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Nearly a third of county five-year-olds have tooth decay

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ALMOST one in three Oxfordshire five-year-olds has tooth decay, new figures have revealed.

Pilot error blamed for flipping Tiger Moth

Witney Gazette: CROY: Enthusiast hopes Airport House biplane will fly again

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A VINTAGE aircraft owned by a Oxfordshire man crash-landed because of pilot error.

Dad was found hanged in woods

Witney Gazette:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A father who was missing for six months was found hanged in a Norfolk woods, an inquest in Oxford heard yesterday.

County bids for new Government grants

Witney Gazette:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

OFFICIALS are starting work on a new bid for millions in Government funding to help boost growth in Oxfordshire.

Barrister reads pop song lyric in drugs trial

Witney Gazette: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BARRISTER read the lyrics to the Shaggy hit It Wasn’t Me during his closing speech in a £1.3m drugs conspiracy trial.

Health watchdog starts care home spot checks

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S health watchdog is to start carrying out new spot checks on care homes across the county to make sure patients are being cared for properly.

First aider is aiming to raise £10,000 to help train others

Witney Gazette:

10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A YOUNG first aider has told for the first time how she battled to save a man’s life using a defibrillator. Hannah Paish still remembers the day she tried to shock Paul Thompson back to life when he collapsed while playing football near her home.

English standards up among ethnic children

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Several schools and nurseries have recently received glowing praise from Ofsted with particular emphasis on the progress made by those who speak English as an Additional Language. CALLUM KEOWN looks at how the county’s schools are dealing with multi-culturalism in the classroom

Crash outside of garage causes delays

Witney Gazette: Traffic Alert general

4:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TWO-CAR crash has closed the B4047 Burford Road in Witney.

Leafield tree that the PM tried to save gets the chop

Witney Gazette:

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN 87-year-old tree, which Prime Minister David Cameron tried to save, was cut down in Leafield village on Monday.

VOTE: What does Oxfordshire think about Scottish independence?

Witney Gazette: Which way will Scotland vote?

9:16am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scotland will vote on splitting from the United Kingdom on Thursday but we want to know what you think. Vote here 

Fairground proves a feast of fun for everyone

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS held on tight and screamed on this exciting ride at the Witney Feast funfair.

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

Witney Gazette: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).

Witney’s Langdale Hall up for sale

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WITNEY town centre hall has been put up for sale after being valued at more than £750,000.

Accused tells court he was not talking about drugs in recording

Witney Gazette: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man accused of being part of a £1.3m drugs conspiracy told jurors he cannot remember what he was talking about when he was recorded speaking about “coke” to a drug dealer.

Section of man’s ear bitten off in Witney bar fight

Witney Gazette: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man bit off another man’s ear during a fight in Norton’s Cafe Bar in Langdale Court at about 11.30pm on Saturday.

County Show has something for everyone, not just farmers

Witney Gazette:

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOU certainly cannot blame the organisers of the Thame Show for milking the town’s excitement.

Council lobby for increased pothole cash

Witney Gazette: Cllr Jean Fooks alongside a pothole at Carfax Tower in Oxford city centre, the third-worst location for compensation claims

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE county’s potholes will be brought to the Government’s attention as the council vowed to lobby for more cash.

‘Homes plan could save our club’

Witney Gazette:

5:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE CHAIRMAN of a football club fearing closure believes the “sky is the limit” if it wins a new ground as part of plans to build 1,500 homes in Woodstock.

Jewellery stolen from Carterton home

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

3:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen in a burglary at a house in Alvescot Road, Carterton on Saturday .

Man bites off part of other man's ear in attack in Witney bar

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

3:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN bit off part of another man’s ear during a fight in Norton’s Cafe Bar in Langdale Court, Witney.

NHS staff crisis looms

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

bosses at the county’s main hsopitals are having to spend millions of pounds extra on agency workers due to staff shortages.

Teddy takes to the skies for round-the-world charity trip

Witney Gazette:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MEET the latest recruit for RAF Brize Norton’s 99 Squadron.

Jobs in jeopardy as phone shops are closed

Witney Gazette:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORKERS at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets are waiting to discover what will happen to their jobs after the telecommunications company faced administration.

