Trio of pilots take off on gruelling marathon effort

Oxford Mail: Left to right, flight lieutenants Tom Mountney, Rob Platt and Graeme Hunt

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR three RAF flight lieutenants running the equivalent of 17 marathons in 17 days, each one of the 448 miles they run will be poignant reminder of loss.

It's little wonder he's a real Town and Gown superhero

Oxford Mail: 'Wonder Woman’ Phil Grant. Picture: OX66521 Jon Lewis

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HE may feel too old to pound the streets with other runners but “Wonder Woman” Phil Grant will be cheering on thousands at a city 10k next month.

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Oxford Mail: Niall Strawson

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Niall Strawson explains how one night in his life was affected by how city transport is provided for disabled people

Breaking news Missing man last seen in Littlemore on Saturday

Oxford Mail: Missing man last seen in Littlemore on Saturday

11:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

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

Cowley Road Passion play off because it had no permit for crucifixion

Oxford Mail: Mischa Richards plays Jesus in the play held on Cowley Road in 2012

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PASSION play recreating the crucifixion of Christ has been cancelled because organisers did not have the correct council permission.

Those behind Passion play deserved so much better

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

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PREVENTING the Passion play planned for the Cowley Road is exceptionally short-sighted and does little to erase an image of clipboard-holding council killjoys.

Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

Oxford Mail: Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN Iron Age mirror unearthed near Didcot could be taken out of the country unless £33,000 is found to buy it.

Breaking news Level crossing failure at London Road in Bicester

8:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to be careful at a level crossing in Bicester which is broken this morning.

Breaking news Delays on A420 due to broken-down lorry

Oxford Mail: a420 alert

8:46am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BROKEN-down lorry on the A420 near Botley has closed one of two lanes Eastbound.

Breaking news Vehicle fire on the M40 between Thame and Watlington

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A VEHICLE caught fire on the M40 in Oxfordshire earlier this morning.

Pals play football in memory of young crash victim Matty

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS will gather tomorrow to play a football match in memory of their friend Mateusz Kucinski.

Spanish queen to visit

Oxford Mail: Spanish queen to visit

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Queen Sofia of Spain will visit Oxford later this month.

Care home nurse is cautioned for threat

Oxford Mail: Greta Muvuti

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A care home nurse has been cautioned after threatening to cut the daughter of a quadriplegic patient “into little pieces”.

May Queen crown passes from mum to daughter

Oxford Mail: Elinor Everest and her daughter Imogen, Elisha Curtis and her mum Elsa

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THIRTY years ago, Elinor Everest proudly paraded through Eynsham as her primary school’s May Queen.

Plans approved

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A proposed link between Oxfordshire County Council and Hampshire County Council has taken a step forward.

Sexiest vegan coup

Oxford Mail: Gareth Lloyd

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Gareth Lloyd from Oxford has been named as the UK and Ireland’s sexiest vegan man.

Baton bearers for Games announced

Oxford Mail: Pictures: Glasgow Commonwealth Games uniforms

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sport heroes from Oxford will carry the Queen’s Baton ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Brothers discover the ‘bear’ necessities at museum

Oxford Mail: Alexander, left,  and Will Laird had a great time trying on costumes at new ehibition

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN celebrated their heroes from fiction yesterday at the Story Museum’s new exhibition.

‘Documents are forged and people don’t exist’

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

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BARRISTER acting for the tenants of a £1m-plus North Oxford house has said a Nigerian claiming to be its owner is really a front man for someone else.

Town councillors may face ‘outrageous’ gagging order

Oxford Mail: Cllr Duncan Enright with the clause from the document proposing to ban Witney town councillors from talking to the press

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

COUNCILLORS who were democractically elected in Witney could be banned from speaking to the press without getting written permission first under the town council’s new media policy.

Thousands expected as town honours St George

Oxford Mail: Punch and Judy at the Museum in the Park

7:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WALLINGFORD will celebrate St George’s Day in style on Saturday.

Oldies but goldies as group from Seventies roll in again

Oxford Mail: Steamroller restage the photo of the Spring of 1975 at the Bristol Scamps Club. From left, Roger Warner, bass; Steve Winstone, drums, and Robert Wakeley, lead

7:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Who sang they hoped they’d die before they get old, but these Oxford rockers think that’s crazy.

DJ ‘knew I was only 15 before sex encounter’

Oxford Mail: Radio DJ Emma Stanfield at Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEENAGE girl has told a jury the 40-year-old woman she allegedly had sex with knew she was just 15 before the encounter took place.

£59m road projects included in budget

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council agreed yesterday to include £59m of transport improvements around the county in its capital programme.

Ride back on track

Oxford Mail: Buckingham Palace

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

An Oxford couple who had their bicycles stolen will set off today on a charity ride after buying new machines.

Car tyres slashed

Oxford Mail: A slashed tyre in Old Town

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Car tyres have been punctured and let down in a spate of incidents in Charlbury.

Consultants get another £150k from NHS group

Oxford Mail: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MANAGEMENT consultants will get an extra £150,000 from taxpayers after a contract was extended to help the NHS find savings.

Policy is an affront to free democracy

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

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE draft media policy proposed by Witney Town Council that would ban councillors from speaking out without written permission should concern everyone who values democracy.

