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Sublime Smith wins prestigious Am Am event

Sublime Smith wins prestigious Am Am event

SIX-time Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club champion James Smith won the prestigious Am Am event last weekend for the very first time. With some quite brilliant golf, Smith was seven-under-par through 11 holes, eventually carding a five-under-par score of 67, t

Friday, 11:23 in Regional West
 
Police campaign helping to get drink driving message across

Police campaign helping to get drink driving message across

Increased enforcement activity appears to be helping keep the number people drink and drug driving in Warwickshire low, according to the police. Across June 43 people failed a breath test in Warwickshire, around 8 per cent of those breathalysed across th

Friday, 10:03 in Regional West
 
Friends reunited at Stratford Town’s open day

Friends reunited at Stratford Town’s open day

STRATFORD Town’s Open Day at the Moodchimp Stadium Saturday was a time to welcome some new faces to the club and also a time to catch up with old friends. Local publicans from the Queens Head in Ely Street, Carol and Jeff Hilton and Carol’s son Dan McGra

Friday, 08:08 in Regional West
 
Bulldog Bash revs up

Bulldog Bash revs up

BIKERS have begun arriving in Stratford-upon-Avon for a significant year in the history of the Bulldog Bash. The four-day festival was first held at Long Marston Airfield in 1987. But its future is in doubt with groups and clubs who base themselves there

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Japanese and Dutch firms takes over Stratford’s train services

Japanese and Dutch firms takes over Stratford’s train services

A COMPANY called West Midlands Trains Ltd – which is a joint venture between Dutch firm Abellio, and the East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui and Co Ltd, both based in Japan – are to take over the running of services to and from Stratford-upon-Avon trai

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: Lily renames Lily on the Avon

WATCH video of the re-launch of Lily the river cruiser after a two-year major refurbishment project. The 33 passenger seater was originally made to sail on Lake Windermere in 1933 and was acquired by Avon Boating of Stratford-upon-Avon in 1989. Lily was

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Fizz and cakes on first anniversary

Fizz and cakes on first anniversary

Ewelina Pich, Anna Jeffs and Lucie Badurova celebrated the first anniversary of The Pantry coffee shop at Cox’s Yard in Stratford with a spectacular birthday cake and a glass of champagne. Pieces of cake were handed out to customers as part of the celebr

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Polar explorer’s Everest classroom

Polar explorer’s Everest classroom

POLAR explorer Mark Wood is planning to take schoolchildren on the trip of a lifetime – to the top of Mount Everest. It will be the second attempt by the former soldier and firefighter, who lives in Ettington, to reach the top of the planet’s highest mou

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Police appeal following Stratford theft

Police appeal following Stratford theft

Police are appealing for information to locate and identify a man who may have vital information relating to a theft in Stratford town centre. The incident took place between 2:15pm and 2:30pm on Monday 7 August in Chapel Street. PCSO Dominic Bes-Jeary o

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Rail line plan dropped from council’s strategy

Rail line plan dropped from council’s strategy

THE reinstatement of the Stratford to Honeybourne railway line has been left out of Worcestershire’s Draft Rail Investment Strategy. The omission comes as something of a surprise as Worcestershire County Council, which commissioned the strategy, has been

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
In this week’s Herald…

In this week’s Herald…

PLANS have been revived to reopen a stretch of the River Avon to boats – but there are fears that it could bring an end to the life of one of the country’s most historic buildings – full story on this week’s front page. Find out why this weekend’s Bulldo

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Explore rowers enjoy Bewdley fun day

Explore rowers enjoy Bewdley fun day

THE Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club Explore rowers took a first and second place in their fun competition at the weekend in Bewdley in the sunshine and showers. The crew had a tricky encounter with an overhanging willow tree in their first race but finishe

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Giles delighted with new additions

Giles delighted with new additions

SPORT director Ashley Giles believes the recent flurry of recruitment at Warwickshire has provided important early momentum as the reshaping of the first-team squad gathers pace. Three players have arrived – and all made excellent first impressions. Adam

10 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Hospital opening heralds the start of a new era for Stratford

Hospital opening heralds the start of a new era for Stratford

Stratford’s new £30million hospital became fully operational this week as the Rigby Cancer Unit began treating patients. It is hoped that the state-of-the-art hospital unit will become a centre of excellence in the treatment of cancer and eye conditions.

9 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Dedicated Smithers handed league accolade

Dedicated Smithers handed league accolade

MORETON-in-Marsh B captain Gavin Smithers has been named the best individual administrator of 2017 in the Wildmoor Spa Tennis League. Smithers has been the captain and contact for the Moreton B team in the Summer League for the past four years since 2014

9 August 2017 in Regional West
 
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