Friday, 04 December 2020

It’s time to enjoy a Great British family ‘staycation’

It’s time to enjoy a Great British family ‘staycation’

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Follow the official advice and enjoy family summer fun

A safe summer of fun

Follow the official advice and enjoy family summer fun

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: Summer is here and people from across the region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

 

Appeal hits half way

Appeal hits half way

THE Kenton for Keeps appeal is more than half way towards its target. The latest total of more than £18,000 includes a £5,000 anonymous donation from a “theatre lover”. The Kenton Theare in New Street, Henley, launched its £35,000 appeal to help it...

Bruce Smith — February 29, 1948-September 22, 2020

Bruce Smith — February 29, 1948-September 22, 2020

A PROMINENT figure in the Henley theatrical world since the Eighties, Bruce Leonard Smith was born on February 29, 1948 and was raised in Tredegar and Newport in South Wales. He died at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury on September 22 following...

Green badge

A YEAR five pupil at Peppard Primary School has been awarded a green Blue Peter badge for her environmental campaign poster. Esme ...

Live theatre returns with comedy play set in pandemic

Live theatre returns with comedy play set in pandemic

LIVE indoor theatre will return to Wargrave next month with a comedy play that reflects the difficulties of 2020. Wargrave Theatre ...

Purdy pops into restaurant to spread festive cheer

Purdy pops into restaurant to spread festive cheer

FRESH from appearing in the TV series that everyone is talking about (The Crown), Rebecca Poole is back in front of a live audience ...

Artists create drawings for children to colour in

Artists create drawings for children to colour in

TWO artists have created drawings of Caversham to help spread cheer this December. The Caversham District and Residents’ Association ...

West End star takes coronavirus on chin

West End star takes coronavirus on chin

FROM West End leading lady to one-woman cabaret shows, Jessica Martin knows how to keep herself busy. At the back end of last year she ...

Paintings with personality

Paintings with personality

WHEN it comes to artwork produced by Tom Butler it is always worth taking a second look — or maybe even a third. While the imposing ...

Singing group silenced for good by threat from virus

Singing group silenced for good by threat from virus

A SINGING group in Sonning Common has been disbanded due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nottakwire had been going for more than 10 years ...

Regatta fair remembered

Regatta fair remembered

AN historic painting which depicts crowds enjoying the old funfair at Henley Royal Regatta could go on public display. Judith Phelan ...

Benefit comedy show

A VIRTUAL all-female comedy show will be performed on the Kenton Theatre stage in Henley on Thursday at 8pm.  This Show Does Not ...

Singer to the royals

CAN you spot the local celebrity in season four of the Netflix series, The Crown? The drama follows the life of the Queen, played by ...

Pub lockdown meals taco off

Pub lockdown meals taco off

A PUB in Sonning Common is offering themed takeaway food during the second coronavirus lockdown. The Bird in Hand in Peppard Road ...

Pastor on life after divorce

Pastor on life after divorce

A CHURCH minister in Caversham has written a book describing his personal journey overcoming separation and divorce. Keith Saynor, ...

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Lottery win

THE Chiltern Edge School Association raised £191.76 with its autumn lottery. The parent-run group raises money for Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge School in Reades Lane, Soning Common.... [more]

 

Good listen

THE Fish volunteer centre in Sonning Common is lending out audio books and music CDs throughout the latest lockdown.  The charity has sanitised all the products and its volunteers ... [more]

 

December bus trips

THE bus service run by the Fish volunteer centre in Sonning Common has organised preliminary shopping trips for December.  The minibus will have limited passenger numbers and  ... [more]

 

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