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Oink: Warning to dog walkers as wild boar seen in Oxfordshire

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Saturday 25th April 2015

WILD boar have been spotted in parts of Oxfordshire.

Defibrillator campaign smashes its 200 target - now let's go for 500

The Oxford Times:

9:04am Saturday 25th April 2015

ONE man’s mission to get 200 more public defibrillators across Oxfordshire has smashed its target thanks to the Oxford Mail.

Family's tribute to war hero at cross standing on side of A338

The Oxford Times:

8:38am Saturday 25th April 2015

EVERY year Philip Wroughton and his family gather on the roadside near Wantage for a private ceremony.

Plans to remove play equipment ‘petty’

The Oxford Times:

10:30am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A MUM is battling a housing association which threatened to take away a children’s swing set she paid for, because of health and safety fears...

Lord Mayor and two councillors give reference for bookies' robber

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015

PERSONAL references for an armed robber jailed for more than six years came from the Lord Mayor of Oxford and two city councillors.

Video: Sport for dogs is a bit of a Rhum-do

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

YOU may not have heard of Flyball – the team sport for dogs.

It's just not bon: Raymond Blanc joins campaign against chilled hospital food

The Oxford Times: Raymond Blanc is quite the fan of Mary Berry

9:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

RAYMOND Blanc has backed a campaign to halt the closure of community hospital kitchens in Oxfordshire.

No evidence on boat, Robert Dobinson murder trial jury is told

The Oxford Times:

7:10am Saturday 18th April 2015

A WOMAN charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death in a supposed love row was not even on the riverbank where he died, her barrister said.

Candidates attend rally on housing development

The Oxford Times:

10:31am Friday 17th April 2015

THREE-hundred residents gathered in Wantage market place to find out what their parliamentary candidates propose to could do about controversial unwanted housing developments...

Residents pleased as minister returns to flood-risk village

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Friday 17th April 2015

ACTION: Relief channel and £50k flood barrier may protect village from elements

Man found dead at level crossing in Yarnton is named

The Oxford Times:

7:08pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A MAN found dead at a level crossing in Yarnton has been named as 40-year-old Christopher  Walden, of Kidlington.

Battle to stop homes is lost as development set to go ahead

The Oxford Times:

8:00pm Thursday 16th April 2015

OPPOSITION: Town council against plans but says it would be unlikely win appeal

Charity to move out ahead of council plans for area revamp

The Oxford Times:

7:10pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A CHARITY is leaving Didcot after 20 years as its current office is set to be demolished as part of a multi-million pound development...

Snapper aims to capture the faces of market town

The Oxford Times:

1:19pm Thursday 16th April 2015

MISSION: 2,000 photographs of strangers will make up latest project

Vaizey wants to use museum for ‘office’

The Oxford Times:

8:00pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

FOR RENT: Lib Dems outraged at plan but trustees say they need the extra cash

Pre-school lodges complaint to Ofsted

The Oxford Times:

11:11am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A PRE-SCHOOL that was rated “inadequate” by the government’s education watchdog has made an official complaint against the judgement...

No extra funding pledge for Oxford flood scheme from minister

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Wednesday 15th April 2015

DAVID Cameron’s regional flood minister Philip Hammond refused to promise any extra funding for Oxford’s flood relief channel yesterday.

'King of DIY' fined after two toddlers almost die in his company's cots

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

8:52am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A FURNITURE boss described as “the king of DIY” walked free from court yesterday after two toddlers almost died using cots his company supplied.

Shakespearean songwriters have eyes on a prize

The Oxford Times:

9:42am Tuesday 14th April 2015

SHAKESPEARE: master of the English language – less well known for his musical numbers.

Business boom: spike in number of Oxfordshire companies starting up last year + infographic

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 14th April 2015

MORE new companies were founded in Oxfordshire last year than ever before, according to the latest Companies House figures.

Scooter fans rally round for first Oddball event

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 14th April 2015

MORE than 600 people went to the first of what is hoped will be many Oddball Scooter Rallies at Abingdon Rugby Club on the weekend.

Bungalow battle in Kennington over lack of parking

The Oxford Times: vale of white horse logo

6:20am Tuesday 14th April 2015

PLANS to build a two-bedroom bungalow have been opposed by councillors because of parking issues.

Museum shares wildlife with families

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Monday 13th April 2015

CHILDREN got a close look at creepy crawlies and a grass snake at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Bikers roar in and give a buzz to poorly children at hospital

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Monday 13th April 2015

MORE than 100 bikers roared up to Oxford Children’s Hospital for their annual toy drop.

Cameron repeats commitment for Witney despite plans over future as PM

The Oxford Times:

7:07am Monday 13th April 2015

DAVID CAMERON has promised his plan to only be a two-term Prime Minister will not affect his work as Witney’s MP.

Bomb disposal squad called to Botley over false alarm

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

2:31pm Sunday 12th April 2015

A bomb disposal squad was called to a Botley home today when a gardener thought he had dug up an unexploded shell.

