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Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Fire crew remains on site of barn fire at Thame

Oxford Mail:

8:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The barn fire at Abbey Farm, North Weston, near Thame has now been put out. 

50 glorious years of a fine village institution

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN 1965, when the Beatles released their album Help!, residents in Towersey realised their village hall was in desperate need of repair.

Firefighters continue to tackle barn blaze near Thame

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling a barn blaze near Thame which closed the A148 for four hours last night. 

Firefighters attend large hay bale blaze

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:54am Sunday 20th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are attending a blaze of hundreds of hay bales in Waterperry, east of Oxford.

Pick-your-own farm deal means cafe can stay open

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PICK-your-own fruit farm that built a cafe without planning permission say it has reached a “good solution” after striking a deal to keep it open.

Update: M40 reopens after car fire near Thame

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

11:27am Monday 14th July 2014

THE M40 has reopened southbound between junction 7 at Thame and 6 at Watlington after a car fire closed two lanes.

Watch: Rapper Tinchy Stryder headlines village cricket club fundraiser + Video

Oxford Mail:

1:33pm Sunday 13th July 2014

TINCHY Stryder headlined a fundraising festival for Aston Rowant cricket club last night.

Circus comes home for the ringmaster

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE LAST time Katie Rogers was in Wantage she was at school.

Council to press ahead with college talks on proposed Grenoble Road development

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

9:10am Friday 4th July 2014

COUNCILLORS last night agreed to start discussions with a college over major development in the Green Belt south-east of Oxford.

Four-car collision causing delays near Stadhampton

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:29pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

FOUR cars are believed to have been involved in a collision in South Oxfordshire.

Update: Delays on trains between Didcot and London Paddington caused by damaged cables

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:07am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TRAINS running between Oxford and London Paddington are delayed by up to 20 minutes this morning because of a signalling problem south of Didcot. They could also be cancelled at Reading at short notice.

Business park expansion holds promise of 300 jobs

Oxford Mail: Funding growth to be debated

2:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

UP to 300 new jobs could be created as a result of major extension to a business park.

Watch: Hot oily rags spark major blaze

Oxford Mail: The scene from the air above Ewelme on Saturday evening

9:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

HOT weather caused a massive blaze at a South Oxfordshire hazardous chemicals recycling depot at the weekend, fire bosses said.

Council to discuss whether to approve new homes in Chinnor back gardens

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

6:40am Saturday 21st June 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for up to 10 homes in back gardens in Chinnor should be approved, a council planning officer has said.

Lorry drivers fined for load restrictions

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

6:40am Saturday 21st June 2014

SIX lorry drivers have been fined a total £2,298 for breaching road weight restrictions.

Crashes leave man dead and biker hurt

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:30am Friday 20th June 2014

A man died and another was seriously injured after two separate collisions in the county.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist rushed to hospital after collision with car on A329 near Great Milton

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

10:31am Thursday 19th June 2014

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A329.

Update: Man who died in M40 crash was 39-year-old from Merseyside

Oxford Mail: 'Serious' crash on M40 causes delays

7:54pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

THE van driver, who died in last night's collision on the M40 was a 39-year-old from Merseyside, Thames Valley Police have said.

Rescued from blaze

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A woman was rescued from a blaze in a bedroom in Aston Tirrold on Sunday night.

Car blaze on M40 causes delays

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:40am Monday 16th June 2014

Drivers faced long delays on the southbound M40 yesterday when a car caught fire near junction 6, at Lewknor.

Man arrested after distraction burglary in Chinnor

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:20am Monday 16th June 2014

A MAN was arrested in connection with a distraction burglary in Chinnor.

Driver charged over cyclist collision death

Oxford Mail: Derek Measor

7:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

A DRIVER has been charged following the death of Chalgrove cyclist Derek Measor.

Sites for homes for vulnerable children revealed

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

THE locations of two new homes to protect vulnerable young children have been revealed.

Revamped South Oxfordshire station reopened by celebrity chef

Oxford Mail: Raymond Blanc

8:40am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Haddenham and Thame Parkway station was reopened yesterday after a £500,000 revamp.

90-year-old man found dead in Tetsworth

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:38pm Sunday 8th June 2014

A man, believed to be 90-years-old, was found on a bridleway in Tetsworth, Thame, this morning. 

Is electrification of rail lines just a bridge too far?

Oxford Mail: FUTURE  VISION: An artist’s  impression of one of the new electric trains

5:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

NETWORK Rail needs to modify, raise or rebuild 29 rail bridges in Oxfordshire by 2018 to make room for new, overhead electric wires. PETE HUGHES looks at the impact and complexity of the £1bn project

Top recycling councils extend contracts

Oxford Mail: David Dodds

6:20am Monday 2nd June 2014

THE two Oxfordshire councils with the best recycling rates in the country have extended their contract with Biffa until 2024.

