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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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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