PLANS to give Oxford Ice Rink a major facelift will be the centrepiece of a package to improve the city’s leisure facilities.
MORE than 80 Old Marston residents joined by children’s songwriter Nick Cope, took part in a sing-in to save their library.
FOLLOWINg a roller coaster summer of festival-going, it was Flava Flav, the bombastic, giant alarm clock-sporting member of Public Enemy who summed up the feeling for many who headed to the last real bash of the season.
Brazilian brothers Vitor and Guilherme Menezes tell Katherine MacAlister they are finally living their ballet dream
HIP hop artists aren’t known for their modesty. But, even in a world of inflated egos, Jermaine Scott bristles with confidence.
It’s Friday night and you really want to boogie. Scratch that... you NEED to boogie tonight.
Silence is golden. For the opening 10 minutes of Nicolas Winding Refn’s nail-biting thriller, the lead character – a Hollywood stunt man who moonlights as a getaway driver – says nothing.
Intelligent and sophisticated adult-oriented romantic comedies that don’t resort to gross-out humour are almost as scarce as Ryan Reynolds films in which the Canadian actor keeps his clothes on.
Mike Tindall move over, its time for someone else to laugh at England’s rugby players and Simon Carter’s the man to do it.
If restaurants were as nice as their owners, then Verde on Cowley Road would be Michelin starred.
SPITFIRE pilot, champion jockey and thriller-writing legend are just some of the achievements Dick Francis was able to list on his colourful CV before his death aged 89 in February last year.
It’s a busy old week in food land. The biggest event is the Thame Food Festival this weekend.
TAKE 40 bands, artists and DJs. Stick them on stage at a clutch of neighbouring venues – add a bubbly crowd of punters, and simmer gently for 15 hours… The result, is a feast of amazing music at what promises to be one of the best nights out in town.
RENOWNED naturalist and author Elaine Hurrell has died suddenly at the age of 83.
SPURS stalwart Barbara Wallace has died at the age of 91.
NEWSQUEST, the parent company of the Oxford Mail, is again asking for community groups to apply for grants from its Gannett Foundation.
BLENHEIM Palace may be steeped in history, but an 89-year-old baroness brought the past alive as no other surviving member of the Churchill family could.
ONE of the country’s best known bell hangers has died, aged 92.
Banbury law firm Brethertons has achieved accreditation with the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), the quality mark for residential property lawyers introduced earlier this year.
An Oxford business blending children’s clothing with parenting advice is being launched on Sunday.
Construction and civil engineering firm Stepnell, which has offices in Cane Lane, Grove, has appointed Terry Hill as senior project manager.
Starting a building business in the middle of the worst recession to hit the trade for 50 years may seem strange.
A hotel and restaurant owner says the way he does business has been transformed thanks to Twitter.
Bosses at an Oxford law firm have pledged to give youngsters from poorer backgrounds better quality work experience.
WANTAGE Law firm Charles Lucas Marshall has received accreditation from the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which requires firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews.
Wetherspoon will name its Witney pub The Company of Weavers, we have discovered.
TOWN centre traders in Abingdon have expressed their anger after an old cherry tree was chopped down as part of the £3.5m County Hall Museum development.
A splash of distinctive lilac will grace the Cotswold countryside this weekend to honour another landmark for a Cowley motoring icon.
Grove is being kept in the dark over a major 2,500 home development, councillors say.
TRADERS in Wantage have hit out after learning that their street is to be closed again to fix £200,000 road works.
RESIDENTS on an Oxford estate fear a proposed bus link will turn their ‘village in the heart of the city’ into a dangerous and polluted rat run.
PARENTS have been helped by Manchester United in their goal to revamp a Witney primary school’s library.
A PROLIFIC thief snatched bags from a women’s toilet and two East Oxford bars to support his heroin addiction.
SHAW GIBBS OXFORDSHIRE FOURSOMES LEAGUE
A SUSPECTED heart problem could have caused a decorated soldier to crash his motorbike, a coroner ruled yesterday.
More than 60 hospitals can not afford the rising cost of private finance initiative schemes and are being left “on the brink of financial collapse”, according to the Health Secretary.
TAUNTON captain Sean Fox has been been banned for two and a half weeks after his red card against Henley Hawks.
BURFORD opened up an eight-point lead at the top of Section 1 of the Shaw Gibbs Oxfordshire Foursomes League after defeating Studley Wood 3-0.
MORE signs have been put up to warn drivers of a road closure after a resurfacing scheme near Kingston Bagpuize caused confusion.
WARNINGS that “temporary” repair work is ruining Oxford’s only cobbled street have gone unheeded, college officials warned last night.
Charlie Longsdon holds a public open day at his Hull Farm Stables, near Chipping Norton, on Sunday.
WHAT a difference four days make.
Oxford University have drawn up a plan ‘to become the dominant force in Varsity Match rugby’.
WITH regard to your article on digital television (Oxford Mail, September 14), I have had nothing but trouble since its inception.
OXFORDSHIRE’S Mark Charlett is the Home Counties Bowling Association singles champion.
FORTY-ONE Oxfordshire villages could be at risk from a development free-for-all if Government proposals for the Green Belt go ahead, it was claimed last night.
HAD it been left over from a previous meeting, or was it part of a clampdown on dissent within the county council’s cabinet?
A NURSE who received an MBE for going “beyond the call of duty” to help her patients has died.
SCRAP metal merchant and prize-winning farmer Thomas Smith has died aged 69, following a short illness.
ANY readers casting more than a passing glance at my friend David Diment’s letter, (None of their business, Oxford Mail, September 16) would be forgiven for thinking my larger-than-life friend was something of a curmudgeon.