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Honour for maritime history maker

Oxford Mail: Simon Walker, left, Charlbury Society chairman, with Ron Prew, who will be unveiling the plaque on May 3. Picture: OX66726 Simon Williams

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HE was an extraordinary man whose attention to detail helped protect sailors on their voyages for decades.

Oxfordshire scientists go back through time with massive telescope

Oxford Mail: Richard Glazer, left, and technical director Dr Alex Renshaw by the MeerKAT

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE scientists are helping to build the world’s largest radio telescope to listen ‘back through time’.

Work on huge solar farm set to start

Oxford Mail: Solar farm plans would benefit community

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

One of the largest solar farms in the UK is to be built over the next few months.

Downton’s stars get back into village life

Oxford Mail: Above, star Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Grantham in the award-winning ITV show.  Pictures: OX66714 Ed Nix

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

STARS of Downton Abbey returned to Bampton yesterday to film scenes for the fifth series of the popular period drama.

Witney’s foodbank is now ‘needed more than ever’

Oxford Mail: The West Oxfordshire Food Bank is celebrating its second anniversary, pictured is founder and lead volunteer Jo Cypher

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FOOD bank in West Oxfordshire celebrating its second anniversary is currently needed more than ever, according to its founder.

Robbery witness says victim was ‘kicked like a football’

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A WITNESS to a robbery in Witney told a jury he saw a man kicking a 15-year-old “like a football” as he lay on the ground.

Young readers share their favourite books at care home

Oxford Mail: Charlie Jennings, nine, reads to Joan Davies      Picture: OX66727 Simon Williams

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THEY sailed through pages of great adventures and shared their favourite childhood stories.

A4095 in Long Hanborough closed after crash involving a bus and car

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:51pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE main road through Long Hanborough is currently closed both ways following an accident.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted

Oxford Mail: Police are appealing for witnesses

11:48am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGE girl was pushed up against the wall of a church in a sexual assault.

2,000 more homes on cards for Carterton

Oxford Mail: Housing developments proposed for Carterton

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE population of Carterton could jump to more than 20,000 people if plans for a total of 2,000 homes are approved.

Bar buoyed by holiday customers

Oxford Mail: Nortons cafe-bar

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WITNEY pub landlord who threatened to close if trade didn’t pick up said there were 50 per cent more visitors over the Easter weekend.

Campaign to save pubs for community

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PUBS in West Oxfordshire could be protected under laws marking them as assets of community value.

Flutter by to see butterflies at the palace

Oxford Mail: Kia Hopewell Smith

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EXOTIC butterflies were given a helping hand by thrilled youngsters at Blenheim Palace.

Musicians sing out for Record Store Day

Oxford Mail: Tony Poole, left, and Robin Bennett perform at the Truck Store,

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE beauty of music was celebrated across the county as independent stores put on live shows for Record Store Day.

New teaching union chief’s fight against child poverty

Oxford Mail: Geoff Branner

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A WITNEY teacher elected as president of a national union says he has to give breakfast to pupils in his school.

Police helicopter used in search for car crash victim

Oxford Mail: Police helicopter above Weaverham on look out for 'vulnerable' woman

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The police helicopter was used to help find a driver feared to have been injured in a car crash in Witney. Police officers were also involved in a ground search at about 2.20am yesterday. Police said last night the driver was later found safe and well, but refused to give further details.

Phone robbery case goes to crown court

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A man is due to go on trial at Oxford Crown Court today charged with robbing a teenage boy.

'Hop it' sailors tell family's pet rabbit

Oxford Mail: Romeo the rabbit

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ROMEO the rabbit is one unhappy Easter bunny.

Boys raised fire alarm at Eynsham home

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO young boys have been praised by Eynsham firefighters for raising the alarm when their chimney caught fire.

New group for Witney's vegans and vegetarians

Oxford Mail: Fruit and veg is sourced within 30 miles of Epsom

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A new group for vegans and vegetarians is to open in Witney.

Annual Kingham duck race tops village bill for holiday family fun

Oxford Mail: Lily Slack and Tai Cheston, both aged four, at the start line of the Kingham Duck Races at the Mill House Hotel     Pictures: OX66672 Jon Lewis

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FAMILIES were out in force this year for Kingham’s annual Easter Monday duck race.

‘Home bowel cancer test kit helped save my life,’ says Eynsham man

Oxford Mail: Chris Gallaher was persuaded by wife Sandy to use his bowel cancer test kit              Picture: OX66636 Antony Moore

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN Chris Gallaher received an NHS bowel cancer testing kit in the post he almost threw it away.

Visitors beam in as event gives insight into Combe Mill

Oxford Mail: Steve Page monitors the double-acting, condensing beam engine at Combe Mill       Picture: OX66656  Damian Halliwell

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT was full steam ahead for visitors of the Long Hanborough’s Combe Mill at the weekend.

Former parishioners invited to help mark 60th anniversary of cleric's ordination

Oxford Mail: The Rev Frank Watts

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHURCHGOERS in Black Bourton, Brize Norton and Carterton are being asked to play a part in celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the ordination of their former vicar.

Home is wanted for radio ham’s cards

Oxford Mail: Amateur radio operators use QSL cards to confirm two way radio contact between stations

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A 90-year-old amateur radio enthusiast in Witney is looking for a loving home for his collection of 200 radio verification cards.

