Five arson attacks on hay bales in Didcot in one night

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

11:48am Monday 22nd September 2014

FIVE arson attacks have taken place across Didcot.

UPDATE: Tributes paid to Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, who has died

Herald Series: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

10:21am Monday 22nd September 2014

Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has died.

Music swells Freddie’s memorial fund

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10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A music festival was held on Saturday in memory of 10-year-old Didcot boy Freddie Perry who died in an accident.

Source of chemical that killed fish untraceable

Herald Series: Environment Agency logo round

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have been unable to find out the source of a chemical that killed more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream.

A green and pleasant event for first Earth Trust runners

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8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

ICONIC landscapes greeted runners who took part in the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k cross-country race round the Wittenham Clumps beauty spot.

Mountain climb in brother's memory

Herald Series:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A WOMAN whose brother died from cancer will reach new heights with an Emmerdale star during a fundraising trip.

Man with the special spade is Gravedigger of the Year

Herald Series:

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE man who “made good” the grave in which Didcot schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson was buried by her killer has been named Gravedigger of the Year.

Passengers in for rail treat as station undergoes £8m upgrade

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6:30am Friday 19th September 2014

AN £8m revamp of Didcot Parkway station will bring “great benefits” to Oxfordshire commuters, it was claimed after work finished this week.

Work on gas main causing delays at A34 Milton interchange

Herald Series: A34 traffic alert

9:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays at the A34/A4130 Milton interchange near Didcot due to work on a new gas main.

£3,000 grant will help fund new action team

10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHEME to improve relations between young people and their communities in South Oxfordshire has benefited from a £3,000 grant.

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

Herald Series: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).

Work ready to start on Milton Interchange ‘hamburger roundabout’

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORK on a £10m “hamburger roundabout” scheme to increase the capacity of a major junction on the A34 is set to start in just over a month.

Man seriously injured

Herald Series: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 19-year-old man was in a serious condition in hospital after a car crash on the A34 near Didcot.

Recycling shift planned

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONSULTATION over removal of mixed recycling banks across South Oxfordshire is under way.

Toddler drank heroin addict’s methadone

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TODDLER almost died after drinking methadone found in her heroin addict mother’s handbag.

Toddler almost died after drinking mother's methadone

Herald Series: Oxfordshire safeguarding board logo

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A HEROIN addict’s toddler almost died after drinking the methadone it found in her handbag, an independent report has found.

Gushing with pride

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8:30am Monday 15th September 2014

THE power of steam was on display on Saturday at a gala event at Didcot Railway Centre.

Resurfacing work closes stretch of A329 near Great Milton

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

7:40am Monday 15th September 2014

DUE to resurfacing work, the A329 is closed until Wednesday .

UPDATE: Broken down train cleared but delays still between Didcot Parkway and Reading

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

11:32am Saturday 13th September 2014

A broken down freight train at Tilehurst is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between Reading and Didcot Parkway.

Tour of Britain rolls in

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Rolling road closures of up to 15 minutes will be in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire today.

Roadshow offers apprenticeship advice

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

YOUNG people have been getting expert careers advice from Oxfordshire County Council through the summer thanks to the ApprenticeSHOP roadshow.

A34 scheme funds may be lost as objection is lodged

Herald Series:

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

FUNDING for a major improvement to the A34 is in jeopardy after a parish council objected to the scheme.

Officers honoured for their actions in the line of duty

Herald Series:

5:00am Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE officers who put their lives on the thin blue line have been recognised in a special ceremony.

Safe stolen from Benson cafe

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

12:31pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE safe has been stolen from a Benson cafe during the night.

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap is bailed again

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a father and daughter went missing has been rebailed until November 5.

‘Wiggo’ among top cyclists to race in county

Herald Series:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROLLING road closures are to be put in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire tomorrow.

Artist mum hopes Didcot towers image will power allergy research

Herald Series:

4:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

GRAPHIC designer Karen Waggott is hoping nostalgia for the demolished Didcot A power station will help fund research into her son’s severe allergic condition.

