Council stalwart was twice elected Mayor

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN who was twice elected Mayor of Witney and served as a councillor for more than 10 years has died aged 68.

Dental surgery gets facelift after boiler flood

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Witney dental practice thought they had got away without being flooded during wet weather earlier this year.

It’s a right royal drama

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

DAYS after Downton Abbey moved out of the county, a new American TV crew with a noble theme has moved in. But it could not be more different.

Singers silenced as church organ goes up in smoke

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN the organ at St Mary’s Church, Witney, started smoking in the middle of a hymn, the congregation was stunned into silence.

Power cut hits homes

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

More than 2,000 properties in Witney were without power for part of yesterday morning.

Meet the man putting us in the pictures

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WITH his new period drama Belle one of the summer’s cinema hits, Reg Little talks to film producer Damian Jones about his film career and takes a look at how the county makes it onto the big – and small – screen

Plans for thousands of extra homes branded a catastrophe

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE face of Witney could “fundamentally change” if another 3,500 homes are built in the town, according to a resident.

Update: Power restored to 2,000 homes in Witney

The Oxford Times: 40-hour power-cut angers residents

10:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POWER has now been restored to the properties in Witney.

Furniture plant rescue saves 84 jobs

The Oxford Times: SET FOR DINNER: Lucy's dining table is ready for guests.

9:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EIGHTY-FOUR staff at Witney furniture maker Corndell were told on Monday that their jobs are safe after a takeover deal was agreed.

How two little ‘princes’ spent their very different birthdays

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OUR FUTURE king celebrated his first birthday yesterday, but it wasn’t just Prince George who blew out a candle.

A partial victory as school bus service saved for another year

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in West Oxfordshire say they have have gained a partial victory after an appeal overturned plans to end a free school bus service.

A maze of activities in new park feature

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW adventure playground created using four miles of timber is set to amaze visitors to a wildlife park this summer.

She was loved by so many: huge turn-out for the funeral of Liberty Baker

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 300 friends and relatives turned out yesterday to pay their final respects to Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker.

Downton’s church set

The Oxford Times: Highclere Castle, better known to many as Downton Abbey

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ITV drama Downton Abbey came to Charlbury's St Mary’s Church yesterday.

Plans unveiled for 200-home development

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RESIDENTS were invited to give their views on a proposed 200-home development in Witney yesterday.

Zebra crossing plans prompt traffic concerns

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about plans to place a zebra crossing on one of Witney’s busiest streets.

'Liberty was loved' - Mourners say farewell to schoolgirl killed in Witney crash

The Oxford Times:

1:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

MORE than 300 mourners attended the funeral of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker as she was laid to rest in the town today.

Service to be held for young schoolgirl

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

The funeral of a schoolgirl who died after being struck by a car last month will be held in Witney today.

Show proves popular

The Oxford Times:

7:40am Monday 21st July 2014

Thousands of people attended the West Oxfordshire Steam and Vintage Show held at Springhill Farm, Ducklington, over the weekend.

Countryside pursuits draw thousands at CLA Game Fair

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SHOTGUNS, animals and tweed jackets were out in force at the CLA Game Fair over the weekend.

Father wants Top Gear to scrap footage of a mock accident

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A DEVASTATED father has hit out at BBC car show Top Gear for filming a mock accident yards from where his daughter was killed in a crash.

Exhibition to be held over housing plans

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

WITNEY residents can give their views today on a proposed 200 homes for the town.

Damning health and safety report shocks Witney councillor

The Oxford Times:

6:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

A WITNEY town councillor said she was “appalled” at a report which shows a hall that has been open for three years is not complying with health and safety regulations.

Hydropower scheme turns the screw on green energy bid

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE Duke of Marlborough has switched on a new hydropower scheme in the grounds of the stately home in West Oxfordshire where he lives.

Blue-sky thinking in aviation dream

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN aviation-themed industrial estate should be built in Carterton to create jobs, says the town council.

