Didcot News

JACK Perry, who has died aged 92, was one of the RAF’s finest characters and social secretary of the world-famous Guinea Pig Club for airmen with severe burns for more than 40 years.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 9:52 am
A HOME owner has been praised for 'good housekeeping' after firefighters were forced to tackle a garage blaze which contained gas cylinders.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 9:45 am
A MAJOR development of thousands of new homes has been thrown into doubt after 'serious concerns' were raised over plans to build a multi-million pound road bridge.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:35 am
THE inaugural Orders of St John Care Trust Wallingford Fete has been hailed a success after raising hundreds of pounds for good causes.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 9:57 am
OXFORDSHIRE'S most famous festive fundraiser has finally admitted that even being a Secret Santa isn't just for Christmas.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 6:07 am
IN an inspired match, an Oxfordshire railway centre has played host to an iconic children's tale.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 8:52 am
A HOTEL once dubbed ‘like something out of Star Wars’ is set to rise from the ground.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 6:43 am
DRIVERS are facing delays on the A34 near Didcot after reports of a crane on fire.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 6:40 am
TRIBUTES have been paid to 'one of the RAF's finest characters' Jack Perry MBE, who has died aged 92.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 6:22 am
A Didcot resident whose younger sister suffered a stroke in 2012 is climbing Africa’s highest peak to raise money to help other stroke victims.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 5:00 am
A NURSERY that mysteriously shut due to safety concerns will not reopen.
Posted: August 11, 2017, 2:49 pm
A HEADTEACHER who ‘transformed’ a South Oxfordshire primary school has retired after 14 years.
Posted: August 11, 2017, 10:52 am
REBECCA Hind, who has died aged 59, was an artist whose work impressed the Royal Family and has been revered across Oxfordshire and the globe.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 8:44 am
The Government has today announced significant funding to help build a new road in Didcot.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 5:00 am
A COUPLE brought together by tragedy have embarked on an epic cycle ride in a joint bid to beat cancer sooner.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 9:07 am
RAT Salad, Tirikilatops and Clout Then Grappling were among the bands who took to this stage this weekend at what might well be Oxfordshire's weirdest music festival.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 8:32 am
IT was moving day for the Didcot Air Cadets as they were finally given the keys to their new home three years after the ceiling of their previous building collapsed.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 5:16 am
A FUNFAIR saw families across Didcot come together to enjoy some fun in the sun, on one of the rare occasions this summer it showed its face.
Posted: August 8, 2017, 11:15 am
BUCKET loads of community spirit helped make the fifth 'activities week' in Didcot the best yet.
Posted: August 8, 2017, 10:36 am
THE High Street in Didcot has been closed for the construction of a new public square.
Posted: August 8, 2017, 9:58 am
WHAT could be sweeter than honey made in your very own garden?
Posted: August 8, 2017, 8:31 am
Music, motors and mad-hatters roared into Abingdon this weekend to raise £9,000 for good causes.
Posted: August 7, 2017, 12:43 pm
THE congregation of a historic church are praying divine intervention, and a £37,000 repair job, will stop determined squirrels munching on their historic spire.
Posted: August 4, 2017, 8:48 am
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy appears to have escaped unharmed after the car he was in rolled over on a rural country road.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 3:21 pm
POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a crash which has left a 21-year-old man in a 'serious condition' in hospital.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 2:58 pm
Written by: David Taylor from of Didcot & District Archaeological & Historical Society
Posted: August 2, 2017, 9:02 am
AN annual activities week which began yesterday saw hundreds of families and children scaling walls and a bouncy castle as they celebrated the most popular launch event yet.
Posted: August 1, 2017, 8:05 am
NEW MP Layla Moran has pledged to champion a more 'preventative approach' to mental health treatment.
Posted: July 28, 2017, 11:32 am
FIREFIGHTERS gave oxygen to a family - including pet dogs - after chlorine fumes filled their house.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 9:47 am
THE mastermind behind a drugs ring who used his ill-gotten cash to build a property empire has been ordered to pay £1million.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:38 pm
A SECOND famous steam engine will join the arguably world's most famous locomotive at Didcot Railway Centre.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:39 pm
A COLLECTION of valuable jewellery was stolen from the bedroom of a 83-year-old woman while she was in her home.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:35 am
A CARE home that was rapped for safety failures has made 'urgent improvements' to rescue its service.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:25 am
A DIDCOT woman has sacrificed her crowning glory for charity to help fund heart screenings for more than 100 young people.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:00 am
SWIMMERS can look forward to splashing around on inflatables at a new aqua park in South Oxfordshire.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:40 pm
A 95-year-old woman was said to have escaped unharmed but been left homeless after her thatched cottage was destroyed by a fire.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:35 am
HER big sister Courtney won Oxfordshire's hearts as the county's favourite secret Santa.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:22 am
SHE has already raised more than £60,000 for Cancer Research UK and been crowned Ambassador of the Year for the charity.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:59 am
A £353,000 new pool changing area has opened at Thame Leisure Centre.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:50 am
RESIDENTS of Didcot are pleading for their green spaces to be safeguarded ahead of their town's transformation.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 12:59 pm
THEY don't know how lucky they are.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:13 am
WINES produced at a vineyard in Oxfordshire will hit supermarket shelves thanks to a new deal as England wakes up to the quality of the home-grown product.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:07 am
THREE chefs at an award-winning restaurant are bringing their home to the table after taking part in a challenge to craft a canapé reminiscent of where they come from.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 9:37 am
A FEW famous faces may be spotted next week as a troupe of famous comedians make their way through Oxfordshire.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:50 am
FIREFIGHTERS put out a thatched cottage blaze this morning.
Posted: July 23, 2017, 12:07 pm
CAMPERS say this year's Truck Festival is an 'absolute shambles' after they woke this morning to find their wallets, cash, phones and car keys stolen.
Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:40 am
A ROBBER stole from a 16-year-old boy after cornering him with a knife in Wheatley.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 2:54 pm
STUDENTS' artistic flare is on fire and for the community to see in Didcot.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:59 am
STUDENTS tackled a giant inflatable assault course as they literally dove and threw themselves into an alternative education week.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:37 am
THE stage is set, the bar is stocked and hundred of artists are ready to rock and play at Oxfordshire's best-loved festival of new music.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 9:17 am