OXFORD’S Bradley Smith was eighth fastest in final practice ahead of this weekend’s opening race of the Moto2 season in Qatar.
Nottingham Forest’s former Oxford City winger Garath McCleary has been named npower Championship player of the month for March.
A STOPPAGE time winner from Brett Williams decided a dramatic game at Sixfields as ten-man Oxford United suffered a damaging defeat at Northampton.
Oxford United were trailing 1-0 at half-time in tonight's npower League Two clash at Northampton.
A FREE art and craft fair is taking place in Oxford.
A VANDALISED Botley pavilion is to become a community asset again with a major makeover.
MICHAEL Duberry returns to Oxford United’s starting line-up in the only change for the trip to Northampton Town.
AN OXFORD bookbinder is hoping to trot out more than just any old present for this year’s jubilee.
RESIDENTS in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse are being offered the chance to have a say on how taxi services are provided.
Homes for four former homeless people will be created after planners agreed that warden flats owned by the charity Emmaus could be used as “move-on” accommodation.
An art and craft fair is taking place in Oxford.
AN OXFORDSHIRE museum curator has retired after more than 25 years uncovering the county’s history.
HOSPITAL bosses have closed a kitchen which supplied food to the county’s mental health patients.
A MOTORBIKE course aimed at helping former addicts stay clean is hoping to be first out of the blocks for Jubilee Fund cash.
YOUNG William Allan had a close encounter with wildlife when he came face to face with Chico the owl at a Science Oxford event. The five-year-old saw eight of the birds in a show by Rod Smallman who runs the Owls Galore sanctuary in Banbury.
The Barceló Oxford Hotel off Wolvercote roundabout will have a name change after its owners decided to pull out of the UK.
Former Oxfordshire paceman Jack Brooks made a flying start to the new LV County Championship season with Northants by claiming a five-wicket haul on the opening day against Derbyshire at Derby.
AFTER Oxford United’s hopes of automatic promotion were realistically ended by defeat last weekend, Chris Wilder has refocused on trying to stay top in a mini-league of play-off contenders during the run-in.
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A CAMPAIGN to rid Oxford of its “bad eggs” kicks off today with an Easter campaign to track down Oxford’s most wanted suspects.
THAMES Valley Police did not ask people if they wanted front counter opening hours cut in its public consultation.
A lease has been signed to bring a new breed of supermarket to Cowley Road in Oxford by the summer.
A 74-year-old man has been charged with death by careless driving over the death of cyclist Joanna Braithwaite.
AN INTERNATIONAL food festival takes in Oxford’s Gloucester Green this weekend.
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MICHAEL Duberry admits there could be added pressure on Oxford United tonight as they kick-off at Northampton Town after the majority of their play-off rivals have finished their Good Friday fixtures.
OXFORD’S Andy Triggs Hodge declared Great Britain’s new-look men’s four so “astonishingly” fast, they could turn up on the day of the Olympic final with no preparation and still challenge for a gold medal.
Election season is upon us, with half of the city council’s 48 seats up for grabs.
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158th University Boat Race
DEAN Morgan and Cristian Montano will remain at Oxford United until the end of the season after agreeing extensions to their loan stays.
It is a job no one wants to do. But the hidden group of volunteers at each of Oxfordshire’s repatriation ceremonies perform one of the most important jobs there are.
AFTER the recent findings by the Care Quality Commission, that 50 abortion clinics and some doctors have been deliberately and contemptuously flouting the law, is it not about time that the 1967 Abortion Act was repealed?
KNOWING my aversion to the playing of MP3s and texting in the street, on the grounds that both are antisocial, it was hardly surprising Philip, my ex-military policeman friend, pounced in Radcliffe Square. In his words I was caught red-handed – or to be more correct, ear-phoned and wired.
SO now the European Union is proposing we should have to pay a tax on plastic bags.
IF ever there was an appalling example of how not to run a PR exercise, it is the one displayed by the Vale of White Horse District Council in its proposals to renew the West Way shopping centre.
EVERYONE must have heard that first and second class stamps will go up by 14p on April 30.
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MY long-suffering but efficient postman delivered my mail this morning.
I AGREE with Van Coulter (Oxford Mail ViewPoints, March 28), that the Government is committed to raising public housing rents to 80 per cent of the housing private sector.
LIAM Davis insists he is not worried by the increasing competition for Oxford United’s left back slot now Tony Capaldi is returning to full fitness.
A protest against the city’s policy on houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) is being planned.
ONE person was taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Didcot this morning.
DESCRIPTION, trained by Alan Hill at Aston Rowant, is set to go on a retrieval mission as a centenary of racing at Kimble, near Aylesbury, is celebrated with the Kimblewick Hunt meeting tomorrow (1.30).
An ability to act on top of the ground again looks certain to be crucial in the popular Old Berks Hunt meeting at Lockinge, near Wantage, on Easter Monday.
UK sales of the Mini fell by more than nine per cent last month, latest figures have revealed.
JAMMING at the Jam Factory will celebrate the Oxford Jazz Festival over the next two days.