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Schoolgirl Maisie ready to 'swim channel' for charity

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

SWIMMING the English Channel is something most adults would think twice about but 10-year-old Maisie Smith has dived in to the challenge.

Man hanged himself in his outbuilding

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A 55-year-old man killed himself after battling depression and anxiety, an inquest heard yesterday.

Burglar takes jacket

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A tweed jacket was among items stolen in a burglary at a house in Benson on Tuesday morning.

Wallingford farmers' market taking root

Oxford Mail:

10:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WALLINGFORD Local Producers' Market was feeling fresh on Saturday as stallholders marked its seventh anniversary.

Late-night Wallingford takeaway agreed despite feared disturbances

Oxford Mail: Former Wallingford mayor Ros Lester is opposed to parking charges

10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BOUNCERS will have to be stationed outside a Wallingford fried chicken takeaway when it stays open until 1.30am.

School hit by virus sends pupils home

Oxford Mail: Your child is ill. How worried should you be?

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Parents were asked to bring their children home yesterday after a vomiting and diarrhoea bug broke out at a primary school in Berinsfield.

Motorcycle rider died after losing control of bike

6:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

A CIVIL engineer died after he lost control of his motorbike and crashed on the side of a busy road near Wallingford.

Dad on the path to aiding cause

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

GRAHAM Bagley will take on the 100km Thames Path challenge to raise money for his four-month-old daughter’s life-shortening condition.

Sickness bug hits Berinsfield primary school

5:21pm Friday 12th September 2014

A DIARRHOEA and sickness bug has hit a primary school in Berinsfield.

Traders’ market celebrates its seventh year

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 12th September 2014

WITH the harvest season in full swing, one market will celebrate its seventh birthday this Saturday.

Tour of Britain rolls in

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Rolling road closures of up to 15 minutes will be in place as the world’s top cyclists race through Oxfordshire today.

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap is bailed again

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a father and daughter went missing has been rebailed until November 5.

Bees love the buzz of the city, scientists discover

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BEES seem to prefer the buzz of the big city to the country, Oxfordshire scientists have found.

Mum discovered baby face down in her bath

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A 13-month-old baby was found dead in a bath, an inquest heard yesterday.

‘Disappointment’ at decision to approve homes

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

RESIDENTS say they are “astonished, disappointed and angry” at councillors’ decision to approve 166 homes on a “fast and dangerous” road near Wallingford.

Hot-air balloons rise to the occasion for African charity

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

CHURCH fundraisers staged a balloon festival near Wallingford to raise cash for a bakery in Kenya.

Bicycle thieves strike

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

10:20am Saturday 6th September 2014

BIKES, a lawn mower, and garden tools were among the haul taken by burglars who got inside a shed and a garage in Wallingford.

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. 

People escape after coffee shop roaster catches fire

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:40am Thursday 4th September 2014

People escaped a first-floor flat in Wallingford on Tuesday after a fire in the cofffee shop below.

Missing people are found

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

Two people reported missing have been found safe, police have said.

Overheating coffee machine causes cafe fire

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:04am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FIRE crews called to smoke coming from The Wallingford Tea and Coffee Co Ltd in St Martins Street found an overheating coffee roaster. 

Councillor relives TV stardom

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MARCUS Harris originally found fame as one of the stars of the 1970s TV series The Famous Five.

Missing teen found

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:10am Monday 1st September 2014

A teenager who went missing on Thursday night has been found safe, Thames Valley Police said.

This year's Bunkfest puts others in the shade + picture gallery

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AS some of the last rays of summer sun beat down on Oxfordshire at the weekend, thousands turned out to celebrate the 13th annual BunkFest in Wallingford.

Ethics of war to be discussed at church assemblies

Oxford Mail: WAR ZONE: A scene from the new ten-part television series The Pacific that looks at the story of young US soldiers fighting the Japanese

6:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE ethics of war will be discussed as part of a church’s plans to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Missing teen found safe

Oxford Mail:

5:14pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A TEENAGER from Wallingford who went missing on Thursday night has been found safe, Thames Valley Police said.

