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Stratford News [last updated 08 November 2008 09:50]

[06 AUG 01] NEW MUSEUM FOR STRATFORD

Pewter Ink Well, Museum of British Pewter, StratfordStratford has gained another historical treasure trove with the opening of a museum dedicated to British pewter.  MORE

[31 MAY 01] STRATFORD RACECOURSE SET TO BREAK RECORDS

horse racingOfficials at Stratford Racecourse are hoping attendance records will be broken for this weekend's Intrum Justitia (Horse & Hound) Cup two day meeting. MORE

[11 APR 01] STRATFORD COUNCIL CHIEF TO RETIRE

The Chief Executive of Stratford on Avon District Council has announced that he will be retiring from his post in October this year.  MORE

[06 APR 01] LODDERS CONVEYED TO ANOTHER PLACE

Lodders partnersSouth Warwickshire law firm, Lodders, has relocated to new premises in Stratford-upon-Avon due to the rapid expansion of the firm. MORE

[28 MAR 01] MARY ARDEN'S HOUSE RE-OPENS TO VISITORS

Popular tourist venue Mary Arden's House is to be re-opened following its closure because of the foot and mouth crisis.  MORE

[28 MAR 01] BRIGHT IDEA LEADS TO CASH SAVINGS

Electricity bills look set to fall in south Warwickshire from next week, when 3,000 low energy light bulbs are given away by the district council.  MORE

[27 MAR 01] TOURISM DEVASTATED BY FOOT AND MOUTH

Tourism in south Warwickshire has been decimated by the foot and mouth outbreak, and visitors are being urged to return to the area.  MORE

[09 MAR 01] MINOR ANIMAL MOVEMENT MOOTED BY MAPLES

Stratford MP John Maples has called for the government to introduce a scheme to allow farmers to move animals short distances during the foot and mouth outbreak.  MORE 

[08 MAR 01] JURY OUT OVER FUTURE OF CATTLE MARKET

People being asked their views on the future of the cattle market in the centre of Stratford ahead of a major redevelopment scheme.  MORE

[07 MAR 01] RELIEF AS WARWICKSHIRE AVOIDS GM CROP TRIALS

Warwickshire has escaped being used in the next round of GM crop trials to the relief of local campaigners who have been calling for a rethink of the tests.  MORE

[06 MAR 01] FOOT AND MOUTH TAKES IN STRATFORD

Parts of Stratford have been caught up in the foot and moth crisis, with a new infected area being declared to the east of the town.  MORE

[05 MAR 01] FARMERS ANGRY AT THOUGHTLESS WALKERS

Police in Warwickshire have been inundated with calls from angry farmers complaining about walkers breaching the ban on using footpaths in the county.  MORE

[28 FEB 01] WARWICKSHIRE CLOSES FOR FOOT AND MOUTH FEAR

A raft of emergency measures such as closing parks and diverting bus and refuse services have been imposed to try and keep Warwickshire free of foot and mouth diesase.  MORE

[16 FEB 01] FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF TWELFTH NIGHT

The 400th anniversary of one of William Shakespeareís most popular comedies will be celebrated this year by re-building the main stage at the RSC in Stratford.  MORE

[14 FEB 01] HELP FOR ELDERLY INCREASED AT LAW FIRM

Warwickshire solicitors Lodders have expanded their specialist community care team to give extra help and advice to the elderly and vulnerable.  MORE

[29 JAN 01] TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR AROUND BARD'S BIRTHPLACE

Shakespeare lovers will be able to take a virtual look around the Bardís birthplace following the development of a computer tour of the Stratford house.  MORE

[10 JAN 01] MAN KILLED AS CAR COLLIDES WITH LORRY

A man died this morning after the car he was driving collided with a lorry.  MORE

[06 DEC 00] STRATFORD ANGRY AT NOT GETTING MORE CAKE

Stratford district is not going to get any extra cash from the government next year, and councillors are angry that their share of the national cake has fallen.  MORE

[30 NOV 00] REAL MARY ARDEN'S HOUSE DISCOVERED

Historians have discovered that Mary Ardenís house was not the home of Shakespeareís mother, but that she grew up near the popular tourist trap.  MORE

[27 NOV 00] RSC BRINGS IN THE EXPERTS FOR REBUILD

Work is starting on a £3 million feasibility study of ways to develop the Royal Shakespeare Companyís theatres and workshops in Stratford.  MORE

[24 NOV 00] HOT PURSUIT FOLLOWS SCREWDRIVER ATTACK

Five youths are in police custody today following a motorway chase which started after a woman was hit on the head with a screwdriver in an attempted robbery.  MORE

