Monday, 24 September 2018

Turning back the pages

A PETITION by 35 pensioners has condemned the new poll tax as “unreasonable, unjust and unfair”.

A PETITION by 35 pensioners has condemned the new poll tax as “unreasonable, unjust and unfair”. Freddy Fordham has gathered the names of 95 per cent of the pensioners in the village of Chazey Heath and has sent the petition to both his MP Michael Heseltine and the Environment Secretary Chris Patten. Mr Fordham plans to pay only 20 per cent of his bill, not in a show of defiance but because he thinks that is all he will be able to afford.

Henley’s town centre redevelopment scheme could still go back into the melting pot. That’s the view of Mayor Tony Lane, one of a number of district councillors who voted against the plan when it was approved by South Oxfordshire District Council in July. The latest development in the long-running saga surrounds a request from Waitrose, which wants a bigger supermarket on the site of the demolished Regal cinema.

Henley MP Michael Heseltine has denied rumours that he will be challenging Mrs Thatcher for the Conservative Party leadership. He has made it clear that he will only consider the leadership should the Prime Minister stand down.



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