Family’s fight for 20mph limit honours Didcot boy Freddie

Herald Series:

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ALMOST a year to the day that Freddie Perry died following a road accident, Didcot finally has its first 20mph speed limit.

Picture Special: a colourful look at weekend events

Herald Series:

9:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The heat is on as schoolboy James learns firemaking

Car fire closes one lane of M40 near Lewknor

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

10:59am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A CAR fire closed one lane of the M40 near Lewknor, traffic reports have said.

Delays at the Milton Interchange due to traffic light failure

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

8:52am Monday 8th September 2014

TRAFFIC lights on the A4130 at the Milton Interchange have failed, causing delays. 

Blakeley bottle attack

Herald Series:

8:50am Saturday 6th September 2014

Murderer Ben Blakeley will not be sentenced for attacking someone with a bottle until the trial of two men has finished.

Wood recycler in root-and-branch stock clearout

Herald Series:

5:20am Saturday 6th September 2014

MORE than 20 tonnes of recycled wood will be on sale this month as a Milton Park social enterprise relocates.

Woman and child freed from Jaguar after three-vehicle collision in Aston Rowant

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

6:14pm Friday 5th September 2014

A WOMAN and a child had to be rescued from a Jaguar following a three-car accident this afternoon.

Temporary solution found to overloaded sewage system on new Didcot estate

Herald Series:

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A TEMPORARY solution has been found to tackle the overloaded sewerage system on the Great Western Park estate in Didcot.

20mph limit agreed following road death

Herald Series: David Nimmo Smith

8:30am Friday 5th September 2014

The first 20mph limit in Didcot was agreed yesterday, following the death of a 10-year-old boy in a road accident.

Man died helping wife caught up in a rip tide

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A 69-year-old man died while swimming in the sea in Crete, an inquest heard yesterday.

DIY workshop proves just the job

Herald Series:

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Mayor of Didcot cut the ribbon on a highly-anticipated new building in town.

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

Herald Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Man admits carrying offensive weapons

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Thursday 4th September 2014

A 28-year-old man has admitted possessing offensive weapons and carrying out an assault.

Supermarket sweep for town’s food bank

Herald Series:

5:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

SHOPPERS at Tesco in Didcot have been helping out those who have fallen on hard times by donating more than £1500 worth of food to the town’s food bank.

Dozens of jobs in store as bargain business expands

Herald Series:

12:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

UP TO 150 jobs are being created as two new bargain stores open in Didcot and Abingdon.

Red Kites are becoming a pest - don't feed them, say conservation groups

Herald Series:

6:11pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BIRD watchers have been asked to stop feeding Red Kites because the creatures have become too successful in Oxfordshire.

Bridge over rail line reopens after nine-month rebuild

Herald Series: Network Rail was fined £450,000

9:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Fulscot Road railway bridge between Didcot and South Moreton reopened to traffic on Friday after it was shut for nine months to be rebuilt as part of a £1bn rail electrification programme.

Search for stolen dog

Herald Series:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A Greyhound-Saluki cross dog is missing after four dogs were stolen from a kennel in Blewbury.

Depressed woman died after hospital discharge

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WOMAN with a history of depression found dead the day after being discharged from a mental health hospital died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Scientists fire cosmic rays at microchips

Herald Series: Pics to go with business supplement at Compound Photonics, Heighington Lane Business Park, Newton Aycliffe. A microchip undertest.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8678450)

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SCIENTISTS have been firing cosmic rays at microchips to see how they will fare in the desolations of space.

Space hub Harwell boldly goes on a jobs bonanza

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE small step in Harwell is a giant leap for Oxfordshire’s space industry, with the promise of tens of thousands of new jobs.

‘We’ll pull out all stops to let people know about us,’ says new Diamond Light Source chairman

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE new chairman of the Diamond Light Source particle accelerator research facility has vowed to press the case for funding for the facility in the run-up to next year’s general election.

‘Rail station revamp offers a better welcome to Didcot’

Herald Series:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMPLETION of an £8m scheme to redevelop the forecourt at Didcot Parkway rail station is set to be completed in the next fortnight.



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