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Mystery donor gives boy his smile back after thieves steal bike

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 19th February 2015

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy’s sadness turned to joy after an anonymous donor replaced a stolen bicycle.

Students seek to help charity for disabled stave off closure

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

PATHWAY: Furniture workshop on the brink of collapse with debts of £40,000

Sexual abuse accused: I don't even know the girls

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A MAN accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls took to the stand and denied even knowing his alleged victims.

Man in hospital after robber attacked him and stole his bag in Oxford's Bonn Square

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

3:21pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A MAN is in hospital after being attacked and robbed in central Oxford, police said.

Children head online for emotional advice

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

Children in Oxfordshire can now get professional emotional support online following the launch of a counselling chat service

Bullfinch abuse report date

Oxford Mail: Scales - zxc

11:13am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A serious case review into child sexual exploitation will be published on March 3

Motorcyclist jailed for beating up pensioner, 72, in road rage attack

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

7:00am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A MOTORCYCLIST who punched a pensioner in the face in a fit of road rage has been jailed.

Appeal for funds after sharp rise in sex exploitation cases

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 17th February 2015

PROGRAMMES to help sexually exploited children in Oxfordshire are in urgent need of money, a charity has said.

Under-stress prison officers 'taking drugs and drinking on duty'

Oxford Mail: HMP Bullingdon Prison

6:30am Saturday 14th February 2015

PRISON officers at Bullingdon are so stressed they cannot get through a shift without alcohol or drugs, a Government report has said.

Trampoline puts bounce into youngsters’ playtime on Leys

Oxford Mail:

3:50pm Friday 13th February 2015

ACTIVITY: County pays after children vote for new equipment at playground

Search begins for a new chief constable

Oxford Mail:

2:06pm Friday 13th February 2015

Officials are now looking for a new chief constable to run Thames Valley Police

Mystery of the ‘Oxford’ soldier who is fighting ISIS

Oxford Mail:

1:57pm Friday 13th February 2015

A mystery soldier, reported to be from Oxford, has told how he has spent the past eight weeks in Syria and Iraq fighting against terrorist group ISIS.

Traffic through Stadhampton slow due to temporary traffic lights

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

9:44am Friday 13th February 2015

TRAFFIC through Stadhampton, near Chalgrove, is very slow this morning.

Former headteacher David Tuohy found guilty of sexually abusing boys

Oxford Mail:

6:51pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A FORMER headteacher has been found guilty of 15 sexual offences against boys as young as 10.

Missing teenager Malik Bernasko could be in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

12:39pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A TEENAGER from London may be missing in Oxford.

Would-be robber left Abingdon's Best One shop empty-handed

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:33pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A MAN tried to rob a shop in Abingdon last night but left empty-handed.

Missing man David Hollingdale last seen near Warneford Hospital

Oxford Mail:

12:13pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A MAN has bee reported missing from Oxford.

City farm campaigners show persistence pays off

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Tuesday 10th February 2015

AFTER four years of planning and negotiating, Oxford is one step closer to having a city farm.

Banding together in attempt to set new world loom record

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 7th February 2015

A CAMPAIGN to build the world’s longest loom band in memory of a five-year-old boy is hitting the road.

Man spared jail over fight with love rival

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Monday 9th February 2015

A MAN who threw a love rival against a wall so hard his victim almost lost his eyesight has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Sports clubs left counting the cost following a spate of raids

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 6th February 2015

BURGLARS stealing food and drink from sports clubs across the county have been branded “pathetic.”

City council wants power to hike tax up without referendum

Oxford Mail: Ed Turner

11:00am Friday 6th February 2015

COUNCILLORS have called on the government to allow them to end a cap on how much council tax Oxford City Council can charge residents.

Pair face court over swindling benefits

Oxford Mail: Ken Atack

11:30am Thursday 5th February 2015

TWO benefit fraudsters who were overpaid thousands of pounds in council tax after fooling Cherwell District Council have been in court, in cases condemned by Councillor Ken Atack, pictured.

Benefits Street star White Dee supports 5th Finnley's Day

Oxford Mail:

2:20pm Monday 2nd February 2015

A COUPLE raised £13,000 in memory of their son with the help of celebrity guest White Dee.

Tears of joy as Red Cross volunteer honoured for 40 years of service

Oxford Mail:

2:03pm Monday 2nd February 2015

IVAN Barwood was moved to tears when he was presented with a memento commemorating 40 years of working for the Red Cross.

New power to protect the victims of domestic violence enforced

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 2nd February 2015

THE first of a new police measure to protect victims of domestic violence has been issued.

