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Britain's 'longest serving' Scout, Reg Hayes, has died aged 99

Oxford Mail: Reg Hayes

1:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REG Hayes, Britain's longest serving Scout has died.

Uncle takes on a 1,000-mile challenge for brave nephew

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TRYING to explain cancer to a child is difficult at the best of times, but Shelley Eldridge finds it even harder to explain to her son Lucas why he is so ill.

Oxford Fashion Week triple bill will see Museum of Natural History in a new light

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MUSEUMS are traditionally seen as places of learning rather than high fashion, but next month the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is getting a makeover.

Man who scared off burglars with a sword from his Witney home is left feeling 'a bag of nerves'

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

A BURGLARY victim who scared off his intruders while holding a sword said the incident had left him emotionally scarred.

Jericho resident joins expedition to Arctic Pole never visited by humans

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

MOST people choose sunshine and sand for a trip, but Jericho resident Robert Pettersen is going where no-one has ever been: the Pole of Inaccessibility.

Builder abandons home plans after badger protest goes global

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have not managed to save a badger sett from being destroyed, but they have prevented a developer from moving in.

The perfect storm of roadworks cause more pain for Oxford city motorists

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TRAFFIC across Oxford ground to a halt once again yesterday as yet another set of roadworks began.

Contentious restaurant bid cleared by appeal inspector

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

PLANS for a new restaurant in North Oxford have been approved on appeal with a planning inspector criticising “irrational” and “unreasonable” councillors.

Campaigners occupy university building to highlight Oxford's housing crisis

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are squatting in a historic riverside building to protest against Oxford’s housing crisis.

Three generations retrace footsteps of family’s hero

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THREE generations of a family have retraced the journey of their Oxford war hero ancestor through France and Belgium.

Helen and Douglas House charity volunteer finds hidden treasure later sold on Dickinson's Real Deal

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

CHARITY shops are renowned for their collections of second-hand books and old clothes.

Jump in couples seeking help of counsel service

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A COUNTY relationship counselling service said it has seen a spike in visitors after the end of the summer holidays.

Uni students can take aim to enrol in young officers’ corps

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 7th October 2014

AS people from across the county remember the centenary of the First World War, one Army group is hoping its illustrious past will help it recruit new members.

Fashion fans will get double dose of top catwalk designs

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 4th October 2014

FASHION fans will not have to wait long for their next fix as Oxford Fashion Week organisers revealed an Autumn/Winter show in November.

It's time I stopped sleuthing, says city's star TV detective

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

LEWIS fans are eagerly waiting the hit Oxford-based show to return next weekend, but one person is not so excited: Lewis himself.

Gargoyles make some sweet sounds

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

FOR a bunch of Gargoyles, this group of students have voices that could belong to angels.

Move to Birmingham or be homeless, Syrian family told

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MORE than 50 families have been relocated outside of the city so far this year, with Syrian refugees among the latest forced to move.

Hinksey Park FC puts new clubhouse to the test

Oxford Mail:

10:20am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A £730,000 football clubhouse will be put to the test for the first time this weekend as Hinksey Park Football Club hosts its biggest tournament day.

Winter warmer makes £1,260 for MS charity

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WINTER may be just around the corner but Hilary Lord’s new quilt means she is now prepared.

College’s plans under scrutiny

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORK could start on expanding a college in Blackbird Leys if plans are approved tomorrow.

More delays before new skatepark is due to open

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LONG-AWAITED equipment for the skatepark in Fry’s Hill Park has been delayed by another five weeks.

TV magic star is proud to do his bit in memory of Skye

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ONE of Skye Hall’s idols, television star and magician Stephen Mulhern, has been named as the patron of the charity set up in his honour, Blue Skye Thinking.

Allowing the market to beat food inflation

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

UNTIL recently farmers’ markets were seen by some as an expensive alternative to the weekly shop, but now some are looking at farmers’ markets as a cheaper option.

Business award finalists down to last three

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

AFTER thousands cast their votes, the three finalists for the Oxfordshire Business Mother of the Year Award have been chosen.

Patient pays PM’s wife return visit

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NOT many children get to set foot in 10 Downing Street, but Scarlett Clarkson had a special appointment with the Prime Minister’s wife.

