Historic mural unveiled

The Oxford Times: Agatha Christie

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Villagers in South Oxfordshire will unveil their hand-painted mural depicting 3,000 years of the district’s history tomorrow.

Lowering speed limit ‘will push cars into Wallingford’ says councillor Lynda Atkins

The Oxford Times: Lynda Atkins

10:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAJOR housing development on the edge of Wallingford could push more cars through the town, a county councillor has warned.

Customer blames ban from The Lamb Inn, Chalgrove, on review

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN who wrote a negative review of a pub on travel website TripAdvisor has claimed she has been barred as a result.

All eyes are on some spooky goings-on in Nuneham Courtenay

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

PARENTS made the most of the half-term Halloween festivities at Notcutts Garden Centre in Nuneham Courtenay.

It’s a real prickly business at Harcourt Arboretum

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD chums Gabriel Andlauer-Turner and Rory Vivian, both seven, had some crafty fun during a visit to Harcourt Arboretum.

Heseltine launches ships research centre

The Oxford Times:

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO world-leading facilities which could bring new jobs to Wallingford were opened yesterday by Lord Heseltine.

Helicopter in search for man in Wallingford garden

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A police helicopter was called to the town at about 4am yesterday after a man was spotted in a garden of a property in Wantage Road, Wallingford.

Appointment starts redesign for Wallingford Town Council

The Oxford Times: Town clerk Jamie Baskeyfield is investigating after reports of a busker blocking St Mary’s Street with a piano

7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

WALLINGFORD Town Council’s newest staff member will start on Monday, marking the start of a restructuring for the council.

Benson man, 70, denies claiming pension and other benefits

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PENSIONER who allegedly claimed thousands in benefits despite owning four houses was described as a “consistent fraudster” by a barrister.

Circular footpath resurfaced for all

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS of Chalgrove will once again be able to enjoy a popular footpath after volunteers came together for a resurfacing project.

Police helicopter used in hunt for man in Wallingford garden

The Oxford Times: thames valley police helicopter

9:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A POLICE helicopter was out over Wallingford last night after a man was spotted in a garden of a property in Wantage Road.

Homes evacuated after device found in a garage near Thame

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Monday 27th October 2014

Soldiers carried out a controlled explosion yesterday after an army shell was discovered in a garage.

Going bald to raise cash for research into cancer

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 27th October 2014

MANY people do their bit for charity by taking part in a half-marathon or collecting loose change outside shops.

Night raids targeting remote businesses

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:30am Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE have issued a warning after burglars targeted businesses in the South and Vale area.

Unexploded shell discovered in a garage in Postcombe near Thame

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

12:36pm Sunday 26th October 2014

AN UNEXPLODED shell has been found in a garage in Postcombe, near Thame.

Warborough businessman honoured for turnaround expertise with global award

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AN OXFORDSHIRE businessman has won a global award for his work in corporate restructuring.

Teacher sex charges

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

A former teacher at Carmel College, charged with a series of sexual offences, appeared at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Elderly woman taken to hospital after A4074 crash

The Oxford Times: a4074 alert

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital after two cars crashed on the A4074. 

New method to pay for infrastructure

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Council bosses are looking to introduce a new method to make developers pay for infrastructure upgrades like roads.

£25k software package to resolve South Oxfordshire District Council voting error

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MANAGERS at South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) have invested up to £25,000 in new computer software to help ensure there are not further errors with voter registration.

South Oxfordshire District Council choses John Cotton as new leader

The Oxford Times: Ann Ducker

7:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

John Cotton has been chosen as the new leader of South Oxfordshire District Council.

Baby’s middle name in memory of 22-year-old bone cancer victim Alex

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

THREE years after his death the family of 22-year-old bone cancer victim Alex Lewis continue to find ways to remember the son and brother they loved.

Bikers hurt in crashes at Shillingford and Islip

The Oxford Times: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

9:10am Friday 17th October 2014

PARAMEDICS were called to two separate motorbike crashes on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Homes to be built at former Wallingford Habitat site

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DEMOLITION work is under way at a former Habitat store in Wallingford that is being demolished to make way for more than 130 homes.

Crown Inn pub at Benson is putting on the Ritz with £40,000 upgrade

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A FORMER director of The Ritz hotel has brought a touch of glamour to a South Oxfordshire pub.

South Oxfordshire District Council to get new leader

The Oxford Times: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Conservative John Cotton is set to become South Oxfordshire District Council’s new leader tonight.

