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CCTV blunder leads to graffiti trial’s collapse

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVICTED vandal accused of graffiti damage worth £4,000 has walked free from court, after prosecutors failed to produce evidence against him.

17-year wait for killer to be brought to justice

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NOT long after 3am on Tuesday, August 26, 1997, petrol was squirted through the letterbox of 156 Magdalen Road, East Oxford, using two Tango bottles.

Toddler found alone in busy street

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A TODDLER was last night due to be reunited with his parents after he was found wandering alone in a busy street wearing just a nappy and a T-shirt.

Fiaz Munshi murder trial jurors told to control emotions

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

9:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

JURORS have been told to put emotions aside when they decide if a mother-of-four killed two children in an arson attack 17 years ago.

County gearing up to host key stage in Tour of Britain

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

NOW Britain has said au revoir to the Tour de France, Oxfordshire fans are looking ahead to top cyclists racing through the county later this year.

Walk-through video gives a hi-tech view of centre plans

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AN ANIMATED video has been made to show how a £100m redevelopment would change Botley.

Estate backs plan to develop ex-hostel site

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE plan to demolish a delapidated hostel and build housing has been welcomed.

Thousands get in the pink for race to combat cancer

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 14th July 2014

CANCER was given a kicking yesterday as more than 5,300 women ran, jogged, and walked their way through University Parks to raise cash to fight the disease.

Prolific burglar says toodle-oo to the judge as he gets six years

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

A THIEF with more than 100 crimes to his name said “toodle-oo” as he was taken down to start a six-year prison sentence.

Police probe possible links between Cowley Road attacks

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 10th July 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD man was last night in hospital after being stabbed in the latest attack in the Cowley Road area of Oxford.

Man stabbed on Cowley Road in 'planned attack'

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:11pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A man was stabbed in Cowley Road last night in what police believe could have been a planned attack.

"I've got nothing to hide" arson death defendant tells jury

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

9:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

ARSONISTS who killed a young brother and sister in a house fire 17 years ago have been branded “evil and sick” by a woman accused of murder.

Murder accused tells jury she has nothing to do with fatal fire

Oxford Mail: Fiaz Munshi pictured being escorted into court

10:44am Tuesday 8th July 2014

FIAZ Munshi has taken the witness stand to deny involvement in an arson attack that killed two children 17 years ago.

Drug deals and shoplifting on new Cowley inspector’s list

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

TACKLING drug dealing and shoplifting will be the main priorities of the new neighbourhood police inspector for Cowley and Oxford South East.

‘Mystery shoppers’ wanted by Thames Valley Police

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to go undercover and quiz police staff about missing pets and directions.

CCTV: Two men wanted for Banbury shop cigarette raid

Oxford Mail: CCTV: Two men wanted for Banbury shop cigarette raid

10:29am Friday 27th June 2014

A STOLEN car was used by two thieves believed to have burgled a shop and taken cigarettes.

Jayden’s killer placed girls he dated ‘in fear for lives’

Oxford Mail: CCTV of Jayden Parkinson leaving the One Foot Forward hostel in Oxford to meet Ben Blakeley on the day she was killed

8:30am Thursday 26th June 2014

TWO former girlfriends of Jayden Parkinson’s killer have told a jury they feared they would die by his hand.

Jayden Parkinson trial: New CCTV image of teenager leaving home to meet her killer

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson leaving One Foot Forward

5:59pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE image of Jayden Parkinson leaving the hostel where she lived on her way to meet Ben Blakeley has been shown to the jury at Oxford Crown Court today.

Jayden trial: Former girlfriend says she thought murder accused Blakeley was going to kill her

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

2:11pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A FORMER girlfriend of Jayden Parkinson's killer has told a jury he threatened to cut her up in a bath.

Banbury grooming arrests: police get more time to question suspects

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:20am Wednesday 25th June 2014

DETECTIVES have been given a further 12 hours to question five men arrested on suspicion of grooming and abusing young teenage girls.

