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Pictures recreated using distant descendants

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

WHAT do Clive of India, Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon, Emmeline Pankhurst and Charles Dickens have in common?

Rowers take on Thames challenge

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

STUDENTS attempted to match a record set more than 80 years ago by rowing from Oxford to London in just one day.

Flock of sheep spotted loose on Banbury Road

Oxford Mail: banbury rd alert

7:47pm Friday 1st August 2014

THERE are reports of rogue sheep on Banbury Road in Oxford, near Cutteslowe.

County braced to mark a truly historic moment

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War this Monday will be commemorated with events across Oxfordshire. Exhibitions, memorials, concerts and ceremonies will mark the 100th anniversary of Britain joining the Great War in which thousands of Oxfordshire men fought and died. Villages and towns will hold their own events while many are finding out more about the personal histories behind those who fought and died for King and country. Events are also planned for the summer and autumn throughout Oxfordshire. Mark McKay and Hannah Bewley report

Traffic update as roundabout roadworks continue

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

5:11pm Friday 1st August 2014

TRAFFIC is starting to build throughout Oxford thanks to road works and rush-hour traffic.

Rail delays affecting Oxford services after person hit by train at Ealing

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:01pm Friday 1st August 2014

TRAINS to London Paddington have been delayed and cancelled because of a person being hit by a train at Ealing.

Brewing goes back to a small is beautiful future

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The beer industry is undergoing a massive change, with a series of micro-breweries thriving around the county. LUKE SPROULE finds out more about these ‘back-to-the past’ brews

Retrial in case of Jake Blakeley set for January next year

Oxford Mail:

3:07pm Friday 1st August 2014

There will be a retrial in the case of Jake Blakeley, who was accused of preventing a lawful burial in the case of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson.

Friday's letters: What are your fellow readers writing in about today?

2:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

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

Car towing a trailer crashes on A34

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

1:28pm Friday 1st August 2014

A CAR towing a trailer has crashed on the A34 near East Illsey.

Day-long gig will raise money in memory of boy who died in road tragedy

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A MARATHON music session will raise funds to highlight road safety in memory of a 10-year-old boy who died after a collision.

Row over cost of council’s website

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A DISAGREEMENT over the running costs of the Blackbird Leys Parish Council website led a councillor to “storm out” of a meeting.

Catch up on our brilliant Lifestyle section

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Here’s all the latest from our brilliant Friday Life team...

Dying dad’s dream to raise £10,000 for final family trip

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A father suffering with terminal cancer needs to raise £10,000 to take his two young sons on an unforgettable family trip to Disney World.

New home for Towersey will not change its heart

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Bill Heine casts his eye over the history of Towersey Festival as well as a future that will see it move out of Towersey itself.

Sometimes it is best to leave the answers to others

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A question about the ripening of fruit has Peter Unsworth stumped

‘Give up on bid to build homes here’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A DEVELOPER who has made numerous attempts to build houses on a former sports field in Cowley has been told to call it a day.

Five police officers interviewed over handling of search for murdered Jayden Parkinson

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

10:24am Friday 1st August 2014

FIVE police officers have been served misconduct notices and are being interviewed over the handling of the search for murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson.

COMMENT: Tracking down the source of the smell

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

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

IT has set chins wagging and led to noses being held. The pong afflicting areas across Oxfordshire has been the talk of the city and beyond.

COMMENT: United plan to help city youth into work is an admirable one

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

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

IT HAS been all change at Oxford United recently, with a change of chief executive and coach.

United opens doors to unemployed youngsters

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

OXFORD United will today announce hundreds of new signings as it kicks off a scheme to help the city’s unemployed young people.

Macbeth given wartime makeover

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

ACTOR Simon Spencer-Hyde yesterday flew the flag for a timely retelling of Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth.

Views made on latest ‘hamburger’ proposal

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A public consultation on plans for a major overhaul of the Wolvercote and Cutteslowe roundabouts has ended.

