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.
TWO children and three adults were taken to hospital after a car and van had crashed near Ettington, last night (Monday).
The Midlands Air Ambulance, from Tatenhill, was called to the A429 between Ettington and Wellesbourne, shortly before 8.20pm. Four ambulances, a paramedic officer, and the Merit team also attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car had collided with a van. Two men were found ejected from the van.”
The van driver, a man in his 30s, received serious multiple pelvic and leg injuries and was anaesthetised at the scene by a doctor, before being taken to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
The spokesman continued: “The passenger, a man in his 30s, received head, back and abdominal injuries.
“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before also being conveyed to the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.”
A woman in her 30s and two children travelling in the car were treated for minor injuries.
They were assessed at the scene before being taken to the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.