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Bayliss takes five wickets as Stratford storm to victory

Bayliss takes five wickets as Stratford storm to victory

STRATFORD returned to winning ways after cruising to a nine-wicket win at Nuneaton on Saturday. Adam Bayliss took five wickets in the home side’s total of 153, before John Price (66no), Rob West (33) and David Bailey (50no) eased Stratford to their targe

14 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Councillor suspended over controversial Twitter rant

Councillor suspended over controversial Twitter rant

A councillor on Warwick District Council has been suspended today following a tweet, published from his account last night, making offensive comments about Irish people and Gypsies. The tweet from Cllr Nick Harrington’s account appeared to be making refe

14 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Man led police on 15-mile high-speed chase

Man led police on 15-mile high-speed chase

A YOUNG man who was reported to the police for driving around on a football pitch in Stratford led officers on a dangerous high-speed chase that ended in Solihull. During the pursuit Aaron Pritchard went across junctions without slowing, over speed bumps

14 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Polish day celebrates heritage

Polish day celebrates heritage

TRADITIONAL Polish hospitality and music was celebrated at a Polish Heritage Day held at The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel on Sunday. Youngsters in brightly coloured national costumes danced to folk music and sang songs and entertained the 500 people who att

13 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Peak of fitness for Ron aged 80

Peak of fitness for Ron aged 80

MANY people celebrating their 80th birthday might envisage a nice piece of cake and a cup of tea to mark the occasion but Ron Grant of Stratford-upon-Avon has other ideas. To celebrate his 80th Ron is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money fo

13 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Honest Builders Urged to Report the Rogues in National Rogue Trader Awareness Week

Honest Builders Urged to Report the Rogues in National Rogue Trader Awareness Week

  WARWICKSHIRE County Council’s Trading Standards has chosen national Rogue Trader Awareness Week to launch a new campaign to urge honest traders to report rogue builders. Corinne Brown, Warwickshire Trading Standards Team Manager said: “Rogue traders ar

13 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Maddie’s 13-try haul leads Stratford Ladies to glory

Maddie’s 13-try haul leads Stratford Ladies to glory

MADDIE Rendell scored 13 tries to inspire Stratford Ladies to glory in the second North East Midlands Ladies’ Touch League tournament of the season last Sunday. Stratford won all five games in the event, including victory over hosts Camp Hill in the fina

13 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Olympic hero Skelton prepares for emotional retirement

Olympic hero Skelton prepares for emotional retirement

OLYMPIC showjumping champion Nick Skelton admits he will miss winning as he prepares for an emotional retirement at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday. Skelton and his Rio Olympics gold medal ride Big Star will formally bow out at a public ceremony i

13 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire PCC Philip Seccombe reflects on his first year of office

Warwickshire PCC Philip Seccombe reflects on his first year of office

WARWICKSHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe says he is pleased with his progress towards making Warwickshire a safer and more secure place as he marks his first year since taking office.  Since his election in 2016, Mr Seccombe has success

12 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Skipper Brown calls for consistency after Sentinel defeat

Skipper Brown calls for consistency after Sentinel defeat

STRATFORD skipper Mike Brown feels his bowlers need to show more consistency following last Saturday’s run-fest against Sentinel. The Panthers failed to follow up their opening-day victory over Astwood Bank, as they fell 47 runs short of chasing Sentinel

12 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford’s junior rowers taste success at Shrewsbury Regatta

Stratford’s junior rowers taste success at Shrewsbury Regatta

A SMALL contingent from Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club travelled to Shropshire to compete in Pengwern Boat Club’s annual Shrewsbury Regatta. Racing on the River Severn over 1,000 metres, Emily Barratt and Christine Goodwin competed in Women’s Novice Doubl

12 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Warwick Racecourse set for a night of glamour

Warwick Racecourse set for a night of glamour

THE Warwick May Racing Carnival got underway in front of a big crowd on Bank Holiday Monday and Saturday sees the second meeting when the course hosts Think Pink Warwick Ladies Night, writes David Hucker. Warwick’s only twilight fixture of its season, Th

12 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Crash for cash fraudster’s found guilty bringing up landmark milestone for fraud fighting team

Crash for cash fraudster’s found guilty bringing up landmark milestone for fraud fighting team

A CRASH for cash gang has been found guilty of fraud offences for deliberately causing a crash in Warwickshire. These convictions bring up the milestone 500th conviction for the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), an organisation that leads the insurance indus

12 May 2017 in Regional West
 
International student’s progress rewarded at awards ceremony

International student’s progress rewarded at awards ceremony

  THE exceptional progress of an international student studying at Stratford-upon-Avon College has been recognised at an annual awards ceremony. Alexandrina Podosu, who lives in Stratford, is originally from Romania and came to the UK with her three sons

12 May 2017 in Regional West
 
Abbie leads the way for Stratford Tri

Abbie leads the way for Stratford Tri

STRATFORD Triathlon Club’s Abbie Wootton claimed a superb victory in the third race of the West Midlands Junior Series at Lucton Junior School. The first race of the day was the youth category (368m swim/8km bike/3 km run) where the club were represented

12 May 2017 in Regional West
 
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