Speedwell Street dispersal order renewed

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

POLICE have renewed an order which gave them power to curb antisocial behaviour near city centre homeless shelters.

Facelift for towers has the backing of residents

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

RESIDENTS across the city have welcomed the new designs for Oxford’s five tower blocks.

Hundreds join protest against violence in Gaza

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

PRO-PALESTINE campaigners marched through Oxford last night calling for an end to Israeli violence in Gaza.

Wives join war tribute

Oxford Mail: RAF logo

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Members of the county’s Military Wives Choir will perform in a national event commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War this weekend.

Flats plan is allowed

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A 14-bed block of flats has been approved by Vale of White Horse District Council.

Academies stymie council’s autism database

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

COUNCIL officials have been unable to put together a database of the number of Oxfordshire pupils on the autism spectrum who have been excluded from school.

Co-op cigarettes raid

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Burglars forced their way into the village Coop store and stole cigarettes in a 2am raid.

Prison raises concern

Oxford Mail: Bullingdon Prison

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Concerns have been raised about HM Bullingdon Prison in an official Government rating.

Councils act as pong persists

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

HEALTH officers from two councils are now investigating the cause of the smell reported across the county.

Epic ending for major youth drama festival

Oxford Mail: The Pegasus Theatre will receive grant funding

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A 10-day international drama festival involving some 150 young people from the city ends today.

South Park festival boasts a starry line-up

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

EXPERIMENTAL rock group Klaxons have been revealed as the surprise headliners for a new festival to take place in Oxford’s South Park.

Traffic problems ease after queues due to Hinksey Hill and Kennington roundabout works

Oxford Mail:

8:28am Friday 1st August 2014

TRAFFIC on the A34 remains fast-moving this morning in the approach to Hinksey Hill interchange, according to reports.

Barley crops ablaze

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters tackled a field fire in West Witney on Tuesday night.

Hop along to popular beer and cider festival

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

REAL ale enthusiasts can enjoy a tipple when they visit Cogges Manor Farm in Witney tonight.

Cars crash at garage

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Two cars were yesterday involved in a collision with each other at a petrol station, leaving one person injured and closing one lane of the A4130.

Deadline extended for business awards

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The nomination deadline for the NatWest Venus Awards’ Business Mother of the Year Award, which is being supported by the Oxford Mail, has been extended until Sunday.

An ‘unusual’ rise in A&E visits hits waiting times

Oxford Mail: oxford university trust hospitals logo

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

RISING A&E visits are seeing hospital staff struggle to meet waiting times, despite the summer being a traditionally quieter period, health officials have warned.

Group ‘fears for future’ of community boatyard plan

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

FEARS have been raised over the future of a community boatyard after it was claimed essential mooring sites may not be available.

Plans for huge new estate to be scrutinised

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A BID to build up to 700 homes to the east of Carterton has been called-in to a joint committee by senior planning officers.

Fish death toll 4,400

Oxford Mail: Environment Agency logo round

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

The number of dead fish in a stream has risen to 4,400.

Station plans on show

Oxford Mail: oxford train station front

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Plans for the redevelopment of Oxford Station will go on show to the public today and tomorrow.

University Technical College plans approved

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S first specialist college for scientific research, computing and engineering was approved on Wednesday night.

Prof stepping down

Oxford Mail: Oxford Brookes Janet Beer

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

The Vice Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University is to step down in January.

Family’s 10-year heartache over son lost in Himalayas

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

TEN years on from her son’s disappearance in the Himalayas, Gill Koch is still struggling to accept that he is dead.

Man, 47, re-bailed over wallet arrest

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A man arrested in connection with the attempted theft of a wallet and phone in Botley has been bailed again by police.

Summer study challenge set to tune up musicians’ skills

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

YOUNG musicians across Oxfordshire could benefit from a free summer music programme to develop their creative talents.

Historic church to come out of hiding

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A VICAR believes a £300,000 extension could put his 11th-century Witney church “in the shop window”.








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