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Everest trek just taster for the Pole

Oxford Mail: Jan Meek on an expedition to the North Pole in 2008

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FORMER Chipping Norton mayor says she has “unfinished business” as she prepares for a South Pole expedition next year.

Share your views with the police

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE officers from the district’s neighbourhood teams are holding a series of meetings to allow the public to have their say on local policing.

Plea to help catch the Charlbury tyre slasher

Oxford Mail: Guy Ker has had tyres slashed four times by the mystery tyre slasher. Picture: OX66637 Mark Hemsworth

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MYSTERY vandal has been slashing car tyres and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage in Charlbury.

Trainee teacher joins Blenheim Ribbonwalk in memory of mother

Oxford Mail: Aileen Mothersill, right, with her late mother Anner

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TWO months since losing her mum to cancer, Aileen Mothersill is channelling her grief into helping others.

RAF Brize Norton crews go ‘quackers’ for duck race

Oxford Mail: Senior Aircraftsman Monika Dunkley

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

RAF personnel at Brize Norton are used to flying the latest mighty aircraft but on May 5 they will be hoping far less hi-tech winged creatures take off.

Gagging politicians is ‘not acceptable’ says minister

Oxford Mail: Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A GOVERNMENT minister has criticised a town council’s proposal to ban councillors from talking to the media without getting written permission first.

RAF Falcons pass with flying colours

Oxford Mail: The vibrant picture of the parachute team snapped by Adi Webb from his mum’s house

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IS it a bird? Is it a plane?

Union role for Witney teacher

Oxford Mail: Geoff Branner

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A WITNEY teacher is the new president of a teacher’s trade union.

Raiders snatch wheels ahead of charity ride

Oxford Mail: Janice Lovegrove found the wheels of her bike had been stolen.

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A RETIRED social worker training for a 279-mile cycle ride across China in aid of Women V Cancer has had the wheels of her bike stolen.

Husband launches natural products for sensitive skin

Oxford Mail: Tim Davies with some of his skincare products. Picture: OX66297 David Fleming

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Supermarket shelves are full of skincare products proclaiming to be “natural” and “organic” but there are question marks over exactly how many chemicals they contain.

700 houses on hold

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A decision on plans for 700 homes east of Carterton has been delayed.

Taxi firms across West Oxfordshire seek 20 per cent rise in fares

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXI fares in West Oxfordshire could rise by 20 per cent.

There's plenty to debate as districts go to the polls

Oxford Mail: White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon last year after local council elections. Votes will be counted on Friday, May 23, following three district council elections

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEXT month thousands of people across Oxfordshire will be able to have their say on how their councils are run.

Trio of pilots take off on gruelling marathon effort

Oxford Mail: Left to right, flight lieutenants Tom Mountney, Rob Platt and Graeme Hunt

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR three RAF flight lieutenants running the equivalent of 17 marathons in 17 days, each one of the 448 miles they run will be poignant reminder of loss.

It's little wonder he's a real Town and Gown superhero

Oxford Mail: 'Wonder Woman’ Phil Grant. Picture: OX66521 Jon Lewis

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HE may feel too old to pound the streets with other runners but “Wonder Woman” Phil Grant will be cheering on thousands at a city 10k next month.

Care home nurse is cautioned for threat

Oxford Mail: Greta Muvuti

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A care home nurse has been cautioned after threatening to cut the daughter of a quadriplegic patient “into little pieces”.

May Queen crown passes from mum to daughter

Oxford Mail: Elinor Everest and her daughter Imogen, Elisha Curtis and her mum Elsa

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THIRTY years ago, Elinor Everest proudly paraded through Eynsham as her primary school’s May Queen.

Town councillors may face ‘outrageous’ gagging order

Oxford Mail: Cllr Duncan Enright with the clause from the document proposing to ban Witney town councillors from talking to the press

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

COUNCILLORS who were democractically elected in Witney could be banned from speaking to the press without getting written permission first under the town council’s new media policy.

Car tyres slashed

Oxford Mail: A slashed tyre in Old Town

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Car tyres have been punctured and let down in a spate of incidents in Charlbury.

Town to get market square in £150,000 spending plans

Oxford Mail: Carterton mayor Lynn Little and West Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for communities Richard Langridge by the war memorial, which is being cleaned as part of a project to regenerate Carterton town centre

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to create a market square in Carterton as part of a £150,000 regeneration project will be a major improvement to the town, councillors say.

Classic motor rally turns a few heads

Oxford Mail: ohn and Heather Dresser with their green Triumph TR3a

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Witney were greeted by an unusual sight as 70 classic cars drove into the town on Sunday.

Joy as 120 jobs are saved at Witney bakery

Oxford Mail: Back to School with The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys Competition

8:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE jobs of more than 100 workers at a cake-making business have been saved after it was bought out of administration.

Hundreds of people watch Palm Sunday passion play

Oxford Mail: In the Woodstock Passion story, Jesus, played by Thomas Panton, is questioned by the priests following his arrest after the last supper

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WOODSTOCK town square is usually filled with tourists and shoppers but it was the scene of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion on Sunday.

