Defender Steve Kinniburgh has left Oxford United after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.
THE OXFORD Academy’s principal says he has set tough new targets for the school, after results fell below the Government’s minimum GCSE targets.
ORGANISERS of the annual Oxford spring clean say the number of schools and groups that have stepped forward to help is nearing the hundred mark.
THE latest development in green transport has been unveiled by a hi-tech Oxfordshire firm.
AS perhaps the only Oxford-educated bullfighter in history, Alexander Fiske-Harrison is not a man easily scared.
Natural gas which powers cookers and central heating systems is being used to fuel a new type of bus on trial on Oxfordshire’s roads.
Food waste from restaurants, market stalls, conference centres and cafés is to be collected and recycled under a new £55,000 council project.
PLANS to hand housing benefit payments direct to social housing tenants have come under fire as Oxford City Council prepares to take part in a welfare pilot scheme.
A decision on controversial plans to build a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Chipping Norton has been postponed.
HEDGE-LAYER John Savings has braved wind, rain and frost to complete his latest labour of love, lining a stretch of the A4130 with a hedge fit for a king.
People convicted of offences at Magistrates' Courts around the county recently OXFORD Adam Bennett, 28, of Harrowby Road, Banbury, admitted shoplifting alcohol worth £12.24 from Tesco in Oxford on November 10 and failing to surrender to court bail. Also admitted shoplifting food and alcohol from the Co-op in Banbury on October 10 and criminally damaging a display item and food valued at £112.68 in McDonald’s in Banbury on December 3. Jailed for two weeks.
Scientists in Culham have created a laser which could one day be used to help land spacecraft on Mars.
County council leader Keith Mitchell has hit out at private parking enforcement firms.
Abingdon Town will be without Julian McCalmon (unavailable) when they entertain Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division leaders Ardley United at Culham Road on Saturday.
WEST Oxford residents launched their first community pantomime last night.
YES, it’s the same old, same old – cyclists flouting the law when what they really should be doing is getting off their bikes and walking down Cornmarket and Queen Street between 10am and 6pm.
Cyclists were caught in a double police operation on the same day, flouting pedestrian restrictions in the city and then riding without lights later that night.
A CONVICTED paedophile admitted possessing child pornography.
THE fire exits at Witney’s Corn Exchange did not provide a safe means of escape, it has emerged.
CHILDREN failing maths at primary school are unlikely to ever catch up throughout their secondary school education, new GCSE results have shown for the first time.
Abingdon United boss Richie Bourne could give a debut to former Didcot Town striker Danny Seaward when they travel to Paulton Rovers in Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West.
WITH reference to the letter in the Oxford Mail on January 18 from Mary Clarkson and Beverley Hazell regarding Mick Haines. As a Marston resident, I know who I go to for any help and advice, and from my own experience Mick Haines is always ready to help.
I NOTE that the matter of weekly versus bi-weekly bin collection is still a controversial issue, not only in Oxfordshire but throughout the country.
I HAVE read with dismay the plans for banning gluten-free food from NHS prescriptions.
Oxford City boss Mike Ford says he will not be tempted to rush striker Steve Basham back into action and risk being without him for the Premier Division run-in.
THE BBC2 series Stargazing missed a valuable opportunity during the discussion on SETI – the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence.
EIGHT mph mobility scooters are wrong.
THAT’S Sally Magnusson, I told myself, recognising the TV presenter and regular host on BBC’s Songs of Praise as she walked down Cornmarket Street.
OXFORD Harlequins give a debut to Spanish wing Pablo Peipselo for their National 3 South West relegation battle at Bridgwater & Albion tomorrow.
FOR 100-year-old Dolly Sellick, peanut butter could be the elixir of life.
UNIONS and management at the Cowley Mini plant are in talks over Saturday working at the factory.
HANNAH England can’t wait to get her 2012 season under way tomorrow when she competes for Great Britain at the Aviva International Match in Glasgow.
WHEN dog breeders Heather Simper and Liz Scoates had five Tibetan spaniels stolen from their kennels, they feared they would never see them again.
DOG owner and breeder Liz Coates sums it perfectly up after being reunited with the last of five pedigree Tibetan Spaniels stolen from her just after Christmas.
FOOTBALL manager Harry Redknapp lost £250,000 in a “very unsuccessful” plan to take over Oxford United, a trial over alleged tax-dodging heard yesterday.
OXFORDSHIRE Rail users are some of the least satisfied in the country, according to the National Passenger Survey.
THERE are now only 13 managers in the country who have been in charge of their clubs for longer than Oxford United boss Chris Wilder.
Fire crews and police have been dispatched to Hythe Bridge Street to rescue a sinking boat from the river.
A thief who absconded from jail where he was serving for his part in stealing £30m of antiques from country houses has been arrested in a Coventry hotel.
OXFORD’S popular wicker man firework display project could go up in smoke.
PLANS for a £2m church hall in Oxford will be on display today and tomorrow.
A VILLAGE store where you can buy veg and book a baptism has been named Oxfordshire’s best community shop.
OXFORD’S iconic 18th century Covered Market will turn to 21st century social networking sites to drum up trade.
Kelly Joy Passed away peacefully in the Horton Hospital on Wednesday 18th January 2012 ages 86. Funeral Service will take place at Oxford Crematorium on Monday 30th January 2012 at 12.15pm. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Dr Barnardo’s c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 11 Manorsfield Road, Bicester, Oxon. OX26 6EH.
FARRELL Dessie Died peacefully on 23rd January 2012, aged 72 years. Loving husband of Madeline, wonderful dad to Tracy, Nuala and Brendan, father-in-law to Richard and Laura, and special grandad to Aidan, Conor, Sonny and Orla. Dessie will be received into St Edmund & St Frideswide Church (Greyfriars), Iffley Road on Tuesday 31st January at 7:00pm. His funeral mass will take place at 12:00 noon on Wednesday 1st February, followed by burial. Flowers welcome or donations if preferred may be made to Oxford Irish Society Grave Fund c/o S & R Childs Funeral Services, 142 Oxford Road, Cowley OX4 2DZ. RIP