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West Oxfordshire housing strategy delayed after thousands give their views

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1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLUEPRINT for where new homes will be built in West Oxfordshire has been delayed after the district council received more feedback than it expected.

Nearly-full Eynsham cemetery set to be closed for future burials

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5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A “full up” graveyard is set to close, preventing residents from being buried in their village.

How this ex-Para put Brad through his paces for Fury

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8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A FORMER paratrooper from near Charlbury rubbed shoulders with Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf as he worked on new Second World War blockbuster Fury.

Rufus, 6, feels like a superhero after donating bone marrow to poorly younger brother

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8:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO young brothers bound by a potentially life-saving operation are closer than ever, according to their mum.

Calendar spot does not dull collector’s traffic cone love

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8:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

HE IS recognised as one of the country’s dullest people but David Morgan will never lose interest in his unusual hobby.

Phantom of the Opera will star in film festival

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1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A SCREENING of a silent movie classic with a live band will feature in this year’s WItney Film Festival.

Charity is the winner

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5:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

IT wasn’t just elite runners taking part in the Oxford Half Marathon with a mixed bag of people passing the finish line at the Kassam Stadium.

Charity auction star Adrian pulls in punters and pounds

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12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HE HAS toured some of the world’s biggest stadiums presenting football matches on TV but Adrian Chiles was given a smaller stage when he presented a fundraising auction.

Watch: Can you spot yourself in our video of the start of the Oxford Half Marathon?

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3:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

Watch our video of the start of yesterday's Oxford Half Marathon

Hundreds of balloon campaigners form human chain to burst Doric’s Botley dreams

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10:08am Monday 13th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people formed a human chain in Botley to demonstrate residents’ opposition to the planned £100m West Way development.

No half measures as 6,000 pound streets in Oxford half marathon

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6:30am Monday 13th October 2014

A SPORTING icon inspired a record number of runners to power through the Oxford Half Marathon yesterday.

Mum Sharon pays tribute to brave son and former Burford School pupil Matt Gilbert with Land's End to John O'Groats road trip in a banger

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7:30am Monday 13th October 2014

WHEN 19-year-old Matt Gilbert died from testicular cancer last year, it left his parents devastated.

Live Blog: Oxford Half Marathon 2014

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7:43am Sunday 12th October 2014

Live coverage from the Oxford Half Marathon, including news, pictures and traffic updates

West Way development red balloon protest brings out estimated 800 people in Botley

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12:58pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A HUMAN chain was formed in Botley today to demonstrate residents' opposition to the planned £100m West Way development.

Machine causes fire in Oxford bike shop

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10:35am Saturday 11th October 2014

A MACHINE caused a fire in an Oxford bike shop last night.

Councillors vote to approve Carterton East housing plan but reject West scheme

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8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

IT was a bittersweet moment for residents in Carterton and nearby villages yesterday as one major housing proposal was blocked but another got the go-ahead.

Time capsule is buried under Holy Trinty Church's floorboards in Witney

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10:20pm Friday 10th October 2014

AFTER laying untouched for more than 160 years, the floor at Witney’s Holy Trinity Church revealed hidden gems when it was lifted in a refurbishment.

Man ‘felt a bump’ when he knocked down friend at Burford Quarry

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8:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

A QUARRY worker has described the moment he ran over his friend in what was described as a tragic accident.

Death crash driver jailed for armed gang burglaries

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8:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A FATHER from Banbury who was jailed for causing the death of a young doctor eight years ago has been sent back to prison for his role in two burglaries.

Planners backing 750 homes despite pleas for more jobs

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12:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

PLANS for 700 homes in Carterton should be approved but another 1,000 refused, councillors have been told.

For those about to rock, we salute you

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9:20am Saturday 4th October 2014

MEET Witney’s latest band – The Chain Gang.

‘Don’t build homes close to gas depot’

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10:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

A PROPOSED new estate in Witney should not go ahead as building homes too close to an existing gas storage facility could be “dangerous”, say councillors.

Medal-winning ex-Marine is raising the bar for challenge

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12:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

WHEN Adam Clark was forced to quit the Royal Marines through injury after serving for half of his life, he had no idea what to do next.

Keep calm and carry on when dad’s in a war zone

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5:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

CHILDREN from service families can lead very different lives from those of their peers at school. Dan Robinson finds out how schools accommodate these youngsters and how families linked to bases like RAF Benson and RAF Brize Norton cope

Exhibition pulls no punches to honour war dead

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6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FROM soldiers killed by poisonous gas to horses massacred in battle, a new exhibition is not intended to cover the horrors of war lightly.

