Video – Stratford firefighters hose down ambulance staff for ice bucket challenge

Video – Stratford firefighters hose down ambulance staff for ice bucket challenge

THIRTEEN staff members from West Midlands Ambulance Service came to Stratford-upon-Avon yesterday to take part in an extra-special ice bucket challenge. After pouring ice over their heads, the off-duty staff members were then doused by hoses from the fire service, who are based next door on Masons Road.


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Missing Henley woman found safe and well in Wales

AN “extremely vulnerable” 20-year-old from Henley has been found safe and well, nearly five days after going missing from her home. Sophie Drake was last seen leaving her home in Johnson Place at 8am on Thursday 28th August. Missing for the whole weekend, her family became increasingly concerned for her welfare and a photo of Sophie was circulated on social media. At 5.30pm on Monday, she was found safe and well in Barry, Wales. Her father Ian Drake posted on Facebook: “My daughter has been found safe and well. Thank to everyone that shared pictures and all the messages, my family have been overwhelmed.”

Murderer arrested in Stratford sentenced to life in prison

A MAN arrested in Stratford-upon-Avon earlier this year has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 23 years for the murder of a youth in Oxford. William Blencowe, aged 21, was found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Connor Tremble after fatally stabbing him at a house in Oxford on 13th February. The next day, 14th February, Blencowe was arrested in Evesham Place, Stratford. He had been staying at a Bed & Breakfast in the town.

None injured in A46 crash between car and van

EMERGENCY services were called to a crash between a car and a van on the A46 near Snitterfield today. The crash, which was between a Mazda MX5 and a Citroen Berlingo, took place at the top of the hill around 12.30pm. Paramedics and police were called, but fortunately nobody was injured. The road was blocked for some time, causing traffic delays.


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