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Derek Measor's wife says his death tore her world apart as killer driver avoids jail

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WIDOW whose husband was killed while cycling yesterday told a court it was the worst day of her life.

Trio jailed for ‘Western film’ fight in Cowley pub

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THREE men who fought in front of families during a pub brawl have been jailed.

Catering service loss ‘could put court cases in jeopardy’

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

COURT cases could be corrupted by a loss of catering, legal experts have warned.

Addict who disturbed flat owner during burglary avoids jail term

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A DRUG addict who woke his victim up as he went through his bedroom in a night burglary has avoided prison.

I was only comforting woman says defendant

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A COUNCIL team leader has told jurors he was being Christian when he touched a woman’s leg and tried to kiss her in her bedroom.

Council puts up the funds to get kids out and about

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ESTATE youngsters are to benefit from a £3,500 grant to keep them busy during their half-term break.

Schizophrenic who stabbed mother in Oxford is killed by blood clot

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PARANOID schizophrenic who stabbed her mum to death was killed by a blood clot while being treated in a psychiatric unit.

U’s fans on best behaviour as club ditch troublemakers

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

NO Oxford United fans were shown a ‘red card’ last season and the good behaviour has been helped by several troublemakers having been previously banned, it was claimed last night.

Escaped prisoner arrested in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

2:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

An escaped prisoner was arrested in Oxford this morning along with a man and a woman.

Health trust trying to learn lessons from mum’s death

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SON has said his mother may still be alive today if mental health staff had been better at communicating.

Police drugs team cracking the gangs who train in city

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEARLY a quarter of a million pounds worth of heroin and cocaine has been taken off street dealers in Oxford so far this year.

New ‘Victim’s Law’ to help witnesses in sex trial cases is welcomed by Oxford and Abindon MP

Oxford Mail: Nicola Blackwood

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN OXFORD MP has welcomed changes to the court system that would have helped victims of the Oxford grooming gang give evidence.

Toddler almost died after drinking mother's methadone

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire safeguarding board logo

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A HEROIN addict’s toddler almost died after drinking the methadone it found in her handbag, an independent report has found.

Man dead in Kidlington house fire named ahead of inquest

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

4:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN who died in a Kidlington house fire has been named as Christopher Butler.

'I fear we'll never get justice' says father of dead toddler Sarah Dahane

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE dad of a toddler whose mother is wanted on suspicion of murder after the child was found dead fears justice will never be done.

Police and Crime Commissioner 'concerned for future' as new budget cuts set to take effect

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

IN November, the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will have been in the new job for two years. Crime reporter Ben Wilkinson spoke to Anthony Stansfeld about the job, the threat of further funding cuts and the future for Thames Valley Police

Pair due in court after man stabbed in park

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:01am Friday 12th September 2014

TWO young men are due in court today charged in connection with the stabbing of a 22-year-old man in a Banbury park yesterday.

Tour of Britain arrives in Oxfordshire + video

Oxford Mail:

10:27am Friday 12th September 2014

THE TOUR of Britain will pass through South Oxfordshire today.

BULLFINCH: ‘Hold them to account’

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

THOSE who failed the young victims of a grooming gang in Oxford deserve to be held to account when a serious case review is published, the city’s two MPs have warned.

Masseuse told to stop harassing Jemima Khan

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Jemima Khan and Russell Brand yesterday won a continuing injunction barring a masseuse from revealing “extremely private and sensitive matters” about them.

Safety fears over delays to bypass barrier repairs

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A BARRIER to protect pedestrians from bypass traffic has not been replaced, five months after it was destroyed by a crashing car.

Rise in cases hits force

Oxford Mail: Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

8:30am Monday 8th September 2014

NEARLY 500 new domestic abuse victims came forward last year with the police warning of increased pressure on the cash-strapped force.

Police search for missing man

Oxford Mail:

1:48pm Friday 5th September 2014

Members of the public are being warned not to approach missing man David Goodwin.

Body of man found in van

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

POLICE were last night trying to piece together the movements of a silver van after a man’s body was discovered inside.

Fundraising mission to keep friend Connor’s name alive

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

LUCY-ANNE Cage has made it her mission to raise money in memory of her close friend Connor Tremble.

Hundreds saddle up for city’s first cycle festival

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

RIDERS are gearing up for Oxford’s first cycling festival, set to roll into the city this weekend.

