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Santa Claus is coming to Stratford!

HE’S making a list and checking it twice! Santa’s arrived in Shakespeare’s home town as shoppers gave ‘thems’elves’ an early Christmas pressie by packing the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon to start the Yuletide retail rush.…

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Police force eyes a special batch of new recruits

A RECRUITMENT drive to find new people to join the ranks of Warwickshire Police Special Constabulary will begin at Stratford College. Anyone interested in applying is invited to attend an informal briefing at the college's Alcester Road campus on Wednesday, 26th November, from 7.45pm until 9.15pm.…

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Train company defends London timetable changes

THERE is no downgrading of London-bound train services from Stratford-upon-Avon – Chiltern Railways has insisted. A senior manager from the company spoke to the Herald as the end of the consultation into its proposals to reduce the number of direct services between Stratford and the capital ended. Development director, Graham Cross, insisted mounting opposition to the timetable changes was down to a misunderstanding over what was being planned for September next year.  …

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Rail service back to normal

Rail services on the Snow Hill line towards Stratford upon Avon will return to normal tomorrow (Saturday 22 November). Network Rail has repaired the signalling fault that has stopped trains from running since Tuesday morning.…

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No end in sight to train line signalling fault

SIGNALLING problems that have seen train services from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham severely affected has moved into a fourth day. Network Rail has confirmed  its engineers have yet to fix the  fault on the Snow Hill lines that has meant London Midland has been unable to run train services between Shirley and Stratford.…

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Musicians get together for another festive bid for chart success

THEY have done it again! The Big Secret Sound has released another charity single which they hope once again will get into the UK charts, following the successful fundraising by the group’s last success story — Soldier On! Soldier On! was a fundraiser to support the family of Conrad Lewis, a soldier from Claverdon who died fighting in Afghanistan, by raising money for his family’s charity to help those in the military who are wounded or worse, and their families and community.…

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In today’s Herald…

The Herald is out to buy NOW - and here's what you get for your 60p this week... We tell the heart-breaking story of one man's public tribute to his wife who died in a car crash near Shipston 13 years ago.…

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Parliament day will champion our trade

REPRESENTATIVES from nearly 20 companies and organisations will be attending a networking reception at the Houses of Parliament on Monday, 1st December to showcase what Stratford-upon-Avon and south Warwickshire has to offer. High-profile businesses that will be attending the event, organised by the Stratford and Leamington Business Forums, include National Grid and NFU Mutual.…

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Fight over airfield housing plan hots up

CAMPAIGNERS against plans to build 1,500 homes on Wellesbourne Airfield vowed to put up a ferocious fight against the scheme and save the site for aviation. Frankie Stuart, secretary of “Wellesbourne Matters”, the group set up to oppose the proposals, said the protesters were prepared to meet developers Gladman “anywhere, in the High Court or anywhere”.…

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TV’s Poppy is sitting pretty after illness

ASTHMA has threatened to take Poppy Hadkinson’s life on four occasions but each time she has fought back and cheated death. Now this remarkable 23-year-old from Stratford has turned her life around and become a regular presenter on a national television shopping channel.…

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