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11 hrs ago | Witney Gazette

Music festival is a real family affair

THOUSANDS of people gathered on a meadow in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds to dance in the sun at the county's biggest free music festival.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Witney Gazette

Thunderbolt and no lighting at school of rock

Buy this photo Clockwise, from front left, Euan Moulder-Hurdsfield, 15; Luke Garbutt, 14; Evie Garbutt, 14; Natalya Williams, 15; Amy Edward, 14; Toby Lee, nine; and Liam Griffiths, 14 Picture: OX68808 Mark Hemsworth SCHOOL's out for the next generation of rock superstars spending their summer break jamming at the Muzo Akademy School of Rock summer ... (more)

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Oxford Mail

Thousands expected at Riverside Festival Charlbury

ABOUT 9,000 people are expected to descend on a West Oxfordshire riverbank for the county's biggest free music festival this weekend.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Oxford Mail

Weather warning for Oxfordshire this evening

Met office spokesman Andrew Sibley said: "As the evening goes on we are less likely to get heavy showers in the area.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Oxford Mail

Council stalwart was twice elected Mayor

A WOMAN who was twice elected Mayor of Witney and served as a councillor for more than 10 years has died aged 68. She was affectionately known by many as "the Mayoress", but would frequently remind people that as official rules did not account for women as mayor, the correct address was remarkably still "Mr Mayor".

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Witney Gazette

Dental surgery gets facelift after boiler flood

STAFF at a Witney dental practice thought they had got away without being flooded during wet weather earlier this year.

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Heraldseries.co.uk

Scales of Justice

Andrew Smith , 36, of no fixed address, admitted criminal damage of a car wing mirror at Banbury Railway Station on July 16. Ordered to pay A 200 compensation and A 85 costs.

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Oxford Mail

Firefighters warn of holiday dangers

OXFORDSHIRE'S firefighters have issued advice to help people keep their homes safe if they go away over the summer.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Witney Gazette

20,000 fine for firm for breaking asbestos disposal law during demolition

A DEVELOPMENT firm has been fined A 20,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than A 15,000 after failing to ensure asbestos was removed safely during the demolition of the Buttercross Works in Witney.

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Witney Gazette

Meet the man putting us in the pictures

And one of the key players has been film producer Damian Jones, who is from the West Oxfordshire village of Church Hanborough.

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Heraldseries.co.uk

Abingdon & Witney College handed A 4m building boost

A COLLEGE has been handed a A 4m boost to build a new centre to train youngsters in core engineering skills.

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Oxford Times

Future is bright for county's energy trainees as centre opens in Witney

Oxford Energy Academy spent a year planning its new A 50,000 apprentice complex at its premises in Swain Court, Witney.

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Witney Gazette

Plans for thousands of extra homes branded a catastrophe

Buy this photo Stuart Harrison, chairman of the North Witney Action Group, left, with Graham Knaggs, chairman of Hailey Parish Council, in a field off Eastfield Road, Witney THE face of Witney could "fundamentally change" if another 3,500 homes are built in the town, according to a resident.

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Oxford Mail

ABOUT 2,000 properties are reported to be affected by a power cut in Witney this morning.

A FORMER Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholar is in intensive care and six members of his family dead after their home was bombed by Israeli forces.

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Oxford Mail

How two little 'princes' spent their very different birthdays

OUR FUTURE king celebrated his first birthday yesterday, but it wasn't just Prince George who blew out a candle.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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

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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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