Didcot News

A SWELTERING heatwave that clashed with the summer solstice saw Oxfordshire mark the hottest day of 2017 so far.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 5:20 am
EMPLOYEES at Didcot Railway Centre are chuffed to bits with their latest award.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 3:17 pm
A DIDCOT theatre group has commanded a national stage as it becomes the overall winners of a drama festival.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 8:40 am
PEOPLE in Didcot have been urged to have their say on a £620m vision for the future of the town and surrounding areas that includes a new railway station and a water park.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 5:57 am
AN Oxfordshire primary school was among hundreds across the country to take part in an unusual new campaign from Oxfam.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 8:38 am
A £620m vision for Didcot's future that includes a new railway station and water park has been unveiled today.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 6:14 am
A THIEF who broke into cars and stole model birds, bank cards, satnavs, binoculars and Barbour jackets at Oxfordshire beauty spots has been jailed.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 1:17 pm
THE owner of a kebab takeaway has been fined £2,000 after hygiene inspectors found its food storage area was infested by rats.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 7:44 am
HEAVY traffic jams have now cleared on and around the A34 at Didcot after a crash involving two lorries just before rush hour this morning.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 6:33 am
WELLY-WANGING, tug-of-war and 16 types of beer are among the attractions at this sixth annual West Hendred Not Just a Beer Festival this weekend.
Posted: June 15, 2017, 11:26 am
ONE of Didcot's best known figures has stepped down from her local government roles after 20 years.
Posted: June 15, 2017, 7:40 am
A DEALER who dished out drugs after struggling to get a job following a stint in prison has been thrown back behind bars.
Posted: June 15, 2017, 6:43 am
PROBABLY the third most common question from taxi passengers in conversation is: "Do you do a lot of airport runs?"
Posted: June 14, 2017, 8:16 am
FROM the moment we step towards the entrance archway, cocooned with a thick twist of foliage, it is clear the Crazy Bear was not modelled on minimalism.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 7:40 am
ONE of Didcot's best known figures has stepped down from her local government roles after 20 years.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 7:39 am
A TUG-of-war, wellie wanging and an abundance of fruit were at the heart of a community orchard opening in Blewbury.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 7:35 am
MANY 86-year-olds might spend their Saturdays pottering about their gardens or settling down to work on a crossword.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 7:33 am
FRANTIC efforts to save a cyclist from drowning in the River Cherwell after he suffered a seizure were described at his inquest.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:44 am
A TUG-of-war, wellie wanging and of course an abundance of fruit were at the heart of a community orchard opening in Blewbury.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 8:57 am
AN £80M expansion of the Harwell Campus has been announced which could create a ‘European innovation district’ in the heart of Oxfordshire.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 6:40 am
THE promises of cooking classes, a security squad and class pets saw the Economy of Futuristics take a majority in Harwell Primary School’s general election.
Posted: June 10, 2017, 8:24 am
WHO would have thought the solution to the UK's vanishing bees might be double-glazing?
Posted: June 9, 2017, 3:00 pm
The Conservatives held on to their Henley stronghold but saw their majority dented by 3,000.
Posted: June 9, 2017, 5:12 am
BUS company bosses are scrapping a number of services across Oxfordshire which they have run at a loss after council subsidies were withdrawn.
Posted: June 8, 2017, 7:05 am
THE owner of a former quarry at the centre of a High Court battle has defended his plans to sell it for industrial development.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 8:03 am
The Pengilley Shopping Parade. Written by Eugene Coyle
Posted: June 7, 2017, 7:29 am
A CLASSIC steamroller slowed down motorists as it trundled past Didcot Parkway train station.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 6:29 am
A DILAPIDATED playground in the heart of Didcot will be given a new lease of life after the town council agreed to dip into its reserves to fund a revamp.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 5:37 am
TWO Oxfordshire war veterans will push past mental and physical battle scars for a Paralympic-style contest.
Posted: June 6, 2017, 12:01 pm
A DIDCOT TEENAGER is flying high after she finished runner-up in a contest to find the best female air cadet in the UK.
Posted: June 6, 2017, 10:55 am
PLANS to build a reservoir almost as big as Heathrow Airport in South Oxfordshire have been formally returned to the table.
Posted: June 6, 2017, 4:53 am
A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for eight years for sexual assault, robbery and possessing a knife in Didcot, police have said.
Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:16 pm
TWO men have been released under police investigation after being arrested in connection with a rural crime operation.
Posted: June 5, 2017, 3:32 pm
A MAN was injured in a crash near Nuneham Courtenay.
Posted: June 3, 2017, 12:54 pm
A DOG show, motorbike stunts, cocktail making and flower arranging – it's not your average farm show.
Posted: June 3, 2017, 7:56 am
PUPILS are just months away from walking into the classrooms of a new £19m secondary school in Didcot after its headteacher was handed the keys.
Posted: June 2, 2017, 7:36 am
A FURTHER investigation has been launched after a dead mouse and its droppings forced a nursery's kitchen to be temporarily closed down.
Posted: June 2, 2017, 6:49 am
VOLUNTEERS are wanted by a district council to fill vital roles at polling stations for the general election.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 3:12 pm
THOUSANDS descended on a South Oxfordshire village for an annual village extravaganza featuring a parade of floats, historical re-enactments and a celebrity visit.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 9:53 am
KEBAB vans could soon be allowed to pitch on roads in Abingdon, Wantage and Faringdon.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 7:37 am
BLISTERS and a knee brace did not stop a Didcot dad from completing a 72-mile charity walk.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 6:47 am
PUPILS are just months away from walking into the classrooms of a new £19m secondary school in Didcot after its headteacher was handed the keys.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 6:17 am
A PAEDOPHILE has been jailed for six years after he admitted raping a child.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 5:04 am
YOUNGSTERS have been flexing their political muscles as they canvass their classmates ahead of their very own election.
Posted: May 30, 2017, 9:43 am
A FURTHER investigation has been launched after a dead mouse and its droppings forced a nursery's kitchen to be temporarily closed down.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 7:57 am
FURIOUS villagers have accused Network Rail of ignoring ways to save a historic bridge from demolition.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:27 am
A MAN has been acquitted of assaulting a youngster.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:22 am
RESIDENTS can now peruse plans to revamp a Didcot pub online.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:36 am
EXPERTS are opposing plans to rip a historic staircase from a listed public building and replace it with a lift.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:19 am
DIDCOT Town FC bosses are urging residents to back the club as it is facing an uncertain future due to financial pressures.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:56 am