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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.

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

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th 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. 

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.

Football day kicks off in memory of manager

Oxford Mail: Derek Measor

7:40am Monday 18th August 2014

Four football teams took part in a tournament on Saturday in memory of popular football manager Derek Measor.

Police officers pass fitness test

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

THAMES Valley Police officers scored a 97 per cent pass rate in a new national fitness test.

The week's best pictures . . . a freak hail storm, improvised witches and howzat

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Photographer Ed Nix takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade

Call to befriend lonely elderly neighbours

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A NEW survey from Friends of the Elderly has found more than 51,000 elderly people in Oxfordshire are lonely. ALEX WYNICK investigates what charities say is a growing problem

Public urged to have say on service provided by police

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

NINETY-SEVEN per cent of Thames Valley Police officers passed fitness tests earlier this year, new figures have revealed.

Race is on to raise final £8,000 for mirror

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

A RARE bronze Iron Age mirror found near Didcot is closer to becoming a permanent fixture after Oxfordshire County Council raised £25,000 towards keeping it in the county.

August heads for wet record

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

JUST 16 days into August, Oxfordshire has already had 95 per cent of its expected rainfall for the entire month and double that of last year, according to the Met Office.

Hospital says it is working to scan women within fortnight

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

DOCTORS hope to scan all 30 women being recalled over fears about breast cancer tests within the next fortnight.

A-Level results: students with an extra reason to cheer

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

MANY of Oxfordshire’s students who put in hours of hard work against the odds had an extra reason to cheer yesterday.

More heavy, thundery showers forecast for Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

7:31am Friday 15th August 2014

More heavy, thundery showers are forecast for Oxfordshire after the Met Office issued a second severe weather warning in two days.

A-Level results: county bucks trend as national figures dip

Oxford Mail: Melinda Tilley

7:30am Friday 15th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE looks to have bucked the national trend yesterday as the county’s pass rate remained stable despite a nationwide dip.

Health spenders changing again

Oxford Mail: Care Quality Commission logo

6:30am Friday 15th August 2014

THE body which decides where most NHS cash is spent is undergoing a management restructure, despite having two changes at the top since April last year.

A-Level results: schools admit there's room for improvement

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

HEADTEACHERS across Oxfordshire have said they have more work to do as they confronted a mixed set of results yesterday.

Live A-Levels blog - results, pictures, reaction and tweets

Oxford Mail: It's A-Level day

10:39pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

It's A-Levels day so follow our results, updates, tweets and pictures from across the county's schools

2014 A-Level results school by school

Oxford Mail: It's A-Level day

7:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

Good morning. Here's our results, school by school, of this year's A-Levels exams

30 women recalled over breast cancer test results

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

THIRTY women who underwent breast cancer screening in Oxford are being urgently recalled amid fears they could have been wrongly given the all clear. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUHT) has launched a “serious incident” investigation after it discovered five women had developed breast cancer several months after they had screenings and additional assessments.

Survey looks at eye services

Oxford Mail: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

5:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PATIENTS across the county are being urged to give their views on eye services on the NHS.

Sunday services for bank holiday buses

Oxford Mail: Stagecoach bus

5:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

STAGECOACH services will run to Sunday timetables on Bank Holiday Monday (August 25) in the county.

Pupils are logging on to a new way of learning

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Many would say children spend far too much time in front of computers, but SOPHIE SCOTT discovers that Oxfordshire schools are using children’s screen skills to their advantage

More disabled clients in need of state’s support

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE number of people with learning disabilities who need state-funded help has risen 16 per cent in the last two years, it has been revealed.

The Scales of Justice - 27 people in court

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

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

27 cases heard recently at Banbury and Oxford magistrates' courts

Thunder, lightning and heavy rain forecast for Oxfordshire today

Oxford Mail: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

10:16am Thursday 14th August 2014

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Oxfordshire today as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning.

Update: Lines open but still delays of up to an hour on trains between Oxford and Paddington after person struck by train at Slough

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

LINES have reopened following a person being hit by a train at Slough, but there are still delays on First Great Western services.

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