Watch the birdy for your Easter treats at Long Hanborough museum

Oxford Mail: Seven-year-old Rosa Cavana and her sister Carmen, 10, spot another chick as they follow the Easter trail at Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museum at Long Hanborough.   Picture: OX66652 Damian Halliwell

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THESE cheeky chicks perched on bumpers and tweeted from bus windows in Long Hanborough yesterday.

Police helicopter searches for person hurt in crash

Oxford Mail: thames valley police helicopter

9:10am Monday 21st April 2014

POLICE were searching this morning for a person injured after a crash in Witney.

Dream day becomes a reality for our Win Your Wedding competition winners

Oxford Mail: Laura and Matt

8:40am Monday 21st April 2014

A YEAR ago a wedding for up to 120 guests seemed like a distant dream for teenage sweethearts Matthew and Laura Hemming.

Objectors lose out as Carterton flats given go-ahead

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

Plans to build 10 flats in the town have been approved by West Oxfordshire District Council.

Burford visitor information centre wins a gold tourism award

Oxford Mail: Councillor Richard Langridge with Burford Visitor Information Centre staff Alison Hughes and June Ebelthite, right

6:40am Monday 21st April 2014

BURFORD’S Visitor Information Centre has won a top environmental tourism award.

Ex-mayor avoids Everest avalanche

Oxford Mail: Jan Meek on an expedition to the North Pole in 2008

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

FORMER Chipping Norton mayor Jan Meek has texted her husband to reassure him she was not caught up in the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 13 guides.

Everest trek just taster for the Pole

Oxford Mail: Jan Meek on an expedition to the North Pole in 2008

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FORMER Chipping Norton mayor says she has “unfinished business” as she prepares for a South Pole expedition next year.

Share your views with the police

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE officers from the district’s neighbourhood teams are holding a series of meetings to allow the public to have their say on local policing.

Plea to help catch the Charlbury tyre slasher

Oxford Mail: Guy Ker has had tyres slashed four times by the mystery tyre slasher. Picture: OX66637 Mark Hemsworth

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MYSTERY vandal has been slashing car tyres and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage in Charlbury.

Trainee teacher joins Blenheim Ribbonwalk in memory of mother

Oxford Mail: Aileen Mothersill, right, with her late mother Anner

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TWO months since losing her mum to cancer, Aileen Mothersill is channelling her grief into helping others.

RAF Brize Norton crews go ‘quackers’ for duck race

Oxford Mail: Senior Aircraftsman Monika Dunkley

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

RAF personnel at Brize Norton are used to flying the latest mighty aircraft but on May 5 they will be hoping far less hi-tech winged creatures take off.

Gagging politicians is ‘not acceptable’ says minister

Oxford Mail: Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A GOVERNMENT minister has criticised a town council’s proposal to ban councillors from talking to the media without getting written permission first.

RAF Falcons pass with flying colours

Oxford Mail: The vibrant picture of the parachute team snapped by Adi Webb from his mum’s house

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IS it a bird? Is it a plane?

Union role for Witney teacher

Oxford Mail: Geoff Branner

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A WITNEY teacher is the new president of a teacher’s trade union.

Raiders snatch wheels ahead of charity ride

Oxford Mail: Janice Lovegrove found the wheels of her bike had been stolen.

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A RETIRED social worker training for a 279-mile cycle ride across China in aid of Women V Cancer has had the wheels of her bike stolen.

Husband launches natural products for sensitive skin

Oxford Mail: Tim Davies with some of his skincare products. Picture: OX66297 David Fleming

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Supermarket shelves are full of skincare products proclaiming to be “natural” and “organic” but there are question marks over exactly how many chemicals they contain.

700 houses on hold

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A decision on plans for 700 homes east of Carterton has been delayed.

Taxi firms across West Oxfordshire seek 20 per cent rise in fares

Oxford Mail: Mark Griffiths

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXI fares in West Oxfordshire could rise by 20 per cent.

There's plenty to debate as districts go to the polls

Oxford Mail: White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon last year after local council elections. Votes will be counted on Friday, May 23, following three district council elections

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEXT month thousands of people across Oxfordshire will be able to have their say on how their councils are run.

Trio of pilots take off on gruelling marathon effort

Oxford Mail: Left to right, flight lieutenants Tom Mountney, Rob Platt and Graeme Hunt

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR three RAF flight lieutenants running the equivalent of 17 marathons in 17 days, each one of the 448 miles they run will be poignant reminder of loss.

It's little wonder he's a real Town and Gown superhero

Oxford Mail: 'Wonder Woman’ Phil Grant. Picture: OX66521 Jon Lewis

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HE may feel too old to pound the streets with other runners but “Wonder Woman” Phil Grant will be cheering on thousands at a city 10k next month.

Care home nurse is cautioned for threat

Oxford Mail: Greta Muvuti

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A care home nurse has been cautioned after threatening to cut the daughter of a quadriplegic patient “into little pieces”.

May Queen crown passes from mum to daughter

Oxford Mail: Elinor Everest and her daughter Imogen, Elisha Curtis and her mum Elsa

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THIRTY years ago, Elinor Everest proudly paraded through Eynsham as her primary school’s May Queen.

Town councillors may face ‘outrageous’ gagging order

Oxford Mail: Cllr Duncan Enright with the clause from the document proposing to ban Witney town councillors from talking to the press

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

COUNCILLORS who were democractically elected in Witney could be banned from speaking to the press without getting written permission first under the town council’s new media policy.

Car tyres slashed

Oxford Mail: A slashed tyre in Old Town

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Car tyres have been punctured and let down in a spate of incidents in Charlbury.

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