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
A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after the car she was driving left the road and ended up about 150 metres into a field. It happened at about 9.35am on Friday morning on Lighthorne Road, at southern end of the Gaydon proving ground near Kineton.
STRATFORD Town are still ahead of schedule, manager Carl Adams says, despite picking up just one point out of a possible 12. Read what the gaffer has to say ahead of this weekend's home fixture against Shortwood United in Thursday's Herald. As well as all the news on Stratford Town, FC Stratford, Alcester Town, Southam United, Earlswood Town, and the Stratford Alliance, the back page features Warwickshire Bears wheelchair basketball team, who are top of the table going into Christmas. Inside there is a full page of rugby coverage, as well as hockey, shooting, golf, snooker, table tennis, bowls, judo, cricket, athletics, bridge, darts and junior football.
ONE of the most exciting and charismatic performers of the rhythm and blues and rock and roll world will be at The Townsend Hall, in Shipston-on-Stour, on Friday, 19th December. Piano player, Mike Sanchez, founder member of the Big Town Playboys, and a one time Bill Wyman Rhythm King, was featured recently on Jools Holland’s BBC Radio Two show.
ACTRESS Alison Steadman regaled a packed audience at the Artshouse in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday evening with stories about land ladies in acting digs, mad aunts and getting Paul McCartney to sign an autograph outside Liverpool’s Cavern Club in the 1960s. The award-winning TV, film and stage actress, who was interviewed on stage by Fiona Lindsay for the final event in the Stratford Literary Festival’s Autumn Plus Series, kept jumping up from her chair as she described what a performer she has been since an early age, including painting her face with toothpaste, and delighted the audience with one of her most famous roles — the excruciating Beverley in Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party.
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.