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County council's cabinet member for finance Arash Fatemian steps down

Oxford Mail: County Council finance chief Arash Fatemian.

11:35am Monday 1st September 2014

COUNTY council cabinet member for finance Arash Fatemian has stood down from his position.

Breaking news Update: No candidate 'lined up' to take over from Banbury MP Tony Baldry who is standing down

Oxford Mail: Sir Tony Baldry

11:06am Monday 1st September 2014

CONSERVATIVE Tony Baldry MP has announced he will stand down at the next General Election.

Ex-soldier sent to jail over lies

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER soldier was arrested and spent 12 hours locked up in a police cell after a former colleague reported him for a made-up robbery.

Scales of Justice: 18 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

18 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Wheels on fire as children race at Bicester's cycling fun day

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Youngsters pedalled their way to victory as Bicester hosted its third annual cycling fun day.

Go for grants from Oxford Mail owner Gannett, Helen House charity recommends

Oxford Mail: Gannett Foundation logo  (9554835)

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

OXFORD’S Helen and Douglas House children’s hospice has urged charities to apply for up to £10,000 through the Oxford Mail.

Bridge over rail line reopens after nine-month rebuild

Oxford Mail: Network Rail was fined £450,000

9:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Fulscot Road railway bridge between Didcot and South Moreton reopened to traffic on Friday after it was shut for nine months to be rebuilt as part of a £1bn rail electrification programme.

Comment: Co-operate for the sake of Covered Market

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

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

WE hope a two-year saga over a planned rent increase at Oxford’s Covered Market will soon come to a close.

Woman faces court accused of £5,500 theft from jet firm

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A 29-year-old woman accused of stealing about £5,500 from a private jet aircraft company is to begin her trial today.

Two-month amnesty for Oxford council tenants who sublet illegally

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Council tenants illegally subletting their homes are being given the chance to hand back the keys without prosecution.

Grandfather killed in Isle of Man motorbike crash 'died doing what he loved'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A former Formula 1 mechanic and Eynsham driving instructor has been killed in a motorbike crash on the Isle of Man.

Children to audition for TV drama school series to be filmed in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Youngsters gearing up for the auditions

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Producers of a new TV series will hold open auditions in the city to find young actors to play two lead characters.

Comment: Travel cards trouble sums up fractures in transport network

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

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

TODAY’S report that plans for an Oyster-style travel card for trains and buses are being hampered by disagreements over which technology to use highlight the problems of Britain’s fragmented transport system.

Bail over wallet theft

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:50am Monday 1st September 2014

A man arrested in connection with the attempted theft of a wallet and phone in Botley has been bailed a third time by police.

Man punched in face in clash over bicycle

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Monday 1st September 2014

A 22-year-old man was left bruised and with a chipped tooth after being punched in the face in Witney.

Drivers facing delays on Oxfordshire roads

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

8:51am Monday 1st September 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes this morning due to heavy traffic.

Police to warn students of 'legal high' risks

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

NEW students are to be warned by police about the dangers of so-called legal highs.

Theatrical costume charity faces final curtain after 46 years

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Wanted: a new home for 7,000 costumes, accessories and props, 3,000sq m or more.

Customers sorry to see Witney pharmacy move from High Street

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A PHARMACY chain is closing its shop in the centre of Witney and moving to a health centre.

Pub is forced to close after brawls and drug incidents

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OXFORD pub shut its doors for the last time on Saturday after recent incidents involving violence and drug use.

Roadside parking will no longer leave Marston in a rut

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

UNSIGHTLY churned-up grass verges are soon to be a thing of the past in Marston.

New homes meeting

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:20am Monday 1st September 2014

Residents have their first chance to comment on a plan for nearly 10,000 new homes today.

Missing teen found

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:10am Monday 1st September 2014

A teenager who went missing on Thursday night has been found safe, Thames Valley Police said.

Five-year-old Skye dies

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Five-year-old Skye Hall, who compiled a bucket list of activities to carry out before a terminal brain tumour claimed his life, has died.

d’Overbroecks School keen to make use of Oxford's old Masonic lodge

Oxford Mail: The former Masonic Lodge in Banbury Road

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Oxford's former Masonic lodge could be turned into a school building.

