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Eyes on the ball: Megan Horwood, community support officer for Better Leisure, Alan Robinson, 77, Go Active’s Ashley Chapman, Laura Godfrey, project officer for Age UK, and Colin Williams, community support officer for Better Leisure

Pickleball aims to keep people active

Plea: Stroke Club UK chairman Brendan Kehoe

Charity hits fundraising road to buy stroke victims minibus

Richard Williams, centre, leads the way in preparation for one of Didcot’s biggest fundraising events. A 100-mile ride will raise money for organisations including Prostate Cancer UK, Helen and Douglas House and the Oxford Centre for Enablement

Charity bike ride kicks off day of fundraising events

Vision: Cllr Mike Badcock

Guildhall’s revamp work is started but cinema bid is still being costed

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Gotcha: Oscar Rickword hooks a duck, to the delight of Emma Haines, from the Didcot Community Hospital League of Friends

I got a duck by hook or by crook

Jump to it: Hilary Murphy puts Maisie through her paces

Crowd shrugs off rain to enjoy fete

Generous: Emma Curtis-Smith

Memorial festival calls a halt after raising £100k in 10 years

Motorcyclist hospitalised following van collision

Motorcyclist hospitalised following van collision

Motion: County councillor Roz Smith

Campaign calls for community building tax break

New school bus service to launch

New school bus service to launch

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Concerns: Ed Vaizey

MP calls for 30mph limit on ‘death road’

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Site: Bill Service where a new £15m Didcot leisure centre will be built

Plans finally go in for new homes and pool

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Giving back: The victim preparing to raise money for the rape crisis centre

Rape victim will conquer fear of heights to help support centre

Carnival blues: Jade East, left, and Janay Hiskin enjoy the music at Wantage Carnival

Families don’t let the weather rain on Wantage’s carnival parade

Delay: Headteacher Lynn Knapp

Classrooms won’t be ready for year’s start

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Campaign: From left, David Greasby, tower captain Roy Thorpe, and Tony Lascelles in St Agatha’s Church

Church a-peeling for £45,000 to maintain its eight historic bells

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Motorcyclist injured in crash with van on B4425 near Upton

Motorcyclist injured in crash with van on B4425 near Upton

New rail line plans to go on display

New rail line plans to go on display

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Councillor calls for hospital discussion

Councillor calls for hospital discussion

Plummeting: Trish Wagstaff, 83 from Appleton, doing her 12,000ft jump to raise cash for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Gutsy granny takes the plunge to net £15k to help sick children

Debate: Kevin Bulmer

Charge people to use recycling centres, says Tory

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Derby delight: Reece Ackland, centre, races No5 and eventual winner Isabella Owens, 10, to the finish line

Donkey Derby raises money for elderly holiday

Rail service back to normal following strike

Rail service back to normal following strike

Concerns: Andrew Morley, director of Mor Cross Transport

Lorry firms heighten security as immigration offences rise

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Rollright Stones car park plans to be considered

Rollright Stones car park plans to be considered

Council to decide on zebra crossing plan

Council to decide on zebra crossing plan

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Take the salute: Town mayor Jim King

Squadron to march for anniversary

Flying high: Matt Williams, of Aerial Motion Pictures, which specialises in teaching people how to fly drones

Drones flight instructor finds his new business is taking off

Sample: Hilary Phillips, programme manager at Wild Oxfordshire

Charity appeals for volunteers to assist with assessment of river water quality

Going... going... gone... chimney blown up at quarry

Going... going... gone... chimney blown up at quarry

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in alley

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in alley

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Enthusiastic: Lc Cpl Jessica Morley-Blackwell

Army cadet enjoys summer camp action

Makeover: David Humphrey and Kathleen Day-Dawson at All Saints’ Church in Wytham, which is set to undergo a £113,000 refurbishment

Historic church’s £113k refurb may be finished by Christmas

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Union strike spells further disruption for rail passengers

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Union strike spells further disruption for rail passengers

Michelle Herbert says her son Samuel was told he would have to travel alone in a car driven by a bus driver for part of his journey to school

Anger erupts at treatment over boy’s bus trip to school

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Ian McKendrick

Groups set to protest against cuts

Daniel Bainbridge steers a cruising yacht around the Solent during a sailing trip organised by the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Tumour survivor on crest of a wave after yachting trip treat

At the helm: Daniel Bainbridge steers a cruising yacht around the Solent during a sailing trip organised by the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Tumour survivor on crest of a wave after yachting trip treat

It works like this: Martin Riubies learns about levers and linkages on a visit to Combe Mill

Secrets of historic mill that once powered palace

Missed: Skye Hall

Mum of Skye Hall’s message on sad anniversary

Support: Miss Oxfordshire Layla Claridge at the Oxfordshire Museum wearing a dress made from recycled materials with a pyramid made from recycled bicycle wheels

Glamour out of garbage

Challenge: Mayor of Thame Nichola Dixon

‘Apprehensive’ mayor set to take plunge for charity

Change: The site on Abingdon Road

Tough conditions placed on new cafe to make sure it doesn’t turn into takeaway

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Cyclist rushed to hospital with serious injuries following crash in Abingdon

Cyclist rushed to hospital with serious injuries following crash in Abingdon

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Rory Kilpatrick tucks into a pork and crackling roll at last year’s Big Feastival

Feature: Tickle your taste buds at these bank holiday weekend family events

Step back in time: Darien Garwood, 10, and Ruby Simmons, 10, act out a scene from their Egyptian play

Youngsters are bringing some ‘Horrid History’ to life

‘Astonishing act of bravery’: Town mayor Lynda Atkins beside a memorial to the two airmen

Service will honour plane crash heroes

Police finance chief denies force  faces UK’s highest cuts of £43.7m

Police finance chief denies force faces UK’s highest cuts of £43.7m

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Ancient art: Making laurel wreaths yesterday were Elia Norris, three, sister Annabel, four, and dad Edward

Children learn of Ancient Greek gifts to the world

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