News Roy Harper performed with Pink Floyd and influenced rock band Led Zeppelin

Veteran folk and rock performer Roy Harper has been charged with a series of historic sex offences against an under-age girl.

Country Life: If you get down in the woods

An item in the Hereford Times caught my eye last week.

Country Life: Privy to information

For my 43rd birthday last week I was given a book called Herefordshire Privies.

A-hunting we will go (even after a night in the cells)

Just after 6am yesterday, John Holliday put on a scarlet jacket, tight white jodhpurs and braved the pouring rain and dawn cold to spend the next few hours chasing - in vain, as it turned out - a fox across the countryside.

Country Life: A passion for 'old things'

The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee

Ritual and romance in a lost age of faith

End of the line comes back to life

Railways properties are always popular with buyers - but tracking them down is never easy. John Coutts reports on where to look to find your ideal stationmaster's cottage

A Country Life: Enough cake to sink the <i>Ark Royal</i>

No matter where you live in the world, whether in Bedford or among the Bedouins, when it comes to local events 90 per cent of the work is always done by 10 per cent of the community.

Judge blocks plan to house 1,000 strawberry pickers

The High Court blocked plans to house more than 1,000 migrant fruit-pickers in caravans at a tiny hamlet yesterday. Herefordshire council, which refused a planning application by Europe's largest strawberry grower, S&A Property Ltd, won a temporary injunction a week ago.

Warburton leads Aldershot through

Hereford 0 Aldershot 0 Agg 1-1; aet; Aldershot win 4-2 on penalties

D'Sane holds nerve to keep Aldershot's hopes alive

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