Man loses case that he is the rightful owner of £1m home

Oxford Mail: The disputed house in north Oxford.

6:30am Tuesday 24th June 2014

A CLAIM to ownership of a North Oxford home worth more than £1m has been thrown out by a judge who ruled the deed was fraudulent.

Man loses case that he is rightful owner of £1m North Oxford house after buying it from descendants of a Nigerian chief

Oxford Mail: The ownership of the house is claimed by Abbey Folami

12:51pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A JUDGE has this morning thrown out a bid by a man to claim he was the rightful owner of a North Oxford home worth more than £1m.

International cuisine provides food for thought

Oxford Mail: Pictured preparing for the international evening to celebrate diversity on the Wood Farm estate are from left, Kairone Vincent, Mya Walker, Karis Daniels and Amy Whipp

10:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

INTERNATIONAL cuisine was cooked up to celebrate the cultural diversity in Wood Farm.

Murder trial told of sister's 'act of revenge'

Oxford Mail: Anum Khan

9:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A SISTER plotted a revenge arson attack which killed two children after she was shamed in a family feud, a jury heard yesterday.

Woman helped murder children in fire, jury told

Oxford Mail: Anum Khan

11:50am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A 38-YEAR-OLD woman helped murder two siblings (one pictured) in a revenge arson attack in Oxford's Magdalen Road nearly 17 years ago, a jury has heard today.

Listen: 'Tell us who killed my son and take this pain from our hearts', including audio of press conference

Oxford Mail: Michelle Lavelle, Kevin’s widow and Lesley Lavelle, his sister, at yesterday’s press conference. Pictures: OX67725 Mark Hemsworth

6:30am Tuesday 10th June 2014

THE FAMILY of a man murdered 10 years ago this month have made an emotional plea for help in finding the killer.

Air base is told killing birds will not solve danger threat

Oxford Mail: A red kite in flight

5:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

BIRD watchers have warned RAF Benson will get no benefit from shooting red kites out of the sky.

Crown Prosecution Service under fire again after court cases dropped because prosecutor does not turn up

Oxford Mail: Adrian Foster

6:30am Monday 9th June 2014

TWO court cases - including one where three people were allegedly assaulted - had to be dropped after a prosecution lawyer failed to turn up.

Volunteers are needed more than ever before

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire Lowland Search and Rescue, OxSAR, has been called to help police search for missing people more times already this year than the whole of last year, so they are starting a big recruitment drive

5:00pm Saturday 7th June 2014

AFTER recent appeals for help to keep vital services running in Oxfordshire, managers say the volunteer army is relied upon now more than ever. By donating thousands of hours of their time, volunteers are thought to be saving the county’s public purse millions of pounds. BEN WILKINSON reports

More than 100 people outside Oxford Union for vigil

Oxford Mail: More than 100 people outside Oxford Union for vigil

8:48pm Thursday 5th June 2014

MORE than 100 people have gathered outside Oxford Union for a peaceful vigil. 

How could the police have failed another young girl?

Oxford Mail: Omid Ali

7:00am Friday 6th June 2014

POLICE are facing questions over why officers failed to prevent a teenager from being groomed and sexually abused at the height of the Operation Bullfinch investigation.

Barton hall set to be sold to benefit church

Oxford Mail: The Rev Maggie Thorne in the old building. Picture: OX67684 David Fleming

5:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A CHURCH hall that has served an estate for 50 years will be put up for sale after it closes later this month.

Latest trial part of a wider inquiry into sex grooming

Oxford Mail: Police prepare to go out on the Operation Bullfinch raids in 2012

9:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

THE Oxford Mail is able to reveal that both Zeeshan and Bilal Ahmed were defendants in the first Bullfinch trial held last year after winning a legal challenge yesterday.

Update: Fracking protesters say police have ordered them to leave David Cameron's home

Oxford Mail: Fracking protesters set up mock drilling site outside David Cameron's home

8:53am Wednesday 4th June 2014

FRACKING protesters say they have been ordered by police to leave David Cameron's home in West Oxfordshire this morning.

