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Breaking news Collision blocks one lane of the A34 at Weston-on-the-Green

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

8:19am Thursday 24th April 2014

A COLLISION has blocked one lane of the A34 this morning.

Parent’s anger as all three school choices are refused

Oxford Mail: Tracy Simpson and son Luke Venney, four.  Picture: OX66685 Damian Halliwell

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

MORE than 230 children have failed to get a place at any of their chosen primary schools.

So, how do you take large lorries off Oxfordshire's roads?

Oxford Mail: David Nimmo Smith

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

TRANSPORT chiefs are carrying out a study into how large lorries can be taken off some of Oxfordshire’s roads.

Ferrying people up and down the Thames for over 150 years has been the business of the Salter Bros

Oxford Mail: Oxford author Dr Simon Wenham has written Pleasure Boating on the Thames, A History of Salter Bros 1958-Present

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOR more than 155 years a family firm has been ferrying residents and tourists up and down the River Thames. Now the story of the Salter Bros boating business has been put into words by Oxford author Simon Wenham in Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros, 1858-Present Day.

Election candidate lists to be announced tomorrow

Oxford Mail: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Candidates standing for election across Oxfordshire this month will be announced tomorrow.

Teachers vote for strike action during exam time

Oxford Mail: Gawain Little

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE delegates of the National Union for Teachers voted to stage another strike during exam time if the row with the Government over pay, pensions and conditions continues.

Marching and music to mark St George's Day

Oxford Mail: Morris dancers

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE red cross will be flying throughout Oxfordshire tomorrow to mark St George’s Day.

Thunderbirds creator's life is celebrated

Oxford Mail: Gerry Anderson

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first annual convention celebrating the life of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson took place over the weekend.

Hi-tech balloon might have crashed over Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: University of Nottingham’s PhysSoc society launching the balloon on Friday

7:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A hi-tech helium balloon which was on course to take pictures of the Earth has been lost in Oxfordshire.

Views wanted on changes to Oxfordshire drug and alcohol services

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

People are being encouraged to have their say on Oxfordshire County Council’s plans to change its drug and alcohol treatment service.

‘Home bowel cancer test kit helped save my life,’ says Eynsham man

Oxford Mail: Chris Gallaher was persuaded by wife Sandy to use his bowel cancer test kit              Picture: OX66636 Antony Moore

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN Chris Gallaher received an NHS bowel cancer testing kit in the post he almost threw it away.

Sex exploitation worker to join child protection battle in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHILD protection charity has been called in to Oxford to help fight those targeting vulnerable children for sex.

Getting up to speed with rural broadband

Oxford Mail: Hugo Pickering, who set up the Cotswold Broadband group in 2011

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

IN the 21st century, broadband is a utility in households as vital as gas, electricity and water. For those in cities and towns, receiving fast internet speeds is often taken for granted but in rural outposts, the “buffering” symbol is a common sight for frustrated customers. DAN ROBINSON looks at villages and hamlets’ efforts to get up to speed

The Scales of Justice

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxfordshire magistrates' courts

City council pins hopes on new bid for unitary status

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD could become an entirely self-governing city and the county council abolished if Labour wins the next General Election, the city council’s leader has said.

Coroner to rule over unearthed treasure

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Inquest hearings tomorrow will determine whether or not six objects unearthed in Oxfordshire can be classed as treasure.

Jousting and horse stunts draw the crowds at country fair

Oxford Mail: A driving team in action at the show.

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Thame for the town’s annual country fair.

Thames Vallley Police defends giving out 2,162 criminal cautions

Oxford Mail: Sir Tony Baldry

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 500 police cautions were handed out last year to criminals who had already been given formal warnings.

Ongoing roadworks around Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The following areas have ongoing roadworks:

Easter Monday Chemists

Oxford Mail: A number of chemists in Warrington have late-night opening hours

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CHEMISTS open on Easter Monday around the county:

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Oxford Mail: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Oxford Mail: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Oxford Mail: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

Oxford Mail: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

Oxford Mail: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Update: M40 cleared after earlier reports of collision

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRAFFIC on the M40 near junction eight near Milton Common has returned to normal following a reports of it slowing due to an accident.

