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Ferrying people up and down the Thames for over 150 years has been the business of the Salter Bros

Herald Series: Oxford author Dr Simon Wenham has written Pleasure Boating on the Thames, A History of Salter Bros 1958-Present

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOR more than 155 years a family firm has been ferrying residents and tourists up and down the River Thames. Now the story of the Salter Bros boating business has been put into words by Oxford author Simon Wenham in Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros, 1858-Present Day.

Dragons light up village St George’s Day celebrations

Herald Series: West Hagbourne Village Association chairwoman Valerie Walton, right, with her predecessor, Betty Kendrick and a baby dragon

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DRAGONS have been appearing all over a South Oxfordshire village as residents mark St George’s Day.

Firm to be sentenced over death of a villager

Herald Series: Mark Williams

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Nuneham Courtenay construction firm is due to be sentenced today over the death of villager Mark Williams.

Election candidate lists to be announced tomorrow

Herald Series: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Candidates standing for election across Oxfordshire this month will be announced tomorrow.

Network Rail admits 'considerable problems' with £1bn rail electrification project

Herald Series: Network Rail admits 'considerable problems' with £1bn rail electrification project

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NETWORK Rail has admitted to Wantage MP Ed Vaizey it has had “considerable problems” with its £1bn electrification project so far.

No bones about it, skeleton prize is a hit with pupils

Herald Series: CLOSER LOOK: Left to right, Research nurse Catherine McClinton, Eva Keeling, six; Amelia Stock, seven, and Lennon Hadland, seven, unwrap the skeleton for their school

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IT is a slightly strange prize for winning an art competition, but children from Didcot’s Ladygrove Park Primary School yesterday got their hands on a skeleton that will be used to teach health at their school.

Teachers vote for strike action during exam time

Herald Series: Gawain Little

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE delegates of the National Union for Teachers voted to stage another strike during exam time if the row with the Government over pay, pensions and conditions continues.

‘Spend developer money on theatre’

Herald Series: Mayor of Wallingford Bernard Stone

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DEVELOPER cash should be spent not on a new piece of public art but on restoring Wallingford’s theatre, it has been argued.

Grove residents asked: ‘Help shape our blueprint for village life up to the year 2040’

Herald Series: Grove parish councillors Jean Nunn-Price, Stephen Dexter, vice-chariman Richard Ackers, Rodney Pollock, Bill Evans, Geoff Chown, chairman Frank Parnell, John Amys and Elisabeth Green holding the map Picture: OX66660 Antony Moore

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

GROVE in 2040 could have a population of 30,000, wind farms and fracking to reduce council tax and a leisure centre with an Olympic-size swimming pool.

Marching and music to mark St George's Day

Herald Series: Morris dancers

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE red cross will be flying throughout Oxfordshire tomorrow to mark St George’s Day.

Big crowds will be standing up to cancer

Herald Series: A trip to London is being held to raise money for Cancer Research UK

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORE than 400 people will pound through Wantage in a sea of pink on Sunday to stand up to cancer.

Chinnor care home nurse admits assaulting resident, 86

Herald Series: oxford magistrates court

8:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CARE home nurse could face jail after admitting assaulting an 86-year-old resident.

Police dogs and helicopter chase

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE dogs and a helicopter were deployed in the search for people who fled after a road crash.

Point-to-point race is a childhood dream come true for Sophie

Herald Series: Sophie Gordon with Midnight Spartacus and mum Jenny

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SOPHIE Gordon fulfilled her childhood dream of racing a pony at the Charles Stanley Old Berks Hunt Point-to-Point meeting yesterday.

Thunderbirds creator's life is celebrated

Herald Series: Gerry Anderson

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first annual convention celebrating the life of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson took place over the weekend.

Hi-tech balloon might have crashed over Oxfordshire

Herald Series: University of Nottingham’s PhysSoc society launching the balloon on Friday

7:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A hi-tech helium balloon which was on course to take pictures of the Earth has been lost in Oxfordshire.

Fun lovin' rocker plays barbecue for Wallingford contest winner

Herald Series: Amanda Hill with star drummer Frank Benbini

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AMANDA Hill hosted a barbecue for friends on Friday night with the music coming from a member of her favourite band.

Views wanted on changes to Oxfordshire drug and alcohol services

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

People are being encouraged to have their say on Oxfordshire County Council’s plans to change its drug and alcohol treatment service.

‘Home bowel cancer test kit helped save my life,’ says Eynsham man

Herald Series: Chris Gallaher was persuaded by wife Sandy to use his bowel cancer test kit              Picture: OX66636 Antony Moore

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN Chris Gallaher received an NHS bowel cancer testing kit in the post he almost threw it away.

Sex exploitation worker to join child protection battle in Oxfordshire

Herald Series: Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHILD protection charity has been called in to Oxford to help fight those targeting vulnerable children for sex.

