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

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The quality of the writing allows us to know this extended clan, who are on a week's holiday, better than they know each other

Hereford fall off bottom of League despite win

Hereford United 3 Torquay United 2
<b>March 5 - Jamie Pitman (Hereford)</b><br/>
With Hereford two points above the League Two relegation zone, the board acted to remove Jamie Pitman. In his last game in charge, the 36-year-old guided the Bulls to a 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon - but had failed to win any of the previous seven games. Hereford chairman David Keyte said:

Jamie Pitman sacked by League Two strugglers Hereford

Manager Jamie Pitman has been sacked by League Two strugglers Hereford less than 48 hours after clinching the club's first home win since October.

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<p>A new bagful that has a warming kick to set taste buds tingling and offset the cold weather outside.</p>

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Kill Bill meets Big Chill: Vol 1

This year's Big Chill festival promises to be a vintage edition with headliners Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers. Further down the bill comes an intriguing slot with a name less familiar on such line-ups: The Bullitts feat. Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu. Yes, the Hollywood star of Kill Bill: Vol I and Charlie's Angels is set to appear on the same stage as Robert Plant and Steel Pulse.

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Mounties get their man (and wife) as 'lost' honeymoon couple are found

At nearly one million square kilometers of pristine wilderness and with a burgeoning population of grizzly bears and cougars, the forests and mountains of British Columbia are not a good place to get lost.

Butterfly effect: Why Britain is suddenly all of a flutter

Three sodden summers brought many butterflies to the brink of extinction. But now Britain's most endangered species are making a comeback thanks to 2010's Indian summer and conservation efforts.

The only school in the village: Why are small primaries closing down?

As a location for a film about growing up in rural England you would be hard-pressed to better Stiperstones Church of England Primary School in Shropshire.

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Albert Heijn: Dutch businessman who used his fortune to benefit Hereford

The name Albert Heijn is as familiar to the Dutch as Sainsbury is to the British, being that of the biggest supermarket chain in the Netherlands. It is similarly well-known in pockets of the Welsh Marches, where the grandson and namesake of the company's founder lived for the last 20 years of his life, investing part of his fortune in redeveloping a run-down part of Hereford, becoming one of Hereford Cathedral's leading benefactors, and restoring the neglected North Herefordshire estate of a Victorian coal baron to its original grandeur.

Girl 'crushed to death by horse'

A 15-year-old girl was crushed to death by her horse after it somersaulted over a jump during a riding lesson, an inquest heard today.

Morrison on spot to sink 10-man Bulls

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Tips and deals of the week: 12/12/2010

Last-minute Christmas cottages

White Heron Properties still has availability for festive rentals in Herefordshire. Choose from Field Cottage, sleeping up to five, price £640 for the week commencing 21 December, or Gardeners Cottage, sleeping six, for £800.

Go to whiteheronproperties.com

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