Six fire engines are sent to put out cottage fire in West Hendred

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THIS thatched cottage in West Hendred, near Wantage, was damaged after a fire broke out yesterday morning.

Stiff drinks needed all round at Wantage pub

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THIS Wantage pub has transformed itself into a horrifying version of Alice in Wonderland to scare customers this Halloween.

Mustang gallops past all-comers at classic car event

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CLASSIC car owners revved up their engines and made their way to Motorlux Ford in Wantage for a day which mixed nostalgia and the future.

Silver band hope to rake in the brass

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WANTAGE Silver Band is hoping a 24-hour musical marathon will raise more than £1,000.

Firefighters tackle blaze at thatched house in West Hendred

Oxford Mail:

7:58am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze which broke out at a thatched house in West Hendred this morning.

Wantage roadshow uncovers First World War memories

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 27th October 2014

A ROADSHOW was held yesterday in a bid to uncover memories and memorabilia from the First World War.

Faringdon comes third in ranking of 'hotspot' places for families to live

Oxford Mail: Faringdon Folly Tower Open Day

8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FARINGDON is the third best place for families to live in England and Wales, a new report claims.

Uffington post office burgled

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Cigarettes and tobacco were stolen during a burglary at the post office in Uffington last week.

Pupils go to pieces to create park’s new inspirational mosaic

Oxford Mail:

1:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ASPIRING artists have brought a touch of ancient Rome to rural Wantage.

Homes growth fuels bid for more advice centre helpers

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAJOR increase in homes in the Wantage and Grove area will put even more pressure on an advice centre, its new chairman is warning.

Tributes paid to man found stabbed to death on Abingdon riverbank

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN was last night being held in custody on suspicion of murder after a man was found fatally stabbed in Abingdon.

Grove airfield plans for discussion

Oxford Mail: Clavis Holdings Ltd want to build 35 new homes in Goodrich.

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

PARISH councillors in Grove will discuss the current status of the 2,500-home Grove Airfield development at their next meeting tomorrow night.

Straight to curly paper exhibition

Oxford Mail:

12:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

HAIRDRESSER Laura Harradine started curling paper to make family Christmas cards, and now she is exhibiting her artworks publically.

End of the line for railway bridge

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

HUGE hydraulic hammers were used to demolish this bridge over the railway at Challow.

Ebola medic from Faringdon returns from Sierra Leone

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Ebola medic Andy Gleadle was due to fly back into the UK last night after spending nearly a fortnight in Sierra Leone.

Second care home proposal for old Wantage police station

Oxford Mail: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW attempt to turn the old Wantage Police Station into a care home is “incredibly frustrating”, a councillor has said.

Wantage schoolboy who rescued elderly woman after she fell is hailed a hero

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SCHOOLBOY Mitchell Currie has been praised as a “hero” for raising the alarm when an elderly woman had a fall at a care home.

A420 at Faringdon blocked after collision involving a car and a lorry

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:04am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE A420 at Farindgon is blocked after a collision involving a car and a lorry. 

Man cleared of assault

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A man was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a toddler yesterday.

Wantage MP in workshop proves the man’s for turning

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

AS an MP, Ed Vaizey is no stranger to close shaves.

Sex assault case jury considers verdicts on Faringdon man

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:50am Friday 10th October 2014

AN OXFORD Crown Court jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a toddler.

Village meets on warehouse

Oxford Mail: Ed Vaizey

5:30pm Thursday 9th October 2014

WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey will host a meeting about controversial plans for a “enormous” new warehouse in Sutton Courtenay.

Look at the power behind the Formula E racing cars

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A BATTERY developed in Oxfordshire is helping electric cars in the inaugural Formula E championship reach speeds of 125mph, and the technology is expected to soon enable the cars to recharge wirelessly.

Faringdon man in Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola epidemic

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

A WEEK ago, Oxfordshire man Andy Gleadle was at home watching the horror of the Ebola epidemic unfold in Sierra Leone.

'Good' primary school joins Wantage's Vale Academy Trust

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A PRIMARY school is to officially link up with other schools after an outside headteacher helped it deal with inspectors’ concerns.

All God’s creatures gather for special blessing service

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Monday 6th October 2014

DONKEYS have been associated with Christianity since Biblical times, but dogs and cats less so.

Schoolboy 'hero' sought by home

Oxford Mail:

5:30pm Saturday 4th October 2014

AN anonymous school pupil who raised the alarm after a care home resident had a fall has been praised as a “hero”.

Publicans hop to it with home brew

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

WHEN new managers arrived at The King Alfred’s Head in Wantage last year they decided they needed a unique draw to pull in punters.

Cigarettes stolen after window smashed at Tesco Metro in Faringdon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:13pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A large quantity of cigarettes were stolen after a burglary at a shop in Faringdon yesterday.

Blessing is a pet project for churchgoers

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Thursday 2nd October 2014

ANIMALS will be flocking to church on Sunday to take part in a special blessing service.

Town team is praised after new shops fill empty units

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MOST empty shops in Wantage have been filled, with businesses praising Government cash support.

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’.

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