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Update: A4130 closed after accident

Oxford Mail: a4130 alert

12:13pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN ACCIDENT has shut off the A4130 at Milton Hill.

Artist will unveil her Swirl creation

Oxford Mail: Maria Rosa Kramer

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE artist behind a new £85,000 sculpture at Didcot’s Orchard Centre will officailly unveil the work next Sunday.

From egg hunts to chocolate treats, the Easter spirit is all around

Oxford Mail: Penny Hambridge, left, of Oxford Children’s Hospital, receives the Easter eggs from Alicia Medlicott and Alice Clarke, of recruitment firm Reed. Picture: OX66337 Ed Nix

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ILL children in hospital got an early Easter surprise after more than 200 chocolate eggs and various toys were dropped off by staff at an Oxford company.

New sculpture an a-peeling addition for town shoppers

Oxford Mail: Di Chesterman, president of the Didcot Chamber of Commerce, stands by the new sculpture being put in by the steps at the Orchard Centre

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SHOPPERS gave the nod of approval to a £85,000 sculpture unveiled in Didcot town centre.

Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

Oxford Mail: Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN Iron Age mirror unearthed near Didcot could be taken out of the country unless £33,000 is found to buy it.

Schoolgirls fight to restore axed bus services

Oxford Mail: Didcot Girls' School pupils, left to right, Daisy Westhead, Alex Walker and Holly Smith. Picture: OX66462 Jon Lewis

11:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TRIO of teens have launched a campaign to get bus services back between Long Wittenham and Didcot.

Warning over fishing line as two geese are shot

Oxford Mail: Canada Geese

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO Canada geese were shot yesterday after becoming tangled in fishing lines.

Contentious art placed

Oxford Mail: Contentious art placed

7:33pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A new public artwork, The Swirl, was lowered into place in the Orchard shopping centre yesterday.

Archaeological history trail will be added to new estate

Oxford Mail: Karen Waggott, with twin boys, Jamie, left, and Luke, six, who launched the petition for an archaeological trail on the Great Western Park estate

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A CAMPAIGNER has welcomed moves to mark historic finds at the site of a planned Didcot housing estate.

Didcot A power station site developers told ‘no homes’

Oxford Mail: Cllr Des Healy

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE developer that has bought a large area of the former Didcot A power station has been warned it should not build houses on the site.

Developer Clowes buys part of Didcot A power station

Oxford Mail: Didcot Power Station

8:32am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A DEVELOPER has bought part of Didcot A Power Station.

GP who had sex with patient in his surgery is suspended for a year

Oxford Mail: Peter Rubin

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MARRIED GP who had sex with a patient in his surgery before prescribing her the morning after pill was yesterday suspended for a year.

MP brands Network Rail 'incompetent' over extended bridge closure

Oxford Mail: Ed Vaizey

6:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

NETWORK Rail has been labelled “insensitive and incompetent” by an MP after it admitted its rebuilding project of the first of 29 Oxfordshire bridges is already months off track.

Housing plans at village field

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

PLANS for 36 homes in Milton near Didcot have been revealed.

Swirl set for its debut

Oxford Mail: An artist’s impression of the Swirl

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The controversial new public artwork The Swirl is set to be lowered into place at the Orchard Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Rare blue engines draw crowds of steam enthusiasts

Oxford Mail: Volunteer Guard, Matt Baker, 28, with locos, from left, King Edward II, Sir Nigel Gresley and Tornado in full steam

5:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

RARE blue steam engines drew crowds in their thousands to Didcot Railway Centre over the weekend.

GP faces being struck off after sex case is proven

Oxford Mail: Dr Peter Rubin

7:10am Saturday 5th April 2014

A GP faces being struck off after it was proved he had sex with a patient in his consultating room before prescribing her the morning-after pill.

Biker killed in crash over alcohol limit, inquest told

Oxford Mail: Sebastian Grootz

6:40am Friday 4th April 2014

A BIKER was over the drink-drive limit when he lost control and died following a crash near Didcot, an inquest heard yesterday.

New school sponsor is given approval

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:40am Friday 4th April 2014

The Department for Education (DfE) has approved the sponsor for a new primary school.

Mother and daughter take cancer lead

Oxford Mail: Cordelia Gover with mum Gillian Harries and Sidney the spaniel. Picture: OX66202 David Fleming

4:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A WOMAN who battled breast cancer aged 32 will join the 10th year of a county fundraiser next month with her mum who helped her beat the disease.

Talented pupils take centre stage

Oxford Mail: Harry Rowe, 11, left, and Ben Small, 11, perform at the St Birinius Has Got Talent event at St Birinius School

4:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

SINGERS, musicians and performers had their moment in the limelight at St Birinus Has Got Talent.

Doctor blames breach with patient on his ‘German sense of humour’

Oxford Mail: Dr Peter Rubin

7:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A GP who had sex with a woman in his consultation room yesterday blamed his “German sense of humour” for breaching professional boundaries.

Pregnancy rate rise warning as clinic to move

Oxford Mail: oxford university trust hospitals logo

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

UNWANTED pregnancy rates could rise in Didcot after the sexual health clinic moves out the town centre today, health workers and residents have warned.

Man accused of holding up Didcot bank

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:16pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody after bank staff were threatened with a knife.

