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Fire-damaged generating unit at Didcot power station back in action

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

A GENERATING module that was damaged in a major blaze at Didcot B power station has come back online as its owner faces a repair bill of millions of pounds.

UPDATE: Fire-damaged Didcot power station module to start generating electricity again this morning

Oxford Mail:

8:18am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE part of Didcot B Power Station damaged by a fire last week is to start generating electricity again this morning.

Great Western Park's residents welcome new priest

Oxford Mail: The Rt Rev Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DESPITE not having a church, a Christian community is growing on one of Oxfordshire’s newest housing estates.

Module damaged after Didcot Power station fire to start generating electricity again

Oxford Mail:

5:03pm Monday 27th October 2014

A FIRE-damaged module Didcot B power station is due to start generating power again on Wednesday, RWE nPower has announced.

Breakthrough in hunt for treatment for hepatitis A

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SCIENTISTS in Oxfordshire have revealed that a major breakthrough could lead to new vaccines and drugs for hepatitis A.

Bake Off contestant rises to occasion with charity book

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A YEAR ago Christine Wallace was showing off her baking skills as she reached the quarter-finals of popular BBC TV show The Great British Bake Off.

Additional housing set for site despite opposition

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

FINAL plans for 247 more homes at the 3,300-home Great Western Park development in Didcot are set to be approved next week, despite local opposition against them.

Didcot rocking to the sound of an Oxjam fundraiser

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIDCOT rocked out over the weekend to raise money for a good cause.

Iron Age mirror found in Didcot to be given its first display

Oxford Mail: Didcot Iron Age mirror on display

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A rare Iron Age artefact discovered near Didcot will go on display this weekend.

Brookes' beauty aims to be crowned Miss Great Britain

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN Oxfordshire beauty queen is setting her sights on becoming this year’s Miss Great Britain.

Fan unit fault is focus of Didcot power station fire inspectors

Oxford Mail:

7:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN investigation into a blaze at Didcot B power station focused yesterday on a possible fault with a cooling fan unit in one of the cooling towers.

Residents invited to step up to new outdoor gym in Cutteslowe Park

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CUTTESLOWE has gained a new outdoor gym thanks to almost £39,000 of grant funding.

Didcot sculptor turns weatherman into Elvis

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PENSIONER’S wire mesh sculptures are starting to get folk ‘all shook up.’ Peter Lovegrove, 83, has been searching for the right hobby since retiring from the Atomic Energy Authority in Harwell.

Firefighters have now left Didcot B Power Station after a site inspection

Oxford Mail:

9:06am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have now left Didcot B power station following an inspection of the site this morning.

Power station fire inquiry may take days to find cause

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION into what sparked the major blaze at Didcot B power station is expected to take up to a week to complete.

Committee approves plans for new primary school

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to build a new primary school in Didcot were approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s planning and regulation committee yesterday.

Model trains making a very big impression on Didcot youngsters

Oxford Mail:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT was all aboard at a model railway show in Didcot this weekend as youngsters got up close to electric trains.

New primary school approved for Didcot's Great Western Park

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

4:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS  to build a new primary school in Didcot were approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s planning and regulation committee today.

Little trains making a very big impression

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Monday 20th October 2014

IT was all aboard at a model railway show in Didcot this weekend as youngsters got up close to electric trains.

Update: Four cooling towers damaged after blaze at Didcot Power Station + Video

Oxford Mail:

8:18am Monday 20th October 2014

FOUR cooling towers were damaged in last night's fire at Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire's chief fire officer has said this morning. 

DIDCOT POWER STATION FIRE: 'It was a bit of an inferno' + Video

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A HUGE fire ripped through a cooling tower at Didcot Power Station last night.

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.

Update: Fire at Didcot Power Station under control and 'no risk to the public' + Video of blaze

Oxford Mail:

9:08pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE fire at Didcot Power Station is under control and the smoke is not hazardous to the public, a fire chief has said tonight.

Care worker sacked from her job after attack outside pub

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A FORMER care home worker said to be a “peacemaker” by nature has been convicted of assaulting a woman outside a Didcot pub.

Man suffered burns in Milton Heights fire

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

A man suffered minor burns to his hands and face trying to put out a shed fire in Milton Heights, near Didcot.

Baby’s middle name in memory of 22-year-old bone cancer victim Alex

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

THREE years after his death the family of 22-year-old bone cancer victim Alex Lewis continue to find ways to remember the son and brother they loved.

Work finishing on Didcot road that is 'one of county's worst'

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

WORK to resurface one of the worst roads in Oxfordshire is finishing.

New homes spark fears of car parking chaos in street

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

RESIDENTS have vowed to fight plans to demolish a historic pub to make way for six homes resulting in the loss of parking spaces.

Man suffered burns to his hands and face after trying to put out a shed fire in Didcot

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:58am Friday 17th October 2014

A MAN suffered minor burns to his hands and face in a shed fire in Milton Heights, Didcot last night.

Flyover idea to ease strain on Oxford to Didcot railway line

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FLYOVERS could be built along sections of the county’s rail lines as part of plans to cope with extra passengers.

Slow trains between Didcot Parkway and Swindon due to level crossing problem

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:03pm Monday 13th October 2014

TRAINS between Didcot Parkway and Swindon are running at reduced speed because of concerns over a level crossing.

Thong Rangers try out ping pong with Foxy Rangers in Didcot

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

IT’S not everyday you see a group of tattooed middle-aged men walking through the streets wearing nothing but thongs while batting ping pong balls.

Driver in crash after 'taking ill' at wheel near Didcot

Oxford Mail: a4130 alert

1:15pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A CAR crashed on the A4130 near Didcot after its driver took ill.

Not just any old iron on display at exhibition

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Saturday 11th October 2014

IT was all a blur for three-year-old Freya Lewis at Didcot Cornerstone’s latest exhibition.

U-turn means new A34 slip roads can go ahead

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A PLAN for new slip roads on the A34 at Chilton is to go ahead after parish councillors dropped their objections.

Young Didcot dancer makes a right ballet-hoo

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Scarlett-Rose Dearlove has only been going to ballet classes in Didcot for three weeks, but she is already showing flair.

Didcot needs a new champion to push for development following death of South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

DIDCOT needs a new champion following the death of South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker, according to civic representatives.

Eyeing up a miniature world of railways

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

IT’S a small world after all for these model railway enthusiasts.

Steventon dad saddles up for Asian charity ride

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

A PARTIALLY-sighted dad is saddling up for an epic 700km charity bike ride through Asian rainforests.

Man arrested over indecent exposure at playground

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:50am Saturday 4th October 2014

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and bailed after women and children reported a man was exposing himself to them in a Didcot playground.

Trio are bailed after drugs raid on house

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Saturday 4th October 2014

Two men and a woman were arrested after police found what they suspect is heroin at a property in Didcot.

Man denies break-in

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

7:40am Saturday 4th October 2014

A 27-year-old man has denied burglary after a shed break-in.

Cake wins slice of fame

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

THIS is the cake that won 18-year-old Megan Ball the ‘golden whisk’ on The Alan Titchmarsh Show.

Arrests after Didcot heroin find

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:34pm Friday 3rd October 2014

TWO men and a woman were arrested on Wednesday morning after police found class A drugs, believed to be heroin, in a property in Didcot.

Rail passengers facing Sunday disruption

Oxford Mail: Richard Webber

7:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

TRAIN services will not stop at Appleford every day from December as part of the programme of electrification.

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.






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