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Centre a huge step in helping children walk

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5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IN 1994, when her 22-month-old daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Pip Hoyer Millar was desperate to find the right treatment for her.

Prince Andrew at RAF Benson as the Merlin helicopter squadron is disbanded

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3:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER Royal Navy helicopter pilot Prince Andrew has visited RAF Benson as one of the air base’s helicopter squadrons was officially disbanded.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with car near Dorchester

Herald Series: Ambulance stock image

11:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a BMW.

Breast cancer charity event has the Market Place in a spin

Herald Series:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE was something for everyone at this year’s Abingdon’s Splash of Pink day.

Drivers facing long delays on roads around Oxford this morning

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

8:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays around Oxford on the A34, A40 and A44 this morning.

Charity rider appeals for return of her bikes

Herald Series:

6:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A charity champion has appealed for information after two bikes were stolen from her shed.

Crosscountry is worst timekeeper

Herald Series: NEW PLATFORM: Network Rail has opened a £25m operation centre in the city to control operations across the length of the country

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONLY four in ten trains operated by Crosscountry, which run through Oxfordshire, were on time last year, making them the worst in the country.

Bun-throwing marks fire station’s 50th

Herald Series:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THEY’RE used to tackling fires and rescuing people.

Oxfordshire ploughman passes on skills to young enthusiast

Herald Series:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DEREK Yates has not worked on a farm since childhood, but at 67 is still a passionate amateur ploughman.

Volunteer transport groups in Oxfordshire face pressure as cuts pinch

Herald Series:

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRESSURE on a transport advice line will increase when controversial cuts to hospital transport services come into force tomorrow, council bosses warned.

Allowing the market to beat food inflation

Herald Series:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

UNTIL recently farmers’ markets were seen by some as an expensive alternative to the weekly shop, but now some are looking at farmers’ markets as a cheaper option.

UPDATE: School shut and 900 homes without water after pipe bursts

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

1:06pm Monday 29th September 2014

MORE than 900 homes in the Harwell area are without water this afternoon because of a burst pipe.

Scales of Justice - 20 people in court

Herald Series: oxford magistrates court

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014


A&E target is missed

Herald Series: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

County hospitals missed an A&E waiting target in the seven days leading up to Sunday, September 21, new figures show.

Owners turn out for Guide dogs’ charity

Herald Series:

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

IT was a dog’s life at Millets Farm Centre, Frilford, on Saturday as more than 400 pooches and their owners turned up for the second Millets dog show.

Bottle attack arrest

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

A 19-year-old woman was arrested after police said a woman in her 30s appeared to have been attacked with a bottle.

£500,000 is injected into mental health service

Herald Series:

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAJOR cut in funding for a county mental health service has been averted after NHS bosses agreed to put in cash.

Vikings invade to stage King Alfred battle

Herald Series:

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

SCREAMS of delight and horror echoed across a quiet market town yesterday as more than 200 Mediaeval warriors clashed in battle.

Milton Park cancer research firm’s £64m funding boost for research

Herald Series:

7:30am Monday 29th September 2014

THE boss of a scientific research company has said a £64m cancer funding boost will secure its future in the county for years to come.

Yorke goes it alone

Herald Series:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has released his latest solo album on BitTorrent in an attempt to “bypass the music industry”.

TV magic star is proud to do his bit in memory of Skye

Herald Series:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ONE of Skye Hall’s idols, television star and magician Stephen Mulhern, has been named as the patron of the charity set up in his honour, Blue Skye Thinking.

Phone and iPad stolen in Dry Sandford house burglary

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

4:41pm Sunday 28th September 2014

AN iPAd and a Sony mobile phone were stolen from a house in Dry Sandford, near Abingdon on Friday. 

Take a look at our pictures of the week

Herald Series:

6:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Our picture editor Leah McLaren takes her pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why she reckons they make the grade

Bake Off craze gets more people into the kitchen

Herald Series:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

With the BBC’s hugely popular Great British Bake Off almost at the end of its fifth season, HELEN WRIGHT explores how the programme has had an effect on Oxfordshire and its bakers

Still uncertainty over plans for shopping site

Herald Series: Choose Abingdon's manager Heather Brown

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

UNCERTAINTY still surrounds a £50m proposal to revitalise Abingdon town centre.

Wallingford dancers invited to step up and show their moves

Herald Series:

1:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

MEMBERS of a Didcot dance group are now showing off their routines in Wallingford.

