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Girl who went missing from fair found safe and well

A teenage girl who went missing from Stratford Mop Fair has been found safe and well.

Seventeen-year-old Shannon Scarrott reported to police today after seeing coverage of her disappearance.

Shannon Scarrott, aged 17, has now been found
Shannon Scarrott, aged 17, has now been found Credit: Facebook/Help Find Shannon Scarrott

Shannon Scarrott had been seen going into a McDonalds on Saturday, but had not been seen until she handed herself in.

Warwickshire Police said her family had been informed, and thanked the public for their support in spreading the word.

Police search for girl who vanished at fairground

Shannon Scarrott was last seen going into a McDonalds on Saturday
Shannon Scarrott was last seen going into a McDonalds on Saturday Credit: Facebook/Help Find Shannon Scarrott

Warwickshire Police are searching for a 17 year-old girl who was reported missing at the Stratford Mop Fair in Warwickshire on Saturday (12 October).

Shannon Scarrott from Gloucestershire was last seen going into the McDonalds on Bridge Street at around 9pm and leaving by the Waterside exit 15 minutes later.

She is described as a white female, 5' 8" tall, slim build with long, dark brown hair. When last seen she was wearing a red coat.


Famous US Greyhound bus graces Warwickshire

A US Greyhound bus is an unlikely sight in the UK, but it was the star attraction at Showbus 2013 held at Long Marston airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon.

It once crossed the States on long-distance service in the 1960s and 70s.

Greyhound bus on show at Showbus 2013 Credit: ITV Central

The split-level coach was one of the more than 1,000 buses old and new which came to Warwickshire from across the country.

It is the second time the event has been held in the Midlands having moved from Duxford.

One giant leap for former Mayor

The former Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon returned from America on Tuesday where he has completed space flight training at NASTAR.

65-year-old Cyril Bennis, who was mayor in 1997-98, is planning to fly into sub-orbital space next year.

Cyril Bennis passed training and medical assessments in Philadelphia and has been cleared for space travel next year Credit: Cyril Bennis

Gold post box in Stratford-upon-Avon given fresh coat of paint

The post boxes in Stratford-upon-Avon Credit: ITV News Central

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 post boxes being painted last summer Credit: ITV News Central


Criticisism of approval to build 800 homes near Shakespeare cottage

800 homes are expected to be built near to Anne Hathaway's cottage
800 homes are expected to be built near to Anne Hathaway's cottage Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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."

Judge approves 800 home plan near Shakespeare cottage

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.

Hearing to take place over greenbelt homes in Stratford

Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon Credit: PA

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.

Watch: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust opposed to new homes

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