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Essential road repairs to help traffic through Moreton

Essential road repairs to help traffic through Moreton

WARWICKSHIRE County Council is taking action to repair the road surface of a bridge on Stratford Road, helping to keep traffic moving through Moreton-in-Marsh. Road repairs are being carried out on the railway bridge on Stratford Road and will ensure thi

Monday, 14:15 in Regional West
 
Police raise profile on streets of Stratford

Police raise profile on streets of Stratford

A RAISED police profile on the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon is a response to the Westminster attack last Wednesday but not as a result of any specific terrorist threat. Warwickshire Police said: “Additional reassurance and community engagement patrols

Monday, 12:34 in Regional West
 
Giles’ attention switches to opener after successful pre-season tour

Giles’ attention switches to opener after successful pre-season tour

WARWICKSHIRE have returned home from their pre-season stay in the United Arab Emirates ready to turn “all our attention to 7th April,” says sport director Ashley Giles. After landing back in Birmingham, the Bears will soon be back in action with their pr

Monday, 12:34 in Regional West
 
Alcester table top sale in aid of dementia charity

Alcester table top sale in aid of dementia charity

MEADOW View Care Centre in Alcester held its first table-top sale on Saturday and raised £280 in aid of dementia care. It was held at Alcester Members’ Club and included cakes, a raffle, books and bric-a-brac. The money raised will be used to fund pets f

Monday, 11:57 in Regional West
 
Weekend football round-up

Weekend football round-up

SHIPSTON Excelsior’s hopes of a top-five finish in Midland League Division Three took another knock as they went down 1-0 at home to Northfield Town on Saturday. Steve Hedderman’s side have now gone seven games without a win, with their last coming again

Monday, 11:28 in Regional West
 
Is Bishopton bridge still fit for purpose?

Is Bishopton bridge still fit for purpose?

BISHOPTON bridge — a key route across the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal — is in a ‘poor’ condition, a structural survey has concluded. That report was carried out in February last year, but its contents have only just been made public. And it has fuelled que

Sunday, 17:03 in Regional West
 
Homes put people on the ladder

Homes put people on the ladder

A RIBBON-cutting ceremony has marked the completion of six new Stonewater homes for affordable rent and shared home ownership in Welford-on-Avon. The properties, off Barton Road, have been developed by Stonewater, a social housing provider in the region,

Sunday, 16:01 in Regional West
 
London – our view. . .

London – our view. . .

AS a tourist in London, the most rewarding way to take in the sights of the Big City, I have discovered, – is from on high! Living just an hour-and a-half (on a good day) from the centre of London, I am no stranger to the capital’s tourist trail. Been th

Sunday, 11:50 in Regional West
 
Marquess gets badge of honour

Marquess gets badge of honour

STRATFORD-ON-AVON’S High Steward has been presented with his official badge of office by Stratford Town Council. The 9th Marquess of Hertford, who took on the ceremonial role last year, received the badge, which will easily identify him at civic function

Sunday, 09:30 in Regional West
 
Big wheel rolls into town today

Big wheel rolls into town today

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON’S much maligned big wheel will arrive in town today, Sunday, 26th March, and work to put it in place will begin the following day. The timetable for its construction was set out earlier this week by the man who runs the company that w

Sunday, 08:28 in Regional West
 
Jockey Jacob seals winning double at Stratford

Jockey Jacob seals winning double at Stratford

JOCKEY Daryl Jacob was the man in form at Stratford’s second meeting of the new season on Saturday, riding a double to the delight of another good-sized crowd soaking up the spring sunshine, writes David Hucker. Apache Song, runner-up at Doncaster on her

Saturday, 19:06 in Regional West
 
Brilliant Town put dent in Banbury’s play-off hopes

Brilliant Town put dent in Banbury’s play-off hopes

STRATFORD Town turned in one of their best performances of the season as they secured a 2-0 victory over local rivals Banbury United on Saturday, writes Bryan Hale. Goals from Will Grocott and Mike Taylor secured Town all three points as they dented Banb

Saturday, 19:06 in Regional West
 
Shipston High set for £2.25million expansion project

Shipston High set for £2.25million expansion project

DETAILS of a major £2.25million project to expand Shipston-on-Stour High School have been revealed. It will see nine new classrooms, staff offices, toilets and a new foyer built. The school said that a large number of new housing developments being built

Saturday, 17:46 in Regional West
 
Make your mother’s day!

Make your mother’s day!

CHILDREN are being invited to say it with flowers this Mother’s Day at a free event at the Guild Chapel in Stratford-upon-Avon. Families are invited to drop in anytime between 11am and 1pm on Saturday, 25th March, to make a posy for mum, using flowers pr

Saturday, 10:03 in Regional West
 
Coley-Smith shines on Swiss ski slopes

Coley-Smith shines on Swiss ski slopes

FOLLOWING in the tracks of Pippa and James Middleton, Wootton Wawen’s Alan Coley-Smith competed in the 49th Engadin Ski Marathon. This annual cross-country ski race is held on the second Sunday of March in the stunning surroundings of Switzerland’s upper

Saturday, 08:06 in Regional West
 
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