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Time to saddle up for the Donkey Derby

Oxford Mail:

11:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE races are coming to Bampton this Bank Holiday but with a difference.

It’s the coolest, chicest job in town for Alpine Guru Oli

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SKI ace Oli Corkhill was just 16 when he became an instructor at one of Europe’s most exclusive resorts.

£400k tankers deal expands firm’s worldwide presence

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A WEST Oxfordshire firm has landed a £400,000 deal to supply aircraft refuelling tankers to Burma.

PM to support campaign for transport links

Oxford Mail: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit the Royal Marines base in Poole on Friday August 1, 2014

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DAVID Cameron has agreed to help a campaign for better transport links between Witney and Oxford.

Literary tour celebrates Oxfordshire links with Dylan Thomas

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Oxfordshire connections of legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas are to be celebrated with a special literary tour.

Purr-fect ending to tale of cat missing for a decade

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

GEORGIA Hand was just a few months old when the family cat Morgan went missing 10 years ago.

Council cabinet approves land giveaway

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to give away land in Carterton and Long Hanborough.

Closed pub could become house

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

5:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FORMER pub in Stonesfield could be converted into a home.

Hotel harnesses water power

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HOTEL took a step towards a hydro-powered future when work started on installing an Archimedes Screw this week.

A40 re-opens after three-car crash near Eynsham

Oxford Mail:

5:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DUAL carriageway has been re-opened after a three-car crash which seriously injured a male driver.

Concern for historic bridge as weight limit unenforced

Oxford Mail:

TRAFFIC cameras to catch lorries flouting weight restrictions on a 14th century bridge have been broken for months.

First RAF Atlas transport plane gets ready to take flight + Video

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE first of the RAF’s new Airbus A400M Atlas turboprop transport planes is now undergoing ground tests at Airbus’s factory at Seville in Spain.

Land decision today

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Councillors will decide today whether to give away land in Carterton and Long Hanborough.

Liberty’s fund hits £5.8k and goes on rising

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WEB page set up two days after the death of Liberty Baker with the aim of raising £600 to pay for a memorial has now raised over £5,800.

Thousands expected to enjoy eclectic musical festival

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WOODSTOCK is ready to rock out this weekend for a free festival in the town square.

Writer chronicles sacrifices made by people in conflict

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MUSEUM volunteer has put pen to paper to describe the sacrifices made by county residents during the First World War.

Fishermen take the bait from professionals

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AMATEUR fishermen were given tips from top sportsmen at a charity event.

Blenheim bike riders in gear for palace pursuit

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than 1,000 riders set off from the scenic grounds of Blenheim Palace as part of a family cycling festival on Sunday.

Horse trial entrants can use eco-friendly bedding for mounts

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ECO-friendly bedding will be on offer in the stables of this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Ex-fireman from Charlbury rows to Pacific success for charity

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FORMER fireman who rowed 2,700 miles with a team across the Pacific Ocean said good humour got him through the challenge.

PM switches on community’s fast broadband

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DAVID Cameron has switched on a community broadband project that will give one West Oxfordshire parish one of the fastest internet speeds in the country.

Bear cub at show

Oxford Mail: Aunt sally doll close up for sport

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

VISITORS to Saturday’s Enstone Show can meet a European brown bear.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

RAF Brize Norton takes over the responsibility for Voyager

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A SPECIAL ceremony was held at RAF Brize Norton to mark the formal handover of responsibility for the base’s new Voyager transport and refuelling aircraft to No 1 Air Mobility Wing.

Ladies beat the men in friendly charity match

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WOMEN taught men a football lesson in a charity match at the weekend.

Toxic materials found on planned homes site

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

LEAD, arsenic and mecury have been found in land proposed for 16 homes, prompting safety fears among villagers.

High Street in Burford partially blocked after a collision

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:39pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE High Street in Burford is partially blocked after a collision between Sheep Street and Swan Lane.

Thieves target Chipping Norton supermarket in "smash and grab" raid

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:21pm Monday 18th August 2014

THIEVES broke into a supermarket in an early-morning raid.

Liberty Baker's family talk about how the music has gone from their lives after her death

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE father of schoolgirl Liberty Baker has spoken of the silence in their home since their music-loving daughter was killed.

Royal British Legion’s Wreath of Respect to pass through town

Oxford Mail: Royal British Legion logo

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A special wreath commemorating the First World War will pass through Carterton next week.

Police team on patrol

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

RESIDENTS in West Oxfordshire can meet their local police officers in the coming week.

Plans for equestrian centre are supported

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

AN EQUESTRIAN centre for eventers should be given permission at Freelands Farm, Westwell, near Burford, a council planning officer has said.

Hats the way to learn about the Great War

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS used their heads to learn about the history of the First World War at a hat-making event at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

Delays on the A40 between Witney and Oxford after reports a swan is in the road

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

7:56am Thursday 14th August 2014

THERE are delays on the A40 between the Eynsham and the Wolvercote Roundabout after reports of a swan in the carriageway. 

Cyclists saddle up for a grand day out in country

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

AMATEUR cyclists wanting to be the next Bradley Wiggins or Chris Hoy can take part in a festival of cycling at Blenheim Palace this weekend.

Cricket club seeks protection from developers

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A BID could be made to protect a historic Witney sports ground from development over fears it will be used for housing.

From Bampton to Bampton via Bampton

Oxford Mail:

4:30pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A COUPLE are riding from Bampton to Bampton, via Bampton, to raise money for their daughter’s school.

Boy helps rescue dog trapped in a drain

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

WHEN Jenny Hogan’s cocker spaniel Trudy disappeared during a walk at Eynsham Fishponds on July 31 her owner feared the worst.

Troubled housing association appoints new chief executive

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TROUBLED housing association has appointed a new chief executive.

Giant poppy helps unite residents

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A FLORIST in Charlbury created a giant poppy to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Remembering fallen through song

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS gathered to sing wartime songs at an event on Sunday to commemorate fallen soldiers.

Cars are stars of the show

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

POOR weather didn’t prevent classic cars from turning out for a rally in West Oxfordshire.

Street theatre to engage with public

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A TALE of magic and misfortune will take to the city’s streets this month thanks to a successful fundraising appeal.

Man re-bailed after death crash of teenager Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

POLICE have re-bailed a man arrested after schoolgirl Liberty Baker was killed and three other people injured in a crash in Witney.

Watch: Everything’s Rosie for fashion starlet after Helena Bonham Carter uses her dress in Vanity Fair

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ROSIE Dennington almost deleted the email that may well change her life.

Two hurt and one arrested after series of crashes

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

8:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital and a driver was charged with drink-driving after a series of crashes on Oxfordshire’s roads yesterday morning.

Activist is happy to be back on Greenpeace ship

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A GREENPEACE activist from Milton-under-Wychwood has been reunited with a ship more than 300 days after it was seized by Russia during a protest against Arctic oil drilling.

A broken mast leaves residents with poor signal

Oxford Mail: Vodafone anticipates upturn with £7bn networks investment

6:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

O2 customers in North Oxford have been without signal for up to six days because of a broken mast.

A week to celebrate having your cake and eating it

Oxford Mail:

6:20am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CREAM tea and sweet treats are on the menu this week in celebration of the much-loved British tradition of afternoon tea.

Street to close so resurfacing work can be carried out

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A TOWN centre street in Witney is to be closed to traffic for several days over the next fortnight, during a £220,000 resurfacing project.






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