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  • SEX CRIME CAMPAIGN: Rapist tells of his shame and fear

    A RAPIST who attacked his partner has told how he felt ‘entitled’ to sex. read more

  • 'Well-to-do' thief steals £3,000 sculpture

    A £3,000 bronze sculpture was stolen from a Woodstock art gallery by a “well-to-do” looking thief. read more

  • Bittersweet book find for Oxfam volunteer Oxford Mail: The rare book

    OXFAM volunteer Andrew Chapman has uncovered another valuable volume, but has given the book back to its original owner instead of selling it. read more

  • Face in the Crowd win helps fund gap year travels Oxford Mail: Eloise Clayton

    THIS week’s Oxford Mail Face in the Crowd winner hopes to use her winnings to swap the Kassam Stadium in December for sunnier climes in the summer. read more

  • Sue Ryder appeals for your retro clothing Oxford Mail: NEW LINE: Shop volunteers Francesca Genchi, left, and Liam Young with manager Davina Wilkinson

    THAT 80s batwing jumper lurking at the back of your wardrobe could provide nursing care to help a sick or dying person. read more

  • United sign midfielder McLaren

    Oxford United have signed midfielder Paul McLaren until the end of the season. read more

  • FIXTURES: Jan 1-7

    SATURDAY read more

  • Burst water main closed Wallingford bridge

    DRIVERS faced delays yesterday when Wallingford Bridge was closed due to a burst main. read more

  • GREYHOUNDS: Emma's Oaks a huge highlight

    THE highlight of 2010 was the fantastic victory for Oxford’s Freedom Emma in the £6,000 William Hill Oaks at Wimbledon. read more

  • Posties 'were out delivering' says Royal Mail

    The Royal Mail has responded to concerns about postal deliveries in the city. read more

  • Oxford United review of 2010 Part 2

    WITHIN hours of Oxford United clinching their place back in the Football League, manager Chris Wilder was looking to the future, and towards building a team with more quality that could progress in League Two. read more

  • Help save dogs

    Over the Christmas period, hundreds of dogs have been cruelly abandoned. read more

  • Private takeover

    It WAS with extremely mixed feelings that I read (Oxford Mail, December 16) that Dawson Street is at last to be tidied up and closed to traffic. There is no doubt that these works will much improve the appearance of the area. read more

  • COMMENT: Well deserved

    CONGRATULATIONS to Martin Woodley and all others honoured today for working tirelessly to make our community better. read more

  • Radcliffe site parking plans are inadequate

    ABOUT 7,000 commuters are expected to be travelling daily to and from the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (ROQ), where the Radcliffe Hospital used to stand. read more

  • CABBAGES & KINGS: Grandads can be relied on

    IT is acknowledged that grandchildren are a form of vengeance, inflicted by grandparents upon their own offspring. Once super-strict mothers and fathers become anarchistic supporters of that third generation, encouraging mild rebellion or behaviour that would shock the average maiden aunt. read more

  • Stealth taxes

    SURELY the charge of up to £9,000 for university tuition is just another stealth tax. read more

  • Eureka moment

    AS I gazed out of my window at endless heaps of snow and blocked roads all around our village of Hethe last week, an idle thought crossed my peanut-paid brain: how many others are doing the same, only in a different position than I’m in, in so far as they are owners or operators of excavators, which are standing idle in their sheds and would be idle as long as they couldn’t get to work, because of blocked country roads? read more

  • FOOTBALL: Janes on the move from City

    WINGER Mark Janes has quit Oxford City to join Abingdon Town – much to the disappointment of boss Mike Ford. read more

  • DARTS: Hedman aims for world glory

    OXFORDSHIRE star Deta Hedman believes she can go all the way in the Lakeside World Championship at Frimley Green. read more

  • Bicester stab victim is recovering

    A WOMAN was recovering in hospital last night after she was pulled into a Bicester churchyard and stabbed in the leg. read more

  • FOOTBALL: Wilder will share load

    OXFORD United manager Chris Wilder admits he may need to use quite a few of his squad with two games in three days over New Year. read more

  • 'Drunk passenger caused Oxford Tube bus crash'

    A DRUNKEN bus passenger caused an Oxford Tube bus to overturn on the M40 when he grabbed the wheel. read more

  • COMMENT: Take more control

    MANY people will be stunned at Wendy Alesbrook’s insistence that, despite being rescued from the icy Cherwell after going into the river after her dog, she would do it all again. read more

  • NEW YEAR HONOURS: Trading standards man made an MBE for his commitment to stopping conmen

    THE man in charge of catching the county’s doorstep conmen has admitted being overwhelmed after being named in the New Year’s Honours list. read more

  • One woman dead following Leys fire

    A woman has died in a house fire in Blackbird Leys. read more

  • FOOTBALL: Craddock's frustration

    OXFORD United striker Tom Craddock revealed his relief that his one-match ban is finally over. read more

  • Vaizey calls for new curbs on Internet porn Oxford Mail: Ed Vaizey

    CHILDREN surfing the Internet need better protection to stop them stumbling across pornography, an Oxfordshire MP says. read more

  • NEW YEAR HONOURS: Community champion picks up MBE

    “I DON’T like housework, so I do anything to take me out of the house.” read more

  • NEW YEAR HONOURS: Knighthood for charity leadership

    A WEST Oxfordshire man has been knighted for services to the voluntary sector. read more

