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Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Friday

Herald Series: traffic jam

6:57am Friday 24th October 2014

Bringing you the latest travel news from across the county

Stab inquest opens

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

The inquest into the death of a man stabbed by the Thames in Abingdon was formally opened and adjourned in Oxford yesterday.

Loom to the Moon goes on but life’s hard without Skye

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8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE mother of Skye Hall has spoken about how the Loom to the Moon campaign is keeping the five-year-old’s memory alive.

Oxfordshire GCSE results improve despite Government-imposed changes

Herald Series: Sue Croft, the principal of Oxford Spires Academy

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S GCSE pupils have surged ahead of national averages despite concerns that Government changes would impair exam results.

Eight county churches are added to ‘at risk’ register

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6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT historic county churches in danger of being damaged beyond repair have been added to English Heritage’s ‘at risk’ register.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Herald Series: traffic jam

7:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Oxfordshire bid for record Poppy Appeal total to mark centenary of start of First World War

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9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE in Oxfordshire are being urged to help break the £500,000 barrier for the first time as this year’s Poppy Appeal is launched today.

More Oxfordshire churches ‘at risk’ says heritage group

Herald Series: DISTINCTIVE: The English Heritage flag will be flown most of the time

8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Eight Oxfordshire churches have been added to English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk register.

Faringdon comes third in ranking of 'hotspot' places for families to live

Herald Series: Faringdon Folly Tower Open Day

8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FARINGDON is the third best place for families to live in England and Wales, a new report claims.

Abingdon's Drayton Road roadworks due to be completed

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8:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ROADWORKS that caused serious delays for drivers in Abingdon were due to be completed yesterday.

Oxfordshire finds cash to meet cost of free school lunches

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6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CASH to balance the books on bringing in free school meals for all primary school pupils has been secured.

High praise for Oxfordshire's fire and rescue service

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12:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S fire service has been praised following an independent peer review.

First Days At School: Buy a souvenir of your little one's start to primary

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6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THIS month in your Oxford Mail has been our annual First Days of School supplements, pictorial souvenirs of reception classes at dozens of primary schools across the county.

Uffington post office burgled

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Cigarettes and tobacco were stolen during a burglary at the post office in Uffington last week.

Pupils mind their language

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5:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEARNING foreign words can be fun, as Abingdon pupil Rachel Burton found out when her school hosted a festival of languages.

Man taken to hospital after four vehicles crash on A34 slip road

Herald Series: A34 traffic alert

3:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a four-vehicle collision north of Oxford this morning.

Pupils go to pieces to create park’s new inspirational mosaic

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1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ASPIRING artists have brought a touch of ancient Rome to rural Wantage.

Didcot rocking to the sound of an Oxjam fundraiser

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11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIDCOT rocked out over the weekend to raise money for a good cause.

Woman accused of Abingdon murder expected to stand trial in April

Herald Series:

11:04am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN accused of stabbing a man on an Abingdon tow path has appeared in Oxford Crown Court.

Homes growth fuels bid for more advice centre helpers

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10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAJOR increase in homes in the Wantage and Grove area will put even more pressure on an advice centre, its new chairman is warning.

Series of crashes around county adds to rush-hour queues

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Drivers were delayed by a series of accidents around the county yesterday morning.

Watch: Baffled by nuclear fusion? It's child's play as Lego video explains all

Herald Series:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NUCLEAR fusion is never an easy subject to explain to the average citizen.

Brookes' beauty aims to be crowned Miss Great Britain

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8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN Oxfordshire beauty queen is setting her sights on becoming this year’s Miss Great Britain.

New method to pay for infrastructure

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Council bosses are looking to introduce a new method to make developers pay for infrastructure upgrades like roads.

Iron Age mirror found in Didcot to be given its first display

Herald Series: Didcot Iron Age mirror on display

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A rare Iron Age artefact discovered near Didcot will go on display this weekend.

