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Town is all set to remember each one of its 82 local heroes

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE names of 82 men on a town’s war memorial will be read out before a church service to mark the First World War’s centenary.

Barn blaze shuts A418

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The A418 was closed last night near Thame to allow firefighters to tackle a barn fire.

Teenager who aided burial is named as killer’s brother

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE 17-year-old who played a part Jayden Parkinson’s burial can now be named as Jake Blakeley, the younger brother of her killer Ben.

Six arrested over break-ins

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

Four men and two boys from Oxford have been arrested after a spate of thefts and attempted break-ins.

Game Fair visitors invited to talk a walk on Blenheim's wild side with a celebrity

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

CELEBRITIES will lead walks through ancient woodland at Blenheim Palace as part of this year’s CLA Game Fair.

Man assaulted at pub

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A 27-year-old man needed 17 stitches after being assaulted at the Blue Boar pub.

Online furniture traders opt for a store

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

While some businesses are closing or scaling back their high street outlets and going online, Nathan West and Ko Asakura are going in the other direction.

Crumbling wall sparks ownership row

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE owner of a Wantage wall that could crumble into the road says he is willing to knock it down but will not replace it.

Death suspect bailed again

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A man arrested over the death of a Banbury woman has been rebailed.

Burglars steal valuables in city centre break-in

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Jewellery and a camera have been stolen during a burglary in the centre of Oxford.

New five-door Mini starts to roll off Cowley line

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The new five-door Mini has made its debut on the Cowley plant production line.

War veteran campaigns for a 'proper' Bomber Command medal

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN Oxfordshire war hero has asked his MP to support his calls for Bomber Command veterans to receive a campaign medal.

MOTORSPORT: Buoyant Williams are on the up

Oxford Mail: Claire Williams

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CLAIRE Williams is convinced her Grove-based team are heading back to the top of Formula 1.

Police unveil new weapon in the fight against crime

Oxford Mail: PCSOs Hilary Rabson, left, and Lucy James with one of the boxes

11:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

POLICE in Witney are inviting residents to post concerns and feedback through a special new Tardis-style box.

Fete-goers get a blast from the past

Oxford Mail: Steve Harris from the Bicester Home Guard re-enactment group

6:30am Tuesday 17th June 2014

IF it was good enough for the Queen, it was definitely good enough for the people of Launton. Just minutes after a Lancaster Bomber plane made a flypast over Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen’s birthday, it continued on to Oxfordshire to do the same at Launton Fete at 1.45pm.

City council 'powerless' to stop bid for betting shop in Rose Hill

Oxford Mail: Ed Turner

6:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

OXFORD City Council planning officers have said they don’t have the power to stop a betting shop from opening in Rose Hill.

Veterans honour comrades who fell in Normandy fight

Oxford Mail: Peter Clarke before placing his wreathe

8:00am Monday 9th June 2014

VETERANS gathered at the RAF Harwell Memorial Stone from where the fallen comrades they remembered and honoured left British soil to fight in D-Day.

'Name a price for stadium'

Oxford Mail: Businessman  Nick Budimir

9:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

THE man hoping to save Oxford Stadium has told the developer to name its price.

Following in the footsteps of Statesman Lord Jenkins

Oxford Mail: Roy Jenkins at the Encaenia procession at the Sheldonian, Oxford, in June, 1987

5:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

AS A biographer John Campbell, below, is a man who certainly likes to get close to his subjects.

Drop mobile calls to raise charity money

Oxford Mail: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

9:26pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

 A Samaritan is urging mobile phone addicts to ditch the dialers to raise money in memory of her daughter.

Workshop aims to increase apprenticeships

Oxford Mail: ORGANISER: Paddy Patterson

2:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

SMALL businesses in Oxfordshire are being urged to consider taking on an apprentice.

Classic Airstream serves a taste of American history

Oxford Mail: SPACE BAR: Richard and Svetlana Jones in their Airstream bar

2:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

When it comes to examples of classic design, the Airstream caravan is a prime example.

Wood you believe the forecast for opening music festival?

Oxford Mail: Front, from left, co-founder Joe Bennett, Natasha Carr with Phoenix Carr, Charlie Carr with baby Bearin Carr and co-founder Robin Bennett. Back, Megan Bennett, left, and Claire Bennett

9:00am Friday 16th May 2014

UP to 1,200 people will today start to arrive at Oxfordshire’s first music festival of the year.

Sex trial told about club

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Karate club members yesterday gave evidence in the Oxford Crown Court trial of their instructor who denies sexually abusing teenage girls.

Fun day highlights work of children’s group

Oxford Mail: Hayley Wilkinson, 16, has a go at making artificial flowers at the OSCAR event

6:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

YOUNGSTERS with brain and spinal tumours met up for a special event in Oxford over the weekend.


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.

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