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Hundreds fined as holiday challenge fails

Hundreds fined as holiday challenge fails

THE Supreme Court decision to reject a legal challenge to a ban on term-time holiday from school has been welcomed by Warwickshire County Council. The council has also revealed that it issued 504 fines in the 2015/16 academic year to parents for unauthor

11 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Council steps up legal battle over Horton Hospital consultation

Council steps up legal battle over Horton Hospital consultation

The fight to prevent the downgrade of key services at Banbury’s Horton Hospital is heating up after Stratford District Council confirmed that it is taking legal action over the consultation process. Stratford District Council is joining forces with neigh

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Hospital plans new £1.5m birthing unit

Hospital plans new £1.5m birthing unit

A £1.5MILLION midwife-led birthing unit is to be built at Warwick Hospital. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has said the new unit will open in early 2018. Bosses said it would offer expectant parents the opportunity to have their babies in a comf

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Chance to have your say at annual parish assemblies

Chance to have your say at annual parish assemblies

BEAUDESERT and Henley-in-Arden Joint Parish Council is holding its annual parish assemblies for residents, tonight (Monday 10th April). The meetings, held in The Memorial Hall, will give residents a chance to hear about the work the JPC and other organis

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
To mark the funeral of PC Keith Palmer

To mark the funeral of PC Keith Palmer

TO mark the funeral of PC Keith Palmer taking place this afternoon the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police Martin Jelley has released the following statement. Chief Constable Martin Jelley: “Our thoughts today are with PC Palmer’s family and friends a

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Surrey stroll as Warwickshire start season with a whimper

Surrey stroll as Warwickshire start season with a whimper

JONATHAN Trott’s heroic resistance finally came to an end on 151 as Surrey wrapped up an opening Specsavers County Championship Division One victory against Warwickshire inside 13 overs on day four at the Kia Oval. Chris Wright was bowled by Tom Curran f

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Weekend football round-up

Weekend football round-up

SHIPSTON Excelsior finally ended a barren run of results with victory over local rivals FC Stratford on Saturday. Goals from Craig Robins, Nick Shurmer and Jason Beasley secured a 3-1 win at the DCS Stadium to boost their chances of finishing fifth in Mi

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Community group hoping to manage Ken Kennett Centre

Community group hoping to manage Ken Kennett Centre

A dedicated community group is positive that it will re-open Stratford’s Ken Kennett Centre in the autumn, despite a major backer of the project pulling out earlier this year. The Clopton Community Action Group intend to run the facility themselves and a

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Former mayor ‘made Shipston special’

Former mayor ‘made Shipston special’

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former mayor of Shipston-on-Stour and popular local businessman. Keith Rutter, who served as a town councillor for several years and as mayor in 2000, died on 27th March, aged 86. Aside from his work with the council Keith al

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Work starts on £2m extension

Work starts on £2m extension

WORK on a new £2million library and sixth form centre at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Kind Edward VI School (KES) has begun, heralding the start of a new era for Shakespeare’s former school. The three-storey building, which will hopefully be opened this autumn,

10 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Adams hails ‘immense’ talent of loan star Thomas

Adams hails ‘immense’ talent of loan star Thomas

CARL Adams has hailed Wayne Thomas’s “immense” contribution to Stratford Town following Friday night’s 2-1 victory at Hayes and Yeading. The on-loan Kidderminster Harriers defender produced another assured performance, inspiring Town to their third win i

9 April 2017 in Regional West
 
A date with Marilyn

A date with Marilyn

THE Dementia-Friendly Screenings at Stratford Picturehouse are proving to be a great success. And the next screening is on Wednesday, 12th April, at midday, when they will be showing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe. The screening is ope

9 April 2017 in Regional West
 
Repair work completed on ‘poor’ Bishopton bridge

Repair work completed on ‘poor’ Bishopton bridge

REPAIRS to Bishopton Bridge in Stratford-upon-Avon ‘went well’ according to the Canal and River Trust, which recently revealed that the canal bridge was in a ‘poor’ condition. Work at the bridge – a key route for motorists – involved repointing the brick

9 April 2017 in Regional West
 
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