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Council seeks a new home for historic fire engines

Council seeks a new home for historic fire engines

Two 19th Century fire engines owned by the town council are in desperate need of a new home to prevent them being lost forever. The horse drawn fire engines, which are stored at an undisclosed council warehouse, served the town under the borough council

Sunday, 10:20 in Regional West
 
Stratford Town all but assure safety after vital victory over Kings Langley

Stratford Town all but assure safety after vital victory over Kings Langley

STRATFORD Town all but guaranteed their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division survival and at the same time added to Kings Langley’s relegation woes with a crucial 3-1 victory in their first ever visit to Gaywood Park, writes Bryan Hale. Town had an

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Jewel thieves jailed for 47 years

Jewel thieves jailed for 47 years

A GANG of jewel thieves, who used bikes to get around, have been jailed for a total of 47 years. They raided shops in Stratford-upon-Avon, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Lancashire, Hampshire, Kent, Portsmouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Peterborough. Six men wer

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Thieves take £50,000 of cameraman’s equipment

Thieves take £50,000 of cameraman’s equipment

A TV cameraman who works on shows like Top Gear, Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice has offered a reward following the theft of £50,000 worth of equipment from his home last week. Kevin French, who lives on the Warwickshire-Oxfordshire border discovered

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Familiar face among four new recruits

Familiar face among four new recruits

FOUR new appointments have been made at Avonvale Veterinary Centres — including one very familiar face. Anita White, who retired from her role as senior vet at Avonvale two years ago, has returned to work at the group’s Stratford and Leamington surgeries

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire Police supports national campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation

Warwickshire Police supports national campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation

WARWICKSHIRE Police is supporting National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day today, Saturday, 18th March. Officers are raising awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) by supporting the #HelpingHands #CSEDay 17 campaign, where the public are be

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Perfect ten for Stratford’s junior rowers

Perfect ten for Stratford’s junior rowers

STRATFORD Boat Club’s junior crews are celebrating after winning ten medals at the West Midlands Trials event at Worcester last Sunday. The winning crews in each event will represent the West Midlands at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta at the National

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: US newspaper talks Brexit in Stratford

Stratford’s stance on Brexit was highlighted by one of the world’s best known newspapers this week, as the Washington Post spoke to both leave and remain supporters. The paper chose to focus on Stratford as the town voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU in la

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
‘No hiding place’ for Town squad after Dunstable defeat

‘No hiding place’ for Town squad after Dunstable defeat

CARL Adams admitted Stratford Town should have been harder to beat at Dunstable on Tuesday night and insisted the players “cannot hide” from their current situation. Town slumped to a 2-0 defeat against a Dunstable side who came into the game on a woeful

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Winter leads the way in Shipston AC’s open contest

Winter leads the way in Shipston AC’s open contest

IAN Winter came out on top in Shipston AC’s open contest held on the River Stour from Willington to Halford Bridge. Winter fished the bridge peg at Honington and caught 11 chub and roach for a total weight of 23lb 13oz. The open was supported by Martyn E

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Police arrest two males after van pursuit

Police arrest two males after van pursuit

WARWICKSHIRE Police Operational Patrol Unit (OPU) arrested two males in a van (pictured) on Wednesday evening. The white van was pursued by police from Junction 11 of the  M40 to Myton Rd, Warwick. At some point the van was damaged to its left rear side

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Big wheel’s arrival gets residents in a spin

Big wheel’s arrival gets residents in a spin

THE Big Wheel in Stratford could start turning by Saturday 1st April. Despite widespread angry reaction from residents and businesses opposed to the observation wheel’s location in Swan’s Nest Lane, Jan de Koning, director of de Koning Leisure Group Ltd

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford AC’s Wicks closing in on UK’s top 50

Stratford AC’s Wicks closing in on UK’s top 50

NEIL Wicks smashed his previous best by almost four minutes in the Warwick Half Marathon last Sunday. The Stratford AC member finished in fourth place, in a time of 77.39, which puts him just outside the top 50 runners in the UK for his age group this ye

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Bell determined to raise the bar at Warwickshire

Bell determined to raise the bar at Warwickshire

IAN Bell is setting the bar high for his second season as Warwickshire captain – and will make no excuses for “nagging” his players in the quest to bring further success to the county. Bell’s first season as Bears skipper last year was a mixed bag. Warwi

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: Shakespeare gets his very own ‘flash mob’

VISITORS were treated to a ‘flash mob’ performance outside Shakespeare’s Birthplace, last Saturday lunchtime. Thirty students from the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, in Stratford-upon-Avon, performed a dance to Shakespeare Rocks, Shakespeare

16 March 2017 in Regional West
 
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