Pupils mind their language

The Oxford Times:

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEARNING foreign words can be fun, as Abingdon pupil Rachel Burton found out when her school hosted a festival of languages.

Woman accused of Abingdon murder expected to stand trial in April

The Oxford Times:

11:04am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN accused of stabbing a man on an Abingdon tow path has appeared in Oxford Crown Court.

Watch: Baffled by nuclear fusion? It's child's play as Lego video explains all

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NUCLEAR fusion is never an easy subject to explain to the average citizen.

Tributes paid to Abingdon stab victim as woman appears in court

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FRIENDS of a man stabbed on an Abingdon tow path yesterday spoke of their loss as the woman charged with his murder appeared in court.

Coroner's warning over 'fashion' of bike with no brakes following boy's death

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CORONER has warned young cyclists to ensure their BMX bikes have brakes after the death of a 12-year-old boy.

Bus firm apologises for not telling blind woman of stop

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BUS company has apologised after drivers failed to tell a blind woman where her stop was three times, leaving her on one service for more than two hours.

Tributes paid to man found stabbed to death on Abingdon riverbank

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN was last night being held in custody on suspicion of murder after a man was found fatally stabbed in Abingdon.

Man arrested after a woman was threatened with a knife

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been arrested after a woman was threatened with a knife during an attempted robbery on Saturday.

Update: Murder investigation after man "stabbed on a boat" in Abingdon

The Oxford Times:

7:09am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN was stabbed to death in Abingdon last night.

Free cardiac tests given to help save lives of young people

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

LAURIE Carpenter breathed a sigh of relief as a doctor gave him the all-clear.

Enthusiastic ideas wanted for riverside revamp

The Oxford Times:

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

ABINGDON’S Abbey Grounds riverside area is being revamped with residents’ help.

Man arrested after 'unknown' woman threatened with knife

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

4:53pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a woman was threatened with a knife during an attempted robbery in Abingdon on Saturday.

Phone and watches stolen from Abingdon's Timpson store

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

12:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MOBILE phone, two watches and cash were stolen during a burglary at Timpsons in Abingdon.

Charges over raid attempt on Londis store in Vineyard

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

8:40am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been charged with an attempted robbery at the Londis store in the Vineyard, Abingdon, on Saturday.

MP pushes for community cycle cash

The Oxford Times: Nicola Blackwood MP

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

CASH for investment in cycling must be made available to community groups and councils, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood told a debate in the Commons.

Can I kick it?

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

THESE youngsters were showing people how it is done at a martial arts open day in Abingdon this weekend.

Vale challenge over ‘dangerous’ pedestrian crossings in Abingdon

The Oxford Times: Matthew Barber

7:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

A LEGAL challenge could be launched against Oxfordshire County Council over two “dangerous” pedestrian crossings and a housing estate.

Reward for lifetime of uniting faiths

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

FRIENDSHIP through religion is the key to offering the world hope, according to Oxfordshire vicar Marcus Braybrooke.

Bride has her big day all over again

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

WHEN care home activities co-ordinator Chantelle Merritt got married she could not have a wedding without involving her “second family”.

Rural watchdog critical as Vale agrees development plan

The Oxford Times: vale of white horse logo

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

PLANS detailing where thousands of new homes could be built in part of Oxfordshire have been approved.

Council unveils plan for tunnel under Oxford city centre to ease congestion

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

BUSES could be running in underground tunnels beneath Oxford’s congested streets in a multi-million-pound scheme unveiled by Ian Hudspeth.

Mechanic Michael King crushed under his beloved Land Rover in Drayton

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MECHANIC died after his Land Rover he had been working on fell and crushed him.

Police seek these men over Wootton Road Industrial Estate burglary

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to about a burglary.

Woman taken to hospital after collision with car in Abingdon

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

6:35pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A 55-year-old woman was in a collision with a car this evening in Abingdon.

Van stolen from Abingdon industrial estate unit

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

3:59pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A VAN has been stolen from an Abingdon industrial estate.

Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe given a six-month reprieve to find a new home

The Oxford Times:

7:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Two elderly women have been given an extra six months to find a new home for their collection of 7,000 costumes, theatre accessories and props.

Adventurers’ east African journey has charity target

The Oxford Times:

9:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FOURTEEN intrepid fund-raisers will set off on an African adventure this week to gather money for an Abingdon charity.

UPDATE: Two missing teenagers from Abingdon found safe

The Oxford Times:

3:48pm Saturday 11th October 2014

TWO teenagers missing from their homes in Abingdon have been found safe.

Dad who helped M5 victims in Britain's bigggest traffic crash insists: ‘I wasn’t brave’

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

ON Friday, November 4, 2011, Robert Weaving and his wife Kate were hoping to make good time as they dove down the M5 to a weekend break in Somerset.

Blue plaque for MG cars founder Cecil Kimber's home in Abingdon

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE former Abingdon home of MG founder Cecil Kimber has been honoured with a blue plaque.

Pedestrian crossings in Abingdon get go-ahead at second attempt

The Oxford Times: David Nimmo Smith

6:30am Friday 10th October 2014

TWO controversial pedestrian crossings in Abingdon were given the go-ahead yesterday.

Marcham pilot is found guilty of child sex offences

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

A MARCHAM pilot has been found guilty of child sex offences over his conduct with a boy in India.

‘I aim to stop young people dying suddenly like my son’

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ABOUT 100 young people from Abingdon will get free cardiac screenings in memory of a young man from the town who died suddenly.

Ex-soldier's death in Besselsleigh barn roof fall an accident, inquest jury decides

The Oxford Times:

5:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A FORMER soldier died accidentally while fixing the roof of a barn, an inquest has found.

Enjoying all the fun of the Michaelmas fair

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 7th October 2014

FUN-seekers braved the wet weather yesterday to enjoy the thrills at Abingdon’s Michaelmas Fair.

World-leading robotics firm wins royal seal of approval

The Oxford Times:

10:30pm Monday 6th October 2014

THE Duke of Gloucester played with robots at an Abingdon technology firm.

Pupils are united by the history of war

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

TWO schools that once had pupils on opposite sides of the battlefield joined forces for an exhibition to commemorate the First World War.

Pupils breathe new life into vital first aid skills

The Oxford Times:

5:30am Monday 6th October 2014

POTENTIAL lifesavers of the future got hands-on with first aid at Long Wittenham Church of England Primary School.

Extra care housing gets 92-year-old’s approval

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

AFTER pensioner John Larrett had three serious falls at home, his family suggested he move into “extra care” housing.

Road crossings hold key to 160-home development bid

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

A SECOND attempt is being made to create two controversial pedestrian crossings in Abingdon.

Will Crow’s Nest top design pecking order?

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

AFTER living in a draughty Grade II-listed farmhouse for 15 years Michael Jarvis is enjoying the well-insulated new home he built himself.

Please don’t throw your food around

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

It may be corny, but you have to admit he looks sweet. This grey squirrel was caught in an autumnal scene by former Oxford Mail photographer George Reszeter.

Expansion takes publisher to an extra role as landlord

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

WHEN Claire Selby expanded her international publishing business from her home to an actual office, she ended up becoming a commercial landlord in the process.

No charges are made

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A 76-year-old man arrested over an arson attack on a workshop has been released without charge.

Author proves a popular visitor

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHILDREN’S author Megan Rix opened children’s eyes to the world of assistance dogs during a school visit.

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.

Bun-throwing marks fire station’s 50th

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THEY’RE used to tackling fires and rescuing people.

Owners turn out for Guide dogs’ charity

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

IT was a dog’s life at Millets Farm Centre, Frilford, on Saturday as more than 400 pooches and their owners turned up for the second Millets dog show.

Bottle attack arrest

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

A 19-year-old woman was arrested after police said a woman in her 30s appeared to have been attacked with a bottle.

Yorke goes it alone

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has released his latest solo album on BitTorrent in an attempt to “bypass the music industry”.



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