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Faded mural gets a new lease of life

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHILDREN spray painting on walls is not usually cause for celebration, but it has given the Blackbird Leys Community Centre an impressive mural.

Council leader warms to the Ice Bucket Challenge

Oxford Mail:

9:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

COUNTY council leader Ian Hudspeth might be more used to freezing budgets but he was the one left shivering yesterday.

Six officers face investigation in Jaden inquiry

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX police officers are now under investigation over how the disappearance of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson was handled.

Covered Market robbery 'was to protect family'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CLINT TOWNSEND tried to rob a jeweller’s in Oxford’s Covered Market because he was being threatened by “loan sharks”, his sister has claimed.

Voters debate Covered Market

Oxford Mail: Covered Market traders are currently embroiled in a battle with Oxford City Council over proposed rent rises

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A public meeting about the Covered Market has been organised in the run-up to next week’s city council by-election for the Carfax ward.

Bath tragedy home will not be reopened, says NHS trust

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN NHS facility where an Oxford teenager died will not reopen according to the health trust that runs it.

Wills and Kate to visit uni college next month

Oxford Mail: Kate Middleton and Prince William

8:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit Oxford to open a new £21m China Centre at an Oxford University college.

Hunt for witnesses after two men stabbed in chest

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO men stabbed in Rose Hill were recovering in hospital last night.

Greyfriars ‘truly blessed’ by warm welcome at new home

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

OXFORD has changed quite a lot in the past 500 years, so the Greyfriars can be forgiven for taking some time to find their feet.

Dancer in line for prize

Oxford Mail: Dance stars of Strictly, Britain's Got Talent and Got to Dance combine for Bromley mash-up show

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A teenage dancer from Headington has made it to the finals of a TV contest after impressing judges with his moves.

Sister queries hospital decision on suicidal man

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE sister of racehorse trainer James Douglas-Home questioned why a psychiatrist did not admit him to hospital the day before he shot himself in the head.

‘Death penny’ may unlock riddle of unknown soldier

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BRONZE coin could unlock the mystery of a man who appears on a North Oxford First World War memorial but not in official records.

St Giles toilets to become offices

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HISTORIC public toilets in St Giles can be turned into office space, council planning officers have ruled.

Library trip offers fun on a plate

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

FIVE-year-old Max Hutchings and his big sister Josie, seven, made their own ‘stained glass window’ and paper clown when they turned a trip to Oxford Central Library into an arts and crafts adventure yesterday.

Blencowe 'felt in danger when he knifed teenager

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WILLIAM Blencowe fatally stabbed Connor Tremble because he thought he was in “imminent danger of attack”, a jury was told yesterday.

Travelodge says sorry for Oxford hotel ceiling drama

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTHER has spoken of her horror after the ceiling of the Peartree Travelodge collapsed just outside the room she and her family were sleeping in.

Residents urge council to tell them plans for traffic

Oxford Mail:

10:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Wolvercote have called on Oxfordshire County Council to explain its plan to tackle extra traffic they fear from a major development.

Reflecting Littlemore history through medium of art

Oxford Mail:

10:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS from The John Henry Newman Academy have been working with a local artist to draw up plans for a community art project in Littlemore.

No cul-de-sac bus service ‘isolation risk for elderly’

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that elderly people risk becoming socially isolated due to the lack of a regular bus service on a village cul-de-sac.

Pampered pooches aim to shine at annual dog show

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE pooches of Barton are being washed, groomed and brushed in preparation for this year’s dog show.

Wine goes down a treat

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SOME of the world’s leading wine authorities were on hand at the Oxford Union over the weekend at the first Oxford Wine Festival.

Diabetes charity is the winner at club’s fun day

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

JESS Booth and her eight-year-old son Tyler helped give diabetes the boot at Barton United’s fun day on Sunday.

Cars on footpaths in Oxford ‘endangering the disabled’

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLIND woman is calling for action to be taken over parking on pavements after she was knocked down by a lorry because she couldn’t walk on the footpath.

Connor Tremble trial: Co-accused did not invite trouble, defence claims

Oxford Mail:

3:38pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man accused of aiding Connor Tremble's killer "did not invite trouble, it found him" a jury has been told.

Care facility where Connor Sparrowhawk died expected to remain closed

Oxford Mail:

2:50pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN NHS facility where an Oxford teenager died will not reopen under plans from health managers.

