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Destination… management for Bidford’s Ben

Destination… management for Bidford’s Ben

SHAKESPEARE’S England, the destination management organisation for Warwickshire, recently announced that 16-year-old Ben Archer from Bidford will be its first destination management apprentice. Shakespeare’s England is however a very small, hands on...

Tuesday, 18:05 in Regional West
 
Arrest in Stratford attempted murder probe

Arrest in Stratford attempted murder probe

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an attempted murder investigation. The investigation was launched after a 17-year-old boy was discovered in a property on Brookside Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, on 4th December with a gunshot wound to his leg....

Tuesday, 15:30 in Regional West
 
Stratford AC earn place at National Road Relay Championships

Stratford AC earn place at National Road Relay Championships

FOLLOWING a strong performance at last month’s Midland Road Relay Championships, Stratford AC earned a place at the prestigious National 12-Stage Road Relay Championships for the first time in seven years. The race comprises 12 stages with the six...

Tuesday, 13:37 in Regional West
 
Oliver’s homecoming

Oliver’s homecoming

THE Townsend Hall in Shipston-on-Stour will host Oliver Darling And The Living Legends on Friday night, 21st April. Oliver — who is from Brailes — has been guitarist with Irish superstar Imelda May’s band for a number of years, but is back with his...

Tuesday, 13:20 in Regional West
 
The Bard’s Night celebration is cancelled again

The Bard’s Night celebration is cancelled again

THE Bard’s Night at Stratford ArtsHouse has been cancelled. Organisers say the black tie event, which is a celebration of William Shakespeare, will not now take place this Friday, 20th April. Although uncertainty over the future of the ArtsHouse is...

Tuesday, 13:20 in Regional West
 
FC Stratford suffer thrashing as GNP seal promotion in style

FC Stratford suffer thrashing as GNP seal promotion in style

FC STRATFORD were left shell-shocked as they slumped to a demoralising 7-1 defeat at the hands of Midland League Division Three runaway leaders GNP Sports on Monday night. Dave Poulson’s side had conceded just 17 goals in 19 league matches before the...

Tuesday, 10:31 in Regional West
 
Doubts over future of Vauxhall dealership

Doubts over future of Vauxhall dealership

NEARLY one in three Vauxhall dealerships are facing potential closure in a cost-saving shake-up. According to a report, up to 3,800 jobs are at risk at 100 of the car maker’s 324 franchise-run outlets, one of which is in Birmingham Road in Stratford,...

Tuesday, 10:24 in Regional West
 
Motoring festival hosts carpool karaoke competition

Motoring festival hosts carpool karaoke competition

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON’S Festival of Motoring is hosting its own version of TV show Carpool Karaoke in the run up to next month’s two-day event. Participants are being invited to record their own rendition of classic Italian tune That’s Amore – in...

Tuesday, 09:45 in Regional West
 
Young film directors up for award

Young film directors up for award

FIVE talented film directors from Stratford College have received nominations for the Royal Television Society’s Young People’s Film Festival. Creative media students Lucy Goddard, aged 18 from Redditch, Toby Jones, aged 17 from Swalcliffe, Ellie...

Tuesday, 09:45 in Regional West
 
Small interest rises to come – says the Bank of England

Small interest rises to come – says the Bank of England

SMALL rises in interest rates over the next three years will be the ‘new normal’ – that’s the message to residents and businesses from the local representative of the Bank of England. Graeme Chaplin, the Bank of England’s West Midlands Agent, met...

Monday, 19:19 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire and Sussex forced to settle for draw

Warwickshire and Sussex forced to settle for draw

DAVID Wiese and Olly Stone took the individual honours as Warwickshire and Sussex had to settle for bonus points from a rain-affected draw in their opening Specsavers County Championship Division Two fixture of the season at Edgbaston, writes Brian...

Monday, 17:49 in Regional West
 
Throwing shade on the RSC (reviews)

Throwing shade on the RSC (reviews)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Richard III, Tread the Boards at The Attic Theatre, playing in repertoire until 22nd April. Reviews by Peter Buckroyd. Just at the moment when the RSC is butchering Shakespeare with its dreadful production of Macbeth,...

Monday, 14:40 in Regional West
 
Weekend football round-up

Weekend football round-up

FC STRATFORD got their Midland League Division Three promotion bid back on track with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Central Ajax at the MoodChimp Stadium on Saturday. Joe Wright put Ajax ahead in the 20th minute, but Dave Poulson’s men hit back with...

Monday, 14:40 in Regional West
 
Join the Lions’ pride

Join the Lions’ pride

THE Shakespeare Lions has set up and will run a new resource library at Stratford Hospital for visually impaired people from across south Warwickshire. This project, in conjunction with Warwickshire Vision Support, is one of a number of initiatives...

Monday, 13:59 in Regional West
 
Stratford’s jobless at highest for five years

Stratford’s jobless at highest for five years

THE number of unemployed people in Stratford district has reached its highest point for almost five years. Latest figures show in February there were 705 people out of work — 390 men and 315 women — which amounts to one per cent of the working-age...

Monday, 13:59 in Regional West
 
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