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:

UPDATE: Two men taken to hospital after crash near Pear Tree

Oxford Mail:

3:05pm Friday 6th March 2015

TWO men have been taken to John Radcliffe hospital following a six-vehicle crash on the A34 Northbound at the Peartree Interchange..

Robert Blackwell pleads guilty to causing the death of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

2:44pm Friday 6th March 2015

TEENAGER Robert Blackwell has pleaded guilty to causing the death of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker.

Benefit cheats fleeced taxpayers out of £1.3m

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 6th March 2015

FRAUDSTERS in Oxford raked in almost £1.28m in the past financial year from the public purse.

Victims in Banbury sex abuse case are praised for their bravery

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

1:24pm Friday 6th March 2015

THE victims in the Banbury sex abuse case have been praised for their bravery throughout the trial.

UPDATE: Two cars flip over in separate crashes in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

8:18am Friday 6th March 2015

TWO cars were left on their roofs after flipping in separate crashes this morning.

Two women being supported after suspected brothel raided in Cowley Road

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

11:35am Friday 6th March 2015

TWO women have been removed from a suspected brother in Cowley Road.

UPDATE: Five men arrested in Kidlington on suspicion of cyber crimes + pics

Oxford Mail:

10:25am Friday 6th March 2015

FIVE men have been arrested on suspicion of cyber crimes in Kidlington, police said.

Care Minister's plans inspired by Connor

Oxford Mail: Norman Lamb

9:30am Friday 6th March 2015

TEENAGER Connor Sparrowhawk will be given a “lasting legacy” by a public consultation being launched today.

University dons vote against reducing height of Castle Mill

Oxford Mail: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

9:30am Friday 6th March 2015

AN ATTEMPT to reduce the height of the Castle Mill student flats has been thrown out by Oxford University dons.

Oxford United are ready for a scrap, says ex-Bury player Scarz

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 6th March 2015

Joe Skarz says Oxford United are under no illusions about the scale of the task which still lies ahead if they are to get out of the relegation battle in Sky Bet League Two.

Leading choirs will be in tune for performance

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 6th March 2015

THREE world-leading choirs will join forces tomorrow for the first time for 30 years.

Skye Hall's death sparks demand for research to stop cancer sufferers dying from neurotoxicity from treament

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 6th March 2015

LEADING specialists have joined the parents of Skye Hall to demand research to prevent more deaths after the treatment that killed him was suspended.

County to be hotter than Med as temperatures rise

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 6th March 2015

OXFORDSHIRE looks set to be hotter than the Mediterranean on Saturday as temperatures are set to rise over the weekend.

Nine held in immigration raids in Didcot

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 6th March 2015

NINE men have been arrested during raids at two restaurants in Didcot, the Home Office has revealed.

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