Standing in the way of our natural beauty

Oxford Mail: Chilterns Conservation Board infomation officer Claire Forrest, left, and countryside officer Cath Daly look over the management plan

5:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

The Chilterns are known the world over for their breathtaking landscapes. But as developments begin to loom over these stunning hills, DAMIAN FANTATO reports on how conservationists are battling to keep the vistas clear

Man rescued after oven fire in Thame

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:33am Friday 30th May 2014

A MAN in Thame had to be rescued by fire crews yesterday after his oven caught fire while he was cooking.

Playing generation games over 100 memorable years

Oxford Mail: Beatrice ‘Molly’ Johnson, who was 100 on Monday, and her great-great-granddaughter Phoebe, who will be one next week

7:30am Wednesday 28th May 2014

THEY may be four generations apart but love bonds these two together as they each mark their special birthdays.

Solar farm will be size of 75 football pitches

Oxford Mail: solar farm

5:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

A SOLAR farm the size of 75 football pitches is being planned for South Oxfordshire.

Councils consult over-60s on sports classes

Oxford Mail: Sport England

5:08pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

OVER-60s in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse are being asked what sport they would like to do.

Teen car ‘racers’ spared jail

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

10:00pm Monday 19th May 2014

TWO teenage drivers have been spared jail after one of them crashed their car into a cyclist as they raced through South Oxfordshire.

Firefighters battle Milton Common window frame blaze

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:28am Monday 19th May 2014

Firefighters tackled a window frame on fire at a three-storey house on Sunday night.

£1m booster for superfast broadband

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

SOUTH Oxfordshire District Council has agreed to put forward £1m towards superfast broadband across the district.

Chiltern Line stations to get longer platforms

Oxford Mail: A Chiltern Railways Clubman train

3:30pm Friday 9th May 2014

PLATFORMS at Bicester North and Haddenham & Thame Parkway stations are to be lengthened to allow longer trains to stop.

Long locks of hair disappear to support two good causes

Oxford Mail: Freya Gregory has a drastic haircut to help poiorly children who need wigs

5:00am Wednesday 7th May 2014

FOR most of us, cutting just a few inches off counts as a radical haircut.

Festival fans get their skates on for all the fun

Oxford Mail: Jake Soden, 16, takes a spin. Picture: OX67006 Mark Hemsworth

9:00am Tuesday 6th May 2014

TEENAGER Jake Soden went out to use the skate park in Chalgrove with friends yesterday.

Two killed, one injured, in series of weekend crashes

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 6th May 2014

TWO men died in separate collisions on the M40 over the bank holiday weekend.

Update: Man, 29, dies after Vauxhall Astra collision on the M40

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:20am Monday 5th May 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD has died after his Vauxhall Astra came off the M40 this morning.

Delays after three-car collision in Thame

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:26pm Thursday 1st May 2014

TRAFFIC is slow in Thame after a crash involving three cars on a roundabout in Thame.

M40 lanes closed between junctions 6 and 7 after car fire

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

9:36am Wednesday 30th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to the M40 after a car caught fire.

Chinnor care home nurse admits assaulting resident, 86

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

8:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CARE home nurse could face jail after admitting assaulting an 86-year-old resident.

Challenge over village homes thrown out

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A VILLAGER has lost a bid to have a new national court make a final decision on two planned homes in the county’s Green Belt.

Woman, 27, dies after South Oxon smash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:19pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HIGH Wycome woman involved in a collision on the A329 at Great Milton yesterday has died, police said tonight.

Claims of fight at school 'untrue'

Oxford Mail: Wheatley Park School headteacher Kate Curtis

8:40am Saturday 5th April 2014

POLICE community support officers were sent to Wheatley Park School on Wednesday after reports of a fight.

‘Psycho took my reason to live, the only joy in my life’

Oxford Mail: Michala Gol, left, with her mother Julie Sahin in an undated picture before they were stabbed to death by Ensar Gol

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

IT has been two-and-a-half-years since his wife and step-daughter were brutally murdered, yet the memories are still raw for Mehmet Sahin.

Firm guilty over death of forklift truck driver

Oxford Mail: Mark Williams

6:40am Friday 4th April 2014

A construction firm has been found guilty of health and safety breaches following the death of forklift driver Mark Williams.

Over-60s offered help to get in shape

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:30am Friday 4th April 2014

A THREE-year project encouraging less active residents to exercise has been launched in South Oxfordshire.

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