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Pupils thank their fire hero

PUPILS at Welcombe Hills School have made a big poster which reads ‘Thank You’ — it’s a sentiment expressed by everyone at the school which avoided a serious fire last week because of the quick-thinking of its groundskeeper, Benjamin Coventry. The school's head teacher, Judith Humphry, said: “We were extremely lucky and we’re very grateful to Ben for his actions. It was half term and the school was empty, but it could have been quite distressing for the pupils if it had happened i…

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Suspended sentence for running illegal scrap firm

A MAN from Wootton Wawen has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence for the illegal operation of a scrap business.…

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Driver dies in accident on A46

A person has died following a road traffic collision in Warwickshire yesterday evening. (Friday)…

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Stratford pair back on The Voice

HAIRDRESSER Clark Carmody and supermarket worker-come busker Karl Loxley will be flying the flag for this part of the world when they both resume their bid to win BBC show The Voice tonight (Saturday).…

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Woman injured in Chesterton car crash

A WOMAN suffered a suspected fractured sternum in a collision that led to the car she was driving ending up on its side.…

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Star names support Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations

DAME Judi Dench and Sir Patrick Stewart OBE have become patrons of the Friends of the Shakespeare's Celebrations. World-renowned Shakespeare scholar, Professor Sir Stanley Wells CBE, has also joined the list of patrons that already includes actors David Bradley and Dame Janet Suzman.…

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New site chosen for fantasy battles

PEOPLE living in the Great Alne area revealed to the Herald this week that land next to Upper Spernal Farm is to be used as the location for role playing and fantasy battles. Last week, Matt Pennington, games manager of the Lancashire-based Profound Decisions, which organises these events, confirmed that a site near Alcester would definitely be used over the Easter weekend as a location for the next venture.…

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Now that’s a cold snap

And the winners of the Stratford Herald photo competition are . . .…

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A great day at the pancake races

THE 51st annual Pancake Day Races in Alcester were not for the faint-hearted, as competitors of all ages charged up and down High Street on Tuesday, 17th February, tossing pancakes on this traditional day of celebration in the town. Warm sunshine bathed the gathered crowds, who cheered on children as young as three, and also the teenagers and adults, who took part in two hours of racing.…

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Politicians lobby Jeremy Hunt over A&E ‘crisis’

KEY individuals concerned with the crisis at the A and E department of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch – following the departure of all four of the unit’s consultants – met Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in London on Monday evening. Among those at the meeting were Stratford-on-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi and Cllr Gillian Roache (Cons, Vale of the Red Horse), Stratford District Council’s portfolio holder for health and welfare.…

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