Friday, 23 August 2019

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HENLEY’S driving test centre could be brought to an emergency stop if town councillors have their way. The Department of Transport will be asked to put the brakes on tests as soon as possible because of the congestion on Henley’s roads. Councillors have no argument with the local driving schools but they object to the numerous instructors from other towns who bring learners to Henley to practise.

The family of a car passenger killed on an unlit road are considering whether to sue the authority which had switched off street lights to save money. Management consultant John Stockill, of Gravel Road, Binfield Heath, received fatal head injuries when the car in which he was travelling ploughed into a stationary lorry.

Henley MP Michael Heseltine has swung his support behind the anti-landgrab campaigners. The president of the Board of Trade is planning to lead a delegation to Environment Secretary John Gummer to put the case against the threatened boundary changes and the third Thames bridge.

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