Shakespeare Hospice Santa Run

It was the 12 Laps of Christmas for the inaugural Shakespeare Hospice Santa Run this week with thousands being raised for this important independent local charity, that provides specialist care for families affected by life limiting illness in the Stratford upon Avon district, as well as in South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds. If you were one of the 60 Santas or just want to feel a bit more Christmassy, then take a look at this video - and for more information about the Hospice visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk  Watch video >>

The Big Fish helps the heroes

As a finalist in the Best Fish and Chip Shop of the Year awards, The Big Fish at Stratford's Maybird Centre was asked to dedicate a day to raise money for Help for Heroes. They've done just that and one local hero came to pay his respects to their efforts.  Watch video >>

Buy in Bidford Christmas Event

Businesses in Bidford have got together to promote themselves to both their own village and surrounding areas. They want to encourage people to find out what's available locally and then to 'Buy in Bidford'. They are holding a Christmas event on November 24th in Bidford's Crawford Hall from 10am and are hoping for people to support them and think 'local'.  Watch video >>

Stratford Food Festival Preview

Next weekend is Stratford Food Festival and there are still a few advance tickets available. Here's the organiser to explain more about the event, filmed on the day they started marking out the Recreation Ground ready for all the tents and stalls to arrive.  Watch video >>

Paralympic Gold Medalist comes home

Hundreds of people turned out for an open-top bus parade through Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the Paralympic gold medal won by rower James Roe. The 24-year-old, who was born in Leamington Spa and now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon, was part of Team GB's winning mixed coxed four crew. Peter Wyatt, who carried the Olympic torch through Henley Street in the town and trialled for the 1948 UK Olympic rowing team and was also on the bus, said Roe was a "star". Have a look at our interview with him about his experience running with the Olympic Torch under the Olympic playlist on Stratford TV.  Watch video >>

The Olympic Torch comes to Stratford upon Avon

On Day 44 of the Torch Relay, the Olympic Flame travelled 95.95 miles from Birmingham to Coventry passing through Astwood Bank and Stratford. These are just some of the great scenes along the way.  Watch video >>

The stories of two Olympic Torch Relay runners

Simon Forrest & Paul Hutchins were both nominated to run with the Olympic Torch in the Astwood Bank section of the Relay. Here they tell their stories.  Watch video >>

Stratford Rowing Legend runs Olympic Torch relay

In 1948 Peter Wyatt was narrowly beaten in a rowing trial for the Olympics, but his turn for Olympic glory has finally come, when he ran one of the legs of the Torch Relay through the centre of Stratford. Here he tells of the honour of the unbelievable experience, as well as his thanks to the people of Stratford.  Watch video >>

Flooding at Bidford on Avon on 24th November

A minute of footage of the floods on Saturday 24th November 2012, from around the bridge at Bidford on Avon. At 18:00 on Saturday night, the Environment Agency posted on their Flood Warning site that, 'The river level is currently falling slowly, however, it is expected to begin rising later on tonight.. At 17:30, the level at the Bidford gauge was 3.43 metres. Over the past 6 hours, there has been 5mm of rain. Further rainfall is forecast overnight which may cause river levels to rise further. Please remain vigilant and continue to monitor the weather forecast and the Environment Agency website for updates. Or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 0524363 to get more information'.  Watch video >>

The Avon in flood today

A minute of video showing the Rec under water this afternoon (Friday 23/11/2012) and the views from the RSC bank across the Avon. More rain is forecast and more flooding would seem inevitable. Tweet us or email us your stories about how it's affecting you or your business.  Watch video >>