Prime Minister Tony Blair, writing exclusively in the Oxford Mail, today hails the New Deal jobs scheme an unqualified success.
BUSINESSES bidding to scoop top honours in the county's prestigious business of the year awards have a triple treat in store.
OXFORD United managing director Keith Cox has hit out at controversial referee Mike Reed - even though the club won't be asking the Football Association to replace him for the FA Cup fourth round replay at Chelsea next Wednesday.
A man and his stepson who died in a fire at their home are to share the same funeral service on Saturday.
the number of cases of the deadly form of meningitis in Oxfordshire has trebled during the past two months.
The head of a respectable women's group in Oxfordshire has called for the terminally ill to be allowed to use cannabis.
Health chiefs may have to find cash from their own budget to fund new intensive care beds beyond the next year.
Showbusiness agent Mike Hollingsworth spoke outside a court of the night that ended his marriage to TV presenter Anne Diamond.
A family made a desperate plea for missing care worker Paul Trapnell to let them know he is alive.
Crime levels in the Thames Valley are continuing to fall, according to figures published today by the Audit Commission.
KARATE ace Cherise Hutchinson struck gold at the British Championships - and is now looking forward to fighting for her country in the World Championships in August.
QUEEN of the country, Kelly Caffel is now ready to become a terror of the track.
OXFORDSHIRE tennis star Lucy Collinson is aiming to finish her university education and then turn professional, by completely changing her game.
OXFORD University, playing their first game for six weeks, lacked match sharpness and lost to a highly competitive Richmond second string at Iffley Road last night.
Abseiling, becoming a yoga or karate instructor, giving birth, achieving a hole-in-one, getting a degree, climbing a mountain and celebrating your 100th birthday - all this year - may sound like a tall order.
Oxford Mail readers have seen job schemes come and go over the last 20 years, writes Tony Blair. They have every reason to ask if the New Deal is any different.
The Midlands and southern England will have a largely cloudy night with occasional rain and drizzle, although the damp weather should be confined to western areas by dawn. Tomorrow Largely dry with enough breaks in the cloud to allow a few sunny spells, although East Anglia will be duller with drizzle.