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Music festival is a real family affair

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people gathered on a meadow in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds to dance in the sun at the county’s biggest free music festival.

Opera star Jessye to lift lid on her life at literary festival

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SINGERS and scientists feature in an impressive line-up of speakers announced for the 2014 Blenheim Literary Festival.

RAF team’s 184-mile Thames Path run raises more than £4,000

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A six-strong team from RAF Brize Norton have raised more than £4,000 after taking on the River Thames Path in a 184-mile relay run.

Thunderbolt and no lighting at school of rock

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

SCHOOL’s out for the next generation of rock superstars spending their summer break jamming at the Muzo Akademy School of Rock summer camp.

Arrest in Spain: 156 theft and fraud charges

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

A 40-year-old man arrested in Spain has appeared in court facing 156 theft and fraud charges.

Thousands expected at Riverside Festival Charlbury

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ABOUT 9,000 people are expected to descend on a West Oxfordshire riverbank for the county’s biggest free music festival this weekend.

Man charged with 156 offences at Witney company after police pick him up in Spain

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 40-year-old man arrested in Spain has been charged with 156 theft and fraud offences said to have taken place at a company in Witney. 

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

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

Lovers’ well for king’s fair maiden needs a bit of TLC

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A LOVERS’ well, said to be created by a medieval king for his mistress, needs major restoration work at Blenheim Palace.

Traffic system aims to ease school problem

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A ONE-WAY system is to be set up outside Eynsham Primary School from September to alleviate traffic problems.

Stalwart Ron’s police volunteer award

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HE is often the first face troubled people see when they look for help.

Council stalwart was twice elected Mayor

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN who was twice elected Mayor of Witney and served as a councillor for more than 10 years has died aged 68.

Dental surgery gets facelift after boiler flood

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Witney dental practice thought they had got away without being flooded during wet weather earlier this year.

It’s a right royal drama

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

DAYS after Downton Abbey moved out of the county, a new American TV crew with a noble theme has moved in. But it could not be more different.

Singers silenced as church organ goes up in smoke

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN the organ at St Mary’s Church, Witney, started smoking in the middle of a hymn, the congregation was stunned into silence.

Power cut hits homes

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

More than 2,000 properties in Witney were without power for part of yesterday morning.

Meet the man putting us in the pictures

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WITH his new period drama Belle one of the summer’s cinema hits, Reg Little talks to film producer Damian Jones about his film career and takes a look at how the county makes it onto the big – and small – screen

Plans for thousands of extra homes branded a catastrophe

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE face of Witney could “fundamentally change” if another 3,500 homes are built in the town, according to a resident.

Update: Power restored to 2,000 homes in Witney

Oxford Mail: 40-hour power-cut angers residents

10:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POWER has now been restored to the properties in Witney.

Furniture plant rescue saves 84 jobs

Oxford Mail: SET FOR DINNER: Lucy's dining table is ready for guests.

9:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EIGHTY-FOUR staff at Witney furniture maker Corndell were told on Monday that their jobs are safe after a takeover deal was agreed.

How two little ‘princes’ spent their very different birthdays

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OUR FUTURE king celebrated his first birthday yesterday, but it wasn’t just Prince George who blew out a candle.

A partial victory as school bus service saved for another year

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in West Oxfordshire say they have have gained a partial victory after an appeal overturned plans to end a free school bus service.

A maze of activities in new park feature

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW adventure playground created using four miles of timber is set to amaze visitors to a wildlife park this summer.

She was loved by so many: huge turn-out for the funeral of Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 300 friends and relatives turned out yesterday to pay their final respects to Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker.

Downton’s church set

Oxford Mail: Highclere Castle, better known to many as Downton Abbey

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ITV drama Downton Abbey came to Charlbury's St Mary’s Church yesterday.

Plans unveiled for 200-home development

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RESIDENTS were invited to give their views on a proposed 200-home development in Witney yesterday.

