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Stratford man named official Olympic artist

"MIND-BOGGLING!" is how Stratford-upon-Avon artist Dylan Izaak describes his impression of the London Olympics. Dylan has been chosen as one of a dozen official Olympic artists for the 2012 games and... ... Full story

Beetle gets ticket to ride

A GIANT beetle, classified as extinct in the UK, has been re-homed at the Stratford Butterfly Farm after it hitched a ride on an imported oak beam from Germany. The capricorn...

Fr Romuald Simpson: former parish priest at St Gregory's RC Church, Stratford

FATHER Romuald Simpson, a parish priest at St Gregory’s RC Church, in Stratford, from 1990 to 2000, at Douai Abbey after a short illness. Fr Romuald was born in Mill... ... Full story

Still no decision on mulberry tree at Shakespeare's house

THE future of the mulberry tree at New Place—Shakespeare's house in Stratford-upon-Avon— is still uncertain. Stratford District Council planning councillors met on Wednesday night to discuss whether or not the tree...

Shakespeare Hospice Carnival falls victim to the weather

THE SHAKESPEARE HOSPICE CARNIVAL and dragon boat racing, due to be held on Saturday on the Recreation Ground and River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon, fell victim to Friday's heavy rain when...

Stratford swans hit with lead poisoning

BLOOD tests recently carried out on a number of swans rescued from the River Avon confirm lead poisoning in the birds. High levels of lead have been found in... ... Full story

'Filch' given honorary doctorate from Warwick University

ACTOR David Bradley is to be given an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Warwick University. David, who lives in Stratford-upon-Avon, is well-known for playing the caretaker of Hogwarts, Argus Filch,... ... Full story

Simply unbelievable . . . read all about the day the Olympic torch came to town

IT was a golden Olympic moment never to be forgotten and never to be repeated. Over 40,000 people cheered the Olympic Torch on the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon and as it... ... Full story

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