IT’S deadline day for Oxfordshire entrepreneurs wanting to enter our Business Accelerators competition.
Anything goes at Sparky’s Flying Circus – an open mic night in East Oxford which is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
FOOTBALLERS gathered to play a match in memory of their friend Cullum Miles who died in a car crash earlier this month.
THE legal battle to stop a waste Incinerator being built at Ardley could have cost up to £18m, Oxfordshire County Council has said.
Mathew Thompson, 27, of The Model Village, Long Itchington, Warwickshire, admitted possessing heroin in Banbury on October 15. Fined £300, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs.
Michael Bourke, 44, of no fixed address, admitted persistently using a public electronic communications network for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety in Oxford between October 22 and 24. Jailed for 20 weeks “because of persistent offending of same nature and also within short time of release from custody”.
“WE help the families get through the few hours they are here, making sure they are not alone.”
A CONCERT will be held to raise funds for a new church roof after thieves stripped it of lead worth £100,000.
SCHOOLS in Oxfordshire could soon be slashing their electricity bills with the introduction of new energy saving lights.
FOR years, Henrietta Nagy was treated like a freak.
CHRISTMAS is well and truly on its way and town centres across the county are gearing up for the big festive switch on.
A WOMAN in her 70s was raped in her home by a boy believed to be as young as 14.
YOUNGSTERS across the UK will be taught an anti-bullying message thanks to a song written in Witney.
SCORES of people – and a pantomime horse – protested outside Witney’s closed Corn Exchange to demand more information and a chance to have their say over the future of the building.
DRIVERS suffered delays on the A420 between Oxford and Swindon after a lorry collided with an empty car parked at the side of the busy route.
TWO companies operating ‘rogue’ air ambulance charity collections from Bicester have been closed down.
FIRE crews were called to a flat in Foundry Street, Banbury, after a pan on a stove caught fire.
FA CUP 1st round: Redbridge 0, Oxford City 0; Sheffield Utd 3, Oxford Utd 0.
Oxford City boss Mike Ford said a half-time rollicking had the desired effect, but he was disappointed they could not turn their second-half dominance into a victory in Saturday’s first round tie.
Oxford City booked their place in the second round draw, but were thankful for a last-minute disallowed goal which kept their FA Cup campaign intact with a 0-0 at Redbridge’s Oakside Stadium on Saturday.
A goal five seconds from the end by Stuart Young made Abingdon’s victory in Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West look more comfortable than it was.
STONE the crows! I never thought the day would come that someone would put me in the position of defending the EU but R. Lee (Oxford Mail, October 30) has done that.
I AM 86 and recently had an operation at the JR Hospital on my carotid artery.
RECENT worldwide events have cemented my beliefs that western politicians are total hypocrites.
WHEN I read the report of Mark Woodward’s accident on the M40, I felt sorry for him.
Didcot Town’s resurgence under manager Dave Mudge continued with a hard-fought 2-0 victory away to fellow Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West strugglers Clevedon.
Ardley United survived a strong comeback from lowly Henley Town before extending their winning Premier Division streak in the Uhlsport Hellenic League to seven games with a dramatic 4-3 away victory.
I LOVE words, always have, but I am appalled by what is happening to our lovely English language. My English teacher would have turned in her grave. Words like ‘luv’, ‘wannabe’ (they are three words, want to be), and worst of all, did I actually hear ‘tomorrowers’ – what on earth is that supposed to mean?
PRIME Minister and Witney MP David Cameron has scored an ‘own goal’ by involving politics in sport by lambasting FIFA for its decision to allow no member country to wear any article or symbol that it deems as unacceptable by being a religious/political statement.
THE mini roundabout near my home is a constant source of entertainment, from vehicles speeding over the top (and getting their exhausts ripped off) to youths in the early hours of a Saturday morning, stripping to the waist and ‘squaring up’ to each other, obviously high on drink or drugs.
THOUSANDS of people lined St Giles in Oxford for Remembrance Sunday in one of the best turn-outs in recent memory.
I started this week by chasing the refuse lorry in my dressing gown. I’d like to laugh it off and say it’s something we all do from time to time, but I have a sneaking suspicion that for a sizeable proportion of the population, it isn’t.
It’s around this time of year I find myself naturally attracted to hamper brochures.You know, those glossy, glamorous publications which promise page after page of corn-fed turkeys, delicious cold cuts and decidedly festive desserts, all delivered in beautiful wicker or leather-bound baskets and trunks.
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RE R.W. Tucker’s letter about breastfeeding (Oxford Mail, the benefits of breastfeeding are plentiful, November 2).
After hauling themselves back int o the game in the second half, North Leigh conceded two late goals to return empty-handed after losing their Division 1 South & West game at Bideford 3-2.
THE actor who will star as a young Detective Constable Morse in a one-off drama told of his love for Oxford last night.
A MAN will appear before Oxford magistrates today charged with murdering Denis Witney.
ALL conversations will be recorded in Oxford’s taxis by controversial new CCTV cameras, which critics last night claimed broke privacy rules.
Oxford City boss Mike Ford says his side are relishing this year’s FA Cup experience.
ROYAL British Legion stalwart Jim Lewendon was concerned last week Armistice Day was not attracting the observation it once did.
SAFETY for passengers and drivers in Oxford’s taxis is a significant concern, but not one that allows council officials to ride roughshod over rights to reasonable privacy.
CHRIS Wilder expr-essed his anger at Oxford United’s performance after they crashed out of the FA Cup at Sheffield United on Saturday.
CHRIS Wilder said that although he was not able to field his strongest side, he won’t use injuries as an excuse for Oxford United’s exit, writes MARK EDW-ARDS.
POLICE have launched a new number for non-emergency calls today.
FIREFIGHTERS cut two people free from the wreckage of a crash in Oxford last night.
For decades, lonely railwaymen have occupied a signal box to monitor Steventon’s two level crossings and keep the residents of the village safe.
LAUREN SMITH My lovely Granddaughter is 21. Happy birthday Baby! From Nanny Swanson and all of us who love you. xxx
GOTCH YA! Asha Townsend-Owens Lots of love Mum, Saffron, Nanny, Grandad and Family xxx
Smith John Michael Peacefully passed away on 9th November 2011, aged 66. Beloved son of Audrey and father of Katie. Funeral service to take place at Headington Cemetery Chapel on Friday 18th November at 1pm. All enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare - 01865 748855