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Blenheim may sell off housing land to fund £40m conservation bill

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE owner of Blenheim Palace is considering selling land to cover a £40m maintenance bill.

Man faces jail for seeking sex with 14-year-old

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FORK-LIFT truck driver has been convicted of trying to meet and have sex with a 14-year-old girl.

With no running water, £328,000 cottage is a real fixer-upper

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

WITH the housing market booming, it’s not surprising a pretty cottage sparked a fierce bidding war and sold for thousands of pounds over guide price at auction.

Bakers rise to challenge for hospice funds

Oxford Mail: Take the Plunge for Helen & Douglas House

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG bakers raised vital funds for a hospice at a cake sale they organised for a youth project.

Charity car rally from Witney to France in £120,000 bonanza

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CAR rally from Witney to its French twin town Le Touquet raised £120,000 for charity, organisers have confirmed.

Cars are the stars as giants roll into palace

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE A-Team’s iconic van was at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock on Sunday as part of a feast of classic American vehicles.

Villagers unite in battle to keep the developers at bay

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

VILLAGERS have teamed up to declare “hands off Hanborough” and fight housing plans which would increase the population of their West Oxfordshire community by 50 per cent.

UPDATE: Woman cut free from vehicle following collision on A44 near Wootton

Oxford Mail: a44 alert

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TRAFFIC is queuing on the A44 near Wootton following a collision.

Rape charges dropped

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl has had the charges against him dropped.

Fundraiser for Liberty Baker memorial

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Oxfordshire West Food Bank used its first community cafe event yesterday to raise money for the Liberty Baker memorial fund.

Toby to add his grace to Game of Thrones cast

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

An OXFORD actor will grace television screens as the new face of a hit American fantasy drama.

Rodents live the high life in Mouse Town down on Fairytale Farm

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RODENTS are living it up in a model village complete with church and jail.

Get advice on paying for care

Oxford Mail: Eight surprising facts about dementia care

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN awareness meeting about paying for care will take place in Freeland tomorrow.

Birthday girl to give up her hair as a gift for ill children

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MANY young girls look forward to being treated on their birthday with presents, a nice meal out, or even a fancy new hairdo.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th 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. 

Music festival is a real family affair

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people gathered on a meadow in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds to dance in the sun at the county’s biggest free music festival.

Opera star Jessye to lift lid on her life at literary festival

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SINGERS and scientists feature in an impressive line-up of speakers announced for the 2014 Blenheim Literary Festival.

RAF team’s 184-mile Thames Path run raises more than £4,000

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A six-strong team from RAF Brize Norton have raised more than £4,000 after taking on the River Thames Path in a 184-mile relay run.

Thunderbolt and no lighting at school of rock

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

SCHOOL’s out for the next generation of rock superstars spending their summer break jamming at the Muzo Akademy School of Rock summer camp.

Arrest in Spain: 156 theft and fraud charges

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

A 40-year-old man arrested in Spain has appeared in court facing 156 theft and fraud charges.

Thousands expected at Riverside Festival Charlbury

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ABOUT 9,000 people are expected to descend on a West Oxfordshire riverbank for the county’s biggest free music festival this weekend.

Man charged with 156 offences at Witney company after police pick him up in Spain

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 40-year-old man arrested in Spain has been charged with 156 theft and fraud offences said to have taken place at a company in Witney. 

Lovers’ well for king’s fair maiden needs a bit of TLC

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A LOVERS’ well, said to be created by a medieval king for his mistress, needs major restoration work at Blenheim Palace.

Traffic system aims to ease school problem

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A ONE-WAY system is to be set up outside Eynsham Primary School from September to alleviate traffic problems.

Stalwart Ron’s police volunteer award

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HE is often the first face troubled people see when they look for help.

Council stalwart was twice elected Mayor

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN who was twice elected Mayor of Witney and served as a councillor for more than 10 years has died aged 68.

Dental surgery gets facelift after boiler flood

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Witney dental practice thought they had got away without being flooded during wet weather earlier this year.

It’s a right royal drama

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

DAYS after Downton Abbey moved out of the county, a new American TV crew with a noble theme has moved in. But it could not be more different.

Singers silenced as church organ goes up in smoke

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN the organ at St Mary’s Church, Witney, started smoking in the middle of a hymn, the congregation was stunned into silence.

Power cut hits homes

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

More than 2,000 properties in Witney were without power for part of yesterday morning.

Meet the man putting us in the pictures

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WITH his new period drama Belle one of the summer’s cinema hits, Reg Little talks to film producer Damian Jones about his film career and takes a look at how the county makes it onto the big – and small – screen

Plans for thousands of extra homes branded a catastrophe

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE face of Witney could “fundamentally change” if another 3,500 homes are built in the town, according to a resident.

Update: Power restored to 2,000 homes in Witney

Oxford Mail: 40-hour power-cut angers residents

10:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POWER has now been restored to the properties in Witney.

Furniture plant rescue saves 84 jobs

Oxford Mail: SET FOR DINNER: Lucy's dining table is ready for guests.

9:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EIGHTY-FOUR staff at Witney furniture maker Corndell were told on Monday that their jobs are safe after a takeover deal was agreed.

How two little ‘princes’ spent their very different birthdays

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OUR FUTURE king celebrated his first birthday yesterday, but it wasn’t just Prince George who blew out a candle.

A partial victory as school bus service saved for another year

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in West Oxfordshire say they have have gained a partial victory after an appeal overturned plans to end a free school bus service.

A maze of activities in new park feature

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW adventure playground created using four miles of timber is set to amaze visitors to a wildlife park this summer.

She was loved by so many: huge turn-out for the funeral of Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 300 friends and relatives turned out yesterday to pay their final respects to Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker.

Downton’s church set

Oxford Mail: Highclere Castle, better known to many as Downton Abbey

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ITV drama Downton Abbey came to Charlbury's St Mary’s Church yesterday.

Plans unveiled for 200-home development

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RESIDENTS were invited to give their views on a proposed 200-home development in Witney yesterday.

Zebra crossing plans prompt traffic concerns

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about plans to place a zebra crossing on one of Witney’s busiest streets.

'Liberty was loved' - Mourners say farewell to schoolgirl killed in Witney crash

Oxford Mail:

1:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

MORE than 300 mourners attended the funeral of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker as she was laid to rest in the town today.

Service to be held for young schoolgirl

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

The funeral of a schoolgirl who died after being struck by a car last month will be held in Witney today.

Show proves popular

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Monday 21st July 2014

Thousands of people attended the West Oxfordshire Steam and Vintage Show held at Springhill Farm, Ducklington, over the weekend.

Countryside pursuits draw thousands at CLA Game Fair

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SHOTGUNS, animals and tweed jackets were out in force at the CLA Game Fair over the weekend.

Father wants Top Gear to scrap footage of a mock accident

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A DEVASTATED father has hit out at BBC car show Top Gear for filming a mock accident yards from where his daughter was killed in a crash.

Exhibition to be held over housing plans

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

WITNEY residents can give their views today on a proposed 200 homes for the town.

Damning health and safety report shocks Witney councillor

Oxford Mail:

6:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

A WITNEY town councillor said she was “appalled” at a report which shows a hall that has been open for three years is not complying with health and safety regulations.

Hydropower scheme turns the screw on green energy bid

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE Duke of Marlborough has switched on a new hydropower scheme in the grounds of the stately home in West Oxfordshire where he lives.

Blue-sky thinking in aviation dream

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN aviation-themed industrial estate should be built in Carterton to create jobs, says the town council.

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