The Canal & River Trust is undertaking major maintenance and repair works on its only guillotine lock.
Stratford-upon-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi has described plans to build 800 homes near the cottage of Anne Hathaway as a "permanent scar".
At Ann Hathaway's cottage where Shakespeare courted his future wife a storm is approaching.
A post box in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark James Roe's success at the London 2012 Paralympic Games will remain permanently gold.
The post box on Bridge Street was painted gold last summer.
It has been given a fresh coat of gold paint and a plaque to remind residents and visitors of the local link to London 2012.
The leader of Stratford District Council has criticised a High Court Judge's decision to build 800 new homes near a Shakespearean cottage in Shottery, Warwickshire.
On the decision to build the home near William Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway's, cottage Chris Saint says:
"This is a sad day for Stratford and localism and a bitterly disappointing decision...I am stunned that the aspirations of local people have been so roundly dismissed.
We have proved before that there are ample sites available elsewhere in the district and we are more than happy to put our faith in building to support our economic future, but at the right location; land close to Anne Hathaway's Cottage was never our choice for development."
– His Hon Mr Justice Hickinbottom
The inspector had been required to assess unmet housing need in the area and his conclusion that 11-12,000 new homes would be required in the area over a 20-year period—rather than the 8,000 contented for by the council—was unimpeachable.
A High Court Judge has approved plans to build 800 new homes next to William Shakespeare's wife's cottage in Shottery, Warwickshire.
Anne Hathaway's Grade 1 listed cottage attracts 50,000 visitors from around the world each year.
Planners at Stratford District Council had initially rejected a proposal to build the properties alongside a primary school, health centre and row of shops in Shottery, Warks.
But after developers Bloor Homes and Hallam Land Management appealed the decision, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles overturned the council ruling before the High Court Judge's decision.
A hearing will take place today over controversial plans to build hundreds of homes on greenbelt land near Anne Hathaway's cottage.
The district council filed a legal challenge against the Communities Secretary's approval for the planned homes near the Shakespearian house in Stratford-upon-Avon.
A trader has been fined for trying to sell a rabbit at a market in Stratford-upon-Avon, despite its overgrown teeth.
The rabbit had such long teeth that they restricted its ability to eat.
David Shipton admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the rabbit and was prosecuted by Warwickshire County Council trading standards.
The trader said he acknowledged he should not have put up the rabbit for sale with long teeth but he did not believe that he had been cruel.
More than 20 firefighters reamins at the scene of a waste recycling plant fire near Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Fire crews were called to Sims Metal Management in Long Marston on Tuesday night and expect to still be at the scene one week on from the blaze.
Firefighters are tackling 50,000 tonnes of waste near Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Fire services were called to Sims Metal Management in Long Marston just after nine o'clock last night.
Fire services from neighbouring counties have been called in to help.
William Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon has topped a table of towns and cities embracing online business.
Companies in Stratford are the best at using the internet to attract customers and orders, according to research commissioned by Google.
The town has been named as the internet giant's eTown Award winner, following research into 1,300 towns and cities across the UK.