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  • Bard's popular comedy given wartime update

    FAST forward from Elizabethan times to the Second World War and you will find the setting for a new production of William Shakespeare’s well-loved pastoral comedy As You Like It. read more

  • Can you solve this murder mystery?

    THOSE of you who fancy yourselves as amateur sleuths might well enjoy the latest murder mystery offering from Uffington Players. read more

  • Plays and sketches to mark outbreak of war

    A DOUBLE bill of drama is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. read more

  • Fire reignites debate over closing Didcot A power station

    THE fire at the Didcot B power station shocked residents in the town, who feared there could be a gas explosion. read more

  • Be more open

    Sir, The recent letter from Theresa Jordan detailing the closure of St Alban’s Court sheltered accommodation in Wallingford highlights the shocking insensitivity of SOHA in looking after its vulnerable residents. read more

  • 'Ridiculous'

    Sir, Terry Knight put it very clearly in his letter and many people that I know agree with his veiws on the ridiculous scale of development planned for Wantage and Grove. We are supposed to live in a democracy — whatever has happened to that? read more

  • Shame on you

    Sir, May I through your paper shame Oxford Bus Company and their driver on the X1 bus to Wantage with six passengers. read more

  • Thank you all

    Sir, I went out to Oxford on a Saturday a couple of weeks ago to see a show. Coming back on the late bus that arrived in Didcot at 11.10am I walked over to the taxi rank. I saw a taxi and went to get in only to be told it had been booked. Coming away, I saw a long queue of young people waiting for taxis. They all laughed and said as I was old I could go the front. read more

  • French honour

    Sir, Your readers may be interested to learn that earlier this year France offered to award the much admired Legion d’Honneur to surviving soldiers, sailors and airmen for their participation in 1944 in the D-Day assault on the Normandy beaches or on targets thereafter from June 6 to August 31, 1944. read more

  • Planning 'mess'

    Sir, Planning in Oxfordshire is in a mess. There are two fundamental issues: 1. Can, and should, Oxfordshire take the vast amount of new housing which the Government, SHMA and the LEP are undemocratically trying to impose on us? read more

  • A big dormitory

    Sir, I have noted with pleasure Wantage success in the current High Street awards competition, and Ed Vaizey’s praise for our town. However I regret that Mr Vaizey, as our MP, doesn’t seem to care if the Vale planners turn the town into a massive dormitory. read more


    Hemmings Gertrude (Gertie) aged 93 years suddenly at home in Steventon on the 18th October. Former stewardess of Frilford Heath Golf Club, Beloved wife of the late George, mother to Patrick and a much loved grand mother and great grandmother. Funeral service to take place at 11.30am on Wednesday 29th October 2014 at Oxford Crematorium. Family flowers only please. If desired donations are gratefully received for the Steventon Friendly Association. Donations and all enquiries to Tonks Bros. F/D of Abingdon Tel 01235 539444 or tonksbrothers@ read more

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