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Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:19

If you want to register as a new user on the Ledbury Portal please contact us by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it l

Supply us with your preferred Ledbury Portal user name and we will use this and your email address to set up your individual account.  You will be given a unique password, which we will prompt you to change immediately.

Unfortunately, we cannot use our previous front end system of registering new users due to a Joomla failure to block spam accounts.

"Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam...."

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:47
Ledbury Portal cookie policy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 14 December 2012 17:58


The Ledbury Portal uses 'cookies', which are small text files stored on your computer. An EU Cookie Law (part of the EU Privacy Directive) came into effect in the UK on the 26th May 2012. This requires all websites that use cookies to state their cookie policy. This statement is our interpretation of that law and how it affects the Ledbury Portal and its users.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:48
How to write for the Portal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 08 October 2009 15:02

The much awaited help file 'How to write for the Portal' has been completed and is now published on the side menu under 'Site Help'.

Many thanks to Marcus Morris and his aide, Philip Barber, for researching and writing this important document for Ledbury Portal writers.

Ed: Following the major hiccup in early 2012, the 'Publications' folder and all its contents were lost. The folder has now been re-created and those files that could be recovered will soon be reinstated.

Marcus's original treatise has recently been found in the bowels of one of the computers in Ice Bytes. An addendum page has been added and it is now back in its rightful place.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:46
Still no proper disabled access to Ledbury station PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Sunday, 07 April 2019 11:58

Ledbury station will soon be the only station in the south-west Midlands (according to this recent written statement to Parliament dated 4th April 2019) that does not have step-free access to all its platforms.  The photo (right - courtesy Wikipædia), showing the only access to the Birmingham / London platform, was taken in 2008.  Nothing has changed since, except the bridge has been repainted!

We sent the following message to the North Herefordshire Tories via their website:

Dear Mr. Wiggin,

You might be aware that 73 railway stations are scheduled to receive funding to provide access for everyone to all platforms:

Ledbury station is not on this list, despite the eastbound platform falling foul of the Disability Discrimination Act ever since it became a legal requirement in 2004 for service providers to make 'reasonable adjustments' in relation to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access.  It is not just disabled people who are disadvantaged: mothers with baby buggies, cyclists with heavy panniers and everyone with heavy luggage are also affected.  I note the last other station in this area without such access, namely Worcester Shrub Hill, has been included.

Why is Ledbury station not on the list?

Update: to which we received the following reply:

“Thank you for your correspondence regarding Ledbury station.

On 4 April the Department of Transport published the disappointing news that Ledbury Station has not qualified under this round of the Access for All scheme.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11:58
New Element Discovered PDF Print E-mail
Written by P.G. Sear   
Monday, 01 April 2019 06:31

Following the Cabinet meltdown, scientists at CERN have announced the discovery of the densest element yet known.  The new element Governmentium (Gv) has one neutron, 21 assistant neutrons, 100 deputy neutrons and 192 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 314.  There are a further 10 occasional neutrons that sometimes but not always form part of the nucleus.  These particles are held together by forces called Morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of known-to-exist but hitherto undiscovered sub-quarks called Boris’s Govons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert.  However, it can be detected because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.  Even a tiny amount of Governmentium slows down a reaction that should only take a few days to complete, to take at least four years to do so.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of between 2 and 5 years.  It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.  In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.  This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical point of concentration.  This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a ‘Critical Morass’.

In the presence of Referendium (Rr), Governmentium becomes Dysfunctium (Df), an element that trumps just as much noisome hot air (principally H2S, NH3 and CH4) as Governmentium, the main difference being that 52% of the Govons have made the full transformation to become morons.  Unlimited quantities of precious metals (Au, Ag and Pt) are consumed in the process, yet there are no useful by-products.


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