POLICE are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man who became unwell while at GlobalGathering being held this weekend at Long Marston near Stratford-upon-Avon.…» Read Full Story
THREE people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision near Warwick this evening (Wednesday). West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4439 at the junction with the A4177 at Hatton at just after 5.20pm. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance attended the scene. …» Read Full Story
RESIDENTS of a street in Stratford-upon-Avon, sick and tired of parked cars clogging up their road, have taken matters into their own hands. Using their wheelie bins, they taped off both sides of St Peter’s Way this week to stop people parking there. Employees on Timothy’s Bridge Road and people catching trains from Stratford Parkway station are parking along the road because it’s free.…» Read Full Story
A MAN was airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres after suffering a serious head injury in a fall from a quad bike in Warwick on Sunday. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the accident, in a field off Banbury Road, shortly before 2.25pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, with a doctor on board, to the scene.…» Read Full Story
A WOMAN in her 80s was lucky to escape serious injury after her car crashed into an off-licence in Warwick today (Saturday), although one man did require treatment for a leg injury as a result of the incident. Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene in Reardon Court, Woodloes Avenue South, just before 2.10pm.…» Read Full Story
POLICE are still appealing for the public's help to trace a man who is wanted for recall to prison. Steven Dubrava has been recalled to prison by the probation service for allegedly breaking the terms of his licence. He was in prison for offences of harassment and actual bodily harm and was released on licence on Monday 2nd June.…» Read Full Story
ATTENDEES at local school's Year 11 Prom got a big surprise when reality TV star Ollie Locke popped by to say ‘hi’. The 'Made in Chelsea' star was a pupil at Sibford School, near Shipston-on-Stour, from 2003-05, and agreed to come along after receiving an invite from pupil Alice Abrey, a member of the organising committee.…» Read Full Story
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Girls’ Grammar School has won the national Apps for Good Award. The students’ app, ‘I’m Okay’, won the information category. ‘I’m Okay’ is designed to provide support and advice to young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.…» Read Full Story
INCREASING traffic congestion in Stratford-upon-Avon has become such an issue that a special meeting on the subject has been called for next week. The meeting—described as a “traffic summit”—is being chaired by Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi and will be held next Friday (4th July) between 5.30pm and 6.30pm at the Rosebird Community Centre, in Shipston Road.…» Read Full Story
POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery at Alcester Rugby Club on Sunday night and are appealing for information from the public to try to trace the offenders. Four men wearing balaclavas went into the club in Birmingham Road at about 7.15pm, threatened a member of staff and demanded to be given the takings. …» Read Full Story
Here's a look at today's paper. We've got more on the announcement there will be no Global Gathering next year, and why it could have a knock-on effect on several charities, and some pictures of how the new Stratford Hospital will look when it opens in 2016.
SHIPSTON-on-Stour RFC pushed league-leaders Woodrush close on Saturday. After the previous week's superb win over Pershore, Shipston knew a win over Woodrush could catapult them to the top of the Midlands 3 West (South) league, but their visitors proved just too strong. Read the match report, plus all the latest from Shipston RFC, in tomorrow's Herald. Photos: Mark Williamson.
TV host Graham Norton was at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon last night (Friday). Norton, one of TV's most loved personalities, was talking about his recently published book, The Life and Loves of A He Devil. His appearance was part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival's autumn season.
Roller Trio Stratford Jazz, No.1 Shakespeare Street GENRE-BENDING Mercury Prize winners, Roller Trio, who have emerged from the dynamic Leeds jazz scene, made their debut appearance for Stratford Jazz last Wednesday evening. All three Rollers, still in their 20s, are products of the influential Leeds College of Music, which habitually turns out immensely talented jazz musicians.
HEADS were bowed as silence fell across two South Warwickshire villages to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. A wreath-laying service and parade was held in Tanworth-in-Arden on Saturday, while in Welford a commemorative exhibition hosted artwork and looked at the lives of the 19 village men killed out on the battlefield. Among the items was a letter written by private Jim Matthews, from the village, just two days before he died. In Tanworth, relatives of those who lost their lives were given the chance to honour them by laying a wreath at the village war memorial. The youngest to get involved was of primary school age while the oldest was in their 90s, organiser Peter Oakley told the Herald.