New Wallingford distribution centre ‘should lead to 75 jobs’

The Oxford Times: Lynda Atkins

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW distribution centre working for national supermarket chains including Tesco and Sainsbury’s could bring 75 jobs to Wallingford.

Outcry as developer seeks to build homes on old Didcot pub site

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT residents have hit out at new plans to knock down an historic pub and buil homes on the site.

Dogs join hunt for funds in group’s cycle challenge

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HOUNDS of the Heythrop Hunt joined their masters for a different sort of ride over the weekend.

Straw fire shuts road

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Six hundred tonnes of straw caught light, resulting in Copperage Road being closed at the B4494 at Farnborough Village yesterday.

Appeal over council’s school transport policy

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Oxfordshire County Council will consider an appeal against a decision made under its home-to-school transport next week.

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.

Shop worker threatened by a man thought to be armed with a knife

The Oxford Times:

3:48pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SHOP worker was threatened by a man thought to be armed with a knife, police have said. 

Slipping into top gear for Didcot urban race

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DERICK Mercer battled through the rain at the Didcot Urban Race on Sunday to finish 23rd in his category.

TV comedians join cancer fundraiser

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WHEN bowel cancer sufferer Dean Laidler lost his friend Lisa Dempsey to the disease, he decided to help raise money to try to find a cure.

£62,000 loan brings village hall revamp a step closer

The Oxford Times:

12:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A village hall is closer to being rebuilt after it was given a £62,000 council loan.

Oxford Mail website gets a fresh, updated look

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Oxford Mail’s website has been overhauled to give it a clean new look.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Oxford Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Faded mural gets a new lease of life

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHILDREN spray painting on walls is not usually cause for celebration, but it has given the Blackbird Leys Community Centre an impressive mural.

Council leader warms to the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Oxford Times:

9:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

COUNTY council leader Ian Hudspeth might be more used to freezing budgets but he was the one left shivering yesterday.

Police investigate suspected arson after yesterday's hay blaze

The Oxford Times:

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ABOUT 200 tonnes of hay were burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

Covered Market robbery 'was to protect family'

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CLINT TOWNSEND tried to rob a jeweller’s in Oxford’s Covered Market because he was being threatened by “loan sharks”, his sister has claimed.

Bath tragedy home will not be reopened, says NHS trust

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN NHS facility where an Oxford teenager died will not reopen according to the health trust that runs it.

Correction to Scales of Justice column

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

On Thursday we published an entry in our Scales of Justice column about Shane Hemsley, of Mayfield Close, Carterton, who appeared before Banbury magistrates for sentence after admitting a charge of assault.

Wills and Kate to visit uni college next month

The Oxford Times: Kate Middleton and Prince William

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit Oxford to open a new £21m China Centre at an Oxford University college.

Voters debate Covered Market

The Oxford Times: Covered Market traders are currently embroiled in a battle with Oxford City Council over proposed rent rises

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A public meeting about the Covered Market has been organised in the run-up to next week’s city council by-election for the Carfax ward.

Hunt for witnesses after two men stabbed in chest

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO men stabbed in Rose Hill were recovering in hospital last night.

Portillo makes tracks for railway TV series

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Former cabinet minister turned TV presenter Michael Portillo travelled on the Cotswold Line yesterday, filming scenes for a new series of his programme Great British Railway Journeys.

Keeping the legacy of historic power station alive

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT Civic Hall has embraced its powerful history with a series of artworks.

Greyfriars ‘truly blessed’ by warm welcome at new home

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

OXFORD has changed quite a lot in the past 500 years, so the Greyfriars can be forgiven for taking some time to find their feet.

Church hall upgrade approved after legal ruling

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MULTI-MILLION pound work to redevelop a West Oxfordshire church hall could begin in the next few weeks after a two-year legal wrangle in a religious court.

Cancer takes life of writer and campaigner

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A local author and journalist who raised money for an Oxford hospital has died aged 71.

Mum sends armed robber packing in Oxford newsagents’ raid

The Oxford Times:

6:58pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WHEN an attempted robber burst into Bridge Stores in Donnington Bridge Road, Oxford, Yang Beh wasn’t to be intimidated.

