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  • Miller's tale far from light

    Arthur Miller wrote A View from the Bridge -- or at least refashioned his earlier one-act version into the play we now know -- during 1956. Robert Gwilym plays tough dock worker Eddie Since this was also the year in which he married the legendary Marilyn

  • Motorsport: Prodrive team equal best yet

    Banbury's Prodrive European Touring Car Championship team equalled their best result of the season with a podium place at Donington Park. Prodrive's James Hanson, left, goes round the outside Top driver Rickard Rydell drove his Volvo S60 into second spot

  • Services to benefit from going hi-tech

    Moves to introduce more information technology in local government is vital, according to a district council. South Oxfordshire cabinet member Nick Hards said: "This is not just for the technically minded or those with computers. "The introduction of

  • Visitors roll in

    THE number of visitors of the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock has increased since admission charges were dropped for October. Neil Fawcett Neil Fawcett, the county council's executive member for learning and culturesaid: "We are hopeful that a trend has

  • School picked up on litter

    Pensioners in Abingdon have criticised a school for failing to stop pupils dropping litter near their homes. Residents living in Darrell Way, Harcourt Way and Collingwood Close opposite Fitzharrys School in Northcourt Road, are so fed up that some have

  • Traders call for anti-drug blitz

    Worried traders in Wallingford are calling for a crackdown on drug users. They claim their businesses are suffering from shoplifting and criminal damage by drug addicts. With local councillors, they are also demanding closer co-operation between the police

  • Walker hurt by frame

    A frame used to support hanging baskets in Bicester has been fenced off after a man gashed his head when he walked into it. Stewart Warren complained to Bicester Town Council and Cherwell District Council about the incident, and the frame has been fenced

  • Lib Dems plan debate on future of key site

    Witney's Liberal Democrats plan to call a public meeting over the future of a key town centre site earmarked for a superstore. But they have already made up their own minds on the former Marriotts Close football ground -- they do not want it used for

  • Rail operator changes commuter timetable

    Commuters from Bicester and Banbury are having to get up earlier to catch a train to London following the introduction of a new timetable. One of the most popular morning trains used to leave Banbury at 7.22am and Bicester 12 minutes later. Now the train

  • Profits slide hits sports retailer

    Retailer JJB Sports has warned of tough conditions ahead after unveiling a slide in half-year profits. The group, which has three stores in Oxford and one in Banbury, was rocked by the sudden death of chief executive Duncan Sharpe earlier this week, and

  • Rail operator changes commuter timetable

    Commuters from Bicester and Banbury are having to get up earlier to catch a train to London following the introduction of a new timetable. One of the most popular morning trains used to leave Banbury at 7.22am and Bicester 12 minutes later. Now the train

  • Gun charge denied

    A MAN denied firing a handgun at his neighbour when interviewed by police, Oxford Crown Court heard. William Muir, 55, of Chillingworth Crescent, Wood Farm, Oxford, denies possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in connection with an argument

  • Walker hurt by frame

    A frame used to support hanging baskets in Bicester has been fenced off after a man gashed his head when he walked into it. Stewart Warren complained to Bicester Town Council and Cherwell District Council about the incident, and the frame has been fenced

  • Football: Parry hits a hat-trick in Labour demolition

    Autotype UTV League round-up Danny Parry notched a hat-trick in Abbott Medisense's 7-0 win at Didcot Labour Club in Division 2. Ben Parry also hit a brace, while Russell Thynne and James Lattimore scored in a win which lifted them to third in the table

  • Bowls: Milton Hill opens

    The new Milton Hill BC green at Milton Heights was officially opened by the two presidents of the Berkshire County Bowling Association at a special ceremony. The opening was followed by a match in which Milton Hill lost to a team composed of invited players

  • Golf: Middleton men grab honours

    Middleton Stoney won the Five Star Oxfordshire Cricketers golf tournament at The Wychwood GC. (RAWXML: <image large="sport-golf.gif" small="sport-golf.gif" type="portrait"></image>Their team of Andrew Smith, Charlie Ross, John Deeley and Nick

  • Golf: Juniors fall short

    Frilford Heath and Oxford City failed in their attempts to reach the national final of the Daily Telegraph Junior Home Nations Championship. (RAWXML: <image large="sport-golf.gif" small="sport-golf.gif" type="portrait"></image> In the regional

  • Fitness fans clock in

    Fitness enthusiasts at leisure centres are being urged to keep an eye on the clock, to raise money for the Douglas House hospice being built in Oxford. Centres at Berinsfield, Thame, Wheatley and Henley are taking part in the Soll to Soll game devised

  • Bus firms charge single ticket prices for return trips

    Bus companies are charging Oxford City Council for two single fares when a pensioner makes a return journey, it has emerged. Since 1985, the council has subsidised fares for pensioners and they pay only 20p for all bus journeys. Under the present system

  • Police alarm over radio 'blackspots'

    Emergency meetings have been held after 132 blackspots were found in a new police radio system. Senior Thames Valley officers told telecommunications firm O2 to draw up revised plans for the Airwave system which would provide officers with adequate coverage

