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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
8:00am Friday 5th February 2016
HE MAY be made of metal, but it seems Ironman has a warm heart after all.
8:30am Friday 5th February 2016
ANXIOUS residents whose street has been tormented by a former nuclear physicist are demanding he gets mental health treatment.
7:20am Friday 5th February 2016
How clean is where you eat? Find out the latest food hygiene ratings for restaurants and food outlets across Oxfordshire.
8:00am Friday 5th February 2016
A FORMER councillor who pocketed £155,000 worth of coins from launderette machines was jailed for three years yesterday.
8:30am Thursday 4th February 2016
A MAN who fears his boat was sabotaged before it sank this week said he has “lost his entire life”.
6:30am Tuesday 2nd February 2016
CHILDREN from poorer backgrounds in Oxford will be left behind without urgent action to improve education, it was warned last night.
6:45pm Monday 1st February 2016
A FATHER-to-be attacked his pregnant girlfriend with a knife and metal pipe in a jealous rage because he thought she was having an affair, a court heard.
6:32pm Monday 1st February 2016
WITHOUT wishing to tempt fate, Oxford United could be just 90 minutes away from Wembley and fans are cautiously dreaming of another trip to the home of English football.
11:05am Saturday 30th January 2016
A DRUG-dealing duo who hid thousands of pounds worth of cocaine among dead bodies at the funeral parlour where they worked have avoided jail.
1:23pm Saturday 30th January 2016
All the action as Oxford United face Blackburn Rovers in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup
8:30am Saturday 30th January 2016
A NEIGHBOUR stepped in to save the day after a housing association refused to let a resident have a lifesaving defibrillator on his wall.
5:15pm Friday 29th January 2016
IT IS still regarded as one of the greatest FA Cup shocks of all time.
8:00am Friday 29th January 2016
UNUSED garages should be bulldozed to help ease the city’s parking crisis and create space for much-needed new homes.
5:53pm Friday 29th January 2016
A GRANDATHER who lived rough on the streets for years has said the city’s homeless shelter – which is shutting down – helped save his life.