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Rare Disney film discovered

A rare Disney film worth a small fortune has been discovered at a Hereford firm. The film, which is believed to show the prototype for Mickey Mouse, was found at Huntley Film Archives in Ewyas Harold. The short film, entitled Hungry Hobos, was made in 1928 and features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. There were around 26 films made by Walt Disney using the character Oswald before the character of Mickey Mouse emerged, based on many of the rabbit’s features.

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Plenty to be proud of

Hereford proved it had plenty to be proud of during a recent awards ceremony. Many inspiring stories were told during the annual Pride of Herefordshire awards. Overall winner of the evening was Tony Hodder, for his work developing a youth facility in the St Martin’s area of the city.

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Student is minted by coin success

Student Pippa Sanderson can see her artwork on a new coin after winning a design competition. The Hereford College of Arts graduate won a national competition to design a £5 coin commemorating the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Her design has now been unveiled and put into circulation. Pippa took part in the competition during her final year studying BA (Hons) Graphic & Media Design at the college.

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Gritter on Twitter

Herefordshire Council is hoping to keep people safe on the roads this winter by putting its gritter on Twitter. The council has teamed up with service provider Amey to keep residents up to date with what is happening on the county’s roads during bad weather. Members of the public are being encouraged to sign up to Gritter Twitter to get constant updates about road gritting and other useful road and weather information.

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A Year in the Orchard

Orchards have been celebrated with a year of events and activities in Hereford. Hereford’s Year in the Orchard took place in 2011 to celebrate the city’s heritage. The year was organised by Herefordshire Council to mark the fact that the county has been known for its fruit breeding, growing and use for over two centuries, and has often been described as The County of Orchards.

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