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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.

A cut above: The Real Cut Flower Garden specialises in flowers you won't find at your average florist's

Making a living out of what you like doing best is a good wheeze. Charlie Ryrie loves growing stuff and launched her new business, The Real Cut Flower Garden, to justify growing even more. She saw, also, a gap in the cut flower market. "We mail out bunches of the kind of flowers you might pick in your own garden, if you had one," she explains. "It's very different from the stuff you find in the average florist's shop. And our stuff hasn't flown halfway round the world to get to the customer." She cuts much of her greenery from the hedges round her Herefordshire garden; the pony paddock behind is lined out with vast quantities of annuals and herbaceous perennials.

The Diary: Shane Meadows; Alan Bennett; Playboy Bunny; Handel; Alice Walker

A degree of credit for British director

Soldier relives double bomb tragedy

A hero soldier described today a Taliban double bomb attack which left five of his comrades dead.

Woman ordered to quit 92-year-old mother's home

A court today ordered a 60-year-old woman to leave the home of the 92-year-old mother she has not spoken to for eight years.

Hereford dismiss manager Trewick

Hereford manager John Trewick has been sacked following a meeting with chairman Graham Turner.

Album: Ellie Goulding, Lights (Polydor)

If Goulding looked a little awkward as she stepped up to receive the Critics' Choice award at The Brits, it's perhaps because the Herefordshire lass knew that she wasn't ready for it.

Hotel blaze in Burrington 'suspicious', say police

A fire which caused hundreds of thousands of pounds-worth of damage to a rural hotel may have been started deliberately, police said today.

Fresh snow brings chaos to schools and roads

Fierce winter weather returned to cause havoc today as snow forced a number of schools to shut and disrupted the transport network.

Woman finds oven glove in Hovis loaf

The baker of Hovis bread was fined £750 after a woman in Northern Ireland found part of an oven glove baked into a slice, it was revealed today.

Johnson breaks the 2,000 barrier

Jockey confirms standing as second only to McCoy with landmark victory

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Master of satire that still bites

Brian Viner: 'Hereford is a hotbed of SAS types – although they wouldn't tell us that'

Of all the anecdotes to treasure in Tuesday's marvellous article by my colleague Simon Usborne about 100 years of Britain's intelligence services, my favourite was probably the one about MI6 moving offices, sometime during the Cold War. Before the move, the MI6 offices were shown to prospective new tenants, among whom was a party from the Russian Trade Delegation. When the security officer found out who was coming to view the property, he rushed round telling everyone to act sharpish and take the maps down from the walls. All of which is gloriously reminiscent of a sitcom little-remembered these days, but of which I was very fond 35 years ago, called The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs and starring the young David Jason as an inept spy.

Scottish graveyards among world's most at-risk historic sites

Dudley Zoo and Sheerness Dockyard join cemeteries on World Monuments Fund list
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