Afghan helicopter crash an accident

Witney Gazette: Captain Ben Babington-Browne, 27, was killed alongside two Canadian troops in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan

7:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The death of a British soldier killed along with two Canadian troops when a helicopter crashed on take-off in Afghanistan was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

Government tackled on migrant surge

Witney Gazette: Figures show a surge in net migration

2:54am Thursday 28th August 2014

Further evidence of a surge in immigration to the UK from within the European Union (EU) has undermined the Government's bid to keep a lid on new arrivals to the country.

Cameron hails 'greatest merger'

Witney Gazette: David Cameron has told business leaders that the UK is the 'greatest merger in history'

5:49am Thursday 28th August 2014

David Cameron hailed the Union between Scotland and England as the "greatest merger in history" as he urged voters north of the border not to break away from the UK.

Victim's mother in knife crime plea

Witney Gazette: Dean Mayley pictured with his nephew Callum

12:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The mother of a young man with learning difficulties who was murdered for the sake of his mobile phone has called for an end to "unacceptable" knife crime as her son's teenage killers faced life behind bars.

Claims made against other teachers

Witney Gazette: Alan Morris has been jailed for nine years after he sexually abused 10 schoolboys

1:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Two more teachers at an all-boys Catholic grammar school where its former deputy head sexually abused 10 schoolboys would "likely" have faced similar charges if they were still alive, police have said.

Pitt back on duty after tying knot

Witney Gazette: Brad Pitt during a photocall at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset

2:37pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Brad Pitt flashed his wedding ring at a museum - just days after tying the knot in France.

Putin peace claims 'not credible'

Witney Gazette: David Cameron (right) said Vladimir Putin's claims were "not credible"

4:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

President Vladimir Putin's claims to desire a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine are "not credible" while tanks roll across the border, David Cameron has said.

Cameron vows fight to keep Clacton

Witney Gazette: UKIP leader Nigel Farage (left) with Douglas Carswell who has defected from the Conservatives

11:19am Thursday 28th August 2014

David Cameron has promised an all-out by-election fight against Ukip after one of his MPs dramatically defected to the Eurosceptic party.

Flintoff spared ban for speeding

Witney Gazette: Andrew Flintoff was spared a driving ban

2:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Millionaire cricketer Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff has escaped a driving ban for speeding in his Bentley after arguing "exceptional hardship" to magistrates.

UK to bask in September warmth

Witney Gazette: Warm temperatures are expected to return for September

3:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The warm weather is on its way back - with forecasters predicting a scorching start to September.

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