Friday, 16 November 2018

Turning back the pages

FORMER Gillotts pupil and world rally champion Richard Burns has been remembered in Henley as the

FORMER Gillotts pupil and world rally champion Richard Burns has been remembered in Henley as the young man with a dream who became an inspiration. Mr Burns, who in 2001 became the first Englishman to win the world title, died on Friday following a two-year battle with cancer, with his family and girlfriend at his bedside. He was 34. The rally star, from Hook End, near Checkendon, began driving at the age of eight with his father in a field near their home. By 1993 he had become the youngest ever British champion.

 Town councillors are calling for a 20mph speed limit outside every school in Henley. The move was inspired by protests outside Trinity Primary School in Vicarage Road, which is plagued by speeding drivers, according to councillors.

Maidenhead MP Theresa May has criticised First Great Western’s new timetable, calling it “profoundly disappointing”. She said commuters from Wargrave had been making do with overcrowded and often late trains into Paddington and accused Network Rail of blocking further improvements to the timetable, which comes into effect this month.



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