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Rewind Festival goes back to the 80's

Thousands of people from across the South descended upon Henley over the weekend, for the eagerly awaited return of the Rewind 80's music festival.

It saw bands like Level 42, the Village People, and artists like Leee John and Nik Kershaw, turn back the clock on one of the most popular musical eras.

But as ever, it was the audience that stole the show.

We spoke to Musician Leee John, Mark King from Level 42 and Musician Nik Kershaw.


Three arrests made after rape of woman in Henley

Credit: PA

Three men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a woman after leaving the Henley Regatta.

The victim, aged in her 20s, left the Chinawhite enclosure at the Henley Regatta in the afternoon on Sunday 2nd July with a party of people she had met there.

She walked to a residential street in the Harpsden Road and Reading Road area of the town to a car.

She was then raped outside the vehicle, which the three men then drove off in after the attack.

A member of the public located the victim near the Three Horseshoes pub in Reading Road shortly before 2.30am and called the police.

Two men, aged 23 and 24, from Bedford and a 26-year-old man from Loughborough have all been arrested on suspicion of rape in connection with this incident.

All three men have been released under investigation.

The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers at this time. If you have any information about this incident, please come forward and speak to officers as this could assist with our investigation.”

"The three people in the CCTV image issued yesterday as part of our witness appeal have been identified and spoken to and we are no longer appealing for them to come forward."

"If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '206 2/7', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously."

– Detective Inspector Ali Driver, Oxfordshire Force CID

Concerns for missing teenager from Henley-on-Thames

Sophie Hickman was last seen on Mount View in Henley last night Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager form Henley-on-Thames.

15-year-old Sophie Hickman was last seen at around 8.30pm last night on Mount View.

Sophie is white, around 5ft 8ins, with long blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a white and red stripey top, a green jumper, black leggings and denim shorts.

“Officers and Sophie’s family are growing concerned for her welfare, and would ask her to please get in contact. "If anyone who has seen Sophie or a girl matching her description, please call Thames Valley Police on 101.”

– Investigating officer, Inspector Roger Lamboll

Police hunt for group of men after Henley rape

Police are hunting a group of men who attacked a young woman after she left the Henley Regatta.

The 20 year old had been at a party on the banks of the River Thames and left with a group of people she met there.

She was attacked in a residential street in the early hours of the morning.

Detectives are now appealing for information. As Sam Holder reports.


Headteacher warns of school 'funding crisis'

An Oxfordshire headteacher has warned that her school and others like it face a funding crisis that will mean bigger class sizes and extra work for teachers.

Catharine Darnton, of Gillotts School, in Henley-on-Thames, says she's already made huge cutbacks.

Teachers today raised their concerns at the Association of School and College Leaders conference, saying they may have to move to a four day week, or ask parents to donate cash.

Sam Holder takes a look at what it means for schools and their pupils.

Sam spoke to the headteacher at Gillotts School, Catharine Darnton, science teacher Simon West and the headteacher of Forest School Mary Sandell who was speaking last month.

Thousands expected at Henley Royal Regatta

Thousands of people are expected at Henley from today as the annual royal regatta gets underway.

They'll watch crews from across the world compete in more than two hundred races at the five day event.

More than 200 races will take place at the event Credit: ITV Meridian

“I am delighted not only with the number of entries but also the incredibly high standard of crews at every level.

“The record entry level reflects the prestigious appeal Henley Royal Regatta holds for rowers at school, club, college, university and international levels.

“Personally I am looking forward to seeing the men’s double sculls having seen the GB boys come through the ranks and Jack recently made two World Cup finals in a day after being subbed into the quad and winning a silver. There’s a strong chance they’ll meet the Belgium Lightweight double which will make for an outstanding race.

“The Queen Mother Challenge Cup has this year attracted record entries and we’ll have four overseas crews along with four GB crews and some serious competition.”

– Sir Steve Redgrave
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