But it’s not just them – free travel is also being axed for children who go to specialised schools or nurseries, and those who move home in years 10 and 11.
Also this week, we report on Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s decision not to join the West Midlands Combined Authority and the council’s leader Chris Saint being exonerated over claims he breached the Code of Conduct over alleged secret meetings with the boss of one of the companies behind the controversial Gaydon-Lighthorne Heath (GLH) new settlement.
We mark the death of Lord Geoffrey Howe – a former deputy Prime Minister and ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer, and familiar face around Shipston-on-Stour – who died at his him in Idlicote at the weekend, and report on the reuniting of a Henley man and his wallet 55 years after he lost it on a trip to France.
In today’s paper we also reveal the winner of our Win a Wedding competition and have family passes to give away to Hatton Adventure World.
There’s the usual three pages of arts and entertainment, including pictures from the opening event of the
Stratford Music Festival, and three pages of sport in which we look ahead to Stratford Town’s match with Coventry City in the Birmingham Senior Cup on Tuesday night.
We also have the Vulcan, the Mop and the Great Electric Train Show!
And if that’s not enough to tempt you – how about a FREE muffin at Muffin Break at the Maybird Centre? See page two for your token. And theres two more pages of school Reception Class photos.
Well worth your 65p.