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Fishermen take the bait from professionals

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AMATEUR fishermen were given tips from top sportsmen at a charity event.

Blenheim bike riders in gear for palace pursuit

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than 1,000 riders set off from the scenic grounds of Blenheim Palace as part of a family cycling festival on Sunday.

Horse trial entrants can use eco-friendly bedding for mounts

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ECO-friendly bedding will be on offer in the stables of this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Ex-fireman from Charlbury rows to Pacific success for charity

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FORMER fireman who rowed 2,700 miles with a team across the Pacific Ocean said good humour got him through the challenge.

PM switches on community’s fast broadband

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DAVID Cameron has switched on a community broadband project that will give one West Oxfordshire parish one of the fastest internet speeds in the country.

Bear cub at show

Oxford Mail: Aunt sally doll close up for sport

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

VISITORS to Saturday’s Enstone Show can meet a European brown bear.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

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

RAF Brize Norton takes over the responsibility for Voyager

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A SPECIAL ceremony was held at RAF Brize Norton to mark the formal handover of responsibility for the base’s new Voyager transport and refuelling aircraft to No 1 Air Mobility Wing.

Ladies beat the men in friendly charity match

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WOMEN taught men a football lesson in a charity match at the weekend.

Toxic materials found on planned homes site

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

LEAD, arsenic and mecury have been found in land proposed for 16 homes, prompting safety fears among villagers.

High Street in Burford partially blocked after a collision

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:39pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE High Street in Burford is partially blocked after a collision between Sheep Street and Swan Lane.

Thieves target Chipping Norton supermarket in "smash and grab" raid

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:21pm Monday 18th August 2014

THIEVES broke into a supermarket in an early-morning raid.

Liberty Baker's family talk about how the music has gone from their lives after her death

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE father of schoolgirl Liberty Baker has spoken of the silence in their home since their music-loving daughter was killed.

Royal British Legion’s Wreath of Respect to pass through town

Oxford Mail: Royal British Legion logo

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A special wreath commemorating the First World War will pass through Carterton next week.

Police team on patrol

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

RESIDENTS in West Oxfordshire can meet their local police officers in the coming week.

Plans for equestrian centre are supported

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

AN EQUESTRIAN centre for eventers should be given permission at Freelands Farm, Westwell, near Burford, a council planning officer has said.

Hats the way to learn about the Great War

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS used their heads to learn about the history of the First World War at a hat-making event at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

Delays on the A40 between Witney and Oxford after reports a swan is in the road

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

7:56am Thursday 14th August 2014

THERE are delays on the A40 between the Eynsham and the Wolvercote Roundabout after reports of a swan in the carriageway. 

Cyclists saddle up for a grand day out in country

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

AMATEUR cyclists wanting to be the next Bradley Wiggins or Chris Hoy can take part in a festival of cycling at Blenheim Palace this weekend.

Cricket club seeks protection from developers

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A BID could be made to protect a historic Witney sports ground from development over fears it will be used for housing.

From Bampton to Bampton via Bampton

Oxford Mail:

4:30pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A COUPLE are riding from Bampton to Bampton, via Bampton, to raise money for their daughter’s school.

Boy helps rescue dog trapped in a drain

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

WHEN Jenny Hogan’s cocker spaniel Trudy disappeared during a walk at Eynsham Fishponds on July 31 her owner feared the worst.

Troubled housing association appoints new chief executive

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TROUBLED housing association has appointed a new chief executive.

Giant poppy helps unite residents

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A FLORIST in Charlbury created a giant poppy to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Remembering fallen through song

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS gathered to sing wartime songs at an event on Sunday to commemorate fallen soldiers.

Cars are stars of the show

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

POOR weather didn’t prevent classic cars from turning out for a rally in West Oxfordshire.

Street theatre to engage with public

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A TALE of magic and misfortune will take to the city’s streets this month thanks to a successful fundraising appeal.

