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Oxford Mail website gets a fresh, updated look

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Oxford Mail’s website has been overhauled to give it a clean new look.

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

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th 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. 

Police investigate suspected arson after yesterday's hay blaze

Oxford Mail:

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ABOUT 200 tonnes of hay were burned in an arson attack near Wantage.

Defibrillator campaign’s taking off after Mail pitches in to help

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE number of people in Oxfordshire being trained to use life-saving equipment has soared thanks to an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

Giving Oxfordshire's disabled people time to shine in sport

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Disabled people in Oxfordshire enjoy a wide range of different sports on a regular basis tailored to their needs. DAN ROBINSON reports on what is available and how it benefits them

Rain puts a stop to charity skydive by 24 people

Oxford Mail: Charlotte Nott with mum Jenny Daniels

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A charity skydive to raise money for quadruple amputee Charlotte Nott was among events affected by bad weather yesterday.

Community group offers cheaper oil

Oxford Mail: Four facts on paying for care

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A countryside community group is encouraging villagers with oil heating systems to sign up to its bulk-buying scheme.

City expansion review sought

Oxford Mail: Grenoble Road near the Kassam Stadium

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A REVIEW of the Green Belt could be completed in just a year, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

Oxford homes chief criticises district councils’ local plans

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD’S housing boss has accused the county’s other councils of “kicking the can down the road” when it comes to housing.

When man’s best friend is a potential life-saver

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

IT IS often said that a dog is man’s best friend, but for many people with disabilities or medical conditions the bond they have with their animals is even stronger.

The Scales of Justice – 18 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Scales - zxc

11:00am Monday 25th August 2014

18 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Waiting times among areas failing patients’ charter as health targets not being met

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than half of Oxfordshire’s health service targets are being missed, latest figures show.

NHS stub-it-out aid helps 3,600 in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: Hilary Hibbert-Biles

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than 3,600 people in Oxfordshire were helped by the NHS to quit smoking, new figures show.

Oxfordshire Bank Holiday events braced for wind and rain

Oxford Mail:

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is set for a wet Bank Holiday after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain until 11.50pm today.

County divorce rate falls as couples return to class

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

THE divorce rate in Oxfordshire has fallen by almost a fifth since 2011, new figures show.

UPDATE: Wet and windy weather forecast for Bank Holiday Monday

Oxford Mail: Shoppers struggle with their brollies at Carfax as high winds and heavy rain swept the county yesterday

1:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The Bank Holiday is forecast to end with wet and windy weather as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning.

Gannett Foundation is really making a difference

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CHARITIES, groups and other good causes have a chance to win up to £10,000 through the Oxford Mail for good works in their community. A total of about £20,000 will be given away this year by our parent company Gannett Media through its charitable arm, the Gannett Foundation. Groups can apply online or by post for upwards of £5,000 for any project which brings lasting benefit to the community. Reporter Pete Hughes found out from previous winners what a difference the foundation has made

Shop seven years on reveals price differences of groceries for Oxfordshire households

Oxford Mail:

9:54am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SEVEN years ago the Oxford Mail did a typical weekly shop. This year Alex Wynick bought the same items to see how much shoppers have been hit in their wallets.

Oxfordshire ambulance opinions sought

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Views are being sought on the county’s ambulance service ahead of an official inspection.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

Juggling exams with glory on the national stage

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OLYMPIC swimmers, athletes and even a Britain’s Got Talent contestant aced their exams.

Independent schools celebrate as they chalk up perfect pass rates

Oxford Mail: Dr Tim Hands

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S independent schools celebrated another year of success in their GCSE results.

Change hits county GCSE statistics

Oxford Mail: Melinda Tilley

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council said last night it cannot yet tell how many pupils are achieving the national target because of disparities in how results are being reported.

Classy pupils prove they're stars all round

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

TEACHERS across the county spoke of their pride as students opened some record-breaking GCSE results.