Getting up to speed with rural broadband

Herald Series: Hugo Pickering, who set up the Cotswold Broadband group in 2011

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

IN the 21st century, broadband is a utility in households as vital as gas, electricity and water. For those in cities and towns, receiving fast internet speeds is often taken for granted but in rural outposts, the “buffering” symbol is a common sight for frustrated customers. DAN ROBINSON looks at villages and hamlets’ efforts to get up to speed

The Scales of Justice

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxfordshire magistrates' courts

City council pins hopes on new bid for unitary status

Herald Series: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD could become an entirely self-governing city and the county council abolished if Labour wins the next General Election, the city council’s leader has said.

Tools taken from shed in Shillingford

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A burglar broke into a shed overnight and stole tools in Shillingford. Thames Valley Police said the break-in happened in Henley Road between last Monday and Tuesday.

Quad bike is snatched in Crowmarsh Gifford

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A quad bike has been stolen by a burglar who got inside an unlocked barn in Crowmarsh Gifford. The Kubota RTV 900 bike went missing overnight between last Monday and Tuesday.

Help to chalk up famous Uffington White horse

Herald Series: The Uffington white horse

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THE National Trust has asked for volunteers to help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse over the May bank holiday weekend.

Coroner to rule over unearthed treasure

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Inquest hearings tomorrow will determine whether or not six objects unearthed in Oxfordshire can be classed as treasure.

Crash shuts A4130

Herald Series: Police have been investigating a crash in Lincolnshire which left two people dead

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

An elderly man was taken to hospital when a car crash closed the A4130 in both directions for two hours on Saturday.

Jousting and horse stunts draw the crowds at country fair

Herald Series: A driving team in action at the show.

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Thame for the town’s annual country fair.

By George, that’s a celebration fit for a Saint

Herald Series: George Small as his namesake St George

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE legend of St George was celebrated in style on Saturday as Wallingford town centre was closed off to traffic to host a day of activities.

Thames Vallley Police defends giving out 2,162 criminal cautions

Herald Series: Sir Tony Baldry

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 500 police cautions were handed out last year to criminals who had already been given formal warnings.

Ongoing roadworks around Oxfordshire

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

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The following areas have ongoing roadworks:

Easter Monday Chemists

Herald Series: A number of chemists in Warrington have late-night opening hours

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CHEMISTS open on Easter Monday around the county:

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Herald Series: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Costa Rica is coming home on cycle ride

Herald Series: Jessie and dad Peter

3:50pm Saturday 19th April 2014

EASTER Monday is often a day to rest and devour chocolate eggs, but for a Bampton father and daughter it will be spent cycling a total of 170 miles.

Update: A4130 closed after accident

Herald Series: a4130 alert

12:13pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN ACCIDENT has shut off the A4130 at Milton Hill.

Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Herald Series: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Herald Series: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Appeal for witnesses to Chain Hill crash

Herald Series: The scene of the crash

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE want to hear from anyone who witnessed a collision between a cyclist and a motorbike on the B4494 Chain Hill.

Ex-nurse died in fall at her Faringdon home

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 94-year-old died after falling down the stairs, an inquest heard.

Grove homes plans will not be ‘called in’

Herald Series: Eric Pickles

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles has declined a request to call in a planning bid for 1,500 homes in Grove.

Radley walkers step up to keep a village tradition alive

Herald Series: Competitors at the start line

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

IN true Good Friday tradition walkers took to the streets of Radley yesterday for the annual trek.

Decision on Milton Road speed limit due next week

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DECISION will be made next week on a proposed new speed limit for a road between Milton and Drayton.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

Herald Series: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Aunt Sally trophy in memory of Berinsfield man who delivered papers for the Oxford Mail

Herald Series: A former Oxford Mail newspaper delivery man, the late Roy Walton, is getting an Aunt Sally trophy dedicated to him in his home town of Berinsfield. Pictured above is club organiser Brian Spurrett with Mr Walton’s widow, Sylvia     Picture: OX6660 Ed Nix

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A KEEN sportsman who delivered newspapers for the Oxford Mail and its sister titles for more than 40 years has been commemorated with an Aunt Sally trophy.

Prince to visit Wantage on his 50th birthday tour

Herald Series: Prince Edward

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

PRINCE Edward will visit Wantage on Friday to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Artist will unveil her Swirl creation

Herald Series: Maria Rosa Kramer

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE artist behind a new £85,000 sculpture at Didcot’s Orchard Centre will officailly unveil the work next Saturday.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

Herald Series: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Update: M40 cleared after earlier reports of collision

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRAFFIC on the M40 near junction eight near Milton Common has returned to normal following a reports of it slowing due to an accident.

Cafe creates space to discuss the big sleep

Herald Series: Laura Freeth, Death Cafe facilitator for OXBEL, meets and talks to people in a local cafe.  Picture: OX66632 David Fleming

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEA and sympathy is taking on new meaning acoss the county this year as a series of ‘Death Cafes’ seek to shed light on the dark subject of death. Debbie Waite reports




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