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  • Brain injury trust starts family support group

    The mother of a boy whose heart stopped three times after he was injured in a car crash has urged other parents to join a new support group. Sally Hockley, 46, said she would have had a breakdown if the Child Brain Injury Trust had not been on hand to

  • Grant helps bereaved

    Bereaved children are to be given books and craft materials, thanks to an award from the Oxford, Swindon and Gloucester Co-op. A £1,000 grant was given to Seesaw, which supports bereaved children and educates professionals about grief in childhood. The

  • Macbeth at BMW

    The Creation Theatre Company is putting on an unusual production of Macbeth - at the BMW Group Plant in Cowley! Actors will use the industrial surroundings to stage 'the ultimate tale of murderous ambition' from January 31 to March 23. Creation Theatre

  • Artist's rainy bonus

    A successful landscape artist will stage an exhibition of new work in Oxford. Paul Kessling, 36, of West Hendred, is inspired by the Downland, near Wantage, and uses bold washes of ink in rich bands of colour in his distinctive landscapes. He said: "Working

  • Dance appeal

    The Marion Flanagan School of Irish Dancing needs donations to support its trip to the Irish Dancing World Championships in Glasgow in March. The school, which has groups in Oxford, Abingdon and Bicester, has had two teams accepted to compete in the under

  • Festival dates

    Dates have been fixed for one of Wallingford's Blues and Beer Festivals on June 28 and 29.

  • Football: United are all smiles again!

    Oxford United's players are back to enjoying their football once again. Skipper Andy Crosby admitted after Saturday's 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Rochdale that his teammates are playing with a smile on their faces - and much of that is down to new boss

  • Conquest misses out

    Witney snooker player Grant Conquest is out of the Embassy World Championship, after he lost 5-3 to Southampton's Jason Weston in the sixth qualifying round yesterday at Harrogate. Conquest had beaten Steve Rowlings 5-1 on Saturday, but found Weston a

  • Three hospitals miss out on help scheme

    Health service watchdogs are disappointed that a new on-the-spot patient advice and complaints scheme will only be available at one of four major hospitals in Oxfordshire. Cash shortages have meant the new Patient Advisory and Liaison Service (Pals) will

  • Phone mast plan is dropped

    A mobile phone company has withdrawn its application for a telecommunications mast in an Oxfordshire village following local objections. BT Cellnet's proposal was due to be discussed by the Vale of White Horse District Council today. The company wanted

  • Grant for waste research

    Oxford Brookes University has been awarded an £180,000 grant to fund research into recycling glass. The grant, made to researchers at the university's school of hotel and restaurant management, is from the Government-funded Waste and Resources Action

  • Drunken stabbing was not intended

    A teenager who stabbed a friend in the stomach after drinking heavily and snorting cocaine only intended to "scare him off", a court heard. Gary Davies, 19, wounded Alexander Gardner with a flick knife on July 15 last year outside Davies's home in Axtell

  • New look at guest house decision

    The controversial decision to close a popular Oxford guest house will be re-examined by city councillors. Yesterday,the authority's finance and performance scrutiny committee agreed to look into last year's decision by the executive board to sell The

  • Twelve injured, one seriously, in crash

    Twelve people were taken to hospital yesterday after two cars collided on a country road. A car carrying five people and a people carrier carrying seven, collided at 1.15am on the B4009 between Lewknor and Shirburn, in Oxfordshire. Firefighters from Watlington

  • Missing boy

    Police in Banbury were last night continuing to search for a missing 12-year-old boy. George Morgan went missing last Wednesday from his home in the Grimsbury Green area of the town. George, a pupil at The Warriner School, Bloxham, near Banbury, is 5ft

  • School seeks backing for specialist status bid

    A school has launched an appeal for support to help its bid to be given specialist business status. Marlborough School, in Woodstock, wants to be classed as a business and enterprise college under a new Government scheme encouraging schools to focus on

  • Internet award

    Kidlington building and services consultant Roberts and Partners has won an innovation award for its RAPID document management system, which allows data, plans and drawings to be viewed on the Internet. The award is from the BCCB, formed by the merger

  • Winning service

    The winner of the Coventry Building Society's Customer Service Award this month is Keava Mone, customer service assistant at the society's New Inn Hall Street branch. Employees at all 50 branches are nominated for the award for exceptional work. Ms Mone