Bus driver seriously injured in A4074 crash south of Wallingford

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A Wallingford bus driver was said to be in a serious but not life-threatening condition yesterday after a crash on Monday night.

BBC comedy pilot lights up Wallingford's historic town hall

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FAKE smoke surrounded Wallingford’s town hall during filming of a new BBC comedy.

Firefighters turn back time for anniversary

The Oxford Times:

9:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS past, present and future celebrated Wallingford Fire Station’s 90th birthday.

Hundreds help give a lift to African women

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

IT IS more than just chests these garments will be supporting, after hundreds of women binned their bras at the weekend to help African women fighting poverty.

Thong Rangers try out ping pong with Foxy Rangers in Didcot

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

IT’S not everyday you see a group of tattooed middle-aged men walking through the streets wearing nothing but thongs while batting ping pong balls.

Driver taken to hospital after car crash on A4130 near Didcot

The Oxford Times: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

10:33am Monday 13th October 2014

A CAR crashed on the A4130 near Didcot after its driver was taken ill on Saturday, police said.

Firm awaits sentence over worker’s death in Moulsford

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:31pm Sunday 12th October 2014

OXON: A stonemasonry firm found guilty of corporate manslaughter has had a date set for its sentencing.

Watlington firm pledge cash for Roman loo

The Oxford Times: The £11.2m initiative will create a Landscape Discovery Centre and Youth Hostel at the mid-point of Hadrian’s Wall

8:30am Saturday 11th October 2014

TOILET seat manufacturer Tosca & Willoughby has pledged cash to help preserve the first wooden toilet seat ever found from the Roman Empire, at Vindolanda Fort, near Hadrian’s Wall, in Northumberland.

Novelist Sophie is new owner of £21k crime queen’s ring

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Novelist Sophie Kinsella is now the owner of a three-stone diamond ring once owned by Agatha Christie.

Fans of Downton Abbey and Lewis get chance to tour Oxfordshire locations

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

MURDER may be a gruelling experience for some of Oxfordshire’s fictional detectives, but for tourist organisations it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Homeless drug addict jailed after committing 48th offence

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A HOMELESS drug addict who repeatedly breached a restraining order preventing him from visiting his grandmother’s house in Berinsfield was yesterday jailed for 15 months.

Primary school in Wallingford celebrates international links award

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A WALLINGFORD primary school which Skypes a primary school in Pakistan to learn about life there has been given an award for its international links.

Regional honour for health club near Thame

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE Oxford Belfry Health Club and Spa in Thame has been crowned the best health club in the south of England at the Members’ Choice Health Club Awards.

George Clooney buys a house alongside the Thames

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney has bought his new wife a £5m mansion alongside the River Thames.

Residents offered cash boost by council

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

YOUNG people and community groups could benefit from a cash boost.

Walking tall in memory of caring mum

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

PUPILS are to take on a fundraising walk in memory of a mother who died months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Villlage turns phone box into a mini art gallery

The Oxford Times:

7:40am Friday 3rd October 2014

IT measures just 3ft across and 9ft tall but villagers in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, near Wallingford, say their art gallery is poetry in motion. They have transformed a traditional red phone box into a pop-up art space, and its latest exhibition marked National Poetry Day.

Duke learns how scientists use insects as weedkillers

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Duke of Gloucester learned how Wallingford scientists use tiny insects as weed killers to help farmers around the world.

WATCH: Right royal occasion as RAF hands on helicopters + video

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PRINCE Andrew joined RAF personnel and Royal Navy staff as they paraded at RAF Benson yesterday to mark one of the base’s helicopter squadrons being officially disbanded.

Prince Andrew at RAF Benson as the Merlin helicopter squadron is disbanded

The Oxford Times:

3:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER Royal Navy helicopter pilot Prince Andrew has visited RAF Benson as one of the air base’s helicopter squadrons was officially disbanded.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with car near Dorchester

The Oxford Times: Ambulance stock image

11:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a BMW.

Wallingford dancers invited to step up and show their moves

The Oxford Times:

1:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

MEMBERS of a Didcot dance group are now showing off their routines in Wallingford.

Stolen lorry recovered near M40

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A stolen lorry was recovered yesterday in Waterstock, just off the M40 near Thame.

Lynx drops in to give pupils a lesson on helicopters

The Oxford Times:

5:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

PUPILS at Wallingford School have always been taught to reach for the heights, but on Tuesday they were given a first hand demonstration.



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