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Awful fly-tipping spotted around Oxfordshire

New pictures of an infamous fly-tipping spot in Oxfordshire previously described as an ‘inner city slum’ have been shared. The recycling area in Villiers Road, near to Morrisons Daily and Villiers Road Post Office in Bicester, has again become the target of fly tippers. Cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, large, wrapped bin bags filled with household

Oxford Brookes University staff threaten strike action

UNIVERSITY staff are threatening strike action due to concerns over pay. In a joint open letter, union chairs at Oxford Brookes University say that the lowest paid staff at the higher education institution are ‘routinely having to use food banks’. The letter, addressed to Brookes vice-chancellor Alistair Fitt, concerns pay rises ‘not keeping pace’ with

Well-used Tesco store closed for refurbishment

The news that a well-used convenience store will be closed for three weeks was met with dismay by shoppers. Tesco Express in Edington Square, in Witney's Deer Park is now closed for the rest of the month for a re-fit. The store, which is usually open early til late seven days a week, sells fresh and

Oxfordshire firefighters warn parents after unnecessary blazes

FIREFIGHTERS have warned parents to talk to their children about the dangers of starting fires. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service reported that Witney Fire Station attended two blazes ‘that simply didn’t need to happen’. The first was caused by a bonfire getting out control, setting three acres of grass alight in New Yatt. The fire

Football fundraiser for the Kelly Jackson Memorial Fund

ORGANISERS of a fundraising event in memory of a beloved member of the community have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support shown. Kelly Jackson, who was born with spina bifida, died in April 2020, with a recent football fundraiser collecting money for charity. Spina bifida is when a baby’s spine and spinal cord doesn’t develop properly

Bartholomew School boys bake cakes

Boys at Bartholomew School in Eynsham earned full marks - for cake making. Fifty-six of them aged from 11 to 16 took part in a competition in 1965 and their cakes were later eaten by a group of elderly people who were guests at the school. Read again: Visit The White Hart for its delicious

Nine memorable photos of 1980 in Oxford the year Andy Warhol visited

It was the year when the city welcomed celebrities including pop artist Andy Warhol and comedy actor John Inman. It was the end of the line for the MG at Pressed Steel in Cowley, while St Swithun's Church in Kennington staged a flower festival. Read again: Have your say on the Covered Market staying open

David Calvin Thomas was known as Mr Wallingford

Every town has its personalities, and David Calvin Thomas certainly left his mark on Wallingford. He was a school teacher, an amateur actor, a prominent local councillor and town mayor and featured regularly in the columns of our sister paper, the Wallingford Herald. We were reminded of his long and impressive contribution to the town

Doughnut Time opens in Oxford’s Westgate giving away free doughnuts

HUNDREDS of people turned up to the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford for the opening of a new doughnut shop. Doughnut Time, a sweet-treat chain, opened the new store in the unit between Rituals and the library, and opposite Urban Outfitters. The shop celebrated its opening yesterday (August 6) by giving out free doughnuts and more than 500

Thames Valley Police finds missing boy from Hampton Gay

A MISSING boy has been found safe and well, police officers have reported. A 13-year-old boy from Hampton Gay had been reported missing to Thames Valley Police (TVP), but was found last night. The force thanked everyone who shared its appeal to find the boy. READ ALSO: Jeremy Clarkson’s farm restaurant being investigated by council Posting

Firefighters tackle bedroom blaze in Carterton

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a blaze at a house in Carterton, which was caused by an electrical fault. On Friday evening (August 5) at about 8:10pm, crews from Witney, Burford and Rewley Road fire stations were called to reports of a fire in a bedroom in the Cranwell Avenue area of the town. When they arrived on the scene, the firefighters were

Four people seriously injured after motorhome crash near Kidlington

A WOMAN suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash between a car and a motorhome on the A4620 in Tackley, north of Kidlington. Thames Valley Police said that at about 6.30pm on Friday, a black Peugeot 5008 and a white motorhome were involved in a crash near the Sturdy’s Castle hotel. A woman in her twenties suffered life-threatening injuries

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