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Stars get ready to sparkle at Spirit of Christmas fundraiser

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 25th November 2015

ACTORS will descend on Oxford again this year to celebrate the Spirit of Christmas.

Spate of Poppy Appeal collection tin thefts in Thame

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12:01pm Monday 23rd November 2015

CASH from Poppy Appeal collection tins have been stolen in locations across Thame.

80-year-old man treated for smoke inhalation after Kidlington fire

Oxford Mail: OM fire engine

10:49am Monday 23rd November 2015

AN 80-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation this morning after a small fire in an apartment in Kidlington.

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg set to clash again at Oxford

Oxford Mail:

10:19am Monday 23rd November 2015

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage and former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will clash in Oxford tonight during a debate on Britain's membership of the European Union.

Traffic concerns mounting over hospital heating scheme

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe GV

9:29am Monday 23rd November 2015

HEALTH bosses have remained "silent" despite concerns about a £14.8m scheme to link up the heating systems of the John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals, residents in Headingdon claim.

UPDATE: A34 southbound reopened after collision

Oxford Mail: OM A34

8:46am Monday 23rd November 2015

THE A34 southbound carriageway is now fully reopened between Islip and Pear Tree after a collision. 

Public Q&A tonight on children's centre closures

Oxford Mail:

8:34am Monday 23rd November 2015

A PUBLIC question-and-answer session will be held tonight about proposals to axe funding for children's centres in Oxfordshire.

Two-vehicle collision near Bicester on A41

Oxford Mail: OM traffic alert

8:01am Monday 23rd November 2015

DELAYS have been reported near Bicester after collision involving two cars.

UPDATE: Delays of up to an hour to trains between Oxford and Banbury

Oxford Mail:

7:23am Monday 23rd November 2015

DELAYS of up to an hour are now expected on trains between Oxford and Banbury this morning due to overrunning engineering works. 

Oxfordshire roads gritted as frost sets in

Oxford Mail:

7:09am Monday 23rd November 2015

GRITTERS were out on Oxfordshire's roads last night ahead of this morning's frosty conditions.

West Way consultation extended after council makes changes

Oxford Mail:

7:43pm Friday 20th November 2015

A CONSULTATION on controversial plans for Botley's West Way shopping arcade has been extended.

Councils’ deal for 15,000 homes ‘was done behind closed doors’

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Saturday 21st November 2015

CAMPAIGNERS have accused council leaders of making “backroom deals” after they agreed to share up to 15,000 homes aimed at easing Oxford’s housing shortage across the rest of Oxfordshire.

Network Rail "lost its grip" on electrification of Great Western Mainline

Oxford Mail:

9:13am Friday 20th November 2015

DELAYS and "staggering" cost increases to electrification on the Great Western Mainline have led MPs to call for review of rail regulation.

"We need to close children's centres to pay for child protection services" say council bosses

Oxford Mail:

4:12pm Thursday 19th November 2015

AN UNPRECEDENTED number of youngsters requiring protection from abuse and neglect has forced council bosses to cut funding for children’s centres, they have said.

Company behind Witney's Trade Fair goes into liquidation

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council logo

8:10am Wednesday 18th November 2015

THE firm behind the revival of the Witney Trade Fair has gone into liquidation.

MPs will meet in city for first time since reign of Charles II

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Wednesday 18th November 2015

A GROUP of MPs will make history tomorrow afternoon when they hold the first parliamentary meeting in Oxford for more than 330 years.

UPDATE: Police give Blackbird Leys residents all-clear after fears of "suspicious package" in garden

Oxford Mail: OM fire engine

8:10pm Monday 16th November 2015

A POSSIBLE "suspicious package" in a Blackbird Leys garden was in fact a smoking laptop, according to residents.

Greens come out in support for police funding legal challenge

Oxford Mail:

7:53pm Monday 16th November 2015

GREEN councillors have tonight called on Oxfordshire County Council to support police chiefs in a battle with the Government over police funding.

Bid launched to make Oxford 'iCapital' of Europe

Oxford Mail:

6:57pm Monday 16th November 2015

A BID has been launched to win €1m for Oxford and have it crowned the 'iCapital' of Europe.

Van fire causes delays on M40

Oxford Mail: OM M40

5:57pm Monday 16th November 2015

There are delays on the M40 tonight due to a van fire.

Slow traffic on A34 after crash blocks one lane

Oxford Mail: OM A34

5:45pm Monday 16th November 2015

Traffic is slow this evening on the A34 between Oxford and Bicester, with one lane closed.

Phone lines in OX2 experiencing problems

Oxford Mail:

5:28pm Monday 16th November 2015

Homes and businesses in the OX2 area are having phone problems.

First parliamentary sitting in Oxford in 300 years to take place this week

Oxford Mail:

5:11pm Monday 16th November 2015

THE first Parliamentary sitting in Oxford for more than 300 years will take place on Thursday.

New train service to London 'not up to standard', Chiltern admits

Oxford Mail:

3:11pm Monday 16th November 2015

A rail company has admitted its new service between Oxford and Bicester is "not up to standard".

Half of world's museum natural specimens could have 'wrong name'

Oxford Mail: University of Oxford logo

5:00pm Monday 16th November 2015

HALF of the natural specimens in the world's museums could have been given wrong names, according to a team of Oxford University scientists.

