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.
A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital following a car crash in Clifford Chambers this morning.
The 59-year-old was trapped in the vehicle for 45 minutes while paramedics treated her for abdominal and hip injuries and the fire service cut her free from the wreckage.
One onlooker climbed into the back of her vehicle to hold her head steady and keep her calm before the emergency services arrived.
Paramedics asked him to stay and keep talking to the woman while they treated her. The woman was in shock, but talking back.
After she was removed from the wreckage, she was airlifted to University Hospital in Coventry.
An ambulance spokesman described her injuries as “serious” and the hospital was alerted to her arrival beforehand.
The head-on collision between the Ford Fiesta and Fiat Sedici took place on Clifford Lane at 7.45am.
A man driving the second car, believed to be in his mid 20s, suffered neck and back pain in the crash.
He was taken by ambulance to Worcester Royal hospital for further treatment.
Clifford Lane was closed throughout the morning from the Shipston Road roundabout near Waitrose to the turning for Welford.
The road was reopened around 12noon.