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An emotional gathering on what would have been Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker's 15th birthday

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

LIBERTY Baker’s family and friends gathered at her grave yesterday to mark what would have been her 15th birthday.

East of Woodstock homes consultation ‘should be including Oxford Airport bosses’

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AIRPORT bosses should have been consulted ahead of plans to build up to 1,500 homes east of Woodstock, a resident told councillors yesterday.

Developers to be asked to return cash for A40 road project at Witney

Oxford Mail: Ian Hudspeth

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COUNCIL boss wants to retrieve millions of pounds handed back to developers for a new junction on the A40 at Witney.

Confusion over future of West Oxfordshire-based Caterham F1 team amid threats of legal action

Oxford Mail: Tony Fernandes

12:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CONFUSION surrounded the future of the troubled West Oxfordshire-based Caterham F1 motor racing team tonight as former boss Tony Fernandes faces legal action by the current 'owners'.

West Oxfordshire housing strategy delayed after thousands give their views

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLUEPRINT for where new homes will be built in West Oxfordshire has been delayed after the district council received more feedback than it expected.

Councillors to inspect site of proposed 270-home development in Witney

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MEMBERS of West Oxfordshire District Council’s lowlands area planning sub-committee are to make a site visit before considering controversial proposals for a housing development in Witney.

Carterton motorcyclist dies in hospital after road accident

Oxford Mail: The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

7:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 74-year-old man who was injured when his motorcycle collided with a car last month has died in hospital.

West Oxfordshire F1 car maker's future unclear

Oxford Mail:

7:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TALKS surrounding the future of the West Oxfordshire-based maker of Caterham Formula 1 racing cars are “not making much progress”, administrators said.

Police watchdog launches investigation into Woodstock man's death in Sussex

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE family of a Woodstock man, who died after being restrained by police, said they need to know more about his death.

Minister joins Army medics on Ebola mission in Africa

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

INTERNATIONAL Development Secretary Justine Greening yesterday flew from West Oxfordshire to West Africa with troops helping in the fight against Ebola.

Carterton Scalextric challenge gets pulses racing

Oxford Mail:

5:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

EIGHT-year-old Caitlin James got her motor running before heading out on the Scalextric track.

Freeland Primary School gets groovy for its milestone anniversary

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ABBI Wilkinson and Chloe Davies celebrated their school’s 50th birthday by travelling back in time to the swinging ’60s.

100 army medics fly from RAF Brize Norton to Sierra Leone in fight against Ebola

Oxford Mail:

9:19am Tuesday 21st October 2014

INTERNATIONAL Development Secretary Justine Greening is with British troops today heading to Sierra Leone to help the fight against Ebola.

Plenty of a-ppeal at Chadlington’s apple day fun

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

VILLAGERS in Chadlington marked the harvest season with an event dedicated to apples.

Leafield-based Caterham F1 car-maker goes into administration

Oxford Mail:

11:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE West Oxfordshire-based maker of Caterham Formula 1 racing cars has gone into administration.

Poll's outcome to be used to fight Woodstock homes proposal

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

5:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PUBLIC poll will be held in Woodstock after plans were unveiled to build up to 1,500 homes east of the town.

Nearly-full Eynsham cemetery set to be closed for future burials

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A “full up” graveyard is set to close, preventing residents from being buried in their village.

Blenheim Palace plans to open gates to music fans with series of concerts

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

WOODSTOCK has welcomed plans to hold a series of concerts at Blenheim Palace.

Man who scared off burglars with a sword from his Witney home is left feeling 'a bag of nerves'

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

A BURGLARY victim who scared off his intruders while holding a sword said the incident had left him emotionally scarred.

Didcot steam enthusiast chuffed by Combe Mill show’s popularity

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

TRADITIONAL industries of wood and steam came together at the original sawmill and workshop of the Blenheim Palace estate, Combe Mill.

Clarkson gets points on licence

Oxford Mail: Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been caught speeding

11:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is to receive points on his driving licence after being caught speeding, he has admitted.

Details of 11th Duke of Marlborough's funeral released

Oxford Mail:

9:50am Saturday 18th October 2014

FAMILY and close friends will attend the funeral of the 11th Duke of Marlborough on Friday in Woodstock, Blenheim Palace has said.

Site visit proposed over plan for 270 homes in Witney

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

COUNCILLORS are expected to support visiting the site in Witney of a controversial plan for 270 homes before making a decision.

Twelfth Duke of Marlborough Jamie Spencer-Churchill to move into Blenheim Palace

Oxford Mail:

3:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

JAMIE Spencer-Churchill - the 12th Duke of Marlborough - will move into Blenheim Palace, the estate confirmed today.

Woman trying to save dog rescued from River Evenlode near Stonesfield

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

12:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN ELDERLY woman was rescued from a river as she tried to rescue her dog  this morning. 

