No charge for driver

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A DRIVER has been released without charge after a motorist drove at a woman in Banbury and injured her.

Burglar steals Afghanistan and Iraq war medals

Oxford Mail: The Iraq medal

12:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WAR medals have been stolen by a burglar who smashed through patio doors to raid a home.

Car assault inquiries continue

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 23-year-old man is due to answer bail today after a woman was hit by a car following an argument with a driver.

Mum sets herself a healthy challenge

Oxford Mail: Neil and Anneliese Giggins, with three-year-old Isaac and Oliver, 17 months

8:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT’S the dilemma for the busy modern family – you want to put the healthiest food on the table but time often means choosing pre-prepared meals.

Crash death inquest

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN inquest will be held at 11.30am today at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court in Oxford into the death of a man whose car left the road and hit a tree.

'Don't blame schools for society's problems,' says teaching union president

Oxford Mail: Geoff Branner

8:20am Monday 21st April 2014

SCHOOLS alone cannot solve the problems of “poverty, poor housing, neglect and abuse”, Banbury Academy’s head of special needs said as he became president of the NASUWT teaching union.

Donations in memory of runner Claire Squires bring in £1.15m

Oxford Mail: More than £1m has been raised in memory of Claire Squires

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

ABOUT £1.15m has been raised by the Claire Squires Fund in memory of the runner who died after collapsing one mile from the finishing line of the London Marathon two years ago.

Drama for mum and baby in kitchen fire

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A mum and baby escaped a kitchen fire after a warning from the smoke alarm going off.

Chance to buy iconic car for Jensen’s 80th birthday

Oxford Mail: Steve Barby, left, and Gregg Alvarez, of Jensen Motors

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ENTHUSIASTS wanting to own an iconic Jensen car are being offered the chance of snapping up a rare, limited edition model signalling the marque’s 80th anniversary.

Smoke alarm alerts mother

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MOTHER and baby were able to safely leave their home thanks to their smoke alarm.

Man charged with perverting justice in Connor Tremble case

Oxford Mail: Connor Tremble

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The third man charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Connor Tremble appeared in court yesterday.

New trains on order for Chiltern services

Oxford Mail: A Class 68 locomotive at builder Vossloh's factory in Valencia, Spain

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILTERN Railways has agreed a deal to lease six new 100mph diesel locomotives for services linking Bicester and Banbury with London and Birmingham.

Two new cars for Banbury and Bicester College students to learn their skills

Oxford Mail: Principal Rose Turner receiving the keys to the new cars from Mark Lucas of Hyundai UK

1:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BANBURY and Bicester College has received two new Hyundai cars for the college’s £2m motor vehicle centre.

Man charged over car attack on officer

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A 22-year-old man has been charged after a car was reversed towards a police officer.

Man cleared of biting off half a man's ear

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A butcher accused of biting off half a man’s ear in a nightclub has been cleared of all charges by a jury.

Banbury is not so reserved about Army welcome

Oxford Mail: Banbury Town Council leader Kieron Mallon

6:40am Saturday 12th April 2014

RESERVE soldiers have been welcomed to Banbury in a parade through the town.

Cinders can dance to the ball

Oxford Mail: Stepsisters Thisbe (Sandra Serey Sampedro) and Clarinda (Jodie McKnight) with Adelina the Cat (Perdita-Jane Lancaster), front centre, and inset, Cinderella (Michaela Griffin)

12:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

CINDERELLA came to the county, but she wore ballet shoes instead of her glass slipper.

Children enjoy a pizza healthy cooking in Hook Norton school

Oxford Mail: Showing off a healthy pizza the youngsters made are Alfie Simmonds, six, and Catherine Monelle, seven    Pictures: OX66376 Jon Lewis

11:30am Friday 11th April 2014

CHILDREN picked up their pinnies and rolled up their sleeves for Hook Norton Primary School’s cookathon.

Baldry: Patients getting a ‘good deal’ at Horton hospital

Oxford Mail: Keith Strangwood of the Keep Horton General campaign group

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

PATIENTS have had a “very good settlement” from NHS bosses over Banbury’s Horton General Hospital, the town’s MP Sir Tony Baldry has said.

Ear-bite case man still awaits his fate

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:20am Friday 11th April 2014

The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a man accused of biting off half a clubber’s ear.

Plans are approved for 60-bed care home

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A SCHEME to build a three-storey, 60-bed care home in Banbury has won planning permission from the council.

Anti-HS2 group seeks wider compensation

Oxford Mail: The cost of the HS2 high speed railway line, linking London, Birmingham and the North, could spiral from current estimates of £42.6bn to more than £80bn, opponents of the link, which cuts across north east Oxfordshire, have claimed

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

High speed rail opponents in North Oxfordshire say the Government’s offer of compensation does not go far enough.

Ear bite ‘impossible’

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A butcher accused of biting off half a clubber’s ear has told a jury it would have been “impossible” for him to do so because he wears dentures.

