PLANS have been revived to reopen a stretch of the River Avon to boats – but there are fears that it could bring an end to the life of one of the country’s most historic buildings – full story on this week’s front page.

Find out why this weekend’s Bulldog Bash will be extra special and we go behind the scenes at the new £22million Stratford Hospital, which is now fully up and running.

Also in this week’s Herald:

  • Teen avoids prison after knife confrontation.

    Author Nicholas Fogg’s latest book lifts the lid on Stratford’s secrets – read our interview with him and an extract in this week’s Herald. Photo: Mark Williamson.
  • Council hospital legal challenge fails.
  • College merger consultation starts.
  • Fresh objections to children’s centre closure threat.
  • Bank, farm shop and shoe set to close.
  • Driver wrestled from car by masked man.
  • Man in court over One Stop robbery.
  • Food Festival cut from three days to two.
  • Stratford’s secrets revealed in new book.
  • Young actors tread the RSC boards.
  • Hurdler’s World Championships woe.
  • Stratford Town aim for top ten finish.
  • Second token in our London Calling competition.
  • 15-page property section.
  • Weekly What’s On Guide.

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Find out why a group of people were swimming down the River Avon in Stratford in this week’s Herald.