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Charity rider appeals for return of her bikes

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A charity champion has appealed for information after two bikes were stolen from her shed.

UPDATE: School shut and 900 homes without water after pipe bursts

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

1:06pm Monday 29th September 2014

MORE than 900 homes in the Harwell area are without water this afternoon because of a burst pipe.

Milton Park cancer research firm’s £64m funding boost for research

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 29th September 2014

THE boss of a scientific research company has said a £64m cancer funding boost will secure its future in the county for years to come.

Friends and family hold birthday festival in Didcot for tragic Jayden Parkinson

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

ON a day when they should have been celebrating Jayden Parkinson’s 18th birthday, friends and family of the Didcot teenager gathered for a festival in her memory.

Seek and find jobs and workers at fair, says MP

Oxford Mail: Ed Vaizey

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey has called on employers and jobseekers to join a job fair at Milton Park.

Man cleared of GBH

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A man who accused his housemate of stealing from him has been cleared of assaulting him.

Fuel spill closes road

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A two-car crash caused a fuel spillage that closed the B4016 between Appleford and Didcot yesterday.

Traffic lights out at Milton Interchange due to power cut

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:04pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THERE are delays on the A4120 at Milton after traffic lights failed at the Milton Interchange with the A34.

Improved quality space at group’s new headquarters

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The need to improve testing, training and showroom facilities has prompted gas detection specialists Crowcon Detection Instruments to move to a new, purpose-built £5m headquarters at Milton Park near Didcot.

Jayden's mum holds fundraiser to mark murdered teen's 18th birthday

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Jayden Parkinson's mother speaks about how she is still trying to put her life back together after the teenager's murder.

Opening of new primary school put back a year

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE opening of a primary school at a new Didcot housing estate has been put back a year.

Pupils were all a-twitter when comic came by

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PUPILS at a Didcot school were given a welcome surprise when comic David Walliams answered a Twitter plea from teachers to drop by.

Five hay arson attacks

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Hay bales were set alight in five arson attacks last week.

Five arson attacks on hay bales in Didcot in one night

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:48am Monday 22nd September 2014

FIVE arson attacks have taken place across Didcot.

Music swells Freddie’s memorial fund

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A music festival was held on Saturday in memory of 10-year-old Didcot boy Freddie Perry who died in an accident.

Source of chemical that killed fish untraceable

Oxford Mail: Environment Agency logo round

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have been unable to find out the source of a chemical that killed more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream.

A green and pleasant event for first Earth Trust runners

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

ICONIC landscapes greeted runners who took part in the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k cross-country race round the Wittenham Clumps beauty spot.

Mountain climb in brother's memory

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A WOMAN whose brother died from cancer will reach new heights with an Emmerdale star during a fundraising trip.

Man with the special spade is Gravedigger of the Year

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE man who “made good” the grave in which Didcot schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson was buried by her killer has been named Gravedigger of the Year.

Passengers in for rail treat as station undergoes £8m upgrade

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 19th September 2014

AN £8m revamp of Didcot Parkway station will bring “great benefits” to Oxfordshire commuters, it was claimed after work finished this week.

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.

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

Oxford Mail: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).

Work ready to start on Milton Interchange ‘hamburger roundabout’

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORK on a £10m “hamburger roundabout” scheme to increase the capacity of a major junction on the A34 is set to start in just over a month.

Man seriously injured

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 19-year-old man was in a serious condition in hospital after a car crash on the A34 near Didcot.

Toddler drank heroin addict’s methadone

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TODDLER almost died after drinking methadone found in her heroin addict mother’s handbag.

Toddler almost died after drinking mother's methadone

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire safeguarding board logo

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A HEROIN addict’s toddler almost died after drinking the methadone it found in her handbag, an independent report has found.

Gushing with pride

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 15th September 2014

THE power of steam was on display on Saturday at a gala event at Didcot Railway Centre.

UPDATE: Broken down train cleared but delays still between Didcot Parkway and Reading

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

11:32am Saturday 13th September 2014

A broken down freight train at Tilehurst is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between Reading and Didcot Parkway.

Tour of Britain rolls in

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Rolling road closures of up to 15 minutes will be in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire today.

Roadshow offers apprenticeship advice

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

YOUNG people have been getting expert careers advice from Oxfordshire County Council through the summer thanks to the ApprenticeSHOP roadshow.

A34 scheme funds may be lost as objection is lodged

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

FUNDING for a major improvement to the A34 is in jeopardy after a parish council objected to the scheme.

Safe stolen from Benson cafe

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:31pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE safe has been stolen from a Benson cafe during the night.

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap is bailed again

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a father and daughter went missing has been rebailed until November 5.

Artist mum hopes Didcot towers image will power allergy research

Oxford Mail:

4:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

GRAPHIC designer Karen Waggott is hoping nostalgia for the demolished Didcot A power station will help fund research into her son’s severe allergic condition.

Family’s fight for 20mph limit honours Didcot boy Freddie

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ALMOST a year to the day that Freddie Perry died following a road accident, Didcot finally has its first 20mph speed limit.

Delays at the Milton Interchange due to traffic light failure

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

8:52am Monday 8th September 2014

TRAFFIC lights on the A4130 at the Milton Interchange have failed, causing delays. 

Blakeley bottle attack

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Saturday 6th September 2014

Murderer Ben Blakeley will not be sentenced for attacking someone with a bottle until the trial of two men has finished.

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.

Temporary solution found to overloaded sewage system on new Didcot estate

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A TEMPORARY solution has been found to tackle the overloaded sewerage system on the Great Western Park estate in Didcot.

20mph limit agreed following road death

Oxford Mail: David Nimmo Smith

8:30am Friday 5th September 2014

The first 20mph limit in Didcot was agreed yesterday, following the death of a 10-year-old boy in a road accident.

Man died helping wife caught up in a rip tide

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A 69-year-old man died while swimming in the sea in Crete, an inquest heard yesterday.

DIY workshop proves just the job

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Mayor of Didcot cut the ribbon on a highly-anticipated new building in town.

Man admits carrying offensive weapons

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Thursday 4th September 2014

A 28-year-old man has admitted possessing offensive weapons and carrying out an assault.

Supermarket sweep for town’s food bank

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

SHOPPERS at Tesco in Didcot have been helping out those who have fallen on hard times by donating more than £1500 worth of food to the town’s food bank.

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.

Bridge over rail line reopens after nine-month rebuild

Oxford Mail: Network Rail was fined £450,000

9:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Fulscot Road railway bridge between Didcot and South Moreton reopened to traffic on Friday after it was shut for nine months to be rebuilt as part of a £1bn rail electrification programme.

Search for stolen dog

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A Greyhound-Saluki cross dog is missing after four dogs were stolen from a kennel in Blewbury.

Depressed woman died after hospital discharge

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WOMAN with a history of depression found dead the day after being discharged from a mental health hospital died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Scientists fire cosmic rays at microchips

Oxford Mail: Pics to go with business supplement at Compound Photonics, Heighington Lane Business Park, Newton Aycliffe. A microchip undertest.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8678450)

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SCIENTISTS have been firing cosmic rays at microchips to see how they will fare in the desolations of space.

Space hub Harwell boldly goes on a jobs bonanza

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE small step in Harwell is a giant leap for Oxfordshire’s space industry, with the promise of tens of thousands of new jobs.






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