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Red-hot Cole leads Warwickshire to national Sportshall success

Red-hot Cole leads Warwickshire to national Sportshall success

THE domestic indoor athletics season reached another successful conclusion for Stratford AC as the club’s junior athletes completed a terrific indoor campaign by comprehensively retaining the Warwickshire Sportshall League title. Much of the credit...

50 min. ago in Regional West
 
Whitby doubles up as Stratford keep their cool

Whitby doubles up as Stratford keep their cool

STRATFORD kept their cool as they hung on for victory in a see-saw contest with South West 1 East strugglers Bicester on Saturday. Tries from Dan Whitby (2), skipper Jo Cook, Charlie Powell and Ben Cole steered the Black and Whites to their 12th win...

today, 10:44 in Regional West
 
PICTURE GALLERY: Alcester v Upton-on-Severn

PICTURE GALLERY: Alcester v Upton-on-Severn

ALCESTER recovered from a slow start as they claimed a hard-fought 20-15 victory over Upton-on-Severn on Saturday. Upton took control at the start of the game and were rewarded with a try within the first five minutes. A successful penalty kick from...

today, 10:39 in Regional West
 
Shock closure of Union Bar announced

Shock closure of Union Bar announced

The Union Bar in Stratford is set to close at the end of this week in yet another blow to the town’s nightlife. A statement on the bar’s Facebook page explains that the venue has been unable to recover since regaining its licence last year. The...

today, 10:11 in Regional West
 
Let’s get the party started. . .

Let’s get the party started. . .

STRATFORD is once again gearing up to take centre stage for Shakespeare’s 454th birthday celebrations this weekend. The event — the biggest in the town’s calendar — promises spectators three days of non-stop entertainment with a blend of old...

today, 09:18 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: £2million MRI scanner arrives at hospital

Stratford Hospital’s new £2million MRI scanner arrived in the town last Saturday with engineers confident it will be up and running sometime in May. The state-of-the-art diagnostic machine will be located on the ground floor of the new hospital...

yesterday, 17:02 in Regional West
 
Survey to gauge new level of rural crime

Survey to gauge new level of rural crime

THE first survey for three years to gauge the extent of rural crime is to take place. the last National Rural Crime Survey – in 2015 – put the cost of crime to rural communities at £800 million per year, but also revealed chronic under-reporting,...

yesterday, 14:21 in Regional West
 
WIN: luxury stay, meal and wine tasting for two at new hotel

WIN: luxury stay, meal and wine tasting for two at new hotel

STRATFORD’S Hotel du Vin will officially open on Tuesday, 1st May – and you could be among the first guests. The brand new hotel, in Rother Street, which is already taking bookings and has been spread across two beautifully converted Grade II-Listed...

yesterday, 12:04 in Regional West
 
Ballinger proud as Stratford Town Youth reach League Cup final

Ballinger proud as Stratford Town Youth reach League Cup final

SECOND-half goals from George Kirby and Alfie Boylin propelled Stratford Town Youth into the final of the MFYL League Cup after a 2-0 semi-final victory over Wednesfield at the MoodChimp Stadium on Wednesday night, writes Bryan Hale. Both sides made a...

yesterday, 11:39 in Regional West
 
In this week’s Herald . . .

In this week’s Herald . . .

NEW demands to ditch relief road – that’s our front page headline this week as the heat is turned up on the two councils who are driving the much-talked-about Stratford-upon-Avon Transport Strategy. Also in this week’s Herald: Community rallies after...

yesterday, 10:06 in Regional West
 
Newman is Stratford’s top finisher at Leamington Regency 10k

Newman is Stratford’s top finisher at Leamington Regency 10k

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Athletic Club members enjoyed considerable success at the Wright Hassall Leamington Regency 10k with three age category winners and a further three podium finishers in their respective age categories. The club occupied the top two...

yesterday, 08:06 in Regional West
 
Portobello Crossroads work delayed again

Portobello Crossroads work delayed again

Road safety campaigners are frustrated at yet another delay in installing vital road safety improvements at Portobello Crossroads, a notorious accident blackspot. There have been a number of serious accidents at the junction over recent years,...

yesterday, 06:11 in Regional West
 
Adams earns ‘six star’ medal at blustery Boston Marathon

Adams earns ‘six star’ medal at blustery Boston Marathon

THE Boston Marathon was hit with extreme cold, wet and windy conditions, but that didn’t get in the way of Stratford AC’s Emily Adams completing her set of World Marathon Majors finishes. Adams, who has previously competed in the five other races in...

Wednesday, 17:52 in Regional West
 
Stone ready for a ‘bizarre’ feeling as he prepares to face former team-mates

Stone ready for a ‘bizarre’ feeling as he prepares to face former team-mates

WARWICKSHIRE fast-bowler Olly Stone admits it will be a “bizarre” feeling when he faces his former team-mates Northamptonshire in the Specsavers County Championship at Wantage Road on Friday. Against the club he first joined as a 13-year-old, Stone...

Wednesday, 17:48 in Regional West
 
Postbox tribute to Shakespeare

Postbox tribute to Shakespeare

A special edition postbox adorned with lines from the Bard’s most famous plays has taken pride of place on High Street. The Royal Mail commissioned postbox, which will be in place for the next month, has been installed to mark Shakespeare’s birthday....

Wednesday, 17:28 in Regional West
 
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