Monday, 18 January 2021

Cases go back down

Cases go back down

THE coronavirus infection rate in South Oxfordshire has decreased. Laboratory tests have confirmed 617 new cases of covid-19 within ...

Pub told to improve hygiene

A PUB in Shiplake has been told it must improve following a food hygiene inspection. South Oxfordshire District Council’s ...

Rail service reduced

Rail service reduced

GREAT Western Railway says it will continue to operate a reduced timetable during the third lockdown. The train operator introduced an ...

Locked down but feeling liberated

I AM writing this a couple of days after our Prime Minister announced England’s third lockdown since the outbreak of covid-19. Once ...

Inoculation programme rolls on

Inoculation programme rolls on

THE coronavirus vaccine is now being rolled out among all over-80s, care home residents and frontline health and care workers in the ...

Operations postponed

NON-URGENT elective procedures at the Royal Berkshire Hospital have been halted temporarily due to an increasing number of covid-19 ...

A hundred years ago...

THE past year was the ninth in succession in which the rainfall had been above average but there was very little flooding. The River ...

Fifty years ago...

CHINA goods and figurines worth about £500 were stolen from Norman Layton’s shop in Bell Street, Henley, over the weekend by thieves ...

Twenty five years ago...

STAFF at the Brakspear brewery are being offered voluntary redundancy as part of restructuring of the buisness. The Henley company ...

Ten years ago...

A PLAN to move Henley station has been revived by trustees of the River & Rowing Museum. They want to improve transport links and ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS is a Henley borough boundary marker from 1908 that is sunk into the ground so that just the top is visible. Many people walk past ...

Your letters...

Parking bays must remain Can I suggest that influence be brought to bear on Network Rail regarding the proposed Premier Inn in Henley ...

Comic’s book lives up to the title

Comic’s book lives up to the title

Editor, — Usually my recommendations for gifts follow an obvious path — games in time for Christmas (sorry, not this year), books at ...

Follow the rules and stay at home

Follow the rules and stay at home

Sir, — More than 81,000 people in the UK have died from coronavirus. In our region alone, 715 people have tested positive in the past ...

Vaccination plan going very well

Vaccination plan going very well

Sir, — On Wednesday and Thursday last week, the second shot of the Pfizer vaccine took place at the Henley surgeries. Again this was ...

Spring seems to have come early

Spring seems to have come early

It may be wishful thinking but it seems that spring may be coming early. We normally see siskins in our garden from February. They are ...

Ewelme stile

Ewelme stile

Terry Allsop took this picture of a stile at the eastern end of the footpath that runs from Green Lane to Day’s Lane (Rabbit Hill) on ...

Marsh Lock moon

Marsh Lock moon

Rosemary Ruane, from Caversham, took these images of the sun and the moon over Marsh Lock near Henley. See Nature Notes — page ??

River view

River view

Charlotte Narula, from Wargrave, took this picture of the River Loddon

Village sunset

Village sunset

Joyce Marriott, from Pyrton, near Watlington, took these pictures of sunsets in the village.

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