Military personnel leaving the forces are put on a par with criminals coming out of prison, the leader of Oxfordshire County Council has claimed.
A MAJOR cycle event is coming to Oxford next month and will shut off main streets for the day.
EERIE images of abandoned buildings and industrial estates left to decay are in the frame at a new Oxford exhibition.
DEDDINGTON Farmers’ Market chairman Geoff Todd has been elected to the Council of the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association (Farma) for the next three years.
KNOWLES Peter 24th January 1937 11th April 2011 No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts you're always there. Sadly missed. Love Chris, Alison, Pauline, Philip, Andrew and Partners and all the Grandchildren xxx
LEWIS Stephen John In loving memory of our dear son Love from Lorna and Alf and brother of Michael, Paul, Barry, Ian and Wendy, brother-in-law, Michelle, Sandra, Tracey and Lesley God be with you always until we meet again.
LOVELOCK Edith (nee Lay) Peacefully at home on April 5th 2012 aged 78 years. Loving mother to Sharon, Trevor, Kathleen and Peter and their partners. Loved Nan and Great Nan. Funeral service to take place at St Mary’s Church, North Leigh on Tuesday April 17th at 11am. followed by burial. Flowers or if preferred donations for “Long Hanborough District Nurses” may be sent c/o E Taylor & Son, 21 Corbett Road, Carterton, Oxon, OX18 3LG tel 01993 842421.
Victor & Valerie Hall Congratulations on your Golden wedding Anniversary. Have a fab day Loads of love Sheena, Martin, Grandchildren Waide, Tracy, Aiden, Hannah, Blaine, Sister Jean and Great Grand - Daughter Gracie - Mae xxxxxxxxxx
GARFORD Jason Francis Greenhalgh Passed away peacefully at home on 5th April 2012, aged 31 years. Loving husband of Sarka, an adored son of Amanda, Roger and Alan, and a best mate and brother to Damien. A celebration of Jason's life will be held at the Oxford Town Hall on Saturday 14th April at 12.00 noon. All are welcome to attend the service, please come dressed as you feel Jason would have liked you to. No flowers by request, but donations if desired can be made to Sobell House or The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity c/o S & R Childs Funeral Services, 69 London Road, Headington OX3 9AA.
HODGKINS Alan Aged 79 years. Peacefully at the John Radcliffe Hospital on 3 April 2012. Much loved husband of the late Sheila. Dearly loved dad of Kevin and Sonia, a special grampa of Sam and Amy and loved father in law of Bill. Funeral Service at Oxford Crematorium on Tuesday 17 April at 12.15pm Flowers or donations for Macmillan Cancer Support c/0 Edward Carter (FD), 107 South Avenue, Abingdon, OX14 1QS
WALKER Mary Lilian (Betty) Aged 97 years. Peacefully at the John Radcliffe Hospital on 4 April 2012. Much loved wife of the late Cyril, beloved mum of John and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service at St Lawrence Church, Tubney on Friday 13 April at 2.30pm. Flowers or donations made payable to Tubney Church Maintenance Committee and Cancer Research UK c/o Edward Carter (FD), 107 South Avenue, Abingdon, OX14 1QS
A SPORTS pavilion looks set to be built for Oxford's youngest college.
AFTER Adam Rowbottom’s sudden death, his family and friends are determined to live life to the full in his memory.
America’s most iconic film-maker, and funny man, Woody Allen is being celebrated in this year’s Oxford Film Festival. Here is a list of the films showing...
One of Oxford’s best-loved youth organisations celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
Do you remember playing Blind’s Man Buff when you were young?
The Oxfordshire FA have been accused of allowing a junior team to reach one of their county cup finals by “unfair means” after it came to light the club had fielded an ineligible player.
AN 80-year-old driver collapsed behind the wheel of his car from a suspected heart attack as he drove in The Moors opposite Helwys Place in Kidlington.
THE Oxford Mail Boys League have been awarded League Charter Standard status following a year’s hard work by the management committee.
Yarnton Res won the Ivor Gubbins Cup with a 4-2 extra-time victory against Division 2 basement boys Stonesfield Res at Oxford University Press on Monday.
Slade Farm United were celebrating after lifting the Ben Turner Cup for the first time in their short history with a 2-0 victory against Horspath at Oxford University Press on Easter Monday.
THE epidemic of lead thefts from public buildings continues with the case of the church in Grove.
METAL thieves stripped lead off a village church over the Easter weekend.
A CONVICTED rapist wanted by the police on recall to prison was arrested after featuring in the Oxford Mail’s Bad Eggs Easter campaign.
tHE creation of a Commissioner to oversee Thames Valley Police is uncharted territory that at this moment in time holds no guarantee of success.
WITNEY & DISTRICT FA
TEENAGERS turned detectives as they uncovered a ‘dead body’ at a special event at Oxford University.
The inquest into the death of a 68-year-old man who died after a collision in Langford Lane, Kidlington, has not yet been opened.
BLACK Swan defied the odds to lift the Ridgeway Cup with a superb 2-0 victory over Saxton Pirates, writes TIM SIRET.
The Communication Trust, which campaigns for children with speech and communication needs, has expressed concern about the closure of The ACE Centre in Headington.
PEOPLE in Oxfordshire are keeping their powder dry when it comes to standing as an elected police crime commissioner.
ELEVEN families left homeless after a fire in their block of flats last Friday will not be able to return for weeks.
VALE of White Horse Schools reigned supreme at the ESFA Isle of Wight Festival – being the only team to win all four of their games and also picking up the Bert Worrall Fair Play Shield for the first time.
Launton Sports Res eased to a 2-0 victory at Eynsham Res in Division 2 of the Oxfordshire Senior League.
YOU recall (Oxford Mail, April 4) the occasion on which Keith Mitchell famously referred to protesting students as “oiks”.
PLANS to extend opening hours at Oxford’s leading music venue have sparked a backlash among residents.
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This week we talk to Wantage butcher Vincent Montgomery WHAT I’M CALLED: This depends on who you ask, but, needless to say I have been called some very colourful names. The ones I can list with pride include: Father, Son, Sweetheart, buddy, Monty and Vince.
The 02 Academy’s application to open until 2am most nights and 4am at weekends is the opposite of what this city needs as we try to balance the needs of students and long-term residents.
Your article about cats who go missing and then turn up out of the blue and showing no sign that they have ever been way, made me think about my son’s cat who has progressively spent more and more time away from home until, at one period, he was missing for almost a year.
In an otherwise largely instructive, interesting, learned and persuasive letter (March 26), Bruce Ross-Smith claims that “the origins of the disintegration of the Greek economy and, in effect, Greek civil society are far more complex than I and Keith Mitchell suppose.”
James Davdison (Oxford Mail, April 2) asserts CCTV cameras that the Oxford council wishes to install in taxis “are to protect customer and driver and will be only accessible to the relevant authorities”, he should have added also “Uncle Tom Cobley and all”.
Did you ever serve on board any of the light fleet carriers, HMS Bulwark, HMS Albion or HMS Centaur?
Bletchingdon upset the formbook and eased their relegation fears as they knocked Oxford University Press off the top of the Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division with a stunning 2-0 win, writes Brian Kirk.
NORTH BERKS LEAGUE
The very essence of life is recognising love and reciprocating that love. Without it, we are doomed.
A 23-YEAR-OLD man was confronted in his East Oxford home by a gang of knife-wielding robbers last Tuesday.
Police last night said they were not investigating a blaze which left a canal boat badly damaged.
HEADINGTON’S confusing double yellow lines were called “innovative” by the designers who gave them the go-ahead.