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Yesterday | Oxford Mail

A418 near Thame closed as firefighters tackle barn fire

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has had to close the A418 in both directions just before 7pm because they have had to lay their hose over the road.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Oxford Mail

WITNEY residents can give their views today on a proposed 200 homes for the town.

Developer Taylor Wimpey will hold a public exhibition on plans for land between Woodstock Road and New Yatt Road.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Banburycake.co.uk

Retirement beckons as school term ends

As schoolchildren look forward to a summer of freedom, education reporter SOPHIE SCOTT speaks to teachers saying a more permanent farewell to lessons as they prepare for retirement But this week, they were hanging up their coats and packing up their books in preparation for their retirement after term end on Tuesday.

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Witney Gazette

an Artist has started a crowdfunding campaign to back her first exhibition in an Oxford arts venue.

Claire Duffy, of Witney, is staging a display themed around 12 birds that can be found across Britain, at the Old Fire Station in George Street.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Oxford Times

So who is responsible for the scourge of sewage flooding in Oxfordshire?

SEWERS in Oxfordshire need to be upgraded to cope with more housing, according to councillors and residents hit by overflowing sewage.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Oxford Mail

Funeral of schoolgirl Liberty to take place

The funeral of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker will be held at 11am on Monday at Our Lady and St Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Moorland Road, followed by burial at Tower Hill Cemetery.

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Oxford Mail

Caution urged on bookings for Corn Exchange

Witney Town Council maintains it wants the Market Square building open by the end of the year but said it has to be "realistic" about when it can be used for events such as weddings.

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Witney Gazette

Campaigning mother and magistrate who led medical revolution in a fight against rare condition

Instead, the North Leigh campaigner had the courage to start a new organisation, the Tuberous Sclerosis Association of Great Britain, with a mother from Glasgow, Esther Galbraith.

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Witney Gazette

Hospital bus from Carterton to JR stops a half-mile walk away

Buy this photo Cllr Andrew Coles lobbied the county council and Stagecoach for the S7 service Picture: OX68533 Mark Hemsworth BUS PASSENGERS face a half-mile walk to the John Radcliffe hospital after a new dedicated service stops short of the entrance.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Cotswold Journal

Give your views on West Oxfordshire's draft local plan

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched to get residents' views on how housing should develop in West Oxfordshire over the next 15 years.

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Oxford Mail

Intense staring makes me uncomfortable

How do you feel as a disabled person when people stare at you? From a personal point of view, I walk often with a guide dog or a white cane and I always wear a special splint on my lower leg which has dinosaur prints on it, which I got to please the children.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Witney Gazette

Thousands flock to soak up carnival spirit

WITNEY was filled with the carnival spirit once again as the crowds enjoyed the town's annual parade and entertainment.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Oxford Mail

Police search high and low for missing Andrzej

Polish man Andrzej Jedryka was reported missing at 12.30am on Saturday and police had said they were concerned about his welfare because of his state of mind when he left his home in Thorney Leys.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Oxford Mail

Van driver offered lifts to Witney schoolgirls

The man, travelling in a white van, is said to have approached three 12-year-old girls, believed to be pupils at Wood Green School, who were cycling in Hailey Road on Wednesday at about 6pm.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Witney Gazette

Now let's push for better bus links to other hospitals'

Buy this photo Cllr Andrew Coles has fought for more than a year for a bus service from West Oxfordshire to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Oxford Times

Trek across America is a punishing test of stamina

TACKLING mountains, boggy swamps and farmland, only one in four people who attempt the 2,160-mile long Appalachian Trail manage to complete it.

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Witney Gazette

Getting to the bottom of the great fracking issue

Green county councillor David Williams is hoping to find a way to prevent it from taking place within the county.

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Oxford Times

Updated List: Oxfordshire school closures due to the teachers' strike on Thursday, July 10

Here's our list of schools that have so far said they will be closed, part-closed or fully open during the teachers' strike on Thursday, July 10. The list will be constantly updated as we get new information.

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Oxford Times

A - TEEN zone' planned for a Witney field has divided residents on either side of the site.

About 300 residents have signed a petition opposing plans to create an area for teenagers on the Madley Park Estate.

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Witney Gazette

Long Hanborough rail station holds key to A40 traffic, says county council leader

LONG HANBOROUGH railway station could hold the key to unlocking West Oxfordshire's traffic woes, Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth has claimed.

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