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Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Herald Series: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Herald Series: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Costa Rica is coming home on cycle ride

Herald Series: Jessie and dad Peter

3:50pm Saturday 19th April 2014

EASTER Monday is often a day to rest and devour chocolate eggs, but for a Bampton father and daughter it will be spent cycling a total of 170 miles.

Breaking news Update: A4130 closed after accident

Herald Series: a4130 alert

12:13pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN ACCIDENT has shut off the A4130 at Milton Hill.

Appeal for witnesses to Chain Hill crash

Herald Series: The scene of the crash

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE want to hear from anyone who witnessed a collision between a cyclist and a motorbike on the B4494 Chain Hill.

Ex-nurse died in fall at her Faringdon home

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 94-year-old died after falling down the stairs, an inquest heard.

Grove homes plans will not be ‘called in’

Herald Series: Eric Pickles

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles has declined a request to call in a planning bid for 1,500 homes in Grove.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Herald Series: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Radley walkers step up to keep a village tradition alive

Herald Series: Competitors at the start line

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

IN true Good Friday tradition walkers took to the streets of Radley yesterday for the annual trek.

Decision on Milton Road speed limit due next week

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DECISION will be made next week on a proposed new speed limit for a road between Milton and Drayton.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

Herald Series: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Aunt Sally trophy in memory of Berinsfield man who delivered papers for the Oxford Mail

Herald Series: A former Oxford Mail newspaper delivery man, the late Roy Walton, is getting an Aunt Sally trophy dedicated to him in his home town of Berinsfield. Pictured above is club organiser Brian Spurrett with Mr Walton’s widow, Sylvia     Picture: OX6660 Ed Nix

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A KEEN sportsman who delivered newspapers for the Oxford Mail and its sister titles for more than 40 years has been commemorated with an Aunt Sally trophy.

Artist will unveil her Swirl creation

Herald Series: Maria Rosa Kramer

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE artist behind a new £85,000 sculpture at Didcot’s Orchard Centre will officailly unveil the work next Sunday.

Prince to visit Wantage on his 50th birthday tour

Herald Series: Prince Edward

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

PRINCE Edward will visit Wantage on Friday to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

Herald Series: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Update: M40 cleared after earlier reports of collision

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRAFFIC on the M40 near junction eight near Milton Common has returned to normal following a reports of it slowing due to an accident.

Cafe creates space to discuss the big sleep

Herald Series: Laura Freeth, Death Cafe facilitator for OXBEL, meets and talks to people in a local cafe.  Picture: OX66632 David Fleming

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEA and sympathy is taking on new meaning acoss the county this year as a series of ‘Death Cafes’ seek to shed light on the dark subject of death. Debbie Waite reports

Mum’s anguish as twin girls given different school places

Herald Series: Mum Sharon Barney with twins Kerri, left, and Holly, 11, who are upset at having to attend separate schools. Picture: OX66495 David Fleming

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MOTHER is angry because her twin daughters – one of whom has special needs – face being sent to different secondary schools.

Delays on First Great Western trains between Didcot and Reading

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes on First Great Western services.

Cyclist, 12, died from a severe head injury

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

An inquest was opened into the death of 12-year-old cyclist Mateusz Kucinski yesterday.

Comedian backs sacked Miss Oxfordshire contestant

Herald Series: Georgia Eden’s topless picture, posted on social media site Twitter in support of breast cancer awareness

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

SACKED Miss Oxfordshire contestant, Georgia Eden, said she has received a personal message of support from comedian David Walliams.

Dementia patient search service is axed after not finding enough missing people

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A PIONEERING scheme to locate missing dementia patients has been forced to close after it found only one lost OAP in 18 months.

Biker and cyclist hurt

Herald Series: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A biker and cyclist were taken to hospital after a crash in Chainhill Road yesterday.

Drug review welcomed by parents of tragic teenager

Herald Series: Jack Bowlby's parents, Michael and Amanda

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

THE parents of a 16-year-old boy who took his own life after taking medication for his acne have said every day without him is still difficult.

Mild winter brings bumper crop of bluebells

Herald Series: Andy Foley, National Trust ranger at Badbury Clump near Faringdon, pictured among the bluebells. Picture: OX66665 Cliff Hide

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A BUMPER crop of bluebells has begun to bloom across the county.

