Thursday, 06 August 2020

Sinuses have hidden benefits but drawbacks can get up your nose

Sinuses have hidden benefits but drawbacks can get up your nose

THE word “sinus” is perhaps not an inherently nice word. It seems to carry with it some negative connotations. Certainly if you have one where you shouldn’t, it is not a good thing. But if a sinus is where it should be and is performing correctly, it...
Let's Get Down to Business: Suzy Hobbs, Mr Hobbs Gin

Let's Get Down to Business: Suzy Hobbs, Mr Hobbs Gin

SUZY HOBBS is the co-founder of Mr Hobbs Gin, which takes its name from Harry Hobbs, founder of Hobbs of Henley, the town’s pleasure boating company. She was born and raised in Marlow where she went to St Peter’s School followed by Piper’s Corner in...

Let's Get Down to Business: Jason Kempston, the Sole Man

Let's Get Down to Business: Jason Kempston, the Sole Man

JASON KEMPSTON is the proprietor of the Sole Man in Duke Street, Henley, a shoe repair business which also offers a key cutting ...

Glorious riverside wildflowers could have been arranged by a florist

Glorious riverside wildflowers could have been arranged by a florist

WE take a trip into Caversham in the morning and walk to the river along Promenade Road. I lead Rosemary to the war memorial where my ...

It really is time to fix problem of social care but how and at what cost?

SOCIAL care has become a somewhat divisive issue over the years. Politically speaking, it has always played the role of the overlooked ...

Woodland walks offer natural delights (and a little piece of Scotland)

Woodland walks offer natural delights (and a little piece of Scotland)

EARLY in the morning we take a stroll in our garden led by our feline expert tour guide Cilla. She leads us along our serpentine ...

What delights to be found on my favourite walks in the Chilterns

What delights to be found on my favourite walks in the Chilterns

I THOUGHT I would take Rosemary on some of my favourite walks today, so after breakfast off we go. Our first stop is Whitchurch Hill. ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Nicola Chapman, Elements hairdressing

Let's Get Down to Business: Nicola Chapman, Elements hairdressing

NICOLA CHAPMAN is the proprietor of Elements, the hairdressing salon in Bell Street, Henley. She was born in Perivale, Middlesex, and ...

Rare or common, orchids are beautiful and I can’t get enough of them

Rare or common, orchids are beautiful and I can’t get enough of them

IF you have an interest in British wild orchids then late May and the whole of June are the best months of the year to see most ...

Health service is good for us but not so great for the climate... until now

WHAT does a round trip from Henley to Birmingham have in common with an asthma inhaler? Incredibly, the trip of around 180 miles in ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Linda (Layhe) Nugent, Pixel Vista

Let's Get Down to Business: Linda (Layhe) Nugent, Pixel Vista

LINDA (Layhe) Nugent is the owner of Pixel Vista, a web and graphic design business. She works from her home in Nettlebed where she ...

Rich riverside is feast for the eyes (and stomach of Egyptian geese)

Rich riverside is feast for the eyes (and stomach of Egyptian geese)

IT is early morning, light and bright. I know that it is 6.30am as the radio has just burst into life and woken us up. From the garden ...

With so much uncertainty, there’s still plenty of work to do

CHANGE is afoot this week in terms of the covid-19 lockdown. Reception classes and years 1 and 6 have gone back to school, shielded ...

Pristine stream provides glorious opportunity to see the cycle of life

Pristine stream provides glorious opportunity to see the cycle of life

WE drive north past Benson airfield, slow down gradually and then take a sharp left into a small lane towards Preston Crowmarsh. After ...

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Children’s fun run in the mud

A SHORT cross-country run for children will take place in Goring over the winter. Little Legs Does The Thames Muddy Run will follow footpaths along the River Thames and through ... [more]

 

Party on hold

A GORING girl’s plans for a Lego-themed fundraising party were put on hold. Layla Lyndon, 12, was going to hold the event at her home in Elvendon Road on Saturday but postponed it ... [more]

 

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