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Trustees hope switch will attract volunteers

The Oxford Times:

9:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Recruiting: ’No liability will be more attractive to helpers’

New cause is close to F1 team’s heart

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

WILLIAMS F1 at Grove has chosen the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) as its official charity, in honour of its founder.

A sour note sounds as Welsh choir accused of invading Oxford's turf + video

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Thursday 26th February 2015

FOR eight decades the dulcet tones of the Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir have been the star attraction to mark St David’s Day. But this year there’s a rival invading their turf – leading to a serious lack of harmony.

Family demands action after funeral flood

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A family is calling for action at a burial ground after a relative’s funeral had to be postponed because of flooding

‘Clampdown’ urged on workers’ parking

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

2:31pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

DIDCOT Town Council leader Eleanor Hards wants South Oxfordshire District Council to clamp down on commuter parking.

'Please buy our Guildhall and preserve it’

The Oxford Times:

2:26pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A Civic Society that won a moratorium on the sale of a historic building has appealed for groups to buy it and preserve it

Festival returns with mission for social change

The Oxford Times: What's the story? Short Stories Aloud @ Old Fire Station

5:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A WEEK-LONG festival celebrating social change will return to Oxford this spring.

Fight to get village hero his memorial

5:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

"Join my campaign for a war memorial in the village" says Oxford grandson of Victoria Cross hero

M40 TRAGEDY: Fatal collision echoes accident exactly 24 years ago

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Monday 16th February 2015

AS SOON as he heard of a 33-car collision on the M40, former Banbury fire station manager Nigel Robinson said he knew exactly what stretch of the motorway it would be.

Pooh Sticks competition finds a new home on the Windrush

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Monday 16th February 2015

ONE of Oxfordshire’s quirkiest rituals, the World Pooh Sticks Championships, has found a new home in the county.

M40 crash: Appeal to find mystery off-duty paramedic who was involved in crash and then helped others

The Oxford Times:

6:08pm Sunday 15th February 2015

AN OFF-DUTY paramedic who freed herself from her own car in the wreckage to help others was described as "brilliant".

M40 crash: Deputy fire chief praises his crews for their response to the fatal collision

The Oxford Times:

12:40pm Sunday 15th February 2015

FIREFIGHTERS used hydraulic cutting equipment to free four people from yesterday’s crash on the M40, their deputy chief has revealed today.

Update: Structural damage caused to house after car crashed into the front

The Oxford Times:

2:48pm Saturday 14th February 2015

A CAR has crashed into a house in Wantage.

Hydro power scheme arguments see police brought in three times

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Friday 13th February 2015

POLICE have been called three times regarding rows over Abingdon’s hydro power plant project before construction has even begun.

Love birds needed to keep an eagle eye out this Valentine’s

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Thursday 12th February 2015

MOST wives would be a bit miffed if their husband went looking for birds on Valentine’s Day.

Man who died in Faringdon toilet fire named as Risinghurst's Jonathan Martin Mills

The Oxford Times:

5:25pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A MAN who died following a fire in a public toilet has been named tonight as Jonathan Martin Mills, 49, of Risinghurst, Oxford.

Hotel enjoys makeover as numbers rise

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

The Bear Hotel, Wantage, has had a pan-tastic £30,000 kitchen upgrade to beef up its menu

Council leader wants to build new BMX track on shelter site

The Oxford Times:

10:36am Wednesday 11th February 2015

Play: Adventure playground extension will on wasteland will benefit community

'How I tried to save man burning in toilet block'

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A YOUNG father has spoken of the horror of trying to save a man who burned to death in a public toilet.

Football club stalwart wins groundsman of the year award

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Monday 9th February 2015

STEVE Mulford has only ever been with one football team, as player, manager, chairman and finally groundsman.

Prime Minister David Cameron praises Carterton Community College pupil for turning town into sea of denim for charity

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 9th February 2015

A TEENAGER who persuaded 1,400 people in her home town to wear jeans for charity won plaudits from the Prime Minister.

Support floods in to help pay for repairs to vandalised charity bus

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 5th February 2015

A CHARITY has been inundated with offers of support from its village after its minibus was vandalised.

Mosquitoes bred to fight deadly fever

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

MALFUNCTIONING mosquitoes made in Abingdon have been used to almost wipe out deadly dengue fever in one Central American suburb.

Suicide victim ordered to quit hospital a year before he died

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A MAN who committed suicide was asked to leave a mental hospital a year before because he was not getting on with the staff, an inquest heard.

Mum says Oxford Health let down son who escaped mental hospital

The Oxford Times: Ian McLean

9:00am Friday 30th January 2015

THE family of man who escaped a mental hospital, fled abroad then hanged himself in a prison cell have said he was let down by Oxford Health.

