Vikings invade to stage King Alfred battle

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

SCREAMS of delight and horror echoed across a quiet market town yesterday as more than 200 Mediaeval warriors clashed in battle.

Man avoids jail for headbutting former Hanneys and Hendred councillor

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

A MAN who headbutted a former county councillor he thought was kicking his dog has avoided prison.

Mystery why Faringdon conservationist killed himself at rail crossing

Oxford Mail: British Transport Police appeal for ‘Good Samaritan’ following assault at Wirral train station

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A CORONER says there is no clear reason why a Faringdon conservationist killed himself at a beauty spot.

Bike team cross England to help adoption cause

Oxford Mail: Worcester bike ride event cancelled

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

JUST over 13 years ago, Paul Mason and his wife Iris adopted their daughter Megan.

Cancer survivor starts support and healing sessions for women sufferers in Wantage and Grove

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A BREAST cancer survivor from Wantage is setting up a sufferers’ support group.

Barriers ‘used as last resort’ to stop drivers

Oxford Mail: OCC Cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo-Smith.

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

WATER-FILLED barriers have been used as a “last resort” to stop drivers ignoring road closure signs.

Ale just have my own festival

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

WHEN his local beer festival was cancelled, Peter Fowler simply decided to hold his own.

Vikings get set for big battle with the Saxons

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

HORDES of Vikings and Saxons will clash in the quiet market town of Wantage this weekend.

Speed-calming ideas wanted

Oxford Mail: BUMP AND GRIND: Gorslas councillors have urged the local authority not to instal a speed bump in place of the Cefneithin Road chicane.

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

RESIDENTS will be asked what traffic calming measures they would like on Ickleton Road in Wantage.

Plan for 555 new houses submitted

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

PLANS have been put forward for 555 new homes in Wallingford.

Safe with cash taken when club is burgled

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A safe containing cash was stolen after a Wantage club was burgled on Sunday.

Exercise regime helps pupil stretch her way to recovery

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SCOLIOSIS sufferer Laura Tait can touch her toes for the first time in her life thanks to a treatment she discovered on the internet.

Safe stolen from Comrades Social Club in burglary

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SAFE containing cash was stolen after a Wantage club was burgled yesterday.

Schoolboy back on the ball after ceramic skull ‘miracle’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A YEAR ago schoolboy Ollie Kirk became one of the first people in the UK to have half of his skull replaced with a ceramic implant.

'He was like Jekyll and Hyde but drug means he's calmer'

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

FOR Alison Thomson, living with a son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been like living with “Jekyll and Hyde”.

Drivers moving 'closed' signs to use rat-run

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

ROAD closed signs will have to be concreted into the ground around West Challow after drivers simply moved them out of the way.

Tale of the lord, the house, his ‘mad’ lover and his wife

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A HORSE drinking tea in a drawing room furnished with grand antique furniture. A man riding naked in the grounds of a country house. A folly built in the shape of a phallic symbol.

Friends starting life together highlights role of older carers

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A TV documentary about adults with learning disabilities leaving home for the first time has raised vital public awareness about the issue, a charity boss has said.

Headteacher praised for 'exciting turnaround of primary school

Oxford Mail:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE new headteacher at Millbrook School in Grove has been praised by the head of her teaching union for her ‘real ambition’.

Documentary follows friends’ Wantage house share

Oxford Mail: Rebrand for all of ITV's channels

7:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Four adult friends with various learning disabilities moving in together in Wantage will be the subject of an ITV documentary tonight at 7.30pm.

Stanford in the Vale woman died after reaction to prescribed drug

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN who lived near Faringdon died from a “once in a million” complication due to prescribed medication, an inquest heard yesterday.

King Alfred headteacher’s dreams start to take shape

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE new headteacher of King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage, has said the school should have moved from three sites to two “five years ago”.

Cave drawings inspire artists

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SOME heartfelt artworks will be on show at Wantage Art Group’s next exhibition.

