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Referendum vote gives PM a spring in his step

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

WITNEY MP David Cameron has congratulated the people of Burford for organising a mock “referendum” on the issue of Scottish independence – but has admitted he was more relieved to find out the result of the actual poll.

Man hurt in A40 crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

An 85-year-old man was last night in hospital with back injuries following a crash on the A40 on Thursday.

Developer agrees to a school extension

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE developer behind a 160-home estate in the village has agreed to fund an extension at Bampton Primary School.

Centenarian witnessed changing face of town

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

IT was 100 years ago today that in a flat, above a pub, Sybil Moss was born.

Documenting fight to save rainforest

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

BUDDING filmmaker Ross Harrison spent six-and-a-half weeks with a rainforest tribe for a documentary.

Teenagers to headline festival Stateside

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

SOME parents would worry if their teenage child announced they were to embark on a heavy metal tour of the US.

Man freed from car

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

An elderly man had to be freed from a car yesterday after it was found upside down in a ditch by the A40.

Pothole repair delays

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Emergency road repairs caused delays on the A40 both ways near Witney yesterday afternoon.

Deadline looms for a say on housing plans

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE deadline for residents to have their say on housing plans in West Oxfordshire is today.

Adventuring around county

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 19th September 2014

PHILEAS Fogg begins a journey around the world – and two of West Oxfordshire’s village halls – today at The Theatre in Chipping Norton.

Officer Ted ‘chutes in to Mayor’s party

Oxford Mail:

7:51pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FRESH from his round-the-world tour, Pilot Officer Ted Little parachuted into the Carterton mayor’s Teddy bear’s picnic yesterday.

Emergency road repairs on the A40 causing delays

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

3:59pm Thursday 18th September 2014

EMERGENCY road repairs have causing delays on the A40 both ways near Witney this afternoon.

Farmer helps global firms in trial to improve oilseed rape

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

An Oxfordshire farmer is playing a central role in a trial to improve the yield and quality of oilseed rape.

Community hopes to bring derelict pub back to life

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A PUB that has been closed for more than two decades needs council intervention to re-open it, according to a resident who wants to take it over.

Breast cancer fundraisers need volunteers to keep Witney turning pink

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

AN annual breast cancer fundraiser that sees Witney turned pink could be axed unless more volunteers are found.

Pilot error blamed for flipping Tiger Moth

Oxford Mail: CROY: Enthusiast hopes Airport House biplane will fly again

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A VINTAGE aircraft owned by a Oxfordshire man crash-landed because of pilot error.

Dad was found hanged in woods

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A father who was missing for six months was found hanged in a Norfolk woods, an inquest in Oxford heard yesterday.

Barrister reads pop song lyric in drugs trial

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BARRISTER read the lyrics to the Shaggy hit It Wasn’t Me during his closing speech in a £1.3m drugs conspiracy trial.

First aider is aiming to raise £10,000 to help train others

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A YOUNG first aider has told for the first time how she battled to save a man’s life using a defibrillator. Hannah Paish still remembers the day she tried to shock Paul Thompson back to life when he collapsed while playing football near her home.

Crash outside of garage causes delays

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

4:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TWO-CAR crash has closed the B4047 Burford Road in Witney.

Leafield tree that the PM tried to save gets the chop

Oxford Mail:

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN 87-year-old tree, which Prime Minister David Cameron tried to save, was cut down in Leafield village on Monday.

Fairground proves a feast of fun for everyone

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS held on tight and screamed on this exciting ride at the Witney Feast funfair.

Witney’s Langdale Hall up for sale

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WITNEY town centre hall has been put up for sale after being valued at more than £750,000.

Accused tells court he was not talking about drugs in recording

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man accused of being part of a £1.3m drugs conspiracy told jurors he cannot remember what he was talking about when he was recorded speaking about “coke” to a drug dealer.

Section of man’s ear bitten off in Witney bar fight

Oxford Mail: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man bit off another man’s ear during a fight in Norton’s Cafe Bar in Langdale Court at about 11.30pm on Saturday.

