Friday, 18 August 2017

Highwayman cancelled

Highwayman cancelled

THIS year’s Henley Highwayman duathlon has been cancelled, writes David White. The third annual event was due to be staged over the ...

We'll have a grey old time, pledges synthpop pioneer

We'll have a grey old time, pledges synthpop pioneer

IT’S one of the landmark songs of the Eighties that’s sure to raise the roof if Midge Ure plays it at this weekend’s Rewind festival — ...

Students celebrate strong A-level results

Students celebrate strong A-level results

STUDENTS across Henley and the surrounding area are celebrating another set of strong of A-level results.  Nationally the number of ...

'Downtown' star was worth trip up county!

'Downtown' star was worth trip up county!

Petula Clark | Fairport’s Cropredy Convention | Friday, August 11 WE were puzzled when we first heard that Petula Clark was to play ...

Country drummer ready with his marching orders

Country drummer ready with his marching orders

HE’S best known as the drummer who created that unmistakable military beat in chart topping hits such as In a Big Country, Look Away ...

Taylor's full toss delivery leaves Binfield in a spin as hosts secure narrow win

HARPSDEN held visiting Division 1 league leaders WRAYSBURY to a draw last Saturday. Following a brief thunderstorm Harpsden won the ...

So are our neighbourhood plans worth even the paper they're printed on (at huge expense)?

EFFORTS by communities in South Oxfordshire to protect themselves from unwanted development are now worthless because the district ...

Road to be closed for 10 weeks

REPAIRS of a subsided road in Playhatch will begin on August 21 and last an estimated 10 weeks. The work on the A4155 Henley Road ...

Get ready for Rewind invasion

Get ready for Rewind invasion

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AROUND 40,000 music fans will descend on Temple Island Meadows in Remenham next weekend for the ninth annual Rewind Festival. The ...

Science fiction epic's reaching for the stars

Science fiction epic's reaching for the stars

OUR French cousins, we are sometimes wont to forget, are very fond of their comic books. And we’re not talking The Beano here. Unlike ...

Frost duo keep their cool to guide Kidmore End to victory

Frost duo keep their cool to guide Kidmore End to victory

HENLEY 2nds pulled further away from the Division 1 drop zone as they took nine points from their draw at FALKLAND on Saturday. The ...

Hayden removes tail-enders to help sink reigning champs

Hayden removes tail-enders to help sink reigning champs

PEPPARD STOKE ROW pulled off an upset to defeat hosts WEST READING by 18 runs in their Premier Division clash, leapfrogging the ...

Shiplake dominate in derby double header

Shiplake dominate in derby double header

HENLEY had mixed fortunes in their two matches played last weekend. On Saturday, in a four triples mixed friendly at home to ...

Shiplake duo win college's first junior championship medals

Shiplake duo win college's first junior championship medals

TWO Shiplake College rowers helped the Great Britain junior men’s eight secure bronze at the World Rowing Junior Championships in ...

Parishes watch with interest

WOODCOTE’S neighbourhood plan passed a referendum in 2014, the first in this area to do so. It names up to seven sites for 76 ...

In the end, money counts for nothing

ABOUT this time last year, I wrote a piece for Thought for the Week in which I quoted the Chinese curse about “interesting times”. ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

HERE is another curiosity to be found at a local church, this time it’s St Peter and St Paul’s in Shiplake. Take a good look at the ...

Your letters...

Young people need homes Sir, — I am writing with regard to the positive news that the owner of the Thames Farm site near Shiplake has ...

I'm not scary, just a bit, ahem, older

I'm not scary, just a bit, ahem, older

Sir, — I was relaxing on top of my favourite local newspaper when, to my horror, I realised that I was staring at a very unflattering ...

Not quite so lovely

Not quite so lovely

Sir, — I wrote to you three weeks ago about fly-tipping in Henley and you kindly published the letter with a photograph. Since then ...

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