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Readers' Halloween picture gallery + 40 Fireworks Displays map

Oxford Mail:

9:16pm Friday 31st October 2014

Have you been out trick or treating? Here's a selection of readers' pictures of their ghoulish get-ups. If you reckon your little one was more horrifying, email us a picture or send us a (Trick or) Tweet via @TheOxfordMail.

Jeremy Clarkson beer tweet raises hackles

Oxford Mail: Jeremy Clarkson beer tweet raises hackles

1:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

Jeremy Clarkson caused controversy when he tweeted that he was driving with a beer in his cup holder.

We're at breaking point on the roads

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S roads are at breaking point, the leader of the county council has admitted.

Lowering speed limit ‘will push cars into Wallingford’ says councillor Lynda Atkins

Oxford Mail: Lynda Atkins

10:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAJOR housing development on the edge of Wallingford could push more cars through the town, a county councillor has warned.

Customer blames ban from The Lamb Inn, Chalgrove, on review

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN who wrote a negative review of a pub on travel website TripAdvisor has claimed she has been barred as a result.

Accident causes traffic delays on M40 south of Banbury

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:23pm Friday 31st October 2014

A crash involving two vehicles on the M40 has blocked one lane on the southbound carriageway.

Student scoops £3k in online prize fund

Oxford Mail: university of oxford logo

5:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD: A student scooped £3,000 from an online retailer to help him through the new academic year.

Firefighters join national 4-day strike tonight

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across the county will take part in a four-day national strike this evening.

Now meet your first two 'Heroes' finalists

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

The Oxford Mail has teamed up with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust to celebrate the outstanding work of its hospital staff. Finalists for this year’s Hospital Heroes awards have been chosen and a total of 10 entries for the individual and team awards have been shortlisted. Annabal Bagdi talks to the first two finalists

Iffley Community Shop celebrates 15 years with a cuppa

Oxford Mail:

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TEA party was held to thank the volunteers of a not-for-profit shop which has been running for 15 years.

Summer revamp for five Blackbird Leys tower blocks set to be approved

Oxford Mail: Evenlode Tower

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORK to redevelop the towers in Blackbird Leys are set to start next July once plans are approved by Oxford City Council.

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

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

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

It’s ab-zorb-ing stuff at The Leys recreation ground play day

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ZORB balls, mud slides and a medieval-style catapult machine gave children plenty to do at a play day in Witney.

Youngsters mesmerised by robots at Cornerstone Arts Centre

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ROBOTS took centre stage at a family science day at Didcot Cornerstone Arts Centre.

Author’s jamtastic time at Story Museum

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Jam-loving youngsters got a sweet surprise this week as a children’s author visited the city.

Babies enjoy a good old boogie at Blackbird Leys

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

TOTS found their rhythm at a Baby Boogie class at The Leys Children Centre in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

It’s a real prickly business at Harcourt Arboretum

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD chums Gabriel Andlauer-Turner and Rory Vivian, both seven, had some crafty fun during a visit to Harcourt Arboretum.

All eyes are on some spooky goings-on in Nuneham Courtenay

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

PARENTS made the most of the half-term Halloween festivities at Notcutts Garden Centre in Nuneham Courtenay.

Midwives' president presented with CBE

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A RISING birth rate, more caesarean sections, obesity and striking staff are just some of the issues Oxford’s Lesley Page faces as President of the Royal College of Midwives.

Catch up on our brilliant Lifestyle section

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

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

Driver taken to hospital after car hit wall near Tackley

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

THE driver of a van that came off the road and hit a garden wall has been taken to hospital.

Bus fare gesture proves it is a wonderful world

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

WITH no cash in my pocket, I turned to the credit card to pay my park-and-ride parking fee.

Wootton-by-Woodstock pensioner suffers 66 power cuts in six years

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A PENSIONER says he is fed up with power cuts ruining his meals and cutting off his favourite TV programmes after his home was hit by 66 outages in six years.

Bill Heine: Cheers! I raise my glass to a new village pub venture

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Why are pubs dying? Competition from supermarkets? The high cost of a pint in a pub? The drink-drive laws have hit the rural pubs. No-smoking-rules stopped some trade. The asking price of a pub rockets when a pub makes way for several houses. McDonald’s and Tesco have taken over sites in Oxford. It’s a perfect storm leaving the wreckage of some 15 pubs a week in its wake throughout the UK.