Cafe creates space to discuss the big sleep

Oxford Mail: Laura Freeth, Death Cafe facilitator for OXBEL, meets and talks to people in a local cafe.  Picture: OX66632 David Fleming

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEA and sympathy is taking on new meaning acoss the county this year as a series of ‘Death Cafes’ seek to shed light on the dark subject of death. Debbie Waite reports

Delays on First Great Western trains between Didcot and Reading

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes on First Great Western services.

Dementia patient search service is axed after not finding enough missing people

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A PIONEERING scheme to locate missing dementia patients has been forced to close after it found only one lost OAP in 18 months.

Lack of bricklayers ‘may threaten housing boom’

Oxford Mail: Bricklayer Simon Wells says he is so busy he is having to turn work away. Picture: OX66598 Damian Halliwell

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHRONIC shortage of bricklayers and construction professionals in the county could slow down house building and push up property prices still further.

Election day decisions: are we in or are we out?

Oxford Mail: CRUNCH TIME AT THE SEAT OF POWER

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

This year’s elections for the European Parliament on May 22 will see voters in Oxfordshire become part of the second largest electorate in the world – trumped only by India. Damian Fantato reports

SCALES OF JUSTICE: Cases from the county law courts

Oxford Mail: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

BANBURY MAGISTRATES

Council spent £42k on a special media team

Oxford Mail: Andrew Smith

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

SPIN doctors were hired at a cost of £42,000 to help Oxfordshire County Council handle the Oxford grooming gang scandal.

County dole claimants reach five-year low

Oxford Mail: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

The number of people signing on the dole in the county has fallen to just one per cent of the working population for the first time in more than five years.

Wildlife? We’re just nuts about it

Oxford Mail: A red squirrel

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

HALF of Oxfordshire residents have seen a muntjac deer in their garden, but only two per cent think they have ever had a visit from a red squirrel, pictured.

New care home fees get council approval

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.

89 per cent get first choice school

Oxford Mail: Cllr Zoe Patrick

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY 90 per cent of Oxfordshire children due to start school in September have been allocated a place at their first choice.

Innocent man given substantial police payout for photo mistake

Oxford Mail: Guilty: Daniel Rodriguez

8:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE have paid a man “substantial compensation” after releasing his photograph in a press release about a rapist.

Runners pound the capital's streets to boost their favourite charities

Oxford Mail: Anna Reading is all smiles as she makes progress in the capital

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR the 36,000 people taking part, this year’s London Marathon was the culmination of months of training.

Vehicle fire on the M40 between Thame and Watlington

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A VEHICLE caught fire on the M40 in Oxfordshire earlier this morning.

Plans approved

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A proposed link between Oxfordshire County Council and Hampshire County Council has taken a step forward.

£59m road projects included in budget

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council agreed yesterday to include £59m of transport improvements around the county in its capital programme.

Consultants get another £150k from NHS group

Oxford Mail: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MANAGEMENT consultants will get an extra £150,000 from taxpayers after a contract was extended to help the NHS find savings.

Problems with ticket machines and train departure information this morning

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TRAIN ticketing machine and departure board information glitches are causing problems for rail travellers this morning.

£59m ‘City Deal’ transport cash set for decision today

Oxford Mail: Bob Price.

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEADING county councillors will decide today whether to go ahead with £59m of transport improvements around Oxfordshire.

Nick Clegg favours garden cities ‘with consent’ in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GARDEN city will not be imposed on Oxfordshire, the Government announced yesterday as it set out its prospectus for new settlements of 15,000 homes.

Floods costs revealed

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

County councillors will today be updated on grant funding for the costs of the recent flooding.

County could move jobs to Hampshire council

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council is looking at moving some of its back office education and customer services jobs over to its Hampshire counterparts to save money.

The Scales of Justice

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts.

Councils aiming to reduce numbers of vacant homes

Oxford Mail: Debbie Hollingsworth

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

MORE than 5,600 homes have been sitting empty in Oxfordshire – more than enough to clear the city’s housing waiting list in one fell swoop.






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