Alcester’s craft market returns after 30 year absence

AN artisan craft market is set to return to Alcester’s High Street for the first time in over 30 years.…

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Destined to dance despite costume drama

THEY’VE vowed to keep on dancing despite the loss of £4,000 worth of Irish Dance costumes in a fire in January.…

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Groups unwrap early Christmas presents

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.…

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Pupils thank their fire hero

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…

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Woman injured in Chesterton car crash

A WOMAN suffered a suspected fractured sternum in a collision that led to the car she was driving ending up on its side.…

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A great day at the pancake races

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.…

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Emily’s on the run to help teenagers with OCD

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.…

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Unanimous approval for Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall plans

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.…

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Pupils wear red for Ellis

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.…

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Light aircraft crash in Shotteswell

A LIGHT aircraft crashed at Shotteswell, in Stratford-on-Avon district, at approximately 11.50am this morning, Monday.  …

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