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Meeting will update residents about Bishopton home latest

Meeting will update residents about Bishopton home latest

A PUBLIC meeting has been organised by Bishopton Residents’ Action Group (BRAGS) to present an update about the proposed 500 homes development, in Bishopton. The meeting will be held on Monday 2nd October, at Bishopton Community Centre, in Stratford-upon

Tuesday, 16:07 in Regional West
 
Spade work pays off on affordable housing initiative

Spade work pays off on affordable housing initiative

Vital affordable housing in Stratford-on-Avon District could soon be built by the council after the authority agreed to fund a £30,000 business case into the idea. During Monday’s Cabinet meeting members voted to fund investigations into the establishmen

Tuesday, 13:14 in Regional West
 
Electric blanket testing available

Electric blanket testing available

Warwickshire Trading Standards is launching its annual electric blanket safety testing campaign. The service is also offering to safety test kettles, irons, toasters and Christmas lights at the same time. This is a free service offered to all Warwickshir

Tuesday, 13:02 in Regional West
 
Female directors take charge at RSC

Female directors take charge at RSC

A day ahead of the Royal Shakespeare Company announcing their spring/summer 2018 season, artistic director Gregory Doran talked Arts Editor Gill Sutherland through the season highlights, and spoke about why five out six directors are female. See the seco

Tuesday, 11:06 in Regional West
 
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust governance rests in new hands

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust governance rests in new hands

THE Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon, the headmaster of KES and the vicar of Holy Trinity Church will no longer make decisions about the running of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust under a new governance model. The previous board of 32 trustees — which inclu

Tuesday, 10:32 in Regional West
 
Tensions boil over as land plan progresses

Tensions boil over as land plan progresses

A PUBLIC meeting will be held next week in an effort to diffuse increasing tensions over plans for the future of a historic swathe of land. What is being described as a question and answer session about the St Mary’s Lands Masterplan will take place in t

Tuesday, 10:19 in Regional West
 
Police launch knife campaign

Police launch knife campaign

AN operation to remove dangerous weapons from the streets was launched on Monday by Warwickshire Police. The force cited a rise in knife-related crime, specifically in domestic incidents, and a growing culture among young people to carry knives. Last wee

Tuesday, 10:13 in Regional West
 
Stratford face Nuneaton in FA Youth Cup action

Stratford face Nuneaton in FA Youth Cup action

FOOTBALL STRATFORD Town Youth will be looking to emulate the seniors by making progress in their FA competition tonight (Tuesday). After defeating Leamington a fortnight ago, the Under-18s now visit Nuneaton Town for a first qualifying round tie with a 7

Tuesday, 09:06 in Regional West
 
Teenager threatened with knife during Stratford robbery

Teenager threatened with knife during Stratford robbery

Police are investigating reports of a robbery in Stratford earlier this month in which a teenager was punched and threatened with a knife. The victim, who was in his late teens, was approached by two men on Brookside Road on 7th September, sometime betwe

Tuesday, 06:24 in Regional West
 
Judith’s 43 years at choir helm

Judith’s 43 years at choir helm

AHEAD of a recruitment evening for singers, on Wednesday 20th September, the founder director of Alcester Male Voice Choir speaks to Herald Arts about the choir’s early beginnings and receiving a British Empire Medal. Welsh-born Judith Land came to the M

Monday, 18:09 in Regional West
 
Norgren pair help county to Amy Rose Bowl quarter-finals

Norgren pair help county to Amy Rose Bowl quarter-finals

BOWLS NORGEN duo Ellie and Lucy Bonny helped Warwickshire reach the quarter-finals of the Amy Rose Bowl two-rink national competition. The county’s players progressed through two rounds with impressive victories at Leamington but reigning champions Devon

Monday, 16:23 in Regional West
 
Teenage cyclist dies in collision near Honeybourne

Teenage cyclist dies in collision near Honeybourne

A 16-year-old boy has died following a road traffic collision in Honeybourne on Thursday. The collision involved a bike and a silver Land Rover Freelander and occurred on Buckle Street at around 1.20pm. The boy, who was riding his bike at the time, suffe

Monday, 16:08 in Regional West
 
Action group’s bid to save hall

Action group’s bid to save hall

A NEW action group has been launched to save Hannah Susan Greig Memorial Hall, in Alcester, with the first open meeting being held tomorrow (Tuesday 19th September). Alcester resident, Sheilagh Goode, has formed an action group, calling for anyone who is

Monday, 15:46 in Regional West
 
Town away to Scarborough Athletic in FA Cup

Town away to Scarborough Athletic in FA Cup

FOOTBALL STRATFORD Town will be on their travels in their bid to reach the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time. Today’s third qualifying round draw handed Carl Adams’ men a tie away to Northern Premier Division One North Scarborough

Monday, 13:48 in Regional West
 
Man arrested following pursuit through South Warwickshire

Man arrested following pursuit through South Warwickshire

A MAN was arrested on suspicion of burgling a house, near Shipston-on-Stour, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, as well as driving whilst over the legal cannabis limit, yesterday (Sunday 17th September). A Cherington resident called Warwicksh

Monday, 12:16 in Regional West
 
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