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Taking positive steps to help clear the air

Oxford Mail: A smoggy view of the city taken last month

5:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AIR quality is a long-running concern in Oxford.

Drug dealing pair sentenced

Oxford Mail: Clive Weatherhead

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO men have been sentenced at Oxford Crown Court for dealing cocaine and cannabis.

3D printer helps make synthetic skin tissue

Oxford Mail: Prof Hagan Bayley

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

IT WAS a lightbulb moment that inspired an Oxford scientist to use 3D printing to make synthetic flesh.

University technology has lift off in jet fuels project

Oxford Mail: university of oxford logo

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TECHNOLOGY spun out of Oxford University will be used to help convert landfill waste into jet fuel for British Airways.

Not just art for art’s sake at returning fair

Oxford Mail: Organiser Joelle Dinnage at last year’s Oxford Art Fair

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Oxford Art Fair is returning for its third year this summer, to show off the county’s finest artwork.

Sculptor casts his approach to annual festival in stone

Oxford Mail: Johannes von Stumm, artist and sculptor, with one of his pieces at his studio in South Fawley. Picture: OX66557 Greg Blatchford

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HE has sent sparks flying across the studio in preparation for next month’s Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Indian dancers twist the night away Bollywood style in Iffley

Oxford Mail: Dancers Yinka Williams and Olivia Heiser, with Kavita Pal from the Tree Hotel

11:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Dancers from the Bollywood Vibes dance company wowed an Iffley audience with demonstrations of the traditional Indian dance styles of Bhangra, Kathak and Bollywood.

Thirty-four years ago Sarah was left as a newborn baby on a stranger's doorstep in Headington. Now she's trying to find her birth mother

Oxford Mail: Sarah as newborn baby

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

SHE was the ‘baby in a box’ dumped on a doorstep in Oxford 34 years ago, soon after being born. Now a mother-of-two herself, Sarah is hoping to finally trace her birth parents because, as she says in a heartbreaking appeal, she can see a resemblance of her husband’s family in her own sons but “I have never looked like anyone.”

Clerk claims Russian mafia threatened him

Oxford Mail: Tai Hulbert-Thomas

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BANK clerk standing trial with two other men over an alleged £2m fraud had claimed he was in fear of the Russian mafia.

Bullfinch on the agenda

Oxford Mail: Karen Bradley Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A government minister will visit the city to discuss modern slavery and Operation Bullfinch next month.

Joint inquest into how mum and daughter died

Oxford Mail: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A joint inquest will be held into the deaths of reclusive Littlemore mother and daughter Pauline and Caroline Jessett by the autumn.

Teenager is rebailed over knife-point robbery in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A teenager has been rebailed by police investigating the knife-point robbery of a 12-year-old boy.

Kidlington woman denies theft of £5,500 from private jet firm

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A 29-year-old woman has appeared in court accused of stealing about £5,500 from a private jet aircraft company.

Residents in flats can now recycle leftovers

Oxford Mail: Cllr John Tanner empties his food waste into his food caddy, ready for collection

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

WASTE bosses have begun rolling out their bid to boost recycling rates in Oxford by collecting leftover food from flats for the first time.

Museum chief joins heritage committee

Oxford Mail: Susan McCormack

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Ashmolean Museum’s head of public engagement has become the newest committee member of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Sir’ brings teaching skills to the stage in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Benedict Morrison as Hector with Tommy Siman, left, as Dakin, and Duncan Cornish as Crowther     Picture: OX66719 Ed Nix

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

BENEDICT Morrison is bringing his real-life teaching experience to an Oxford University production Alan Bennett’s The History Boys.

Controversial developer’s planning appeals over Old Headington house are rejected

Oxford Mail: The property in Old High Street, Headington

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL developer Martin Young has lost his latest battle in the long-running saga over a house in Old Headington and now faces fresh court action.

Improvements in care at health trust's Oxford facilities ‘not done quickly enough’

Oxford Mail: Issued formal warning

6:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HEALTH trust criticised for a third time has “failed to act quickly” to improve the quality of its care.

Residents and firms get flood scheme relief

Oxford Mail: A box of hydrosacks is carried through flood waters at Osney Court in January

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

FLOOD relief schemes for Oxford residents and businesses were approved last night.

Dance takes on horizontal dimension in Jericho

Oxford Mail: Marina Collard lying horizontal as part of the exhibition Pictures: Anna Bruce

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORD artist Antonia Bruce is showing a series of drawings at Art Jericho, in King Street, until May 11.

Flower power draws crowd to Wheatley gardens

Oxford Mail: Sue Ware of Waterperry Gardens with a snakeshead fritillary     Picture: OX66348  Damian Halliwell

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S county flower – the fritillary – drew weekend visitors to Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley.

Organisers extend Headington Festival to two days

Oxford Mail: Kennington Brass Band performed at last year’s Headington Festival

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FESTIVAL organisers are planning a bumper weekend of sport, crafts and stalls in Headington.

Quality commission criticises another healthcare unit

Oxford Mail: care and quality commission

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ANOTHER healthcare facility run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been criticised in a report released today.

Bank clerks accused of £2m fraud involving Lloyds TSB

Oxford Mail: Six farcical days in the Old Bailey press box.

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THREE bank clerks were involved in a £2m scam using a high-tech computer, the Old Bailey has heard.

'Cracks could cost me my home' says owner after losing a ten year long dispute

Oxford Mail: Mike Ferguson

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CRACKS from building work that should have cost £3,000 to repair have left a dad-of-two with a £100,000 bill and the likely loss of his home.

Inquest into Littlemore death opening

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An inquest is due to open today into the death of a woman found dead in her Littlemore home with her mother.

