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Picture special: David Cameron hits the surf on holiday in Cornwall

Oxford Mail:

6:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron was back on holiday body-boarding in Cornwall today.

Live Blog: The 2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results live, with updates, tweets, audio and pictures

Oxford Mail: It's A-Level day

12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Follow our coverage of this year's GCSE results, with updates, pictures and tweets

Live Blog: Follow our coverage this morning of the demolition of the towers at Didcot Power Station + Watch the demolition + Audio interviews

Oxford Mail:

1:51am Sunday 27th July 2014

Follow our updates and pictures covering the demolition of the cooling towers at Didcot Power Station

Watch: Police believe National Front and anti-facism demonstrations in Oxford will be peaceful but taking precautions + video

Oxford Mail: Oxford area police commander Supt Christian Bunt

8:33am Saturday 26th July 2014

POLICE have this morning said protests by a group calling itself the National Front and anti-facism demonstrators are likely to be peaceful but they are taking precautions.

Weather update: Mixed forecasts over thunderstorms but rain all day

Oxford Mail:

9:21am Saturday 19th July 2014

THERE are mixed forecasts over the likelihood of today's thunderstorms hitting parts of the county today.

Update: A361 in Shipton-under-Wychwood reopens after milk lorry overturns

Oxford Mail:

6:35am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE A361 at Shipton-under-Wychwood is now open again after a lorry overturned spilling 10 tonnes of milk.

Live Reporting the events of World War 1 in 'real time'

Oxford Mail:

11:38am Thursday 10th July 2014

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War breaking out, the Oxford Mail is reporting in real-time in this blog significant events both in Oxfordshire, across Britain and across the World.

Update: Missing teenager Rebecca Tremlett has been found

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:53am Monday 7th July 2014

POLICE have this morning confirmed that a missing teenager was found safe in the early hours of today.

7pm Update: Police still advising motorists to avoid the M40 southbound after fierce lorry fire

Oxford Mail:

3:43pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE M40 southbound will remain closed for several hours following a fierce hay fire on a lorry the Highways Agency has said.

Google removes first Oxford story about man caught shoplifting under Right To Be Forgotten ruling

Oxford Mail:

12:41pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A STORY about an archaeology specialist caught shoplifting has become the first Newsquest Oxfordshire story to be erased from Google searches under the controversial new ‘right to be forgotten’ laws.

Update: Police release on bail man arrested after Liberty Baker's death in Witney crash

Oxford Mail:

9:53pm Monday 30th June 2014

POLICE have tonight released on bail a man arrested after a schoolgirl was killed and three other people injured in a crash in Witney.

Glider comes down at the White Horse

Oxford Mail: Glider crashes at the White Horse

4:45pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A GLIDER pilot escaped uninjured after the aircraft came down at the White Horse Hill in Uffington this afternoon.

Update: Firefighters looking through CCTV to discover cause of Grundon blaze in Ewelme + Videos and pictures

Oxford Mail: The fire at Grundon, taken by the NPAS police helicopter

1:15pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

FIRE investigators are today looking through CCTV to discover what started the blaze at the Grundon waste depot in Ewelme.

Watch - Sunday 10.30am update: Dramatic new video + Cause of fire at Grundon in Ewelme not yet known + pictures

Oxford Mail:

6:55am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A SAFETY cordon around the Grundon waste plant that was on fire last night has been lifted.

Update: Watch: Ten fire engines sent to large fire at Grundon waste plant in Ewleme as neighbours told to stay indoors + video + pictures

Oxford Mail: The fire at Grundon, courtesy of reader Luuunatik

9:52pm Saturday 21st June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a large blaze at the Grundon Waste Recycling Plant in Ewelme tonight.

Woman grabbed and sexually assaulted in cemetery by two men

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:47pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A WOMAN was grabbed and sexually assaulted by two men in a churchyard in Oxford last night.

Serious crash closes A417 near Shellingford Quarry

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:10pm Friday 13th June 2014

THE A417 is closed this evening after a head-on crash between a motorcyclist and a lorry outside the quarry in Shellingford.

Police hunting cyclist who punched motorist

Oxford Mail: The man police want to speak to

4:03pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A CYCLIST reached into a motorist's car and grabbed him by the throat before punching him.

