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Local musician stranded in NYC

A WELL-KNOWN local classical musician is stranded in New York because of Superstorm Sandy. Julian Harris, whose credits include work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, posted...

External inquiry into death of BBC man

THE BBC has confirmed there will be an external inquiry into how complaints made by a south Warwickshire journalist who apparently killed himself were handled. BBC Coventry and Warwickshire reporter Russell... ... Full story

Norovirus: Stratford and Warwick hospitals given the all clear

THE all clear has been given and visiting times are back to normal at Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Hospitals after a two-week outbreak of norovirus. The seasonal sickness bug, which causes vomiting...

RSC play cancelled three nights in a row

DESPITE three false starts, the preview performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor in Stratford-upon-Avon is scheduled to go ahead this evening, Monday. The play first fell victim to technical glitches... ... Full story

Multi-millionaire has poetry boulder dropped in forest

MULTI-millionaire magazine publisher and poet Felix Dennis is inscribing an example of his work on a 30-ton boulder which he’s having dropped by heavy-lift helicopter into a forest he's planted...

Third time lucky for Alcester's Portas bid

A £10,000 CASH boost is on its way to Alcester following a successful bid to get Government funding for high street projects at the third time of asking. It was third... ... Full story

Norovirus latest: visiting restrictions remain in place

VISITING restrictions remain in force at the following hospital wards due to the norovirus outbreak. Charlecote, Guy, Squire, and Hatton are closed at Warwick Hospital, meanwhile the Nicol Unit remains shut...

Jeremy Paxman filming in Stratford

TV PRESENTER and BBC Newsnight frontman Jeremy Paxman was spotted on the River Avon on Monday filming in a gondola once owned by Marie Corelli.The filming was for a forthcoming... ... Full story

Norovirus spreads to Stratford Hospital

NOROVIRUS continues to close Warwick Hospital to visitors and has now closed the Nicol Unit at Stratford-upon-Avon Hospital after an outbreak there. Hospital staff are working to contain the virus with...

Overturned lorry causes gridlock in Stratford

GRIDLOCK hit Stratford-upon-Avon after a lorry crashed at one of the busiest roundabouts in the town at the weekend.The crash spelt Saturday shopping misery for hundreds of motorists when the... ... Full story

Pavement cycling in Stratford - the big debate

CYCLING on pavements in Stratford-upon-Avon has divided opinion in the town. Never before has one issue caused such controversy and stirred such vigorous debate. The whole subject is rapidly becoming a... ... Full story

Positive mood at Stratford Business Festival

STRATFORD-upon-Avon talked-up business for a week as the annual business festival came to town and culminated with a two-day business show which featured over 80 local exhibitors. The mood at the... ... Full story

Two elderly drivers in A429 bump

TRAFFIC was delayed on the A429 between Wellesbourne and Barford after two cars collided on Saturday afternoon. It's thought two elderly drivers were slightly injured and suffered shock after the collision...

22-year-old charged with drink-driving after car ploughs into Welford cottage

A MAN has been charged with drinking and driving after a car ploughed into a cottage in Welford-on-Avon on Saturday night. Grant Banton, aged 22, of Broom, near Bidford-on-Avon, was arrested... ... Full story

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