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We need a referendum says our retiring Euro MP

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5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AFTER representing Oxfordshire on the European Parliament for three decades, Conservative MEP James Elles stood down this month. He talks to Oxford Mail politics reporter Damian Fantato about Britain’s place in Europe, David Cameron’s plans for renegotiation and the time he brought down the European Commission

Brain tumour survivor Emily Jones backs calls for more research funding

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2:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN OXFORD student who suffered a malignant brain tumour aged 24 has backed calls for more research funding.

Entrepreneur with vision for developing enterprise

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2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Mention the words charter, Government and university and most entrepreneurs’ eyes glaze over.

How Colin the tortoise came out of his shell for charity

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12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

REPTILES are known for being cold-blooded, but one tortoise has shown the world he has a warm heart.

Dad walking tall after his 70-mile trek for charity

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9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

IT was a fitting end to an admirable feat.

Ambulance service cuts 12-hour shifts 'to reduce staff fatigue'

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9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S ambulance staff shifts could be shortened as part of plans to ease pressure on paramedics.

Breaking news Update: Milton Interchange clear after earlier collision at the BP garage

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

TWO cars were involved in a collision at a Didcot petrol station, closing one lane of the A4130.

Cause of stink remains mystery as it lingers on

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8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE mystery smell which plagued Oxford residents on Monday and Tuesday was still lingering yesterday – but some think they may have finally sniffed out the cause.

On the Beat, an update on policing matters from Superintendent Andy Boyd

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8:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE summer is well and truly with us and I trust you are making the most of the fine weather we are currently enjoying. As always, the summer brings a number of differing challenges for the police to manage and this summer has been no exception.

Business mums nominations deadline today

Herald Series: yellow SUTT: Business women in Sutton buck the national trend

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Today is the last day to nominate your top business mums for the NatWest Venus Awards’s Business Mother of the Year Award.

Win tickets to see supercars in action at Beaulieu

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7:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

BEAULIEU'S Supercar Showdown is this year gearing up to take to the track on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25, as a diary date for petrol-heads everywhere.

Power station rubble will be used in redevelopment

Herald Series: Pictures submitted by our readers of their memories of Didcot Power Station leading up to the demolition of three of the cooling towers.

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

ABOUT 32,000 tonnes of rubble and dust was collected by clean-up workers following the demolition at Didcot A Power Station on Sunday.

Technical hub appoints its first principal

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6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE man who will head up Oxfordshire’s first University Technical College (UTC) has been appointed.

Concert will help raise Aids awareness in Africa

Herald Series: Freddie Mercury

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CONCERT featuring a Queen tribute act will raise funds for a charity which highlights Aids awareness in Africa through the medium of cricket.

Marathon man’s on course for 12 runs in just one year

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

MOST people would be pleased to complete one marathon in their lifetime, but one hairdresser in doing 12 in a year.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Herald Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Calculating legacy of the Olympics in London

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5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWO years ago this month, Britain lit up for the London Olympics, with organisers and the Government promising that a successful event would have a lasting legacy at grassroots level. As the country welcomes its second major international tournament in three years with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, DAN ROBINSON looks at the long-term impact

What is causing a bit of a stink - Nasty whiff hangs over city and county

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9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ITS VILE smell has nauseated residents and baffled officials.

Church theft charges

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8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A man and a teenager have been charged with stealing lead from St John The Baptist Church.

CPS to decide on Jake Blakeley prosecution

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7:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Crown Prosecution Service will say on Friday whether it will prosecute Jake Blakeley again over his role in helping his brother dispose of Jayden Parkinson’s body.

Roundabout looks blooming lovely, says town councillor

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10:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WALLINGFORD town councillor Ros Lester has said Wallingford’s model castle in a roundabout is looking blooming wonderful despite some naysayers.

Music festival offers mix of styles to crowds at the pub

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6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HUNDREDS of residents flocked to Drayton for the village’s fifth annual music festival.

Memorial football match raises £2,600 for charity

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6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than £2,600 was raised at a memorial event for a Wallingford football stalwart.

Look at the difference 15 seconds can make...

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5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

DIDCOT is adjusting to a new skyline after Sunday’s demolition brought three iconic cooling towers of Didcot A crashing to the ground in just 15 seconds.

Death of more than 4,000 fish in Didcot linked to cleaning chemical

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3:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE death of more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream has been linked to some kind of cleaning chemical or detergent.

