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Exhibition pulls no punches to honour war dead

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FROM soldiers killed by poisonous gas to horses massacred in battle, a new exhibition is not intended to cover the horrors of war lightly.

Sisters’ girl power pays off with triple black belts

Oxford Mail:

4:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THIS is one family you don’t want to mess with.

Army will apologise to paratrooper after bullying claim at RAF Brize Norton upheld

Oxford Mail:

4:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE Army has said it will apologise to a paratrooper who lost three limbs in Afghanistan after his complaint of bullying was upheld.

Brolly good idea pinpoints proposed solar panels

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

UMBRELLAS mimicked solar panels in an experiment to assess how a new eco-project would affect the landscape near Charlbury.

Witney job centre cordoned off after suspicious package scare

Oxford Mail:

11:38am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A job centre was cordoned off after reports of a suspicious package.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes turns his cameras on wartime Blenheim Palace

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE creator of hit TV drama Downton Abbey has been investigating how the real-life stately home of Blenheim Palace coped with the First World War.

Update: Woodstock Road in Witney reopens after earlier building fire

Oxford Mail:

7:34am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WOODSTOCK Road in Witney has now reopened after the earlier building fire.

Widow Twankey laces her boots for panto dates

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PANTO season may feel like a long way off, but for some the work has already started.

End in sight for traffic scheme

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK to complete the first phase of transport improvements in Witney will begin next week.

A40 reopened after crash between Ducklington Lane and Eynsham Roundabout

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE A40 has reopened after a one-car crash.

Hundreds of home without power in Freeland near Witney

Oxford Mail: light bulb with power lines

11:52am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HUNDREDS of homes in West Oxfordshire are without power after overhead electricity lines collapsed.

Crash shuts off road

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A crash outside Eynsham Hall shut off the A4095 yesterday morning.

Feted Chinese artist’s work turning heads at Blenheim

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

VISITORS strolling through Blenheim Palace in Woodstock have been doing a series of double-takes.

Galaxy of stars wows crowds at Blenheim Literary Festival

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RICHARD Dawkins got to talk about himself for an hour and 45 minutes, accompanied by an orchestra playing his favourite music, at this year’s Blenheim Palace Literary Festival.

Bitter row ferments over ‘noisy’ pub

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A VILLAGE pub “belongs on the Cowley Road” a councillor has said following concerns about antisocial behaviour and a new beer garden.

Two-car collision outside Eynsham Hall

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:46am Monday 29th September 2014

A CRASH outside Eynsham Hall shut off the A4095 this morning.

Witney councillors fear being second Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

FEARS have been raised that Witney could “end up like Abingdon” if large scale housing goes ahead.

Palace set to unveil artwork of a dissident

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 29th September 2014

BLENHEIM Palace is to become home to the unusual contemporary artwork of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei.

Soldier’s relative in plea to honour individual war dead

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

WITNEY needs a permanent tribute to mark the centenary of the First World War, according to a man researching his family connections with the conflict.

Fundraising mornings are a piece of cake

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed coffee and cake yesterday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Young ‘mud slingers’ to take aim at their friendly enemies

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

PLAY days usually conjure up images of slides and hopscotches but a Witney event wants an army of medieval-style catapult machines.

Cyclists go down petition path in a bid for new route

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 26th September 2014

CYCLISTS took over the roads as campaigners from charity Bike Safe demanded a cycle path between Eynsham and Botley.

Princess does the honours for military and medicine

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

BELSEN liberator Gilbert King welcomed the Princess Royal as she opened the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum yesterday.

Princess set to open museum for soldiers

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

Princess Anne is to officially open the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum today.

Gang had a 21kg drug stash worth £24m as police struck

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

DRUGS at the centre of an Oxford Crown Court trial had a street value of £24m, police have said.

