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First aid drive at Westgate

Oxford Mail: Westgate Shopping Centre

6:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

St John Ambulance’s Save a Life September first aid drive is coming to the Westgate Shopping Centre today.

Drivers moving 'closed' signs to use rat-run

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

ROAD closed signs will have to be concreted into the ground around West Challow after drivers simply moved them out of the way.

Fundraisers travel culture club class to capital

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

ABOUT 150 culture vultures from an Abingdon school set off on a bizarre nocturnal adventure last night.

Extra crews drafted in as cable sparks hold up at ‘hamburger’

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

MORE workers are to be brought in to combat delays caused by the discovery of a fragile electricity cable unearthed at Oxford’s Kennington roadworks.

Man who hit his partner is spared prison

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAN who beat up his partner of 14 years in front of their children on his son’s birthday has been spared prison.

Feathers fly as hawk dives in

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

Karen Buttery says she couldn’t believe her eyes when she was nearly sent flying by a bird of prey in central Oxford.

Burglar was a one man ‘crime wave’

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

A SERIAL burglar who was told he was responsible for “something of a crime wave’’ has been jailed at Oxford Crown Court.

Delay to work on roundabout could drive us all to distraction

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

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE news that highways bosses have delayed work on the next stage of the roadworks at the Kennington roundabout will concern drivers.

Major diversions imminent as road repairs set to start

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

PLANS to divert traffic around Headington will come into force in the next few weeks while London Road is resurfaced and upgraded.

12,000 visitors put Thame Show back on county map

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

AFTER engines revved up, Thame Show organisers hope they have turned a corner by restoring the festival to its traditional September date.

Documenting fight to save rainforest

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

BUDDING filmmaker Ross Harrison spent six-and-a-half weeks with a rainforest tribe for a documentary.

Meet the top mums who do the business

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Oxford Mail is supporting your chance to choose the county’s top business mothers at Oxfordshire’s inaugral NatWest Venus Awards. ALEX WYNICK meets some of the finalists

Can you help find missing man Peter Dixon?

Oxford Mail:

5:43pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SEARCH has been launched to find a man from Oxford who has been missing for more than two days.

Heavy traffic after crash on A34 and congestion in city centre

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

4:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays on the A34 this afternoon (Friday) after a two-car collision.

Cyclist sexually harassed two women in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:57pm Friday 19th September 2014

A CYCLIST who sexually harassed two women this morning is being hunted by police.

Kennington roundabout contraflow switch put back by a month due to fragile cables

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council is spending £6m on turning the Kennington roundabout at the southern end of Abingdon Road into a “hamburger” style junction

3:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

A CHANGEOVER in the traffic system at Oxford’s Kennington Roundabout is to be delayed by four weeks, to mid-October.

More heavy rain forecast for Oxfordshire on Saturday

Oxford Mail: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

3:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across Oxfordshire tomorrow morning.

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

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

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

First OxfordOxford festival cancelled a week before event

Oxford Mail:

1:50pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE inaugural OxfordOxford festival has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales and uncertainty with a booked artist, organisers have said today.

UPDATE: London Road in Headington reopens after car fire

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

12:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

London Road in Headington has reopened following a car fire.

Teenagers to headline festival Stateside

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

SOME parents would worry if their teenage child announced they were to embark on a heavy metal tour of the US.

Tale of the lord, the house, his ‘mad’ lover and his wife

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A HORSE drinking tea in a drawing room furnished with grand antique furniture. A man riding naked in the grounds of a country house. A folly built in the shape of a phallic symbol.

Chief hands reins over at homeless drop-in project

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE boss of a city homeless charity is set to retire after more than a decade of supporting vulnerable residents.

Catch up on our brilliant Lifestyle section

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

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

‘Revamp leaves no room for cyclists’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

CYCLING groups have objected to plans for “shared space” in a major redesign of Oxford’s Frideswide Square.

You can buy food cheaply if you are prepared to wait

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Bill Heine shares his supermarket secrets on economy gastronomy

Heavy traffic in Oxford causing delays

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

9:50am Friday 19th September 2014

CITY bus services have been delayed by up to 25 minutes due to traffic congestion this morning.

