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New method to pay for infrastructure

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Council bosses are looking to introduce a new method to make developers pay for infrastructure upgrades like roads.

£25k software package to resolve South Oxfordshire District Council voting error

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MANAGERS at South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) have invested up to £25,000 in new computer software to help ensure there are not further errors with voter registration.

South Oxfordshire District Council choses John Cotton as new leader

Oxford Mail: Ann Ducker

7:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

John Cotton has been chosen as the new leader of South Oxfordshire District Council.

South Oxfordshire District Council to get new leader

Oxford Mail: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Conservative John Cotton is set to become South Oxfordshire District Council’s new leader tonight.

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 taken to hospital after car crash on A4130 near Didcot

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

10:33am Monday 13th October 2014

A CAR crashed on the A4130 near Didcot after its driver was taken ill on Saturday, police said.

Regional honour for health club near Thame

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE Oxford Belfry Health Club and Spa in Thame has been crowned the best health club in the south of England at the Members’ Choice Health Club Awards.

George Clooney buys a house alongside the Thames

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney has bought his new wife a £5m mansion alongside the River Thames.

Residents offered cash boost by council

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

YOUNG people and community groups could benefit from a cash boost.

Stolen lorry recovered near M40

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A stolen lorry was recovered yesterday in Waterstock, just off the M40 near Thame.

Politicians mourn loss of an energetic, warm personality

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

heartfelt tributes from all political sides were paid yesterday to Ann Ducker, the leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, who has died of cancer.

UPDATE: Tributes paid to Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, who has died

Oxford Mail: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

10:21am Monday 22nd September 2014

Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has died.

£3,000 grant will help fund new action team

10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHEME to improve relations between young people and their communities in South Oxfordshire has benefited from a £3,000 grant.

Recycling shift planned

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONSULTATION over removal of mixed recycling banks across South Oxfordshire is under way.

Resurfacing work closes stretch of A329 near Great Milton

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

7:40am Monday 15th September 2014

DUE to resurfacing work, the A329 is closed until Wednesday .

Officers honoured for their actions in the line of duty

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE officers who put their lives on the thin blue line have been recognised in a special ceremony.

‘Wiggo’ among top cyclists to race in county

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROLLING road closures are to be put in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire tomorrow.

Car fire closes one lane of M40 near Lewknor

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

10:59am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A CAR fire closed one lane of the M40 near Lewknor, traffic reports have said.

Woman and child freed from Jaguar after three-vehicle collision in Aston Rowant

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:14pm Friday 5th September 2014

A WOMAN and a child had to be rescued from a Jaguar following a three-car accident this afternoon.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

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

Red Kites are becoming a pest - don't feed them, say conservation groups

Oxford Mail:

6:11pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BIRD watchers have been asked to stop feeding Red Kites because the creatures have become too successful in Oxfordshire.

A34 to be closed overnight for road repairs

Oxford Mail: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORK is being carried out along the A34 in southern Oxfordshire over the course of this week.

Crash in Little Milton on A329 left road partially blocked

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

9:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE has been a crash in Little Milton near Wheatley this morning.

Woman escapes with minor injuries after crashing into a ditch on the M40

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:33am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAR crashed into a ditch on the M40 this morning.

Man awaits sentence for rape of teenager

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to raping a teenager near Watlington.

First of Chiltern Railways' new locomotives arrives in UK

Oxford Mail: A Class 68 locomotive at builder Vossloh's factory in Valencia, Spain

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE first of six new diesel locomotives to power Chiltern Railways expresses between Oxfordshire, London and the West Midlands has arrived in the UK.

Man admits raping teenager in Little Haseley

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

3:25pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MAN has pleaded guilty to raping a teenager at Oxford Crown Court today.

Suspicious string traps planted for cyclists, police warn

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:55am Friday 15th August 2014

CYCLISTS have spotted neck-height traps on footpaths in South Oxfordshire.

All aboard for a day of railway nostalgia at Chinnor

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

IT WAS a nostalgic day yesterday for Phil Marsh as he took passengers along the preserved railway line between Chinnor and Wainhill.

M40 death man ‘had walked into roadway’

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

An inquest has opened into the death of a Thame man who was killed on the M40.

Old stables bid to house church’s growing ‘flock’

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

A SMALL evangelical church is opening its fourth place of worship in Oxfordshire to accommodate its growing membership in the county.

Councils act as pong persists

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

HEALTH officers from two councils are now investigating the cause of the smell reported across the county.

Men to be sentenced over insurance claims

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Three men who organised car crashes to scam insurance money will be sentenced next month.

You’d better get used to it: Motorists to face months of delays

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 60,000 motorists may face three months of misery, after roundabout schemes entered their latest phase.

Watch: Didcot's tumbling towers - A dawn chorus of excitement as Didcot's skyline changes forever + video

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIFTY years of history – gone in 15 seconds. Despite Didcot’s sadness at seeing its cooling towers sink to the ground, there was applause and cheering when the moment arrived.

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.

Barn blaze shuts A418

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The A418 was closed last night near Thame to allow firefighters to tackle a barn fire.

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.






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