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‘Save our community centre from closure!’

07 April 2016
‘Save our community centre from closure!’

‘Save our community centre from closure!’

07 April 2016

URGENT moves are under way to save Stratford’s Ken Kennett community centre in Justins Avenue from imminent closure. Clopton Community Forum, the charity…


Gin will help Bard celebrations go with a swing

07 April 2016
Gin will help Bard celebrations go with a swing

Gin will help Bard celebrations go with a swing

07 April 2016

A NEW gin is being launched in south Warwickshire to mark this year’s 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The gin — called 1616 — will…


Comedian threatens picket over landlord eviction

06 April 2016
Comedian threatens picket over landlord eviction

Comedian threatens picket over landlord eviction

06 April 2016

COMEDIAN Jasper Carrott would consider joining a picket line of angry customers if Enterprise Inns stand by their decision to remove a popular landlord…


Documentary findings cast new doubt on Bard’s grave

24 March 2016
Documentary findings cast new doubt on Bard’s grave

Documentary findings cast new doubt on Bard’s grave

24 March 2016

AN unprecedented investigation of Shakespeare’s grave filmed for TV has convinced a professional archaeologist that the Bard’s skull is no longer in his…


Shakespeare First Folio could fetch £1million

23 March 2016
Shakespeare First Folio could fetch £1million

Shakespeare First Folio could fetch £1million

23 March 2016

AN unrecorded First Folio of William Shakespeare’s collected works is expected to fetch between £800,000 and £1.2 million when it is auctioned by Christie’s…


Round-the-clock recycling plans approved

18 March 2016
Round-the-clock recycling plans approved

Round-the-clock recycling plans approved

18 March 2016

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a recycling plant at Ettington to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, were approved this week by Warwickshire County Council. The…


Statue plans withdrawn amid safety concerns

16 March 2016
Statue plans withdrawn amid safety concerns

Statue plans withdrawn amid safety concerns

16 March 2016

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal by Stratford businessman Tony Bird to erect a statue of William Shakespeare on Bridge Street traffic island in the town has been…


‘Young people can’t afford to live here’

11 March 2016
‘Young people can’t afford to live here’

‘Young people can’t afford to live here’

11 March 2016

THE vexed issue of affordable housing in the Stratford-on-Avon district was highlighted this week with one local councillor arguing that young people…


SDC allays fears on UBUS

10 February 2016
SDC allays fears on UBUS

SDC allays fears on UBUS

10 February 2016

“The decision should be ratified by full council on 29th February,” she said. “The district council knows it is a much valued and needed service which…


Public inquiry opens into refusal of 160 homes

06 February 2016
Public inquiry opens into refusal of 160 homes

Public inquiry opens into refusal of 160 homes

06 February 2016

Members of the public may attend the inquiry and express their views, at the discretion of the inspector. The Planning Inspectorate references are APP/J3720/W/15/3017900…


BREAKING NEWS: Warwickshire policeman cleared of misconduct

03 February 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Warwickshire policeman cleared of misconduct

BREAKING NEWS: Warwickshire policeman cleared of misconduct

03 February 2016

The tribunal was told that DS Hinton had praised Mr Mitchell for his “candour” at the meeting in the MP’s Sutton Coldfield constituency, but then told…


VIDEO: Renegotiate EU membership, don't terminate it

28 January 2016
VIDEO: Renegotiate EU membership, don't terminate it

VIDEO: Renegotiate EU membership, don't terminate it

28 January 2016

Lucy told the Herald : “We have a big job to dispel the myths that have built up over decades. But I’m confident we have the winning argument and winning…


Renegotiate EU membership, don't terminate it

27 January 2016
Renegotiate EU membership, don't terminate it

Renegotiate EU membership, don't terminate it

27 January 2016

Lucy told the Herald : “We have a big job to dispel the myths that have built up over decades. But I’m confident we have the winning argument and winning…


SDC reverses its decision on new West Midlands Combined Authority

26 January 2016
SDC reverses its decision on new West Midlands Combined Authority

SDC reverses its decision on new West Midlands Combined Authority

26 January 2016

Leading voices in the district – especially in business circles – had argued that the district had missed a golden opportunity to be part of an exciting…


Pro-Europe lobbyist visits cider producer

24 January 2016
Pro-Europe lobbyist visits cider producer

Pro-Europe lobbyist visits cider producer

24 January 2016

Hogan’s is a small independent cider producer whose founder, Alan Hogan, is pro-EU membership. Ms Thomas grew up in Haselor and then in Stratford and…


Former county official hits out at district council planning appeal costs

20 January 2016
Former county official hits out at district council planning appeal costs

Former county official hits out at district council planning appeal costs

20 January 2016

He told the Herald: “In the last three and a half years Stratford District Council has spent over £2 million on planning appeals, most of which went on…


Former senior policeman seeks crime commissioner job

18 January 2016
Former senior policeman seeks crime commissioner job

Former senior policeman seeks crime commissioner job

18 January 2016

In a strategic capacity he introduced a structure of safer neighbourhood teams who worked closely with their communities, addressing issues of local concern.…


Council tax rise despite manifesto pledges

15 January 2016
Council tax rise despite manifesto pledges

Council tax rise despite manifesto pledges

15 January 2016

But the fact that Stratford District Council is planning an increase of any kind has immediately sparked a political row because the ruling Conservatives…


Huge Bishopton housing plan submitted

13 January 2016
Huge Bishopton housing plan submitted

Huge Bishopton housing plan submitted

13 January 2016

Located within walking distance of Stratford Parkway Station, approximately a third of the site will remain as open space, enabling the provision of recreational…


Cash bids to enhance Stratford's visitor experience

02 January 2016
Cash bids to enhance Stratford's visitor experience

Cash bids to enhance Stratford's visitor experience

02 January 2016

The Birthplace Trust is seeking cash to help its proposals to develop an international visitor centre in Henley Street and improve the conservation and…


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