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New Science Centres

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 23 July 2014. 12 hits.
One of the big differences between Independent Schools and State Schools is the amount of money that the Independents can invest in their schools. Abingdon School are currently building a Science Centre – thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors,...

Abingdon & Witney College handed £4m building boost

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 23 July 2014. 13 hits.
A COLLEGE has been handed a £4m boost to build a new centre to train youngsters in core engineering skills. Abingdon & Witney College was given the cash through Oxfordshire’s Local Enterprise Parternship (LEP) and the Oxfordshire Growth Deal...

Hair today, gone tomorrow, as eight-year-old loses locks for charity

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 23 July 2014. 13 hits.
HOPE Steptoe volunteered to have almost all her hair cut off so another little girl could benefit. Hope, eight, from Magnette Close, Abingdon, donated her locks to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children with cancer. After having...

Conviction of benefits cheat student prompts warning

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 23 July 2014. 13 hits.
A STUDENT has been handed a two-year conditional discharge after falsely claiming benefits. Joyce Kinyera-Aboga, 37, of Ock Bridge Place, Abingdon, pleaded guilty to two charges of benefit fraud after dishonestly failing to declare her student loan...

Historic ‘swan upping’ ends for another year

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 21 July 2014. 30 hits.
An ‘upping’ of Oxfordshire’s swan population finished in Abingdon yesterday. The annual census has been carried out each year since the 12th century, when the Royal Family claimed ownership of the birds – then considered a delicacy at banquets...

Ceremony in tribute to Abingdon's First World War heroes

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 17 July 2014. 29 hits.
EVERYBODY in Abingdon is invited to help read out the names of the 1,300 men from the town who went to fight in the First World War in a ceremony on August 4. The reading of the Roll of Service will be held at St Helen’s Church from 7.30pm and will...

Grounded!

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 17 July 2014. 60 hits.
Thanks to Tony and Steve who sent  pictures of different boats grounded opposite Wilsham road. Tony says “Walkers watched as a young man jumped into the Thames and tugged on a rope, trying to pull his boat free after it had beached (on the wrong...

Abingdon job agency emails details of 4,000 workers to client by mistake

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 17 July 2014. 40 hits.
A RECRUITMENT agency accidentally emailed a client with the personal details of more than 4,000 workers after a “computer error”. The names and addresses of 4,122 agency workers were emailed to a client of Abingdon job agency New Recruits – including...

Making moves for brain trust

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 16 July 2014. 42 hits.
YOUNG dancers at Abingdon Dance Studio produced their best moves to raise money for the Child Brain Injury Trust in a three-hour danceathon on Sunday.   Claire Logan, 38, organised the event to give something back to the charity after they...

Land for houses in North Abingdon

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 15 July 2014. 48 hits.
  Yesterday evening at the Long Furlong Community Centre, in Abingdon, about 120 local residents went to hear about the Vale of White Horse (VWHDC) Draft Local Plan. Councillor Sandy Lovatt was there to explain the plan, and to take questions...

Neave portrayal anger

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 15 July 2014. 40 hits.
Town council leader Sandy Lovatt has criticised a Channel 4 drama for suggesting that the town’s former MP was killed by the security services. Utopia, screened last night, suggested that Airey Neave’s murder was carried out by a secret MI5 cell...

The shops rekindling our interest in books

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 14 July 2014. 46 hits.
WHEN Mark Thornton opened Mostly Books in Abingdon in 2006, he continued to sell the pots and pans the cookware store had left behind. Eight years on, the kitchen utensils at the Stert Street store are long gone. But the father-of-two is constantly...

Shiny New Books

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 14 July 2014. 43 hits.
Annabel’s House of Books is one of Abingdon’s longest established blogs. Anabel has been reviewing books on-line, since at least 2008. She also sets book quizzes for Mostly Books, and recently has co-founded a new book review website (with three...

Elderly Gentleman Fall - Did you know him?

Written by Administrator. Posted in Abingdon News on 14 July 2014. 48 hits.
On Friday afternoon one of our listeners helped an elderly gentleman who had fallen, he was in a bit of a bad way with some severe injuries to his face, also unconscious, does anyone out there know how he is, I think his name may be N Mead. Please respond...

New housing for Old – but little for young families

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 13 July 2014. 69 hits.
The detached house next the shops on Wootton Road, the one with the white shiplap boarding, has just been demolished. It had structural problems and was beyond saving. There is planning consent for it to be replaced with 3 x one bedroom and 5 x two...

Thief takes a purse after asking for cash

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 13 July 2014. 66 hits.
A thief asked to borrow 20p before snatching a purse from a 20-year-old woman. The crime happened on the corner of Gainsborough Green and Reynolds Way at about 3.40pm on July 1, but Thames Valley Police only released the details last week...

Staff’s music video for Abingdon pupils is internet hit

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 13 July 2014. 64 hits.
  STAFF at an Abingdon comprehensive school were happy to appear in a music video to say farewell to pupils. But they had no idea when they were grooving for the cameras that their dance moves would go viral. Larkmead School head of visual...

'Sad day' as increase in rent sees market forced to close

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 10 July 2014. 68 hits.
  A WEEKLY country market has been forced to shut after 65 years because it cannot afford to pay its £45 rent. Abingdon Country Market, which runs at the town’s Guildhall each Friday, said it cannot compete with out-of-town supermarkets and...

Burger Night, Russian Days, and Overnight Closures on the A34

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 09 July 2014. 61 hits.
  The Wandering Kitchen have two special nights coming up as part of their Wednesday Evening Pop Up Kitchen at Rosies. There is a Burger and Steak night this Wednesday (9th July), and an evening for the Fe-line Women’s group on 27th August. See special...

Recent Arrivals – Traditional Turkish Barber and Sparkle and Dream

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 08 July 2014. 80 hits.
The new barber appears to be doing well. They are open when other barbers are not – evenings and Sundays, and always appear to have customers waiting for a haircut by the smartly dressed barbers.   Meanwhile, in what was the Stert Street...
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