Sunday, 18 November 2018

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AN amazing 800 sacks of emergency supplies were on their way to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka yesterday thanks to

AN amazing 800 sacks of emergency supplies were on their way to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka yesterday thanks to your response to last week’s desperate appeal. The supplies, including blankets, children’s clothing and toys for the orphans, were your answer to the appeal by Sri Lanka-born Sharmi Joseph. She said: “One lady, whose child had sadly died, brought in all the baby clothes. People in Henley have really big hearts.”

Members of a golf club are angry that they will lose their course to make way for a playground for the super-rich. It is understood that nearly 500 members and up to 20 staff have been told that Aspect Park Golf Club in Remenham is set to close in the autumn. Members claims the “greed” of a consortium of buyers, which own the 600-acre site, would “shatter” the club.

The saviour of the royal regatta fireworks display has announced a plan that will ensure the spectacular remains a highlight of the Henley summer for years to come. Businessman Geoff Knight stepped into the breach in 2003 when the fireworks committee decided that, due to the rising cost of insurance, it had become untenable to stage the display and cancelled the 100-year-old tradition. Mr Knight took a fresh look at the challenges and within two days had put a rescue bid in place. That year the display was described by many as the best of all time.

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