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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.

Special service to honour Pioneers before final town parade

The Oxford Times:

12:36pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered for a service in Bicester this morning to bid farewell to a regiment that has been part of the town for 70 years.

Fire destroys industrial estate building

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3:39pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BUILDING in an industrial estate near Faringdon was destroyed by a blaze today.

Oxford shoppers gather as citycentre stores hit by power cut

The Oxford Times:

3:27pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOME 34 buildings were without electricity supply today after a power cut.

Update: 'National Front' protest and counter-protest spark disturbance at Gloucester Green bus station

The Oxford Times:

1:32pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THREE people have been arrested after protesters clashed at Gloucester Green bus station.

‘Mum didn’t realise the consequences of drugs’

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG parent who overdosed on a cocktail of drugs didn’t know what she was doing, her mum said yesterday.

Plans for thousands of extra homes branded a catastrophe

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE face of Witney could “fundamentally change” if another 3,500 homes are built in the town, according to a resident.

Countryside pursuits draw thousands at CLA Game Fair

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SHOTGUNS, animals and tweed jackets were out in force at the CLA Game Fair over the weekend.

So who is responsible for the scourge of sewage flooding in Oxfordshire?

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

SEWERS in Oxfordshire need to be upgraded to cope with more housing, according to councillors and residents hit by overflowing sewage.

Student died after fall from college digs roof

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 18th July 2014

AN Oxford University student is believed to have fallen to his death from a college bedroom roof after a night out drinking, an inquest heard yesterday.

Reversal on pavement parking plan

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

PLANS that would see cars parked on the pavement in Witney could be scrapped after residents described them as “dangerous”.

Flats development will pay for renovation of church

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PART of a closed-down church building is going to be turned into flats so that the congregation can return to their spiritual home.

Hospital bus from Carterton to JR stops a half-mile walk away

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BUS PASSENGERS face a half-mile walk to the John Radcliffe hospital after a new dedicated service stops short of the entrance.

County needs 200 more defibrillators says medic

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SENIOR ambulance service manager is calling for an extra 200 defibrillators to help save lives across Oxfordshire.

Village facing hike to parish council tax bill

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

VILLAGERS could be hit by a 21 per cent hike in their council tax precept if a parish council does not find up to £70,000 for urgent repair work of a car park.

Rival Oxford-based fans united in belief Germany will lift World Cup

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

AFTER a feast of football for the past month, the World Cup reaches its climax tomorrow night.


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