Case to be delayed

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A musician will stand trial early next year accused of a string of sex crimes dating back 40 years.

Residents invited to celebrate their district

Witney Gazette: Cogges Manor Farm

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CELEBRATION of West Oxfordshire is being staged this week, with free guided walks, bike rides and horse rides available to residents, as well as discounted entry into attractions.

Fog warning for Oxfordshire

Witney Gazette:

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for fog has been issued for Oxfordshire this morning.

Carousel church service rolls around for 50th anniversary

Witney Gazette:

7:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE 50th anniversary of the Witney Feast carousel church service got the 771st edition of the event under way.

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

Witney Gazette:

7:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month’s harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes.

Thames Water complaints drop

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thames Water has reduced the number of complaints it receives by 10,300 in a year, a new report has found.

Call handlers will go hi-tech with the public

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE call handlers are set to use the latest technology to create a greater picture of members of the public getting in touch.

Volunteers will run half of county’s libraries by 2015

Witney Gazette:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS will be staffing almost half the county’s libraries by next year as controversial changes come into force.

Teenager’s DIY mission to help orphans

Witney Gazette:

10:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOST 16-year-olds spend their summers with friends in the park or out shopping.

£37.5m health cash set to be signed off

Witney Gazette:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

SENIOR health officials are being asked to sign off a submission for £37.5m of funding from NHS England this week.

Inaccurate breast cancer tests probe ongoing

Witney Gazette: Breast cancer charities are encouraging more women to go for screening

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into why 30 women had to be recalled over fears about inaccurate breast cancer tests are ongoing, the Oxford University Hospitals Trust said.

Cherry farms miss out on record crops

Witney Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

FARMERS around the country are boasting record cherry sales this year, but the fortunes of those in Oxfordshire have blossomed less well.

Vinegar producer's taste triumph

Witney Gazette:

11:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A vinegar producer has been given an award for using traditional flavours and characteristics.

The Scales of Justice – 20 people up in court

Witney Gazette: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

20 cases heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

Cost concerns over landmark 'liberties' case

Witney Gazette:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A LANDMARK court case is set to cost Oxfordshire’s social care service thousands of pounds because of changes to how councils protect people in care.

Report’s council verdict

Witney Gazette: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

There are “no concerns” about changes to Oxfordshire County Council’s governance structure, a report says.

UPDATE: Heavy traffic across Oxfordshire causing queues

Witney Gazette: Traffic Alert general

8:24am Monday 15th September 2014

There is heavy traffic this morning on the A34 northbound between Abingdon North and the Hinksey Hill Interchange.

The many remember how much is owed to The Few

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Battle of Britain’s 74th anniversary was commemorated across Oxfordshire yesterday with parades and church services.

Striding and riding to aid county's historic churches

Witney Gazette:

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

CYCLISTS took to Oxfordshire’s countryside over the weekend to tour of some of its finest churches while also raising money to help maintain historic churches across Oxfordshire.

All the home's a stage for fundraising actors

Witney Gazette:

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

PERFORMERS of the Stonesfield Players took on various characters for a marathon 12 hours to raise more than £330 for a West Oxfordshire charity.

Recycling details available online

Witney Gazette: west oxfordshire district council

6:20am Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS can now find out their bin collection dates online.

‘Poor management’s driving special constables to resign’

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER volunteer police officer has claimed “poor management” has led to more than 100 special constables leaving in the past two years.

Discounted activities on offer in district

Witney Gazette:

5:30am Monday 15th September 2014

MOUNTAIN bike rides, guided walks and horse rides will be available at discounted prices for West Oxfordshire attractions this week.

Man arrested in connection with Liberty Baker death re-bailed

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

5:11pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A man arrested following the death of schoolgirl Liberty Baker has been re-bailed by Thames Valley Police.

Battle of Britain marked by 4624 Squadron's first march through Witney since Freedom of County given

Witney Gazette:

3:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

ROYAL Air Force reservists of 4624 Squadron marched through Witney this morning to mark the beginning of Battle of Britain Week.

Police and Crime Commissioner 'concerned for future' as new budget cuts set to take effect

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

IN November, the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will have been in the new job for two years. Crime reporter Ben Wilkinson spoke to Anthony Stansfeld about the job, the threat of further funding cuts and the future for Thames Valley Police







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