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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.

‘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 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.






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