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Barclays bank to close in Henley

Barclays bank to close in Henley

THE Henley branch of Barclays is set to close, in November, and its three members of staff will work at other branches. The ATM outside the branch, in High Street, will not remain in place after the bank closes, on Friday 10th November. Chris Payne, comm

13 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Distillery to create gin using New Place mulberries

Distillery to create gin using New Place mulberries

A Stratford distillery is hoping to create a gin fit for the Bard after teaming up with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to harvest fruit from two historic mulberry trees. The trees, which are in the Great Garden of Shakespeare’s New Place, are thought t

13 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Derrick does the damage as Stratford boost survival hopes

Derrick does the damage as Stratford boost survival hopes

STRATFORD-upon-Avon boosted their survival hopes with an eight wicket win at Stourbridge after shooting the home side out for 131. Jujhar Johal top scored with 76, but only one of his colleagues reached double figures as Perry Derrick finished with 6-43

13 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Town off to winning start with victory over Royston

Town off to winning start with victory over Royston

STRATFORD Town got their season off to the best possible start with a hard-fought 2-1 win at newly-promoted Royston in a match which saw each side have a man sent off in the second half, writes Bryan Hale. The match got off to an explosive start with Roy

12 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Cross marks way for pilgrims’ walk

Cross marks way for pilgrims’ walk

THE Red Hill Christian Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary last weekend and to mark this milestone and the creation of a prayer walk at the site, a new religious cross was installed at the centre. For nearly 25 years a cross has been a focal point on

12 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Small house set to fetch big sums

Small house set to fetch big sums

A CHARMING dolls house is up for auction to help raise money for Shipston Home Nursing. Peter Clarke & Co LLP have received instructions from Shipston Home Nursing (SHN) to offer for sale Charity House, currently situated at Peter Clarke’s offices...

12 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Defiant Dora rises to challenge

Defiant Dora rises to challenge

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Riding Club rider Tracey Johnson was celebrating after taking a third place in the Area Five Show Jumping competition at Solihull RC. Johnson, competing on Dora, achieved a well-deserved third place in the 70cm class. Dora was abandon

12 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Jones Bootmaker in Stratford to close on Sunday

Jones Bootmaker in Stratford to close on Sunday

JONES Bootmaker in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon is to close this Sunday, 13th August. The well-known retailer has been an integral part of the Stratford shopping scene for decades and has charmed and entertained families with young children throughou

11 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Bruce takes top spot at Boddington Reservoir

Bruce takes top spot at Boddington Reservoir

ANDY Bruce led the way as Shipston-on-Stour and District Angling Club’s latest match provided a huge catch at Boddington Reservoir. In the first match event since the hugely successful Fish ‘n’ Frolics three- day festival, the 15 anglers shared a massive

11 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford Town ‘lacking a spark’ ahead of league opener

Stratford Town ‘lacking a spark’ ahead of league opener

CARL Adams admitted Stratford Town are “lacking a spark” as they prepare for their Evo-Stik South Premier opener at Royston Town on Saturday. Stratford ended their pre-season campaign last Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Sutton Coldfield, in a game whic

11 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Controversial Horton Hospital changes agreed

Controversial Horton Hospital changes agreed

Controversial changes to the Horton Hospital were agreed during a meeting of the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group yesterday. During the meeting, the board agreed to downgrade maternity services at the Horton to a midwife-led unit, and create a si

11 August 2017 in Regional West
 
Youngsters shine as Stratford AC claim league crown

Youngsters shine as Stratford AC claim league crown

STRATFORD AC chalked up a third win in the Midland Track and Field League to guarantee promotion as Division Five champions. The final meeting of the season at Loughborough was effectively a fight between Stratford and Burton for the title and despite ha

11 August 2017 in Regional West
 
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

11 August 2017 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

11 August 2017 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

11 August 2017 in Regional West
 
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