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Carol Decker to perform at Rewind festival

Carol Decker, the lead singer of T’Pau Credit: Cancer Research UK/PA

It has been announced that Carol Decker, the lead singer of T'Pau will be singing at this year's Rewind Festival in Henley in the summer. T’Pau burst onto the music scene in 1987 with “Heart and Soul”, enjoying success in both the UK and US before releasing the classic “China In Your Hand” which stayed at no. 1 in the UK for five weeks.

CCTV image released after bike theft

Police have released this CCTV image in connection with a bike theft Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is releasing a second CCTV image of a man it would like to speak to in connection with a bike theft in Henley-on-Thames.

The theft took place between 12.45pm and 1.15pm on 31 December from outside Waitrose in Bell Street.

The bike, a royal blue Kona Blast, was locked to a bike rack outside the store.

Police would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image, who is slim and wearing a dark-coloured baseball cap with a white or pale-coloured square-shaped motif on the front, a black jacket, black jogging bottoms, which appear to have text on the side, possibly “Nike”, and white trainers.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact investigating officer PC Becky Tanner, of Henley police station, via the 24-hour enquiry line 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


Henley Rewind Festival announces 2015 line up

The stage at Henley's Rewind Festival in 2014 Credit: ITV Meridian

Rewind South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames returns for its seventh year on Friday 21st August until Sunday 23rd August with headliners OMD and Human League.

The line up includes 80s stars - Billy Ocean, ABC, T’Pau,Midge Ure,Kim Wilde,Nik Kershaw,Hot Chocolate,Belinda Carlisle,Go West, Soul II Soul, Bananarama, and for the very first time, Black Box, Dave Edmunds, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats, plus British Electric Foundation featuring M’s Robin Scott,Thomas Dolby, Joy Division’s Peter Hook,Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, The Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa, and Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader, plus many more big names.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday January 23rd.

Appeal for help to trace stolen paintings

Do you recognise this picture? Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after two paintings were stolen from a gallery in Henley.

Between 9pm on Friday (10/10) and 9am on Saturday (11/10), two paintings were stolen, one called Chandelier Against Grey which painted in acrylic and inks, unframed, measuring 61 x 61 x 5cm. The other painting called Temple Island is a lino print on paper with imitation silver leaf. This was framed in a black frame and is approx 48 x 35cm.

One of the stolen paintings Credit: Thames Valley Police

The pictures were housed in a corridor that adjoins two buildings. They were in a glass space with three sides but no top. It is believed the offender climbed up and unhooked the works. Anyone with any information about the theft or who saw anything suspicious should contact PCSO Helen Anderson from Henley police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101. Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Appeal to help find missing girl from Henley

Leoni Kennedy was reported missing yesterday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a missing girl from Henley-on-Thames.

Leoni Kennedy, aged 13, was reported missing at 3.46pm yesterday after she went missing from her childminder’s home in the town.

Leoni is white, around 5ft tall, with a slim build and long dark hair with green tips. She was last seen wearing a hooded top, black leggings and pink Nike high-top trainers and was carrying a black and white rucksack.

Insp Rachel Patterson said: “We are concerned about Leoni’s welfare and I would urge her, or anyone who knows of her whereabouts, to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen a girl matching this description and can provide us with information about her movements.”

Anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police via the 24-hour Enquiry Line on 101.

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.

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.

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Fun on the water for hundreds at regatta in Henley

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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