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Have your say in Herald’s live hustings event

IT’S the talk of the town and tomorrow, Monday, the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald’s General Election Hustings takes centre stage at Stratford College.…

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Jane’s in the running to boost CAB funds

Stratford-upon-Avon mayor Cllr Ian Fradgley challenged his daughter Jane to run a marathon during a speech he made when he became mayor last May.…

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House fire in Walton

THREE fire engines have been sent to Walton, near Wellesbourne, this afternoon, to deal with a house fire.  Warwickshire Fire and Rescue service were called at 3.20pm to deal with a fire located in the loft.  Crews are extinguishing the fire using hose reel and a thermal imaging camera.  The fire is believed to have been started accidentally by somebody paint stripping with a naked flame.…

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Depression affects children too

DEPRESSION Awareness Week launches tomorrow, Monday, to help people more fully understand an illness that affects up to 20 per cent of the population.…

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Markets returns to town’s streets

ALCESTER’S artisan market will be held for the first time this Sunday. To give locals a taste of what is to come, a stall was set up in High Street last Thursday.…

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College rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

STRATFORD College has been rated as ‘good’ following a snap inspection by Ofsted, marking a significant turnaround in the college’s fortunes.…

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B&M takes over empty Homebase store

THE former Homebase store in Stratford-upon-Avon is to be taken over by B&M. A spokesman for the discount chain confirmed that it would be taking over the building in Birmingham Road that has been empty since Homebase closed in September.…

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Faith, 5, faces the chop

FAITH Griffiths had her long hair cut short to help make a wig for children with cancer. The five-year-old from Bidford had her hair cut at Studio 44 in the town on Thursday, 2nd April  — and its now been donated to the Little Princess Trust where it will be made into a wig for a little boy or girl suffering from cancer.…

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Site chosen for Wellesbourne medical centre

THE site chosen for a new medical centre in Wellesbourne is thought to have once been the location of an Anglo-Saxon palace. No physical evidence of any remains were found during initial digs at the site in Bridge Street that is known locally as Dog Close.…

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Contestants have plenty to shout about

THE annual Heart of England Town Criers’ Competition was held in Alcester at the weekend — and once again this traditional event in the social calendar did not disappoint as 16 competitors raised their voices to vie for this year’s title. The competition was eventually won by Kevin Ward, from Bromsgrove, with Pearl Campbell, from Peterborough, finishing second.…

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