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No charges are made

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A 76-year-old man arrested over an arson attack on a workshop has been released without charge.

We’re in pink for fight against breast cancer

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5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month. With hundreds of Oxfordshire women diagnosed each year, reporter Luke Sproule looks at what residents are doing and how the money raised is vital to charities working to beat the condition

Town team is praised after new shops fill empty units

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4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MOST empty shops in Wantage have been filled, with businesses praising Government cash support.

Author proves a popular visitor

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1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHILDREN’S author Megan Rix opened children’s eyes to the world of assistance dogs during a school visit.

Major delays across Oxfordshire's roads

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COMMUTERS travelling into Oxford this morning are facing heavy congestion and long delays for the second day running.

WATCH: Right royal occasion as RAF hands on helicopters + video

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8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PRINCE Andrew joined RAF personnel and Royal Navy staff as they paraded at RAF Benson yesterday to mark one of the base’s helicopter squadrons being officially disbanded.

Teenage girl a victim of ‘revenge pornography’

Herald Series: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 13-year-old girl is among the region’s victims of so-called “revenge pornography”.

Paramedic fears scapegoating over change to shorter shifts

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6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PARAMEDIC who claims he is being made a “scapegoat” over proposed shift changes has warned ambulance chiefs that shorter hours are not the answer to staff tiredness.

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

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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

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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

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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

OXFORD MAGISTRATES

Owners turn out for Guide dogs’ charity

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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.

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.

Vikings invade to stage King Alfred battle

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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.

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.

Yorke goes it alone

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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”.

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

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.

Bake Off craze gets more people into the kitchen

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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

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

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7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.





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