Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Golfers raise £10,000 for NHS by playing 100 holes

Golfers raise £10,000 for NHS by playing 100 holes

THE captain of Reading Golf Club has raised £10,000 for the NHS by playing golf continuously from dawn to dusk. John Rusby, 65, and his wife Hilary teed off at the Emmer Green club at 4.40am on Wednesday last week and finished at 9pm when they played...
Primary schools prepare to re-open

Primary schools prepare to re-open

PRIMARY and preparatory schools in the Henley area could welcome some pupils back next month as the coronavirus lockdown starts to ease. They have started to compile risk assessments and are seeking parents’ views on restarting classes for nursery...
Warning not to cut down trees

Warning not to cut down trees

A WARNING has been issued not to cut down protected trees on a parcel of woodland near Henley after neighbours raised concerns. Several trees on land off Gravel Hill, between Pack and Prime Lane and Parkside, were recently marked with red crosses,...
£3.7m fund to mitigate ugly rail gantries

£3.7m fund to mitigate ugly rail gantries

CAMPAIGNERS in the Goring area hope to claim a share of a £3.75 million fund which has been launched to offset the environmental impact of electrifying the Great Western railway line. Network Rail installed metal gantries at regular intervals along...
Fencing raises fears for public footpaths in woods

Fencing raises fears for public footpaths in woods

CAMPAIGNERS are fighting to stop landowners fencing off footpaths on private woodland near Woodcote. They say the network of routes through Birchen Copse, which is to the east of Long Toll on the village’s southern outskirts, has been used by the...

Repairs to crumbling listed barn start at last

URGENT work has begun to prevent a crumbling Grade I listed barn from slipping into further disrepair. Contractors for mental health ...

Allotments now busier than ever

ALLOTMENTS in Henley are proving a popular way for people to get exercise during the coronavirus lockdown. The 220 plots at the ...

Anglers return to fishing lakes as river is ‘closed’

ANGLERS in the Henley area are pleased that restrictions aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus have been lifted. Last week, ...

Food needed

THE Henley food bank is running low on items. It needs gifts of squash, UHT milk, crisps, tinned vegetables, tomatoes, meat, cereal, ...

Final call for baskets

Final call for baskets

A TOTAL of 162 summer hanging baskets have now been ordered by businesses and residents in Henley. They will start to be installed ...

Road closure

A ROAD between Lower Assendon and Fawley will be partially closed for 10 days. BT is clearing trees around utility poles along Pond ...

There has never been a better time for us to wash our hands properly

THE word “germ” has negative connotations despite it being the original Latin word for seed or sprout (hence germination). ...

Triage only

OPTICIANS have had to cancel all routine appointments due to the coronavirus crisis. They can only carry out emergency work if they ...

Pets suffer

THE RSPCA says it has dealt with 173 incidents in Oxfordshire since start of coronavirus lockdown. One case involved a cat belonging ...

Many happy returns, Your Majesty

Many happy returns, Your Majesty

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PENSIONERS enjoyed a tea party in Henley to celebrate the Queen’s 91st birthday. About 80 guests attended the free event, which took ...

IT heroes

THE leader of Oxfordshire County Council has praised its IT staff. About 3,500 members of staff have been working from home using ...

Don’t use skate park

THE skate park in Henley has been used against advice during the coronavirus lockdown. The facility at Makins recreation ground, off ...

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Rewriting history

HISTORIAN and TV presenter Lucy Worsley was amused to see herself “quoted” in the latest edition of the adult comic Viz. A reader’s letter purporting to come from “Lucy Worsley, ... [more]

 
The Rainbow Runners

The Rainbow Runners

A PHARMACIST who was struck down with covid-19 is about to finish running 200km in aid of doctors and nurses who are treating people with the disease. Jacqui Little and her friend ... [more]

 

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