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Breaking news 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 homes

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 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.

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.

Four-vehicle collision on A40 at Witney

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Saturday 11th October 2014

Four vehicles were involved in a collision yesterday on the A40 at Witney.

Cone collector is honoured as one of UK's dullest men

Oxford Mail: webpix cone accident roads road traffic roadworks

8:30am Saturday 11th October 2014

A man who collects traffic cones will be unveiled today as one of 12 faces in a Dull Men of Great Britain calendar.

Teen electrocuted by power line working at boss’s home

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 11th October 2014

A TEENAGER was electrocuted after coming into contact with overhead cables in a cherrypicker, an inquest has heard.

Time capsule is buried under Holy Trinty Church's floorboards in Witney

Oxford Mail:

10:20pm Friday 10th October 2014

AFTER laying untouched for more than 160 years, the floor at Witney’s Holy Trinity Church revealed hidden gems when it was lifted in a refurbishment.

Update: A40 cleared after four-vehicle collision at Witney

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:47am Friday 10th October 2014

THE A40 has been cleared after a four-vehicle collision partially blocked the road at Witney.

Councillors vote to approve Carterton East housing plan but reject West scheme

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

IT was a bittersweet moment for residents in Carterton and nearby villages yesterday as one major housing proposal was blocked but another got the go-ahead.

Children create a ‘des res’ for the local wildlife at Hanborough school

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 10th October 2014

CHILDREN are hoping to attract wildlife to a West Oxfordshire school after a pond they designed was opened.

Carterton Primary School moves towards end of special measures

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CARTERTON Primary School is making reasonable progress towards the removal of special measures according to a recent Ofsted report.

Witney travel company becomes a global holidays specialist

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A Witney-baseD travel agency has turned the concept of ‘holiday of a lifetime’ into a burgeoning global business with annual revenues of £150m.

Fans of Downton Abbey and Lewis get chance to tour Oxfordshire locations

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

MURDER may be a gruelling experience for some of Oxfordshire’s fictional detectives, but for tourist organisations it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Man ‘felt a bump’ when he knocked down friend at Burford Quarry

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

A QUARRY worker has described the moment he ran over his friend in what was described as a tragic accident.

RAF reservists squadron honoured with parade

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ROYAL Air Force reservists will march through Oxford on Saturday for the first time since receiving the Freedom of the County.

Children mark pre-school’s big 40

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

CHILDREN and their parents turned out for a day of fun and activities to celebrate the 40th birthday of a Carterton pre-school.






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