Sunday, 19 September 2021

Singer, 87, recovering from stroke

Singer, 87, recovering from stroke

VETERAN singer Vince Hill is recovering from a stroke.  The 87-year-old, who lives in Shiplake, was temporarily paralysed down his ...

 

James Corden urged to return ancient stone monument

James Corden urged to return ancient monument

JAMES CORDEN is being asked to return a prehistoric monument in the grounds of his new home near Henley to its native Jersey. The ...

 

Major Mick, 80, sets off on another voyage in tin boat

Major Mick, 80, sets off on another voyage in tin boat

HE’S off again. Michael Stanley, aka Major Mick, is to row 100 miles for a second time in his homemade tin boat. The 80-year-old ...

 

Bell tolls for skier on ice dance show

Bell tolls for skier on ice dance show

GRAHAM BELL was knocked out of Dancing on Ice in only the third week of the competition. The five-time GB Olympic skier, of New Street,...

 

Bell dances on ice all alone

Bell dances on ice all alone

GRAHAM BELL was the only contestant to perform solo when he made his debut on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. The Henley television presenter ...

 

Snow man turns to ice on TV

Snow man turns to ice on TV

GRAHAM BELL says he is nervous but excited about his making his first appearance on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. The Henley television ...

 

Henley's Mary Berry to become a dame in Queen's birthday honours

Mary Berry, photo courtesy of the BBC

MARY Berry is to become a dame in the Queen’s birthday honours. The Henley resident and former judge on the Great British Bake ...

 

Former skier joins ice dancing reality show

Former skier joins ice dancing reality show

GRAHAM BELL is to appear as a contestant on Dancing on Ice. The Henley television presenter and former Olympic skier is about to start ...

 

Fairy storyteller is online hit with children

Fairy storyteller is online hit with children

A FORMER children’s entertainer is considering reviving her career after taking it back up during the coronavirus lockdown. Lili ...

 

Singer rejigs forces song as tribute to NHS heroes

Singer rejigs forces song as tribute to NHS heroes

A SINGER songwriter from Nettlebed is putting together a charity single to raise money for the NHS in memory of her father. Rebecca ...

 

George Cole’s widow dies at 81

George Cole’s widow dies at 81

ACTRESS and producer Penny Cole has died, aged 81. She had been fighting an autoimmune condition but lost her battle at the Royal ...

 

Is George Harrison set for biopic treatment?

Harrison biopic?

FOLLOWING the success of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and, more recently, the Elton John story Rocketman, could George Harrison ...

 

Sculptor’s tribute to old drinking buddy Beatle

Sculptor’s tribute to old drinking buddy Beatle

SCULPTOR Clive Duncan has often featured in the pages of the Henley Standard for his artwork. Now the Shiplake artist has created a ...

 

Comedian helping some amphibians

Comedian helping some amphibians

THE Henley Toad Patrol had a special visitor on Tuesday night in the shape of Russell Brand. The comedian, who lives near Henley, ...

 

George Michael fans given freedom for village party

George Michael fans given freedom for village party

FANS of George Michael have been given the go-ahead to stage another celebration of his life in Goring. The parish council has told ...

 

Blue Phillip

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD shocked TV viewers by swearing live on air. The presenter of ITV’s This Morning, who lives in Fawley, was taking ...

 

Do get tested, says McGee after breast cancer scare

Do get tested, says McGee after breast cancer scare

DEBBIE McGEE has urged men and women to have regular check-ups after she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. The radio ...

 

Pizza cake... children demonstrate culinary skills to Mary Berry

Children demonstrate culinary skills to Mary Berry

MARY BERRY watched little children make pizzas at a new cookery school in Henley. The television presenter and writer, who lives in ...

 

Presenter drops in for festive consumer show

Presenter drops in for festive consumer show

TELEVISION presenter Phillip Schofield handed out mince pies and festive treats as he filmed a new Christmas show at the Herb Farm in ...

 

TV presenter unveils school’s quiet garden in memory of wife

TV presenter unveils school’s quiet garden in memory of wife

TELEVISION presenter Simon Thomas opened a “quiet garden” created in memory of his late wife at Sonning Primary School. Mr Thomas cut ...