Downton creator will give insight on how aristocrats live

Oxford Mail: Julian Fellowes

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

DOWNTON Abbey creator Julian Fellowes will ensure that Blenheim Palace enjoys top billing at its own literary festival, which opens in Woodstock tomorrow.

Call for link road to include flood relief barrier

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A PROPOSED relief road should be used to solve Witney’s flood problems, claim campaigners.

Major delays on the A40 after collision involving a cyclist and a motorcyclist

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

8:48am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CYCLIST and motorcyclist were involved in a collision on the A40 near Eynsham this morning.

Swim, run and bike it to get triathlon ticket

Oxford Mail: Blenheim Palace Triathlon

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

PLACES go on sale today for Blenheim Palace’s annual triathlon, the UK’s second largest challenge of its kind and a major charity fundraiser.

Community garden boosts Bloom bid

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE transformation of a disused piece of land into a community garden helped Witney win a silver gilt award at the Britain in Bloom awards.

Museum’s jewellery exhibition is set to sparkle

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SILVER and jewellery artists are showing their metal at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock as a collection of their finest work goes on display today.

First of the few Spitfires is ready for historic fly-past

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FLYING club owner in Oxfordshire who wants to build a squadron of 12 Spitfires has completed his first model.

Corn Exchange's future debated

Oxford Mail: The Corn Exchange

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

The future use of the Corn Exchange will be discussed at a meeting tonight.

Dog lovers ramble off to boost Blue Cross funds

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

DOG walkers went for a stroll in a private meadows to raise money for a West Oxfordshire rehoming centre.

Future use of old hall is up for discussion

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

The future use of the Corn Exchange will be discussed at a meeting tonight .

Dancing in the streets as Charlbury holds its fair

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORRIS dancing, cow-milking contests and a Spitfire fly-past were the attractions at this year’s Charlbury Street Fair.

‘Like Russia’ housing jibe by Brize Norton group offends neighbours Carterton

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A ROW has broken out between Carterton and neighbours Brize Norton after plans to build 700 homes were compared to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine.

Referendum vote gives PM a spring in his step

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

WITNEY MP David Cameron has congratulated the people of Burford for organising a mock “referendum” on the issue of Scottish independence – but has admitted he was more relieved to find out the result of the actual poll.

Man hurt in A40 crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

An 85-year-old man was last night in hospital with back injuries following a crash on the A40 on Thursday.

Developer agrees to a school extension

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE developer behind a 160-home estate in the village has agreed to fund an extension at Bampton Primary School.

Centenarian witnessed changing face of town

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

IT was 100 years ago today that in a flat, above a pub, Sybil Moss was born.

Documenting fight to save rainforest

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

BUDDING filmmaker Ross Harrison spent six-and-a-half weeks with a rainforest tribe for a documentary.

Teenagers to headline festival Stateside

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

SOME parents would worry if their teenage child announced they were to embark on a heavy metal tour of the US.

Man freed from car

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

An elderly man had to be freed from a car yesterday after it was found upside down in a ditch by the A40.

Pothole repair delays

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Emergency road repairs caused delays on the A40 both ways near Witney yesterday afternoon.

Deadline looms for a say on housing plans

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE deadline for residents to have their say on housing plans in West Oxfordshire is today.

Adventuring around county

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 19th September 2014

PHILEAS Fogg begins a journey around the world – and two of West Oxfordshire’s village halls – today at The Theatre in Chipping Norton.

Officer Ted ‘chutes in to Mayor’s party

Oxford Mail:

7:51pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FRESH from his round-the-world tour, Pilot Officer Ted Little parachuted into the Carterton mayor’s Teddy bear’s picnic yesterday.

Emergency road repairs on the A40 causing delays

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

3:59pm Thursday 18th September 2014

EMERGENCY road repairs have causing delays on the A40 both ways near Witney this afternoon.

Farmer helps global firms in trial to improve oilseed rape

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

An Oxfordshire farmer is playing a central role in a trial to improve the yield and quality of oilseed rape.

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