World Cup list: Our squad of 23 surprising England World Cup players

Oxford Mail: The England shirt has been revealed today

5:54pm Sunday 8th June 2014

It is the eve of the 2014 World Cup so we've assembled our own squad of 23 England players complete with squad numbers you'll be surprised represented their country at the greatest show on Earth...

Girl sexually assaulted in playground in Long Hanborough

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:26am Monday 2nd June 2014

A GIRL was sexually assaulted in a park in Long Hanborough yesterday evening.

Police drop George Street Mews 'rape' investigation

Oxford Mail: George Street Mews closed by police

6:40pm Monday 19th May 2014

Police have dropped their investigation into the claim a woman was raped in the city centre last Thursday.

Police appeal for help to find missing woman Manjit Kaur

Oxford Mail: Manjit Kaur

4:23pm Friday 16th May 2014

POLICE are hunting for a 28-year-old woman who has been missing for five days.

Rare chance for public to question Nick Clegg

Oxford Mail: Nick Clegg

8:00am Monday 12th May 2014

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg is opening himself up to a no-holds barred question and answer session to Oxford Mail readers.

Update: Trains between Oxford and Worcester now running as normal after earlier delays

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:16am Saturday 10th May 2014

TRAIN services between Oxford and Worcester are now running as normal after delays because of a signal failure at a level crossing..

Update: 55-year-old man arrested in major police operation at the Nelson pub in Cowley

Oxford Mail: Police, council and firefighters raid Nelson pub in Cowley in large drugs operation

8:05am Saturday 10th May 2014

A 55-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in last night's major drug operation at a pub in Oxford.

Update: Three-car crash on A44 at Yarnton causing tailbacks

Oxford Mail: a44 alert

5:53pm Friday 2nd May 2014

THREE cars have crashed on the A44 at Yarnton, partially blocking the roundabout.

Sir Roger Bannister has Parkinson's Disease

Oxford Mail: Sir Roger Bannister with a copy of his autobiography Twin Tracks last month.  Picture: OX66519 Mark Hemsworth

10:52pm Thursday 1st May 2014

SPORTING icon Sir Roger Bannister has revealed he has Parkinson’s Disease, just days before the 60th anniversary of his breaking of the four-minute mile barrier.

Alkaline Trio pass the litmus test

Oxford Mail: Alkaline Trio

10:30am Friday 25th April 2014

Number one fan, Jason Collie catches up with US punk-rockers Alkaline Trio for the opening of their UK tour

Thirty-four years ago Sarah was left as a newborn baby on a stranger's doorstep in Headington. Now she's trying to find her birth mother

Oxford Mail: Sarah as newborn baby

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

SHE was the ‘baby in a box’ dumped on a doorstep in Oxford 34 years ago, soon after being born. Now a mother-of-two herself, Sarah is hoping to finally trace her birth parents because, as she says in a heartbreaking appeal, she can see a resemblance of her husband’s family in her own sons but “I have never looked like anyone.”

Tribute as final light bomber pilot Leslie Valentine dies

Oxford Mail: Mr Valentine at 21

8:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN HEROIC pilot who flew just 50ft over the Normandy beaches to lay down protecting smoke for the D-Day forces died yesterday, aged 95.

Last D-Day light bomber pilot Leslie Valentine dies

Oxford Mail: Mr Valentine at 21

7:39pm Monday 21st April 2014

LESLIE VALENTINE, thought to be the last surviving D-Day light bomber pilot, passed away today.

Alkaline Trio: O2 Academy Oxford, Tuesday April 15

Oxford Mail: Alkaline Trio

7:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT'S always good to see a band sweat within three songs.

Update: Pensioner Basil Pratley remains missing this morning

Oxford Mail: Basil Pratley

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

PENSIONER Bail Pratley is still missing this morning.

Alkaline Trio take a look on the darker side of life + Video

Oxford Mail: Acid wit: Alkaline trio

9:28am Thursday 10th April 2014

Alkaline Trio’s Dan Andriano talks to jason collie about the bleak inspiration behind their music and their forthcoming Oxford gig

Fatberg traffic: Botley Road slow again this morning

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

8:51am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BOTLEY Road is again at a crawl this morning due to the closure of Park End Street in central Oxford.

