GCSE success stories around the county

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

IT is hard enough to get nine A*s, two As and a B in your GCSEs, but 16-year-old Maia Jordan has done it all while being a young carer at home.

Trainer who shot himself left over £418k legacy

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A RACEHORSE trainer and writer left more than £418,000 in his will, according to figures released by the probate office.

School gates plan

The Oxford Times: Vale of white horse district council

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

King Alfred’s Academy wants to install 1.8m-high security gates.

Work starts on new care home development

The Oxford Times: Resident’s petition to stop new build fails

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WORK has begun on a £1.2m care home development in Letcombe Regis near Wantage.

Beer festival veto leaves a bitter taste

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WANTAGE’S Beer Festival has lost its home at the former Civic Hall – despite the venue deciding to host its own event this year.

Lorry crash on A338

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Commuters faced delays after a lorry hit traffic lights near a service station on the A338 Oxford to Wantage road.

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

The Oxford Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

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

House flooded after work on water main

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:40am Monday 18th August 2014

Firefighters were called out on Saturday afternoon when a burst water main flooded part of a house in Wantage.

A-level results: pupils praised for 100 per cent passes

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WANTAGE: All 128 A-Level students at King Alfred’s Academy passed their exams with grades A* to E.

A-Level results: Cerebral palsy proves no barrier for Luke

The Oxford Times:

8:50am Friday 15th August 2014

King Alfred’s Academy pupil Luke Parsons didn’t let his disability get in the way of his A-Levels as he secured a place at Loughborough University to study computer science.

Call for work to improve safety in busy road

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MONEY needs to be spent on safety imporvements to a key Wantage road before there is a serious accident, it has been warned.

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in ditch

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:20am Thursday 14th August 2014

A 13-year-old horse was pulled from a ditch in East Hanney by firefighters yesterday.

Update: Signalling problems cleared between Didcot Parkway and Swindon

The Oxford Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

4:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIGNALLING problems between Didcot Parkway and Swindon have been resolved and all lines are now open, a rail provider has said.

Jayden Nash, 6, killed when he was hit by car, inquest told

The Oxford Times: Jayden ‘lit up the room with his beautiful smile’

12:15pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy died after he ran out from behind a bus and was hit by a car, an inquest has heard this morning.

Business world is offered a one-night licence to thrills

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FROM Wantage with Love – business leaders have been invited to a James Bond-style private party and casino.

Pictures bring ancient Ridgeway to life

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE grand vistas of the ancient Ridgeway are brought vividly to life in a new photography exhibition.

Taskforce of volunteers sought to revamp the rec and rebuilt old fort

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A £150,000 fundraising campaign has been launched for new play equipment at Wantage Recreation Ground.

Taskforce of volunteers sought to revamp the rec and rebuilt old fort

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A £150,000 fundraising campaign has been launched for new play equipment at Wantage Recreation Ground.

Fast-food workers beat man who moaned about his meal

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Monday 4th August 2014

TWO kebab shop workers have been spared prison after beating a man who complained about their food.

Homes could get payouts for garden city builds

The Oxford Times: Deputy PM Nick Clegg

6:30am Monday 4th August 2014

HOMEOWNERS could be compensated by the state if the value of their home falls as a result of new garden cities being built, the Deputy Prime Minister has said.

Homes could get payouts for garden city builds

The Oxford Times: Deputy PM Nick Clegg

6:30am Monday 4th August 2014

HOMEOWNERS could be compensated by the state if the value of their home falls as a result of new garden cities being built, the Deputy Prime Minister has said.

Flats plan is allowed

The Oxford Times: vale of white horse logo

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A 14-bed block of flats has been approved by Vale of White Horse District Council.

Family’s 10-year heartache over son lost in Himalayas

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

TEN years on from her son’s disappearance in the Himalayas, Gill Koch is still struggling to accept that he is dead.

Entrepreneur with vision for developing enterprise

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Mention the words charter, Government and university and most entrepreneurs’ eyes glaze over.