Update: The A34 at Peartree reopens after caravan jackknifed

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

2:12pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE A34 at the Peartree interchange has reopened after a caravan jackknifed in the road.

Oxford sign writers misspell roadworks warning

Oxford Mail:

2:05pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council’s sign writers need to consult their colleagues in the education department over their spelling of the word “September”.

Theatre stages First World War plays

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE First World War is set to come to life for modern audiences at the Oxford Playhouse theatre this autumn.

Connor Tremble trial: Blencowe thought he was in 'imminent danger' says barrister

Oxford Mail:

12:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BARRISTER has told a jury in the trial of Connor Tremble's killer the case is not "open and shut" as the prosecution has suggested.

UPDATE: Man arrested following double stabbing in Rose Hill

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

9:43am Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE have arrested a 19-year-old Oxford man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following a double stabbing in Rose Hill.

Pledge to maintain Oxford's flood defences

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TEMPORARY flood defences in Oxford will still be improved while work to construct a major flood relief channel is ongoing, it has been pledged.

Jericho Boatyard plan backed

Oxford Mail: An artist’s impression of the Jericho boatyard development

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A £20m proposal for the redevelopment of the Castle Mill Boatyard, in Jericho, has been supported by Oxfordshire County Council.

Judge in rape trial warning: ‘Conviction rates will not improve until women stop drinking so heavily’

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FORMER judge has said the rape conviction rate will not improve until women stop drinking so heavily.

Cheers as police orders disperse drinker groups

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

EXTRA police powers to break up gangs of late-night drinkers are working after just two weeks, say residents.

A40 down to one lane between Green Road Roundabout and Thornhill Park and Ride due to crash

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

7:47am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TRAFFIC accident is causing delays on the A40 northern bypass eastbound this morning.

Visitors paying a big price to stay among dreaming spires

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD is the fourth most expensive British city for a weekend away, according to a recent survey. But it is still possible to bag a bargain.

Outspoken academic to battle by-election

Oxford Mail: Dr Julia Gasper

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Controversial academic Julia Gasper is among the candidates in the upcoming Quarry and Risinghurst by-election for Oxford City Council.

Cricket club hosts village celebration of its ton

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A LOT has changed about Stanton St John in 100 years.

River bus causes ripples before it hits the water

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD’S first ever water bus has entered troubled waters with boat residents before it has even launched.

70 speeding tickets issued by police in city centre crackdown

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE issued 70 speeding tickets on Wednesday as part of a crackdown in 20mph zones.

‘Quick action’ halted store fire from spreading

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were yesterday thanked for their “quick and effective action” after a fire broke out at the Holland & Barrett shop in Oxford’s Golden Cross arcade.

City boss seeks to bring an end to market rental fights

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

LENGTHY disputes over the rents in Oxford’s Covered Market could be consigned to history if a senior Oxford City Council officer has his way.

Flower show really proves to be a cut above

Oxford Mail:

5:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORE than 3,000 people enjoyed a blooming great time at the Flowers@Oxford festival at Lady Margaret Hall’s Norham Gardens over the weekend.

Golden girls are grand charity achievers

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A TEAM of Race for Life runners who call themselves the Golden Girls raised more than £1,000 in this year’s race.

£20,000 watch robbers jailed

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

TWO teenagers who robbed a Venezuelan lawyer on holiday in Oxford of a £20,000 watch have been jailed.

Barton United Football Club charity event a success

Oxford Mail: The funds were raised for Diabetes UK.

9:10am Monday 25th August 2014

Barton United raised more than £1,500 with a charity fun day at Barton Community Pavilion yesterday afternoon.

Jewellery stolen in raid

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Monday 25th August 2014

Jewellery was stolen from a house in Wheatley Road, Forest Hill.

Fire guts health store at Golden Cross centre

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A FIRE destroyed the inside of a city centre shop after it broke out in the Golden Cross arcade yesterday.

Festival competitors line up for a red-hot chilli contest

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 25th August 2014

IT may not have been the hottest day of the year, but contestants at the Foodies Festival chilli-eating competition were certainly sweating.

Crowds give Towersey a birthday to remember

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

TOWERSEY Festival celebrated its 50th year with potentially record numbers of visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend.






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