Inside this week’s Herald. . .

The front and back pages of this week's Herald.

IN this week’s Stratford Herald read about the vital deal struck between the town’s football club and council that secures its future.

We also talk exclusively to the angry pensioner whose Luddington Road house sale fell through because of the controversial relief road plans.

Elsewhere, Moreton Morrell villagers are stepping up their battle to protect the future of their playing fields as their relationship with the college continues to break down.

But the focus for people across the district has been on a spate of crimes, including armed robberies and assaults, prompting the police to issue a statement of reassurance.

In happier news, the Herald this week got its first glimpse of some of the exciting changes ahead for Stratford’s annual Shakespeare Celebrations weekend. Find out why the town is set to be the centre of attention for yet another reason next April.

And there’s more photos from fun and fundraising events around the region. Were you at Clavstock or Pointerfest at the weekend? You may be pictured. . .

Tomorrow also sees the launch of the Herald’s much-anticipated new £650 prize promotion, London Calling. Starting this week, readers can collect their tokens to enter the competition in which there is a fantastic luxury weekend in London up for grabs. Find out how to enter on page 10.

And if all that’s not enough, we also have our August edition of Focus magazine inside this week.

Packed with summer features, there’s also a chance to win the top ten summer books, courtesy of Stratford’s Waterstones.

Plus there are the usual readers’ letter and reports from many of the villages and clubs in the area as well as listings for the days ahead.

And, if you have a child at any of the schools in south Warwickshire do not miss our fortnightly round-up in our Education Matters page. School might be out, but our news doesn’t stop coming.

In Arts, we announce the casting for the much-anticipated RSC Christmas production and have an interview with the team behind Alice In Wonderland. We also review Venus and Adonis, playing at The Swan Theatre plus lots lots more.

And of course there’s three pages of all the latest sporting results and news from our man on the touchline.

All that and SO MUCH MORE for just 70p! Enjoy. . .