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Information Commissioner rules Thames Valley Police wrong to keep secret if it used terrorism act to spy on journalists

Oxford Mail:

4:42pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

THAMES Valley Police has been told by the Information Commissioner it was wrong to keep secret whether or not it had spied on journalists using anti-terrorism powers.

Thames Valley Police admit mistake in information about Sister Frances Dominica investigation

Oxford Mail:

2:33pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Thames Valley Police gave the wrong date when it said it had investigated a complaint that Sister Frances Dominica had sexually abused two women.

Update: Dad of dead schoolgirl Liberty Baker accused by police of harassing her killer's family

Oxford Mail:

7:41am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

THE grieving father of schoolgirl Liberty Baker this morning told of his devastation after police tried to prosecute him for "harassing" the family of her killer.

Didcot murders: Search for killer ends as man’s body discovered in woodland

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 26th May 2015

THE hunt for the killer of a family in Didcot ended last night when a body, believed to be the main suspect’s, was found in a wooded area in Oxford.

Missing: Police appeal to find Cowley woman Sandra McDonald

Oxford Mail:

3:06pm Monday 25th May 2015

POLICE are appealing for help to find a Cowley woman who has been missing for three days.

Live blog: Body found in hunt for Jed Allen following murder of family in Didcot

Oxford Mail:

8:11am Sunday 24th May 2015

Follow our Live and unrivalled coverage of the murder investigation in Didcot, updated throughout today

Live General Election and council elections 2015: Live

Oxford Mail:

9:29am Thursday 7th May 2015

Blog covering the General Election and district council elections. Coverage extends right back to yesterday morning so you can see how the drama evolved both locally and nationally. Individual blogs dedicated to each Oxfordshire constituency are also available

Live Updates: Blog on the catastrophic fire at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

4:52pm Friday 17th April 2015

Follow our coverage of the fire that broke out at the Randolph Hotel today

Wantage candidates - who you can vote for

Oxford Mail: Elections Vale

7:25pm Thursday 9th April 2015

The declared candidates for Wantage for the General Election on May 7 are:

Oxford West & Abingdon - who you can vote for

Oxford Mail: Elections Oxford West

7:19pm Thursday 9th April 2015

The declared candidates for Oxford West and Abingdon for the General Election on May 7 are:

Witney candidates - who you can vote for

Oxford Mail: Elections Witney

5:30pm Thursday 9th April 2015

The declared candidates for Witney for the General Election on May 7 are:

Oxford East candidates - who you can vote for

Oxford Mail: Elections East Oxford

4:46pm Thursday 9th April 2015

The list of candidates for the Oxford East constituency

Bullfinch: Culture Secretary - we need to tackle cultural reasons for grooming gang abuse

Oxford Mail:

12:03pm Saturday 4th April 2015

CULTURE Secretary Sajid Javid has become the latest figure following the Bullfinch scandal to call for an investigation into why men in some cultures have a "completely unacceptable" view of women.

Easter weather update: Better but it's rain rather than sun brollies

Oxford Mail: Tourists in Oxford huddled under umbrellas in Radcliffe Square

7:04am Friday 3rd April 2015

THE Met Office has slightly downscaled its forecast on how much rain we're going to get on Good Friday but it will still be a damp start to the Easter weekend.

Easter weather forecast - nothing good about Friday

Oxford Mail: Tourists in Oxford huddled under umbrellas in Radcliffe Square

5:06pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

EASTER barbeques or sunny afternoons with the kids or gardening are looking increasingly unlikely for the holiday weekend. And Good Friday is looking the worst of the four days.

Did you spot all our April Fool's stories?

Oxford Mail:

12:07pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

APRIL 1 and in tradition we put three stories out hoping to fox our readers with tales that were too good to be true.

Weather update: Oxfordshire remains under strong wind warning with trees down this morning

Oxford Mail:

6:54am Tuesday 31st March 2015

OXFORDSHIRE remains under a warning from the Met Office this morning about strong winds throughout the day.

