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An Oxfordshire solar farm is set to supply energy for the next 25 years.
AN INVENTION to tackle obstructive sleep apnoea, described by judges as having ‘explosive potential’, was among the winners of a business awards competition.
A PUB earmarked to be transformed into an American-style diner has been put up for sale.
A PAEDOPHILE jailed in 2003 yesterday admitted 27 fresh counts including abusing children and indecent images.
Mikayla Beames may only be nine but she is battling brain cancer and helping other children doing the same.
A PLAN to demolish a town centre garage in Wantage and build flats has been opposed by councillors, who claim the homes are of a “poor design.”
A CONTROVERSIAL 200-home housing estate opposed by villagers is a step closer after a developer changed its application.
DRIVERS will be “thrilled” that a bridge closed since October for modifications has reopened, a leading councillor said.
THE number of shoppers in Wantage town centre has shot up by 30 per cent in the last year, according to a new report.
POSTAL workers received a visit from council leaders ahead of the busy Christmas period.
FOUR men have been fined for not paying their council tax.
AN 11-week-old baby whose death police are treating as suspicious has been named as Jayden Saxton.
A COMMUNITY nursery which failed to raise £90,000 for a permanent home has applied for permission to stay in its 26-year-old portable building for two more years.
A LORRY has turned on its side on a roundabout in Kingston Bagpuize, blocking traffic on the A420 and A415.
A TEENAGER who was arrested after a shopkeeper in Grove was punched has been rebailed.
children and staff are celebrating after their school earned a “good” rating from the national watchdog.
TWO Oxfordshire schools were given surprise inspections in September.
PUPILS at a primary school in Wantage got up close and personal with real-life crocodiles.
SIX-year-old diabetes sufferer Millie Newton has inspired her whole school to raise money for diabetes research.
NEIGHBOURS have spoken of their shock after an 11-week-old baby died in suspicious circumstances.
THE A420 at Faringdon is blocked both ways due to a serious collision.
A 21-YEAR-OLD man is on police bail after an 11-week-old baby from Faringdon died last night.
A NEW residents’ planning charter for Wantage is going out for public consultation.
UP to 50 people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day will spend it together this year at a unique charity event.
WANTAGE has been crowned the best town centre in a national awards scheme thanks to teamwork, businesses and councillors have said.
ELDERLY residents gathered for a Christmas lunch at the Bay Tree pub, in Grove.
RESIDENTS were “flabbergasted” after councillors refused to answer questions at a meeting about topics such as Botley’s West Way redevelopment.
THE future of a menswear store in Wantage town centre has been secured following a buy-out, its new owner has confirmed.
IN APRIL 1997, Cathy Falcus had two weeks to live.
A FOURTH bid to replace two 18th century Wantage shop buildings that were demolished three years ago has been thrown out on appeal.
A FAMILY of men are going without shaving for the whole of December in honour of their “courageous” grandfather.
THESE pupils were fascinated by an enigmatic visitor to their school yesterday.
Officers were out in force last night delivering a special Christmas message to regular offenders.
A PRIMARY school in special measures has left local authority control to join a school partnership.
THE main road from Wantage and Grove to Oxford has been closed because of horses.
CARE home residents could hardly believe their eyes when their home was invaded by farmyard animals.
GROVE: People in Wantage and Grove have been thanked for donating clothes, crafts and toys to the 14th annual Christmas shoebox appeal for the area.
MOTORISTS in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse will be able to pay for parking using their phone in all district council car parks from Monday.
A woman yesterday pleaded not guilty to six counts of fraud at Oxford Crown Court.
RECYCLED CDs topped two totem poles created by Wantage’s King Alfred’s Academy pupils and visitors who use a centre for people with learning disabilities.
VILLAGERS have asked their MP to help fight a 10-month closure of their main street, which they fear will kill businesses.
THE NOUGHTIES’ naughtiest twin sisters the Cheeky Girls got fast and furious with their hands in an Oxfordshire village for a good cause.
THE new operator of a number of Oxfordshire leisure centres has had second thoughts about a price hike for pensioners.
DETECTIVES are unlikely to know what killed an 11-week-old boy from Faringdon for at least a week.
WANTAGE’S “wonky wall” will be demolished at a cost of thousands of pounds to a pensioner who did not even know he owned it.
A SHOPKEEPER beaten up by a member of a teenage gang he says have been terrorising his shopping precinct has called on police to do more.
THESE Year 5 primary school pupils gave a trumpet fanfare after their school was given national accreditation for its teaching of the arts.
Romanian pop due The Cheeky Girls are to join a 24-hour table football marathon for charity.
Drivers suffered major delays yesterday morning after a lorry overturned near junction 10 of the M40 north of Bicester.
CREWS tackled a lorry fire in a layby on the A420 near Faringdon this morning.
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