  • Hockey: Weekend results

    Men SOUTH LEAGUE Premier: Oxford Univ 1, Wimbledon 1. Middlesex Berks Bucks & Oxon Regional: City of Oxford 3, Newbury 1; Henley 4, PHC Chiswick 3; Ramgarhia 3, Banbury 3. Area Div 1: Bicester 2, Mill Hill 2; British Airways 2, Abingdon 0. Div 2:

  • Police appeal

    Police have appealed for help in tracing a stolen car, taken during a burglary at the Four Pillars Hotel, in Abingdon Road. The red Ford Focus, registration NA51 YNN, was stolen at 11.20pm on ThursdayJanuary 17. A laptop, briefcase and mobile phone were

  • Pupils sculpt fresh ideas

    Pupils at Banbury School were given the chance to express their artistic side during a visit from sculptor David Odwar. The event saw pupils swap paint and charcoal for clay.

  • Cash for CLIC

    Motorists are being asked to drop off their unwanted European banknotes and coins at Total petrol stations, in Garsington Road, Oxford, and in Welch Way, Witney, to help the charity Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood. CLIC supports families of children

  • Youth arrested

    A 17-year-old youth from Blackbird Leys was arrested in the early hours of Friday, in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle in the area. The youth was being questioned by Oxford police.

  • Public meeting

    Residents are being invited to discuss local plan issues concerning hospitals in the area and Oxford Brookes University, at Oxford Town Hall, in St Aldates, at 6pm, on Tuesday, January 29.

  • Football: Wallingford forced to hang on

    AFC Wallingford 2, Chipstead 1 Wallingford clung on for all three Courage Combined Counties Premier Division points against title rivals Chipstead on Saturday. Goals from leading marksman Andy Shildrick and Barry Primmer put Wallingford in command in

  • Greyhounds: Tomorrow's Oxford Card

    7.35 450m A9 Dainty Dancer...(Terry Atkins) INCOGNITO...(Paddy Curtin) Gladstone Fella...(Maurice Massey) Tuneful Melody 3 (W)...(Jim Morgan) Quick Notice (W)...(Ian Wills) Miss Pickwick (W)...(Terry Atkins) 7.50 450m A7 High View Cheeky...(Ron Bicknell

  • Football: United are all smiles again!

    Oxford United's players are back to enjoying their football once again. Skipper Andy Crosby admitted after Saturday's 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Rochdale that his teammates are playing with a smile on their faces - and much of that is down to new boss

  • Internet award

    Kidlington building and services consultant Roberts and Partners has won an innovation award for its RAPID document management system, which allows data, plans and drawings to be viewed on the Internet. The award is from the BCCB, formed by the merger

  • Football: Weekend Results

    Nationwide League Div 3: Rochdale 1, Oxford Utd 1. FA VASE 4th round: Abingdon Tn 0, Clitheroe 3. RYMAN LEAGUE Div 1: Oxford C 2, Bognor Regis 2; Thame Utd 1, Windsor & Eton 0. DR MARTENS LEAGUE Eastern Div: Wisbech Tn 2, Banbury Utd 0. FOOTBALL LEAGUE

  • Football: Carterton owe it to hat-trick hero James

    Cherry Red Records Hellenic League Carterton Tn 4, Highworth Tn 0 James Mortimer-Jones smashed a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes of Saturday's Premier Division game to set Carterton on the way to a comfortable victory over Highworth. His first came

  • Greyhounds: Tomorrow's Oxford Card

    7.35 450m A9 Dainty Dancer...(Terry Atkins) INCOGNITO...(Paddy Curtin) Gladstone Fella...(Maurice Massey) Tuneful Melody 3 (W)...(Jim Morgan) Quick Notice (W)...(Ian Wills) Miss Pickwick (W)...(Terry Atkins) 7.50 450m A7 High View Cheeky...(Ron Bicknell

  • Rugby: Weekend fixtures

    Powergen Intermediate Cup 6th round: Oxford Harlequins 17, Hertford 33. ENGLISH NATIONAL LEAGUE Div 1: Worcester 66, Henley 17. ENGLISH CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP Southern Counties North: Grove 39, Chipping Norton 3. CLUB MATCHES Chinnor 34, Banbury 10; Banbury

  • Fiddler tickets

    Tickets have gone on sale for a production of Fiddler on the Roof by King Alfred's Community and Sports College, Wantage. The show runs from from February 27 until March 2, with performances each day at 7.30pm and at 2.30pm on Saturday. Tickets, priced

