbag. These features have helped the V40 receive the highest overall score in Euro NCAP’s tests and having City Safety as standard has resulted in the car having lower insurance ratings. The V40 Cross-Country range starts with the entry-level D2 SE at about £23,000, but as a contrast, the highly-specified D2 Manual Lux Nav we drove would retail at around £35,000, due to its ‘too extensive to list’ plethora of factory options. These included a £2,000 ‘Xenium Pack’ (powered driver and passenger seats, fixed panoramic sunroof, park assist pilot and rear park assist camera), a £1,900 ‘Driver Support Pack’ (including Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake, Blind Spot Information System, Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control and Distance Alert), and a £375 ‘Lux Winter Pack’ (heated front seats and windscreen, plus an illuminated gear knob), as well as 18” ‘Mefitis’ wheels with 225/45 tyres, metallic paint, keyless entry and start, plus a premium sound system!

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In excess of 500 different traditional, retro old fashioned weigh out jars, modern sweets, including a large range of sugar free sweets & local homemade fudge & brittles.

Newspapers, Fresh Bread (white, brown, wholemeal, granary plus small white/wholemeal), Butter, Eggs, Cheddar Cheeses, Welsh Yoghurts, Broken Biscuits, Potatoes, Spring Water, Fruit Juices, Elderflower and Elderflower & Gooseberry Pressés, Organic Double Cream, Organic Butter - plus Fruit, Vegetable and Salad Boxes! Household Items including Cling Film, Foil, Refuse Sacks, Freezer Bags, Toilet Rolls, Kitchen Towels, Easy Logs (compressed sawdust) - ALL DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR!

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We pride ourselves on service and aim to satisfy each customer’s individual requirements. Bring this advert into the shop and claim a 10% discount off your sweet purchase. or Place an order via our website and use the discount code Teme 10 at the checkout and receive a 10% discount. 153 Corve St Ludlow 07855 808343


More than just milk!

We offer a full range of milk including Channel Island, Sterilised, UHT, Soya, Flavoured, Organic (whole, semi, skimmed), goats (whole, semi) - in traditional returnable glass bottles or recyclable plastic containers.

Areas covered include Tenbury, Menithwood, Clifton-on-Teme, Whitbourne, Bromyard, Stoke Prior, Kington, Presteigne, Leintwardine, Shobdon, Yarpole, Ludlow and Much Wenlock, plus many places in-between. To see if we deliver in your area or for a copy of our full product list call 01584 811857


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Suzuki Vitara

Fuel Cell Car!

The 4WD Vitara features a drive selector to set the car up for different conditions

Petrol-engined Vitara Allgrip SZ5 with rugged pack The new Vitara has been on sale since April. It’s only offered as a five-door, but there’s a choice of petrol or diesel power. We drove both in four-wheel-drive “ALLGRIP” form and discovered that they felt significantly different, even though both engines are 1.6-litres, and both offer 120hp. The diesel pulls much better at modest revs, as you would expect, but the surprise was just how much lighter and more car-like the petrol model felt. Potentially this makes the petrol version more of a driver’s car, but to get the performance, especially up hills, you need to work

the engine quite hard. The diesel, which weighs about 140kg more, felt more like a typical 4x4, giving the impression that the weight is carried higher up. This meant it repaid a smoother driving style and didn’t have the same dynamic poise as the petrol model. Naturally the diesel model provides better fuel economy (67.2mpg ‘combined’) but the petrol model offers a respectable 50.4mpg ‘combined’, and the petrol model also falls into a lower insurance group, which might be particularly important to younger drivers. The Vitara is available in SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5 grades and prices start at £13,999 for a 1.6 petrol SZ4 two-wheeldrive, running up to over £22,000 for 1.6 diesel SZ5 4WD with metallic paint and either an ‘urban pack’ or a ‘rugged pack’.

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It has been suggested that one way to eliminate tailpipe emissions is to use an on-board hydrogenpowered fuel cell to produce electricity, which in turn powers an electric motor. The vehicle would then emit water vapour, rather than the usual range of gases, which include oxides of nitrogen and carbon. Hyundai’s ix35 is the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell electric vehicle. Equipped with a 100kW (136ps) electric motor it can reach a maximum speed of 100mph, while two hydrogen tanks, with a total capacity of 5.64kg, enable the vehicle to travel up to 369 miles on a fill. Driving the car we found it worked very well, so if this represents the future of motoring, there really isn’t anything to worry about, provided the hydrogen can be produced in a way that is green, affordable and sustainable. The ix35 Fuel Cell car is available for immediate order, directly from Hyundai Motor UK, priced from £53,105 OTR (with part-funding from the HyFive project), but currently there are very few hydrogen refuelling points in the UK.

