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 WOMAN horse rider was airlifted to a major trauma centre after falling from a 17-hand mount in in Oxhill on Thursday afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to stables off the A422 shortly after 2pm.. An ambulance, an emergency care practitioner, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and two doctors and a paramedic officer from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base, who responded in a car, were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman, believed to be in her 40s, had reportedly fallen from the 17-hand horse she was riding and was initially knocked unconscious. When crews arrived, the woman had regained consciousness but had sustained an injury to her arm and was in pain. The woman was administered pain relief to stabilise her condition whilst medics carried out a full assessment.
“The woman was fully immobilised as a precaution before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further assessment and treatment.”