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Marlowe given joint billing with Shakespeare for Henry VI

25 October 2016
Marlowe given joint billing with Shakespeare for Henry VI

Marlowe given joint billing with Shakespeare for Henry VI

25 October 2016

  TWO renowned Shakespeare scholars based in Stratford reacted with academic respect this week to research that identifies the Bard’s fellow playwright…


Protesters take GLH fight to the government

24 October 2016
Protesters take GLH fight to the government

Protesters take GLH fight to the government

24 October 2016

PROTESTERS against plans to build a 3,000- home new town at Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath (GLH) have made a formal request for the government to intervene…


Shakespeare comes home!

21 October 2016
Shakespeare comes home!

Shakespeare comes home!

21 October 2016

THE world famous Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare — which is thought by some to be the only portrait of the playwright painted from life — has…


MP defends criticisms over oil firm's finances

15 October 2016
MP defends criticisms over oil firm's finances

MP defends criticisms over oil firm's finances

15 October 2016

STRATFORD MP Nadhim Zahawi this week defended himself following revelations that he has made £370,000 from an oil company that is £470 million in debt. Press…


BREAKING NEWS: Campaigner takes on election battle

11 October 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Campaigner takes on election battle

BREAKING NEWS: Campaigner takes on election battle

11 October 2016

ONE of the leading campaigners against the 3,000-home new town planned for Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath (GLH) is standing against the sitting Conservative…


Pressure grows against plans to demolish B&Q

07 October 2016
Pressure grows against plans to demolish B&Q

Pressure grows against plans to demolish B&Q

07 October 2016

STRATFORD District Council is being urged to ensure that do-it-yourself retail facilities are provided in Stratford following the impending demolition…


Bidford set for second Bash as wait for repair cash goes on

17 September 2016
Bidford set for second Bash as wait for repair cash goes on

Bidford set for second Bash as wait for repair cash goes on

17 September 2016

THE second Bidford Bash will be held on Big Meadow today, Saturday, 17th September, to boost the village’s economy. It is being organised by Bidford Chamber…


Historians fascinated by Snitterfield discovery

15 September 2016
Historians fascinated by Snitterfield discovery

Historians fascinated by Snitterfield discovery

15 September 2016

THE discovery at Snitterfield of a 12th century Papal Bulla — a lead, coin-like object attached to a document proclaiming the Pope’s decision on a critical…


Zahawi’s constituency home subject to enforcement case

14 September 2016
Zahawi’s constituency home subject to enforcement case

Zahawi’s constituency home subject to enforcement case

14 September 2016

A CONTENTIOUS application by Stratford-on-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi to loosen planning conditions on his constituency home is to be considered by councillors…


Rare medieval wall painting uncovered

13 September 2016
Rare medieval wall painting uncovered

Rare medieval wall painting uncovered

13 September 2016

A RARE and very well preserved medieval wall painting — previously under lock and key — can now be viewed by visitors to Stratford’s Guild Chapel. The…


Gearing up for classic car challenge

12 September 2016
Gearing up for classic car challenge

Gearing up for classic car challenge

12 September 2016

STRATFORD residents Steve and Anne Johnson are the proud owners of a classic 1969 Jaguar E-Type — a sports car that became a legend in its own lifetime…


Multi-million-pound investment in sport

09 September 2016
Multi-million-pound investment in sport

Multi-million-pound investment in sport

09 September 2016

AN ambitious multi-million-pound plan to boost sports, health and well-being amenities in Stratford was unveiled this week. The idea has come from Stratford…


MP dropped from apprenticeships role

07 September 2016
MP dropped from apprenticeships role

MP dropped from apprenticeships role

07 September 2016

STRATFORD MP Nadhim Zahawi has ceased to be the Downing Street apprenticeships adviser. He was appointed to the role by David Cameron in November 2015…


Anger as months of work impacts on Wood Street traders

06 September 2016
Anger as months of work impacts on Wood Street traders

Anger as months of work impacts on Wood Street traders

06 September 2016

A RESTAURATEUR in Stratford-upon-avon believes he’s entitled to a huge reduction in business rates because of loss of trade caused by scaffolding all…


REVIEW: Nicola Benedetti 'simply brilliant'

06 September 2016
REVIEW: Nicola Benedetti 'simply brilliant'

REVIEW: Nicola Benedetti 'simply brilliant'

06 September 2016

THE town of Chipping Campden was last week treated to a musical extravaganza of breathtaking brilliance — two concerts within two days with Nicola Benedetti,…


Stratford markets contract to be re-tendered

05 September 2016
Stratford markets contract to be re-tendered

Stratford markets contract to be re-tendered

05 September 2016

THE current operator of street markets in Stratford-upon-Avon – Geraud of Liverpool – will have a fight on its hands if it wants to hold on to its contract…


Crunch meeting for quarry plans

01 September 2016
Crunch meeting for quarry plans

Crunch meeting for quarry plans

01 September 2016

HUGE objections to sand and gravel extraction in south Warwickshire gathered momentum this week as decision day on the issue looms ever closer. Powerful…


Masons Court goes back on the market

29 August 2016
Masons Court goes back on the market

Masons Court goes back on the market

29 August 2016

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON'S oldest residential property, Masons Court, has been put on the market by its new owner with the aim of making a large profit. The…


New Town Trust chief makes community pledge

19 August 2016
New Town Trust chief makes community pledge

New Town Trust chief makes community pledge

19 August 2016

THE new chief executive of Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust regards the organisation’s 2,000 members as the representatives of the community from whom the…


VIDEO: World famous violinist to perform in Chipping Campden

15 August 2016
VIDEO: World famous violinist to perform in Chipping Campden

VIDEO: World famous violinist to perform in Chipping Campden

15 August 2016

NICOLA BENEDETTI, one of the world’s most acclaimed violinists, will be visiting Chipping Campden this month to perform two of the great Romantic violin…


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