IT was an all singing, all dancing affair and it attracted nine new members to the Shakespeare Morris Men. Four men and five women attended the free Morris Dancing workshop held at King Edward VI School last Saturday, much to the delight of organisers who hailed the introductory session a huge success.…» Read Full Story
THE countdown is on to raise £10,000 to send a 13-year-old Wilmcote girl to Miami for vital life-changing medical treatment.…» Read Full Story
CAR enthusiasts who want to participate in the popular Stratford Festival of Motoring are being urged to register their vehicles as soon as possible to secure their place.…» Read Full Story
A SHOTTESWELL resident had a lucky escape when fire swept through her house on Friday morning. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house fire at 5.26am in the South Warwickshire village where on arrival crews found heavy smoke and flames coming through the kitchen window of the property.…» Read Full Story
Police in Stratford-Upon-Avon are warning local van owners to be vigilant following a recent increase in tool theft from vans.…» Read Full Story
OVER 25 artists displayed work featuring Chesterton Windmill at a special exhibition designed to support a campaign against a new housing development. The event has been organised as a protest against 3,000 planned new houses at Gaydon and Lighthone Heath which could be built close to the 380-year-old iconic windmill overlooking the site.…» Read Full Story
CLUMSY DIY caused an electric light to start a fire which wiped out 20 cannabis plants at a man’s home in Henley.…» Read Full Story
URGENT repairs costing £30,000 are being carried out to masonry above the North Porch of Holy Trinity Church after some of the stonework was found to be loose and unstable.…» Read Full Story
BRIAN Lythall, a well-known retail manager in the town, has retired after more than 50 years’ service to the industry, including 37 years with high street chain, Woolworths.…» Read Full Story
TESCO has confirmed that its proposed new Tesco Express in High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, will go ahead and is not one of those affected by last week’s announcement by the supermarket giant to close 43 stores across the UK.…» Read Full Story
HEADTEACHERS of the three grammar schools in the Stratford-upon-Avon district voiced concerns this week about spending cuts that could “unfairly” hit students from poorer families.
STRATFORD Town tore through a toothless Bashley side at the DCS Stadium on Saturday. Read the match report and watch a post-match interview with man of the match, Alex Price, here. See this week's Herald for the latest on Stratford Town. Photos: Mark Williamson
Gill Sutherland, the Herald’s arts correspondent, speaks to former Stratford College student, Molly Heckford, who appears in BBC Two’s Wolf Hall this week
Gill Sutherland reviews Educating Rita at the Bear Pit Theatre
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.