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Residents fear a plan for flats in empty units built as retail space

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Saturday 29th November 2014

RESIDENTS on Witney’s Madley Park housing estate fear retail space that has remained empty for about eight years could be turned into flats.

Witney Corn Exchange set to reopen in May as restoration gets under way

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

WITNEY’S Corn Exchange is set to reopen in May after major renovation work began last week.

Charity food bank is given a new home for Christmas

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A FOOD bank that could have been forced to close over Christmas because it was starved of space has found a new home.

Villagers in Churchill rally to clean war memorial

The Oxford Times:

10:10pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A VILLAGE has united to restore its war memorial and mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Choir digs deep to help fight Ebola

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A WITNEY choir’s verson of a cult song has become an online sensation and is now to be used to help fight the Ebola crisis.

Patients and supporters view Oxford Heart Centre’s new £1.5m hi-tech equipment

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 24th November 2014

HEART patients were given a tour of a new £1.5m unit at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital equipped with cutting-edge technology that aims to cut down waiting times.

Oxford's Light Festival weekend begins countdown to Christmas

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Monday 24th November 2014

SINGING, dancing and light displays popped up around Oxford to launch the festive season over the weekend.

Community hub plan for historic Chipping Norton police station wins local support

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

RESIDENTS have backed plans to buy the historic Chipping Norton police station and turn it into a museum and community hub.

6 things you may not have known were happening in Oxfordshire this weekend

The Oxford Times: Terry Wogan at the fund raising reception

11:34am Friday 21st November 2014

Six things you may not have known were happening in Oxfordshire this weekend.

We need a better bus service, say villagers

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Friday 21st November 2014

A WEST Oxfordshire village needs a better bus service to serve villagers’ needs, a bus operator is being told.

Mayor of Carterton battles to save support service for RAF Brize Norton families

The Oxford Times: Carterton mayor Lynn Little

8:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE Mayor of Carterton has vowed to help save a service that supports military wives.

Community divided over former New Yatt pub's future

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

THE owner of a closed-down pub has claimed a bid by residents to buy the venue has annoyed fellow villagers.

Fake theft is a warning not to give criminals a Christmas gift

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE last time police faked a car break-in in Witney it almost caused an accident when ‘the thief’ was chased by a well-meaning member of the public.

Fight goes on, says Witney Windrush homes plan lobby

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A DECISION to turn down plans for 270 homes in Witney’s Windrush Valley could be “just the start” of a long battle, according to residents.

Tough challenge in comrade’s memory

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

AN RAF Brize Norton training instructor organised a gruelling challenge that raised £4,000 in memory of a colleague killed in Afghanistan last year.

Eynsham footballers cry foul over dog mess

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

A FOOTBALL team fed-up of clearing its pitch of dog mess before games has asked pet owners to be more responsible.

Wanted: 260 paramedics

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S amb- ulance service is struggling to fill 260 paramedic vacancies to cope with demand.

Lorry on fire at roundabout in Rose Hill

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

2:07pm Friday 14th November 2014

A LORRY is on fire at a roundabout in Rose Hill, according to reports.

Man involved in collision with bus in Oxford's High Street suffered head injuries

The Oxford Times:

8:34am Friday 14th November 2014

A MAN involved in a crash with a bus in Oxford's High Street last night suffered head injuries, according to police.

Passengers win battle to retain key bus services

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Friday 14th November 2014

BUS passengers are celebrating after under- threat Witney services were reinstated.

UPDATED: Oxford-born Welsh Guards soldier given fitting farewell after Facebook appeal

The Oxford Times:

9:54am Thursday 13th November 2014

A LARGE turnout is expected at an Oxford-born soldier’s funeral today after a social media campaign was launched to track down mourners.

Group is 'ready to rock the ‘boring’ Cotswolds’

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

CROCODILES and eye-controlled video games may sound like a world away from the sleepy Cotswolds but a group wants to show that they are right on our doorstep.

Developer wants to build Bampton houses more quickly

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

7:40am Wednesday 12th November 2014

A HOUSING estate in Bampton could be built over a six-year period if a planning condition is removed by West Oxfordshire District Council.

Safety experts issue warning on plan to build homes near Witney gas depot

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

3:00pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A HEALTH risk could be posed by building a housing estate next to a gas storage facility in Witney, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

Five cars are damaged in a mystery blaze outside flats

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Tuesday 11th November 2014

FIVE cars, including an Audi A3, caught fire in a mystery blaze outside flats in Cowley.

