THE explosive demolition of Didcot Power Station will begin early in the morning of Sunday, July 27, it has been announced this morning.
Three of the iconic cooling towers will be brought down on that day in under a minute with a controlled explosion.
Npower spokeswoman Kelly Brown said: “This is just the first milestone in the demolition of Didcot A Power Station but will be a significant change to the local landscape. We understand that the power station has been part of the local community for over 42 years and for many people the demolition of these first three cooling towers will mark a significant day for Didcot and Oxfordshire.”
9:41am Wednesday 29th July 2015
An Oxford street remains closed after canisters containing an unidentified substance were discovered.
10:00pm Tuesday 28th July 2015
FOUR people were killed in traffic accidents in 24 hours on Oxfordshire’s roads.
6:30am Wednesday 29th July 2015
CONFLICT between wheelchair users and parents with buggies has led to problems on the buses across Oxfordshire.
9:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015
POLICE chief Francis Habgood has said “difficult choices” will have to be made about policing across the Thames Valley.
9:31am Wednesday 29th July 2015
A NEIGHBOUR helped an elderly couple to safety after their home was filled with smoke from a burnt-out boiler, the fire service said.
7:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015
A WARD of 30 beds at Witney Community Hospital will shut for seven months to send staff elsewhere in the county and save money, it was announced yesterday.
5:45pm Wednesday 29th July 2015
AN ABINGDON man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for breaking into a woman’s house and threatening her with a knife.
5:34pm Wednesday 29th July 2015
A crash between a car and lorry on the A40 London Road has closed one lane.