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Hotel idea for historic town building

Oxford Mail: Vale council leader Matthew Barber at the Old Abbey House in Abingdon, which is being sold by the district council. Picture: OX66716 Antony Moore

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HISTORIC building next to an Abingdon park should be turned into a hotel, according to councillors.

Historic bomber to roar out of retirement for air show

Oxford Mail: A Canberra was among aircraft which featured in an airshow at RAF Benson in 1960

4:52pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A BRITISH jet-powered light bomber will come out of retirement after eight years to wow the crowd at Abingdon Air and Country Show.

Network Rail admits 'considerable problems' with £1bn rail electrification project

Oxford Mail: Network Rail admits 'considerable problems' with £1bn rail electrification project

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NETWORK Rail has admitted to Wantage MP Ed Vaizey it has had “considerable problems” with its £1bn electrification project so far.

Point-to-point race is a childhood dream come true for Sophie

Oxford Mail: Sophie Gordon with Midnight Spartacus and mum Jenny

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SOPHIE Gordon fulfilled her childhood dream of racing a pony at the Charles Stanley Old Berks Hunt Point-to-Point meeting yesterday.

Radley walkers step up to keep a village tradition alive

Oxford Mail: Competitors at the start line

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

IN true Good Friday tradition walkers took to the streets of Radley yesterday for the annual trek.

Mum’s anguish as twin girls given different school places

Oxford Mail: Mum Sharon Barney with twins Kerri, left, and Holly, 11, who are upset at having to attend separate schools. Picture: OX66495 David Fleming

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MOTHER is angry because her twin daughters – one of whom has special needs – face being sent to different secondary schools.

Cyclist, 12, died from a severe head injury

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

An inquest was opened into the death of 12-year-old cyclist Mateusz Kucinski yesterday.

Comedian backs sacked Miss Oxfordshire contestant

Oxford Mail: Georgia Eden’s topless picture, posted on social media site Twitter in support of breast cancer awareness

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

SACKED Miss Oxfordshire contestant, Georgia Eden, said she has received a personal message of support from comedian David Walliams.

Abingdon car park barriers ‘delay 999 cases’

Oxford Mail: The tyre barriers in the car park at the Marcham Road Health Centre which have been criticised by staff at Abingdon Community Hospital next door

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

AMBULANCES have been delayed getting into a hospital since the health centre next door put up tyre barriers to its half of the car park.

Pals play football in memory of young crash victim Matty

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS will gather tomorrow to play a football match in memory of their friend Mateusz Kucinski.

12-year-old cyclist dies in crash with car on the A420

Oxford Mail: The scene of the accident on the A420 near Southmoor

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A BOY who was out cycling with friends along the A420 near Southmoor has died.

Volunteers step in to save Radley's traditional village walk

Oxford Mail: Paul Chance, landlord of the Bowyer Arms with, from left, Carina Coppock, Tracie Guntert and Jodie Steptoe. Below: The story in last Monday’s Oxford Mail which prompted the support. Picture: Antony Moore OX66553

8:30am Monday 14th April 2014

THE under-threat Radley Walk has been saved by three volunteers – including the grand-daughter of one the men who started the Good Friday event half-a-century ago.

Dibley writer Paul explains life living with Parkinson’s

Oxford Mail: Paul Mayhew-Archer at his home in Drayton

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

HE is best known for his work on comedy shows The Vicar of Dibley and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, but scriptwriter Paul Mayhew-Archer is tackling a new topic.

Miss Oxfordshire contestant sacked over her topless selfie in aid of charity

Oxford Mail: Georgia Eden’s topless picture, posted on social media site Twitter in support of breast cancer awareness

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

MISS Oxfordshire organisers kicked model Georgia Eden out of last night’s competition after discovering she posted this topless ‘selfie’ picture she put online to promote the fight against breast cancer.

Man who raped daughter is jailed for 15 years

Oxford Mail: Terry Haynes

6:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

A MAN has been jailed for 15 years for what a judge called depraved sexual abuse of his daughter from the age of five.