Suspected robber who sparked police search released on bail

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

12:29pm Saturday 11th April 2015

A man arrested on suspicion of a robbery in Cowley has been released on bail.

Hair today, but it will be gone by tomorrow

The Oxford Times: BATTLE: Sainsbury's says market conditions remain tough

1:10pm Saturday 11th April 2015

THERE will be some hairy fundraising going on at Sainsbury’s in Didcot today...

Club plans to convert into music venue

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 10th April 2015

SUPPORTERS of Abingdon United have always known they rock, but now for the first time they will actually be able to headbang on the home turf...

"The grass will soon be greener on our side," say Oxford's Hinksey Park FC

The Oxford Times:

11:18am Friday 10th April 2015

FOR players at Hinksey Park Football Club, the grass is about to get a lot greener...

Police trying to identify person killed by train near Kidlington

The Oxford Times:

9:01am Friday 10th April 2015

POLICE were last night still trying to identify a person reportedly killed by a train near Oxford yesterday morning.

Update: 'Please help catch our mum's killer after 20 years' + video

The Oxford Times:

7:52am Friday 10th April 2015

NEW DNA evidence might be the key to solving a murder that has baffled police for 20 years.

Safety fears lead to appeal for crossing at Wantage CofE Primary

The Oxford Times: Wantage mayor and chairman of the Joint Economic Forum, Fiona Roper

9:13pm Thursday 9th April 2015

PARENTS have called for a new pedestrian crossing for their children to walk to school safely.

Video: New DNA clue in 20-year hunt for murderer

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 10th April 2015

CRUCIAL new DNA evidence could be about to solve a murder case that has baffled police for 20 years.

Max and Paddy on the road to making £1,000

The Oxford Times:

8:55am Thursday 9th April 2015

TWO 12-year-old friends from Abingdon walked 20 miles in eight hours for charity.

Guess who? It’s the Panini politicians

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Thursday 9th April 2015

A COUPLE who accidentally shot to global fame for drawing their own World Cup sticker book with colouring pencils are at it again.

Council looking to lock off access to Thames-side path because of yobs

The Oxford Times:

7:50am Thursday 9th April 2015

A PROPOSAL to close off a path alongside the Thames in Oxford with locked gates to stop antisocial behaviour is being opposed by residents.

Cafe owners make a bit of coin from digital currency

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 9th April 2015

IN APRIL 2014, the first Oxford cafe accepting payment in digital currency over the counter opened its doors.

Top cinema chains bid for 200-seat complex

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

PLAN: Council wants Guildhall to have broad mix of films rather than art house

Mighty 350-year-old oak is star of TV documentary

The Oxford Times:

11:07am Wednesday 8th April 2015

TREE OF LIFE: BBC cameras to film a changing year in Wytham Woods

Bus breakdown blocks lane of Eastern Bypass at Cowley

The Oxford Times: eastern bypass alert

8:18am Wednesday 8th April 2015

A BROKEN-DOWN bus is blocking one lane of the Oxford Eastern Bypass at Cowley.

Traffic queues begin on A420 but Oxfordshire roads mostly clear

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

7:46am Wednesday 8th April 2015

TRAFFIC is mostly free-flowing on Oxford’s roads this morning, but congestion is beginning to build.

Family’s car firm gears up for the future

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A SMALL business that has been running for 83 years says family is the key to its success as it expands...

Ale’s well that ends well for local pubs

The Oxford Times:

10:58am Tuesday 7th April 2015

According to the Campaign for Real Ale, 22 pubs have closed in the county in the past five years. Big chain breweries forcing their tenants to buy certain kinds of beer, increasing rents and changes in our drinking habits have all been blamed. But an increasing number of communities are putting their foot down and refusing to let their beloved local go the same way as the rest. Reporter Pete Hughes spoke to a few of the villagers who have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to buy their own pub

Delays on the A420 towards Botley Interchange due to Cumnor subsidence work

The Oxford Times: a420 alert

10:11am Tuesday 7th April 2015

TRAFFIC is building up on the A420 eastbound into Oxford this morning.

Oxfordshire's forgotten roads - left to crumble

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Saturday 4th April 2015

MILES of forgotten roads have been left in disrepair and plagued with potholes as Oxfordshire County Council battles with a backlog of unadopted highways.

Hunt is on to find more top talent for first Lake Street festival of art

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Friday 3rd April 2015

LIFE drawing workshops, live music and poetry and even art made on an iPad will feature at the first ever Lake Street Festival of Art.

RNLI rescue Oxford University's women's rowing team on Thames

The Oxford Times:

12:36pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

OXFORD University Women's Boat Club have thanked the RNLI for rescuing them when they got into trouble on the Thames.

Care home plan goes on display

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

THE developer behind a new care home planned for Cumnor has admitted some neighbours “absolutely hate it”...

Easter Ray of sunshine for the deserving

The Oxford Times:

11:07am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Just call him the Easter Bunny. Wantage charity champion Ray Collins led a team who collected 816 Easter eggs and treats for the elderly and vulnerable across Oxfordshire.

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