IT’S forty years since the tragic death of Tanworth-in-Arden musician Nick Drake whose life, music and work has been remembered this week, Tuesday 25th November the anniversary of his death. …» Read Full Story
HE’S making a list and checking it twice! Santa’s arrived in Shakespeare’s home town as shoppers gave ‘thems’elves’ an early Christmas pressie by packing the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon to start the Yuletide retail rush.…» Read Full Story
ASTHMA has threatened to take Poppy Hadkinson’s life on four occasions but each time she has fought back and cheated death. Now this remarkable 23-year-old from Stratford has turned her life around and become a regular presenter on a national television shopping channel.…» Read Full Story
A CHARITY which cares for terminally ill patients from Stratford has been awarded a £10,000 grant from Stratford Town Trust. The Myton Hospices provides specialist respite and end-of-life care for patients suffering from conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease, cancer and heart failure as well as offering vital family support services.…» Read Full Story
STRATFORD has a rich and varied history but as yet doesn’t have a permanent museum to tell its story to the world so the search is now on to try and find a suitable location. A group of local history and culture enthusiasts say Stratford needs a permanent museum to record the town’s history from Roman times, through the world wars to modern day encompassing the people, the traders and local businesses that also helped Stratford become a key hub during the industrial revolution.…» Read Full Story
THE Shakespeare Hospice is calling on local people to dress up as Father Christmas for its annual Santa Run. Entries are now open for the event taking place in Stratford town centre on Saturday, 6th December, where hundreds of Santas will bring festive cheer and help support the charity in its work providing care for patients and families affected by life limiting illness.…» Read Full Story
THE Christmas market in Stratford is to return to its more traditional home in Bridge Street. Locals and traders have welcomed the decision to put the market back where it belongs on the town’s busiest street during the festive period. For the past two years the market has been positioned in Henley Street, a move which attracted strong criticism.…» Read Full Story
“LOCAL charities will be the casualties” — that’s the claim made following the recent announcement that Global Gathering will not be staged next year. Thousands of pounds have been raised since 2006 by the annual music festival held at Long Marston Airfield. It has benefitted more than 25 charitable causes locally, including Shakespeare Hospice and Air Ambulance. And charity coordinators are concerned that, with no festival planned for next year, and its long term future in Stratf…» Read Full Story
THE Friends of Stratford Samaritans are to open a pop-up Shop in Greenhill Street which will open every day from Saturday 8th November to Sunday 23rd November. In summer 2012, the charity’s pop-up shop in Sheep Street was so popular, it raised a much-needed £7,000 for the local Samaritans branch in Shakespeare Street. This year the Friends hope to raise at least £10,000, enabling the branch to take even more calls, texts, e-mails and visits from people in distress living within the Str…» Read Full Story
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
THE heartbroken owner of a rare pygmy goat believed stolen by thieves is offering a £500 reward for her cherished animal’s safe return.
ALL three Stratford Ladies' teams won on Saturday to keep up their promising seasons. The Seconds climbed up to third in Division Two of the Warwickshire Women's Hockey League with a 4-1 victory at home to Rugby & East Warwickshire Seconds. More hockey in Thursday's Herald. All photos Andy Tinkler.
STRATFORD Musical Theatre Company has been putting it about…that is, a pair of legs belonging to the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz to promote next month’s show at the Courtyard Theatre.
Handel’s Semele Stratford Choral Society Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Semele is a splendid opera, full of lovely melodies, great choruses and arias and plenty of wonderful orchestral scene painting, and it was given a suitably splendid performance by Stratford Choral Society on Saturday.
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.