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Thames Water under fire from residents who say they’ve been left in the dark

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ANGRY residents flooded out of their homes say they are being left in the dark by Thames Water a week after disaster struck.

One lane of Botley Road shut for emergency work

The Oxford Times: Burst water main closes Lower Hall Lane in Chingford

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THAMES Water started emergency roadworks in Botley Road last night.

WATCH: Right royal occasion as RAF hands on helicopters + video

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8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PRINCE Andrew joined RAF personnel and Royal Navy staff as they paraded at RAF Benson yesterday to mark one of the base’s helicopter squadrons being officially disbanded.

More child sex victims are being identified

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8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HIGH-profile sex trafficking cases like Oxford’s Operation Bullfinch have led to more child victims being identified, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.

Brothel sentence delay

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8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Two women who admitted being involved in running a brothel had the date for their sentencing changed.

Sex with teen denied

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8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man has gone on trial accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Bridge fall man is still critically ill in hospital

The Oxford Times: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man was last night still fighting for his life in hospital after falling from a bridge and colliding with a vehicle.

Burglary case put back

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8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 32-year-old man accused of burgling a home and stealing a BMW from the driveway had his case adjourned yesterday.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes turns his cameras on wartime Blenheim Palace

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE creator of hit TV drama Downton Abbey has been investigating how the real-life stately home of Blenheim Palace coped with the First World War.

Teenage girl a victim of ‘revenge pornography’

The Oxford Times: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 13-year-old girl is among the region’s victims of so-called “revenge pornography”.

Just one more series for me says Lewis star

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

LEWIS star Kevin Whately has said he only wants to appear in one more series of the Oxford-based TV drama.

Cheney School picks up anti-litter award for third time

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHENEY School has scooped an anti-litter award for the third time after beating all the other secondary schools in Oxford.

Breaking news Update: Woodstock Road in Witney reopens after earlier building fire

The Oxford Times:

7:34am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WOODSTOCK Road in Witney has now reopened after the earlier building fire.

Name change at pub

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7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Dukes Cut in Park End Street has undergone a facelift.  Now called The Lighthouse, the pub is expected to open later this month after a refurbishment and a name change.

Hydro scheme restarts

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7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Work has restarted on a long-awaited hydro-electric power scheme.

Judge Pringle is new Honorary Recorder

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Judge Ian Pringle,  has been confirmed as the new Honorary Recorder for Oxford.

‘Piazza’ dream for city’s Gloucester Green area

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

GLOUCESTER Green in the centre of Oxford could soon be revamped into a “piazza”.

Widow Twankey laces her boots for panto dates

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PANTO season may feel like a long way off, but for some the work has already started.

Man has broken jaw after attack near nightspot

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD suffered a broken jaw and fractured eye socket when he was assaulted outside a former lapdancing bar.

MPs join call for Oxford to Bristol train service

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6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

MPs Ed Vaizey and Nicola Blackwood have joined a coalition of 10 MPs calling for a train service from Oxford to Bristol.

Autumn colours in all their glory

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HARCOURT Arboretum has begun to melt into a rich medley of autumnal shades.

Protesters hope 60-year-old covenant will thwart road access plan

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

NORTHWAY people are trying to use a 60-year-old covenant to stop land being turned into an access road for the new Barton Park estate.

Paramedic fears scapegoating over change to shorter shifts

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PARAMEDIC who claims he is being made a “scapegoat” over proposed shift changes has warned ambulance chiefs that shorter hours are not the answer to staff tiredness.

End in sight for traffic scheme

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6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK to complete the first phase of transport improvements in Witney will begin next week.

Estate agent’s name change ‘best option’

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN ESTATE agent who called for Oxfordshire businesses to reclaim the word Isis from the terrorist group has changed the name of his business.

Parish councillor threatened with legal action

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN OXFORD parish councillor has been threatened with legal action after claiming that an lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news website has its own “mafia”.

Coffee day stirs up interest

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COFFEE shops across the city embraced International Coffee Day, a celebration of the much-loved beverage, with the focus very much on Fairtrade.

Police parking poser leads to a ‘bad neighbours’ jibe

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PARKING problems in Kidlington caused by police will not be stopped by proposed restrictions, according to frustrated residents.

Call to bowl along to keep this Leys club going

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BOWLERS in Blackbird Leys urgently need more members to keep their clubhouse intact.

Celebrities in swing for big hospice golf day

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FUNDRAISERS swung into action and raised more than £12,000 for East Oxford hospice Helen & Douglas House.

Music producer’s on song with Thames’ charity walk

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MUSIC producer who tours the world with famous acts raised more than £1,000 for an arts project by walking from Oxford to London.

Talks to tap into residents’ wide areas of knowledge

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COMMUNITY-LED series of lectures by West Oxford residents is set to return later next month.

Villagers plan to install a life-saving defibrillator

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOUTH HINKSEY Parish Council hopes a village defibrillator might save lives.

New food bank collection ‘will meet rising demand’

The Oxford Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE manager of a Kidlington foodbank said the latest collection point to be opened at a village supermarket will help meet rising demand.

More delays before new skatepark is due to open

The Oxford Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LONG-AWAITED equipment for the skatepark in Fry’s Hill Park has been delayed by another five weeks.

Centre a huge step in helping children walk

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IN 1994, when her 22-month-old daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Pip Hoyer Millar was desperate to find the right treatment for her.

Man still fighting for life after Sandford Road bridge fall

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4:41pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man was yesterday still fighting for his life in hospital after falling from a bridge and colliding with a vehicle.

Prince Andrew at RAF Benson as the Merlin helicopter squadron is disbanded

The Oxford Times:

3:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER Royal Navy helicopter pilot Prince Andrew has visited RAF Benson as one of the air base’s helicopter squadrons was officially disbanded.

Winter warmer makes £1,260 for MS charity

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WINTER may be just around the corner but Hilary Lord’s new quilt means she is now prepared.

Poet’s verse has chance to fit the bill

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WHEN poet Stephen Santus saw his poem In a Restaurant come third in the Bridport Prize competition in 2012 he went away with a smile on his face and thought no more of it.

Lewis star eyes show exit

The Oxford Times: Kevin Whately stars in the new series of Lewis

2:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEWIS star Kevin Whately has said he only wants to appear in one more series of the Oxford-based TV drama.

A40 reopened after crash between Ducklington Lane and Eynsham Roundabout

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11:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE A40 has reopened after a one-car crash.

Church is pulling out stops for its £200k organ appeal

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN OXFORD church is hoping to raise funds to make sure that it never has to pipe down.

Harry helps cook up a storm at food festival

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IT was a delicious day out at Thame Food Festival on Saturday as chefs from around the world cooked up a storm in the town.

Hundreds of home without power in Freeland near Witney

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11:52am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HUNDREDS of homes in West Oxfordshire are without power after overhead electricity lines collapsed.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with car near Dorchester

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11:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a BMW.

College’s plans under scrutiny

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11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORK could start on expanding a college in Blackbird Leys if plans are approved tomorrow.

Breast cancer charity event has the Market Place in a spin

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE was something for everyone at this year’s Abingdon’s Splash of Pink day.

Derek Measor's wife says his death tore her world apart as killer driver avoids jail

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WIDOW whose husband was killed while cycling yesterday told a court it was the worst day of her life.

Drivers facing long delays on roads around Oxford this morning

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8:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays around Oxford on the A34, A40 and A44 this morning.




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