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Martin Jelley confirmed as new Chief Constable

Deputy Chief Constable Martin Jelley from Northamptonshire Police has today been appointed as the new Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police, after being confirmed at a Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel hearing on Friday 19th December.…

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Public to meet over burial ground

OPPONENTS of a proposed woodland burial ground on the site of the old Haven Pastures Golf Club in Henley will gather at the site on Saturday ahead of a town meeting tonight (Monday). Leaflets are being pushed through the letterboxes of all homes in the town advertising Monday’s meeting.…

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Milkman made final deliveries after 35 years

A MILKMAN from Wilmcote has completed his last round after 35 years of service. Stuart Parsons has said goodbye to his loyal customers in Tiddington and Wellesbourne and is now looking forward to a Christmas where he doesn’t have to be up at the crack of dawn.…

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Three targeted in bank card courier scam

THREE people living in Stratford-upon-Avon have been targeted by bank card scammers on the same day. Each had a call from a man claiming to be a police officer from Holborn Police Station, in London, who told them that their bank card had been cloned and was being used by criminals.…

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Report reveals rocketing rents

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON is the most expensive place in the West Midlands in which to rent a home, new figures show. The average monthly rent in the district currently stands at £812 — £14 more than Solihull, in second place, and £82 more than third-placed Wychavon in Worcestershire.…

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Work to start on leisure centre revamp

BUILDERS who have been awarded the contract to refurbish Stratford Leisure Centre have moved onto site this week. The swimming pools will close at the end of today (Sunday) and work will begin to drain them tomorrow (Monday). …

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Town’s first brewery for 50 years

LOCAL drinkers are raising their glasses to the news that beer is back on tap following the launch of the first micro-brewery in the town for 50 years. Not since the famous Flowers Brewery in 1966 has Stratford-upon-avon had a local ale to call its own, but that’s all about to change thanks to the determination of local brewer Richard Williams, aged 25, who has just held a soft launch for his selection of beers which were on show at Stratford Alehouse in Greenhill Street last Friday.…

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Put yourself in the frame our photo competition prize

CAMERAS at the ready! The Stratford Herald has teamed up with Specsavers in Stratford-upon-Avon to launch The Winter’s Tale photographic competition. We are encouraging our readers to depict Stratford life through a lens – and maybe get your hands on a brand new Nikon camera.…

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Complaints spark formal investigation into council

A FORMAL investigation has been launched into the way a Stratford-on-Avon District Council planning committee decided to approve a hugely controversial housing scheme in Bidford. The investigation is being conducted by the council’s chief legal officer, Phil Grafton, following complaints by a Bidford resident and by Bidford Parish Council.…

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Woman hurt after car ends up in field

A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after the car she was driving left the road and ended up about 150 metres into a field. It happened at about 9.35am on Friday morning on Lighthorne Road, at southern end of the Gaydon proving ground near Kineton.…

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