Bridge over rail line reopens after nine-month rebuild

Oxford Mail: Network Rail was fined £450,000

9:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Fulscot Road railway bridge between Didcot and South Moreton reopened to traffic on Friday after it was shut for nine months to be rebuilt as part of a £1bn rail electrification programme.

Connor Tremble murder: 'Connor touched the hearts of so many. It was amazing'

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

CONNOR Tremble’s mother said the outpouring of love following her son’s murder showed how many lives he touched.

Connor Tremble murder: I'm better off behind bars, killer told psychiatrist

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

MURDERER Will Blencowe told a psychiatrist in prison he was better off behind bars, the jury was told during the trial.

Connor Tremble murder: Mother gathers book of tributes to her son

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

CONNOR Tremble’s mother has gathered tributes to her son in a book she opened up at his funeral.

WATCH: Will Blencowe interviewed by police in Connor Tremble murder case

Oxford Mail:

5:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Police have released a video of murderer Will Blencowe being interviewed over the death of 17-year-old Connor Tremble.

Barton residents urged to use rubbish ‘amnesty’

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

THIRTEEN skips are to be put out in Barton today to get residents to tidy up messy gardens.

Steering into the slow lane at a steady 4mph

Oxford Mail:

1:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

With his wife assigned to lock duty, Ben Wilkinson stakes a claim to a part of the county we too often forget

Connor Tremble trial: Judge reminds jury of stabbing evidence

Oxford Mail:

2:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

JURORS in the Connor Tremble murder trial have this morning been reminded of the evidence before they go out to consider a verdict.

Scrap man says dodgy metal police 'sting' harmed family

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A SCRAP metal merchant who cleared his name last week has spoken of the strain the case has had on him and his family over the last two years.

Connor Tremble trial: Blencowe would have known he was doing wrong, jury told

Oxford Mail:

7:29pm Friday 15th August 2014

ANOTHER psychiatrist told jurors today he believed Will Blencowe would have known what he was doing was wrong when he stabbed Connor Tremble 15 times.

Connor Tremble trial: Killer believed 'someone else stole his body' and was 'cursed'

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

KILLER Will Blencowe told a doctor he was cursed, abused by his ex-girlfriend, and obsessed with the number 12, a court head.

Mother’s inquest anguish over son’s cell hanging

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE MOTHER of a fugitive found hanged in a Polish prison cell has said she fears she will never know the full story behind his death.

Connor Tremble trial: Psychiatrist says Will Blencowe claimed he was planning to kill himself rather than stab teenager

Oxford Mail:

1:50pm Friday 15th August 2014

KILLER Will Blencowe was planning to kill himself and went to make peace with Connor Tremble before he stabbed him 15 times, jurors heard this morning.

A-Level results: students with an extra reason to cheer

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

MANY of Oxfordshire’s students who put in hours of hard work against the odds had an extra reason to cheer yesterday.

Mother and daughter were dead for months before bodies were found

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE bodies of a reclusive mother and daughter were found mummified in their dilapidated Oxford home after lying dead for months.

'Now I’ll always have a picture of Freddie with me’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

LEA Perry sought solace in the tattoo parlour chair following the death of his 10-year-old son.

Call for work to improve safety in busy road

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MONEY needs to be spent on safety imporvements to a key Wantage road before there is a serious accident, it has been warned.

Treasured bike stolen as soldier's widow sang at First World War memorial service

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A SOLDIER’S widow had the bicycle he gave her stolen during a First World War memorial service.

A daughter put her dead mother in a bath tub before dying herself, an inquest has heard

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

3:45pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A RECLUSIVE daughter placed her dead mother in a bath tub and covered her in sheets before she died herself, an inquest has heard today.

Young victim ‘normally good at crossing road’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy, who died after running out in front of a car, might have been in a “strop” because his mum would not let him have any sweets, an inquest heard.

Demand for 'worst road in city' to be repaired

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CALLS have been made to repair an estate road branded the worst in Oxford.

Drug arrests at Wilderness Festival

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:26pm Monday 11th August 2014

THREE people have been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing at the Wilderness Festival.

Animal lover is heartbroken over order to get rid of cats

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

ANIMAL lover Miranda Wiggins is facing heartbreak after being told to get rid of three of her pets.

Search for Cowley flasher

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:33pm Friday 8th August 2014

A FLASHER exposed himself on a Cowley cycle path in front of a 45-year-old woman.

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