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Ferrying people up and down the Thames for over 150 years has been the business of the Salter Bros

Witney Gazette: Oxford author Dr Simon Wenham has written Pleasure Boating on the Thames, A History of Salter Bros 1958-Present

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOR more than 155 years a family firm has been ferrying residents and tourists up and down the River Thames. Now the story of the Salter Bros boating business has been put into words by Oxford author Simon Wenham in Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros, 1858-Present Day.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted

Witney Gazette: Police are appealing for witnesses

11:48am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGE girl was pushed up against the wall of a church in a sexual assault.

2,000 more homes on cards for Carterton

Witney Gazette: Housing developments proposed for Carterton

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE population of Carterton could jump to more than 20,000 people if plans for a total of 2,000 homes are approved.

Election candidate lists to be announced tomorrow

Witney Gazette: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Candidates standing for election across Oxfordshire this month will be announced tomorrow.

Bar buoyed by holiday customers

Witney Gazette: Nortons cafe-bar

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WITNEY pub landlord who threatened to close if trade didn’t pick up said there were 50 per cent more visitors over the Easter weekend.

Teachers vote for strike action during exam time

Witney Gazette: Gawain Little

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE delegates of the National Union for Teachers voted to stage another strike during exam time if the row with the Government over pay, pensions and conditions continues.

Campaign to save pubs for community

Witney Gazette: west oxfordshire district council

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PUBS in West Oxfordshire could be protected under laws marking them as assets of community value.

Flutter by to see butterflies at the palace

Witney Gazette: Kia Hopewell Smith

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EXOTIC butterflies were given a helping hand by thrilled youngsters at Blenheim Palace.

Marching and music to mark St George's Day

Witney Gazette: Morris dancers

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE red cross will be flying throughout Oxfordshire tomorrow to mark St George’s Day.

Musicians sing out for Record Store Day

Witney Gazette: Tony Poole, left, and Robin Bennett perform at the Truck Store,

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE beauty of music was celebrated across the county as independent stores put on live shows for Record Store Day.

Shouldering the burden for Christ on Good Friday

Witney Gazette: Duncan Enright leads the Walk of Witness along Witney High Street

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COUNCILLOR Duncan Enright carried a cross on Good Friday for Churches Together in Witney’s annual Silent Walk of Witness.

New teaching union chief’s fight against child poverty

Witney Gazette: Geoff Branner

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A WITNEY teacher elected as president of a national union says he has to give breakfast to pupils in his school.

Police helicopter used in search for car crash victim

Witney Gazette: Police helicopter above Weaverham on look out for 'vulnerable' woman

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The police helicopter was used to help find a driver feared to have been injured in a car crash in Witney. Police officers were also involved in a ground search at about 2.20am yesterday. Police said last night the driver was later found safe and well, but refused to give further details.

Phone robbery case goes to crown court

Witney Gazette: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A man is due to go on trial at Oxford Crown Court today charged with robbing a teenage boy.

'Hop it' sailors tell family's pet rabbit

Witney Gazette: Romeo the rabbit

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ROMEO the rabbit is one unhappy Easter bunny.

Thunderbirds creator's life is celebrated

Witney Gazette: Gerry Anderson

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first annual convention celebrating the life of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson took place over the weekend.

Hi-tech balloon might have crashed over Oxfordshire

Witney Gazette: University of Nottingham’s PhysSoc society launching the balloon on Friday

7:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A hi-tech helium balloon which was on course to take pictures of the Earth has been lost in Oxfordshire.

New group for Witney's vegans and vegetarians

Witney Gazette: Fruit and veg is sourced within 30 miles of Epsom

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A new group for vegans and vegetarians is to open in Witney.

Views wanted on changes to Oxfordshire drug and alcohol services

Witney Gazette: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

People are being encouraged to have their say on Oxfordshire County Council’s plans to change its drug and alcohol treatment service.

Boys raised fire alarm at Eynsham home

Witney Gazette: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO young boys have been praised by Eynsham firefighters for raising the alarm when their chimney caught fire.

Annual Kingham duck race tops village bill for holiday family fun

Witney Gazette: Lily Slack and Tai Cheston, both aged four, at the start line of the Kingham Duck Races at the Mill House Hotel     Pictures: OX66672 Jon Lewis

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FAMILIES were out in force this year for Kingham’s annual Easter Monday duck race.

Visitors beam in as event gives insight into Combe Mill

Witney Gazette: Steve Page monitors the double-acting, condensing beam engine at Combe Mill       Picture: OX66656  Damian Halliwell

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT was full steam ahead for visitors of the Long Hanborough’s Combe Mill at the weekend.

‘Home bowel cancer test kit helped save my life,’ says Eynsham man

Witney Gazette: Chris Gallaher was persuaded by wife Sandy to use his bowel cancer test kit              Picture: OX66636 Antony Moore

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN Chris Gallaher received an NHS bowel cancer testing kit in the post he almost threw it away.