Firm behind Witney Trade Fair, Abacus Events, goes into liquidation

Oxford Mail: Chamber of commerce member Chris Clinkard by a pothole in Corn Street. Picture: OX58238 Denis Kennedy

7:20am Wednesday 18th November 2015

The firm behind the revival of the Witney Trade Fair has gone into liquidation, it has emerged.

Redevelopment of ‘West End’ long overdue, says watchdog

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 14th November 2015

THE redevelopment of Oxford’s West End is “long overdue” and a new action plan needs to be drawn up for the area, according a city watchdog.

Cabinet Office to probe claim that PM broke ministerial code by offering No.10 help to Oxfordshire County Council over 'austerity cuts'

Oxford Mail: Prime Minister David Cameron

9:30am Friday 13th November 2015

THE Cabinet Office has said it will look at a letter claiming that Prime Minister David Cameron breached the ministerial code after he offered the help of Downing Street advisers to Oxfordshire County Council.

UPDATE: Cabinet Office receives letter claiming David Cameron broke ministerial code in correspondence to council leader

Oxford Mail:

8:05am Thursday 12th November 2015

David Cameron has been accused of breaching the ministerial code after writing to his local council criticising service cuts and offering help from Downing Street advisers.

Legal challenge planned to halt bus subsidies axe

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 12th November 2015

A LEGAL challenge could be launched against a decision to axe subsidies for bus routes in Oxfordshire.

Children's centres protest planned for Saturday in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

5:23pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

Campaigners fighting to save Oxfordshire's children's centres will march in Oxford on Saturday. 

David Cameron accused of "blissful ignorance" over Government cuts + your vote

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

An Oxford-based environmental campaigner and Guardian columnist has accused Prime Minister David Cameron of "blissful ignorance" about cuts to frontline services.

Great-grandmother, 91, from Oxford, vows to return her ‘useless’ bus pass following council cuts

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 11th November 2015

A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER last night vowed to give back her bus pass after cuts agreed to her service rendered it “useless”.

Decision taken to cut subsidies for 118 bus routes in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

5:48pm Tuesday 10th November 2015

Transport bosses agreed to cut all subsidies for bus routes this afternoon.

Rise in missing children reports ‘is down to reporting improvement’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 6th November 2015

THE number of missing children reported in Oxfordshire is on the rise, according to new figures.

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Minister David Cameron clashes with Oxfordshire County Council over cuts to frontline services

Oxford Mail:

11:20am Wednesday 11th November 2015

FURIOUS councillors have accused Prime Minister David Cameron of “high handed and arrogant” meddling after he intervened to complain about council budget cuts.

‘The more you interfere, the slower it gets’ says transport expert

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 6th November 2015

A TRANSPORT expert has warned changes to two major North Oxford junctions could make congestion problems worse.

Feature: Winning designs looming large on Oxford’s landscape

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 6th November 2015

THE Weston Library, a windmill and a spaceship-like building designed by Zaha Hadid were among the winners of the Oxford Preservation Trust awards this year.

Hi-tech health system aims to revolutionise patient services

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 6th November 2015

NEW technology could help revolutionise the county’s health and social care services under ambitious plans unveiled this week.

Rugby star ‘always willing to help others’ says his grieving daughter

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 4th November 2015

THE daughter of a former Oxford rugby Blue who died after a fall in South Africa has paid tribute to his “kind-hearted and bright” personality.

Orthodox Church faithful set to welcome their Archbishop

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 4th November 2015

THE world’s most senior Eastern Orthodox Christian will visit Oxford today.

Up to 90 bus routes across Oxfordshire facing axe in review of council subsidies + full list of those at risk

Oxford Mail:

12:10am Tuesday 3rd November 2015

ALMOST 90 bus routes in Oxfordshire are under threat of being axed because of budget cuts.

Food bank job advisers ‘would be a step in the right direction’

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 30th October 2015

THE founder of an Oxfordshire food bank has welcomed proposals for on-site job advisers but warned more needs to be done to link up volunteers with public services.

Police hunt for burglars who stole cars in Bicester

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10:44am Thursday 29th October 2015

POLICE are hunting for burglars who stole cars in Bicester.

Cyclist injured at Woodeaton

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9:46am Thursday 29th October 2015

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after coming off his bike at Woodeaton.

High-flying Oxford City Football Club look to build a new 150-seat stand

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 29th October 2015

BOSSES at Oxford City Football Club are planning a new 150-seat stand as the club pushes for promotion to a higher league.

Witney robberies suspect charged by police

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2:30pm Wednesday 28th October 2015

A 36-year-old Witney man has been charged after a series of robberies in West Oxfordshire.

UPDATE: Accident cleared after fuel spilliage and crash on A34

Oxford Mail: OM A34

1:19pm Wednesday 28th October 2015

A LANE is blocked on the A34 near Wendlebury after a car overturned, according to traffic reports.

Garden equipment stolen in linked South Oxfordshire burglaries

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1:50pm Wednesday 28th October 2015

Police say leaf blower and chainsaw were stolen from properties in Goring.

Witney burglars stole electricals

Oxford Mail: Long TVP badge

1:30pm Wednesday 28th October 2015

Police appeal for witnesses to Mirfield Road crime

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