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Oxford Mail: Flood

4:29pm Monday 10th February 2014

Photo taken from the bridge over the Seacourt Stream in Wytham, just 15 minutes ago. In 2007 the water reached the bottom line of the 3.


Oxford Mail: Flooding

11:42am Sunday 9th February 2014

Abingdon road closed yet again, sandbags being distributed. Levels not as high as last month but rising. Local people saying 'this is happening more often and getting higher each time'

kennington rd closed

Oxford Mail: kennington rd closed

11:40am Sunday 9th February 2014

kennington rd now closed Based on information supplied by nigel.

Flooding behind Chaunterell Way, Abingdon

Oxford Mail: Flooding behind Chaunterell Way, Abingdon

8:57am Sunday 9th February 2014

River levels subsided a little overnight..breathing space till the next time!

What's all the fuss about?!

Oxford Mail: What's all the fuss about?!

2:55pm Friday 18th January 2013

Something a little different.

Flood in islip

Oxford Mail: Flood in islip

9:14am Tuesday 1st January 2013

New Year's Eve at 7.30pm Based on information supplied by Darren hopkins.

Flooding on Abingdon Road

Oxford Mail: Flooding on Abingdon Road

12:43pm Thursday 29th November 2012

Abingdon road was closed from Kennington roundabout through to the city centre this morning (27/11/2012) as the Thames burst it's banks in south and west Oxford. Fire and rescue teams were handing out sandbags to concerned residents.

Floods from Folly Bridge

Oxford Mail: Floods from Folly Bridge

12:41pm Thursday 29th November 2012

Flood waters still rising- the blue boat is actually moored up by what should be the river bank!


Oxford Mail: flood

12:40pm Thursday 29th November 2012

A photograph of the flooding along the Abingdon road.

Flooding at Clifton Hampden

Oxford Mail: Flooding at Clifton Hampden

12:32pm Thursday 29th November 2012

Photos taken at 11AM on Wednesday 28th November 2012. According to live data from the Environment Agency (http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/136497.aspx?stationId=7086) the river above Days Lock is just 3cm below its July 2007 record.

Father and Son Congratulate each other.

Oxford Mail: Father and Son Congeatulate each other.

12:40pm Thursday 29th November 2012

After a gruelling four and half hour grading on the 28th of October held in Birmingham,these students gained their Black Belts.

Oxford floods

Oxford Mail: Oxford floods

11:36am Tuesday 27th November 2012

Images of flooding on the railway near Kennington Based on information supplied by .

Remembrance Day 2012

Oxford Mail: Remembrance Day 2012

7:30am Monday 12th November 2012

I noticed this tribute in Bicester Town centre. I was deeply touched by the words on this Star of David Poppy Based on information supplied by Leila Bonner.

Remembrance Sunday

Oxford Mail: Remembrance Sunday

8:03pm Sunday 11th November 2012

45 Special Constables from Oxford City gave up their time to attend this years remembrance sunday parade on St Giles.

Remembrance Day

Oxford Mail: Remembrance Day

5:11pm Sunday 11th November 2012

Poppy wreath in the morning sun on a wreath laid at St Edburgs Church, Bicester.

Enjoying the fireworks at South Park

Oxford Mail: Enjoying the fireworks at South Park

10:21am Sunday 4th November 2012

Myself (Robert Rudman) and my 8 year old son Dominic joined the masses and enjoyed a chilly evening watching the display. We were joined by Chris Brook, his wife Amy and their son Leo. All had a blast.

Bicester Round Table Firework Display

Oxford Mail: Bicester Round Table Firework Display

8:28am Sunday 4th November 2012

Images from the annual bonfire night firework display at Pingle Field, Bicester hosted by The Round Table on 3rd November 2012.

Bicester Firework Display

Oxford Mail: Bicester Firework Display

4:11pm Sunday 4th November 2012

Fireworks exploding at Bicester's firework display.



2:01pm Thursday 6th September 2012

On Saturday 8th September 2012 at Abingdon's Guildhall their will be a Fundraising music event called "hype" featuring top indian drumming act 'Rythym Masters' and Dj's Rickyensku and Reckluse.