  • NEW YEAR HONOURS: Work for charity recognised

    PETER Turner, 79, has been awarded an MBE for his contributions to charity. read more


    COLES Albert (Jim) Aged 89 years. Sadly passed away in the J R on 23rd December with his family around him. Much loved dad, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service to take place at St James Church, Little Milton, on Friday 7th January at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, but donations, if desired, to The Royal British Legion, Thame. c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 8 High Street, Thame, OX9 2BU read more


    MORTON Monty Of Heythrop, Chipping Norton Suddenly on 15th December, will be sadly missed by family and friends.Funeral Service at St. Nicholas’ Church, Heythrop on Wednesday 5th January at 12.00 noon followed by private burial. A Remembrance service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Headington, Oxford on Tuesday 18th January at 3.30p.m. No flowers, donations for the Oxford Heart Centre c/o A.L. Sole & Son, Bidston Close, Over Norton. OX7 5PP read more

  • rodney haynes

    GRANDAD HAYNES Rodney 31-12-10 Happy 65th Birthday Lots of love D and family. xxx read more


    ANDERSON Gavin 31.12.1950 - 18.01.2010 No birthday cards or wishes, No drinks to celebrate, Just Treasured memories of birthdays past, of you, our Dad, our mate. Loved forever, forgotten never. Lee & Tim xxx read more


    ANDERSON Gavin 31.12.1950 - 18.01.2010 Wrap your arms around him Lord, Dont let him be alone, For today is Gavin's birthday, His first away from home. All my love on this your 60th birthday. Marilyn xx read more

  • tom dallimore

    TOM DALLIMORE Have a great 18th Birthday. Love Mum, Dad, Mark & William. xxx read more

  • arron walls

    ARRON WALL 02/01/2011 Happy 18th Birthday. Legal at last! Love from Dad, Mum, Nan, Bamp, Jamie, Jordan, Daniel, Leah & Alfie. xxx read more

  • ellie haynes

    ELLIE HAYNES 1/1/2011 Congratulations on your 1st Birthday Lots of love from Grandad, Nanny D and Family. xxxx read more


    JOHNSON Ruby Audrey nee DURBRIDGE Of Cowley passed away suddenly on 23rd December, aged 78. Devoted wife of Roy for 50 years and loved by all the family. Funeral service will be held at Oxford Crematorium on Friday 7th January 2011 at 9.45am. Family flowers only but donations welcome to Cancer Research c/o Co-operative Funeralcare 2 Hendred Street Cowley OX4 2ED read more


    GRANT Shirley Rose nee SYKES Late of Wooton, passed away peacefully on Thursday 23rd December 2010 aged 71 years. Beloved wife of William, a much loved mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all the family. The funeral service will take place at Banbury Crematorium on Wednesday 12th January 2011 at 2pm. Family flowers only please by request, but donations if desired to Macmillan Cancer Support. All enquiries to D L Hancock Ltd. Chapel House, 13 North Street, Bicester, Oxon. OX26 6NA read more


    GREEN Sandy 2 years ago you passed away but treasured memories always stay of a darling wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Your loving family xx read more


    HARTNETT Dorothy In Loving Memory of a dear sister. Missed more each day. From Michael xx read more


    MOODY JONATHAN In memory of a much loved son suddenly departed January 1st 1992. No farewells were spoken, we did not say goodbye You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. With Fondest love Dad and Andrea xx read more


    WORKMAN Frederick Henry Rex (Formerly of Kennington). Passed peacefully away on 23 December 2010. Age 94 years. Husband of the late Dorothy Workman. Dear Father, Grand father and Great Grand father, will be dearly missed. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday 5th January at 3.15pm, Oxford Crematorium. All enquiries 01865 242529 read more


    BURY Daphne (Daphers) Died peacefully at home on 18 December 2010. Much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A service of Thanksgiving for the life of Daphne will be held at St Simon and Jude Church, Milton-under-Wychwood on Thursday 6 January 2011 at 12.30pm. Flowers welcome, enquiries to Wychwood Funeral Service, tel 01993 831557. Daphne will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. read more


    Fitzgerald Doreen Mary Passed away peacefully on 6 December 2010 aged 89 years. Loving wife of the late William, mother of Deborah, Wayne, Lee, Stephen and Dean. Dearly loved by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral service to be held at Blessed Dominic Barberi Church, Littlemore on Wednesday 5 January 2011 at 9.30am. To be received into church on Tuesday 4 January at 6pm for evening mass. All enquiries c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare 01865 748855. read more


    HILL Leila Passed away on 13 December 2010. Aged 76. Much loved by all her family. Funeral Service to take place at The United Reformed Church, Temple Cowley on Friday 7 January 2011 at 10.30am followed by burial at Botley Cemetery. All enquiries c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare 01865 748855 read more


    BROMLEY Stephen Ralph Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday 22nd December 2010 aged 61 years. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral service will take place on Monday 10th January at St Mary's Church, Witney at 1.30pm followed by burial at Towerhill Cemetery. Flowers welcome c/o Fisher & Townsend 81 High Street, Witney, Oxon OX28 6HY read more


    BARRETT Rachel Happy 30th Birthday to my beautiful wife Rachel Barrett! Love always, Brian X x X read more

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