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 MAN has been arrested in Stratford-upon-Avon in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Oxford.
The 20-year-old was arrested from a house in Evesham Place, Stratford on Friday (14th February) after the teenager was stabbed in Fairacres Road in Oxford around 6.45pm on Thursday.
The 17-year-old, believed to be Connor Tremble from Oxford, died in hospital on Saturday morning.
A second man, aged 21 from Birmingham, has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting the offender.
Both men are currently being held in police custody.
Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Unit have launched a murder investigation.
Det Ch Insp Mark Glover saaid: “I would like to reassure members of the community that a team of detectives are working hard to establish the circumstances of what happened and we now have two people in custody in connection with the incident.
“This is not believed to be a random attack however we continue to have an open mind and enquiries are ongoing to attempt to establish the motive.”
Anyone with any information about the incident should contact Thames Valley Police via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.