Thursday, 30 March 2017

Keeping it local

Keeping it local

IT looks as though former Apprentice winner Yasmina Siadatan is ready to get stuck into local affairs. She was one of the guests at the recent Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Awards and loved it so much that she could even have a starring role next...
Amazon cleans up when it comes to box sizes

Amazon cleans up when it comes to box sizes

JUDI-ANN ROSCOE thought these photographs might amuse those people who shop online and then have whatever it is they’ve ordered delivered to their home. She ordered a long-handled dustpan and brush via Amazon but when the package arrived at her...
Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS week’s item has been contributed by a reader, Mr R E Cooke, of Northfield End, Henley. His photograph shows the old schoolhouse/keeper’s cottage which is situated at the bottom of the bridleway leading down to Lower Assendon from Henley Park....
Carry on and don't give in to terrorism

Carry on and don't give in to terrorism

ON July 31, 1802 William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy left London early on the Dover coach. Dorothy wrote in her journal: “It was a beautiful morning. The City, St Paul’s, with the river and a multitude of little boats made a most beautiful sight...
Church's lovely show of daffodils

Church's lovely show of daffodils

Sir, — I thought you may be interested in using this photograph taken in the churchyard at the parish church of All Saints at Rotherfield Peppard. The crocuses are gone now but have been replaced by a lovely show of daffodils. — Yours...

Happy birthday to the dutiful Vera

Happy birthday to the dutiful Vera

Sir, — From Saturday’s BBC programme about Vera Lynn and newspaper reports of her insistence on visiting the troops in Burma, the ...

Tallulah's friendly in retirement

Tallulah's friendly in retirement

Sir, — This is Tallulah, a Pets As Therapy hospital-visiting dog, working hard to promote the charity’s work at Crufts. Now 12, Tallie ...

Your letters...

Make our PM feel welcome Sir, — I felt sorry at the front page article about the Prime Minister’s security team parking in a loading ...

THE Mayor of Henley left the borough bench in order to answer as a defendant a summons in respect of a chimney fire at his residence ...

RAIDERS have struck at a Henley clothes shop for the fourth time in just seven months. They stole an estimated £15,000 of clothing ...

Rejoice in newness of life all around us

MY birthday is in February and since my daughter lives in America I can always rely on a lovely bunch of flowers being delivered from ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS sawn-off tree trunk in Hurley could easily be passed by without a second glance. However, pause for a moment and you will see ...

Rival councillors rubbish each other

Rival councillors rubbish each other

WITH not one but two seats on Henley Town Council up for grabs following the resignation of two members of the ruling Conservative ...

Your letters...

Why we sold youth centre Sir, — Once again, as chairman of the Thamesfield Youth Association, I feel the necessity to explain and ...

Town with personalised drain covers

Town with personalised drain covers

Sir, — On the Henley Hit Litter day two Saturdays ago, Councillor Dave Eggleton and others were cleaning the rubbish from a drain in ...

Look out for hares

Look out for hares

Sir, — This inquisitive brown hare, well camouflaged in the countryside, was beautifully photographed by Angus Parker. March is a good ...

Come back and pick up your rubbish

Come back and pick up your rubbish

Sir, — Would the person who dumped all these fir tree shavings in New Road, Shiplake, together with some bricks and logs, please come ...

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