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Calls for Nadhim Zahawi to resign as Stratford MP

30 January 2023
Calls for Nadhim Zahawi to resign as Stratford MP

Calls for Nadhim Zahawi to resign as Stratford MP

30 January 2023

Pressure continues to build on Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi following Sunday’s decision by prime minister Rishi Sunak to sack him from the government


Stratford misses out on Levelling-Up money to help fund £15m town centre project

26 January 2023
Stratford misses out on Levelling-Up money to help fund £15m town centre project

Stratford misses out on Levelling-Up money to help fund £15m town centre project

26 January 2023

Disappointment was voiced after Stratford was once again left out of the government’s levelling-up funding.


Vandals smash memorial benches on Stratford's Greenway

07 December 2022
Vandals smash memorial benches on Stratford's Greenway

Vandals smash memorial benches on Stratford's Greenway

07 December 2022

A widow has been left upset and angry after her husband’s memorial bench was vandalised.


Climate change will be at heart of Stratford developments for next 30 years, council promises

05 December 2022
Climate change will be at heart of Stratford developments for next 30 years, council promises

Climate change will be at heart of Stratford developments for next 30 years, council promises

05 December 2022

Stratford District Council the first local authority in the country to seek advice from the Met Office in devising its house-building strategy.


Avoiding pile-ups on the A46 between Stratford and Alcester

29 November 2022
Avoiding pile-ups on the A46 between Stratford and Alcester

Avoiding pile-ups on the A46 between Stratford and Alcester

29 November 2022

A driver has described how she is often forced to brake to avoid a “pile-up” while travelling on the A46.


Plans for new runway at Wellesbourne Airfield

27 November 2022
Plans for new runway at Wellesbourne Airfield

Plans for new runway at Wellesbourne Airfield

27 November 2022

Wellesbourne Airfield has submitted proposals for a new runway to the Civil Aviation Authority.


4,600 drivers caught speeding in Warwickshire... in just two weeks

22 November 2022
4,600 drivers caught speeding in Warwickshire... in just two weeks

4,600 drivers caught speeding in Warwickshire... in just two weeks

22 November 2022

Fourteen drivers were caught speeding every hour, every day of a 14-day police operation.


BETRAYED: Carer stole thousands from vulnerable client

29 October 2022
BETRAYED: Carer stole thousands from vulnerable client

BETRAYED: Carer stole thousands from vulnerable client

29 October 2022

Trusted Alcester carer Beverley Broadway stole savings from 94-year-old Mary Williams after falling for dating website scammer


£2.1m Stratford mansion put up for sale by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

01 October 2022
£2.1m Stratford mansion put up for sale by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

£2.1m Stratford mansion put up for sale by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

01 October 2022

The house was built in about 1855 by Edward Flower of the famous brewing dynasty.


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…


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