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Familiar face among four new recruits

Familiar face among four new recruits

FOUR new appointments have been made at Avonvale Veterinary Centres — including one very familiar face. Anita White, who retired from her role as senior vet at Avonvale two years ago, has returned to work at the group’s Stratford and Leamington surgeries

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire Police supports national campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation

Warwickshire Police supports national campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation

WARWICKSHIRE Police is supporting National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day today, Saturday, 18th March. Officers are raising awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) by supporting the #HelpingHands #CSEDay 17 campaign, where the public are be

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Perfect ten for Stratford’s junior rowers

Perfect ten for Stratford’s junior rowers

STRATFORD Boat Club’s junior crews are celebrating after winning ten medals at the West Midlands Trials event at Worcester last Sunday. The winning crews in each event will represent the West Midlands at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta at the National

18 March 2017 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: US newspaper talks Brexit in Stratford

Stratford’s stance on Brexit was highlighted by one of the world’s best known newspapers this week, as the Washington Post spoke to both leave and remain supporters. The paper chose to focus on Stratford as the town voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU in la

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
‘No hiding place’ for Town squad after Dunstable defeat

‘No hiding place’ for Town squad after Dunstable defeat

CARL Adams admitted Stratford Town should have been harder to beat at Dunstable on Tuesday night and insisted the players “cannot hide” from their current situation. Town slumped to a 2-0 defeat against a Dunstable side who came into the game on a woeful

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Winter leads the way in Shipston AC’s open contest

Winter leads the way in Shipston AC’s open contest

IAN Winter came out on top in Shipston AC’s open contest held on the River Stour from Willington to Halford Bridge. Winter fished the bridge peg at Honington and caught 11 chub and roach for a total weight of 23lb 13oz. The open was supported by Martyn E

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Police arrest two males after van pursuit

Police arrest two males after van pursuit

WARWICKSHIRE Police Operational Patrol Unit (OPU) arrested two males in a van (pictured) on Wednesday evening. The white van was pursued by police from Junction 11 of the  M40 to Myton Rd, Warwick. At some point the van was damaged to its left rear side

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Big wheel’s arrival gets residents in a spin

Big wheel’s arrival gets residents in a spin

THE Big Wheel in Stratford could start turning by Saturday 1st April. Despite widespread angry reaction from residents and businesses opposed to the observation wheel’s location in Swan’s Nest Lane, Jan de Koning, director of de Koning Leisure Group Ltd

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford AC’s Wicks closing in on UK’s top 50

Stratford AC’s Wicks closing in on UK’s top 50

NEIL Wicks smashed his previous best by almost four minutes in the Warwick Half Marathon last Sunday. The Stratford AC member finished in fourth place, in a time of 77.39, which puts him just outside the top 50 runners in the UK for his age group this ye

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Bell determined to raise the bar at Warwickshire

Bell determined to raise the bar at Warwickshire

IAN Bell is setting the bar high for his second season as Warwickshire captain – and will make no excuses for “nagging” his players in the quest to bring further success to the county. Bell’s first season as Bears skipper last year was a mixed bag. Warwi

17 March 2017 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: Shakespeare gets his very own ‘flash mob’

VISITORS were treated to a ‘flash mob’ performance outside Shakespeare’s Birthplace, last Saturday lunchtime. Thirty students from the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, in Stratford-upon-Avon, performed a dance to Shakespeare Rocks, Shakespeare

16 March 2017 in Regional West
 
PREVIEW: All’s Well That Ends Well currently on at Playbox

PREVIEW: All’s Well That Ends Well currently on at Playbox

Youth theatre Playbox’s acclaimed Shakespeare Young Company are putting on a production of All’s Well That Ends Well from tonight through Saturday. Here Priya Edwards, who plays Helena, shares her thoughts about the production. Tell us about your latest

16 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Motorcyclist injured in Fosse Way crash

Motorcyclist injured in Fosse Way crash

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) following a three-vehicle collision on the Fosse Way. The collision, which occurred just before 2.40pm close to Moreton Morrell, involved a grey Mini Cooper, a blue and white BMW motorb

16 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Pubs and retail park worst hit by rates hike

Pubs and retail park worst hit by rates hike

AROUND three quarters of businesses in Stratford town centre will see their business rates fall in April, a Herald analysis of the controversial recalculation proposals has found, writes Matthew Snape. But the government’s review of rateable values — the

16 March 2017 in Regional West
 
COMPETITION Win the ultimate barbecue

COMPETITION Win the ultimate barbecue

THE Stratford-upon-Avon Herald has teamed up with Weber® to celebrate the launch of its innovative Genesis® II collection at Weber World Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh. Weber® World at Fosseway Garden Centre provides barbecue fans with an unr

16 March 2017 in Regional West
 
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