School gates plan

Oxford Mail: Vale of white horse district council

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

King Alfred’s Academy wants to install 1.8m-high security gates.

Work starts on new care home development

Oxford Mail: Resident’s petition to stop new build fails

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WORK has begun on a £1.2m care home development in Letcombe Regis near Wantage.

Beer festival veto leaves a bitter taste

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WANTAGE’S Beer Festival has lost its home at the former Civic Hall – despite the venue deciding to host its own event this year.

Lorry crash on A338

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Commuters faced delays after a lorry hit traffic lights near a service station on the A338 Oxford to Wantage road.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

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

House flooded after work on water main

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:40am Monday 18th August 2014

Firefighters were called out on Saturday afternoon when a burst water main flooded part of a house in Wantage.

A-level results: pupils praised for 100 per cent passes

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WANTAGE: All 128 A-Level students at King Alfred’s Academy passed their exams with grades A* to E.

A-Level results: Cerebral palsy proves no barrier for Luke

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Friday 15th August 2014

King Alfred’s Academy pupil Luke Parsons didn’t let his disability get in the way of his A-Levels as he secured a place at Loughborough University to study computer science.

Call for work to improve safety in busy road

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MONEY needs to be spent on safety imporvements to a key Wantage road before there is a serious accident, it has been warned.

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in ditch

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:20am Thursday 14th August 2014

A 13-year-old horse was pulled from a ditch in East Hanney by firefighters yesterday.

Update: Signalling problems cleared between Didcot Parkway and Swindon

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

4:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIGNALLING problems between Didcot Parkway and Swindon have been resolved and all lines are now open, a rail provider has said.

Jayden Nash, 6, killed when he was hit by car, inquest told

Oxford Mail: Jayden ‘lit up the room with his beautiful smile’

12:15pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy died after he ran out from behind a bus and was hit by a car, an inquest has heard this morning.

Business world is offered a one-night licence to thrills

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FROM Wantage with Love – business leaders have been invited to a James Bond-style private party and casino.

Pictures bring ancient Ridgeway to life

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE grand vistas of the ancient Ridgeway are brought vividly to life in a new photography exhibition.

Taskforce of volunteers sought to revamp the rec and rebuilt old fort

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A £150,000 fundraising campaign has been launched for new play equipment at Wantage Recreation Ground.

Taskforce of volunteers sought to revamp the rec and rebuilt old fort

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A £150,000 fundraising campaign has been launched for new play equipment at Wantage Recreation Ground.

Fast-food workers beat man who moaned about his meal

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 4th August 2014

TWO kebab shop workers have been spared prison after beating a man who complained about their food.

Family’s 10-year heartache over son lost in Himalayas

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

TEN years on from her son’s disappearance in the Himalayas, Gill Koch is still struggling to accept that he is dead.

Entrepreneur with vision for developing enterprise

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Mention the words charter, Government and university and most entrepreneurs’ eyes glaze over.

Hot-desking to help residents work at home

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

People working from home in Wantage and Grove can now take advantage of a communal computer in the town centre.

Football club scores another community award

Oxford Mail: Richie Claydon shoots for goal during Wantage Town's rout of Abingdon Town

5:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WANTAGE Town Football Club has won the Football Association’s highest community standard mark for a fifth year in a row.

‘Gutted: My businesses has been wrecked by arsonists’

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A TYRE business owner said he was “gutted” after his workshop was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Fire destroys industrial estate building

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

3:39pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BUILDING in an industrial estate near Faringdon was destroyed by a blaze today.

Royal history tour during twin town visit from Wantage

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRITAIN’S Royal connection to Germany was celebrated by a diplomatic visit from Wantage.

Trio of traders take up longer lease at shop

Oxford Mail: From left, Stuart Miller, of Bybox; Jo Willet, of Oxford Innovation; Suzanne Malcolm, of Vale of White Horse District Council; and Iain Nicholson, Wantage Town Team coordinator

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTREPRENEURS who trialled their businesses in an empty Wantage shop unit have taken it over.

Lift-off for airfield’s 2,500 homes project

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORK will be able to start at Grove Airfield following a decade of discussions when the final agreement is signed later this month.

‘Town green bid must be refused’

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A BID to register village land as a town green should be rejected because it has not been used by the public for long enough, experts have said.

