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VIDEO: Tanworth’s WW1 memorial service

HEADS were bowed as silence fell across two South Warwickshire villages to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. A wreath-laying service and parade was held in Tanworth-in-Arden on Saturday, while in Welford a commemorative exhibition hosted artwork and looked at the lives of the 19 village men killed out on the battlefield. Among the items was a letter written by private Jim Matthews, from the village, just two days before he died. In Tanworth, relatives of those wh…

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VIDEO: Sprint star Harry Aikines-Aryeetey races pole climber

IT’S NOT often British 100-metre track star Harry Aikines-Aryeetey comes out second best in a sprint – but he did in Alcester this week. And not only did the one-time Young Sports Personality of the Year winner get beat at Ragley Hall, but it was also against a man climbing a 25-metre long pole.  …

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VIDEO: Princess Royal at Wixford

LATE September sunshine and a warm welcome from the waiting crowd meant the visit by HRH The Princess Royal to the Forest of Arden Agricultural Society’s Ploughing and Hedging Match last Thursday was a big success – it was also the first ever royal visit to the show.…

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VIDEO: The People’s Pageant at Shakespeare’s 450th birthday celebrations

VIDEO: Shakespeare’s 450th birthday fireworks light up the sky

AROUND 4,500 people turned out for a dazzling fireworks display at the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 23rd April, in celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday. Below is a video of that display, which cost £30,000 and was paid for entirely by the RSC out of the West End profits from Matilda, The Musical.…

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VIDEO: Air Ambulance takes burns victim to hospital

A 59-year-old man working at Alveston Manor was airlifted to hospital today (Wednesday) after suffering severe burns while cleaning the kitchen. An air ambulance landed on the cricket pitch of the recreation grounds shortly after midday and airlifted the immobilised man to the specialist burns unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The member of staff, burned on his chest and arms, arrived at hospital at 12:40pm. Alveston Manor are conducting a full investigation into the incident. …

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VIDEO: The Taming of the Shrew trailer from RSC

Watch the trailer for the Royal Shakespeare Company 2012 production of The Taming of the Shrew. Filmed on Bancroft Gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon. …

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VIDEO: Feathers flying on Bancroft Gardens

WATCH the giant pillow fight on Friday when the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s forthcoming production of The Taming of the Shrew were joined by members of the public outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. More than 100 people gathered for the event, which was being filmed to create a video trailer exploring the battle of the sexes to publicise the play. Watch our cameraman get stuck in and receive a blow to his head for the trouble. …

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VIDEO: Early stages of new 'Dick Shakespeare' film enticing Coen Brothers

Former King Edward VI School student Bob Rogers is one step closer to having a blockbuster film about Shakespeare on his hands after both Kenneth Branagh and the American film-makers, the Coen Brothers, asked to see a screened read-through of the script performed by Stratford actors. …

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