Councils act as pong persists

Herald Series: oxford city council logo

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

HEALTH officers from two councils are now investigating the cause of the smell reported across the county.

Dad walking tall after his 70-mile trek for charity

Herald Series:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

IT was a fitting end to an admirable feat.

Concert will help raise Aids awareness in Africa

Herald Series: Freddie Mercury

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CONCERT featuring a Queen tribute act will raise funds for a charity which highlights Aids awareness in Africa through the medium of cricket.

Roundabout looks blooming lovely, says town councillor

Herald Series:

10:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WALLINGFORD town councillor Ros Lester has said Wallingford’s model castle in a roundabout is looking blooming wonderful despite some naysayers.

Memorial football match raises £2,600 for charity

Herald Series:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than £2,600 was raised at a memorial event for a Wallingford football stalwart.

Men to be sentenced over insurance claims

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Three men who organised car crashes to scam insurance money will be sentenced next month.

You’d better get used to it: Motorists to face months of delays

Herald Series:

8:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 60,000 motorists may face three months of misery, after roundabout schemes entered their latest phase.

Watch: Didcot's tumbling towers - A dawn chorus of excitement as Didcot's skyline changes forever + video

Herald Series:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIFTY years of history – gone in 15 seconds. Despite Didcot’s sadness at seeing its cooling towers sink to the ground, there was applause and cheering when the moment arrived.

Memorial to footballer

Herald Series:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A football tournament and fun day was held on Saturday in memory of a popular AFC Wallingford player.

Red Arrows wow crowds with stunning aces high display

Herald Series:

7:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

SKIES across Wallingford played host to an amazing Red Arrows display.

Pupils asked to create a vision

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been asked to create a vision of the future for a business park.

Teacher is charged with sexual offences

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A former Carmel College teacher has been charged with a series of sexual offences.

‘One track can’t cope with this extra traffic’

Herald Series:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS will have to wait to outline their concerns about traffiafter planning officers decided at the last minute to delay discussing plans for 166 new homes near Wallingford.

Ex-Oxfordshire teacher charged with historic sex offences

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

3:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Carmel College teacher has been charged with a number of sexual offences.

Construction firm fined £525,000 after death of worker Mark Williams

Herald Series: Mark Williams

12:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm has been fined £525,000 and ordered to pay costs of about £90,000 after the death of Nuneham Courtenay worker Mark Williams. 

Fire crew remains on site of barn fire at Thame

Herald Series:

8:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The barn fire at Abbey Farm, North Weston, near Thame has now been put out. 

50 glorious years of a fine village institution

Herald Series:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN 1965, when the Beatles released their album Help!, residents in Towersey realised their village hall was in desperate need of repair.

Tile unearthed on family dig near museum

Herald Series:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MEDIEVAL pottery was discovered outside Wallingford Museum at its family archaeology day on Saturday.

Firefighters continue to tackle barn blaze near Thame

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling a barn blaze near Thame which closed the A148 for four hours last night. 

Disgust as puppies abandoned in box

Herald Series:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two puppies, one of which was dead, were found abandoned in a cardboard box in Wallingford yesterday..

Road blocked at Ewelme after car overturns

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

6:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE have been called to the B4009 near Ewelme after a car onto its roof.

Firefighters attend large hay bale blaze

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:54am Sunday 20th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are attending a blaze of hundreds of hay bales in Waterperry, east of Oxford.

First cash boost for £1m Wallingford sports changing rooms revamp

Herald Series: Bill Service SODC’s cabinet member for leisure

4:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PLAN to invest almost £1m in new changing rooms at Wallingford Sports Park has received its first cash boost.

Pick-your-own farm deal means cafe can stay open

Herald Series:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PICK-your-own fruit farm that built a cafe without planning permission say it has reached a “good solution” after striking a deal to keep it open.

Man jailed for 20 months for growing cannabis

Herald Series: Failed businessman made £130,000 growing cannabis in factories for gang

6:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

A 43-YEAR-OLD has been jailed after a cannabis factory capable of producing up to £43,500 worth of the drug a year was found at his home.

Wallingford wi-fi network’s performance under scrutiny after problems

Herald Series: Town clerk Jamie Baskeyfield is investigating after reports of a busker blocking St Mary’s Street with a piano

9:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TOWN councillors in Wallingford are seeking to improve wi-fi Internet provision in the town.

Rebail in kidnap arrest

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a father and daughter went missing has been released on police bail until September 10.

