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Family print 'inspirational' book of relative's war days

Oxford Mail: am and husband John Gee look through the Thomas ‘Jack’ Rogers scrapbook with grandson Jack

1:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FAMILY has published an “inspirational” book of war memoirs by their beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Budding actors make the right Connections

Oxford Mail: Charlotte Simonson, 14, plays eldest daughter Emma

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

YOUNG thespians are preparing to tread the boards for the National Theatre Connections festival in Oxford.

‘Give us more details on Wolvercote roundabout plan’

Oxford Mail: Deputy PM Nick Clegg

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has been urged to make its plans for the Wolvercote roundabout clearer.

Easter worshippers take to the streets

Oxford Mail: Thelma Martin carries the cross

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

WORSHIPPERS took to the streets yesterday despite having to cancel their Easter performance of the Passion play.

Dinosaur rampages through Oxford city centre

Oxford Mail: Shoppers flee for their lives as Australovenator makes it way through the city looking for its next meal     Picture: OX66661 Ed Nix

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

SHOPPERS found themselves running for their lives as a dinosaur went on the rampage in the city centre.

Oxford greyhound track owners told: ‘Sell up or stadium will continue to leak funds’

Oxford Mail: Weeds grow at the Greyhound and speedway track in Oxford Stadium. Would-be buyers want action now

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE group hoping to buy Oxford Stadium has told its owners to sell up before they lose too much money.

Updates about this year's May Morning celebrations

Oxford Mail: Last year's May Morning celebrations at Magdalen Bridge, Oxford

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

MORE details have been released about this year’s May Morning celebrations in Oxford.

Developer to appeal against homes block

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DEVELOPER has appealed against Oxford City Council’s decision to block its bid to build nine three-storey houses in west Oxford.

Dewi the Dragon roars into hospital for eggs-tra treats

Oxford Mail: London Welsh players James Tideswell, left, and Nathan Vella join Dewi the Dragon to present Josiah Andrews, 13, with an Easter egg. Picture: OX66640 David Fleming

7:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS in the John Radcliffe’s Children’s Hospital have been given an extra special Easter surprise.

Cheers to Doctor John Sichel who is retiring after founding first clinic for diabetics

Oxford Mail: Dr John Sichel, centre, is retiring after 30 years at 28 Beaumont Street. He is joined at the surgery by Elaine Worley, Jane Belcher, Jayne Manuell, Susan Brain, Dr Matthew Easdale with daughter Charlotte, Carly Molloy and Dr Clare Stephens

7:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DOCTOR who opened Oxford’s first specialist diabetes clinic so that patients did not have to routinely go to hospital has retired.

Oxford Town Hall may be leased out to save cash

Oxford Mail: Tours of Oxford Town Hall

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

PART of Oxford’s Town Hall could be leased out as part of the council’s savings plan.

Disrupted Oxford traders given rates relief

Oxford Mail: Work on St Clement’s car park

6:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

TRADERS are being given a discount on their business rates after months of disruption.

Golden girls, 89 and 80, braced for hospital abseil

Oxford Mail: Adriana Young, 89, left, and Jenny Atkinson, 80

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THEY may be in their 80s, but two friends from Woodstock are about to hit new heights.

Archery proves a big hit with youngsters

Oxford Mail: Trax archery instructor Ken Chrisp, helps nine-year-old Rayan Sayyaj with her aim

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ARCHERY was a bit hit at a holiday activity day for children and teenagers.

‘I’m going for gold and my 10th gong’

Oxford Mail: Green Gables Guest House owner Narinder Bhella in his award winning garden which scooped him a gold certificate. Picture: OX62052 Antony Moore

9:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

GUEST house owner Narinder Bhella is among those vying for glory in this year’s Oxford in Bloom contest.

