Monday, 23 May 2022

Teenager passes test first time after 11 cancellations

Teenager passes test first time after 11 cancellations

A TEENAGER has finally passed her driving test after it was cancelled 11 times. Poppy Evans, 19, passed first time — 19 months after she had first booked it. The test had been put off time and again due to the coronavirus pandemic and driving...
Vicar honoured for hard work and commitment

Vicar honoured for hard work and commitment

THE Vicar of Wargrave and Knowl Hill has been honoured by the Diocese of Oxford for his commitment and hard work. Rev John Cook was installed as an honorary canon at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, by the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Dr Steven...
Host’s two-month wait for Ukrainian family

Host’s two-month wait for Ukrainian family

A WOMAN is angry that a Ukrainian family she planned to host has still not received visas to enter Britain after waiting almost two months. Judi Green, 45, of Swanston Field, Whitchurch, applied to sponsor Anna Goldenberg and her two children on March...
For sale: house that’s hosted the famous

For sale: house that’s hosted the famous

A HOUSE that belonged to the founder of Upper Thames Rowing Club and is a stone’s throw away from the Henley Royal Regatta course is being sold, writes Phil Simms. Bird Place, which is near Henley Bridge, has been in the Sutherland family for more...
Green campaigner creates garden for Chelsea show

Green campaigner creates garden for Chelsea show

AN environmental campaigner from Peppard has created a garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Lynne Lambourne, 47, has used it as an opportunity to highlight sustainable practices and inspire people to reuse and recycle. The 20m by 10m garden was...

Woman holds week-long plant sale for Ukraine

Woman holds week-long plant sale for Ukraine

A WOMAN is running a week-long plant sale to raise money for the people of Ukraine. Gail Spence, 72, of Albert Road, Caversham, is ...

Bus blaze in Binfield Heath

Bus blaze in Binfield Heath

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blazing bus in Binfield Heath late this afternoon (Thursday). The 800 Arriva service was travelling towards ...

George Clooney filming rowing blockbuster in Henley

George Clooney films rowing blockbuster in Henley

WITH a large, luxurious house on the river at Sonning, it wasn’t far for him to come to work. George Clooney was in Henley this week ...

Make Henley Shine raises £35,000 with new backers

Make Henley Shine raises £35,000 with new backers

PLANS to illuminate Henley Bridge have won the support of both Leander Club and Phyllis Court Club. The riverside clubs have signed up ...

Food firm founder made chancellor

Food firm founder made chancellor

THE founder of Ella’s Kitchen has been appointed chancellor of the University of Reading, the ceremonial head of the university. Paul ...

Hanging baskets hit record of 250

Hanging baskets hit record of 250

A NEW record has been set for the number of summer hanging baskets sold in Henley. Residents and businesses have bought a total of 250 ...

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