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Baby escapes crash on M40 unharmed thanks to car seat

Oxford Mail:

3:34pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BABY survived a crash on the M40 yesterday thanks to his car seat, say fire officials.

Breaking news Death of more than 4,000 fish in Didcot linked to cleaning chemical

Oxford Mail:

3:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE death of more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream has been linked to some kind of cleaning chemical or detergent.

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

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

This teenage ballerina is dancing her way to top

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A TEENAGER with childhood dreams of becoming a prima ballerina beat more than 250 other dancers to pirouette into a sparkling role in audiences’ favourite The Nutcracker.

UPDATE: Woman cut free from vehicle following collision on A44 near Wootton

Oxford Mail: a44 alert

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TRAFFIC is queuing on the A44 near Wootton following a collision.

Man is jailed for five years for ‘destructive’ Christmas Day rape

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for five years and six months for rape at Oxford Crown Court.

Welcome to the second last bookshop

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN OXFORD independent bookshop is branching out by going back to its roots.

10.30am Update: The traffic on the A34 is easing after this morning's problems

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE route between Abingdon and Oxford on the A34 is now clear, following heavy congestion this morning.

Finding right formula to become motorsport record breakers

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

George Simmons, captain of the Oxford Brookes University motor racing team, reflects on their success in the 2014 Formula Student UK competition

Breaking news 11am update: Thames Water says bad smell across Oxfordshire is not from sewage + Map of pong reports

Oxford Mail: The Oxford skyline yesterday afternoon as pollution levels rose to moderate levels.Picture: OX66377 Jon Lewis

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STRANGE smell across Oxford was last night and this morning reported by residents.

Plough’s punch does for Bunch

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

David Quinn reports on Oxfordshire Quiz League

Let’s hope that this passion for cycling remains

Oxford Mail: Honour tomkinson

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Oxford cycling campaigner HONOUR TOMKINSON looks at how Le Tour de France's UK stages have inspired people to get in gear

Skate park upgrade nearing reality

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SKATE park in Greater Leys is set to get new equipment by the end of the summer, officials have said.

Man and teenager charged in connection with church theft

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN and a teenage boy have been charged after lead was stolen from the St John The Baptist Church in Kingston Bagpuize. 

North Hinksey pub closes to carry out repairs to ceiling

Oxford Mail: The Fishes: North Hinksey, Oxford

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A pub shut its doors early last night after one of its ceilings collapsed.

New chief for Oxfordshire health group

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Healthwatch Oxfordshire has announced Rachel Coney as its new chief executive officer.

Rape charges dropped

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl has had the charges against him dropped.

Yarns invite new tales about Oxford's patron saint

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE legend of St Frideswide is 1,400 years old but at Christ Church Cathedral a new yarn has been spun about Oxford’s patron saint.

You’d better get used to it: Motorists to face months of delays

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 60,000 motorists may face three months of misery, after roundabout schemes entered their latest phase.

CCTV blunder leads to graffiti trial’s collapse

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVICTED vandal accused of graffiti damage worth £4,000 has walked free from court, after prosecutors failed to produce evidence against him.

Double killer ‘kept herself hidden’ from law

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE sister of two children killed in a house fire said one of their killers, Fiaz Munshi, deliberately kept herself hidden from justice.

Comment: CPS must shed its Keystone Cops image

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

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIVE months ago promises were made that the failings of our local Crown Prosecution Service would be tackled.

Men to be sentenced over insurance claims

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Three men who organised car crashes to scam insurance money will be sentenced next month.

New baker’s hope for self-raising dough

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE fledgling business is hoping to be able to afford the rent in Oxford’s Covered Market by appealing for funding from people on the Internet.

Tiddington boys are heaving with talent

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TUG-of-war is a serious business for these eight residents of Tiddington near Thame.

Man cleared of abuse wins complaints against council

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN ABINGDON man cleared of 20 sexual abuse charges has had a series of complaints about his treatment by social services upheld.

Fundraiser for Liberty Baker memorial

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Oxfordshire West Food Bank used its first community cafe event yesterday to raise money for the Liberty Baker memorial fund.

Cropredy has sold out

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TICKETS for this year’s Fairport's Cropredy Convention sold out 10 days before the gates open on August 7.

Toby to add his grace to Game of Thrones cast

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

An OXFORD actor will grace television screens as the new face of a hit American fantasy drama.

Police bail man during Duke Street brothel investigation

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 40-YEAR-old man arrested on suspicion of running a brothel in Oxford has been released on bail by detectives.

Rodents live the high life in Mouse Town down on Fairytale Farm

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RODENTS are living it up in a model village complete with church and jail.

Now online shopping’s in store at Oxford's oldest shop

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

OXFORD’S oldest shop is embracing the internet age and creating an online store for the first time in its 276-year history.

New parking zone is finally ready to start in Cutteslowe

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

COUNCIL officers have confirmed that a residents-only parking zone in Oxford will finally be introduced next month.

Case is postponed

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A woman who admitted kicking someone in the head had her sentencing adjourned again because she is in hospital.

Money to ease pressures on county's hospitals is cut by two thirds

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EXTRA cash to ease pressure on the county’s NHS and social services over the coming winter is to be slashed by almost two-thirds.

Comment: NHS must explain its funding decision

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

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IT IS scandalous that the NHS is refusing to answer why vital cash is being denied to the people of Oxfordshire.

Man cleared over teenage sex charges

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD has been cleared of inciting a teenage girl to engage in sexual activity after they met playing Xbox games online.

Three women arrested after man hit by car

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THREE women have been arrested after a man was knocked down by a car on Sunday in Oxford.

Hot weather clue as hundreds of fish die in Didcot brook

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RECENT hot weather could be to blame for the death of hundreds of fish in a Didcot stream.

Get advice on paying for care

Oxford Mail: Eight surprising facts about dementia care

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN awareness meeting about paying for care will take place in Freeland tomorrow.

Closing time for cafe after 53 years of froth and stir

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FOR 53 years Andreas Kuomi has been serving the people of Oxford everything from English breakfasts to his trademark Greek coffee.

Heart charity’s county shops raise £450k in year

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HEART charity’s shops have raised more than £450,000 across Oxfordshire in the past year.

Stair fall kills man

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 79-YEAR-old Abingdon man died after falling down the stairs at his Appleford Drive home.

Hot-desking to help residents work at home

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

People working from home in Wantage and Grove can now take advantage of a communal computer in the town centre.

Football club scores another community award

Oxford Mail: Richie Claydon shoots for goal during Wantage Town's rout of Abingdon Town

5:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WANTAGE Town Football Club has won the Football Association’s highest community standard mark for a fifth year in a row.

Birthday girl to give up her hair as a gift for ill children

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MANY young girls look forward to being treated on their birthday with presents, a nice meal out, or even a fancy new hairdo.

Breaking news Update: Redbridge Hollow fire was burning rubbish

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

10:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SMALL blaze tackled last night by firefighters in Kennington was burning rubbish, a spokesman has confirmed.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Scales - zxc

7:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

17 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Fete serves up village party spirit

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

NINE-YEAR-OLD Rosie Rasala proved her table tennis skills at a village fete.

A look back at summer 1914:

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

WHAT was life like as war approached in 1914? By all accounts, people were determined to carry on as usual.








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