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On their marks for night of ferret racing

On their marks for night of ferret racing

A NIGHT of furry fun was had by all who attended Stratford Sea Cadets’ Ferret Racing and Fish and Chips Evening recently. Over 75 cadets, family, friends and supporters gathered together in Tiddington Community Centre to watch ferrets from The Heart of E

23 April 2017 in Regional West
 
NFU’s first guide dog leads the way

NFU’s first guide dog leads the way

THE first of 25 guide dog puppies Stratford-upon-Avon-based insurer NFU Mutual has raised funds for has begun its training. Staff raised over £250,000 for the charity by taking part in all sorts of activities to gather the money together, from cake sales

23 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Sir Antony Sher’s Birthday Luncheon speech

Sir Antony Sher’s Birthday Luncheon speech

Receiving the Pragnell Award from Professor Michael Dobbs on Saturday, Sir Antony Sher went on to give the following speech. . . “I can’t tell you how honoured I feel to be receiving this prize and to be joining that amazing roll call of people who have

23 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Fuller moves a step closer to title after Stratford double

Fuller moves a step closer to title after Stratford double

PAGE Fuller took a big step towards being crowned champion amateur lady jockey for the season when landing a double at Stratford on Sunday, writes David Hucker. It was at the course back in August that Fuller had broken her ankle when unseated from Culm

23 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Summerfield strikes to earn Town a point on final day

Summerfield strikes to earn Town a point on final day

DAN Summerfield struck a late equaliser as Stratford Town concluded their season with a 1-1 draw against Dorchester Town at the DCS Stadium. The versatile defender’s goal ensures Town finish a record-high 14th in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Divi

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Sports cars targeted by key thieves

Sports cars targeted by key thieves

FOUR high value cars have been stolen from driveways in a matter of days. An Audi TT was taken by thieves who had got the keys after breaking into a house on Whitley Hill in Henley. It was taken between 8pm on Saturday, 15th April, and 12.45am the follow

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Storming Strumpet looks set for Stratford success

Storming Strumpet looks set for Stratford success

As the 2017 season gathers pace, Stratford hosts the first of its Sunday meetings this weekend against the backdrop of a continuing surge in racecourse attendances across the country, writes David Hucker. Figures released this week by The Racecourse Asso

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
‘RADA urged me to pursue a different career’ – Antony Sher

‘RADA urged me to pursue a different career’ – Antony Sher

STRATFORD-based actor Sir Antony Sher has become the latest name joining the list of luminaries to receive the prestigious Pragnell Prize. Sher, who gave the main speech at this afternoon’s annual Shakespeare Birthday Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel,

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Shakespeare Lunch is served

Shakespeare Lunch is served

GUESTS are currently tucking into this year’s Shakespeare Birthday Lunch. It is taking place this year at The Crowne Plaza in Stratford-upon-Avon. It has been organised by Alan Haigh. The main event will be the presentation of the Pragnell Prize, recogni

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Sun shines down on the Bard’s Birthday

IF last year’s Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations were about commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of the world’s greatest playwright, this year’s party was very much a peoples’ affair. In particular the specially made 10,000 sonnets containing

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Pictures from today’s Shakespeare Celebrations

Pictures from today’s Shakespeare Celebrations

THE Herald team have been out and about this morning for the Shakespeare Celebrations. Here are a few pictures taken by our award-winning photographer, Mark Williamson. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of next Thursday’s Herald for many more pictures a

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Road closures in place for Shakespeare Celebrations

Road closures in place for Shakespeare Celebrations

THE following roads will be closed during the Shakespeare parade and celebrations today, Saturday. Hard road closures in force from 7.30am to 1.30pm in the following streets along the main Parade route: Chapel Street, Church Street, Waterside, Sheep Stre

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Birks wins Alcester players’ player of the year award

Birks wins Alcester players’ player of the year award

WITH promotion confirmed and their league campaign over, Alcester Rugby Club’s awards evening took centre stage last week. This year was a special one for first and second XV, with the success of both sides and those attending the event at the clubhouse

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Shakespeare Celebrations LIVE BLOG

Shakespeare Celebrations LIVE BLOG

We’ll be posting updates throughout the day as Stratford-upon-Avon celebrates its most famous son, William Shakespeare… COVERAGE BEGINS AT 9AM

22 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Thomas refuses to rule out Stratford Town return

Thomas refuses to rule out Stratford Town return

KIDDERMINSTER Harriers defender Wayne Thomas has refused to rule out a return to Stratford Town this summer. The 37-year-old has proven a vital asset since his arrival at Stratford last month, inspiring Carl Adams’ side to four wins in five matches. He i

21 April 2017 in Regional West
 
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