Family taken off housing list: ‘Don’t send us to Coventry’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 2nd February 2015

A FAMILY from Blackbird Leys has been dropped from the council’s housing list after saying they did not want to move to Coventry.

Operation Bullfinch child trafficking suspect rebailed

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:00am Friday 30th January 2015

A man arrested as part of Operation Bullfinch on suspicion of child sexual exploitation in Oxford has been rebailed.

Oxfordshire GCSE results beat national average despite Government-imposed changes + tables

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 30th January 2015

OFFICIAL GCSE results published yesterday show schools in Oxfordshire are doing better than the national average.

Road deaths rise with 27 dead but officials say it is still historically low

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 30th January 2015

THE father of Liberty Baker, the schoolgirl killed in a collision while walking to school, has called for more 20mph zones.

27 dead in crashes in Oxfordshire last year

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:43pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

TWENTY-seven people died in traffic collisions across the county last year.

Trial told how girl came home ‘bleeding’

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

12:43pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE foster mother of the alleged victim of child prostitution told a jury yesterday how her daughter was sent across the country for sex.

Masked burglars stole cigarettes from Chipping Norton WH Smith

Oxford Mail: Police are appealing for witnesses

12:31pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A WH Smith stationery shop was burgled for cigarettes in Chipping Norton.

Two arrested after man was in crash with Vauxhall Astra in Wallingford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:26pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

TWO people have been arrested after a man was taken to hospital after a collision with a car in Wallingford.

Police 'drugs raid' at house in Howard Street, East Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

10:15am Tuesday 27th January 2015

POLICE are raiding an East Oxford house as part of a drugs investigation.

Jake Blakeley 'playing stupid' to avoid blame, court hears

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A TEENAGER accused of knowingly digging holes to bury murdered Jayden Parkinson has been "playing stupid to win over the jury", the prosecution said.

Jayden trial: Jake Blakeley tells jury his killer brother was evil

Oxford Mail: Jake Blakeley, 18, from Didcot

8:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

A TEENAGER accused of helping his brother bury the body of Jayden Parkinson wept in the dock as he was told to look at photos of the two graves.

Jayden trial: Jake Blakeley, brother of Jayden's killer, takes the stand in his trial for preventing a lawful burial

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

2:05pm Friday 23rd January 2015

JAKE Blakeley, brother of murderer Ben Blakeley, has taken to the stand for the first time in his trial.

Head: 'Schools are confused over Government rules to keep your children safe'

Oxford Mail: Windmill head teacher, Lynn Knapp

8:34pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A HEADTEACHER has said Oxfordshire schools are confused about Government rules for keeping children safe.

Dangerous wiring found after blaze kills Kidlington man

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

A KIDLINGTON man died in a fire caused by poor-quality wiring done 25 years ago, a coroner ruled.

Burglar leaves dock with aside from Judge: Get a job

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A JUDGE told a burglar to “get a job” as he left dock after threatening him with jail if he misses a single probation appointment.

Skye's appeal continues to grow with £2,000 donation

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

YOUNG churchgoers raised more than £2,000 for a charity set up in memory of an Abingdon five-year-old who battled a brain tumour.

Organiser says festival too big as it pulls out of event

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 16th January 2015

THE main organiser of the much-loved Leys Festival has pulled out of this year’s event.

The expense of childcare keeps mums out of work

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 16th January 2015

OXFORD parents are being put off going back to work because of childcare costs, a recent survey suggests.

Anniversary revives memory of Churchill’s Bladon burial

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 15th January 2015

AS THE village bobby it fell to Donald Thompson to help prepare and guard the churchyard for Sir Winston Churchill’s burial.

Call to Oxfordshire women: ‘Let’s beat cancer and sign up to Race for Life’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 15th January 2015

EVERY year, thousands of women dressed in pink swarm through Oxford’s University Parks in aid of a good cause.

Burglar who punched Oxford resident narrowly escapes prison term

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A BURGLAR who punched a homeowner has avoided prison.

Buckingham Palace honour for Oxford lecturer who set up student mental health group

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 15th January 2015

AN OXFORD lecturer who set up a group to help students with mental health problems will be honoured by the Queen with a new award.

Five men arrested on suspicion of harecoursing offences near Abingdon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:11pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

FIVE men have been arrested in Southmoor, near Abingdon, on suspicion of Hunting Act offences.

UPDATE: Elderly man missing in North Oxford found safe and well

Oxford Mail: thames valley police helicopter

1:45pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

AN ELDERLY man who went missing in his pyjamas has been found safe and well.

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