Great Paralympics trip for special school pupils

Oxford Mail: Great Paralympics trip for special school pupils

2:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012

On Monday, children and parents from two special schools in Oxford - Mabel Pritchard and Wood Eaton Manor – went to the Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, as guests of Rotary Club of Oxford North, some of whose members also went along for the fun.

Girlguiding Oxfordshire Diamond days

1:11pm Sunday 3rd June 2012

On the 19 and 20 May 2012 a thousand members of Girlguiding Oxfordshire, from rainbows aged five to the more mature members of the Trefoil Guild, got together for a celebration of the Queens Jubilee which included fun, challenge and adventure. The buzz of children having fun filled the air.

ANGLING: Linear planning big charity bash

9:50am Saturday 21st April 2012

Linear Fisheries, whose big-fish waters are among the top venues in the country, are staging a major charity event in August in aid of the Milton Keynes branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Representing OUFC, in the toughest ride of our lives

12:22pm Saturday 11th February 2012

My name is Liam Powell and I am 16 years old. In June of this year, I will be participating in the Football League Arch to Ark Challenge along with my brother, Gareth Powell, who turned 20 at the start of February. The Arch to Ark Challenge is a 3-day, 244 mile bike ride from the iconic Wembley Stadium in London to the awe-inspiring Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and is all in charity for Help the Hospices. My brother and I will be representing Oxford United FC in the challenge, and in order to be accepted for the challenge, we each need to raise £1300 by May.

Abingdon Good Living Event

Oxford Mail: Abingdon Good Living Event

12:21pm Saturday 11th February 2012

We, Ashton-Phillips Productions, are helping host the Choose Abingdon Partnership's annual 'Good Living' event at the Miele Experience Centre. It is on the 9th March 2012 and will showcase Abingdon's fantastic local luxury goods, their independent suppliers and encourage the 'buy local' mentality. There will be delicious tasting sessions from our lovely delicatessens as well as a food and flowers demonstration by Fabulous Flowers and smooth live jazz from the John Holmes trio. As an independent business we appreciate the importance of local business and we owe our success to the Choose Abingdon partnership.

Miss Teen Didcot Galaxy

Oxford Mail: Miss Teen Didcot Galaxy

12:19pm Saturday 11th February 2012

Sharon Gaffka (16 years old) got the title of miss teen didcot galaxy before the chance to compete in the Miss Teen England Finals in march.

Wet enough for Ducks?

Oxford Mail: Wet enough for Ducks?

12:14pm Saturday 11th February 2012

Looking at this duck pond today in Kidlington, you can see how low the ground water levels are. The duck's shelter is high and dry and the ramps that should reach the water are left clear like diving boards. Let's hope we get some steady rain this winter to restore ourwater supplies for next spring.

BADMINTON: Amy heads Oxon successes

10:50am Friday 3rd February 2012

It was a weekend of success for young Oxfordshire badminton players, with pride of place going to Amy Lawson, from Benson.

Bicester's Pop Ups get the thumbs up from MP Tony Baldry

Oxford Mail: Bicester's Pop Ups get the thumbs up from MP Tony Baldry

7:09pm Saturday 24th December 2011

Banbury MP Tony Baldry dropped in to Bicester's Crown Walk today (Friday) to visit Santa and meet some of the town centre's newest traders. The pop-up shops were the initiative of Nigel French of Coles Book Shop and have received enthusiastic backing from developers Sainsbury's and Cherwell District Council.

Teenage carol singers helping charities for 5 years

7:08pm Saturday 24th December 2011

Headington teenagers have been collecting money for charity for the past 5 years by carol singing from door to door.

New play area for Charlton on Otmoor school

Oxford Mail: New play area for Charlton on Otmoor school

7:07pm Saturday 24th December 2011

Charlton on Otmoor Primary School has recently had its playground transformed into a social and musical play area.

JLS STAR supports local charity

12:59pm Saturday 3rd December 2011

JLS band member Oritse Williams has donated one of his very own baseball caps, signed by the man himself, and a postcard of the band signed by all four members of the group, to the West Oxfordshire MS Society in a bid to help them raise funds for the Branch. Oritse, whose mum has MS, became an ambassador for the MS Society when he shot to fame following his appearance on the X Factor. He has since helped to raise thousands of pounds for the Society by auctioning off some of his most prized possessions.

