In this week’s Herald. . .


ONE well-known local businessman has set the cat among the pigeons with his controversial claims about some of the reasons behind Stratford’s retail problems.

Still on the retail theme, Stratford shoppers have threatened to turn their back on the town following news of the latest big shop closure, and citing a diminishing lack of options.

Also this week. . . read about the miraculous reunion between owner and long-lost pet and there’s more fundraising action from across the district courtesy of our photographer who has been out and about at events in Winchcombe, Norton Lindsey, Ilmington, Mickleton, Wilmcote, Wroxhall and Henley.

There have been plenty of animal antics so find out why dinosaurs and ducks were spotted in Stratford at the weekend.

Thousands of young people have been celebrating their GCSE results and we’ve prepared three pages of coverage. See if your child is featured in this special keepsake.

Plus win a luxury weekend spa break for two people at The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Birmingham in this week’s competition.

And there’s the usual round-up of news from around our villages.

Arts coverage includes reports and photos from Camper Calling and Henley Music Festivals and our man on the touchline has been busy bringing you all the results and fixtures from the local sporting scene.

If all that’s not enough. . . this week is also Focus week, so there’s the added bonus of our free September magazine hot off the press. Highlights include a competition to win tickets to see the RSC’s Tartuffe.

All for just 80p.



  • KJ

    I was sorry to see that the reader’s letters page in the Herald this week has been taken up with advertising and a column from a from the district council. These things could easily have been distributed on another page.
    But! I am very happy to see the piece from our positive sounding new deputy editor, Sarah Halford. Her words fill me with hope that the Herald have seen there is a need for them to have more engagement with local readers and residents, and that the issues that affect them need to be more clearly, convincingly and effectively looked into by our independent local newspaper.
    Well done to all at the Herald for a really good shrewd move which shows that you are more proactive, than myself, and many others, give you credit for.
    Sometimes the image of Stratford upon Avon projected by the Herald reminds me of the faultless ‘Sandford’, Gloucestershire, in ‘Hot Fuzz’, but without the murderous undertones, of course (?)!