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Enthusiasts’ rapid response to Minor matters

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6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IN their jobs for South Central Ambulance Service, Dick Tracey and David England’s rapid response can mean the difference between life and death. But at weekends the classic car enthusiasts slow down the traffic for a very different reason.

Inquest to open into asbestos-linked death

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An inquest is being held after a 68-year-old man from the town died of an asbestos-related disease.

Royal history tour during twin town visit from Wantage

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4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRITAIN’S Royal connection to Germany was celebrated by a diplomatic visit from Wantage.

Tennis club serves ace expansion plan

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5:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TENNIS in Abingdon is set for a volley of investment.

Future is bright for county's energy trainees as centre opens in Witney

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4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

APPRENTICES can take advantage of a modern purpose-built training centre when it opens in September.

First day of A420 roadworks described as a nightmare

Herald Series: a420 alert

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE first day of major roadworks along the A420 were described as a ‘nightmare’ by locals in Shrivenham yesterday.

Abingdon & Witney College handed £4m building boost

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3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COLLEGE has been handed a £4m boost to build a new centre to train youngsters in core engineering skills.

‘One track can’t cope with this extra traffic’

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1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS will have to wait to outline their concerns about traffiafter planning officers decided at the last minute to delay discussing plans for 166 new homes near Wallingford.

Ex-Oxfordshire teacher charged with historic sex offences

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

3:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Carmel College teacher has been charged with a number of sexual offences.

Construction firm fined £525,000 after death of worker Mark Williams

Herald Series: Mark Williams

12:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm has been fined £525,000 and ordered to pay costs of about £90,000 after the death of Nuneham Courtenay worker Mark Williams. 

Fire crew remains on site of barn fire at Thame

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8:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The barn fire at Abbey Farm, North Weston, near Thame has now been put out. 

U-turn on tower demolition invite

Herald Series: Didcot Power Station

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DEVELOPER has told people they are no longer invited to watch the demolition of Didcot power station cooling towers from a nearby housing estate.

Learning to juggle business with lots of ‘mummy time’

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5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S often said that mums rule the world, but it’s harder than it looks to run a business and cope with kids.

Picture Special: a colourful look at weekend events

Herald Series:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014


Trio of traders take up longer lease at shop

Herald Series: From left, Stuart Miller, of Bybox; Jo Willet, of Oxford Innovation; Suzanne Malcolm, of Vale of White Horse District Council; and Iain Nicholson, Wantage Town Team coordinator

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTREPRENEURS who trialled their businesses in an empty Wantage shop unit have taken it over.

50 glorious years of a fine village institution

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5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN 1965, when the Beatles released their album Help!, residents in Towersey realised their village hall was in desperate need of repair.

Lift-off for airfield’s 2,500 homes project

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12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORK will be able to start at Grove Airfield following a decade of discussions when the final agreement is signed later this month.

Tile unearthed on family dig near museum

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12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MEDIEVAL pottery was discovered outside Wallingford Museum at its family archaeology day on Saturday.

Opening doors to county’s fascinating country houses

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10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Dr Oliver Cox Leader of the University of Oxford initiative, the Thames Valley Country House Partnership Project talks about the fascination with country houses

Jayden jury still out

Herald Series: Ben Blakeley

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The jury in the murder trial of Ben Blakeley was sent home yesterday and will continue deliberating on Thursday.

Inspectors praise police, but officer morale ‘low’

Herald Series: police officer rear

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

INSPECTORS have praised Thames Valley Police for making savings while increasing the number of officers and staff in frontline roles.

Firefighters continue to tackle barn blaze near Thame

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling a barn blaze near Thame which closed the A148 for four hours last night. 

Disgust as puppies abandoned in box

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7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two puppies, one of which was dead, were found abandoned in a cardboard box in Wallingford yesterday..

Schoolgirl laments the loss of towers in poetic tribute

Herald Series:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS 12-year-old girl was so moved by the impending demolition of Didcot Power Station she wrote a poem about it.

