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4 hrs ago | 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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Witney Gazette

an Ambulance base may be permanently established again in Witney to tackle a response times crisis.

South Central Ambulance Service has said it is facing increasing pressure from a reduced workforce and rising numbers of 'red calls' being made.

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Witney Gazette

'We were not told our mum was at risk of suicide'

James Gulliford, son of Jackie Gulliford, said the family would have reacted differently if they had known everything.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Heraldseries.co.uk

Listen: All smiles as minister pledges a load of money

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, left, and county council leader Ian Hudspeth pictured on a visit to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, part of the Harwell research complex It includes A 26m towards the Western Conveyance Channel to tackle flooding in and around Oxford, and a technology and innovation training centre working with City of Oxford ... (more)

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NHS cuts branded an 'utter disaster'

MORE suicide attempts, a surge in anti-depressant usage and pressure on the NHS will spiral under cuts to a mental health service, it has been warned.

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Witney Gazette

Fire engine Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire at 7.53pm on Sunday by the Oxford Witney Four Pillars Hotel.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Financial Times

Gipsy Kings, Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire, UK

The demographic of Cornbury threw up some curious juxtapositions. Kacey Musgraves sang about Texan trailer parks to an audience more used to deer parks; a Witney-based ska band served up Kanye covers for the red-trousered throng.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Oxford Mail

Macbeth gets male makeover

Buy this photo Matthew Springett, as Macbeth, and Christopher Finn as Lady Macbeth in the Cogges Farm museum production.

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Witney Gazette

Cameron backs concern at A40 route to school

PRIME Minister David Cameron has written to Oxfordshire County Council echoing concerns about a road deemed safe to walk for schoolchildren.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Witney Gazette

Friends plan rose memorial in another tribute to Liberty

FRIENDS of teenager Liberty Baker, who was killed on her way to school on Monday, want to plant a rose in her memory.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Heraldseries.co.uk

The Scales of Justice - 31 people up in court

Stephen Rix, 56, of Barns Lane, Burford, admitted drink driving on Guildenford, Burford, on June 12. Had 53 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath over the legal limit of 35mg.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Witney Gazette

Fly tip offence costs cabbie nearly 2,000

A TAXI driver from Witney has been ordered to pay almost A 2,000 for not getting rid of his waste properly.

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Witney Gazette

a Councillor has welcomed plans to move Burford's post office into the town's newsagent's shop.

The Post Office is assessing feedback after carrying out a public consultation into plans to close the current branch in High Street and move the service to Burford News.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Daily Mail

'There was no warning, the car just zoomed onto the pavement behind ...

Is the 'flatform' the most dangerous shoe of summer? Experts argue the awkward structure puts wearers at high risk of injury Former Man Versus Food host's new show pulled after he told critics to 'eat a bag of s****' when he was criticized for using term 'thinspiraton' to describe his weight loss 'Cannibal cop' who faced life in jail for plot to ... (more)

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