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UKIP member criticises hospice in Brexit lunch row

UKIP member criticises hospice in Brexit lunch row

A row has erupted between a prominent local UKIP member and the Shakespeare hospice over its selection of speakers for a special fundraising event focusing on Brexit. Edward Fila, chairman of the Stratford UKIP branch, is unhappy that no-one who adopted

54 min. ago in Regional West
 
Town bolster attacking options with signing of Spencer

Town bolster attacking options with signing of Spencer

STRATFORD Town have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of former Kidderminster Harriers striker Jamie Spencer. The 23-year-old joins the club from Midland League Premier Division leaders Alvechurch ahead of Tuesday night’s home game again

yesterday, 18:03 in Regional West
 
Fire crews called to blaze in Armscote

Fire crews called to blaze in Armscote

Emergency services were called to a blaze at a car body shop in Armscote today. The fire, which occurred at a property on Ilmington Road, was reported just before 9.30am and two fire crews were dispatched to the scene. Crews used hose jets and breathing

yesterday, 17:33 in Regional West
 
BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL: Judge’s summing up

BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL: Judge’s summing up

A judge has told the jury in the trial of the two people accused of the ‘sadistic’ murder of Bethany Hill that they must consider the case against each of the defendants separately. It has been alleged during the trial at Warwick Crown Court that transge

yesterday, 16:39 in Regional West
 
Police sheep worrying warning after dog shootings

Police sheep worrying warning after dog shootings

Dog owners are being warned to keep their pets under control in the countryside after five dogs were shot dead by farmers in South Warwickshire last week. The dogs were shot in two separate incidents on Thursday and Friday as they were attacking sheep an

yesterday, 15:19 in Regional West
 
Get involved and help to beat cyber crime

Get involved and help to beat cyber crime

Warwickshire residents are being urged to complete the county’s second annual cyber crime survey and share their experiences of online crime. The survey, which finishes on 31st January, will assess how safe people feel online when they are using social m

yesterday, 14:00 in Regional West
 
Business in jeopardy following chainsaw theft

Business in jeopardy following chainsaw theft

A LOCAL tree surgeon says the future of his 20 year-old business is in doubt following the theft of three chainsaws worth £1,800 from the back of his truck on 15th January. Stephen Morgan of Preston-on-Stour built up his tree surgeon business – Heart of

yesterday, 11:26 in Regional West
 
Weekend football round-up

Weekend football round-up

RACING Club Warwick’s five-match unbeaten run came to an end as they went down to a 3-1 defeat to Heath Hayes at Townsend Meadow on Saturday. Goals from Harry Phillips and Charlie Ware saw visitors lead 2-0 at the break. Jamie Smith got one back on the h

yesterday, 10:53 in Regional West
 
Refreshed look and menu at town café

Refreshed look and menu at town café

THE former McKechnies café on Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, has been acquired by new owners. Rebranded Vigour Café, the outlet is now focusing on offering fresh, healthy, home-cooked British food. The new owners are also launching a bespoke caterin

Sunday, 11:16 in Regional West
 
Man arrested over two robberies

Man arrested over two robberies

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following two incidents last Sunday evening. The first incident happened at the BP Garage on Stratford Road, Warwick, at 8.42pm. A man entered the garage, produced a firearm and demanded money f

Sunday, 08:29 in Regional West
 
Five-star Stratford power to victory at Stoke

Five-star Stratford power to victory at Stoke

STRATFORD climbed back up to fourth in the Midlands 1 West table with a five-try 29-15 victory at Stoke on Saturday. The Black and Whites produced a superb performance in their defeat to leaders Newport the previous week and they carried on where they ha

Saturday, 20:10 in Regional West
 
Ballot entry for annual Two Castles Run

Ballot entry for annual Two Castles Run

THE soaring popularity of the annual Two Castles run between Warwick and Kenilworth has seen organisers move to a ballot system for the first time in the event’s history. Capped at 4,000 entries, organisers Kenilworth Rotary Club confirmed the move after

Saturday, 18:45 in Regional West
 
Can you help to identify fraudster?

Can you help to identify fraudster?

POLICE are hunting for a man in connection with fraud offences. The first incident occurred on Aston Road in Chipping Campden on 2nd January when a man knocked on an elderly woman’s door and offered to do some work on her driveway. The woman politely dec

Saturday, 18:07 in Regional West
 
German Shepherd with ‘rotting flesh’ found in Warwickshire country lane

German Shepherd with ‘rotting flesh’ found in Warwickshire country lane

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated German Shepherd dog with rotting skin was found wandering in a country lane in Warwick. The nine-year-old dog, named Jake, was picked up by a local dog warden on Thursday 5th January after being f

Saturday, 17:47 in Regional West
 
Car leaves M40 and ends up in field

Car leaves M40 and ends up in field

WORKING in the dark in the middle of a field, West Midlands Ambulance Service was helped by lighting from its own Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles and from the fire service to free a woman from her car (accident scene, pictured). Ambulance crews wer

Saturday, 16:01 in Regional West
 


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