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Stratford Town Trust appoints new chief executive

03 August 2016
Stratford Town Trust appoints new chief executive

Stratford Town Trust appoints new chief executive

03 August 2016

STRATFORD Town Trust has announced who will take over from its chief executive Helen Munro when she retires this month. He is Justin Williams, who has…


Crucial new road scheme completed

03 August 2016
Crucial new road scheme completed

Crucial new road scheme completed

03 August 2016

A NEW £10 million dual carriageway to improve the link from the British Motor Museum at Gaydon to the M40 motorway has been completed after 18 months’…


World Shakespeare Congress being held in Stratford and London

02 August 2016
World Shakespeare Congress being held in Stratford and London

World Shakespeare Congress being held in Stratford and London

02 August 2016

THE tenth World Shakespeare Congress is being held in Stratford-upon-Avon and London this week – the first time the event has been co-hosted in two locations…


Colleges announce merger

01 August 2016
Colleges announce merger

Colleges announce merger

01 August 2016

WARWICKSHIRE College Group and South Worcestershire College officially merged today (Monday) with the declared aim of bringing improved services to students,…


Community centre saved from the axe

25 July 2016
Community centre saved from the axe

Community centre saved from the axe

25 July 2016

STRATFORD’S Ken Kennett community centre – which faced the prospect of imminent closure only a few weeks ago – looks set for a sunny future after all. The…


Stratford College under attack

19 July 2016
Stratford College under attack

Stratford College under attack

19 July 2016

DAMNING allegations about the way Stratford-upon-Avon College is being run - to the detriment of its staff and students - have emerged. The claims, which…


Boris Johnson's Shakespeare project dropped?

18 July 2016
Boris Johnson's Shakespeare project dropped?

Boris Johnson's Shakespeare project dropped?

18 July 2016

THE biography that new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was commissioned to write of William Shakespeare now looks like it will never happen. And according…


Shakespeare's will goes on display in Stratford

16 July 2016
Shakespeare's will goes on display in Stratford

Shakespeare's will goes on display in Stratford

16 July 2016

SHAKESPEARE’S last will and testament has returned to Stratford-upon-Avon for the first time in 400 years and will go on public display today (Saturday…


Theresa May becomes PM as we recall her visit to south Warwickshire

13 July 2016
Theresa May becomes PM as we recall her visit to south Warwickshire

Theresa May becomes PM as we recall her visit to south Warwickshire

13 July 2016

BRITAIN’S new Prime Minister, Theresa May, made a special trip to Stratford-upon-Avon – via Shipston-on-Stour – during the first weekend of May 2009. At…


Lib Dem taunts Stratford MP over post-Brexit NHS funding

12 July 2016
Lib Dem taunts Stratford MP over post-Brexit NHS funding

Lib Dem taunts Stratford MP over post-Brexit NHS funding

12 July 2016

STRATFORD-ON-AVON MP Nadhim Zahawi today (Tuesday) responded to a challenge from a local Liberal Democrat councillor on the provision of funding for the…


Stratford's planning blueprint is finally rubber stamped

11 July 2016
Stratford's planning blueprint is finally rubber stamped

Stratford's planning blueprint is finally rubber stamped

11 July 2016

THE long-awaited core strategy for the Stratford-on-Avon district was finally adopted this afternoon, Monday – protecting the area at last from the so-called…


Stratford and Warwickshire College merger moves rejected

08 July 2016
Stratford and Warwickshire College merger moves rejected

Stratford and Warwickshire College merger moves rejected

08 July 2016

THE chairman of Stratford-upon-Avon College’s governors, Lord Digby Jones, has told Warwickshire College to “get your tanks off my lawn” in response to…


Stratford MP welcomes Theresa May's big lead in Tory leadership contest

06 July 2016
Stratford MP welcomes Theresa May's big lead in Tory leadership contest

Stratford MP welcomes Theresa May's big lead in Tory leadership contest

06 July 2016

STRATFORD MP Nadhim Zahawi today (Wednesday) welcomed Home Secretary Theresa May’s big lead following the first round of voting in the Conservative leadership…


Aston Martin criticises "Leave" for having no Plan B

28 June 2016
Aston Martin criticises "Leave" for having no Plan B

Aston Martin criticises "Leave" for having no Plan B

28 June 2016

GAYDON-based carmaker Aston Martin has criticised the lack of a “Plan B” from Vote Leave leaders in the aftermath of last week’s Brexit vote. Mark Wilson,…


Council switched off to solar farm plan

27 June 2016
Council switched off to solar farm plan

Council switched off to solar farm plan

27 June 2016

STRONG objections lodged against plans to install 74,000 solar panels on nearly 100 acres of land to the west of Admington Road at Preston-on-Stour have…


Controversial scheme for 200 homes at Bidford given go ahead

20 June 2016
Controversial scheme for 200 homes at Bidford given go ahead

Controversial scheme for 200 homes at Bidford given go ahead

20 June 2016

A MASSIVE housing development of 200 homes proposed for Bidford-on-Avon has been given the go ahead by a government planning inspector. The controversial…


JLR calls for Britain to remain part of the EU

20 June 2016
JLR calls for Britain to remain part of the EU

JLR calls for Britain to remain part of the EU

20 June 2016

CAR giant Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has joined other motor manufacturers today (Monday) in arguing against Britain coming out of the European Union. JLR,…


Bid to boost affordable housing in the Stratford district

20 June 2016
Bid to boost affordable housing in the Stratford district

Bid to boost affordable housing in the Stratford district

20 June 2016

THE crisis over affordable housing in the Stratford district has reached such a peak that the local council is considering the possibility of setting…


Price hike will ‘kill off’ park & ride

08 June 2016
Price hike will ‘kill off’ park & ride

Price hike will ‘kill off’ park & ride

08 June 2016

THE cost of using Stratford-upon-Avon’s park and ride in Bishopton will dramatically increase on Monday, 13th June. But the arrangements that will see…


JLR’s £1billion boost to the local economy

05 June 2016
JLR’s £1billion boost to the local economy

JLR’s £1billion boost to the local economy

05 June 2016

MASSIVE plans to expand Jaguar Land Rover’s operations at Gaydon — expected to create nearly 2,000 extra jobs — are to be considered by Stratford-on-Avon…


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