Charity couple’s Great Wall of China bid

12:20pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A COUPLE are in training for the adventure of a lifetime – trekking the Great Wall of China.

Ahmed Khan, and fiance Lauren Flack, both 24, hope to raise £4,000 for children’s charity the NSPCC.

They are now training every other day to build up their stamina ready for the 45k trek over five days in October, starting at Badaling, near Beijing.

This month, the couple, of London Road, Bicester, will head to the Lake District for a hill walking weekend.

Mr Khan, a store manager at Savoy Taylors Guild at Bicester Village, said: “I am very excited about the trek and think its going to be a unique life experience that doesn’t come around too often. The fact that I’m going to be sharing that experience with my fiance makes it all the more special.’’

 

UPDATE: Work to continue into evening after canisters containing unidentified substance found at Oxford house

Oxford Mail:

9:41am Wednesday 29th July 2015

An Oxford street remains closed after canisters containing an unidentified substance were discovered.

Four are left dead in tragic 24 hours on the county’s roads

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

FOUR people were killed in traffic accidents in 24 hours on Oxfordshire’s roads.

‘Unpleasant confrontations’ on buses over buggy spaces

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 29th July 2015

CONFLICT between wheelchair users and parents with buggies has led to problems on the buses across Oxfordshire.

Police top brass warn cuts to force will 'change the priority' on crimes

Oxford Mail: Sara Thornton

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.

UPDATE: Man helps elderly Stonesfield couple from house after burnt-out boiler sparks fire alert

Oxford Mail: OM fire engine

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.

Ward to close at Witney Community Hospital to free up nursing staff for other units in county

Oxford Mail:

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.

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