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An Oxfordshire solar farm is set to supply energy for the next 25 years.
A PUB earmarked to be transformed into an American-style diner has been put up for sale.
A PAEDOPHILE jailed in 2003 yesterday admitted 27 fresh counts including abusing children and indecent images.
Mikayla Beames may only be nine but she is battling brain cancer and helping other children doing the same.
A PLAN to demolish a town centre garage in Wantage and build flats has been opposed by councillors, who claim the homes are of a “poor design.”
A CONTROVERSIAL 200-home housing estate opposed by villagers is a step closer after a developer changed its application.
DRIVERS will be “thrilled” that a bridge closed since October for modifications has reopened, a leading councillor said.
A PRIMARY school in special measures has left local authority control to join a school partnership.
THE main road from Wantage and Grove to Oxford has been closed because of horses.
AN 11-week-old baby whose death police are treating as suspicious has been named as Jayden Saxton.
A COMMUNITY nursery which failed to raise £90,000 for a permanent home has applied for permission to stay in its 26-year-old portable building for two more years.
A TEENAGER who was arrested after a shopkeeper in Grove was punched has been rebailed.
children and staff are celebrating after their school earned a “good” rating from the national watchdog.
TWO Oxfordshire schools were given surprise inspections in September.
PUPILS at a primary school in Wantage got up close and personal with real-life crocodiles.
DETECTIVES are unlikely to know what killed an 11-week-old boy from Faringdon for at least a week.
WANTAGE’S “wonky wall” will be demolished at a cost of thousands of pounds to a pensioner who did not even know he owned it.
A SHOPKEEPER beaten up by a member of a teenage gang he says have been terrorising his shopping precinct has called on police to do more.
THESE Year 5 primary school pupils gave a trumpet fanfare after their school was given national accreditation for its teaching of the arts.
Romanian pop due The Cheeky Girls are to join a 24-hour table football marathon for charity.
Drivers suffered major delays yesterday morning after a lorry overturned near junction 10 of the M40 north of Bicester.
FOR more than a year, Phil Rose was a regular visitor to Oxford Children’s Hospital as his daughter Maizie battled a rare cancer.
THREE adults and a child suffered minor injuries after two cars were involved in a collision east of Wantage.
WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey will launch a jobs fair next Friday at Milton Park, near Didcot.
WANTAGE-based Vets4Pets is spending £20m to more than double the number of its veterinary practices from 300 to 700.
ELDERLY residents gathered for a Christmas lunch at the Bay Tree pub, in Grove.
THE future of a menswear store in Wantage town centre has been secured following a buy-out, its new owner has confirmed.
IN APRIL 1997, Cathy Falcus had two weeks to live.
A FOURTH bid to replace two 18th century Wantage shop buildings that were demolished three years ago has been thrown out on appeal.
A FAMILY of men are going without shaving for the whole of December in honour of their “courageous” grandfather.
THESE pupils were fascinated by an enigmatic visitor to their school yesterday.
THE number of shoppers in Wantage town centre has shot up by 30 per cent in the last year, according to a new report.
POSTAL workers received a visit from council leaders ahead of the busy Christmas period.
CARE home residents could hardly believe their eyes when their home was invaded by farmyard animals.
GROVE: People in Wantage and Grove have been thanked for donating clothes, crafts and toys to the 14th annual Christmas shoebox appeal for the area.
A woman yesterday pleaded not guilty to six counts of fraud at Oxford Crown Court.
RECYCLED CDs topped two totem poles created by Wantage’s King Alfred’s Academy pupils and visitors who use a centre for people with learning disabilities.
VILLAGERS have asked their MP to help fight a 10-month closure of their main street, which they fear will kill businesses.
THE NOUGHTIES’ naughtiest twin sisters the Cheeky Girls got fast and furious with their hands in an Oxfordshire village for a good cause.
SIX-year-old diabetes sufferer Millie Newton has inspired her whole school to raise money for diabetes research.
NEIGHBOURS have spoken of their shock after an 11-week-old baby died in suspicious circumstances.
THE A420 at Faringdon is blocked both ways due to a serious collision.
A 21-YEAR-OLD man is on police bail after an 11-week-old baby from Faringdon died last night.
A NEW residents’ planning charter for Wantage is going out for public consultation.
UP to 50 people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day will spend it together this year at a unique charity event.
WANTAGE has been crowned the best town centre in a national awards scheme thanks to teamwork, businesses and councillors have said.
A NEW pale ale has hit the bar at the King Alfred’s Head in Wantage.
ON May 2, 1998 Jane and Mike Evason’s 19-year-old son Gareth said goodbye before going on a night out.
TEACHERS and pupils at a Wantage special school are celebrating after it was rated “outstanding” in every way.
IT IS just three years since Paul Sykes started baking on his kitchen table, but already his suet-crust pies are in Asda stores all over the south east.
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