Cinema operator wanted to help fund Guildhall's revamp scheme

Oxford Mail: OVERHAUL: A revamp of Abingdon Guildhall is still going ahead

8:30am Wednesday 4th June 2014

A COMMERCIAL cinema operator will be asked to bankroll a £3m revamp of Abingdon’s Guildhall.

Scam mail reveals con artists’ tricks

Oxford Mail: David Soward from CAB and Anu Prashar from trading standards

10:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

STACKS of scam letters sent to the vulnerable by fraudsters are now being investigated.

Park plan to remember Armed Forces sacrifice

Oxford Mail: City councillor Van Coulter wants part of Meadowbrook Park designated as a memorial green space to the Armed Forces

7:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A WAR memorial garden could be created in Barton to give estate residents somewhere to reflect and remember the work of the Armed Forces.

Wood Farm car park starts now newts have woken

Oxford Mail: Susan Brown, city council member for the Churchill ward

6:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

NEWTS have woken up from hibernation allowing a £44,000 car parking scheme to start at Oxford’s Wood Farm estate.

Speeding crackdown in Oxford's 20mph zones

Oxford Mail: Kevin Wallington was fined

9:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

DRIVERS caught flouting Oxford’s 20mph zones by as little as 4mph will now face a £100 fine and three points on their licence.

Family’s thanks as Canada search for backpacker, 22, continues

Oxford Mail: Tom Billings

8:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

THE family of missing hiker Tom Billings flew to Canada to thank the volunteers who are continuing to search for him.

Police figures lead to calls for time limit spent on bail in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: Michelle X

6:30am Saturday 31st May 2014

MORE than half the suspects held on police bail for more than a year were never charged, figures obtained by the Oxford Mail show.

Colourful standard may be a flag for the city's future

Oxford Mail: Ed Hall, 69, alongside the Oxford Banner he has created. Picture: OX67452 David Fleming

8:30am Saturday 31st May 2014

COULD this be the new Oxford flag?

Man arrested after missing father and daughter are found

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:20am Thursday 29th May 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after a father and his three-year-old daughter went missing.

Police bill for compensation triples in just one year

Oxford Mail: Anthony Stansfeld

9:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

COMPENSATION paid out to victims of police blunders in Oxfordshire more than tripled last year.

Oxfam fraudster got £29,000 'golden handshake' when he left charity

Oxford Mail: McKenzie-Green

9:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

FRAUDSTER Edward McKenzie-Green received a “golden handshake” of £29,000 to leave Oxfam after he had defrauded the charity of more than £64,000.

Taxi firm says sorry after 'sexist' advert backfires

Oxford Mail: The firm's apology

6:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

A TAXI firm has apologised after it posted “sexist and crass” photographs on Twitter to advertise its service.

Making sense of Oxford's growing population

Oxford Mail: Oxford City Council’s social research officer Mark Fransham                                 Picture:  OX67206 Jon Lewis

5:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

BEHIND many big decisions made by Oxford City Council is the guidance of the authority’s number-cruncher. It is social research officer Mark Francham’s job to use statistics and graphs to paint an accurate picture of Oxford that the council can use to direct its policies and resources. BEN WILKINSON reports.

Provision for foreign students not up to scratch, college told

Oxford Mail: Bellerbys College

10:00pm Monday 26th May 2014

A COLLEGE for international students has been criticised by inspectors who said it needed to better protect the pupils who stay there.

Scientist Mike has heart in research

Oxford Mail: Heart research scientist Mike Dodd

11:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

SCIENTIST Mike Dodd began a career to fight a life-threatening heart condition after being told he might develop the illness himself.

Police hunting woman who cracked glass door at Oxford railway station with her high heels

Oxford Mail: The woman police want to speak to

3:11pm Friday 23rd May 2014

A WOMAN used her high-heeled shoes to crack a glass window at 3.30am when she realised Oxford railway station was closed.

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