University technology has lift off in jet fuels project

Oxford Mail: university of oxford logo

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TECHNOLOGY spun out of Oxford University will be used to help convert landfill waste into jet fuel for British Airways.

3D printer helps make synthetic skin tissue

Oxford Mail: Prof Hagan Bayley

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

IT WAS a lightbulb moment that inspired an Oxford scientist to use 3D printing to make synthetic flesh.

Breaking news White van driver crashes on A34

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

1:59pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The driver of a white van on the A34 has crashed into the central reservation.

Bicester supermarket boxing clever with all that Easter egg packaging

Oxford Mail: Manager Vince Brimble at Sainsbury’s in Bicester, with the dedicated recycling bin for Easter egg packaging       Picture: OX66705 Jon Lewis

1:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A BICESTER supermarket is claiming to be one of the first retailers in the UK to help customers recycle Easter egg packaging.

Honour for maritime history maker

Oxford Mail: Simon Walker, left, Charlbury Society chairman, with Ron Prew, who will be unveiling the plaque on May 3. Picture: OX66726 Simon Williams

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HE was an extraordinary man whose attention to detail helped protect sailors on their voyages for decades.

Sculptor casts his approach to annual festival in stone

Oxford Mail: Johannes von Stumm, artist and sculptor, with one of his pieces at his studio in South Fawley. Picture: OX66557 Greg Blatchford

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HE has sent sparks flying across the studio in preparation for next month’s Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Not just art for art’s sake at returning fair

Oxford Mail: Organiser Joelle Dinnage at last year’s Oxford Art Fair

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Oxford Art Fair is returning for its third year this summer, to show off the county’s finest artwork.

Indian dancers twist the night away Bollywood style in Iffley

Oxford Mail: Dancers Yinka Williams and Olivia Heiser, with Kavita Pal from the Tree Hotel

11:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Dancers from the Bollywood Vibes dance company wowed an Iffley audience with demonstrations of the traditional Indian dance styles of Bhangra, Kathak and Bollywood.

Oxfordshire scientists go back through time with massive telescope

Oxford Mail: Richard Glazer, left, and technical director Dr Alex Renshaw by the MeerKAT

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE scientists are helping to build the world’s largest radio telescope to listen ‘back through time’.

Top 5 entertainment stories of the week

Oxford Mail: Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

10:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

Check out the best features, news and reviews from this week's entertainment section

Pushing party politics aside opens door to free thinking

Oxford Mail: Les Sibley says that as an independent councillor he has flexibility to work with other Bicester councillors without the hindrance of party political constraints

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Les Sibley, Independent County Councillor for Bicester West talks about how his role outside party politics has shaped his year at County Hall.

Getting divorced couples to share parenting is aim of new child act

Oxford Mail: Legal Challenge: Pros and cons of alternatives to child adoption, by Ruth Hawkins, solicitor with Turpin & Miller

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Partner, acting head of family department and family mediator with Oxford law firm Turpin & Miller Ruth Hawkins outlines changes to the Children and Families Act

Hotel idea for historic town building

Oxford Mail: Vale council leader Matthew Barber at the Old Abbey House in Abingdon, which is being sold by the district council. Picture: OX66716 Antony Moore

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HISTORIC building next to an Abingdon park should be turned into a hotel, according to councillors.

A real cause for concern over police security...

Oxford Mail: Steven Curran

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

CRIMINALS are getting younger these days. And if you ask Eynsham’s local police officers they’ll certainly confirm that.

Thirty-four years ago Sarah was left as a newborn baby on a stranger's doorstep in Headington. Now she's trying to find her birth mother

Oxford Mail: Sarah as newborn baby

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

SHE was the ‘baby in a box’ dumped on a doorstep in Oxford 34 years ago, soon after being born. Now a mother-of-two herself, Sarah is hoping to finally trace her birth parents because, as she says in a heartbreaking appeal, she can see a resemblance of her husband’s family in her own sons but “I have never looked like anyone.”

COMMENT: Sarah’s search for answers a brave step for anyone to take

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

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

COMPARING family photographs to see the characteristics we’ve inherited from our parents is something most of us take for granted.

‘It’s hell but we don’t feel any anger towards driver’

Oxford Mail: A stained glass window in memory of Freddie at Stephen Freeman Community Primary School, Didcot. His parents Lea and Judith Perry are pictured with Freddie’s sister Eloise, 11

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE family of a boy killed when he was hit by a car driven by a teacher say they bear no grudges as a coroner yesterday ruled the death was a complete accident.

Clerk claims Russian mafia threatened him

Oxford Mail: Tai Hulbert-Thomas

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BANK clerk standing trial with two other men over an alleged £2m fraud had claimed he was in fear of the Russian mafia.

Bullfinch on the agenda

Oxford Mail: Karen Bradley Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A government minister will visit the city to discuss modern slavery and Operation Bullfinch next month.

Joint inquest into how mum and daughter died

Oxford Mail: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A joint inquest will be held into the deaths of reclusive Littlemore mother and daughter Pauline and Caroline Jessett by the autumn.

Breaking news Collision blocks one lane of the A34 at Weston-on-the-Green

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

8:19am Thursday 24th April 2014

A COLLISION has blocked one lane of the A34 this morning.

Downton’s stars get back into village life

Oxford Mail: Above, star Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Grantham in the award-winning ITV show.  Pictures: OX66714 Ed Nix

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

STARS of Downton Abbey returned to Bampton yesterday to film scenes for the fifth series of the popular period drama.

Alcohol aided death

Oxford Mail: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The death of a woman from the town was alcohol-related, the Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court concluded.

