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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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 .…» Read Full Story
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. …» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
The Met Office is tonight warning of wet and windy weather hitting South Warwickshire during Tuesday. Gusts of up to 70mph are expected to cross the county as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo decends on the UK with the worst the of the bad weather hitting our area during the morning rush hour on Tuesday. The Met Office has issued a "be aware" warning for many areas. Keep up to date on any distruption caused by the storm at stratford-herald.com.
St Ives Town 0-1 Stratford Town FA Trophy Preliminary Round A LAST-minute goal from ace marksman Richard Gregory broke the cup curse hanging over Town manager Carl Adams on Saturday. Incredibly, Adams, who has propelled Town to the top of the Southern League Division 1 South and West just two years after promotion, hadn’t won a game in any cup competition since his arrival at the club in June 2012. Just as a forgettable game was heading towards a replay, Town produced the touch of class needed to hit St Ives with the knockout blow.
STRATFORD’S Phoenix Players always seem to pull a little gem out of the bag at some stage during its season of productions. This year’s treasure was its recent production of Take Away The Lady, by Lancashire playwright Jimmie Chinn. The Players always boast they are an amateur company, but performances often hint of more talent and stage credit. And this production was such. Director Rebecca Alun-Jones had cherry-picked her cast well, and even took advantage of the new ArtsHouse auditorium, setting the production in a flat thrust.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON has a lot to thank Nick Fogg for. Although he was born and bred in the town, he hasn’t lived here for a very long time. But he clings to it with a passion that knows no bounds. His love of Stratford and all that goes with it – including a poet and playwright by the name of William Shakespeare – is such that he’s produced several books on the town (and even a scholarly book on the playwright). His latest homage to this small settlement in Warwickshire is Stratford-upon-Avon – The Biography, published by Amberley Publishing at £16:99.
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.