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Detectives wait on post-mortem results over 11-week-old baby's death

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:42pm Friday 21st November 2014

DETECTIVES are unlikely to know what killed an 11-week-old boy from Faringdon for at least a week.

Gong proves food critic got it wrong

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

NOT many restaurants bounce back after being slated by The Times’s star reviewer Giles Coren.

Family's Pomeranian dog blinded after being savaged by Japanese Akita-type dog during day-out in Banbury

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:00pm Friday 21st November 2014

A FAMILY has been “traumatised” after their pet dog was blinded in a vicious attack from another dog in Banbury.

Greater Leys Care home clarion call to entertainers

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

BINGO callers and dominoes players are “desperately” needed at a Greater Leys care home to help entertain elderly residents.

Missing teenager found safe and well

Oxford Mail:

12:30pm Friday 21st November 2014

A TEENAGER reported missing on Wednesday has been found safe and well.

Community shocked at the ‘suspicious death’ of baby

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 21st November 2014

NEIGHBOURS have spoken of their shock after an 11-week-old baby died in suspicious circumstances.

Thieves wearing scarves attack Osney Lane parking attendant

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:53pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A CAR parking attendant was robbed last night in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police ‘not good enough’ as one in seven offences are not recorded

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 19th November 2014

POLICE in Oxfordshire have come under attack as a Government inspector said victims are being ignored in a bid to improve crime statistics.

VENUS AWARDS: Gongs for the women taking care of business

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

After many months of nominations and judging, the winners of Oxfordshire’s inaugural, women-only Venus Awards were announced on Friday. ALEX WYNICK joined the celebrations

Skye’s story keeps on inspiring others

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 18th November 2014

THE father of Skye Hall said he was “touched by the generosity of the Oxfordshire public” after a bowls club raised nearly £1,500 for their cause.

Update: Boat on fire at Osney Mill Marina

Oxford Mail:

5:40pm Sunday 16th November 2014

A BOAT is on fire in Osney Marina.

Man sexually assaulted on towpath near Abingdon Road

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:54pm Sunday 16th November 2014

A MAN was sexually assaulted by another man on a towpath near Abingdon Road yesterday.

Smartphone and iPad among items stolen from Abingdon home

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:50pm Sunday 16th November 2014

AN HTC phone, iPad, jewellery and money was stolen from a house in Farm Road, Abingdon.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted outside Witney fish and chip shop

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:39pm Sunday 16th November 2014

A TEENAGER was sexually assaulted in Witney on Tuesday afternoon, police said today. 

Celebrities give thoughts on family to boost charity

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 15th November 2014

POSTCARDS are usually sent by holiday-makers but dozens of celebrities have sent an Oxford charity slightly unusual messages.

Bus driver was 'pricked' by needle in Blackbird Leys, police fear

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:36pm Friday 14th November 2014

POLICE fear a bus driver was struck with a needle during an attack in Blackbird Leys. 

Job cuts will not impact on safety, insists police chief

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 14th November 2014

THE COUNTY’S police chiefs have promised that slashing 200 job roles will not impact on safety.

Taking the catwalk in their stride at Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

WHEN walking on the catwalk, models in Oxford Fashion Week were serene and composed. Backstage it was a different story.

Countdown for business mums at the Oxfordshire Venus Awards

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 12th November 2014

THE county’s best businesswomen will be celebrated at a gala night on Friday at the Oxfordshire Venus Awards.

MP steps in to help after Oxford Brookes student's loan fails to reach bank

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 12th November 2014

AN OXFORD MP stepped in to help a struggling student when her loan payment was more than a month late.

Rebranding of colleges by marketing firm cost £93,700

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 11th November 2014

DEVELOPING a new logo and name for two of Oxfordshire’s colleges cost nearly £94,000, figures have revealed.

MP’s successor has political blood running in her veins

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

AS the daughter of a former Government minister, the Conservatives’ choice to represent Banbury at next year’s General Election has politics in her blood, as ALEX WYNICK finds out

Lest we forget: Record numbers mark Remembrance Sunday

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 10th November 2014

IT was a special anniversary and a special turn-out in Oxford for Remembrance Sunday yesterday.

Man robbed on city bridge

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:53pm Sunday 9th November 2014

A man was placed in a headlock and robbed on a bridge in Oxford, police said.

