Friday, 23 February 2018

Sir Elton show named performance of year

Sir Elton show named performance of year

THE Henley Festival has won an award following this summer’s performance by Sir Elton John.The show was crowned headline performance of the year in the UK Festival Awards, which were presented at the Camden Roundhouse in London on Monday.It was up...

I'm an Olympic champion but can't get a mortgage

I'm an Olympic champion but can't get a mortgage

AN Olympic rowing champion has told how he couldn’t get a mortgage on a £190,000 flat and says he would be better off filling supermarket shelves.Will Satch, who won gold in the GB men’s eight in Rio in the summer, was rejected by 40 lenders and had...
New plan for family archive at Friar Park

New plan for family archive at Friar Park

THE widow of Beatle George Harrison wants to build an archive at the home they shared for 30 years.Olivia Harrison has applied to South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, for permission to remove temporary storage and utility units...

Tribute to comedian

DEBBIE McGEE has paid tribute to Caroline Aherne. The 52-year-old comedian died on Saturday after fighting lung cancer. Wargrave ...

Antiques Roadshow visiting

THE Antiques Roadshow will be at the BBC in Caversham Park on Sunday. The doors will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm and entry is free. ...

Ab Fab star drops into antiques store

COMEDIAN and actress Jennifer Saunders surprised customers when she visited a garden centre near Wargrave. The Absolutely Fabulous ...

Not stirred by Bond

JEREMY IRONS has revealed that he turned down the role of James Bond. The 67-year-old actor from Watlington was shooting The French ...

Knight work if you can get it, Schofield

THIS Morning host Phillip Schofield is returning to the stage for the first time in almost 15 years later this month — and he may even ...

TV presenter returns to old school for lecture

TELEVISION presenter Matt Allwright spoke to students at his former school, Reading Blue Coat in Sonning. Allwright, who was head boy ...

Strictly star’s an admirer of both Henleys

ANN Widdecombe likes Henley so much she’s been to both of them. The former Conservative MP turned Strictly Come Dancing star is also a ...

Russell Brand gives fans sweet treat

COMEDIAN Russell Brand gave cupcakes to every member of his audience at a stage show in Henley on Tuesday night. The comedian and ...

Comedian sells out

COMEDIAN Russell Brand will perform at the Kenton Theatre in Henley next week. Tickets to see the town’s newest celebrity resident ...

Singer through

SINGER Beth Morris has made it through to the next round of the BBC’s The Voice. The former employee of Henley agency Eight Ray Music ...

'Enigma' Savile 'tainted Top of the Pops'

RADIO presenter Mike Read says the Jimmy Savile scandal has “tainted” the history of Top of the Pops. The former programme presenter, ...

Paul Daniels diagnosed with brain tumour

PAUL DANIELS has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. The 77-year-old magician and entertainer, who lives in Wargrave with ...

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On Your Bike back for 12th year

On Your Bike back for 12th year

ON Your Bike will return next month for the 12th year running. Hundreds of families are expected to take part in the fund-raising bike ride on March 25, starting at Sonning Common ... [more]

 

Chard helps side to win

THE D team of Sonning Common and Peppard were 7-3 winners at Tilehurst Methodists A in their Reading and District League top of the table Division 2 clash in which Carol Chard ... [more]

 

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