Costa Rica is coming home on cycle ride

Herald Series: Jessie and dad Peter

3:50pm Saturday 19th April 2014

EASTER Monday is often a day to rest and devour chocolate eggs, but for a Bampton father and daughter it will be spent cycling a total of 170 miles.

Update: A4130 closed after accident

Herald Series: a4130 alert

12:13pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN ACCIDENT has shut off the A4130 at Milton Hill.

Artist will unveil her Swirl creation

Herald Series: Maria Rosa Kramer

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE artist behind a new £85,000 sculpture at Didcot’s Orchard Centre will officailly unveil the work next Sunday.

From egg hunts to chocolate treats, the Easter spirit is all around

Herald Series: Penny Hambridge, left, of Oxford Children’s Hospital, receives the Easter eggs from Alicia Medlicott and Alice Clarke, of recruitment firm Reed. Picture: OX66337 Ed Nix

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ILL children in hospital got an early Easter surprise after more than 200 chocolate eggs and various toys were dropped off by staff at an Oxford company.

New sculpture an a-peeling addition for town shoppers

Herald Series: Di Chesterman, president of the Didcot Chamber of Commerce, stands by the new sculpture being put in by the steps at the Orchard Centre

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SHOPPERS gave the nod of approval to a £85,000 sculpture unveiled in Didcot town centre.

Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

Herald Series: Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN Iron Age mirror unearthed near Didcot could be taken out of the country unless £33,000 is found to buy it.

Schoolgirls fight to restore axed bus services

Herald Series: Didcot Girls' School pupils, left to right, Daisy Westhead, Alex Walker and Holly Smith. Picture: OX66462 Jon Lewis

11:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TRIO of teens have launched a campaign to get bus services back between Long Wittenham and Didcot.

Warning over fishing line as two geese are shot

Herald Series: Canada Geese

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO Canada geese were shot yesterday after becoming tangled in fishing lines.

Contentious art placed

Herald Series: Contentious art placed

7:33pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A new public artwork, The Swirl, was lowered into place in the Orchard shopping centre yesterday.

Challenge over village homes thrown out

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A VILLAGER has lost a bid to have a new national court make a final decision on two planned homes in the county’s Green Belt.

Archaeological history trail will be added to new estate

Herald Series: Karen Waggott, with twin boys, Jamie, left, and Luke, six, who launched the petition for an archaeological trail on the Great Western Park estate

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A CAMPAIGNER has welcomed moves to mark historic finds at the site of a planned Didcot housing estate.

Didcot A power station site developers told ‘no homes’

Herald Series: Cllr Des Healy

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE developer that has bought a large area of the former Didcot A power station has been warned it should not build houses on the site.

Developer Clowes buys part of Didcot A power station

Herald Series: Didcot Power Station

8:32am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A DEVELOPER has bought part of Didcot A Power Station.

GP who had sex with patient in his surgery is suspended for a year

Herald Series: Peter Rubin

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MARRIED GP who had sex with a patient in his surgery before prescribing her the morning after pill was yesterday suspended for a year.

Woman, 27, dies after South Oxon smash

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:19pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HIGH Wycome woman involved in a collision on the A329 at Great Milton yesterday has died, police said tonight.

MP brands Network Rail 'incompetent' over extended bridge closure

Herald Series: Ed Vaizey

6:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

NETWORK Rail has been labelled “insensitive and incompetent” by an MP after it admitted its rebuilding project of the first of 29 Oxfordshire bridges is already months off track.

Housing plans at village field

Herald Series: vale of white horse logo

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

PLANS for 36 homes in Milton near Didcot have been revealed.

Swirl set for its debut

Herald Series: An artist’s impression of the Swirl

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The controversial new public artwork The Swirl is set to be lowered into place at the Orchard Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Rare blue engines draw crowds of steam enthusiasts

Herald Series: Volunteer Guard, Matt Baker, 28, with locos, from left, King Edward II, Sir Nigel Gresley and Tornado in full steam

5:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

RARE blue steam engines drew crowds in their thousands to Didcot Railway Centre over the weekend.

Claims of fight at school 'untrue'

Herald Series: Wheatley Park School headteacher Kate Curtis

8:40am Saturday 5th April 2014

POLICE community support officers were sent to Wheatley Park School on Wednesday after reports of a fight.

GP faces being struck off after sex case is proven

Herald Series: Dr Peter Rubin

7:10am Saturday 5th April 2014

A GP faces being struck off after it was proved he had sex with a patient in his consultating room before prescribing her the morning-after pill.

‘Psycho took my reason to live, the only joy in my life’

Herald Series: Michala Gol, left, with her mother Julie Sahin in an undated picture before they were stabbed to death by Ensar Gol

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

IT has been two-and-a-half-years since his wife and step-daughter were brutally murdered, yet the memories are still raw for Mehmet Sahin.

New school sponsor is given approval

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:40am Friday 4th April 2014

The Department for Education (DfE) has approved the sponsor for a new primary school.

Firm guilty over death of forklift truck driver

Herald Series: Mark Williams

6:40am Friday 4th April 2014

A construction firm has been found guilty of health and safety breaches following the death of forklift driver Mark Williams.

Biker killed in crash over alcohol limit, inquest told

Herald Series: Sebastian Grootz

6:40am Friday 4th April 2014

A BIKER was over the drink-drive limit when he lost control and died following a crash near Didcot, an inquest heard yesterday.

