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Plans for huge new estate to be scrutinised
A BID to build up to 700 homes to the east of Carterton has been called-in to a joint committee by senior planning officers.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens and director Ben Bolt film a scene in Bampton
A DEVELOPER previously denied permission to build 127 homes in the village where ITV period drama Downton Abbey films outdoor scenes has returned with a new planning application.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Animals get central role at war centenary commemoration
A war office purchasing party inspects a horse in Chipping Norton in 1914. Picture: Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire History Centre EVENTS in Witney to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War will commemorate the role of animals in the conflict.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Villagers unite in battle to keep the developers at bay
Buy this photo Andrew Elphick, front, and other Long Hanborough residents protesting about the planned development Picture: OX68776 Denis Kennedy VILLAGERS have teamed up to declare "hands off Hanborough" and fight housing plans which would increase the population of their West Oxfordshire community by 50 per cent.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Great War centenary marked by dark hour
TURN OUT THE LIGHTS: Cllr Carole Topple with a candle to raise awareness of the Lights Out initiative marking the centenary of the war.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Thousands expected at Riverside Festival Charlbury
ABOUT 9,000 people are expected to descend on a West Oxfordshire riverbank for the county's biggest free music festival this weekend.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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".
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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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20,000 fine for firm for breaking asbestos disposal law during demolition
A DEVELOPMENT firm has been fined A 20,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than A 15,000 after failing to ensure asbestos was removed safely during the demolition of the Buttercross Works in Witney.
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
A partial victory as school bus service saved for another year
CAMPAIGNERS in West Oxfordshire say they have have gained a partial victory after an appeal overturned plans to end a free school bus service.
Cyclist taken to hospital with a serious back injury after Headington collision
It happened on London Road near the Shell garage at about 6.30am this morning and involved a blue Vauxhall Zafira.
Firefighters continue to tackle barn blaze near Thame
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service closed the A148 in both directions just before 7pm last night so they could tackle the flames.
Kidlington school board of governors chairwoman stepping down
AFTER a quarter of a century as a governor at Gosford Hill School, Doreen Rose is stepping down having learned and changed a great deal.
Council welcomes new head of planning
He is Giles Hughes who has more than27 years' experience of working in local government, including nine years in New Zealand.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Thousands of people attended the West Oxfordshire Steam and Vintage...
Among the exhibits were steam traction engines, cars, motorbikes and tractors. There was also morris dancing, children's games and working exhibits.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Hydropower scheme turns the screw on green energy bid
His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough with Henry Reily-Collins, chief engineer at Hallidays, switching on the new hydroelectric plant at Blenheim Palace THE Duke of Marlborough has switched on a new hydropower scheme in the grounds of the stately home in West Oxfordshire where he lives.
So who is responsible for the scourge of sewage flooding in Oxfordshire?
SEWERS in Oxfordshire need to be upgraded to cope with more housing, according to councillors and residents hit by overflowing sewage.
Blue-sky thinking in aviation dream
It would help create employment space after the council claimed 80 per cent of residents commute out of the town for work.