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'Tolkien's tree' to get the chop
A 215-year-old black pine known as "Tolkien's tree" in Oxford University's Botanic Garden is to be felled after two of its branches came down.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Bakers rise to challenge for hospice funds
The youngsters, members of the National Citizen Service, had to organise the sale in one week as part of the project's social action plan.
Animals get central role at war centenary commemoration
A war office purchasing party inspects a horse in Chipping Norton in 1914. Picture: Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire History Centre EVENTS in Witney to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War will commemorate the role of animals in the conflict.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Villagers unite in battle to keep the developers at bay
Buy this photo Andrew Elphick, front, and other Long Hanborough residents protesting about the planned development Picture: OX68776 Denis Kennedy VILLAGERS have teamed up to declare "hands off Hanborough" and fight housing plans which would increase the population of their West Oxfordshire community by 50 per cent.
A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl has had the charges against him dropped.
Perry Griffith, of Newland, Witney, was due to appear in Oxford Crown Court for a trial yesterday, but the Crown Prosecution Service has now discontinued his case.
Fundraiser for Liberty
Oxfordshire West Food Bank used its first community cafe event yesterday to raise money for the Liberty Baker memorial fund.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Birthday girl to give up her hair as a gift for ill children
MANY young girls look forward to being treated on their birthday with presents, a nice meal out, or even a fancy new hairdo.
The Scales of Justice - 17 people up in court
Andrew Simpson , 49, of Burford Road, Witney, admitted recording another person doing a private act with the intention of gaining sexual gratification from the image without consent in Kingsfield Crescent, Witney, between January 1 and November 13, 2012 and again on November 13, 2012.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
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.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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)
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.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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".
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.