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Expelled ex-cabinet member defects to UKIP

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:06

Outspoken district councillor Phil Yerby has joined UKIP after claiming he could no longer stay with the ‘self-interested’ Conservative Party over issues such as HS2.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

UPDATED: Man and cat rescued from flat after arson

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:48

A man had to be rescued from the first floor window of his flat after being trapped by a fire started by arsonists.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

‘A patch does make me look damn good on stage’: Musician who lost eye through cancer talks about his new ‘identity’

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:22

A musician who went to the dentist with toothache ended up being diagnosed with cancer and losing one of his eyes.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Sporty teen has a mountain to climb for university charity project

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:00

A university student is appealing for support as she prepares to climb Mount Kilimanjaro this summer.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Anger over ‘grossly insensitive’ plans to mark First World War

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:45

A council’s plans to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War later this year are ‘insensitive,’ according to a doctor.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Student wins Royal Opera House design contest

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:15

A student from Aylesbury has won a national poster competition and will have his creation exhibited at London’s Royal Opera House.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Artist back in town to show off handiwork

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:00

An artist who grew up in Thame is returning to town to exhibit her range of ceramic pots.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Business Eye: Farage positively shined in EU debate

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:30

When someone holds a different view, you can still agree to disagree and remain in a state of antagonistic harmony.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Education Eye: Learn all about the NHS and ethics before medicine interviews

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:30

Following on from last week’s advice about preparing a strong application to study medicine, I thought a few tips on preparing for the interview might be useful.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Villagers to foot £10,000 bill after row over tiny piece of land

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 09:00

Villagers will have to cough up an extra £10,000 in tax following a dispute over a tiny piece of land.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Gardener with £40,000 bonsai collection travels world to give advice on growing miniature trees

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 08:45

They say it’s a small world and that’s certainly the case for Harry Harrington, who specialises in masterpieces in miniature.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Court round-up (including man who possessed child porn)

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 08:30

Cases coming before Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court includes:

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Notes from St Tiggywinkles: Radio station mixes it up with Olly the Owl

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 07:15

I haven’t been up so early for a long time.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Farming Matters: Farmers do more than just produce food

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 06:30

Ask most people what farmers do and it is likely they will say that they produce food.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Rob set to cycle 230 miles in memory of car crash victim

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:30

A man whose son was killed in a car crash five years ago is completing a 230-mile charity bike ride in his memory.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Cubs learn to fly at airfield

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:02

The Falcon group from Long Crendon Cubs have completed their air activity badges after visiting Haddenham airfield.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Positive Pat gets a ‘yes’ from popular radio DJ

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:54

The Women’s Institute is looking forward to welcoming radio DJ Chris Evans to its centenary party next year.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

The empress of sold! Shopper Gladys Knight gets 100th birthday supermarket surprise

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:47

A loyal shopper who shares her name with a soul legend was overcome with emotion as she was given a 100th birthday surprise by staff at her nearby supermarket.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Lymphoma group in seventh heaven

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:40

The Aylesbury Lymphoma Support Group marked their seventh birthday with champagne and cake.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame

Chance to drink with gurus of beer

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:22

A beer expert is coming to an Aylesbury pub to host a free event allowing people to taste a wide range of ales.

Categories: Oxfordshire, Thame