Wednesday, 18 July 2018

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 Meadows to former park services manager Gareth Bartle, who passed away in May aged 53. The meadows were inspected by...
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).The American singer and saxophonist played alongside the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band on the festival’s “floating” stage...
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 Foundation Trust, which runs most of the services at the hospital off York Road, is considering buying MRI and CT...

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, her tortoiseshell tabby, refused to move out of the man’s way so he just drove over her. But instead of...

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 ...

Regatta records tumble in the heat as crowds cheer heroes of World Cup (football that is)

Regatta records tumble in the heat as crowds cheer heroes of World Cup (football that is)

SOARING temperatures and World Cup fever marked this year’s Henley Royal Regatta. Tens of thousands of people descended on the town ...

Football club wants new all-weather pitch

Football club wants new all-weather pitch as demand increases

A NEW all-weather football pitch should be built in Henley to meet growing demand, says a club chairman. Trevor Howell, who is in ...

Mayor accused of overriding democracy

Mayor accused of overriding democracy at first meeting

THE Mayor of Henley has been accused of overriding democracy. The accusation against Glen Lambert was made by Julian Brookes, leader ...

Regatta umpire launch driver’s last day at wheel

Regatta umpire launch driver’s last day at wheel

A MAN who has driven umpire launches at Henley Royal Regatta for almost 50 years retired on finals day. Colin Hinton, 67, was on duty ...

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