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Trapped woman freed following road crash

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

A woman was trapped in a vehicle after a collision between a car and a minibus yesterday.

Firefighters set to strike for five days

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

12:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Firefighters will go on strike next week for five days as part of national industrial action.

Off and running for entry to our OX5 extravaganza

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE starting gun has been fired for next year’s Oxford Mail OX5 Run as places open for runners in the fundraising extravaganza.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Friday

Oxford Mail: traffic jam

6:57am Friday 24th October 2014

Bringing you the latest travel news from across the county

Doctors’ leader questions £55 dementia diagnosis award

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DOCTORS’ leader has criticised new plans to award extra cash to GP surgeries for diagnosing dementia patients.

Oxfordshire GCSE results improve despite Government-imposed changes

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

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S GCSE pupils have surged ahead of national averages despite concerns that Government changes would impair exam results.

Eight county churches are added to ‘at risk’ register

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT historic county churches in danger of being damaged beyond repair have been added to English Heritage’s ‘at risk’ register.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Oxford Mail: traffic jam

7:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Oxfordshire bid for record Poppy Appeal total to mark centenary of start of First World War

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE in Oxfordshire are being urged to help break the £500,000 barrier for the first time as this year’s Poppy Appeal is launched today.

More Oxfordshire churches ‘at risk’ says heritage group

Oxford Mail: DISTINCTIVE: The English Heritage flag will be flown most of the time

8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Eight Oxfordshire churches have been added to English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk register.

Oxfordshire finds cash to meet cost of free school lunches

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CASH to balance the books on bringing in free school meals for all primary school pupils has been secured.

High praise for Oxfordshire's fire and rescue service

Oxford Mail:

12:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S fire service has been praised following an independent peer review.

First Days At School: Buy a souvenir of your little one's start to primary

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THIS month in your Oxford Mail has been our annual First Days of School supplements, pictorial souvenirs of reception classes at dozens of primary schools across the county.

Man taken to hospital after four vehicles crash on A34 slip road

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

3:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a four-vehicle collision north of Oxford this morning.

Series of crashes around county adds to rush-hour queues

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Drivers were delayed by a series of accidents around the county yesterday morning.

Ambulance delays at county hospitals 'not acceptable'

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 100 patients had to wait over an hour in ambulances outside Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital last year, figures obtained by the Oxford Mail show.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Wednesday

Oxford Mail:

6:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

County's sex education isn't effective, say young people

Oxford Mail: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PUPILS have told school bosses that sex education in Oxfordshire is “not effective”.

Oxfordshire braced for severe winds caused by aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Oxford Mail:

8:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS in Oxfordshire are being warned to watch out for severe winds caused by the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Ebola volunteer ‘doing well’ with vaccine shot

Oxford Mail: Lynda Atkins

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first woman to be given a potential Ebola vaccine in an Oxford trial is said to be doing well.

Colourful cabs driving home the importance of free NHS testing for over-40s

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH leaders hope colourful cabs will help reverse a fall in the rate of people having free NHS check-ups.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Tuesday

Oxford Mail:

6:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

County council revises budget cuts to lessen burden on services for homeless

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CUTS to help for homeless people are to be changed after concerns were raised about their impact.

Parents reminded they have until end of October to make secondary school applications

Oxford Mail: Melinda Tilley

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS with children starting secondary school next September have been reminded to apply online with their preferred schools before the end of the month.

Simple online test gives people a vital warning of bone fracturing disease osteoporosis

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SENIOR medic wants 1,000 over-50s in Oxfordshire to take a simple online test to see if they are at risk of a common bone disease.

Police stay tight-lipped over use of terror laws to snoop on journalists

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

4:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

SENIOR Thames Valley Police chiefs are refusing to say whether they know if their officers have been using an anti-terrorism law to discover journalists’ secret sources.

Severe weather warning for Oxfordshire following Hurricane Gonzalo

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

2:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

SEVERE weather warnings are in place for Oxford tomorrow.

Lanes closed after bus and truck crash on A361

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

1:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUS and a truck collided between Chipping Norton and Shipton-under-Wychwood this morning.

