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8:09am Thursday 31st July 2014
THERE’S a point on top of the old railway line from Didcot to Upton from where you can see the three remaining cooling towers of Didcot Power Station to the north and the footbridge where Ben Blakeley throttled his 17-year-old former girlfriend Jayden Parkinson to death to the south.
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8:00am Thursday 13th February 2014
Sir, As part of a family Christmas present package for body and mind, my wife and I had the pleasure of being entertained last Wednesday at Didcot’s Cornerstone theatre by Pam Ayres, who showed, that, contrary to the trend of so many so-called comedians on stage and TV, entertainment can be provided without bad language, innuendo, rude gestures and filth associated with bodily functions.
7:58am Thursday 13th February 2014
Sir, In reply to Francis Sketch’s letter (January 8) suggesting that the local council, apart from the Grove airfield site, does not bother with the necessary infrastructure improvements with the smaller sites such as the Chain Hill area, Stockham Farm and other sites in Wantage, Grove, and Challow.
7:56am Thursday 13th February 2014
Sir, I wholeheartedly agree with (headline, Herald, January 22, ‘Grove fears identity loss’), in response to more housing being given the go-ahead at Stockham Farm and thus blurring the lines between the village of Grove and the town of Wantage.
7:53am Thursday 13th February 2014
1:36pm Monday 13th January 2014
WE are blessed to be in one of the greenest corners of the country here in South Oxfordshire, with beautiful rivers like the Thames, Ock, and Letcombe Brook painting a patchwork through our landscape.
10:52am Friday 3rd January 2014
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3:01pm Wednesday 25th September 2013
RIVERS are the veins and arteries of our beautiful rural region; they keep our vales green and our trees tall. So the news that 66 out of 84 Oxfordshire rivers are failing to meet a good ecological standard should worry us all.
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5:24pm Sunday 3rd February 2013
Sir, On behalf of all the residents of the Vale, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those who have organised and maintained our public services, particularly our postal and waste collection services, throughout all the recent bad weather. How sad it is, then, to report the figures of attendance of our elected councillors at a general licensing committee meeting held at Vale HQ in Abingdon on Monday, January 21 at 2.30pm. The Conservative chairman and vice-chairman were both absent. Neither had arranged a substitute. Four other Conservative members of the committee were absent. They, too, had failed to arrange a substitute. Two Conservatives were present as expected. Of the seven opposition committee members expected, only one was absent, and they had arranged a substitute. True, the weather may have made it harder for some to attend, but on that day, snow was melting, the vast majority of the roads were clear, and the forecast for our area, at least, was fair for the afternoon.
5:23pm Sunday 3rd February 2013
Sir, With regards to the recent heavy snowfall and associated problems this generates, I am writing to express how disgusted I have been at the state of School Lane and the Millbrook School/Old Mill Hall car park at the end.
5:20pm Sunday 3rd February 2013
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5:16pm Sunday 3rd February 2013
Sir, The Herald two weeks ago reported councillor Melinda Tilley, Oxfordshire cabinet member for education, as “being concerned about the authority’s growing loss of control as more schools become academies”.
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