Straw fire shuts road

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Six hundred tonnes of straw caught light, resulting in Copperage Road being closed at the B4494 at Farnborough Village yesterday.

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Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

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Police investigate suspected arson after yesterday's hay blaze

Oxford Mail:

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ABOUT 200 tonnes of hay were burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

Cancer takes life of writer and campaigner

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A local author and journalist who raised money for an Oxford hospital has died aged 71.

Warning over 'legal highs' as men are taken to hospital

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE have warned of the dangers of “legal highs” after three men believed to have taken a white substance were rushed to hospital, one in a serious condition.

Scientist picked to fight MP for Wantage seat

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MICROSCOPE scientist from East Hendred will contest Wantage for the Labour Party in next year’s general election.

Cancer survivor and her 11 GCSEs off on safari

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TEENAGER who has repeatedly battled cancer will go on the trip of a lifetime to South Africa.

Men hospitalised and arrested as substance sparks ‘chemical scare’

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO men who sparked a chemical scare with a white powder ended up in hospital and under arrest by the police.

600 tonnes of straw on fire leaves road closed south of Wantage

Oxford Mail:

8:24am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Six hundred tonnes of straw is alight, resulting in Copperage Road being closed at the B4494 at Farnborough Village.

Driver comes forward

Oxford Mail: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The owner of a car thought to have originally been abandoned has come forward, police have said.

Grove's Post Office to shut during revamp

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

GROVE Post Office will be closed for refurbishment from Friday, September 19, to Monday, September 29.

UPDATE: Chemical incident in Goosey near Faringdon leaves two in hospital

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital last night after emergency services were called to an incident involving hazardous chemicals.

Boys chalk up good deed for Uffington's very old White Horse

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 25th August 2014

UFFINGTON’S famous White Horse is gleaming again after volunteers refreshed its chalk.

Inquest to look into trainer’s gun death

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

An inquest into the death of racehorse trainer James Douglas-Home will be held tomorrow at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court.

Pensioners launch charity shoebox appeal

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 25th August 2014

A COUPLE from Grove are running their 14th annual Christmas shoebox collection for Eastern Europe.

Missing boy is found

Oxford Mail: thames valley police helicopter

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A search was launched after a teenage boy went missing in Charlton, Wantage, on Friday.

Wait continues for demolition of danger wall

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Monday 25th August 2014

THE owner of a wobbly wall in danger of falling into the road in Wantage has said he is now waiting for the council to give him a quote for knocking it down.

Wantage Post Office window smashed

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A post office window was smashed by a brick overnight on Thursday.

GCSE success stories around the county

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

IT is hard enough to get nine A*s, two As and a B in your GCSEs, but 16-year-old Maia Jordan has done it all while being a young carer at home.

Trainer who shot himself left over £418k legacy

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A RACEHORSE trainer and writer left more than £418,000 in his will, according to figures released by the probate office.

School gates plan

Oxford Mail: Vale of white horse district council

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

King Alfred’s Academy wants to install 1.8m-high security gates.

Work starts on new care home development

Oxford Mail: Resident’s petition to stop new build fails

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WORK has begun on a £1.2m care home development in Letcombe Regis near Wantage.

Beer festival veto leaves a bitter taste

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WANTAGE’S Beer Festival has lost its home at the former Civic Hall – despite the venue deciding to host its own event this year.

Lorry crash on A338

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Commuters faced delays after a lorry hit traffic lights near a service station on the A338 Oxford to Wantage road.

House flooded after work on water main

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:40am Monday 18th August 2014

Firefighters were called out on Saturday afternoon when a burst water main flooded part of a house in Wantage.

A-level results: pupils praised for 100 per cent passes

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WANTAGE: All 128 A-Level students at King Alfred’s Academy passed their exams with grades A* to E.

A-Level results: Cerebral palsy proves no barrier for Luke

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Friday 15th August 2014

King Alfred’s Academy pupil Luke Parsons didn’t let his disability get in the way of his A-Levels as he secured a place at Loughborough University to study computer science.

Call for work to improve safety in busy road

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MONEY needs to be spent on safety imporvements to a key Wantage road before there is a serious accident, it has been warned.

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in ditch

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:20am Thursday 14th August 2014

A 13-year-old horse was pulled from a ditch in East Hanney by firefighters yesterday.

Update: Signalling problems cleared between Didcot Parkway and Swindon

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

4:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIGNALLING problems between Didcot Parkway and Swindon have been resolved and all lines are now open, a rail provider has said.

Jayden Nash, 6, killed when he was hit by car, inquest told

Oxford Mail: Jayden ‘lit up the room with his beautiful smile’

12:15pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy died after he ran out from behind a bus and was hit by a car, an inquest has heard this morning.

Business world is offered a one-night licence to thrills

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FROM Wantage with Love – business leaders have been invited to a James Bond-style private party and casino.

Pictures bring ancient Ridgeway to life

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE grand vistas of the ancient Ridgeway are brought vividly to life in a new photography exhibition.

Taskforce of volunteers sought to revamp the rec and rebuilt old fort

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A £150,000 fundraising campaign has been launched for new play equipment at Wantage Recreation Ground.

Taskforce of volunteers sought to revamp the rec and rebuilt old fort

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A £150,000 fundraising campaign has been launched for new play equipment at Wantage Recreation Ground.

Fast-food workers beat man who moaned about his meal

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 4th August 2014

TWO kebab shop workers have been spared prison after beating a man who complained about their food.

Family’s 10-year heartache over son lost in Himalayas

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

TEN years on from her son’s disappearance in the Himalayas, Gill Koch is still struggling to accept that he is dead.

Entrepreneur with vision for developing enterprise

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Mention the words charter, Government and university and most entrepreneurs’ eyes glaze over.

Hot-desking to help residents work at home

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

People working from home in Wantage and Grove can now take advantage of a communal computer in the town centre.

Football club scores another community award

Oxford Mail: Richie Claydon shoots for goal during Wantage Town's rout of Abingdon Town

5:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WANTAGE Town Football Club has won the Football Association’s highest community standard mark for a fifth year in a row.

‘Gutted: My businesses has been wrecked by arsonists’

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A TYRE business owner said he was “gutted” after his workshop was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Fire destroys industrial estate building

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

3:39pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A BUILDING in an industrial estate near Faringdon was destroyed by a blaze today.

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.

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.

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