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.
WARWICKSHIRE and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was called out to two separate medical incidents in Shipston-On-Stour yesterday (Thursday 20th February).
In the morning, the helicopter was called out to a 93-year old man who had suffered a suspected heart attack.
The crew arrived at the scene just before 9am and it took them eight minutes to get to the incident.
The patient was treated for his condition and sedated by the WNAA doctor before being airlifted to University Hospital in Coventry for further treatment.
In the afternoon, the crew were called out to a 45-year old woman suffering a stroke.
The crew were called out to the incident by West Midlands Ambulance Service to provide swift transfer to the same hospital.
The patient had suffered a sudden headache and was showing clear signs of agitation. She was given pain relief and sedated before being flown to hospital.
The helicopter landed at the scene at 3:54pm and arrived at the hospital with the patient 17 minutes later.
The current condition of both patients is unknown.
WNAA attended 135 medical incidents in 2013. Each mission they attend costs approximately £1,700.