Tributes paid to Abingdon stab victim as woman appears in court

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8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FRIENDS of a man stabbed on an Abingdon tow path yesterday spoke of their loss as the woman charged with his murder appeared in court.

Ambulance delays at county hospitals 'not acceptable'

Herald Series: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 100 patients had to wait over an hour in ambulances outside Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital last year, figures obtained by the Oxford Mail show.

Coroner's warning over 'fashion' of bike with no brakes following boy's death

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8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CORONER has warned young cyclists to ensure their BMX bikes have brakes after the death of a 12-year-old boy.

Bus firm apologises for not telling blind woman of stop

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7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BUS company has apologised after drivers failed to tell a blind woman where her stop was three times, leaving her on one service for more than two hours.

Fan unit fault is focus of Didcot power station fire inspectors

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7:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN investigation into a blaze at Didcot B power station focused yesterday on a possible fault with a cooling fan unit in one of the cooling towers.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Wednesday

Herald Series:

6:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

County's sex education isn't effective, say young people

Herald Series: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PUPILS have told school bosses that sex education in Oxfordshire is “not effective”.

Tributes paid to man found stabbed to death on Abingdon riverbank

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9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN was last night being held in custody on suspicion of murder after a man was found fatally stabbed in Abingdon.

Residents invited to step up to new outdoor gym in Cutteslowe Park

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10:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CUTTESLOWE has gained a new outdoor gym thanks to almost £39,000 of grant funding.

Didcot sculptor turns weatherman into Elvis

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5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PENSIONER’S wire mesh sculptures are starting to get folk ‘all shook up.’ Peter Lovegrove, 83, has been searching for the right hobby since retiring from the Atomic Energy Authority in Harwell.

Firefighters have now left Didcot B Power Station after a site inspection

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9:06am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have now left Didcot B power station following an inspection of the site this morning.

Oxfordshire braced for severe winds caused by aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

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8:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS in Oxfordshire are being warned to watch out for severe winds caused by the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Man arrested after a woman was threatened with a knife

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been arrested after a woman was threatened with a knife during an attempted robbery on Saturday.

Ebola volunteer ‘doing well’ with vaccine shot

Herald Series: Lynda Atkins

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first woman to be given a potential Ebola vaccine in an Oxford trial is said to be doing well.

Power station fire inquiry may take days to find cause

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8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION into what sparked the major blaze at Didcot B power station is expected to take up to a week to complete.

Committee approves plans for new primary school

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to build a new primary school in Didcot were approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s planning and regulation committee yesterday.

Colourful cabs driving home the importance of free NHS testing for over-40s

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7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH leaders hope colourful cabs will help reverse a fall in the rate of people having free NHS check-ups.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Tuesday

Herald Series:

6:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

County council revises budget cuts to lessen burden on services for homeless

Herald Series:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CUTS to help for homeless people are to be changed after concerns were raised about their impact.

Parents reminded they have until end of October to make secondary school applications

Herald Series: Melinda Tilley

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS with children starting secondary school next September have been reminded to apply online with their preferred schools before the end of the month.

£25k software package to resolve South Oxfordshire District Council voting error

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MANAGERS at South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) have invested up to £25,000 in new computer software to help ensure there are not further errors with voter registration.

Model trains making a very big impression on Didcot youngsters

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5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT was all aboard at a model railway show in Didcot this weekend as youngsters got up close to electric trains.

Update: Murder investigation after man "stabbed on a boat" in Abingdon

Herald Series:

7:09am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN was stabbed to death in Abingdon last night.

Simple online test gives people a vital warning of bone fracturing disease osteoporosis

Herald Series:

10:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SENIOR medic wants 1,000 over-50s in Oxfordshire to take a simple online test to see if they are at risk of a common bone disease.

Free cardiac tests given to help save lives of young people

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10:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

LAURIE Carpenter breathed a sigh of relief as a doctor gave him the all-clear.





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