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TRANSPORT is the hot topic again this week as Chiltern Railways come in for criticism following their latest announcement.

In other news, we bring you an exclusive update on what's in store for the former BHS building in Stratford.

News of Cllr Peter Richards' shock resignation from the SDC Cabinet, has sent reverberations around the political chamber. Read what some of your councillors have to say - including the current leader of the council whose actions were cited as the main reason for Cllr Richards stepping down.

Disgruntled members of the new Orbit tenants action group have finally come face to face with Orbit chiefs - and our reporter was there! Read his verdict on the meeting in our special report where we also hear from Orbit representatives and tenants.

Elsewhere, the annual Game Fair returned to Ragley Hall in Alcester and our photographer Mark Williamson was there to capture all the action from the three-day event. See our two-page special this week. If you paid it a visit, you might even spot yourself!

We also caught on camera events elsewhere in Stratford as well as Shrewley and Shipston and don't miss the first part of a special News Feature about the use of legalised cannabis oil. In part one we interview Cllr Mike Brain who talks to us about its medicinal benefits in helping his symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Read about the man who has been found guilty by a jury at Warwick Crown Court of raping a Stratford woman.

In Arts, we preview a Stratford-based film-maker's new horror short film - and find out why everyone is giving the 'swirl a whirl' outdoors in Stratford.

Plus, there's more theatre reviews as well as a look ahead to the much-anticipated new Dragon Slayer attraction at Warwick Castle.

In sport, our man on the touchline brings you all the very latest results and fixtures from around the region, including news of a Stratford man's Ironman challenge in Switzerland and Stratford rowers' silver success.

As if all that wasn't enough, there is also a fantastic opportunity this week to win a one-night luxury break in a tree house at Winchcombe Farm - and they're even throwing in a Champagne welcome basket to help make it truly memorable. just enter with the coupon in the paper.

And it's that time of the month again - with an added bonus in the form of our free August edition of Focus magazine. Features include a look behind the scenes at Stratford Art Society and The Bell in Alderminster as well as the usual Memory Lane and look ahead to Five Things To Do This Month - plus more!

And. . . you can win the Top Ten Summer Reads thanks to our regular partnership with Stratford's Waterstones.

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Enjoy. . . and do let us hear your views on any of the stories or letters we publish at: news@stratford-herald.com

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