Saturday, 24 August 2019

Ten years ago...

THREE people were arrested and a gun seized by police in raids across South Oxfordshire. A 34-year-old man was arrested at the Dog and Duck pub in Highmoor on suspicion of owning an illegal firearm — a .22-calibre rifle — and boxes of ammunition. A 20-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were arrested at a house in The Close, Woodcote, on suspicion of possessing cannabis.

The controversial new waste collection scheme has been beset with problems since Monday’s launch. Wheelie bins remained full as some pick-ups were more than 10 hours late — and some residents have still to receive theirs. Last week, South Oxfordshire District Council admitted that the new multi-million-pound system would have “teething problems”.

About 2,000 Poles took to the fields surrounding Fawley Court in protest at its £22 million sale by Polish Catholic priests. The demonstration on Whitsunday was designed to show how Poles feel cheated by the Marian Fathers, who had owned the property since 1953. The protesters believe that Fawley Court and its land is a “piece of Poland”.

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