Man with the special spade is Gravedigger of the Year

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE man who “made good” the grave in which Didcot schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson was buried by her killer has been named Gravedigger of the Year.

Passengers in for rail treat as station undergoes £8m upgrade

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Friday 19th September 2014

AN £8m revamp of Didcot Parkway station will bring “great benefits” to Oxfordshire commuters, it was claimed after work finished this week.

Work on gas main causing delays at A34 Milton interchange

The Oxford Times: A34 traffic alert

9:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays at the A34/A4130 Milton interchange near Didcot due to work on a new gas main.

£3,000 grant will help fund new action team

10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHEME to improve relations between young people and their communities in South Oxfordshire has benefited from a £3,000 grant.

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

The Oxford Times: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).

Work ready to start on Milton Interchange ‘hamburger roundabout’

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORK on a £10m “hamburger roundabout” scheme to increase the capacity of a major junction on the A34 is set to start in just over a month.

Man seriously injured

The Oxford Times: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 19-year-old man was in a serious condition in hospital after a car crash on the A34 near Didcot.

Recycling shift planned

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONSULTATION over removal of mixed recycling banks across South Oxfordshire is under way.

Toddler drank heroin addict’s methadone

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TODDLER almost died after drinking methadone found in her heroin addict mother’s handbag.

Toddler almost died after drinking mother's methadone

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire safeguarding board logo

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A HEROIN addict’s toddler almost died after drinking the methadone it found in her handbag, an independent report has found.

Gushing with pride

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 15th September 2014

THE power of steam was on display on Saturday at a gala event at Didcot Railway Centre.

Resurfacing work closes stretch of A329 near Great Milton

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

7:40am Monday 15th September 2014

DUE to resurfacing work, the A329 is closed until Wednesday .

UPDATE: Broken down train cleared but delays still between Didcot Parkway and Reading

The Oxford Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

11:32am Saturday 13th September 2014

A broken down freight train at Tilehurst is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between Reading and Didcot Parkway.

Tour of Britain rolls in

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Rolling road closures of up to 15 minutes will be in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire today.

Roadshow offers apprenticeship advice

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

YOUNG people have been getting expert careers advice from Oxfordshire County Council through the summer thanks to the ApprenticeSHOP roadshow.

A34 scheme funds may be lost as objection is lodged

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

FUNDING for a major improvement to the A34 is in jeopardy after a parish council objected to the scheme.

Officers honoured for their actions in the line of duty

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE officers who put their lives on the thin blue line have been recognised in a special ceremony.

Safe stolen from Benson cafe

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

12:31pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE safe has been stolen from a Benson cafe during the night.

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap is bailed again

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a father and daughter went missing has been rebailed until November 5.

‘Wiggo’ among top cyclists to race in county

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROLLING road closures are to be put in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire tomorrow.

Artist mum hopes Didcot towers image will power allergy research

The Oxford Times:

4:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

GRAPHIC designer Karen Waggott is hoping nostalgia for the demolished Didcot A power station will help fund research into her son’s severe allergic condition.

Family’s fight for 20mph limit honours Didcot boy Freddie

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ALMOST a year to the day that Freddie Perry died following a road accident, Didcot finally has its first 20mph speed limit.

Car fire closes one lane of M40 near Lewknor

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

10:59am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A CAR fire closed one lane of the M40 near Lewknor, traffic reports have said.

Delays at the Milton Interchange due to traffic light failure

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

8:52am Monday 8th September 2014

TRAFFIC lights on the A4130 at the Milton Interchange have failed, causing delays. 

Blakeley bottle attack

The Oxford Times:

8:50am Saturday 6th September 2014

Murderer Ben Blakeley will not be sentenced for attacking someone with a bottle until the trial of two men has finished.

Wood recycler in root-and-branch stock clearout

The Oxford Times:

5:20am Saturday 6th September 2014

MORE than 20 tonnes of recycled wood will be on sale this month as a Milton Park social enterprise relocates.

Woman and child freed from Jaguar after three-vehicle collision in Aston Rowant

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

6:14pm Friday 5th September 2014

A WOMAN and a child had to be rescued from a Jaguar following a three-car accident this afternoon.

Temporary solution found to overloaded sewage system on new Didcot estate

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A TEMPORARY solution has been found to tackle the overloaded sewerage system on the Great Western Park estate in Didcot.

20mph limit agreed following road death

The Oxford Times: David Nimmo Smith

8:30am Friday 5th September 2014

The first 20mph limit in Didcot was agreed yesterday, following the death of a 10-year-old boy in a road accident.

Man died helping wife caught up in a rip tide

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A 69-year-old man died while swimming in the sea in Crete, an inquest heard yesterday.

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

The Oxford Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

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

DIY workshop proves just the job

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Mayor of Didcot cut the ribbon on a highly-anticipated new building in town.

Man admits carrying offensive weapons

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Thursday 4th September 2014

A 28-year-old man has admitted possessing offensive weapons and carrying out an assault.

Supermarket sweep for town’s food bank

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

SHOPPERS at Tesco in Didcot have been helping out those who have fallen on hard times by donating more than £1500 worth of food to the town’s food bank.

Dozens of jobs in store as bargain business expands

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

UP TO 150 jobs are being created as two new bargain stores open in Didcot and Abingdon.

Red Kites are becoming a pest - don't feed them, say conservation groups

The Oxford Times:

6:11pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BIRD watchers have been asked to stop feeding Red Kites because the creatures have become too successful in Oxfordshire.

Bridge over rail line reopens after nine-month rebuild

The Oxford Times: Network Rail was fined £450,000

9:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Fulscot Road railway bridge between Didcot and South Moreton reopened to traffic on Friday after it was shut for nine months to be rebuilt as part of a £1bn rail electrification programme.

Search for stolen dog

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A Greyhound-Saluki cross dog is missing after four dogs were stolen from a kennel in Blewbury.

Depressed woman died after hospital discharge

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WOMAN with a history of depression found dead the day after being discharged from a mental health hospital died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Scientists fire cosmic rays at microchips

The Oxford Times: Pics to go with business supplement at Compound Photonics, Heighington Lane Business Park, Newton Aycliffe. A microchip undertest.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8678450)

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SCIENTISTS have been firing cosmic rays at microchips to see how they will fare in the desolations of space.

‘We’ll pull out all stops to let people know about us,’ says new Diamond Light Source chairman

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE new chairman of the Diamond Light Source particle accelerator research facility has vowed to press the case for funding for the facility in the run-up to next year’s general election.

Space hub Harwell boldly goes on a jobs bonanza

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE small step in Harwell is a giant leap for Oxfordshire’s space industry, with the promise of tens of thousands of new jobs.

‘Rail station revamp offers a better welcome to Didcot’

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMPLETION of an £8m scheme to redevelop the forecourt at Didcot Parkway rail station is set to be completed in the next fortnight.

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.

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.

Six officers face investigation in Jayden Parkinson inquiry

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX police officers are now under investigation over how the disappearance of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson was handled.

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.

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.

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.

Hugs help the homeless as youngsters spread the love in Didcot

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AFTER sailing through her GCSEs in the morning, Courtney Hughes went out to spread the love.



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