Surprise all around as bowler and batsman check to see if the bails are still on. But it’s the bowler’s look of expectation and surprise that does it for me. (He is Oxfordshire’s Chad Keegan against Berkshire’s Simon Macey). Picture by long-time staffer Tony Moore, who retired this week
This is a really graphic image from Ed Nix. It smacks of some 70s/80s album cover by Pink Floyd or 10cc. I like the composition, the contrast of the hard geometric line of the buildings and the natural forms of the tree (and artist, Oxford Brookes alumna Ruth Simons, with her work at the university’s Abercrombie Glass Tank Exhibition). Most of all I like the intensity of the reds as they explode from the centre
Everyone loves a bit of jousting, don’t they? Shooting at a 500th of a second, Jon Lewis pans his camera to follow the horseman and render him sharp, while the crowd blurs to give the impression of speed in the still image. The shutter speed was, nevertheless, fast enough to capture all the horse’s hooves off the ground. The rider was the ‘Marquis De Leon’ on his steed at Blenheim Palace
Creation Theatre’s Macbeth is based in a First World War sanatorium. Dave Fleming got a cracking shot from their photocall at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. I like the symmetry and uniform nature of the verticals and parallel lines in contrast with the off-kilter angle of the flag. Great composition and lighting, plus a darkening sky brings drama to this shot of Simon Spencer-Hyde who plays Banquo and Macduff
Sometimes my sons and I amuse ourselves with a silly walk competition. This shot from Damian Halliwell’s coverage of Oxford United v Bournemouth is included because it reminds me of the second round of our competition, the bended leg stances, funny arm movements and facial expressions are virtually the mirror image of those going off during the hilarious scenes in our back garden. Get this, our competition was on Saturday afternoon at almost exactly the same time. What are the chances of that?
A great moment from a splendid sequence of images of swallows feeding, by our Twitcher Magnifique, George Reszeter
One of the hundreds of images we’ve taken as part of the First World War commemorations across the county. Here, bugler, Sgt Major Ady Higgs, from the Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force, is pictured against the criss-cross backdrop of the stained glass windows of Christ Church College’s Military Chapel. Picture by Ed Nix
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5:10pm Thursday 8th October 2015
A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was raped in Barns Road, Cowley on her way to the bus stop.
5:00pm Thursday 8th October 2015
A boy has been taken to hospital after being involved in a crash in Bicester.
6:36pm Thursday 8th October 2015
CCTV footage from an Oxford travellers’ site has shown a man who was allegedly kept as a slave being pushed around and treated “like a ragdoll”.
4:50pm Thursday 8th October 2015
AN E-FIT of a man who ran away after being caught holding a little girl's hand in Greater Leys has been released by Thames Valley Police. According to officers, a two-year-old girl was playing outside a property in Shepherds Hill at about 6.20pm on Friday, September 11. When her mother came to check on her she saw a man holding the girl's hand. When she challenged the man, he ran away. He is described as white, in his thirties, about 5ft 7ins or 5ft 8ins with short spiky blond or brown hair. He was wearing a knee-length jacket that may have been leather. Investigating officer Det Con Lorna Briggs of Force CID in Oxford said: “We are keeping an open mind regarding this incident. There might be a innocent explanation as to why the man was holding the girl’s hand. “If anyone recognises the man in the E-fit or has any information about the incident then please contact your local police station."
4:50pm Thursday 8th October 2015
A BEGGAR has been banned by police from approaching people in Oxford and asking them for money, food or cigarettes.
7:50am Thursday 8th October 2015
MISSING teen Michaela Rose from Chipping Norton was found safe and well last night.