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Splash of colour for church goers

Splash of colour for church goers

THE altar in St Johns Church, Henley has undergone a colourful transformation following the design, manufacture and fitting of new altar frontals. Rector John Ganjavi said: “Altar frontals convey the seasons in the Christian calendar and the altar...

Friday, 16:48 in Regional West
 
Sarah Roy holds on to win third stage of Women’s Tour in Warwickshire

Sarah Roy holds on to win third stage of Women’s Tour in Warwickshire

AUSTRALIA’S Sarah Roy sprang a late surprise to secure victory ahead of the sprinting peloton on stage three of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour in Leamington Spa on Friday. Roy (Mitchelton-Scott) jumped clear of the field inside the final five kilometres...

Friday, 16:02 in Regional West
 
Troughton delighted by Poysden performance

Troughton delighted by Poysden performance

WARWICKSHIRE first-team coach Jim Troughton was “delighted” to see Josh Poysden seize his chance with a match-shaping five-for in the Specsavers County Championship against Glamorgan this week. With the match played on a used pitch, leg-spinner...

Friday, 11:14 in Regional West
 
Virtuoso pianist Alexander Ardakov plays Shipston concert

Virtuoso pianist Alexander Ardakov plays Shipston concert

Virtuoso pianist Alexander Ardakov makes a welcome return visit to Shipston on Stour on Thursday, 21st June. Following a highly successful recital in the town last year, he will be playing in a concert as part of the Shipston Proms, which this year...

Friday, 10:24 in Regional West
 
Stratford rowers shine at Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta

Stratford rowers shine at Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta

STRATFORD Boat Club’s young rowers produced a number of medal-winning performances at the Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta on Saturday. The event, which takes place over 500m, uses three lanes for racing and is for athletes aged 14 and under. First up...

Friday, 10:24 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: Anger over Stratford-upon-Avon Leisure Centre crèche closure

“WE feel like we’re being discriminated against because we’ve got young children” — that’s how one young mum has described a controversial decision to close the crèche at Stratford-upon-Avon Leisure Centre. Full story in the current edition of the...

Thursday, 19:10 in Regional West
 
Stratford transport specialist wins major contract in Coventry

Stratford transport specialist wins major contract in Coventry

AN award-winning transport specialist from Stratford-upon-Avon has won a contract to work with Warwick Manufacturing Group to design and construct an innovative very light rail vehicle which will be part of a new transport solution for Coventry....

Thursday, 18:00 in Regional West
 
REVIEW: Giffords Circus

REVIEW: Giffords Circus

Steve Sutherland reviews Giffords Circus – on tour throughout the summer. Book tickets at http:www.giffordscircus.com WHEN my daughter Molly was two, for her birthday I decided to dress up as the White Rabbit from Alice In Wonderland. I hired the full...

Thursday, 17:13 in Regional West
 
INTERVIEW: Sir Antony Sher on acting, writing and art

INTERVIEW: Sir Antony Sher on acting, writing and art

Sir Antony Sher talks to Gill Sutherland about playing Lear, his art and writing, as his new book Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries is published, and an exhibition of his art is ongoing the theatre’s PACCAR Room. On a beautifully sunny May...

Thursday, 16:19 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: Mother campaigns successfully for memorial to son

WATCH video as grief stricken mum recounts the heartbreak she continues to feel following the death of her little boy called Ayden who died in April after years of intense pain caused by epileptic seizures. A tearful Charlene Spreadborough, aged 30,...

Thursday, 13:24 in Regional West
 
In this week’s Herald . . .

In this week’s Herald . . .

POWER plant proposals fuel village campaign – that’s the headline on our front page as two villages begin their battle against a gas-fired power station between Stratford-upon-Avon and Alcester. Also in this week’s Herald: Parents’ anger as leisure...

Thursday, 11:24 in Regional West
 
Bronze for Bexson at Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire

Bronze for Bexson at Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire

STRATFORD AC’s Emma Bexson finished third in her age category, W40, at the Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire on Sunday. As is the case with all 70.3 triathlons, the event comprises a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike ride and a 21.1km run, each segment being half that...

Thursday, 07:59 in Regional West
 
Road closure warning ahead of Women’s Cycling Tour

Road closure warning ahead of Women’s Cycling Tour

STAGE three of the OVO Energy Women’s Cycling Tour will pass through Warwickshire tomorrow, Friday. There will be a number of rolling road closures along the route throughout the day. Warwickshire will host the third stage of the event on Friday, 15th...

Thursday, 07:59 in Regional West
 
Villager’s triple challenge to benefit Shipston church

Villager’s triple challenge to benefit Shipston church

AN Ettington businesswoman hopes to raise £7,500 through three physical challenges including her first ever Olympic distance triathlon to benefit the Stour Valley Baptist Church. Cara Reynolds, who runs Cara Hair Lounge, a salon in Ettington, has...

Thursday, 06:58 in Regional West
 
Law change sets new standards

Law change sets new standards

A WARNING has been issued to landlords and letting agents about major changes to housing legislation that come into force later this year. From 1st October, owners of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) will be committing an offence and could face...

13 June 2018 in Regional West
 
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