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Groups bank slice of £115k charitable fund

Groups bank slice of £115k charitable fund

THREE groups in Stratford-upon-Avon have banked a share of a £115,000 pot of cash from the Heart of England Community Foundation. The Foundation manages…


Star names at trampoline centre official opening

Star names at trampoline centre official opening

FORMER Aston Villa footballer, Stylian Petrov, and former world boxing champion, Frank Bruno, will be at the official opening of a new trampoline arena…


Looking north for Founders' Lecture

Looking north for Founders' Lecture

THE Stratford-upon-Avon Art Society’s annual Founders’ Lecture takes place on Thursday, 12th May, at at the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford. Vivien…


Villagers 'agog' at sight of rainbow arching over Ettington

Villagers 'agog' at sight of rainbow arching over Ettington

A COMPLETE rainbow brightened up the dark skies over Ettington on Saturday, leaving residents 'agog', according to the man who took the picture. Steve…


Town firm to create 50 new jobs

Town firm to create 50 new jobs

AUTOMOTIVE design, engineering and recruitment firm Contechs has announced it will create 50 new jobs as part of a £450,000 investment at its Warwick…


Closure-threatened post office is refurbished

Closure-threatened post office is refurbished

A FAMILY-run village post office has had a major refurbishment just months after it was saved from closure. Last May residents in and around Tysoe united…


Reigning champions off to a flying start

Reigning champions off to a flying start

CHAMPIONS Stratford-on-Avon surged to the top of the Wildmoor Spa League Premier Division table as the league got underway for its summer season. Stratford…


Overturned caravan blocks M40 for two hours

Overturned caravan blocks M40 for two hours

THE northbound M40 was partially blocked last night, Saturday, between junction 11 and 12 because of an overturned caravan. It happened at around 6pm,…


Go quackers about Rotary Club’s duck race

Go quackers about Rotary Club’s duck race

AUGUST Bank Holiday weekend will see Stratford-upon-Avon’s first ever Shakespeare Duck Race. Over the last five years, the Rotary Club of Stratford-upon-Avon…


Hospice scoops national award and £30k funding

Hospice scoops national award and £30k funding

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON’S Shakespeare Hospice has beaten more than 400 other organisations to scoop a top national award and £30,000 in unrestricted funding. The…


Derrick enjoys dream debut as Stratford win opener

Derrick enjoys dream debut as Stratford win opener

PERRY Derrick produced a superb all-round performance as Stratford enjoyed a winning start to their Birmingham Premier League Division Two season at Old…


Tea was served as celebrations brewed

Tea was served as celebrations brewed

THE tea was flowing in Stratford-upon-Avon ArtsHouse on Friday, 22nd April, when some 230 guests enjoyed a free afternoon tea to start the weekend of…


Church to host EU referendum debate

Church to host EU referendum debate

THE EU returns to the local agenda this week with two events focusing on the in/out referendum to be hosted in Stratford.Both take place on Wednesday,…


Award is Royal seal of approval for firm

Award is Royal seal of approval for firm

SOUTH Warwickshire based sales and marketing agency, The JMB Partnership, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise — one of the UK’s…


KES students complete 125-mile relay in honour of Shakespeare

KES students complete 125-mile relay in honour of Shakespeare

Students at Stratford’s King Edward VI School completed a 125 mile sporting challenge in honour of the Bard last Saturday, transporting a quill by foot…


Hat-trick hero Gregory vows to return fitter and stronger

Hat-trick hero Gregory vows to return fitter and stronger

HAT-TRICK hero Richard Gregory has promised the Stratford Town supporters he will return fitter and stronger than ever next season. The striker’s treble…


New York rapper's way with Shakespeare’s words

New York rapper's way with Shakespeare’s words

NEW York rapper Devon Glover, aka the Sonnet Man, recited all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets back-to-back on Sunday. 24th, rounding off the weekend and…


VIDEO: Stratford's Shakespeare Marathon

VIDEO: Stratford's Shakespeare Marathon

A sea of runners gathered in Stratford on Sunday to take on the Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half-Marathon. Raising money for a host of good causes,…


Howell leads the way as Stratford AC runners enjoy their London Marathon experience

Howell leads the way as Stratford AC runners enjoy their London Marathon experience

PHIL Howell produced an excellent run as he led home the 12 Stratford Athletic Club runners in this year’s London Marathon, writes David Jones. Howell…


Names down for 7th Campden Lit Fest

Names down for 7th Campden Lit Fest

THE seventh Chipping Campden Literature Festival gets under way on Tuesday, 3rd May. Highlights include Prue Leith talking about her latest book, The…


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