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Residents give their verdict on new Everyman cinema

Residents give their verdict on new Everyman cinema

THE reviews are coming in for Stratford’s new Everyman cinema which officially opened its doors on 9th June. The new venue is the main anchor tenant at the new Bell Court, though its arrival has not been without controversy, with many predicting it would

19 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Walking football club goes from strength to strength

Walking football club goes from strength to strength

A FOOTBALL club, with a vital difference, is growing in popularity in Stratford. Aimed predominantly at the over-40s, walking football is a slowed-down version of the sport that has given thousands of sportsmen and sportswomen a new lease of life. Two ye

19 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Hate crime strategy launched in wake of suspected terror attack

Hate crime strategy launched in wake of suspected terror attack

WARWICKSHIRE Police has said that will be be meeting with Muslim communities across the county following the incident in Finsbury Park, London. The suspected terror attack, in which a van was driven into a crowd of people outside a mosque in the early ho

19 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Frying high at Japanese festival

Frying high at Japanese festival

A STRATFORD fish and chip restaurateur is flying half way across the world to serve fish and chips to the Japanese. Stelios Tzirki, aged 20, of The Big Fish chippy restaurant at The Maybird Shopping Park, jetted off on Saturday and this week he will be f

19 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Weekend cricket results

Weekend cricket results

Birmingham & District Premier League Division Three Stratford-upon-Avon 128 all out (5pts) lost to Brewood 137 all out (24pts) by nine runs Second S 2nd XI Division Old Hill 201-9 (24pts) beat Stratford-upon-Avon 160 all out (6pts) by 41 runs...

19 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Shottery homes work starts later this year

Shottery homes work starts later this year

WORK will finally get underway before the end of this year on the 800-home development on the edge of Shottery, and its accompanying £15million relief road — after two decades on the drawing board. Bloor Homes was given detailed planning permission last

19 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Plaques commemorate Henley old boys

Plaques commemorate Henley old boys

A MEMORIAL plaque to former Henley-in-Arden resident Benjamin Beddome (1717 – 1795) has been unveiled at the building on High Street where he once lived. The Baptist Minister and leading figure in the Midland Baptist Association, was a prolific writer of

19 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Community groups land Lottery funding

Community groups land Lottery funding

More the £30,000 in Lottery funding has been awarded to five local organisations, each with a vision to improve their communities. The money, which is part of an overall funding package of £5.5million for the West Midlands, will go to Tysoe, Avon Dassett

18 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Lezar’s seven-wicket haul sinks Stratford

Lezar’s seven-wicket haul sinks Stratford

STRATFORD slipped to a nine-run defeat to Brewood in a low scoring match at Swan’s Nest Lane on Saturday. The visitors had been bowled out for 137, with Adam Bayliss (5-17) and Perry Derrick (3-21) doing the damage. Other than Jake Salmon with 45, the Pa

18 June 2017 in Regional West
 
New Baptist Church proposed in Shipston

New Baptist Church proposed in Shipston

Proposals for a brand new Baptist Church in Shipston have been presented to Shipston Town Council this week. Stour Valley Baptist Church is exploring the possibility of building a church on Tilemans Lane, having been meeting at the high school since 1999

18 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Historic hotel sold for around £8million

Historic hotel sold for around £8million

A FOUR-STAR hotel that was said to have been where William Shakespeare wrote one of his plays has been sold to an overseas private investor. Billesley Manor Hotel is among a portfolio of ten hotels being sold off by The Hotel Collection. The sale price h

17 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Full General Election coverage in this week’s Herald

IN this week’s Stratford-upon-Avon Herald we talk to Nadhim Zahawi about Theresa May, the DUP, Tory election mistakes, and of course Brexit. There also reaction to the result and the PM’s grip on power from all candidates in the Stratford-on-Avon constit

17 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford AC hit new heights in Veterans’ League

Stratford AC hit new heights in Veterans’ League

STRATFORD AC’s masters team achieved their best ever result in a league match at the second Midland Veterans’ League meeting in Redditch last week. The team’s total points score was equal to hosts Bromsgrove and Redditch and well ahead of the six other c

17 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Bexson back to form in European Championships

Bexson back to form in European Championships

EMMA Bexson saw a return to form with a successful race in the European Championship Middle Distance Triathlon on Saturday. The Stratford Triathlon Club member finished fifth in her age category in Herning, Denmark, with an overall time of 5.02.13. The r

17 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Weather warning as mercury rises

Weather warning as mercury rises

A HEATWAVE warning has been issued with temperatures set to rise over the weekend. The mercury is expected to hits highs of 27 degrees today, Saturday, and Sunday and Monday, and remain in the mid-20s throughout next week. And that comes with an alert fr

17 June 2017 in Regional West
 
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