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10 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Oxford celebrates links with Dylan Thomas

It has been organised by Literature Wales as part of a festival to celebrate the centenary of the poet's birth.

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15 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

20 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates' courts

David Hatton, 32, of Jubilee Court, Banbury, admitted racially or religiously-aggravated fear or provocation by words or writing at Bridge Street, Banbury, on July 20. Fined A 150 and told to pay A 50 compensation, a A 20 victims' surcharge and A 85 costs.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Witney Gazette

Old hotel harnesses its water power

From left, Henry Reily-Collins, of Hallidays Hydropower; Vaughan Taylor, of contractors Roddan & Taylor; and hotel general manager Patrick Jones A HOTEL took a step towards a hydro-powered future when work started on installing an Archimedes Screw this week.

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Witney Gazette

Cotswolds Conservation Board trains record numbers in rural skills

THE Cotswolds Conservation Board secured more than A 2.4m of investment in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and trained a record 340 people in rural skills over the past year, according to the board's annual review.

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This is Oxfordshire

Witney Gazette's parent company offers grants to charities

Mark Saville watches Marta Dabek using an Eyegaze tracking unit to paint on a computer screen at SpecialEffect's headquarters CHARITIES in West Oxfordshire are being invited to bid for grants of up to A 10,000 from the Witney Gazette .

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Oxford Mail

FOUR cars have crashed on the A40 between Eynsham and Witney, Thames Valley Police have said.

Emergency services were called to the accident between Eynsham and Witney at just after 1pm today which involved a red Ford Mondeo, two silver Mercedes and a grey Peugeot.

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Oxford Mail

Concern for historic bridge as weight limit unenforced

The loss of the cameras has sparked fears that Grade II-listed Newbridge between Witney and Kingston Bagpuize could be damaged by heavy trucks going over it.

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Witney Gazette

a Former Second World War serviceman celebrated his 90th birthday last week.

Former Flt Sgt Denzel Peachey, who lives at Witney's Madley Park House care home, reached the landmark on Thursday.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Oxford Mail

Writer chronicles sacrifices made by people in conflict

A MUSEUM volunteer has put pen to paper to describe the sacrifices made by county residents during the First World War.

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Oxford Mail

James Styring

Two weeks ago I explained the build-up to a daunting 80-mile ride around the Cotswolds.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Oxford Times

PM switches on community's fast broadband

DAVID Cameron has switched on a community broadband project that will give one West Oxfordshire parish one of the fastest internet speeds in the country.

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Oxford Mail

Connor Tremble trial: Witness describes driving Blencowe to guest house after alleged murder

A 19-YEAR-OLD has described driving Will Blencowe to Stratford-upon-Avon after he had fatally stabbed Connor Tremble.

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Oxford Times

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

Anthony McDonagh , 49, of Spencer Crescent in Oxford, convicted of failing to give information relating to the identification of a driver alleged to have been guilty of an offence between November 29 and December 27. Fined A 600 and told to pay A 85 costs.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Oxford Mail

Liberty Baker's family talk about how the music has gone from their lives after her death

THE father of schoolgirl Liberty Baker has spoken of the silence in their home since their music-loving daughter was killed.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Banbury Guardian

Eight weeks in jail for offender

Jake Orwa, 21, of Harlech Close, Banbury, admitted failing to comply with police directions to leave High Street, Banbury, because he was likely to cause or contribute to alcohol related disorder.

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Oxford Mail

Images released after Forest Hill distraction burglary

FIT pictures of two men have been released after a distraction burglary at an old person's house in Oxford on Monday.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Witney Gazette

A-Level results: schools admit there's room for improvement

Buy this photo Hugs all round at Witney's Wood Green School, above, as Molly Howlett, left, and Megan Prosser, right, congratulate Becky Brooks HEADTEACHERS across Oxfordshire have said they have more work to do as they confronted a mixed set of results yesterday.

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Witney Gazette

Delays on the A40 between Witney and Oxford after reports a swan is in the road

THERE are delays on the A40 between the Eynsham and the Wolvercote Roundabout after reports of a swan in the carriageway.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Witney Gazette

Classic cars lead charity funds drive in Downton-themed rally

Among those looking forward to the rally are, back, Kate Clinkarrd, with, front, Lili Cooper and Ashley Clinkard, pictured at the Swan Inn, in Swinbrook, where Lady Sybil and Branson planned their elopement in Downton Abbey Classic car enthusiasts and Downton Abbey fans are being invited to take part in the Downton Cotswold Rally to raise funds for ... (more)

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Witney Gazette

Discounted Moreton Show tickets go on sale

ADVANCE tickets at discount prices for next month's Moreton-in-Marsh Show are now on sale online and at outlets in Witney and Chipping Norton.

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