Police fear for welfare of missing teenager

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

A teenager was missing last night, with police and his family fearing for his welfare.

Sowing seeds for learning

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Saturday 30th August 2014

VISITORS to Harcourt Arboretum have been sowing the seeds of a good time this week.

Town shines a light on crime queen Agatha Christie

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

WALLINGFORD is to mark its association with the Queen of Crime at the first ever Agatha Christie Weekend, to be held from September 19 to 21.

Family concerned about missing teenager

Oxford Mail:

3:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

A TEENAGER has gone missing with police and his family fearing for his welfare.

Crowds expected at festival that puts town on the map

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALLINGFORD is set for the biggest weekend of the summer as BunkFest returns for the 13th year.

New Wallingford distribution centre ‘should lead to 75 jobs’

Oxford Mail: Lynda Atkins

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW distribution centre working for national supermarket chains including Tesco and Sainsbury’s could bring 75 jobs to Wallingford.

Youngsters’ spirits sky high thanks to park at RAF base

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WHILE their parents are flying overhead in state-of-the-art military planes, the children of RAF Benson will be able to enjoy a new skate park on solid ground.

Descendant honours fallen great-grandad

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE great-grandson of an Oxfordshire man who was killed in the First World War will travel to France next week to visit the village where he was killed.

Beautiful spot to train for a 10k run

Oxford Mail: Views from Wittenham Clumps yesterday show flooded fields and footpaths, stretching from Little Wittenham and Day's Lock up towards Dorchester. Picture: OX65235 David Fleming

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Runners are preparing for the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k run on September 21 with training sessions on the Wittenham Clumps.

Charity shop gets new look after 25 years

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CHARITY shop in Wallingford reopened on Monday after being refurbished for the first time since opening 25 years ago.

Pub chef cooks up a treat with local food

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MATTHEW Cockman cooked up a storm at Wallingford Local Producer’s Market on Saturday as he promoted local food and suppliers.

Sentence suspended

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 34-year-old man has avoided jail after he was convicted of carrying out a sexual assault.

Celebrating a traditional Viking way of life at museum

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

IN 1006, the Vikings swept through Wallingford and burnt the place to the ground.

Memorial tournament is a real winner for ‘Mr Football’

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

“WE hope that Derek will be remembered for his passion, his will to win and his support to all his players.

Medieval magic on display at skills fest

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 18th August 2014

MEDIEVAL skills used to build a 12th century Oxfordshire abbey are to go on display.

‘Marathon walk was homage to my war veteran ancestor’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

WHEN Adam Wheeler discovered documents about his great-grandfather during the First World War he wanted to pay his respects.

Slimline trainer to take on four marathons

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A FORMER 17-stone pastry-lover turned personal trainer is gearing up for his biggest challenge of four marathons – more than 100 miles – in two days.

Barber Gareth's top of the locks

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

AFTER 27 years trimming locks Gareth Clarke’s cutting-edge talents have won national recognition.

Modest lifestyle of man who gave away millions

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE name of William Morris is preserved in posterity as the man who created Oxford’s car industry. His house, Nuffield Place, near Wallingford, is almost as well preserved. Before he died in 1963, Lord Nuffield stipulated in his will that his house – now 100 years old – should be kept just as he left it. PETE HUGHES went to explore

Players set to recall popular football boss

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A FOOTBALL boss from Chalgrove who died in a cycling crash will be remembered in a tournament featuring his former teams.

Man who held drugs for someone else is spared immediate jail term

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD who admitted acting as a “custodian” for Class A drugs has avoided an immediate prison sentence.

Open day for animals at Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 11th August 2014

Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary held its annual fundraising open day yesterday, despite the wet weather.

Super festivals make splash between downpours

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 11th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people didn’t let a bit of rain put them off enjoying festivals in Oxfordshire this weekend.

Meadows win a Green Flag award again

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

6:06pm Monday 11th August 2014

WALLINGFORD Castle Meadows has been awarded a Green Flag by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign for the seventh year running and has received green heritage site status for the first time.






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