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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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…» Read Full Story
SOME of the best sausages and pies can be found in Stratford-upon-Avon and south Warwickshire.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
STRATFORD College has been rated as ‘good’ following a snap inspection by Ofsted, marking a significant turnaround in the college’s fortunes.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
Shakespearean actor, director and award-winning international film star Sir Kenneth Branagh shared with 700 people at Stratford's Birthday Luncheon how his love affair with the Bard began. His moving speech, on Saturday, is transcribed for our readers here. . .
TYRONE Fagan and Loyiso Recci both made their 100th appearance for Stratford Town at Merthyr on Saturday. Coincidentally, both are in their second spell at Town having made a handful of appearances earlier when they were still in their teens.
KAISER Chiefs and Professor Green are among the acts set to play open-air gigs at Warwick Castle this summer. The gigs are part of the new Sounds in the Grounds music event, which is being billed as a ‘two-day extravaganza’, on 10th and 11th July.
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.