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Villagers join forces to create loads of festive bunting

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

SPLASHES of colour will hit the streets of a village this weekend after residents created more than half a kilometre of decorations.

Burial site may hit gravel-dig plans

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BRONZE Age cemetery could scupper plans for a 160-hectare gravel extraction pit on the Thames.

Work on gas main causing delays at A34 Milton interchange

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

9:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays at the A34/A4130 Milton interchange near Didcot due to work on a new gas main.

Mum Ruth makes it a world first in hunt for Ebola vaccine

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MUM-of-two from Oxfordshire was the first person in the world to be injected with an Ebola gene yesterday as part of a city-led battle against the deadly virus.

Simon’s punt on building a boat in just three days

Oxford Mail:

10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIMON Clements knows there is no margin for error when you are building your own boat.

Mum-of-two from Oxfordshire leads fight against Ebola

Oxford Mail:

5:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A mum-of-two from Oxfordshire has become the first person in the world to be injected with an Ebola gene as part of a city-led battle against the deadly virus.

Bereaved Long Wittenham mum tells of mission to help others

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MOTHER whose 12-year-old son was killed in a traffic accident is launching a bereavement support group to help others who have lost a child.

New ‘Victim’s Law’ to help witnesses in sex trial cases is welcomed by Oxford and Abindon MP

Oxford Mail: Nicola Blackwood

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN OXFORD MP has welcomed changes to the court system that would have helped victims of the Oxford grooming gang give evidence.

Third cancer fight inspired new job

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

OVERCOMING cancer is a life-changing event for most people, but Alison Stone has battled the disease three times.

Falconry centre’s baby bald eagle needs a name

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SHE may not look like a fledgling, but at 12 weeks old this bald eagle is the youngest member of the Millets Farm falconry display team.

Burglars steal jewellery

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen in a burglary on Friday.

The many remember how much is owed to The Few

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Battle of Britain’s 74th anniversary was commemorated across Oxfordshire yesterday with parades and church services.

Antiques day adds value to family charity funds

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 15th September 2014

ABINGDON’S historic Guildhall hosted an Antiques Roadshow style event in aid of charity.

Jewellery taken in Wootton burglary

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Jewellery was stolen in a burglary on Friday.

School's doing well in any language

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S first free school is doing “très bien!” after receiving the results of its first inspection.

Lib Dems hold seat in council by-election

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

8:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE Lib Dems held their seat in the Abingdon Dunmore ward in Thursday’s Vale of White Horse District Council by-election.

Child sex abuser not left on own

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

A PARISH priest last night said a man jailed for abusing girls in the 1970s had not been left unsupervised with children when he helped out at her church.

Campaign to back better breast care

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THESE lingerie ladies won’t be lingering when they walk a half marathon to fight breast cancer on Sunday.

Traffic delayed after motorbike crash on A34

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

5:23pm Friday 12th September 2014

A LANE on the A34 was closed after a motorbike crash near Abingdon. .

Woman to appear in court accused on damaging fingerprint machine at Abingdon police station

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:37pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with damaging police property and carrying a knife in public.

Lib Dems hold their seat in Dunmore by-election

Oxford Mail: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

9:24am Friday 12th September 2014

THE Lib Dems have held their seat in the Abingdon Dunmore by-election.

Assault inquiry goes on

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A 16-year-old boy has been rebailed by police investigating an assault outside a branch of McDonald’s.

Cabin catches fire at county council highway depot

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:25pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TWO fire crews were called out to a blaze at an Oxfordshire County Council depot in Drayton.

Builder wins legal challenge in battle over Abingdon road crossings

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

PLANS for two “dangerous” pedestrian crossings in Abingdon are back on the table after a council failed to explain why it refused them.

Bloomin’ sunflowers are turning heads

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

RETIRED Telecoms engineer Chris Haynes has been turning heads with his new sunflower.

Battle of Britain Hurricane may fetch £2.5m

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

RETIRED businessman Peter Vacher says it is “painful” for him to discuss selling the only surviving airworthy Battle of Britain Hurricane, even though it could fetch £2.5m.

