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Councillors welcome new chain restaurant

The Grade II listed building in Market Place has been closed since Crockers closed in October 2022. It is to become a new branch of the Italian restaurant chain Piccolino, which is due to open in June. The Independent Group says it plans to spend £2 million renovating the building and has applied f...

Henley Standard

Agency not taking on seasonal lock-keepers

SEASONAL lock-keepers on the River Thames will not be taken on this year. The Environment Agency has said it does not have the money to hire the 24 people, as has been customary. Volunteers will be asked to help manage the boating season, leading to criticism by lock-keepers that they don’t have t...

Henley Standard

Boy hurt in gang attack

A BOY suffered a broken jaw in an attack by a group of masked teenagers in Henley. Police said the 16-year-old was with a group of friends in a field off Marlow Road on Saturday evening when about 20 youths of about the same age and wearing balalcavas or with their hoods up arrived. They knocked the...

Henley Standard

Cameras to monitor routes of big lorries

CAMERAS could be set up on roads around Henley to establish whether the town has a problem with heavy goods vehicles using it as a short cut. The automatic number plate recognition devices will be placed in surrounding areas including Marlow, Maidenhead and Reading. Oxfordshire County Council, the h...

Henley Standard

Comedy night raises £2,000 for counselling service

A COMEDY night on a river boat raised £2,000 for charity. Almost 80 people attended the event on Hobbs of Henley’s The New Orleans on Thursday last week. The night was raising money for Riverside Counselling Service, which is based in Henley. The charity has been Hobbs’s chosen cause for the pa...

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Steve Backshall warns of sewage 'death potion' for Thames

A survey launched by British naturalist Steve Backshall from the Henley area has found the River Thames near Marlow.

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Petrol price warning to drivers as costs rise 8p per litre

The RAC are warning it is going to be a "tough year" for drivers

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Netflix Baby Reindeer: Full cast list and what it's about

Baby Reindeer on Netflix was created by and stars Richard Gadd, who features alongside Jessica Gunning

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UK's most expensive streets in 2024 according to Rightmove

Rightmove has revealed data for the most expensive streets to buy and rent a house on in the UK for 2024

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Asda 'do not eat' recall over 'unsafe to eat' king prawns

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning shoppers not to eat the affected products

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Strictly's Annabel Croft to host new series on This Morning

Strictly Come Dancing star Annabel Croft will be hosting a new series on ITV This Morning titled Camper Vannabel to honour her late husband Mel.

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Lee Mack breaks silence on future of BBC Not Going Out

Lee Mack has spoken about the future of Not Going Out on BBC One - find out if it will be returning in 2024 and 2025.

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ITV Corrie star shares Roy Cropper story on This Morning

On ITV's This Morning David Neilson revealed how his wife helped shape the character of Roy Cropper on Coronation Street

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When is St George's Day 2024? Who England's patron saint was

St George’s Day will take place on April 23, 2024 and it will mark St George's death which is believed to have happened around AD 303.

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Ian McKellen gets distracted by cute puppy on This Morning

Sir Ian McKellen had a very cute distraction when being interviewed on ITV's This Morning in the form of Buddy the dog

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Oxford suburb bakery named among the best across Britain

Proof Social Bakehouse, an open-plan cafe at Sandford Lane Industrial Estate in Kennington, has been named one of the best in Britain.

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Oxford sex offender jailed again as Facebook account found

Joshua De Banks has been jailed for a second time after being caught with an unapproved Facebook account.

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Grade II listed Oxfordshire village cottages set for sale

Four neighbouring Grade II-listed, 18th century cottages in Bletchingdon, near Kidlington, will be up for sale at an auction.

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Renovation Rescue: Stacey Solomon was nervous to plumb sink

On ITV's This Morning Stacey Solomon admitted she was nervous about plumbing a sink in the first episode of her new Channel 4 show Renovation Rescue

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ITV Changing Ends: Full cast list and when it's on TV

Changing Ends is a semi-autobiographical ITV comedy series showing the life of a young Alan Carr