Radiographers take strike action as part of pay dispute

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

RADIOGRAPHERS at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital will walk out today in the latest round of industrial action over pay.

County is braced for battering by winds tomorrow in wake of Hurricane Gonzalo

Oxford Mail: storm clouds coming over Norton for consideration in the press Picture of the Week feature.Best wishes,Nick Fletcher (9045746)

9:10am Monday 20th October 2014

STRONG winds could hit Oxfordshire tomorrow, as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo reach the UK.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Monday

Oxford Mail:

7:31am Monday 20th October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

Ambulance watchdog needs county member

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Nominations are being sought for an Oxfordshire member of a body which oversees the county’s ambulance service.

Taking the sugar out of diet is film’s sweet plan for Oxfordshire residents' health

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Rose Hill have taken to the silver screen to encourage families across Oxfordshire to make healthier food choices.

Rising social care demands following child exploitation cases lead to council cash warning

Oxford Mail: Ian Hudspeth

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

RISING demand in social care will make it even harder for the county council to balance the books next year, its leader has warned Ian Hudspeth revealed there was an overspend on adult and children’s social care this year.

Council and NHS leaders defend use of office space by county unions

Oxford Mail: WAR ON WASTE: Jonathan Isaby

7:29pm Sunday 19th October 2014

COUNCIL and NHS leaders have defended allowing their buildings to be used by unions after concerns that this goes against official guidance.

The week's best pictures: from ballroom to barrels, our snappers are on a roll

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Our Picture Editor Leah McLaren takes her pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why she reckons they make the grade

Remains of Hurricane Gonzalo to cause strong winds across Oxfordshire this week

Oxford Mail: Wild winds headed towards Cornwall

12:09pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Strong winds will hit Oxfordshire on Tuesday as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK.

Sex crime reports in Oxfordshire rise by 22 per cent

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

The number of sex crimes reported to police in Oxfordshire rose by 22 per cent in the last year, new figures have revealed.

Thousands like Facebook post on council page criticising traffic chaos

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

WHEN Charles New posted a comment on Oxfordshire County Council’s Facebook page about traffic gridlock, it prompted thousands of responses.

'We're doing all we can to ease traffic jams' says councillor after gridlock in county

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

EVERYTHING possible is being done to keep traffic flowing across the county, the county council’s transport representative has said.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Friday

Oxford Mail:

6:44am Friday 17th October 2014

Follow our blog for coverage of the hold-ups on Oxford' and the county's roads today, plus any other transport delays

Lane reopens on A44 near Yarnton after drainage works

Oxford Mail: a44 alert

4:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

The A44 Woodstock Road has reopened after one lane in Yarnton was shut because of drainage works.

Bail overhaul is long overdue says mum of abused children

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A MUM of two boys who were sexually abused warned last night that victims suffer when police keep suspects on bail for months or even years.

A4095 at North Leigh partially blocked after two-vehicle collision

Oxford Mail:

7:23am Friday 17th October 2014

THE A4095 at North Leigh is partially blocked after a two-vehicle collision. 

Train delays prompt review of work on £2bn rail project

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

WORK on the £2bn rail improvement project for Oxfordshire and the South East is being reviewed after it delayed county train services.

Elderly urged to claim what they’re rightfully entitled to

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

ABOUT 6,000 elderly people in Oxfordshire are not claiming pension credit despite being entitled to it, Age UK Oxfordshire has said.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Oxford Mail:

6:42am Thursday 16th October 2014

Follow our blog for coverage of the hold-ups on Oxford' and the county's roads today, plus any other transport delays

Breaking News: The Duke of Marlborough has died, aged 88; Prime Minister David Cameron leads tributes

Oxford Mail:

12:23pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Duke of Marlborough has died, Blenheim Palace has confirmed this afternoon.

Thames Valley Police tight-lipped over use of snooping law on journalists

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

THAMES Valley Police has refused to reveal if it has continued to use anti-terrorism laws to snoop on journalists.

Update: Normal service resumes following delays between Oxfordshire and Paddington

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

TRAINS between Oxfordshire and London Paddington are returning to normal after signal problems this morning.

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