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Calculating legacy of the Olympics in London

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ITS VILE smell has nauseated residents and baffled officials.

Church theft charges

Herald Series: oxford magistrates court

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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.

Memorial football match raises £2,600 for charity

Herald Series:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

Music festival offers mix of styles to crowds at the pub

Herald Series:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

Look at the difference 15 seconds can make...

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

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.

Man cleared of abuse wins complaints against council

Herald Series:

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.

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

Herald Series:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

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.

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.

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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'

Herald Series:

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’

Herald Series:

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’

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

PICTURE SPECIAL: Here's a whole new meaning to balancing your workload

Herald Series:

10:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Photographer Ed Nix takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade

Didcot Towers demolition: A cloudy night but good visibility forecast

Herald Series: Didcot power station

6:40pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Met Office is forecasting a cloudy night in Didcot for when the power station's iconic towers are to be demolished but with good visibility.

Drivers face a 24-mile detour during works

Herald Series: Person hit by train

5:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOME 6,800 drivers between Wantage and Faringdon will be asked to take a 24-mile diversion route for 13 weeks this autumn.

Going ga-ga over community radio

Herald Series:

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THIS month Banbury’s hospital radio station Radio Horton celebrated its 50th birthday with a long weekend of touring radio. To mark the occasion, ALEX WYNICK looks at the health of community radio stations in Oxfordshire

Fire destroys industrial estate building

Herald Series: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

3:39pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BUILDING in an industrial estate near Faringdon was destroyed by a blaze today.

It’s seventh heaven for mum thanks to JR heroes

Herald Series:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

We are celebrating the outstanding work of individuals or teams who work in the NHS across Oxfordshire. Oliver Evans reports on the latest case where staff have been praised for making an extra special effort

Watch: CCTV tracking killer Ben Blakeley and victim Jayden Parkinson

Herald Series:

10:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

Watch the CCTV video shown to the jury of Jayden leaving her hostel, being with Ben Blakeley on the day she died, Blakeley after the killing, and then Blakeley on the night he reburied her body

Jayden trial: Judge Patrick Eccles' sentencing remarks

Herald Series:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

JUDGE Patrick Eccles' remarks when sentencing Ben Blakeley for the murder of Jayden Parkinson

Listen: Jayden trial: Killer Ben Blakeley gets 20-year prison sentence + Audio of the family and police statements

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

JAYDEN Parkinson’s family said justice had been done after her “sick and twisted” murderer was given a life sentence.

Mothers united in grief as killers sentenced + listen to Jayden's family's statement

Herald Series:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

AS THE killers of their children were sentenced in separate cases yesterday, two heartbroken mothers stopped to console each other outside Oxford Crown Court

Police dealing with witchcraft and alien calls

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

THAMES Valley Police officers go out on the beat knowing every day could bring a new challenge, but some reported incidents in the last few years have been out of this world.

Mechanics help to save life of heart patient customer

Herald Series:

6:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

A GARAGE in Abingdon has taken customer service to the next level – they now save people’s lives.

Didcot power station: Powerful paintings capture landscape forever

Herald Series:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PAINTER Patrick Cannon feels a familial bond to Didcot power station.

Didcot power station: Confidence in air as the final countdown nears

Herald Series:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Oxford Mail reporter Andrew Ffrench visits the power station ahead of tomorrow’s demolition.

Didcot power station: Last stand for iconic cooling towers

Herald Series:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ANYONE who is asleep in Didcot in the early hours of tomorrow can expect to be woken up, if not by the explosion then by cheers from the crowds.

Mother pays tribute to her ‘wonderful son’, ex-Chelsea youth footballer Jordan Tabor, after hotel death

Herald Series:

9:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE mother of former Chelsea youth player Jordan Tabor has paid tribute to her “wonderful son” after he died on holiday in Turkey on Wednesday.





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