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VOTE: What does Oxfordshire think about Scottish independence?

Oxford Mail: Which way will Scotland vote?

9:16am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scotland will vote on splitting from the United Kingdom on Thursday but we want to know what you think. Vote here 

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

Oxford Mail: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).

County Show has something for everyone, not just farmers

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOU certainly cannot blame the organisers of the Thame Show for milking the town’s excitement.

Council lobby for increased pothole cash

Oxford Mail: Cllr Jean Fooks alongside a pothole at Carfax Tower in Oxford city centre, the third-worst location for compensation claims

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE county’s potholes will be brought to the Government’s attention as the council vowed to lobby for more cash.

Jewellery stolen from Carterton home

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen in a burglary at a house in Alvescot Road, Carterton on Saturday .

NHS staff crisis looms

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

bosses at the county’s main hsopitals are having to spend millions of pounds extra on agency workers due to staff shortages.

Jobs in jeopardy as phone shops are closed

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORKERS at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets are waiting to discover what will happen to their jobs after the telecommunications company faced administration.

Fog warning for Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for fog has been issued for Oxfordshire this morning.

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month’s harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes.

Thames Water complaints drop

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thames Water has reduced the number of complaints it receives by 10,300 in a year, a new report has found.

Call handlers will go hi-tech with the public

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE call handlers are set to use the latest technology to create a greater picture of members of the public getting in touch.

Volunteers will run half of county’s libraries by 2015

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS will be staffing almost half the county’s libraries by next year as controversial changes come into force.

£37.5m health cash set to be signed off

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

SENIOR health officials are being asked to sign off a submission for £37.5m of funding from NHS England this week.

Inaccurate breast cancer tests probe ongoing

Oxford Mail: Breast cancer charities are encouraging more women to go for screening

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into why 30 women had to be recalled over fears about inaccurate breast cancer tests are ongoing, the Oxford University Hospitals Trust said.

Cherry farms miss out on record crops

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

FARMERS around the country are boasting record cherry sales this year, but the fortunes of those in Oxfordshire have blossomed less well.

The Scales of Justice – 20 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

20 cases heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

Cost concerns over landmark 'liberties' case

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A LANDMARK court case is set to cost Oxfordshire’s social care service thousands of pounds because of changes to how councils protect people in care.

Report’s council verdict

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

There are “no concerns” about changes to Oxfordshire County Council’s governance structure, a report says.

UPDATE: Heavy traffic across Oxfordshire causing queues

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

8:24am Monday 15th September 2014

There is heavy traffic this morning on the A34 northbound between Abingdon North and the Hinksey Hill Interchange.

Striding and riding to aid county's historic churches

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

CYCLISTS took to Oxfordshire’s countryside over the weekend to tour of some of its finest churches while also raising money to help maintain historic churches across Oxfordshire.

‘Poor management’s driving special constables to resign’

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER volunteer police officer has claimed “poor management” has led to more than 100 special constables leaving in the past two years.

Police and Crime Commissioner 'concerned for future' as new budget cuts set to take effect

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

IN November, the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will have been in the new job for two years. Crime reporter Ben Wilkinson spoke to Anthony Stansfeld about the job, the threat of further funding cuts and the future for Thames Valley Police

From an heir to the throne to a lot of hot air, we capture it all

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Photographer Richard Cave takes his pick of the week's best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade.

Bishop joins Thames Path pilgrimage

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

FOR hundreds of years Christian pilgrims have trodden well-worn paths to holy sites from Jerusalem to Canterbury in search of a closer relationship with God.

It’s not too late to apply for charitable aid

Oxford Mail: Gannett Foundation logo  (9554835)

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

GOOD causes across the county have two extra weeks to apply for their chance to win up to £10,000.

Councils merger plan is given £400,000 funding

Oxford Mail: west oxfordshire district council

7:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

AN OXFORDSHIRE council’s move to merge services with three other authorities has been given £400,000 of Government funding.

Fans are out in force as the Tour of Britain pedals past + video

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

STAGE six of the Tour of Britain raced through Oxfordshire yesterday as hundreds of fans turned out to catch a glimpse of their cycling heroes.

