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Father pays tribute to crash victim Christopher as funeral held

THE FATHER of a Salford Priors man killed on the A46 has told the Herald how his son was a ‘friend for life’ to those who knew him. Ron Ravenhill paid tribute to 45-year-old son Christopher, who was killed when his car hit the central reservation in the early hours of Friday, 5th September.…

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Princess Anne in Wixford for Forest of Arden Agricultural Society show

PRINCESS Anne is paying a visit to Wixford, near Alcester, this afternoon (Thursday) as part of an agricultural show. HRH The Princess Royal helped the Forest of Arden Agricultural Society host its annual Ploughing and Hedging Competition at Kingley Farm.…

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Double Diamond celebrations for happy Stratford couples

BOTH couples met at Stratford-upon-Avon's Runaway Mop in the early 1950s, they both got married - and now they both celebrate 60 happy years of marriage. This week the Herald spoke to Don and Joan Smart, and John and Rose Spencer, to hear their love stories as both couples celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversaries.…

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Town Trust defends move to remove Mason’s Court tenant

STRATFORD Town Trust has been engaged in a bitter legal tussle to remove one of its tenants from a medieval property so it can carry out vital repairs. The charity owns Mason's Court, a Grade II* listed building in Rother Street, which is made up of four cottages dating back to the early 15th century. The tenant in question is Vuk Vukovic, who has been in Britain for 30 years, and who lives at number two Mason's Court, with his wife, Elena.  …

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Fire crew rescue after sheep fall in canal

FIRE crews had an unusual call out when they were needed to rescue a flock of sheep from a canal.…

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Huge support for fire-hit dogs’ home

DOG WARDENS in Stratford had to hire out a bigger van after receiving so many donations from animal lovers upset over the Manchester Dogs’ Home fire. The district council said it was overwhelmed with donations of food, blankets, cages and toys to take up north after more than 60 animals were killed in a blaze that ripped through one of the country’s largest dogs’ homes. Around 150 dogs had to be rescued, with the incident sparking a nationwide campaign to donate money and items to th…

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Councillors support core strategy in special meeting

A SPECIAL meeting of Stratford District Council this afternoon voted to submit the final version of its core strategy to the planning inspectorate for approval.…

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Phones 4u administration leaves Stratford store closed

RETAILER Phones 4u has slipped into administration and closed all of its branches – including one in Stratford-upon-Avon. The shock move, announced over the weekend, has put more than 5,500 jobs at risk nationwide.…

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Village’s story sewn up on new tapestry

A TAPESTRY, two years in the making, has been unveiled in Charlecote by the winner of last year’s Great British Sewing Bee. Ann Rowley used to cycle to the village 70 years ago during her summer holidays. And the Birmingham-born 83-year-old, who’s been sewing since she was eight, was invited back to unveil the 25 hand-stitched panel at the village hall in front of 70 residents.…

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Two cars damaged in early morning crash

FIRE crews spent 90 minutes putting out fires that had engulfed two cars in Wootton Wawen. The cars had been involved in a crash on Alcester Road at around 8.45am on Monday, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said.…

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