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.
DAVID Cameron and his wife Samantha came to Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday night to see Wolf Hall at the RSC.
Sitting in the fourth row of the Swan Theatre, the Prime Minister was on a personal visit to watch the acclaimed stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s prize-winning novel.
Meanwhile, next door in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, H from Steps was watching Wendy and Peter Pan.
Ian 'H' Watkins, a former member of the late 90s pop group, tweeted a photo of the stage just before the performance began.
English actress Alison Steadman OBE, well known for her role as Pamela in Gavin & Stacey, was also at the theatre to see Wendy and Peter Pan.
Another member of the audience, Steven James Martin, uploaded a photo of David Cameron onto Twitter and Instagram.
Welsh popstar Ian 'H' Watkins tweeted this photo on Saturday night.