What can you expect from an awardwinning Retailer like Ludlow Motors? When you visit you can rest assured that you With the Excellence Award are Stephanie Howson will receive truly dedicated customer service from a family business where personal service (Vauxhall Regional Operations Manager), Dave Middleton (Service Manager) and Peter Hughes counts. Ludlow Motors go that extra mile (General Manager) to help you, and make you happy, and the award really is a reflection of the hard work that goes into their consistent achievements and all-round high performance. Ludlow Motors’ extensive Vauxhall and Suzuki fleet of new and used vehicles and outstanding aftersales service ensures that loyal customers keep coming back time and time again. The service team ensures that Vauxhall and Suzuki vehicles are running smoothly and efficiently so that customers are worry-free when it comes to purchasing a new car. With competitive service rates the team can help you take out a service plan to spread your costs over the year, for a little as £12.99 a month. Peter Hughes, General Manager at Ludlow Motors, commented “We are very proud of our achievements and of receiving the 2015 Customer Excellence Award. The team at Ludlow Motors strives to offer the best in customer care, so each and every motorist in the area is satisfied, both during the sales process and after. With a wide range of savings and offers and our experienced sales team on hand to answer any questions, we’re confident we can help you find the vehicle to suit your requirements at payments you can afford.”

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Nissan GT-R 45th A recent addition to the Nissan line-up is the 45th Anniversary GT-R and just 100 examples of this model will be made. Only five are being allocated to the UK, with an on-the-road price tag of £79,780. We drove one at the Millbrook test track in Bedfordshire. The GT-R 45th Anniversary Limited Edition is set apart by being finished in ‘Champagne Gold’ - the same colour as the Skyline GT-R M Spec (R34 Type), released in 2001. Otherwise there are relatively few changes to distinguish it from a standard GT-R, though there is a 45th Anniversary Limited Edition plaque on the lower part of the centre console. Each GT-R engine is hand-assembled by one of only four technicians and with 550PS on tap there is plenty of performance, with a top speed of over 190mph and the potential to reach 60mph from rest in less than three seconds. Yet despite these statistics, the GT-R offers surprising usability and refinement, making it a car that could, in theory, be used on an everyday basis.

Focus and Mondeo In March of this year, Ford built their five-millionth ‘EcoBoost’ engine. This technology allows a smaller-capacity engine to be used, delivering better fuel economy and lower emissions, while also providing a better spread of power, due to the use of a turbocharger. We tried a Focus Titanium X 5-door 1.5T EcoBoost Start/Stop 6-speed manual, which is one of the models to use this technology. As demonstrated by the car’s 182hp power output, 8.6 second 0-60 time, and official ‘combined’ fuel economy of 51.4 mpg, the technology certainly works. We found it to be very civilised and quiet, with an excellent gearbox. We also drove a Mondeo Hybrid. We felt that this was a splendidly peaceful way to travel and even at 100mph (we drove it on a test track) it was very settled and refined. This Mondeo is the first hybrid electric vehicle to be manufactured by Ford in Europe. It uses two electric motors and a 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery, with a 2-litre petrol engine, to deliver 187hp and it returns a ‘combined’ 67.3mpg, with emissions of 99g/km. At about £25,000 (on-the-road) it costs much the same as an equivalent 2-litre diesel, but it offers more power, lower emissions and better economy. The low ‘benefit in kind’ tax it attracts could make it a particularly appealing option as a company car.

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Ford Mondeo Hybrid

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Wellington, Herefordshire l l l l l

Guide Price ÂŁ325,000

A most beautifully appointed and spacious grade II listed barn conversion in the heart of the village Small courtyard development with lawned gardens to the front and parking area First floor Kitchen/Breakfast Room, landing study area, and Sitting Room Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room and two further double bedrooms. Family Bathroom Lovely views to the rear over the adjacent church, churchyard and village scene beyond. EPC C

Whitestone, Herefordshire l l l l l

Guide Price ÂŁ395,950

A delightful Victorian four bedroomed Family House Two Receptions plus luxurious Kitchen/Breakfast Room Separate Utility/Store and Brick built Garage/Workshop Beautiful gardens adjoining open countryside Pleasant rear views over garden and countryside. EPC D *Data supplied by Rightmove based on Google analytics and Zoopla publication data (based on average visits per month) 1 Subject to change.

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Between Leominster and Ludlow l l l l l

Guide price ÂŁ335,000

A substantially upgraded and extended detached house offering immaculately presented 4 bedroomed accommodation Small select cul de sac; accessible village just two miles from Leominster Town Centre. Well fitted Kitchen with superb Conservatory/Dining Room extension and separate utility room Attractively landscaped and surprisingly private rear garden with sunny southerly aspect 24 ft x 12 ft 3 Sitting Room/Living Room with patio doors to rear garden Garage, Car Port, useful store room and parking

Kington, North Herefordshire l l l l l

Guide price on application

Spacious detached family house currently operating as a successful BED & BREAKFAST Delightful off-road location overlooking open countryside yet just off the town centre Beautifully appointed SIX bedroomed accommodation with SIX bathrooms (four being en-suite) Useful self-contained ANNEXE, generous car parking, yard area and barbecue area Outbuildings, RIVER FRONTAGE AND FISHING. *Data supplied by Rightmove based on Google analytics and Zoopla publication data (based on average visits per month) 1 Subject to change.

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Teme Valley Times June/July 2015  

The local paper for the lower Teme Valley and surrounding area, including Ludlow, Tenbury, Cleobury, Martley, Clifton, Knightwick and Dunley

Teme Valley Times June/July 2015  

The local paper for the lower Teme Valley and surrounding area, including Ludlow, Tenbury, Cleobury, Martley, Clifton, Knightwick and Dunley


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