Major the dog: a companion who found fame in a book

Oxford Mail: Major on a visit to  St Nicholas’ Primary School in March last year. He is pictured with Josh Holton, left, and Oscar Pocock

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

MAJOR the Oxford Dog became an Oxford celebrity in 2009 after owner Mary Meagher wrote a book about her best friend. His antics became classroom favourites, and he was known by thousands of children from visits to city primary schools. Here, Ms Meagher remembers her constant companion, who died last Friday, aged nine-and-a-half.

City traders to get a new champion

Oxford Mail: Graham Jones, of traders group ROX, is pleased that the city council is hiring a new city centre manager.    Picture: OX66549 Ed Nix

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN empty traders’ champion post will be filled, council bosses have said, following fears the under-review role will be axed.

Cycle heaven at £10 a head

Oxford Mail: The Cyclox group hand over their blueprint to the county council with, front, Anne Joshua then next row, from left, is James Styring, Simon Hunt and Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth. Picture: OX66584 Ed Nix

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

CYCLING freeways and quiet ways as well as cutting Oxford’s remaining 30mph speed limits to 20mph are the cornerstone of a new manifesto from campaigners.

Jury acquits radio DJ of sex charges

Oxford Mail: Emma Stanfield

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

RADIO DJ Emma Stanfield has walked free from Oxford Crown Court after being unanimously cleared yesterday of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Delays follow crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A crash between a lorry and a bus on the Wolvercote roundabout caused traffic delays yesterday.

A lifetime of memories as Margaret marks her 100th

Oxford Mail: Margaret Rose reads her birthday card bearing congratulations and best wishes from the Queen. Picture: OX66680 Cliff Hide

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

SHE has experienced a century of change in Oxford. But a modest Margaret Rose, who turns 100 today, said she’ll treat it as “just another day”.

A44 speeders caught

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A driver was caught speeding at 76mph in a 50mph zone on the A44 yesterday morning.

Forgiveness over Easter play apology

Oxford Mail: The Rev Adam Romanis. Picture: OX66682 Antony Moore

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ORGANISERS of the cancelled Passion Play have forgiven a council officer who has admitted making a mistake.

Oxford exhibition chips away at stone carvers’ past

Oxford Mail: Artist Sean Lynch face-to-face with one of his stone works    Pictures: OX66613 Ed Nix

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IRISH artist Sean Lynch brought his show of stone carvings to Modern Art Oxford to honour tradesmen who made the city great.

Covered Market robbery suspects bailed again

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Three robbery suspects have all been rebailed again by police investigating a raid where a suspected robber died.

Bailed over robbery

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

7:40am Friday 18th April 2014

Two teenagers have been bailed by detectives investigating an armed robbery at a Risinghurst betting shop.

RAF Falcons pass with flying colours

Oxford Mail: The vibrant picture of the parachute team snapped by Adi Webb from his mum’s house

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IS it a bird? Is it a plane?

‘Underage sex claims have had big effect on my life’

Oxford Mail: Presenter Emma Stanfield

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A RADIO DJ cleared of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl said the allegations have had a “hugely damaging” effect on her life.

Flood-hit homes and firms set for package of support

Oxford Mail: Oxford residents Michael and Maura Dennehy in their flooded Western Road basement when the storms hit

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

TRADERS and residents hit with bills because of flood damage could soon benefit from support measures.

Consultation on latest plans for new Westgate

Oxford Mail: PLANS: Redevelopment of the Westgate Centre has got outline planning approval

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A FRESH round of public consultations is to start on the next stage of the £400m redevelopment of the Westgate Centre.

Botched plumbing caused sewage to flow into brook

Oxford Mail: A dye is used to trace misconnections in Boundary Brook

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IFFLEY residents have spoken of their surprise that a nearby brook was being mistakenly used as an open sewer.

From egg hunts to chocolate treats, the Easter spirit is all around

Oxford Mail: Penny Hambridge, left, of Oxford Children’s Hospital, receives the Easter eggs from Alicia Medlicott and Alice Clarke, of recruitment firm Reed. Picture: OX66337 Ed Nix

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

ILL children in hospital got an early Easter surprise after more than 200 chocolate eggs and various toys were dropped off by staff at an Oxford company.

