Husband launches natural products for sensitive skin

Oxford Mail: Tim Davies with some of his skincare products. Picture: OX66297 David Fleming

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Supermarket shelves are full of skincare products proclaiming to be “natural” and “organic” but there are question marks over exactly how many chemicals they contain.

Chance to buy iconic car for Jensen’s 80th birthday

Oxford Mail: Steve Barby, left, and Gregg Alvarez, of Jensen Motors

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ENTHUSIASTS wanting to own an iconic Jensen car are being offered the chance of snapping up a rare, limited edition model signalling the marque’s 80th anniversary.

Lack of bricklayers ‘may threaten housing boom’

Oxford Mail: Bricklayer Simon Wells says he is so busy he is having to turn work away. Picture: OX66598 Damian Halliwell

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHRONIC shortage of bricklayers and construction professionals in the county could slow down house building and push up property prices still further.

Three join company

Oxford Mail: From left, Frances Place, Jo Lankester and Stephen Trott

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Website specialist White October has made three new appointments.

Election day decisions: are we in or are we out?


5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

This year’s elections for the European Parliament on May 22 will see voters in Oxfordshire become part of the second largest electorate in the world – trumped only by India. Damian Fantato reports

Patrick McHugh: a former councillor who fostered an early interest in the priesthood

Oxford Mail: Patrick McHugh

4:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FORMER district councillor for Chipping Norton has died aged 72.

Artist Michelle Field was inspired by Oxford's natural beauty

Oxford Mail: Michele Field

4:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ARTIST from Kidlington who specialised in paintings of Oxford’s waterways and plant life has died aged 60.

Speed-date to do your bit for Oxford charity

Oxford Mail: Oxford Rotaract president Sam Cobley and club co-founder Sarah Field are holding a ‘speed dating’ event           Picture: OX66614 Damian Halliwell

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PEOPLE in their 20s will be asked to help out their local community following ‘speed-dating’ sessions.

Police chase in Oxford led to £1k drugs haul

Oxford Mail: Judge Patrick Eccles

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A POLICE chase led to the discovery of almost £1,000 worth of class A drugs, a court was told.

Objections over The Dragon School's proposal to build three-storey music hub

Oxford Mail: Councillor Jame Fry

1:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PLANS by a private school in North Oxford to build a three-storey music school have led to concerns by residents in surrounding roads.

DJ cleared of all underage sex charges

Oxford Mail: Presenter Emma Stanfield

12:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RADIO DJ Emma Stanfield has been cleared of all underage sex charges. 

Former mayor looks back on life at the top of city politics

Oxford Mail: Cllr John Goddard, who is set to retire

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WHEN John Goddard joined Oxford City Council in 1998 he never thought he would end up running the local authority.

Police to put in revised care home plans

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THAMES Valley Police (TVP) has said it still wants to build a care home at the former Wantage Police Station and Magistrates Court.

Sporting heroes to carry Queen’s baton

Oxford Mail: Juliet Field

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THEY go the extra mile for their sport clubs every day.

SCALES OF JUSTICE: Cases from the county law courts

Oxford Mail: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014


This week's entertainment top 5

Oxford Mail: Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon in The Apartment

10:23am Thursday 17th April 2014

Take a look at the best features, news and reviews from this week's Guide

Four-year-old's delight as beloved soft toy is found after Oxford Mail appeal

Oxford Mail: Chloe Kinch-Jones with her beloved Mummy Bunny Picture: OX66512 Simon Williams

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BELOVED soft toy that was missing for 10 days has been returned to her very happy owner.

How long have I got to make a claim?

Oxford Mail: Whitchurch teacher cleared of having sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

John McNulty, solicitor with Oxford law firm Turpin & Miller, discusses the issue of time limits on litigation

Thousands of new homes have to come to Vale

Oxford Mail: Matthew Barber

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Matthew Barber, the leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, says hard choices over housing development cannot be avoided

Let’s hope town council is not daft on press policy

Oxford Mail: Witney Town Council's crest

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A SLIP of the pen, a premature "death", another council cut, and some finger-pointing. It's just another week in the corridors of power

Council spent £42k on a special media team

Oxford Mail: Andrew Smith

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

SPIN doctors were hired at a cost of £42,000 to help Oxfordshire County Council handle the Oxford grooming gang scandal.

Council officer apologises for Passion Play mistake

Oxford Mail: Mischa Richards played Jesus in the Cowley Road Passion Play in 2012. He is pictured with soldiers Roger Butcher and Ian Callaghan

10:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE council officer who told Cowley Road Passion Play organisers to cancel their event has apologised for his mistake.

Bullfinch: £3m and counting

Oxford Mail: Det Chief  Insp Joe Kidman

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE INVESTIGATION into child sex exploitation in Oxford cost more than £3m and is believed to be the biggest criminal inquiry in Thames Valley Police’s history.

Comment: Bullfinch case worth every penny

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

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXPAYERS’ money is a precious commodity, to be spent wisely and with great care.

700 houses on hold

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A decision on plans for 700 homes east of Carterton has been delayed.