Doctor ‘fondled female patient on her kitchen table’, hearing is told

Oxford Mail: Dr Peter Rubin

8:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A MOTHER-OF-TWO who had sex with her GP in his consultation room claimed yesterday that she was “not participating” when she gave in to his advances.

Scientists pinpoint brain protein link to dementia

Oxford Mail: Dr Neil Telling

12:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

AN Alzheimer’s charity has praised a research breakthrough using Oxfordshire’s synchrotron microscope.

‘GP had sex with patient and then prescribed pill’

Oxford Mail: Dr Peter Rubin

10:26am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A GP had sex with a patient in his consultation room, then prescribed her the morning-after pill, a tribunal heard yesterday.

Lorry holds up drivers in Didcot

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:58pm Monday 31st March 2014

A broken down lorry is causing traffic delays for drivers in Didcot town centre.

Cyclists raise £1,700 in memory of accident victim Freddie

Oxford Mail: Freddie Perry

7:20am Monday 31st March 2014

A TEAM of cyclists has completed a 58-mile ride in memory of 10-year-old road crash victim Freddie Perry.

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.

Sister unveils a lasting tribute to road crash victim Freddie

Oxford Mail: MEMORIES: Eloise, 11, sister of Freddie Perry, inset, at the stained glass window in memory of her brother

7:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

A STAINED glass window was fitted in memory of road crash victim Freddie Perry at his school yesterday.

Alzheimer’s research

Oxford Mail: Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

8:30am Friday 28th March 2014

A particle accelerator used in Oxfordshire has shed light on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Burst water main shooting 15ft in the air

Oxford Mail: The burst water main this morning. Picture from reader Preston Likely

10:20am Thursday 27th March 2014

A BURST water main is shooting up to 15ft in the air in Didcot this morning.

Teenage vandal ordered to pay compensation for Didcot damage

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

7:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

A TEENAGER was ordered to pay £650 in compensation after admitting 11 counts of criminal damage.

Cyclists to boost road safety appeal in honour of Didcot boy Freddie Perry

Oxford Mail: From left, Tim Powell, Rick Field, Jason Major, Richard Williams and Zak Corderoy, with Freddie Perry’s father Lea, right   Picture: OX65827 Jon Lewis

1:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

CYCLISTS from Didcot are preparing to ride more than 50 miles along The Ridgeway in memory of 10-year-old road crash victim Freddie Perry.

Community hospital bed numbers halved

Oxford Mail: Empty beds in a ward at Hythe Hospital

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE number of beds at Didcot Community Hospital are to be halved in a move described as “dreadful” by a town leader.

Controlled explosions tested at power plant

Oxford Mail: Didcot Power Station.

6:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Contractors will today carry out three controlled blasts at the base of one of the Didcot A Power Station cooling towers.

Newborn lambs delight children on farm visit

Oxford Mail: WHO ARE EWE? A newborn lamb checks out our camera.

6:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

EARTH Trust Farm in Little Wittenham has welcomed the arrival of spring as lambing season gets in full flow.

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.

Didcot Runners’ record numbers for London Marathon

Oxford Mail: The start of the London Marathon

7:10am Tuesday 25th March 2014

DIDCOT Runners club has the most members ever joining this year’s London Marathon on April 13.

Bomb heroes’ charity given honour

Oxford Mail: Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Houghton, and Holly Davies, Felix Fund’s chief executive, with the commendation

10:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

WHEN Army bomb disposal experts are killed or injured on the front line, the Felix Fund charity is there to offer support.

Tunnels provide a stimulating sight at arts centre

Oxford Mail: From left, Amber Onat Gregory, Sacha Barr, Olivia Ritter, Lucy Garland and Al Watts at the Frozen Light performance for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties

10:30am Friday 21st March 2014

PEOPLE with learning disabilities were stimulated when a striking production came to Didcot’s Cornerstone Arts Centre.

Public order offence after Jayden case denied

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Friday 21st March 2014

A 23-YEAR-OLD man yesterday denied committing a public order crime shortly after Jayden Parkinson’s killer appeared in court.

Girls show a reservoir of talent at water engineering

Oxford Mail: Zainab Shahzad, 13 with a parabolic mirror reflecting her fellow pupils

6:50am Friday 21st March 2014

PUPILS at Didcot Girls’ School took on the challenge of building model reservoirs, pumps and wind turbines.

All systems go for new space research centre

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

A MAJOR new space research centre has been recommended for approval.

Spray paint charge

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:40am Thursday 20th March 2014

Two teenage boys have been charged with criminal damage after vandals sprayed cars, a front door and a bike with blue and orange paint.

Public order arrest

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Thursday 20th March 2014

A 23-year-old man has been arrested following a court hearing in which Ben Blakeley, 22, of Reading, denied murdering girlfriend Jayden Parkinson, 17.

£35m Didcot bridge bid to link business site to new homes

Oxford Mail: Town councillor Margaret Davies

7:30am Thursday 20th March 2014

A NEW £35m bridge is planned for Didcot to link the former power station to a new housing estate.

Arrest following Jayden Parkinson court hearing

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

7:07pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A 23-year-old man has been arrested following a court hearing in which Ben Blakeley admitted he had killed his girlfriend Jayden Parkinson, 17.

Lambing season begins for novice farmers

Oxford Mail: Lauren Marriott with 48-hour-old Lleyn lambs

9:30am Wednesday 19th March 2014

THERE’S nothing that signals the arrival of spring quite like the sight of newborn lambs.






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