Royal history tour during twin town visit from Wantage

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRITAIN’S Royal connection to Germany was celebrated by a diplomatic visit from Wantage.

Trio of traders take up longer lease at shop

Oxford Mail: From left, Stuart Miller, of Bybox; Jo Willet, of Oxford Innovation; Suzanne Malcolm, of Vale of White Horse District Council; and Iain Nicholson, Wantage Town Team coordinator

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTREPRENEURS who trialled their businesses in an empty Wantage shop unit have taken it over.

Lift-off for airfield’s 2,500 homes project

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORK will be able to start at Grove Airfield following a decade of discussions when the final agreement is signed later this month.

‘Town green bid must be refused’

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A BID to register village land as a town green should be rejected because it has not been used by the public for long enough, experts have said.

From the West End to Wantage for Legally Blonde musical

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A WANTAGE theatre group is one of the first in the country to be allowed to stage an amateur production of a popular West End musical.

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. 

Ferrari owner’s £15k for own name plate

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

FARHAN Ahmed bagged the accessory his Ferrari 458 Italia was missing when he parted with £15,000 for a personalised registration plate at the first day of the DVLA’s registration auction yesterday.

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.

Kit carts made from tubes get kids racing out on track

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MADE by kids, for kids, these “goblin cars” have proved a roaring success.

Pupils in East Hanney will read all about it thanks to Wantage store donation

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

KEEN reader Richard Bungay has a new challenge in his sights after his school received £150 worth of books.

Pair arrested over football violence bailed

Oxford Mail: Swindon Town FC

8:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

TWO Wantage men arrested in connection with football violence have been released on bail.

Man needed stitches after attack in Wantage pub

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:10pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A 27-year-old man needed 17 stitches after being assaulted at the Blue Boar pub.

Primary school closes after leak in roof causes flooding

Oxford Mail: Key Stage 2 results have remained the same in Oxfordshire

11:57am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A primary school is closed today after a leak in its roof caused it to flood.

In the groove in aid of Grove teen who has undergone cancer treatment

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MAISIE Norton’s aunt has decided that her teenage niece – having had cancer three times – deserves a holiday.

Plans to turn former police station into a car park

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been set up to turn Wantage’s former police station and magistrates’ court into a car park.

One-way system considered to mitigate Challow Station roadbridge closure

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

NETWORK RAIL is considering introducing a one-way system to mitigate the impact of closing the Challow Station roadbridge for four months.

Glider comes down at the White Horse

Oxford Mail: Glider crashes at the White Horse

4:45pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A GLIDER pilot escaped uninjured after the aircraft came down at the White Horse Hill in Uffington this afternoon.

Residents air views on tram line debate

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council rev logo

3:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

PLANS to introduce a tram line at the former Grove rail station sparked debate between Wantage and Grove residents.

Residents have a say on town

Oxford Mail: The statue of King Alfred in Wantage town centre

8:40am Saturday 28th June 2014

WANTAGE residents can have their say today on how they think the town should develop.

Children and troops soldier on to help Armed Forces Day

Oxford Mail: Cameron King, 11, right, and Iffy Nailatikau, 10, take part in the tent exercise at Millbrook School in Grove. Picture: OX68059 Marc West

7:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

THIS little soldier got lessons from real military personnel who dropped by to help with classes.

Grove parish bids for a village academy

Oxford Mail: Key Stage 2 results have remained the same in Oxfordshire

10:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

GROVE Parish Council is set to become the first local authority in the country to apply to open an academy school, it is believed.

Run away to circus? Katie did just that

Oxford Mail: Katie Rogers, centre, born and raised in Wantage, is now Ringmaster for Jay Millers Circus which comes to Wallingford and Wantage next week

9:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Growing up in Wantage, Katie Rogers dreamed of running away to join the circus.

Leader’s vision for tram hub in Grove unveiled

Oxford Mail: The vision for Grove Station

7:10am Thursday 26th June 2014

This is what Grove Station could look like if it is re-opened for trams or trains.

Epilepsy charity appeal launch at Downing Street

Oxford Mail: Samantha Cameron.

5:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

A WANTAGE charity attended 10 Downing Street where it launched an appeal for research into a pioneering device which could cut epilepsy deaths.

Nuns to move out of convent

Oxford Mail: St Mary’s Convent in Wantage

8:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE declining number of nuns entering one of the Church of England’s oldest communities has prompted a decision to sell up and move out.

Giving tech-savvy teens a Facebook insight into the First World War

Oxford Mail: Nikky Arding, Diz Majores and David Noble, with a life-sized cutout of Walter Carter

7:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

WALTER Carter just updated his Facebook status: “Imagine wars being fought in the sky… that would be a thrill.”

Residents can help plan town

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

6:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

WANTAGE residents can “regain control” of their town and decide how it will look in 20 years.

Public to give views on A417 bridge closure

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

5:40pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A PLAN to close the A417 between Wantage and Faringdon from September to December this year will be discussed at a public meeting on Thursday.

