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Folk and biker festivals are cancelled

Folk and biker festivals are cancelled

Two popular festivals in Stratford District will not take place this year with strong doubts over whether either will ever return to the region. Organisers of the Alcester Folk Festival announced this week that this year’s event has been cancelled,...

13 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Weekend football results

Weekend football results

Total Motion Midland League Division One Littleton 5-1 Racing Club Warwick Division Two NKF Burbage 4-1 Earlswood Town Division Three Alcester Town 5-2 Leamington Hibernian Birmingham Tigers 6-2 Central Ajax

12 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Danny Janes resigns as Alcester Town manager

Danny Janes resigns as Alcester Town manager

ALCESTER Town have confirmed the resignation of manager Danny Janes. This season was Janes’ third year in management, his second with the first team after Janes managed the club’s reserves for one year. The 28-year-old leaves the club after guiding...

12 May 2018 in Regional West
 
New lease of life for struggling shopping area

New lease of life for struggling shopping area

THE word on the (high) street is there will be some good news on Stratford-upon-Avon’s retail horizon with the regeneration of Old Red Lion Court which is set to become a high-end boutique shopping area. Read the full story, as well as the final part...

12 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Stratford Town in advanced talks with local business consortium

Stratford Town in advanced talks with local business consortium

STRATFORD Town Football Club’s directors are at an advanced stage of negotiations with a local business consortium, headed by former Solihull Moors director Steve Shipway. Town plan to appoint several new board members, including a chairman, to join...

12 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Wellesbourne forced to settle for second after late drama

Wellesbourne forced to settle for second after late drama

WELLESBOURNE Ladies claimed runners-up spot in the second North East Midlands Ladies touch rugby tournament of the season last Sunday. Having won the previous tournament at Pinley, Bourne arrived in confident mood and they got off to a winning start...

12 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Hallows wins Tankard League on the final day

Hallows wins Tankard League on the final day

CHRIS Hallows secured Aston Magna Tankard League glory after winning the fourth and final match on Saturday. Twenty-seven anglers competed in the league and 18 fished on the final day. Going into the last round, it was three anglers in with a chance...

12 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Stratford show plenty of promise with fifth-place finish

Stratford show plenty of promise with fifth-place finish

STRATFORD Ladies showed plenty of promise as they secured another fifth place finish at the second North East Midlands Ladies Touch tournament at Camp Hill on Sunday. The team knew that this tournament was going to be tough and the draw made it just a...

12 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Archie wins Shakespeare medal race

Archie wins Shakespeare medal race

FINISHERS of the 38th Stratford-upon-Avon Rotary Club’s Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday will be presented with a medal designed by Archie Marson-Bacon, a year seven student at KES. And among the people who Archie will present his...

12 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Whelan hails team effort as Stratford enjoy winning start

Whelan hails team effort as Stratford enjoy winning start

CAPTAIN Chris Whelan hailed Stratford’s all-round team performance as they got their Birmingham and District Premier League Division Three campaign off to a winning start with a five-run victory at new boys Redditch on Saturday. Dexter Purser (48) led...

11 May 2018 in Regional West
 
In Hitchcock’s shoes

In Hitchcock’s shoes

THE 39 Steps is the latest stage offering at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. It opened for a week-long run on Friday, 11th May. Evening performances are at 7.30pm, with matinee performances at 2.30pm on 12th and 19th May. Tickets are £12,...

11 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Stratford’s masters pipped to the post by juniors

Stratford’s masters pipped to the post by juniors

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Boat Club enjoyed a busy bank holiday weekend at both home and away regattas. Continuing the 2018 regatta season, the action moved to Evesham, where the traditional bank holiday weekend two-day event took place over 1,000m of the...

11 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Stratford Town Youth hit back to claim a point

Stratford Town Youth hit back to claim a point

STRATFORD Town Youth came from two down after to share the points with Rugby Town Juniors in a fast and furious MFYL Premier Division South clash at the MoodChimp Stadium on Thursday evening, writes Bryan Hale. Having seen their last chance of...

11 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Kirstie Allsopp opens Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall

Kirstie Allsopp opens Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall

For the second year running the Handmade Fair got underway at Ragley Hall today (Friday) and will run until Sunday. The Herald joined the fair’s founder Kirstie Allsopp as she cut a ribbon with a giant pair of gold scissors to declare the fair open....

11 May 2018 in Regional West
 
Bidford ready for vintage gathering

Bidford ready for vintage gathering

THE Bidford Vintage Gathering takes place this Saturday and Sunday. It is the ninth year the event has been held on The Big Meadow with proceeds this year going to the Air Ambulance Service. There will be 400 classic cars and motorcycles dating from...

11 May 2018 in Regional West
 
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