A-46-YEAR-OLD man killed in a crash on the M40 yesterday was tonight named as Steven Nock.
A MAINTENANCE worker was taken to hospital today as a precaution, after breathing in chlorine gas created when mixing chemicals for a therapeutic spa.
AN MEP says it is “ludicrous” that council chiefs are pushing ahead with a £19.5m link road plan for Witney while cutting libraries and youth services cash.
WHEN Ken Turner lost his wallet running for the Oxford Tube in London, he thought he would never see it again.
Trading Standards bosses say people in Oxfordshire are being caught for millions of pounds by postal scams every year.
QUIZZICAL pub goers raised a glass and tested their grey matter in aid of an East Oxford charity.
SAM Deering has joined League Two side Barnet on loan for the rest of the season.
WHEN it comes to raising as much money as possible for the Oxford Children’s Hospital, this team of runners is just what the doctor ordered.
A PENSIONER who sexually assaulted a young girl has been told by a judge the emotional damage was more than he could ever have caused with any physical injury.
Q My black Labrador has been diagnosed with a ruptured cruciate ligament. My vet says he needs an expensive operation. Is this really necessary? R Needham, Headington A There are two cruciate ligaments in the knee joints, (the anterior and the posterior cruciate) – they criss-cross within the joint, to provide stability. Most often it is the anterior cruciate ligament which is damaged. Rupture causes the joint to be unstable and painful. This almost certainly will require a surgical repair, especially in a large dog like a Labrador. Failure to do so will result in arthritis and permanent lameness. There are several different types of repair but they are all expensive. If you have insurance for vet fees, this type of surgery should be covered by the policy. If you don’t, you will have a bill of up to £2,500. Q My two-year-old rabbit is having trouble with her stools sticking together on her bum, almost to the size of a golf ball. We had to soak it off. How can we help her? She is eating and drinking normally. S Stevens, Cowley A Two areas of concern here; one is her diet and then her teeth. Rabbits need a diet with lots of fibre and their food should consist of lots of hay, high-fibre nuggets (not muesli-type cereals), fresh greens and water. If you stick to this type of diet, the poo your rabbit produces should be a nice dry pellet, which should not stick to the fur around her bottom. It would be worth having your rabbit’s teeth checked by your vet, as problems here, particularly with sharp edges on the grinding teeth, can affect the consistency of the poo. Also make sure your rabbit is able to have a good run around every day and that she is not getting overweight. Q My springer spaniel has split his toenail away from the quick. It is like the shell has separated from the nail but both are attached higher on the paw. Should I just trim the shell (nail) as far back as I can? A Matthews, Oxford A You can trim the loose nail off but be very careful – this is very painful for your dog and expect him to object. Even if you can trim the broken nail back you will have to bathe the foot in a mild antiseptic solution (like betadine) twice daily to help keep the paw clean and prevent infection setting in. More often than not when I see broken nails like this, I find it is best to actually remove the whole of the loose nail but this requires a local anaesthetic and may require bandaging and antibiotics afterwards. If you are in doubt, please take him to your vet.
Railway engineers are working overnight to improve the Cotswold Line rail route between Oxford and Worcester. We take to the tracks to check on progress.
A man was killed when he was hit by a train.
THE Oxford Mail is launching a special campaign with the National Apprenticeship Service in a bid to help young people into work.
A MAN died and two other people were injured in a road crash which closed the M40 in north Oxfordshire for six hours yesterday.
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Prizemoney of £10,000 is up for grabs at the Rileys UK Doubles Tournament which starts in April.
Rover Oxford Ladies’ bid to avoid the drop from South Clubs’ League Division 2 suffered a blow when they surrendered a two-goal lead in losing 3-2 at home to Brighton.
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A NIGHTCLUB doorman has spoken of his relief at being cleared of a rape charge.
THE Oxford Mail today launches its hunt for 100 apprentices in 100 days.
Sam Waley-Cohen feels Long Run can be an even better horse in the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup than he was when running away with the King George VI Chase at Kempton.
A ROBBER grabbed a woman’s mobile phone and then punched her in the face when she tried to chase him.
HUNDREDS of Oxfordshire residents face higher insurance bills after their homes were included on official flood maps.
Nuffield Lounge have struggled all season at the foot of Section 2 in the Greene King ODDA Winter League, but they put all that behind them by notching their first victory of the season at home to Chequers A.
Oxford City manager Mike Ford has hailed his troops after their 5-0 thrashing of Weymouth and urged them to keep up the good work when they host Didcot Town in Tuesday's Premier Division derby.
I welcome the turnaround by Oxfordshire County Council who have now conceded that it can, after all, afford to provide free dial-a-ride services.
after reporting to Trading Standards a case, where I was charged significantly more for an item than the price displayed in a supermarket, I was informed that the seller is not legally bound to sell an item at the price displayed, and can charge what they like.
South League Premier Division 2 leaders Oxford Hawks returned to winning ways after a defeat at Eastbourne and draw at Richmond.
Oxfordshire will hope to get their promotion campaign back on track when they play their sixth fixture of the season in Division 1 of the Rileys British Inter-Counties Championship this weekend away to Gwent.
I was deeply saddened to read your article on January 31 about 22-year-old Ian North, who died suddenly from meningitis.
I refer to John Gould’s letter (Oxford Mail, January 20) regarding the savings which could be made by Oxfordshire councils.
I had quite a surprise when I went into the Vodafone shop in Cornmarket recently, to find it occupied by protesters, who were blockading the door with a banner.
I FOUND the tone of Keith Mitchell’s letter in yesterday’s Oxford Mail, offensive – like that of all his others to the Press.
There’s nothing more annoying than cycling up my narrow, steep road and having a motorist honk at me to get out of the way. On other inclines, I’d let it pass and either pull over if it was a long hill, or ignore the honker if it was short. But to be heckled and bullied by a lazy commuter on one’s own doorstep is intolerable.
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FOUR men arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following an illegal rave at Newton Morrell, near Bicester, at the weekend have been released on conditional bail until March 4.
A TEENAGER last night spent his first night in jail for killing father-of-six David Cox in Rose Hill.
OXFORD United fans stepped in to help get the club’s ox statue back to its shining best.
THREE more people have been arrested following a robbery in Marston where a 17-year-old boy was stabbed.
Grove head coach Nathan Brooks was happy with his side’s efforts against Newbury Stags.
Grove 22, Newbury Stags 5
SO HERE we are again. It is with a heavy heart we bring you the latest update on Oxford’s deteriorating shopping scene.
LITTLE Clarendon Street is “teetering on the brink” as traders face their toughest challenge in more than 20 years, it was claimed last night.
Chairman Clive Ricks last night won a landslide victory as cricket’s MP Sports Cherwell League’s power struggle came to a conclusion.
Oxford United winger Mitchell Cole has been forced to retire from the game due to a heart condition.
Whelan strikes from 20 yards out
ORGANISERS of a new project in Oxford are urging people to take in homeless asylum seekers.