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 TEENAGER has been approached by a stranger in Warwick who showed her an explicit image of male genitalia on his phone.
The 19-year-old woman was walking along Swan Street at 11.10pm on Wednesday (9th April) when she was approached by a man who started talking to her.
He walked with her along High Street, Theatre Street, Friars Street and Hampton Road and towards the end of the journey he got out his phone and showed her the image of genitalia.
The woman declined the man’s invitation to walk a different route with him and left him near The Foresters Arms pub in Crompton Street.
She was not touched or injured but police say was “very distressed” by the encounter.
The offender was a white man in his 40s, medium build, 6ft tall with brown wavy hair. He was wearing jeans and a dark zip-up jacket.
During their short journey they passed a man in his 20s, who was walking alone, and a couple which included a woman with blond hair.
Police would like to hear from these three people or anyone else who has information which would could with their enquiries.
Call Warwickshire Police on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.