Saturday, 23 June 2018

Turning back the pages

RESIDENTS packed Henley town hall to tell South Oxfordshire’s top police officer they want more police on the streets. But Supt Jill Simpson told them she was using all the officers available to her. She would, however, welcome volunteers who could become special constables or help keep the police station open. Her comments failed to impress Henley residents as 89 per cent were dissatisfied with what they heard, according to a survey by meeting organisers, Safer Henley.

Henley MP Boris Johnson has come to the defence of a Goring man who is facing deportation to Zimbabwe. In a Commons debate, he said the Home Office’s threat to deport Mark Coleman was unlawful. He said: “There is nothing left for Mr Coleman in Zimbabwe. There is clear evidence that when Zimbabweans return to Harare airport, they face intimidation, abuse and even torture and jail.”

Watlington Parish Council has had to remove a link from its website after it was claimed to be directing people to pornography. Councillor Tony Williamson told a council meeting: “It is our website yet within only a few clicks I was on a site with naked ladies.”

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