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Thieves steal safe in nighttime raid

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THIEVES stole a free-standing safe from a business in Thorney Leys Park in Witney. 

Vicar pulls out all stops to win Salford fete tug of war

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE REV James Kennedy pulled his weight at a village fete in the tradition annual tug of war competition.

One killed, two hurt in three-car smash near Brize Norton

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PERSON was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the Witney Road near Brize Norton yesterday.

Silent disco planned in memory of Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Details have been announced for a silent disco to raise money for a memorial commemorating crash victim Liberty Baker.

Woodstock play areas open up

Oxford Mail: County Council leader Ian Hudspeth

8:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth will be the first person to go down a zip wire at a new children’s play area on Saturday.

Proposals for Chipping Norton homes revealed as part of West Oxfordshire Local Plan

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

RESIDENTS in Chipping Norton were given a glimpse into what their town could look like in the future.

Breaking news Update: Elderly man died in two-car collision between Brize Norton and Curbridge

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:32pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN elderly man died after a collision between Brize Norton and Curbridge last night.

Music and food fans tuck in at Big Feastival

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

ROCK star Alex James and chef Jamie Oliver joined 16,000 festival-goers in hailing their Big Feastival “the best yet”.

Grandfather killed in Isle of Man motorbike crash 'died doing what he loved'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A former Formula 1 mechanic and Eynsham driving instructor has been killed in a motorbike crash on the Isle of Man.

Man punched in face in clash over bicycle

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Monday 1st September 2014

A 22-year-old man was left bruised and with a chipped tooth after being punched in the face in Witney.

Customers sorry to see Witney pharmacy move from High Street

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A PHARMACY chain is closing its shop in the centre of Witney and moving to a health centre.

New homes meeting

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:20am Monday 1st September 2014

Residents have their first chance to comment on a plan for nearly 10,000 new homes today.

Campaigner delighted at £160m boost to cancer drug fund

Oxford Mail: Prime Minister David Cameron meeting cancer campaigner Clive Stone in 2010. Picture: Andrew Parsons

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Cancer campaigner Clive Stone has welcomed news of a £160m boost to a drug fund set up following his fight for drug treatment.

Musicians strike last blow of the year for Carterton bandstand

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The sound of a traditional British summer was played out in Carterton yesterday as the town bandstand hosted its final show for the year.

Micro gym will be a big asset to Leafield village

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A COMMUNITY gym is to be built in a West Oxfordshire village.

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

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st 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. 

Check out the Witney Scouts named Sainsbury's charity of the year

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

SCOUT Sarah Dalton went for a spin in a Sainsbury’s trolley as the superstore named a Witney scout group its charity of the year.

Acts jump through hoops as Big Feastival begins

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

SOPHIE Greenwood showed punters at the Big Feastival how to hula yesterday, as the event opened with musical performances from Reggae Reggae sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots and Abba tribute act Bjorn Again.

It's all in the worst possible taste - hospital's food condemned

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

FOOD quality at Witney Community Hospital has been ranked as the third worst in England.

Connor Tremble murder: Couple recall 'confrontation with psychopath'

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

TEENAGER Denise Stratford says killer Will Blencowe’s footprint is still on her window after he tried to break into her home, a week before he murdered Connor Tremble.

Connor Tremble murder: Life sentence for ‘jealous’ killer who has never shown remorse

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

MURDERER Will Blencowe will serve a life sentence for fatally stabbing Connor Tremble in a “vicious and carefully planned” attack.

Last paddle weir on Thames to keep its centuries-old ways

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WEIR in West Oxfordshire is believed to be one of the last in the world to use ancient techniques of managing river flow.

Big Feastival: A sheaf of music and food down on Alex's farm

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Pop stars, TV personalities and top chefs will join 20,000 fun-seekers on a West Oxfordshire farm this weekend for what must surely be the country’s most rarefied music festival.

No10 seed has smashing time on new courts

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

DAVID Cameron played tennis on recently- resurfaced courts against club members.

FA honours Charlbury Town FC's Keith Claridge for half-century of service to sport

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

WHEN Keith Claridge started his love affair with his town football team, the sporting landscape was a different world.

