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.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Herald Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carnival capers bring films and books to life in Wallingford

Herald Series: Louis Bispham. Picture: OX68085 David Fleming

6:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

CHILDREN dressed up as their favourite film and book characters for the Wallingford Carnival.

Owners of blaze depot apologise to residents

Herald Series: The fire at Grundon Waste Depot

9:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE owner of a South Oxfordshire hazardous chemicals recycling depot that was the scene of a massive blaze at the weekend has apologised to residents.

When cupboard under stairs was the safest place to be

Herald Series: Christina Eke, 80, looks around the Wallingford Museum exhibition, Siege and Strife. Picture: OX68035 David Fleming

6:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

WHEN the Second World War started, Christina Eke and her family hid in the cupboard under the stairs during air raids.

Update: Grundon boss apologises to neighbours over weekend fire in Ewelme

Herald Series: The fire at Grundon, courtesy of reader Luuunatik

12:42pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE owner of a South Oxfordshire hazardous chemicals recycling depot that was the scene of a blaze at the weekend has apologised to residents.

Delays on the B471 because llamas and alpacas have escaped - yes really

Herald Series: Llamas and geese recruited in fight against crime in Sussex

11:50am Monday 23rd June 2014

UP to 20 llamas and alpacas have escaped and are running around on the B471 at Whitchurch, near Pangbpurne.

Watch: Hot oily rags spark major blaze

Herald Series: The scene from the air above Ewelme on Saturday evening

9:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

HOT weather caused a massive blaze at a South Oxfordshire hazardous chemicals recycling depot at the weekend, fire bosses said.

Second school sets sights on own sixth form

6:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

A WATLINGTON school is aiming to create a sixth form because it believes pupils are “unfairly disadvantaged” by having to travel elsewhere in the county.

Watch: Hot weather caused recycling centre blaze + videos

Herald Series: The fire at Grundon, taken by the NPAS police helicopter

5:17pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

HOT weather caused a major blaze at a waste depot in South Oxfordshire yesterday, a fire service spokesman said today.

Update: Firefighters looking through CCTV to discover cause of Grundon blaze in Ewelme + Videos and pictures

Herald Series: The fire at Grundon, taken by the NPAS police helicopter

1:15pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

FIRE investigators are today looking through CCTV to discover what started the blaze at the Grundon waste depot in Ewelme.

Watch - Sunday 10.30am update: Dramatic new video + Cause of fire at Grundon in Ewelme not yet known + pictures

Herald Series:

6:55am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A SAFETY cordon around the Grundon waste plant that was on fire last night has been lifted.

Update: Watch: Ten fire engines sent to large fire at Grundon waste plant in Ewleme as neighbours told to stay indoors + video + pictures

Herald Series: The fire at Grundon, courtesy of reader Luuunatik

9:52pm Saturday 21st June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a large blaze at the Grundon Waste Recycling Plant in Ewelme tonight.

Nursery taken over by new company

1:40pm Saturday 21st June 2014

THE onsite nursery at Wallingford School is being taken over by a new company.

Council to discuss whether to approve new homes in Chinnor back gardens

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

6:40am Saturday 21st June 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for up to 10 homes in back gardens in Chinnor should be approved, a council planning officer has said.

Lorry drivers fined for load restrictions

Herald Series: oxford magistrates court

6:40am Saturday 21st June 2014

SIX lorry drivers have been fined a total £2,298 for breaching road weight restrictions.

Long queues on M40 after lorry and car collide

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:06pm Friday 20th June 2014

A LORRY and a car were involved in a collision on the M40 southbound near Junction 7.



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