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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.

Tories retain seat

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:40am Saturday 29th March 2014

Conservative candidate Stephen Harrod won the by-election for the Chalgrove and Watlington county council seat on Thursday.

All-change with South Oxfordshire council tax bill payment plans

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:10pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

CHANGES to the way council tax payers pay their bills have been announced by South Oxfordshire District Council.

Delays near Thame as driver crashes

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:45pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Drivers have been facing delays in the Thame area following an accident on the A329.

New sports pavilion gets Lottery funding

Oxford Mail: Funding for oral history

10:30am Friday 21st March 2014

CHINNOR Community Sports Club has received £237,000 to help replace the village’s sports pavilion.

Firms to create up to 70 posts in Thame with new premises plan

Oxford Mail: Opening date for John Lewis

2:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

UP to 70 jobs could be created in Thame if a major development is approved.

UKIP candidate defends past immigration, but wants controls

Oxford Mail: Lee Upcraft

6:30am Monday 17th March 2014

THE new UK Independence Party (UKIP) parliamentary candidate for Wantage and Didcot says the UK is “built on immigration”, but he still wants to tighten border controls.

Innovation pays off as enterprise zone fills all units

Oxford Mail: Andrew Barlow

10:30pm Thursday 13th March 2014

MORE than 50 jobs have been created at a business park as a direct result of the Science Vale Enterprise Zone.

Chiltern Railways ‘punctual’

Oxford Mail: The new look Chiltern Railways train

8:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Chiltern Railways was the UK’s most punctual rail operator in February, according to research by Network Rail.

South Oxfordshire residents have part of their council tax bill reduced

Oxford Mail: Council leader Ann Ducker

7:38am Saturday 8th March 2014

South Oxfordshire District Council has reduced its element of the council tax bill for the third year running.

Breakdown causes A34 delays

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

8:21am Friday 7th March 2014

A BROKEN down van caused queues for drivers on the A34 this morning.

Oxfordshire rail replacment service at the weekend

Oxford Mail: A Chiltern Railways Clubman train

8:40am Thursday 6th March 2014

Buses will replace trains from Bicester North Station to Princes Risborough at the weekend due to signalling work.

Crash on the A34

Oxford Mail: A34 Southbound blocked at the Chilton Interchange

8:17am Wednesday 5th March 2014

THERE has been a crash on the A34 northbound by East Ilsley in the south of the county.

Oscars glory for sound man behind Gravity blockbuster

Oxford Mail: From left, Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro with their Sound Mixing Academy Awards for Gravity

8:30am Tuesday 4th March 2014

WHEATLEY man Niv Adiri will soon be returning home with one of Hollywood’s most coveted statuettes.

Stolen car dumped

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A car stolen in a burglary was yesterday found abandoned in Chiselhampton in south Oxfordshire.

Family pays tribute after death of six-year-old boy

Oxford Mail: Family pays tribute after death of six-year-old boy

5:08pm Monday 24th February 2014

THE FAMILY of a six-year-old boy who was killed in a road accident has this afternoon paid tribute to the youngster.

Council director departing after promotion

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Matt Prosser, a strategic director of South Oxfordshire District Council, is to leave the area to become the new chief executive of two councils in Dorset.

Lorry driver broke bridge weight limit

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council logo

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

A LORRY driver who drove his 7.5-tonne vehicle over a bridge with a 3-tonne limit has been fined £500, the county council has said. Graham Martin Hoiser was spotted by a county council bridge technician crossing Shabbington East Bridge, near Thame, on June 19 last year.

‘Don't put other places at risk just to protect Oxford from flooding’

Oxford Mail: Flooding in Abingdon earlier this month

9:00am Friday 21st February 2014

TOWNS downstream of Oxford have warned new flood defences for the city can’t be allowed to dump the problem on them.

Sinkhole could be first of many thanks to the floods

Oxford Mail: Hydrogeologist Melinda Lewis

7:00am Friday 21st February 2014

A FOUR-metre-wide sink hole has opened up in South Oxfordshire.

Carriageway closed

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

The southbound carriageway of the M40 was closed yesterday morning after a van overturned.

Council accused over earth moving by man jailed over golf club waste

Oxford Mail: Work to fill in one of the old pools at Hinksey

8:00am Monday 17th February 2014

A GOLF club owner jailed following a legal battle over waste, has criticised Oxford City Council for not gaining permission to move 2,500 tonnes of soil.

Villagers install £3,000 defibrillator

11:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

VILLAGERS in South Oxfordshire have installed a new defibrillator after raising nearly £3,000.