From the West End to Wantage for Legally Blonde musical

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A WANTAGE theatre group is one of the first in the country to be allowed to stage an amateur production of a popular West End musical.

Ferrari owner’s £15k for own name plate

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

FARHAN Ahmed bagged the accessory his Ferrari 458 Italia was missing when he parted with £15,000 for a personalised registration plate at the first day of the DVLA’s registration auction yesterday.

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey given new title in government reshuffle

Oxford Mail: Ed Vaizey

2:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey has been given a new position in the Government reshuffle.

Kit carts made from tubes get kids racing out on track

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MADE by kids, for kids, these “goblin cars” have proved a roaring success.

Pupils in East Hanney will read all about it thanks to Wantage store donation

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

KEEN reader Richard Bungay has a new challenge in his sights after his school received £150 worth of books.

Pair arrested over football violence bailed

Oxford Mail: Swindon Town FC

8:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

TWO Wantage men arrested in connection with football violence have been released on bail.

Man assaulted at pub

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A 27-year-old man needed 17 stitches after being assaulted at the Blue Boar pub in Wantage.

Man needed stitches after attack in Wantage pub

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:10pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A 27-year-old man needed 17 stitches after being assaulted at the Blue Boar pub.

Primary school closes after leak in roof causes flooding

Oxford Mail: Key Stage 2 results have remained the same in Oxfordshire

11:57am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A primary school is closed today after a leak in its roof caused it to flood.

In the groove in aid of Grove teen who has undergone cancer treatment

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MAISIE Norton’s aunt has decided that her teenage niece – having had cancer three times – deserves a holiday.

Crumbling wall sparks ownership row

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE owner of a Wantage wall that could crumble into the road says he is willing to knock it down but will not replace it.

Plans to turn former police station into a car park

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been set up to turn Wantage’s former police station and magistrates’ court into a car park.

One-way system considered to mitigate Challow Station roadbridge closure

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

NETWORK RAIL is considering introducing a one-way system to mitigate the impact of closing the Challow Station roadbridge for four months.

Glider comes down at the White Horse

Oxford Mail: Glider crashes at the White Horse

4:45pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A GLIDER pilot escaped uninjured after the aircraft came down at the White Horse Hill in Uffington this afternoon.

Residents air views on tram line debate

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council rev logo

3:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

PLANS to introduce a tram line at the former Grove rail station sparked debate between Wantage and Grove residents.

Residents have a say on town

Oxford Mail: The statue of King Alfred in Wantage town centre

8:40am Saturday 28th June 2014

WANTAGE residents can have their say today on how they think the town should develop.

Children and troops soldier on to help Armed Forces Day

Oxford Mail: Cameron King, 11, right, and Iffy Nailatikau, 10, take part in the tent exercise at Millbrook School in Grove. Picture: OX68059 Marc West

7:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

THIS little soldier got lessons from real military personnel who dropped by to help with classes.

Grove parish bids for a village academy

Oxford Mail: Key Stage 2 results have remained the same in Oxfordshire

10:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

GROVE Parish Council is set to become the first local authority in the country to apply to open an academy school, it is believed.

Run away to circus? Katie did just that

Oxford Mail: Katie Rogers, centre, born and raised in Wantage, is now Ringmaster for Jay Millers Circus which comes to Wallingford and Wantage next week

9:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Growing up in Wantage, Katie Rogers dreamed of running away to join the circus.

Leader’s vision for tram hub in Grove unveiled

Oxford Mail: The vision for Grove Station

7:10am Thursday 26th June 2014

This is what Grove Station could look like if it is re-opened for trams or trains.

Epilepsy charity appeal launch at Downing Street

Oxford Mail: Samantha Cameron.

5:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

A WANTAGE charity attended 10 Downing Street where it launched an appeal for research into a pioneering device which could cut epilepsy deaths.

Nuns to move out of convent

Oxford Mail: St Mary’s Convent in Wantage

8:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE declining number of nuns entering one of the Church of England’s oldest communities has prompted a decision to sell up and move out.

Giving tech-savvy teens a Facebook insight into the First World War

Oxford Mail: Nikky Arding, Diz Majores and David Noble, with a life-sized cutout of Walter Carter

7:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

WALTER Carter just updated his Facebook status: “Imagine wars being fought in the sky… that would be a thrill.”






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