Thursday, 19 July 2018

Friends hold fund-raiser for city devastated by cyclone

Friends hold fund-raiser for city devastated by cyclone

A CHARITY fund-raiser was held to help the residents of a city in Somaliand which was devastated by a tropical cyclone. Up to 60 people were killed, homes were destroyed and livestock killed when the cyclone hit Borama, which has a friendship link...
Delays for commuters as tree blocks branch line

Delays for commuters as tree blocks branch line

A TREE is blocking the branch line between Henley and Twyford this morning (Thursday) causing disruption to journeys. The incident was reported at about 7.45am and National Rail says services may be cancelled or revised. It anticipates the disruption...

New rector for Henley appointed

New rector for Henley appointed

THE benefice of Henley and Remenham has a new rector. Rev Jeremy Tayler has been appointed following an interview panel with churchwardens last week. He will replace Rev Canon Martyn Griffiths, who retired in December after 13 years in the role. Mr...
Mary pops into first homes show at Stonor Park

Mary pops into first homes show at Stonor Park

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed the sunshine at a new homes and garden show at Stonor Park. The first annual Henley Garden Show took place at the country estate from Friday to Sunday last week. Dozens of stallholders selling arts and crafts, furniture and...
Thousands of tickets sold for 12th annual literary festival

Thousands of tickets sold for 12th annual literary festival

ABOUT 200 people attended the launch of the 12th annual Henley Literary Festival on Monday. Guests enjoyed canapes and glasses of fizz at Phyllis Court Club’s riverside pavilion. A total of 4,400 tickets for the festival, which runs from September 29...

Mill Meadows awarded Green Flag for fifth year running

Mill Meadows awarded Green Flag for fifth year running

A BEAUTY spot in Henley has won its fifth consecutive Green Flag award. Town councillor Kellie Hinton dedicated the prize for Mill ...

Stigers and Brydon bring big band to festival

Stigers and Brydon bring big band to festival

Jazz musician Curtis Stigers brought a touch of class to the Henley Festival as he performed a Frank Sinatra medley on Saturday (14). ...

Just the tonic for Townlands

Just the tonic for Townlands

THE empty floor at Townlands Memorial Hospital in Henley could be filled by offering more outpatient services. The Royal Berkshire NHS ...

Delivery driver killed my 18-year-old cat

Delivery driver killed my 18-year-old cat

A DELIVERY van driver ran over and killed a family’s cat in front of two children as she slept in the road. Sue Guy-Spratt says Bonnie,...

MP won’t comment on Brexit resignations

MP won’t comment on Brexit resignations

HENLEY MP John Howell has refused to comment on his predecessor’s resignation from the Cabinet. Boris Johnson, who was Henley’s MP ...

Man strips to boxers to retrieve phone from riverbed

Man strips to boxers to retrieve phone from riverbed

THERE was plenty of action on the river at this year’s regatta… and it wasn’t just the rowing. One unfortunate woman dropped her ...

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A CONSULTATION on an extension of the St Peter’s Conservation Area in Caversham has opened. The proposals mean it could now include Caversham Bridge, Bridge Street, and the area ... [more]

 

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A STREET in Caversham is to close for two days for resurfacing work. Caversham Park Road will be shut in both directions from 9.30am to 3.30pm on July 31 and August 1 while the ... [more]

 

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