Sex exploitation worker to join child protection battle in Oxfordshire

Witney Gazette: Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHILD protection charity has been called in to Oxford to help fight those targeting vulnerable children for sex.

Former parishioners invited to help mark 60th anniversary of cleric's ordination

Witney Gazette: The Rev Frank Watts

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHURCHGOERS in Black Bourton, Brize Norton and Carterton are being asked to play a part in celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the ordination of their former vicar.

Home is wanted for radio ham’s cards

Witney Gazette: Amateur radio operators use QSL cards to confirm two way radio contact between stations

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A 90-year-old amateur radio enthusiast in Witney is looking for a loving home for his collection of 200 radio verification cards.

Getting up to speed with rural broadband

Witney Gazette: Hugo Pickering, who set up the Cotswold Broadband group in 2011

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

IN the 21st century, broadband is a utility in households as vital as gas, electricity and water. For those in cities and towns, receiving fast internet speeds is often taken for granted but in rural outposts, the “buffering” symbol is a common sight for frustrated customers. DAN ROBINSON looks at villages and hamlets’ efforts to get up to speed

The Scales of Justice

Witney Gazette: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxfordshire magistrates' courts

Watch the birdy for your Easter treats at Long Hanborough museum

Witney Gazette: Seven-year-old Rosa Cavana and her sister Carmen, 10, spot another chick as they follow the Easter trail at Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museum at Long Hanborough.   Picture: OX66652 Damian Halliwell

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THESE cheeky chicks perched on bumpers and tweeted from bus windows in Long Hanborough yesterday.

City council pins hopes on new bid for unitary status

Witney Gazette: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD could become an entirely self-governing city and the county council abolished if Labour wins the next General Election, the city council’s leader has said.

Police helicopter searches for person hurt in crash

Witney Gazette: thames valley police helicopter

9:10am Monday 21st April 2014

POLICE were searching this morning for a person injured after a crash in Witney.

Dream day becomes a reality for our Win Your Wedding competition winners

Witney Gazette: Laura and Matt

8:40am Monday 21st April 2014

A YEAR ago a wedding for up to 120 guests seemed like a distant dream for teenage sweethearts Matthew and Laura Hemming.

Objectors lose out as Carterton flats given go-ahead

Witney Gazette: west oxfordshire district council

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

Plans to build 10 flats in the town have been approved by West Oxfordshire District Council.

Coroner to rule over unearthed treasure

Witney Gazette: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Inquest hearings tomorrow will determine whether or not six objects unearthed in Oxfordshire can be classed as treasure.

Jousting and horse stunts draw the crowds at country fair

Witney Gazette: A driving team in action at the show.

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Thame for the town’s annual country fair.

Burford visitor information centre wins a gold tourism award

Witney Gazette: Councillor Richard Langridge with Burford Visitor Information Centre staff Alison Hughes and June Ebelthite, right

6:40am Monday 21st April 2014

BURFORD’S Visitor Information Centre has won a top environmental tourism award.

Thames Vallley Police defends giving out 2,162 criminal cautions

Witney Gazette: Sir Tony Baldry

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 500 police cautions were handed out last year to criminals who had already been given formal warnings.

Ex-mayor avoids Everest avalanche

Witney Gazette: Jan Meek on an expedition to the North Pole in 2008

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

FORMER Chipping Norton mayor Jan Meek has texted her husband to reassure him she was not caught up in the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 13 guides.

Ongoing roadworks around Oxfordshire

Witney Gazette: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The following areas have ongoing roadworks:

Easter Monday Chemists

Witney Gazette: A number of chemists in Warrington have late-night opening hours

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CHEMISTS open on Easter Monday around the county:

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Witney Gazette: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Witney Gazette: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Witney Gazette: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

Witney Gazette: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Everest trek just taster for the Pole

Witney Gazette: Jan Meek on an expedition to the North Pole in 2008

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FORMER Chipping Norton mayor says she has “unfinished business” as she prepares for a South Pole expedition next year.

Share your views with the police

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

5:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE officers from the district’s neighbourhood teams are holding a series of meetings to allow the public to have their say on local policing.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

Witney Gazette: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Plea to help catch the Charlbury tyre slasher

Witney Gazette: Guy Ker has had tyres slashed four times by the mystery tyre slasher. Picture: OX66637 Mark Hemsworth

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MYSTERY vandal has been slashing car tyres and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage in Charlbury.

Trainee teacher joins Blenheim Ribbonwalk in memory of mother

Witney Gazette: Aileen Mothersill, right, with her late mother Anner

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TWO months since losing her mum to cancer, Aileen Mothersill is channelling her grief into helping others.

RAF Brize Norton crews go ‘quackers’ for duck race

Witney Gazette: Senior Aircraftsman Monika Dunkley

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

RAF personnel at Brize Norton are used to flying the latest mighty aircraft but on May 5 they will be hoping far less hi-tech winged creatures take off.







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