2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results school by school

Oxford Mail: It's A-Level day

12:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Full GCSE results for Oxfordshire schools for 2014

Live Blog: The 2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results live, with updates, tweets, audio and pictures

Oxford Mail: It's A-Level day

12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Follow our coverage of this year's GCSE results, with updates, pictures and tweets

Oxfordshire celebrates a bumper summer for music festivals

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Helen Wright looks at how Oxfordshire’s music festivals keep the punters coming in and remain viable in the face of growing competition

We're looking for your photos: Some snapshots of ‘home’

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PHOTOGRAPHERS from across Oxfordshire have been sending us some of their best snaps of what “home” means to them.

The Scales of Justice - 20 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

20 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates' courts

Vale the seventh best place to live

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

VALE of White Horse has been ranked the seventh best place to live in a national poll.

Between £300k and £500k is needed to fund free school lunch scheme

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

SCHOOLS still face a shortfall of at least £300,000 to pay for free school lunches less than two weeks before the start of term.

Three people taken to hospital after multiple car crash

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A THREE-car crash on the A40 left a man needing hospital treatment for serious leg injuries.

Defibrillator need gets to heart of the matter

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THEY can be the difference between life and death, but about 200 more defibrillators are needed in Oxfordshire. The Oxford Mail is backing a senior ambulance manager’s campaign for more of the devices to be installed by rural communities

Man trapped in vehicle after four-car crash on A40

Oxford Mail:

1:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DRIVER has suffered serious leg injuries after a head-on crash that has closed the A40.

Vale of White Horse seventh best place to live in the country, says poll

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

1:28pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

VALE of White Horse has been ranked the seventh best place to live in a national poll.

UPDATE: All train lines now reopen after major delays this morning

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FIRST Great Western said lines have reopened after a broken down train caused major delays this morning for commuters.

Get set for yet another rail price rise

Oxford Mail: A scene from a crowded commuter train

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRAIN fares across Oxfordshire will soon cost passengers up to 20 per cent more than they did five years ago.

‘Exam changes likely to affect schools’ GCSEs’

Oxford Mail: Sue Croft, the principal of Oxford Spires Academy

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HEADTEACHER has warned that GCSE results across Oxfordshire are likely to be more varied than usual, after examination rules were changed.

House prices rise to 15 times an average wage

Oxford Mail: Jasmine Garth, in Sutton-on-Derwent, a semi-detached house with gardens and a garage.

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

RUNAWAY house prices in the south of the county are 15 times the average wage, making it one of the least affordable spots in the UK.

Gangs raid two supermarkets

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO supermarkets were robbed in West Oxfordshire within three hours of each other.

Troubled family scheme to now include under-5s

Oxford Mail: Education cabinet member Melinda Tilley

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TROUBLED toddlers across Oxfordshire are set to get more help as a Government scheme is expanding in the county.

Report backs reopening railway line to Cambridge

Oxford Mail:

8:18pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A REPORT has said there is a strong economic case for reinstating the Varsity Line between Oxford and Cambridge. The line was closed in 1967 after pressure from the Government and lack of use.

Oxfordshire commuters face rail price increase

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE commuters are set to pay more for train tickets after rail operators discovered how much they could increase rail prices today.

Man accused of aiding alleged murderer Will Blencowe borrowed trainers, brother tells court

Oxford Mail:

1:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE brother of a man accused of aiding alleged murderer Will Blencowe has described handing over his trainers on the night Connor Tremble was killed.

Skye’s the limit as loom band appeal heads for stratosphere

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALL across Oxfordshire, groups of children are working to fulfil Skye Hall’s dying wish to make the world’s longest loom band.

Schools are ‘revolutionising energy’

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SCHOOLS across Oxfordshire are getting ready to be switched on to green energy after getting solar panels installed over the summer holidays.

The Scales of Justice – 21 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

21 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Fire crews called to four incidents during strike

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to four incidents during strike action on Friday and Saturday over pension reforms.

Defibrillators helping to save lives

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

MORE than 20 life- saving defibrillators are to be installed around the county thanks to a surge in interest from an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

Headway needs help

Oxford Mail: The start of today's Oxford Half Marathon

8:40am Monday 18th August 2014

A charity supporting residents affected by acquired brain injury wants runners to fundraise for them.






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