Plea over missing man

Oxford Mail: Missing David Morgans

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A 49-year-old man, who was last seen in the Littlemore area, has been missing since Saturday.

Church leaders call on PM to help families going hungry

Oxford Mail: The Rev Dr Keith Hebden, left, and the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, delivering the letter to David Cameron’s office

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH leaders have called for urgent action on food hunger.

Indian society clubs together for city’s food bank

Oxford Mail: David Cairns, third left, co-founder and chairman of the Oxford Food Bank, and Cllr Roy Darke, third right, with members of the Malayalee Samajam, from left, Roopesh John, Rajan Philip, Joby Joseph, George Kutty and Jobil Skaria.   Picture: OX66616 David

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS offered a helping hand to the Oxford Food Bank in the shape of six boxes.

Comment: Food banks not an adequate solution for civilised nation

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

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE is little doubt that the rise of food banks during the recession has been a major embarrassment to the coalition government.

County dole claimants reach five-year low

Oxford Mail: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

The number of people signing on the dole in the county has fallen to just one per cent of the working population for the first time in more than five years.

Literacy foundation honours author Jane Austen

Oxford Mail: Caroline Jane Knight at the Holywell Music Room

8:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL literacy foundation set up in Jane Austen’s name has been launched in Oxford by one of the author’s descendants.

Wildlife? We’re just nuts about it

Oxford Mail: A red squirrel

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

HALF of Oxfordshire residents have seen a muntjac deer in their garden, but only two per cent think they have ever had a visit from a red squirrel, pictured.

Update: Two men taken to hospital after collision

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:05am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BIKER and cyclist have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington with injuries after a crash near Wantage this morning.

Roller girls see red to raise hospice cash

Oxford Mail: Code Red Roller Derby team members Selina Thomas and Sharon Greenwood at Helen and Douglas House charity shop in Bicester

7:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BICESTER roller derby team have dedicated their 2014 fundraising effort to helping Helen and Douglas House hospice.

Traffic light troubles

Oxford Mail: Person hit by train

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Traffic lights at the London Road level crossing between Priory Road and Mallards Way were stuck on red yesterday, but the barriers were still working.

Diabetes doc retires

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A GP of 30 years who founded Oxford’s first specialist diabetes clinic will retire today.

Conman Craig Wicks tricked OAPs by pretending he needed cash for taxi to hospital

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for conning money out of two women by pretending he had been in a cycling accident.

New care home fees get council approval

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.

Easter project for Baptist pastor

Oxford Mail: Pastor Derrick Morlan at the ark with his son Micah Morlan, four, and children from the chapel’s Bible Club. Picture: OX66620 Ed Nix

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

MOST people spend their Easters eating far too many chocolate eggs.

DJ in underage sex trial says her accuser is lying

Oxford Mail: Presenter Emma Stanfield

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A RADIO DJ took to the witness stand yesterday to deny she knew a teenager was underage when she had sex with her.

‘Premature’ bid for new housing in Grove

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

6:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

COUNCILLORS have accused a housing developer of jumping the gun, after it applied for permission to build a 75-home extension to a 133-house estate not yet built.

‘No justice’ if tenants given £1m property

Oxford Mail: The ownership of the house is claimed by Abbey Folami

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

JUSTICE would not be served if a judgment goes in favour of tenants fighting eviction from a £1m North Oxford house, a barrister said.

£91,000 walkways will combat flooding

Oxford Mail: Walkways project manager Jeremy Lear with Osney Court resident Audrey Walker.  Main picture: OX66629 Antony Moore

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

FLOOD victims previously stranded in their homes last winter are to benefit from two new walkways.

89 per cent get first choice school

Oxford Mail: Cllr Zoe Patrick

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY 90 per cent of Oxfordshire children due to start school in September have been allocated a place at their first choice.

Blackbird Leys church spreads word of Easter through painting

Oxford Mail: Blackbird Leys church spreads word of Easter through painting

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHURCH in Blackbird Leys has invited residents to join in its Easter celebrations by contributing to a huge mural.

Taxi firms across West Oxfordshire seek 20 per cent rise in fares

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXI fares in West Oxfordshire could rise by 20 per cent.

Abingdon car park barriers ‘delay 999 cases’

Oxford Mail: The tyre barriers in the car park at the Marcham Road Health Centre which have been criticised by staff at Abingdon Community Hospital next door

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

AMBULANCES have been delayed getting into a hospital since the health centre next door put up tyre barriers to its half of the car park.

Innocent man given substantial police payout for photo mistake

Oxford Mail: Guilty: Daniel Rodriguez

8:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE have paid a man “substantial compensation” after releasing his photograph in a press release about a rapist.

Two-car collision at Pear Tree interchange

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

6:09pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE officers have been called to the A34 this evening following a crash near the Pear Tree interchange.

Do our young people today spend too much of their time staring at screens?

Oxford Mail: Falmouth University to get £1.5 million to design computer games

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YES: Botley chiropractor Anthony Larcombe

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