Weather alert: High winds feared for this evening and Tuesday

Oxford Mail: Snow set for Gloucestershire as Met Office issues severe weather warning

4:04pm Monday 30th March 2015

OXFORDSHIRE has been put under a yellow weather warning for high winds this evening and tomorrow.

UPDATED: Man charged with 19 crimes against 10 people appears in court after slavery raids

Oxford Mail:

8:14am Saturday 28th March 2015

A 44-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court this morning charged with 19 offences against 10 people following Thursday's anti-slavery raids.

Video: Ex-headteacher found dead in Thames days before court appearance for molesting boys

Oxford Mail:

2:44pm Friday 27th March 2015

A FORMER headteacher due to be sentenced for molesting young boys was the man found dead in the Thames on Tuesday, it has emerged today.

Missing girl Jennifer Moore found safe and well

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Friday 27th March 2015

A BICESTER teenager reported missing has been found safe and well, police said this morning.

Sixth series of Downton Abbey to be the last

Oxford Mail: Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens and director Ben Bolt film a scene in Bampton

3:52pm Thursday 26th March 2015

DOWNTON Abbey will bow out at the end of the next series, ITV has said.

2pm Update: Ten now held by police in anti-slavery operation + video and pictures

Oxford Mail:

8:04am Thursday 26th March 2015

TEN people have now been arrested by police following this morning's raids targeting slavery in the city.

Naked Rambler loses euro court challenge to be nude in public

Oxford Mail:

7:01am Thursday 26th March 2015

THE European Court of Human Rights has rejected a final legal challenge brought by the man known as the Naked Rambler over claims he had a right to be nude in public.

Update: Child involved in crash with a car in Didcot

Oxford Mail:

5:11pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A CHILD has been involved in an accident in Didcot near the station.

Solar Eclipse in Oxfordshire 2015 as it happened - 100+ readers' pictures; stories and video

Oxford Mail:

7:18am Friday 20th March 2015

Welcome to our blog covering the partial solar eclipse. The cloud parted just enough for Oxford's sky-watchers on what was Britain's first solar eclipse in the social media age. And so we have more than 100 readers' pictures sent in alongside our own pictures, reports, trivia and video.

17 things you need to know about the solar eclipse: Find out when to see it in Oxfordshire + video

Oxford Mail:

7:45am Thursday 19th March 2015

THE first solar eclipse to pass over the UK since 1999 will appear over Oxfordshire on Friday morning - and here are eclipse facts and figures to help you see it safely. And remember: be safe. Do not look directly at the eclipse as it could cause permanent damage to your eye-sight.

Health warning for Britain over air pollution today

Oxford Mail:

6:32am Thursday 19th March 2015

BRITAIN has been placed on a health alert because a potentially dangerous cloud of air pollution is blowing over the country.

Google wipes out stories about Asbo yob under Right to be Forgotten ruling

Oxford Mail:

6:23pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

TWO stories about a teenage yob who plagued his neighbours are the latest items removed from Google’s search listings under the controversial ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling.

Police stonewall over misuse of RIPA to spy on journalists

Oxford Mail: Assistant Chief Constable John Campbell, left, Anthony Stansfeld, and Claire Gourlay of the Thames Valley Police’s corporate communications, take part in a live webchat

12:00pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

THAMES Valley Police has again refused to confirm if it has been misusing anti-terrorism laws to spy on journalists, claiming it has been asked ‘too many times’.

Video: Divers return to Thames in search for missing Oxford woman Emily Stiff

Oxford Mail:

11:45am Monday 16th March 2015

DIVERS are currently searching the Thames in the continuing search for missing Oxford woman Emily Stiff.

Update: Missing Oxford hospital patient John Howe found safe in Reading

Oxford Mail:

7:22am Monday 16th March 2015

A MAN who went missing from the John Radcliffe Hospital last night has been found safely.

Chief Constable and MP row over ‘threats’ made in paedophile case

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 16th March 2015

A MINISTER last night stood by claims Thames Valley Police tried to pressure him not to raise in Parliament its failure to stop an Oxford paedophile.

