Friday, 22 June 2018

School’s lacrosse team with five sets of sisters

School’s lacrosse team with five sets of sisters

IT’S not uncommon for sporting prowess to run in the family but a lacrosse team from Caversham has taken this to the extreme. The first team at Queen Anne’s School has no less than five sets of sisters. Georgina and Lucy Evans, Katie and Rachel Green,...
Pop-up sale to boost funds

Pop-up sale to boost funds

MORE than 100 people attended a pop-up sale and lunch to raise money for the Chiltern Centre for disabled childen in Henley. The event was held at Phyllis Court Club. After the sale, the guests sat down for a meal and an auction run by antiques...

Like Eric Liddell, seek public good

Like Eric Liddell, seek public good

IN our busy lives we are so often blinded by the dramatic or ostentatious and fail to appreciate the hidden depths beyond our view.    The film Chariots of Fire was the dramatic story of the Christian evangelist Eric Liddell.  He won gold in the...
Grappling at the council...

Grappling at the council...

OUR story last week about the charity wrestling event at Henley town hall sparked the imagination of some Twitter users who suggested some wrestler names for some of the councillors. The “bouts” featured Donna Cook, the newest member and a...

Read well

Read well

THE Reading Well for mental health initiative was launched last week. Organised by the Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians, it consists of 37 books available from libraries that offer support for people with mental health needs. The...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS track in Binfield Heath is overgrown but must have been used more extensively in the past. A notice calls it Keeps Lane yet maps ...

Twenty five years ago...

DETECTIVES say drug abuse was rife in the Russell's Water area at the time of Jim Eggleton’s murder. Officers investigating the ...

Ode to our town

A POEM about Henley has been included in a new book called The English River by Virginia Astley. She is a songwriter and musician who ...

A hundred years ago...

THE King has been pleased to approve that the dignity of a peerage of the United Kingdom be conferred upon the Rt Hon Sir Walter ...

Ten years ago...

BOATMEN from Hobbs were hailed heroes after they rescued six people who found themselves trapped on the Thames. Kim Clifford and ...

War heroes fail to fascinate BBC

War heroes fail to fascinate BBC

Sir, — Last month my wife and I had the very great pleasure of hosting Royal Canadian Air Force W/Cdr (retired) John McClure DFC and ...

Lorry shouldn’t be on this road

Lorry shouldn’t be on this road

Sir, — On Friday a scrap iron lorry got stuck in Gravel Road, Binfield Heath, a single lane road. The lorry broke off large tree ...

Fifty years ago...

THOMAS BROOKS, of Northfield End, Henley, thinks he has the longest, cleanest, driving licence of anyone in the area — and no wonder. ...

Your letters...

Town looks run down Sir, — I have just read Henley town manager Helen Barnett’s article in the Henley Magazine, which is published by ...

Terrapin sunbathes by water

Terrapin sunbathes by water

THIS picture was submitted by Liz James who says: “We spotted this terrapin sunbathing on a log on the Hennerton backwater, near ...

Turn to friends and faith amid change

DURING the months of May and June our gardens look their very best; they are a real treat and a great boost to our feeling of ...

Almost hottest May

AFTER a frost-free April, there were just two frosts in May. But the month was actually one of the hottest on record with temperatures ...

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Village shop raided again

Village shop raided again

A SHOP in Sonning Common has been raided for the second time in three months. Two masked men smashed their way into the Co-op in Wood Lane before stealing a large quantity of ... [more]

 

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BANK NURSES The Oratory School is looking for Bank Nurses to work as part of the Health Centre team to provide nursing ...

 

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Expanding team to help with existing customers and new projects Looking for Experienced telemarketing/inside sales ...

 

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FULL TIME Cricket Grounds-person required We are a Private Estate in Henley-on-Thames looking for an experienced, well ...