Didcot News

FIREFIGHTERS have recruited an unusual tool in their mission to get safety messages out to young people.
Posted: March 24, 2018, 10:04 am
THE driver of a car involved in a crash with a lorry on the A420 yesterday has died, according to Thames Valley Police.
Posted: March 23, 2018, 4:10 pm
A LIVE audience witnessed the very start of a cycle of life as a lamb was born before their eyes.
Posted: March 23, 2018, 10:16 am
BEER lovers from London, Leicester and York were drawn on a hop-scented cloud to the annual Wantage Beer Festival this weekend.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 3:06 pm
NARNIA, Middle Earth and Neverland are no longer suburbs of Didcot after lettering on road signs directing drivers to the fictional lands were removed. 
Posted: March 22, 2018, 1:39 pm
A DIDCOT schoolboy's leg was broken in two places when he was knocked off his scooter by a construction vehicle, his school has confirmed.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 11:35 am
THE first wave of shops are now open at Didcot’s newly expanded Orchard Centre.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 10:59 am
INTRUDERS were reportedly caught on camera while trespassing at Didcot Power Station, prompting response from the police helicopter.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 7:47 am
A WOMAN accused of neglecting her elderly mother and leaving her to die in squalid conditions had an ‘obsessive’ personality and was incapable of making her own decisions, a court heard.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 7:02 am
NARNIA can no longer be found off the A4130 after maintenance teams from Oxfordshire County Council removed fantastical place names from Didcot road signs.
Posted: March 21, 2018, 7:02 pm
A TOWN’S Mayor took to the stage with her flute to cap off a night of revelry and fundraising at her charity ball.
Posted: March 21, 2018, 8:21 am
A MENTALLY ill woman found dead on a sofa in squalid conditions had not had her clothes changed ‘for years’ a court heard.
Posted: March 21, 2018, 6:03 am
UNLESS an amateur Oxfordshire football club is able to find more volunteers to fill key roles it will be forced to close at the end of the season.
Posted: March 21, 2018, 6:02 am
'MAGICAL' road signs showing the way to Narnia and other destinations should be allowed to stay in place, according to Oxford Mail readers.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 4:33 pm
THE first wave of shops are set to open at Didcot’s newly expanded Orchard Centre but the wait goes on for more big name announcements.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 3:20 pm
IN 2013, Oxford's most famous chef Raymond Blanc did an unusual thing.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 7:56 am
IT'S been branded one of England's most normal towns but now it appears Didcot is actually the hidden location of some of fiction's most fantastical places. 
Posted: March 20, 2018, 6:10 am
A WOMAN accused of neglecting her mentally ill mother until she died in squalor said she would have ‘never done anything to harm her’, a court heard.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 5:54 am
FARINGDON'S famous folly tower has announced its opening dates for 2018 after what it said was a 'very successful 2017'.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 11:58 am
A FITNESS fanatic is attempting to ‘burpee’ his way to a new world record to raise funds for his village.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 10:23 am
A THREE-vehicle crash in icy conditions has prompted a road closure outside the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 6:56 pm
TICKETS for South Oxfordshire District Council’s new community lottery will go on sale on Tuesday, March 27.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 6:10 am
A NEW 70-bed care home could be built in Didcot but its planned location has been described as 'ludicrous' because of noise and traffic fears.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 10:25 am
A VITAL part of a council’s plan for thousands of homes could be ditched over worries that infrastructure supporting it might not be built.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 6:55 am
FAMILIES and kids will flock to the first lambing day of the year at Oxfordshire's Earth Trust today.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 6:31 am
A WOMAN who was found dead on her sofa surrounded by filth and squalor had spent decades ‘ruled’ by obsessive compulsive behaviour, a court heard yesterday.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:55 pm
TOWN council meetings in Didcot should be live-streamed to make the body more transparent, according to a councillor.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 9:26 am
A DOCTOR who cared for a mentally ill woman who later 'died from neglect at the hands of her family' was ‘blocked’ from checking up on her, a court heard.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 7:43 am
A 14-YEAR-OLD dog trainer has had thousands of pounds worth of equipment stolen just days after being selected to represent Team GB in a major overseas competition.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 3:08 pm
JOHN Cotton has insisted he will remain as leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, despite having resigned from his position in the Conservative group.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 11:46 am
DOROTHY 'Baa' Badger, who has died aged 96, made a huge contribution to village life in Horton-cum-Studley and had an even greater impact teaching children in Africa.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 10:31 am
A BANBURY-based housing developer has become the latest to exploit an Oxfordshire council's lack of a 'local plan' to try to build homes in a rural part of the county.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 9:38 am
IMPROVED rail capacity between Oxford and Didcot should be made a priority as the Government seeks answers to ‘crucial questions’ over the future of the Great Western franchise.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 6:03 am
A WOMAN neglected her mentally ill mother for so long that she was discovered dead slumped on her sofa in filth and squalor, a court heard.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 5:30 am
A SCRAP lorry has overturned on the A420, sheding its load across the carriageway. 
Posted: March 14, 2018, 3:41 pm
USING chainsaws to help butterflies might seem like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, but this is a big nut to crack.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 12:45 pm
HISTORIC street signs that welcomed visitors for generations have been saved after they were sold at auction, with bids coming in from across the globe.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 10:43 am
A MAN was arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a head-on smash in Didcot this morning.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 8:30 am
ORGANISERS have revealed the final headliner for Thame’s Towersey Festival.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 4:15 pm
A FAMILY who had an 'agonising wait' to find out whether their son had meningitis have thanked OX5 Run fundraisers for paying for a vital new machine.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 3:11 pm
EXPLODING lemon juice, hand-made replicas of the digestive system, Tibetan singing bowls, and four billion-year-old meteorites could all be found in Abingdon on Saturday with the return of the ATOM festival.
Posted: March 12, 2018, 9:18 am
PLANS have been submitted for the visitor centre at a £100m new disease research centre at Harwell.
Posted: March 10, 2018, 5:51 am
SPRING in Oxfordshire ha arrived: the Earth Trust has announced the dates for this year's lambing weekends.
Posted: March 10, 2018, 5:31 am
PUPILS at Didcot Girls' School took part in a 'chalk-in' to celebrate International Women's Day.
Posted: March 9, 2018, 3:00 pm
HENRY Ford famously said 'history is bunk', but this story sounds like a load of cannonballs.
Posted: March 9, 2018, 2:29 pm
A TOWERING tree crashed to the ground mere metres from a home in Harwell. 
Posted: March 9, 2018, 1:20 pm
SIR David Attenborough has urged people to spend the day this Saturday helping butterflies in the Didcot area.
Posted: March 8, 2018, 10:37 am
THE engineers of the future were given a chance to have a go at building at Didcot’s Railway Centre.
Posted: March 7, 2018, 10:09 am
AN ALREADY ‘crumbling’ health system will not be able to cope with rapid population growth in southern Oxfordshire, councillors have warned.
Posted: March 7, 2018, 6:28 am
A MAN smashed the window of a car with a hammer during a road-side argument in a small Oxfordshire village. 
Posted: March 5, 2018, 11:18 am