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In this week's Herald. . .

THIS week the Herald has gathered tributes to Chrisy Aston, the father of four from Wellesbourne, who died in a car accident at the weekend.

It was one of three fatal accidents in the region in the past few days.

Also in Wellesbourne, armed robbers who targeted a shop are on the loose and, over in Shipston, police are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a woman in the early hours. And, in Stretton-on-Fosse we talk to the victim of a terrifying carjacking attack.

Meanwhile, the campaign surrounding the controversial South Western Relief Road takes a new turn as the threats posed to swans is highlighted as an issue.

Plus there's the latest on last week's serious fire at Goldicote Business Park near Stratford.

In happier news, there are fundraising success stories for youngsters in Ettington who are seeing their plans for a new skatepark start to take shape - and, in Bearley, long campaigned-for road safety measures are finally in place.

Our photographer has been out and about capturing events around the region, including the official opening of Stratford Playhouse, the unveiling of a new memorial garden in Great Alne and Kinwarton, a re-enactment of the Battle of Edgehill and a picture special on Alcester Food Festival.

This week it's the turn of our fortnightly Business Matters page, plus there's the latest reports on Club News and Parish Pump and local event listings for the days ahead.

Plus – the the countdown to Christmas has definitely started and we're embracing it with our competition to win tickets to the popular Festive Gift Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.

We have 10 pairs to give away.

In Arts, former RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd pays tribute to RSC voice coach Cicely Berry who passed away last week.

And Gill Sutherland interviews Sheila Reid who appears in Troilus and Cressida, playing at the RSC.

And there's a host of reviews from shows around the area.

Our man on the touchline brings you all the usual news, fixtures and results. All this - and so much more – for just 80p.

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