Church appeals for help deciphering monument inscriptions

9:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

St Helen’s Church, Dry Sandford, near Abingdon, is looking for volunteers to help record its churchyard monument inscription.

The church is participating in Cherishing Churchyard Week and will hold the recording day on Saturday, June 14.

Local historians have already been invited to help decipher centuries-old carvings.

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15-year-old girl raped while walking to Cowley bus stop

Oxford Mail:

5:10pm Thursday 8th October 2015

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was raped in Barns Road, Cowley on her way to the bus stop.

UPDATE: Boy taken to hospital after car crash in Bicester

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 8th October 2015

A boy has been taken to hospital after being involved in a crash in Bicester.

‘Slave’ at travellers’ site seen treated like a ragdoll on CCTV

Oxford Mail:

6:36pm Thursday 8th October 2015

CCTV footage from an Oxford travellers’ site has shown a man who was allegedly kept as a slave being pushed around and treated “like a ragdoll”.

E-fit released after man spotted holding little girl's hand in Greater Leys

Oxford Mail:

4:50pm Thursday 8th October 2015

AN E-FIT of a man who ran away after being caught holding a little girl's hand in Greater Leys has been released by Thames Valley Police. According to officers, a two-year-old girl was playing outside a property in Shepherds Hill at about 6.20pm on Friday, September 11. When her mother came to check on her she saw a man holding the girl's hand. When she challenged the man, he ran away. He is described as white, in his thirties, about 5ft 7ins or 5ft 8ins with short spiky blond or brown hair. He was wearing a knee-length jacket that may have been leather. Investigating officer Det Con Lorna Briggs of Force CID in Oxford said: “We are keeping an open mind regarding this incident. There might be a innocent explanation as to why the man was holding the girl’s hand. “If anyone recognises the man in the E-fit or has any information about the incident then please contact your local police station."

Persistent beggar banned from asking people for money in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

4:50pm Thursday 8th October 2015

A BEGGAR has been banned by police from approaching people in Oxford and asking them for money, food or cigarettes.

Update: Missing teenager Michaela Rose from Chipping Norton found

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7:50am Thursday 8th October 2015

MISSING teen Michaela Rose from Chipping Norton was found safe and well last night. 

Shop manager puts out bin fire after suspected arson attack

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4:50pm Thursday 8th October 2015

A shop manager had to put out a bin fire after a suspected arson attack.

Arsonists set tent on fire in Bicester

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3:27pm Thursday 8th October 2015

Arsonists set a tent ablaze on Sunday afternoon.

Fire in disused factory believed to have been started by children

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10:05am Thursday 8th October 2015

FIRE crews battled a blaze believed to be started by children at a disused factory in Bicester yesterday evening.

Booksellers braced for a sales bonanza on ‘Super Thursday’

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

REVITALISED book sales will get a further boost today as literature lovers rush in to buy up 503 new hardback titles.

Starter homes scheme is ‘a get-out clause for builders’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

A NEW scheme to build more starter homes in Oxford has been angrily dismissed as a “get-out clause” for house builders.

Crackdown on buskers ‘may be a breach of human rights’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

BUSKING and begging will remain part of a controversial crackdown on city centre antisocial behaviour, despite concerns it will breach human rights laws.

‘Getting nurses among main challenges our hospices face’

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 8th October 2015

A HOSPICE is urging qualified children’s nurses who may have taken a break from work to consider getting back into it.

Littlemore needs a better bus service, campaigners demand

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

ALMOST 100 people have signed a petition demanding more frequent bus services in Littlemore.



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