Charlton school celebrates its half-century milestone

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a school marked half a century of educating youngsters.

Her Majesty drops in for a cuppa at museum

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUEEN Victoria invited visitors to share a cup of tea and a Pontefract cake at Wantage’s Vale and Downland Museum.

‘We’ve been priced out of the civic hall’

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

COUNCIL leaders have defended money-making measures after groups accused them of abandoning their principles by upping fees at a civic hall.

Tour of Britain rolls in

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Rolling road closures of up to 15 minutes will be in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire today.

Williams F1 still moving up the grid despite £21m loss

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WILLIAMS F1 is winning on the track this season but racked up a £21m loss for the first half of this year.

Crash inquest resumes

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

An inquest into the death of Steven Wicks, 65, of Wantage, will resume at County Hall at 12.15pm today after being adjourned.

Murder mystery among literary festival events

Oxford Mail: Kate-Adie.JPG

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

LITERATURE lovers will be called on to crack “an unsolved crime” at an annual literary festival.

Market Place makes way for fair return

Oxford Mail: Stagecoach bus

7:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE fair returns to Wantage Market Place this Friday and Saturday night.

Mum’s bilingual bookshop is such a novel family affair

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

WHEN Cheryl Sánchez married a Spaniard, it did not occur to her it would be a business opportunity.

Two neighbours’ ceramics show a diary event now

Oxford Mail:

10:20pm Friday 5th September 2014

TWO neighbours’ pottery exhibition at a Wantage museum is fast becoming an annual tradition.

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

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

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

Missing people are found

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

Two people reported missing have been found safe, police have said.

That’s really fast food

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

A motorcyclist caught doing 72mph on a 30mph road in Grove said he was trying to get his frozen pizza home before it defrosted.

Road chaos alert as bridge is closed

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SOME 6,800 drivers between Wantage and Faringdon have been warned to expect driving “chaos” for 13 weeks from Saturday.

Police car ends up in ditch after collision

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A police car ended up in a ditch after colliding with another car off Oxford Road, East Hanney, on Monday.

Buses get some F1 technology

Oxford Mail: Williams F1 Image by Craig Styles(C)

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FORMULA One team from Oxfordshire has been the inspiration behind a new fleet of low emission buses.

Golf club installs defibrillator device

Oxford Mail: Responder department manager Dick Tracey before his charity head, beard and moustache shave. Pictures: OX63860 Denis Kennedy

6:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A GOLF club near Faringdon has installed life-saving equipment after a man died there earlier this year.

Film crewman ‘went berserk’ and bit officer

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FILM crew worker has been jailed after a court heard he went "completely berserk" and attacked three police officers.

Police car ends up in ditch after collision in East Hanney

Oxford Mail:

7:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

A POLICE car ended up in a ditch following a collision with another car off Oxford Road, East Hanney, earlier today.

Kettle descaler leak puts delivery man in hospital

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A DELIVERY driver was taken to hospital after a container of kettle descaler leaked.

Roadworks on A420 near Shrivenham finish a week early

Oxford Mail: a420 alert

3:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

Roadworks scheduled to rumble on until mid-September have finished a week early.

Chemical leak in Ashbury near Faringdon leaves man in hospital

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:31pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a hazardous chemical leaked as it was being delivered to a property in Ashbury, near Faringdon earlier today.

Villagers plan a co-operative to buy their pub

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

VIILAGERS are trying to start a co-operative to save a pub in West Hanney, near Wantage.

‘Stay vigilant’ police warning after hay arson

Oxford Mail:

7:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

ABOUT £20,000 worth of hay has been burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

Straw fire shuts road

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Six hundred tonnes of straw caught light, resulting in Copperage Road being closed at the B4494 at Farnborough Village yesterday.

Police investigate suspected arson after yesterday's hay blaze

Oxford Mail:

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ABOUT 200 tonnes of hay were burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

Cancer takes life of writer and campaigner

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A local author and journalist who raised money for an Oxford hospital has died aged 71.






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