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13 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Last paddle weir on Thames to keep its centuries-old ways

Pictured with Northmoor Parish Council chairman Graham Shelton, second from right, are, from left, Debbie Robinson, Nayereh Wooller, Liz Hall, Dudley Hoddinott, Soraya Heffernan, Alex Heffernan and Pat Hall A WEIR in West Oxfordshire is believed to be one of the last in the world to use ancient techniques of managing river flow.

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20 hrs ago | This is Oxfordshire

Teacher's tale is published in new anthology

Joel Kaye, once an English and media studies teacher at West Oxfordshire College, is one of 18 authors contributing to the Thrice Upon A Time.

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Yesterday | Oxford Times

Most of county will have fast broadband by late next year

Karl Rolfe demonstrates the technology to Elaine and Derek Baker at Weston-on-the-Green, near Bicester becomes the latest rural community to get high-speed broadband A PROJECT to equip 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Oxfordshire with superfast broadband is on track to be completed by the end of next year, say county council bosses.

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Yesterday | Oxford Mail

Big Feastival: A sheaf of music and food down on Alex's farm

POP stars, TV personalities and top chefs will join 20,000 fun-seekers on a West Oxfordshire farm this weekend for what must surely be the country's most rarefied music festival.

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Yesterday | Oxford Mail

Alex James and Jamie Oliver at the Big Feastival in 2012

POP stars, TV personalities and top chefs will join 20,000 fun-seekers on a West Oxfordshire farm this weekend for what must surely be the country's most rarefied music festival.

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Yesterday | Newsday

Jealous love rival jailed for murder

A jealous ex-boyfriend who stabbed his teenage love rival 15 times has been jailed for life for his murder.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Oxford Mail

rtist Godfrey Phillips and Mayor Lynn Little with one of the new scuptures

CRADLING a baby as a military serviceman looks on, she could be any woman to have graced the streets of Carterton in its 114-year history.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Oxford Mail

Community needs to rally round splash park scheme

A CAMPAIGN for a community splash park in Witney has hit a stumbling block after interest in the project dwindled.

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Oxford Times

Community needs to rally round splash park scheme

A CAMPAIGN for a community splash park in Witney has hit a stumbling block after interest in the project dwindled.

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Oxford Mail

A 52k loan brings village hall revamp a step closer

West Oxfordshire District Council has agreed to give the loan for the hall in Finstock, near Charlbury, on top of a A 47,500 community facilities grant already pledged.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Oxford Times

Church hall upgrade approved after legal ruling

MILLION pound work to redevelop a West Oxfordshire church hall could begin in the next few weeks after a two-year legal wrangle in a religious court.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

BBC News

Bear cub show on despite protests

A planned appearance of three bear cubs at an annual show in Oxfordshire will go ahead despite calls from an animal welfare group for it to be dropped.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Oxford Mail

a West Oxfordshire firm has landed a 400,000 deal to supply aircraft refuelling tankers to Burma.

Standlake-based Flightline Support, one of the first British companies to clinch orders in the Asian country since trade sanctions were lifted 12 months ago, has sent two tankers to the airport in Yangon.

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This is Oxfordshire

Community claims views on planning - ignored' by council

CHIPPING Norton residents and councillors say they feel their views don't count, after plans to convert a former school into a care home and assisted living development were approved.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

This is Oxfordshire

Witney Gazette's parent company offers grants to charities

Mark Saville watches Marta Dabek using an Eyegaze tracking unit to paint on a computer screen at SpecialEffect's headquarters CHARITIES in West Oxfordshire are being invited to bid for grants of up to A 10,000 from the Witney Gazette .

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This is Oxfordshire

Cotswolds Conservation Board trains record numbers in rural skills

THE Cotswolds Conservation Board secured more than A 2.4m of investment in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and trained a record 340 people in rural skills over the past year, according to the board's annual review.

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Oxford Times

Councillors will decide today whether to give away land in Carterton and Long Hanborough.

West Oxfordshire District Council 's cabinet will discuss whether to transfer land at Blackthorn Green in Shilton Park, Carterton, to Carterton Town Council.

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Witney Gazette

CPRE wants West Oxfordshire to go further in cutting housing allocation

A COUNTRYSIDE campaign group has welcomed West Oxfordshire District Council's draft Local Plan but says the council should further reduce the proposed number of new homes.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Oxford Times

CHILDREN enjoyed a day in the sun exploring a 62-acre West Oxfordshire estate.

The Hill End Centre in Farmoor, near Eynsham, held the first of its family play days this week on Monday.

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Witney Gazette

PM switches on community's fast broadband

DAVID Cameron has switched on a community broadband project that will give one West Oxfordshire parish one of the fastest internet speeds in the country.

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