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Organisers gear up for Stratford Festival of Motoring

13 January 2016
Organisers gear up for Stratford Festival of Motoring

Organisers gear up for Stratford Festival of Motoring

13 January 2016

Following on from feedback from participants, this year they will have the option to display their cars in town but don’t necessarily have to take part…


Volunteers needed to help Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

13 January 2016
Volunteers needed to help Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Volunteers needed to help Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

13 January 2016

The charity is reinventing Shakespeare’s New Place, the ground where he had his family home for 19 years through the prime of his life. It is creating…


Digital grants to help voluntary groups

13 January 2016
Digital grants to help voluntary groups

Digital grants to help voluntary groups

13 January 2016

The successful groups are Alcester Town Council, Bearley Village Hall Trust, Bidford Community Library, Heart of England Mencap, Long Compton Parish Council…


UPDATE: Junior doctors and colleagues take strike action

12 January 2016
UPDATE: Junior doctors and colleagues take strike action

UPDATE: Junior doctors and colleagues take strike action

12 January 2016

Andy Gibson, a newly qualified doctor, who was at Warwick Hospital today said: "It's worth saying that we've not been on strike for 40 years, but this…


Police cadet recruitment now open

12 January 2016
Police cadet recruitment now open

Police cadet recruitment now open

12 January 2016

It is aimed at young people who wish to be part of a two year programme that offers an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing and develop…


Stratford car dealer given suspended prison sentence

11 January 2016
Stratford car dealer given suspended prison sentence

Stratford car dealer given suspended prison sentence

11 January 2016

The car, a Ford Ka advertised on Facebook, was purchased by a Leamington Spa resident to do the school run. After having problems with the vehicle she…


New book raises funds and awareness

11 January 2016
New book raises funds and awareness

New book raises funds and awareness

11 January 2016

Ms Williams said: “The book features a group of animals who try to help a Tasmanian Devil suffering from the disease. It was illustrated by a student…


No show for Tarantino's new film in Stratford

05 January 2016
No show for Tarantino's new film in Stratford

No show for Tarantino's new film in Stratford

05 January 2016

Picturehouse cinemas nationwide will not show what is expected to be another blockbuster from Tarantino nor will Cineworld for the same reasons. This…


Family car crashes off M40 motorway

04 January 2016
Family car crashes off M40 motorway

Family car crashes off M40 motorway

04 January 2016

A woman in her 30s, who was driving the car, a teenage girl, a young girl and a young boy were all in the blue Volkswagen when it collided with a tree…


Are retailers paying too high a price?

04 January 2016
Are retailers paying too high a price?

Are retailers paying too high a price?

04 January 2016

Proprietors Paula Auchincloss and Rachael Hand describe closing down the business as a “heartfelt shame” and warn that Stratford is in danger of becoming…


Have a safe and happy Halloween

30 October 2015
Have a safe and happy Halloween

Have a safe and happy Halloween

30 October 2015


Gel to repel birds at Holy Trinity?

29 October 2015
Gel to repel birds at Holy Trinity?

Gel to repel birds at Holy Trinity?

29 October 2015

That could all change with the introduction of a new, improved ultra violet gel which appears to birds to resemble fire. Town councillors noted at a general…


Council tax cold call scam in Stratford

27 October 2015
Council tax cold call scam in Stratford

Council tax cold call scam in Stratford

27 October 2015

A council spokesperson explained how the scam works: “A bogus female caller who claims to represent Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Council Tax Department…


Record year for new affordable homes in Stratford district

25 October 2015
Record year for new affordable homes in Stratford district

Record year for new affordable homes in Stratford district

25 October 2015

Last year (1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015) 215 new affordable homes were built – a record annual figure. Highlights from last year’s programme included: Two…


Clocks go back one hour tonight

24 October 2015
Clocks go back one hour tonight

Clocks go back one hour tonight

24 October 2015


Battle of Edgehill exhibition opens to public

24 October 2015
Battle of Edgehill exhibition opens to public

Battle of Edgehill exhibition opens to public

24 October 2015

The Exhibition consists of two information towers, an interactive touch screen with films, maps and photos of the battlefield today and some of the artefacts…


Police appeal over missing Leamington man

24 October 2015
Police appeal over missing Leamington man

Police appeal over missing Leamington man

24 October 2015

Police say Martyn is described as white, of a slim build with grey receding hair. It is not known what he was wearing at the time of leaving his home.…


We’re proud to be dressing to impress for 17 years

22 October 2015
We’re proud to be dressing to impress for 17 years

We’re proud to be dressing to impress for 17 years

22 October 2015

But it’s not just school uniforms that Phil — who is the proprietor of NSC Alcester — specialise in. The shop has expanded its clothes range over the…


Runaway Mop is back in town

22 October 2015
Runaway Mop is back in town

Runaway Mop is back in town

22 October 2015

The roads that will close are Greenhill Street, Rother Street from Ely Street, Wood Street, Windsor Street from Mansell Street and Meer Street. Friday…


Course in the running for national award

21 October 2015
Course in the running for national award

Course in the running for national award

21 October 2015

Ilona Barnett, Stratford Racecourse manager, said: “We are all delighted to be a finalist in such a prestigious category up against some of the largest…


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