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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.

General Election 2015: Andrew Smith's emotional tribute to dying wife after holding Oxford East + audio

Oxford Mail:

3:56am Friday 8th May 2015

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

General Election Live: Oxford East as it happened

Oxford Mail:

10:15pm Thursday 7th May 2015

Follow live dedicated coverage from the count for Oxford East

Social enterprise shop marks moving into its new premises

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Saturday 9th May 2015

EXPANDING: Firm helping long-term unemployed turns its hand to making furniture

Couple find a historic coat of arms in home

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 8th May 2015

Discovery: Tudor treasure revealed in wall is set to fetch £10,000 at auction

Urban dance divas step up for Skye cancer research charity

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 8th May 2015

INSPIRATION: Performance in memory of five-year-old who died from brain tumour

Up to 10 years of train woes to come as Network Rail tries to fix signal problems

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 7th May 2015

FRUSTRATED rail passengers have been reassured by Network Rail that it is working to solve signalling problems – but it could take up to a decade.

Owner left to count cost after raiders smash up newsagents

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 7th May 2015

THE owner of a newsagents in Didcot is counting the cost after burglars smashed the shop’s windows and door.

Man punched in the chest as robbers steal iPhone in Hythe Bridge Street

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:24pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A MAN was punched in the chest while robbers stole his iPhone in central Oxford, police said.

Four people arrested after man's eye socket fractured in Bicester attack

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:49pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

FOUR people have been arrested after a man was left with a fractured eye socket after an attack in Bicester.

Two cyclists crash in St Cross Road

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

3:47pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

TWO cyclists have crashed in Oxford, police said.

Missing 15-year-old Elizabeth Skevington could be in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

2:24pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A GIRL missing from Milton Keynes could be in the Oxford area, police said.

Litter-pickers unite to help spruce up village

Oxford Mail:

8:00pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

Rubbish: Villagers take matters into own hands after councils decline to get involved

Pensioners share memories of VE Day for commemorative film

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

VICTORY: Veteran who occupied Bergen-Belsen concentration camp recalls experience

Council ‘cannot afford’ to fix parking chaos at leisure centre

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015

PARKING problems in Blackbird Leys could be solved with double yellow lines but there is not enough money to pay for them, say councillors.

Teenager heartbroken after rare car is stolen and then burnt out

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015

A TEENAGER has been left “inconsolable” after his limited-edition car was stolen and set alight.

Rare Mini Metro found burnt out

Oxford Mail:

1:42pm Monday 4th May 2015

A RARE Mini Metro was stolen and found burnt out yesterday near Oakley on the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border.

Bus company says Oxford roadworks has cost it a million passengers

Oxford Mail: Traffic queues on Oxford’s Botley Road yesterday; inset left, the roadworks; inset right, last week’s floods. Picture: OX64696 Richard Cave

9:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

CONGESTION in and around the city could become a permanent sight if roadworks are not done now, Oxfordshire County Council has warned.

Interest building in construction school

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

Taster: Open days are planned as recruitment begins at new college facility

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