Blind man told by restaurant ‘no guide dogs allowed’

Herald Series:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BLIND man was told to leave an Indian restaurant because he was with his guide dog.

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey given new title in government reshuffle

Herald Series: Ed Vaizey

2:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey has been given a new position in the Government reshuffle.

Young Charlotte’s swashbuckling Disney film debut

Herald Series:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A YOUNG girl had all her dreams come true after spending a magical day on the set of a new Disney music video.

Update: M40 reopens after car fire near Thame

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

11:27am Monday 14th July 2014

THE M40 has reopened southbound between junction 7 at Thame and 6 at Watlington after a car fire closed two lanes.

Tinchy Stryder takes Astonbury in Aston Rowant by storm

Herald Series:

9:50am Monday 14th July 2014

HE’S normally used to performing in front of thousands on the big stage.

Puma flies in for its first time but it was bye-bye to the Merlin

Herald Series: The Puma helicopter is due to visit Pembroke Dock.

8:40am Monday 14th July 2014

HELICOPTERS from the village RAF base made their first and last appearances at an airshow on the weekend.

Watch: Rapper Tinchy Stryder headlines village cricket club fundraiser + Video

Herald Series:

1:33pm Sunday 13th July 2014

TINCHY Stryder headlined a fundraising festival for Aston Rowant cricket club last night.

Prolific burglar says toodle-oo to the judge as he gets six years

Herald Series:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

A THIEF with more than 100 crimes to his name said “toodle-oo” as he was taken down to start a six-year prison sentence.

Youngsters can soon touch base at new centre

Herald Series: Bernard Stone: “There is a huge housing need in Wallingford.

5:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

WALLINGFORD’S new youth centre has been completed, providing young people with their own base for the first time in three years.

Circus comes home for the ringmaster

Herald Series:

6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE LAST time Katie Rogers was in Wantage she was at school.

Dealer pleads guilty

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A man has appeared in Oxford Crown Court and admitted possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Schoolchildren create a giant poppy with pride

Herald Series:

8:20am Saturday 5th July 2014

SOLDIERS and suffragettes invaded a school as pupils learned what life was like on the Western Front and the Home Front during the First World War.

Council to press ahead with college talks on proposed Grenoble Road development

Herald Series: oxford city council logo

9:10am Friday 4th July 2014

COUNCILLORS last night agreed to start discussions with a college over major development in the Green Belt south-east of Oxford.

Four-car collision causing delays near Stadhampton

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

6:29pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

FOUR cars are believed to have been involved in a collision in South Oxfordshire.

Peacocks top pecking order at arboretum

Herald Series:

8:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

VISITORS to Harcourt Arboretum got an insight into how staff look after plants and trees and met some peacocks along the way.

Queen of shops is offering to lend her skills

Herald Series:

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

RETAIL expert Mary Portas is back with a new TV series offering to help independent shops and businesses in Wallingford.

Update: Delays on trains between Didcot and London Paddington caused by damaged cables

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:07am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TRAINS running between Oxford and London Paddington are delayed by up to 20 minutes this morning because of a signalling problem south of Didcot. They could also be cancelled at Reading at short notice.

Look what she’s bean and done for animal sanctuary

Herald Series:

8:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THIS is enough to put you off beans on toast for life.

Business park expansion holds promise of 300 jobs

Herald Series: Funding growth to be debated

2:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

UP to 300 new jobs could be created as a result of major extension to a business park.

Base-to-base cycle ride supports sick colleague

4:17pm Thursday 26th June 2014

PERSONNEL from Commando Helicopter Force and RAF Benson cycled 115 miles to raise funds for three charities after a colleague got cancer.

Trio awaiting sentence over crash for cash fraud claims

Herald Series: Ben Fletcher

11:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

THREE men have been convicted for their over a ‘crash for cash’ scam in Oxfordshire and further afield to fleece insurers.

RAF flies high in exercising their Freedom of Borough

Herald Series: The Central Band of the RAF leads the parade through Wallingford                                                       Pictures: OX68158 Jon Lewis

8:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE streets of Wallingford were lined with hundreds of well-wishers yesterday as HRH Prince Michael of Kent inspected troops from RAF Benson.

RAF Freedom parade today

Herald Series: Councillor Jane Titchener, Wallingford Town Council Mayor

7:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

More than 100 servicemen and women from RAF Benson will parade through the town today to celebrate the base’s 75th anniversary.

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