Tomorrow (Tuesday): Northern Ireland will have a wet and very windy day with severe gales possible in exposed places. Western Scotland, Wales and western England will start mainly dry, but it will soon become very windy with rain edging slowly in from the west during the afternoon. Eastern Scotland and eastern England will stay dry for most of the day, but early sunny intervals will give way to cloudy skies and a growing risk of rain. It will also feel cold in the strengthening south to south-east wind.
VOLKSWAGEN has unveiled a sports car design study based on the new Beetle. The Beetle RSi, has flared wheelarches, wide sills, a massive front air dam and a large spoiler.
Two prisoners from Bullingdon prison are among 57 nationwide to be released early from jail under the world's biggest electronic tagging scheme.
CHRYSLER Jeep has announced that it is launching the revolutionary PT Cruiser on to the UK market early next year as a bold new shape for the next millennium.
Transport minister Glenda Jackson has said everything is being done to try to reduce noise levels on the A34 around Oxford.
THE new Vauxhall Astravan has gained Europe-wide recognition by winning the prestigious 1999 European Van of the Year award. The Astravan, which was launched in October 1998, is built exclusively at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, from where it is exported throughout Europe.
A government minister visited an Oxford school to thank pupils for helping hurricane-hit Nicaragua.
CAR insurance premiums could rise by nearly a third this year, according to a survey. The research, by insurance brokers Footman James and Company, predicts that most motor insurance policies will rise by at least 10-15 per cent over the year. But the report warns that some insurers will be looking to hike up their premiums by as much as 30 per cent.
Three people were led to safety last night after fire ripped through the kitchen of a first-floor flat.
ALFA Romeo launches its new 166 flagship at the end of the month, completing the company's shake-up of its entire range which started five years ago.
An Oxford don has criticised a move by publishing giants Penguin Books to axe its series on classic British dramatists in mid-publication.
A FRENCH-style cabaret and casino night at Hartwell Ford helped raise more than £1,000 for charity.
THE new Zafira mini-MPV from Vauxhall goes on sale in spring, with an interior that caters for up to seven occupants.
England and Wales will have a reasonably mild but mainly cloudy and blustery night with patchy rain and drizzle, although northern England should turn clearer and a bit colder towards morning with just the odd left-over shower. Tomorrow, Wales, the Midlands and southern England will start mild but overcast with patchy rain and a brisk wind. During the day, the damp and drizzly weather will become confined to south Wales and south west England, with other areas becoming brighter with sunny spells and just the odd shower. Outlook: England and Wales will slowly turn much colder from the east with overnight frost becoming widespread by Saturday, but there will also be increasing amounts of sunshine.
AMEY today announced plans to take off into the aviation sector with an £81.5m offer to buy airport ground services group Servisair.
top customer service THREE public service organisations in Oxfordshire have won Government awards for customer service.
Beef products will remain banned from school dinner tables across the county, despite the lifting of the export ban by the European Union.
A school is considering issuing pagers to some parents following a major study on truancy.
It threatened to be a throwback to the notorious Paris demonstrations of the 1960s. Hundreds of angry students turning out in solidarity with six rebels refusing to pay tuition fees.
CHELSEA chairman Ken Bates is predicting that next week's FA Cup fourth round replay against Oxford United will be a sell-out.
OXFORD United will NOT be asking the Football Association to replace referee Mike Reed from next week's FA Cup replay.
ANY hopes Dean Windass had that his goal against Chelsea might earn him a move from the Manor appeared to be scuppered - for the time being at least - when Malcolm Shotton insisted last night: "Dean's going nowhere."
AT first glance the Civic Aero deck may not look a particularly momentous motor, writes DAVID DUFFY.
Oxford United coach Vanessa Hardwick has won a landmark victory over the Football Association.
HENLEY enter the lion's den on Saturday when they take on Gloucester at Kingsholm in the fifth round of the Tetley's Bitter Cup.
Fiona Harrold is not a trained counsellor, yet she can attract fees of £100 an hour just for talking to you on the phone, writes FIONA TARRANT. The 36-year-old is being hailed as a 'mind coach' who stops you thinking negative thoughts and induces a bit of healthy narcissism.
Two Oxford nuns have lifted the veil on their attitude to sex in a revealing new book, writes Reg Little. The sisters frankly discuss their sexuality, with one admitting how her body 'longs to give birth'. Both reject the idea that a woman's sexuality disappears immediately on entering a convent.
A star has been born in Oxford - Cinderella has come to town. But she didn't arrive by horse-drawn carriage or pumpkin. Instead she was delivered by emergency Caesarian section at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
As a blind date couple start their honeymoon and two Oxfordshire four-year-olds stage a mock wedding for charity, writer George Frew takes a look at the institution of marriage at the end of the Millennium Predictably, much ado has been made of the marriage of Carla Germaine and Greg Cordell. But it's really much ado about nothing.
A burst water main caused slight flooding at the junction of Park End Street and Becket Street, Oxford, on Saturday morning (JAN 16).
Doctors in Oxford are pioneering important new consumer tests to find out how effective different knee replacements are.
Two social services' training initiatives are to benefit from more than £230,000 of European cash - despite cuts to other care services.
DRY Leas was anything but, the last time I visited Henley Rugby Club's picturesque ground.
If a woman is being bullied or harassed at work and doesn't know what to do, she can gen up on her next step without anyone needing to know, writes FIONA TARRANT.
A SERIES of defensive howlers ended Witney's hopes of an FA Trophy shock at Football Conference strugglers Forest Green.
POSTMAN Barry Townsend showed it's not just letters that he's a dab hand at delivering - as he achieved every Aunt Sally player's dream with a magnficent 18-doll maximum.
I VIVIDLY remember my first sight of the new Astra on Vauxhall's stand at the London Motor Show - I wasn't impressed, writes DAVID DUFFY.
A disabled teenager made an impassioned plea to save her resource centre at an emotional meeting last night.
Fewer patients will be turned away from Oxford hospitals after the Government handed over £750,000 for three new intensive care beds.
Milkman Brian Cripps told how his float shook following the explosion of an Oxfordshire launderette which was gutted in an arson attack.
CITY of Oxford could be fined after their Regional Hockey League match at home to Ramgarhia was postponed because the Ds weren't properly marked out on their Brookes University sports centre's Astroturf pitch.
OXFORD and Cambridge University Boat Clubs have signed a deal said to be worth in excess of £1.4m with fund managers Aberdeen Asset Management to sponsor their annual Boat Race.
FORMER grand prix world champions Williams launched the car they hope will catapult the Grove-based team back to the top of the Formula 1 grid - then got straight down to work.
CITY Motors Fox Oxford Blades are up in arms over the English Ice Hockey Association's decision to extend the transfer deadline to January 29.
A trainee accountant who subjected neighbours to blaring music late at night has been ordered to pay compensation.