From egg hunts to chocolate treats, the Easter spirit is all around

Herald Series: Penny Hambridge, left, of Oxford Children’s Hospital, receives the Easter eggs from Alicia Medlicott and Alice Clarke, of recruitment firm Reed. Picture: OX66337 Ed Nix

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ILL children in hospital got an early Easter surprise after more than 200 chocolate eggs and various toys were dropped off by staff at an Oxford company.

Lack of bricklayers ‘may threaten housing boom’

Herald Series: Bricklayer Simon Wells says he is so busy he is having to turn work away. Picture: OX66598 Damian Halliwell

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHRONIC shortage of bricklayers and construction professionals in the county could slow down house building and push up property prices still further.

Election day decisions: are we in or are we out?

Herald Series: CRUNCH TIME AT THE SEAT OF POWER

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

This year’s elections for the European Parliament on May 22 will see voters in Oxfordshire become part of the second largest electorate in the world – trumped only by India. Damian Fantato reports

Police to put in revised care home plans

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THAMES Valley Police (TVP) has said it still wants to build a care home at the former Wantage Police Station and Magistrates Court.

SCALES OF JUSTICE: Cases from the county law courts

Herald Series: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

BANBURY MAGISTRATES

Council spent £42k on a special media team

Herald Series: Andrew Smith

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

SPIN doctors were hired at a cost of £42,000 to help Oxfordshire County Council handle the Oxford grooming gang scandal.

County dole claimants reach five-year low

Herald Series: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

The number of people signing on the dole in the county has fallen to just one per cent of the working population for the first time in more than five years.

Wildlife? We’re just nuts about it

Herald Series: A red squirrel

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

HALF of Oxfordshire residents have seen a muntjac deer in their garden, but only two per cent think they have ever had a visit from a red squirrel, pictured.

Update: Two men taken to hospital after collision

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:05am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BIKER and cyclist have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington with injuries after a crash near Wantage this morning.

New care home fees get council approval

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.

‘Premature’ bid for new housing in Grove

Herald Series: vale of white horse logo

6:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

COUNCILLORS have accused a housing developer of jumping the gun, after it applied for permission to build a 75-home extension to a 133-house estate not yet built.

89 per cent get first choice school

Herald Series: Cllr Zoe Patrick

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY 90 per cent of Oxfordshire children due to start school in September have been allocated a place at their first choice.

Abingdon car park barriers ‘delay 999 cases’

Herald Series: The tyre barriers in the car park at the Marcham Road Health Centre which have been criticised by staff at Abingdon Community Hospital next door

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

AMBULANCES have been delayed getting into a hospital since the health centre next door put up tyre barriers to its half of the car park.

Innocent man given substantial police payout for photo mistake

Herald Series: Guilty: Daniel Rodriguez

8:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE have paid a man “substantial compensation” after releasing his photograph in a press release about a rapist.

Morrisons signs agreement to open new store

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORRISONS have finalised plans to open a store in Wallingford, quashing fears it may pull out because of council demands.

New sculpture an a-peeling addition for town shoppers

Herald Series: Di Chesterman, president of the Didcot Chamber of Commerce, stands by the new sculpture being put in by the steps at the Orchard Centre

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SHOPPERS gave the nod of approval to a £85,000 sculpture unveiled in Didcot town centre.

Runners pound the capital's streets to boost their favourite charities

Herald Series: Anna Reading is all smiles as she makes progress in the capital

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR the 36,000 people taking part, this year’s London Marathon was the culmination of months of training.

Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

Herald Series: Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN Iron Age mirror unearthed near Didcot could be taken out of the country unless £33,000 is found to buy it.

Vehicle fire on the M40 between Thame and Watlington

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A VEHICLE caught fire on the M40 in Oxfordshire earlier this morning.

Pals play football in memory of young crash victim Matty

Herald Series: vale of white horse logo

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS will gather tomorrow to play a football match in memory of their friend Mateusz Kucinski.

Plans approved

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A proposed link between Oxfordshire County Council and Hampshire County Council has taken a step forward.

Thousands expected as town honours St George

Herald Series: Punch and Judy at the Museum in the Park

7:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WALLINGFORD will celebrate St George’s Day in style on Saturday.

£59m road projects included in budget

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council agreed yesterday to include £59m of transport improvements around the county in its capital programme.

Consultants get another £150k from NHS group

Herald Series: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MANAGEMENT consultants will get an extra £150,000 from taxpayers after a contract was extended to help the NHS find savings.

Traders licking their lips over new restaurant

Herald Series: How to make the perfect Italian thin-crust pizza

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TRADERS say a new 220-seat restaurant in Wantage Market Place would be a boost for town business.




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