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Willis bows out of Wimbledon after doubles defeat

Willis bows out of Wimbledon after doubles defeat

MARCUS Willis’ Wimbledon journey is over for another year after he and doubles partner Jay Clarke bowed out in the third round on Monday. After missing out on a singles wild card this year, Willis, a coach at Warwick Boat Club, has made the most of his o

10 July 2017 in Regional West
 
First glimpse of Stratford’s new look library

First glimpse of Stratford’s new look library

THE re-opening of the public library on Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, following refurbishments, will take place this Wednesday at 9am. The Herald was given an exclusive look at the new layout of the library today, Monday, which also includes a regi

10 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford and Alcester progress to Junior Cup final

Stratford and Alcester progress to Junior Cup final

A NEW name will appear on the Wildmoor Spa League Junior Cup following the semi-final play-off event at Littletons Tennis Club last week. All four of the competitions group winners went head-to-head, with Alcester A and Stratford coming out on top, ahead

10 July 2017 in Regional West
 
‘Yes, the Grenfell judge is white. That’s no reason why he can’t do his job’

‘Yes, the Grenfell judge is white. That’s no reason why he can’t do his job’

STRATFORD’S MP Nadhim Zahawi has spoken out about ‘relentless attacks on our institutions’ following the Grenfell Tower disaster. On his Conservative Home web page, Mr Zahawi issued the following statement this week. . . “Democracy is a complicated thing

10 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Weekend cricket results

Weekend cricket results

Birmingham Premier League Division Three Stratford-upon-Avon 268 all out (17pts) drew with Worcester Nomads 159-9 (7pts) Second XI Division Worcester Nomads 222-9 (3pts) lost to Stratford-upon-Avon 223-2 (20pts) by eight wickets Pedigree Cotswold Hills L

10 July 2017 in Regional West
 
NHS staff honoured with annual awards

NHS staff honoured with annual awards

AWARDS have been handed out to staff at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) in recognition of the care that they provide. The trust used its Annual Members’ Meeting as an opportunity to highlight the different areas of good practice that has s

9 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Wimbledon sensation Willis stars again with doubles upset

Wimbledon sensation Willis stars again with doubles upset

WARWICK’S Marcus Willis caused another Wimbledon sensation as he and Jay Clarke knocked out the defending champions in round two of the doubles on Saturday. Last year’s SW19 cult hero paired up with Clarke as a wild-card team this year and sent the Frenc

9 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford denied victory as Nomads hang on for draw

Stratford denied victory as Nomads hang on for draw

STRATFORD’S inability to take the last Worcester Nomads wicket leaves them looking over their shoulder five points above the Birmingham Premier League Division Three danger zone. Adrian Witts (54), John Price (49) and David Bailey (44) saw the Panthers t

9 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Cotswold Wildlife Park backs RHS elephant campaign

Cotswold Wildlife Park backs RHS elephant campaign

COSTWOLD Wildlife Park is involved in a garden at this week’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show that highlights the destruction of Africa’s elephant population as a result of brutal ivory poaching. It has worked with Tusk, a conservation charity set u

9 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Anniversary Songs of Praise

Anniversary Songs of Praise

THE annual Songs of Praise takes place for the 20th year at the bandstand at Stratford Recreation Ground tomorrow, Sunday, 9th July. It was first held during organiser Margaret Beckett’s year as Mayor of Stratford. The Coventry Salvation Army Band will p

8 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Boost for Warwickshire sport as LTA spearheads £250m transformation of Britain’s tennis courts

Boost for Warwickshire sport as LTA spearheads £250m transformation of Britain’s tennis courts

WARWICKSHIRE’S tennis community is set to benefit from the biggest ever grassroots investment in the sport. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that The Transforming British Tennis Together initiative aims to make courts across the country mo

8 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Watson prepares to take on the world

Watson prepares to take on the world

STRATFORD snooker player Stuart Watson is targeting success on the world stage after enjoying an excellent European Open campaign last month. Watson, who practises at Stratford Sports Club in Swans Nest Lane, played for England in various competitions in

8 July 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford remembers Vivien Leigh

Stratford remembers Vivien Leigh

TODAY is the 50th anniversary of the death of Vivien Leigh – but did you know there is a memorial stone commemorating the life of the acclaimed actress in Stratford-upon-Avon. It reads: ‘In memory of Vivien Leigh, Actress, 1913 – 1967, A lass unparallele

8 July 2017 in Regional West
 
College brings learning home

College brings learning home

A TRADITIONAL farm house in the grounds of Moreton Morrell College has been transformed into a place where students with special educational needs can learn to live independently. The White House was officially opened yesterday by Angela Joyce, Warwicksh

8 July 2017 in Regional West
 
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