Abingdon after-school club shut down after Ofsted investigation

Herald Series:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Club accused of failing to report abuse allegations and of other failures. Read the report in full here

Dad’s peaks bid to help ill daughter

Herald Series:

10:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SOPHIA Wilson is a very special six-year-old girl.

Young cancer survivor busks it for charity

Herald Series:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A SCHOOLBOY who overcame cancer raised money for two of the charities that helped him by busking in Oxford with his sister.

Concern for historic bridge as weight limit unenforced

Herald Series:

TRAFFIC cameras to catch lorries flouting weight restrictions on a 14th century bridge have been broken for months.

Skye's family want better brain cancer treatment

Herald Series:

8:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Parents of a toddler who may have just weeks to live have criticised the lack of research into brain cancer in children.

Allotment holders grow a cash crop

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALLOTMENT holders have been selling off their spare vegetables to raise cash.

Some like it hot... others clearly don’t

Herald Series:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SOME of the spiciest chillis in the world were on the menu at the first Oxfordshire Chilli Festival.

Skye’s the limit as loom band appeal heads for stratosphere

Herald Series:

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALL across Oxfordshire, groups of children are working to fulfil Skye Hall’s dying wish to make the world’s longest loom band.

Traffic lights in Frilford not working after lorry collision

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

7:55am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE traffic lights in Frilford are not working after a lorry crashed into them yesterday. 

Breakdown delays

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

One lane on the A34 was blocked yesterday after a breakdown.

Man is guilty of rape and indecent assault

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 30-year-old man has been convicted of two counts of rape, six counts of indecent assault and one of attempted rape.

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

Herald Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th 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. 

Memorial tournament is a real winner for ‘Mr Football’

Herald Series:

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

“WE hope that Derek will be remembered for his passion, his will to win and his support to all his players.

Delays after lorry hits traffic lights in Frilford

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

4:29pm Monday 18th August 2014

A LORRY has hit traffic lights near a service station causing delays on the A338 in Frilford.

Update: Broken-down vehicle causes A34 tailbacks

Herald Series: A34 traffic alert

9:24am Monday 18th August 2014

A BREAKDOWN that was causing tailbacks for motorists has been cleared.

Luke’s a winner at Transplant Games

Herald Series:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A TEENAGER who had to endure two bowel transplants has brought home three medals from the Transplant Games.

Brave Skye gets wish licked with fun-filled ice cream surprise

Herald Series:

8:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

ONE of Skye Hall’s dying wishes came true yesterday as he said a big ‘thank you’ to the people of Oxfordshire who stepped forward to help him.

‘Marathon walk was homage to my war veteran ancestor’

Herald Series:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

WHEN Adam Wheeler discovered documents about his great-grandfather during the First World War he wanted to pay his respects.

A ‘magnet to the stars’

Herald Series:

7:10am Saturday 16th August 2014

WORKING at an Oxford University college you expect to see plenty of scholars and some tourists, but John Jones has met actors, sports superstars and comedians.

Calmness of mum’s writing ‘rubs off’ on an autistic son

Herald Series:

5:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

MUM-OF-TWO Alison Pindar spends a lot of her time worrying about the behaviour of her autistic son Tom.

Chilli festival should be hot stuff, say organisers

Herald Series:

9:30am Friday 15th August 2014

CHILLI fans are invited to spice up their lives as Abingdon hosts the Oxfordshire Chilli Festival this weekend.

Arson attacks on cars ‘could have killed us’

Herald Series:

6:30am Friday 15th August 2014

A COUPLE said they could have been killed when their two cars were torched.

Bad break can't knock Philippa out of her stride

Herald Series:

6:30am Friday 15th August 2014

SITTING your A-Levels is hard enough without falling down a flight of stairs and breaking your ankle during your exams.

Bid to chart village's future

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

LONG Wittenham villagers are seeking permission to set up their own Neighbourhood Plan to help chart future development.

£390k leisure centre parking plan under way

Herald Series:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A £390,000 project to improve parking at an Abingdon leisure centre will start soon.

Opening up the world of robotics

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A £15.6m centre in Culham, for training engineers to use robotic arms, has lodged plans for a 3,000sqm facility.

