In our exclusive front page story we reveal eye-watering management salaries on offer at Warwickshire County Council, which have been roundly condemned.
The district council, meanwhile, hit back at being named and shamed in the national press as the UK’s worst performer in completing land searches for property buyers.
Exciting times are ahead for the community as the Ken Kennett finally gets its grand reopening at the weekend after a major refurb.
One of Stratford’s recent success stories, the school uniform bank, is under threat because it cannot find new premises to store and sort its clothes.
Sadly, a Shakespeare Hospice charity shops was raided by thieves, especially distressing at a time when the hospice has launched a fundraising drive to keep providing its vital services.
To help you get all set for a fun fireworks weekend we have a round-up of the area’s bonfire events, not to mention our ever-vibrant arts and sports sections.
Free with this week’s Herald is a very special edition of Focus magazine, the Remembrance special, marking the Armistice 100 years on. Focus, by the way, has been nominated for a top magazine award so we eagerly await the results.
Finally, we have a very important announcement about our new editor this week – buy a copy of the Herald to find out who it is.