Witney

How much is a speeding ticket fixed penalty notice in the UK

The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three points on your driving licence.
But how you are dealt with after you are speed depends on how you are caught speeding.
If you are caught by a speed camera then within 14 days you will be sent a …

Man killed in M40 lorry crash into bridge near Oxford services

At around 12.41pm yesterday (Tuesday, May 30), a Volvo lorry collided with the central reservation and bridge support on the M40 between junction 8A and Oxford services.
The driver died at the scene and his next of kin have been informed and are being …

Oxford Mail review of the year: October to December

Here, we are looking at what happened in the fourth quarter of the year between July and September in the last part of this four-part review. 
October
On October 2, a lightning strike caused a huge gas explosion at Severn Trent Green Power waste plant …

Oxford Botley Road traders describe ‘year from hell’

Home to greengrocers, hairdressers and mechanic shops, the arterial road in West Oxford[1] has been effectively cut off from the rest of the city.
With a closure at one end blocking traffic from Oxford and roadworks at the other causing gridlock, Botle…

Calls to rebuild ?900m Witney to Oxford railway line

The revival of a once-prominent railway line in Oxfordshire could come to fruition, but at a very pretty penny. Following a study, commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council, it has been revealed that the return of the rail line could cost just shy of …

MP welcomes ?2.6m boost for road repair projects

The Government has redirected £8billion funding for the cancelled northern leg of the HS2 rail project to resurface more than 5,000 miles of road across the country.
The Department of Transport has allocated £743million for the south east of England wi…

Oxfordshire petition calls for urgent safety review on A40

The turning, at Barnard Gate, has been the scene of four serious crashes in the past three years while a motorist was killed there in 2012.Councillor Liam Walker, Oxfordshire County[1] Council’s shadow cabinet member for highway management, has launche…

Serious A40 crash near Witney leaves woman hospitalised

The incident happened after a white Volvo lorry and a grey Mazda car were involved in a crash at the junction for Barnard Gate at around 10.30am, yesterday, Tuesday, November 7. 
The Mazda driver, a woman in her 40s, suffered serious injuries. She was …

Oxfordshire: Four historic bridges struck by vehicles

The narrow Radcot bridge which carries the A4095 road north of Faringdon is struck several times a week on average, according to staff at the nearby Olde Swan pub.
It needs repairs in two places after lorries and coaches repeatedly hit the parapet and …