TV’s Poppy is sitting pretty after illness

ASTHMA has threatened to take Poppy Hadkinson’s life on four occasions but each time she has fought back and cheated death. Now this remarkable 23-year-old from Stratford has turned her life around and become a regular presenter on a national television shopping channel.…

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Latest £10,000 grant will benefit Myton Hospice

A CHARITY which cares for terminally ill patients from Stratford has been awarded a £10,000 grant from Stratford Town Trust. The Myton Hospices provides specialist respite and end-of-life care for patients suffering from conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease, cancer and heart failure as well as offering vital family support services.…

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Plans afoot for town museum

STRATFORD has a rich and varied history but as yet doesn’t have a permanent museum to tell its story to the world so the search is now on to try and find a suitable location. A group of local history and culture enthusiasts say Stratford needs a permanent museum to record the town’s history from Roman times, through the world wars to modern day encompassing the people, the traders and local businesses that also helped Stratford become a key hub during the industrial revolution.…

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Take your place in Santa Run line up

THE Shakespeare Hospice is calling on local people to dress up as Father Christmas for its annual Santa Run. Entries are now open for the event taking place in Stratford town centre on Saturday, 6th December, where hundreds of Santas will bring festive cheer and help support the charity in its work providing care for patients and families affected by life limiting illness.…

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Christmas market is back on Bridge Street

THE Christmas market in Stratford is to return to its more traditional home in Bridge Street. Locals and traders have welcomed the decision to put the market back where it belongs on the town’s busiest street during the festive period. For the past two years the market has been positioned in Henley Street, a move which attracted strong criticism.…

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Charities fear financial loss if Global Gathering goes for good

“LOCAL charities will be the casualties” — that’s the claim made following the recent announcement that Global Gathering will not be staged next year. Thousands of pounds have been raised since 2006 by the annual music festival held at Long Marston Airfield. It has benefitted more than 25 charitable causes locally, including Shakespeare Hospice and Air Ambulance. And charity coordinators are concerned that, with no festival planned for next year, and its long term future in Stratf…

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Pop-up shop will aid charity funding

THE Friends of Stratford Samaritans are to open a pop-up Shop in Greenhill Street which will open every day from Saturday 8th November to Sunday 23rd November. In summer 2012, the charity’s pop-up shop in Sheep Street was so popular, it raised a much-needed £7,000 for the local Samaritans branch in Shakespeare Street. This year the Friends hope to raise at least £10,000, enabling the branch to take even more calls, texts, e-mails and visits from people in distress living within the Str…

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Thieves eye cash and glasses in raid on opticians

ABOUT £2,000 worth of designer glasses were stolen during an break-in at Boots Opticians. A till containing cash and a safe with money inside were also taken during the burglary, which happened at the store in Wood Street, Stratford, police said.…

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A new chapter as KES takes up residence at council house

KING Edward VI School has opened a new sixth form annexe within the headquarters of Stratford-on-Avon District Council headquarters, in Church Street. This year KES received applications from over 300 students at 45 different schools to join its co-educational sixth form which represents a 400 per cent increase on 2010. As a result school governors took the decision to expand the size of the sixth form which now numbers 260.…

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Travellers move on from the Rec

THE travellers who set up home on Stratford-upon-Avon Recreation Ground a week ago moved on over the weekend. About 15 traveller caravans arrived at the Rec on Friday, 10th October and after negotiations with police and district council officials were allowed to stay overnight. They remained in Stratford for a week and left on Saturday for an unknown destination.…

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