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Former Abingdon School pupil is inspired to get on his bike to boost Skye Hall’s memorial

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Thursday 4th June 2015

A FORMER Abingdon School pupil is cycling from Budapest to London in memory of his teacher’s son Skye Hall.

Alcohol support hub site near off-licence ‘no issue’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 3rd June 2015

THE proximity of a new drug and alcohol support centre in Blackbird Leys to an off-licence should not be treated as a problem, organisers have claimed.

Charity golf tournament to say thanks to Val

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

A CHARITY golf tournament will be held in memory of much-loved Blackbird Leys councillor Val Smith this month.

‘Cycle thieves targeted me and stole my pride and joy’

Oxford Mail:

3:43pm Monday 1st June 2015

THIEVES who stole a bicycle from a shed in Didcot have taken something that was “irreplaceable,” its owner said.

Increase in crashes on section of M40 to be subject of probe

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 1st June 2015

THE number of accidents on a stretch of the M40 has sparked a Government review of the motorway's safety.

What’s in a name? How a blunder cost council taxpayers £50k

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 1st June 2015

MORE than £50,000 was lost by council contractors who sent a payment to the wrong company.

Pensioner pulled from Rose Hill house fire and treated by paramedics

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

5:51pm Friday 29th May 2015

A PENSIONER was pulled from a house fire in Rose Hill this morning.

‘Join our volunteers and help out those who are in real need’

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 29th May 2015

BE IT finding a bed for the night, surviving without household necessities, or even being too scared to open the post for fear of eviction notices, one charity has seen it all.

Two new strikes announced by rail staff after Bank Holiday walkout was called off

Oxford Mail: The new look Chiltern Railways train

5:16pm Thursday 28th May 2015

RAIL companies through Oxfordshire have reacted to the news of a rail strike next week.

Pensioner in hospital with serious injuries after Landrover crash in Banbury

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:30pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A WOMAN is still in hospital three days after being in a collision with a Landrover Discovery in Banbury, police said.

Anti-fossil fuel protesters plan protest at Didcot Power Station

Oxford Mail: Didcot Power Station

8:12am Thursday 28th May 2015

A PROTEST at Didcot Power Station at the weekend will be monitored, police said.

Val Smith funeral: Do not mourn for too long - she's want you making a difference and helping people

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 27th May 2015

TEARS flowed at the funeral of much-loved councillor Val Smith yesterday as her husband said she would want more people to do good in the world.

‘Overflowing’ Sunday School is searching for new premises

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A CITY centre church has an “overwhelming demand” for its children’s Sunday school, wanting to expand into new premises.

Hundreds say goodbye to former Blackbird Leys councillor Val Smith during funeral

Oxford Mail:

2:10pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

HUNDREDS of mourners lined Blackbird Leys Road to pay their respects to former councillor Val Smith this morning.

Child abuse victim hails ‘justice’ as man is jailed over historic offences

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Tuesday 26th May 2015

A VICTIM of child abuse said justice had been achieved after a pensioner was sentenced to ten years in prison for historic sex offences.

Designer with green fingers wins at show

Oxford Mail:

3:10pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A GARDEN designer from North Hinksey has won her third Five Star Award at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

Troubled families will get more help with problems

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 25th May 2015

THOUSANDS more families in Oxfordshire are set to be helped by a scheme aimed at people struggling with crime, employment, health and education.

City farm funding bid needs public votes to realise plans

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 25th May 2015

A GROUP working to set up Oxford’s first city farm are leading the county’s bid for £25,000 in charitable funding.

Daughter wins compensation for injury to her father in care

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A WOMAN whose father was left with a head injury while being cared for in a mental health centre has successfully sued the NHS, but said it is not enough.

Parish council is a ‘waste of time’

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A FORMER chairman of the Blackbird Leys Parish Council has resigned for a second time and suggested the body should be scrapped.

Teenagers arrested after robbery in Hythe Bridge Street

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:23pm Friday 22nd May 2015

TWO teenagers have been arrested after a robbery in Hythe Bridge Street.

UPDATE: Missing woman Rachel Selby from Banbury found safe

Oxford Mail:

3:16pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A WOMAN who went missing from Banbury has been found, police said

Man arrested after teenager punched at funfair in Witney

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:11pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A MAN has been arrested after a teenager was assaulted at a funfair in Witney, police said.

Now you can own the shoes Sir Bannister broke the four-minute mile in + video

Oxford Mail:

8:07am Thursday 21st May 2015

THE shoes worn by Sir Roger Bannister as he broke the world record for the four-minute mile will be going on sale later this year.

Rush begins to grab the first houses at new Barton Park estate

Oxford Mail:

7:52am Thursday 21st May 2015

ASPIRING homeowner Courtney Thomas was one of the first to put her name down for a house in the new Barton Park estate.

