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Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers to headline Wilderness Festival

DANCE music superstars Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers, and art-pop act Christine and The Queens are to headline a festival celebrating nature in the woods of West Oxfordshire. The artists are among the first names revealed for Wilderness Festival, which takes place at Cornbury Park, near Charlbury, next August. Also lined-up for the four-day

Oxford to get its very first Sausage & Cider Festival

A festival celebrating all things sausage and cider is coming to Oxford. The aptly named Sausage & Cider Festival will come to the city next year after proving popular with foodies and boozers across the country. The one day festival will include live music, food – 12 types of sausage to be exact - and

Taxi driver with no valid licence fined for driving unsafe vehicle

A former taxi driver has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 after admitting to driving an unsafe vehicle while his own licence had expired.   At Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday November 18 Saqib Zamaan, 50, of Riversley Court, Reading, pleaded guilty to illegally driving a licensed hackney carriage vehicle when his own hackney carriage

Delays on the A34 in Oxfordshire due to unknown cause

Delays on the A34 in Kennington (Image: NQ staff) There are delays on the A34 leaving Oxford due to an unknown cause. Oxon Travel, an account run by Oxfordshire County Council, is reporting slow traffic southbound approaching Bagley Wood near Kennington, heading towards Abingdon. It said: "We are unaware of the cause currently. Please approach with

Flooding possible as Oxfordshire drivers urged to plan ahead

Drivers are being urged to plan ahead due to flooding across Oxfordshire. Oxon Travel, an account run by Oxfordshire County Council, tweeted: "We are getting reports of flooding and standing water across the county following an heavy downpour earlier. Please drive to the condtions of the road and allow extra time for journeys this afternoon."

Oxford jury hears of ‘road rage’ incident that led to Luton shooting

A dad described the terrifying moment his toddler was picked up by an associate of ‘Big Billy’ hours before another man was shot in the head in a residential street. Imran Hussain’s ‘road rage’ encounter with the sister of Bilal ‘Big Billy’ Ahmed on September 20 is said to have kicked off a chain of

Three teens arrested over ‘stabbing’ in Wood Farm of Oxford

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Wood Farm. Thames Valley Police said the trio - an 18-year-old man and boys aged 17 and 16 - were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and robbery. They remain in custody.  The arrests follow an 18-year-old man being stabbed in the

Asda offers £2 cash incentive to customers who book their flu jab

With cases of the flu on the rise, Asda is encouraging customers who haven’t already had their flu jab to book an appointment at one of its 245 in-store pharmacies. As an incentive to book their jab, customers with the Asda Rewards app who book online will be credited £2 into their cash pots, until

Expensive handbags stolen during Abingdon home burglary

Foxcombe Road in Abingdon (Image: Google) Expensive handbags were among valuable items stolen in a burglary. The bags were taken after thieves broke into a house through an upstairs window. The burglary in Foxcombe Road, Boars Hill near Abingdon, happened some time between 4.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday November 19. Police reminded residents "to check all windows and

Two Oxfordshire schools partially close due to staff sickness

Two schools are partly closed today due to staff shortages. Endeavour Academy in Headington is only part open on Wednesday November 23. Due to staff sickness, two Year 11 pupils, one Year 12 pupil and one Year 9 pupil will be working from home. Lydalls Nursery School in Didcot is also part open due to staff sickness today.

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