Update: Three rivers on flood watch

The Oxford Times:

11:30am Monday 8th September 2008

Flood warnings on two rivers in Oxfordshire were removed today.

Drivers warned as flood alerts issued

6:00pm Friday 5th September 2008

Oxfordshire was given a severe weather warning today as Met Office forecasters predicted heavy rain.

Downpours ruin allotment land

The Oxford Times: Carol Jarvis, left, and Vibeke Mannion at the Trap Grounds allotments

6:29am Saturday 19th July 2008

Calls have been made for more land in Oxford to be made available for allotments after it was claimed repeated flooding had left some plots unusable.

A year on from the floods

The Oxford Times:

6:12am Friday 18th July 2008

A year on, anyone wishing to discover how last July's devastating floods changed lives should meet Bill Bowell and his wife, Edna.

Extra floods cash provided

12:11pm Thursday 17th July 2008

Oxfordshire has been awarded extra Government money for communities still affected hit by last year's flooding.

Fear over flood cover insurance deal

The Oxford Times: Damage property outside a house in Bridge Street

6:04am Thursday 17th July 2008

Fears have been raised that a new deal between the Government and insurance companies will not help many flood victims in Oxfordshire.

Freeze-dried flood books

The Oxford Times:

3:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2008

Flood victims across Oxfordshire are turning to an Oxford bookbinder to help them save their precious collections.

Dutch flood experts fly in

12:31pm Tuesday 15th July 2008

Experts on flooding from Holland are coming to Oxford to pool their expertise with councillors.

Fair gives tips on fighting floods

6:03am Monday 14th July 2008

A flood fair advising residents on how to prevent their homes from flooding is to take place in Oxford this week.

Deal struck for flood-risk homes

The Oxford Times: Damage property outside a house in Bridge Street

10:32am Friday 11th July 2008

THE insurance industry and the Government have reached an agreement to ensure householders can get protection against flooding.

Flood victims told 'protect yourself'

The Oxford Times: Sir Michael Pitt, centre, meets 2007 flood victims Dr Peter and Maggie Rawcliffe at their South Hinksey home

8:11am Thursday 26th June 2008

FAMILIES and businesses have been told to do more to save their homes and buildings from flooding.

Update: UK 'ill prepared' for floods

The Oxford Times:

12:05pm Wednesday 25th June 2008

People in Oxfordshire have been urged to make their homes more flood-proof because further downpours are unavoidable.

Tax boost for flood victims

The Oxford Times:

8:29am Tuesday 24th June 2008

SCORES of families left homeless by severe flooding were last night given a surprise cash boost by the Government.

More return after floods

8:41am Wednesday 18th June 2008

Sixty families have returned to their homes in the past month after being forced into temporary accommodation by last summer's floods.

Floods: Wet summer forecast

The Oxford Times: Tom Mardle, at Osney Island, Oxford

8:04am Thursday 5th June 2008

FLOOD-HIT Oxfordshire has been warned it faces another wet summer, but officials have promised nervous householders they are now better prepared.

Floods: Roads still blocked

The Oxford Times: Flooded: Hailey Road, Witney Picture: Chris Cradock

8:30am Wednesday 4th June 2008

A NUMBER of roads across Oxfordshire are still blocked today following yesterday's flash flooding.

Teenager dies in storm waters

The Oxford Times: The scene in Eastfield Road last night

7:33am Wednesday 4th June 2008

A 17-year old boy has died after being trapped in a storm drain in Witney.

Floods: Oxfordshire hit again

The Oxford Times: Josie Hamill outside her home in Barton Village Road, Oxford

8:21pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

OXFORDSHIRE suffered major flooding for the third time in a year today as the county's infrastructure failed to cope with a heavy deluge.

Floods: Trains delayed

6:38pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

TRAINS between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh, in Gloucestershire, are being disrupted by flooding at Shipton-under-Wychwood.

Floods: Roads closed and homes hit

5:14pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

A SERIES of roads across the county have been closed due to flooding.

Flash floods close roads

3:05pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

FLASH flooding is causing traffic chaos across Oxfordshire.

More rivers on flood alert

1:35pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

FOUR Oxfordshire rivers were this afternoon on flood watch as heavy rain continues to fall.

Severe weather warning issued

8:42am Tuesday 3rd June 2008

OXFORDSHIRE has been issued with a severe weather warning.

Brook cleared to limit floods

2:23pm Friday 23rd May 2008

BANKS of a stream have been given cleaned up to reduce the risk of flooding to homes in Steventon.

Nursing home residents go home

12:32pm Thursday 22nd May 2008

ELDERLY residents are finally settling in to life back at their nursing home in Witney, ten months after last summer's floods.

Flood-hit homes still empty

The Oxford Times: Jane Sanderson

8:24pm Tuesday 20th May 2008

ALMOST 300 homes in Oxfordshire are still empty ten months after last summer's catastrophic floods.

Floods 'could cause crash'

The Oxford Times: Councillor Bob Johnston in Kennington Road, Radley

4:31pm Monday 12th May 2008

VILLAGERS in Radley fear drainage problems along a country road could cause a serious accident.

'Dig in to stop floods threat'

The Oxford Times: John Mastroddi, front, Richard Thurston and Peter Rawcliffe, of the Oxford Flood Alliance, take a look at the area alongside Mr Mastroddi's garden in Kennington

6:04pm Monday 7th April 2008

OXFORD Flood Alliance is urging the Environment Agency to "bring the diggers in" or risk a repeat of last summer's devastating floods.

