In this week’s Herald


DEEPLY sad news reached us this week that 19-year-old Alison Ingham died in a car crash. We are honoured and humbled to be entrusted by her family and friends to relay in our pages their tributes to a girl they described as ‘wonderful, kind’ and ‘with the most beautiful soul’ and to detail their fundraising campaign for the air ambulance. Our sincerest condolences go out to them at this heartbreaking time.

We were also moved by so many stories about those who lost their lives in World War I and their loved ones and to hear about the ways in which the centenary is being commemorated across the district. We have included as many of these as we can in our six-page Remembrance Special.

The long-running controversy over bikers on Waterside took a turn this week, as councilors decided to review the historic by-law that bans them from parking there.

A newer controversy blew up over the gift of a Peony Pavilion from the Chinese, which is destined for Firs Garden and many locals are not happy about it.

There was also huge objection raised by local residents to a new power station near Haselor. We report on the outcome.

Our arts editor Gill Sutherland’s review of Blackadder Goes Forth, currently playing at The Bear Pit, is one among many gems on our arts pages.

We also have all the sports news and a round-up of what’s happening near you in the coming week and much more.