Friends starting life together highlights role of older carers

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A TV documentary about adults with learning disabilities leaving home for the first time has raised vital public awareness about the issue, a charity boss has said.

Documentary follows friends’ Wantage house share

Oxford Mail: Rebrand for all of ITV's channels

7:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Four adult friends with various learning disabilities moving in together in Wantage will be the subject of an ITV documentary tonight at 7.30pm.

Stanford in the Vale woman died after reaction to prescribed drug

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN who lived near Faringdon died from a “once in a million” complication due to prescribed medication, an inquest heard yesterday.

King Alfred headteacher’s dreams start to take shape

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE new headteacher of King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage, has said the school should have moved from three sites to two “five years ago”.

Cave drawings inspire artists

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SOME heartfelt artworks will be on show at Wantage Art Group’s next exhibition.

Charlton school celebrates its half-century milestone

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a school marked half a century of educating youngsters.

Her Majesty drops in for a cuppa at museum

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUEEN Victoria invited visitors to share a cup of tea and a Pontefract cake at Wantage’s Vale and Downland Museum.

‘We’ve been priced out of the civic hall’

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

COUNCIL leaders have defended money-making measures after groups accused them of abandoning their principles by upping fees at a civic hall.

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.

Williams F1 still moving up the grid despite £21m loss

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WILLIAMS F1 is winning on the track this season but racked up a £21m loss for the first half of this year.

Crash inquest resumes

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

An inquest into the death of Steven Wicks, 65, of Wantage, will resume at County Hall at 12.15pm today after being adjourned.

Murder mystery among literary festival events

Oxford Mail: Kate-Adie.JPG

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

LITERATURE lovers will be called on to crack “an unsolved crime” at an annual literary festival.

Market Place makes way for fair return

Oxford Mail: Stagecoach bus

7:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE fair returns to Wantage Market Place this Friday and Saturday night.

Mum’s bilingual bookshop is such a novel family affair

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

WHEN Cheryl Sánchez married a Spaniard, it did not occur to her it would be a business opportunity.

Two neighbours’ ceramics show a diary event now

Oxford Mail:

10:20pm Friday 5th September 2014

TWO neighbours’ pottery exhibition at a Wantage museum is fast becoming an annual tradition.

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. 

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.

That’s really fast food

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

A motorcyclist caught doing 72mph on a 30mph road in Grove said he was trying to get his frozen pizza home before it defrosted.

Road chaos alert as bridge is closed

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SOME 6,800 drivers between Wantage and Faringdon have been warned to expect driving “chaos” for 13 weeks from Saturday.

Police car ends up in ditch after collision

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A police car ended up in a ditch after colliding with another car off Oxford Road, East Hanney, on Monday.

Buses get some F1 technology

Oxford Mail: Williams F1 Image by Craig Styles(C)

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FORMULA One team from Oxfordshire has been the inspiration behind a new fleet of low emission buses.

Golf club installs defibrillator device

Oxford Mail: Responder department manager Dick Tracey before his charity head, beard and moustache shave. Pictures: OX63860 Denis Kennedy

6:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A GOLF club near Faringdon has installed life-saving equipment after a man died there earlier this year.

Film crewman ‘went berserk’ and bit officer

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FILM crew worker has been jailed after a court heard he went "completely berserk" and attacked three police officers.

Police car ends up in ditch after collision in East Hanney

Oxford Mail:

7:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

A POLICE car ended up in a ditch following a collision with another car off Oxford Road, East Hanney, earlier today.

Kettle descaler leak puts delivery man in hospital

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A DELIVERY driver was taken to hospital after a container of kettle descaler leaked.

Roadworks on A420 near Shrivenham finish a week early

Oxford Mail: a420 alert

3:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

Roadworks scheduled to rumble on until mid-September have finished a week early.

Chemical leak in Ashbury near Faringdon leaves man in hospital

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:31pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a hazardous chemical leaked as it was being delivered to a property in Ashbury, near Faringdon earlier today.

Villagers plan a co-operative to buy their pub

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

VIILAGERS are trying to start a co-operative to save a pub in West Hanney, near Wantage.

‘Stay vigilant’ police warning after hay arson

Oxford Mail:

7:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

ABOUT £20,000 worth of hay has been burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

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.

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.

Sister queries hospital decision on suicidal man

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE sister of racehorse trainer James Douglas-Home questioned why a psychiatrist did not admit him to hospital the day before he shot himself in the head.

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.






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