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
NEW plans to build another 95 homes in Shipston have come under immediate fire from the Liberal Democrats in the town. Cllr Richard Cheney (Lib Dem, Shipston), who is also the leader of the opposition on Stratford District Council, said he was “very unhappy” with the proposals being put forward by developers Ainscough Strategic Land. He said the site was on rising ground to the south of Campden Road in Shipston, just above the location next to Oldbutt Road where a scheme for 90 homes had recently been approved by a planning inspector.
St Ives Town 0-1 Stratford Town FA Trophy Preliminary Round A LAST-minute goal from ace marksman Richard Gregory broke the cup curse hanging over Town manager Carl Adams on Saturday. Incredibly, Adams, who has propelled Town to the top of the Southern League Division 1 South and West just two years after promotion, hadn’t won a game in any cup competition since his arrival at the club in June 2012. Just as a forgettable game was heading towards a replay, Town produced the touch of class needed to hit St Ives with the knockout blow.
STRATFORD’S Phoenix Players always seem to pull a little gem out of the bag at some stage during its season of productions. This year’s treasure was its recent production of Take Away The Lady, by Lancashire playwright Jimmie Chinn. The Players always boast they are an amateur company, but performances often hint of more talent and stage credit. And this production was such. Director Rebecca Alun-Jones had cherry-picked her cast well, and even took advantage of the new ArtsHouse auditorium, setting the production in a flat thrust.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON has a lot to thank Nick Fogg for. Although he was born and bred in the town, he hasn’t lived here for a very long time. But he clings to it with a passion that knows no bounds. His love of Stratford and all that goes with it – including a poet and playwright by the name of William Shakespeare – is such that he’s produced several books on the town (and even a scholarly book on the playwright). His latest homage to this small settlement in Warwickshire is Stratford-upon-Avon – The Biography, published by Amberley Publishing at £16:99.
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.