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.
POLICE have released two CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an assault in Stratford-upon-Avon.
A young navy recruit sustained a blood clot on his brain after being punched in Meer Street on a night out.
Dan Wallace was struck in the temple around 3am on Saturday 31st May.
The 20-year-old was hospitalised for two days with a small blood clot on his brain, pushing the date he could join the navy back from 8th June until December.
Today, Warwickshire Police released CCTV images of a man they want to track down.
He is described as white, or average built with dark hair, aged early to mid-20s and between 5ft 10ins and 6ft tall.
Anyone who recognises the man or witnessed the incident is urged to contact Detective Constable Jo Debarbaro on 101 quoting incident number 50 of 31st May.
Alternatively contact crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website www.crimestoppers-uk.org