Young rugby player airlifted to hospital

MEDICAL teams were called pitch-side after a boy was injured playing rugby in Shipston-on-Stour on Sunday morning. West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to Shipston Rugby Club  at 11.30am,  a community first responder, a community paramedic, an ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attending the scene.…

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Three injured after car hits trees

THREE people were taken to a hospital after the car they were travelling in left the road and ended up in a ditch in Warwickshire last night. The incident happened in Deppers Bridge near Southam at 7.30pm (Saturday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene.…

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Remembering Tree to grow for Christmas

THE Remembering Tree which proved such a big festive hit on Bancroft Gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be back on Monday, 1st December. Last year’s huge, multi-coloured crochet which covered a tree in the gardens raised more than £5,000 for charitable work in Africa.…

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Glorious festival of food in Alcester

Food glorious food and there were so many tempting tastes on offer at the Alcester Food Festival, today, Saturday. In keeping with  a tradition which dates back to 1272, members of Alcester Court Leet sampled the fine fayre on offer in the town's  high street and declared it fit for the people of Alcester to feast on.…

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Dominic prepared for the long runs

HE admits he’s not really done much running since cross country schooldays but all that’s going to change when Dominic Osborne runs two 10k races in two weeks. Dominic, aged 27 and from Alcester, is raising money for Multiple Sclerosis and initially hoped to raise £200 but such has been the generosity of local people Dominic has now raised more than £1,000. The racing challenge has a deeply personal meaning for Dominic as his girlfriend, Georgina, suffers from MS.…

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Keys unlock Alcester Grammar’s £3m extension to learning

ALCESTER Grammar School officially opened its new Spencer Building. The building is named after Dr Richard Spencer, chairman of the school governors in the early 1900s, who worked tirelessly to develop the school for the benefit of local pupils.…

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Car damaged as branch crashes down in high winds

SCHOOL children and drivers had a lucky escape in Stratford-upon-Avon on Monday when a large branch of a chestnut tree crashed down on to a car and pavement in Clopton Road, mid-afternoon.…

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Picket line at Warwick Hospital as NHS workers hold four-hour strike

HEALTH workers across south Warwickshire, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, were taking part in a four hour strike over pay this morning. Workers from six trade unions, such as Royal College of Midwives, Unite and Unison, were involved in the industrial action from 7am to 11am with members of the latter forming a picket line outside Warwick Hospital .…

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Compromise reached with travellers on Rec

  POLICE were called to Stratford-upon-Avon Recreation ground on Friday afternoon after a group of what is thought to be French speaking travellers occupied land at the Recreation Ground with approximately 15 caravans and cars.    …

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Can you help keep the fundraising on track?

THE TRAIN now standing in Henley is about to raise a lot of money for poorly children providing it can get to its intended destination in Cheltenham. Model railway enthusiast Richard Hewins from Henley hopes to take his model railway to Cheltenham for a rail exhibition which annually raises money for children with cancer.…

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