Last chance for say on transport

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE public have their last chance to comment on proposals for major transport schemes across Oxfordshire.

Shining a light on solar stance

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOLAR farms have won the official support of Oxfordshire County Council experts following a raft of new plans.

Great Western primary will take 60 pupils in first year

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE body appointed to run the new Great Western Park Academy in Didcot has published its proposed admissions criteria.

Hair today, gone tomorrow, as eight-year-old loses locks for charity

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5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOPE Steptoe volunteered to have almost all her hair cut off so another little girl could benefit.

Celebrating 25 years since the return of our red kites

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10:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TWITCHERS are preparing to celebrate 25 years since endangered red kites were introduced to the Chilterns on the Oxfordshire border in a major breeding programme.

Road blocked at Ewelme after car overturns

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

6:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE have been called to the B4009 near Ewelme after a car onto its roof.

The Scales of Justice - 23 people up in court

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

Conviction of benefits cheat student prompts warning

Herald Series:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A STUDENT has been handed a two-year conditional discharge after falsely claiming benefits.

One in 15 pupils taught in temporary classrooms

Herald Series:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ONE in every 15 children in the county has been taught in a temporary classroom in the last year.

Thousands gather to enjoy the music amidst the heat + picture gallery

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8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

THEY feared raindrops would be falling on their heads but music fans enjoyed blistering sunshine at the weekend’s Truck Festival.

First Great Western trains delayed by up to an hour this morning

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAINS to Oxford and London Paddington from Worcester Shrub Hill are delayed by up to an hour because of a signalling problem this morning.

Services for deaf people leave many ‘patronised’

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

LEGAL action could be brought against healthcare providers unless services for deaf people are improved, it has been warned.

No major incidents during series of firefighters' strikes

Herald Series: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

6:50am Monday 21st July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S firefighters were not called to any major incidents during four strikes held over the weekend.

Buzzer wire game puts steady hands to the test

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6:40am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG Sean’an Nathwani got a buzz from a science display at a day of fun in Didcot on Saturday.

Charity collection held in honour of Jayden Parkinson

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6:30am Monday 21st July 2014

FRIENDS of Jayden Parkinson held their first charity fundraiser at the weekend, as her family await a jury’s verdict on her killer.

‘Town green bid must be refused’

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A BID to register village land as a town green should be rejected because it has not been used by the public for long enough, experts have said.

Childhood perspective of secret forest inspires artist

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6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ARTIST Patrick Cannon used his childhood in Milton, near Didcot, as a source of inspiration for his paintings.

Striking firefighters attend one incident

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

12:18pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS attended one incident in Oxfordshire during last night’s strike.

Man rescued after M40 crash

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

9:58am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAN was rescued from his car after it left the M40 overnight.

Firefighters attend large hay bale blaze

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:54am Sunday 20th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are attending a blaze of hundreds of hay bales in Waterperry, east of Oxford.

Retirement beckons as school term ends

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5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

As schoolchildren look forward to a summer of freedom, education reporter SOPHIE SCOTT speaks to teachers saying a more permanent farewell to lessons as they prepare for retirement

Picture special: From Battle Proms to charity running, life can really be a blast

Herald Series:

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Our deputy picture editor Richard Cave takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade

First cash boost for £1m Wallingford sports changing rooms revamp

Herald Series: Bill Service SODC’s cabinet member for leisure

4:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PLAN to invest almost £1m in new changing rooms at Wallingford Sports Park has received its first cash boost.

Pick-your-own farm deal means cafe can stay open

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4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PICK-your-own fruit farm that built a cafe without planning permission say it has reached a “good solution” after striking a deal to keep it open.

From the West End to Wantage for Legally Blonde musical

Herald Series:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A WANTAGE theatre group is one of the first in the country to be allowed to stage an amateur production of a popular West End musical.

Strike-hit fire service responds to three incidents

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to three incidents during strike action overnight.

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