Update: River search fails to find any sign of missing Emily Stiff

Oxford Mail:

9:53am Thursday 12th March 2015

POLICE have not found any sign of missing woman Emily Stiff in their search of the Thames and its tributaries today.

Man charged with murdering his baby son Jayden Saxton

Oxford Mail:

10:07pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

A 21-YEAR-OLD will appear before court on Wednesday accused of murdering his baby son.

Updated: 14 essential Bullfinch stories to know + video + your vote

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Saturday 7th March 2015

Been too busy to read everything about the Bullfinch scandal and the serious case review released this week? Here's the essential stories you need to know - including the man whose warnings years ago were dismissed, that other signs of a grooming gang in Oxford were ignored, pressure on those at the top of the authorities who failed to go and what police and social services are doing now... plus video and the opportunity for your say

Evidence of gang's organised abuse was ignored for years

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

CHILD protection authorities feared an organised gang of paedophiles was prostituting vulnerable girls four years before Operation Bullfinch was launched – but nothing was done.

'Police failed victims of abuse gang and we cannot let it happen again'

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

POLICE failed the Bullfinch victims but Andrew Murray, the head of crime investigation at Thames Valley, says the force is adamant it will not do so again.

Bullfinch: Authorities missed opportunities to uncover grooming gangs

Oxford Mail:

12:59pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A story rounding up the report and reaction to this morning's Bullfinch Serious Case Review.

Blog: Bullfinch abuse scandal Serious Case Review - what went wrong

Oxford Mail: OM new bullfinch scr disaster header

8:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Live coverage of the Serious Case Review into the failings by authorities that led to six girls being groomed, raped and prostituted by seven men finally caught by the Operation Bullfinch investigation

Update: Bullfinch: More than 350 youngsters potential abuse victims as campaigner calls for action not apologies

Oxford Mail: Marilyn Hawes

7:46am Monday 2nd March 2015

MORE than 350 youngsters in Oxfordshire have been identified as potential victims of groomers, the Oxford Mail understands.

Weather: Snow and sleet forecast for Oxfordshire tomorrow

Oxford Mail: Snow on a branch.

6:42pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

SLEET is forecast for many parts of Oxfordshire tomorrow, along with some snowfall in western areas.

Thames Valley Police again dodge questions if it spied on journalists

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

TIGHT-LIPPED: Thames Valley didn’t rule out being one of report’s 19 that used Ripa

Travel: Finding the hidden charms of Brittany with Siblu

Oxford Mail:

8:20pm Monday 26th January 2015

Jason Collie finds an unexpected idyllic spot in Brittany

Weather forecast: little bit of snow tomorrow, heavy in places Sunday

Oxford Mail: Snow on a branch.

9:45am Friday 16th January 2015

OXFORDSHIRE is facing a snowy Sunday, according to the Met Office.

CPRE happy Crouch Hill housing plan thrown out

Oxford Mail: View of the proposed site from top of Crouch Hill.Supplied by Naomi Herring (15992724)

2:24pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

The director for Campaign to Protect Rural England Oxfordshire has praised the council for standing its ground over a planning appeal for 117 home in Banbury.

CPRE happy Crouch Hill housing plan thrown out

Oxford Mail: View of the proposed site from top of Crouch Hill.Supplied by Naomi Herring (15992724)

2:18pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

The director for Campaign to Protect Rural England Oxfordshire has praised the council for standing its ground over a planning appeal for 117 home in Banbury.

Man killed in fire in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

2:11pm Sunday 28th December 2014

A MAN has been killed after a fire in Oxford last night.

Update: Missing man Daniel Wilson sent to Littlemore for violent attacks

Oxford Mail:

11:38am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A MAN missing for four days had been sectioned and detained at Littlemore Hospital following a violent attack, it has emerged.

Taking Back Sunday wish speedy recovery to A34 coach crash fans

Oxford Mail:

9:01pm Monday 15th December 2014

AMERICAN rock band Taking Back Sunday tonight said they hoped fans caught up in the A34 coach crash had a speedy recovery.

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