No prison for youth Jordan Matin-Hamed’s ‘catastrophic punch’

Oxford Mail: Jordan Matin-Hamed

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TEENAGER whose single punch left a man needing two metal plates in his cheek bone has walked free from Oxford Crown Court.

Hanging inquest date

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

An inquest into the death of a gardener and maintenance worker from Great Bourton opened yesterday.

Inquest opens on teenager's car park fall death

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

An inquest was formally opened yesterday into the death of a teenager who fell from a multi-storey car park in Banbury.

Doorman tells jury he didn't see nightclub ear-biting attack

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A JURY has heard evidence from nightclub bouncers in the trial of a man accused of biting off half his alleged victim’s ear.

Clubber had half of ear bitten off in fight

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A 20-year-old had half his ear bitten off on a dance floor during violence at a Banbury nightclub, a jury heard yesterday.

‘A lucky escape’ for victim of house fire

Oxford Mail: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

6:30am Monday 7th April 2014

A villager in Shutford, near Banbury, awoke to find his living room on fire, early yesterday morning.

Man sentenced for sexual grooming of girl, 13

Oxford Mail: Luke Southam outside Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

A MAN asked a teenage girl he groomed over Facebook to change out of her school uniform into “something sexy” before he met her.

Hospital patient fell

Oxford Mail: The Horton Hospital in Banbury

8:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Health bosses have been criticised after a patient fell from a first-floor window at an under-threat OAP mental health ward.

Family tells of its struggle over loss of ‘bright star’ Tom

Oxford Mail: Thomas Boomer

8:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE father of a 14-year-old boy who died after falling from a multi-storey car park has said the family will cherish his memory.

Survivor of the Holocaust gives talk to children

Oxford Mail: Survivor of the Holocaust gives talk to children

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A HOLOCAUST survivor has been speaking to pupils about his experience.

Update: Chipping Norton School tribute to boy who fell from car park

Oxford Mail: Thomas Boomer

2:52pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A HEADTEACHER has paid tribute to a teenager who died after falling from a multi-story car park in Banbury.

Boy dies in car park fall

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A 14-year-boy has died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Banbury early on Monday morning.

Homes approved despite council objections

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

RESIDENTS will see up to 60 new homes built in Bloxham after a Government Planning Inspector approved the scheme despite objections from the council.

Man dies in reservoir

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A man died yesterday after falling into the water at Clattercote Reservoir near Banbury.

More cancer treatment for child sufferers

Oxford Mail: The Horton Hospital in Banbury

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

CHILDREN with cancer in North Oxfordshire will now be able to get more treatment at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital.

Man dies after reservoir fall

2:35pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A MAN died this morning after falling into the water at Clattercote Reservoir near Banbury.

Wedding inspires couple to shed 15 stone between them

Oxford Mail: IN LOVE: Vikki Stretch and David Strangwood decided to slim after getting engaged and, below, their before photos

1:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

THEY fell in love after meeting on Facebook, going for dates at the cinema and cooking together.

Delays on trains because of signalling problems at Tackley

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

4:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to 20 minutes on train services between Oxford and Banbury.

Third man charged following the death of Connor Tremble

Oxford Mail: Connor Tremble

3:19pm Friday 28th March 2014

A THIRD man has been charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old Connor Tremble, pictured.

No to Gateway appeal

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

8:30am Friday 28th March 2014

A bid to stop the Banbury Gateway retail development was dismissed at the Court of Appeal yesterday.

Conga challenge adds a twist to midnight walk for Adderbury-based hospice

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A HOSPICE is aiming to set the world record for the longest conga during its midnight walk fundraiser.

Update: Services resume after person is hit by a train near Tackley

Oxford Mail: A first Great Western Turbo train

12:29pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

NORMAL services have resumed after a person was hit by a train between Oxford and Tackley.

Book charts the history of the River Cherwell and a lot, lot more

Oxford Mail: Author Jean Stone by the River Cherwell at Lower Heyford Bridge. Picture: OX66104 Mark Hemsworth

5:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

JEAN Stone started delving into the history of the River Cherwell out of casual interest.

New trustees wanted for group helping the homeless in Banbury

Oxford Mail: Director Anna Day, right, and volunteer Manishta Sunnia

12:40pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

An organisation that supports young people who are homeless or vulnerable is looking for new trustees.

Teen appears in court over New Year's Day assault

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A teenager charged following an alleged assault on New Year’s Day has appeared in court.

New soldiers will help create reserves squadron

Oxford Mail: Army logo

7:30am Saturday 22nd March 2014

FIFTY soldiers will be coming to Banbury to create a new Army Reserves squadron.

Spring cleaning team set to hit estate's streets

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

10:30pm Friday 21st March 2014

BANBURY residents are going to have their streets cleared of rubbish, graffiti and chewing gum next week.






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