AN artisan craft market is set to return to Alcester’s High Street for the first time in over 30 years.…» Read Full Story
THEY’VE vowed to keep on dancing despite the loss of £4,000 worth of Irish Dance costumes in a fire in January.…» Read Full Story
CHARITIES and good causes in Alcester and Stratford have received donations totalling more than £4,000 thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Round Table Santa sleigh runs that spanned 11 nights over Christmas. The popular sleigh rides around Alcester, Stratford, Bidford and Studley, brought festive joy to thousands of homes and raised money for charity at the same time.…» Read Full Story
PUPILS at Welcombe Hills School have made a big poster which reads ‘Thank You’ — it’s a sentiment expressed by everyone at the school which avoided a serious fire last week because of the quick-thinking of its groundskeeper, Benjamin Coventry. The school's head teacher, Judith Humphry, said: “We were extremely lucky and we’re very grateful to Ben for his actions. It was half term and the school was empty, but it could have been quite distressing for the pupils if it had happened i…» Read Full Story
A WOMAN suffered a suspected fractured sternum in a collision that led to the car she was driving ending up on its side.…» Read Full Story
THE 51st annual Pancake Day Races in Alcester were not for the faint-hearted, as competitors of all ages charged up and down High Street on Tuesday, 17th February, tossing pancakes on this traditional day of celebration in the town. Warm sunshine bathed the gathered crowds, who cheered on children as young as three, and also the teenagers and adults, who took part in two hours of racing.…» Read Full Story
EMILY Clarke admits to being a bit OCD but that’s because she, like 850,000 other teenagers in the UK, suffers from a mental illness and in her case it is in fact Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD as it’s commonly known.…» Read Full Story
OVER 500 people have attended a series of exhibitions held by the Trustees of King Edward VI School to show their plans to restore and open Stratford-upon-Avon's Guildhall.…» Read Full Story
PUPILS at St Gregory’s Primary School in Stratford raised £145 when they wore red clothes all day to show their support for their classmate Ellis Holtom. Ellis was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) when he was born in 2010.…» Read Full Story
A LIGHT aircraft crashed at Shotteswell, in Stratford-on-Avon district, at approximately 11.50am this morning, Monday. …» Read Full Story
AN artisan craft market is set to return to Alcester’s High Street for the first time in over 30 years.
Stratford Town 2-0 Tiverton Town Evo-Stik Southern League — Division One South & West TOWN gave their play-off hopes a shot in the arm today after a fortnight off, with a routine 2-0 home win. New signing, Robert Thompson-Brown, put in a man of the match performance on his home debut, but it was two of Town’s other recent acquisitions who scored the goals. Aaron Moses-Garvey curled in the opener straight from a corner in the 29th minute before super striker, Kevin Charley, notched his fourth goal in his sixth game for the club just after half-time.
Stratford-born singer James Cottriall is a mega-famous in Austria, where he won their version of The Voice in 2009. Gill Sutherland caught up with him ahead of his gig on Friday
She came, she saw, she went bonkers... Gill Sutherland reviews Mrs Shakespeare at the Bear Pit Theatre (19th February 2015)
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.