Narrative verdict given in Littlemore escapee Ian Mitchell inquest

The Oxford Times: Ian McLean

6:37pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A JURY has tonight delivered a narrative verdict following an inquest into the death of a convict who was able to walk out of an Oxford mental hospital.

Delays on Oxford's Southern Bypass after one lane blocked

The Oxford Times: southern bypass alert

7:35pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A TRAFFIC accident on the Oxford Southern Bypass is causing delays tonight.

Oxford set to be first in UK to ban non-recyclable plastic takeaway packaging

The Oxford Times: Colin Cook

8:00am Wednesday 28th January 2015

NON-RECYCLABLE plastic takeway boxes are on their way to being banned in Oxford after council approval last night.

Harry Potter pair who have become model pupils

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 23rd January 2015

SAY hello to the new Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy.

Mum must remove colourful decorations from tot’s grave

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

A MOTHER who lost her unborn daughter has been told to remove colourful decorations from the grave.

Disabled residents make film telling their stories their way

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

OXFORDSHIRE residents with disabilities have made a film to show changes in attitudes and the challenges ahead.

UPDATE: Burst water pipe closes Stert Street in Abingdon

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

3:19pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

ENGINEERS will work through the night to repair a burst water main which has closed Stert Street in Abingdon.

South Oxfordshire and Vale council staff are working "flat out" to recover after fire

6:30am Tuesday 20th January 2015

STAFF at a fire-stricken council are working "flat out" to get services back online for 256,000 residents, one of their chairmen said yesterday.

5.30PM UPDATE: A34 reopened near Didcot following car-transporter crash

The Oxford Times:

8:10am Monday 19th January 2015

THE A34 has entirely reopened following a crash near Didcot at 7.30am.

Uncooked fruit and veg fan is ready to spread the word

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Saturday 17th January 2015

A MUM-of-two who claims her family’s health has been improved by eating uncooked fruit and vegetables is launching an Oxford raw food group.

Emergency meetings as councils get services back online

The Oxford Times: Vale of White Horse leader Matthew Barber

7:00am Friday 16th January 2015

IT could take months for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to recover from yesterday’s fire, leaders said yesterday.

Windfall for pet charity Tiny Paws Rehoming

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Friday 16th January 2015

THEY have been taking care of abandoned animals for 20 years.

8PM UPDATE: Fire at Crowmarsh offices reignites after high winds as man remains in custody over three arson attacks in South Oxfordshire + pictures and video

The Oxford Times:

7:28am Thursday 15th January 2015

THE fire at the South Oxfordshire District Council offices has reignited after high winds fanned embers.

Exhibition to celebrate the history of Letcombe Bassett

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Thursday 15th January 2015

IN 1948 a historic Oxfordshire village narrowly avoided being flattened by a council that said it was “too old”.

Councillor hits out at proposal to build 75 homes in village

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A PROPOSED housing estate that would increase the size of a village by more than 20 per cent has come under fire from a councillor.

Diamond wedding delight for Grange Farm couple

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A COUPLE who have farmed in Oxfordshire most of their lives will celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary today.

Family-run Mason’s Arms named top pub in Oxford

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Saturday 10th January 2015

A FAMILY-run favourite for real ale lovers has been crowned Oxford City Pub of the Year for the fourth time in a decade.

Joy over MBE shattered as vandals wreck minibus for the elderly

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

A CHARITY’S minibus was vandalised beyond use just days after its trustee was awarded an MBE.

Interview: David Mitchell - 'School? You're having a laugh'

The Oxford Times:

2:20pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Pete Hughes meets a comedian who confesses his teen years were anything but funny

Aristocratic home brought back to life by modellers

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 9th January 2015

WITH bespoke furniture, electrics and even occupants, work is under way on a 1/1000th scale model of a famed aristocratic county home.

Garage owner turns down multi-million bids for land

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Thursday 8th January 2015

A GARAGE owner said he will never sell his business, despite being offered millions of pounds every year by supermarket chain Aldi.

Golly gets in a bit of a jam with a man from the BBC

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 7th January 2015

A MAN campaigning to save his local swimming pool says the BBC refused to interview him because he was wearing a golly doll.

Second estate plan sparks traffic fears

The Oxford Times: vale of white horse logo

10:00am Wednesday 7th January 2015

PLANS for a second new housing estate that would send more traffic on to Abingdon’s Drayton Road have been described as “horrifying.”

Calls to revive direct rail link from Oxford to Bristol backed by Oxfordshire MPs

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Wednesday 7th January 2015

DIRECT rail services from Oxford to Bristol should be brought in to boost tourism and open new commuter routes, Oxfordshire County Council and two MPs said.

Call to build athletics track in Wantage

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

THE new chairman of Wantage’s biggest running club has called for a full-size permanent running track and other facilities in the town.

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