Didcot News

FOUR decades after her great-grandparents founded a Didcot bingo hall, Alex Foley has made it a full house by becoming the fourth generation of her family to work at the venue.
Posted: October 21, 2017, 9:21 am
CABINET minister Elizabeth Truss visited Oxfordshire to see progress on a self-driving car project for herself.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:33 pm
SIX decades have flown by for one Didcot couple as they celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:14 am
CAMPAIGNERS were left in tears and shouted 'shame on you' after a council granted planning permission to new homes, despite fears around children's safety.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:07 am
A CELEBRITY chef caused a stir during an ‘inspirational’ demonstration at a school.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:03 am
CONTROVERSIAL plans for thousands of new homes near Culham look set to go ahead – but only if a new bridge is built between the village and Didcot.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 8:55 am
A TRUCK Festival-goer whose tickets were sold on by the organisers has won a full refund.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:41 am
A DIDCOT war veteran who lost both his legs in Afghanistan has returned with a bronze medal from his debut at the Invictus Games.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:11 am
A FAMILY of seven have been 'left in limbo' after delays to their new home.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 6:09 am
CONTROVERSIAL plans for thousands of new homes near Culham look set to go ahead – but only if a new bridge is built between the village and Didcot.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 5:45 am
THOUSANDS of Oxfordshire voters are set to be shunted from a Liberal Democrat constituency into a Conservative one – and vice versa.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:51 pm
TO most people in Wantage, he is simply Gill who runs Barnards Way Post Office with his wife Pat.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:59 am
COMMUTERS were able to board a brand new train in Didcot this morning but the inaugural journey was plagued by delays and broken air-conditioning. 
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:03 pm
WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey popped into a cafe run by adults with learning disabilities to promote its good work.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:35 am
DIDCOT 'Secret Santa' Courtney Hughes will hold a charity Christmas shopping afternoon.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:09 am
TRAFFIC chaos, parking problems and killing the town centre were some of the fears raised at a public exhibition for a 1,500-home estate in Wantage.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:06 am
A THUG who beat his pregnant partner and put her in a head lock before sinking his teeth into her skin has been spared jail.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 7:42 am
A HUSBAND and wife who started a riding school in South Africa and had to rebuild it from scratch in the UK are finally moving into their own place.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 10:49 am
GUTSY grandmother Trish Wagstaff has completed her latest fundraising stunt having plunged from the sky dangling from a parachute.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 5:27 am
THEY will travel by bike, by foot, by boat, and, if needs be, by air: this is South Oxfordshire by any means possible.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 11:15 am
ABINGDON'S Michaelmas Fair was founded as a Medieval hiring fair for rural farmworkers to find work in the local area.
Posted: October 10, 2017, 5:12 am
MONEY was stolen from an elderly couple's home whilst they were distracted by a man claiming to be from the council. 
Posted: October 9, 2017, 11:15 am
A FORMER mortgage designer who quit his job to run a 20-member gymnastics club is about to take its membership to 600.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 8:48 am
A FATHER who claims his family was mistreated during the traumatic search for his dead son has accused police of a ‘whitewash’ after he said officers were cleared of any wrongdoing.
Posted: October 7, 2017, 7:47 am
THE government has submitted plans to build 3,000 homes on an Oxfordshire airfield.
Posted: October 7, 2017, 5:00 am
FROM the majestic trill of a clarinet to the jolly twang of a ukelele, Didcot Girls' School has championed music as a core part of its curriculum.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 2:40 pm
THE whistleblower at the heart of the Tesco accounting scandal involving an Oxfordshire-based executive has described how pressure to close the budget gap left his team "falling apart".
Posted: October 6, 2017, 9:06 am
A 15-year-old girl whose neighbour has been given six months to live is launching an annual rugby tournament in his honour.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 7:45 am
A THUG who terrorised his ex-girlfriend by beating her up and burning her clothes in a two-day spree of violence has been jailed for two and a half years.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 5:24 am
TWO Oxfordshire towns will get a share of £2.5m to accelerate major housing plans.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 5:53 pm
ALL lanes have reopened on the A34 after a 'large lorry fire' temporarily closed the northbound carriageway this morning.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 1:20 pm
A CYCLIST whose partner's heart stopped beating for half an hour after he collapsed on a bike ride has urged others to learn first aid.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 12:34 pm
A PARISH council has been rocked by the departure of five members – including its chair.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 11:57 am
GOOD Samaritans have come to the aid of an 84-year-old stroke survivor who was conned out of £150 by a doorstep rogue trader.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 9:04 am
A DISTRAUGHT mother is terrified she will end up 'burying' her son after he was sent nearly 200 miles for mental health care.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 5:40 am
A MAN was caught with a stun gun hidden inside of his car while parked outside of a packed supermarket.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 7:02 am
A 1,200-HOME ‘garden village’ plan for Dalton Barracks, near Abingdon, has been confirmed as part of plans to house Oxford workers in the surrounding countryside.
Posted: October 2, 2017, 3:00 pm
LIFE might be about to get a lot more interesting in England's 'most normal town' after hundreds of residents bagged thousands of pounds in lottery winnings.
Posted: October 2, 2017, 11:14 am
A HOUSING developer is attempting to build 230 homes on a field where villagers have specifically said development would harm the parish.
Posted: October 2, 2017, 9:16 am
AFTER more than a decade of campaigning, a 95-year-old Second World War hero has admitted defeat in his battle to ensure his comrades receive true recognition.
Posted: September 30, 2017, 5:00 am
A 1,200-HOME ‘garden village’ at Dalton Barracks has been confirmed as part of plans to house Oxford workers in the surrounding countryside.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 4:22 pm
A DOG lover is attempting to walk the River Thames in 15 days with 15 canine companions.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 3:18 pm
COMMUNITIES hoping to get hold of cash to fix up their local facilities have just two weeks left to apply for a share of £175,000.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 11:42 am
A GO-KARTING world championship beckons for a teenager from Didcot – but only if he can raise the funds to get there.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 10:22 am
A 'SCIENCE' bridge, river crossing and dual carriageway could still become reality after a bid was submitted for £171m of funding for a 'Garden Town' in Didcot.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 6:18 am
COUNTRIES of the world were celebrated in floral form at a medieval church.
Posted: September 28, 2017, 4:15 pm
AN 'UNKNOWN' substance has been sprayed in the face of a man who confronted another man after a theft outside his home. 
Posted: September 28, 2017, 9:46 am
UNDER-PRESSURE county foodbanks have seen demand double in the past year and are bracing themselves for the effects of further changes to the benefits system.
Posted: September 28, 2017, 9:25 am
CRAWLING through blood vessel tunnels, learning about blood clots by playing volley ball and dancing to the heart's rhythm were just some of the creative ways Didcot pupils explored the science of the human body.
Posted: September 28, 2017, 9:25 am
THE WORLD may be more interested in catching a glimpse of Prince Harry's girlfriend but for a pair of Oxfordshire war veterans the Invictus Games are all about showing how far they have come.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 12:48 pm