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How Colin the tortoise came out of his shell for charity

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

REPTILES are known for being cold-blooded, but one tortoise has shown the world he has a warm heart.

Marathon man’s on course for 12 runs in just one year

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

MOST people would be pleased to complete one marathon in their lifetime, but one hairdresser in doing 12 in a year.

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

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th 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. 

Church theft charges

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A man and a teenager have been charged with stealing lead from St John The Baptist Church.

Music festival offers mix of styles to crowds at the pub

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HUNDREDS of residents flocked to Drayton for the village’s fifth annual music festival.

Man and teenager charged in connection with church theft

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN and a teenage boy have been charged after lead was stolen from the St John The Baptist Church in Kingston Bagpuize. 

Man cleared of abuse wins complaints against council

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN ABINGDON man cleared of 20 sexual abuse charges has had a series of complaints about his treatment by social services upheld.

Stair fall kills man

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 79-YEAR-old Abingdon man died after falling down the stairs at his Appleford Drive home.

Cancer charity’s Race for Life pair get a big boost from Spurs fans

Oxford Mail:

6:25pm Monday 28th July 2014

FOOTBALL fans put their best foot forward to help two Abingdon women raise hundreds of pounds during this month’s Race for Life.

Mechanics help to save life of heart patient customer

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

A GARAGE in Abingdon has taken customer service to the next level – they now save people’s lives.

Mother pays tribute to her ‘wonderful son’, ex-Chelsea youth footballer Jordan Tabor, after hotel death

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE mother of former Chelsea youth player Jordan Tabor has paid tribute to her “wonderful son” after he died on holiday in Turkey on Wednesday.

Teenager hurt in assault outside McDonalds

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TEENAGER was left with a fractured eye socket after he was assaulted outside McDonalds in Abingdon.

Pair shun university for a crack at apprenticeships

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WHILE his friends have spent the past few years partying and running up debt at university, 22-year-old Dominic Callaghan has been carving out a career in engineering.

‘Mum didn’t realise the consequences of drugs’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG parent who overdosed on a cocktail of drugs didn’t know what she was doing, her mum said yesterday.

Building giant is fined £525k after dad’s death

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm was fined £525,000 yesterday for health and safety breaches which led to the death of a father-of-two.

Inquest to open into asbestos-linked death

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An inquest is being held after a 68-year-old man from the town died of an asbestos-related disease.

Tennis club serves ace expansion plan

Oxford Mail:

5:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TENNIS in Abingdon is set for a volley of investment.

Abingdon & Witney College handed £4m building boost

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COLLEGE has been handed a £4m boost to build a new centre to train youngsters in core engineering skills.

Hair today, gone tomorrow, as eight-year-old loses locks for charity

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOPE Steptoe volunteered to have almost all her hair cut off so another little girl could benefit.

Conviction of benefits cheat student prompts warning

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A STUDENT has been handed a two-year conditional discharge after falsely claiming benefits.

Thousands gather to enjoy the music amidst the heat + picture gallery

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

THEY feared raindrops would be falling on their heads but music fans enjoyed blistering sunshine at the weekend’s Truck Festival.

Historic ‘swan upping’ ends for another year

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

An ‘upping’ of Oxfordshire’s swan population finished in Abingdon yesterday.

Farm centre hopes for an amazing year among the maize

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

TODDLERS were invited to the annual opening of a maize maze to celebrate the end of the summer school term.

Lawnmower stolen

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:31pm Friday 18th July 2014

A thief forced open a gate lock to steal a lawnmower from a back garden in Darrell Way, Abingdon, overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Overweight lorry check

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Goods vehicles were stopped during a police weight check operation at a bridge.

Young snorkeller takes royal plunge

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 18th July 2014

SCHOOLGIRL Amelia White has snorkelled with seals and manatees, but taking the plunge with Prince William was an adventure in a league of its own.

A420 accident delays at Cumnor

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

A car overturned on the A420 at Cumnor causing long delays while it was cleared.

Village could get extra defibrillator

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN is raising money for a second defibrillator in Kennington, following a campaign by a senior ambulance manager for 200 more devices to be installed across the county.