Three join company

Oxford Mail: From left, Frances Place, Jo Lankester and Stephen Trott

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Website specialist White October has made three new appointments.

Speed-date to do your bit for Oxford charity

Oxford Mail: Oxford Rotaract president Sam Cobley and club co-founder Sarah Field are holding a ‘speed dating’ event           Picture: OX66614 Damian Halliwell

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PEOPLE in their 20s will be asked to help out their local community following ‘speed-dating’ sessions.

Police chase in Oxford led to £1k drugs haul

Oxford Mail: Judge Patrick Eccles

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A POLICE chase led to the discovery of almost £1,000 worth of class A drugs, a court was told.

Objections over The Dragon School's proposal to build three-storey music hub

Oxford Mail: Councillor Jame Fry

1:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PLANS by a private school in North Oxford to build a three-storey music school have led to concerns by residents in surrounding roads.

DJ cleared of all underage sex charges

Oxford Mail: Presenter Emma Stanfield

12:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RADIO DJ Emma Stanfield has been cleared of all underage sex charges. 

Former mayor looks back on life at the top of city politics

Oxford Mail: Cllr John Goddard, who is set to retire

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WHEN John Goddard joined Oxford City Council in 1998 he never thought he would end up running the local authority.

Sporting heroes to carry Queen’s baton

Oxford Mail: Juliet Field

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THEY go the extra mile for their sport clubs every day.

Council officer apologises for Passion Play mistake

Oxford Mail: Mischa Richards played Jesus in the Cowley Road Passion Play in 2012. He is pictured with soldiers Roger Butcher and Ian Callaghan

10:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE council officer who told Cowley Road Passion Play organisers to cancel their event has apologised for his mistake.

Bullfinch: £3m and counting

Oxford Mail: Det Chief  Insp Joe Kidman

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE INVESTIGATION into child sex exploitation in Oxford cost more than £3m and is believed to be the biggest criminal inquiry in Thames Valley Police’s history.

Plea over missing man

Oxford Mail: Missing David Morgans

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A 49-year-old man, who was last seen in the Littlemore area, has been missing since Saturday.

Church leaders call on PM to help families going hungry

Oxford Mail: The Rev Dr Keith Hebden, left, and the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, delivering the letter to David Cameron’s office

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH leaders have called for urgent action on food hunger.

Indian society clubs together for city’s food bank

Oxford Mail: David Cairns, third left, co-founder and chairman of the Oxford Food Bank, and Cllr Roy Darke, third right, with members of the Malayalee Samajam, from left, Roopesh John, Rajan Philip, Joby Joseph, George Kutty and Jobil Skaria.   Picture: OX66616 David

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS offered a helping hand to the Oxford Food Bank in the shape of six boxes.

Literacy foundation honours author Jane Austen

Oxford Mail: Caroline Jane Knight at the Holywell Music Room

8:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL literacy foundation set up in Jane Austen’s name has been launched in Oxford by one of the author’s descendants.

Conman Craig Wicks tricked OAPs by pretending he needed cash for taxi to hospital

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for conning money out of two women by pretending he had been in a cycling accident.

Diabetes doc retires

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A GP of 30 years who founded Oxford’s first specialist diabetes clinic will retire today.

Easter project for Baptist pastor

Oxford Mail: Pastor Derrick Morlan at the ark with his son Micah Morlan, four, and children from the chapel’s Bible Club. Picture: OX66620 Ed Nix

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

MOST people spend their Easters eating far too many chocolate eggs.

DJ in underage sex trial says her accuser is lying

Oxford Mail: Presenter Emma Stanfield

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A RADIO DJ took to the witness stand yesterday to deny she knew a teenager was underage when she had sex with her.

‘No justice’ if tenants given £1m property

Oxford Mail: The ownership of the house is claimed by Abbey Folami

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

JUSTICE would not be served if a judgment goes in favour of tenants fighting eviction from a £1m North Oxford house, a barrister said.

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