MOURNERS paid tribute at the funeral of a bomb disposal officer who was killed in Afghanistan just weeks after shrugging off wounds and returning to the front line.
SALES of Oxford-built Minis in the UK were up more than 30 per cent year-on-year last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said today.
POWERFUL new body scanners, which will be used to check passengers at UK airports, are being developed in Oxfordshire.
Oxford United will be eager to set the record straight on two counts on Saturday.
With Oxford United about to enter a hectic schedule of matches – probably having to play Saturday and midweek for the next 13 weeks – one person who knows he’s going to be in for a busy time is physio Jon Brown.
By the time they next play in the FA Trophy, Oxford, and for that matter, rivals Stevenage and York, will have a clearer picture of how hard the challenge for promotion is going to be.
Ticket had virtually sold out this afternoon for Oxford United’s all-ticket Blue Square Premier game against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road next Tuesday.
Supporters group OxVox are calling on Oxford fans to recreate the spirit of Christmas by designating the Histon fixture a week on Saturday as Boxing Day 2.
A MUSIC festival will celebrate its 21st birthday by raising funds for the forces charity Help for Heroes.
AN EMERGENCY meeting is being held to try to secure the future of Horspath’s century-old Methodist chapel.
FOR as long as there is chewing gum, Dennis will never be out of work. A cheerful mountain of a man, working for a Portsmouth firm, Gum Clearer with his three mates, he said they were in the city to again remove the unsightly stuff from Gloucester…
SO the Tories claim that the NHS is safe in their hands, and David Cameron vows “to back the NHS”.
I FOUND Andrew Smith’s column on the Morris Marina interesting (Your Wheels in last Friday’s Oxford Mail).
REGARDING Andrew Smith’s piece on the 2CV (Your Wheels, Oxford Mail, January 22) – he is obviously not an experienced driver nor a fun person!
IN view of several letters by myself to this forum with reference to the use of mobile phones by drivers, I was greatly encouraged to read The Scales of Justice, (Oxford Mail, January 25).
WHEN canal boat enthusiast Andrew Cannon floated past an Oxfordshire pub two years ago, he felt a tug of love.
Witney United boss Andy Lyne has vowed to stay on despite a second budget cut at the Polythene UK Stadium.
HAVING studied with interest the legal ruling on the British Airways strike ballot, and with the local elections fast approaching, may I point out the similarities and anomalies between the two issues?
The county council budget the Tories will push through next week means significant cuts in children’s services and in community care.
Oxford City boss Mike Ford has set his players a challenge – to wreck Farnborough’s unbeaten away record.
Chinnor head coach Jason Bowers insists they have nothing to lose when they visit National 3 South West leaders Taunton on Saturday.
Oxfordshire under 15s started 2010 in stunning fashion with a resounding 14-6 victory over a well-disciplined Berkshire squad.
Wallingford head coach Chris Norrington admits his resources will be tested by a double-header this weekend.
SINGER Jason Donovan will take a break from his hectic theatre schedule to start this year’s OX5 Run.
PUPILS at Larkmead School in Abingdon have been getting splattered during their production of musical gangster show Bugsy Malone this week.
A Happy New Year. Yes, I’m back again; you can’t get rid of me that easily. I thought it best to give us both a break from all this boring old cancer stuff over the Christmas period, as it would be the last thing you want to read about while…
A TAXI driver is doing his bit to help victims of the Haiti earthquake.
PARISH councillors have joined the fight for safety improvements at an Oxford road junction.
A TEENAGER has beaten thousands of aspiring catwalk stars to land a place in the final of a national modelling competition.
MORE than 1,000 people have signed a petition to keep Oxford’s Temple Cowley Pools open, but their efforts appear to have been made in vain.
ABOUT 100 jobs will be created in south Oxfordshire when a £60m retirement village opens in Letcombe Regis.
A MOTHER is urging people to join a pressure group calling for a new kidney dialysis unit to be built in Oxfordshire.
An injured baby remains in a serious condition in hospital today, following an incident on Tuesday.
A detailed list of the expenses that Oxfordshire MPs had incorrectly claimed and were told to pay back has been made public today.
KATHERINE MACALISTER drops anchor at an Oxford pub with a fearsome reputation for fine food.
ANDREW FFRENCH is gripped by our latest Book of the Month by top author Sarah Waters.
GILL JAGGERS is pampered to within an inch of her life at luxury hotels in Northern Ireland.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (U).
KATHERINE MACALISTER quizzes TV and stand-up star Lee Mack on his very down-to-earth approach to comedy.
Shaun Williamson tells KATHERINE MACALISTER how he went about taking on Ronnie Barker’s iconic role in the stage version of Porridge.
THE Cowley-built Mini was shunted out of the January league table of the UK's top ten best-selling cars by its main rival, the Fiat 500.
The residents of Witney share their mid-week night out secret with a wide-eyed RICHARD BELL at Fat Lil’s.
Hinksey Sculling School produced a gold medal-winning performance in the Thames Valley Trial Head at Dorney Lake on Sunday.
Tim Hughes talks to the gentleman of country-rock, Danny George Wilson, one of the stars of this weekend’s Equitruck.
THEY look like them, sound like them and even party like them. To all intents and purposes Jonny B Jack and Nelly B Meg ARE the White Stripes.