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A MAZE of underground tunnels at Warren Row belonging to the Ministry of Defence and once rumoured to be allocated as a regional seat of government in the event of a nuclear war is to be sold

A MAZE of underground tunnels at Warren Row belonging to the Ministry of Defence and once rumoured to be allocated as a regional seat of government in the event of a nuclear war is to be sold. Henley estate agents Simmons & Sons have been instructed to sell the tunnels along with woodlands and common land, which were covered by a tree preservation order.

A new police convalescent home at Crays Pond, near Goring, received the royal seal of approval yesterday when it was officially opened by the Queen Mother. Resplendent in a pale blue dress with matching shoes and veiled hat, the Queen Mother was received by, among others, the Home Secretary Douglas Hurd, the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Hugo Brunner and the chief constable of the Thames Valley Colin Smith.

A man whom police want to question in connection with a murder at Hurley on Wednesday has regained consciousness in hospital. Richard Ferguson is thought to have taken a drugs overdose in the riverside home where his common-law wife, Tessa Davies, 47, was found battered to death. Police have been keeping a vigil at his bedside in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.

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