Hair today, gone tomorrow, as eight-year-old loses locks for charity

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOPE Steptoe volunteered to have almost all her hair cut off so another little girl could benefit.

Conviction of benefits cheat student prompts warning

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A STUDENT has been handed a two-year conditional discharge after falsely claiming benefits.

Thousands gather to enjoy the music amidst the heat + picture gallery

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

THEY feared raindrops would be falling on their heads but music fans enjoyed blistering sunshine at the weekend’s Truck Festival.

Historic ‘swan upping’ ends for another year

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

An ‘upping’ of Oxfordshire’s swan population finished in Abingdon yesterday.

Farm centre hopes for an amazing year among the maize

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

TODDLERS were invited to the annual opening of a maize maze to celebrate the end of the summer school term.

Lawnmower stolen

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:31pm Friday 18th July 2014

A thief forced open a gate lock to steal a lawnmower from a back garden in Darrell Way, Abingdon, overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Oxford Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

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

Overweight lorry check

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Goods vehicles were stopped during a police weight check operation at a bridge.

Young snorkeller takes royal plunge

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 18th July 2014

SCHOOLGIRL Amelia White has snorkelled with seals and manatees, but taking the plunge with Prince William was an adventure in a league of its own.

A420 accident delays at Cumnor

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

A car overturned on the A420 at Cumnor causing long delays while it was cleared.

Village could get extra defibrillator

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN is raising money for a second defibrillator in Kennington, following a campaign by a senior ambulance manager for 200 more devices to be installed across the county.

Ceremony in tribute to Abingdon's First World War heroes

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

EVERYBODY in Abingdon is invited to help read out the names of the 1,300 men from the town who went to fight in the First World War in a ceremony on August 4.

Abingdon job agency emails details of 4,000 workers to client by mistake

The Oxford Times:

10:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A RECRUITMENT agency accidentally emailed a client with the personal details of more than 4,000 workers after a “computer error”.

Making moves for brain trust

The Oxford Times:

9:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

YOUNG dancers at Abingdon Dance Studio produced their best moves to raise money for the Child Brain Injury Trust in a three-hour danceathon on Sunday.

Neave portrayal anger

The Oxford Times: Sandy Lovatt

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Town council leader Sandy Lovatt has criticised a Channel 4 drama for suggesting that the town’s former MP was killed by the security services.

The shops rekindling our interest in books

The Oxford Times:

11:10am Monday 14th July 2014

WHEN Mark Thornton opened Mostly Books in Abingdon in 2006, he continued to sell the pots and pans the cookware store had left behind.

Delays on the A420 after four-vehicle collision at Littleworth

The Oxford Times: a420 alert

9:26am Monday 14th July 2014

THREE cars and a van have been involved in a collision on the A420 Littleworth.

Swan census starts

The Oxford Times: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3173559

8:40am Monday 14th July 2014

AN annual 12th century tradition of counting swans in the River Thames is due to start today.

Driver arrested after hunt

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Monday 14th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a vehicle after a police hunt in Radley on Saturday night.

Staff’s music video for Abingdon pupils is internet hit

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

STAFF at an Abingdon comprehensive school were happy to appear in a music video to say farewell to pupils.

The only thing I missed was seeing an armadillo

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Stuart Weir, from Cumnor, spent four weeks in Rio de Janeiro working for daily radio programme Destination Rio for Planetsport.tv. He attended five World Cup games and told the Oxford Mail about the experience of a lifetime

A groovy time at African workshop

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THESE students got to spin out some decorative bowls at an African Cultural Arts Day.

Thief takes a purse after asking for cash

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:23pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A thief asked to borrow 20p before snatching a purse from a 20-year-old woman.

Drawing on their imaginations

The Oxford Times:

1:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

PIRATES and a host of other characters were conjured from the imaginations of primary school pupils when they created their own comic books.

'Sad day' as increase in rent sees market forced to close

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A WEEKLY country market has been forced to shut after 65 years because it cannot afford to pay its £45 rent.

MP Blackwood calls for transparency in child abuse inquiry

The Oxford Times: Nicola Blackwood MP

8:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

COUNCILS must provide any relevant information into a wide-ranging Government inquiry into the sexual abuse of children, Nicola Blackwood told Home Secretary Theresa May in the Commons.

Nine-pound fish caught at river in Abingdon

The Oxford Times:

7:40am Thursday 10th July 2014

A nine-pound fish was caught in the River Thames at Abingdon.

Woman taken to hospital after falling off her bicycle near Abingdon

The Oxford Times: Ambulance stock image

1:52pm Monday 7th July 2014

A WOMAN in her 20s was taken to hospital with facial injuries after falling off her bicycle.

