As reported in the Oxford Mail, Oxford city councillor Ed Turner was able, by personal lobbying, to get the rate of rent increase reduced this year for council tenants.
The number of people threatened with the loss of their home after failing to keep up with their mortgage has fallen.
A TOAST to our new Queen.
Remember the old days when common sense ruled on our roads?
PERHAPS the daftest of the Mill Street mob’s objections to the proposed ‘mega’ probation centre earmarked for the area, is that some of those visiting the centre will have been found guilty of acts involving domestic violence.
NO-ONE should ignore the fact that Olive McIntosh-Stedman committed a crime against the public purse, but that does not disbar her from holding a perfectly valid opinion about the MPs’ expenses scandal.
A FRAUDSTER exposed on the BBC’s Rogue Traders programme showed no real remorse, a judge heard.
SO you want to annoy the neighbours? Might I suggest net curtains, which are a pox on any residential landscape, yet still hang in their millions around Britain (and, tragically, Oxford).
A COUNCILLOR has apologised for breaking a code of conduct after lobbying a planning committee about a neighbour’s extension.
A COUNTY councillor from Oxford expelled from the Labour Party after being found guilty of benefit fraud has called for MPs caught up in the parliamentary expenses scandal to be prosecuted and have to face a court as she had to.
A TEAM of visually impaired cricketers are to take on an Oxfordshire league side on Sunday in a game designed to raise the profile of the sport in the county.
PRODUCTION of an engine to kickstart the rebirth of a legendary name in motorcycling history has started at a west Oxfordshire factory.
The Carp League 2009 Series kicked off at Rissington and it fished its head off for the 18 matchmen who turned out.
Ten-year-old Natalie Carter, from Oxford, caught a massive redtail catfish weighing nearly 50lb while on holiday in Thailand.
Although the Linear Fis-heries complex at Stanton Harcourt is recognised as one of the best big carp waters in the country, the lakes also contain other fish reaching specimen size.
REMEMBER the good old days, when children said please and thank you, and respected their elders?
A GRANDFATHER who admitted persuading a young girl to take a shower with him today walked free from court.
THOUSANDS of runners will pound the streets of Oxford city centre on Sunday at the 28th annual Town & Gown fun run.
A NEW footbridge over the railway linking Osney Island with Oxford city centre has been officially opened.
The Paul Clarke-trained Kilgraney Saidso can do all the talking in the A1 at Oxford Stadium tonight where his late flourish can land the nap.
TOP Danish international Niels-Kristian Iversen will ride for Oxford Cheetahs in the four team tournament at Swindon on July 30, writes ROBERT PEASLEY.
Firelikeafox continued her amazing run when claiming her seventh successive victory at Oxford Stadium.
A man was tonight fighting for his life after stumbling into a probation centre with a stab wound to his stomach.
ANY one of the comedians gracing Oxford’s New Theatre could have sold out the venue in their own right.
THE search is on for the city’s best gardens in this year’s Oxford in Bloom competition.
A NEW Women’s Institute branch in Oxford may have appointed the youngest president in the county.
A QUARTET of child martial arts stars hope to demonstrate their skipping skills on a new TV programme.
Magdalen College School’s under 11s broke a 25-year-old record when they scored 210-3 dec-lared against Abingdon Preparatory School.
Chris Leaney returned figures of 7-21 as Icknield School (Watlington) beat Cheney School by 31 runs in the Oxon Under 14 League.
Daniel Patey top-scored with 26 as Oxfordshire Under 11s beat Summerfields School by seven wickets.
Alex Davies claimed four wickets as Oxfordshire Under 12s kicked off their season with a winning draw against Summerfields School.
Jack Owen returned extra-ordinary figures of 7-11 from four overs to help Great & Little Tew to a 14-run victory over Shipton-under-Wychwood in Group A of the Oxfordshire Under 15 Club Championship.
Oxfordshire Under 14s got their season up and running with a hard-fought draw against Dorset.
Oxfordshire Under 15 girls fell to a 130-run defeat against a strong Hampshire outfit in their second ECB County Championship match of the season at Challow & Childrey.
Riley A’s Dave Bough and Fieldside’s Karl Walker lifted silverware as the season ended.
Competitors in this year’s Mazda Blenheim Triathlon who may never have experienced swimming in open water have the chance to take the plunge – ahead of the main events on the weekend of June 6/7 - thanks to Oxford Tri.
Olly Ripley, from Didcot Barramundi, brought home another two medals from City of Coventry’s Level 1 meet at the weekend.
Three Oxford Tri members have qualified for the world sprint championships in Australia after impressing in a trial event.
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Robert Green, from the St Birinus Weightlifting Club, Didcot, is a national champion.
Oxfordshire endurance driver Graham Fennemore has linked up with the UK's leading female driver, Sarah Reader, for the SPEED Racing Series, the first round of which is today in Anglesey.
Will Bratt will compete in the Euroseries 3000 Championship, after agreeing a deal with ex-Formula 1 driver Emilio de Villota’s Spanish-based team.
Berinsfield’s Josh Lock was in devastating form at Newbury as he saw off Jubilee ABC rival Henry Edmonds inside a round.
Oxfordshire's Robert Evans was crowned ABA cruiserweight champion after a dramatic points win over Merseyside’s Wayne Adeniyi in Sheffield.
Jan Ravens was in the Cambridge Footlights when Imogen Stubbs was testing her mettle in the Oxford Revue. Both highly successful in their own right, these two went head to head at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival back in their day. And now both are appearing at the Oxford Playhouse this week. We find out what, if anything, has changed since their university days.
IT’S May. It’s spring. The baby birds are hatching, flowers are blooming.
IMOGEN Stubbs is howling with laughter as we recollect her days in The Oxford Revue.
A wildlife cameraman who promised his grandmother he would see her Celtic folk tales published has finally achieved his goal.