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RESIDENTS in Abingdon can rest assured they have the best PCSO in the Thames Valley Police.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 7:18 am
A HOST of new town leaders across southern Oxfordshire and are gearing up for another year in the region dominated by new housing developments.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 1:39 pm
REGULAR drivers on the A420 will be familiar with animals at the roadside - mostly badgers and birds sadly hit while braving the busy road.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 7:46 am
A PRESCHOOL has rid itself of an 'inadequate' Ofsted label and earned fresh praise for its 'enriched' education provision.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:51 pm
VOLUNTEERS are celebrating after saving their 10,000th hen from being slaughtered.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 8:01 am
AN ESTEEMED charity stalwart from Didcot has said she will forever cherish memories of her day at the Royal wedding.
Posted: May 20, 2018, 12:04 pm
A STEVENTON resident who has been chairing negotiations over the proposed demolition of the village's historic railway bridge has said it should be knocked down.
Posted: May 19, 2018, 6:31 am
A CYCLIST who was thrown from his bike and broke his collarbone when he hit a pothole is furious the county’s roads are in such a bad shape.
Posted: May 19, 2018, 4:41 am
A BOOK of memories recording war-time Didcot will be created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 10:03 am
WOOD Festival is set to begin in South Oxfordshire from 3pm today.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 5:51 am
A COMPANY which develops cameras with artificial intelligence to help 'fight crime and save lives' has been handed an award by BT.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 11:33 am
A PLAN to build thousands of homes at controversial sites including Chalgrove Airfield and Culham looks set to be back at square one.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 4:46 am
GARDENERS have been warned about the dangers of a ‘devastating’ plant disease amid efforts to stop it coming to the UK.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 2:43 pm
A LARGER-than-life sculpture over a year in the making is going on display in a village near Abingdon.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 12:30 pm
A SOUTH Oxfordshire housing association has been recognised for its excellent contact centre.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 11:03 am
TRAFFIC is clearing on the A34 after drivers faced long queues due to a lorry breakdown.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 11:01 am
A VILLAGE'S eight year fight to get connected to superfast broadband looks finally to be over after a cabinet was turned on.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 9:33 am
YET another district council is set to appoint a new leader tomorrow – bringing the total of new leaders this year in Oxfordshire to three.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 7:15 am
JUDGES rejected names including Squarey McSquareface and Dudecot before settling on 'The Core' as the name for Didcot's new town square.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 12:41 pm
THE outgoing mayor of Thame has announced last year’s fundraising totals for his two chosen charities.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 10:20 am
VILLAGERS fighting to stop the demolition of a historic bridge have said they are hopeful new evidence will scupper the scheme.
Posted: May 13, 2018, 1:01 pm
THAME has elected a new town mayor at a special ceremony in the town.
Posted: May 11, 2018, 8:45 am
HANDY men and women are celebrating after helping to fix dozens of household items - saving them from being thrown away.
Posted: May 10, 2018, 8:15 am
A STREET on a new estate may be named after a construction worker who died suddenly.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 9:43 am
IPSDEN’S Om & Bass Wellbeing and Reggae Festival is set to host 120 workshops across seven arenas in Braziers Park this year.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 8:50 am
ANGRY residents have warned Network Rail could kill the heart of their village if plans to destroy a historic bridge are approved today.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 7:00 am
WANTAGE residents have raised concerns about leisure facilities in the area if a secondary school is handed control of the local leisure centre.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 6:45 am
AN Oxfordshire woman has been ordered to pay a total of £400 after letting her dog repeatedly foul on public land.
Posted: May 8, 2018, 11:28 am
PARALYMPIC ski champions paid an inspirational visit to pupils in Didcot.
Posted: May 7, 2018, 9:53 am
AN OXFORDSHIRE mother has spoken of the frustration and isolation felt by parents of children living with a ‘syndrome without a name’ – a genetic condition so rare that it is impossible to diagnose.
Posted: May 6, 2018, 1:01 pm
FIVE decades after the Freemasons first attempted to move into Didcot, a group is hoping the town's expansion means it's finally time to open a lodge.
Posted: May 6, 2018, 9:19 am
VILLAGERS have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to buy their local pub – but still had their offer turned down.
Posted: May 4, 2018, 11:02 am
FORMER England footballer Teddy Sheringham is expected to turn out at a charity football match in Thame this Bank Holiday Monday.
Posted: May 3, 2018, 5:17 pm
A MAN has been arrested after a 23-year-old was threatened with an eight-inch knife as he walked through an alleyway in Grove.
Posted: May 3, 2018, 11:16 am
AN OXFORDSHIRE vet has opened its fifth practice in the county.
Posted: May 3, 2018, 11:04 am
Plans to build a 68-bed care home at the heart of a business park in South Oxfordshire has been criticised by health bosses over staffing concerns.
Posted: May 3, 2018, 10:02 am
A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build up to 3,000 homes at Chalgrove Airfield should still go ahead but with a backup site, council officers have said.
Posted: May 3, 2018, 5:03 am
TRUCK Festival has announced an improved communal space to keep families entertained during this year's event.
Posted: May 2, 2018, 11:16 am
MINECRAFT, polar exploration and particle physics have helped an Oxfordshire school science programme get shortlisted for a top teaching award.
Posted: May 2, 2018, 10:45 am
A 'SMALL town’ with more than 1,000 new homes could be created at Harwell Campus.
Posted: May 2, 2018, 5:05 am
DRINKERS had their hands swabbed for drugs before being able to enter pubs during a police operation.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 3:59 pm
A MATHS teacher has swapped brain-power for paw power and broken a world record for running a marathon while dressed as a dog.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 3:15 pm
TWO charity shops were targeted in late night break-ins.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 2:58 pm
SCHOOL children have been introduced to the fleet of food waste trucks that they helped to name.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 10:57 am
A LORRY jackknifed across a village road and blocked both sides.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 8:54 am
AN OXFORDSHIRE council has refused to name a councillor who was told to apologise following an argument – even though resolving the dispute cost more than £4,000.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 5:22 am
CHARITY champion Andy Baker has been rewarded for his fundraising efforts with a special birthday celebration.
Posted: April 29, 2018, 8:01 am
RAIDERS who attempted to burgle a Tesco could have been trying to steal its cash machine, police have suggested.
Posted: April 25, 2018, 6:56 am
THE first draw of a new council-run lottery will take place this week with a £25,000 jackpot for the winner.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 2:20 pm
THE new leader of South Oxfordshire District Council has said she will look to ‘maintain and improve’ its reputation after the authority went through a bruising few months.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 12:01 pm