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.

‘Housing will bring in too much traffic’

The Oxford Times: Mayor of Wallingford Bernard Stone

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE former mayor of Wallingford, Bernard Stone, has warned that new homes planned for the area will bring too much traffic into the town.

Shop theft charge

The Oxford Times: oxford magistrates court

8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Police have charged a woman in connection with a theft at a supermarket.

Politicians mourn loss of an energetic, warm personality

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

heartfelt tributes from all political sides were paid yesterday to Ann Ducker, the leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, who has died of cancer.

Burglars fail over a supermarket break-in

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Burglars were left empty-handed after breaking into a supermarket on Sunday.

Woman jailed for shoplifting at Waitrose

The Oxford Times: oxford magistrates court

8:05pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A woman has been jailed for 24 weeks for stealing shopping in a trolley from Waitrose in St Martin’s Street, Wallingford, before she was stopped by other shoppers.

Burglars break into Tesco store but leave empty-handed

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

1:54pm Monday 22nd September 2014

BURGLARS were left empty-handed after breaking into a supermarket yesterday.

UPDATE: Tributes paid to Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, who has died

The Oxford Times: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

10:21am Monday 22nd September 2014

Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has died.

Shoppers jump in to stop would-be shoplifter

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

SHOPPERS stopped a would-be thief from escaping from a Wallingford supermarket without paying for a trolley full of goods.

Wallingford school plans extensions for extra pupils

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANS have been put forward to extend a Wallingford primary school library and build two extra rooms to accommodate rising pupil numbers.

Schoolgirl Maisie ready to 'swim channel' for charity

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

SWIMMING the English Channel is something most adults would think twice about but 10-year-old Maisie Smith has dived in to the challenge.

Man hanged himself in his outbuilding

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A 55-year-old man killed himself after battling depression and anxiety, an inquest heard yesterday.

Burglar takes jacket

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A tweed jacket was among items stolen in a burglary at a house in Benson on Tuesday morning.

Wallingford farmers' market taking root

The Oxford Times:

10:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WALLINGFORD Local Producers' Market was feeling fresh on Saturday as stallholders marked its seventh anniversary.

£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.

Late-night Wallingford takeaway agreed despite feared disturbances

The Oxford Times: Former Wallingford mayor Ros Lester is opposed to parking charges

10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BOUNCERS will have to be stationed outside a Wallingford fried chicken takeaway when it stays open until 1.30am.

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.

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 .

School hit by virus sends pupils home

The Oxford Times: Your child is ill. How worried should you be?

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Parents were asked to bring their children home yesterday after a vomiting and diarrhoea bug broke out at a primary school in Berinsfield.



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