A 64-YEAR-OLD who donned a balaclava to launch a late-night attack on another man with an axe handle said he did it protect a disabled woman’s honour.
COWLEY residents are to get the crossing they have been calling for, nine years after it was promised.
AN ECO-TOWN developer wants to build outside Wallingford, to the shock of residents.
Students from Oxford University sparked controversy by stripping naked on a ski trip to France.
FUNDRAISERS from charity Against Breast Cancer used Oxford United’s vandalised statue of an ox to hold a collection at last night’s home game at the Kassam Stadium against Shrewsbury Town.
EXOTIC tastes are on the menu in East Oxford.
Each star teacher will go into a competition for the Oxford Mail/Leadbitter Star Teacher of the Year Award to be presented in June/July 2011
EDWARD Feild School was rated outstanding, Ofsted’s highest rating, just a year before headteacher Cathryn Wilkes took charge.
ABINGDON’S multi-storey car park could be demolished as part of a major revamp of The Charter area in the town centre.
A singer whose mother died of breast cancer has recorded an album to raise money for charity in her memory.
A SEARCH and rescue team commended for its efforts over the disappearance of an Oxford woman has made an urgent appeal to replace its main vehicle.
TRAIN operator Wrexham & Shropshire, which links Banbury with Telford, Shrewsbury and North Wales, is to stop operating on Friday.
Tommy Rudman hit four goals as Golden Ball thumped Inter Oxford 11-2 in the RT Harris Oxford City FA Couling Cup.
OFA Invitation Youth League
OXFORD band Foals, who live in Jericho, are in the frame for a clutch of the most important awards in rock music.
HUNDREDS of people will turn Oxford Town Hall into a sea of colour, music and dance for Chinese New Year.
Jelroy Constant fired a double to help AFC Hinksey crush Oxford Yellows 6-1 and go top of the Premier Division, writes TIM SIRET.
A double from Lee Blossom saw Bardwell battle to a 3-1 victory at Heyford Athletic in Division 1 of the Banbury District & Lord Jersey FA.
Midfielder George Reid’s switch to a striking role for Vale of White Horse Under 14s paid dividends with a hat-trick in a 7-0 win over Stroud in the Vale Cup at Milton.
Craig Bloomfield hit a hat-trick for Hinksey who moved five points clear of Bletchingdon at the top of the Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division with a 7-1 win at Enstone.
A TOP policeman accused of torching his own car told a jury yesterday he had dashed to his married lover’s side because she feared their affair would be exposed.
GILES SPORTS WITNEY YOUTH LEAGUE
PEOPLE in Oxfordshire could be left with nowhere to dump thousands of tonnes of rubbish each year under County Hall plans, a Kidlington parish councillor has claimed.
JURORS in the trial of a man accused of raping a woman with learning difficulties heard she had made a similar claim before.
In reply to Liz Brighouse’s letter (Oxford Mail, January 18), she would have known full well that the amendment (to reduce councillors’ allowances) before the county council would have failed due to the Tory majority on that council.
COUNCILLOR Liz Brighouse (Oxford Mail, January 18) and Tony Augarde (January 25) have both publicly criticised county councillors for not taking a cut in their allowances.
OXFORD City Council is showing true civic leadership with its protection — and indeed increase — of budgets for services helping those in debt.
Berinsfield came back from two goals down as the North Berks League's Division 4 side pulled off a shock 4-2 win against Division 1 strugglers Harwell Village in the second round of the North Berks Cup, writes Phil Annets.
OXFORD MAIL GIRLS LEAGUE
We are told we have an overweight, under-exercising population that is putting pressure on the NHS. Yet the council wants to close Temple Cowley swimming pool and gym.
EXTRA cash is set to be handed to Oxford’s advice centres helping families struggling with debt.
Cuts are imminently threatened by Oxfordshire County Council that could lead to the closure of nearly half the county’s libraries. Not only would this be an act of cultural vandalism, but it would be short-sighted in the extreme.
HERE we go again. David Cameron said he was going to get people on the dole back to work.
How pleased I am that following several months of requests and campaigning by the Liberal Democrat opposition and people who will benefit, the ruling group on the county council has decided to allow mobility impaired and frail people over 60 years…
Stranger. What does that word mean to you ? Maybe it’s the way I was raised, but for me the word ‘stranger’ has always conjured up a lot of negative feelings.
I would like to express my gratitude to a kind, generous Abingdon fireman who, while off duty, stopped to help me at the side of the Oxford ring road.
MORE than 600 people were caught watching television without a licence in Oxford last year.
EVERY week for the past three decades, grandfather Len Samways has picked up his brush, pulled on gloves and armed himself with rubbish sacks.
Three cheers to Len Samways, the 84-year-old gent from Headington who has been cleaning his street once a week for the past 30 years.
A MAN caught up in a bar brawl which left two students with head injuries told jurors he was sworn at and verbally abused.
AN 18-year-old man has gone on trial accused of a racist attack at a Kassam Stadium car boot sale.
OXFORD’S fashion lovers are getting ready to put on the style for the launch of Oxford Fashion Week 2011 tomorrow.
OXFORD United may have forced their way into the play-off positions, but the graft has only just begun, says manager Chris Wilder.
THE family of a teacher killed by a brain haemorrhage were last night drawing comfort from learning how well-loved she was by former pupils.
Joe Fullerton notched a brace as Hailey cruised into the second round of the Witney & District FA Senior Challenge Cup with a 5-0 win over Minster Lovell on Saturday, writes Anthony Barlow.
Goalkeeper Sam Warrell scored a penalty and saved one in a dramatic shoot-out as Didcot Town reached the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup semi-finals with victory at Hungerford last night.
Stan McKeen will captain Oxford University when they take on the RAF at Iffley Road tonight (7.15) in their first fixture of 2011.
James Constable fired Oxford United into the play-off places with a brilliant double against his old club Shrewsbury last night.