Missing pensioner found safe and well

Oxford Mail: Basil Pratley

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A pensioner who went missing after going to the garden centre was yesterday found safe and well.

Approval given for 250 homes in Carterton

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to build 250 homes in Carterton have been approved.

Councillor says she won't stand again because she is disillusioned

Oxford Mail: Annie Roy-Barker

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A COUNCILLOR says she will not stand for re-election next month because she is “disillusioned” with West Oxfordshire District Council’s leadership.

Missing OAP found safe and well

Oxford Mail: Basil Pratley

2:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

A PENSIONER who went missing after going to the garden centre has been found safe and well.

Update: Pensioner Basil Pratley remains missing this morning

Oxford Mail: Basil Pratley

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

PENSIONER Bail Pratley is still missing this morning.

Housing plan may be sunk by water voles today

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

WATER voles are undermining plans for a new housing estate in a West Oxfordshire village.

Housing to be decided today

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

COUNCILLORS will decide today whether to grant planning permission for a 250-home development off Swinbrook Road, in Carterton, despite 11 objections.

Hunt for missing man

Oxford Mail: Basil Pratley

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A PENSIONER from Milton-under-Wychwood who went out to visit a garden centre did not return home, according to police.

Pilots will run 17 marathons

Oxford Mail: A Hercules

6:30am Monday 14th April 2014

THREE pilots from RAF Brize Norton will run 17 marathons in 17 days for charity.

Nurse did threaten to cut patient’s daughter

Oxford Mail: Greta Muvuti

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

A PANEL ruled yesterday that a nursing home nurse did threaten to cut the daughter of a quadriplegic patient “into little pieces”.

Three rebailed over suspected assaults

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Three men suspected of stamping on a man’s head have been rebailed by detectives.

Three-year target set to raise £300,000 for Carterton hall

Oxford Mail: Tom Barry

6:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

TRUSTEES of a community hall in Carterton are raising money for £300,000 repairs.

Sex offender gets supermarket ban

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A 62-year-old man has been banned from a supermarket after admitting sex crimes.

Man cleared of raping girl, 15, in his car

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD from Brize Norton has been cleared of raping a 15-year-old girl in his car.

Pupils highlight road safety on march in town

Oxford Mail: Headteacher Lisa Rowe and Poppy Ellis, six, left, and Verity Bennett, seven, lead the way as the walking bus crosses the road

5:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHILDREN, teachers and parents marched through Woodstock as part of a campaign to highlight road safety concerns.

Determined apprentice joins hi-tech innovation unit

Oxford Mail: Stephanie Henwood, left, manager of Witney Business and Innovation Centre, with Jemma Parsloe

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A HI-TECH innovation centre has appointed its first apprentice.

Protesters fear for market town after bank’s closure

Oxford Mail: Outside the Woodstock NatWest bank, front, Chris Bayliss and Louise Maybury. Back, from left: Mike Sharland, Beth Felstead, Faye Parker, Ann McEwen, Kate Richards, Hillary Williams and Cerys Williams. Seated, from left: Brenda Cripps and Joy Pomfret

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BUSINESSES say Woodstock’s future as a market town is threatened by the closure of one of its two remaining banks.

Stadium’s business and leisure dream

Oxford Mail: Witney Community Stadium

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

WITNEY Community Stadium could be developed for business and leisure but not housing bosses said, after a failed bid to bring top flight rugby to the site.

Prime Minister records war poem tribute

Oxford Mail: PM David Cameron

8:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has read a poem for a CD to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

‘Teenage girl initiated encounter’, Brize Norton rape trial jury told

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD has denied raping a 15-year-old girl in his car and told an Oxford Crown Court jury they had consensual sex.

Stand-in role lands Cara Kealy a model deal

Oxford Mail: Cara Kealy

6:10am Thursday 10th April 2014

A LAST-minute role standing in for a model who had not turned up led to a deal with a London agency for a county student.

Ladies stepping out in support of friend

Oxford Mail: Lisa Jones, left, and Jane Pendall before Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

WHEN Jane Pendall’s friend Lisa Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in December she wanted to find a way to show her love and support.

Sports and arts clubs get recognition for encouraging disabled

Oxford Mail: The new inclusion mark

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A new scheme has been launched to recognise sports and arts clubs in West Oxfordshire that are inclusive and welcoming to disabled people.

A chair that's fit for a prince goes on show

Oxford Mail: Chris Baylis and his dog Scrumpie with the chair, right

3:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MADE of English sustainable hardwood and ash and with George etched across its back rail, this chair is fit for a prince.

Legion of books delights Oxfam shop

Oxford Mail: Tony Cooper with some of the books

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

HISTORIANS talk about the spoils of war.

Fritillaries fail to show for big day

Oxford Mail: Fritillaries are scarce     Picture: PA/Beth Newman

11:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

WET weather over the winter has forced the postponement of the annual Fritillary Sunday in Ducklington for the second year running.

Rape trial jury told of fears for safety

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A jury has heard from the friend of a teenager who alleges she was raped by a 25-year-old man in his car.

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