This teenage ballerina is dancing her way to top

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12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A TEENAGER with childhood dreams of becoming a prima ballerina beat more than 250 other dancers to pirouette into a sparkling role in audiences’ favourite The Nutcracker.

Man and teenager charged in connection with church theft

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

9:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN and a teenage boy have been charged after lead was stolen from the St John The Baptist Church in Kingston Bagpuize. 

New chief for Oxfordshire health group

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9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Healthwatch Oxfordshire has announced Rachel Coney as its new chief executive officer.

You’d better get used to it: Motorists to face months of delays

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9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 60,000 motorists may face three months of misery, after roundabout schemes entered their latest phase.

Man cleared of abuse wins complaints against council

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8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN ABINGDON man cleared of 20 sexual abuse charges has had a series of complaints about his treatment by social services upheld.

Men to be sentenced over insurance claims

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Three men who organised car crashes to scam insurance money will be sentenced next month.

Money to ease pressures on county's hospitals is cut by two thirds

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EXTRA cash to ease pressure on the county’s NHS and social services over the coming winter is to be slashed by almost two-thirds.

Hot weather clue as hundreds of fish die in Didcot brook

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6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RECENT hot weather could be to blame for the death of hundreds of fish in a Didcot stream.

Stair fall kills man

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 79-YEAR-old Abingdon man died after falling down the stairs at his Appleford Drive home.

Hot-desking to help residents work at home

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

People working from home in Wantage and Grove can now take advantage of a communal computer in the town centre.

Heart charity’s county shops raise £450k in year

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6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HEART charity’s shops have raised more than £450,000 across Oxfordshire in the past year.

Football club scores another community award

Herald Series: Richie Claydon shoots for goal during Wantage Town's rout of Abingdon Town

5:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WANTAGE Town Football Club has won the Football Association’s highest community standard mark for a fifth year in a row.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

Herald Series: Scales - zxc

7:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

17 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Cancer charity’s Race for Life pair get a big boost from Spurs fans

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6:25pm Monday 28th July 2014

FOOTBALL fans put their best foot forward to help two Abingdon women raise hundreds of pounds during this month’s Race for Life.

Warning for heavy rain across Oxfordshire

Herald Series: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

HEAVY showers are forecast for the county as the the area was issued a yellow rain warning until 9pm today.

Investigation launched as hundreds of fish killed in Didcot stream

Herald Series: Environment Agency logo round

1:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

SOME 250 fish have been found dead in a stream in Didcot.

Watch: Didcot's tumbling towers - A dawn chorus of excitement as Didcot's skyline changes forever + video

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9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIFTY years of history – gone in 15 seconds. Despite Didcot’s sadness at seeing its cooling towers sink to the ground, there was applause and cheering when the moment arrived.

Memorial to footballer

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8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A football tournament and fun day was held on Saturday in memory of a popular AFC Wallingford player.

William, 4, is lining up for charity sports fest

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8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A FOUR-year-old will take on a triathlon to raise money for the hospital ward that saved his life.

Schools told 'stop hoarding or we will claw back cash'

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5:59pm Monday 28th July 2014

SCHOOLS have been warned they should stop hoarding the £18m they have in reserves and “spend on today’s children”.

‘Gutted: My businesses has been wrecked by arsonists’

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6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A TYRE business owner said he was “gutted” after his workshop was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

‘Patients run risk of being denied hip replacements’

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6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS risk being denied a hip replacement because Oxfordshire NHS bosses are ignoring national guidance and taking patients’ weight into account, leading surgeons have warned.

Live Blog: Follow our coverage this morning of the demolition of the towers at Didcot Power Station + Watch the demolition + Audio interviews

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1:51am Sunday 27th July 2014

Follow our updates and pictures covering the demolition of the cooling towers at Didcot Power Station

County fracking licences are up for grabs

9:27pm Sunday 27th July 2014

COMPANIES in Oxfordshire will be able to apply for licences from today to explore shale gas in the county. A map released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) appears to show areas of North Oxfordshire as one of the areas available for licences for fracking.

Timelapse gallery: How the towers at Didcot A came down

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9:50am Sunday 27th July 2014

Watch our brilliant timelapse picture gallery capturing the demolition of Didcot A Power Station's cooling towers frame by frame

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