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It makes hard reading: Shakespeare's home town - has no library!

It makes hard reading: Shakespeare's home town - has no library!

It makes hard reading: Shakespeare's home town - has no library!

18 January 2017

A LIBRARY next door to the home of Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon is being closed down until the summer while council chiefs chew over…


Local man arrested on suspicion of multiple thefts from cars

Local man arrested on suspicion of multiple thefts from cars

Local man arrested on suspicion of multiple thefts from cars

18 January 2017

WARWICKSHIRE Police have arrested a male for stealing from cars on the Woodloes Estate in Warwick on the evening of Friday 13th January 2017. A quantity…


BETHANY HILL TRIAL LATEST: Williams tried to admit himself to mental health unit

BETHANY HILL TRIAL LATEST: Williams tried to admit himself to mental health unit

BETHANY HILL TRIAL LATEST: Williams tried to admit himself to mental health unit

18 January 2017

THE man accused of murdering Bethany Hill in Stratford last year told doctors that he was having thoughts about hurting people in the months leading to…


£24,000 grant to enhance visitor experience of Shakespeare

£24,000 grant to enhance visitor experience of Shakespeare

£24,000 grant to enhance visitor experience of Shakespeare

18 January 2017

THE Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has been awarded a grant of £24,000 to enhance the visitor experience at the five Shakespeare homes for blind and partially…


Alien invasion and amazing star gazing in Henley

Alien invasion and amazing star gazing in Henley

Alien invasion and amazing star gazing in Henley

18 January 2017

YOUNGSTERS at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, in Henley, became roving reporters after an alien spaceship mysteriously crash-landed in the school grounds. On…


Business task group tackles ‘serious threat’

Business task group tackles ‘serious threat’

Business task group tackles ‘serious threat’

18 January 2017

A TASK group of local businesspeople has been set up to look at what they see as a lack of employment land across the county. The group has been established…


BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL LATEST: 'You'll do anything to avoid the jury hearing the truth.'

BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL LATEST: 'You'll do anything to avoid the jury hearing the truth.'

BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL LATEST: 'You'll do anything to avoid the jury hearing the truth.'

17 January 2017

A court has been told that a woman accused of murdering Bethany Hill in Stratford last year spun a web of lies to hide her involvement. Giving evidence…


More people needed to break the record for 'largest sports quiz held'

More people needed to break the record for 'largest sports quiz held'

More people needed to break the record for 'largest sports quiz held'

17 January 2017

A DAD, from Stratford-upon-Avon, who is organising a World Record attempt for the largest sports quiz ever held, is encouraging more people to be involved,…


Stratford MP supports Citizens Advice during visit

Stratford MP supports Citizens Advice during visit

Stratford MP supports Citizens Advice during visit

17 January 2017

STRATFORD-on-Avon Conservative MP, Nadhim Zahawi, met caseworkers, volunteers and clients to hear about the increasing and complex work at Stratford and…


BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL: Accused quizzed over police interview lies

BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL: Accused quizzed over police interview lies

BETHANY HILL MURDER TRIAL: Accused quizzed over police interview lies

17 January 2017

A WOMAN on trial for the murder of Bethany Hill in Stratford-upon-Avon last year has been accused of telling a series of lies following her death. Taking…


Hospital still coping with A&E demand

Hospital still coping with A&E demand

Hospital still coping with A&E demand

17 January 2017

THE accident and emergency department at Warwick Hospital is coping with demand — despite claims of what has been described as a humanitarian crisis on…


Road through Alcester town centre to be resurfaced

Road through Alcester town centre to be resurfaced

Road through Alcester town centre to be resurfaced

17 January 2017

THE road surface on Alcester’s High Street is set to be resurfaced, in a scheme that Alcester’s county councillor claims is ‘long overdue’. County councillor…


From Hogwarts to the RSC

From Hogwarts to the RSC

From Hogwarts to the RSC

17 January 2017

KATIE Leung — aka Cho Chang in the Harry Potter film series — is to make her debut at the Royal Shakespeare Company next month. The 29-year-old Scottish…


Robbery at Wellesbourne Co-op

Robbery at Wellesbourne Co-op

Robbery at Wellesbourne Co-op

16 January 2017

POLICE are investigating a report of a robbery at the Heart of England Co-op on Loxley Close, Wellesbourne, this morning, Monday 16th January. It's reported…


UPDATED: Woman seriously injured in crash

UPDATED: Woman seriously injured in crash

UPDATED: Woman seriously injured in crash

16 January 2017

A WOMAN was seriously injured in a crash on the A46, between Stratford-upon-Avon and Alcester, this afternoon (Monday 16th January). The A46 remained…


Journey to The Secret Garden

Journey to The Secret Garden

Journey to The Secret Garden

16 January 2017

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON’S young theatre company, Rogues and Vagabonds, present the musical The Secret Garden at the Bear Pit Theatre this week. This enchanting…


Free car checks to find rogue repairers

Free car checks to find rogue repairers

Free car checks to find rogue repairers

16 January 2017

CAR owners who have had their vehicle serviced are being urged to come forward as part of a Trading Standards investigation. Warwickshire Trading Standards…


Dogging hot spots revealed in south Warwickshire

Dogging hot spots revealed in south Warwickshire

Dogging hot spots revealed in south Warwickshire

16 January 2017

A HANDFUL of popular beauty locations in south Warwickshire have been listed as dogging 'hotspots' on a swingers’ website. Countryside areas close to…


New homes earn record £3m bonus for council

New homes earn record £3m bonus for council

New homes earn record £3m bonus for council

16 January 2017

THE building of new homes continues to cause some controversy, but they are giving a welcome boost to Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s finances, with…


Grant puts wind in Sea Scouts' sails

Grant puts wind in Sea Scouts' sails

Grant puts wind in Sea Scouts' sails

16 January 2017

A £10,000 windfall from the Aviva Community Fund will pay for new camping equipment for 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts. They are one of 32 projects and organisations…


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