Dancer in line for prize

The Oxford Times: Dance stars of Strictly, Britain's Got Talent and Got to Dance combine for Bromley mash-up show

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A teenage dancer from Headington has made it to the finals of a TV contest after impressing judges with his moves.

Sister queries hospital decision on suicidal man

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE sister of racehorse trainer James Douglas-Home questioned why a psychiatrist did not admit him to hospital the day before he shot himself in the head.

‘Death penny’ may unlock riddle of unknown soldier

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BRONZE coin could unlock the mystery of a man who appears on a North Oxford First World War memorial but not in official records.

Village in superfast broadband milestone for Oxfordshire

The Oxford Times: Nick Carter,  cabinet member for business and customers

7:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip Oxfordshire with superfast broadband will reach its 10,000th property today.

A34 to be closed overnight for road repairs

The Oxford Times: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORK is being carried out along the A34 in southern Oxfordshire over the course of this week.

Warning over 'legal highs' as men are taken to hospital

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE have warned of the dangers of “legal highs” after three men believed to have taken a white substance were rushed to hospital, one in a serious condition.

Scientist picked to fight MP for Wantage seat

The Oxford Times:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MICROSCOPE scientist from East Hendred will contest Wantage for the Labour Party in next year’s general election.

St Giles toilets to become offices

The Oxford Times:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HISTORIC public toilets in St Giles can be turned into office space, council planning officers have ruled.

Library trip offers fun on a plate

The Oxford Times:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

FIVE-year-old Max Hutchings and his big sister Josie, seven, made their own ‘stained glass window’ and paper clown when they turned a trip to Oxford Central Library into an arts and crafts adventure yesterday.

Racing to victory on a heap of scrap at Red Barn Farm

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HARRY Dudley and his wacky racer celebrated victory in both categories of the Trax Scrap Heap Challenge at Red Barn Farm, Woodstock Road.

Defibrillator campaign’s taking off after Mail pitches in to help

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE number of people in Oxfordshire being trained to use life-saving equipment has soared thanks to an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

Owls visit Witney Farmer's Market

The Oxford Times:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MARKET-GOERS had a hoot when Witney Farmers’ Market welcomed the Harlington Owl Rescue centre.

Travelodge says sorry for Oxford hotel ceiling drama

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTHER has spoken of her horror after the ceiling of the Peartree Travelodge collapsed just outside the room she and her family were sleeping in.

Residents urge council to tell them plans for traffic

The Oxford Times:

10:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Wolvercote have called on Oxfordshire County Council to explain its plan to tackle extra traffic they fear from a major development.

Reflecting Littlemore history through medium of art

The Oxford Times:

10:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS from The John Henry Newman Academy have been working with a local artist to draw up plans for a community art project in Littlemore.

No cul-de-sac bus service ‘isolation risk for elderly’

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that elderly people risk becoming socially isolated due to the lack of a regular bus service on a village cul-de-sac.

Pampered pooches aim to shine at annual dog show

The Oxford Times:

7:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE pooches of Barton are being washed, groomed and brushed in preparation for this year’s dog show.

Wine goes down a treat

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SOME of the world’s leading wine authorities were on hand at the Oxford Union over the weekend at the first Oxford Wine Festival.

Diabetes charity is the winner at club’s fun day

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

JESS Booth and her eight-year-old son Tyler helped give diabetes the boot at Barton United’s fun day on Sunday.

Hundreds at Woodstock Live

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THIS year’s Woodstock Live has been declared the best yet, with a record attendance.

They grow ‘em bigger in Ardley...

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEARLY 30 years after entering his first competition, Stephen Jeffries proved he is still the vegetable king as he won the biggest pumpkin prize at Ardley and Fewcott Gardening Club’s annual flower and produce show on Saturday.

DJ Ginger Tony puts his soul into festival

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DJ Ginger Tony spun the decks at Campsoul festival as crowds enjoyed a weekend of soul, funk and jazz at Grove Farms, Harwell.

Change of day works wonders

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MOVING their annual event from the Bank Holiday Monday to Sunday for the first time certainly paid off for Brize Norton villagers.



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