Vikings invade to stage King Alfred battle

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

SCREAMS of delight and horror echoed across a quiet market town yesterday as more than 200 Mediaeval warriors clashed in battle.

Man avoids jail for headbutting former Hanneys and Hendred councillor

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

A MAN who headbutted a former county councillor he thought was kicking his dog has avoided prison.

Mystery why Faringdon conservationist killed himself at rail crossing

The Oxford Times: British Transport Police appeal for ‘Good Samaritan’ following assault at Wirral train station

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A CORONER says there is no clear reason why a Faringdon conservationist killed himself at a beauty spot.

Bike team cross England to help adoption cause

The Oxford Times: Worcester bike ride event cancelled

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

JUST over 13 years ago, Paul Mason and his wife Iris adopted their daughter Megan.

Cancer survivor starts support and healing sessions for women sufferers in Wantage and Grove

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A BREAST cancer survivor from Wantage is setting up a sufferers’ support group.

Barriers ‘used as last resort’ to stop drivers

The Oxford Times: OCC Cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo-Smith.

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

WATER-FILLED barriers have been used as a “last resort” to stop drivers ignoring road closure signs.

Ale just have my own festival

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

WHEN his local beer festival was cancelled, Peter Fowler simply decided to hold his own.

Vikings get set for big battle with the Saxons

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

HORDES of Vikings and Saxons will clash in the quiet market town of Wantage this weekend.

Speed-calming ideas wanted

The Oxford Times: BUMP AND GRIND: Gorslas councillors have urged the local authority not to instal a speed bump in place of the Cefneithin Road chicane.

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

RESIDENTS will be asked what traffic calming measures they would like on Ickleton Road in Wantage.

Plan for 555 new houses submitted

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

PLANS have been put forward for 555 new homes in Wallingford.

Safe with cash taken when club is burgled

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A safe containing cash was stolen after a Wantage club was burgled on Sunday.

Exercise regime helps pupil stretch her way to recovery

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SCOLIOSIS sufferer Laura Tait can touch her toes for the first time in her life thanks to a treatment she discovered on the internet.

Safe stolen from Comrades Social Club in burglary

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

1:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SAFE containing cash was stolen after a Wantage club was burgled yesterday.

Schoolboy back on the ball after ceramic skull ‘miracle’

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A YEAR ago schoolboy Ollie Kirk became one of the first people in the UK to have half of his skull replaced with a ceramic implant.

'He was like Jekyll and Hyde but drug means he's calmer'

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

FOR Alison Thomson, living with a son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been like living with “Jekyll and Hyde”.

Drivers moving 'closed' signs to use rat-run

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

ROAD closed signs will have to be concreted into the ground around West Challow after drivers simply moved them out of the way.

Tale of the lord, the house, his ‘mad’ lover and his wife

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A HORSE drinking tea in a drawing room furnished with grand antique furniture. A man riding naked in the grounds of a country house. A folly built in the shape of a phallic symbol.

Friends starting life together highlights role of older carers

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A TV documentary about adults with learning disabilities leaving home for the first time has raised vital public awareness about the issue, a charity boss has said.

Headteacher praised for 'exciting turnaround of primary school

The Oxford Times:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE new headteacher at Millbrook School in Grove has been praised by the head of her teaching union for her ‘real ambition’.

Documentary follows friends’ Wantage house share

The Oxford Times: Rebrand for all of ITV's channels

7:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Four adult friends with various learning disabilities moving in together in Wantage will be the subject of an ITV documentary tonight at 7.30pm.

Stanford in the Vale woman died after reaction to prescribed drug

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN who lived near Faringdon died from a “once in a million” complication due to prescribed medication, an inquest heard yesterday.

King Alfred headteacher’s dreams start to take shape

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE new headteacher of King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage, has said the school should have moved from three sites to two “five years ago”.

Cave drawings inspire artists

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SOME heartfelt artworks will be on show at Wantage Art Group’s next exhibition.