  • Twelve injured, one seriously, in crash

    Twelve people were taken to hospital yesterday after two cars collided on a country road. A car carrying five people and a people carrier carrying seven, collided at 1.15am on the B4009 between Lewknor and Shirburn, in Oxfordshire. Firefighters from Watlington

  • Racing: Burning repays slice of price tag

    Burning Impulse, bought for 120,000 guineas, burst a number of big reputations when making a winning debut over hurdles for Banbury trainer Paul Webber at Kempton on Saturday. With the favourite Londoner unseating Tom Scudamore at the third flight in

  • Panto staged

    An everyday story of pantomime folk will be staged at Chipping Norton town hall over the next two weekends. The Nortonians Amateur Dramatic Society is performing Cinderella on Fridays, at 7.30pm, and on Saturdays, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets, £4.50

  • Football: Carterton owe it to hat-trick hero James

    Cherry Red Records Hellenic League Carterton Tn 4, Highworth Tn 0 James Mortimer-Jones smashed a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes of Saturday's Premier Division game to set Carterton on the way to a comfortable victory over Highworth. His first came

  • Project will let elderly stay in own homes

    A repairs and improvement project to help elderly and disabled people stay in their homes, instead of going into residential care, is being launched by South Oxfordshire District Council. The project is a collaboration between the council and the Anchor

  • On-street parking blocks traffic

    Parked cars and impatient motorists are making a Wallingford road extremely dangerous. Motorists claim it is only a matter of time before someone is killed in Wantage Road, but Oxfordshire County Council has no plans to restrict parking on the road. Paul

  • Rail support

    A £1,000 grant from Wallingford town council will help rail enthusiasts overhaul some of their trains. A unanimous vote gave the money to Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Preservation Society. Council member Alec Hayton said: "The society members put in

  • Speed check

    A request for Oxfordshire County Council's Smiley traffic speed indicator to make a visit to monitor vehicles in Wantage Road, Wallingford, has been made by the town council.

  • Festival dates

    Dates have been fixed for one of Wallingford's Blues and Beer Festivals on June 28 and 29.

  • Low pay threat to universities

    Oxford's universities are struggling to attract top-grade lecturers because pay is up to £50,000 a year less than than competing overseas universities offer. Both Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities have joined the National Association of Teachers

  • Yes to demolition

    Approval to demolish The Haven bungalow on The Green, Stadhampton, and build a chalet-style house on the site has been given by South Oxfordshire District Council.

  • School seeks backing for specialist status bid

    A school has launched an appeal for support to help its bid to be given specialist business status. Marlborough School, in Woodstock, wants to be classed as a business and enterprise college under a new Government scheme encouraging schools to focus on

  • Grant for waste research

    Oxford Brookes University has been awarded an £180,000 grant to fund research into recycling glass. The grant, made to researchers at the university's school of hotel and restaurant management, is from the Government-funded Waste and Resources Action

  • Pupils support patients

    Pupils at Bartholomew School, in Eynsham, have been holding a series of fundraising events for the new leukaemia ward at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. They have included sponsored football matches, cake sales and an ice skating trip. The latest event

  • Face the music

    Pupils at Burford School and Community College are wired for sound, thanks to a donation from the school's association. One of four computer suites has been turned into a sound studio with all the latest electronic kit. It means head of music Sean Frankcom

  • Pupils sculpt fresh ideas

    Pupils at Banbury School were given the chance to express their artistic side during a visit from sculptor David Odwar. The event saw pupils swap paint and charcoal for clay.

  • Brain injury trust starts family support group

    The mother of a boy whose heart stopped three times after he was injured in a car crash has urged other parents to join a new support group. Sally Hockley, 46, said she would have had a breakdown if the Child Brain Injury Trust had not been on hand to

  • Football: Carterton owe it to hat-trick hero James

    Cherry Red Records Hellenic League Carterton Tn 4, Highworth Tn 0 James Mortimer-Jones smashed a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes of Saturday's Premier Division game to set Carterton on the way to a comfortable victory over Highworth. His first came

  • Agency needs members

    The Environment Agency wants to find green-minded people who want to make a positive contribution to their environment. Ten new members are needed for two advisory committees in the Thames region. The main role of the committees, which meet four times

  • Dance appeal

    The Marion Flanagan School of Irish Dancing needs donations to support its trip to the Irish Dancing World Championships in Glasgow in March. The school, which has groups in Oxford, Abingdon and Bicester, has had two teams accepted to compete in the under

