Church appeals for help deciphering monument inscriptions

9:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

St Helen’s Church, Dry Sandford, near Abingdon, is looking for volunteers to help record its churchyard monument inscription.

The church is participating in Cherishing Churchyard Week and will hold the recording day on Saturday, June 14.

Local historians have already been invited to help decipher centuries-old carvings.

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Tower blocks makeover to start in the New Year

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 30th November 2015

OXFORD’S five tower blocks are about to undergo the biggest makeover in their 50-year existence.

Motorists with up to 51 POINTS on their licence still allowed to drive on Oxfordshire's roads

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8:30am Saturday 28th November 2015

ROAD safety campaigners say they are “astonished” that drivers with as many as 51 points on their licences are still allowed on the county’s roads.

Dining facilities back on menu for school after PM’s support

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 28th November 2015

YOUNGSTERS at an Oxfordshire primary school could finally be able to tuck into their hot dinners in a dining hall after the Prime Minister came to their aid.

County council agrees to ‘tweak’ the Frideswide Square bus bays

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 28th November 2015

BAYS in Frideswide Square will be “tweaked” after bus companies complained they were too small to safely accommodate vehicles.

Sad end as 90-year-old timber merchant logs off for last time

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 28th November 2015

IT HAS called Cowley Road home for the past 90 years, but on Monday family-run Oxford timber merchant W G Powell will close its doors for the last time.

Loneliness Campaign: ‘When you’ve been alone for so long, it builds up on you...’

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 28th November 2015

ALL over Oxfordshire thousands of older people are fighting one of the cruellest but hardest-to-spot maladies of all: loneliness.

KERRY REEVES SHOOTING: Two men arrested in connection with murder in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

12:09pm Friday 27th November 2015

TWO men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Kerry Reeves, 26, in Abingdon earlier this month.

Traffic chaos in Oxford now even leading to concrete destined for Westgate centre setting before it arrives

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 27th November 2015

TRAFFIC jams are now so bad in Oxford concrete is setting in the back of delivery lorries.

Back to the future as old toy favourites make a comeback

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 27th November 2015

FORGET Frozen and park the Playstation... traditional toys are back with a bang this Christmas.

£6m plans for broadband are met with a wave of scepticism

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 27th November 2015

INTERNET users believe some people in Oxfordshire will still struggle to get superfast broadband despite £5.6m of new funding to roll it out to 4,600 homes and businesses.

Hotel fine for ignoring shoot veto branded ‘pathetic’ by neighbours

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8:00am Friday 27th November 2015

NEIGHBOURS have branded the £1,500 fine dished out to a boutique hotel owner over clay pigeon shooting “pathetic”.

Plans for uni’s paper mill site prompt warning of ‘gridlock’

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 27th November 2015

A CIVIC group has warned plans for up to 190 new homes at Wolvercote’s former paper mill could worsen traffic and air pollution in North Oxford.

Loneliness Campaign: Phone Friends offer a lifeline for the lonely

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 27th November 2015

A STRANGER is just a friend you haven’t met yet – or in some cases, a friend you haven’t heard.

‘Big disappointment’ as train station revamp faces a delay

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 26th November 2015

WORK to electrify the railway into Oxford has been set back four years, throwing the redevelopment of the city’s station into doubt.



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