Two arrested as part of European police swoop

Two arrested as part of European police swoop

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and a man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, as part of a national operation involving Warwickshire Police on Tuesday. A 53-year-old woman was arrested, as part of a European arrest warrant, on the second day of Operation Trivium. She was wanted in connection with an historic threats to kill offence in Poland. A 29-year-old man was arrested when a European arrest warrant was executed.


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Town come from behind to win ninth league game in a row

Stratford Town 2-1 Cinderford Town  STRATFORD Town came from behind today to win their ninth league game in a row. Two goals from Chris Sterling in a dominant second-half performance turned the game on its head and kept Town eight points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West.

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STRATFORD Town are back in league action today after three successive cup games. Eight points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West, they host seventh-place Cinderford Town at the DCS Stadium in Tiddington. Alcester Town have got a huge game in Division 3 of the Midland Football League. The league leaders are hosting second-placed unbeaten team, Rostance Edwards, knowing the winner will be top of the league at the end of the day. In rugby, Stratford will be hoping to bounce back from last week's disappointing home defeat to Stoke, but they face a tough Worcester side at Pearcecroft in Loxley Road. Shipston are also at home, and after last week's superb win over Pershore shot them up to third in the league, they have a mouthwatering clash with top-of-the-table Woodrush. These scores will be updated throughout the weekend.

Trott signs new three-year deal

JONATHAN Trott has committed himself to Warwickshire County Cricket Club until the end of the 2017 season after signing a new three-year contract extension at Edgbaston. The 33-year-old England batsman scored 1,156 runs across all three formats in 2014, helping the Bears to runners-up finishes in the County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup. Between July and September, he scored five centuries.

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Trio pushed the boundaries of what is traditional jazz

Roller Trio Stratford Jazz, No.1 Shakespeare Street GENRE-BENDING Mercury Prize winners, Roller Trio, who have emerged from the dynamic Leeds jazz scene, made their debut appearance for Stratford Jazz last Wednesday evening. All three Rollers, still in their 20s, are products of the influential Leeds College of Music, which habitually turns out immensely talented jazz musicians.

Players impress with new director

STRATFORD’S Phoenix Players always seem to pull a little gem out of the bag at some stage during its season of productions. This year’s treasure was its recent production of Take Away The Lady, by Lancashire playwright Jimmie Chinn. The Players always boast they are an amateur company, but performances often hint of more talent and stage credit. And this production was such. Director Rebecca Alun-Jones had cherry-picked her cast well, and even took advantage of the new ArtsHouse auditorium, setting the production in a flat thrust.

BOOK REVIEW: Stratford-upon-Avon’s history charted from the Middle Ages to modern times

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON has a lot to thank Nick Fogg for. Although he was born and bred in the town, he hasn’t lived here for a very long time. But he clings to it with a passion that knows no bounds. His love of Stratford and all that goes with it – including a poet and playwright by the name of William Shakespeare – is such that he’s produced several books on the town (and even a scholarly book on the playwright). His latest homage to this small settlement in Warwickshire is Stratford-upon-Avon – The Biography, published by Amberley Publishing at £16:99.

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