Son inherits 12th Duke of Marlborough title but Blenheim Palace stays with trustees

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

BLENHEIM Palace will remain under the control of trustees as the late Duke of Marlborough’s heir – Jamie Spencer-Churchill – inherited his father’s title.

Blenheim Palace flag flies at half mast and tributes paid after Duke of Marlborough dies aged 88

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Prime Minister and Oxfordshire’s political leaders led tributes to the Duke of Marlborough, John Spencer-Churchill, after his death was announced by Blenheim Palace.

Two-vehicle collision in Shilton Road, Carterton

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:34am Friday 17th October 2014

THE B4020 Shilton Road in Carterton is blocked after a collision involving two vehicles. 

Dealer and burglar held escort for £500 ransom

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A BURGLAR and cannabis dealer kidnapped an escort and her boyfriend and held them hostage for a ransom of £500.

Council unveils plan for tunnel under Oxford city centre to ease congestion

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

BUSES could be running in underground tunnels beneath Oxford’s congested streets in a multi-million-pound scheme unveiled by Ian Hudspeth.

Fraudster sentenced after charging Carterton pensioner £13,600 for roof repairs

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

4:31pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A TRADER who who tried to charge a Carterton pensioner £13,600 for roof repair work that was not needed has been ordered to pay compensation.

Witney complex latest to join firm's expanding retirement homes portfolio

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

OLD age is good for business, at least if you are Richmond Villages.

A lack of volunteers puts Eynsham and Leafield fairs in jeopardy

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO popular village fairs could be called off because of a shortage of volunteers.

How this ex-Para put Brad through his paces for Fury

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A FORMER paratrooper from near Charlbury rubbed shoulders with Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf as he worked on new Second World War blockbuster Fury.

Pupils help bring social media opera show My Perfect World to life

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO county schools will enjoy a night of awe-inspiring arias when they take to the stage with the Welsh National Opera.

Gas leak leaves eight homes in Chipping Norton without supply

Oxford Mail: Funding secured to tackle borough's fuel poverty crisis

3:21pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Eight homes have had their gas supplies disconnected following a gas leak, according to Southern Gas Networks.

Woodstock traders' group celebrates 10 years promoting community

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GROUP set up to promote Woodstock as a tourist and shopping destination celebrated its 10th anniversary with a party.

Rufus, 6, feels like a superhero after donating bone marrow to poorly younger brother

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO young brothers bound by a potentially life-saving operation are closer than ever, according to their mum.

Homes would impact on setting of Chipping Norton's iconic Bliss Tweed Mill, inquiry told

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A public inquiry began into a decision to reject plans for 60 homes in Chipping Norton yesterday.

Witney accountant told to pay £8k for selling fake GHD hairdryers that could have injured users

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN ACCOUNTANT has been told to pay more than £8,000 for selling fake hairdryers, one of which burst into flames.

David Cameron's office defends PM after he poses with 'blacked up' Morris dancers for picture at Banbury Folk Festival

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

DAVID Cameron’s office has defended a photograph in which the Prime Minister posed with a group of Morris dancers who had blacked up their faces.

Road closed in Glympton after car hits telegraph pole

Oxford Mail: road closed sign

5:16pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A ROAD in Glymptom is still closed after a crash this morning because of electricity concerns.

Woman from Witney who sold fake hairdryers online fined

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

4:11pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WITNEY woman who sold counterfeit hairdryers has been told to pay £2,500 in fines.

Phantom of the Opera will star in film festival

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A SCREENING of a silent movie classic with a live band will feature in this year’s WItney Film Festival.

Charity auction star Adrian pulls in punters and pounds

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HE HAS toured some of the world’s biggest stadiums presenting football matches on TV but Adrian Chiles was given a smaller stage when he presented a fundraising auction.

Flood alert issued for West Oxfordshire after heavy rain

Oxford Mail: Severe flood warning for Mistley and Brantham

12:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A flood alert is in place today in West Oxfordshire this morning.

Calendar spot does not dull collector’s traffic cone love

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

HE IS recognised as one of the country’s dullest people but David Morgan will never lose interest in his unusual hobby.

Descendants take their hats off to company’s longevity

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THREE sisters whose family founded a hat-making business 240 years ago visited its Witney factory for the first time yesterday.

RAF parade's mix of chart and marching tunes is a hit

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

OXFORD ground to a halt as RAF reservists based at Brize Norton exercised their Freedom of the County by parading through the city centre.

Mum Sharon pays tribute to brave son and former Burford School pupil Matt Gilbert with Land's End to John O'Groats road trip in a banger

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 13th October 2014

WHEN 19-year-old Matt Gilbert died from testicular cancer last year, it left his parents devastated.






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