Ceremony in tribute to Abingdon's First World War heroes

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

EVERYBODY in Abingdon is invited to help read out the names of the 1,300 men from the town who went to fight in the First World War in a ceremony on August 4.

Abingdon job agency emails details of 4,000 workers to client by mistake

Oxford Mail:

10:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A RECRUITMENT agency accidentally emailed a client with the personal details of more than 4,000 workers after a “computer error”.

Making moves for brain trust

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

YOUNG dancers at Abingdon Dance Studio produced their best moves to raise money for the Child Brain Injury Trust in a three-hour danceathon on Sunday.

Neave portrayal anger

Oxford Mail: Sandy Lovatt

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Town council leader Sandy Lovatt has criticised a Channel 4 drama for suggesting that the town’s former MP was killed by the security services.

The shops rekindling our interest in books

Oxford Mail:

11:10am Monday 14th July 2014

WHEN Mark Thornton opened Mostly Books in Abingdon in 2006, he continued to sell the pots and pans the cookware store had left behind.

Swan census starts

Oxford Mail: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3173559

8:40am Monday 14th July 2014

AN annual 12th century tradition of counting swans in the River Thames is due to start today.

Driver arrested after hunt

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Monday 14th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a vehicle after a police hunt in Radley on Saturday night.

Staff’s music video for Abingdon pupils is internet hit

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

STAFF at an Abingdon comprehensive school were happy to appear in a music video to say farewell to pupils.

The only thing I missed was seeing an armadillo

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Stuart Weir, from Cumnor, spent four weeks in Rio de Janeiro working for daily radio programme Destination Rio for He attended five World Cup games and told the Oxford Mail about the experience of a lifetime

A groovy time at African workshop

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THESE students got to spin out some decorative bowls at an African Cultural Arts Day.

Thief takes a purse after asking for cash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:23pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A thief asked to borrow 20p before snatching a purse from a 20-year-old woman.

Drawing on their imaginations

Oxford Mail:

1:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

PIRATES and a host of other characters were conjured from the imaginations of primary school pupils when they created their own comic books.

'Sad day' as increase in rent sees market forced to close

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A WEEKLY country market has been forced to shut after 65 years because it cannot afford to pay its £45 rent.

MP Blackwood calls for transparency in child abuse inquiry

Oxford Mail: Nicola Blackwood MP

8:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

COUNCILS must provide any relevant information into a wide-ranging Government inquiry into the sexual abuse of children, Nicola Blackwood told Home Secretary Theresa May in the Commons.

Nine-pound fish caught at river in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Thursday 10th July 2014

A nine-pound fish was caught in the River Thames at Abingdon.

Woman taken to hospital after falling off her bicycle near Abingdon

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

1:52pm Monday 7th July 2014

A WOMAN in her 20s was taken to hospital with facial injuries after falling off her bicycle.

Residents' DIY homes plan for 250 properties

Oxford Mail: FORWARD PLANNING: Drayton2020 chairman Andrew Bax, left, with vice chairman Tom Shebbeare, centre, and district and county councillor for Drayton Richard Webber

7:10am Monday 7th July 2014

PLANS for a new green, sports fields and sites for 250 homes in a village near Abingdon have been revealed.

Crowds give big 'yeah' to sixth charity festival

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 7th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Abingdon Market Place for the sixth annual Yeah Baby! music festival.

Late loved ones’ photos were motivation for charity cyclist

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

EMBARKING upon a 940-mile cycle ride might be a challenge for most, but for Laura Sanders, a quick glance down at her bike was all the motivation she needed.

Family of girl with rare illness calls for help to complete hospice upgrade

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE mother of a seriously-ill toddler, who suffers from seizures dozens of times a week, has called for people to support Oxford’s Helen & Douglas House hospice.

Firm wins cancer test grant

Oxford Mail: An aerial view of Milton Park

8:40am Friday 4th July 2014

A firm developing an on-the-spot cancer detection test has won a £50,000 grant.

Big names say 'yeah baby' to charity show

Oxford Mail:

10:30pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

ABINGDON Market Place will be rocking with music and colour on Saturday.

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