ANYONE who had forgotten that 2012 is the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will get a very loud reminder.
THE NUMBER of schoolgirls in Oxfordshire who have been given a controversial contraceptive implant has risen by 50 per cent in three years.
CAMPAIGNERS against a radical shake-up of the NHS staged a sit in at the county’s primary care trust headquarters today.
WEST Oxford residents have described having to fight off two bids to build student flats in their streets within a matter of weeks as “groundhog day”.
CITY councillors delayed a decision on the redevelopment of a derelict social housing block after confusion over financial contributions.
USERS of the garden waste scheme in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district council areas can leave out an extra bin in the next two weeks.
VISITORS to Cogges Manor Farm in Witney will be able to pet 80 new farm animals when it reopens this season.
SCHOOL students have been showing off their science skills.
CAMPAIGNERS against a radical shake up of the NHS are staged a ‘sit in’ at the county’s primary care trust headquarters.
A WASTE firm which admitted breaking planning rules over delivery hours must not be allowed to operate for longer, a council report says.
SCHOOLS often go to great lengths to help their pupils win places to study amid Oxford’s dreaming spires.
WHEN Albert Parker started delving into his family’s past, he had no idea what he would find.
HEALTH bosses have launched a dental ‘voucher’ scheme to encourage people to get their teeth checked.
Oxford United have completed the loan signing of Christian Montano from West Ham United.
A FALLING birth rate coupled with rising longevity is likely to make the 21st century the last century of youth, according to an Oxford University professor.
CONSERVATION heroes will be recognised in the annual Oxford Preservation Trust awards which are now open for entries.
MORE than £2,000 has already been bid for special Oxford United shirts to raise money for meningitis victim Charlotte Nott and the local charity helping her live life to the full.
SCHOOL inspectors say standards at Burford School have improved in the last three years.
MAGDALEN College has submitted plans to extend its grade II listed library.
A 33-year-old man from Drayton Road, Abingdon, is one of 19 charged after police drugs raids in the town and West Berkshire.
CHRIS Wilder has urged Oxford United supporters to recreate the atmosphere from their promotion season two years ago as the side attempt to make the most of their remaining home games.
A MAN accused of rape told jurors yesterday the sex was consensual and he and the woman shared a joke afterwards.
WITNEY will target a third straight win when they host Marlow in South West 1 East tomorrow.
It’s so easy to take the 21st century for granted, isn’t it?
MICHAEL Duberry goes into the final weeks of the season with more motivation than most in the Oxford United for one simple reason – the veteran has never won promotion.
GARY Elkins is back at Didcot Town as first-team coach for a second time.
OXFORDSHIRE County Council leader Keith Mitchell has refused to comment on the upcoming leadership election.
STRIKER Howard Forinton is set to return to Banbury United for a fourth spell.
ABINGDON School won gold in the British Schools Team Fencing Championships at Brunel University.
ASA Hall wants to double his goalscoring tally for the season in the remainder of the campaign after finding his shooting boots for Oxford United.
OXFORDSHIRE Under 13s finished top of the Shires League rankings after collecting a sixth straight win.
YOUNG actors are using theatre to address mental health issues in a new play previewed at an Oxford school.
TRANSPORT bosses have run out of cash to fund new double yellow lines.
DAMIAN Batt insists the pleasure of seeing his brother playing again outweighs the fact the striker is turning out for Oxford United’s promotion rivals Crawley Town.
ON Saturday, March 3, I joined the Old Marston OxClean team picking up litter in Marston from 10am-noon. It was rewarding to be part of a team made up of different members of our community, all contributing for a better local environment.
I AM 82 years old and have been using the Temple Cowley Leisure complex since it was built in the 1930s.
THERE I was, feet on the sofa, watching the umpteenth repeat of a Midsomer Murder, determined to solve how Inspector Barnaby could walk from Thame Buttermarket, through an alley and emerge outside Henley Town Hall, when the phone rang.
NEW boys Shipton-under-Wychwood have made three signings as they prepare for their Home Counties Premier League debut.
Owner Robert Waley-Cohen has set his heart on winning a second Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup with Long Run today.
DAPPER teens donned their finery to enjoy tea – Jane Austen style.
THE Cowley Mini plant is creating 150 new jobs after workers agreed a new shift pattern.
CONGRATULATIONS to Oxford’s family doctors for speaking out against the disastrous Health and Social Care Bill.
IMPROVEMENTS are needed in Oxford United’s discipline but they are not a dirty team, according to Chris Wilder.
In Cabbages and Kings, the author noted the difficulty overseas visitors have in seeking directions.
HOW many times have we heard this so-called coalition going on about getting disabled back into work?
I AM surprised at Peter Wilkinson’s comments (Letters – Better way to deliver new swimming pool, March 7).
I AM writing to say how pleased I am with my son’s primary school, SS Mary and John in East Oxford.
Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon admitted to being “gutted” after Paintball missed out on a crack at a £75,000 bonus at Cheltenham today due to a bruised foot.
Abingdon Town hope to be boosted by the return of four players for the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division game against Kidlington at Culham Road tomorrow.