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Tough Mudder gruelling assault course in Henley-on-Thames

Tough Mudder challenge Credit: Charlotte Burton

Competitors took on the 12 mile gruelling Tough Mudder assault course in Henley-on-Thames yesterday. Events at the Culden Faw estate included climbing up rope ladders, being given electric shocks and clambering over "Everest" walls.

Four Hampshire competitors: Mark Carrot, Chris Brown, Matt Carrot & Andy Burgess Credit: Charlotte Burton

Missing woman has not been seen since December

Monika Kwiatkowska told friends she was going on holiday and would be back in January Credit: Thames Valley Police

Concerns are growing for a missing woman who hasn't been seen since December.

Monika Kwiatkowska, who is 30-years-old, was last seen on 15th December 2013 in Frieth, Henley-on-Thames.

She had told friends she was going on holiday and would come back in January, but no one has seen her.

She is thought to have got on a flight to Zurich on the 17th December from London City Airport.

Monika is originally from Poland and is described as white, 5' 4" with brown hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101.

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Being gay is a "spiritual disease" says UKIP councillor

A Ukip councillor who blamed the Christmas floods on the passing of gay marriage laws, has been suspended by the Party.

David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames expressed further views today, saying being gay was a "spiritual disease" which could be cured.

Mr Silvester said he had warned the Prime Minister of "repercussions" if gay marriage had gone ahead, and his daily prayers convinced him the recent flooding was the consequence.

A UKIP spokesperson said he'd been suspended for ignoring their advice not to speak to the media.

Launch of Henley Literary Festival

Former MP Ann Widdecombe will attend the Henley Literary Festival

The sixth annual Henley Literary Festival gets underway later today. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the event to listen to award winning novelists, politicians and journalists in a line up that includes Ann Widdecombe and Dame Stella Rimington. The festival runs until October 6.

Fun on the water for hundreds at regatta in Henley

by Richard Jones

Children and adults with disabilities have been given their chance to get out on the water at the fourth annual Henley Regatta for the Disabled in Henley. The event also featured a race - involving dragon boats.

The interviewees in Richard Jones' report are: Lucy Walton from Team Holt: Emma Walton, Team Captain; and Peter Face, a visitor; Ian Tritton, Chairman - Regatta for the Disabled.

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