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Live Travel: What is happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Oxford Mail: traffic jam

7:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

One in three children in parts of Oxford are living in poverty, says charity

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ONE in three children are living in poverty in areas of the city, a charity has found.

‘Punish me for 11 years of crime,’ Bicester man tells judge

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SERIAL burglar who asked a judge to punish him for more than 30 offences has been jailed for four years and eight months.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

17 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates’ courts

Thursday’s letters: What are your fellow readers writing in about today?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Catch up on all the issues and quips raised by our readers in their Letters to the Editor today

Girls move into the driving seat at car assembly plant

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GIRL power is firing on all cylinders at BMW’s Mini plant this week.

Gene research centre develops new Down’s test

Oxford Mail: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW test for Down’s syndrome could spare mothers-to-be the stress of amniocentesis and other invasive procedures.

Breaking news Missing 34-year-old from Chinnor

Oxford Mail:

1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Chinnor has gone missing.

Man arrested in connection with assault in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested after three people were assaulted in St Thomas Street on Sunday, October 19.

Brother to shave hair off in memory of 'big sis' from Chipping Norton

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTHER who died just three days after being diagnosed with cancer will be remembered during a fundraiser this week.

Oxford entirely changed 100 years on, says NHS pioneer

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MANY people who reach the grand old age of 100 have the health service to thank for it, but Wynne McKay spent a large part of her life making the NHS what it is today.

UPDATE: Road reopens after car overturns in Heyford Road, Middleton Stoney

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

10:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

A woman has been taken to hospital following a crash in Middleton Stoney.

Firework artists await winner’s name

Oxford Mail: Richard Webb

10:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are to find out if their artwork will be part of an Oxfordshire-wide firework safety campaign.

Bicester Community Hospital delay a chance for more beds

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have called the delay in opening the new Bicester Community Hospital a “golden opportunity” to add four more beds to the building before patients move in.

Parents in child dispute will be on equal footing

Oxford Mail: Ruth Hawkins

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Ruth Hawkins, partner, acting head of family department and family mediator with Oxford law firm Turpin & Miller, talks about the new Children and Families Act

'Form' meeting really proves a crowd pleaser . . .

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

NORTHEAST area “forum” is a generous term to describe the meeting which took place in Headington last Wednesday.

More than 40 Oxford buildings to get free wi-fi

Oxford Mail: Oxford Ice Rink

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

ART galleries, civic buildings and even Oxford Ice Rink will soon have free wi-fi thanks to government investment.

London Welsh scrum on down for a bit of action at Oxford's Radcliffe Camera

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LONDON Welsh rugby players are well known for their big hits on opponents in the Aviva Premiership, but yesterday they were the big hits as they took the Big City Scrum to the streets of Oxford.

Bishop of Oxford's farewell eucharist

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

A farewell eucharist will be held today at Christ Church cathedral for the retiring Bishop of Oxford.

Oxford residents urged to join fracking protest

Oxford Mail: Fracking Comes to Stockbridge?

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

OXFORD residents are being urged to join protests against hydraulic fracturing of shale gas - known as “fracking” - outside County Hall on Tuesday.

Child poverty an issue to be decided on at the ballot box

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

IT IS alarming to learn that one in three children in parts of Oxford are now officially living in poverty, according to the latest statistics from the Campaign to End Child Poverty.

Hubby’s love letter ‘lost in space’ after Marston rocket launch

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LAURA Freeman-Powell hoped her marriage would start with a bang when she arranged a surprise rocket launch for her husband.

Keep ever ready for blast-off, Jack

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

TRUE love prompted Laura Glister to write her wedding vows on a note attached to a rocket for husband-to-be Jack Freeman-Powell.

Sentencing of teenage rapist from Finstock postponed

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE sentencing of a teenager described as a “dangerous paedophile” was postponed yesterday.

Ex-roofer from Bletchingdon choked to death, inquest told

Oxford Mail: webpix coroners coroner's court inquest coroner

8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

A RETIRED roofer died at his home in Bletchingdon after taking painkillers and alcohol.

‘Lost souls’ dying to find you on Halloween at Chipping Norton's Fairytale Farm

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

DARING families who go to a Chipping Norton farm will have a trip like no other this week.

SOS bus arrives to treat minor injuries in Oxford city centre at weekends

Oxford Mail: Ambulance call-outs hit a high over the festive period

8:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW SOS medical bus is set to operate on Friday and Saturday nights in Oxford city centre to treat people with minor injuries.