Video: David Cameron and Children's Hospital patients Zac and Finlay wish OX5 runners good luck + Happy Mother's Day

Oxford Mail: Video: David Cameron and Children's Hospital patients Zac and Finlay wish OX5 runners good luck + Happy Mother's Day

11:48am Friday 28th March 2014

A RECORD 1,400 runners have signed up to Sunday's OX5 Run in aid of the Oxford Children's Hospital. Prime Minister David Cameron and CHOX patients Zac and Finlay recorded this good luck message for the runners... and wished every mum a happy Mother's Day.

Picture special: Oxford's streets merging from the old to the new

Oxford Mail: Cornmarket Street

5:03pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Oxford is world famous for its historic streets and skyline but the city has changed over time. Two years ago our graphic artist, Mel Costello, and our photographers made these stunning images of famous Oxford streets by merging old images with those from the modern day. Here we re-publish them for you to enjoy...

Forget the Oscars: Oxfordshire's rudest place name is...

Oxford Mail: Cockshoot Close is the winner

12:05pm Monday 3rd March 2014

We're proud to be able to announce the result of your voting for Oxfordshire's rudest place name. And so, in the spirit of a bit of Carry On Journalism, the winner is Cockshoot Close.

Update: St Ebbe's Street closed by police after man suffers serious head injury in assault

Oxford Mail: Police at the scene at St Ebbes's Street this morning

10:00am Friday 28th February 2014

A 23-YEAR-OLD man is in hospital with head injuries after a serious assault in St Ebbe’s Street in the early hours of this morning.

10... Rude Oxfordshire place names (ok, there's a few more than 10) + Vote for your favourite

Oxford Mail: Crotch Crescent in Marston

12:56pm Thursday 27th February 2014

After Crotch Crescent and Cockshoot Close ended up in a list of the 10 rudest street names in Britain, we asked our readers to put forward their suggestions. You can also vote on your favourite one...

Hobourne Parks - The very best of British

Oxford Mail: Alex and Dylan Collie play in the waves at Paignton, with Torquay in the background

11:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

There was plenty of talk about trying staycations rather than holidaying abroad last year, so Jason Collie and family decided to say au revoir to France and try out Devon

Second man charged over the death of Connor Tremble

Oxford Mail: Connor Tremble

7:27am Friday 21st February 2014

A SECOND man will appear in court today charged over the death of teenager Connor Tremble, pictured.

Update: A34 fatal crash will be referred to the IPCC

Oxford Mail: a34 alert

11:20am Friday 21st February 2014

THAMES Valley Police will be referring this morning’s crash on the A34 to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

William Blencowe charged with murdering Connor Tremble + Video

Oxford Mail: Connor Tremble

6:50pm Monday 17th February 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD man will appear in court tomorrow charged with murdering Connor Tremble.

Video: How to make a sandbag

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:56am Sunday 9th February 2014

Oxfordshire firefighters show you how to make a sandbag to try to protect your home or business

Flooding: Thames in Oxford remains on flood warning

Oxford Mail: Flood warning issued for the River Avon at Evesham

8:56am Sunday 2nd February 2014

THE Thames through parts of Oxford remained on flood warning this morning.

Update: Homes in Iffley and Botley could flood overnight

Oxford Mail: Flood warning issued for the River Avon at Evesham

OFFICIALS are tonight monitoring waterways around Botley Road and Abingdon Road after people were warned homes could flood overnight.

Get Oxford Mail+ app free for a week

Oxford Mail: The Oxford Mail+ is available for iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones and tablets and Amazon’s Kindle Fire

4:00pm Monday 3rd February 2014

READERS can enjoy a free trial of the Oxford Mail+ app, which now boasts video match highlights from Oxford United and Oxford City.

Skiplex - Take flying carpet to ski mastery

Oxford Mail: Skiplex - Take flying carpet to ski mastery

2:19pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

Before heading out onto the white stuff, Jason Collie and sons find the perfect place to practice

Kennington Road closed after serious accident involving cyclist

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

9:33pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

POLICE have tonight sealed off Kennington Road under the Southern Bypass in Oxford following a serious accident involving a cyclist.


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