Ceremonies mark Remembrance Sunday

Oxford Mail:

10:49am Sunday 9th November 2014

PEOPLE have this morning attended Remembrance Sunday services to honour Oxfordshire's war dead.

Tories choose barrister as Banbury election candidate

Oxford Mail:

3:24pm Saturday 8th November 2014

NORTH OXFORDSHIRE barrister Victoria Prentis, 43, has been chosen to stand for the Conservative party in Banbury.

Driver fails to stop after cyclist collision

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:07pm Saturday 8th November 2014

A CYCLIST was seriously injured in Headington in a collision with a car which did not stop at the scene, police said today.

Mischievous students made bonfire night go with a bang

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

PEOPLE across Oxfordshire will be enjoying bonfires and toffee apples to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night tomorrow.

Young poets speaking up for the Great War’s ‘forgotten’

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

THE First World War will be remembered by the modern generation in a performance by Blackbird Leys youngsters.

Couple’s Halloween-themed big day proves a real scream

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

THIS couple swapped bouquets for blood at their ghoulish Halloween wedding yesterday.

‘Problem families’ changed for better

Oxford Mail: Melinda Tilley

5:00pm Saturday 1st November 2014

NINE out of ten problem families have been “turned around” under a council scheme, new figures show.

Homeware firm says sorry to students

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A UNION has reimbursed students hundreds of pounds after making a deal with a homeware company that has not deliverd items.

We're at breaking point on the roads

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S roads are at breaking point, the leader of the county council has admitted.

Jewellery designer is face behind scenes at Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AUDIENCES at Oxford Fashion Week will marvel at the beauty of the models but what about the faces behind the clothes?

One in three children in parts of Oxford is living in poverty, says charity

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ONE in three children is living in poverty in areas of the city, a charity has found.

Hubby’s love letter ‘lost in space’ after Marston rocket launch

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LAURA Freeman-Powell hoped her marriage would start with a bang when she arranged a surprise rocket launch for her husband.

Decorator smartens up his CV with top builder award

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

HE may not be an old master like Michelangelo, but one apprentice from Oxford has shown he has the best decorating skills in the region.

Talk to MPs on laws is mum’s gift to daughter

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

INSTEAD of marking her daughter’s birthday with a cake and presents, Anne-Marie Cockburn will be taking a trip to Parliament.

Marussia become the second F1 team to go into administration

Oxford Mail: Marussia driver Max Chilton at Jerez

8:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

JOBS at Banbury-based Formula 1 team Marussia are at risk after the company went into administration.

Residents want councils to abandon local newsletters

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

COUNCIL “propaganda” papers should be scrapped, say some residents after discovering they cost almost £122,500 to produce in the last year.

Revamped public loos are proving most convenient

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PUBLIC toilets in Knights Road, Blackbird Leys, have been reopened after being closed for weeks during a complete refurbishment.

Santas warming up for charity fun run

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

IT may not even be Halloween yet but Christmas has come early for Stagecoach Oxfordshire and Oxford Tube staff.

Parents on Leys estate relieved as two pre-schools open their doors

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO-year-olds in Blackbird Leys will be able to go to pre-school sessions at two of the estate’s schools.

Family of disabled Oxford boy claim his needs have been ignored

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A DISABLED boy cannot bathe properly and have his own bedroom because planning officials turned down an extension, his family have said.

Life’s a beach as Oxford volleyball courts and Chipping Norton Lido win grants

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

OXFORD will get its first beach volleyball courts after a cash injection to buy the right sort of sand.

Fashion Week: First male Face of Oxford a front-runner from start

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

IT was a case of right place and right time for this year’s Face of Oxford.

Fashion Week: First male Face of Oxford a front-runner from start

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

IT was a case of right place and right time for this year’s Face of Oxford.

Students meet the designer of John Henry Brookes hub

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

STUDENTS got a one-off opportunity to meet the maker of their new learning quarters.

Loom to the Moon goes on but life’s hard without Skye

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE mother of Skye Hall has spoken about how the Loom to the Moon campaign is keeping the five-year-old’s memory alive.

Oxfordshire GCSE results improve despite Government-imposed changes

Oxford Mail: Sue Croft, the principal of Oxford Spires Academy

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S GCSE pupils have surged ahead of national averages despite concerns that Government changes would impair exam results.


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