Jail for ‘biggest, nastiest’ dealer in Grove and Wantage area

Oxford Mail: Carl Skelton

8:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

A DRUG dealer described as one of the “biggest and nastiest” in the Grove and Wantage area has been jailed for more than six years.

Monorail dream included in leader’s vision of the future

Oxford Mail: An artist’s impression of the monorail

5:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

A NEW monorail could transport people from Wantage to Oxford, the leader of Oxfordshire County Council has said.

Advice centre makes urgent appeal for more volunteers

Oxford Mail: From left, Wantage Advice Centre staff Geoff Hamer, John Caldicott, Wendy Watson, Pam Evans and Lisa Benge. Picture: OX67809 David Fleming

5:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

VULNERABLE and elderly clients could be turned away from a community service unless more volunteers step forward, its manager has warned.

Charity box is stolen

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A thief stole a charity box from a pub.

Man steals RNLI charity box from pub in Faringdon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:30pm Monday 16th June 2014

A THIEF stole a charity box from a pub.

Former Wantage schoolboy dedicates MBE to 'great teachers'

Oxford Mail: Jonathan Ullmer

6:40am Monday 16th June 2014

A former pupil of King Alfred’s College in Wantage has thanked his old teachers for their support after he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Biker hurt in accident near Shellingford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Saturday 14th June 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital after a serious collision with a lorry in the Vale of White Horse.

Serious crash closes A417 near Shellingford Quarry

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:10pm Friday 13th June 2014

THE A417 is closed this evening after a head-on crash between a motorcyclist and a lorry outside the quarry in Shellingford.

Town’s musical welcome during summer

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

12:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

VISITORS will get a musical welcome to Wantage once again this summer.

Shear delight and lessons learned at Open Farm day

Oxford Mail: Fran and Alex Giles at Beckley Community Orchard        Picture: OX67709 Antony Moore

6:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

FAMILIES across Oxfordshire were making the most of the sunshine by getting out in the county’s farms and orchards.

Twin events rock in park

Oxford Mail: Nina Reiber-Hodgson, left, and Ebony Keisha, from band Nina Jade, who performed at Rock in the Park. Picture: OX67700 Cliff Hide

5:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

THOUSANDS flocked to Wantage recreation ground for the first combined Wantage Carnival and Rock in the Park.

Wallingford Street wall saga builds momentum

Oxford Mail: Wantage town councillor Jenny Hannaby

10:30pm Monday 9th June 2014

TWO councils are continuing to shift responsibility for repairing a 40ft stretch of wall falling into the road in Wantage.

15-year-old girl kicked and punched by two teenagers in Faringdon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:35pm Sunday 8th June 2014

A 15-year-old girl was pushed to the ground and kicked and punched by two teenage girls.

Grove Parish Council's new chairman puts spotlight on developers

Oxford Mail: June Stock

3:40pm Friday 6th June 2014

THE new chairman of Grove Parish Council says she is looking forward to taking developers to task and getting the best facilities for the village.

Music is key to 25 years’ MS support

Oxford Mail: Accord: Kate and David Guest are organising the 25th and final Folk For MS concert this Saturday

3:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

THESE folk music lovers have raised £45,000 for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis since 1989.

Traffic lights failure in Buckland

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:44pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

COUNCIL engineers are looking into the failure of traffic lights at Tadpole Bridge, Buckland, between Swindon and Oxford.

Police raid home and find £10k of cocaine

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

7:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A 24-year-old man has been charged with plotting to deal Class A drugs after police found about £10,000 worth of cocaine.

TV 'Talent' teens out

Oxford Mail: REAformed – from left, Renetta Eagle, Ebony Cantwell and Alexis Economou find out the good news on the show

9:10am Saturday 31st May 2014

Two Oxfordshire teenagers who performed in the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent this week have not made it to Saturday’s final.

Half term activities result in colourful creations

Oxford Mail: Anna Byrom

5:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

IT was not just children taking advantage of the half term activities this week.

Mystery over wobbly wall’s owners

Oxford Mail: Town councillor Jenny Hannaby and former town councillor Derek Verdin inspect the wall in Wallingford Street. Picture: OX67465 Jon Lewis

1:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A 100-METRE wall in Wantage which is falling into the road could take years to repair because no-one knows who owns it.

Road closure plan branded as ‘absolutely disgraceful’

Oxford Mail: Jenny Hannaby

3:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

NETWORK Rail has warned three communities in the Vale of White Horse of further road closures as part of its electricification scheme.

Charity cycling fans pedal off into yesteryear

Oxford Mail: Spencer Pettit, Richard Satterwaite, Dylan Griffiths and Kimberley Keay by King Alfred’s statue in Wantage market square

1:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

HARDLY dressed for the occasion, these cycling enthusiasts have set off on a 420-mile cycle to Scarborough from Wantage Market Place.






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