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BREAKING NEWS: Austin Reed in Stratford to close

31 May 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Austin Reed in Stratford to close

BREAKING NEWS: Austin Reed in Stratford to close

31 May 2016

AUSTIN REED’S store in Stratford-upon-Avon is to close by the end of June. The nationwide clothing retailer went into administration in April and today…


Call for crucial GLH vote to be declared null and void

31 May 2016
Call for crucial GLH vote to be declared null and void

Call for crucial GLH vote to be declared null and void

31 May 2016

PLANS for the first phase of a massive and controversial housing scheme in South Warwickshire were given approval last week – and there was an immediate…


Protest group steps up road campaign

29 May 2016
Protest group steps up road campaign

Protest group steps up road campaign

29 May 2016

DESPERATE last-minute moves are being made to have a crucial part of the Stratford district’s long-awaited planning core strategy looked at all over again. The…


Shakespeare First Folio sold for nearly £1.9 million

25 May 2016
Shakespeare First Folio sold for nearly £1.9 million

Shakespeare First Folio sold for nearly £1.9 million

25 May 2016

AN unrecorded First Folio of William Shakespeare’s collected works was sold at auction in London yesterday (Wednesday) for £1,874,500, well above the…


First phase of huge housing scheme approved

25 May 2016
First phase of huge housing scheme approved

First phase of huge housing scheme approved

25 May 2016

THE first phase of a massive and hugely controversial housing scheme at Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath (GLH) has been given the go-ahead. Members of Stratford-on-Avon…


New chairman for Stratford District Council

18 May 2016
New chairman for Stratford District Council

New chairman for Stratford District Council

18 May 2016

AT Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s annual meeting today (Wednesday) Cllr Sue Adams (Cons, Alcester and Rural) became the new chairman of the authority. Cllr…


New cultural 'Cold War' reaches the Cotswolds

16 May 2016
New cultural 'Cold War' reaches the Cotswolds

New cultural 'Cold War' reaches the Cotswolds

16 May 2016

AN internationally-renowned string quartet has been unable to take part in the Chipping Campden Music Festival this year because of apparent problems…


VIDEO: Refugees wait up to four years for help

16 May 2016
VIDEO: Refugees wait up to four years for help

VIDEO: Refugees wait up to four years for help

16 May 2016

EXTREME disappointment has been voiced that Stratford-upon-Avon will be taking its quota of 12 Syrian refugee families over the next four years instead…


Stratford man joins Easter Rising vigil outside Dublin jail

12 May 2016
Stratford man joins Easter Rising vigil outside Dublin jail

Stratford man joins Easter Rising vigil outside Dublin jail

12 May 2016

DURING the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 — when Irish Republicans mounted an armed rebellion against British rule — one of those who stood out as a…


Cross party pro-EU group launched

11 May 2016
Cross party pro-EU group launched

Cross party pro-EU group launched

11 May 2016

A CROSS-PARTY group of senior local politicians this week backed the campaign to keep Britain in the EU because membership is “clearly in the best interests…


Park and ride buses would have added to traffic, says council

09 May 2016
Park and ride buses would have added to traffic, says council

Park and ride buses would have added to traffic, says council

09 May 2016

THE reason extra buses were not running from Stratford-upon-Avon’s Park and Ride during the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations was because they would have…


Town centre chiefs’ concern over shops under threat

07 May 2016
Town centre chiefs’ concern over shops under threat

Town centre chiefs’ concern over shops under threat

07 May 2016

STAFF at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Austin Reed, Viyella and Country Casuals outlets voiced worries this week over the group going into administration and…


Protest fails to halt Mason’s Court auction

07 May 2016
Protest fails to halt Mason’s Court auction

Protest fails to halt Mason’s Court auction

07 May 2016

FORMER tenants of historic Mason’s Court in Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon — and some of their supporters — staged a demonstration outside the 15th…


Police commissioner candidates set out their manifestos

03 May 2016
Police commissioner candidates set out their manifestos

Police commissioner candidates set out their manifestos

03 May 2016

ON Thursday, 5th May, voters will go to the polls in the second elections for the posts of police and crime commissioners in England and Wales. The first…


Stratford Town Trust boss to retire

28 April 2016
Stratford Town Trust boss to retire

Stratford Town Trust boss to retire

28 April 2016

HELEN MUNRO, chief executive of Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust since 2012, is to retire in October this year. Mrs Munro’s period at the helm of the trust…


Town Trust left with no option but to auction

27 April 2016
Town Trust left with no option but to auction

Town Trust left with no option but to auction

27 April 2016

THE historic Mason’s Court in Stratford-upon-Avon town centre is to be auctioned off on Monday, 9th May. Stratford Town Trust owns the 15th century, Grade…


NHS in South Warwickshire braces itself for junior doctors’ strike

25 April 2016
NHS in South Warwickshire braces itself for junior doctors’ strike

NHS in South Warwickshire braces itself for junior doctors’ strike

25 April 2016

TWENTY-NINE planned operations and 22 clinics have been cancelled in South Warwickshire as a result of Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s strike by junior doctors. But…


BHS jobs in Stratford at risk

25 April 2016
BHS jobs in Stratford at risk

BHS jobs in Stratford at risk

25 April 2016

AROUND 30 full-time and part-time jobs at the BHS store in Stratford-upon-Avon are under threat following the announcement that the company is to go into…


Stratford parking charges set for new hike

25 April 2016
Stratford parking charges set for new hike

Stratford parking charges set for new hike

25 April 2016

CONTROVERSIAL plans to introduce pay-and-display parking charges at Stratford’s park and ride facility at Bishopton will come into force in June. The…


Police candidate dismisses 'conflict of interest' claim

22 April 2016
Police candidate dismisses 'conflict of interest' claim

Police candidate dismisses 'conflict of interest' claim

22 April 2016

CONCERNS have been voiced about the fact that the Conservative candidate for the post of police and crime commissioner for Warwickshire is married to…


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