Wednesday, 22 May 2019

No daytime TV for Kyle

A FORMER pupil of Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning has lost his role as one of the nation’s most controversial broadcasters. The ...

 

Horsepower’s a hit

VALERIE ALASIA has suggested an alternative to Henley Town Council’s decision to spend £25,000 on a new diesel vehicle for its parks ...

 

Second serving

FOOD writer William Sitwell may not be as opposed to vegans as his recent track record suggests. The Daily Telegraph columnist was ...

 

Rude river rubbish

BEHIND closed doors, it seems the people of Shiplake and Sonning lead rather colourful lives. Volunteers from the Shiplake Outloars ...

 

T-shirts set out positions

• EVERY political campaign needs a good slogan but there may have been mixed messages at last week’s Henley Town Council elections as ...

 

Once a teacher...

OLD habits die hard for Henley town councillor Stefan Gawrysiak. He revisited his teaching days during the town’s May Fayre on Monday. ...

 

I adore Mary Berry says deadpan Dee

I adore Mary Berry says deadpan Dee

JACK DEE couldn’t resist a few jibes at Henley’s expense when he performed in the town. The stand-up comedian, who is known for his ...

 

Boy’s conviction for murder deemed unsafe 97 years later

Boy’s conviction for murder deemed unsafe 97 years later

A BOY who served 10 years in prison for the murder of a pub landlady almost 100 years ago could have been innocent after all. Jack ...

 

Flowery language

KYLE DOWLING, the horticultural and senior parks warden at Henley Town Council, has an excellent knowledge of all things floral. In ...

 

Familiar runner

KEEN horse-racing followers in Wargrave may have a new name to back in this year’s Derby as a horse named after the village is set to ...

 

Memories of helping to save Maharajah’s Well

Memories of helping to save Maharajah’s Well

MY recent mention in Hidden Henley of the Maharajah’s Well at Stoke Row has prompted a response from reader Laureen Williamson. She ...

 

Bad luck Berlingo

IT was a bad week for the Citroën Berlingo which, as this newspaper reported last week, was damaged in an incident in Peppard. Dion ...

 

Clean up or else...

NEVER upset the people of Goring. At a recent parish council meeting, both councillors and residents appeared to support a macabre ...

 

Would-be politician gets shy

IT appears that Henley Town Council candidate Jonathan Barter is a man of many faces. But, ironically, he doesn’t want his own mugshot ...

 

Singing with legend

Singing with legend

MUSICIAN Mike Hurst was joined by an unexpected guest when he performed at South Oxfordshire District Council chairman Lorraine ...

 

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 ...

 

Fooling firefighters

Fooling firefighters

THE iconic red fire engine could soon be replaced by a bright pink version. At least, that’s what firefighters at Henley fire station ...

 

Election sniping

WITH elections looming, some Henley town councillors just can’t resist a dig at their political opponents. At a meeting of the town ...

 

Warmer March

WHILE the forecast for early April is for colder weather, March was almost two degrees warmer than the 30-year average. The mean ...

 

Cheeky developer

Cheeky developer

READER Catherine Notaras sent in this picture of the Henley entrance sign in Greys Road with an addition. “Mmmm, a little bit too ...

 

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Location HENLEY ON THAMES

Gap Year Student Rupert House School – Henley-on-Thames Required from September 2019 Rupert House is an independent ...