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PICTURES Bellowhead’s Boden in Compton Verney

PICTURES Bellowhead’s Boden in Compton Verney

THE founder member of Bellowhead, Jon Boden, played an exclusive solo set at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park on Wednesday night. Boden was invited to play for just 40 people The Clearing art installation beside the gallery’s Capability Brown-landscap

yesterday, 18:48 in Regional West
 
Birmingham Road gridlock solution doesn’t have to cost millions

Birmingham Road gridlock solution doesn’t have to cost millions

URGENT measures which won’t cost millions of pounds should be introduced now to ease traffic gridlock on Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon. At Monday’s full meeting of Stratford District Council it was revealed that significant alterations costing hun

yesterday, 18:48 in Regional West
 
Warwick Boat Club edge out Stratford in thrilling final

Warwick Boat Club edge out Stratford in thrilling final

WARWICK Boat Club’s ladies A team ran out victors against Stratford in one of the most closely-contested finals in the Winter Tennis League. The winning scoreline of 6-3, 6-3 was not a fair reflection of the match as every game went to deuce and the tenn

yesterday, 16:57 in Regional West
 
Stratford skipper Brown targets instant return

Stratford skipper Brown targets instant return

STRATFORD skipper Mike Brown says the club are targeting promotion this summer after admitting they let themselves down last season. The Panthers fell to a final-day defeat to Coventry and NW, a result that saw them relegated back to Birmingham Premier L

yesterday, 15:58 in Regional West
 
Thunderbirds flying high after title success

Thunderbirds flying high after title success

STRATFORD Thunderbirds are celebrating their first Coventry and Warwickshire title, following the confirmation of their U12 A team as league champions last Sunday. The end of season was marked with a tournament at the Xcel Leisure Centre in Coventry, whe

yesterday, 15:16 in Regional West
 
Tories vote for Nadhim Zahawi as the Conservative candidate

Tories vote for Nadhim Zahawi as the Conservative candidate

NADHIM Zahawi has been reselected as the Conservative party candidate for Stratford-on-Avon in June’s General Election. There was what was described as a ‘very healthy turnout’ at a meeting last night, Thursday. Party members voted unanimously for him to

yesterday, 14:28 in Regional West
 
Former deputy head jailed for sex offences

Former deputy head jailed for sex offences

A former deputy headteacher from Stratford has been jailed for a string of sexual offences against boys in the 1980s. David Hutchings, 73, of Swan Court was jailed for a total of four-and-a-half years at Worcester Crown Court yesterday. Hutchings had alr

yesterday, 12:06 in Regional West
 
School coach involved in Stratford crash

School coach involved in Stratford crash

A schoolgirl has been taken to hospital following a crash in Stratford this morning involving a school coach and a car. The collision occurred just after 7.30am at the Waitrose Roundabout. An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to th

yesterday, 11:01 in Regional West
 
Stratford Town Youth end season on losing note

Stratford Town Youth end season on losing note

STRATFORD Town Youth wound up their Midland Floodlit Youth League campaign on Wednesday evening when a much-changed team went down 4-2 to a hard-working Worcester City side, writes Bryan Hale. Worcester had the better of the first half and were leading 2

yesterday, 10:28 in Regional West
 
Stratford Boat Club’s Browne stars for West Midlands

Stratford Boat Club’s Browne stars for West Midlands

EMILY Browne led a string of superb performances as four Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club junior crews represented the West Midlands at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta at Nottingham. Racing over 1,500 metres at Holme Pierrepont, Stratford’s athletes put i

yesterday, 10:18 in Regional West
 
Rance ‘over the moon’ with Hereford victory

Rance ‘over the moon’ with Hereford victory

DIRECTOR of rugby Tom Rance praised his Stratford players as they bowed out for the season with a superb victory at Hereford on Saturday. The Black and Whites ran in five tries through Andy Conway (2), Callum Cook, Matt Cook and Paul Davies to seal a fif

yesterday, 09:58 in Regional West
 
New film aids young asthma sufferers

New film aids young asthma sufferers

A fun short film that encourages children with asthma to use their inhalers effectively has been released by Education for Health to mark World Asthma Day, on 2nd May. Jack Blows His Own Trumpet has been written by Education for Health’s Chief Executive,

yesterday, 09:58 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire launch Royal London Cup defence in style

Warwickshire launch Royal London Cup defence in style

SAM Hain and William Porterfield steered Warwickshire to a perfect start in their defence of the Royal London Cup with a ten-wicket win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road on Thursday. Having bowled the home side out for 151 inside the revised allocati

yesterday, 09:58 in Regional West
 
Former Stratford man had child rape video on his phone

Former Stratford man had child rape video on his phone

A FORMER Stratford man arrested during a police investigation into the uploading of indecent images had a sickening video clip of a young girl being raped on his phone. When Josef Hesling first appeared at Warwick Crown Court he pleaded not guilty to thr

yesterday, 09:33 in Regional West
 
Fish disease outbreak closes fishing lakes

Fish disease outbreak closes fishing lakes

AN outbreak of the Spring Viraemia of Carp (SVC) disease has been confirmed at Arden Lakes near Stratford-upon-Avon. The Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science said on Thursday, 27th April, that the fishery on Ingon Lane in Snitterfield

yesterday, 07:12 in Regional West
 
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