Oxford Covered Market traders settle long-running rent dispute with city council

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DEAL looks to have been reached on a long-running row over rents in Oxford’s historic Covered Market.

Burglars take two cars from Headington home

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

Two cars have been stolen in a burglary at a house in Sandfield Road, Headington.

Helicopter in search for man in Wallingford garden

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A police helicopter was called to the town at about 4am yesterday after a man was spotted in a garden of a property in Wantage Road, Wallingford.

Wantage MP's bid to keep painting in the UK

Oxford Mail: MP Ed Vaisey

7:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

S OXON: A temporary export ban on a 14th century painting has been placed by Wantage MP and culture minister Ed Vaizey.

Oxford's Northern Gateway plan sent to Government for final approval

Oxford Mail: Bob Price

7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS for a major new business park and housing development in North Oxford have been sent to the Government for final approval.

Decorator smartens up his CV with top builder award

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

HE may not be an old master like Michelangelo, but one apprentice from Oxford has shown he has the best decorating skills in the region.

Appointment starts redesign for Wallingford Town Council

Oxford Mail: Town clerk Jamie Baskeyfield is investigating after reports of a busker blocking St Mary’s Street with a piano

7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

WALLINGFORD Town Council’s newest staff member will start on Monday, marking the start of a restructuring for the council.

Schoolboy petitions Tesco for safe crossing at Oxford's Old Marston Road

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOST nine-year-olds are more interested in football, books or video games than getting involved in local politics.

Fire-damaged generating unit at Didcot power station back in action

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

A GENERATING module that was damaged in a major blaze at Didcot B power station has come back online as its owner faces a repair bill of millions of pounds.

Woman tells court she 'blanked out' childhood sex abuse in Bicester

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN told a jury that sexual abuse left her with post-traumatic stress disorder and gaps in her memory.

81 young people caught watching TV without licences in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: TV Licence: Does your business have one?

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

EIGHTY-one young people were caught watching TV without a licence in Oxfordshire in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Costs of funerals to be debated at Oxford event

Oxford Mail: Kicking the Bucket organiser Liz Rothschild, right, and colleagues

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DEBATE on the mounting costs of funerals is being held as part of the Kicking the Bucket Festival.

Benson man, 70, denies claiming pension and other benefits

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PENSIONER who allegedly claimed thousands in benefits despite owning four houses was described as a “consistent fraudster” by a barrister.

Widow from Longworth fears she will never know truth about Kenya crash that killed her husband

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE widow of a charity director who was killed in a car crash in Kenya yesterday said she may never know what happened, after an inquest into his death.

Headington timber... going, going, gone in 60 seconds

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A HEADINGTON resident captured this footage of a 60-year-old Scots Pine being felled in just 60 seconds.

Map: 40 Fireworks Displays in Oxfordshire: 2014

Oxford Mail: St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular

6:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

Tis that time of year for dazzling fireworks displays - here's our list of events in Oxfordshire from the traditional big beast in South Park to smaller ones out in county.

Seacourt park-and-ride extension plan could ease Oxford traffic problems

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to extend the Seacourt park-and-ride site in Oxford could help fight the city’s traffic problems.

‘Thanks for saving Charlie from cancer’

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DOG that was struck down with canine leukaemia has been saved thanks to the generosity of Oxford Mail readers.

Breaking news Huge delays across Oxfordshire's roads this evening

Oxford Mail:

7:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAFFIC light sequencing at the Wendlebury interchange of the A34 and M40 is being blamed for huge delays across Oxfordshire tonight.

Oxford teenager in call to stop websites that promote eating disorders

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN OXFORD teenager is calling on the Government to protect young people from “dangerous” websites which promote eating disorders.

Remember, remember the fifth of November wherever you are

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE skies of Oxfordshire are set for a spectacular display over the next week and a half as venues release details of this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations. Reporter Naomi Herring speaks to the guys behind the city’s biggest event

Crumbs, the kids have fun hunting pumpkins

Oxford Mail:

5:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PUMPKIN hunters are out in force at Waterperry Gardens as they aim to find as many of the autumnal vegetables as they can to claim a homemade biscuit.

Village may get controlled parking to stop commuters

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WOLVERCOTE could gain restricted parking following fears that new schemes will push commuters out to the village.








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