Charlton school celebrates its half-century milestone

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a school marked half a century of educating youngsters.

Her Majesty drops in for a cuppa at museum

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUEEN Victoria invited visitors to share a cup of tea and a Pontefract cake at Wantage’s Vale and Downland Museum.

‘We’ve been priced out of the civic hall’

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

COUNCIL leaders have defended money-making measures after groups accused them of abandoning their principles by upping fees at a civic hall.

Tour of Britain rolls in

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Rolling road closures of up to 15 minutes will be in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire today.

Officers honoured for their actions in the line of duty

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE officers who put their lives on the thin blue line have been recognised in a special ceremony.

Williams F1 still moving up the grid despite £21m loss

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WILLIAMS F1 is winning on the track this season but racked up a £21m loss for the first half of this year.

Wenda cracks the secret of a long life

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SHE worked with Alan Turing at Bletchley Park, visited Russia under the Iron Curtain and narrowly escaped arrest in France at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Crash inquest resumes

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

An inquest into the death of Steven Wicks, 65, of Wantage, will resume at County Hall at 12.15pm today after being adjourned.

Murder mystery among literary festival events

The Oxford Times: Kate-Adie.JPG

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

LITERATURE lovers will be called on to crack “an unsolved crime” at an annual literary festival.

Market Place makes way for fair return

The Oxford Times: Stagecoach bus

7:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE fair returns to Wantage Market Place this Friday and Saturday night.

Frankie's in the doghouse about five-county walkabout

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Saturday 6th September 2014

A DOG owner went online to follow the trail of his runaway hound.

Mum’s bilingual bookshop is such a novel family affair

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

WHEN Cheryl Sánchez married a Spaniard, it did not occur to her it would be a business opportunity.

Diner couple blame taxman as staff don't get their pay

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A COUPLE trying to open two restaurants at once have spoken of a “horrendous” fortnight waiting for a £49,000 tax rebate.

Two neighbours’ ceramics show a diary event now

The Oxford Times:

10:20pm Friday 5th September 2014

TWO neighbours’ pottery exhibition at a Wantage museum is fast becoming an annual tradition.

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

The Oxford Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

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

Missing people are found

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

Two people reported missing have been found safe, police have said.

That’s really fast food

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

A motorcyclist caught doing 72mph on a 30mph road in Grove said he was trying to get his frozen pizza home before it defrosted.

Road chaos alert as bridge is closed

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SOME 6,800 drivers between Wantage and Faringdon have been warned to expect driving “chaos” for 13 weeks from Saturday.

Update: Missing woman Laura Robey found safe

The Oxford Times:

4:45pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A MISSING woman from Stanford in the Vale was found safe last night, police have said.

Police car ends up in ditch after collision

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A police car ended up in a ditch after colliding with another car off Oxford Road, East Hanney, on Monday.

Missing woman hunt moves to Wales

7:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Police are looking for a 34-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Stanford in the Vale

Buses get some F1 technology

The Oxford Times: Williams F1 Image by Craig Styles(C)

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FORMULA One team from Oxfordshire has been the inspiration behind a new fleet of low emission buses.

Golf club installs defibrillator device

The Oxford Times: Responder department manager Dick Tracey before his charity head, beard and moustache shave. Pictures: OX63860 Denis Kennedy

6:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A GOLF club near Faringdon has installed life-saving equipment after a man died there earlier this year.

Film crewman ‘went berserk’ and bit officer

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FILM crew worker has been jailed after a court heard he went "completely berserk" and attacked three police officers.

Police car ends up in ditch after collision in East Hanney

The Oxford Times:

7:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

A POLICE car ended up in a ditch following a collision with another car off Oxford Road, East Hanney, earlier today.

Kettle descaler leak puts delivery man in hospital

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A DELIVERY driver was taken to hospital after a container of kettle descaler leaked.

Roadworks on A420 near Shrivenham finish a week early

The Oxford Times: a420 alert

3:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

Roadworks scheduled to rumble on until mid-September have finished a week early.



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