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Chemical leak in Ashbury near Faringdon leaves man in hospital

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:31pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a hazardous chemical leaked as it was being delivered to a property in Ashbury, near Faringdon earlier today.

Scientists fire cosmic rays at microchips

Herald Series: Pics to go with business supplement at Compound Photonics, Heighington Lane Business Park, Newton Aycliffe. A microchip undertest.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8678450)

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SCIENTISTS have been firing cosmic rays at microchips to see how they will fare in the desolations of space.

Candida Lycett Green: Poet Laureate’s daughter loved life and countryside

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4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WRITER, conservation campaigner and daughter of a great English poet has died of cancer aged 71.

Delays on First Great Western trains due to signalling problem

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

2:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TRAINS between Didcot Parkway and Reading are delayed by up to 20 minutes due to an earlier signalling problem.

Space hub Harwell boldly goes on a jobs bonanza

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2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE small step in Harwell is a giant leap for Oxfordshire’s space industry, with the promise of tens of thousands of new jobs.

Service sector firms have helped boost Oxfordshire recovery

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2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW report highlights Oxfordshire as a recovery success story.

‘We’ll pull out all stops to let people know about us,’ says new Diamond Light Source chairman

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2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE new chairman of the Diamond Light Source particle accelerator research facility has vowed to press the case for funding for the facility in the run-up to next year’s general election.

The Scales of Justice: 20 people up in court

Herald Series: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

‘Rail station revamp offers a better welcome to Didcot’

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10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMPLETION of an £8m scheme to redevelop the forecourt at Didcot Parkway rail station is set to be completed in the next fortnight.

Asbestos-related deaths 'will peak in next five years'

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9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

ASBESTOS deaths are set to reach a record high in Oxfordshire in the next six years, it has been warned.

Send us your ice bucket challenge videos

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8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

As Ice Bucket Challenge fever sweeps the nation, we want to see your videos as you rise to the challenge.

School run will add to Oxford bypass roadwork jams

Herald Series: Oxford’s Eastern Bypass

8:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

DRIVERS are being warned they face more traffic congestion as parents return to the school run next week.

‘Stay vigilant’ police warning after hay arson

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7:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

ABOUT £20,000 worth of hay has been burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

Break-ins prompt security guard to be hired at Millets Farm

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7:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

MILLETS Farm garden centre near Abingdon is to hire a security guard after being broken into three times this month.

300 sign petition over parking fees at Oxfordshire's community hospitals

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6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

MORE than 300 people have signed a petition opposing any moves to introduce parking charges at community hospitals.

Crowds expected at festival that puts town on the map

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9:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALLINGFORD is set for the biggest weekend of the summer as BunkFest returns for the 13th year.

Outcry as developer seeks to build homes on old Didcot pub site

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6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT residents have hit out at new plans to knock down an historic pub and buil homes on the site.

New Wallingford distribution centre ‘should lead to 75 jobs’

Herald Series: Lynda Atkins

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW distribution centre working for national supermarket chains including Tesco and Sainsbury’s could bring 75 jobs to Wallingford.

Fire station open day

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5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Preparations are under way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abingdon’s fire station in Ock Street.

Leisure centre upgrade starts with parking

Herald Series: vale of white horse logo

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NINETY-nine new spaces are being added to the car park at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon.

Appeal over council’s school transport policy

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Oxfordshire County Council will consider an appeal against a decision made under its home-to-school transport next week.

Straw fire shuts road

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Six hundred tonnes of straw caught light, resulting in Copperage Road being closed at the B4494 at Farnborough Village yesterday.

Slipping into top gear for Didcot urban race

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3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DERICK Mercer battled through the rain at the Didcot Urban Race on Sunday to finish 23rd in his category.

Garden centre targeted by burglars for third time this month

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

12:16pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIEVES attempted to steal a safe and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after breaking into Millets Farm Centre near Abingdon.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Herald Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

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

Oxford Mail website gets a fresh, updated look

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12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Oxford Mail’s website has been overhauled to give it a clean new look.