Oxfordshire 'Oyster' mired in debate over technology

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OYSTER-style travel card for Oxfordshire is being hampered by technology wrangles, it has been claimed.

This year's Bunkfest puts others in the shade

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AS some of the last rays of summer sun beat down on Oxfordshire at the weekend, thousands turned out to celebrate the 13th annual BunkFest in Wallingford.

Campaigner delighted at £160m boost to cancer drug fund

Oxford Mail: Prime Minister David Cameron meeting cancer campaigner Clive Stone in 2010. Picture: Andrew Parsons

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Cancer campaigner Clive Stone has welcomed news of a £160m boost to a drug fund set up following his fight for drug treatment.

Musicians strike last blow of the year for Carterton bandstand

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The sound of a traditional British summer was played out in Carterton yesterday as the town bandstand hosted its final show for the year.

Paedophile is jailed for plan to watch rape

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A paedophile who planned to watch the “depraved” rape and sexual abuse of a young girl has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

Finance member steps down from cabinet

Oxford Mail: County Council finance chief Arash Fatemian.

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Arash Fatemian, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for finance, has resigned from the cabinet.

Saddle up for a charity horse ride

Oxford Mail: WHATEVER IT TAKES: Michael Wood who has written a book after his horrific horse riding accident and is raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:50am Monday 1st September 2014

Registration is open for a charity horse ride at Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, on Friday, September 19.

Nursery fights back over poor Ofsted report

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Monday 1st September 2014

NURSERY staff were not aware of potential hazards which put children at risk, according to an Ofsted report.

Deal in pipeline to end row over rent rise at Oxford's Covered Market

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 1st September 2014

An agreement could soon be struck to end the dispute over rent rises at Oxford’s Covered Market.

Ethics of war to be discussed at church assemblies

Oxford Mail: WAR ZONE: A scene from the new ten-part television series The Pacific that looks at the story of young US soldiers fighting the Japanese

6:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE ethics of war will be discussed as part of a church’s plans to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Trader fears he may have to shut up shop within a year

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A FAMILY-run corner shop could face closure after nearly 20 years, because of competition from a recently-opened Tesco Express shop in Oxford’s Abingdon Road.

Micro gym will be a big asset to Leafield village

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A COMMUNITY gym is to be built in a West Oxfordshire village.

UPDATE: Brave Skye Hall's younger brother pays moving video tribute to the five-year-old + video

Oxford Mail:

10:03pm Sunday 31st August 2014

TRIBUTES to brave youngster Skye Hall from Abingdon have been posted on social media sites after the five-year-old's family said he passed away on Friday.

Concerns over missing woman, 34

Oxford Mail:

4:45pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Police said they fear for the welfare of a 34-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Stanford in the Vale.

Lighter warning after garage fire

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

12:50pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A rubbish fire started by a young person playing with a lighter spread to a garage and back of a home.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

The week's best pictures

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Our picture editor Leah McLaren takes her pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why she reckons they make the grade

Missing teen found safe

Oxford Mail:

5:14pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A TEENAGER from Wallingford who went missing on Thursday night has been found safe, Thames Valley Police said.

City handouts give big lift to the less fortunate

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

ROSE Hill has the highest child poverty rate in Oxford.

Trains cancelled after person hit by train

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:32pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TRAINS from Oxford to London Paddington were cancelled this afternoon after a person was hit by a train at Ealing Broadway.

Lorries may face ban on Kidlington road

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MOVES to declare part of a Kidlington street a pollution hot spot could bar lorries from driving around the village, it is hoped.

Parents appeal for backing to keep disabled girl riding

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

PARENTS of a severely disabled four-year-old who has therapeutic horse riding lessons are desperate for people to sign a petition to keep a Wendlebury stables open.

Check out the Witney Scouts named Sainsbury's charity of the year

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

SCOUT Sarah Dalton went for a spin in a Sainsbury’s trolley as the superstore named a Witney scout group its charity of the year.

Victims of crime in Oxfordshire to get £1m in support from Thames Valley Police

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

ONE million pounds has been made available to help victims of crime by the Thames Valley’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Acts jump through hoops as Big Feastival begins

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

SOPHIE Greenwood showed punters at the Big Feastival how to hula yesterday, as the event opened with musical performances from Reggae Reggae sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots and Abba tribute act Bjorn Again.

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