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Cash stolen from Abingdon home after burglars get in through patio door

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:04pm Monday 20th April 2015

CASH was stolen from a house in Abingdon, police said.

Antique valuation adds to hospice charity coffers

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Monday 20th April 2015

ANTIQUE collectors made their way to Hook Norton for a charity valuation from a company based in Banbury...

Tributes paid to motorcyclist, 19, who died in Frilford crash

Oxford Mail:

9:26am Monday 20th April 2015

THE family of a motorcyclist who died after a crash near Frilford, Abingdon, have paid tribute to the 19-year-old.

Volunteers to help out D-Day hero Patrick Churchill at his allotment

Oxford Mail:

1:11pm Saturday 18th April 2015

WAR hero and keen gardener Patrick Churchill now has an army of volunteers to help with his allotment.

Young rider suffered fatal head injuries after falling from horse

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy died of “severe” head injuries after hitting a tree in a horse riding accident at a polo club near Kidlington last year, an inquest said...

Friends all aboard for Yellow Submarine’s new enterprise

Oxford Mail:

10:47am Friday 17th April 2015

HOLIDAY HELP: Charity scheme helps youngsters with learning difficulties to mix

Cancer survivor’s leading the way to battle disease

Oxford Mail:

1:10pm Thursday 16th April 2015

DETERMINED: Mum of five appeals for others to sign up for Race for Life

Video: Man killed in Banbury named as Kyle Byfield

Oxford Mail:

11:30am Thursday 16th April 2015

THE man killed in Banbury today has been named locally as Kyle Byfield.

Two charged after teenager was kidnapped and threatened with an iron bar in Abingdon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:04am Thursday 16th April 2015

TWO people have been charged with kidnap following an incident in Abingdon on Sunday. 

V is for Victory as D-Day hero told he can keep his allotment

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

D-DAY veteran Patrick Churchill has been told he can keep his allotment after volunteers helped him restore it to its former glory.

Man arrested after plants found in house in Faringdon in drugs raid

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:06pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A MAN has been arrested after police found what they believe to be more than 50 cannabis plants in Faringdon.

Statistics show teens carry out one in seven burglaries

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:10pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

ALMOST one in seven burglaries recorded by Thames Valley Police were by under 18s, statistics reveal...

Flashing case against suspect dropped

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:14am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure has been released without charge.

D-Day hero threatened with eviction from his Witney allotment

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A WAR hero who survived the D-Day landings has been threatened with eviction from his allotment unless he maintains it.

Suspect bailed after man, 20, glassed in face

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:10am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A MAN has been arrested after a 20-yearold needed hospital treatment when a glass was smashed in his face, police said yesterday.

Man charged with possession of cocaine

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

8:16am Tuesday 14th April 2015

A man has been charged with a drug offence following a police raid.

The thinner blue line under plans to axe 358 bobbies

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Friday 10th April 2015

MORE than 650 police officers and staff posts across Thames Valley Police could be axed to save millions over the next three years.

Police missing targets for rape prosecutions in city

Oxford Mail: DCI Mark Johns

7:57am Thursday 9th April 2015

OXFORD’s police are failing to hit targets for the number of rapists they prosecute and have the worst record in the Thames Valley.

Man arrested after shopper threatened with a knife in Carterton

Oxford Mail: Police line do not cross with police car in background

6:10am Thursday 9th April 2015

A MAN has been arrested after a shopper was allegedly threatened with a knife in Carterton.

Shoplifters feasting on stolen food but overall thefts going down

Oxford Mail: PC Mike Ellis, Oxford’s antisocial behaviour officer. Picture: OX51780 Marc West

6:00am Thursday 9th April 2015

MORE people are stealing food from Oxford’s shops despite shoplifting levels plummeting by almost a third, figures show.

Night workers urged to fight child abuse

Oxford Mail: GIFT AID: Barnardo's says its shops in the region are losing more than £100,000 a year because customers do not understand the Gift Aid scheme.

5:30pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

A CHARITY working with victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Oxfordshire has said people who work at night need to look out for signs of grooming...

Trio rebailed over fight

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:00pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

Three men have been rebailed after a 40-year-old man was left with serious injuries in Bicester.

New Chief Constable helps out at motorway accident scene

Oxford Mail: Francis Habgood

8:10am Wednesday 8th April 2015

New Thames Valley Police Chief Constable Francis Habgood showed he can still handle hands-on policing after helping with an accident on the M1 in Nottinghamshire.

Police confirm body found in Thames was missing Oxford woman Emily Stiff

Oxford Mail:

2:45pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

THE body of a woman found in the River Thames last month has been formally identified as missing Oxford woman Emily Stiff.

‘All you need is love... laughter and respect’

Oxford Mail:

8:10pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

WHEN Christine and Vic Roots went to the King Alfred’s Head pub for lunch on Saturday ((4/4)), they did not expect to be welcomed by their entire extended family...

