Farewell to Abingdon boy Skye Hall, who lived his short life to full

Herald Series:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IN the final hours of his life, brave youngster Skye Hall showed incredible strength and told people to remember to make the most of what they have.

Scheme helps Abingdon elderly make friends

Herald Series:

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IT’S not just the residents of Ramsay Street who need good neighbours.

Ex-soldier sent to jail over lies

Herald Series:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER soldier was arrested and spent 12 hours locked up in a police cell after a former colleague reported him for a made-up robbery.

Five-year-old Skye dies

Herald Series:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Five-year-old Skye Hall, who compiled a bucket list of activities to carry out before a terminal brain tumour claimed his life, has died.

Nursery fights back over poor Ofsted report

Herald Series:

6:40am Monday 1st September 2014

NURSERY staff were not aware of potential hazards which put children at risk, according to an Ofsted report.

UPDATE: Brave Skye Hall's younger brother pays moving video tribute to the five-year-old + video

Herald Series:

10:03pm Sunday 31st August 2014

TRIBUTES to brave youngster Skye Hall from Abingdon have been posted on social media sites after the five-year-old's family said he passed away on Friday.

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

Herald Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st 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. 

Make-up driver fined

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

A driver putting on make-up close to Abingdon police station was among drivers stopped and fined for motoring crimes on Thursday morning.

Fete returns as mums crank up village spirit

Herald Series:

9:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

VILLAGERS are trying to recreate a sense of community spirit in their neighbourhood by holding a fete for the first time in 15 years.

Time to dig in for Dragon Boat races

Herald Series:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to crowd the banks of the Thames in Abingdon for the 14th annual Dragon Boat races.

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

Herald Series:

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.

Fire station open day

Herald Series: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

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.

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.

Santa’s elf recruiters are feeling festive already

Herald Series:

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

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

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.

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.

College in deal with British Gas over trainees

Herald Series: GOOD Andrew Smith, Oxford East MP

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

BRITISH Gas Oxford will recruit 10 apprentices in a new deal with Abingdon and Witney College.

Broken down vehicle causing delays on A34 near Abingdon

Herald Series: A34 traffic alert

11:04am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BROKEN down vehicle is causing delays of about 30 minutes on the A34 near Abingdon.

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

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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.

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.

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