Girlguiding Oxfordshire - Brownie Holiday

Oxford Mail: Girlguiding Oxfordshire - Brownie Holiday

12:56pm Saturday 3rd December 2011

Girlguiding Oxfordshire County Brownie Pack Holiday Fifty Six Brownies were lucky enough to attend a county pack hold at Stansfeld outdoor study centre the weekend 25 to 27 November 2011. The event was the brain child of Fiona Joines the county residential advisor. Fiona has many years’ experience as both a leader with Brownies and in running successful pack holidays. Through her role as Girlguiding Oxfordshire’s residential advisor for Brownies and Rainbows Fiona was aware that there are a number of leaders who do not have the experience to take their Brownies away. Brownie leaders were invited to express an interest in attending not only a pack holiday but also a training event for them as leaders. After recruiting three experienced team leaders Fiona invited leaders to join them and bring some of their Brownies along. Eleven leaders took up the challenge. The leaders split into three teams and each team took on a role for the weekend. These roles included the catering, activities and general health and hygiene.

W.D.Y.F.L. U14's knock out cup

9:10pm Monday 28th November 2011

W.D.Y.F.L. U14's knock out cup Bicester Town Colts Foxes 8 Carterton 2 Carterton came to Bicester full of confidence after two league wins on the bounce and took a 1-0 lead after only 6 minutes. This kick started the Foxes into gear. Colts Foxes were awarded a penalty in the 10th minute when a Carterton defender pushed down Nathan Litten in the box, Litten then got up and took the penalty with confidence, leaving the keeper glued to his line. Foxes then went 2-1 up on their next attack. A direct free kick was awarded half way in the Carterton half, wide on the left wing and Ben Crooks put the ball into the net straight from the kick.

movember Reme grow moustaches

9:08pm Monday 28th November 2011

A group of soldiers from reme (royal electric mechanical engineers) , Dalton barracks, Abingdon are spending november growing moustaches for charity for testicular cancer. It is called movember and are in need of sponsers.

Transformation at Lewknor School

Oxford Mail: Transformation at Lewknor School

9:06pm Monday 28th November 2011

On Friday 4th November, Lewknor C of E Primary School held a ‘Transformation Evening’, where the theme was: ‘I will survive’.

Kurash World Championships

9:03pm Sunday 6th November 2011

Two members of Oxford Judo have just returned from Uzbekistan after taking part in the Kurash World Championships as part of the Great Britain team. Kurash is a Uzbek wrestling similar to judo.

Oxford Girl Wins NAGC Award

Oxford Mail: Oxford Girl Wins NAGC Award

11:26am Thursday 20th October 2011

17 year old Tara Love from Nuneham Courtenay has won the prestigious Gareth Evans Achievement Award which recognizes not only a young person's gifts and talents, but also his or her commitment to use that potential for the benefit of the wider community.

Say NO to Tesco

11:25am Thursday 20th October 2011

In the small community of Jericho, Oxfordshire, there is a diverse culture of small businesses. Some of these small businesses are being forced to close down and developed into student accommodation. However, below this proposed student accommodation, there is an empty space. There has been a rumour that this empty space will rather regrettably become a Tesco. The tightly knit community of Jericho are livid at this awful prospect. The people of Jericho are so upset because a Tesco will ruin the community culture and is not needed as there is a co-op around the corner. The small businesses will be destroyed and owners will no longer be able to make a living. This happens all over the country and many cities have petitioned against Tesco and won. Join our Facebook group to help stop Jericho from being ruined: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAY--‐NO--‐to--‐Tesco--‐Jericho/254201904620959 Based on information supplied by .

Educated Window Cleaners

Oxford Mail: Educated Window Cleaners

11:24am Thursday 20th October 2011

Super Clean South Ltd are proud to announce 2 of their employees have just completed a Level 2 City and Guilds qualification, with the rest to follow in their footsteps in early January 2012. We have always been trying to drive the standards forward in the window cleaning sector and try to complete our work to the highest standards possible.