Police search for man over indecent exposure incidents

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Thursday 14th August 2014

POLICE say a flasher exposed himself in front of four women in two days.

Treasured bike stolen as soldier's widow sang at First World War memorial service

Herald Series:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A SOLDIER’S widow had the bicycle he gave her stolen during a First World War memorial service.

Opponents fight housing plans for a second time

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A SECOND bid to get nearly 160 homes built in Abingdon has been labelled “a scandalous waste of public money”.

Hush-hush factory that helped to win the war

Herald Series:

5:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Hidden beneath the trees in Tubney Wood outside Oxford, staff at a munitions factory – mostly women – manufactured a crucial piece of weaponry for the Second World War, the Bofors Gun. A book examines the history of the ‘hush-hush’ 15-acre factory that was so well hidden it was never discovered by the Luftwaffe. ANDREW FFRENCH reports

Bouncing back from leukaemia to be Ace busker

Herald Series:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

AFTER spending three-and-a-half years in and out of hospital for cancer treatment, Ace Manthey had grown tired of watching films and playing video games.

Big-hearted readers help Skye tick another item off his ‘bucket list’

Herald Series:

8:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

SKYE Hall has had to postpone ticking one more item off his bucket list until later this week.

Fancy dress scooter run raises money in Freddie's memory

Herald Series: Freddie Perry

7:20am Monday 11th August 2014

DOZENS of people rode scooters in fancy dress from Abingdon to Didcot on Saturday as part of a fundraising day in memory of 10-year-old Freddie Perry.

Skye all set for his next activity on bucket list

Herald Series:

6:50am Monday 11th August 2014

YOUNGSTER Skye Hall is just hours away from ticking one more thing off his bucket list after Oxford Mail readers stepped forward to help the brave lad.

Dad's tribute to 'my best friend, best man and best son'

Herald Series:

9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

THE father of former Chelsea youth team player Jordan Tabor has paid tribute to his “best friend” after his son was laid to rest on Tuesday.

Young cyclist airlifted

Herald Series: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

A girl was taken to hospital by the air ambulance after falling off her bike.

Readers are eager to help Skye’s wishes come true

Herald Series:

8:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

THE family of youngster Skye Hall have been inundated with calls since their appeal in the Oxford Mail to help the dying youngster’s wishes come true.

Pair accused of theft

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A man and a teenager have appeared in court charged in connection with the attempted theft of lead from the roof of a church.

Repairs to close lock

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Abingdon Lock will be closed from November 3 to December 19 for repairs.

Sky is no limit as company expansion creates 100 jobs

Herald Series:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Innovative firm that began with three staff is on the up

Anti-bullying film benefits from the Hollywood touch

Herald Series:

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

WHEN Sam Johnson wanted to make a film about bullying he didn’t have far to turn for expert advice.

Delays on the A34 northbound between Milton and Marcham due to broken-down car

Herald Series: A34 traffic alert

6:19pm Thursday 7th August 2014

DELAYS are reported on the A34 northbound this evening after a kit car broke down.

First aid sisters win care award

Herald Series:

4:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TWO teenage St John Ambulance volunteers have been honoured for assisting people in need of medical help.

Officers told: ‘I’m too busy dealing drugs to come to the police station

Herald Series:

11:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD who told police “I can’t come to the station because I’m busy in Oxford dealing drugs” has avoided a prison sentence.

Marcham man goes on trial accused of raping girls

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

8:20am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE trial of a man facing a series of rape and sexual assault charges started yesterday at Oxford Crown Court.

Guilty over cannabis

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Thursday 7th August 2014

A 35-year-old has admitted two counts of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Lucky rare sighting of swallow feeding its young

Herald Series:

7:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

ONE swallow doesn’t make a summer, but these two made the shot of a lifetime for wildlife photographer George Reszeter.

Villages’ united front against quarry

Herald Series:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

FOUR South Oxfordshire villages have joined forces to fight plans for a gravel pit which opponents say will “ruin” the countryside.

READER APPEAL: Family asks for help for terminal son Skye

Herald Series:

9:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

FIVE-year-old Skye Hall may have only weeks to live, but his parents are desperately battling to complete his bucket list.

Rape accused due to take the stand today

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

7:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

The trial of a man accused of rape and sexual assault dating back to 1995 is set to begin today.



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