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Apology after 90-year-old left waiting on floor for ambulance for seven hours

27 September 2022
Apology after 90-year-old left waiting on floor for ambulance for seven hours

Apology after 90-year-old left waiting on floor for ambulance for seven hours

27 September 2022

The ambulance trust said delays at hospitals are keeping their staff from responding to calls.


Obituary - Former Bidford headteacher was helping others in her 90s

24 September 2022
Obituary - Former Bidford headteacher was helping others in her 90s

Obituary - Former Bidford headteacher was helping others in her 90s

24 September 2022

Dorothy Johnson was headteacher at Bidford C of E Primary School.


Remediation work planned to clear asbestos from Stratford Riverside

15 September 2022
Remediation work planned to clear asbestos from Stratford Riverside

Remediation work planned to clear asbestos from Stratford Riverside

15 September 2022

Experts will be carry out work at Lench Meadows as part of the Riverside Project.


Where's our MP been?

04 September 2022
Where's our MP been?

Where's our MP been?

04 September 2022

MP Nadhim Zahawi networking in the States the week before new PM announced, economy worsens and refugees are accommodated at Stratford hotel


Councillor sparks outrage with social media post

03 September 2022
Councillor sparks outrage with social media post

Councillor sparks outrage with social media post

03 September 2022

Warwickshire County Council deputy Cllr Peter Butlin retweets post saying education leaders "don't want to work and don't care about kids"


Posties 'bottom of the food chain and undervalued'

02 September 2022
Posties 'bottom of the food chain and undervalued'

Posties 'bottom of the food chain and undervalued'

02 September 2022

Postal workers in Stratford district set to continue strike action for better pay and conditions.


Triumph for Longborough's festival double bill production

11 August 2022
Triumph for Longborough's festival double bill production

Triumph for Longborough's festival double bill production

11 August 2022

Preston Witts reviews the double bill of Spell Book and La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina


Die tote Stadt at Longborough Festival Opera - a youthful masterpiece

29 July 2022
Die tote Stadt at Longborough Festival Opera - a youthful masterpiece

Die tote Stadt at Longborough Festival Opera - a youthful masterpiece

29 July 2022

It was only the second time the work has been put on in this country in the 102 years since its world premiere in Germany in 1920.


REVIEW: Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera

19 August 2019
REVIEW: Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera

19 August 2019

THERE’S always a risk for opera and theatre directors who ‘update’ famous works that were written centuries ago with the aim of making them more accessible,…


REVIEW: The Verdict, Middle Ground Theatre Company

26 February 2019
REVIEW: The Verdict, Middle Ground Theatre Company

REVIEW: The Verdict, Middle Ground Theatre Company

26 February 2019

The Verdict, Middle Ground Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, 23rd February and touring THE theatricality of the courtroom has always had strong…


REVIEW: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough Festival Opera

24 July 2018
REVIEW: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough Festival Opera

24 July 2018

‘Captivating and glorious’ says reviewer Preston Witts RICHARD STRAUSS’S opera Ariadne auf Naxos could easily be subtitled ‘A lighter look at Greek Tragedy’. Along…


Understudy Claire Egan makes Violetta her own in La Traviata at Longborough

06 July 2018
Understudy Claire Egan makes Violetta her own in La Traviata at Longborough

Understudy Claire Egan makes Violetta her own in La Traviata at Longborough

06 July 2018

Preston Witts reviews La Traviata, and catches up with soprano Claire Egan UNDERSTUDIES rarely get the opportunity to have their names in bright lights,…


REVIEW: Macbeth at the RSC

04 April 2018
REVIEW: Macbeth at the RSC

REVIEW: Macbeth at the RSC

04 April 2018

Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 18th September, then Barbican, London until January 2019 IF ever there were a Macbeth for our time, the current…


REVIEW: Fidelio at Longborough Festival Opera

07 July 2017
REVIEW: Fidelio at Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Fidelio at Longborough Festival Opera

07 July 2017

Fidelio, Longborough Festival Opera, Sunday, 2nd July ONE of the interesting things about any production of Fidelio — Beethoven’s only opera — is that…


REVIEW: Tristan und Isolde, Longborough Festival Opera

28 June 2017
REVIEW: Tristan und Isolde, Longborough Festival Opera

REVIEW: Tristan und Isolde, Longborough Festival Opera

28 June 2017

Preston Witts welcomes a glorious return… ONCE again Longborough Festival Opera has scaled the dizzy heights and staged a performance of Tristan und Isolde…


Looking forward to the Chipping Campden Music Festival

02 May 2017
Looking forward to the Chipping Campden Music Festival

Looking forward to the Chipping Campden Music Festival

02 May 2017

THE great pianist Alfred Brendel has described St James’ Church in Chipping Campden as having one of the finest acoustics he has encountered in his 60-year…


REVIEW: Pomegranate Trio

20 January 2017
REVIEW: Pomegranate Trio

REVIEW: Pomegranate Trio

20 January 2017

Pomegranate Trio, Stratford Chamber Music Society at Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, Sunday, 15th January CHAMBER musicians have come up with all manner…


No news on bridge damage costs — 18 months on

02 January 2017
No news on bridge damage costs — 18 months on

No news on bridge damage costs — 18 months on

02 January 2017

CONCERNS are being expressed about the length of time it is taking for Warwickshire County Council to recover the £390,000 cost of repairing Bidford-on-Avon…


From stage to page: Shakespeare Club’s story

28 December 2016
From stage to page: Shakespeare Club’s story

From stage to page: Shakespeare Club’s story

28 December 2016

ALTHOUGH Stratford-upon-Avon’s most famous son is commemorated on a regular basis these days, it was not always so. It was more than 200 years after his…


Controversial plans halted following survey

28 December 2016
Controversial plans halted following survey

Controversial plans halted following survey

28 December 2016

CONTROVERSIAL plans to develop a part of Benson Road in Stratford-upon-Avon have been abandoned by Stratford Town Trust following a survey of its members. The…


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