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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.

‘We’ll pull out all stops to let people know about us,’ says new Diamond Light Source chairman

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE new chairman of the Diamond Light Source particle accelerator research facility has vowed to press the case for funding for the facility in the run-up to next year’s general election.

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.

‘Rail station revamp offers a better welcome to Didcot’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMPLETION of an £8m scheme to redevelop the forecourt at Didcot Parkway rail station is set to be completed in the next fortnight.

Outcry as developer seeks to build homes on old Didcot pub site

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT residents have hit out at new plans to knock down an historic pub and buil homes on the site.

Slipping into top gear for Didcot urban race

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DERICK Mercer battled through the rain at the Didcot Urban Race on Sunday to finish 23rd in his category.

Six officers face investigation in Jayden Parkinson inquiry

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX police officers are now under investigation over how the disappearance of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson was handled.

Keeping the legacy of historic power station alive

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT Civic Hall has embraced its powerful history with a series of artworks.

DJ Ginger Tony puts his soul into festival

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DJ Ginger Tony spun the decks at Campsoul festival as crowds enjoyed a weekend of soul, funk and jazz at Grove Farms, Harwell.

Hugs help the homeless as youngsters spread the love in Didcot

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AFTER sailing through her GCSEs in the morning, Courtney Hughes went out to spread the love.

Man on arson charge

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A man has appeared at Oxford Crown Court charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

Two friends chalk up clutch of top grades

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO friends at Didcot Girls’ School are celebrating a clutch of top grades.

Didcot mum shows how to lose 13 stone without exercise

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

JUST over two years ago, Claire Pursey weighed 23stone 9lb. Her health was so bad she earned the name “sick note” at work.

Descendant honours fallen great-grandad

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE great-grandson of an Oxfordshire man who was killed in the First World War will travel to France next week to visit the village where he was killed.

Investigation into death of 4,000 fish is ongoing

Oxford Mail: Environment Agency inspect beck

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A chemical leak that killed 4,400 fish in a Didcot stream is still being investigated.

Plans for new primary school show shape of things to come

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DESIGNS have been revealed for what could be Didcot’s next primary school.

Beautiful spot to train for a 10k run

Oxford Mail: Views from Wittenham Clumps yesterday show flooded fields and footpaths, stretching from Little Wittenham and Day's Lock up towards Dorchester. Picture: OX65235 David Fleming

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Runners are preparing for the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k run in Wallingford on September 21 with training sessions on the Wittenham Clumps.

After 20 years carers may lose vital centre

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

For the past 20 years, South and Vale Carers Centre has supported hundreds of unpaid carers across the south of the county.

Just the charity ticket

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DIDCOT: A grandfather who travelled across England on his bus pass has raised £625.92 for charity. Alan Gurr, 67, will donate the money to East Oxford children’s hospice, Helen and Douglas House.

Cut-down warehouse plan tabled as developer appeals

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a million square feet of warehouse space west of Didcot Power Station have been resubmitted after developers reduced the building’s height by 4.5 metres.

Plans for 400 homes, offices and shops on Didcot A site

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

PLANS have been revealed to build up to 400 homes, offices and shops on the former Didcot A Power Station, weeks after the cooling towers were demolished.

Update: Broken-down vehicle causes A34 tailbacks

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

9:24am Monday 18th August 2014

A BREAKDOWN that was causing tailbacks for motorists has been cleared.

Have a say on school

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:10am Monday 18th August 2014

There are 12 days left to comment on plans to build a new primary school as part of a 3,300-home development at Didcot.

Lorry driver cut free

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:40am Monday 18th August 2014

A man was cut free from his lorry after a crash between two heavy goods vehicles sent beer barrels spilling out on to the A34 near Didcot.

Building work to start on £10m technical college

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is about to start at Didcot’s specialist college for scientific research, engineering and computing.

