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Stratford AC’s juniors end indoor season in perfect fashion

Stratford AC’s juniors end indoor season in perfect fashion

THE final Warwickshire Sportshall league match brought the domestic indoor athletics season to another very successful conclusion and saw Stratford AC juniors complete a terrific indoor season by again comprehensively retaining the title. Team managers C

15 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Up, up and away…

Up, up and away…

With clear blue skies and temperatures hitting a unseasonably warm 16°C (the average is 11°C), it was no wonder a majestic Virgin hot air balloon was seen in motion right over the middle of Stratford-upon-Avon this afternoon (Wednesday). Elsewhere a Hera

15 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Welford Scouts’ jumble fundraiser

Welford Scouts’ jumble fundraiser

BARGAIN hunters helped raise more than £430 for the 1st Welford Scouts by supporting the group’s jumble sale on Saturday. It took place at Welford Memorial Hall, with around 100 people turning up in search of books, clothes and bric-a-brac. All the items

15 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Collision near Lower Quinton

Collision near Lower Quinton

Emergency services were called to the scene of a road traffic collision near Lower Quinton this afternoon. The collision occurred just before 12.30pm on Camden Road and involved one vehicle, a silver Peugeot 206, which had left the carriageway and crashe

15 March 2017 in Regional West
 
REVIEW: Snow in Midsummer at RSC

REVIEW: Snow in Midsummer at RSC

China 1, Rome 0 (so far!) Ladies and gentlemen, fans of the theatre and its amazing spectacles, roll up, roll up and witness the battle of the imperialist regimes! Before the exciting Rome season gets properly underway at the RSC, Snow in Midsummer is en

15 March 2017 in Regional West
 
PICTURE GALLERY Alcester Pancake Day races

PICTURE GALLERY Alcester Pancake Day races

EVERYONE was a winner at the annual pancake races held on Alcester’s High Street on Tuesday. Organised by Alcester Court Leet, the  races start outside the Post Office and finish in front of St Nicholas’ Church, and see scores of local school children ra

15 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Grab a ‘pizza’ the action in Warwick! (Review) PLUS WIN!

Grab a ‘pizza’ the action in Warwick! (Review) PLUS WIN!

PIZZA Express is a brand recognised for quality and has become a staple of most town centres. But, despite our family’s familiarity with this, it had admittedly been a long time since our last visit. So, it was with a renewed appetite of anticipation we

15 March 2017 in Regional West
 
PICTURE GALLERY: Stratford v Coventry and North Warwickshire

PICTURE GALLERY: Stratford v Coventry and North Warwickshire

STRATFORD Hockey Club revived their promotion hopes with a 4-3 victory over Coventry and North Warwickshire at Stratford School. The win that means two victories in their last two games would seal promotion. Full match report in this week’s Herald.

15 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford Town slip to disappointing defeat at Dunstable

Stratford Town slip to disappointing defeat at Dunstable

STRATFORD Town turned in a particularly disappointing performance as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Dunstable on Tuesday night, writes Bryan Hale. Dunstable came into the game on a dreadful run of form, as since the original fixture was called off on 11

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Domestic abuse services given a £60,000 boost by Crime Commissioner

Domestic abuse services given a £60,000 boost by Crime Commissioner

SERVICES to help victims of domestic abuse from becoming re-victimised have been given a £60,000 boost by Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Philip Seccombe visited the new officers of the Domestic Abuse Counselling Service (DACS) in Bedworth

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
PICTURE GALLERY: Stratford Town v Chesham United

PICTURE GALLERY: Stratford Town v Chesham United

HERALD photographer Mark Williamson covered Stratford Town’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash against Chesham United on Saturday. Town took a deserved lead two minutes into the second half through Mike Taylor, but Ryan Blake’s 79th-minute

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Nando’s on its way to Stratford

Nando’s on its way to Stratford

Stratford is set to get its own Nando’s after the restaurant chain confirmed that it will be opening at the town’s new Bell Court development. Nando’s joins Byron Burger, Miller and Carter and All Bar One in confirming their tenancy at the £30million ret

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Political cartoons at RSC: Rome, Trump and all that

Political cartoons at RSC: Rome, Trump and all that

To coincide with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s forthcoming Rome Season a new exhibition of political cartoons opens at the theatre on Saturday. Draw New Mischief at the theatre’s PACCAR Room celebrates 250 years of Shakespeare and political cartoons, a

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
New chapter in canal’s long history

New chapter in canal’s long history

THE finishing touches to a £280,000 winter makeover of South Stratford Canal are nearing completion. Work on the picturesque Stratford Canal is part of a programme which has seen lock gates replaced and historic brickwork restored. The works are being ca

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
‘No guarantee cuts will not impact on teaching’

‘No guarantee cuts will not impact on teaching’

ANOTHER group of headteachers have written to parents warning them of impending cuts to their budgets. The letter — sent out on Friday — is signed by the headteachers and chairs of governors of the Kineton Learning Community Schools. They are Ettington,

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
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