• New hope for family centre

    A family centre under threat has been thrown a lifeline by councillors, writes Mark Templeton. Oxfordshire County Council slashed £20,000 from the Kidlington Family Centre budget - putting its future in doubt. Councillors agreed to hand over the centre

  • Patient, 83, upset as tests called off

    A sick 83-year-old man was left "upset and disturbed" after being told he could not be admitted to hospital for tests - despite having an appointment, writes Victoria Owen. Osteoporosis sufferer Rolston Williams had packed for his stay at the John Radcliffe

  • Wright on the ladder

    FORMER Oxford United defender Mark Wright has landed his first managerial job - at Conference club Southport. The 36-year-old former Liverpool and England star was among the candidates for the Oxford United post before the appointment of Mickey Lewis

  • Coffee-shop pioneers in the spotlight

    Oxford's world-leading cancer research scheme began over a cup of coffee, writes Victoria Owen. The Imperial Cancer Research Fund has decided to expand its work in the city because of its wealth of top scientists and bright thinkers. But clinical director

  • War on cancer

    Oxford is already the second biggest research base under the Imperial Cancer Research Fund umbrella and the new multi-million pound investment boost could make the city a world authority on the killer disease, writes Victoria Owen. The extra investment

  • Rover wins four car fleet deals

    ROVER is celebrating scooping a multi-million pound series of deals with company car fleet buyers. Jim Lynch, Rover sales director in the UK, said the arrival of the lower-priced Classic version of the Cowley-built Rover 75 and the new Rover 25 and Rover

  • Davis out to stake a claim

    By Jon Murray JAMIE Cook and Steve Davis are set to return to Oxford United's starting line-up for the Division 2 game against Bournemouth at Dean Court tomorrow. Cook will play in attack because Steve Anthrobus is serving a one-match suspension, while

  • United keep feet firmly on the ground

    THE prospect of facing Chelsea again in the FA Cup has got everyone at the Manor Ground excited, but Mickey Lewis says the players are keeping their feet firmly on the ground. And no-one is counting his chickens just yet. For United well remember what

  • Kidnapping is snow joke

    A pub manager suspects an inside job after the centrepiece of his Christmas decorations was "kidnapped", writes Ian Townsend. Stuart and Diane Marshall, of the Railway Hotel, Didcot, received a note from "terrorist" group YSD - Young, Skint and Desperate

  • Woman jailed over child arson deaths

    The family of two children murdered in an arson attack on their home spoke of their relief last night after a woman was jailed for 12 years for their manslaughter, writes Andrew Ffrench. Anum Khan, nine, died in the fire at her home in Magdalen Road,

  • School suspends bus attack sixth former

    An Oxfordshire sixth former has been suspended after a school bus driver was attacked, writes David Horne. Long-serving driver Vincent Andrew, 61, was punched several times and had to have medical treatment after he told the 18-year-old pupil to stop

  • NHS escapes by skin of its teeth

    MP Robert Jackson is celebrating a victory over NHS dentistry in his Oxfordshire constituency - without lifting a finger, writes Bill Jacobs. The former Tory Minister was deeply alarmed when he discovered that the last National Health Service practice

  • Henry back in Witney ranks

    By RUSSELL SMITH GOAL machine Carl Henry is set to line up for Witney Town for their trip across the Solent to face Dr Martens League Eastern Division leaders Newport IoW tomorrow. Henry, the division's joint leading scorer with 16 goals this season,

  • A proud motor heritage remembered

    Derelict military college on the outskirts of Oxford was the unlikely home of one of the century's most remarkable motoring success stories, writes David Duffy. In 1913 entrepreneur William Morris converted the college into a modest workshop to make cars

  • A drink-drive message after tragedy

    It should have been a fun night out for a group of lads from Wantage, writes Andrew Ffrench. But one teenager's decision to drink and drive on May 3, 1998, destroyed the lives of more than one family. Gareth Evason, 19, said goodbye to his mum and dad

  • Rail fury as hound hits train

    One hound was killed when a pack chasing a fox during a hunt strayed on to a railway line into the path of an express train, writes Richard Abbott. The incident was the third in the past three weeks in Oxfordshire involving hounds on roads or rail lines