Lone protester objects to naming housing estate after wartime PM

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NEW estate in Sutton Courtenay is to be named after the Prime Minister who led the nation into the First World War, despite a one-woman protest against it.

Drayton jogger rape prompts extra police presence

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Extra police officers have been drafted into the Drayton area after a jogger was raped on a bridleway off the A34 last week.

Sex abuser given 14 years in prison

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FORMER Sunday school teacher has been jailed for 14 years for sexually abusing two girls.

Crash duo to hospital

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Two people were taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Copenhagen Drive yesterday.

Red Cross volunteers celebrate 15 years

Oxford Mail:

5:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THREE years ago the Steinsberg family had to watch their 16th century thatched home burn to the ground.

One month on, villagers ask ‘when will we get our phone signal back?’

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

VILLAGERS have hit out at telecoms giant Vodafone for leaving them without a phone signal for nearly a month.

Two taken to hospital after collision in Abingdon

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

4:56pm Monday 8th September 2014

Two people have been taken to hospital following a two vehicle road traffic collision in Copenhagen Drive, Abingdon, at about 3.45pm.

Dragon Boats are a roaring success drumming up charity cash once again

Oxford Mail:

10:50am Monday 8th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered to watch as some unusual creatures took to the river Thames in Abingdon yesterday.

Parents told about flasher near school

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

Parents at a primary school have been warned about a flasher who exposed himself in nearby woods.

Fundraiser’s aiming for peak fitness before mountain test

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 8th September 2014

AT 68, Ron Skinner has never climbed a mountain before.

Cat-loving MP backs calls for kitten sale curb

Oxford Mail: Nicola Blackwood

5:30pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Cat-loving MP Nicola Blackwood backed tougher restrictions on the sale of puppies and kittens in a debate in the Commons.

DRAYTON RAPE: Police launch manhunt for attacker

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

POLICE launched a manhunt yesterday after a woman was raped while she was out jogging.

Parents relive Skye’s birth at his burial

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 6th September 2014

SKYE Hall’s parents, Andrew and Sally, buried the five-year-old in a private ceremony yesterday in the cemetery of St Martin’s Church, Bladon, where he had been christened.

Wood recycler in root-and-branch stock clearout

Oxford Mail:

5:20am Saturday 6th September 2014

MORE than 20 tonnes of recycled wood will be on sale this month as a Milton Park social enterprise relocates.

Woman pulled to the ground and raped while jogging in Drayton

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:06pm Friday 5th September 2014

A WOMAN has been pulled to the ground and raped on a bridleway in Drayton. 

Revamp for zero-rated pub

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A PUB has been given a revamp after being given the worst possible food hygiene rating in a recent inspection.

War hero honoured by Churchill died after fall

Oxford Mail: Inquest: Beaconsfield biker in fatal crash under influence of drugs

8:30am Friday 5th September 2014

A WAR hero died from a head injury after falling outside his home in Wootton, near Abingdon, an inquest heard yesterday.

Lecture to focus on WWII Memorial Flight

Oxford Mail: CHOCKS AWAY: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which includes a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bomber, at Sunderland International Airshow last year

7:40am Friday 5th September 2014


Mourners gather to say last goodbye to Skye

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 5th September 2014

MOURNERS said a final farewell to Skye Hall yesterday at the funeral for the five-year-old.

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

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

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

Dozens of jobs in store as bargain business expands

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

UP TO 150 jobs are being created as two new bargain stores open in Didcot and Abingdon.

Update: Driver hurt in crash outside pub

Oxford Mail: a420 alert

9:52am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A MAN in his sixties was taken to hospital this morning after a two-collision near Abingdon.

It's a bit of a squash

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Pumpkins are beginning to crop up ahead of the Halloween harvest later this year.

Funeral date for Skye

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The funeral for Skye Hall, who died last week after fighting a brain tumour for a year, will be held tomorrow.

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