Five cars damaged by fire in Cowley

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:45am Monday 10th November 2014

FIVE cars in Cowley were damaged by fire in the early hours of this morning.

'When there are no words': Call for people to join two-minute silence

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Monday 10th November 2014

AS Oxfordshire gathered yesterday to remember those lost in conflict, a call has gone out to people to honour tomorrow’s two-minute silence on Armistice Day.

Birds of Paradise enchant at finale of Oxford Fashion Week

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Monday 10th November 2014

DINOSAUR skeletons and showcases of exotic creatures created a stunning backdrop for the finale to Oxford Fashion Week – hailed as “amazing” by designers and guests.

Community hoping to buy village’s pub

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Monday 10th November 2014

A PUB in West Oxfordshire could soon be run by the local community if residents get their way.

Pupils saddened by school vandalism

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Monday 10th November 2014

CHILDREN at a Witney school have been left without vital sports equipment after vandals left a trail of destruction that will cost £1,000 to replace.

Man arrested after cyclist breaks elbow in Kidlington

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

5:53pm Thursday 6th November 2014

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after a cyclist broke his elbow in a crash in Kidlington.

Is lingerie show good start to fashion week? Corset is + Video

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Friday 7th November 2014

AFTER weeks of counting down, Oxford Fashion Week kicked off in style with a stunning show of luxury lingerie.

It’s no Wonder Phil is named champion of charity

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Friday 7th November 2014

THEY are both known for very different spins, but these two wonder women joined forces for a serious question of charity.

Watch: Oxford Fashion Week kicks off with the lingerie show - videos

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

MODELS graced the catwalk wearing nothing but lingerie as Oxford Fashion Week got under way last night, as captured in our videos.

City centre student flats plan ‘could harm Medieval street’

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

A MEDIEVAL street in Oxford city centre could be harmed if 133 student rooms are built, according to a heritage group.

Gritters sent out in Oxfordshire as winter freeze begins

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:19pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

GRITTERS will be out this evening across the county.

Villagers fear being stranded after bus review

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

Passengers fear they could be left “stranded” after five West Oxfordshire bus services were scrapped five months after council subsidies were cut.

WEATHER: Oxfordshire needs to wrap up ahead of Bonfire Night chill

The Oxford Times:

8:16pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

AFTER the record-breaking warmth of Halloween, Bonfire Night is set to be near freezing in Oxfordshire.

Woman hurt after vehicle gets stuck in ditch

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:32pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

A WOMAN was injured after her vehicle got stuck in a ditch, the fire service said. 

Downton’s bangers and pies sizzling for honours in Bampton

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A VILLAGE butchers famed for bangers endorsed by stars of ITV period drama Downton Abbey is up for two awards.

‘Punish me for 11 years of crime,’ Bicester man tells judge

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SERIAL burglar who asked a judge to punish him for more than 30 offences has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Witney's firms going all a Twitter on #witneyhour site

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SOCIAL media user who promotes Witney businesses through an online network wants to see the town prosper.

Partial victory over Stagecoach S7 bus service to John Radcliffe Hospital

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DEDICATED bus service from West Oxfordshire to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital finally drops passengers off at the entrance, but will continue to pick them up from half a mile away.

‘Now prove our loved ones didn’t sacrifice lives in vain’

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FAMILIES of Oxfordshire soldiers killed in the Afghanistan conflict fear their loved ones may have died in vain.

Avenue of trees to mark site of historic wartime ‘runway’

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A COWLEY recreation area that played a key role as a makeshift airfield in the Second World War will again be given a “runway”.

Historic inn reopens after £600k revamp

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WHEN Phil and Evelyn Roberts achieved their dream of buying an historic West Oxfordshire inn a year ago, they couldn’t wait to get going.

Young and old are ready to remember at Armistice Day service in Chipping Norton

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

YOUNG and old will join together to commemorate fallen soldiers at a special Armistice Day service in Chipping Norton.

Caterham F1 staff in dark over future after being locked out of Leafield Technical Centre

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF at Caterham Formula 1 were last night left in the dark over their future after being locked out of the motor racing team’s West Oxfordshire base.

Walking tall after 757-mile charity trek

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A WOMAN from Chipping Norton took a seaside stroll with the dog to a new level by walking the entire length of the Welsh coast in her latest charity challenge.

Developers to be asked to return cash for A40 road project at Witney

The Oxford Times: Ian Hudspeth

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COUNCIL boss wants to retrieve millions of pounds handed back to developers for a new junction on the A40 at Witney.

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