THE son of a victim of Henley’s infamous Hart Street crossing has launched a campaign for urgent action. Michael Hodges,
THE son of a victim of Henley’s infamous Hart Street crossing has launched a campaign for urgent action. Michael Hodges, whose mother Joan Springer died on the crossing in 1996, this week placed his own warning signs on both sides of the crossing. One reads: “Dying to cross? Since 1996 three pedestrians have been killed here while crossing yet Oxfordshire County Council has done nothing. Call Mike Collins, the council’s senior engineer, on 01865 815877 and ask him when it will be safe for you to cross.”
Former Henley curate David Bouskill helped deliver his baby son at home. His wife, Claire, 29, went into labour suddenly early on Monday but by the time he had dialled 999 he realised an ambulance would not arrive in time. David, now vicar of St Edburg’s, Bicester, kept the operator on the line as he tried to calm his wife until the baby’s head appeared. Baby Jacob arrived safely, weighing 10lb 10oz.
A couple who spent more than £50,000 and two years renovating their dream home woke up on Monday to find it under 4in of water. A main had burst at a reservoir behind the 190-year-old cottage at Kingwood Common, sending a torrent of water raging through lanes and ditches before swamping the home of Kevin and Denise Horne.