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 was assaulted and robbed on High Street in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday by two males who pulled up beside him in a car.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident that took place at 6.40pm.
The victim was walking along High Street when a grey four-door saloon car pulled up alongside him.
The men got out and one of them asked for the victim’s green Animal-branded bag.
When he refused to hand it over, one of the robbers attacked him until he let the bag go.
After stealing the bag – which contained a passport and personal belongings – the two males then got back onto the car and turned left into Sheep Street.
The attacker is described as 5ft 8in tall, mixed ethnicity, with short black curly hair. He was wearing a cream or off-white sports jacket.
Witnesses should contact PSI David Yellowley at Leamington Spa Police Station on 01926 684275 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.