Hot-desking to help residents work at home

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

People working from home in Wantage and Grove can now take advantage of a communal computer in the town centre.

Football club scores another community award

The Oxford Times: Richie Claydon shoots for goal during Wantage Town's rout of Abingdon Town

5:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WANTAGE Town Football Club has won the Football Association’s highest community standard mark for a fifth year in a row.

You’d better get used to it: Motorists to face months of delays

The Oxford Times:

8:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 60,000 motorists may face three months of misery, after roundabout schemes entered their latest phase.

‘Gutted: My businesses has been wrecked by arsonists’

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A TYRE business owner said he was “gutted” after his workshop was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Drivers face a 24-mile detour during works

The Oxford Times: Person hit by train

5:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOME 6,800 drivers between Wantage and Faringdon will be asked to take a 24-mile diversion route for 13 weeks this autumn.

Fire destroys industrial estate building

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

3:39pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BUILDING in an industrial estate near Faringdon was destroyed by a blaze today.

Villagers suffer ‘nightmare’ as roadworks start

The Oxford Times: traffic jam stock

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE first day of major roadworks along the A420 were described as a ‘nightmare’ by locals in Shrivenham yesterday.

Royal history tour during twin town visit from Wantage

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRITAIN’S Royal connection to Germany was celebrated by a diplomatic visit from Wantage.

Trio of traders take up longer lease at shop

The Oxford Times: From left, Stuart Miller, of Bybox; Jo Willet, of Oxford Innovation; Suzanne Malcolm, of Vale of White Horse District Council; and Iain Nicholson, Wantage Town Team coordinator

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTREPRENEURS who trialled their businesses in an empty Wantage shop unit have taken it over.

Lift-off for airfield’s 2,500 homes project

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORK will be able to start at Grove Airfield following a decade of discussions when the final agreement is signed later this month.

‘Town green bid must be refused’

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A BID to register village land as a town green should be rejected because it has not been used by the public for long enough, experts have said.

From the West End to Wantage for Legally Blonde musical

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A WANTAGE theatre group is one of the first in the country to be allowed to stage an amateur production of a popular West End musical.

Ferrari owner’s £15k for own name plate

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

FARHAN Ahmed bagged the accessory his Ferrari 458 Italia was missing when he parted with £15,000 for a personalised registration plate at the first day of the DVLA’s registration auction yesterday.

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey given new title in government reshuffle

The Oxford Times: Ed Vaizey

2:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey has been given a new position in the Government reshuffle.

Kit carts made from tubes get kids racing out on track

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MADE by kids, for kids, these “goblin cars” have proved a roaring success.

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.

Pupils in East Hanney will read all about it thanks to Wantage store donation

The Oxford Times:

10:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

KEEN reader Richard Bungay has a new challenge in his sights after his school received £150 worth of books.

Pair arrested over football violence bailed

The Oxford Times: Swindon Town FC

8:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

TWO Wantage men arrested in connection with football violence have been released on bail.

Man assaulted at pub

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A 27-year-old man needed 17 stitches after being assaulted at the Blue Boar pub in Wantage.

Man needed stitches after attack in Wantage pub

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

1:10pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A 27-year-old man needed 17 stitches after being assaulted at the Blue Boar pub.

Primary school closes after leak in roof causes flooding

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

11:57am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A primary school is closed today after a leak in its roof caused it to flood.

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.

In the groove in aid of Grove teen who has undergone cancer treatment

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MAISIE Norton’s aunt has decided that her teenage niece – having had cancer three times – deserves a holiday.

Crumbling wall sparks ownership row

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE owner of a Wantage wall that could crumble into the road says he is willing to knock it down but will not replace it.

Plans to turn former police station into a car park

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been set up to turn Wantage’s former police station and magistrates’ court into a car park.

One-way system considered to mitigate Challow Station roadbridge closure

The Oxford Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

NETWORK RAIL is considering introducing a one-way system to mitigate the impact of closing the Challow Station roadbridge for four months.



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