Funnyman Fry serves up a bit of self-awareness

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

NATIONAL treasure Stephen Fry met fans in the Bodleian Library for a “hackathon”.

Woman talked down from bridge at Cowley junction

Oxford Mail:

9:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN threatened to jump off a bridge this morning in Cowley.

In the pink for panto fun

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

REHEARSALS for this year’s Oxford Playhouse pantomime Beauty and the Beast spilled out on to city streets yesterday.

Castle Mill report too little, too late

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

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS will see the publication of a long-awaited environmental impact assessment into Oxford University’s controversial Castle Mill flats development as shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Assure drivers road arteries will soon be free flowing

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

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council leader Ian Hudspeth hit the nail on the head when he said one minor traffic light fault can cause the kind of nightmare experienced by thousands of drivers on Wednesday night.

Hunt for missing man

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Police are appealing for help in tracking down this man who has gone missing from his home in Chinnor.

Cyclist is still 'critical'

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

An elderly cyclist seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run was still in a critical condition yesterday.

Floods meeting set to discuss repair grants

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Advice and support will be available for flood victims at a drop-in flood fair today.

‘Lonely hearts club scam cost me £631’

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN left with a £631 phone bill after a relationship with a woman he met on a dating website is warning others to be wary.

Man is arrested after trio attacked in street

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A man has been arrested after three people were assaulted in St Thomas Street on Sunday, October 19.

Urban dancers prove they can move to the groove

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

DANCE group Body Politic took Oxford’s Pegasus Theatre by storm as it rolled into town as part of its UK tour.

Mum of drugs death teenager in plea to MPs for law review

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A MOTHER who lost her 15-year-old daughter after she took Ecstasy urged MPs to review drug laws yesterday.

£10m community cash for West Way upgrade

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

DEVELOPERS behind the planned Botley regeneration have revealed they will fund £10m towards community benefits if the controversial scheme goes ahead.

Disability forum meets

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

A FORUM for discussion about disability issues will be held next Thursday.

Budding writers can go for ebook prize

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

KEEN county authors are encouraged to put their writing skills to the test this year.

Live Travel: What is happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Friday

Oxford Mail: traffic jam

7:47am Friday 31st October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

Woman hurt in crash

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A woman was taken to hospital after her vehicle overturned in Heyford Road, Middleton Stoney, yesterday.

Bomb blast hero gets to meet Prince Harry

Oxford Mail: Prince Harry speaks at the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge welcome home press conference.  (9786724)

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

An Oxfordshire war hero met Prince Harry at a service to honour Britain’s military and civilian heroes on Monday.

Work to make way for new Waitrose

Oxford Mail: The former Halfords/ MFI building in Botley Road. Picture: OX60844 Jon Lewis

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

WORK to demolish the former Halfords building on the Botley Road in Oxford to make way for a new Waitrose store is due to begin next week.

Behind the masks are smiles of acting talent

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

EVENTS took a spooky twist at Leckford Place School as young actors rehearsed Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.

Modern-day slavery fighter takes crusade to the street

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A BARMAN is sleeping rough for a week to raise awareness of slavery and human trafficking.

Height row flats' tree screening plan blasted

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

UNIVERSITY bosses have put forward plans to screen a student flats development by Port Meadow with trees but ruled out reducing its height.

NHS staff in the county walk out for a second time

Oxford Mail: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

6:50am Friday 31st October 2014

COUNTY NHS workers are to stage a four-hour strike on Monday, November 24 as part of walk-outs across England.

Heseltine launches ships research centre

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO world-leading facilities which could bring new jobs to Wallingford were opened yesterday by Lord Heseltine.

Part-time officers hold 10 in swoop

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

ONE hundred and fifty Thames Valley Police special constables took part in an operation to arrest 10 offenders who failed to turn up at court.

TB victim sent to prison after coughing over council staff

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for the “disgusting” crime of trying to spread tuberculosis (TB) by coughing over Oxford City Council workers.








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