  • Agency needs members

    The Environment Agency wants to find green-minded people who want to make a positive contribution to their environment. Ten new members are needed for two advisory committees in the Thames region. The main role of the committees, which meet four times

  • Fiddler tickets

    Tickets have gone on sale for a production of Fiddler on the Roof by King Alfred's Community and Sports College, Wantage. The show runs from from February 27 until March 2, with performances each day at 7.30pm and at 2.30pm on Saturday. Tickets, priced

  • Panto staged

    An everyday story of pantomime folk will be staged at Chipping Norton town hall over the next two weekends. The Nortonians Amateur Dramatic Society is performing Cinderella on Fridays, at 7.30pm, and on Saturdays, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets, £4.50

  • Football: Merritt strike boosts Thame

    Thame United 1, Windsor & Eton 0 Thame recorded their second successive 1-0 Ryman League Division 1 victory with a well-earned win over strugglers Windsor and Eton on Saturday. United got off to a flying start in the fourth minute through Justin Merritt

  • Tennis: No excuses as Tim's hopes are dashed

    Tim Henman would just love to be able to take a leaf out of Greg Rusedski's book and blame a bad line call. But the sad truth is the Australian Open ended for the Oxfordshire star in Melbourne because the world No 64 was better than him. And because nerves

  • Tennis: Early days yet, says Henman

    Oxfordshire's Tim Henman has already started a deep analysis of a defeat in the Australian Open. The 27-year-old sixth seed, from Weston-on-the-Green, pictured right, has still to reach the quarter-finals of any Grand Slam event other than Wimbledon.

  • Low pay threat to universities

    Oxford's universities are struggling to attract top-grade lecturers because pay is up to £50,000 a year less than than competing overseas universities offer. Both Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities have joined the National Association of Teachers

  • Raiders could be caught on film

    Police are studying two sets of CCTV footage after an armed bank raid and the robbery of a cash-and-carry customer in Oxford. Both incidents happened within 15 minutes of each other but police have not said whether they were linked. The robbery happened

  • Football: Carterton owe it to hat-trick hero James

    Cherry Red Records Hellenic League Carterton Tn 4, Highworth Tn 0 James Mortimer-Jones smashed a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes of Saturday's Premier Division game to set Carterton on the way to a comfortable victory over Highworth. His first came

  • Three hospitals miss out on help scheme

    Health service watchdogs are disappointed that a new on-the-spot patient advice and complaints scheme will only be available at one of four major hospitals in Oxfordshire. Cash shortages have meant the new Patient Advisory and Liaison Service (Pals) will

  • School earns Ofsted praise

    The standard of teaching at a village school near Oxford has been highly praised by the Government's education watchdog. Ofsted inspectors, who spent four days at Cumnor CofE Primary School last November, found pupils to be extremely well motivated, well

  • Blind woman in plea to Branson

    A pensioner is alarmed that a support charity that cares for her and nearly 3,000 other blind people is about to lose its office. Oxfordshire Association for the Blind supports 2,750 blind and partially sighted people from its premises at Rivermead Rehabilitation

  • Movie features songwriter

    Songwriter and former Oxford schoolboy Ivor Novello is to be featured in a new film. Novello, one of the last century's greatest composers and a former pupil of Magdalen College School, is depicted in the film Gosford Park. The prolific songwriter, who

  • What a grand effort

    An Oxfordshire game show contestant has failed in his quest to win a million pounds. Giles Haynes, of Freehold Street, Lower Heyford, took up the challenge on ITV's Who Wants to be a Millionaire? on Saturday. He answered the £4,000 question correctly

  • Phone mast plan is dropped

    A mobile phone company has withdrawn its application for a telecommunications mast in an Oxfordshire village following local objections. BT Cellnet's proposal was due to be discussed by the Vale of White Horse District Council today. The company wanted

  • Recycling rates on the rise

    Oxfordshire County Council is recycling an increasing amount of its rubbish. More than 60 per cent of council sites, excluding schools, now recycle at least one type of waste, which represents a two-fold increase on last year. The council now aims to

  • Attacker jailed for a year

    A man who attacked a customer in a pub, leaving him with a broken cheekbone, has been jailed for a year. Jonathan O'Brien, 22, of Bartholomew Road, Cowley, injured Aaron Massey during a fight at the Original Swan pub, in Oxford Road, Cowley, on October

  • Second firm joins war on cancer

    A second company dedicating to fighting cancer has been formed from Oxford University's pioneering tie-up with a merchant bank. Pharminox aims to develop new cancer treatments which will not have the side-effects of current chemotherapy drugs. Its work

