Saturday, 21 April 2018

Toy appeal for hospital

THE mother of a five-year-old boy with cancer is appealing for toys and games to be donated to the hospital ward where he is recovering. Lynne Longshaw, 43, owner of the Henley Nail Spa in Bell Street, acted after discovering there are not enough to go round. Her son Charlie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, earlier this year after doctors found a shadow during an X-ray taken because he had fallen over and broken his hip.

Students from The Henley College are to have their day cut short by the new railway timetable. From January 2 the college will start lessons 15 minutes later at 8.45am. Three MPs criticised the disruption caused to the college by the rail timetable starting on December 10 and the student union said it would inconvenience students. Nearly a fifth of the 1,700 college students use the railway.

Organisers of the inaugural Henley Beer and Wine Festival were “disappointed” with the turnout at last weekend’s event. Committee member Alan Popham said they may have been over-ambitious when predicting visitor numbers. He said: “We thought the runnning of an event this diverse and complex was good but we were disappointed with the number of people who turned up.”

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