‘Marathon walk was homage to my war veteran ancestor’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

WHEN Adam Wheeler discovered documents about his great-grandfather during the First World War he wanted to pay his respects.

Battle is on to save 200-year-old pub

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

VILLAGERS in West Hendred have united to try to save a village pub that is under threat.

Workshop shines light on art and science links

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 15th August 2014

SCIENCE and art are colliding this summer for children at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot.

Singer wins dream place at theatre school

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SHE dreamed a dream, and it came true.

Gymnast tumbles his way into Team GB

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

TEENAGER Ben Goodall has been selected to compete in one of the world’s biggest gymnastics competitions — the Loule Cup.

'Now I’ll always have a picture of Freddie with me’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

LEA Perry sought solace in the tattoo parlour chair following the death of his 10-year-old son.

Four-car collision in Milton Road, near Didcot

Oxford Mail:

9:21am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FOUR cars were involved in a crash near Milton Road, near Didcot this morning. 

Dinner to honour founder of charity

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

6:27pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Didcot charity dinner will be held to honour Holly Davies, the founder of Felix Fund, which supports bomb disposal experts and their families.

Freddie’s superheroes scoot to it

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

FREDDIE PERRY – the youngster killed crossing a road in Didcot – would have loved a charity scooter run done by ‘superheroes’, his parents have said.

Update: Signalling problems cleared between Didcot Parkway and Swindon

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

4:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIGNALLING problems between Didcot Parkway and Swindon have been resolved and all lines are now open, a rail provider has said.

OAP Ray gets stuck into care home project in Didcot

Oxford Mail:

5:30pm Monday 11th August 2014

WHEN managers at The Meadows care home, Didcot, told Ray Hunt they were building a workshop, he whipped off his shirt and said: “Where do I start?”.

Fancy dress scooter run raises money in Freddie's memory

Oxford Mail: Freddie Perry

7:20am Monday 11th August 2014

DOZENS of people rode scooters in fancy dress from Abingdon to Didcot on Saturday as part of a fundraising day in memory of 10-year-old Freddie Perry.

Tots go down to the woods for a spot of ‘fishing’

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

THIS little scuba sweetie explored an underwater world in woodland near Didcot.

Well, not everyone is born to be a lion tamer

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 8th August 2014

CHILDREN spent yesterday clowning around at a one-off circus skills session at the Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot.

Work to start this year on A34 ‘hamburger’ at Milton

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

WORK on turning a busy interchange on the A34 near Didcot into a ‘hamburger’-style roundabout is set to start this year.

Delays on the A34 northbound between Milton and Marcham due to broken-down car

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

6:19pm Thursday 7th August 2014

DELAYS are reported on the A34 northbound this evening after a kit car broke down.

New research centre will offer unrivalled facilities

Oxford Mail: Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A NEW centre for the research of materials is to be built at the Harwell science campus.

Making a better world through the medium of art

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

CHANGING the world through the power of wallpaper is top of the agenda at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot.

Children have fun in sun, naturally

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE summer holidays are the perfect chance for children to take in Oxfordshire’s natural beauty, and Earth Trust Centre’s summer play days are showing youngsters the best of the countryside.

Donations cover cost of demolition event

Oxford Mail: Pictures submitted by our readers of their memories of Didcot Power Station leading up to the demolition of three of the cooling towers.

7:40am Thursday 7th August 2014

A CHARITY which lost money after allowing people to watch the Didcot Power Station cooling towers demolition from its land has now recovered its costs.

Gas bottles in shed blaze

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Firefighters faced a possible explosion rish when they were called to tackle a fire in a shed containing gas cylinders.

‘My tour across England and I did it all on my free bus pass’

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

BUS fanatic Alan Gurr has achieved his dream of travelling across England for nothing using his bus pass.

Gold medal star’s on target for return to the daily grind

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

HE may have returned home a Commonwealth Games gold medallist but it was back to work as usual just days later for shooter Dan Rivers.

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