Over-60s offered help to get in shape

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:30am Friday 4th April 2014

A THREE-year project encouraging less active residents to exercise has been launched in South Oxfordshire.

Mother and daughter take cancer lead

Herald Series: Cordelia Gover with mum Gillian Harries and Sidney the spaniel. Picture: OX66202 David Fleming

4:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A WOMAN who battled breast cancer aged 32 will join the 10th year of a county fundraiser next month with her mum who helped her beat the disease.

Talented pupils take centre stage

Herald Series: Harry Rowe, 11, left, and Ben Small, 11, perform at the St Birinius Has Got Talent event at St Birinius School

4:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

SINGERS, musicians and performers had their moment in the limelight at St Birinus Has Got Talent.

Doctor blames breach with patient on his ‘German sense of humour’

Herald Series: Dr Peter Rubin

7:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A GP who had sex with a woman in his consultation room yesterday blamed his “German sense of humour” for breaching professional boundaries.

Pregnancy rate rise warning as clinic to move

Herald Series: oxford university trust hospitals logo

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

UNWANTED pregnancy rates could rise in Didcot after the sexual health clinic moves out the town centre today, health workers and residents have warned.

Man accused of holding up Didcot bank

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

12:16pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody after bank staff were threatened with a knife.

Doctor ‘fondled female patient on her kitchen table’, hearing is told

Herald Series: Dr Peter Rubin

8:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A MOTHER-OF-TWO who had sex with her GP in his consultation room claimed yesterday that she was “not participating” when she gave in to his advances.

Scientists pinpoint brain protein link to dementia

Herald Series: Dr Neil Telling

12:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

AN Alzheimer’s charity has praised a research breakthrough using Oxfordshire’s synchrotron microscope.

‘GP had sex with patient and then prescribed pill’

Herald Series: Dr Peter Rubin

10:26am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A GP had sex with a patient in his consultation room, then prescribed her the morning-after pill, a tribunal heard yesterday.

Lorry holds up drivers in Didcot

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

6:58pm Monday 31st March 2014

A broken down lorry is causing traffic delays for drivers in Didcot town centre.

Cyclists raise £1,700 in memory of accident victim Freddie

Herald Series: Freddie Perry

7:20am Monday 31st March 2014

A TEAM of cyclists has completed a 58-mile ride in memory of 10-year-old road crash victim Freddie Perry.

Motorcyclist death inquest date set

Herald Series: Sebastian Grootz

7:20am Monday 31st March 2014

THE inquest into the death of a 28-year-old Didcot motorcyclist who was killed in a road accident will be heard on Thursday.

Tories retain seat

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:40am Saturday 29th March 2014

Conservative candidate Stephen Harrod won the by-election for the Chalgrove and Watlington county council seat on Thursday.

Sister unveils a lasting tribute to road crash victim Freddie

Herald Series: MEMORIES: Eloise, 11, sister of Freddie Perry, inset, at the stained glass window in memory of her brother

7:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

A STAINED glass window was fitted in memory of road crash victim Freddie Perry at his school yesterday.

Alzheimer’s research

Herald Series: Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

8:30am Friday 28th March 2014

A particle accelerator used in Oxfordshire has shed light on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Burst water main shooting 15ft in the air

Herald Series: The burst water main this morning. Picture from reader Preston Likely

10:20am Thursday 27th March 2014

A BURST water main is shooting up to 15ft in the air in Didcot this morning.

Teenage vandal ordered to pay compensation for Didcot damage

Herald Series: oxford magistrates court

7:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

A TEENAGER was ordered to pay £650 in compensation after admitting 11 counts of criminal damage.

Cyclists to boost road safety appeal in honour of Didcot boy Freddie Perry

Herald Series: From left, Tim Powell, Rick Field, Jason Major, Richard Williams and Zak Corderoy, with Freddie Perry’s father Lea, right   Picture: OX65827 Jon Lewis

1:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

CYCLISTS from Didcot are preparing to ride more than 50 miles along The Ridgeway in memory of 10-year-old road crash victim Freddie Perry.

Community hospital bed numbers halved

Herald Series: Empty beds in a ward at Hythe Hospital

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE number of beds at Didcot Community Hospital are to be halved in a move described as “dreadful” by a town leader.

Controlled explosions tested at power plant

Herald Series: Didcot Power Station.

6:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Contractors will today carry out three controlled blasts at the base of one of the Didcot A Power Station cooling towers.

Newborn lambs delight children on farm visit

Herald Series: WHO ARE EWE? A newborn lamb checks out our camera.

6:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

EARTH Trust Farm in Little Wittenham has welcomed the arrival of spring as lambing season gets in full flow.

Business parks welcome new tax incentives

Herald Series: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds up his red Ministerial Box outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

5:40am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE heads of Milton Park and Harwell Oxford science centres welcomed the Budget last week as a boost to businesses.

All-change with South Oxfordshire council tax bill payment plans

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:10pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

CHANGES to the way council tax payers pay their bills have been announced by South Oxfordshire District Council.

Didcot Runners’ record numbers for London Marathon

Herald Series: The start of the London Marathon

7:10am Tuesday 25th March 2014

DIDCOT Runners club has the most members ever joining this year’s London Marathon on April 13.

Delays near Thame as driver crashes

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

1:45pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Drivers have been facing delays in the Thame area following an accident on the A329.



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