Pick of the week's best photographs

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Our deputy picture editor Richard Cave takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade

Sometimes the photographer is in the right place at the right time, with a camera around his neck. True, everyone has a camera on their phone now, but that doesn’t necessarily make them photographers. Disappointed that his ‘owl day’ picture had fallen flat in town, Mark Hemsworth found that round the next corner Hillary and Bill Clinton appeared, above, and suddenly, who cares about the owls pic anyway?

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I’ve seen enough footage of the resulting retribution when TV presenters have likened wrestling to pantomime, so I’m saying nothing. Great pictures by Damian Halliwell of the bout between Little Legs (Mark Sealey) and TagOri at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre last weekend

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Let’s get this straight: no one around here asked ‘where’s Wally?’ Damian Halliwell was photographing the Town and Gown run, the orange represents the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, for which the event raises funds, so it was absolutely right that Damian should point his camera in that direction for a ‘back at ya’ moment from the man in the splendid hat

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Great pic, great story. When the Oxfordshire Blue Plaque group couldn’t create a memorial for Bletchley Park codebreaker, John Herivel, his daughter designed one herself. Damian Halliwell did a fine job of capturing the official unveiling – with the very happy Susan Herivel

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David Fleming’s fine shot of Wittenham keeper Callum Oakey is all superhero like, as he doesn’t quite get his hands to the ball. Luckily, it hits the bar, bouncing down and then out. Dorchester were plating Long Wittenham Athletic

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Who’s coolest – Banksy or your nan? I reckon it’s your nan if she can yarn-bomb like these guys. The gentle folk of Thrupp knit speed cameras and speed-calming related street furniture to highlight traffic problems in their village.

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A great picture by David Fleming Bobby Ratcliffe, 10, is down to the final 25 in auditions to play Michael in the London production of Billy Elliot. Jon Lewis just made some nice, sensitive low-key portraits of him with his tap shoes

Our top stories:

Man charged with 156 offences at Witney company after police pick him up in Spain

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

A 40-year-old man arrested in Spain has been charged with 156 theft and fraud offences said to have taken place at a company in Witney. 

Jayden trial: Jury fails to reach a verdict in the case of Jake Blakeley

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12:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

The jury in the Jayden Parkinson trial has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict on Jake Blakeley.

Crocombe striving to be spot-on at Oxford United

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9:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Max keeping it simple in order to impress

Chelsea FC pay tribute to footballer who dies after hotel fall on holiday

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9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A FORMER Chelsea youth player from Oxford, described as the life and soul of the party, has died while on holiday in Turkey.

‘Crime school’ helped shape Blakeley’s violent character

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7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A CARE home once branded a “crime school” for boys is where Ben Blakeley spent part of his early teenage years.

Blog: Jayden Parkinson trial

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

7:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

Follow our coverage of the verdicts in the Jayden Parkinson trial today and then the reaction

Verdict: Ben Blakeley guilty of murdering Jayden Parkinson

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

4:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BEN Blakeley has been found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.

Update: Buses terminating early due to city centre roadworks

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

10:07am Thursday 24th July 2014

BUS services will be terminating early until further notice after “severe” traffic delays hit Oxford city centre this morning .

Watch: New video of the proposed £75m Oxford railway and bus stations

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9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE future of Oxford’s train station is being unveiled today, including a new video, and has been hailed as a big step towards the city getting the integrated transport hub it needs.

Planning begins on city’s flood channel route

Oxford Mail: Allotments off Botley Road in Oxford inundated with flood water yesterday as levels kept rising                                             Picture: Lee Ingram

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

COUNCIL officials were taken around Oxford yesterday to look at potential routes for a new flood relief channel.

Posh boys join hip parade for charity

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8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

WATCHING 15 Oxford students sway and sing on the steps of the Radcliffe Camera to Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie is not an everyday sight.

‘Mum didn’t realise the consequences of drugs’

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8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG parent who overdosed on a cocktail of drugs didn’t know what she was doing, her mum said yesterday.

Singers silenced as church organ goes up in smoke

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8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN the organ at St Mary’s Church, Witney, started smoking in the middle of a hymn, the congregation was stunned into silence.

Building giant is fined £525k after dad’s death

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7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm was fined £525,000 yesterday for health and safety breaches which led to the death of a father-of-two.

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