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Guildhall celebrates one year as a major visitor attraction

Guildhall celebrates one year as a major visitor attraction

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall will celebrate its first anniversary as a major visitor attraction at the weekend. The building, in which Shakespeare was schooled and may even have seen his first theatre performance, was the subject of a major res

Thursday, 14:44 in Regional West
 
May Racing Carnival returns to Warwick

May Racing Carnival returns to Warwick

AFTER a short break, Crudwell Cup Hunter Chase Day marks the return of racing to Warwick on Monday, with the seven-race card getting underway at 1.50pm, writes David Hucker. Crudwell was one of the most prolific racehorses of all time, winning 50 of his

Thursday, 08:09 in Regional West
 
Stratford AC’s Sugden paces it perfectly in Massey 10k race

Stratford AC’s Sugden paces it perfectly in Massey 10k race

TO celebrate the 40th anniversary of Massey Ferguson Runners Club, their annual Easter race was held on a brand new fast, flat and traffic-free 10k course, at the NAEC in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. It was the first race in this year’s Warwickshire Road Ra

Thursday, 08:09 in Regional West
 
Giles: No quick fix for Warwickshire’s problems

Giles: No quick fix for Warwickshire’s problems

SPORT director Ashley Giles admits that Warwickshire’s first-team squad is heading for a period of “transformation.” The Bears will face Surrey in the Specsavers County Championship at Edgbaston tomorrow with alarm bells ringing following successive inni

Thursday, 08:09 in Regional West
 
MPs launch scathing attack on Horton Hospital consultation

MPs launch scathing attack on Horton Hospital consultation

Local MPs Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Wright, have launched a scathing attack on the consultation into proposed changes at Banbury’s Horton Hospital, branding the process as entirely flawed. This month the Herald reported that Stratford District Council had

Thursday, 06:36 in Regional West
 
In this week’s Herald. . .

In this week’s Herald. . .

THE Brexit debate has been thrust front and centre by the announcement of a snap General Election and a planned debate in Stratford-upon-Avon on the rights of EU citizens to remain in the UK – we report on both in this week’s Herald. We report on the clo

Thursday, 06:36 in Regional West
 
Children in south Warwickshire to benefit from a new blood service

Children in south Warwickshire to benefit from a new blood service

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is undertaking a review of how phlebotomy services for children are provided in south Warwickshire.  ‘Phlebotomy’ means blood testing.  Through this project the CCG wants to improve the experience

Wednesday, 19:53 in Regional West
 
Stratford avoid the drop after thrilling play-off win

Stratford avoid the drop after thrilling play-off win

STRATFORD Ladies retained their place in the Midlands Women’s Hockey League after beating Hinckley 4-2 in their play-off clash at Burton-on-Trent. The team went into the game knowing a defeat would have seen them relegated to the Warwickshire League, whi

Wednesday, 18:19 in Regional West
 
Wellesbourne Councillors criticise transport strategy

Wellesbourne Councillors criticise transport strategy

Wellesbourne Parish Council has added its voice to recent criticism of Stratford’s Transport Strategy. In its submission to the recently closed Draft Stratford Transport Strategy Consultation, the council stated that it could not support the proposal for

Wednesday, 18:02 in Regional West
 
Alex claims family honours in Carterton 5k race

Alex claims family honours in Carterton 5k race

STRATFORD AC’s very own Adams family competed in last weekend’s Carterton 5k race in Oxfordshire. Family honours on the day went to Alex Adams, who finished second in a time of 20.08. In eighth place was mum Emily in a time of 21.40, followed by the ever

Wednesday, 17:52 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire’s first community pub opens in Norton Lindsey

Warwickshire’s first community pub opens in Norton Lindsey

Villagers in Norton Lindsey are celebrating the opening of Warwickshire’s first community pub, which welcomed its first customers last week. Last year the future of the New Inn seemed uncertain after its owners, Enterprise Inns, put the property up for s

Wednesday, 15:54 in Regional West
 
Vandals run amok in church yard cemetery

Vandals run amok in church yard cemetery

GRAVES at a village cemetery have been vandalised, police have said. Trinkets and other items were pulled up at one grave, with one item – a cup containing a photo – left broken and discarded. Rubbish was thrown over another grave and a personal item tak

Wednesday, 10:12 in Regional West
 
PICTURE GALLERY: Montpellier v Alcester Town

PICTURE GALLERY: Montpellier v Alcester Town

HERALD photographer Mark Williamson covered Alcester Town’s Midland League Division Three clash against Montpellier on Saturday. Alcester went down 3-1 at Brewers Lane despite taking the lead through Robbie Davies. The result sees Alcester finish seventh

Wednesday, 09:44 in Regional West
 
Local man was part of graffiti group which targetted trains and trams

Local man was part of graffiti group which targetted trains and trams

A MAN from Sutton under Brailes, who was part of a graffiti group which caused £340,000 of damage to trains and trams, has been jailed for 12 months. Blake Feather, aged 27, was involved in offences in Coventry and Southampton, as well as in Uxbridge and

Wednesday, 07:18 in Regional West
 
Boy, 10, targeted by strange man

Boy, 10, targeted by strange man

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy was offered sweets by a man in Wellesbourne on Tuesday morning. Police said the boy reported that he was walking on Grantham Road when an unknown man got out of his car, offered him a sweet and engaged him in conversation. The man is d

Tuesday, 20:29 in Regional West
 
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