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 men were taken to hospital, one by air ambulance, after the car they were travelling in collided with a tree near Ullenhall.
West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), was called to a lane near Oldberrow Manor shortly after 5.30pm on Saturday.
A paramedic area support officer attended in a rapid response vehicle along with two ambulance crews, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
A WMAS spokesman said: “The driver, a man in his 60s had a serious head injury as well as pelvic, chest and leg injuries. He was also trapped in his car. He was freed from the vehicle, a pelvic splint was applied. Advanced emergency trauma care was given by the doctor who was on board the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and he was flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The car’s front seat passenger, a man in his thirties, had managed to get out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of ambulance crews. He had pains to his ribs and an arm. He was taken by land ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital.”