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Councils consider a new safety plan on the dangerous A420

Oxford Mail: Vehicles are recovered after the accident on the A420 near Buckland on Sunday

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A PLAN is being drawn up to improve safety on the A420 between Oxford and Swindon, where a driver was killed on Sunday.

Tool theft warning

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Van drivers are being warned after a spate of tool thefts in Horspath, Wheatley and Garsington.

Swindon man dead in A420 smash

11:22am Sunday 6th April 2014

A SWINDON man died after a three-vehicle smash on the A420 near Faringdon at about 3.50am today.

Vale of White Horse plans for new homes 'will ruin villages'

Oxford Mail: Philip Pullman

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

VILLAGERS have warned their communities will be changed beyond recognition by the new list of thousands of homes planned across the Vale of White Horse.

Council offers discount on garden waste collections

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

5:40am Friday 4th April 2014

RESIDENTS in the Vale of White Horse are being offered cheaper garden waste collections if they sign up before May 31.

‘Roads and schools will not cope with 700 new homes’

Oxford Mail: Campaigners pictured in one of the fields which could disappear. From left to right: Dhiraj Kallie, John Platts, Jenny Standen and John Standen

8:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

VILLAGERS have pledged to fight “a bombshell” of hundreds of homes for Radley and Kennington.

Village starts fighting fund to repel plan for 200 homes

Oxford Mail: Judy Sissons and other villagers on the Green Belt land that could be earmarked for housing on the edge of Cumnor. Picture: OX66331 Mark Hemsworth

5:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

RESIDENTS are putting together a legal fighting fund to oppose plans that would increase the number of homes in Cumnor by 50 per cent.

Vale voted seventh heaven and one of best places to live in Britain

Oxford Mail: Vale of White Horse resident Graham Fear in the centre of Abingdon

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

THE Vale of White Horse has been named as one of the best places to live in Britain.

£30,000 boost for Eynsham cycle path into Oxford + Video

Oxford Mail: Bike Safe chairman Ian Leggett looks at plans for the cycle path with John Griffin and Graham Smith                           Pictures: OX63950 David Fleming

11:00am Monday 17th March 2014

PLANS for an Eynsham to Oxford cycle path are speeding up, thanks to a £30,000 cash injection.

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.

Problem of new homes is dumped on our doorstep, say Didcot councillors

Oxford Mail: Margaret Davies

3:30pm Thursday 6th March 2014

VALE of White Horse District Council is dumping its housing problems on Didcot’s doorstep, the town council leader says.

Decision ahead on controversial housing

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

7:30am Wednesday 5th March 2014

COUNCILLORS will make decisions on several controversial schemes tonight including an 85-home estate in Wantage which has aroused protests.

Vale to get thousands more homes after target is raised

Oxford Mail: Vale of White Horse district council logo

6:28pm Monday 24th February 2014

THOUSANDS of extra homes will have to built after a council’s target for how many new properties it needed to cope with growth was recalculated.

By-election to be held

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

8:50am Monday 24th February 2014

Vale of White Horse District Council has formally announced the vacancy of the ward held by John Morgan.

Assault trial date set

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

8:40am Monday 24th February 2014

A woman denied beating her ex-partner when she appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Residents' £2m savings benefit

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

3:30pm Friday 21st February 2014

RESIDENTS across the Vale of White Horse are set to benefit from £2m of savings made by the council.

‘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.

Landlords are told to get a valid licence

Oxford Mail: Roger Cox

10:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Landlords have been warned that If they do not have a valid licence for their property, they could be prosecuted and fined thousands of pounds.

Rail line projects schedule is scrapped

Oxford Mail: MP Ed Vaizey

9:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

THE timetable for a rail scheme that could cause months of disruption for the county’s motorists has been scrapped.

Tributes to hockey umpire found dead

Oxford Mail: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

7:08pm Thursday 6th February 2014

The inquest into the death of a former Rover Oxford Hockey Club goalkeeper and dedicated umpire was formally opened yesterday.

Wendy House is sold

Oxford Mail: Is this a huge man or a tiny house? There were no forced perspective tricks required for Dave Fleming as he photographed Brian McDonough and this tiny, thatched cottage. The results were always going to be surreal – and they are and I love them.

7:30am Thursday 16th January 2014

A miniature thatched cottage dubbed Britain’s poshest Wendy House has been sold to a secret buyer for £6,500.

The wait’s almost over for Dean Court

Oxford Mail: Anna Pearson, of the Dean Court Community Association. Picture: OX64503 Mark Hemsworth

11:00am Thursday 9th January 2014

AFTER two years of rebuilding and months of delays, the new Dean Court Community Centre is set to open to the public.

FLOODING: Residents ‘better equipped’ to deal with flooding now

Oxford Mail: UNDER WATER: Thames Street, Abingdon, flooded after heavy rainfall and the scene at St Helen’s Mill Bridge, below

6:30am Wednesday 8th January 2014

CARS were left stranded and gardens submerged after flooding struck Abingdon – but the devastation of previous years has so far been avoided.

Road closure for railway work prompts planning plea

Oxford Mail: road closed sign

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

A PLAN to shut off a major traffic route in the Vale of White Horse needs better planning, a council leader has warned.