Radioactive waste specialists plan major expansion

Oxford Mail: The Culham Science Centre

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SPECIALIST engineering firm is set to almost double in size after it announced a major investment programme.

A startling robotic vision of future

Oxford Mail: Alex Weresch, 11, as a robot

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

HE spooked visitors from behind a robotic mask.

Homes 'could fund' improvements to north Abingdon A34 junction

Oxford Mail: Abingdon Town Council leader Sandy Lovatt, who says the town will be proud to support troops at their homecoming parade

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

NEW housing in Abingdon could pay for the Lodge Hill A34 junction to be opened to southbound traffic, it has been suggested.

Man bailed again over cannabis plants

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A 26-year-old man has been rebailed by police following his arrest in a raid that uncovered 40 cannabis plants in Dry Sandford, near Abingdon.

Judge rebukes pensioner over images

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PENSIONER who downloaded indecent images has been told by a judge he was “creating a market” for the abuse of children.

Charity football tournament is cancelled for lack of entries

Oxford Mail: Mark Heelis

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CHARITY football tournament has had to be cancelled because not enough people signed up to take part.

First wish comes true for the mother of tragic Leah

Oxford Mail: Selina Jeacock, mother of Leah Graham joins in with burlesque dancing

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

MORE than £2,000 has been raised at the first fundraiser in memory of Leah Graham.

Please step forward if you can help save village walk

Oxford Mail: Last year’s Radley Walk. Picture: OX58268 Denis Kennedy

8:00am Monday 7th April 2014

IT began as a bet over a casual drink in the Bowyer’s Arms in 1963 but it appears the annual Good Friday walk from Radley to Oxford and back may die out after 50 years.

Abingdon firefighter competes in World's Strongest Man event

Oxford Mail: Firefighter Ben Kelsey competed in the World’s Strongest Man competition in Los Angeles    Picture: OX66270 Jon Lewis

8:00am Monday 7th April 2014

LIFTING weights in the gym is not that unusual, but lifting a car is something most people would struggle to achieve.

School pupils are dancing to national finals

Oxford Mail: From left, Anna Riggs, seven, Charlie Nicholls, five, Chloe Booker, five, Evie Ricketts, eight, Emily Mason, six, and Chloe Langridge, four

1:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

DANCERS at Drayton Primary School near Abingdon used their ballet and street dance skills to win through to the national finals of a dance competition.

Photo duo’s project just clicked

Oxford Mail: Larkmead pupils Bethany Gould, right, and Ellie Hedges, were Highly Commended by the National Association of Able Children in Education for this picture, shown on screen

10:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

TWO schoolgirls have been honoured in a photography competition.

Abingdon pupils dig in to build science centre

Oxford Mail: Abingdon School are breaking ground on their new science centre. Didier Delgorge, 12, gets stuck into the digging   	 Picture: OX65923 David Fleming

10:30am Friday 4th April 2014

ABINGDON School pupils are so keen to get their new £15m science centre built they have been digging the foundations themselves.

Peeping Tom who filmed women in changing room at Abingdon Police Station sent to jail

Oxford Mail: Christopher Richardson-Blake

9:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A VOYEUR secretly filmed female police officers getting changed and caused a paedophile investigation to collapse when he stole a laptop.

Voyeur who filmed police officers changing jailed

Oxford Mail: Christopher Richardson-Blake

12:58pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD who secretly filmed female police officers getting changed at has been jailed at Oxford Crown Court.

Thug broke pub landlord’s hip

Oxford Mail: Stuart Morris

12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A MAN who attacked the landlord of an Abingdon pub that left him with a fractured hip has avoided jail.

Native trees immortalise HMS Phoebe

Oxford Mail: Juliet Noel and Joan reade unveiling the palque with Jon Wain, left, and Lt Col Harris Bartine USAF (Retd)

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TWO hundred years ago, in March 1814, HMS Phoebe captured an American ship off the coast of Chile, losing five men in the process.

Failed lottery fund bid ‘will not stop hall scheme’

Oxford Mail: OVERHAUL: A revamp of Abingdon Guildhall is still going ahead

6:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

COUNCILLORS say a failed bid for £1.9m in Heritage Lottery Fund money will not jeopardise a multi-million pound revamp of Abingdon Guildhall, but will see it scaled down.