  • Speedway: Cheetahs offered Friday night race slot

    Oxford Cheetahs have been offered the chance of Friday night racing next year, after a series of promising meetings with Oxford Stadium officials. However, they will have to pay the going rate, as the management at Oxford view Friday nights as the best

  • Football: United's cup date set

    Oxford United's Worthington Cup clash with Aston Villa will take place on Wednesday, November 6 - and not the U's regular Tuesday night slot. And although that means that the third-round tie will clash with a pre-booked conference at The Kassam Stadium

  • Airgunner kills and maims stray cats

    Two cats have been killed and another maimed in airgun attacks at Didcot. Bobcat was one of the victims of airgun attacks Bobcat, a black and white tom, is being nursed back to health at the home of Cat Protection volunteer Polly Cockburn after his tail

  • U-turn over pub pleases villagers

    Villagers have welcomed a brewery chain's decision to drop plans to turn a historic pub into a 130-seater restaurant. Six Continents Retail's proposal to transform The Perch in Binsey, west Oxford, into one of its Vintage Inns restaurants threatened to

  • Patient died after stomach operation

    A retired electrician died after undergoing a stomach operation, an inquest heard. Frederick Hoare, 80, of George Street, Bicester, attended the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on November 26 with gastric ulcers. Surgeon Nicholas Maynard told Oxford

  • Services to benefit from going hi-tech

    Moves to introduce more information technology in local government is vital, according to a district council. South Oxfordshire cabinet member Nick Hards said: "This is not just for the technically minded or those with computers. "The introduction of

  • Children 'win' lottery

    A children's playhouse in Blackbird Leys, which has been repeatedly attacked by vandals, will be rebuilt thanks to the Oxford estate's own lottery. Lottery co-ordinator Carol Lambourne, with pre-school manager Jo Rooney and some of the children The playhouse

  • Councils cyclists wait for spray day

    An oxfordshire council may install showers at its Abingdon headquarters to encourage more staff to cycle to work. The Vale of White Horse District Council carried out a staff survey as part of its "green commuter" policy. It found 19 people cycled to

  • Company plans for vaccine bonanza

    Vaccine producer Powderject Pharmaceuticals is planning to increase sales of its flu vaccine by more than 30 per cent this year. The world's leading independent vaccine company, based at the Oxford Science Park, last year achieved £67m sales for its Fluvirin

  • Training scheme wins contract

    A project which helps women without qualifications to train for jobs has won a £225,000 contract from the Learning and Skills Council. Oxford Women's Training Scheme will use the money to run construction and IT training courses for up to 150 women, from

  • Fitness fans clock in

    Fitness enthusiasts at leisure centres are being urged to keep an eye on the clock, to raise money for the Douglas House hospice being built in Oxford. Centres at Berinsfield, Thame, Wheatley and Henley are taking part in the Soll to Soll game devised

  • Farm is 'disease-free'

    A farm near Bicester was given the all-clear after a suspected outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among its sheep on October 9. Veterinary experts from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs were called to investigate the farm. The farm

  • Football: Dore's four-timer crushes Cropredy

    OFA Sam Waters Cup round-up CHRIS Dore hit a four-timer as AFC Oxford eased into the second round of the competition with a 7-2 demolition of Banbury Sunday side Cropredy 7-2. Riverside's Kingsley Ejidgu slides inSummer signing Dore gave his new team

  • Football: Malloy's strike crowns recovery

    Morrells of Oxford Sunday League round-up Mansfield Road fought back from a goal down to beat Star Royal 2-1 in the Premier Division, writes GEOFF BOWER. Adam Hamp put Star ahead, only for Mansfield Road to hit back through Mike Bartlett and Kevin Malloy

  • Bar billiards: Standard surprise Tandem in opener

    Premier Section champions Tandem suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at home to Royal Standard on the opening night of the new Morrells of Oxford League season. Pete Farrelly, Tandem's new signing, lost the opening game with the break to Royal Standard's Alan

  • Lib Dems plan debate on future of key site

    Witney's Liberal Democrats plan to call a public meeting over the future of a key town centre site earmarked for a superstore. But they have already made up their own minds on the former Marriotts Close football ground -- they do not want it used for

  • Traders call for anti-drug blitz

    Worried traders in Wallingford are calling for a crackdown on drug users. They claim their businesses are suffering from shoplifting and criminal damage by drug addicts. With local councillors, they are also demanding closer co-operation between the police

  • School picked up on litter

    Pensioners in Abingdon have criticised a school for failing to stop pupils dropping litter near their homes. Residents living in Darrell Way, Harcourt Way and Collingwood Close opposite Fitzharrys School in Northcourt Road, are so fed up that some have

  • Councils cyclists wait for spray day

    An oxfordshire council may install showers at its Abingdon headquarters to encourage more staff to cycle to work. The Vale of White Horse District Council carried out a staff survey as part of its "green commuter" policy. It found 19 people cycled to

  • Sex abuse trio cons mother

    Bogus officials conned their way into a mother's house and carried out an examination of her two-year-old child. E-fit images of the two women Detectives fear they may strike again and have warned parents in Oxfordshire to be on their guard. The three