Estate stallholders hope to corner weekly market

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 26th September 2014

A MONTHLY community market in Blackbird Leys has ambitious plans to expand.

‘Asian women in Oxford facing barriers to see their GP’

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

ASIAN women in Oxford face too many barriers to access their GPs, according to a watchdog report.

Shock as estate’s stalwart councillor Val Smith steps down

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

BLACKBIRD Leys city and county councillor Val Smith resigned from both authorities yesterday in a move that shocked fellow councillors.

Transforming authors into part of the story

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE Photography Oxford Festival continues to wow visitors. ALEX WYNICK talks to one of the show’s stars – and snapper of the stars – Cambridge Jones

Computer hub ‘used less’ says former course leader

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A COMPUTER hub which was opened up to attract more people now has fewer users than before, the group that used to be its only occupant, claims.

Meet the top mums who do the business

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Oxford Mail is supporting your chance to choose the county’s top business mothers at Oxfordshire’s inaugral NatWest Venus Awards. ALEX WYNICK meets some of the finalists

Graffiti vandals deface Leys skate park

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A £60,000 skate park in Oxford that took more than two years to complete has been covered in graffiti, some of it obscene.

Accident in north Oxford causes delays

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

10:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Two cars have been involved in a crash in North Oxford this morning.

Girl who losts her limbs to meningitis now has house ramps, new toilet and shower at home

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIX-year-old Charlotte Nott has a new-found independence after a £40,000 refurbishment to her home means she can get about without help from her mum.

Credit union expanding to help those outside Blackbird Leys

Oxford Mail: Jim Hewitt MBE

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CREDIT union is set to open up to people who live outside an Oxford estate for the first time.

Third cancer fight inspired new job

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

OVERCOMING cancer is a life-changing event for most people, but Alison Stone has battled the disease three times.

NHS staff crisis looms

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

bosses at the county’s main hsopitals are having to spend millions of pounds extra on agency workers due to staff shortages.

Police fire Taser at man to end rail station stand-off

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE fired a Taser at a knife-wielding man who closed Banbury Station when he climbed on to a signal gantry, it emerged last night.

Volunteer is urging others to create community clubs

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BLACKBIRD Leys volunteer is so proud of her community groups that she hopes it will be copied in other parts of Oxford.

UPDATE: Police shot Taser at man during Banbury Station stand-off

Oxford Mail:

10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE shot a Taser at the man who closed Banbury Station today, it has been confirmed tonight.

Author criticises fees after helping student

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AUTHOR Philip Pullman has criticised university fees after helping to pay for a student to study at Oxford University.

Teenager’s DIY mission to help orphans

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOST 16-year-olds spend their summers with friends in the park or out shopping.

Hospitals failing to meet targets on dementia tests

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

HOSPITALS in Oxfordshire are failing targets for screening elderly patients for dementia, potentially missing hundreds of cases every month.

Walk this way to help us, says Parkinson’s founder

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

SIXTEEN years ago Alan Wharton set up the Oxford & District Branch of Parkinson’s UK to try to help others with the disease.

Residents upset at plans to destroy garages and sheds

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

THE refurbishment of Oxford’s five tower blocks may be much-anticipated, but some residents are not so happy about plans to destroy their garages and sheds.

‘Fundraisers are go’ as son of show creator leads stroll

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

FUNDRAISERS led by the son of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson will embark on a charity stroll through Oxford University Parks on Sunday.

Pupils return to Bayards Hill Primary School after building works made ‘safer’

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

CHANGES have been made at a Barton school after children returned to classes with construction work still ongoing in their playground.

Being mindful of how depression could kill

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE apparent suicide of actor Robin Williams has brought mental health into the spotlight. About 6,000 people in the UK will take their own lives this year. Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, ALEX WYNICK reports on what can be done for people in Oxfordshire

Meet the Oxford woman who is still growing at the age of 43

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AT 43, Deborah Axtell thought she would have stopped having growing pains.

Village pubs hop ahead to win Good Food Guide glory

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

RURAL Kingham may only have a population of about 900 people, but it has come top with two entries in this year’s Good Food Guide.


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