Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Army reservist recreates wartime cavalry offensive

Army reservist recreates wartime cavalry offensive

AN army reservist completed a 100km horse ride through France and Belgium to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Freja Galliven, 23, of St Mary’s Close, Henley, took part in the International Cavalry Association’s Pursuit to Mons last...
Riders complete charity cycle

Riders complete charity cycle

ABOUT 80 people took part in a charity cycle through the countryside around Henley. The riders were taking part in the seventh annual PIP Mountain Bike Challenge, which started and finished at Lovibonds Brewery in Market Place. They tackled the...
Quakers give out poppies for peace

Quakers give out poppies for peace

SCORES of white poppies were handed out by Henley Quakers to promote peace. The poppies are worn in memory of people who have suffered or are suffering as a result of war, wherever they are in the world. They honour them by supporting work for peace...
Ban the bangs in fireworks

Ban the bangs in fireworks

THE Henley Standard is this week launching a new campaign to encourage the use of quiet fireworks. The Ban the Bangs initiative is in response to an appeal by Wargrave woman Jane Foddy, who says the loud noise made by some fireworks can be distressing...

Women should not be silenced by internet trolls

Women should not be silenced by internet trolls

NEWSREADER Cathy Newman says political discourse has been eroded by social media. Speaking on the final day of this year’s Henley ...

‘Living’ wall artist asking for permission a year late

‘Living’ wall artist asking for permission a year late

AN artist who installed a 26ft “living” wall of plants on the side of his home in Henley last year is now seeking planning permission ...

Comic actor wins award for cancer research advert

Comic actor wins award for cancer research advert

AN actor and writer from Swyncombe has won an award for an advert about cancer research. David Chistie-Miller, 27, scooped best script ...

Posthumous award for ‘passionate’ former parks manager

Posthumous award for ‘passionate’ former parks manager

THE former manager of Henley’s parks has been given a posthumous award. Gareth Bartle, who died in May, won the Thames and Chilterns ...

Extended festival draws in the crowds

Extended festival draws in the crowds

THE director of the Henley Literary Festival says this year’s event was the strongest and most diverse yet. Sue Ryan praised the ...

Plans for 65 homes for elderly revived

Thamesfield care home in Henley, also owned by Retirement Villages Group

PLANS for a large complex of “extra care” flats and cottages for the elderly near Shiplake have been revived. Retirement Villages ...

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