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Shipston ready for top-of-the-table test

Shipston ready for top-of-the-table test

FOOTBALL SHIPSTON Excelsior will welcome back Ed Caswell and Craig Robbins tomorrow as they bid to become the first team to take points off runaway Midland League Division Three leaders GNP Sports. The Coventry side have rattled up a perfect ten wins...

8 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford’s Victorian Christmas Market declared open

Stratford’s Victorian Christmas Market declared open

STRATFORD-upon-Avon’s inaugural Victorian Christmas Market was officially opened by Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert today amid cheers from a crowd dressed in Victorian costume. The role of Queen Victoria was delivered with a convincing...

8 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Poulson gives FC Stratford a double mission

Poulson gives FC Stratford a double mission

FOOTBALL DAVE Poulson will urge FC Stratford to view tomorrow’s home clash with Bartestree as the chance to book their place in the Les James Challenge Cup quarter-finals – and to fire a warning in the promotion battle. Despite a dip in form in the...

8 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire duo were part of money laundering gang

Warwickshire duo were part of money laundering gang

TWO women from Warwickshire are among 11 people who have been convicted of a string of money laundering offences that saw them swindle over £600,000 from pensioners. Thirty-eight-year-old Charlotte Morris is one of four women and five men and four...

8 December 2017 in Regional West
 
REVIEW: Getting festive at The Churchill Arms, Paxford

REVIEW: Getting festive at The Churchill Arms, Paxford

One thing you can expect at The Churchill Arms, Paxford, is the unexpected. Chef Nick Deverell Smith took over the pub two years ago and since then has garnered a reputation for serving great and innovative cuisine. In fact his enthusiasm and talent...

8 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Win £250 hamper at town’s first Victorian Christmas Fair

Win £250 hamper at town’s first Victorian Christmas Fair

THE spirit of Christmas past will fill the streets of Stratford when the town hosts its very first Victorian Christmas Market from tomorrow, Friday. The Herald has teamed up with organisers Stratford District Council, Stratford Town Council and LSD...

7 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Town youngsters battle for the points at Lye

Town youngsters battle for the points at Lye

FOOTBALL Lye Town  0-2   Stratford Town Youth Midland Floodlit Youth League, Premier Division South  Report by Bryan Hale  BRADLEY West and Josh Beresford netted the goals as Stratford Town Youth returned to winning ways with a battling performance at...

7 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Council banks £230k towards airfield redevelopment

Council banks £230k towards airfield redevelopment

A GOVERNMENT grant of £230,000 has been given to Stratford-on-Avon District Council to help its planning department cope with the extra workload resulting from the huge redevelopment of Long Marston Airfield. The money has come from the Homes and...

7 December 2017 in Regional West
 
REVIEW: A Christmas Carol at the RSC

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol at the RSC

A Christmas Carol is arguably one of the greatest tales ever told, but how to retell it with new light? How do you give it the wow necessary for a festive show at the Royal Shakespeare Company? Do you dare to dabble with Dickens? Of course there’s no...

7 December 2017 in Regional West
 
In this week’s Herald . . .

In this week’s Herald . . .

LOTS of tributes have been paid this week to a former student at Stratford-upon-Avon’s King Edward VI School (KES) who died in a car crash while on a post-university gap year in South Africa – full story on this week’s front page.The controversial big...

7 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Van driver admits responsibility for woman’s death

Van driver admits responsibility for woman’s death

A van driver has finally admitted being responsible for the death of an 82-year-old great-grandmother near to her Bidford-on-Avon home. Adam Leach had originally denied causing the death of Clare Wyatt by driving carelessly in his Citroen van on the...

7 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Wear your festive pullovers to see the Warwick jumpers

Wear your festive pullovers to see the Warwick jumpers

HORSE RACING RACING returns to Warwick next Thursday, 14th December, when the Larkshill Engineering Juvenile Hurdle kicks off a seven-race card for the course’s Eventmasters Christmas at the Races meeting, writes David Hucker. Racegoers are being...

7 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Kineton student wins Best Female presenter at Student Radio Awards

Kineton student wins Best Female presenter at Student Radio Awards

A FORMER pupil of Stratford Girls’ Grammar School was recently awarded the Best Female Presenter at the Student Radio Association Awards. Faye Lawrence, aged 21, received the award on 9th November at the O2 Arena in London. She said: “It was a huge...

7 December 2017 in Regional West
 
£100m sought for housing scheme

£100m sought for housing scheme

A COLOSSAL £100 million funding package to improve Stratford’s transport and infrastructure is being demanded from the developers of Long Marston Airfield by the district council. The figure comes from a supplementary planning document produced by the...

6 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Fire safety review prompts bed reduction at Shipston hospital

Fire safety review prompts bed reduction at Shipston hospital

A reduction in the number of beds at Shipston’s Ellen Badger Hospital has been ordered following a recent inspection by the West Midlands Fire Service identified minor safety vulnerabilities. The West Midlands Fire Service recently reviewed Ellen...

6 December 2017 in Regional West
 
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