Organisers of Childish Things, the show in aid of children and young adults’ hospice charity Helen & Douglas House, have announced updates to the line-up.
A POPULAR Cowley playground has been extended to help cut the queues for the slides and swings.
The River Ock through the Vale of White Horse to Abingdon and the Letcombe Brook in Wantage, Grove and East Hanney have been placed on flood alert by the Environment Agency.
SAM Waley-Cohen knows his brother Thomas would have relished his victory in one of Britain’s biggest steeplechases on Saturday.
A 18-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted by two men who tried to steal his watch and mobile phone.
A MAN and a woman arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following the death of a toddler have been released on police bail again.
RECRUITMENT boss Rob Allen is used to putting people through their paces, but he will be the one feeling the heat when he takes part in this year’s OX5 Run.
A BUDDING Walt Disney has won a primary school talent competition by creating an animated film.
A GRANDFATHER is back in uniform and serving in Afghanistan, 29 years after he left the RAF.
TWELVE skeletons have been found under the car park at a Bicester church.
A MAN accused of murdering teenage footballer Godwin Lawson told the Old Bailey he had no reason to attack his ‘cousin’.
A FOOTBALL club is appealing for help to find a temporary home after floods caused by a burst pipe left it with nowhere to play.
THE big thaw proved relief at last for Oxfordshire’s fishermen as ice on the water of the county’s fishing lakes finally melted.
MARGARET Hoddinott celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday in the building where she first went to school.
City of Oxford turned on the style in the second half as they twice came from behind to beat West Hampstead 4-2 in Division 3A of the South Clubs’ League.
A VETERAN motorbike instructor may give up his business because EU rules, bureaucratic bungling and bad weather has left budding bikers unable to take their tests in Oxfordshire.
The new Bishop of Reading is to be the Rt Rev Andrew Proud.
Banbury trainer Paul Webber can start planning a route to Cheltenham with Sarando after he made himself eligible for the £60,000 bonus for winning a chase at Prestbury Park with victory at Plumpton yesterday.
Somersby, the star of Henrietta Knight’s West Lockinge stables, near Wantage, could sidestep another clash with Master Minded in Saturday’s Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot.
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POLICE fear plans to allow pubs to stay open until 1am to celebrate the Royal Wedding could spark trouble.
The Oxfordshire youth squads to play Bucks at Wing Sports & Social Club in Leighton Buzzard on Sunday are: Under 18: S Smith, M Burns, J Lucas, M Clarke, J Carter, D Mobey, S Allmond, S Wright, A Scott, J Bumpass, R Bull, L Stallwood.
GREENE King Oxford & District Darts Association Winter League Section 3 leaders West Oxford Democrats Club proved too strong for East Oxford Conservative Club as they ran out 6-3 winners.
Oxfordshire’s Rileys British Inter County Championship Division 1 promotion hopes suffered a setback at the weekend as they went down 23-13 against Hampshire at Fareham.
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Oxfordshire player Dennis Smith (has won the CIU (Clubs and Institutes Union) national singles title for a second time.
Oxfordshire player Dennis Smith has won the CIU (Clubs and Institutes Union) national singles title for a second time.
Greene King ODDA Winter League Section 3 leaders West Oxford Democrats Club proved too strong for East Oxford Conservative Club as they ran out 6-3 winners.
AT a time when local councils are deciding how they are going to make massive savings to their budgets, I am urging them not to forget how vital social care support is for people with a learning disability.
I have to disagree with your correspondent AA Williams (letters, January 11) about a “deafening silence from the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors as to how much they will cut from their allowances”.
I suppose it was inevitable to learn that a proposal to reduce county councillors’ allowances was opposed (Oxford Mail, January 12) when there seems to be unbounded enthusiasm to cut everything else.
IT is hard to believe that the leader of Oxfordshire County Council, Keith Mitchell, and councillor Jean Fooks have to rely on the Oxford Mail to communicate on important matters such as the closure of libraries.
ON the subject of libraries, can I say to councillor Mike Gotch (Oxford Mail letters, January 12) that I welcome his plea to “give us a fair chance to run local libraries” and my answer is “Yes – most certainly”.
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Dave Cresswell hit four goals as South League Premier Division 2 leaders Oxford Hawks won an amazing match 7-5 against second-placed Lewes.
POWER station bosses said last night they had no knowledge of an environmental protest in Didcot which involved an undercover police officer.
IN the aftermath of the Christmas and New Year festivities we all seem to have less spare cash kicking around, especially me.
Q I have a young male iguana about nine months old. He has a red round bulge protruding from the left side of his vent area. I’m wondering what this could be, he seems fine in himself. Toby Miles, Oxfordshire A Just inside the vent is a chamber called the cloaca where the bowel and bladder are emptied before being voided through the vent. In addition, the paired sex organs (the hemipenes) can pop through the vent as they would do for mating. The red bulge could be gut, bladder or hemipenis. Either way this is a serious condition and you need to keep this tissue clean and moist until you get him to your vet. Clean with cooled boiled water or sterile saline (contact lens saline with no preservative will do), then keep moist by applying Vaseline or K-Y Jelly, and cover the tissue with paper towels during transport to your vet.
As the proprietor of the establishment featured on Page 5 of the Oxford Mail last Thursday, I would like to make it clear that Rochester’s Story Supplies cater only to Oxford’s fictional community.
This month, the RNLI will hold its biggest day of fundraising – RNLI SOS Day on January 28 – and I would like to invite readers to join me in supporting this tremendous event.
WORK has begun on a two-mile tunnel underneath the city aimed at making sure Oxford University’s labs have enough power.
Oxford United are planning a first pre-season trip to the USA.
Oxfordshire’s promotion hopes in Division 1 of the Rileys British Inter-Counties Championship suffered a setback at the weekend as they went down 23-13 away to Hampshire at Fareham.
THE Royal Mail has assured people in Oxfordshire that the post has returned to normal after the Christmas disruptions.
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