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2 hrs ago | Witney Gazette

GCSE results: Schools report mixed picture after rule change

Henry Box School pupils Isabella Marcucci, left, who got four A* and seven A grades and Ruth Waterfield, who achieved eight A*and four A grades Henry Box School headteacher with, back, left, Barney Martin and Ben Delnevo , front, left, Olivia Licorish and Sarah Chitson There were also more nerves than usual among headteachers, because of ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | Bicester Advertiser

GCSE results: Zoe fights ME to make grade

A GIRL who missed the last six months of school ahead of her exams, due to the chronic fatigue condition ME, did not let it stop her passing her GCSEs.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Oxford Mail

Owls visit Witney Farmer's Market

The monthly market, run by Thames Valley Farmers' Market Co-operative, offered customers the chance to see the owls up close and hold them.

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Small World News Service

Accountant spends A 25,000 on plastic surgery including 32H boob job...

An accountant has splashed out A 25,000 on her 'hobby' of plastic surgery in a bid to get her dream body - all before her 25th birthday.

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Oxford Times

Become a true Blue at Iffley restaurant

Oven proof: Assistant head chef Alex Turner preparing an artichoke, parma ham and goat's cheese pizza in the in-dining-room pizza oven Rosemarie and I still regard The Hawkwell House Hotel in Iffley as the home of the al dente potato, although this culinary peculiarity was invented as long ago as 1995 in the chef's comical explanation for his ... (more)

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Oxford Mail

Bird keeper wins top award

James Berresford, chief executive of VisitEngland, presents Chris Green, a bird keeper at Cotswold Wildlife Park.

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Bicester Advertiser

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

Quick action' halted store fire from spreading

FIREFIGHTERS were yesterday thanked for their "quick and effective action" after a fire broke out at the Holland & Barrett shop in Oxford's Golden Cross arcade.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Oxford Mail

Golden girls are grand charity achievers

Mrs Crockett, 50, said: "My mum and her cousins used to get together and do things and we used to call them the Golden Girls, after the television show, to take the mick.

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Bicester Advertiser

18 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts

Gavin Fidler, 40, of The Phelps, Kidlington, near Oxford, admitted speeding on the A34 at Wytham on July 27 at a speed in excess of the 50mph limit.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Oxford Mail

Man arrested following aggravated burglary at Tesco in Witney

A man has been arrested in connection with an aggravated burglary at the Tesco Express in Cogges Hill Road, Witney, last night.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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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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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