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Political cartoons at RSC: Rome, Trump and all that

Political cartoons at RSC: Rome, Trump and all that

To coincide with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s forthcoming Rome Season a new exhibition of political cartoons opens at the theatre on Saturday. Draw New Mischief at the theatre’s PACCAR Room celebrates 250 years of Shakespeare and political cartoons, a

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
New chapter in canal’s long history

New chapter in canal’s long history

THE finishing touches to a £280,000 winter makeover of South Stratford Canal are nearing completion. Work on the picturesque Stratford Canal is part of a programme which has seen lock gates replaced and historic brickwork restored. The works are being ca

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
‘No guarantee cuts will not impact on teaching’

‘No guarantee cuts will not impact on teaching’

ANOTHER group of headteachers have written to parents warning them of impending cuts to their budgets. The letter — sent out on Friday — is signed by the headteachers and chairs of governors of the Kineton Learning Community Schools. They are Ettington,

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Air Ambulance day proved a good bet

Air Ambulance day proved a good bet

THE rain and drizzle did little to dampen the spirits of the crowd at the Warwickshire Air Ambulance Countryside Day, writes Georgina Fuller. It took place on Sunday at Warwick Racecourse, and was the second year in a row Warwick has supported the ambula

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Stratford claim losing bonus point against Bournville

Stratford claim losing bonus point against Bournville

STRATFORD moved up to fourth in Midlands 1 West after picking up a hard-earned bonus point at title-chasing Bournville on Saturday. The Black and Whites travelled to Birmingham with a heavily depleted squad as a significant number of players were unavail

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Oxbridge places are offered to students across South Warwickshire

Oxbridge places are offered to students across South Warwickshire

RANKED top ten nationally in The Times listings, and with nine Oxbridge offers, Stratford Girls’ Grammar School has a lot to celebrate. Emma Bell, head of sixth form, said: “We are always truly proud of the diversity of talents amongst our sixth form, an

14 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Bumper crowd turns out for Stratford opener

Bumper crowd turns out for Stratford opener

THERE was a big crowd to see in the new jumps season at a sunny Stratford on Monday and they had plenty to cheer about as the well-fancied Midnight Maestro landed the feature race on the Sky Bet sponsored card in some style, writes David Hucker. The £15,

13 March 2017 in Regional West
 
District council’s transport chief resigns

District council’s transport chief resigns

THE man who has been heading up the Stratford Transport Strategy has resigned from his role. Cllr Robert Vaudry was  Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s cabinet member for housing and infrastructure. But it emerged last Thursday that he had resigned and

13 March 2017 in Regional West
 
So you want to be a County Councillor?

So you want to be a County Councillor?

THE Warwickshire County Council elections take place on Thursday 4th May across the whole of Warwickshire. Following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission, there will be 57 County Councillors elected, 13 of which will represent electoral d

13 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Dog fouling shock in Holy Trinity Churchyard

Dog fouling shock in Holy Trinity Churchyard

SHOCKING revelations of dogs fouling in Holy Trinity Churchyard which owners don’t pick up have been reported to Stratford Town Council. Town councillors attending a recent general purposes committee meeting were told by the cemetery foreman, Tony Holt,

13 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Weekend football round-up

Weekend football round-up

ALCESTER Town bowed out of the Challenge Vase after they were swept aside 3-0 by Midland League Division Three leaders NKF Burbage at Stratford Road. Danny Janes’ side went into the game missing five key players and they paid the price against their Leic

13 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Williams continues superb form with Warwick treble

Williams continues superb form with Warwick treble

WITH eight winners in the last two weeks, Herefordshire trainer Venetia Williams has her horses in good form and she continued her winning ways with a treble at Warwick’s Air Ambulance Countryside Day on Sunday, writes David Hucker. Few were fancied in t

13 March 2017 in Regional West
 
FC Stratford kicked out of Les James Challenge Cup after fielding ineligible player

FC Stratford kicked out of Les James Challenge Cup after fielding ineligible player

FC STRATFORD’S hopes of playing at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium have been left in tatters after they were expelled from the Les James Challenge Cup on Sunday. The side that beat Redditch Borough on penalties in the semi-finals of the competition on Saturday

13 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Crackdown on litter louts

Crackdown on litter louts

LOCAL people of all ages pledged their allegiance towards a lasting legacy against litter louts. In a series of displays of solidarity across the district, residents armed with sacks and litter pickers waged a concerted campaign against rubbish in hedger

12 March 2017 in Regional West
 
Jackson backs Pozzi to break his world record

Jackson backs Pozzi to break his world record

BRITISH hurdling legend Colin Jackson has backed Stratford’s Andrew Pozzi to break his indoor 60m world record. The 24-year-old ended five years of injury hell when he claimed gold in the 60m hurdles at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade last

12 March 2017 in Regional West
 
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