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Documenting fight to save rainforest

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

BUDDING filmmaker Ross Harrison spent six-and-a-half weeks with a rainforest tribe for a documentary.

Community hopes to bring derelict pub back to life

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A PUB that has been closed for more than two decades needs council intervention to re-open it, according to a resident who wants to take it over.

First aider is aiming to raise £10,000 to help train others

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A YOUNG first aider has told for the first time how she battled to save a man’s life using a defibrillator. Hannah Paish still remembers the day she tried to shock Paul Thompson back to life when he collapsed while playing football near her home.

‘Homes plan could save our club’

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE CHAIRMAN of a football club fearing closure believes the “sky is the limit” if it wins a new ground as part of plans to build 1,500 homes in Woodstock.

Teddy takes to the skies for round-the-world charity trip

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MEET the latest recruit for RAF Brize Norton’s 99 Squadron.

Downton stars big fans of Bampton butchers’ bangers

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

PRIZE-WINNING bangers made by a village butchers have taken on a whole new level of fame after being endorsed by Downton Abbey stars.

Fairground attraction is back for special outing

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

IT ALL comes round again and at Witney Feast one carousel is doing so for the 50th year running.

Brewery project to reveal its history

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A HISTORIC brewery will encourage visitors to see how beer was traditionally made after restoring a Grade II-listed chimney in a £200,000 project.

How communities keep growing and growing

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AS developers swarm in on Woodstock looking to double the size of the town with another 1,500 homes, DAN ROBINSON looks at other towns in Oxfordshire that have grown from small beginnings to become significant population centres

Set for a battle of Blenheim over 1,500 homes plan

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Woodstock have vowed to “fight until the bitter end” against plans to build up to 1,500 homes east of the town.

Family mourns 'brilliant grandad' after road crash

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A POPULAR pensioner killed in a car crash last week was described as a “brilliant grandad” by his family.

‘Thriving Witney should have a rival to Oxford’s theatres’

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A SCREENWRITER for children’s TV programmes is hoping to fill a cultural void by setting up a professional theatre company in Witney.

Woodstock estate plan would double town size

The Oxford Times: Julian Cooper

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

WOODSTOCK could more than double in size after plans were unveiled to build 1,500 homes.

The soaring ambition of women in the RAF

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

This year marks the 65th anniversary since the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was renamed the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF), presenting more opportunities for female servicewomen. As 1,000 past and present airwomen march between RAF bases for charity, Dan Robinson speaks to those taking part in the Oxfordshire legs this week about life in the military for women

Mothers set up a new Rainbows group to reduce waiting lists

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TWO parents have stepped up to form a new Rainbows group in Witney to cut a growing waiting list for children.

Micro gym will be a big asset to Leafield village

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A COMMUNITY gym is to be built in a West Oxfordshire village.

Last paddle weir on Thames to keep its centuries-old ways

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WEIR in West Oxfordshire is believed to be one of the last in the world to use ancient techniques of managing river flow.

Most of Oxfordshire will have fast broadband by late next year

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Oxfordshire with superfast broadband is on track to be completed by the end of next year, say county council bosses.

FA honours Charlbury Town FC's Keith Claridge for half-century of service to sport

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

WHEN Keith Claridge started his love affair with his town football team, the sporting landscape was a different world.

Widow’s charity provides a life-saver at Witney sports ground

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO years ago, Nikki Rouse Thompson’s life changed forever.

New Carterton 'residents' have a timeless quality

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

CRADLING a baby as a military serviceman looks on, she could be any woman to have graced the streets of Carterton in its 114-year history.

Community urged to rally round splash park scheme

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN for a community splash park in Witney has hit a stumbling block after interest in the project dwindled.

Parents saddle up for charity drive to study twins disease

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT had been almost the ideal pregnancy, without complications.

Giving Oxfordshire's disabled people time to shine in sport

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Disabled people in Oxfordshire enjoy a wide range of different sports on a regular basis tailored to their needs. DAN ROBINSON reports on what is available and how it benefits them

Chipping Norton butcher angry after theft of four lambs

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

FOUR lambs have been stolen from farmland near Chipping Norton.

