Saturday, 22 September 2018

£500,000 outdoor pool could be the next big attraction

£500,000 outdoor pool could be the next big attraction

PLANS for a £500,000 lido in Henley have been backed by town councillors, writes Phil Simms. Michaela Clarke, of Elizabeth Road, said the outdoor pool would be a leisure attraction and meet the demand for children’s swimming lessons. It would be 25m...
£10,000 raised by party in memory of rugby veteran

£10,000 raised by party in memory of rugby veteran

A BOAT party in memory of a Henley Rugby Club player who died on the pitch raised about £10,000 for charity. The club’s veterans’ side the Henley Vultures organised the celebration on The New Orleans on Friday night to honour fly-half Simon Priestley,...
Best pub on ale trail

Best pub on ale trail

THE Flower Pot in Aston has been named the best pub on an ale trail. It won the outstanding ale trail pub at the Reading and Mid-Berkshire’s Campaign for Real Ale Awards. The Brakspear pub, which has been run by Tony Read and his partner Pat Thatcher...
Man comes home to take charge of town centre pub

Man comes home to take charge of town centre pub

A PUB in Henley town centre has a new landlord. James Halsall, 33, has taken over the Three Tuns in Market Place from Mark and Sandra Duggan, who ran the Brakspear pub for seven years. He has been in the hospitality industry for about 10 years and has...
We must stop lorries doing this

We must stop lorries doing this

CAMPAIGNERS have called for stricter rules on heavy goods vehicles driving through Henley after a lorry got wedged in a town centre road. The Waitrose lorry was attempting to negotiate the junction of West Street and King’s Road near the town hall...

Auctioned hippos to go around the world

Auctioned hippos to go around the world

LEANDER Club in Henley has raised at least £8,000 for charity by auctioning off 180 papier-mâché hippos. The 1ft long figures were ...

First woman home in 100km race

First woman home in 100km race

A WOMAN from Henley was the first female home in this year’s 100km Thames Path Challenge. Anna Troup, 48, finished seventh overall out ...

Metal detecting could be banned for public spaces

Metal detecting could be banned for public spaces

METAL detectorists could be banned from Henley’s public spaces. The town council is considering the move following complaints about ...

Councillors open new playground and outdoor gym

Councillors open new playground and outdoor gym

A new children’s playground and outdoor gym at Makins recreation ground in Henley have been officially opened. Dozens of people ...

Walkers raise money for Sue Ryder hospice

Walkers raise money for Sue Ryder hospice

More than 200 people took part in a charity walk around Nettlebed to raise money for the village’s Sue Ryder hospice. The third annual ...

Thieves drive Land Rover in to Woodcote shop

Thieves drive Land Rover in to Woodcote shop

A 4x4 car was left in the wall of a Woodcote shop after an attempted ram raid. Thieves targeted the Co-operative supermarket in Bridle ...

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