In the saddle for a super boost

Oxford Mail: In the saddle, back row, Dan Parsons, Adam Jones,  Scott Harper-Ashton, and front, Frazer Hilborne, Dale Davis-Hawkins and Will Hoskins Picture: OX64121 Anthony Moore

6:00pm Saturday 21st December 2013

THEY may not be superheroes in real life, but these six youngsters made a heroic effort to make themselves super people.

West Way plans go in

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

8:40am Thursday 19th December 2013

Plans for a cinema, shops and 600 student rooms in West Way, Botley, are due to be submitted tomorrow.

Airport plan take-off

8:30am Monday 16th December 2013

A Government report into whether a four-runway airport should be built near Abingdon is to be released tomorrow.

Government grant set to speed up house building

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

10:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

HOUSE building in Wallingford could be speeded up thanks to £525,000 of Government money.

Councillor guilty of stealing £154,000 from pensioner

Oxford Mail: John Morgan, who faces jail for stealing £154,000

9:00am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

A DISGRACED Conservative councillor is today facing jail after he was convicted of stealing and gambling away £154,000 from an elderly Alzheimer's sufferer.

Accidents on A420 cause morning delays

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Two crashes on the A420 near Faringdon caused delays yesterday morning.

Waste group granted permission for plans

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:30am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

A waste company has won its bid to use a site near Sutton Courtenay to transfer rubbish between vehicles.

Woman cleared of assaulting hunt monitor

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

9:20am Thursday 28th November 2013

A WOMAN was yesterday found not guilty of assaulting a man who tried to film a hunt near Faringdon.

Councillor on trial over alleged £154,000 theft

Oxford Mail: John Morgan

7:00am Monday 25th November 2013

A CONSERVATIVE councillor is due to go on trial today charged with stealing £154,000 from a 91-year-old woman.

Equipment is taken

10:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

A generator was stolen from a warehouse in Fox Lane, Boars Hill between 9pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday and a hedge trimmer was stolen from a barn in Fyfield between Tuesday and Friday last week.

Housing plan recommended for approval

7:00am Wednesday 20th November 2013

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 200 homes south west of Faringdon should be approved next week, a council planning officer has said.

Council to hold talks on Great Western electrification

11:50am Tuesday 12th November 2013

Shrivenham Parish Council will hold an information evening about the electrification of the Great Western Railway this month.

Hydro-electric energy plan set to harness weir’s power

7:00am Friday 1st November 2013

PLANS to turn Abingdon’s weir into a hydro-electric power generator have been approved by councillors.

Pupils show their singing talents at Lieder Festival

Oxford Mail: In Good Voice: Tristan Johnson, seven, with classmates who have composed songs, perform at the Ashmolean Museum

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

PRIMARY school pupils sang their own songs to museum visitors.

Shared offices grilling

6:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

Council bosses will be grilled on plans to share offices with another authority this week.

District’s future plan for homes delayed

10:00am Monday 21st October 2013

THE next stage in a blueprint of where future development such as housing estates will go in the Vale of White Horse has been delayed until next year.

Chainsaw taken

7:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

A HEDGE trimmer and a chainsaw were stolen by a burglar who forced their way into a farm building. The burglary happened on a farm in Milton Hill, Vale of White Horse, between 4pm on Tuesday and 7.15am on Wednesday.

Terriers' work hopes

6:38pm Friday 18th October 2013

THE Terrirtorial Army is to showcase employment opportunities at a recruitment event in Shippon on Tuesday.

Horse feed targeted

11:00am Friday 18th October 2013

Ten bags of horse feed were stolen by a burglar who raided a Sparsholt barn overnight between Sunday and Monday. Police asked anyone with information to call 101.

£500k shares profit

7:00am Friday 18th October 2013

The Vale of White Horse District Council’s treasury made £553,000 on its investments from 2012 to 2013.

Fly-tippers fined £1,000 for dumping building materials

7:00am Friday 11th October 2013

TWO men have been prosecuted for fly-tipping and ordered to pay more than £1,000 each in fines and costs. Prosecuted by Vale of White Horse District Council for not having a commercial waste carriers licence, Steve McMahon, 35, of Marines Drive, Faringdon, also admitted failing in his duty of care for the disposal of building waste, including concrete drains and other rubble.

Council staff to move

10:55am Thursday 10th October 2013

OXON: About 80 officers who work for Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils will move out of Abingdon and into Crowmarsh near Wallingford.

CPRE lays into ‘ridiculous’ Vale airport plan

9:20am Thursday 3rd October 2013

THE Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has ridiculed a plan for an £18.2bn airport south of Abingdon.

Airport would wreck quality of life ‘beyond imagining’

2:40pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

VILLAGERS have told the Government that an international airport on their doorstep would “wreck the quality of life... beyond imagining”.

Council to ban Chinese lanterns from events

7:00am Thursday 19th September 2013

VENUES could be banned from letting off Chinese lanterns in parts of south Oxfordshire.

Council wants Chinese lantern ban

Oxford Mail: Vale of white horse district council

9:30am Tuesday 17th September 2013

CHINESE lanterns could be banned from public events and licensed premises across the Vale of White Horse today.






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