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Tile unearthed on family dig near museum

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MEDIEVAL pottery was discovered outside Wallingford Museum at its family archaeology day on Saturday.

Disgust as puppies abandoned in box

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two puppies, one of which was dead, were found abandoned in a cardboard box in Wallingford yesterday..

Road blocked at Ewelme after car overturns

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE have been called to the B4009 near Ewelme after a car onto its roof.

First cash boost for £1m Wallingford sports changing rooms revamp

Oxford Mail: Bill Service SODC’s cabinet member for leisure

4:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PLAN to invest almost £1m in new changing rooms at Wallingford Sports Park has received its first cash boost.

Man jailed for 20 months for growing cannabis

Oxford Mail: Failed businessman made £130,000 growing cannabis in factories for gang

6:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

A 43-YEAR-OLD has been jailed after a cannabis factory capable of producing up to £43,500 worth of the drug a year was found at his home.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:40am Friday 18th 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. 

Wallingford wi-fi network’s performance under scrutiny after problems

Oxford Mail: Town clerk Jamie Baskeyfield is investigating after reports of a busker blocking St Mary’s Street with a piano

9:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TOWN councillors in Wallingford are seeking to improve wi-fi Internet provision in the town.

Rebail in kidnap arrest

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a father and daughter went missing has been released on police bail until September 10.

Blind man told by restaurant ‘no guide dogs allowed’

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BLIND man was told to leave an Indian restaurant because he was with his guide dog.

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey given new title in government reshuffle

Oxford Mail: Ed Vaizey

2:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey has been given a new position in the Government reshuffle.

Young Charlotte’s swashbuckling Disney film debut

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A YOUNG girl had all her dreams come true after spending a magical day on the set of a new Disney music video.

Tinchy Stryder takes Astonbury in Aston Rowant by storm

Oxford Mail:

9:50am Monday 14th July 2014

HE’S normally used to performing in front of thousands on the big stage.

Puma flies in for its first time but it was bye-bye to the Merlin

Oxford Mail: The Puma helicopter is due to visit Pembroke Dock.

8:40am Monday 14th July 2014

HELICOPTERS from the village RAF base made their first and last appearances at an airshow on the weekend.

Prolific burglar says toodle-oo to the judge as he gets six years

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

A THIEF with more than 100 crimes to his name said “toodle-oo” as he was taken down to start a six-year prison sentence.

Youngsters can soon touch base at new centre

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

5:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

WALLINGFORD’S new youth centre has been completed, providing young people with their own base for the first time in three years.

Dealer pleads guilty

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A man has appeared in Oxford Crown Court and admitted possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Schoolchildren create a giant poppy with pride

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Saturday 5th July 2014

SOLDIERS and suffragettes invaded a school as pupils learned what life was like on the Western Front and the Home Front during the First World War.

Peacocks top pecking order at arboretum

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

VISITORS to Harcourt Arboretum got an insight into how staff look after plants and trees and met some peacocks along the way.

Queen of shops is offering to lend her skills

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

RETAIL expert Mary Portas is back with a new TV series offering to help independent shops and businesses in Wallingford.

Look what she’s bean and done for animal sanctuary

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THIS is enough to put you off beans on toast for life.

Base-to-base cycle ride supports sick colleague

4:17pm Thursday 26th June 2014

PERSONNEL from Commando Helicopter Force and RAF Benson cycled 115 miles to raise funds for three charities after a colleague got cancer.

Trio awaiting sentence over crash for cash fraud claims

Oxford Mail: Ben Fletcher

11:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

THREE men have been convicted for their over a ‘crash for cash’ scam in Oxfordshire and further afield to fleece insurers.

RAF flies high in exercising their Freedom of Borough

Oxford Mail: The Central Band of the RAF leads the parade through Wallingford                                                       Pictures: OX68158 Jon Lewis

8:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE streets of Wallingford were lined with hundreds of well-wishers yesterday as HRH Prince Michael of Kent inspected troops from RAF Benson.

RAF Freedom parade today

Oxford Mail: Councillor Jane Titchener, Wallingford Town Council Mayor

7:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

More than 100 servicemen and women from RAF Benson will parade through the town today to celebrate the base’s 75th anniversary.

Carnival capers bring films and books to life in Wallingford

Oxford Mail: Louis Bispham. Picture: OX68085 David Fleming

6:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

CHILDREN dressed up as their favourite film and book characters for the Wallingford Carnival.

Owners of blaze depot apologise to residents

Oxford Mail: The fire at Grundon Waste Depot

9:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE owner of a South Oxfordshire hazardous chemicals recycling depot that was the scene of a massive blaze at the weekend has apologised to residents.

When cupboard under stairs was the safest place to be

Oxford Mail: Christina Eke, 80, looks around the Wallingford Museum exhibition, Siege and Strife. Picture: OX68035 David Fleming

6:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

WHEN the Second World War started, Christina Eke and her family hid in the cupboard under the stairs during air raids.

