Simon Woodings

'Play free for charity' idea hits a flat note with Stratford musicians

MUSICIANS should not be expected to work for free at charity events which can be driven by a certain amount of "emotional blackmail" - the Musicians' Union (MU) has warned. The... ... Full story

Rachel "breaks a leg" at fashion magazine

THE well-known saying “break a leg” is meant to be a message of good luck and for Stratford-upon-Avon’s Rachel Walklet this idiom came true when she broke her ankle but... ... Full story

Judi Dench marvels at Stratford's new theatre during CD signing

DAME Judi Dench made her first visit to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and gazed in wonder at a theatre she helped create with her vision of the future... ... Full story

Today: Open-top parade in Stratford for James Roe

TODAY'S the day Stratford-upon-Avon Paralympic champion James Roe will be driven around the streets of his home town in an open-top bus to celebrate his recent gold medal victory in... ... Full story

Police cars crash into each other in pursuit of teenager

A POLICE pursuit involving several patrol cars and a Volkswagen Golf GTi left three people injured on Monday night. Two police officers and an 18-year-old man were treated in hospital for... ... Full story

Keira Knightley fakes it

HOLLYWOOD A lister, Keira Knightley, has confessed she's "pretty good at faking playing guitar," despite having lessons from her fiancee James Righton of the indie rock band, Klaxons. James, who hails... ... Full story

Heritage Open Days in Stratford district this week

STEP back in time and enjoy the rich, historic past that Stratford and the district has to offer during a series of free Heritage Open Days around South Warwickshire. There’s something... ... Full story

Solicitors' offices closing in Shipston and Moreton

AFTER the announcement of the merger of Shakespeares and Harvey Ingram in July and having completed a strategic review, Shakespeares is to close its smaller satellite offices in Shipston-on-Stour and...

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