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Breaking news First OxfordOxford festival cancelled a week before event

Oxford Mail:

1:50pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE inaugural OxfordOxford festival has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales and uncertainty with a booked artist, organisers have said today.

Breaking news UPDATE: London Road in Headington reopens after car fire

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

12:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

London Road in Headington has reopened following a car fire.

Chief hands reins over at homeless drop-in project

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE boss of a city homeless charity is set to retire after more than a decade of supporting vulnerable residents.

‘Revamp leaves no room for cyclists’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

CYCLING groups have objected to plans for “shared space” in a major redesign of Oxford’s Frideswide Square.

Heavy traffic in Oxford causing delays

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

9:50am Friday 19th September 2014

CITY bus services have been delayed by up to 25 minutes due to traffic congestion this morning.

Labour holds Quarry and Risinghurst in city by-election

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:36am Friday 19th September 2014

THE Labour Party’s Chewe Munkonge was elected as the new city councillor for Quarry and Risinghurst following yesterday’s by-election in the ward.

Alcoholic jailed for ‘sickening’ attack in street

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

AN ALCOHOLIC who kicked a woman’s head like she was “taking a penalty” has been jailed.

Can you p-p-p-pick out the penguins in uni’s photos?

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

PENGUIN-SPOTTER is not a job you would normally expect to do in Oxford.

‘Co-operation is key to ending child sex gangs’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A HOME Office minister has admitted that social services and police officers should have been co-operating “for years” to stamp out child sexual exploitation.

Classic cars at castle

Oxford Mail: After Dark Dinners

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A Christmas celebration featuring classic cars and craft and food stalls will be held this year at Oxford Castle Quarter.

Girls approached by men in a van

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Friday 19th September 2014

FOUR girls were approached and followed by a group of men in a black van on their way to school on Wednesday.

Jury told ‘creepy’ behaviour had preceded sexual assault

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A WOMAN pushed a council team leader away by his throat after he sexually assaulted her in her home, jurors have heard.

Charity places still left for this year’s city half marathon

Oxford Mail: Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile for the first time

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

ALL 6,000 public places for the Oxford Half Marathon may have sold out, but there is still a chance to be able to run in the event.

New £3m teaching block for international school

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A CITY international school is celebrating 60 years’ teaching with a new £3.3m block.

Take a bite in the fight against cancer

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 19th September 2014

SWEET treat lovers are being asked to bite into cupcakes to help beat cancer.

Four schoolgirls approached by men in black van

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:26pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR girls were approached and followed by a group of men in a black van on their way to school today.

Independent Dave is now the only butcher in the village

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DAVE Bartlett is now the last independent butcher standing in Kidlington after another shop closed.

Surreal feeling as ex-teacher’s health bars hit shops

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FORMER school teacher whose allergy led her to create a range of health-food snacks, said seeing them on supermarket shelves was “surreal”.

Abby’s African adventure to help other eye cancer victims

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A woman who suffered with eye cancer as a baby is set to take on an African trek to help youngsters with the condition.

Researchers to uncover ‘secret notes’ of artist

Oxford Mail: The Bodleian Library

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BODLEIAN Library researchers in Oxford are to uncover secret notes left behind by an artist on his paintings.

Water firm apologises for sewage leak

Oxford Mail: Burst water main closes Lower Hall Lane in Chingford

11:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

THAMES Water has apologised to a couple from a village near Chinnor who complained that raw sewage was left in the open near their home for more than eight months.

Graffiti vandals deface Leys skate park

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A £60,000 skate park in Oxford that took more than two years to complete has been covered in graffiti, some of it obscene.

Novelist books in to join Oxford prep school celebrations

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDSOMER Murders creator Anthony Horowitz joined an Oxford school to help celebrate its 150th birthday.

Mum Ruth makes it a world first in hunt for Ebola vaccine

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MUM-of-two from Oxfordshire was the first person in the world to be injected with an Ebola gene yesterday as part of a city-led battle against the deadly virus.

Man admits assault and robberies

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A 22-year-old man admitted assault by beating and affray on the first day of his trial at Oxford Crown Court.

