Munshi "must have known" about house fire plan, court hears

1:54pm Monday 14th July 2014

JURORS have this morning been told it is inconceivable Fiaz Munshi did not know about a murder plot to torch an East Oxford home.

The 38-year-old denies murdering Anum Khan, eight, and Majid, 15, in the Magdalen Road blaze in 1997.

But the prosecution says she wanted revenge after the family told her to stay away from their son.

Neil Moore, in his closing speech at Oxford Crown Court, said the evidence in the trial had shown Munshi was guilty and must have known about the plan when she headed to Oxford with the killers on the night of the attack.

He said: "When you put all that together the prosecution say you can be sure that Fiaz Munshi is guilty."

The trial continues.

OAPs rescued in Lower Heyford fire

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7:40am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A neighbour helped to rescue two elderly women after a tumble dryer caught fire in Lower Heyford.

Oxford inequality panel meets

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7:40am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A new panel designed to tackle growing inequality in Oxford met for the first time on Monday.

Mother of GBH victim Robbie Hughes complains to police over PCs' business deal with attacker

Oxford Mail: Robbie Hughes

7:40am Wednesday 26th November 2014

The mother of a former Oxford United player left with brain damage has complained to the Metropolitan Police after two serving officers went into business with one of his attackers, it has been reported.

‘Priceless’ motorbike stolen from former Oxford speedway star

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A FORMER Oxford Cheetahs speedway racer has said he is “gutted” after the theft of a priceless motorbike and another from his garage.

Controversial gravel extraction plan for Oxfordshire is approved

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7:10am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A controversial new draft gravel extraction strategy for Oxfordshire was narrowly approved last night.

Decision over Abingdon pedestrian crossings plan is postponed

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:10am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A decision on whether to allow or reject two pedestrian crossings on which a housing estate could be determined was postponed to December.

Oxfordshire county councillors split over meetings’ effectiveness

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7:10am Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE majority of Oxfordshire county councillors do not believe council meetings are an effective way of discussing business.

Joint schools administration proposal for Oxfordshire is abandoned

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A PLAN to ask Hampshire County Council to help run Oxfordshire schools has been abandoned.

Call for inquiry as ambulance responds after 72 minutes to injured cyclist in East Oxford

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A CYCLIST injured in a crash had to wait more than an hour for an ambulance to reach him in an East Oxford street.

Normandy Crescent flood victims hit out over meeting delay

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Wednesday 26th November 2014

FLOOD-hit families have hit out at Thames Water after learning that a promised meeting will not take place this year.

Extra holidays offer to boost the number of foster parents in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

EXTRA holidays for council employees who foster children have been agreed amid concerns about a rise in the number of youngsters in care.

Oxford Preservation Trust takes a grave view of Green Belt cemetery plans near Horspath

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A GROUP that gave Green Belt land to Oxford City Council as long as it was not developed has hit out at plans to use it for a cemetery.

Speed limit to be cut to 50mph along stretch of A34 from December 1

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

5:10pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

THE speed limit on a stretch of the A34 will be cut to 50mph for six months to allow drainage work to be carried out.

Colourful theme for fundraiser’s funeral

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A MUSCULAR dystrophy sufferer who raised funds in the fight against the disease has died aged 27.

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