Thursday, 06 August 2020

Easter play

Easter play

A CHILDREN’S play group is to hold a special Easter session and egg hunt in Sonning Common. Pop Up Play Village will hold the event at the village hall in Wood Lane on Thursday, April 16 from 10am to 11.15am. Children are invited to take part in the...
Festival date

Festival date

THIS year’s Christmas Festival in Henley will be held on Friday, November 27. The date was agreed at a meeting of the town council’s town and community committee.
An Advent diary, a tale of gluttony and desolation

An Advent diary, a tale of gluttony and desolation

November 21 “To be positive”, wrote the late great Ambrose Bierce in his Devil’s Dictionary, is “to be mistaken at the top of one’s voice”.Nevertheless, I am positive that well-meaning and amiable people begin to ply me with mince pies earlier every...
Volunteers serve Christmas Day meal to elderly

Volunteers serve Christmas Day meal to elderly

MORE than 30 guests were treated to lunch at Sonning Common village hall on Christmas Day. The 10th annual event was started by Chrissie Godfrey and Jill Vallis but is now co-ordinated by Sandy Onofrio. She said: “A most wonderful time was had by...
Vicar and donkeys lead Nativity procession

Vicar and donkeys lead Nativity procession

THE journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem was recreated in Ewelme on Christmas Eve. Rev Stephen Cousins and two donkeys led more than 150 people from the recreation ground to the Shepherd’s Hut pub, where landlord Gary Flux dressed as the innkeeper....

Record-breaking end to Living Advent Calendar shows

Record-breaking end to Living Advent Calendar

THE organiser of the Henley Living Advent Calendar says he is proud after it raised a record sum. The ninth annual charity initiative ...

Double victory for Debbie McGee

Double victory for Debbie McGee

DEBBIE McGEE celebrated Christmas Day with victories on two television contests. The radio presenter from Wargrave was crowned the ...

New Year Message: Niki Schafer, chairman, Henley Business Partnership

Niki Schäfer, chairman, Henley Business Partnership THERE has been much uncertainty during 2019, making the process of planning more ...

New Year Message: Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council

Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council OXFORDSHIRE 2020. That used to sound like the future and now it’s nearly upon us. ...

The late shift

The late shift

SISTER Carol came on duty at 5pm on Christmas Eve. She’d been the ward sister at the special care baby unit for 12 years. She saw ...

Former PM joins guests at party

Former PM joins guests at party

MORE than 120 elderly residents attended a Christmas high tea party held at Colleton Primary School in Twyford. The guests enjoyed ...

Developer’s festive party for retirees

Developer’s festive party for retirees

RESIDENTS of the Albert Court retirement homes development got into the Christmas spirit with a party. They were served mince pies and ...

Retired village postman recalls delivering to naked couple

Retired village postman recalls delivering to naked couple

RESIDENTS of Binfield Heath bid farewell to their postman at the village’s annual carol concert. Tim Randall, 58, who had held the ...

Chemists

BOOTS the chemist in Bell Street, Henley, is open from 8.30am to 6.30pm on Monday and Tuesday but closed on Christmas Day. It will be ...

We’re dreaming of a green Christmas

We’re dreaming of a green Christmas

BRITONS are expected to splash £4.8 billion this Christmas, almost four per cent more than last year. But how much of that will be ...

Elton John charity DJ provides music at Mencap party

Elton John charity DJ provides music at Mencap party

ABOUT 60 members of the South Oxfordshire Mencap Society attended a Christmas party at Harpsden village hall. The event featured a ...

School’s Christingle service

School’s Christingle service

THE autumn term drew to a close at Caversham Preparatory School with its annual Christingle service held in the chapel at nearby Queen ...

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