Dole queues shortening as jobless take seasonal work

Witney Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE number of people on the dole in Oxfordshire has dropped by more than 2,000 as hundreds of seasonal jobs become available in the run-up to Christmas.

The Scales of Justice - 20 people up in court

Witney Gazette: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

20 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts

Temporary lights causing delays between Witney and Long Hanborough

Witney Gazette: Traffic Alert general

10:08am Thursday 2nd October 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays between Witney and Long Hanborough this morning.

Alcohol-related admissions to hospitals down

Witney Gazette: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MORE than 9,000 county hospital admissions were alcohol-related in 2012/13, new figures show.

Mixed views on payments of bonuses to NHS bosses

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

EIGHT health bosses received between £85,000 and £125,000 in bonuses last year, latest figures show.

Abandoned leopard cub gets a spot of TLC

Witney Gazette:

8:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

FATHER Jamie Craig had to play mother to a leopard cub after it was found abandoned by its real mum at just a day old.

Army says ‘sorry’ to para amputee bullying victim

Witney Gazette:

8:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Army has apologised after a paratrooper who lost three limbs in Afghanistan was bullied while working at RAF Brize Norton.

100th birthday cuts it for former hairdresser

Witney Gazette:

7:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

CENTENARIAN Celia Talmage celebrated her 100th birthday in style with a party at The Bear Hotel in Woodstock yesterday.

Job centre staff evacuated over suspect parcel

Witney Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A SUSPICIOUS package delivered to Witney Job Centre yesterday turned out to be full of paperwork.

Fire in derelict garage being treated as arson

Witney Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A FIRE which destroyed a derelict garage and nearly blew up gas cylinders close to Witney homes, is being investigated as arson, the fire service revealed last night.

Exhibition pulls no punches to honour war dead

Witney Gazette:

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FROM soldiers killed by poisonous gas to horses massacred in battle, a new exhibition is not intended to cover the horrors of war lightly.

We’re in pink for fight against breast cancer

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month. With hundreds of Oxfordshire women diagnosed each year, reporter Luke Sproule looks at what residents are doing and how the money raised is vital to charities working to beat the condition

Sisters’ girl power pays off with triple black belts

Witney Gazette:

4:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THIS is one family you don’t want to mess with.

Breaking news Army will apologise to paratrooper Tom Neathway after bullying claim at RAF Brize Norton upheld

Witney Gazette:

4:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE Army has said it will apologise to a paratrooper who lost three limbs in Afghanistan after his complaint of bullying was upheld.

Brolly good idea pinpoints proposed solar panels

Witney Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

UMBRELLAS mimicked solar panels in an experiment to assess how a new eco-project would affect the landscape near Charlbury.

Witney job centre cordoned off after suspicious package scare

Witney Gazette:

11:38am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A job centre was cordoned off after reports of a suspicious package.

Major delays across Oxfordshire's roads

Witney Gazette: Traffic Alert general

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COMMUTERS travelling into Oxford this morning are facing heavy congestion and long delays for the second day running.

Teenage girl a victim of ‘revenge pornography’

Witney Gazette: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 13-year-old girl is among the region’s victims of so-called “revenge pornography”.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes turns his cameras on wartime Blenheim Palace

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE creator of hit TV drama Downton Abbey has been investigating how the real-life stately home of Blenheim Palace coped with the First World War.

Update: Woodstock Road in Witney reopens after earlier building fire

Witney Gazette:

7:34am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WOODSTOCK Road in Witney has now reopened after the earlier building fire.

Widow Twankey laces her boots for panto dates

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PANTO season may feel like a long way off, but for some the work has already started.

End in sight for traffic scheme

Witney Gazette: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK to complete the first phase of transport improvements in Witney will begin next week.

Paramedic fears scapegoating over change to shorter shifts

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PARAMEDIC who claims he is being made a “scapegoat” over proposed shift changes has warned ambulance chiefs that shorter hours are not the answer to staff tiredness.

Centre a huge step in helping children walk

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IN 1994, when her 22-month-old daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Pip Hoyer Millar was desperate to find the right treatment for her.

A40 reopened after crash between Ducklington Lane and Eynsham Roundabout

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

11:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE A40 has reopened after a one-car crash.

