CYCLISTS and pedestrians in Oxford fear building work which led to a cycle lane and footway near Oxford railway station being narrowed is putting their safety at risk.
A POPULAR pub in Blackbird Leys is still calling out for memories of the estate to adorn its walls.
A MAN who has so far failed to bulldoze a ‘listed’ Headington house has warned his fight is not yet over.
A 25-year-old serving police officer based in Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of computer misuse.
THAMES Water sewer flushers are trying to strike a chord this Christmas.
A WORLD-CLASS line-up of authors and public figures will be gathering in Oxford next March for the 2012 Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival.
FORMER Cherwell District Council chairman and executive member Eric Heath has died aged 77.
JUNE Hall, who ran a popular shop in Cowley for 40 years, has died at the age of 84 after battling cancer.
When even a royal seal of approval doesn’t cut it, a very big thumbs up from KATHERINE MACALISTER is all this revamped pub needed
A SECOND plan for business premises by the M40 at Banbury has been announced, taking the total number of new jobs in the area to 1,500.
A FAST-GROWING battery technology firm has signed a deal worth “several millions” with a major car manufacturer to power the vehicles of the future.
OXFORDSHIRE consumer advisers are warning that twice as many people as last year are falling into debt this Christmas.
IF THE people who went to Christ Church Cathedral’s carol service weren’t in the Christmas spirit before, they certainly are now.
A ROGUE trader who preyed on the elderly has been fined £22,000 in the first case of its kind in Oxfordshire.
BERINSFIELD reached the semi-finals of the Johnsons Buildbase Oxford League’s Scotland Ash League Cup with a brilliant 4-1 win at Gladiators A, writes PETE EWINS.
A SIDE skipped by AJ Brown triumphed in the Oxfordshire qualifying round of the English Short Mat Bowling Association National Fours competition at the Regal Centre, Wallingford.
Missed doubles proved costly for Oxfordshire hope Dennis Smith at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday night.
Wallingford players will scrum down to raise funds for the Sue Ryder – Nettlebed Hospice on Christmas Eve.
Phil Wilkins hit a six in his 13 dolls as Garsington Sports Club A beat Yellows 5-1 in the Gladiator Beer Seller Wednesday Night Indoor Lea-gue.
PEOPLE in southern Oxfordshire wanting to get rid of their Christmas trees have to put out their brown gardening bins on the street – even if they are completely empty.
Striker Rob Hall has been recalled from his loan spell by West Ham United – just days after agreeing to extend his spell with Oxford United.
Oxford City Stars have now gone 12 games in English National League South Division 1 without a win following a 10-3 home hammering by title-chasing Chelmsford Chieftains.
Brothers Richard and Peter Chambers boosted their chances of competing together at London 2012 after excelling in Great Britain’s second assessment trials at Boston.
Radetsky March gave Mark Bradstock’s Letcombe Bassett stables, near Wantage a boost ahead of Carruthers’ crack at the Welsh National on Tuesday with victory at Ffos Las yesterday.
WHITE Horse Harrier Paul Jegou held off the challenge of James Bolton to win the Hooky Christmas Canter and end the year on a high.
Owner Robert Waley-Cohen believes Long Run is back to his best ahead of his bid to retain his William Hill King George VI Chase crown at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Mini rally cars will make a historic return to Monte Carlo despite concerns over the future of the world championship.
HOMELESS people in Oxford will be a little warmer at Christmas thanks to donations from city residents.
RESIDENTS’ groups claim key decisions determining the shape of Oxford for decades to come were rushed through a pre-Christmas council meeting overloaded with too many issues.
MAKE no mistake (RW Tucker, Oxford Mail ViewPoints, December 12) I understood what you meant first time.
HOW old do you have to be not to understand that 0C is freezing and that 32F is the same?
I AM writing as a regular customer and on behalf of many others regulars of the Old Anchor Inn, Abingdon, to express my shock and disgust at the nature of the review which was published in The Guide (Oxford Mail, December 8).
HOW daft can our councillors get?
IN SPRING this year I was very pleased when the Rose Hill community was awarded about £1,000 to provide extra opening hours at what was then known as Rose Hill Youth Club over the Christmas period.
Oxford United defender Michael Duberry looked far from fearsome as he dressed up as Princess Leia from Star Wars at the players’ Christmas party in Bournemouth.
LOCAL democracy is a lot like justice. Not only must it be done, it must be seen to be done.
I WOULD like to thank all those who helped to make this year’s Poppy Appeal in Witney such a success.
I AM most disappointed that Oxford City Council voted against having horse-drawn coaches to carry tourists around (Oxford Mail, December 20).
TWO very different political titans died this week: in North Korea, the brutal megalomaniac Kim Jong-Il, and in the Czech Republic, playwright president Vaclav Havel, right, who twice destroyed totalitarianism, first in words, and then in deeds.
SO JUST just a few more sleeps to the big day, and everything that makes up a modern day Christmas is coming together.
MARA Yamauchi is relishing racing alongside Paula Radcliffe at the London 2012 Olympic marathon.
Oxford University scrum half Sam Egerton was a surprise late inclusion in the London Welsh squad who drew 24-24 with Leinster A in the British & Irish Cup.
A GRANT from Sport England revealed today means an Oxford boxing school can have a permanent home for the first time in 39 years.
Chinnor have rallied round to ensure broken-leg victim Ken Prinsloo is looked after over Christmas.
CHINNOR are still waiting to learn whether they can challenge the result of Saturday’s abandoned match at promotion rivals Redingensians.
DON’T the photos of Charlotte Nott once again display a spirit that will not be conquered by the loss of most of her limbs to meningitis.
THIS TIME last year, little Charlotte Nott’s parents feared the worst.
THESE are the pair detectives want to speak to after a man was glassed in the face at an Oxford nightclub.
Oxford United striker Tom Craddock says he won’t be stepping up to take any penalties from now on after his row with midfielder Peter Leven during the 2-0 win against Northampton Town.