Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Turning back the pages

WAR veteran Dennis Devier has received yet another sickening blow from National Health Service bosses after they refused to save his sight for the third time - despite his disabled wife suffering a heart attack just over two weeks ago. Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust has stuck with its decision that Mr Devier, 84, was not an exceptional case even though he is a full time carer to his wife Frances, who blames her recent heart attack on the “stress and strain of our ordeal.” Henley MP Boris Johnson branded the decision “crazy.”

Henley’s efforts for this year’s Britain in Bloom have been going from strength to strength in the last couple of weeks, with the local community rallying round and getting behind the campaign. Local businesses and organisations have given the campaign a boost with vital donations and sponsorship, following the official campaign launch in King’s Arms Barn.

The famous royal regatta fireworks that have thrilled crowds on the Saturday of the five-day event for more than a century will be no more after this year. Henley businessman, Geoff Knight, who stepped in after a committee decided in 2003 that it was no longer viable, has said he will not organise the event next year.

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