Crash on A40 causes delays

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Two cars were involved in a crash in North Oxford yesterday.

Oldest ex-pupil at 92 joins fun at school’s birthday bash to mark 100th year

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

More than 10,000 pupils and members of staff have passed through Headington School’s gates since they opened in 1915.

By-election for Quarry and Risinghurst

Oxford Mail: Councillors Dee Sinclair and Laurence Baxter want residents to be able to be use the closed A40 junction

7:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

The by-election for Quarry and Risinghurst will take place today.

Mash up those ideas, says children’s author Steve

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

CHILDREN’S author Steve Cole gave children at Headington’s Rye St Antony School a crash-course in creative writing.

Pegasus theatre uncovers a real gem in The Pearl

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

PEGASUS theatre in East Oxford reckons it has uncovered a gem in its latest production.

U’s fans on best behaviour as club ditch troublemakers

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

NO Oxford United fans were shown a ‘red card’ last season and the good behaviour has been helped by several troublemakers having been previously banned, it was claimed last night.

Kidlington blaze death inquest

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A man killed in a house fire probably died from smoke inhalation, a coroner said yesterday.

Barrister reads pop song lyric in drugs trial

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BARRISTER read the lyrics to the Shaggy hit It Wasn’t Me during his closing speech in a £1.3m drugs conspiracy trial.

Schizophrenic who stabbed mother in Oxford is killed by blood clot

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PARANOID schizophrenic who stabbed her mum to death was killed by a blood clot while being treated in a psychiatric unit.

No joking, revamped Helen House is officially open

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

IT WAS a celebrity affair at Helen House and Douglas House as Rev and Pirates of the Caribbean star Tom Hollander officially reopened the Oxford children’s hospice.

Sitting comfortably as new Bodleian library prepares to open

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OXFORD’S most famous library will reopen one of its main buildings on Monday after a £78m facelift which saw even the chairs being overhauled.

Update: One lane closed on A34 after crash

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

7:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAFFIC accident on the A34 Western Bypass is causing delays.

Escaped prisoner arrested in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

2:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

An escaped prisoner was arrested in Oxford this morning along with a man and a woman.

New ‘Victim’s Law’ to help witnesses in sex trial cases is welcomed by Oxford and Abindon MP

Oxford Mail: Nicola Blackwood

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN OXFORD MP has welcomed changes to the court system that would have helped victims of the Oxford grooming gang give evidence.

‘Jargon just a pain in the knowledge spine’

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WOLVERCOTE residents have accused Oxford City Council of using jargon to make commenting on its Northern Gateway proposals “as hard as possible”.

Accident in north Oxford causes delays

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

10:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Two cars have been involved in a crash in North Oxford this morning.

Riot Club film ‘not like real Oxford student life’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FILM inspired by the notorious Bullingdon Club reflects real life at Oxford University no more than Morse reflects city crime rates, it has been claimed.

Police drugs team cracking the gangs who train in city

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEARLY a quarter of a million pounds worth of heroin and cocaine has been taken off street dealers in Oxford so far this year.

Update: Man charged in connection with attack in Blackbird Leys which leaves man in his 30s in hospital

Oxford Mail:

6:08pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 24-year-old man had been charged following an attack on a man in Blackbird Leys yesterday.

MP’s replacement sought

Oxford Mail: Sir Tony Baldry

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The executive committee of North Oxfordshire Conservatives will meet next month to decide how a candidate for the Banbury constituency will be selected.

Man, 24, is arrested after alleged assault

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 24-year-old man has been arrested over an assault on a man in his 30s in Blackbird Leys yesterday.

Girl who losts her limbs to meningitis now has house ramps, new toilet and shower at home

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIX-year-old Charlotte Nott has a new-found independence after a £40,000 refurbishment to her home means she can get about without help from her mum.

Man is charged on raids

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man with no fixed address has been charged with five burglaries in Oxford, Kennington and Weston-on-the-Green.

Electric fault starts fire

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

An electrical fault caused fire crews to be called on Monday night.

Cannabis grower is spared a prison term

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 45-year-old Barton man caught growing cannabis has been spared jail.






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