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Early morning drugs raid in Stratford

Early morning drugs raid in Stratford

Police launched a dawn raid on a Stratford-upon-Avon property this morning as part on an operation targeting those suspected of being involved in the trade in Class A drugs. 12 officers from across the region took part in the operation, which focused on

Friday, 10:33 in Regional West
 
Refurbishment of Stratford’s iconic Falcon Hotel to begin

Refurbishment of Stratford’s iconic Falcon Hotel to begin

A multi-million project to refurbish Stratford’s iconic Falcon Hotel is due to start next month. When work is finished, the hotel will be re-branded as the Indigo Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon, though the owners have given reassurances that the Falcon name w

Friday, 06:59 in Regional West
 
Town sign former Southampton defender Thomas on loan from Kidderminster

Town sign former Southampton defender Thomas on loan from Kidderminster

STRATFORD Town have signed veteran defender Wayne Thomas on a one-month loan from Kidderminster Harriers. The former Stoke City and Southampton man has racked up more than 550 career appearances at all levels of the game and also he knows the non-league

Thursday, 20:05 in Regional West
 
Power tools and lorry stolen in Henley

Power tools and lorry stolen in Henley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a large number of power tools and lorry were stolen from a storage container in Henley this week. A number of Makita and Stihi-branded power tools including chainsaws and disc cutters were taken from the container

Thursday, 18:09 in Regional West
 
Firefighters rescue man stuck in mud

Firefighters rescue man stuck in mud

Fire crews rescued a man in Lower Quinton today after he became trapped up to his waist in mud whilst working on a building site. The incident was reported to the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service at around 10.15am and two fire engines from Stratford,

Thursday, 15:35 in Regional West
 
Council leaders insist they are committed to improving Birmingham Road traffic

Council leaders insist they are committed to improving Birmingham Road traffic

The leaders of Stratford District Council and Warwickshire County Council have moved to reassure residents that the Birmingham Road improvement Scheme is still very much alive. The message comes after the Herald revealed last week that the project had fa

Thursday, 13:27 in Regional West
 
COMPETITION Win one of three £80 meals at PizzaExpress

COMPETITION Win one of three £80 meals at PizzaExpress

PIZZAEXPRESS in the heart of Warwick has reopened with a stylish new look. The revamp sees new pendant lights, feature chairs and jazz- themed decorations inspired by the PizzaExpress heritage, bringing a bright new look to the popular restaurant, locate

Thursday, 12:24 in Regional West
 
Drama group sell off props, costumes and furniture

Drama group sell off props, costumes and furniture

The Avonside Players put on plays and other entertainments for 50 years, but decided to call it a day late last year. They are now holding a disposal sale this Saturday (25th March) from 10am to 12 noon at Stratford Methodist Church Centre, Old Town. The

Thursday, 11:19 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: College students perform Chicago in wheelchairs

Students from the first year of the Musical Theatre course at Stratford College are performing the classic musical Chicago in wheelchairs, now wittily retitled Chaircago. When the Herald went along to a dress rehearsal we were amazed by the fine spectacl

Thursday, 10:38 in Regional West
 
Police say working with the public is vital to combat terrorism

Police say working with the public is vital to combat terrorism

Warwickshire Police are urging the public to work with them to help combat terrorism following yesterday’s attack in London. A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police said: “The thoughts of all who serve within Warwickshire Police are with everyone affected

Thursday, 10:28 in Regional West
 
Vickers leads way in gruelling Grizzly challenge

Vickers leads way in gruelling Grizzly challenge

FIVE hardy Stratford AC runners took on the The Grizzly event in Devon last weekend, which is quite rightly classed as one of the toughest events in the country. The race features a 20-mile off-road run with more than 3,500ft of ascent, muddy bogs, strea

Thursday, 08:50 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire veteran Clarke excited for new season

Warwickshire veteran Clarke excited for new season

WARWICKSHIRE all-rounder Rikki Clarke is looking forward to his 16th season in county cricket with enthusiasm as great as ever. Clarke has long been an integral component of the Bears team in all formats. During the course of a long season that means qui

Thursday, 08:50 in Regional West
 
In this week’s Herald. . .

In this week’s Herald. . .

THE Stratford-upon-Avon Transport Strategy is coming under mounting criticism with FOUR influential organisations issuing in part damning assessments – full story on this week’s front page. We speak to the people behind a unique production of Chicago at

Thursday, 06:07 in Regional West
 
Commons committee debates MPs’ second job rules

Commons committee debates MPs’ second job rules

THE issue of MPs’ second jobs will be debated by an influential House of Commons committee tomorrow, Thursday. The Committee on Standards in Public Life holds its monthly meeting just days after the surprise appointment of former Chancellor, George Osbor

Thursday, 06:07 in Regional West
 
Red-hot Johnson secures four-timer at Warwick

Red-hot Johnson secures four-timer at Warwick

CHAMPION jockey Richard Johnson lit up a damp and gloomy Warwick on Wednesday with a sparkling four-timer to move 33 winners ahead of nearest rival Brian Hughes and close in on a second title, writes David Hucker. Johnson, whose partnership with Somerset

Wednesday, 21:43 in Regional West
 
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