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Residents plead for backing in fight to prevent link road

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

RESIDENTS are being asked to come forward and help back a case for protecting a plot of land on an Oxford estate.

Young book lovers become publishers for the day

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

IT IS often said not to judge a book by its cover, but at Curious Fox’s fun day young readers took matters into their own hands and designed the books themselves.

Gannett grant helped lead to four apprenticeships at cafe

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FOUR young people with learning disabilities started their first jobs this week thanks to an Oxford cafe.

Praise as 30mph stretch extended near Kennington bus stops

Oxford Mail:

10:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

VILLAGERS have welcomed an extension to the 30mph speed limit in Kennington.

The magic of the samba takes hold at Blackbird Leys school

Oxford Mail:

10:10pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

YOUNGSTERS banged their drums with enthusiasm as they took part in a Brazilian samba workshop last week at Pegasus School, in Blackbird Leys.

My little Pony comes to life at village event

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

YOU’RE never too young to start making new friends, especially if they are as cute as this Shetland pony.

Green Belt review 'will not mean new housing'

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

9:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A COUNCIL boss has moved to quash concerns that a change in policy will lead to housing in Kidlington’s Green Belt.

Rector of Botley Road church wants to see flock brought in from the cold

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WORSHIPPERS at St Frideswide’s Church, in Botley Road, have been left out in the cold the last few winters due to the church’s temperamental heating system.

Six people treated for injuries after four-vehicle collision in Marston

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOUR cars have crashed in Marston, blocking Cherwell Drive in both directions.

Organisers start wheels rolling for 2015 Cowley Road Carnival

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THIS year’s Cowley Road Carnival might still be a recent memory but organisers are already preparing for next year’s event.

Lose some and win some for slimming-club champs

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TWO women from Blackbird Leys have been voted slimmers of the year at the local Slimming World group.

UPDATE: Abingdon Road reopened after pedestrian seriously injured in collision

Oxford Mail:

1:31pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Abingdon Road has reopened after a pedestrian collided with a car.

You’d be off your trolley to miss play at Oxford arts centre

Oxford Mail:

11:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MONEY is the focus of a new play at the North Wall Arts Centre next month.

Tenants evicted as Westgate site plans advance

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

RESIDENTS in an Oxford block of flats have been told to leave by the end of the month to make way for the £400m Westgate redevelopment.

Complaints of bad behaviour dip across Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

10:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ANTI-social behaviour has fallen across Oxford in the last year with the number of reports in some areas falling by 31 per cent.

Illegal drivers caught in police operation on Abingdon Road

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Six drivers using mobile phones and 12 not wearing a seatbelt were stopped by police yesterday.

Water firm calls on YOU to join the war on ‘fatbergs’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

OXFORD’S water provider called on customers not to pour fat down the sink as part of its “war on fatbergs.”

All systems go for Frideswide Square revamp

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

INITIAL work began yesterday on the redevelopment of Frideswide Square.

Collect your parcels on a Sunday

Oxford Mail: Impact of Royal Mail job losses in Worcestershire unclear

7:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

People can now collect parcels from the East Oxford Royal Mail delivery office on Sundays.

Brookes to honour Sir Roger Bannister

Oxford Mail: Sir Roger Bannister with a copy of his autobiography Twin Tracks last month.  Picture: OX66519 Mark Hemsworth

7:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sir Roger Bannister will receive an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University tomorrow.

‘Teen broke her daughter’s leg’

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TEENAGER has gone on trial at Oxford Crown Court accused of breaking her baby daughter’s leg.

Council pledges to repair Marston pavement

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FEARS have been raised that broken, uneven and cracked pavement slabs could lead to elderly people having falls.

Fewer than 1,000 places are left for Oxford half marathon

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FEWER than 1,000 general entry places are left for the Oxford Half Marathon, with as many as 450 people signing up to take part every week.

Ex-soldier sent to jail over lies

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER soldier was arrested and spent 12 hours locked up in a police cell after a former colleague reported him for a made-up robbery.

