Firm awaits sentence over work death

Herald Series: Mark Williams

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE family of a man killed on a building site will have to wait another fortnight to discover what sentence construction giant Costain will face.

Firm to be sentenced over death of a villager

Herald Series: Mark Williams

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Nuneham Courtenay construction firm is due to be sentenced today over the death of villager Mark Williams.

‘Spend developer money on theatre’

Herald Series: Mayor of Wallingford Bernard Stone

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DEVELOPER cash should be spent not on a new piece of public art but on restoring Wallingford’s theatre, it has been argued.

Chinnor care home nurse admits assaulting resident, 86

Herald Series: oxford magistrates court

8:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CARE home nurse could face jail after admitting assaulting an 86-year-old resident.

Police dogs and helicopter chase

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE dogs and a helicopter were deployed in the search for people who fled after a road crash.

Fun lovin' rocker plays barbecue for Wallingford contest winner

Herald Series: Amanda Hill with star drummer Frank Benbini

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AMANDA Hill hosted a barbecue for friends on Friday night with the music coming from a member of her favourite band.

Tools taken from shed in Shillingford

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A burglar broke into a shed overnight and stole tools in Shillingford. Thames Valley Police said the break-in happened in Henley Road between last Monday and Tuesday.

Quad bike is snatched in Crowmarsh Gifford

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A quad bike has been stolen by a burglar who got inside an unlocked barn in Crowmarsh Gifford. The Kubota RTV 900 bike went missing overnight between last Monday and Tuesday.

By George, that’s a celebration fit for a Saint

Herald Series: George Small as his namesake St George

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE legend of St George was celebrated in style on Saturday as Wallingford town centre was closed off to traffic to host a day of activities.

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.

Aunt Sally trophy in memory of Berinsfield man who delivered papers for the Oxford Mail

Herald Series: A former Oxford Mail newspaper delivery man, the late Roy Walton, is getting an Aunt Sally trophy dedicated to him in his home town of Berinsfield. Pictured above is club organiser Brian Spurrett with Mr Walton’s widow, Sylvia     Picture: OX6660 Ed Nix

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A KEEN sportsman who delivered newspapers for the Oxford Mail and its sister titles for more than 40 years has been commemorated with an Aunt Sally trophy.

Morrisons signs agreement to open new store

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORRISONS have finalised plans to open a store in Wallingford, quashing fears it may pull out because of council demands.

Thousands expected as town honours St George

Herald Series: Punch and Judy at the Museum in the Park

7:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WALLINGFORD will celebrate St George’s Day in style on Saturday.

Dangerous Brothers: we salute you

Herald Series: Father and son David and Sam Scott

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

MEET the Dangerous Brothers, better know as father and son David and Sam Scott who, along with 20 other brave souls jumped into Queenford Lakes, Berinsfield, yesterday morning to raise money for homeless charity Crisis.

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.

Scouting for first honours

Herald Series: Scouts are handing out awards

5:40am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Second Wallingford Scout Group had lots of awards to give out at its first awards night.

Town’s £300k youth centre will open its doors this summer

Herald Series: Wallingford Councillor Lynda Atkins was among the young people, council members and volunteers who cleaned up the old church building

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

WALLINGFORD’S new youth centre is on schedule to open in the summer, ending a three-year wait for the new facility.

Celebrations to honour St George

Herald Series: Bernard Stone. Pictures: Mark Hemsworth

12:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

St GEORGE'S Day celebrations will take place in Wallingford on Saturday, April 19.

New boss Iain takes lead in a bid to save animals’ sanctuary

Herald Series: Iain Atkin with Leah, left, and Lola, two recently homed Old English Sheepdog/Lurcher/Irish Wolfhound cross six-week-old pups

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A FRESH new image and greater support from businesses are key priorities for the new boss of an under-threat animal sanctuary.

Ladies stepping out in support of friend

Herald Series: Lisa Jones, left, and Jane Pendall before Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

WHEN Jane Pendall’s friend Lisa Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in December she wanted to find a way to show her love and support.

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.

Suspicious bird deaths

Herald Series: A red kite in all its glory

7:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Police officers are investigating the suspicious death of two red kite birds in Wallingford.

Pupils hit the right notes in marathon

Herald Series: Tilly Bates, with fellow musicians, back, from left, Hannah Blackmore, Elizabeth Singh and Isabel Harrison. Middle: Christopher Sims, Audrey Venners, Jess Greenway, and Bethan Morrison. Front: Jade Gilmore and Joel Light

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

CHOLSEY Primary School pupils hit all the right notes in a 24-hour-long music marathon.

