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Wet in and off the water as regatta is hit by heavy rain

THIS year’s Henley Royal Regatta was one of the wettest on record as spectators watched much of the racing from under umbrellas. After a sunny start on Tuesday and Wednesday last week, it became increasingly wet and the rowing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday was hampered by heavy rain, fast-flowing...

Henley Standard

Man accused

A MAN from Henley has appeared in court accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Matthew Eggleton, 35, of Luker Avenue, is charged with assaulting a female aged 13 and over by penetration and assaulting a person, occasioning them actual bodily harm. Oxford Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday last...

Henley Standard

Road workers helped sick cyclist in street

THREE road workers came to the aid of a man who fell from his bicycle after suffering a suspected stroke. The incident took place in Friday Street, Henley, at on Wednesday last week, the second day of Henley Royal Regatta A member of the public witnessed the elderly man, fall off his machine and imm...

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Pupils’ flight home delayed after report of ‘smoke’ on plane

A GROUP of schoolchildren flying home from America was diverted after smoke was reported in the cabin of their plane. The 13 students from The Oratory School in Woodcote, aged 13 to 18, faced an unexpected diversion during their British Airways flight from Washington D.C. to London Heathrow. They we...

Henley Standard

Regatta business spoilt by downpours

INDEPENDENT businesses in Henley say they had a mixed trading period during Henley Royal Regatta. Clothes and gift shops and hospitality businesses were busy but experienced a slowdown on Friday and Saturday when it rained persistently. Footfall in the town centre was said to be down by about a quar...

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School expands facilities before it goes fully co-ed

AN independent school is creating new facilities to accommodate a growing number of pupils. By September next year, Shiplake College will have added 10 classrooms and five science labs to its campus off Reading Road. This follows the school’s decision to go fully co-educational from September last...

Henley Standard

Regatta cleans up its act on litter

A BAN on single-use plastic by Henley Royal Regatta has paid off. There was less waste than usual found by volunteers who took part in a clean-up of the river on Monday following the six-day event. More than two dozen people, including 16 pupils from Shiplake College and regatta staff, took part in ...

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Thames Water could go bankrupt as firm scrambles for funding

Thames Water has warned that it will run out of money by the end of May 2025 and could go bankrupt.

Oxford Mail | News

Celebrity chef's old Oxfordshire pub slammed by inspectors

The Greyhound pub in Oxfordshire, formerly owned by TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson, has been slammed by hygiene inspectors.

Oxford Mail | News

Greene King free pint offer for England Euros Semi-Final

Greene King will be offering a free pint in their pubs for England's Euro 2024 semi-final against the Netherlands if a certain event occurs

Oxford Mail | News

Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page yet to see finale script

Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page has said "I don't know anything" as she still hasn't seen the script for the show's finale.

Oxford Mail | News

Cost of living payments: What is Household Support Fund?

Vulnerable households in England are being encouraged to see what support they might be able to receive

Oxford Mail | News

Parents told to throw out 'dangerous' baby proofing product

Plug protectors are in millions of homes across the UK, but parents have been warned to throw away the potentially “dangerous” product

Oxford Mail | News

Oxford River Thames towpath death: Witness speaks on crash

An eyewitness who saw a cyclist ‘hit’ a lady who later died from her injuries described the Oxford incident as ‘very unlucky’.

Oxford Mail | News

Blue badge £1,000 fine warning - what you need to do

Failing to renew your Blue Badge in time could lead to you facing a £1,000 fine for misusing the badge

Oxford Mail | News

How much council tax discount does a single person get?

Find out how much discount a single person is entitled to for council tax and why you might not have to pay if you're 'disregarded'.

Oxford Mail | News

Emma Raducanu hits back at Judy Murray after Uni of Oxford links

Tennis star Emma Raducanu has hit back at Andy Murray's mum Judy days after ruling out the University of Oxford.

Oxford Mail | News

Harry Potter's JK Rowling labels Oxford MP as ‘nonsensical’

JK Rowling has labelled comments made by Oxford MP Anneliese Dodds as “nonsensical”.

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Emma Thompson seen in Henley on Three Bags Full set

Emma Thompson has been pictured on the set of a mystery-comedy film shooting in a village near the Oxfordshire border.