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Council leader warms to the Ice Bucket Challenge

Oxford Mail:

9:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

COUNTY council leader Ian Hudspeth might be more used to freezing budgets but he was the one left shivering yesterday.

Police investigate suspected arson after yesterday's hay blaze

Oxford Mail:

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ABOUT 200 tonnes of hay were burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

GCSE results: Zoe fights ME to make grade

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GIRL who missed the last six months of school ahead of her exams, due to the chronic fatigue condition ME, did not let it stop her passing her GCSEs.

Six officers face investigation in Jaden inquiry

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX police officers are now under investigation over how the disappearance of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson was handled.

A hero whose story deserves to be told

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IN THIS the centenary year of the start of the First World War, it’s great to see so much interest in the stories behind our heroes who risked their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.

Questions left over quality of care despite home closure

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE news that there are no immediate plans to reopen Slade House may bring some relief to those wanting answers.

Covered Market robbery 'was to protect family'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CLINT TOWNSEND tried to rob a jeweller’s in Oxford’s Covered Market because he was being threatened by “loan sharks”, his sister has claimed.

Bath tragedy home will not be reopened, says NHS trust

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN NHS facility where an Oxford teenager died will not reopen according to the health trust that runs it.

Correction to Scales of Justice column

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

On Thursday we published an entry in our Scales of Justice column about Shane Hemsley, of Mayfield Close, Carterton, who appeared before Banbury magistrates for sentence after admitting a charge of assault.

Santa’s elf recruiters are feeling festive already

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT MAY still be August, but Father Christmas has just started a recruitment drive.

Wills and Kate to visit uni college next month

Oxford Mail: Kate Middleton and Prince William

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit Oxford to open a new £21m China Centre at an Oxford University college.

Voters debate Covered Market

Oxford Mail: Covered Market traders are currently embroiled in a battle with Oxford City Council over proposed rent rises

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A public meeting about the Covered Market has been organised in the run-up to next week’s city council by-election for the Carfax ward.

Hunt for witnesses after two men stabbed in chest

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO men stabbed in Rose Hill were recovering in hospital last night.

Portillo makes tracks for railway TV series

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Former cabinet minister turned TV presenter Michael Portillo travelled on the Cotswold Line yesterday, filming scenes for a new series of his programme Great British Railway Journeys.

Keeping the legacy of historic power station alive

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DIDCOT Civic Hall has embraced its powerful history with a series of artworks.

Greyfriars ‘truly blessed’ by warm welcome at new home

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

OXFORD has changed quite a lot in the past 500 years, so the Greyfriars can be forgiven for taking some time to find their feet.

Church hall upgrade approved after legal ruling

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MULTI-MILLION pound work to redevelop a West Oxfordshire church hall could begin in the next few weeks after a two-year legal wrangle in a religious court.

Dancer in line for prize

Oxford Mail: Dance stars of Strictly, Britain's Got Talent and Got to Dance combine for Bromley mash-up show

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A teenage dancer from Headington has made it to the finals of a TV contest after impressing judges with his moves.

Sister queries hospital decision on suicidal man

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE sister of racehorse trainer James Douglas-Home questioned why a psychiatrist did not admit him to hospital the day before he shot himself in the head.

‘Death penny’ may unlock riddle of unknown soldier

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BRONZE coin could unlock the mystery of a man who appears on a North Oxford First World War memorial but not in official records.

Cancer takes life of writer and campaigner

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A local author and journalist who raised money for an Oxford hospital has died aged 71.

A34 to be closed overnight for road repairs

Oxford Mail: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORK is being carried out along the A34 in southern Oxfordshire over the course of this week.

St Giles toilets to become offices

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HISTORIC public toilets in St Giles can be turned into office space, council planning officers have ruled.

Library trip offers fun on a plate

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

FIVE-year-old Max Hutchings and his big sister Josie, seven, made their own ‘stained glass window’ and paper clown when they turned a trip to Oxford Central Library into an arts and crafts adventure yesterday.

Warning over 'legal highs' as men are taken to hospital

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE have warned of the dangers of “legal highs” after three men believed to have taken a white substance were rushed to hospital, one in a serious condition.