Mozart's 'Requiem' Extended for Oxford Charity Concert

8:36am Wednesday 5th October 2011

Saturday 8th October sees the Oxford premiere of an extended version of Mozart's 'Requiem' performed in Oxford Town Hall by the Birmingham Christadelphian Choral Society & Orchestra under their conductor, Derek Wroughton.

U11's Athletics Challenge

8:35am Wednesday 5th October 2011

On Friday 7th October the Oxfordshire Athletics Network are hosting an U11's Athletics Challenge at Horspath Athletics Track, Oxford. All children in school Yrs 5 and 6 are welcome - no athletics experience is necessary. Cost per athlete is £2.50 and they will take part in a 75m sprint, 600m run, long jump and vortex throw. All competitors will receive a certificate. Entry forms on our website www.oxonathletics.net or contact Margaret on margaret@oxonatheltics.net Based on information supplied by Margaret Stevens.

Hot property

3:20pm Thursday 22nd September 2011

Banbury law firm Brethertons has achieved accreditation with the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), the quality mark for residential property lawyers introduced earlier this year.

Launch date

3:10pm Thursday 22nd September 2011

An Oxford business blending children’s clothing with parenting advice is being launched on Sunday.

Team building

3:00pm Thursday 22nd September 2011

Construction and civil engineering firm Stepnell, which has offices in Cane Lane, Grove, has appointed Terry Hill as senior project manager.

Legal eagles make grade

3:00pm Thursday 22nd September 2011

WANTAGE Law firm Charles Lucas Marshall has received accreditation from the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which requires firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews.

Law firm primed to boost career chances

3:00pm Thursday 22nd September 2011

Bosses at an Oxford law firm have pledged to give youngsters from poorer backgrounds better quality work experience.

Brides & Grooms to be Save the Date!

Oxford Mail: Brides & Grooms to be Save the Date!

9:46am Monday 19th September 2011

This October, Ice the Cake are doing it again! After the enormous success of their Charity Wedding Fayre at the Thame Barns Centre in June they are now running another fabulous event this time at The Spread Eagle Hotel, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2BW. The date for your diary is 9/10/11 and the doors will open at 10.30am and close at 3pm. What makes this event different? They have a wonderful variety of carefully selected, local, wedding suppliers exhibiting and their aim is to only have one in each category to provide lots more choice. With approximately 30 exhibitors and many interactive elements to the event including 'live' demonstrations Ice the Cake hope to create an inspirational day for the entire Wedding Party.

Bra Recycling for Against Breast Cancer charity

9:45am Monday 19th September 2011

Witney Wangers are collecting unwanted bras in any condition for recycling to raise money for ABC, Against Breast Cancer. Shops, boutiques, fitness centres and even an ironing shop are collecting the bras in and around Witney for the charity, and have to date raised over £100! Hannah Jago, who created the Witney Wangers group says "I decided to fundraise for Against Breast Cancer when a friend was going through treatment and the bra recycling was a fantastic and fun way of raising some money, whilst keeping bras out of landfill which is where they land up usually. The bras get recycled over to West Africa and the recycling company give us about £1 per 17 bras roughly. One man each day is diagnosed with breast cancer so we want men to ask their female friends and relatives to donate their bras too!"

Charity Cycle ride

9:44am Monday 19th September 2011

We are two 12 year old boys. In October, we are cycling London to Oxford in 3 days. The ride is 100 miles and we a raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Already we have raised 161 pounds! Macmillan help people both recovering and suffering form cancer and are a very good cause as Cancer is such a big killer. My friend and I (Charlie Landells and Piers Clark) really want to help people with cancer and Macmillan does just that. Our website is: b4l.bike4charity.co.uk or you can donate by texting HAXJ60 to 70070 or visiting www.justgiving.co.uk/bike4lifel20 Based on information supplied by Charlie Landells.

Fundraising event

9:44am Monday 19th September 2011

A group of friends organised a fundraising dance and buffet supper at Witney Lakes Resort on Saturday 10th September in aid of the Berks/Oxon/Bucks Air Ambulance Service. A total of £570 was raised.

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