‘Homes plan could save our club’

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE CHAIRMAN of a football club fearing closure believes the “sky is the limit” if it wins a new ground as part of plans to build 1,500 homes in Woodstock.

Man bites off part of other man's ear in attack in Witney bar

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN bit off part of another man’s ear during a fight in Norton’s Cafe Bar in Langdale Court, Witney.

Teddy takes to the skies for round-the-world charity trip

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MEET the latest recruit for RAF Brize Norton’s 99 Squadron.

Case to be delayed

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A musician will stand trial early next year accused of a string of sex crimes dating back 40 years.

Residents invited to celebrate their district

Oxford Mail: Cogges Manor Farm

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CELEBRATION of West Oxfordshire is being staged this week, with free guided walks, bike rides and horse rides available to residents, as well as discounted entry into attractions.

Carousel church service rolls around for 50th anniversary

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE 50th anniversary of the Witney Feast carousel church service got the 771st edition of the event under way.

Teenager’s DIY mission to help orphans

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOST 16-year-olds spend their summers with friends in the park or out shopping.

Vinegar producer's taste triumph

Oxford Mail:

11:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A vinegar producer has been given an award for using traditional flavours and characteristics.

The many remember how much is owed to The Few

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Battle of Britain’s 74th anniversary was commemorated across Oxfordshire yesterday with parades and church services.

All the home's a stage for fundraising actors

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

PERFORMERS of the Stonesfield Players took on various characters for a marathon 12 hours to raise more than £330 for a West Oxfordshire charity.

Recycling details available online

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:20am Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS can now find out their bin collection dates online.

Discounted activities on offer in district

Oxford Mail:

5:30am Monday 15th September 2014

MOUNTAIN bike rides, guided walks and horse rides will be available at discounted prices for West Oxfordshire attractions this week.

Man arrested in connection with Liberty Baker death re-bailed

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:11pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A man arrested following the death of schoolgirl Liberty Baker has been re-bailed by Thames Valley Police.

Battle of Britain marked by 4624 Squadron's first march through Witney since Freedom of County given

Oxford Mail:

3:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

ROYAL Air Force reservists of 4624 Squadron marched through Witney this morning to mark the beginning of Battle of Britain Week.

Brave four-year-old with rare brain condition joins group for Legoland fun

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

DESPITE being unable to walk or talk, four-year-old Isabella Gardiner never fails to put a smile on her mum Tracey’s face.

Man's walking tall after losing more than 10 stone

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A FORMER fried breakfast-lover has lost a ‘woman’ from his life.

Downton stars big fans of Bampton butchers’ bangers

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

PRIZE-WINNING bangers made by a village butchers have taken on a whole new level of fame after being endorsed by Downton Abbey stars.

Anne has a clear round at Blenheim Horse Trials

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

FORMER royal Olympic rider Princess Anne rolled back the years yesterday at the Blenheim horse trials.

Mums ride out to help Africa education plan

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

FIVE mums from a school near Chipping Norton raised more than £3,000 for charity by each cycling 54 miles.

Cancer survivor will face a fear of heights for charity

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A BREAST cancer survivor with a fear of heights will skydive to raise cash for charity.

Fairground attraction is back for special outing

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

IT ALL comes round again and at Witney Feast one carousel is doing so for the 50th year running.

Plans unveiled for post-Bullfinch children’s home

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

VILLAGERS have been urged to have a look at plans to build a centre in Eynsham that could help protect vulnerable children.

Masseuse told to stop harassing Jemima Khan

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Jemima Khan and Russell Brand yesterday won a continuing injunction barring a masseuse from revealing “extremely private and sensitive matters” about them.

Paddington helps hospital kids smile

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

WHEN Ryan Lewis and Laura Batt’s daughter Grace died, they decided they would do everything they could to prevent other parents going through the same thing.

Accused tells jury he did not know of drugs

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

A MAN accused of being involved in a £1.3m drugs conspiracy told police he did not know he was helping transport cocaine and heroin.






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