Witney councillors fear being second Abingdon

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8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

FEARS have been raised that Witney could “end up like Abingdon” if large scale housing goes ahead.

Soldier’s relative in plea to honour individual war dead

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6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

WITNEY needs a permanent tribute to mark the centenary of the First World War, according to a man researching his family connections with the conflict.

Bitter row ferments over ‘noisy’ pub

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1:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A VILLAGE pub “belongs on the Cowley Road” a councillor has said following concerns about antisocial behaviour and a new beer garden.

‘Pay hospital staff extra cash to stop them leaving county’

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8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

MORE needs to be done to tackle the cost of living in Oxfordshire to stop hospital staff from leaving, a trade union representative has said.

Young ‘mud slingers’ to take aim at their friendly enemies

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1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

PLAY days usually conjure up images of slides and hopscotches but a Witney event wants an army of medieval-style catapult machines.

Group backs road flood barrier plan

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10:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A group campaigning to battle flooding in Witney has backed an investigation into whether a flood barrier could be added to plans for a local link road.

‘Time to tackle this rubbish mountain’

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4:03pm Thursday 25th September 2014

WHEN morning rush hour begins, Oxford’s streets are usually clean and tidy for people travelling to work.

Gang had a 21kg drug stash worth £24m as police struck

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6:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

DRUGS at the centre of an Oxford Crown Court trial had a street value of £24m, police have said.

Why Kate should really be the ‘Duchess of Oxford’

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5:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

KATE Middleton could lay claim to the title of Duchess of Oxford, says an Australian historian who has discovered her family’s links to the city.

First of the few Spitfires is ready for historic fly-past

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7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FLYING club owner in Oxfordshire who wants to build a squadron of 12 Spitfires has completed his first model.

‘Like Russia’ housing jibe by Brize Norton group offends neighbours Carterton

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6:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A ROW has broken out between Carterton and neighbours Brize Norton after plans to build 700 homes were compared to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine.

A green and pleasant event for first Earth Trust runners

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8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

ICONIC landscapes greeted runners who took part in the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k cross-country race round the Wittenham Clumps beauty spot.

Centenarian witnessed changing face of town

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7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

IT was 100 years ago today that in a flat, above a pub, Sybil Moss was born.

Documenting fight to save rainforest

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10:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

BUDDING filmmaker Ross Harrison spent six-and-a-half weeks with a rainforest tribe for a documentary.

Community hopes to bring derelict pub back to life

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1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A PUB that has been closed for more than two decades needs council intervention to re-open it, according to a resident who wants to take it over.

First aider is aiming to raise £10,000 to help train others

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10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A YOUNG first aider has told for the first time how she battled to save a man’s life using a defibrillator. Hannah Paish still remembers the day she tried to shock Paul Thompson back to life when he collapsed while playing football near her home.

‘Homes plan could save our club’

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5:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE CHAIRMAN of a football club fearing closure believes the “sky is the limit” if it wins a new ground as part of plans to build 1,500 homes in Woodstock.

Teddy takes to the skies for round-the-world charity trip

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8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MEET the latest recruit for RAF Brize Norton’s 99 Squadron.

Downton stars big fans of Bampton butchers’ bangers

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8:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

PRIZE-WINNING bangers made by a village butchers have taken on a whole new level of fame after being endorsed by Downton Abbey stars.

Fairground attraction is back for special outing

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11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

IT ALL comes round again and at Witney Feast one carousel is doing so for the 50th year running.

Brewery project to reveal its history

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10:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A HISTORIC brewery will encourage visitors to see how beer was traditionally made after restoring a Grade II-listed chimney in a £200,000 project.

How communities keep growing and growing

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5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AS developers swarm in on Woodstock looking to double the size of the town with another 1,500 homes, DAN ROBINSON looks at other towns in Oxfordshire that have grown from small beginnings to become significant population centres

Set for a battle of Blenheim over 1,500 homes plan

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9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Woodstock have vowed to “fight until the bitter end” against plans to build up to 1,500 homes east of the town.

Family mourns 'brilliant grandad' after road crash

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6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A POPULAR pensioner killed in a car crash last week was described as a “brilliant grandad” by his family.

‘Thriving Witney should have a rival to Oxford’s theatres’

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11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A SCREENWRITER for children’s TV programmes is hoping to fill a cultural void by setting up a professional theatre company in Witney.


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