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Witney, England Newswire

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  1. Hundreds of families discover free activities during summer holidays in Blackbird LeysRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | This is Oxfordshire

    HUNDREDS of families from Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys explored a range of free activities to get themselves through the summer holidays. The event was organised by Oxfordshire Play Association - a charity which supports inclusive play opportunities for all children - to give parents ideas of how to entertain their children for free this summer.


  2. CRICKET: Olly Ward speeds Bicester & North Oxford to T20 victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Oxford Times

    BICESTER & North Oxford took another step towards the Oxfordshire T20 finals day with a convincing seven-wicket win against Witney Swifts. Swifts crashed to 29-5, before Chris King's unbeaten 35 lifted them to 102-7, while Danny Clarke's four overs of spin cost just seven runs.


  3. Riverside Festival keeps things free and easyRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Oxford Times

    AFTER a summer of big music events, festival-goers will this weekend be flocking to an event which prides itself on his small, family-friendly approach and lack of commercialism. The team behind Charlbury's Riverside Festival are looking forward to opening the gates on Saturday to what is possibly Oxfordshire's loveliest festival.


  4. Schools given awards to honour their work with young carersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Oxford Times

    Oxfordshire County Council 's Young Carers Standard recognises schools' efforts to identify those who provide care for loved ones and provide targeted support to help them achieve their potential. Since its launch in 2013 more than 60 schools have received training and support to deliver the scheme and earn an accreditation.


  5. Mystery unresolved as hundreds more dead crayfish are found in River ThamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Henley Standard

    Hundreds of the creatures were seen in the water near the riverbank at the end of Ferry Lane in Medmenham. Residents Leonard and Suzanne Phillips noticed them on the same day that a large number were found dead near the jetty off Ferry Lane in Aston, about one-and-a-half miles upstream.


  6. Out-of-this-world space camp launches a summer of science in OxfordshireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Oxford Mail

    Building a model space station, launching bread rockets, creating cloud chambers and making planets out of Play Doh were just some of the astronomical activities. Dozens of kid cosmonauts joined the five days of fun in and around Oxford's Rose Hill Community Centre last week.


  7. A 10m to be invested in Witney - but concerns over healthcare remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Oxford Mail

    AS DEVELOPERS reveal they will invest more than A 10m into Witney, concerns still linger over health provision in the town. A consortium of housebuilders bringing 1,000 homes to the west of the town - to be known as Windrush Place - will put the cash into affordable housing, infrastructure, education and other community contributions.


  8. BOWLS: Ray Gaskins holds on in thriller to win Oxfordshire singles crownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Oxford Mail

    RAY Gaskins is the new Oxfordshire men's singles champion after coming from behind to beat Banbury Borough's Mark Sykes 21-19 in a thrilling final at Chipping Norton. The Headington bowler trailed 16-13, before picking up seven shots in two of the next three ends to take a 20-18 lead.


  9. Oxfordshire's Mr Defib up for national awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Oxford Times

    HE IS known to many as Oxfordshire's very own 'Mr Defib' and now Dick Tracey is in the running for national recognition for his local heroism. The recently retired ambulance commander from Witney has been shortlisted as a finalist in the annual St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Award.


  10. 50 years on the buses - the hard-working volunteers who keep wheels turning at bus museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | Witney Gazette

    AS THE Oxford Bus Museum marks a very special anniversary, we took the opportunity to look at the volunteers who make it a success. A team of hard-working transport enthusiasts created the institution one vintage bus at a time - steadily growing their collection over the past 50 years.


  11. Gannett winners urge others to try for a slice of grant fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | Oxford Times

    ALMOST A 30,000 was handed out to a bunch of good causes in Oxfordshire as they bagged a slice of the Gannett Foundation cash in the last round of funding. The Oxford Mail's parent company Gannett Media has launched its annual search for charities looking for a funding boost of up to A 10,000.


  12. Patient watchdog chief looks at major changes to Oxfordshire healthcareRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Oxford Times

    Eddie Duller OBE, a director of health and social service watchdog Healthwatch Oxfordshire, looks at plans to change the first port of call in the health service- the GP practices - and gives his personal view on the proposals. Hopefully we don't need to see them too often, but when we do they give a first class service.


  13. The 2007 floods 10 years on part one: Witney under waterRead the original story

    Monday Jul 24 | Oxford Times

    Exactly 10 years on, Oxford is about to embark on the biggest flood prevention scheme in the city's history, in no small part influenced by that year's events. In the first of two features marking the anniversary, Environment Reporter Pete Hughes looks at what led to the disaster and its arrival in West Oxfordshire.


  14. Scales of justice: Latest round-up of convictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | Oxford Mail

    Peter Merriman, 74, of Webbs Close, Wolvercote, admitted driving a motor vehicle while above the legal alcohol limit on June 18 2017 in Webbs Close, Wolvercote, Oxford. Merriman gave a reading of 92mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.


  15. Good causes urged to apply for thousands in fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 22 | Witney Gazette

    A CALL has gone out to good causes and community groups to try their luck at receiving thousands of pounds worth of funding. Applications are now being welcomed for charities to apply for donations of between A 5,000 and A 10,000 from the Oxford Mail's parent company Gannett Media.


  16. Witney MP Robert Courts: Health bosses must learn lessonsRead the original story

    Friday Jul 21 | Oxford Times

    Witney MP Robert Courts has said Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group must make learn lessons following their 'inadequate' management of the closure of Deer Park Medical Centre. His comments follow a report by a panel of experts, ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, which branded the CCG 'complacent' and said it did not do enough to consult with patients and the public about the practice closure.


  17. Special school pupils earn Duke of Edinburgh awards after river expeditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Oxford Mail

    A GROUP of youngsters from a special school, who took part in an expedition along the Thames, were presented with Duke of Edinburgh awards in a ceremony at Blenheim Palace. Six pupils from Springfield Special Needs School in Witney, were given the bronze awards following two years of hard work.


  18. New state-of-the-art care home openedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 13 | Oxford Times

    Robert Courts, MP for Witney, has officially opened Richmond Witney, the new 35million retirement village at Coral Springs Way in West Oxfordshire. The retirement village for over 55s is the second to be built and operated by Richmond Villages, part of Bupa, in Oxfordshire.


  19. Young engineers celebrate success at awards ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 13 | This is Oxfordshire

    YOUNG engineers from across the county were handed awards for their hard work at a ceremony attended by the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire. The engineering students and apprentices were presented with prizes at the the annual High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Young Engineer Awards staged at Bicester-based engine and machinery supplier E P Barrus Ltd. The celebratory ceremony is held to celebrate the achievements of the best and most improved students in Oxfordshire aged between 14 and 18. The winners were revealed by the chief executive of Thame-based event sponsor Lucy Electric, John Griffiths, with the awards presented by High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Jane Cranston.


  20. Watch out for giant plant that can cause horrific blistersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | Oxford Times

    The plant, which looks a little like a huge cow parsley, has a sap which is extremely toxic to the skin in sunlight. Children who have come into contact with the sap in the sunshine have been known to suffer severe blistering to the skin.