City council looks at aid for flood victims

6:54pm Sunday 20th April 2014

City councillors are set to agree a flood support package for businesses and residents at a meeting on Wednesday.

Breaking news A41 near Ambrosden shut after crash

Oxford Mail: A41 traffic alert

6:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A ROAD is blocked near Bicester after an accident this afternoon.

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Oxford Mail: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Costa Rica is coming home on cycle ride

Oxford Mail: Jessie and dad Peter

3:50pm Saturday 19th April 2014

EASTER Monday is often a day to rest and devour chocolate eggs, but for a Bampton father and daughter it will be spent cycling a total of 170 miles.

Family print 'inspirational' book of relative's war days

Oxford Mail: am and husband John Gee look through the Thomas ‘Jack’ Rogers scrapbook with grandson Jack

1:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FAMILY has published an “inspirational” book of war memoirs by their beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Update: A4130 closed after accident

Oxford Mail: a4130 alert

12:13pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN ACCIDENT has shut off the A4130 at Milton Hill.

‘Give us more details on Wolvercote roundabout plan’

Oxford Mail: Deputy PM Nick Clegg

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has been urged to make its plans for the Wolvercote roundabout clearer.

Budding actors make the right Connections

Oxford Mail: Charlotte Simonson, 14, plays eldest daughter Emma

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

YOUNG thespians are preparing to tread the boards for the National Theatre Connections festival in Oxford.

Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Oxford Mail: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Ex-nurse died in fall at her Faringdon home

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 94-year-old died after falling down the stairs, an inquest heard.

Grove homes plans will not be ‘called in’

Oxford Mail: Eric Pickles

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles has declined a request to call in a planning bid for 1,500 homes in Grove.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Oxford Mail: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Prison officer assault trial date set

Oxford Mail: Bullingdon Prison

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-old man who denies assaulting two prison officers will go on trial next month.

Appeal for witnesses to Chain Hill crash

Oxford Mail: The scene of the crash

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE want to hear from anyone who witnessed a collision between a cyclist and a motorbike on the B4494 Chain Hill.

Easter worshippers take to the streets

Oxford Mail: Thelma Martin carries the cross

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

WORSHIPPERS took to the streets yesterday despite having to cancel their Easter performance of the Passion play.

Radley walkers step up to keep a village tradition alive

Oxford Mail: Competitors at the start line

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

IN true Good Friday tradition walkers took to the streets of Radley yesterday for the annual trek.

Dinosaur rampages through Oxford city centre

Oxford Mail: Shoppers flee for their lives as Australovenator makes it way through the city looking for its next meal     Picture: OX66661 Ed Nix

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

SHOPPERS found themselves running for their lives as a dinosaur went on the rampage in the city centre.

Comment: Time to move forward on stadium

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

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

SINCE the Oxford Stadium closed in December 2012 there has been months of uncertainty about its future.

Oxford greyhound track owners told: ‘Sell up or stadium will continue to leak funds’

Oxford Mail: Weeds grow at the Greyhound and speedway track in Oxford Stadium. Would-be buyers want action now

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE group hoping to buy Oxford Stadium has told its owners to sell up before they lose too much money.

Developer to appeal against homes block

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DEVELOPER has appealed against Oxford City Council’s decision to block its bid to build nine three-storey houses in west Oxford.

Updates about this year's May Morning celebrations

Oxford Mail: Last year's May Morning celebrations at Magdalen Bridge, Oxford

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

MORE details have been released about this year’s May Morning celebrations in Oxford.

Decision on Milton Road speed limit due next week

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DECISION will be made next week on a proposed new speed limit for a road between Milton and Drayton.

Dewi the Dragon roars into hospital for eggs-tra treats

Oxford Mail: London Welsh players James Tideswell, left, and Nathan Vella join Dewi the Dragon to present Josiah Andrews, 13, with an Easter egg. Picture: OX66640 David Fleming

7:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS in the John Radcliffe’s Children’s Hospital have been given an extra special Easter surprise.

Cheers to Doctor John Sichel who is retiring after founding first clinic for diabetics

Oxford Mail: Dr John Sichel, centre, is retiring after 30 years at 28 Beaumont Street. He is joined at the surgery by Elaine Worley, Jane Belcher, Jayne Manuell, Susan Brain, Dr Matthew Easdale with daughter Charlotte, Carly Molloy and Dr Clare Stephens

7:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DOCTOR who opened Oxford’s first specialist diabetes clinic so that patients did not have to routinely go to hospital has retired.

Oxford Town Hall may be leased out to save cash

Oxford Mail: Tours of Oxford Town Hall

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

PART of Oxford’s Town Hall could be leased out as part of the council’s savings plan.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

Oxford Mail: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Relative flies out to finally pay her respects to soldier killed in the 'Forgotten War'

Oxford Mail: Grenville Toomey with Valerie Busby and her partner Tom Selwood. Picture: OX66649 David Fleming

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a soldier killed in the ‘Forgotten War’ will finally get to pay their respects at his grave in South Korea more than six decades after his death.

Comment: Heartwarming conclusion to extraordinary tale

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

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FOR the family of soldier Herbert Clifton, who was killed in the Korean War, a chance conversation has led to a life-changing trip.