  • Chamber draws up goals for new year

    Business leaders have outlined their targets for the coming year with transport, planning and crime topping the list. Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce president Jean Charmak said there were plenty of reasons to be optimistic but Government investment

  • Plumbers move home

    Plumbing and heating company Darnells are searching for more staff after expanding into larger premises. The company was founded in 1947 when Albert Darnell set up in business as a domestic plumber in Botley, Oxford. Now his son John and grandson Austin

  • Traders warned over euro

    Businesses looking to trade in euros are being warned to ensure they offer a fair exchange rate. Oxfordshire County Council trading standards officers are concerned that growing numbers of tourists visiting the county will want to spend euros. As a result

  • Festival order

    De Boer Structures, Banbury, has won a three-year contract to supply the main pavilion at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. The deal complements an existing contract which has seen the firm supply a wide range of temporary buildings at the cultural event

  • Jobs opportunity

    The county council has welcomed the county's continuing low unemployment rate -- fewer than 3,400 people. Officers said it was down to the diversity of the local economy, which was providing more job opportunities.

  • How to put your face on parade

    Wouldn't it be nice if we could earn money just by looking in the mirror? There is a way of doing just that. To earn £10, all you need to do is sit around drinking coffee before standing up and admiring your own reflection for a few minutes. Police Identification

  • Football: Weekend Results

    Nationwide League Div 3: Rochdale 1, Oxford Utd 1. FA VASE 4th round: Abingdon Tn 0, Clitheroe 3. RYMAN LEAGUE Div 1: Oxford C 2, Bognor Regis 2; Thame Utd 1, Windsor & Eton 0. DR MARTENS LEAGUE Eastern Div: Wisbech Tn 2, Banbury Utd 0. FOOTBALL LEAGUE

  • Three hospitals miss out on help scheme

    Health service watchdogs are disappointed that a new on-the-spot patient advice and complaints scheme will only be available at one of four major hospitals in Oxfordshire. Cash shortages have meant the new Patient Advisory and Liaison Service (Pals) will

  • Hospice help

    A Christmas carol concert raised £300 for Katharine House Hospice, in Adderbury. The event, a mixture of traditional carols and solo performances by the choir Choros, was held at Heyford Park Chapel, at the former RAF airbase in Upper Heyford, near Bicester

  • Fish shop damaged

    A fish and chip restaurant will be closed for three months after a fire, which started in deep fat fryers, caused £50,000 worth of damage. Two people were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, after the blaze in the Mediterranean Fish Bar, London

  • Missing boy

    Police in Banbury were last night continuing to search for a missing 12-year-old boy. George Morgan went missing last Wednesday from his home in the Grimsbury Green area of the town. George, a pupil at The Warriner School, Bloxham, near Banbury, is 5ft

  • Public meeting

    Risinghurst residents concerned about plans to knock down offices at Nielson House, in London Road, Headington, can attend a public meeting tonight. Oxford City Council planning officers will answer questions at the event, at Collinwood United Reformed

  • Football: City pegged back by title-chasing Bognor

    Oxford City 2, Bognor Regis Tn 2 In an incident-packed Ryman Division 1 game, City twice took the lead with magnificent goals, only for Bognor to come back strongly in the last half hour to snatch a draw and maintain their promotion push. After an even

  • Rugby: Harlequins run is ended by Hertford

    Oxford Harlequins' hopes of reaching a Twickenham final this season were dashed when they lost 33-17 at home to Hertford in the sixth round of the Powergen Intermediate Cup on Saturday. Three late tries in the first half set up the victory for Hertford

  • School report pleases headteacher

    The headteacher of a village school has welcomed an Ofsted report which praised its academic and social standards. Tim Heaton, who runs Grendon Underwood County Combined School, said: "The school is extremely pleased with the report, which is a testimony

  • Football: Merritt strike boosts Thame

    Thame United 1, Windsor & Eton 0 Thame recorded their second successive 1-0 Ryman League Division 1 victory with a well-earned win over strugglers Windsor and Eton on Saturday. United got off to a flying start in the fourth minute through Justin Merritt

  • What a grand effort

    An Oxfordshire game show contestant has failed in his quest to win a million pounds. Giles Haynes, of Freehold Street, Lower Heyford, took up the challenge on ITV's Who Wants to be a Millionaire? on Saturday. He answered the £4,000 question correctly

