LOTS of tributes have been paid this week to a former student at Stratford-upon-Avon’s King Edward VI School (KES) who died in a car crash while on a post-university gap year in South Africa – full story on this week’s front page.

The controversial big wheel also looks set to return to town next and Starbucks is underfire after it was given £4,000 of taxpayers’ money to revamp front of its shop in Stratford’s High Street amid allegations the company avoids paying its full contribution of corporation tax.

Also in this week’s Herald:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley-in-Arden get yarn bombed!
  • Police continue to investigate shootings in Stratford and Southam.
  • Well known former Barclays bank manager passes away.
  • Safety concerns leads to beds reduction at the Ellen Badger Hospital in Shipston-on-Stour.
  • Pictures from Henley’s Christmas lights switch-on and other festive events around our patch.
  • Mourners advised to lock up grave wreaths.
  • Stratford firm snaps up Bournemouth Airport.
  • Rail commuter journeys top one million at Stratford’s town centre station for the first time.
  • We review The Witches at the Bear Pit Theatre and look ahead to release of Star Wars The Last Jedi.
  • The latest news from our schools on our fortnightly Education Page.
  • WIN a meal for four and wine at The One Elm in Stratford.
  • Late goal gives Stratford Town fourth win in five games.

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Scrumdiddlyumptious that how Herald arts’ Gill Sutherland described the Bear Pit Theatre’s production of The Witches, starring Niki Baldwin and Carol Roache. Full review in this week’s Herald.