Aunt Sally trophy in memory of Berinsfield man who delivered papers for the Oxford Mail

Oxford Mail: A former Oxford Mail newspaper delivery man, the late Roy Walton, is getting an Aunt Sally trophy dedicated to him in his home town of Berinsfield. Pictured above is club organiser Brian Spurrett with Mr Walton’s widow, Sylvia     Picture: OX6660 Ed Nix

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A KEEN sportsman who delivered newspapers for the Oxford Mail and its sister titles for more than 40 years has been commemorated with an Aunt Sally trophy.

Disrupted Oxford traders given rates relief

Oxford Mail: Work on St Clement’s car park

6:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

TRADERS are being given a discount on their business rates after months of disruption.

Prince to visit Wantage on his 50th birthday tour

Oxford Mail: Prince Edward

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

PRINCE Edward will visit Wantage on Friday to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Artist will unveil her Swirl creation

Oxford Mail: Maria Rosa Kramer

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE artist behind a new £85,000 sculpture at Didcot’s Orchard Centre will officailly unveil the work next Sunday.

Golden girls, 89 and 80, braced for hospital abseil

Oxford Mail: Adriana Young, 89, left, and Jenny Atkinson, 80

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THEY may be in their 80s, but two friends from Woodstock are about to hit new heights.

Everest trek just taster for the Pole

Oxford Mail: Jan Meek on an expedition to the North Pole in 2008

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FORMER Chipping Norton mayor says she has “unfinished business” as she prepares for a South Pole expedition next year.

Share your views with the police

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE officers from the district’s neighbourhood teams are holding a series of meetings to allow the public to have their say on local policing.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

Oxford Mail: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Archery proves a big hit with youngsters

Oxford Mail: Trax archery instructor Ken Chrisp, helps nine-year-old Rayan Sayyaj with her aim

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ARCHERY was a bit hit at a holiday activity day for children and teenagers.

Plea to help catch the Charlbury tyre slasher

Oxford Mail: Guy Ker has had tyres slashed four times by the mystery tyre slasher. Picture: OX66637 Mark Hemsworth

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MYSTERY vandal has been slashing car tyres and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage in Charlbury.

Trainee teacher joins Blenheim Ribbonwalk in memory of mother

Oxford Mail: Aileen Mothersill, right, with her late mother Anner

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TWO months since losing her mum to cancer, Aileen Mothersill is channelling her grief into helping others.

‘I’m going for gold and my 10th gong’

Oxford Mail: Green Gables Guest House owner Narinder Bhella in his award winning garden which scooped him a gold certificate. Picture: OX62052 Antony Moore

9:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

GUEST house owner Narinder Bhella is among those vying for glory in this year’s Oxford in Bloom contest.

RAF Brize Norton crews go ‘quackers’ for duck race

Oxford Mail: Senior Aircraftsman Monika Dunkley

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

RAF personnel at Brize Norton are used to flying the latest mighty aircraft but on May 5 they will be hoping far less hi-tech winged creatures take off.

Eco boom town near Bicester with £1.65bn investment

Oxford Mail: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BICESTER will enjoy £1.65bn in investment by 2031, according to a new report ordered by council leaders.

Update: M40 cleared after earlier reports of collision

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRAFFIC on the M40 near junction eight near Milton Common has returned to normal following a reports of it slowing due to an accident.

Cafe creates space to discuss the big sleep

Oxford Mail: Laura Freeth, Death Cafe facilitator for OXBEL, meets and talks to people in a local cafe.  Picture: OX66632 David Fleming

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEA and sympathy is taking on new meaning acoss the county this year as a series of ‘Death Cafes’ seek to shed light on the dark subject of death. Debbie Waite reports

Donations in memory of runner Claire Squires bring in £1.15m

Oxford Mail: More than £1m has been raised in memory of Claire Squires

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

ABOUT £1.15m has been raised by the Claire Squires Fund in memory of the runner who died after collapsing one mile from the finishing line of the London Marathon two years ago.

Mum’s anguish as twin girls given different school places

Oxford Mail: Mum Sharon Barney with twins Kerri, left, and Holly, 11, who are upset at having to attend separate schools. Picture: OX66495 David Fleming

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MOTHER is angry because her twin daughters – one of whom has special needs – face being sent to different secondary schools.

Major the dog: a companion who found fame in a book

Oxford Mail: Major on a visit to  St Nicholas’ Primary School in March last year. He is pictured with Josh Holton, left, and Oscar Pocock

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

MAJOR the Oxford Dog became an Oxford celebrity in 2009 after owner Mary Meagher wrote a book about her best friend. His antics became classroom favourites, and he was known by thousands of children from visits to city primary schools. Here, Ms Meagher remembers her constant companion, who died last Friday, aged nine-and-a-half.

Delays on First Great Western trains between Didcot and Reading

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes on First Great Western services.

Lane of the A41 at Bicester closed after two-vehicle collision

Oxford Mail: A41 traffic alert

11:14am Friday 18th April 2014

ONE lane is closed on the A41 after an accident involving two vehicles on the southbound carriageway at Bicester.

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11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

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