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COMMENT:Mission to succeed

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

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Of course they won’t have the roar of the unforgettable Rolls Royce Merlin engines, but plans for a ‘County of Oxford’ squadron of 12 replica Spitfires taking to the skies to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain next year will send plenty of pulses racing.

First of the few Spitfires is ready for historic fly-past

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FLYING club owner in Oxfordshire who wants to build a squadron of 12 Spitfires has completed his first model.

Patients’ details went online

Oxford Mail: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Stuart Bell

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A HEALTH authority has been disciplined for two information leaks, including accidentally publishing 4,200 people’s personal data online.

Councillor tells city it must not rest on its green laurels

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A GREEN councillor has said more can be done despite the city council scooping an energy award this month.

Judge Pringle set to take on ceremonial role

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A SENIOR judge will be appointed to the position of Honorary Recorder for Oxford next week.

Police and crime commissioner’s £6,700 expenses

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld claimed £6,734 in expenses in the last financial year.

Carers are lauded as an ‘inspiration’

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MORE people who care for friends and relatives were found in Oxfordshire than anywhere else in the UK during a carers’ awareness week.

Hospital authority paid thousands in defence costs

Oxford Mail: oxford university trust hospitals logo

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MISTAKES and legal blunders cost the county’s hospital authority £13.9m in compensation and legal fees last year, new figures show.

Dealers are jailed after £90k haul of drugs seized

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TWO drug dealers have been jailed for possessing about £90,000 of drugs.

Strike up a note to spur on city’s half marathon runners

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MUSICIANS from across Oxfordshire have been invited to drum up support for charity and motivate almost 7,000 runners for the Oxford Half Marathon.

Exercise regime helps pupil stretch her way to recovery

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SCOLIOSIS sufferer Laura Tait can touch her toes for the first time in her life thanks to a treatment she discovered on the internet.

New programme offers free support for teens

Oxford Mail: Duke of Edinburgh's Award

10:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW sixth form programme has been launched to support teenagers.

Keen gardeners harvest a fine crop of awards

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Stunning floral displays across the city proved Oxford really does have flower power.

Sexual assault on woman in Oxford yesterday linked to earlier rape

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assualted in the city yesterday, in an attack police have linked to a rape over the weekend.

Monday's letters: What are people writing in about today?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

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

Oxford drug dealing pair jailed after heroin and cocaine found

Oxford Mail:

4:20pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Two drug dealers have been jailed for possessing about £90,000 of drugs.

Safe stolen from Comrades Social Club in burglary

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SAFE containing cash was stolen after a Wantage club was burgled yesterday.

Burglars break into Tesco store but leave empty-handed

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:54pm Monday 22nd September 2014

BURGLARS were left empty-handed after breaking into a supermarket yesterday.

Update: Man bailed after teenager raped in city centre

Oxford Mail:

11:57am Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAN arrested after a woman was raped in the city centre on Saturday morning has been bailed.

Five arson attacks on hay bales in Didcot in one night

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:48am Monday 22nd September 2014

FIVE arson attacks have taken place across Didcot.

Queen Street reopens after delayed sewer works completed

Oxford Mail: A councillor has said Oxford’s transport bosses have to “take the bull by the horns” and pedestrianise Queen Street.

11:37am Monday 22nd September 2014

Queen Street has reopened this morning after emergency works took place.

The Scales of Justice – 19 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

19 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Pair spared jail after drugs found under bonnet of car

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO YOUNG men have been spared jail after police pulled them over and discovered drugs stashed under their car bonnet.

UPDATE: Tributes paid to Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, who has died

Oxford Mail: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

10:21am Monday 22nd September 2014

Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has died.

Delays after motorcycle accident

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

10:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS were faced with traffic delays in both directions of the A421 westbound after an earlier motorcycle accident.

Long may buildings serve our communities

Oxford Mail: The Rt Rev Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Rt Rev Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester, speaks about the rich history of church buildings.

Any marriage has to be worked at positively and not discouraged

Oxford Mail: Dr Timothy Bradshaw

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Dr Timothy Bradshaw, Oxford University department of theology, gives his view on the Scottish vote.

Consultation backs cut to some hospital transport in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANS to axe free hospital transport for some patients have been supported by most people who responded to a consultation on the proposals.

Music swells Freddie’s memorial fund

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A music festival was held on Saturday in memory of 10-year-old Didcot boy Freddie Perry who died in an accident.

Minibus in accident near Littlemore

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

A minibus carrying a group of youngsters was involved in a crash with a car on the A4142 Eastern Bypass. Three adults, 10 teenagers and a child were involved in the crash.

Corn Exchange's future debated

Oxford Mail: The Corn Exchange

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

The future use of the Corn Exchange will be discussed at a meeting tonight.

Electricity line drama after fire wrecks shed in Yarnton

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

Electricity cables collapsed after a blaze in a large garden shed in Yarnton on Sunday.

Dog lovers ramble off to boost Blue Cross funds

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

DOG walkers went for a stroll in a private meadows to raise money for a West Oxfordshire rehoming centre.

Arrests after city brawl leaves man with head injuries

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

FOUR people were arrested yesterday after a fight broke out in the city centre on Saturday evening.

Attacks prompt appeals for more police on the streets

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO men were last night in police custody after two women were raped in Oxford.

Schoolboy back on the ball after ceramic skull ‘miracle’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A YEAR ago schoolboy Ollie Kirk became one of the first people in the UK to have half of his skull replaced with a ceramic implant.

Appreciating how much doctors do

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

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

WE are so lucky to have doctors at the very forefront of their fields in Oxford. No one knows that more than Ollie Kirk, who last year became one of the first children in the UK to have a ceramic “skull” inserted into his head.

Future use of old hall is up for discussion

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

The future use of the Corn Exchange will be discussed at a meeting tonight .

Shoppers jump in to stop would-be shoplifter

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

SHOPPERS stopped a would-be thief from escaping from a Wallingford supermarket without paying for a trolley full of goods.

Yobs overturn bin

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

Police were called out after a bin was tipped over in Banbury Road, Summertown, yesterday.

M40 queues stretch to Watlington after crash

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:32am Monday 22nd September 2014

QUEUES on the M40 are said to be stretching back to Watlington after a crash on the southbound carriageway. 

Man in burglary case

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with burgling a home and then stealing a BMW from the driveway.

Court date for pair in £14.6k rings theft from a Bicester Village store

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A man and woman will appear at Oxford Crown Court next month charged in connection with the theft of three rings worth a total of £14,600 from a Bicester Village store.

A huge dive into pool

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Thousands of residents made a splash at the town’s outdoor swimming pool.

Source of chemical that killed fish untraceable

Oxford Mail: Environment Agency logo round

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have been unable to find out the source of a chemical that killed more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream.

A green and pleasant event for first Earth Trust runners

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

ICONIC landscapes greeted runners who took part in the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k cross-country race round the Wittenham Clumps beauty spot.

Villagers go to town with annual fete decorations

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

SPLASHES of colour brightened up the streets of Culham at the weekend, with 600 metres of decorations.

Views wanted over A40 limit reduction

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A CONSULTATION has been launched on controversial plans to lower the speed limit along part of Oxford’s ring road.

Mystery Oxford pong is back, say residents

Oxford Mail: Pictures submitted by our readers of their memories of Didcot Power Station leading up to the demolition of three of the cooling towers.

7:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE mysterious ‘Oxford stink’ has returned for a third time, according to city residents.

Oxford youth hostel manager talks of blaze in laundry room

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

A YOUTH hostel manager has described how a fire broke out in a laundry room.








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