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Why could people born after 1970 soon have to work into their seventies?

Why could people born after 1970 soon have to work into their seventies?

By 2050 workers may need to be 71 before they retire, suggests a new report, but why is the state pension age becoming such a big issue in the UK?


Stratford sixth-former delves into Shakespeare plays for marathon medal design

Stratford sixth-former delves into Shakespeare plays for marathon medal design

Martha Wainwright, 16, will see the medals she designed handed to finishers of the Shakespeare Marathon and Half-marathon.


BID vote ‘illegal and must be started over’

BID vote ‘illegal and must be started over’

Urgent letter sent to district council over BID voting process.


‘”I’m not the killer,” claims one of three men accused of murdering Stratford Town footballer Cody Fisher

‘”I’m not the killer,” claims one of three men accused of murdering Stratford Town footballer Cody Fisher

Remy Gordon, Kami Carpenter and Reegan Anderson are charged with killing the Cody Fisher during a fight on the dancefloor.


Police investigating assault and theft claims hunt 37-year-old connected to Stratford and Alcester

Police investigating assault and theft claims hunt 37-year-old connected to Stratford and Alcester

Officers stated that anyone who sees him should call 999 at the earliest opportunity.


From the Stratford Herald archive – school’s playing field plans + two royal visits

From the Stratford Herald archive – school’s playing field plans + two royal visits

Some of the news stories making headlines in Stratford in 1924, 1964 and 1999.


Traffic already ‘chaos’ ahead of major works

Traffic already ‘chaos’ ahead of major works

County council confirm no overlap between Warwick Road works and Birmingham Road improvement project.


Welcoming back a wassail

Welcoming back a wassail

Plenty of cider and a torch lit procession to bless the fruit trees in the community orchard.


Flooding strikes again across district

Flooding strikes again across district

Flood warnings in place as Avon bursts its banks.


Family – and Shipston RFC – tell of their pride after Fin Smith makes his England debut

Family – and Shipston RFC – tell of their pride after Fin Smith makes his England debut

Stratford lawyer Andrew Smith was in Rome to watch his son compete in the Six Nations.


What’s on in Warwickshire for children and families this February half-term

What’s on in Warwickshire for children and families this February half-term

Check out our ideas for keeping the children entertained during the school break.


Video – CCTV captures burglar as he steals from Stratford barbers twice

Video – CCTV captures burglar as he steals from Stratford barbers twice

Scott Willis, who runs Brookside Barbers, arrived for work to find £4,000-worth of items missing.


Big cats turn up for breakfast treat

Big cats turn up for breakfast treat

Over 250 classic Jags on show from all over the country.


Police protection for councillors as investigation into SEND comments expected to take months

Police protection for councillors as investigation into SEND comments expected to take months

A protest was held at the county council after the comments made by three councillors about SEND children and their families.


Mary Beard, Val McDermid, Michael Rosen and David Nicholls to feature at Stratford Literary Festival

Mary Beard, Val McDermid, Michael Rosen and David Nicholls to feature at Stratford Literary Festival

The spring programme for Stratford has been announced with tickets on sale next week.


More children to be offered Covid-19 booster jab

More children to be offered Covid-19 booster jab

A Covid-19 booster jab will be offered to millions of patients in the spring and for the first time more children will be offered an extra vaccine.


Rivals taught lesson in derby day defeat

Rivals taught lesson in derby day defeat

STRATFORD’S rugby chief admits his side were ‘taught a valuable lesson’ after suffering a 24-7 defeat at local rivals Shipston on Saturday.


Apologies are not enough – parent wants Warwickshire councillors sacked over SEND comments

Apologies are not enough – parent wants Warwickshire councillors sacked over SEND comments

Threats have also been made against councillors who are under investigation after making outdated remarks about SEND children and their families.


Bereaved parents risk missing out on support as claim deadline looms

Bereaved parents risk missing out on support as claim deadline looms

Thousands of unmarried parents who have lost a partner may be missing out on vital help as a deadline for restrospevtive bereavement payments closes.


Nestle to axe two biscuit bars

Nestle to axe two biscuit bars

Nestle says it will no longer make two biscuit bars in its range because of declining sales, just months after Caramac bars were discontinued.


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