Defibrillator need gets to heart of the matter

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THEY can be the difference between life and death, but about 200 more defibrillators are needed in Oxfordshire. The Oxford Mail is backing a senior ambulance manager’s campaign for more of the devices to be installed by rural communities

Ex-fireman from Charlbury rows to Pacific success for charity

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FORMER fireman who rowed 2,700 miles with a team across the Pacific Ocean said good humour got him through the challenge.

Defibrillators helping to save lives

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

MORE than 20 life- saving defibrillators are to be installed around the county thanks to a surge in interest from an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

Toxic materials found on planned homes site

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

LEAD, arsenic and mecury have been found in land proposed for 16 homes, prompting safety fears among villagers.

Suspicious string traps planted for cyclists, police warn

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11:55am Friday 15th August 2014

CYCLISTS have spotted neck-height traps on footpaths in South Oxfordshire.

‘Railway death son was my rock in life’

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 15th August 2014

THE mother of a 22-year-old man who was killed when he walked in front of a train in Kidlington has described him as her “rock”.

Cyclists saddle up for a grand day out in country

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

AMATEUR cyclists wanting to be the next Bradley Wiggins or Chris Hoy can take part in a festival of cycling at Blenheim Palace this weekend.

Classic cars showcase Cowley’s history

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

TO the people who made them, they are a source of pride.

Artist brings her delightful landscapes to exhibit in city

The Oxford Times:

7:11pm Monday 11th August 2014

AN artist was inspired by the Oxfordshire countryside in painting her latest work.

New care homes ‘will only add to pressure already felt by GPs’

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

DOCTORS’ surgeries will struggle to cope with a rise in OAP residents after two care homes were approved for Chipping Norton, a GP manager has warned.

Players set to recall popular football boss

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A FOOTBALL boss from Chalgrove who died in a cycling crash will be remembered in a tournament featuring his former teams.

Key to our life is teamwork, say platinum wedding pair

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A COUPLE who this week celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary said the secret to their longevity is teamwork.

Publicans in call for more late nightspots as revellers desert town for Oxford

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

WITNEY needs more late nightspots, pub landlords said, after its only nightclub was replaced by a cafe bar.

Anti-bullying film benefits from the Hollywood touch

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

WHEN Sam Johnson wanted to make a film about bullying he didn’t have far to turn for expert advice.

Brother saw sibling killed during tragic 1917 battle

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A WAR veteran whose uncle died fighting in the First World War said a remembrance service was a fitting tribute to his relative.

Historic church to come out of hiding

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A VICAR believes a £300,000 extension could put his 11th-century Witney church “in the shop window”.

Ambulance service cuts 12-hour shifts 'to reduce staff fatigue'

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S ambulance staff shifts could be shortened as part of plans to ease pressure on paramedics.

Blenheim may sell off housing land to fund £40m conservation bill

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE owner of Blenheim Palace is considering selling land to cover a £40m maintenance bill.

Calculating legacy of the Olympics in London

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWO years ago this month, Britain lit up for the London Olympics, with organisers and the Government promising that a successful event would have a lasting legacy at grassroots level. As the country welcomes its second major international tournament in three years with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, DAN ROBINSON looks at the long-term impact

Witney pub closes after landlords move on

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

LANDLORDS have left a Witney town centre pub at the centre of complaints from neighbours over noise.

Birthday girl to give up her hair as a gift for ill children

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MANY young girls look forward to being treated on their birthday with presents, a nice meal out, or even a fancy new hairdo.

Villagers unite in battle to keep the developers at bay

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

VILLAGERS have teamed up to declare “hands off Hanborough” and fight housing plans which would increase the population of their West Oxfordshire community by 50 per cent.

Boat business scuppered by loss of main premises

The Oxford Times:

10:10am Monday 28th July 2014

OWNERS of a Jericho boatyard say their business has been put in jeopardy after they had to leave part of their site in the middle of the season.

‘Gutted: My businesses has been wrecked by arsonists’

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A TYRE business owner said he was “gutted” after his workshop was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

23 Pioneer Regiment: A proud and poignant final parade

The Oxford Times:

11:10am Monday 28th July 2014

MARCHING through Bicester town centre, immaculately dressed troops turned their heads to the right to salute town mayor Lynn Pratt, who stood on a podium alongside two officers with hands to their temples.

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