Zebra crossing plans prompt traffic concerns

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about plans to place a zebra crossing on one of Witney’s busiest streets.

'Liberty was loved' - Mourners say farewell to schoolgirl killed in Witney crash

Oxford Mail:

1:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

MORE than 300 mourners attended the funeral of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker as she was laid to rest in the town today.

Service to be held for young schoolgirl

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

The funeral of a schoolgirl who died after being struck by a car last month will be held in Witney today.

Show proves popular

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Monday 21st July 2014

Thousands of people attended the West Oxfordshire Steam and Vintage Show held at Springhill Farm, Ducklington, over the weekend.

Countryside pursuits draw thousands at CLA Game Fair

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SHOTGUNS, animals and tweed jackets were out in force at the CLA Game Fair over the weekend.

Father wants Top Gear to scrap footage of a mock accident

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A DEVASTATED father has hit out at BBC car show Top Gear for filming a mock accident yards from where his daughter was killed in a crash.

Exhibition to be held over housing plans

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

WITNEY residents can give their views today on a proposed 200 homes for the town.

Damning health and safety report shocks Witney councillor

Oxford Mail:

6:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

A WITNEY town councillor said she was “appalled” at a report which shows a hall that has been open for three years is not complying with health and safety regulations.

Hydropower scheme turns the screw on green energy bid

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE Duke of Marlborough has switched on a new hydropower scheme in the grounds of the stately home in West Oxfordshire where he lives.

Blue-sky thinking in aviation dream

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN aviation-themed industrial estate should be built in Carterton to create jobs, says the town council.

Reversal on pavement parking plan

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

PLANS that would see cars parked on the pavement in Witney could be scrapped after residents described them as “dangerous”.

Carterton goes green for week to aid environment

Oxford Mail: Sian Stokes, Waste and Recycling Officer, at the Agrivert composting site, near Chipping Norton, with contaminated items picked out of one vehicle after collecting garden waste.

12:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

CARTERTON residents will be encouraged to do their bit to improve the environment next week.

It’s going to be in tents... Palace expects 150,000

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 18th July 2014

ORGANISERS of the CLA Game Fair say they are ready for mass crowds to descend on Blenheim Palace today.

Redundancies at F1 team

8:40am Friday 18th July 2014

LEAFIELD-based Formula 1 team Caterham has announced 40 staff redundancies.

School’s maths and science to get £4m home

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A SCHOOL has started work on a new £4m mathematics and science building.

Flats development will pay for renovation of church

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PART of a closed-down church building is going to be turned into flats so that the congregation can return to their spiritual home.

Caution urged on bookings for Corn Exchange

Oxford Mail: Trustee Roger Curry at Madley Park Hall

5:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Corn Exchange in Witney will not be available for function bookings until April next year.

Hospital bus from Carterton to JR stops a half-mile walk away

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BUS PASSENGERS face a half-mile walk to the John Radcliffe hospital after a new dedicated service stops short of the entrance.

Game Fair hopes its efforts will help reduce congestion

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

MORE than 900 exhibitors are descending on Blenheim Palace for last-minute preparations ahead of this weekend’s CLA Game Fair.

Thieves target vans in Eynsham

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

Thieves broke into five vans in Eynsham on Saturday between 2.20am and 11am.

U’s Michael Collins joins Woodstock pupils on walk to promote exercise

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

OXFORD United players joined pupils in a football-themed walking bus through Woodstock yesterday morning.

Coroner criticises police in suicidal woman case

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO police forces have been criticised over a lack of communication on the night a 71-year-old woman committed suicide by lying under a lorry trailer in Burford.

Consultation on West Oxfordshire homes draft plan

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

At least 9,450 homes could be built in West Oxfordshire by 2029 in a new draft local plan.

Funeral of schoolgirl Liberty to take place

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

The funeral of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker will be held at 11am on Monday at Our Lady and St Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Moorland Road, followed by burial at Tower Hill Cemetery.

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