GALE force winds battered the area over Christmas and Boxing Day with gusts of up to 55mph bringing
GALE force winds battered the area over Christmas and Boxing Day with gusts of up to 55mph bringing down trees and power lines. There are warnings of more to come with the Met Office predicting further strong winds over the next few days. Homes in South Oxfordshire were left without electricity just as Christmas began and roads were left strewn with debris and mud after heavy rain and hail.
A senior police officer has praised the behaviour of the majority of motorists who steered clear of drinking and driving over Christmas. Insp Roy Dachtler said he was also encouraged that of the many drivers breath-tested locally, only four were over the limit in the week up to Christmas Eve.
After an absence of five years the Henley Young Conservatives have been relaunched. Top politicians are expected to come to Henley to speak about a variety of topics, including many issues of interest to young people. New chairman Frank Brown explained that the group is aimed at those aged between 15 and 30.