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Cabinet to reconsider Alcester's green corridor proposal - Redditch Standard

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:02:11 GMT


Cabinet to reconsider Alcester's green corridor proposal
Redditch Standard
'A ONCE in a lifetime opportunity' to create a green corridor in Alcester is to go back to Stratford's cabinet 'to think again' after members dashed the hopes and aspirations of local people. The project called for Alcester Nature Reserve, currently in ...

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Anger as district council refuse to hand over Alcester Nature Reserve ownership - Evesham Journal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:22:06 GMT


Evesham Journal

Anger as district council refuse to hand over Alcester Nature Reserve ownership
Evesham Journal
A ROW has broken out over the district council's decision not to transfer the ownership of Alcester Nature Reserve to the town council. On November 7, the Stratford District Council's cabinet dismissed the proposal to transfer the freehold of the land ...

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First look at 17th-Century hiding hole at Coughton Court near Alcester - Redditch Advertiser

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:07:42 GMT


Redditch Advertiser

First look at 17th-Century hiding hole at Coughton Court near Alcester
Redditch Advertiser
A FIRST glimpse of a 17th-Century hiding-hole used by Catholic priests escaping religious persecution has been revealed by university researchers. The priest hole which was first discovered in the 1850s, hidden in a turret of the main gatehouse and ...

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Alcester Scouts, Cubs and Beavers launch annual Christmas post - Redditch Advertiser

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:25:32 GMT


Redditch Advertiser

Alcester Scouts, Cubs and Beavers launch annual Christmas post
Redditch Advertiser
ALCESTER Scouts, Cubs and Beavers are launching their first class Christmas card delivery service in the town. The youngster will hand out thousands of cards and festive cheer over the festive period. The service which has run for 15 years, allows ...

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Alcester keep the pressure on leaders with third 50 point haul at home - Redditch Advertiser

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:44:52 GMT


Alcester keep the pressure on leaders with third 50 point haul at home
Redditch Advertiser
IMPRESSIVE Alcester kept the pressure on Midlands Division 4 West South leaders Stoke Old Boys and Bromyard by pulverising Pershore 58-5. This was Alcester's seventh straight league win and the third time in four home games they have topped the 50 ...

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Where to see Santa: Round Table and Lions' sleigh routes revealed - Stratford upon Avon Herald

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:02:05 GMT


Stratford upon Avon Herald

Where to see Santa: Round Table and Lions' sleigh routes revealed
Stratford upon Avon Herald
THE Shakespeare Lions, Wellesbourne Lions, and the Alcester and Stratford Round Table will take their Santa sleighs around the district from Monday, collecting money for local charities along the way. The Shakespeare Lions' Santa runs start at 6pm each ...

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Alcester set for a golden Christmas - Stratford Observer

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:06:19 GMT


Stratford Observer

Alcester set for a golden Christmas
Stratford Observer
THERE will be a golden glow to this year's Alcester St Nicholas Night. Olympic equestrian champion Nick Skelton, who rode to gold on Big Star to victory at the Rio games, will officially get the festive season underway when he cuts the ribbon on the St ...
Olympic hero Nick Skelton to open Alcester's big festive celebrationRedditch Standard

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Olympic champion Nick Skelton to open Alcester's St Nicholas Night celebrations - Redditch Advertiser

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:45:06 GMT


Redditch Advertiser

Olympic champion Nick Skelton to open Alcester's St Nicholas Night celebrations
Redditch Advertiser
Following tradition, a boy Bishop of Alcester has been appointed to represent St Nicholas as part of the celebrations. Jack Hamson, aged 10, a pupil at St Nicholas' CE Primary School, is set to take up this role. He will be assisted by three attendants ...

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Alcester showjumper Skelton wins FEI's best athlete award - Stratford upon Avon Herald

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:23:09 GMT


Stratford upon Avon Herald

Alcester showjumper Skelton wins FEI's best athlete award
Stratford upon Avon Herald
Nick Skelton won the best athlete prize at the prestigious FEI Awards in Tokyo. Photo: BEF/Jon Stroud Media. ALCESTER'S showjumping Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton won the best athlete prize at the prestigious FEI Awards in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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Alcester's Nick Skelton shortlisted as BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 - Evesham Journal

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:29:58 GMT


Evesham Journal

Alcester's Nick Skelton shortlisted as BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Evesham Journal
ALCESTER'S Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton has been nominated as BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016. The 58-year-old galloped into the history books in August after becoming Great Britain's oldest Olympic champion since 1908. Skelton, in his ...

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