Welsh welcome new first aid match unit at Kassam

Oxford Mail: St John Ambulance district manager, Craig Heigold at the Kassam Stadium

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ONE of the teams based at the Kassam Stadium has welcomed news that a new first aid unit will be based there on match days.

Foodbank gets help to give families a happy Easter

Oxford Mail: Handing over Easter eggs to the Bicester Foodbank are, from left, Katy Wintour and Claire Randall from Plus One Personnel in Bicester, with Janet Ray, foodbank project manager and Ann Beveridge a foodbank volunteer accepting the donation

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FAMILIES in Bicester facing tough financial times will get an Easter treat thanks to local firms.

Traders licking their lips over new restaurant

Oxford Mail: How to make the perfect Italian thin-crust pizza

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TRADERS say a new 220-seat restaurant in Wantage Market Place would be a boost for town business.

New lit sign to go up to stop wrong-way cyclists

Oxford Mail: County council leader Ian Hudspeth receives the petition from Tom Hayes Picture: OX66472 Marc West

10:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A PETITION calling on Oxfordshire County Council to improve signs to prevent cyclists travelling the wrong way down a street has been handed in.

Playgrounds now back in action after flooding

Oxford Mail: Cllr Susanna Pressel at Oatlands Road Recreation Ground, which had been out of use because of the winter flooding Picture: OX66397 Marc West

10:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A COMPLAINT has been lodged with Oxford City Council after it took almost three months to clean two playgrounds after flooding.

Small inconvenience as blocks are taken away

Oxford Mail: Maggie Rawcliffe, front, Peter Rawcliffe, middle, and Adrian Porter, back, at the barriers

9:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A RING of concrete blocks put around South Hinksey to protect against February’s floods will be removed next week.

Call for more funding to make Leys Festival free

Oxford Mail: Leys Festival co-organiser Jane Gallagher

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEYS Festival organisers have called on support from businesses and residents to help the day run smoothly.

‘We have to make more of attractive amenity’

Oxford Mail: Kidlington parish and Cherwell district councillor Tim Emptage, left, with Kidlington Parish Council vice-chairman David Robey by the canal

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CLEAN-UP day is the latest part of efforts to bring more visitors to the Oxford Canal through the villages.

Town to get market square in £150,000 spending plans

Oxford Mail: Carterton mayor Lynn Little and West Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for communities Richard Langridge by the war memorial, which is being cleaned as part of a project to regenerate Carterton town centre

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to create a market square in Carterton as part of a £150,000 regeneration project will be a major improvement to the town, councillors say.

First aid team to be created at the Kassam

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ST JOHN Ambulance is appealing for volunteers to form a new dedicated unit for Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium.

£2.9m pot for life sciences project

Oxford Mail: university of oxford logo

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LIFE science companies in Oxford are being urged to form part of a “golden triangle” of successful research.

Sex grooming will be fought, pledges council

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

COUNCILS have an important role to play in tackling child sexual exploitation, a report has stated.

How the first women broke the all-male mould at Oxford University

Oxford Mail: Prof Gilliane Sills, an Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine’s College, was the first female Fellow at the college in 1974

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOR most students, their arrival at Oxford University is filled with nervous anticipation.

Update: Woman inside store injured when car crashes into Co-Op

Oxford Mail: Woman hurt after car crashes into Co-Op in Bicester

12:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN has been injured after a Fiat Punto crashed into a Bicester Co-op this morning.

Schoolgirls fight to restore axed bus services

Oxford Mail: Didcot Girls' School pupils, left to right, Daisy Westhead, Alex Walker and Holly Smith. Picture: OX66462 Jon Lewis

11:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TRIO of teens have launched a campaign to get bus services back between Long Wittenham and Didcot.

Sightseeing buses get green refit to help reduce pollution

Oxford Mail: Controller John Corti alongside buses which have been fitted with emission reducing technology. Picture: OX66570 Cliff Hide

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

OXFORD’S buses for tourists are getting greener, thanks to a re-fit costing about £200,000.

Classic motor rally turns a few heads

Oxford Mail: ohn and Heather Dresser with their green Triumph TR3a

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Witney were greeted by an unusual sight as 70 classic cars drove into the town on Sunday.

The case for a robust cycling policy is crystal clear

Oxford Mail: James Styring

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW manifesto from Cyclox – the cycling campaign for Oxford – will soon be published after a year of hard work.

Needless treatment delays could claim patients’ lives

Oxford Mail: Clive Stone

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

He’s taken on the NHS and got drugs and better funding for cancer patients everywhere. But his work is not over. Clive Stone, the man who won’t give in, is back at the Oxford Mail, still fighting for improved treatments and is inviting you to join him again on his incredible journey

Motorist is rebailed over death of Chalgrove cyclist

Oxford Mail: Derek Measor

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A driver arrested over the death of Chalgrove cyclist Derek Measor has been rebailed by police to June 10.

Covered Market jewellery raid suspect rebailed

Oxford Mail: Oxford's Covered Market.

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 31-year-old man has been rebailed by detectives investigating an incident where a suspected robber died.

Man charged with perverting justice in Connor Tremble case

Oxford Mail: Connor Tremble

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The third man charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Connor Tremble appeared in court yesterday.

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