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This week's front page.
This week’s front page.

We also have pictures from a host of events that were held over the Bank Holiday weekend despite the deluge of rain. Our photographer Mark Williamson was at village shows in Ilmington, and Whichford and Alscott, and we also report from a celebration in Barford where villagers have raised almost half a million pounds to improve the sporting facilities there.

FREE inside this week’s paper is the September edition of our Focus magazine – our team of writers have visited the 30-year-old Stratford Butterfly Farm, Purity Brewing, which is celebrating ten years in business, taken a trip on the canals and have gone back in time to 1891 for the story of the black sheep of a Warwickshire family. There’s also the chance to WIN a boating weekend.

This week's back page.
This week’s back page.

In the Herald, we also have another great competition – we have been given ten family tickets to giveaway to the Great British Food Festival at Ragley Hall next weekend. See page six to find out how to enter.

In other news, a fourth person has been charged with the murder of Tristram Wallace in June, Stratford District Council opts for a watching brief with the new West Midlands combined authority in the face of huge public support for the idea, and a coal merchants in Henley is facing an uncertain future after 80 years in business with the land it currently operates from being lined up for houses and a new children’s nursery.

We also have three pages of arts and entertainment on which we reveal the most patriotic village in the country (according to people who live there!), the latest business news from across our patch and three pages of sport. Matt Wilson looks ahead this weekend’s games and how a former Stratford Town youth team player was signed by League One side Barnsley on transfer deadline day.

That’s 17 pages of news, arts and sport – and a FREE magazine all for just 65p!

September's Focus magazine is FREE inside this week's paper.
September’s Focus magazine is FREE inside this week’s paper.