[07 NOV 00] MILLENNIUM CLOCK SHARES HOME WITH BARD

A unique clock that can run without winding or batteries is to tick for the next thousand years in Stratford.  MORE

[02 NOV 00] STRATFORD BIKERS COULD GET A NEW HOME

Motorcyclists who converge on Stratford every weekend could soon find themselves being moved to a new home.  MORE

[24 OCT 00] INSPECTOR TO DECIDE ON HOMES SCHEME

A government inspector is to hear the arguments over whether 400 new houses should be built on a greenfield site in Alcester.  MORE

[12 OCT 00] DUMPED KITTENS SAVED FROM CRUSHER

Two kittens escaped a gruesome death at a recycling plant in Warwickshire after being thrown into a rubbish skip.   MORE

[12 OCT 00] STRANDED SHEEP NEARLY SHRINK IN THE WASH

Farmers in Warwickshire have been warned to make sure that livestock is moved away from flood plains after RSPCA inspectors and firefighters had to rescue 30 sheep. MORE

[09 OCT 00] FINELIST CALLS IN THE RECEIVERS

Staff at a Stratford-based motor components firm face an uncertain future after receivers were called in to take control of its financial affairs.  MORE

[06 OCT 00] TWO HELD ON SUSPICION OF STRATFORD RAPE

Two men are in police custody today following allegations of a rape in Stratford. MORE

[21 SEP 00] STRATFORD WARNED OVER LETHAL LITTER

RSPCA inspectors in the West Midlands have launched a campaign against litter following a number of incidents of birds and animals being hurt by rubbish.   MORE

[20 SEP 00] HAVE A GO AT WARWICKSHIRE POLICE

Donít just moan about Warwickshire Police, go to a meeting and tell them what you think and how it could be done better. Or pop along and give them praise, if you think it is due. MORE

[15 SEP 00] BASEBALL BAT THREAT TO STAFF IN RESTAURANT

Two staff alone in a Little Chef Restaurant were robbed by men wielding baseball bats who fled with £1,000.  MORE

[05 SEP 00] SHOP MANAGER TAKEN HOSTAGE BY ROBBERS 

A manager was abducted after robbers raided the safe at a shop in South Warwickshire. MORE

[01 SEP 00] IS THERE A BEAST ON THE LOOSE IN WARWICKSHIRE?

Police are investigating sightings of a puma in South Warwickshire after a woman dog walker claims to have seen a big black cat on the loose. MORE

[29 AUG 00] GM TRIALS COULD UNLEASH ANOTHER BSE

Protesters say a site of special scientific interest and an organic farm are in jeopardy with the latest approval for GM planting in South Warwickshire.  MORE

[27 AUG 00] MOTORCYCLIST DEAD AFTER STRATFORD CRASH

A motorcyclist has died after a five vehicle crash in Stratford on Friday.  MORE

[18 AUG 00] ONE DEAD, ONE CRITICAL AFTER A46 SMASH

A woman driver was killed and a man left critical in hospital after a head-on smash on the A46 in south Warwickshire yesterday morning. MORE

[16 AUG 00] HENLEY MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN TRACTOR SMASH

A motorcyclist died after he was in collision with a tractor in south Warwickshire yesterday. MORE

[04 AUG 00] THREE NEW SITES FOR WARWICKSHIRE GM CROPS

Three more sites in Warwickshire are to take part in GM crop trials, it has been announced.  MORE

[04 AUG 00] COVENTRY MAN KILLED IN A46 VAN SMASH

A Coventry man was killed when his JCB was in collision with a van on a south Warwickshire road, near Bidford.  MORE

[02 AUG 00] £3 MILLION FLOWS TO HELP VILLAGES

Millions of pounds will be pumped into south Warwickshire to combat rural deprivation.  MORE

[02 AUG 00] DRIVER DIES IN ROAD CRASH

A driver has been killed in a collision on the Fosse Way in the far south of Warwickshire.  MORE

[25 JUL 00] SHAKESPEARE SCHOOL DOUBLES IN SIZE

A Shakespeare School will double in size this year - but not one local teacher will be involved in the project.  MORE

25 JUL 00] LOTTERY CASH ON OFFER IN SOUTH WARWICKSHIRE

Cash is up for grabs across South Warwickshire under a new lottery scheme to help fund projects that involve people in the local community.  MORE

[24 JUL 00] COVENTRY OUTGUNS STRATFORD AND WARWICK 

More people visited Coventry in 1998 than Stratford and Warwick put together, and they brought £173 million into the city with them.  MORE

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