William Blencowe sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Connor Tremble

Oxford Mail:

10:13am Friday 29th August 2014

William Blencowe has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Connor Tremble.

Connor Tremble murder: I'm better off behind bars, killer told psychiatrist

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

MURDERER Will Blencowe told a psychiatrist in prison he was better off behind bars, the jury was told during the trial.

Connor Tremble murder: Fatal attack fuelled by jealousy over ex

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

JEALOUS Will Blencowe stabbed Connor Tremble 15 times when he found out he was dating his former girlfriend Aimee Harrison, the court heard.

Connor Tremble murder: 'We finally believe that we have got justice for Connor'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE mother of murdered teenager Connor Tremble said she has endured a “living nightmare” after his killer was convicted.

Connor Tremble murder: Blencowe convicted of carefully-planned killing

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

CONNOR Tremble’s family simply said “we have got justice” after Will Blencowe was convicted of the 17-year-old’s murder.

Connor Tremble murder: Mother gathers book of tributes to her son

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

CONNOR Tremble’s mother has gathered tributes to her son in a book she opened up at his funeral.

UPDATE: Will Blencowe guilty of murdering Connor Tremble in Oxford house + family statement

Oxford Mail:

8:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WILL Blencowe has today been found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Connor Tremble.

RAF reservists’ Freedom march will be a ‘first’

Oxford Mail: Jeanette Baker

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

RAF reservists based at Brize Norton will march through Witney next month for the first time since they were awarded the Freedom of the County.

Forklift driver jailed for sex attempt with 14-year-old girl

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A FORKLIFT truck driver has been jailed for two years for trying to meet and have sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Mother and daughter open a female-only fitness studio

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MOTHER and daughter have teamed up to launch a new female-only fitness studio in Witney.

Brewery stocks pubs with defibrillators

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BREWERY is looking at where best to equip its Oxfordshire pubs with life-saving machines.

New Carterton 'residents' have a timeless quality

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

CRADLING a baby as a military serviceman looks on, she could be any woman to have graced the streets of Carterton in its 114-year history.

Man released on bail after alleged Witney burglary

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A man arrested in connection with an alleged aggravated burglary at a Tesco Express store in Witney has been released on bail until next Thursday.

Widow’s charity provides a life-saver at Witney sports ground

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO years ago, Nikki Rouse Thompson’s life changed forever.

Dogs join hunt for funds in group’s cycle challenge

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HOUNDS of the Heythrop Hunt joined their masters for a different sort of ride over the weekend.

Community urged to rally round splash park scheme

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN for a community splash park in Witney has hit a stumbling block after interest in the project dwindled.

£62,000 loan brings village hall revamp a step closer

Oxford Mail:

12:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A village hall is closer to being rebuilt after it was given a £62,000 council loan.

Correction to Scales of Justice column

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

On Thursday we published an entry in our Scales of Justice column about Shane Hemsley, of Mayfield Close, Carterton, who appeared before Banbury magistrates for sentence after admitting a charge of assault.

Portillo makes tracks for railway TV series

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Former cabinet minister turned TV presenter Michael Portillo travelled on the Cotswold Line yesterday, filming scenes for a new series of his programme Great British Railway Journeys.

Church hall upgrade approved after legal ruling

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MULTI-MILLION pound work to redevelop a West Oxfordshire church hall could begin in the next few weeks after a two-year legal wrangle in a religious court.

Racing to victory on a heap of scrap at Red Barn Farm

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HARRY Dudley and his wacky racer celebrated victory in both categories of the Trax Scrap Heap Challenge.

Owls visit Witney Farmers' Market

Oxford Mail:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MARKET-GOERS had a hoot when Witney Farmers’ Market welcomed the Harlington Owl Rescue centre.

Hundreds at Woodstock Live

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THIS year’s Woodstock Live has been declared the best yet, with a record attendance.

Change of day works wonders

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MOVING their annual event from the Bank Holiday Monday to Sunday for the first time certainly paid off for Brize Norton villagers.

Parents saddle up for charity drive to study twins disease

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT had been almost the ideal pregnancy, without complications.

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