Reversal on pavement parking plan

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

PLANS that would see cars parked on the pavement in Witney could be scrapped after residents described them as “dangerous”.

Carterton goes green for week to aid environment

The Oxford Times: Sian Stokes, Waste and Recycling Officer, at the Agrivert composting site, near Chipping Norton, with contaminated items picked out of one vehicle after collecting garden waste.

12:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

CARTERTON residents will be encouraged to do their bit to improve the environment next week.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Oxford Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

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

It’s going to be in tents... Palace expects 150,000

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Friday 18th July 2014

ORGANISERS of the CLA Game Fair say they are ready for mass crowds to descend on Blenheim Palace today.

Redundancies at F1 team

8:40am Friday 18th July 2014

LEAFIELD-based Formula 1 team Caterham has announced 40 staff redundancies.

School’s maths and science to get £4m home

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A SCHOOL has started work on a new £4m mathematics and science building.

Flats development will pay for renovation of church

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PART of a closed-down church building is going to be turned into flats so that the congregation can return to their spiritual home.

Caution urged on bookings for Corn Exchange

The Oxford Times: Trustee Roger Curry at Madley Park Hall

5:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Corn Exchange in Witney will not be available for function bookings until April next year.

Hospital bus from Carterton to JR stops a half-mile walk away

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BUS PASSENGERS face a half-mile walk to the John Radcliffe hospital after a new dedicated service stops short of the entrance.

Game Fair hopes its efforts will help reduce congestion

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

MORE than 900 exhibitors are descending on Blenheim Palace for last-minute preparations ahead of this weekend’s CLA Game Fair.

Thieves target vans in Eynsham

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

Thieves broke into five vans in Eynsham on Saturday between 2.20am and 11am.

U’s Michael Collins joins Woodstock pupils on walk to promote exercise

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

OXFORD United players joined pupils in a football-themed walking bus through Woodstock yesterday morning.

Coroner criticises police in suicidal woman case

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO police forces have been criticised over a lack of communication on the night a 71-year-old woman committed suicide by lying under a lorry trailer in Burford.

Consultation on West Oxfordshire homes draft plan

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

7:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

At least 9,450 homes could be built in West Oxfordshire by 2029 in a new draft local plan.

Funeral of schoolgirl Liberty to take place

The Oxford Times:

7:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

The funeral of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker will be held at 11am on Monday at Our Lady and St Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Moorland Road, followed by burial at Tower Hill Cemetery.

Charlbury postman’s final journey is taken by tractor

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

FORMER postman Trevor Bateman made his final journey on a trailer pulled by a tractor yesterday.

Voyeur step-dad gets three-year community order

The Oxford Times:

6:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

A STEP-FATHER has been given a three-year community order after admitting filming his step-daughter in the bath and shower.

Lake lessons from medal-winning swimmer

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

AN Olympic swimmer jumped into Blenheim Palace’s Grand Lake to pass on tips in the water.

Student nurse Inspired to go higher by Great War heroine Edith Cavell

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT was an act of selfless heroism that symbolised the qualities that still endear nurses to the British people.

A361 at Shipton-under-Wychwood closed after milk tanker overturns

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A LORRY overturned on the A361 at Shipton-under-Wychwood, spilling what was reported to be 10 tonnes of milk on the road.

Gripped by murder mystery tale

The Oxford Times:

9:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

AGATHA Christie novels inspired a weekend murder mystery in an Oxfordshire market town.

Thousands flock to soak up carnival spirit

The Oxford Times:

9:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WITNEY was filled with the carnival spirit once again as the crowds enjoyed the town’s annual parade and entertainment.

Recalling brave young men who went to war

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A NEW exhibition at Charlbury Museum charts the lives of young men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War. Mark McKay reports

Village facing hike to parish council tax bill

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

VILLAGERS could be hit by a 21 per cent hike in their council tax precept if a parish council does not find up to £70,000 for urgent repair work of a car park.

Police probe reports of machete attacker

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A man was taken to hospital in the early hours of yesterday after being reportedly attacked with a machete in Chipping Norton.



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