Police investigate suspected arson after yesterday's hay blaze

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9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ABOUT 200 tonnes of hay were burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

Six officers face investigation in Jayden Parkinson inquiry

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9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX police officers are now under investigation over how the disappearance of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson was handled.

Santa’s elf recruiters are feeling festive already

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8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT MAY still be August, but Father Christmas has just started a recruitment drive.

Keeping the legacy of historic power station alive

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8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT Civic Hall has embraced its powerful history with a series of artworks.

Cancer takes life of writer and campaigner

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7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A local author and journalist who raised money for an Oxford hospital has died aged 71.

Sister queries hospital decision on suicidal man

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7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE sister of racehorse trainer James Douglas-Home questioned why a psychiatrist did not admit him to hospital the day before he shot himself in the head.

A34 to be closed overnight for road repairs

Herald Series: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORK is being carried out along the A34 in southern Oxfordshire over the course of this week.

Warning over 'legal highs' as men are taken to hospital

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE have warned of the dangers of “legal highs” after three men believed to have taken a white substance were rushed to hospital, one in a serious condition.

Scientist picked to fight MP for Wantage seat

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6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MICROSCOPE scientist from East Hendred will contest Wantage for the Labour Party in next year’s general election.

Defibrillator campaign’s taking off after Mail pitches in to help

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6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE number of people in Oxfordshire being trained to use life-saving equipment has soared thanks to an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

DJ Ginger Tony puts his soul into festival

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6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DJ Ginger Tony spun the decks at Campsoul festival as crowds enjoyed a weekend of soul, funk and jazz at Grove Farms, Harwell.

Giving Oxfordshire's disabled people time to shine in sport

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5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Disabled people in Oxfordshire enjoy a wide range of different sports on a regular basis tailored to their needs. DAN ROBINSON reports on what is available and how it benefits them

Police investigate a "crime series" after another attempted break-in at Millets Farm in Frilford

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

1:31pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BURGLARS have now tried to break into Millets Farm three times this month.

Rain puts a stop to charity skydive by 24 people

Herald Series: Charlotte Nott with mum Jenny Daniels

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A charity skydive to raise money for quadruple amputee Charlotte Nott was among events affected by bad weather yesterday.

Cancer survivor and her 11 GCSEs off on safari

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9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TEENAGER who has repeatedly battled cancer will go on the trip of a lifetime to South Africa.

Men hospitalised and arrested as substance sparks ‘chemical scare’

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO men who sparked a chemical scare with a white powder ended up in hospital and under arrest by the police.

Just hanging around

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8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

HIGH FLYING: If acrobat Megan Louise wanted a good view over Oxfordshire, all she had to do was poke her head outside this tent.

600 tonnes of straw on fire leaves road closed south of Wantage

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8:24am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Six hundred tonnes of straw is alight, resulting in Copperage Road being closed at the B4494 at Farnborough Village.

Driver comes forward

Herald Series: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The owner of a car thought to have originally been abandoned has come forward, police have said.

Parking upgrade starts

Herald Series: Redcar and Cleveland Council offer Christmas parking deal

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Work starts today on the expansion of the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre’s car park.

Community group offers cheaper oil

Herald Series: Four facts on paying for care

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A countryside community group is encouraging villagers with oil heating systems to sign up to its bulk-buying scheme.

Grove's Post Office to shut during revamp

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6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

GROVE Post Office will be closed for refurbishment from Friday, September 19, to Monday, September 29.

Hugs help the homeless as youngsters spread the love in Didcot

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6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AFTER sailing through her GCSEs in the morning, Courtney Hughes went out to spread the love.

City expansion review sought

Herald Series: Grenoble Road near the Kassam Stadium

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A REVIEW of the Green Belt could be completed in just a year, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

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