Scientist picked to fight MP for Wantage seat

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MICROSCOPE scientist from East Hendred will contest Wantage for the Labour Party in next year’s general election.

Blencowe 'felt in danger when he knifed teenager

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WILLIAM Blencowe fatally stabbed Connor Tremble because he thought he was in “imminent danger of attack”, a jury was told yesterday.

Racing to victory on a heap of scrap at Red Barn Farm

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HARRY Dudley and his wacky racer celebrated victory in both categories of the Trax Scrap Heap Challenge at Red Barn Farm, Woodstock Road.

Defibrillator campaign’s taking off after Mail pitches in to help

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE number of people in Oxfordshire being trained to use life-saving equipment has soared thanks to an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

Owls visit Witney Farmer's Market

Oxford Mail:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MARKET-GOERS had a hoot when Witney Farmers’ Market welcomed the Harlington Owl Rescue centre.

Travelodge says sorry for Oxford hotel ceiling drama

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTHER has spoken of her horror after the ceiling of the Peartree Travelodge collapsed just outside the room she and her family were sleeping in.

Residents urge council to tell them plans for traffic

Oxford Mail:

10:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Wolvercote have called on Oxfordshire County Council to explain its plan to tackle extra traffic they fear from a major development.

Reflecting Littlemore history through medium of art

Oxford Mail:

10:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS from The John Henry Newman Academy have been working with a local artist to draw up plans for a community art project in Littlemore.

No cul-de-sac bus service ‘isolation risk for elderly’

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that elderly people risk becoming socially isolated due to the lack of a regular bus service on a village cul-de-sac.

Pampered pooches aim to shine at annual dog show

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE pooches of Barton are being washed, groomed and brushed in preparation for this year’s dog show.

Change of day works wonders

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MOVING their annual event from the Bank Holiday Monday to Sunday for the first time certainly paid off for Brize Norton villagers.

Wine goes down a treat

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SOME of the world’s leading wine authorities were on hand at the Oxford Union over the weekend at the first Oxford Wine Festival.

Diabetes charity is the winner at club’s fun day

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

JESS Booth and her eight-year-old son Tyler helped give diabetes the boot at Barton United’s fun day on Sunday.

They grow ‘em bigger in Ardley...

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEARLY 30 years after entering his first competition, Stephen Jeffries proved he is still the vegetable king as he won the biggest pumpkin prize at Ardley and Fewcott Gardening Club’s annual flower and produce show on Saturday.

Superheroes benefit hospice

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A PAIR of superheroes were spotted at the three-legged race in Croughton.

DJ Ginger Tony puts his soul into festival

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DJ Ginger Tony spun the decks at Campsoul festival as crowds enjoyed a weekend of soul, funk and jazz at Grove Farms, Harwell.

Hundreds at Woodstock Live

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THIS year’s Woodstock Live has been declared the best yet, with a record attendance.

It’s time to pop in and make the most of your university

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Professor Jonathan Michie, Director, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, on courses students can really dig in to.

Giving Oxfordshire's disabled people time to shine in sport

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Disabled people in Oxfordshire enjoy a wide range of different sports on a regular basis tailored to their needs. DAN ROBINSON reports on what is available and how it benefits them

Cars on footpaths in Oxford ‘endangering the disabled’

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLIND woman is calling for action to be taken over parking on pavements after she was knocked down by a lorry because she couldn’t walk on the footpath.

Connor Tremble trial: Co-accused did not invite trouble, defence claims

Oxford Mail:

3:38pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man accused of aiding Connor Tremble's killer "did not invite trouble, it found him" a jury has been told.

Care facility where Connor Sparrowhawk died expected to remain closed

Oxford Mail:

2:50pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN NHS facility where an Oxford teenager died will not reopen under plans from health managers.

Update: The A34 at Peartree reopens after caravan jackknifed

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

2:12pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE A34 at the Peartree interchange has reopened after a caravan jackknifed in the road.

Oxford sign writers misspell roadworks warning

Oxford Mail:

2:05pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council’s sign writers need to consult their colleagues in the education department over their spelling of the word “September”.

Police investigate a "crime series" after another attempted break-in at Millets Farm in Frilford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:31pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BURGLARS have now tried to break into Millets Farm three times this month.






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