PM's personal video to teens

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

PRIME Minister and Witney MP David Cameron sent a personal video message to youngsters who completed their National Citizen Service in Oxfordshire.

Hospitals failing to meet targets on dementia tests

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

HOSPITALS in Oxfordshire are failing targets for screening elderly patients for dementia, potentially missing hundreds of cases every month.

How communities keep growing and growing

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AS developers swarm in on Woodstock looking to double the size of the town with another 1,500 homes, DAN ROBINSON looks at other towns in Oxfordshire that have grown from small beginnings to become significant population centres

Rare mirror saved after £33,000 was raised to keep it in the county

Oxford Mail: Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

5:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

A RARE Iron Age artefact at risk of leaving the country has been saved after £33,000 was raised to keep it in Oxfordshire.

Tour of Britain arrives in Oxfordshire + video

Oxford Mail:

10:27am Friday 12th September 2014

THE TOUR of Britain will pass through South Oxfordshire today.

Six UKIP candidates

Oxford Mail: UKIP logo  (8023933)

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

The UK Independence Party has completed its selection of 2015 General Election candidates for all six Oxfordshire constituencies.

Battle of Britain is remembered

Oxford Mail: Winston Churchill

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

THE 74th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be commemorated this weekend around Oxfordshire.

Libraries join world e-books celebrations

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

LIBRARIES across the county will be taking part in a worldwide digital reading event next week.

Are Neighbourhood Plans power to the people or a pointless talking shop?

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

CITIZEN planners across Oxfordshire are spending thousands of pounds of council money in a bid to wrestle back control of their backyards from developers. Neighbourhood Plans in theory give residents a say on how their neighbourhood develops – but now, a group in the only county town to have adopted its plan so far have rebelled against it. Pete Hughes found out what it potentially means for other areas who are halfway through the process

The Scales of Justice - 21 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

21 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts

Three First Great Western services among country's 10 most overcrowded trains

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THREE of the 10 most crowded trains in the country travel through Oxfordshire, official figures have revealed.

Delays on the A44 as Blenheim Horse Trials get under way

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

8:53am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials begins today.

Reborn Oxford pub celebrates its place in Camra Good Pub Guide + full county map of the best ale houses

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

ST ALDATE’S Tavern in Oxford is celebrating after today making it into the “pub bible” – CAMRA’s 42nd annual Good Beer Guide.

Farmers asked for views on improving livestock inspections

Oxford Mail: Two cows were rescued from rivers in Herefordshire over the weekend.

5:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

LIVESTOCK farmers in Oxfordshire are being invited to give their views on ways to cut red tape and streamline farm inspections, at a workshop event next month.

Being mindful of how depression could kill

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE apparent suicide of actor Robin Williams has brought mental health into the spotlight. About 6,000 people in the UK will take their own lives this year. Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, ALEX WYNICK reports on what can be done for people in Oxfordshire

Three vehicle crash on A40 near Cassington

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

11:21am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THREE cars have been involved in a crash on the A40, reports have said.

County fighting a losing battle against road repairs with a 255-year backlog

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S worst roads will no longer be given priority when it comes to repairs as the county council admits it is “managing a decline”.

Some children still waiting on school places

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council logo

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NUMBER of children in the county are without school places due to a large number of applications submitted.

Commuters save as cap on price rises is extended

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

COMMUTERS in Oxfordshire will save about £40 in January after the Government extended a cap on rail ticket rates.

'I was raped at age 14 but told nobody for 28 years' says client of new men's counselling group

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FATHER-of-two has told of the difference a new rape counselling service specifically for men could make for victims.

There to offer support in a dark hour of need

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

EACH day, chaplaincy and bereavement services at the county’s major NHS hospitals give spiritual guidance for people of all faiths and those of none. Health reporter OLIVER EVANS speaks to the team and how it is changing to take on new roles and meet different religions’ needs

Delays of up to 40 minutes on bus services across the county

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

STAGECOACH Oxfordshire has warned that passengers face delays of up to 40 minutes this morning.

Harassment cop sacked for gross misconduct

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DETECTIVE has been sacked after harassing a member of police staff, the force said yesterday.

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