Supermarket giant pulls out of shopping revamp

Oxford Mail: Sainsbury's

6:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SAINSBURY’S has confirmed it has pulled out of the much-delayed £50m Charter redevelopment for Abingdon.

Meat firm forced into liquidation over debts

Oxford Mail: Taxpayers face £1.5m bill as parking dispute goes to High Court (Pic: Elliott Brown)

6:30am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A MEAT firm was forced into liquidation yesterday after not being able to pay its debts.

Motorcyclist death inquest date set

Oxford Mail: Sebastian Grootz

7:20am Monday 31st March 2014

THE inquest into the death of a 28-year-old Didcot motorcyclist who was killed in a road accident will be heard on Thursday.

A34 motorists delayed

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

7:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

DRIVERS faced delays on the A34 northbound yesterday after a vehicle struck the central reservation near Abingdon.

Sixth-former designs new welcome guide for Abingdon school

Oxford Mail: Headteacher Chris Harris with pupil Ed Atcherley-Symes

10:00am Friday 28th March 2014

A PUPIL at Abingdon’s Larkmead School has designed the school’s new welcome booklet.

Plans for 160 new homes on hold after crossings permission denied

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:30am Friday 28th March 2014

A DEVELOPMENT of 160 homes in Abingdon has suffered a major setback after permission for two neighbouring pedestrian crossings was refused.

Judge is summing up

6:58pm Friday 28th March 2014

A judge has begun summing up in the trial of a pensioner accused of historic rape charges.

Theatre idea is more than a midsummer night’s dream

Oxford Mail: Geoff Ward wants to see an outdoor theatre served by a new footbridge from the Old Gaol to Nag’s Head Island.  Picture: OX66170 Damian Halliwell

3:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

PLANS for an island theatre and a new wooden bridge across the Thames have been unveiled in a bid to bring more culture to Abingdon.

Theft at property in Abingdon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:40am Thursday 27th March 2014

Thieves stole a handbag and two laptops last week from a property in Abingdon.

Pensioner becomes voice of consumers

Oxford Mail: Graham Rose wants to achieve a better service

7:30am Thursday 27th March 2014

GRAHAM Rose has the ear of a major electrical supplier after a raft of complaints about power cuts.

T-shirt keeping Leah’s memory alive

Oxford Mail: TOP: Lucy Sharrock, with her T-shirt designs and Selina Jeacock, mother of Leah Graham, below

10:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

ABINGDON pupils designed T-shirts in memory of schoolgirl Leah Graham.

RAF doctor will not face further action

Oxford Mail: Mike Blee

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

An RAF doctor will not face further action after a tribunal ruled he wrote misleading medical reports for a pilot who later died in a plane crash with a teenage passenger.

Traders asked if they want to pay up to get more shoppers

Oxford Mail: Choose Abingdon's manager Heather Brown

5:40am Wednesday 26th March 2014

ABINGDON traders will be asked to pay for efforts to market the town to shoppers.

Business parks welcome new tax incentives

Oxford Mail: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds up his red Ministerial Box outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

5:40am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE heads of Milton Park and Harwell Oxford science centres welcomed the Budget last week as a boost to businesses.

Science fan’s creepy close encounter of the crawly kind

Oxford Mail: Leo Williams

5:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

LEO Williams had a peer into the future at the Oxfordshire Science Festival at the weekend.

Eight men arrested in string of drugs raids

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:32pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

EIGHT men were arrested at 5am this morning by police investigating Class A drug dealing.

Delays on A34 after five vehicle collision near Abingdon

Oxford Mail: a34 alert

8:20am Tuesday 25th March 2014

ONE lane is blocked on the A34 northbound following a five-car traffic collision.

Pub reopens after firm’s administration

Oxford Mail: Despite the widely-known perils of too much alcohol, for some, a drink gets the creative juices flowing

7:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A VILLAGE pub near Abingdon which closed when its management company went into administration has now reopened.

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