A wartime evacuation brought Mike and Dee Bulley together. And the armed forces have continued to feature throughout their 60 years of marriage.
A LOUD bang heard across Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties was last night confirmed as a super-sonic boom from a Typhoon jet scrambled to deal with an emergency.
A BOXING club desperately searching for a new home in Blackbird Leys may have found its saviour, in the unlikely form of a children’s club.
CHILDREN have been searching gardens near Wheatley for hidden Easter bunnies.
POLICE have been inundated with calls about loud bang, believed to be a series of sonic booms.
THERE are severe delays on the A34 tonight between Abingdon and Oxford following a three-car crash.
The air ambulance which covers Oxfordshire has passed a safety test after a national scare.
Soul-pop sensation Delilah is all ready to face stardom square in the face, she tells TIM HUGHES.
KATHERINE MACALISTER, below, gets down and dirty with the puppet stars of Avenue Q.
BATTLESHIP (12A) Action/Sci-Fi/Romance. Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, Jesse Plemons, Gregory D Gadson, Hamish Linklater, Peter MacNicol. Director: Peter Berg Battleship, the children’s board game of naval warfare, is brilliantly simple: hunt and sink your opponent’s ships of varying classes within a 10x10 grid.
KATHERINE MacALISTER vists an old favourite which has undergone a bit of a transformation.
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (15) Horror/Thriller/Comedy. Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Brian White. Director: Drew Goddard You have to give writer-director Drew Goddard full marks for effort.
TIM HUGHES finds out that for Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, life is far sweeter on his own.
A PUBLIC ballot is being held for the chance to go to one of the Queen’s Jubilee garden parties.
WORSHIPPERS are hoping long-awaited improvements to their church can be carried out this year thanks to reorganisation of the parish’s assets.
A WELL-KNOWN Oxford farmer died just days after his beloved dog.
RETIRED Bayswater Secondary School teacher Victor Brown has died from cancer, at the age of 93.
JAMES Robertson was reluctant to be conscripted into the RAF in 1952, but it led to a lifelong love of skydiving.
AS many of us return to work following an Easter of excess, the Oxfordshire Community Foundation is urging people to help the county’s growing number of families and children who spend Easter, and every day, hungry.
PAUL McCartney belting out a rock n’ roll standard leans into John Lennon, who grins manically.
Businesses in Bicester and the surrounding area are being invited to register as a potential supplier or labourer for the eco-development.
HE MAY have only raised £750 for Helen & Douglas House, but Jimmy Carr on Deal or No Deal has attracted donations worth thousands.
You train like a demon all winter, are always so careful what you eat and your reward is a night on the porcelain pillow in a Qatar hotel bathroom less than 24 hours before the opening MotoGP2 grand prix of the season.
FARINGDON: A motorcyclist killed on the A417 near the town, was Prince William’s former flying instructor.
S OXON: Police were last night investigating why windscreens were smashed on trucks and lorries travelling along the A420 between Carswell and Tubney.
TWO men “manhandled” an elderly woman when they stole her rent money after forcing their way into her Oxford home.
HAVE you ever fancied riding along on your very own road sweeper, or taking to the garden with an industrial mower?
STUART Richens was crowned the Carterton BC indoor singles champion with a 21-18 win over Andy McIntyre on finals day.
WITNEY: Work to stop repeated flooding of homes in Queen Emma’s Dyke has been agreed.
David Robertson, 70, who represents Witney East, has lived in the town since 1987 and is married, with two children and two grandchildren.
It's a case of if at first you don’t succeed, try again for Calgary Bay in the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.
SAMANTHA Round claimed her third Oxfordshire County ladies Championship after a thrilling play-off against Frilford Heath's Abi Laker in the final at Chipping Norton.
RADLEY’S ladies made a strong start to their track and field season in the Alpha Beta Trophy at Lee Valley.
OXFORD City triple jumper Nathan Douglas plans to return to action next month, a year after suffering a freak training injury.
DIDCOT Conservative Club swept to a 4-1 win at Berinsfield Club in the Johnsons Buildbase Oxford League’s Team Knockout Cup Group A semi-finals, writes PETE EWINS.
SO the race begins in earnest.
OXFORDSHIRE will hold an open training session next week as they seek to avoid pulling out of the County Championship Shield.
GOSFORD All Blacks coach Matt Watts is urging his players to use their Oxfordshire Shield victory as a springboard.
Ian Hudspeth, 52, who represents Woodstock, lives in Bladon, is married and has a daughter who has just left the Marlborough School.
OXFORD: A 59-year-old man appeared at court yesterday charged with performing a sex act in a Wood Farm café.
AMBROSDEN: The first of 12 free play day events being held across the county will take place at the Bicester Garrison today.
OXFORD: A flat fire in Barton was not started deliberately, a fire service spokesman said last night.
Pete Handley, 60, who represents Carterton South West, lives in Shilton and is married.
THE fresh face, the old guard and the controversial backbencher will battle it out for the leadership of Oxfordshire County Council.
EDDIE Pepperell, the most exciting prospect in the county, is now officially attached to Frilford Heath Golf Club.
I WONDER when Sid Hedges completed his fine book Bicester Wuz A Little Town, did he take a moment to ponder how the future of the town would change and develop?
WITH the recent events surrounding the petrol tanker drivers’ dispute, maybe they should rename the Unite union ‘Ignite’!
A POPULAR postman and well-known Kidlington gardener suffered a fatal haemorrhage behind the wheel of his car before crashing into a garden wall.
Having read the Eynsham Community Primary School Ofsted report based on a two-day inspection in February, a report which is by no means entirely negative, it’s difficult to comprehend the language used by your reporter Fran Bardsley on April 5 and the inanities attributed to Melinda Tilley.
YOUR Volunteer Voice and Life Lessons features highlight the exceptional way volunteers contribute to the community and it made me think how David Cameron’s praiseworthy concept of the Big Society could be harnessed to unite the nation.