Hundreds of home without power in Freeland near Witney

Witney Gazette: light bulb with power lines

11:52am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HUNDREDS of homes in West Oxfordshire are without power after overhead electricity lines collapsed.

Drivers facing long delays on roads around Oxford this morning

Witney Gazette: Traffic Alert general

8:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays around Oxford on the A34, A40 and A44 this morning.

Crash shuts off road

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A crash outside Eynsham Hall shut off the A4095 yesterday morning.

Feted Chinese artist’s work turning heads at Blenheim

Witney Gazette:

7:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

VISITORS strolling through Blenheim Palace in Woodstock have been doing a series of double-takes.

Crosscountry is worst timekeeper

Witney Gazette: NEW PLATFORM: Network Rail has opened a £25m operation centre in the city to control operations across the length of the country

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONLY four in ten trains operated by Crosscountry, which run through Oxfordshire, were on time last year, making them the worst in the country.

Galaxy of stars wows crowds at Blenheim Literary Festival

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RICHARD Dawkins got to talk about himself for an hour and 45 minutes, accompanied by an orchestra playing his favourite music, at this year’s Blenheim Palace Literary Festival.

Oxfordshire ploughman passes on skills to young enthusiast

Witney Gazette:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DEREK Yates has not worked on a farm since childhood, but at 67 is still a passionate amateur ploughman.

Volunteer transport groups in Oxfordshire face pressure as cuts pinch

Witney Gazette:

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRESSURE on a transport advice line will increase when controversial cuts to hospital transport services come into force tomorrow, council bosses warned.

Allowing the market to beat food inflation

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

UNTIL recently farmers’ markets were seen by some as an expensive alternative to the weekly shop, but now some are looking at farmers’ markets as a cheaper option.

Bitter row ferments over ‘noisy’ pub

Witney Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A VILLAGE pub “belongs on the Cowley Road” a councillor has said following concerns about antisocial behaviour and a new beer garden.

Scales of Justice - 20 people in court

Witney Gazette: oxford magistrates court

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014


Two-car collision outside Eynsham Hall

Witney Gazette: Thames Valley Police logo

8:46am Monday 29th September 2014

A CRASH outside Eynsham Hall shut off the A4095 this morning.

£500,000 is injected into mental health service

Witney Gazette:

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAJOR cut in funding for a county mental health service has been averted after NHS bosses agreed to put in cash.

A&E target is missed

Witney Gazette: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

County hospitals missed an A&E waiting target in the seven days leading up to Sunday, September 21, new figures show.

Witney councillors fear being second Abingdon

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

FEARS have been raised that Witney could “end up like Abingdon” if large scale housing goes ahead.

Palace set to unveil artwork of a dissident

Witney Gazette:

6:30am Monday 29th September 2014

BLENHEIM Palace is to become home to the unusual contemporary artwork of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei.

Soldier’s relative in plea to honour individual war dead

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

WITNEY needs a permanent tribute to mark the centenary of the First World War, according to a man researching his family connections with the conflict.

Take a look at our pictures of the week

Witney Gazette:

6:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Our picture editor Leah McLaren takes her pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why she reckons they make the grade

Bake Off craze gets more people into the kitchen

Witney Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

With the BBC’s hugely popular Great British Bake Off almost at the end of its fifth season, HELEN WRIGHT explores how the programme has had an effect on Oxfordshire and its bakers

Business award finalists down to last three

Witney Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

AFTER thousands cast their votes, the three finalists for the Oxfordshire Business Mother of the Year Award have been chosen.

6 things you probably didn't know were happening in Oxfordshire this weekend

Witney Gazette:

1:12pm Friday 26th September 2014

Here's our rundown on events you might fancy this weekend + a few highlights for next week to boot

More than 6,200 patients lose free hospital transport

Witney Gazette: Ambulance stock image

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MORE than 6,200 people – including some cancer patients – will lose free transport to hospital, NHS leaders have agreed.

Fundraising mornings are a piece of cake

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed coffee and cake yesterday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fire service misses its own 'stretching' response target

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S chief fire officer has said he’ll continue to set “very stretching” targets for the service. 

Thriller author gives £10,000 to Oxfordshire bookshops to help children's projects

Witney Gazette: James Patterson has a penchant for producing murder mystery

6:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

AN American author has donated more than £10,000 to six Oxfordshire independent bookshops.

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