Drugs service shuts its doors in county

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

THE Lifeline Project closed its doors with a graduation ceremony last week after helping drug addicts across the county for three years...

Hunt on to find man hanging out of van on M40

Oxford Mail:

9:35am Tuesday 7th April 2015

A WORKMAN seen hanging out the door of a van travelling at 85mph down the M40 in Oxfordshire is being sought by the police.

Success on the cards for two new football teams in their first season

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th April 2015

TWO new football teams in Blackbird Leys are both in with a chance of winning silverware in their first competitive season.

‘Attack by neighbour left me terrified and covered in blood’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 6th April 2015

A PENSIONER has said he has been left “traumatised” and terrified after a vicious attack from his neighbour.

Despite Bullfinch, the public still has faith in Thames Valley Police, insists new Chief Constable

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 6th April 2015

PEOPLE in Oxfordshire should judge the police on their day-to-day activities, rather than their failings during the Operation Bullfinch scandal, the new police chief said.

Teenager takes on swimming challenge in aid of dementia

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 6th April 2015

A TEENAGER has raised enough money for a Greater Leys charity to care for one person with dementia for a year.

College takes free courses to the Leys to encourage study

Oxford Mail:

10:42pm Friday 3rd April 2015

WHILE children are enjoying their Easter holidays, adults in Blackbird Leys have a chance to go back to ‘school’.

Investigation into police's Bullfinch failings has still not started

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 4th April 2015

AN INVESTIGATION has still not begun into Thames Valley Police (TVP) a month after the release of the Serious Case Review into Operation Bullfinch.

£300,000 for anti-slavery project after last week's raids

Oxford Mail:

9:40am Friday 3rd April 2015

VICTIMS of slavery and exploitation will continue to have specialist support as a project received a guarantee of more than £300,000 for the next two years.

Laptops stolen in Rose Hill burglary

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:40pm Friday 3rd April 2015

Two laptops were stolen from a house in Rose Hill on Tuesday, police said.

New centre means giving the gift of life couldn't be easier

Oxford Mail:

10:53am Thursday 2nd April 2015

BLOOD: Smart new surroundings, but the need for donors remains a constant

'Limited response' to family's appeal to finally catch mum's murderer + video

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 2nd April 2015

POLICE have had a “limited” response to Monday’s appeal for more information about a murder 20 years ago.

Some baaa-d men about as sheep hurdles stolen

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:20am Thursday 2nd April 2015

SHEEP hurdles were stolen from a farm near Witney, police said.

New Chief Constable says focus will be on protecting the vulnerable

Oxford Mail: Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood.

7:57am Thursday 2nd April 2015

FRANCIS Habgood said he was focused on “protecting the vulnerable members of society” in his first day as chief constable of Thames Valley Police.

Home Secretary refuses to say if Bullfinch scandal will be part of child abuse inquiry

Oxford Mail:

7:53am Thursday 2nd April 2015

HOME Secretary Theresa May refused to confirm if the Operation Bullfinch scandal will be part of a parliamentary inquiry into historical child abuse.

Outgoing Chief Constable will pick up £252,000 package for new job

Oxford Mail: Chief Constable Sara Thornton

7:32am Thursday 2nd April 2015

FORMER police chief constable Sara Thornton is being given £252,000 in her new role as the head of the National Police Chiefs Council.

CCTV: Appeal to find women after shoplifting

Oxford Mail:

9:04pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

POLICE have released CCTV images after two women stole from a McColl’s store in Bicester.

Police honour one of their own as he ponders retirement at 92

Oxford Mail:

5:10pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

PRAISED: Outgoing Chief Constable presents award to long-serving volunteer

Police still working to identify body found in Thames

Oxford Mail:

9:07am Tuesday 31st March 2015

POLICE are still working to identify the body of a woman that was found in the River Thames on Friday.

Donovan wants to return to Oxford 50 years after gig that sparked lifelong friendship

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015

INTERNATIONAL folk star Donovan is returning to perform in Oxford 50 years after a gig that started a lifelong friendship.

Five men charged with hunting offences

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:32pm Monday 30th March 2015

FIVE men have been charged with hunting offences near Wantage after allegedly being involved in hare coursing, where people bet on dogs chasing rabbits.

Timber from felled trees will be recycled to boost Oxford charity

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 30th March 2015

TREES that were cut down to make way for the Westgate development are now changing lives in Blackbird Leys.

Video: Family's emotional appeal - 20 years after our mum was murdered - help us find her killer

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 30th March 2015

A SON has made an emotional appeal for people to help solve the murder of his mother in Oxford 20 years ago today.

Body in river is paedophile headteacher + video

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

A PAEDOPHILE due to be sentenced for molesting young boys was the man found dead in the River Thames on Tuesday.

Dancers defy the odds by earning national honours

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

DANCERS in Blackbird Leys brought home almost 150 trophies from an international contest despite not having a permanent home to practise in.

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