After six years of neglect BHS Stratford is to be repainted and repaired to enhance the general view of the listed building
ONE of Stratford’s most neglected buildings looks set to undergo external restoration work. The abandoned BHS store in Bridge Street, which has been an eyesore for the last six years since it closed to the public, is due to be repainted and repaired to enhance the general view of the listed building, which has cast a gloomy shadow over shoppers and visitors to the town.
Two offenders distracted him while he was shopping then took his wallet Police are investigating after a wallet belonging to a man aged in his 90s was stolen in Banbury. Officers with Thames Valley Police (TVP) have now released CCTV images of two people who may be able to help them with their enquiries.
An application for a new convenience store selling booze in Walsall town centre is to be considered by licensing chiefs A planned new booze store has sparked concerns existing problems with alcohol-fuelled violence in Walsall town centre could get worse. West Midlands Police have raised concerns about the Leo Shop convenience store potentially opening in an empty unit in Bridge Street and the impact it would have on the area and their resources.
An appeal is underway after a shopper in his 90s had his wallet stolen in a homewares store. Police have released CCTV images of individuals that may have vital information regarding the theft. The incident took place at around 3pm on Saturday (21/5) in Wilko’s in Bridge Street in Banbury.
Police release CCTV images of two people wanted for questioning in connection to theft from a Banbury business
A man in his 90s was shopping when two offenders distracted him and took his wallet. Thames Valley Police have released CCTV images of two people they believe have ‘vital information’ in connection to a theft from a business in Banbury. The incident occurred around 3pm on Saturday May 21 in Wilko’s, Bridge Street.
THE new manager of a bookshop hopes to see the premises “progress to the next level” as it continues its mission to fulfil the vision of its founder. St Helens Book launched last November, helped in part by community fundraising effort, after a crowdfunding appeal.
Traffic and travel: Traffic signals OUT in East Belfast - road closures throughout NI - motorists asked to leave additional time for their journeys
Motorists are being advised road signals are now out on the #Holywood Road at the junction of Madison Ave. Road users are advised to approach with caution “until we can have these repaired”. Meanwhile in Bangor, road users are being advised that the Traffic Signals at the junction of Balloo Drive and South Circular Rd are currently OUT.
Traffic and travel: Collision at NI roundabout now cleared - road closures throughout NI - motorists asked to leave additional time for their journeys
Motorists are being advised that a collision in Dungannon at the roundabout off Thomas Street has now been cleared. Meanwhile in Bangor, road users are being advised that the Traffic Signals at the junction of Balloo Drive and South Circular Rd are currently OUT. And road Users are advised to approach with caution and be prepared to Stop and Give Way until we can have these repaired.
Northampton Playhouse will use its very own honey on its famous pizzas Our responsibility to help the planet and reduce our carbon footprint is more important than ever. But one bar in Northampton has taken an extraordinary step on its way to becoming carbon neutral. Northampton Playhouse, on Bridge Street in the Town Centre, has teamed up with local honey producer Pitsford Bees to get its very own beehive.
Campaigners have vowed to continue efforts to protect a river, which is a popular swimming spot and a haven for wildlife. Around 200 people turned out in Bungay on Saturday (May 21) as they called on politicians and a water company to do more to clean up the River Waveney.
A man has been left injured after his Porsche 911 smashed into a bridge in Wickham. Police were called to Bridge Street at around 4.45pm on Saturday (May 22) following reports of a collision involving the Porsche and a Volkswagen Sharan. A shocking picture taken from the scene shows the luxury vehicle mounted on the footpath with significant damage to the front end and right wing of the car.
Haverfordwest Castle walkway plans submitted CHANGES are being considered for a Pembrokeshire castle. A planning application has been submitted to Pembrokeshire County Council by Dr Steven Jones, director of community services at Pembrokeshire County Council for a new walkway link and associated works at Haverfordwest Castle. The application – which was advertised in the Western Telegraph’s public notice section on Wednesday, May 18, relates to a piece of land to the north of the castle.
Congratulations to Dunfermline, Scotland’s newest city. The ancient seat of the Kings of Scotland has been given the status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Dunfermline is already an on-the-up location with a growing population and an improved sense of its place in the world.
This Northampton bar is hosting the ultimate ’80s throwback party with iconic music from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and more
Prepare to be whisked back to the 80s with retro cocktails, big hair and dancing to the decade’s greatest smash hits A Northampton bar is throwing the ultimate 1980s themed evening complete with retro food, cocktails and dancing to some of the decade’s most iconic music.
A Maidenhead business owner says she feels it is her duty to help Ukrainian refugees settling in the Royal Borough as they continue to arrive from their war-torn country. Seema Goyal, owner of school clothes store Goyals, in Bridge Street, has been handing out free uniforms to Ukrainian children attending schools in the area to help them integrate into their new lives.
Lloyds Bank in Thatcham is due to close permanently on August 24. The branch, which sits in the Kingsland Centre, is one of 28 branches to close across the UK. This will be the last bank to leave Thatcham after the Barclays branch closed in 2020, NatWest in 2018 and HSBC in 2016.
The Queen Hotel on Bridge Street is part of a wider redevelopment plan at the Grade 2 listed building A historic hotel in Newport which has reopened with a newly refurbished bar and brasserie will be managed by a former Newport County AFC football player. Darren Jones, whose football career included playing for Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town and Forest Green Rovers, has taken the helm as hotel manager of the revamped The Queen Hotel on Bridge Street.