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In this week’s Herald. . .

In this week’s Herald. . .

A PENSIONER died in a crash in the car park of Tesco’s superstore on Birmingham Road in Stratford-upon-Avon earlier this week – full story on this week’s front page. And we report on the setting up of a series of charity funds in memory of former...

12 October 2017 in Regional West
 
UPDATE: Prison riot at Long Lartin brought under control

UPDATE: Prison riot at Long Lartin brought under control

PRISON riot officers have dealt with a disturbance at the high-security Long Lartin prison involving a large number of prisoners who became violent on Wednesday night. The trouble was ended by 2am on Thursday, after ten rapid reaction Tornado teams,...

12 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Shipston power through Vase test as Alcester bow out

Shipston power through Vase test as Alcester bow out

RUGBY UNION SHIPSTON took another step on the road to Wembley after recording a 38-15 win at Edwardians in the RFU Midland Senior Vase. The Rams raced over the line for six tries to ease into the third round. Though Eds opened the scoring with a...

12 October 2017 in Regional West
 
“Ongoing disturbance” reported at Long Lartin prison

“Ongoing disturbance” reported at Long Lartin prison

A wing at HMP Long Lartin prison near Honeybourne has been seized by inmates tonight. Up to 80 prisoners are reported to have attacked staff at the Category A prison in Worcestershire which houses some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. Inmates in...

12 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Still time to enter community project

Still time to enter community project

THE people of Stratford have just under two weeks to go to nominate a project to receive funding for Stratford’s own version of DIY SOS. Stratford Town Trust has set aside a pot of cash for a community project that will benefit a group, a family or...

11 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Sidebottom’s journey from Australia to Berkswell to the Bears

Sidebottom’s journey from Australia to Berkswell to the Bears

CRICKET Report By Brian Halford RYAN Sidebottom reflects upon his surprise rise into Warwickshire’s first-team this year as “pretty unbelievable.” But now the Australia-born 28-year-old, having signed a contract with the Bears for next season, is...

11 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Headmaster urges council to put safety above complaints

Headmaster urges council to put safety above complaints

A Stratford headmaster is urging the county council put pupil safety above complaints from local businesses and re-route the town’s sightseeing bus away from the school’s entrance. Earlier this year Bennet Carr, headmaster at King Edward VI School,...

11 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Terminally ill Stuart pens children’s book

Terminally ill Stuart pens children’s book

A STRATFORD-upon-Avon man who is terminally ill with Motor Neurone Disease has written his debut children’s book, based on the true and moving story of Olive, an extraordinary puppy who was born disabled.  Stuart Neath of Shipston Road, aged 54, lived...

11 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Alcester look to new signing Hall to make a big impression

Alcester look to new signing Hall to make a big impression

FOOTBALL ALCESTER Town boss Stuart Hall predicted new signing Stuart Hall will be ‘frightening in this league’. Janes knows all about the striker’s prowess, having played alongside him at Feckenham, and he revealed he had tried to recruit him before...

11 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Wicks leads the field at Alcester

Wicks leads the field at Alcester

STRATFORD Athletics Club collected three age group wins as 16 club members joined 600 starters at Sunday’s Alcester 10K. Now in its third year, the race has an undulating but scenic, fast and traffic-free course, and the fine autumn weather and...

11 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Rediscovering Lost Garden of Avon

Rediscovering Lost Garden of Avon

IT’S one of Stratford’s least known little gems but over 150 years ago there was a magic Victorian garden to be found between Sheep Street and Bridge Street. The gardens were pure grandeur and included a water fountain with crescent, diamond, star and...

11 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Superfast broadband on its way to remote areas

Superfast broadband on its way to remote areas

CSW Broadband is to launch a new online service to help businesses and households map progress of ambitious roll-out plans in parts of Barton, Dorsington and Dunnington. The next locations getting access to the technology for the first time include...

11 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Penalty shoot-out heartache for Town after battling show

Penalty shoot-out heartache for Town after battling show

FOOTBALL Stratford Town 1-1 Solihull Moors Solihull Moors won 5-4 on penalties Birmingham Senior Cup, First Round STRATFORD Town’s hopes in the county cup were ended after Jazz Luckie’s shoot-out penalty was saved. The striker was the only player to...

10 October 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford Mop Fair set to return tomorrow

Stratford Mop Fair set to return tomorrow

Stratford town centre will be packed with fairground rides tomorrow and Thursday as the popular mop fair returns once again. The traditional mop, which is followed a week later with the runaway mop, regularly attracts thousands of visitors and is...

10 October 2017 in Regional West
 
INTERVIEW: The Battle of the Sexes scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy

INTERVIEW: The Battle of the Sexes scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy

Scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy is responsible for such well-loved films as The Full Monty and Slumdog Millionaire. Stratford Samaritans are hosting a charity screening of his latest film, The Battle of the Sexes, tonight (10th October) at the Everyman...

10 October 2017 in Regional West
 
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