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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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.…» Read Full Story
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
With Halloween upon us, Simon Woodings highlights some of the ghostly goings-on in a variety of locations across Stratford.
SHIPSTON-on-Stour RFC pushed league-leaders Woodrush close on Saturday. After the previous week's superb win over Pershore, Shipston knew a win over Woodrush could catapult them to the top of the Midlands 3 West (South) league, but their visitors proved just too strong. Read the match report, plus all the latest from Shipston RFC, in tomorrow's Herald. Photos: Mark Williamson.
TV host Graham Norton was at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon last night (Friday). Norton, one of TV's most loved personalities, was talking about his recently published book, The Life and Loves of A He Devil. His appearance was part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival's autumn season.
Roller Trio Stratford Jazz, No.1 Shakespeare Street GENRE-BENDING Mercury Prize winners, Roller Trio, who have emerged from the dynamic Leeds jazz scene, made their debut appearance for Stratford Jazz last Wednesday evening. All three Rollers, still in their 20s, are products of the influential Leeds College of Music, which habitually turns out immensely talented jazz musicians.
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.