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.

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. 

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.

‘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.

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.

‘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.

Outcry as developer seeks to build homes on old Didcot pub site

Herald Series:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT residents have hit out at new plans to knock down an historic pub and buil homes on the site.

Slipping into top gear for Didcot urban race

Herald Series:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DERICK Mercer battled through the rain at the Didcot Urban Race on Sunday to finish 23rd in his category.

Six officers face investigation in Jayden Parkinson inquiry

Herald Series:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX police officers are now under investigation over how the disappearance of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson was handled.

Keeping the legacy of historic power station alive

Herald Series:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT Civic Hall has embraced its powerful history with a series of artworks.

A34 to be closed overnight for road repairs

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

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORK is being carried out along the A34 in southern Oxfordshire over the course of this week.

DJ Ginger Tony puts his soul into festival

Herald Series:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DJ Ginger Tony spun the decks at Campsoul festival as crowds enjoyed a weekend of soul, funk and jazz at Grove Farms, Harwell.

Hugs help the homeless as youngsters spread the love in Didcot

Herald Series:

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AFTER sailing through her GCSEs in the morning, Courtney Hughes went out to spread the love.

Man on arson charge

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A man has appeared at Oxford Crown Court charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

Crash in Little Milton on A329 left road partially blocked

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

9:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE has been a crash in Little Milton near Wheatley this morning.

Two friends chalk up clutch of top grades

Herald Series:

7:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO friends at Didcot Girls’ School are celebrating a clutch of top grades.

Didcot mum shows how to lose 13 stone without exercise

Herald Series:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

JUST over two years ago, Claire Pursey weighed 23stone 9lb. Her health was so bad she earned the name “sick note” at work.

Descendant honours fallen great-grandad

Herald Series:

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE great-grandson of an Oxfordshire man who was killed in the First World War will travel to France next week to visit the village where he was killed.

Investigation into death of 4,000 fish is ongoing

Herald Series: Environment Agency inspect beck

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A chemical leak that killed 4,400 fish in a Didcot stream is still being investigated.

Plans for new primary school show shape of things to come

Herald Series:

10:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DESIGNS have been revealed for what could be Didcot’s next primary school.

Woman escapes with minor injuries after crashing into a ditch on the M40

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:33am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAR crashed into a ditch on the M40 this morning.

Beautiful spot to train for a 10k run

Herald Series: Views from Wittenham Clumps yesterday show flooded fields and footpaths, stretching from Little Wittenham and Day's Lock up towards Dorchester. Picture: OX65235 David Fleming

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Runners are preparing for the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k run in Wallingford on September 21 with training sessions on the Wittenham Clumps.

After 20 years carers may lose vital centre

Herald Series:

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

For the past 20 years, South and Vale Carers Centre has supported hundreds of unpaid carers across the south of the county.

Just the charity ticket

Herald Series:

8:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DIDCOT: A grandfather who travelled across England on his bus pass has raised £625.92 for charity. Alan Gurr, 67, will donate the money to East Oxford children’s hospice, Helen and Douglas House.

Cut-down warehouse plan tabled as developer appeals

Herald Series:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a million square feet of warehouse space west of Didcot Power Station have been resubmitted after developers reduced the building’s height by 4.5 metres.

Plans for 400 homes, offices and shops on Didcot A site

Herald Series:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

PLANS have been revealed to build up to 400 homes, offices and shops on the former Didcot A Power Station, weeks after the cooling towers were demolished.

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.

Have a say on school

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:10am Monday 18th August 2014

There are 12 days left to comment on plans to build a new primary school as part of a 3,300-home development at Didcot.

Lorry driver cut free

Herald Series: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:40am Monday 18th August 2014

A man was cut free from his lorry after a crash between two heavy goods vehicles sent beer barrels spilling out on to the A34 near Didcot.

Building work to start on £10m technical college

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is about to start at Didcot’s specialist college for scientific research, engineering and computing.

‘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.

Man awaits sentence for rape of teenager

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to raping a teenager near Watlington.

First of Chiltern Railways' new locomotives arrives in UK

Herald Series: A Class 68 locomotive at builder Vossloh's factory in Valencia, Spain

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE first of six new diesel locomotives to power Chiltern Railways expresses between Oxfordshire, London and the West Midlands has arrived in the UK.

Battle is on to save 200-year-old pub

Herald Series:

9:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

VILLAGERS in West Hendred have united to try to save a village pub that is under threat.

Man admits raping teenager in Little Haseley

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

3:25pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MAN has pleaded guilty to raping a teenager at Oxford Crown Court today.

Suspicious string traps planted for cyclists, police warn

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

11:55am Friday 15th August 2014

CYCLISTS have spotted neck-height traps on footpaths in South Oxfordshire.

Workshop shines light on art and science links

Herald Series:

5:00am Friday 15th August 2014

SCIENCE and art are colliding this summer for children at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot.

Singer wins dream place at theatre school

Herald Series:

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SHE dreamed a dream, and it came true.

Gymnast tumbles his way into Team GB

Herald Series:

10:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

TEENAGER Ben Goodall has been selected to compete in one of the world’s biggest gymnastics competitions — the Loule Cup.

All aboard for a day of railway nostalgia at Chinnor

Herald Series:

8:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

IT WAS a nostalgic day yesterday for Phil Marsh as he took passengers along the preserved railway line between Chinnor and Wainhill.

'Now I’ll always have a picture of Freddie with me’

Herald Series:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

LEA Perry sought solace in the tattoo parlour chair following the death of his 10-year-old son.

Four-car collision in Milton Road, near Didcot

Herald Series:

9:21am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FOUR cars were involved in a crash near Milton Road, near Didcot this morning. 

M40 death man ‘had walked into roadway’

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

An inquest has opened into the death of a Thame man who was killed on the M40.

Dinner to honour founder of charity

Herald Series: Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Houghton, and Holly Davies, Felix Fund’s chief executive, with the commendation

6:27pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Didcot charity dinner will be held to honour Holly Davies, the founder of Felix Fund, which supports bomb disposal experts and their families.

Freddie’s superheroes scoot to it

Herald Series:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

FREDDIE PERRY – the youngster killed crossing a road in Didcot – would have loved a charity scooter run done by ‘superheroes’, his parents have said.

Update: Signalling problems cleared between Didcot Parkway and Swindon

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

4:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIGNALLING problems between Didcot Parkway and Swindon have been resolved and all lines are now open, a rail provider has said.

OAP Ray gets stuck into care home project in Didcot

Herald Series:

5:30pm Monday 11th August 2014

WHEN managers at The Meadows care home, Didcot, told Ray Hunt they were building a workshop, he whipped off his shirt and said: “Where do I start?”.

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.



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