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Rance sees no reason to panic after Moseley defeat

Rance sees no reason to panic after Moseley defeat

TOM Rance insists there is no reason for Stratford to panic after they suffered their eighth league defeat of the season to Moseley Oak on Saturday. The result sees the Black and Whites slip to fifth in the table and leaves them with an uphill task to eq

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Olympic champion Skelton nominated for Laureus World Sports Award

Olympic champion Skelton nominated for Laureus World Sports Award

TWO-time Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton has been nominated for the 2017 Laureus World Comeback of the Year award. The 59-year-old showjumper, who lives near Alcester, will be up against five other sportsmen and women for the award, including swimmin

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
New strategy planned over illegal traveller camps

New strategy planned over illegal traveller camps

A NEW strategy to deal with unauthorised traveller encampments in Warwickshire is to be drawn up. Better communication between police, councils and other agencies will be at the centre of the plan that will be put together drawn up following a round-tabl

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Government cash to bankroll mentor scheme

Government cash to bankroll mentor scheme

A CHILDREN’S charity has secured money from the government-backed Careers and Enterprise Company’s Investment Fund to help young people in Stratford-upon-Avon stay in education. Mentor Link will use the £23,000 it has been given to ramp up its employer m

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Teen piano prodigy Thomas Nickell returns for OOTS concert

Teen piano prodigy Thomas Nickell returns for OOTS concert

The Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS) say hello to 2017 with their first concert of the year this Saturday. They welcome back Thomas Nickell, pictured, the virtuoso pianist from New York, who at a mere 18 has been hailed in some quarters as the new Mozart. A

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
A fruitful start to 2017

A fruitful start to 2017

Stratford Chamber Music Society kick off 2017 with a stellar concert this Sunday afternoon. The incredibly talented (and healthy sounding!) Pomegranate Trio will pep up your new year with a tasty sounding programme that includes Beethoven’s Archduke pian

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Sherlock’s in Stratford!

Sherlock’s in Stratford!

IF, like me, you’re a dedicated, die-hard, bonkers-for-Benedict Sherlock fan, I have great news! You can watch the series four finale, The Final Problem, on the big screen this Sunday, along with loads of extras, when local cinemas are putting on a speci

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Christmas with the hungry and homeless

Christmas with the hungry and homeless

Richard Hartley, managing director of The Alpaca Collection, Stratford-upon-Avon, spent Christmas 2016 at a community centre in London helping to feed hundreds of homeless people who visited the centre over the Christmas period. Here is Richard’s account

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Win family excursions to UK destinations

Win family excursions to UK destinations

THE Herald have teamed up with Johnsons Coaches of Henley to offer three lucky readers the chance to win four excursion tickets each. Established for over 100 years, award-winning coach operator Johnsons Coaches have a programme of great days out over th

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Warwick Racecourse prepares for national spotlight

Warwick Racecourse prepares for national spotlight

AFTER the record New Year’s Eve crowd of over 6,500 racegoers, Warwick officials are hoping for another bumper attendance on Saturday for Betfred Classic Chase Day, the course’s richest meeting of the season, writes David Hucker. With over £160,000 in pr

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Baird named new manager at Southam United

Baird named new manager at Southam United

SOUTHAM United have named Alex Baird as their new manager. Baird replaces former boss Ian Ray, who stepped down following a humiliating 15-0 defeat to Racing Club Warwick on Boxing Day. As a player, Baird has made more than 450 appearances at step six le

13 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Conscientious objectors inspire new play This Evil Thing

Conscientious objectors inspire new play This Evil Thing

WELL-KNOWN actor and playwright Michael Mears brings his one-man play, This Evil Thing, about conscientious objectors in the First World War to Stratford’s Kempe Studio this Sunday. The play marks 100 years since conscription was bought in in 1916, here

12 January 2017 in Regional West
 
BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL Williams: I blacked out

BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL Williams: I blacked out

A MAN accused of murdering Bethany Hill in Stratford-upon-Avon last year told police that he blacked out on the night she died. During Thursday’s proceedings at Warwick Crown Court, members of the jury were read the interview Jack Williams gave to police

12 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Police investigate burglary at jewellers in Alcester

Police investigate burglary at jewellers in Alcester

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary at a jewellers in Alcester town centre which is currently being investigated. An offender is believed to have forced entry to the front of the premises in Market Place off High Street around 3.30a

12 January 2017 in Regional West
 
Tempest ship launched in New Place gardens

Tempest ship launched in New Place gardens

A NEW sculpture The King’s Ship was unveiled in the garden of New Place, in Stratford, on Saturday (8th January). As part of the 400th anniversary celebrations of Shakespeare’s legacy, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has created, on the ground of the pl

12 January 2017 in Regional West
 


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