Missing man appeal

Oxford Mail: Alan Battista

8:30am Friday 14th February 2014

A missing 76-year-old man may have walked to Bicester, police believe.

Greed accusation as councils clash over Cholsey parish border

Oxford Mail: Bernard Stone: “There is a huge housing need in Wallingford.

6:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

TOWN councillors in Wallingford have been accused of greed for trying to redraw an ancient boundary to take over part of Cholsey parish.

Homes are hit as water levels rise in south Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: Percy Buckingham surveys flooding outside his home. Picture: Damian Halliwell

9:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

VILLAGERS in the south of the county woke up early yesterday to find flood water rising fast in and around their homes.

Collision closes A34

Oxford Mail: Road traffic accident crash stock

8:40am Friday 7th February 2014

A collision involving a lorry closed part of the A34 at Milton yesterday.

Update: Woman killed in crash on A4130 between Didcot and Wallingford shut after crash

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

A WOMAN in her 60s has died following the crash on the A4130 at Hadden Hill between Wallingford and Didcot this morning.

Six-year-old boy fighting for his life after collision with car

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:36pm Thursday 6th February 2014

A SIX-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was involved in a collision with a car.

Atlantic record-breaker has new challenge in his sights

Oxford Mail: Eoin is congratulated by mum Kate.

8:30am Thursday 6th February 2014

A TEENAGER is looking for his next challenge after becoming the youngest person to row the Atlantic.

A34 crash leads to jam

Oxford Mail: traffic jam

8:40am Friday 31st January 2014

Traffic queues built up on the northbound A34 after a car went off the road between West Ilsley and the Chilton interchange during yesterday morning’s rush hour.

Traffic delays on the A34

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:01am Thursday 30th January 2014

TRAFFIC is currently slow on the A34 northbound between the West Ilsley turn-off and Chilton interchange after an accident.

Bootleg Beatles line up to help Towersey Festival mark fab 50

Oxford Mail: James Fagan and Nancy Keer playing at the 2012 festival

8:30am Wednesday 29th January 2014

AN Oxfordshire music festival has unveiled the stellar line-up of artists which will help it celebrate its golden anniversary.

Council leader opposes Thames bridge plan over 'rat-run' fears

Oxford Mail: Ian Hudspeth

4:10pm Monday 27th January 2014

Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth has said he would oppose a new bridge over the Thames near Reading.

Teen avoids jail term

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 27th January 2014

A 16-year-old has avoided a detention sentence after admitting engaging in sexual activity with his half sister.

Minder actor in bitter dispute with neighbour over sawmill

Oxford Mail: woodland: George and Penny Cole with the building, pictured below, in the background

7:00am Monday 20th January 2014

ACTOR George Cole and his wife have become “very depressed” over a planning dispute with a neighbour.

Missing Thame man found

Oxford Mail: Concerns over missing Thame man

5:04pm Sunday 19th January 2014

A 76-year-old man who has gone missing from his Thame home has been found.

Science park decision

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:00am Thursday 16th January 2014

Councillors last night approved plans for a multi-million pound expansion at Culham’s Science Centre.

Neurone disease man was found strangled

Oxford Mail: Inquest: Man dies of haemorrhage while visiting family

7:30am Thursday 16th January 2014

An 81-year-old man who suffered from motor neurone disease was found strangled at home, an inquest heard yesterday.

Expansion of Culham's science park approved

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

7:17pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound expansion of Culham’s science park has been approved tonight. 

Fears mount as flood waters move downstream

Oxford Mail: Martin Wilson and his dog Leo in flooded Lower Radley

6:30am Saturday 11th January 2014

AS Oxford residents watched flood waters recede yesterday, people in South Oxfordshire were warned to be ready to take action, with river levels on the rise.

Missing Thame man found

Oxford Mail: Robert Crosby

1:40pm Sunday 5th January 2014

A MISSING man from Thame has been found safe and well, police said.

Labour of love restoration of Great Haseley windmill could be completed later this year

Oxford Mail: Labour of love restoration of Great Haseley windmill could be completed later this year

5:00am Friday 3rd January 2014

THE stone tower windmill that dominates the countryside between Great Haseley and Great Milton in South Oxfordshire has never been too far from the thoughts of Sir Martin Wood.

Doorstep district view

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:00pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

Doorstep interviews will be carried out by South Oxfordshire District Council on what residents think of its services until the end of January.

Three men are bailed

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 20th December 2013

Three men have been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of hare coursing offences.

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