Man re-bailed after death crash of teenager Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

POLICE have re-bailed a man arrested after schoolgirl Liberty Baker was killed and three other people injured in a crash in Witney.

Watch: Everything’s Rosie for fashion starlet after Helena Bonham Carter uses her dress in Vanity Fair

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ROSIE Dennington almost deleted the email that may well change her life.

Two hurt and one arrested after series of crashes

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

8:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital and a driver was charged with drink-driving after a series of crashes on Oxfordshire’s roads yesterday morning.

Activist is happy to be back on Greenpeace ship

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A GREENPEACE activist from Milton-under-Wychwood has been reunited with a ship more than 300 days after it was seized by Russia during a protest against Arctic oil drilling.

A broken mast leaves residents with poor signal

Oxford Mail: Vodafone anticipates upturn with £7bn networks investment

6:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

O2 customers in North Oxford have been without signal for up to six days because of a broken mast.

A week to celebrate having your cake and eating it

Oxford Mail:

6:20am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CREAM tea and sweet treats are on the menu this week in celebration of the much-loved British tradition of afternoon tea.

Street to close so resurfacing work can be carried out

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A TOWN centre street in Witney is to be closed to traffic for several days over the next fortnight, during a £220,000 resurfacing project.

New care homes ‘will only add to pressure already felt by GPs’

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

DOCTORS’ surgeries will struggle to cope with a rise in OAP residents after two care homes were approved for Chipping Norton, a GP manager has warned.

Drug arrests at Wilderness Festival

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:26pm Monday 11th August 2014

THREE people have been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing at the Wilderness Festival.

Super festivals make splash between downpours

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 11th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people didn’t let a bit of rain put them off enjoying festivals in Oxfordshire this weekend.

D-Day veteran celebrates his 90th birthday

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A D-DAY veteran who fought at Sword Beach has celebrated his 90th birthday.

Publicans in call for more late nightspots as revellers desert town for Oxford

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

WITNEY needs more late nightspots, pub landlords said, after its only nightclub was replaced by a cafe bar.

First British cargo plane carrying emergency supplies to Iraq has left RAF Brize Norton

Oxford Mail: An RAF Hercules C130

11:51am Saturday 9th August 2014

THE first cargo plane carrying UK emergency aid has left RAF Brize Norton for Iraq. 

Key to our life is teamwork, say platinum wedding pair

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A COUPLE who this week celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary said the secret to their longevity is teamwork.

Airlift for sick woman

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A woman in her 50s was yesterday rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition after falling ill in the town.

Man bailed in child sex assault case

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Saturday 9th August 2014

A man who has been charged with sexual assault appeared at a hearing at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

F1 team’s ‘noisy’ filters can stay

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

The Caterham Formula 1 team’s base has been given planning permission to keep air filtering machinery.

Pub can install its hanging signs despite conservation concerns

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A Burford pub has been given the go ahead to install nine hanging signs.

Council withholds carnival deposit after vandals damage grass

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A council has been accused of being “difficult” by one of its members for withholding the deposit from the Witney Carnival committee.

Woman rushed to hospital after collapsing in Witney

Oxford Mail:

1:27pm Friday 8th August 2014

AN ELDERLY woman has been rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition after falling ill in Witney.

Museum’s reunion a real tribute to the human spirit

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 8th August 2014

NEARLY 70 years since the Oxfordshire Yeomanry liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, its survivors met one of their liberators again.

Council delays policy on how it will gag elected members

Oxford Mail: Witney Town Council's crest

6:30am Friday 8th August 2014

COUNCILLORS have delayed a decision on introducing a new media policy that could gag elected representatives from speaking to the media.

Passengers call for U-turn on bus route diversion

Oxford Mail:

5:10pm Thursday 7th August 2014

VILLAGERS are urging Stagecoach to bring back the S2 to Minster Lovell, saying they are struggling to make hospital appointments in Oxford.

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