Business award finalists down to last three

Herald Series:

10:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

AFTER thousands cast their votes, the three finalists for the Oxfordshire Business Mother of the Year Award have been chosen.

6 things you probably didn't know were happening in Oxfordshire this weekend

Herald Series:

1:12pm Friday 26th September 2014

Here's our rundown on events you might fancy this weekend + a few highlights for next week to boot

More than 6,200 patients lose free hospital transport

Herald Series: Ambulance stock image

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MORE than 6,200 people – including some cancer patients – will lose free transport to hospital, NHS leaders have agreed.

Friends and family hold birthday festival in Didcot for tragic Jayden Parkinson

Herald Series:

8:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

ON a day when they should have been celebrating Jayden Parkinson’s 18th birthday, friends and family of the Didcot teenager gathered for a festival in her memory.

Fire service misses its own 'stretching' response target

Herald Series:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S chief fire officer has said he’ll continue to set “very stretching” targets for the service. 

Thriller author gives £10,000 to Oxfordshire bookshops to help children's projects

Herald Series: James Patterson has a penchant for producing murder mystery

6:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

AN American author has donated more than £10,000 to six Oxfordshire independent bookshops.

Man avoids jail for headbutting former Hanneys and Hendred councillor

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

A MAN who headbutted a former county councillor he thought was kicking his dog has avoided prison.

Seek and find jobs and workers at fair, says MP

Herald Series: Ed Vaizey

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey has called on employers and jobseekers to join a job fair at Milton Park.

Catering service loss ‘could put court cases in jeopardy’

Herald Series:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

COURT cases could be corrupted by a loss of catering, legal experts have warned.

Mystery why Faringdon conservationist killed himself at rail crossing

Herald Series: British Transport Police appeal for ‘Good Samaritan’ following assault at Wirral train station

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A CORONER says there is no clear reason why a Faringdon conservationist killed himself at a beauty spot.

Pensioners who raise cash for hospital need new volunteers

Herald Series:

10:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

PENSIONERS who raise thousands of pounds each year for their community hospital are in urgent need of more and younger volunteers.

Oxfordshire MPs vote in favour of air strikes against IS in Iraq

Herald Series: David Cameron

5:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S MPs have voted in favour of air strikes on Iraq in response to the threat of the Islamic State.

Bike team cross England to help adoption cause

Herald Series: Worcester bike ride event cancelled

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

JUST over 13 years ago, Paul Mason and his wife Iris adopted their daughter Megan.

Cancer survivor starts support and healing sessions for women sufferers in Wantage and Grove

Herald Series:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A BREAST cancer survivor from Wantage is setting up a sufferers’ support group.

365alive campaign celebrates hitting its target two years early

Herald Series:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

ORGANISERS of a campaign to reduce fire and road deaths and save an estimated 365 lives in 10 years say they have passed the target two years early.

Win tickets for Halloween family fun at Beaulieu

Herald Series:

10:06am Friday 26th September 2014

YOU can join in the ghoulish Halloween fun at Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest.

Stolen lorry recovered near M40

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A stolen lorry was recovered yesterday in Waterstock, just off the M40 near Thame.

Man cleared of GBH

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A man who accused his housemate of stealing from him has been cleared of assaulting him.

Primary pupils help get Skye's loom towards the moon

Herald Series:

8:30am Friday 26th September 2014

HUNDREDS of school pupils are getting involved to help brave Skye Hall’s dying wish of creating the world’s longest loom band.

‘Pay hospital staff extra cash to stop them leaving county’

Herald Series: oxford university trust hospitals logo

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

MORE needs to be done to tackle the cost of living in Oxfordshire to stop hospital staff from leaving, a trade union representative has said.

Asbestos led to death

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A MAN who worked in Abingdon’s MG factory died because of asbestos he inhaled during his employment, his inquest found yesterday.

Fuel spill closes road

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A two-car crash caused a fuel spillage that closed the B4016 between Appleford and Didcot yesterday.

Barriers ‘used as last resort’ to stop drivers

Herald Series: OCC Cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo-Smith.

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

WATER-FILLED barriers have been used as a “last resort” to stop drivers ignoring road closure signs.

New bishop wanted

Herald Series: The Rt Rev John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford.

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

People are being asked to nominate replacements for the Bishop of Oxford.

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