Monday, 14 October 2019

Theatre row over children's panto

Theatre row over children's panto

A POPULAR children’s Christmas pantomime could be facing the axe. Henley Children’s Theatre has had an annual booking at the Kenton Theatre over the festive period for almost half a century. Now the New Street venue says it wants to extend the run...

30ft tree to light up Christmas festival

30ft tree to light up Christmas festival

THIS is the huge Christmas tree that will take centre stage at Henley’s festive celebrations. Mayor Ken Arlett and his wife Dorothy visited Greenfield Farm in Christmas Common to choose the 30ft tall Nordmann fir. It will be decorated with white...
Library fun

Library fun

A STORY, craft and colouring event for under-eights will take place at Sonning Common library tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am. The theme is Fathers’ Day and there will also be a cake sale and craft session.
Easter walk

Easter walk

MORE than 60 worshippers took part in a walk of witness on Good Friday. They met at Highfield Park and walked through the village, pausing at stops along the way to sing hymns and listen to prayers and readings. The stops included the Elizabeth...
Children have a cracking time celebrating Easter

Children have a cracking time celebrating Easter

HARPSDEN Pre-School celebrated Easter when the children performed some Easter-themed songs for parents. The children gave rousing renditions of Hot Cross Buns, Five Current Buns, Jack and Jill, Hey Diddle Diddle, Mary had a Little Lamb and Chick...

New rector introduces town procession to mark Holy Week

New rector introduces town procession for church’s Holy Week

MORE than 20 people joined a procession in Henley to mark Palm Sunday. The group gathered in Falaise Square at 9am and were led by a ...

Children rewarded with chocolate after Easter egg hunt

Children rewarded with chocolate after Easter egg hunt

MORE than 100 children took part in an Easter egg hunt in Wargrave. The annual event is organised by the village’s scout troop and ...

Festive market snub

A REQUEST by the Market Square Group to stage a Christmas market in the town in November has been rejected by the town council. The ...

Boss making bakery chain a ‘good citizen’

Boss making bakery chain a ‘good citizen’

IT is best-known for providing pies and pastries to almost every high street in the country but bakery chain Greggs is now a beacon ...

Marshals required for parade

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help marshal the Remembrance parade in Wargrave. Thames Valley Police says it will no longer provide traffic ...

Green is pancake day racetrack

Green is pancake day racetrack

PUPILS, parents and teachers at Stoke Row Primary School took part in the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake races in the village. Dozens ...

£13,000 for appeal

ALMOST £13,000 was raised in Wargrave for last year’s Poppy Appeal with door-to-door and bucket collections. At a meeting of the local ...

Brave boy’s belated Christmas between cancer treatments

Brave boy’s belated Christmas between cancer treatments

A BOY battling cancer enjoyed a belated Christmas dinner with his family after spending more than five weeks abroad having treatment. ...

Runaway horses spooked by fireworks

HORSES which escaped in Checkendon and ran across a cricket field may have been spooked by fireworks. The three animals got out of ...

40 attend lunch hosted by Parkinson’s UK branch

40 attend lunch hosted by Parkinson’s UK branch

MORE than 40 people attended a Christmas lunch organised by the Henley branch of Parkinson’s UK. The event took place at the Christ ...

When the royals tried to censor my playing cards

When the royals tried to censor my playing cards

EXACTLY 25 years ago this Christmas, an idea was born. In the little village of Turville Heath, high in the Chilterns, a stone’s throw ...

10th Christmas concert raises £5,300 for charity

10th Christmas concert raises £5,300 for charity

THE 10th annual Spirit of Christmas concert held at the Christ Church Centre in Henley raised £5,300 for Muscular Dystrophy UK. More ...

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Eco fair day

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Awards for bookworms

ABOUT 50 children have received medals and certificates after taking part in a summer reading challenge at Wargrave library. This year’s theme was “Space Chase” to celebrate the ... [more]

 

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