UPDATE: Normal service resumes after train delays due to bad weather and signalling problems

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:12am Friday 19th September 2014

FIRST Great Western train services have been hit by cancellations and delays after bad weather and technical faults this morning.

COMMENT: Watch the birdies and save a species

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

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THERE are often appeals for volunteers from village fetes to medical trials.

COMMENT: Worrying lack of detail over grand plan for development

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

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANNING is not a chicken and egg scenario. Infrastructure is essential prior to any development.

My tie could be consigned to history today...

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

IT was a Father’s Day gift from my daughter – a beautiful silk tie that appeared to have been fashioned from an impressive Union Flag. A real eye-catcher. It was love at first sight.

Bombs found inside house

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A STREET was evacuated after a stash of First and Second World War explosives were discovered at a house in Bicester yesterday.

Burglars take laptop

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

JEWELLERY, a laptop computer and a camera were stolen in a burglary at a house in Bicester on Tuesday.

Labour holds Quarry and Risinghurst in city by-election

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:36am Friday 19th September 2014

THE Labour Party’s Chewe Munkonge was elected as the new city councillor for Quarry and Risinghurst following yesterday’s by-election in the ward.

Raids linked to thefts of munitions from conflict sites

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

IT is believed the unexploded ordnance discovered in Bicester yesterday and Hertfordshire on Wednesday may have been stolen from heritage sites such as battlefields in the UK and abroad.

Experts to investigate eco-town rubbish bid

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Specialist consultants have been appointed to investigate whether the new eco-town can be heated by burning rubbish.

Alcoholic jailed for ‘sickening’ attack in street

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

AN ALCOHOLIC who kicked a woman’s head like she was “taking a penalty” has been jailed.

Can you p-p-p-pick out the penguins in uni’s photos?

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

PENGUIN-SPOTTER is not a job you would normally expect to do in Oxford.

Man freed from car

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

An elderly man had to be freed from a car yesterday after it was found upside down in a ditch by the A40.

Man arrested after Bicester explosives discovery released on bail

Oxford Mail:

8:25am Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN arrested following the discovery of a stash of First and Second World War explosives in Bicester yesterday has been released on police bail until November 11.

Pothole repair delays

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Emergency road repairs caused delays on the A40 both ways near Witney yesterday afternoon.

Man injured in collision

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

An elderly man was taken to hospital after being struck by a car in Banbury’s West Bar Street yesterday at 2pm.

Deadline looms for a say on housing plans

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE deadline for residents to have their say on housing plans in West Oxfordshire is today.

Vote means county leader must write cuts letter to PM

Oxford Mail: Ian Hudspeth

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE leader of Oxfordshire County Council will be writing to the Prime Minister to express concern about funding cuts to local government after his coalition split for the first time.

‘Co-operation is key to ending child sex gangs’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A HOME Office minister has admitted that social services and police officers should have been co-operating “for years” to stamp out child sexual exploitation.

Yellow weather warning for rain and possible thunderstorms in Oxfordshire today

Oxford Mail: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

7:59am Friday 19th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for rain has been issued for Oxfordshire today.

Friends starting life together highlights role of older carers

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A TV documentary about adults with learning disabilities leaving home for the first time has raised vital public awareness about the issue, a charity boss has said.

Salmond concedes defeat as Scotland votes against independence

Oxford Mail: INDEPENDENCE VOTE: The Flags of  St George, the flag of Scotland and the Great Britain flag fly high in North Northumberland not far from the Scotish Boarders.

7:12am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond conceded defeat in his fight for Scottish independence, after Scots voted by a margin of around 55%-45% to stay part of the United Kingdom.

Man hanged himself in his outbuilding

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A 55-year-old man killed himself after battling depression and anxiety, an inquest heard yesterday.

Villagers join forces to create loads of festive bunting

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

SPLASHES of colour will hit the streets of a village this weekend after residents created more than half a kilometre of decorations.








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