Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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A CYCLIST from Wargrave taken into intensive care after a collision with a car in Hare

A CYCLIST from Wargrave taken into intensive care after a collision with a car in Hare Hatch in May has died. Now the widow of the 82-year-old David Hill has launched a petition asking Wokingham District Council to improve safety at the A4 junction where the accident happened. Zia Hill, of East View Close, Wargrave, and her neighbour, Marion Pope collected more than 200 signatures in first six days, including that of Wargrave MP Theresa May.

Henley was hotter than Casablanca on Wednesday as temperatures in the Market Place soared to 97C. Riverside business boomed, pupils went home and the fire service dashed around as South Oxfordshire sizzled in the sun. About 70 per cent of the pupils at Sacred Heart School, Henley, went home on Wdnesday as parts of the school sweltered in temperatures of 90F inside.

A teenager is fighing for his life after he was dragged from the River Thames when he got into difficulties after plunging in to cool off during the heatwave on Sunday afternoon. The 17-year-old, together with two friends — a brother and sister — dived into the river near Hurley Boat Club but he failed to surface.





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