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Andy Veale is the editor of the Stratford Herald, the newspaper where he started his journalism career in the 1990s. Andy has also worked on daily and weekly newspapers in Somerset, London, Essex and Cambridgeshire. He returned to edit the Herald at the start of 2021.

Video - Why Warwickshire parents are fighting for a safe road crossing for their children

22 March 2024
Video - Why Warwickshire parents are fighting for a safe road crossing for their children

Video - Why Warwickshire parents are fighting for a safe road crossing for their children

22 March 2024

A petition has been set up to challenge a decision that would leave children without a school crossing patrol on a narrow, busy road.


Get the kettle on and support Stratford’s hospice in its 25th year

04 March 2024
Get the kettle on and support Stratford’s hospice in its 25th year

Get the kettle on and support Stratford’s hospice in its 25th year

04 March 2024

The start of the Shakespeare Hospice’s silver anniversary year was marked with the launch of the first of its fundraising initiatives.


Family – and Shipston RFC – tell of their pride after Fin Smith makes his England debut

09 February 2024
Family – and Shipston RFC – tell of their pride after Fin Smith makes his England debut

Family – and Shipston RFC – tell of their pride after Fin Smith makes his England debut

09 February 2024

Stratford lawyer Andrew Smith was in Rome to watch his son compete in the Six Nations.


Row over £1m cost to run Stratford’s bin lorries on green fuel

12 January 2024
Row over £1m cost to run Stratford’s bin lorries on green fuel

Row over £1m cost to run Stratford’s bin lorries on green fuel

12 January 2024

Using hydrotreated vegetable oil would add £200,000 to the annual fuel bill, which Conservatives believe is a greenwashing waste.


Stratford street could be partially closed to traffic under Gateway Site plans

30 September 2023
Stratford street could be partially closed to traffic under Gateway Site plans

Stratford street could be partially closed to traffic under Gateway Site plans

30 September 2023

A town centre street could be closed to cars and turned into an open space for people.


Reserve is ‘place to be proud of’

26 September 2023
Reserve is ‘place to be proud of’

Reserve is ‘place to be proud of’

26 September 2023

Stratford’s Lench Meadows gets officially opened as well as a new name.


New world record set as Matt Cooper pulls a car for 36 miles

15 September 2023
New world record set as Matt Cooper pulls a car for 36 miles

New world record set as Matt Cooper pulls a car for 36 miles

15 September 2023

Matt Cooper smashed a world record in a gruelling 60-hour effort.


Leading British actor will be first patron of Shipston Home Nursing

30 August 2023
Leading British actor will be first patron of Shipston Home Nursing

Leading British actor will be first patron of Shipston Home Nursing

30 August 2023

Delight for Shipston Home Nursing as actor Anton Lesser joins as patron


‘Fiercely dedicated’ head determined his students succeed

12 August 2023
‘Fiercely dedicated’ head determined his students succeed

‘Fiercely dedicated’ head determined his students succeed

12 August 2023

Roger Stanbridge, the former head of Stratford Girls’ Grammar School has died at the age of 75.


Lives being put at risk by youths climbing Stratford multi-storey car park

28 May 2023
Lives being put at risk by youths climbing Stratford multi-storey car park

Lives being put at risk by youths climbing Stratford multi-storey car park

28 May 2023

A concerned resident photographed youngsters on top of the Windsor Street car park.


Bollards to stop dangerous parking on Warwick Road near Fisherman’s car park

25 May 2023
Bollards to stop dangerous parking on Warwick Road near Fisherman’s car park

Bollards to stop dangerous parking on Warwick Road near Fisherman’s car park

25 May 2023

A £1.32m project will see safety improvements made along the Warwick Road.


‘One man is to blame for Conservatives’ election defeat in Stratford – Nadhim Zahawi’

11 May 2023
‘One man is to blame for Conservatives’ election defeat in Stratford – Nadhim Zahawi’

‘One man is to blame for Conservatives’ election defeat in Stratford – Nadhim Zahawi’

11 May 2023

Former councillor Tony Jefferson says it was a mistake to reselect Nadhim Zahawi to fight the next general election.


On the up – charting Warwickshire increasing average temperature

29 April 2023
On the up – charting Warwickshire increasing average temperature

On the up – charting Warwickshire increasing average temperature

29 April 2023

This image shows how average annual temperatures have changed in Warwickshire over the last century.


ID rules bring concern people will not be able to vote

24 April 2023
ID rules bring concern people will not be able to vote

ID rules bring concern people will not be able to vote

24 April 2023

Critics of new requirement fear it will disenfranchise sections of the community


Warwickshire property of the week – riverside home within easy reach of Stratford town centre

22 April 2023
Warwickshire property of the week – riverside home within easy reach of Stratford town centre

Warwickshire property of the week – riverside home within easy reach of Stratford town centre

22 April 2023

Sitting alongside the banks of the Avon, River Cottage has an impressive 240ft of waterside frontage in Stratford.


World-famous artists bringing their work to Stratford’s empty shops

20 April 2023
World-famous artists bringing their work to Stratford’s empty shops

World-famous artists bringing their work to Stratford’s empty shops

20 April 2023

A series of street art installations created by world-famous artists are being installed in Stratford using inspiration from Shakespeare’s sonnets


Search for £1m winning Lottery ticket bought in Warwickshire

17 April 2023
Search for £1m winning Lottery ticket bought in Warwickshire

Search for £1m winning Lottery ticket bought in Warwickshire

17 April 2023

Check your National Lottery ticket, it could be a £1m winner.


Bravery award for reluctant hero who rescued driver from river in Stratford

14 April 2023
Bravery award for reluctant hero who rescued driver from river in Stratford

Bravery award for reluctant hero who rescued driver from river in Stratford

14 April 2023

Paul Beardmorewent to the aid of a driver whose car ended up in the River Avon in Stratford in November, helping her from the cold water to safety.


Easter egg donations reach children in Ukraine

09 April 2023
Easter egg donations reach children in Ukraine

Easter egg donations reach children in Ukraine

09 April 2023

The first batch of chocolate treats donated by Stratford residents have been delivered.


Holy Trinity organ fundraiser launched

05 April 2023
Holy Trinity organ fundraiser launched

Holy Trinity organ fundraiser launched

05 April 2023

£50K needed to turn pipe organ at Holy Trinity 'from a Morris Minor to a Jaguar'


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