Pick of the week's best photographs

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?

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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.

Oxford Mail:

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:

Oxford webcam hacked by Russian site

Oxford Mail:

3:20pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A BACK garden in Oxford would appear to have been one of hundreds of webcams in the UK hacked by a Russian website.

Curzon cinema and Michael Kors fashion store unveiled for new Westgate

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

A FIVE-screen cinema and designer fashion outlet have been revealed as the latest two big name tenants for the redeveloped Westgate Shopping Centre.

Update: Two lanes shut on M40 after vehicle fire

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

12:38pm Thursday 20th November 2014

TWO lanes were closed on the M40 following a vehicle fire and diesel spill.

'Dangerous' Finstock teenager who sexually abused seven girls is jailed for 10 years

Oxford Mail:

11:53am Thursday 20th November 2014

A TEENAGER who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing seven girls has today been branded "dangerous" and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Cash and cigarettes stolen from Oxford newsagent

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:02am Thursday 20th November 2014

CASH and a large amount of cigarettes were stolen from a shop in Woodstock Road yesterday morning.

Have you seen missing teenage girl Millie Lee from Witney?

Oxford Mail:

10:38am Thursday 20th November 2014

AN 18-year-old girl from Witney who has been missing for almost 24 hours is being sought by police.

Students queue through the night to get first choice housing in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

9:56am Thursday 20th November 2014

STUDENTS queued through the night to secure their first choice accommodation for next year.

Elderly driver dies in hospital after crash in Witney

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

A MAN was killed when his car and a van collided in Witney yesterday.

Legendary Oxford band RIDE back to life - read, watch and listen...

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

Tim Hughes talks to Mark Gardener about reforming the mighty Ride

Glorious Waterperry Gardens star in new BBC TV series

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Thursday 20th November 2014

SERENE gardens and blossoming flowers took the spotlight during a national daily television programme this week.

Mayor of Carterton battles to save support service for RAF Brize Norton families

Oxford Mail: Carterton mayor Lynn Little

8:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE Mayor of Carterton has vowed to help save a service that supports military wives.

Businesses count cost of congestion caused by roadworks across Oxford

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

TRAFFIC congestion caused by a series of roadworks has left Oxford businesses counting the cost.

Frustration as trial of ex-Oxford United star's alleged attackers is delayed

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE retrial of four men accused of leaving former Oxford United player Robbie Hughes with permanent brain damage after he was attacked on a Greek island six years ago has been delayed for a second time.

Police investigating death of 11-week-old baby from Faringdon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:23pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man is on police bail after an 11-week-old baby from Faringdon died last night.

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