One lane of M40 shut as repair work carried out after coach fire

Herald Series: The fire, taken by reader Oliver Jobson

7:57am Tuesday 8th April 2014

ONE lane of the M40 is shut northbound this morning between junction 6 for Watlington to junction 8A for Oxford.

Crash victim ‘critical’

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A 27-YEAR-OLD woman was fighting for her life last night after a head-on car crash that injured three others, including two children.

Woman taken to hospital following head-on crash at Great Milton

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

10:40am Monday 7th April 2014

A WOMAN driver has been taken to hospital following a car crash this morning.

Update: Long delays on M40 both ways due to coach fire

Herald Series: The fire, taken by reader Oliver Jobson

7:06am Monday 7th April 2014

THERE are still long delays on the M40 this morning after the motorway was closed when a coach caught fire.

Firm’s potential fine ‘is no consolation for huge loss’ says Nuneham Courtenay fork lift driver's family

Herald Series: Mark Williams

9:10am Saturday 5th April 2014

THE family of forklift truck driver killed on a building site has said a big fine for the guilty construction firm would be no consolation for them.

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.

‘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.

Wallingford bellringing duo are back in the TV limelight

Herald Series: Alan and Gay Cooper     Picture: OX66360 David Fleming

6:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

BELLRINGING TV stars Alan and Gay Cooper are back in the limelight after surprising presenter and hip hop star on BBC’s The Voice.

A whole curriculum of learning is taking root

Herald Series: Callum Painter, five, and landscape architect Sue Chamberlin help pupils and parents plant trees as part of Fruitshare Project at St Laurence School in Warborough

10:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

TEACHERS could base a whole curriculum on an apple tree, according to landscape architect Sue Chamberlin.

Car towed as police make road checks

Herald Series: Towed away

8:40am Friday 4th April 2014

SPEEDING tickets were handed out to 20 drivers in Wallingford yesterday morning.

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.

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.

Long delays on the M40 after lorry crash

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

5:54pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays of more than an hour both ways on the M40 after a lorry crash this evening.

Armed raids at McDonalds

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A MASKED robber armed with a bat threatened staff at a McDonald’s in Benson before making off with cash from the safe.

Car enthusiasts to turn out for popular parade

Herald Series: Last year's rally

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A PARADE of 250 cars will snake around the streets of Wallingford for the town’s 19th car rally.

Boy’s burning ambition

Herald Series: Nathan Morris and Chris Adams

12:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Chris Adams knows what he wants to do when he grows up and is already looking up to firefighters like Nathan Morris.

Town councillors seek reassurance on flood channel

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

WALLINGFORD councillors are calling for reassurances that the £125m flood relief channel planned for Oxford will not raise river levels downstream.

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.

Conservative Stephen Harrod wins Chalgrove and Watlington by-election

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

12:06pm Friday 28th March 2014

CONSERVATIVE candidate Stephen Harrod topped the polls at the Chalgrove and Watlington by-election yesterday.

Voters go to the polls for county council seat

Herald Series: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

8:40am Thursday 27th March 2014

Residents in the Chalgrove and Watlington area are due to cast their votes in an Oxfordshire County Council by-election today.

Suspicion aroused by April 1 sex shop plan

Herald Series: The former launderette in High Street, Wallingford.  Picture: Kevin Harvey

8:30am Thursday 27th March 2014

IT WAS an announcement that caused a stir in Wallingford, a sex shop was opening up in the former launderette on the High Street.

School tunes up for fundraising music marathon

Herald Series: Give your children early taste of music

3:30pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

PUPILS will take part in a 24-hour music marathon to raise money for instruments at Cholsey Primary School next month.

RAF doctor will not face further action

Herald Series: Mike Blee

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

An RAF doctor will not face further action after a tribunal ruled he wrote misleading medical reports for a pilot who later died in a plane crash with a teenage passenger.

Inspirational Simon in saddle against cancer

Herald Series: Inspirational Simon in saddle against cancer

6:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

AFTER surviving a battle with prostate cancer, Simon Lord wants to prove that a cancer diagnosis is not the end of your life.

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.

Olympic rower fined over driver’s identity

Herald Series: Olympic rower Zac Purchase

9:10am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Olympic gold medal-winning rower Zac Purchase has been fined after refusing to tell police who was driving his car.

Oxfordshire novelists miss out on top prize for romantic works

Herald Series: Liz Harris

7:10am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Two Oxfordshire novelists shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award missed out on the top prize this week.

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