Residents' DIY homes plan for 250 properties

The Oxford Times: FORWARD PLANNING: Drayton2020 chairman Andrew Bax, left, with vice chairman Tom Shebbeare, centre, and district and county councillor for Drayton Richard Webber

7:10am Monday 7th July 2014

PLANS for a new green, sports fields and sites for 250 homes in a village near Abingdon have been revealed.

Crowds give big 'yeah' to sixth charity festival

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Monday 7th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Abingdon Market Place for the sixth annual Yeah Baby! music festival.

Late loved ones’ photos were motivation for charity cyclist

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

EMBARKING upon a 940-mile cycle ride might be a challenge for most, but for Laura Sanders, a quick glance down at her bike was all the motivation she needed.

Grant aid evening

The Oxford Times: vale of white horse logo

7:10am Saturday 5th July 2014

A funding evening is being held by Vale of White Horse District Council for community groups to apply for grants for festivals and events.

Family of girl with rare illness calls for help to complete hospice upgrade

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE mother of a seriously-ill toddler, who suffers from seizures dozens of times a week, has called for people to support Oxford’s Helen & Douglas House hospice.

Firm wins cancer test grant

The Oxford Times: An aerial view of Milton Park

8:40am Friday 4th July 2014

A firm developing an on-the-spot cancer detection test has won a £50,000 grant.

Big names say 'yeah baby' to charity show

The Oxford Times:

10:30pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

ABINGDON Market Place will be rocking with music and colour on Saturday.

Air rifle vandal attacks Abingdon bus shelters

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A GUN-TOTING vandal shot the glass out of 10 Abingdon bus shelters, in drive-by shootings causing thousands of pounds in damage.

Two-vehicle collision on Barrow Road, Shippon

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

8:12am Thursday 3rd July 2014

TWO vehicles have been involved in a collision on Barrow Road, Shippon, near Abingdon. 

Oxford United shirts go global with Prince Harry’s pals

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PRINCE Harry is used to being the centre of attention, but last week it was Brazil’s poorest children who were in the spotlight whilst wearing shirts donated from Oxfordshire.

Woman hurt in attack

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A woman was left with bruising after being attacked by a man while walking from the Tesco store in Marcham Road, Abingdon.

Woman assaulted walking from Tesco from Abingdon

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

11:20am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A woman was left with bruising after being attacked by a man in Abingdon.

Future of children’s hearing centre considered

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A CENTRE in Abingdon for children with hearing impairments is set to be closed because of changes in technology.

Mum tells of ordeal of separation from son sent into care out of county

The Oxford Times: Jean Davies

11:00am Monday 30th June 2014

WHEN Jean Davis’s son was sent to a Gloucester residential home for people with learning disabilities, many thought it was the break she needed.

School is rated 'outstanding'

The Oxford Times: Key Stage 2 results have remained the same in Oxfordshire

6:10am Monday 30th June 2014

THE Manor Prep School in Abingdon has been rated “outstanding” by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

MP replied to teenager’s letter months after death

The Oxford Times: Martha Fernback.

7:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

OXFORD West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood accidentally responded to a 15-year-old girl’s letter eight months after the girl’s death made national headlines.

Heard the shaggy dog story that cost its owners dear?

The Oxford Times: Stephen Denton  with his dog Cooney

6:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

MANY families find it hard when a beloved pet goes missing.

Soldiers’ walk becomes journey into new future

The Oxford Times: Gillian Anderson

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Taking part in a 100km walk with servicemen and woman was the “toughest challenge” Gillian Anderson, right, said she had ever undertaken. She joined the Welfare Wanderers, a team of army veterans based at Dalton Barracks, after meeting them when she was working at Carswell Primary School in Abingdon. But it was the strength she saw in the group’s leader as she coped with the affects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that inspired the team

School pupils encounter creator of a genius hamster

The Oxford Times: Dave Lowe with the pupils

6:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

CHILDREN at two Abingdon primary schools got a treat when one of their favourite authors paid them a visit.

Councillor tells of frustration as developer tries again to get permission for housing

The Oxford Times: Sandy Lovatt

1:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A NEW attempt to build almost 160 homes south of Abingdon previously opposed by the town’s MP and councillors has been described as “frustrating”.

Olympic hopeful’s own regime inspires schoolchildren

The Oxford Times: Triple jumper Michael Puplampu visited Longworth Primary School where he was guest of honour at the sports day

6:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

LONGWORTH Primary School pupils were inspired to go for gold by triple jumper Michael Puplampu yesterday.

Education charity trustee honoured by Queen

The Oxford Times: Liz Allen

5:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A TRUSTEE of a county-based education charity has spoken of her delight after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.



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