Update: Grundon boss apologises to neighbours over weekend fire in Ewelme

Oxford Mail: The fire at Grundon, courtesy of reader Luuunatik

12:42pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE owner of a South Oxfordshire hazardous chemicals recycling depot that was the scene of a blaze at the weekend has apologised to residents.

Delays on the B471 because llamas and alpacas have escaped - yes really

Oxford Mail: Llamas and geese recruited in fight against crime in Sussex

11:50am Monday 23rd June 2014

UP to 20 llamas and alpacas have escaped and are running around on the B471 at Whitchurch, near Pangbpurne.

Second school sets sights on own sixth form

6:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

A WATLINGTON school is aiming to create a sixth form because it believes pupils are “unfairly disadvantaged” by having to travel elsewhere in the county.

Watch: Hot weather caused recycling centre blaze + videos

Oxford Mail: The fire at Grundon, taken by the NPAS police helicopter

5:17pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

HOT weather caused a major blaze at a waste depot in South Oxfordshire yesterday, a fire service spokesman said today.

Update: Firefighters looking through CCTV to discover cause of Grundon blaze in Ewelme + Videos and pictures

Oxford Mail: The fire at Grundon, taken by the NPAS police helicopter

1:15pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

FIRE investigators are today looking through CCTV to discover what started the blaze at the Grundon waste depot in Ewelme.

Watch - Sunday 10.30am update: Dramatic new video + Cause of fire at Grundon in Ewelme not yet known + pictures

Oxford Mail:

6:55am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A SAFETY cordon around the Grundon waste plant that was on fire last night has been lifted.

Update: Watch: Ten fire engines sent to large fire at Grundon waste plant in Ewleme as neighbours told to stay indoors + video + pictures

Oxford Mail: The fire at Grundon, courtesy of reader Luuunatik

9:52pm Saturday 21st June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a large blaze at the Grundon Waste Recycling Plant in Ewelme tonight.

Nursery taken over by new company

1:40pm Saturday 21st June 2014

THE onsite nursery at Wallingford School is being taken over by a new company.

Long queues on M40 after lorry and car collide

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:06pm Friday 20th June 2014

A LORRY and a car were involved in a collision on the M40 southbound near Junction 7.

Former Oxford Mail reporter and NUJ deputy general secretary dies aged 85

Oxford Mail: Eric Blott

4:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A FORMER Oxford Mail reporter and National Union of Journalists (NUJ) deputy general secretary has died aged 85.

First youth ambassador chosen for town carnival

Oxford Mail: Sammy Roy, Alice Walkey and Tegan Farquharson in carnival mood

12:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A YOUTH ambassador has been chosen for the first time for Wallingford Carnival following the decision to abandon the selection of a carnival queen.

Uninsured JCB digger is stolen from estate

Oxford Mail: The stolen JCB

8:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

A JCB digger worth £15,000, has been stolen from the Hithercroft industrial estate in Wallingford.

Boxers slug it out for charity

Oxford Mail: Amateur boxer Christian Sinkinson, from Wallingford, pictured with ring girls Hannah Benson and Kat Clark at the event

6:40am Thursday 19th June 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for good causes at a boxing club’s annual charity competition.

Roundabout model castle under siege as a hazard

Oxford Mail: MINI MONUMENT: The castle in the middle of the roundabout

4:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A MODEL castle planted on a Wallingford roundabout could distract drivers, a county councillor has warned.

Parade to mark RAF Benson’s big anniversary

Oxford Mail: Councillor Jane Titchener, Wallingford Town Council Mayor

5:40am Wednesday 18th June 2014

THOUSANDS of people will gather in Wallingford’s Market Place to mark the 75th anniversary of RAF Benson.

Update: Long delays but two lanes reopened following car fire on the M40

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

11:53am Sunday 15th June 2014

THERE are long delays on the M40 southbound at junction 6 this morning following a car fire.

Patients miss appointments over lack of parking

Oxford Mail: Mayor of Wallingford Bernard Stone

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

THE parking problem at Wallingford’s only doctors’ surgery has become so bad some patients are missing appointments, according to the town council.

Historian to talk at Christie festival

Oxford Mail: Historian Lucy Worsley

7:30am Friday 13th June 2014

PLANS are being finalised for Wallingford’s first festival celebrating links with the crime writer Agatha Christie.

Motorcyclist injured

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

6:30am Friday 13th June 2014

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with a leg injury after a crash involving a car yesterday.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist taken to hospital after collision in Wallingford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:08am Thursday 12th June 2014

A MAN has been taken to hospital with a leg injury after his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a car in Wallingford this morning.

New benches will remember fallen heroes

Oxford Mail: Betty Atkins with the benches that will be replaced

7:40am Thursday 12th June 2014

DILAPIDATED benches in Wallingford High Street will be replaced to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.

‘I’m beating my cancer with a daily glass of red and a cigar’

Oxford Mail: Bruce Shelton

7:30am Thursday 12th June 2014

RED wine and cigars aren’t the usual prescriptions for cancer sufferers.

Air base is told killing birds will not solve danger threat

Oxford Mail: A red kite in flight

5:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

BIRD watchers have warned RAF Benson will get no benefit from shooting red kites out of the sky.






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