Firm awaits sentence over work death

Oxford Mail: Mark Williams

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE family of a man killed on a building site will have to wait another fortnight to discover what sentence construction giant Costain will face.

No charge for driver

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A driver has been released without charge after a motorist drove at a woman and injured her.

Work on huge solar farm set to start

Oxford Mail: Solar farm plans would benefit community

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

One of the largest solar farms in the UK is to be built over the next few months.

Teenager is rebailed over knife-point robbery in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A teenager has been rebailed by police investigating the knife-point robbery of a 12-year-old boy.

Kidlington woman denies theft of £5,500 from private jet firm

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A 29-year-old woman has appeared in court accused of stealing about £5,500 from a private jet aircraft company.

Witney’s foodbank is now ‘needed more than ever’

Oxford Mail: The West Oxfordshire Food Bank is celebrating its second anniversary, pictured is founder and lead volunteer Jo Cypher

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FOOD bank in West Oxfordshire celebrating its second anniversary is currently needed more than ever, according to its founder.

Sir’ brings teaching skills to the stage in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Benedict Morrison as Hector with Tommy Siman, left, as Dakin, and Duncan Cornish as Crowther     Picture: OX66719 Ed Nix

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

BENEDICT Morrison is bringing his real-life teaching experience to an Oxford University production Alan Bennett’s The History Boys.

Residents in flats can now recycle leftovers

Oxford Mail: Cllr John Tanner empties his food waste into his food caddy, ready for collection

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

WASTE bosses have begun rolling out their bid to boost recycling rates in Oxford by collecting leftover food from flats for the first time.

Museum chief joins heritage committee

Oxford Mail: Susan McCormack

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Ashmolean Museum’s head of public engagement has become the newest committee member of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Controversial developer’s planning appeals over Old Headington house are rejected

Oxford Mail: The property in Old High Street, Headington

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL developer Martin Young has lost his latest battle in the long-running saga over a house in Old Headington and now faces fresh court action.

COMMENT: Let’s hope there’s an end to this sorry saga

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

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

TO many it may seem like a petty planning battle that has rumbled on for decades.

Warning after Bicester drug dealer is sent to prison

Oxford Mail: Judge Mary Jane Mowat

6:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A JUDGE has jailed a 22-year-old drug dealer and said she hopes his sentence will send a message to other criminals.

Improvements in care at health trust's Oxford facilities ‘not done quickly enough’

Oxford Mail: Issued formal warning

6:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HEALTH trust criticised for a third time has “failed to act quickly” to improve the quality of its care.

Robbery witness says victim was ‘kicked like a football’

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A WITNESS to a robbery in Witney told a jury he saw a man kicking a 15-year-old “like a football” as he lay on the ground.

Residents and firms get flood scheme relief

Oxford Mail: A box of hydrosacks is carried through flood waters at Osney Court in January

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

FLOOD relief schemes for Oxford residents and businesses were approved last night.

Young readers share their favourite books at care home

Oxford Mail: Charlie Jennings, nine, reads to Joan Davies      Picture: OX66727 Simon Williams

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THEY sailed through pages of great adventures and shared their favourite childhood stories.

Dance takes on horizontal dimension in Jericho

Oxford Mail: Marina Collard lying horizontal as part of the exhibition Pictures: Anna Bruce

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORD artist Antonia Bruce is showing a series of drawings at Art Jericho, in King Street, until May 11.

Parent’s anger as all three school choices are refused

Oxford Mail: Tracy Simpson and son Luke Venney, four.  Picture: OX66685 Damian Halliwell

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

MORE than 230 children have failed to get a place at any of their chosen primary schools.

So, how do you take large lorries off Oxfordshire's roads?

Oxford Mail: David Nimmo Smith

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

TRANSPORT chiefs are carrying out a study into how large lorries can be taken off some of Oxfordshire’s roads.

Commercial Feature: Macmillan Night In

Oxford Mail: Macmillan Night In

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

On Friday 16th May, friends across Oxford will be swapping a night out on the town for a Night In with their favourite people – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Village panto brings in cash to help groups

Oxford Mail: The Little Mermaid

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ABOUT 30 local and international organisations will get a slice of £5,400 raised by a village pantomime.

High-flying cheerleaders up for event

Oxford Mail: Bicester ECU team with Fayth Buckley, nine, at the front

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHEERLEADING may have previously been more at home on an American Football pitch, but not anymore.

A4095 in Long Hanborough closed after crash involving a bus and car

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:51pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE main road through Long Hanborough is currently closed both ways following an accident.

Ferrying people up and down the Thames for over 150 years has been the business of the Salter Bros

Oxford Mail: Oxford author Dr Simon Wenham has written Pleasure Boating on the Thames, A History of Salter Bros 1958-Present

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOR more than 155 years a family firm has been ferrying residents and tourists up and down the River Thames. Now the story of the Salter Bros boating business has been put into words by Oxford author Simon Wenham in Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros, 1858-Present Day.

Undercover missions to catch people who don't bag the poop

Oxford Mail: Alyson Clifton

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COUNCIL is sending out officers on undercover missions to catch pet owners who fail to pick up mess after their dogs.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted

Oxford Mail: Police are appealing for witnesses

11:48am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGE girl was pushed up against the wall of a church in a sexual assault.

War heroes’ exploits brought to life

Oxford Mail: Peter Smith with the medals awarded to L/Cpl James Daniel Iles

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HEROES of the First World War from an Oxfordshire village are remembered in a new exhibition.

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