Simon Woodings

Bee more friendly in Alcester

ALCESTER is hoping to be the first official bee-friendly town in Warwickshire. The plight of the bee population is well known and to help support bee survival, Alcester town councillors recently... ... Full story

Stratford building firm founded in 1875 goes into liquidation

JOHN Harris and Sons of Stratford-upon-Avon has gone into voluntary liquidation. Widely acknowledged as one of Stratford’s oldest and finest builders, the family run company, founded in 1875, has a reputation... ... Full story

Vietnam War soldier's grave found in Yorkshire

THE final resting place of a Stratford-upon-Avon man who was killed in the Vietnam War has been traced to Yorkshire. The Herald first reported the story of Private Eric George Gould,... ... Full story

Men's Shed: retired men get together to build things for the community

SHEDDING light on practical things for men to do in later life is now much easier thanks to the Stratford launch of a new project called Men’s Shed—the first of... ... Full story

Jogger attacked five times by dive-bombing buzzard

A BUZZARD launched a series of dive-bombing attacks on an unsuspecting woman jogger near Snitterfield this week. Sara Casley was attacked by the giant bird when it swooped down on her... ... Full story

Stratford Rugby Club search for 'Lost XV'

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Rugby Club is trying to trace any information on a team of players they’ve called ‘The Lost XV’ who were killed in the First World War. Modern day relatives or... ... Full story

Daniel makes amazing recovery after crippling skiing crash

A HORRIFIC skiing accident in the French Alps left 23-year-old Daniel Fiddis from Temple Grafton in intensive care for a week but next month he intends to run the full... ... Full story

Attempt to track down family of Stratford man killed in Vietnam War

THE relatives of a man who was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and killed in action in the Vietnam War in 1969 are being sought by the Office of Australian War Graves. Australian... ... Full story

Stratford pupils invited to House of Commons to mark Shakespeare's birthday

ORDER! ORDER! ORDER! The life and works of William Shakespeare—the world’s greatest playwright—will be celebrated by Parliament to mark the Bard’s 450th birthday. Specially invited guests, including people and students from... ... Full story

Stratford guesthouse 'petrified' to appear on TV's 'Four in a Bed'

“PETRIFIED!” that’s how a Stratford-upon-Avon guesthouse couple summed up their reaction when they discovered they’d been chosen to appear on Channel 4’s hit TV show Four in a Bed which... ... Full story

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