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CYCLECAR AND MOTOR CYCLE NOTES.

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I FOOTBALL NOTES. ;

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HEREFORDSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE.I

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HEREFORDSHIRE AND LICENSING…

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HEREFORDSHIRE AND LICENSING REFORM. Church of England Temperance Society's Appeal. The question of licensing reform in the county of Hereford has been a matter of great concern to the many temperance organisationet throughout the county, but it has now taken a somewhat definite step, the committee of the Diocesan Branch of the Church of England Temperance Society having issued to every magistrate in the county a statistical return showing the licensed houses for tim sale of liquor in the county, together with a covering letter, in which they state tLwy feel strongly that where redundancy of licensed houses exist it is injurious both to the inhabitants and the neighbourhood. They point out that this redundancy can only be corrected by the justices referring licenses to the Quarter Sessions. The tables given include a full list of the parishes throughout the county, and they are grouped in petty sessional divisions. There are thirteen divisions, and each parish is dealt. with according to its acreage, its population, the number of licensed houses, and ths percentage of the people to each licensed house. In Hereford City there is an acreage of 5,031, with a population of 22,568, and 127 licensed houses, giving one public-hoftse to every 177.7 persons. At Ross, including orban and the rural parish, there is an acreage of 4,740, and a population of 5,118, with 45 licensed premises, or one licensed houfle to every 113.7 persons. At Leominster there are 8,728 acres, a population of 5,737, with 45 publics, or one licensed house to every 127.4 persons. At Ledbuty tlut figures read :—7,423 acres, 4,102 population. 26 public-bouses, or 157.7 to each house. At Kington there are 8,028 acres, 2,47 L population, and 19 public houses. Ac. Bromyard 6,1G5 acres, 1.703 pcpulaiiu.i,. 18 licensed-houses, or 94 6 persons to rafu house. At Weobley there are 3,899 acre-. 702 population, and 4 public-bousex N Leintwardine 5,000 acres, <979 popular, and 5 public-houses.

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