No bail for murder case defendant

Oxford Mail: Connor Tremble

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man charged in connection with the death of teenager Connor Tremble has been refused bail.

£123m flood relief scheme on the agenda

Oxford Mail: Rodney Rose, deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council.

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORD will learn on Friday whether a major scheme to prevent flooding on its major roads has cleared the latest hurdle.

County's first rail station in 80 years is just the ticket

Oxford Mail: An artist's impression of the new station

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THIS is what the first railway station to be built in the county in almost 80 years will look like.

College expected to name new dean soon

Oxford Mail: MOVING ON: The Very Rev Dr Christopher Lewis in the Deanery garden

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Christ Church college is expected to announce a successor to dean Rev Christopher Lewis soon.

Serving up another summer festival of free table tennis

Oxford Mail: Simon Price, 16, with Oxford City Council's schools sports development officer, Margaret Stevens, at a table tennis table in Cutteslowe Park, North Oxford

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TABLE tennis is making a return to Oxford this summer after 21,000 people picked up their bats last year.

Report backs widow’s belief pollution caused lung cancer

Oxford Mail: Deborah Glass Woodin with her husband Mike Woodin after an election victory in 2000

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GREEN campaigner believes figures linking 276 deaths in Oxfordshire to air pollution are further proof that is what caused her city councillor husband’s fatal lung cancer.

Rallying call to make Risinghurst estate's fete the best yet

Oxford Mail: Risinghurst Fete committee members, from left, Margaret Taylor, Peter Jaques, Valerie Wells, Barbara Naylor, Mary Mault and Derek Taylor

10:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ORGANISERS have put out a rallying call to help make the estate’s annual fete the best yet.

Rose Hill regeneration project shortlisted for UK award

Oxford Mail: Members of Rose Hill Junior Youth Club celebrate the news

10:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PROJECT in Rose Hill that supports communty projects and events has been shortlisted for a top award.

Community prepares to celebrate canal heritage

Oxford Mail: Maria Parsons with Tony Joyce, centre, of Jericho Living Heritage Trust and trustee and local historian, Mark Davies

9:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A community heritage project based around Oxford Canal is set to culminate after months of preparations.

Grant aids research on morris dancing family

Oxford Mail: Julie Kimber-Nicholson, left, and Cat Kelly with members of Headington Morris

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORRIS dancers have celebrated the launch of a history project into the life of a family famed for their love of the tradition.

Honouring the people giving back to society

Oxford Mail: Dee Sinclair

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE tireless and selfless efforts of ten people in volunteer and community work will tonight be honoured by Oxford’s Lord Mayor in a public ceremony.

Musicians sing out for Record Store Day

Oxford Mail: Tony Poole, left, and Robin Bennett perform at the Truck Store,

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE beauty of music was celebrated across the county as independent stores put on live shows for Record Store Day.

Nature centre hosts its first eco-friendly music festival

Oxford Mail: From left, festival organisers Joe Jennings, Lauren Dean, Rachel Ruscombe-King and Nicholas O’Brien

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A POPULAR nature centre near Oxford will be hosting a music festival this summer.

First pictures of what new Oxford Parkway railway station will look like

Oxford Mail: An artist's impression of the new Oxford Parkway station

9:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THESE are the images of what the new Oxford Parkway Station will look like.

Festival’s choc full of things to see and eat

Oxford Mail: Jessica Fraser, 12 and her brother Nathan, eight, eye up spread of goodies at the Oxford Chocolate Festival in the Town Hall, with their aunt Janice Gregory

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TUMBLING chocolates, stacks of goodies and mouthwatering marvels greeted visitors at the Oxford Chocolate Festival.

Autumn start date for long-awaited revamp of Frideswide Square

Oxford Mail: County council leader Ian Hudspeth in Frideswide Square

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE work to revamp Oxford’s notorious Frideswide Square bottleneck will start in the Autumn.

Teen to answer bail over i-Phone robbery

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A teenager is due to answer police bail today after a 12-year-old boy suffered a head injury in a knifepoint robbery.

Cyclist taken to hospital after collision

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A cyclist was taken to hospital yesterday after a collision with a car in the city centre.

Sporting chance of better mental health as Restore project gets £260k grant

Oxford Mail: From left, James Craggs, from Oxfordshire Sports Partnership; Gemma Humphrey, from Restore; Lucy Tappin, from Oxfordshire Sports Partnership, Adam Clayton, from Oxfordshire Mind; Tristan Hale, from Oxfordshire Sports Partnership, Colin Godfrey, from Oxfor

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HUNDREDS of people with mental health problems are to benefit from a £260,000 funding boost for county sport.

Headington boundaries decision can kickstart Neighbourhood Plan

Oxford Mail: Tours of Oxford Town Hall

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CITY councillors will meet tomorrow to discuss the Headington Neighbourhood Plan.

East Oxford social club could be saved as council aims to buy site

Oxford Mail: Bob Price

6:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE leader of Oxford City Council has said his authority will attempt to buy an East Oxford social club, as the clock starts ticking on its protected status.

Children put their spin on European masterpieces

Oxford Mail: Seven-year-old Grace Handford

5:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHILDREN were invited to help make some new artworks for Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum.

Exercise ‘kit’ to be moved after park complaint

Oxford Mail: City councillor Roy Darke and Marie Power, of the Friends of Headington Hill Park who are unhappy at the places fitness equipment has been installed

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A PIECE of exercise equipment in a city park is being moved over concerns it would see people jump into flowers.

Cyclist injured in collision in Oxford's High Street

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car in the city centre.

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