OXFORDSHIRE’S MPs were divided as the bill allowing gay marriage passed its first key hurdle in a House of Commons vote last night.
MPs have tonight voted to allow gay people to marry.
A BICESTER nursery has improved in two years to get a ‘good’ Ofsted report.
THE Heythrop Hunt has cancelled its meets for at least a week after cases of equine herpes broke out in the area the hunt covers.
THE man behind a planned mosque in Chipping Norton said he is “on top of the world” after the scheme was approved.
SMOKERS are being encouraged to protect others by taking their habit outdoors.
A SOCIAL worker has told the Old Bailey how young teenage girls at a children's home told her they had been forced to have sex with Asian men.
FOLLOWING London 2012, Britain is officially the best country in the world at Olympic horse riding.
A DAD told an Old Bailey jury today it "defies belief" his daughter was abused by a child sex gang while under police protection.
A PIONEERING lung imaging technique which could improve diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as asthma is being trialled in Oxford.
EVERY time the rain pours and flood warnings flash up, residents of Cassington Mill hold their breath.
MORE than 1,300 youngsters from 10 Oxfordshire schools are getting a chance to shape their future with a major careers event.
THE next generation of sports stars will benefit from a revamped £40,000 games area in Oxford.
Government officials say they need more time to consider whether a public inquiry should be held into controversial plans to move a Tesco store and expand Bicester Village.
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Oxford University suffered their first South League defeat of the season as they went down 5-3 at Staines in Premier Division 1.
A MUM felt she was “failing” as a parent after her daughter fell into abuse at the hands of a child sex gang, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.
Oxford Hawks ladies saw off third-placed Ipswich 3-1 at Banbury Road North to register their fourth win in Conference East.
The disused Old Quarry in Hatching Lane, Leafield, is set to be filled in and the land restored to agriculture.
AN OVERTURNED cement lorry which shed its load closed a busy route around Didcot yesterday.
Four flood alerts remained in place on the River Thames in Oxfordshire last night.
A burger van was targeted by arsonists.
A man arrested over a suspected sex attack has been bailed again by police until February 25.
PLANS for a new free school in Oxford have taken a step forward after they were backed by council officers.
Ireland prop forward Matty Hadden has become Oxford RL’s latest recruit.
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The company that owns Witney Community Stadium says Witney Town FC are no longer allowed to play at the ground because they were unable to pay the rent.
Didcot Town could give a debut to former Leeds United youngster Tom Wray when they travel to Premier Division Arlesey Town in the Southern League’s Red Insure Cup fourth round tonight.
Long Run will head straight for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after trainer Nicky Henderson decided against a prep run at Newbury on Saturday.
I WONDER why the Prime Minister was allowed to tell the huge whopper in a TV Con-Dem party political broadcast that the national deficit had been reduced by 25 per cent?
I AM writing in connection with the university development on the edge of Port Meadow, in Roger Dudman Way.
MANY thanks to Cllr Bob Johnston for his information regarding the White Horse Leisure Centre.
IT REALLY is a breath of fresh air and great news that there is someone who is prepared to buy Oxford Stadium and keep it as a much-needed multi-purpose leisure facility for our city.
CYCLING in Oxford has increased 18 per cent since 2001, according to the 2011 census figures released last week. It sounds really impressive – you’d be forgiven for thinking that Oxford is the cycling capital of the UK.
BY THEIR own high standards, Premiership outfit the Hatchet (Childrey), are not having a good campaign. A fifth defeat from nine starts has consigned them to the foot of the table, four points adrift of their nearest rivals.
PRINCE Charles joked he could have picked up some tips as he officially opened a business school’s new wing yesterday.
PRINCE Charles might not be a fan of indietronica or Baroque pop music but he met one of its best known performers yesterday.
PROTESTERS are hoping to have won Prince Charles’ support for their campaign yesterday.
REGARDING issues raised over the recent public interest and standards committee, John Bullivant (Viewpoints, Jan 30) hasn’t read and understood the reasons given for excluding the public from a standards committee hearing. Firstly, legal advice – councillors aren’t lawyers and secondly, in order to protect public interest, namely the identities of the young members of the public concerned.
SO David Cameron will give us a referendum on the EU membership if the Tories win the next election.
DAVID Cameron’s destruction of the NHS is arguably the worst crime committed by a UK government against its people in generations.
THREE teenagers were arrested after a car was broken into at a Didcot car dealership.
AT 92 years old, Peggy Barson remembers red noses flooding Oxfordshire for the first time 25 years ago today.
TWO traffic light failures caused delays in Oxford yesterday.