ORGANISERS of a special celebration in Carterton are hoping this year's event will be bigger and brighter than ever. Free workshops are being held in November to give people the chance to make their own lanterns for the town's eighth annual Winter Lantern Procession, an event that ends with the Christmas lights being switched on.
Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney welcomed residents for an activity afternoon last weekend, to coincide with a UK-wide event called Social Saturday. Experts offered advice to businesses and groups who fight for social causes, about funding and local opportunities including apprenticeships at the leisure centre's operator Better.
RESIDENTS across the county could lose services and see community facilities crumble if politicians pursue plans to cap council tax, town leaders have warned. The Government is considering telling certain town and parish councils the must hold referendums from next year if they want to hike precepts by more than two per cent or A 5. Authorities are concerned that the costly polls mean that residents would vote down the rise, which could lead to budgets being drained.
A new development of up to 485 apartments is being planned to replace the Iceland and former Wickes stores in Weldale Street. The Thames Valley Property website has reported that three blocks, one of 20 storeys, are proposed for the 'Wickes Centre', the retail development currently home to an existing Iceland store and also previously home to Wickes DIY and the Multiyork furniture stores.
A PROPOSAL to bring buses back to Cornmarket has been condemned as a 'retrograde' step by Oxford City Council leader Bob Price. Buses were removed from Cornmarket Street when it was pedestrianised in 1999 as part of the Oxford Transport Strategy and Mr Price said their return could make the shopping street almost a no-go area for pedestrians.
A MAN accused of attempting to murder his mother while she cooked him dinner has claimed the allegations are 'total madness'. Steven Williams took to the stand at Oxford Crown Court, denying he stabbed Daphne Williams with a blade in her Chipping Norton home on April 25. The 44-year-old yesterday professed his innocence, telling jurors of his 'guilt' after being unable to protect his mother from her attacker.
Mr Cameron quit as an MP in September, three months after standing down as Prime Minister following the EU referendum. Barrister Mr Courts was flanked by fellow Oxfordshire Tory MPs John Howell and Victoria Prentis, who represent Henley and Banbury respectively, as he approached the despatch box to be sworn in.
Roman Barton, 40 , of Oxford Street, Woodstock, was convicted of speeding at 39mph in a 30mph zone on the A4095, Bladon Road, Bladon, on March 11. Fined A 220 and ordered to pay a A 22 victim surcharge and A 85 costs. Driving licence endorsed with three points.
THE sister of a plasterer who fatally crashed on his birthday, is 'horrified' by a council's refusal to reassess speed limit where he died. Patricia Bowers has spent the past two months mourning for her beloved brother Wayne Curran, 37, who veered into a ditch on the A4074 Oxford Road near Dorchester - a stretch of road that she deemed 'lethal'.
Crews were called to two separate incidents on Sunday and have advised parents to look at their internal locks to try to avoid children locking themselves in Firefighters have advised parents to review how rooms in their homes are secured after two incidents where children had to be rescued after locking themselves in. First, a crew from Caversham Road was called to a home in Mallard Row in Reading town centre at around 1.20am on Sunday morning to find a four-year-old girl had locked herself in her bedroom.