Woman attacked in Golden Eagle pub in Carterton

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:46am Wednesday 20th May 2015

A 22-year-old female was attacked by another woman at a pub in Carterton, police said.

UPDATE: Missing Watlington man, 50, found

Oxford Mail:

5:57pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A MAN who went missing from Watlington yesterday has been found.

Four men jailed after Operation Bullfinch fail to get minimum sentences cut

Oxford Mail: Akhtar Dogar

12:52pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

FOUR members of an Oxford paedophile ring who were jailed after Operation Bullfinch have failed get their minimum prison sentences cut.

Street dance sisters take to world stage

Oxford Mail:

10:26am Tuesday 19th May 2015

ELISE and Macy Claire are a street dancing sister act taking the dance world by storm.

Crash causes delays on A40 near Burford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:41pm Monday 18th May 2015

The A40 in West Oxfordshire is closed in both directions following a two-vehicle accident.

Rae Humberstone becomes new Lord Mayor of Oxford

Oxford Mail: Rae Humberstone

5:12pm Monday 18th May 2015

BLACKBIRD LEYS councillor Rae Humberstone officially became Oxford’s newest Lord Mayor this afternoon after being appointed at Oxford City Council’s annual meeting.

Five men from Wales fined for poaching in Wantage

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:57pm Monday 18th May 2015

FIVE men have been sentenced after committing poaching offences in Wantage.

CCTV of a man police want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault

Oxford Mail:

4:41pm Monday 18th May 2015

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to about a sexual assault in Oxford.

Woman tells of months of torment in rape case

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 18th May 2015

AN ALLEGED rape victim has spoken of her months of agony waiting to find out if her case would go to court.

Val Smith: Tributes continue to a 'tower of strength for Blackbird Leys' following her death

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 16th May 2015

Tributes from the community continued to be paid yesterday following the death of long-time Blackbird Leys councillor Val Smith.

Plans to improve struggling Blackbird Leys schools 'not fit for purpose'

Oxford Mail: Key Stage 2 results have remained the same in Oxfordshire

8:40am Saturday 16th May 2015

EDUCATION leaders in Blackbird Leys have been told their plans to improve the estate’s schools are “not fit for purpose”.

Update: Tributes as former Blackbird Leys councillor Val Smith dies after battle with cancer

Oxford Mail: Val Smith

1:23pm Friday 15th May 2015

FORMER Blackbird Leys councillor Val Smith has died.

Thieves steal tools from a parked van in Witney

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:26pm Friday 15th May 2015

Thieves stole tools from a parked van in Witney, police said.

Parents back plan for new secondary free school in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

7:28am Thursday 14th May 2015

MORE than 200 parents have supported plans to built a new free school in Oxford for secondary pupils after a series of consultation events.

Former tattoo parlour to be become centre to help addicts

Oxford Mail:

7:03am Wednesday 13th May 2015

AN EMPTY tattoo parlour in Blackbird Leys is set to become a community support centre for people with drug and alcohol abuse problems.

New spin on old image as WI group says ‘come and join us’

Oxford Mail:

10:18am Tuesday 12th May 2015

Not stuffy: Members do not know words to Jerusalem and made jam once

Second primary school on Oxford estate is rated inadequate by education inspectors

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 12th May 2015

PARENTS in Blackbird Leys have expressed fears over their children’s education after a second primary school on the estate this year was deemed to be failing.

Update: Long delays on the M40 near Bicester after a car overturns closing two lanes

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:31pm Sunday 10th May 2015

TWO lanes are closed on the M40 near Bicester because of an overturned vehicle.

Update: Missing man from Bournemouth found in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

12:34pm Saturday 9th May 2015

A MAN who went from Bournemouth has been found in Oxford, police said.

GE2015: Andrew Smith touched on night of victory by community support over wife's illness + Audio

Oxford Mail:

12:21pm Saturday 9th May 2015

RETURNING MP Andrew Smith thanked his seriously ill wife Val after he won his seventh General Election race.

GE2015: Cameron turns to create his first post-Coalition cabinet

Oxford Mail:

12:02pm Saturday 9th May 2015

WITNEY MP and returning Prime Minister David Cameron will today set about finalising his first Conservativeonly Government after leading the party to a resounding victory.

Headington teen whose rare Metro was stolen is offered replacement

Oxford Mail:

11:20am Saturday 9th May 2015

THE teenage owner of a rare car found abandoned and burnt out has received offers of a replacement vehicle from as far afield as Scotland.

Man punched in Cowley during an attempted robbery

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:45pm Friday 8th May 2015

A MAN was punched in Cowley during an attempted robbery, police said.

Two men charged with producing cannabis in Banbury

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:56pm Friday 8th May 2015

TWO men have been charged in connection with drugs offences in Banbury, police said.

Three people injured and two air ambulances called after crash near Frilford

Oxford Mail:

2:51pm Friday 8th May 2015

TWO air ambulances are on the scene of an accident on the A338 near Frilford.

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