BBC Birmingham News Feeds
- Black Country scrapyard slavery probe finds 'malnourished' men
- 'Burn in hell' tight jeans Muslim street preacher guilty
- Suraj Mistry jailed for manslaughter over Akhtar Javeed killing
- Former MP John Hemming takes fly-tipping fight to United Nations
- Walsall v Scunthorpe United
- Stiliyan Petrov: Former Aston Villa player offered coaching role with Nuneaton Town
- Mrs Brown's Boys scam warning at Birmingham theatre
- Wigan Athletic v Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Barnsley v Aston Villa
- Birmingham street preacher guilty of abusing woman over 'tight jeans'
BBC Bristol News Feed
- Tiny double yellow lines painted on Bristol road
- Sheffield United v Bristol Rovers
- Bath: Centre Robbie Fruean & prop Shaun Knight join Premiership club
- China's Geely joins land speed attempt
- Bath City fans' buyout bid achieves £300,000 target
- Girls as young as 12 'raped and abused' in Bristol
- Tammy Abraham: Bristol City striker like Ian Wright, says John Pemberton
- Bristol City v Leeds United
- Mike Ford: Former Bath head coach appointed Toulon's backs coach
- China's Geely auto group backs Bloodhound
Cornwall Council News feed
- Major step forward for Cornwall’s Local Plan
- Falmouth hoteliers fined after guest injured in balcony fall
- Truro night club owner fined for breaching licensing hours
- Electoral Review Panel puts forward proposal for future size of Cornwall Council
- Cornwall Housing pledges its support for Gas Safety Week 2016
- Shaping the future of services for Cornwall’s disabled children
- Transport and policing on the agenda for the Hayle and St Ives Community Network Panel meeting
- Griggs Quay, Lelant
- Progress continues to help deliver a roundabout at A3075 Cubert Crossroads
- Public meeting to be held in Falmouth to hear views on planning application PA16/05447
BBC Essex News Feed
- Southend United 2-1 Oxford United
- Crawley Town 1-1 Colchester United
- Hakan Hayrettin: Braintree Town appoint new first-team manager
- Colchester high school abolishes 'traditional' homework
- Jaik Mickleburgh: Essex batsman to leave Division Two champions
- Paul Walter: Essex all-rounder signs new deal until 2018
- John 'Goldfinger' Palmer: Criminal was under surveillance for 16 years
- Jamie Day: Braintree Town part company with manager
- Braintree Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers
- Colchester United 1-2 Accrington Stanley
BBC Hampshire News Feed
- Blackpool 3-1 Portsmouth
- Winchester prison 'likely knew' suicide inmate had noose
- Durham and ECB hold talks over future amid reports of penalties for financial aid
- Portsmouth Athletics Club anger over floodlight ban
- Fire 'in noisy generator' at new Romsey retirement flats
- Southampton 'Ratman' blamed for Highfield infestation
- Southern passengers' legal action fund close to £18k
- Portsmouth Labour group leader John Ferrett quits over Corbyn
- High Flier
- Hampshire: Giles White sees positives for future despite Championship relegation
BBC Manchester News Feeds
- Charlton Athletic 1-1 Oldham Athletic
- Milton Keynes Dons 1-3 Bury
- Rochdale 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
- Macclesfield Town 3-0 Wrexham
- Champions League: Celtic v Manchester City
- UK's 'loneliest dog' stars in new Transformers film
- Oldham rapist jailed for 'vile sex attacks' on Christmas works do
- U-turn over Greater Manchester firefighter sacking plan
- Peter Stringer: Sale Sharks scrum-half suffers arm injury
- Man injured in mass brawl involving men with machetes
BBC Lincolnshire News Feed
- Serco apologises over latest school payroll blunder
- Civic reception for Paralympian javelin thrower Hollie Arnold
- Red Arrows pilot death: Ejector seat firm to be prosecuted
- Virgin East Coast rail staff to strike on 3 October
- Church burial for Stickney garden remains
- Lincolnshire's chief constable criticises ambulance numbers
- Dover Athletic 2-0 Lincoln City
- Cyclist killed in Lincoln car crash
- Marine Erte death: Man denies Boston house murder
- HMP Lincoln prisoners moved while disturbance investigated
Amersham News Views and Information News Feed
- Chiltern Humanists Afternoon Meeting 11th October
- Chesham Theatre Company Presents Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest” 10-12 November
- Chiltern Humanists September Meeting (13/09/16)
- Lt. Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts – October 7th – 16th
- Movie on the Lawn, an outdoor screening of Top Gun – September 3
- Beginner’s Guide to Freelance Journalism: a day workshop – Amersham – October 1
- A History of Amersham with Julian Hunt 25th August
- New book provides fascinating insight into Amersham in the 1940s
- The Somme – Exploding the myths about the battle – Saturday 15th October
- Local Chiltern Countryside Inspires Innovative Audio Stories to Help Young Children Sleep at Night
Abingdon's autumn street Fairs will soon be in town.
The Michaelmas Fair - which runs from the Market Place through the High Street and the entire length of Ock Street, dates back to the middle ages and is the longest street fair in Europe. It moves in on Sunday 9th October and is open to the public on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October.
The following week the smaller Runaway Fair takes place in the Market Place and the High Street (to its junction with West St Helen Street). It moves in on Sunday 16th October and will be open to the public on Monday 17th October.
Welcome to Medieval Abingdon brochures are now available. Please visit the museum reception, tourist information and keep an eye out for copies in your local shops. Alternatively please download a copy from the Medieval Abingdon page
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more. Keep a look out for details in the upcoming brochure which will be available online from 6th August 2016.
The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building consent. Detailed technical design is taking place ahead of building tenders being requested.
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued the following statement:
"The Council debated a motion at its Council meeting on Wednesday that 'Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council source a rainbow flag to fly from County Hall in conjunction with Oxford Pride.'
"After full and careful debate the motion was not adopted. I would like to explain why the motion was not adopted.
Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.
To commemorate this day the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Town as part of an Act of Remembrance. This will take place at the Town's Cenotaph and War Memorial at 7am on 1st July.
"When you go home, tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow, we gave our today."
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames gave a June Ball to raise money for her charities, Little Troopers and Oxfordshire Mind, last Friday. The Mayor was pleased to welcome civic guests from the other towns in the area, such as Didcot and Thame, as well as residents of the town, friends and supporters.
Due to the closure of the Guildhall a local alternative was sought and the Frilford Heath Golf Club hosted the event providing a wonderfully green backdrop to the photos taken as the guests arrived.
The Council is hosting - in association with the Abingdon Rugby Club and Yeah Baby - a Party to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th Birthday. There is live entertainment with four local bands, the clubhouse and bar are open and there is a BBQ. The Party is from 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday 12th June at the Abingdon Rugby Club, South Town Park, Lambrick Way. Entry is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information.