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The Oxford Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

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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 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.

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.

Glider comes down at the White Horse

The Oxford Times: Glider crashes at the White Horse

4:45pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A GLIDER pilot escaped uninjured after the aircraft came down at the White Horse Hill in Uffington this afternoon.

Residents air views on tram line debate

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council rev logo

3:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

PLANS to introduce a tram line at the former Grove rail station sparked debate between Wantage and Grove residents.

Residents have a say on town

The Oxford Times: The statue of King Alfred in Wantage town centre

8:40am Saturday 28th June 2014

WANTAGE residents can have their say today on how they think the town should develop.

Children and troops soldier on to help Armed Forces Day

The Oxford Times: Cameron King, 11, right, and Iffy Nailatikau, 10, take part in the tent exercise at Millbrook School in Grove. Picture: OX68059 Marc West

7:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

THIS little soldier got lessons from real military personnel who dropped by to help with classes.

Heard the shaggy dog story that cost its owners dear?

The Oxford Times: Stephen Denton  with his dog Cooney

6:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

MANY families find it hard when a beloved pet goes missing.

Grove parish bids for a village academy

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

10:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

GROVE Parish Council is set to become the first local authority in the country to apply to open an academy school, it is believed.

Run away to circus? Katie did just that

The Oxford Times: Katie Rogers, centre, born and raised in Wantage, is now Ringmaster for Jay Millers Circus which comes to Wallingford and Wantage next week

9:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Growing up in Wantage, Katie Rogers dreamed of running away to join the circus.

Leader’s vision for tram hub in Grove unveiled

The Oxford Times: The vision for Grove Station

7:10am Thursday 26th June 2014

This is what Grove Station could look like if it is re-opened for trams or trains.

Epilepsy charity appeal launch at Downing Street

The Oxford Times: Samantha Cameron.

5:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

A WANTAGE charity attended 10 Downing Street where it launched an appeal for research into a pioneering device which could cut epilepsy deaths.

Nuns to move out of convent

The Oxford Times: St Mary’s Convent in Wantage

8:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE declining number of nuns entering one of the Church of England’s oldest communities has prompted a decision to sell up and move out.

Giving tech-savvy teens a Facebook insight into the First World War

The Oxford Times: Nikky Arding, Diz Majores and David Noble, with a life-sized cutout of Walter Carter

7:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

WALTER Carter just updated his Facebook status: “Imagine wars being fought in the sky… that would be a thrill.”

Residents can help plan town

The Oxford Times: vale of white horse logo

6:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

WANTAGE residents can “regain control” of their town and decide how it will look in 20 years.

Public to give views on A417 bridge closure

The Oxford Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

5:40pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A PLAN to close the A417 between Wantage and Faringdon from September to December this year will be discussed at a public meeting on Thursday.

Jail for ‘biggest, nastiest’ dealer in Grove and Wantage area

The Oxford Times: Carl Skelton

8:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

A DRUG dealer described as one of the “biggest and nastiest” in the Grove and Wantage area has been jailed for more than six years.

Monorail dream included in leader’s vision of the future

The Oxford Times: An artist’s impression of the monorail

5:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

A NEW monorail could transport people from Wantage to Oxford, the leader of Oxfordshire County Council has said.

Advice centre makes urgent appeal for more volunteers

The Oxford Times: From left, Wantage Advice Centre staff Geoff Hamer, John Caldicott, Wendy Watson, Pam Evans and Lisa Benge. Picture: OX67809 David Fleming

5:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

VULNERABLE and elderly clients could be turned away from a community service unless more volunteers step forward, its manager has warned.

Charity box is stolen

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A thief stole a charity box from a pub.

Man steals RNLI charity box from pub in Faringdon

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

3:30pm Monday 16th June 2014

A THIEF stole a charity box from a pub.

Former Wantage schoolboy dedicates MBE to 'great teachers'

The Oxford Times: Jonathan Ullmer

6:40am Monday 16th June 2014

A former pupil of King Alfred’s College in Wantage has thanked his old teachers for their support after he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Biker hurt in accident near Shellingford

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Saturday 14th June 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital after a serious collision with a lorry in the Vale of White Horse.

Serious crash closes A417 near Shellingford Quarry

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

6:10pm Friday 13th June 2014

THE A417 is closed this evening after a head-on crash between a motorcyclist and a lorry outside the quarry in Shellingford.

Room at the top in decked out Volvo

The Oxford Times: From left, David Humphreys, Robin Julian and Gary Franks. Picture: OX67699 Damian Halliwell

5:29pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THREE friends are set to take an unlikely vehicle on the trip of a lifetime.

Town’s musical welcome during summer

The Oxford Times: vale of white horse logo

12:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

VISITORS will get a musical welcome to Wantage once again this summer.

224 homes cut off in Wootton

The Oxford Times: Scottish and Southern Electric (SSE) customers lost power for about an hour yesterday

7:40am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Residents in Wootton were hit by a power cut on Monday night.

Shear delight and lessons learned at Open Farm day

The Oxford Times: Fran and Alex Giles at Beckley Community Orchard        Picture: OX67709 Antony Moore

6:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

FAMILIES across Oxfordshire were making the most of the sunshine by getting out in the county’s farms and orchards.

Twin events rock in park

The Oxford Times: Nina Reiber-Hodgson, left, and Ebony Keisha, from band Nina Jade, who performed at Rock in the Park. Picture: OX67700 Cliff Hide

5:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

THOUSANDS flocked to Wantage recreation ground for the first combined Wantage Carnival and Rock in the Park.

Wallingford Street wall saga builds momentum

The Oxford Times: Wantage town councillor Jenny Hannaby

10:30pm Monday 9th June 2014

TWO councils are continuing to shift responsibility for repairing a 40ft stretch of wall falling into the road in Wantage.

15-year-old girl kicked and punched by two teenagers in Faringdon

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

12:35pm Sunday 8th June 2014

A 15-year-old girl was pushed to the ground and kicked and punched by two teenage girls.

Grove Parish Council's new chairman puts spotlight on developers

The Oxford Times: June Stock

3:40pm Friday 6th June 2014

THE new chairman of Grove Parish Council says she is looking forward to taking developers to task and getting the best facilities for the village.

Is electrification of rail lines just a bridge too far?

The Oxford Times: FUTURE  VISION: An artist’s  impression of one of the new electric trains

5:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

NETWORK Rail needs to modify, raise or rebuild 29 rail bridges in Oxfordshire by 2018 to make room for new, overhead electric wires. PETE HUGHES looks at the impact and complexity of the £1bn project

Music is key to 25 years’ MS support

The Oxford Times: Accord: Kate and David Guest are organising the 25th and final Folk For MS concert this Saturday

3:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

THESE folk music lovers have raised £45,000 for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis since 1989.

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