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Heart disease left jewel robber 'at risk' of death

Oxford Mail: Oxford's Covered Market

8:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WOULD-BE robber Clint Townsend suffered from severe heart disease and could have died “at any point”, an inquest into his death heard yesterday.

West Way decision faces further delay

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DECISION on whether a controversial redevelopment of Botley’s West Way shopping centre can go ahead could now be as late as the end of October.

The day man tackled jewel robber

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE manager of an Oxford jewellery shop has described how he was “terrified” as he tackled a robber to the ground.

Uni’s £45m research hub faces delays over its sewage output

Oxford Mail: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

OXFORD University’s new £45m research building could be delayed after concerns that Headington’s sewage network will not be able to cope.

Peeping Tom jailed for watching a woman undress at swimming pool

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A MAN with a history of voyeurism has been told “the time has come” for him to understand the seriousness of his crimes.

A-Level results: Pupils at troubled academy chalk up 100 per cent passes

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

TROUBLED Oxford Academy marked an important chapter in its bid to improve as all of its A-Level students passed for the first time in its history.

Hospital says it is working to scan women within fortnight

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

DOCTORS hope to scan all 30 women being recalled over fears about breast cancer tests within the next fortnight.

City council offers money to improve dial-a-ride service

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A NEW bus could be made available to transport the elderly and infirm around Oxford after council officials offered to make more money available.

Opinion divided on the future of Diamond Place

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

PARKING is a key issue for people in Summertown ahead of one of the biggest developments the area has seen.

All change for the system of registering who can vote

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people across Oxford will this week be receiving letters telling them about important changes to the electoral registration system.

City counts cost of fighting protests through the courts

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

MORE than £73,000 has been spent fighting attempts to take Oxford City Council to the High Court.

Project tackles bed-blocking crisis with extra support for the elderly

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S elderly population will receive extra help and support in a bid to tackle the county’s bed-blocking crisis.

A hive of activity to recover our dwindling bee colonies

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE residents could take up a new career as beekeepers as part of a drive to increase the number of the insects in the county.

New target date set for hydro-power switch-on

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A LONG-AWAITED hydro-electric power scheme in Oxford will begin operation in two months, it is hoped, after a series of delays.

Club boxes clever with cash for ring

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 11th August 2014

AN OXFORD martial arts class is punching above its weight after being given a cash boost.

Coroner demands review into death of graduate

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S coroner has raised concerns about the procedures in the county’s mental health trust following the death of a 23-year-old man.

Council to replace 300 trees destroyed in grass-mowing

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

COUNCIL bosses have pledged to replant more than 300 saplings for a new woodland that were accidently cut down.

East Oxford Disco Shed crowned best 'normal shed'

Oxford Mail:

8:52am Friday 8th August 2014

A DISCO shed from East Oxford has come top of its category in the national Shed of the Year competition.

Covered Market traders and council disagree on who should settle rent dispute

Oxford Mail: Covered Market traders are currently embroiled in a battle with Oxford City Council over proposed rent rises

9:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

A ROW over rents at the Covered Market is set to rumble on as the two parties struggle to agree on an arbitrator.

Nearly 30 council top brass now earning £100k or more

Oxford Mail: Joanna Simons

8:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

TWENTY-SEVEN council employees across the county earned £100,000 or more last year, six more than the previous year.

‘Mortuary fridges will kill our peace’

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

NEIGHBOURS of a Cowley funeral parlour have raised concerns about noise from a proposed extension to its mortuary.

Hubbub of tourists fell quiet for remembrance

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE normal hubbub of tourists visiting Christ Church Cathedral fell silent yesterday as serving soldiers and veterans gathered to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Fresh start could be just the tonic for U’s

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

FANS of all ages helped Oxford United kick off its season over the weekend.

Plans to merge fire services abandoned

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to merge the South East’s fire services look to have been scrapped after a senior Oxfordshire councillor raised concerns.

County remembers as Great War anniversary arrives

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 4th August 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned out across Oxfordshire yesterday to mark the start of the First World War. Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914 – 100 years ago today.

