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Archive - Friday, 8 May 1998

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On this day:

  • Top curry house in food poisoning scare

    AN award-winning curry takeaway is being investigated after 200 guests at a wedding reception went down with suspected food poisoning. read more

  • Teen is cleared of gun murder

    ANGRY scenes erupted in a courtroom after an Oxford teenager was cleared of blasting a man to death with a shotgun and injuring another. read more

  • Drug dealer found guilty

    DAD Paul Belcher was found guilty of dealing in drugs which would "blow your head off". read more

  • Lord Mayor beats Greens

    LORD Mayor of Oxford Bill Baker breathed a sigh of relief when he saw off a Green party challenge and kept his seat on the city council. read more

  • Widow's tribunal battle

    A WIDOW is taking a wealthy landowner to an industrial tribunal claiming unfair dismissal on behalf of her late husband. read more

  • Pocket money can buy heroin

    THE deadly drug heroin is being sold so cheaply in Oxfordshire that kids can afford a fix with their pocket money. read more

  • Derek's wheely Delboy now!

    WOULD you Adam and Eve it? Derek "Delboy" Ward could not believe his eyes when he saw his 60th birthday present - his namesake's famous Robin Reliant. read more

  • United back fair deal for kids

    OXFORD United's players put their names to an initiative aimed at taking some obvious penalties out of the game when they signed "fair trade" footballs supplied by the Rev Simon Carver, minister at New Road Baptist Church in Oxford. read more

  • Pike sees Oxon home in thriller

    A SQUARE driven boundary by Adam Pike off the fourth ball of the last over steered Oxfordshire to a two-wickets win over Oxford University in the annual one-day match in The Parks yesterday. read more

  • Ladbrook OFA role in doubt

    PETER Ladbrook's future as Oxfordshire representative on the FA Council, and his position as general secretary of the Oxfordshire FA, was in doubt today after he lost a crucial vote at an OFA Council meeting this week. read more

  • Work starts on new town centre

    CONSTRUCTION work started at last this week on the massive £30m Castle Quay shopping centre in Banbury, writes David Duffy. read more

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