Police encourage local people to log on and use new websites

WARWICKSHIRE Police and West Mercia Police have launched their new, more modern websites and are encouraging people to take a look at the new functionality they provide.…

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Marathon man Dave runs his 450th race

IT’S a remarkable feat but then again David Phillips, aged 71, from Claverdon must have remarkable feet to take on his 450th marathon in London yesterday (Sunday). David admits he was “gutted” he could not be with his running pals in Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford, which also took place yesterday.…

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Danger crossroads ‘not a priority’

A NOTORIOUS crossroads near Shipston-on-Stour which has claimed several lives over the past two decades will not incorporate vital road safety measures such as a roundabout because of a lack of cash, Warwickshire County Council has admitted. The news comes as a huge disappointment to local road safety campaigners who submitted a 2,000-signature petition to the council in February demanding action be taken at Portobello Crossroads to prevent further loss of life at a location which saw another…

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Stratford’s got the best sausages and pies

SOME of the best sausages and pies can be found in Stratford-upon-Avon and south Warwickshire.…

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King Richard III poem to be read on Bard’s birthday

THE poem composed by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and read at King Richard III’s recent funeral by actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, is to get a second airing in Stratford-upon-Avon, this Thursday 23rd April on Shakespeare’s 451st birthday.…

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Markets returns to town’s streets

ALCESTER’S artisan market will be held for the first time this Sunday. To give locals a taste of what is to come, a stall was set up in High Street last Thursday.…

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College rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

STRATFORD College has been rated as ‘good’ following a snap inspection by Ofsted, marking a significant turnaround in the college’s fortunes.…

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Faith, 5, faces the chop

FAITH Griffiths had her long hair cut short to help make a wig for children with cancer. The five-year-old from Bidford had her hair cut at Studio 44 in the town on Thursday, 2nd April  — and its now been donated to the Little Princess Trust where it will be made into a wig for a little boy or girl suffering from cancer.…

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Contestants have plenty to shout about

THE annual Heart of England Town Criers’ Competition was held in Alcester at the weekend — and once again this traditional event in the social calendar did not disappoint as 16 competitors raised their voices to vie for this year’s title. The competition was eventually won by Kevin Ward, from Bromsgrove, with Pearl Campbell, from Peterborough, finishing second.…

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The Score ready to entertain at Herald’s gala ball

MUSIC for the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald’s charity gala in support of Stratford Refuge will be provided by The Score, who can play anything from The Beatles to The Kings of Leon. The band was formed five years ago and despite a few minor line-up changes, lead singer, David Hitchins, from Stratford, and drummer, Nick Wicks, from Long Itchington, remain two of the founding members.…

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