WITH growing pressure on the public purse, town councillors in Bicester have downgraded the mayor’s chain from gold to silver gilt.
BANBURY MP Sir Tony Baldry said public confusion over what hospitals can offer could present a risk to life.
CHILDREN experimented with water, acids, and thermometers to understand global warming at a Science Oxford workshop.
OXFORDSHIRE business and residents have said an overwhelming ‘yes’ to a multi-million pound broadband scheme.
IT HAS transformed from forgotten dump to the pride of the Leys. Spindlebury Nature Reserve’s rebirth continues and the park could soon welcome a new path and lighting.
The Oxford Mail’s parent company Newsquest Oxfordshire has launched a new service, aimed at giving growing businesses a boost. Although many businesses have their own websites, not all of them are optimized for mobile phones or tablets. The problem is that standard websites are not configured to fit into smaller browsers and that makes it difficult to read them using hand- held technology.
A MAN known as the ‘Mayor of Eynsham’ who ran a funeral home and revived the village’s morris dance side has died, aged 72.
* Cupid’s arrow – it’s Valentine’s Day! The sweethearts at Morrisons supermarket certainly haven’t forgotten about it, but if you have, their affectionate range of treats include strawberry shortcake hearts, gingerbread couples and amorously frosted cupcakes. All are delicious and affordable.
* Another Country, a gripping Olivier-winning play that has helped to launch the careers of Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, will be revived by Oxford University students at the Playhouse on February 13-16. The drama, written by Julian Mitchell, concerns a group of 1930s schoolboys and particularly follows the notorious Cambridge spy Guy Burgess – it’s a gripping dramatic experience. Find out performance times and book tickets at oxfordplayhouse.com, or call 10865 305300 for the box office.
* NEWS of the first tranche of bands for this summer’s Truck festival have been received with a massive thumbs-up.
THE former landlord of Oxford city centre pub The King’s Arms, Syd Kyffin, has died aged 90.
A WANTAGE man awarded the MBE for his work in the court service has passed away, aged 91.
Ground-breaking Chief Constable on her first brush with the law and how growing up in a vicarage gave her the ambition to smash through the ‘glass ceiling’ in police
Andrew Ffrench considers those books guaranteed to give you a warm glow as England struggles to emerge from the depths of winter
Sandwiches at Bicester Village, however fancy they may be, don’t come cheap as KATHERINE MACALISTER discovered
She may certainly look the part but, TIM HUGHES discovers, Lindi Ortega is far from the usual US country star
AS heroes of 1970s heavy metal, rock legends UFO have seen it all. But, drummer Andy Parker tells TIM HUGHES, they are enjoying life on the road more than ever
Mark Thompson, presenter of Stargazing Live and The Alan Titchmarsh Show, and author of A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos, talks to Katherine MacAlister about life, the universe and everything…
World-class ballet dancer Arionel Vargas speaks to KATHERINE MACALISTER about his upbringing
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Oxford's favourite party animals take the roof off at a party to launch their own cider
SOBELL House have won a vote to have their logo on Oxford United's shirts for the rest of the season.
JUSTIN Richards's knee injury is not as sever as first thought, but he will still miss the rest of Oxford United's season.
Matt Ayres talks to a young Oxfordshire film-maker ahead of a screening at his old public school
A DOG attack victim is calling for more action to tackle out of control breeds.
IT’S been a long road, but after 25 years residents living near Wallingford have succeeded in their campaign for a pedestrian crossing.
Live coverage of the trial of nine men accused of being involved in a gang abusing and prostituting girls
IT was nearly 20 years ago that two doctors gave up well-paid NHS jobs in the UK to go to work in one of the world’s poorest countries.
CENTRE Henry Lamont scored a brace of tries as Oxford University made it two out of two this term with a 21-14 win over the Royal Navy at the United Services Ground in Portsmouth last night.
OXON: A man escaped uninjured after his car careered off the M40 and into a 20ft ditch.
OXFORD: Cosley Brown, 32, was jailed for two years for possession and intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin when he appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Monday. Brown of no fixed abode, was found with the class A drugs worth between £160 and £320 by police in December.
PETE Rampton hit a six to help Kidlington Sports & Social Club to victory over Punchbowl in the Kidlington Indoor League’s Len Hill Cup first round.
WORK has begun on a scheme allowing people to hire Brompton bicycles from Oxford Rail Station.
FRANCES Briscoe sealed the Midland Women’s Cross Country League title with victory in the final round at Pittville Park, Cheltenham.
FORMER Williams executive director Toto Wolff has revealed he almost turned down the chance to become head of motorsport at Mercedes.
MASONS A opened up a two-point lead at the top of Section 1 in the Johnsons Buildbase Oxford League after a thumping 5-0 home win over Dolphin, writes PETE EWINS.
AN OXFORD church has banned begging after worshippers complained of feeling threatened by insistent demands for money – at times of service.
North Leigh threw away a 3-1 half-time lead to go down 4-3 at Swindon Supermarine in a thrilling Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West fixture last night.
OXFORD: A woman will have to wait to be sentenced for making threats to kill after breaking her leg.
OXFORD: Cash was stolen from a house after offenders threw a brick through a window.
FAMILIES enjoying a ‘Meet the Animals’ session at Farmer Gow’s had a special treat when Grace the ewe suddenly delivered her new twin lambs.
STEVE Naylor shrugged off illness to seal the Apex Sports Chiltern Cross Country League title in the final round at Wing.
A DOCTOR was “on the phone arranging a golf trip” while examining a 14-year-old girl who said she had been raped, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.
WITNEY Angels climbed to second in Women’s National Conference South East West 2 after edging out Trojans 2nd 5-0 at Hailey Road.
CHIPPING NORTON: No one has yet been arrested for a threatening phone call that led to a planned mosque being stopped.
TWO Oxfordshire players are in a 72-man England Under 16 training squad going through their paces at Hartpury College this week.
CyclOx should disown lawless cyclists.
A CAMPAIGNER is making a last-ditch legal challenge over Chiltern Railways’ £200m plan to link Oxford and London via Bicester.
Oxford City Stars posted their fifth successive win in English National League South Division 2 with a 5-2 home victory over Swindon Wildcats to move back up to third in the table.