  • Hockey: Weekend results

    Men SOUTH LEAGUE Premier: Oxford Univ 1, Wimbledon 1. Middlesex Berks Bucks & Oxon Regional: City of Oxford 3, Newbury 1; Henley 4, PHC Chiswick 3; Ramgarhia 3, Banbury 3. Area Div 1: Bicester 2, Mill Hill 2; British Airways 2, Abingdon 0. Div 2:

  • Conquest misses out

    Witney snooker player Grant Conquest is out of the Embassy World Championship, after he lost 5-3 to Southampton's Jason Weston in the sixth qualifying round yesterday at Harrogate. Conquest had beaten Steve Rowlings 5-1 on Saturday, but found Weston a

  • Parking problem may hit tourism

    Tourism in Wantage could suffer if coach parking areas are not replaced, the town council has warned. Parking for coaches in Limborough Road will disappear when the site is developed to make way for seven shop units, six larger retail units and a supermarket

  • Artist's rainy bonus

    A successful landscape artist will stage an exhibition of new work in Oxford. Paul Kessling, 36, of West Hendred, is inspired by the Downland, near Wantage, and uses bold washes of ink in rich bands of colour in his distinctive landscapes. He said: "Working

  • Meeting move

    A public meeting is to be held with officials from Thames Water to give details of the new sewage pumping station planned for Moreton, near Thame, after residents complained that they had not been given enough information about the project.

  • Pupils support patients

    Pupils at Bartholomew School, in Eynsham, have been holding a series of fundraising events for the new leukaemia ward at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. They have included sponsored football matches, cake sales and an ice skating trip. The latest event

  • Football: Banbury effort not enough

    Wisbech Tn 2, Banbury Utd 0 Banbury produced plenty of effort and commitment in Saturday's Dr Martens Eastern Division encounter at Wisbech but it went unrewarded. The visitors had three chances in the first 20 minutes, with Matty Gooderick twice being

  • 'Keep landfill plan'

    Witney MP David Cameron wants the Government to maintain the current landfill tax credit scheme. The scheme helps environmental and community projects. In west Oxfordshire the scheme has given grants to the Wychwood Project and the Rollright Stones. Under

  • New buses boss

    Former bus driver Steve Morgan is the new depot controller for Stagecoach in Witney. Mr Morgan, 40, from Chipping Norton, has spent 12 years based at the depot, including six years as a driver. The company's Witney staff operate ten services, including

  • Face the music

    Pupils at Burford School and Community College are wired for sound, thanks to a donation from the school's association. One of four computer suites has been turned into a sound studio with all the latest electronic kit. It means head of music Sean Frankcom

  • Cash for CLIC

    Motorists are being asked to drop off their unwanted European banknotes and coins at Total petrol stations, in Garsington Road, Oxford, and in Welch Way, Witney, to help the charity Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood. CLIC supports families of children

  • House plans

    Plans have been submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council to build a house on land off Barns Lane, Burford.

  • Racing: Burning repays slice of price tag

    Burning Impulse, bought for 120,000 guineas, burst a number of big reputations when making a winning debut over hurdles for Banbury trainer Paul Webber at Kempton on Saturday. With the favourite Londoner unseating Tom Scudamore at the third flight in

  • Football: Carterton owe it to hat-trick hero James

    Cherry Red Records Hellenic League Carterton Tn 4, Highworth Tn 0 James Mortimer-Jones smashed a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes of Saturday's Premier Division game to set Carterton on the way to a comfortable victory over Highworth. His first came

  • Twelve injured, one seriously, in crash

    Twelve people were taken to hospital yesterday after two cars collided on a country road. A car carrying five people and a people carrier carrying seven, collided at 1.15am on the B4009 between Lewknor and Shirburn, in Oxfordshire. Firefighters from Watlington

  • School report pleases headteacher

    The headteacher of a village school has welcomed an Ofsted report which praised its academic and social standards. Tim Heaton, who runs Grendon Underwood County Combined School, said: "The school is extremely pleased with the report, which is a testimony

  • Low pay threat to universities

    Oxford's universities are struggling to attract top-grade lecturers because pay is up to £50,000 a year less than than competing overseas universities offer. Both Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities have joined the National Association of Teachers

  • Blind woman in plea to Branson

    A pensioner is alarmed that a support charity that cares for her and nearly 3,000 other blind people is about to lose its office. Oxfordshire Association for the Blind supports 2,750 blind and partially sighted people from its premises at Rivermead Rehabilitation