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£6 million grant to help bring 15,000 homes to Didcot

Plans to bring 15 thousand new homes to Didcot are a step closer with news of a £6 million government grant.

It will be used to improve the area's transport network and deliver the 'Northern Perimeter Road'.

It's part of the new Didcot Garden Town which should be complete by 2031.

It's hoped the route will lead to faster journeys and less congestion.

Alok Sharma, MP Minister for Housing & Planning

Man arrested in connection with Didcot bomb hoax

Sainsbury's supermarket at the Orchard Centre Credit: ITV Meridian

A 35-year-old man from Didcot has been arrested on suspicion of causing a bomb hoax.

Police were called to the Sainsbury's supermarket at the Orchard Centre just after 8am yesterday to reports a suspicious item had been found.

Following an investigation, officers confirmed there was no danger to the public.

The man has been released under investigation.


Didcot FC update: Two men bailed after pitch invasion disrupts match

View of the Loop Meadow Stadium Credit: PA

Thames Valley Police have confirmed that two Hereford fans have been arrested and bailed following yesterday's disturbance at Didcot Town's match against Hereford.

The Southern League fixture had to be abandoned two minutes from time following a pitch invasion and subsequent violence.

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Thames Valley released the following statement:

“Two people were arrested in connection with this incident.

A 19-year-old man from Hereford was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence, and a 19-year-old man from Hereford was arrested on suspicion of common assault.”

“Both men have been released on bail, one until 4 April and the other until 6 April.”

– Thames Valley Police statement

Animal sanctuary forced to move as farmer sells up

A couple who run an animal sanctuary in Didcot face an uncertain future as the farmer whose land they live on is selling up.

It has been David and Julia Vaughan's home for the past three years where they have looked after hundreds of animals since setting up their refuge on the land near the power station.

The project began small but is now a full time job for the couple.

Penny Silvester went to meet the pair who have been given their marching orders.

Penny spoke to David and Julia Vaughan who run the animal sanctuary.

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