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38 min ago | Oxford Times

Council stalwart was twice elected Mayor

A WOMAN who was twice elected Mayor of Witney and served as a councillor for more than 10 years has died aged 68. She was affectionately known by many as "the Mayoress", but would frequently remind people that as official rules did not account for women as mayor, the correct address was remarkably still "Mr Mayor".

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

This is Oxfordshire

Hospital radio station goes on air in race to raise 75k

A HOSPITAL radio station in Oxford is fighting to raise the A 75,000 it needs to stay on air after being asked to move to a new base.

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Oxford Mail

Spate of blazes prompts a fire safety warning

THE fire service has issued a warning to the public to take extra care in the hot weather after a spate of blazes in the countryside.

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Pair shun university for a crack at apprenticeships

WHILE his friends have spent the past few years partying and running up debt at university, 22-year-old Dominic Callaghan has been carving out a career in engineering.

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Oxford Mail

Dental surgery gets facelift after boiler flood

STAFF at a Witney dental practice thought they had got away without being flooded during wet weather earlier this year.

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Oxford Times

17 cases recently heard at Banbury and Oxford Magistrates Courts

Andrew Smith , 36, of no fixed address, admitted criminal damage of a car wing mirror at Banbury Railway Station on July 16. Ordered to pay A 200 compensation and A 85 costs.

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Adver's first Bride of the Year is 80 today

FIRST ever Adver Bride of the Year Shirley French is celebrating another milestone this morning as she reaches her 80th birthday.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Swindon Advertiser

Woman's death was a tragic accident

Helen Jones drowned in a Cotswold river after a tiff with her lover over whether their hotel bedroom window should be open or shut, an inquest heard today.

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One track can't cope with this extra traffic'

CAMPAIGNERS will have to wait to outline their concerns about traffiafter planning officers decided at the last minute to delay discussing plans for 166 new homes near Wallingford.

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Swindon Advertiser

Pop into new shop that's well dressed

LOCAL charity Empower will be expanding its fundraising onto a whole new level when it opens its pop-up shop next month.

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Abingdon & Witney College handed 4m building boost

A COLLEGE has been handed a A 4m boost to build a new centre to train youngsters in core engineering skills.

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Witney Gazette

Meet the man putting us in the pictures

And one of the key players has been film producer Damian Jones, who is from the West Oxfordshire village of Church Hanborough.

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Oxford Times

Tennis club serves ace expansion plan

Buy this photo Abingdon Lawn Tennis Club Secretary Alex Wingent is looking forward to the expansion of the club.

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Future is bright for county's energy trainees as centre opens in Witney

Oxford Energy Academy spent a year planning its new A 50,000 apprentice complex at its premises in Swain Court, Witney.

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Oxford Mail

How two little 'princes' spent their very different birthdays

OUR FUTURE king celebrated his first birthday yesterday, but it wasn't just Prince George who blew out a candle.

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Oxford Mail

Yellow lines to free up village bus route

Oxfordshire County Council is looking at lines for Godstow Road after concerns from Oxford Bus Company about its City6 service.

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Oxford Mail

Plans for thousands of extra homes branded a catastrophe

Buy this photo Stuart Harrison, chairman of the North Witney Action Group, left, with Graham Knaggs, chairman of Hailey Parish Council, in a field off Eastfield Road, Witney THE face of Witney could "fundamentally change" if another 3,500 homes are built in the town, according to a resident.

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Tip inferno firm had a warning over safety

SAFETY concerns were raised two weeks ago with the owner of Averies Recycling, the waste plant near Greenbridge, which went up in smoke on Monday evening.

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Pair accused of blackmail and falsely imprisoning woman

No charges were formally put to the pair when they appeared at Swindon Crown Court and they did not enter any pleas.

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FIREFIGHTERS were still putting out a blaze at a hay barn yesterday in a village near Thame.

The fire started at about 5.20pm in North Weston on Monday evening and one fire engine and crew were still at the scene at 8am yesterday morning.

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