Four years ago Ellis Holtom, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was born with half a working heart. Later, the Herald featured his condition as a tribute to the work of Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he was treated. Now, to mark Congenital Heart Defect Week his mum, Vicki, updates his story. . .
ALL 326 local planning authorities in England, councils like Stratford-on-Avon District, need a local plan. The core strategy is a component of that local plan. It contains all the local district wide policies that need to be considered when processing planning applications. New development needs to satisfy local needs, helping to realise the hopes and ambitions of its communities and protect them from situations they fear. New homes and places to work should provide then with a healthy lifestyle, a pleasant place to live, good recreational facilities and above all the infrastructure that enhances their quality of life. The buzzword to describe this is ‘sustainable’.
THE poor are paying more than they should be for their energy, according to damning new evidence from Stratford-upon-Avon’s Citizens Advice Bureau. Prepayment meters (PPMs) are costing users in fuel poverty a “disproportionate amount” for what little gas and electricity they can afford, the bureau has found. There are around 7.2 million people on prepayment meters in the UK and several thousand in the district of Stratford. Despite Stratford’s reputation as an affluent area, the bureau is being forced to come to the aid of more and more people living in fuel poverty on an increasingly regular basis.
AN OFFICIAL paving stone commemorating Stratford-upon-Avon’s forgotten war hero for the 100th anniversary of the First World War will be placed in the town, the government has confirmed. Rex Warneford – the first man to single-handedly shoot down a zeppelin - was ignored in the government’s initial plans to recognise Victoria Cross winners because he was born abroad in India. The Herald launched a campaign, together with King Edward VI school, where Rex lived and studied for five years, to get the fighter pilot recognised.
FIVE masked intruders forced their way into a house in Hatton Park on Monday, striking a man with a baseball bat and beating a dog.
The 48-year-old man who was in the house at the time had to be taken to Warwick Hospital by ambulance.
A Staffordshire Bull Terrier was also beaten by the intruders and taken to the vet for treatment to injuries to its face and head.
The masked intruders forced entry to the house in Mollington Grove, Hatton Park, near Warwick around 11pm, threatening the occupants.
The intruders fled from the house empty handed.
A 32-year-old man was arrested by police early on Tuesday morning on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
Appealing for witnesses, officers would like to hear from anyone living in Mollington Grove, or the adjoining roads in Hatton Park, who may have seen anything suspicious or out of the ordinary.
They would also like to hear from anyone who may have CCTV cameras overlooking Mollington Grove or the adjoining roads.
Contact PSI Dom Kennedy by calling Warwickshire Police 101, quoting incident 420 of 14th July.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or by contacting www.crimestoppers-uk.org