POLICE have tonight appealed for help to find a missing elderly woman with dementia who last seen in Oxford.
THREE men arrested as part of the Operation Bullfinch investigation into child sex offences have tonight been released on bail by police.
THE first snow of the season fell in Cowley’s shopping centre.
A PENSIONER convicted of killing two friends by torching the cottage where they slept has mounted an Appeal Court bid to overturn his murder convictions.
DEEP water closed Abingdon Road and trapped residents indoors in what locals say was the worst flooding they’ve seen.
CAMPAIGNERS against the closure of Temple Cowley Pools have unleashed their secret weapon – folk legend Peggy Seeger.
N OXON: The southbound sliproad at junction nine of the M40 was closed for a short period yesterday morning because of a fuel spillage.
WEST Oxfordshire residents breathed a sigh of belief yesterday as it was announced the worst of the flooding was over.
BLIND people in Oxfordshire have welcomed the development of high-tech “super specs” for the visually impaired.
Three men from Oxford have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into child sex trafficking.
HOMES have today been evacuated in West Oxford as floodwaters continued to rise this morning.
AUTHOR Philip Pullman celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jub-ilee by helping to plant an English oak for each decade of her rule.
Memories of the London Olympic Games still burn bright. There were 36 sports and all of them can be enjoyed here in Oxfordshire. Reporter Pete Hughes dips into the world of swimming:
A RECORD number of runners took to the streets of Bicester dressed in red Santa costumes.
Four games into the campaign and only three 100 per cent records remain. One of these will perish this week as the hitherto unbeaten Premier Section outfits, the Plough (Wolvercote) and Far From The Madding Crowd ‘A’ (Oxford City), go head to head. Last Thursday, the former maintained their blemish-free season with a 76-69 win over rivals, the Hatchet (Childrey), while reigning title-holders, FFTMC ‘A’, banished the memories somewhat of the ignominy suffered seven days earlier when finishing behind their ‘B’ team in the ‘Dave Jordan’, by comfortably despatching their stablemates, 73-58.
A WOMAN from Abingdon has joined aid workers in Guatemala to help out following the worst earthquake for 36 years.
PETER Draper was only 26 years old when he first noticed a strange loss of feeling in his legs and feet.
OXFORD: The identity of a man found dead behind a community centre had not last night been released.
OXFORD: Two men attacked a pizza delivery driver and attempted to pull off his wedding ring during an attempted robbery.
ONE of the men charged with murdering Denis Witney turned up at a friend’s house and admitted hitting him, a jury heard.
Section 1 side Peachcroft SC won a thriller 5-4 away to Premier outfit Goodlake Arms A in the Greene King ODDA.
OXFORDSHIRE County Council is working hard, along with organisations such as the Environment Agency, to do what it can to alleviate the threat of flooding across the county.
THIS is the moment a “callous and heartless” thief stole one of three dog-shaped charity boxes from two Oxfordshire rail stations.
Lily van den Broecke knows that 2012 will take some beating.
PERHAPS it shows how low our expectations have sunk, but you could almost write off the theft of a charity box as the work of an opportunistic idiot.
Oxford Hawks women made the long trek to Norfolk to face Conference East leaders Harleston Magpies worthwhile by winning 2-0.
A goal two minutes from time saw Oxford Hawks go down to a 4-3 defeat at Sevenoaks in the South League Premier Division. Hawks started brightly in the pouring rain, going ahead after Sam Chilvers found the sideboard with a backhand shot. In the second half, Hawks had trouble keeping the ball and keeper Phil Hargraves pulled off a number of fine saves before Sevenoaks drew level.
BANBURY: Police are hunting a driver who broke through a road closure and smashed into several signs, bollards and a cable trailer.
CONTROVERSIAL park and ride charges will be introduced a week late because the new ticket machines were not ready yesterday.
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OXFORD City boss Mike Ford hopes to have ended his search for an experienced striker after signing former Swindon Town forward Ashan Holegate.
RESIDENTS fled their homes yesterday as the River Windrush in Witney rose dramatically.
SCORES of sandbags were delivered to villagers yesterday as the threat of flooding hit more rural parts of Oxfordshire.
TWELVE residents of a flood-threatened nursing home were last night settling well into their new temporary home in Bicester.
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The threat of flooding will not stop today’s homecoming parade for 350 troops from Dalton Barracks.
Andy Triggs Hodge’s presence at the Oxfordshire Sports Awards was quite a coup.
SO THE newly-elected Police Commissioner’s first statement says the council tax must rise.
I TOTALLY agree with Roger Tucker’s letter regarding Abu Qatada being thrown out of this country.
HAVING seen the latest television reports and the Oxford Mail report (November 26) regarding flooding in and around Oxford, the big question that has to be asked of the Environment Agency is just how many miles of river dredging has taken place in this area over the last 12 months?
AS USUAL, during heavy rainfall, Oxford Road, Horspath, flooded.
TODAY, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet discusses provision for Oxford’s children, amid disquiet that certain schools may grow considerably, coupled with acknowledgement that the squeeze, for places and funds, is firmly on.
Before moving to Oxford nearly 20 years ago, I hadn’t ridden since leaving school. In those early days I was, I confess, something of a zealot.