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In this week’s Herald . . .

In this week’s Herald . . .

WE are delighted to report a major milestone for Stratford-upon-Avon’s new £22million hospital, but also news of the Birmingham Road traffic saga that will prove to be of huge frustration – read both stories on the front page of this week’s Herald. Also

Thursday, 06:52 in Regional West
 
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Warwick Hospital

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Warwick Hospital

JEREMY Hunt was at Warwick Hospital earlier today, Wednesday. The hospital has not released many details about the Secretary of State for Health’s visit other than to say he spent time talking to staff and hear first-hand about their experiences, and fin

Wednesday, 17:54 in Regional West
 
INTERVIEW: The RSC’s Greg Doran talks about the winter season 2017

INTERVIEW: The RSC’s Greg Doran talks about the winter season 2017

I meet the RSC’s Artistic Director Greg Doran at his office on a dank January morning to discuss the Winter 2017 prior to it being officially announced. After much speculation in the Herald office, I am bursting to know what the festive offering will be

Wednesday, 17:01 in Regional West
 
World cycling tour returns to Warwickshire, but Stratford snubbed for finish line

World cycling tour returns to Warwickshire, but Stratford snubbed for finish line

THE Women’s Tour cycling event will return to Warwickshire in June – but the finish line will not be Stratford-upon-Avon as it was last year. Leamington Spa will this year host the end of the stage that will snake its way through the county on Friday, 9t

Wednesday, 13:40 in Regional West
 
Armed robbery in Studley – woman threatened at knifepoint

Armed robbery in Studley – woman threatened at knifepoint

WARWICKSHIRE Police is investigating an armed robbery in Studley in which a woman was threatened at knife point. The robbery happened just before 7am Wednesday 15th February, when a man went into Tesco Express in Alcester Road, Studley threatened the fem

Wednesday, 13:22 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire Bears finally end their Blackcats’ bad luck

Warwickshire Bears finally end their Blackcats’ bad luck

  WARWICKSHIRE Bears celebrated their first-ever win against neighbours Birmingham Blackcats after an impressive performance sealed a 67-37 success in BWB Division One South. In all their previous years of playing, the Henley-based Bears had never beaten

Wednesday, 12:07 in Regional West
 
Intruder challenged at Alcester school

Intruder challenged at Alcester school

POLICE want to speak to a school intruder who was challenged by staff at St Benedicts Catholic High School in Kinwarton Road, Alcester last Friday. The school this week confirmed a man – not wearing any identification – was challenged by staff in a kitch

Wednesday, 11:59 in Regional West
 
Alcester’s getting to grips with litter

Alcester’s getting to grips with litter

ALCESTER has its fair share of litter problems, but thanks to the Litter Free Alcester group of volunteers they have people prepared to do something about it. Litter Free Alcester will begin the 2017 Spring Clean at the Jubilee Centre, off St Faith’s Roa

Wednesday, 06:45 in Regional West
 
Town score two late goals to stun Biggleswade

Town score two late goals to stun Biggleswade

TWO goals from corners in the last seven minutes of normal time gave Stratford Town a crucial 2-1 win at Langford Road on Tuesday evening, writes Bryan Hale. With Guy Clark and Barry Fitzharris suspended, the two Kidderminster loanees George Forsyth and

Tuesday, 22:17 in Regional West
 
Temporary library opens in Stratford

Temporary library opens in Stratford

A TEMPORARY library venue is up and running in Stratford-upon-Avon as Warwickshire County Council ensures access to the service for users while the main library is closed for essential refurbishment. Stratford-upon-Avon Library, in Henley Street, will be

Tuesday, 19:14 in Regional West
 
PICTURE GALLERY: Shipston Excelsior v Alcester Town

PICTURE GALLERY: Shipston Excelsior v Alcester Town

HERALD photographer Mark Williamson covered Shipston Excelsior’s Midland League Division Three clash against Alcester Town on Saturday. Both teams had to settle for a point apiece following an action-packed 1-1 draw at London Road. Alcester went ahead th

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional West
 
Brooks’ hat-trick sends Stratford Town Youth out of cup

Brooks’ hat-trick sends Stratford Town Youth out of cup

STRATFORD Town Youth’s hopes of retaining the MFYL League Cup were dashed by a bigger, stronger and more experienced Rushall Olympic side on Monday evening, writes Bryan Hale. After two earlier postponements due to Rushall’s ground being waterlogged, thi

Tuesday, 18:09 in Regional West
 
B&Q to apply for new Stratford lease despite demolition plan

B&Q to apply for new Stratford lease despite demolition plan

DIY giant B&Q is applying for a new lease for its store at the Maybird Shopping Centre, despite Stratford District Council an application to demolish the unit last year. Back in September there was anger from some in the town as the District...

Tuesday, 13:10 in Regional West
 
Man charged with Stratford drugs offence

Man charged with Stratford drugs offence

Zviwuya Masekesa, aged 20, of Alfred Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, has been charged with Possession of a controlled drug of Class A (heroin) and possession of a controlled drug of Class A (crack cocaine). The charge relates to an incident at a house on C

Tuesday, 12:54 in Regional West
 
Town boss to unleash new signings on Biggleswade

Town boss to unleash new signings on Biggleswade

LAST weekend’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division postponement at Dunstable has forced Stratford Town boss Carl Adams to wait patiently before unleashing his trio of new signings. The wait is almost over, with James Hancocks, George Forsyth and Em

Tuesday, 10:03 in Regional West
 
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