Go for grants from Oxford Mail owner Gannett, Helen House charity recommends

Oxford Mail: Gannett Foundation logo  (9554835)

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

OXFORD’S Helen and Douglas House children’s hospice has urged charities to apply for up to £10,000 through the Oxford Mail.

Two-month amnesty for Oxford council tenants who sublet illegally

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Council tenants illegally subletting their homes are being given the chance to hand back the keys without prosecution.

Grandfather killed in Isle of Man motorbike crash 'died doing what he loved'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A former Formula 1 mechanic and Eynsham driving instructor has been killed in a motorbike crash on the Isle of Man.

Children to audition for TV drama school series to be filmed in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Youngsters gearing up for the auditions

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Producers of a new TV series will hold open auditions in the city to find young actors to play two lead characters.

Woman faces court accused of £5,500 theft from jet firm

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A 29-year-old woman accused of stealing about £5,500 from a private jet aircraft company is to begin her trial today.

Bail over wallet theft

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:50am Monday 1st September 2014

A man arrested in connection with the attempted theft of a wallet and phone in Botley has been bailed a third time by police.

Police to warn students of 'legal high' risks

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

NEW students are to be warned by police about the dangers of so-called legal highs.

Pub is forced to close after brawls and drug incidents

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OXFORD pub shut its doors for the last time on Saturday after recent incidents involving violence and drug use.

Roadside parking will no longer leave Marston in a rut

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

UNSIGHTLY churned-up grass verges are soon to be a thing of the past in Marston.

Paedophile is jailed for plan to watch rape

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A paedophile who planned to watch the “depraved” rape and sexual abuse of a young girl has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

d’Overbroecks College keen to make use of Oxford's old Masonic lodge

Oxford Mail: The former Masonic Lodge in Banbury Road

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Oxford's former Masonic lodge could be turned into a school building.

Deal in pipeline to end row over rent rise at Oxford's Covered Market

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 1st September 2014

An agreement could soon be struck to end the dispute over rent rises at Oxford’s Covered Market.

Trader fears he may have to shut up shop within a year

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A FAMILY-run corner shop could face closure after nearly 20 years, because of competition from a recently-opened Tesco Express shop in Oxford’s Abingdon Road.

Lighter warning after garage fire

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

12:50pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A rubbish fire started by a young person playing with a lighter spread to a garage and back of a home.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

City handouts give big lift to the less fortunate

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

ROSE Hill has the highest child poverty rate in Oxford.

Lorries may face ban on Kidlington road

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MOVES to declare part of a Kidlington street a pollution hot spot could bar lorries from driving around the village, it is hoped.

Parents appeal for backing to keep disabled girl riding

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

PARENTS of a severely disabled four-year-old who has therapeutic horse riding lessons are desperate for people to sign a petition to keep a Wendlebury stables open.

Hospital complaints up

Oxford Mail: Where will funds come from?

9:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

New data from the Health and Social Information Centre revealed that the number of written complaints to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the county’s main hospitals, increased to 890 in 2013/14, from 792 in 2012/13.

Veteran is told: you can't fly your Union Flag here

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A DISABLED army veteran has said he is being made to feel ashamed to be British after he was told to remove a Union flag from his garden.

Ex-head in sex trial

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

An 82-year-old former headteacher faces trial over accusations of historic sex abuse against boys.

Ice Age flower is still quite at home in balmy Headington

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN 8,000-year-old flower is blossoming in an Oxford meadow.

New major city roadworks ‘will not hit commuters’

Oxford Mail: An artist’s impression of how Frideswide Square will look

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AFTER years of waiting, work on redeveloping Frideswide Square is to start on Monday – and council officials have promised the first stage of the work will not affect people’s journeys to work.

East Oxford mosque losing battle over parking zone exemptions

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

MUSLIMS appear to have lost a battle to have parking restrictions outside an East Oxford mosque lifted.

Cyclists rush in as 'Boris bikes' are relaunched

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

MORE than 200 people have signed up for Oxford’s “Boris bike” scheme after it relaunched earlier this summer.

Connor Tremble murder: Tribute song to teenager gets 12,000 views

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

CONNOR Tremble’s friends found comfort in music following his death.

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