Railway station’s £75m masterplan is unveiled

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

DESIGNS for the £75m redevelopment of Oxford Station could be unveiled later this year.

Education chief hits out at schools' 'lack of ambition'

Oxford Mail: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

SOME people in the county’s schools don’t have enough ambition for their pupils, Oxfordshire’s education chief has claimed.

‘Give up on bid to build homes here’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A DEVELOPER who has made numerous attempts to build houses on a former sports field in Cowley has been told to call it a day.

Driverless cars may soon be coming to a road near you

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

DESPITE its academic reputation, Oxford has a long history of car-making and next year this could be taken to a whole new level.

Courts prove an inspiration to grandfather in his poetry

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

IN his job as a court usher Mike Lacey has seen people from all walks of life.

We need a referendum says our retiring Euro MP

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AFTER representing Oxfordshire on the European Parliament for three decades, Conservative MEP James Elles stood down this month. He talks to Oxford Mail politics reporter Damian Fantato about Britain’s place in Europe, David Cameron’s plans for renegotiation and the time he brought down the European Commission

All aboard as miniature railway plans to grow

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

OXFORD’S train station is due to expand in a £75m redevelopment and the new line to London Marylebone is well under way but this year could mark yet another railway expansion in the city.

Developers to submit plans for link road to new Barton estate

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PLANS are to be submitted for controversial road changes as part of a major housing development for Barton.

'Shake-up threatens fraud investigations'

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOUSING benefit fraud investigations could suffer when they are handed to the Government, Oxford City Council’s deputy leader has warned.

Plans to boost the standard of 217,000 council properties

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of council tenants across Oxford could benefit from improved housing as part of a scheme of improved standards.

New parking zone is finally ready to start in Cutteslowe

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

COUNCIL officers have confirmed that a residents-only parking zone in Oxford will finally be introduced next month.

Mind the gap... there’s a £50m shortfall in funding + video that flies over and through the scheme

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A £50m funding gap in the Oxford Railway Station redevelopment is “bridgeable”, council bosses have said.

Watch: New video of the proposed £75m Oxford railway and bus stations

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE future of Oxford’s train station is being unveiled today, including a new video, and has been hailed as a big step towards the city getting the integrated transport hub it needs.

Association could face legal action over community centre

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

OXFORD City Council has instructed its lawyers to help it take back one of its community centres.

‘Appalling’ domestic abuse statistics

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

NEARLY 7,000 Oxfordshire children were caught up in domestic abuse incidents last year, figures show.

Yellow lines to free up village bus route

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DOUBLE yellow lines could be introduced in Wolvercote to help buses move through the village’s crowded streets.

Promise to keep traders in the loop over square work

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BUSINESSES and residents have been promised more information in the future over the redevelopment of Oxford’s Frideswide Square.

Minister will have final say on school expansion plans

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PRIMARY school’s plan to expand by building on its sports field will go all the way to the top for a final decision.

Thousands gather to enjoy the music amidst the heat + picture gallery

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

THEY feared raindrops would be falling on their heads but music fans enjoyed blistering sunshine at the weekend’s Truck Festival.

Picnic in park celebrates last day mum had with Martha Fernback

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

IT was the last day Anne-Marie Cockburn spent with daughter Martha Fernback, 15, before she died after taking half a gram of ecstasy.

Charity collection held in honour of Jayden Parkinson

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 21st July 2014

FRIENDS of Jayden Parkinson held their first charity fundraiser at the weekend, as her family await a jury’s verdict on her killer.

No major incidents during series of firefighters' strikes

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

6:50am Monday 21st July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S firefighters were not called to any major incidents during four strikes held over the weekend.

A34 closed overnight after car crosses central reservation

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:58pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A WOMAN was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital after her car went through the central reservation of the A34 in the early hours of Saturday.

Man rescued after M40 crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:58am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAN was rescued from his car after it left the M40 overnight.

Firefighters attend large hay bale blaze

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:54am Sunday 20th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are attending a blaze of hundreds of hay bales in Waterperry, east of Oxford.

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