Stream clear to cut floods

6:07am Friday 4th April 2008

A VILLAGE stream has been cleared of obstructions as part of the Environment Agency's maintenance programme following last summer's floods.

Swan survives brush with floods

The Oxford Times: Landlord Richard Lait at the Swan

8:10am Thursday 20th March 2008

THE champagne corks were flying last night as a west Oxfordshire pub opened for the first time since last summer's flooding in the Evenlode valley.

Anger as road floods again

The Oxford Times:

3:30pm Tuesday 18th March 2008

AN urgent call has gone out to flood chiefs in a bid to prevent roads and homes becoming swamped with water after another weekend of downpours.

Gardens swamped with sewage

The Oxford Times: Jimmy Hayes in his garden

7:17am Tuesday 18th March 2008

GARDENS in Blackbird Leys were swamped in sewage last night after a vital pumping station broke, following just 20mm of weekend rainfall.

Flood-hit growers' rebate plea vetoed

The Oxford Times: John Powers, general secretary of the allotments association, with the water-damaged plots

6:25pm Monday 17th March 2008

OXFORD City Council leaders have refused for the second time to waive a year's rent for allotment holders in West Oxford who have been flooded out.

Rain leads to flood alerts

The Oxford Times: Jo Cartmell took this picture of flash flooding in Twelve Acre Drive, Abingdon

8:04am Monday 17th March 2008

FLOOD alerts have been issued for several rivers in Oxfordshire after heavy rainfall led to rising water levels across the county.

Agency issues flood alerts

The Oxford Times: Flash flooding in the road through Bayworth, near Abingdon

4:39pm Sunday 16th March 2008

Flood alerts have been issued for parts of Oxfordshire after heavy rain overnight caused rivers to swell.

Flood work 'a success'

The Oxford Times: Soldiers help out in 2006

6:49am Wednesday 27th February 2008

FLOOD prevention work carried out in an Oxfordshire village a year ago has been hailed a success.

Officer makes flood cash plea

12:24pm Tuesday 26th February 2008

A SENIOR council officer from Oxfordshire is in Brussels this week to seek European money for the cost of last summer's floods.

Osney to get new flood defences

The Oxford Times:

3:30pm Thursday 21st February 2008

NEW FLOOD defences are to be deployed on Osney Island to protect 75 vulnerable properties.

Floods: 'Warning ignored for decades'

The Oxford Times: John Mastroddi

4:35pm Monday 11th February 2008

WARNINGS about the serious flood risk to Oxford and damage to property were made more than 30 years ago, forgotten documents reveal.

Floods: 'Plenty of tradesmen'

The Oxford Times: Joe Digweed

6:54am Wednesday 6th February 2008

TRADESMEN in Oxford have hit back at suggestions there are not enough local workers to bail out flood victims in the city.

Council digs in over allotment plea

The Oxford Times: John Powers, general secretary of the allotments association, with the water-damaged plots

7:45pm Monday 4th February 2008

CITY council leaders have refused to give in to the demands of allotment holders in Oxford who claim their rent should be waived for a year due to flooding.

Floods: 'Protect rail line'

The Oxford Times: The line between Hinksey and Kennington in January 2003, a scene repeated last July

3:21pm Monday 4th February 2008

ACTION to protect the main rail line through Oxford from flooding should be a priority for Network Rail, according to the body representing the rail freight industry.

Floods: The hidden victims

The Oxford Times: Phillip Stewart and his daughter Olivia

7:39am Saturday 2nd February 2008

A RETIRED Oxford don fears homeowners who have never been flooded are now being turned down by insurance companies.

Floods: Extra £40,000 handed over

3:39pm Thursday 31st January 2008

MORE Government money is being given to west Oxfordshire to help with the aftermath of last summer's flooding.

Floods: Worker shortage leaves 'ghost town'

The Oxford Times: Nick Hills of Earl Street in Oxford is waiting for work to be finished

6:28am Thursday 31st January 2008

A SHORTAGE of building workers is preventing flood victims from returning to their homes more than six months after July's devastating floods.

Floods: Cricket club is on the up

The Oxford Times: The flooded pavilion last July

6:22am Tuesday 29th January 2008

A CRICKET club whose ground disappeared under water in last July's floods is rising from the waves for the coming summer.

Floods: Workers thanked for efforts

The Oxford Times: Susanna Pressel with workers Martyn Mumford and Pete Dillon

5:48pm Friday 25th January 2008

PEOPLE saved from flooding by the actions of diligent Oxford City Council workers got a chance to say thank-you with some bottles of bubbly.

Floods: Sandbag charge to be refunded

12:05pm Friday 25th January 2008

PEOPLE in west Oxfordshire who were charged £2.50 per sandbag during the last week will be reimbursed.

Floods: Call for talks as risk subsides

The Oxford Times: Pat Rutherford put up flood defences at her home in Chaunterell Way, Abingdon, last week, as water levels in the River Ock rose

5:56pm Wednesday 23rd January 2008

HUNDREDS of Abingdon residents are relieved their homes escaped further flooding - and are now demanding another meeting with Environment Agency bosses.

Floods: Fire chief says they are inevitable

The Oxford Times: Assistant chief fire officer David Etheridge

8:27am Wednesday 23rd January 2008

FLOODING has become an everyday part of winter life that will continue to plague Oxfordshire, according to the county's assistant chief fire officer.



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