A CLOTHING and homeware store in Cowley is the latest business to stage a VIP shopping night for Oxford Mail Loyalty Club card holders.
AFTER six years without a cinema, Wantage film fans will now have two.
CANCER Research UK has cancelled next year’s Race for Life event in Banbury.
A CHEERY snowman drawn by a Faringdon schoolgirl is on sale all over the country after she won a national competition.
SHOPPING centre bosses in Didcot have delayed the second phase of the town’s Orchard Centre until next year.
AN Oxford hospital has appealed for people to help brighten up cancer patient’s lives with a special fundraising drive.
TEN of the most promising young companies in Oxfordshire have been selected as finalists in our Business Accelerators competition.
HEADTEACHERS say Abingdon has a bright future after a key secondary school im-pressed education inspectors.
COFFEE chain Costa is planning to take over a former music store in the centre of Wallingford.
A NEW pub manager hopes to bring “vitality and character” to Witney by installing a town centre seating area.
THE head of Oxfordshire’s learning disability trust is to retire after two decades at the organisation.
FIVE villages in South Oxfordshire have linked up to fund a month-long trial of weekend buses, after a similar service was axed earlier this year.
Golden Ball kept up their good form with a 2-0 win at Union Street in RT Harris Oxford City FA.
Jamie Clarke hit a treble as Division 2 Ardington & Lockinge as beat Division 1 side Saxton Rovers in the North Berks League Charity Shield second round.
CROWDS of school children gathered to watch Rose Hill’s first community Christmas tree arrive at The Oval.
Alex Fassoranti and Jamie McCuig notched doubles as ten-man Premier Division leaders AFC Hinksey hammered Adderbury 5-0 in the Oxfordshire Senior League.
Dan Frizzell hit a treble for Brize Norton in a 9-1 thrashing of Ducklington Res in Division 1 of the Witney & District FA.
ALREADY the Oxford Mail’s Badvent campaign is bringing in fresh leads for the police, with an arrest made within the first week of the Christmas crime crackdown.
John McMahon scored a four-timer for Oxford Irish as they marched into the second round of the Oxfordshire Senior League President’s Cup with a 6-2 hammering of Eynsham.
AVRIL Lethbridge remembers the good old days, when manners cost nothing and children said please and thank-you.
AN OXFORD primary school is set to double in size after council chiefs backed its £2m plans yesterday.
Hannah England says she is ‘greatly honoured’ to be in the running for Oxfordshire Sportswoman of the year again.
WITNEY’S Corn Exchange, shut down because of a failing heating system, also contravened fire safety regulations and had a crumbling balcony, it emerged last night.
THE saga of Witney’s Corn Exchange looks set for a long run.
PUPILS at Wood Farm Primary said goodbye to their old school as demolition work began to pave the way for the second phase of a £10.5m redevelopment.
A FAIRYTALE version of an opera featuring witches and Olympic champions will be performed by school pupils in Watlington today and tomorrow.
GILES SPORTS WITNEY YOUTH LEAGUE
WHEN will Cameron understand that Britain is a small country and France and Germany have decided to redesign the EU?
WHILE travelling by bus, do folk really have to chat on mobile phones?
I AM pleased to see Councillor Roy Darke has now seen the light (Oxford Mail, viewpoints, October 11) and at least realises the importance of installing lights at Croft Road Recreation Ground.
Having supported the protest in Drayton at 7am on December 1 against the introduction of exorbitant charges (£240.00 per year) for children using the bus to get to John Mason School in Abingdon, it was upsetting to see someone from Oxfordshire County Council talking on television in such a dismissive manner about the whole issue.
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the workmen resurfacing the Iffley Road – and well ahead of schedule, I believe.
THERE has been much spoken about our Lord Mayor Elise Benjamin lately, including on Sunday on Radio Oxford.
CRITCHLEYS UTV LEAGUE
OFA SAM WATERS CUP
Mark Corbett bagged a brace as Witney & District FA Division 1 side Chipping Norton pulled off a shock 3-1 win against Premier Division North Leigh A in the third round of the OFA John Fathers Junior Shield.
OUR troubled world must change. While in hospital earlier this year this thought came to mind. The very essence of life is recognising love and reciprocating that love. Without it we are doomed, love is the key to every door. Throughout our lives we can never show enough love to those who need it most. We must try harder.
The Christmas lights switch-on was total and utter chaos for those of us caught up in it, trapped and frightened at the Cornmarket/George Street junction.
OXFORD MAIL GIRLS LEAGUE
I AGREE with Nick Duval (Oxford Mail, December 2) that better use of burial space could be made if couples were buried in the same plot rather than side by side. Indeed, such graves can be found in many places in Britain.
This week we talk to Jim Saunders, the manager of Agnes Smith Advice Centre in Blackbird Leys.
WAITING to use a city centre cash machine, these two friends, right, look like hundreds of other shoppers in Oxford.
THE county council has reiterated it “has a good track record on managing salt stocks” after sending out the gritting lorries for the first time this winter.
Oxford marathon runner Mara Yamauchi, named in Britain’s Olympic team this week, says she feared she would not make London 2012.
The first flight to to New York from London Oxford Airport will jet off today.
STUDENT slobs have put Oxford University’s radio station Oxide off air, with a rubbish-strewn studio proving to be the last straw after it was hit by technical problems.
The Cowley built Mini continued to buck the trend in UK new car sales in November with 4,411 cars sold — up 2.23 per cent on the same month last year when 3,117 cars were sold.
Rail passengers are being warned to allow extra time for journeys between Oxford, Reading and London over Christmas, due to major track renewals at Didcot.