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No sign of ancient art folding

No sign of ancient art folding

FIFTY years of organised origami in the UK was celebrated at the British Origami Society’s convention, at the Crowne Plaza, in Stratford-upon-Avon. A full, three-day programme began on the Friday morning, including a lecture by American physicist Dr Robe

12 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Pollock determined to star in all forms of cricket

Pollock determined to star in all forms of cricket

CRICKET Report by Brian Halford WARWICKSHIRE and Birmingham Bears batsman Ed Pollock is targeting first-team cricket in all formats after signing a contract extension until the end of the 2018 season. Pollock’s emergence as a vibrant force at the top of

12 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Drinkwater bags hat-trick as Shipston roar back to form

Drinkwater bags hat-trick as Shipston roar back to form

FOOTBALL JAMES Drinkwater netted a hat-trick to fire Shipston Excelsior to a devastating 8-1 win at home to Castle Vale Town in Midland League Division Three. Drinkwater lead the way as Shipston cruised to their biggest win of the season with the perfect

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Recycled laptops available through community scheme

Recycled laptops available through community scheme

THE county has 120 recycled laptops available for community groups, voluntary organisations, town and parish councils to use for free, as part of a Community Computers Scheme for 2017. Warwickshire County Council is pleased to announce that community or

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford salutes Sir Derek Walcott

Stratford salutes Sir Derek Walcott

As a tribute to Sir Derek Walcott (1930-2017), who died in March, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is devoting its September Research Conversation to a discussion of his adaptation of The Odyssey (commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1991). T

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
FC Stratford go goal crazy to crush Leamington Hibs

FC Stratford go goal crazy to crush Leamington Hibs

FOOTBALL FC Stratford 12 Leamington Hibernian 1 Midland League, Division Three SUBSTITUTE Ben Hill smashed a quickfire hat-trick to help FC Stratford overwhelmed visitors Leamington Hibernian 12-1 in their Midland League Division Three fixture on Saturda

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford student worries for her Florida-based family

Stratford student worries for her Florida-based family

AS a weakened yet still dangerous Hurricane Irma has moved inland, to Tampa, in Florida, an American Shakespeare Institute student, living in Stratford-upon-Avon, has today (Monday) expressed how concerned she feels about the safety of her family and fri

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Historic land to be sold for hotel?

Historic land to be sold for hotel?

FURTHER discussions over the future of St Mary’s Lands in Warwick will take place this week as proposals for a hotel on the historic site gather pace. Warwick Town Council is to meet on Wednesday as Warwick District Council has revealed it could sell off

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford topple title-chasers to ensure Birmingham League safety

Stratford topple title-chasers to ensure Birmingham League safety

CRICKET STRATFORD could breathe a huge sigh of relief after victory over title-chasing Streetly guaranteed safety in the Birmingham League. A five-runs win at Swans Nest Lane in a rain-affected contest on Saturday meant the Panthers ended any relegation

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Early tries set Stratford on way to victory

Early tries set Stratford on way to victory

RUGBY UNION Stratford RFC 29 Grove 27 South West One East STRATFORD bounced back from their opening-day drubbing with a rousing and thrilling victory against Wantage-based Grove at Pearcecroft. The Black and Whites had the perfect start to lead 10-0 afte

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Fresh plan to demolish flats

Fresh plan to demolish flats

A DERELICT and dilapidated block of 1970’s flats on Shipston Road in Stratford-upon-Avon could be bulldozed and replaced with 12 homes. In its planning application, Holloway Property Developments describes the block as ‘low quality, poorly maintained and

11 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Computer nostalgia event raises £1,000

Computer nostalgia event raises £1,000

Those who know their Amstrads and Acorns from their Ataris and Comadores took as nostalgic walk down memory lane last week as a Bidford Computer shop hosted a special charity event. The Computer Nostalgia Weekend at Bidford Computers raised around £1,000

10 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Lightening strike damages community shop

Lightening strike damages community shop

A dramatic lightening strike caused significant damage to the bell tower at Ilmington’s Community Shop yesterday (Saturday). Nobody was hurt but the strike has left the bell tower in a precarious state, while the shop has also temporarily lost its intern

10 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Councillors call for more homeless accomodation

Councillors call for more homeless accomodation

Liberal Democrat councillors are calling for new homeless accommodation to be provided in Stratford. A motion, to be put forward by Cllr Peter Moorse and Cllr Kate Rolfe at Monday’s cabinet meeting, urges the council to consider using some of the £1milli

10 September 2017 in Regional West
 
Town suffer first defeat at new leaders

Town suffer first defeat at new leaders

FOOTBALL King’s Lynn Town 4 Stratford Town 1 Southern Premier Report by Bryan Hale STRATFORD’S unbeaten start to the season went west in East Anglia as King’s Lynn powered to the top of the Premier Division table with a convincing success. The Linnets we

9 September 2017 in Regional West
 
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