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Breaking news Three people burned as they were forced to flee house fire in Minster Lovell

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

12:26pm Thursday 26th March 2015

THREE people had to flee a blaze at their home in Minster Lovell, near Witney, last night.

Restaurant staff devastated as thief snatches Easter egg

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

A LARGE Easter egg being raffled off to raise money for Sobell House Hospice was snatched from an Oxford restaurant.

City could get its first secondary free school

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A BID for the city’s first secondary free school has been unveiled by teachers who said it would offer a more “rigorous”

Lawyer who dodged rail fares lied about address

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

AN international lawyer dodged paying more than £23,000 in train fares over two-and-a-half years by saying he lived in Wembley, a court heard Dr Peter Barnett, of Whittle Road, Thame, regularly escaped paying for the journey between Thame and London by using a doctored photo-card, the prosecution said.

Heritage asset status aims to protect riverside hotel's future

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 24th March 2015

ITS prominent appearance is well known to anyone who passes down the Botley Road and into Oxford.

School’s big-race effort helps Skye’s dad boost special fund

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

NEARLY 50 Abingdon School teachers and pupils – past and present – ran the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday to support the family of Skye Hall.

UPDATE: Motorbike in crash causing delays on A420 at Cumnor Hill

Oxford Mail: a420 alert

3:21pm Friday 20th March 2015

A MOTORBIKE has been involved in an accident on the A420, causing traffic problems in the Cumnor area.

Investigation under way into farmhouse fire near Banbury

Oxford Mail:

10:12pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A FIRE broke out at a farmhouse in Epwell, near Banbury.

One lane blocked after three-car crash on the A34

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

8:13pm Thursday 19th March 2015

THREE cars have been involved in a crash on the A34 southbound.

Schoolboys act up to secure a starring role in theatre classic

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 20th March 2015

TWO boys from Cowley are swapping lessons for the limelight as they take part in a professional production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.

Professor Andrew Hamilton stepping down as vice-chancellor of Oxford University

Oxford Mail:

4:29pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

OXFORD University vice-chancellor Prof Andrew Hamilton is leaving the university to become president of New York University next year.

Oh deer! Tiny muntjac rescued after getting stuck upside-down between walls in Headington

Oxford Mail:

1:05pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A DEER had to be rescued by fire crews after it had become wedged between two walls in Headington for 10 hours.

Two men arrested after passerby finds XBox and iPod stolen in Abingdon burglary

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

12:52pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

TWO men have been arrested after stolen property was found by a member of the public.

Half of police properties including stations are to shut in battle to save force money

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Wednesday 18th March 2015

SHUTTING the county’s police buildings will increase safety worries among residents, community leaders have warned.

Woman dies after blaze takes hold at farm’s office building

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 18th March 2015

A WOMAN died yesterday after a fire broke out in an office on a farm near Faringdon.

‘Why talking to the man who stabbed my husband helped’

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 18th March 2015

MEETING the man who had stabbed her husband faceto- face made Coral Kent feel a lot better than when she saw him sentenced in court.

Helpers needed as community market prepares to run monthly

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

AFTER a six-week trial a community market in Blackbird Leys is going back to running as a monthly event.

Road partly blocked after crash near Didcot

Oxford Mail: a4130 alert

5:41pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A CRASH has partially blocked a road near Didcot.

Skye is an inspiration to help children read

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

CHILDREN at Skye Hall’s school will remember the five-year-old every time they have storytime in a special reading corner set up in his honour.

Bullfinch: Board’s error as abuse review saw 50 boys counted as girls

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 17th March 2015

BOYS at risk of being targeted for sex by gangs of men in Oxfordshire are being forgotten, say support workers.

Computer classes have logged on again

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

A GROUP that runs free computing courses in Blackbird Leys is once again up and running after being out of action for almost a year.

Four milk vans stolen from Dairy Crest in Old Abingdon Road

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

5:21pm Monday 16th March 2015

FOUR vans have been stolen from a dairy in Old Abingdon Road, police said.

London Road in Headington blocked after crash involving a motorcyclist and a car

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:56pm Monday 16th March 2015

A MOTORCYCLIST and a car have been involved in a collision in Headington.

Special measures for primary school after inspector’s report

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 16th March 2015

A PRIMARY school in Greater Leys has been placed in special measures after an inspection rated it as inadequate in all areas.

Sir Terry will leave large gap in the world, says Oxford playwright pal

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 14th March 2015

AN OXFORD playwright has spoken of his grief after the death of his writing partner and friend Sir Terry Pratchett.

Police take to river to look for 22-year-old woman not seen for two weeks

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 13th March 2015

A SEARCH of the Thames and its tributary rivers yesterday failed to find any sign of missing Oxford woman Emily Stiff.

Police arrest six people from Oxfordshire in raids including Botley and Didcot

Oxford Mail:

11:22am Wednesday 11th March 2015

Six people from Oxfordshire are in custody after being arrested during police raids to crack down on drugs.

New Leys Festival chairman is looking to beat last year's fun

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

THE new chairman of the Leys Festival has said he will try to make the event “bigger and better” after the previous organisers backed out.

Volunteers appalled at levels of litter revealed by annual blitz

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 10th March 2015

HUNDREDS of people spent their weekend giving the streets of Oxford a spring clean in this year’s annual rubbish collection drive.

UPDATED: Headington flat fire that left three people in hospital being treated as arson

Oxford Mail:

5:29pm Sunday 8th March 2015

THREE people were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in a Headington block of flats.

Five arrested in nationwide cyber crime swoop led by 'Britain's FBI'

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 7th March 2015

FIVE men have been arrested on suspicion of cyber crimes in Kidlington.

How police and NHS staff joined forces to save lives

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Saturday 7th March 2015

AN INITIATIVE which teams up police officers and mental health workers “saved the life” of one Abingdon woman.

Two women being supported after suspected brothel raided in Cowley Road

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

11:35am Friday 6th March 2015

TWO women have been removed from a suspected brother in Cowley Road.

UPDATE: Five men arrested in Kidlington on suspicion of cyber crimes + pics

Oxford Mail:

10:25am Friday 6th March 2015

FIVE men have been arrested on suspicion of cyber crimes in Kidlington, police said.

Bullfinch: A friend of the girls calls for care staff to be disciplined

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 6th March 2015

A FRIEND of some of the Bullfinch victims has claimed police dismissed suspected abuse.

Skye Hall's death sparks demand for research to stop cancer sufferers dying from neurotoxicity from treament

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 6th March 2015

LEADING specialists have joined the parents of Skye Hall to demand research to prevent more deaths after the treatment that killed him was suspended.

'I couldn't have done things differently as council leader'

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 5th March 2015

THE former leader of Oxfordshire County Council “holds his hands up” that it failed the victims of the Bullfinch scandal under his watch.

Chief Constable admits that force failed victims but says it has improved

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

CHIEF constable Sara Thornton yesterday refused to accept responsibility for the failings within Thames Valley Police.

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.

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