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  • Berry aims to stop the rot

    Abingdon Town's new manager Paul Berry is aiming for the perfect start when they travel to Edgware Town in Ryman League Division 2 on Saturday. Paul BerryThe ex-Carterton Town boss's first job will be to arrest a run of four successive defeats. But he

  • Varsities reject elitism charge

    Oxford's universities have defended themselves against charges of elitism after a study showed they admit relatively few applicants from state schools. Only 55 per cent of students at Oxford are from the state sector, making it jointly with Cambridge

  • Cemetery plan prompts protest

    A recreation ground in north Oxford is under threat from plans to expand Wolvercote Cemetery. Angry residents have called on councillors to give "priority to the needs of the living, rather than the dead". With the city fast running out of burial space

  • Football fixtures - Sunday

    Games to be played on December 14, 2003 FA VASE 3rd round: Southall Tn v North Leigh. MORRELLS OF OXFORD SUNDAY LEAGUE League Cup 2nd round: AC Rileys v Corner House, Royal Oak v Wolvercote, Morris Motors v Berinsfield Utd, Nelson v Six Bells Kidlington

  • West wants revenge

    Thame United boss Mark West is gunning for revenge at home to Division 1 North rivals East Thurrock. Mark WestWhen the teams met on the first day of the season, East Thurrock won 3-1, and West was unhappy with their 'over-physical' approach. "We owe them

  • Rugby fixtures - Saturday

    Games to be played on December 13, 2003 ENGLISH NATIONAL LEAGUE Div 1: Bedford v Henley. ENGLISH CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP Berks Bucks & Oxon Div 1: Thatcham v Oxford. Berks Bucks & Oxon Div 2: Berkshire Shire Hall v Harwell, Littlemore v Wheatley. CLUB

  • Henley refuse to panic

    Despite suffering a series of disappointing results that has seen them slip close to the foot of National League 1, Henley are not panicking ahead of their visit to Bedford Blues on Saturday (3). Still looking for their third victory of the season, Hawks

  • Maher comes in

    Oxford bring new prop Johnny Maher into their side for the trip to bottom club Thatcham in Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division 1. The club also welcome back fly half Danny Wheeler, who returns on the bench after missing much of the season through injury.

  • United wait on Alsop

    Oxford United have one major doubt for tomorrow's Division 3 game against bottom club Carlisle United at the Kassam Stadium. Julian AlsopJulian Alsop has missed training with sickness and looks to have no more than a 30-70 chance at this stage. However

  • Shabby shark house angers residents

    People living next to Oxford's shark house say they are concerned about the state of the property. The shark in Bill Heine's house in New High Street, Headington The house, which is owned by BBC Radio Oxford presenter Bill Heine, has overgrown trees and

  • Shabby shark house angers residents

    People living next to Oxford's shark house say they are concerned about the state of the property. The shark in Bill Heine's house in New High Street, Headington The house, which is owned by BBC Radio Oxford presenter Bill Heine, has overgrown trees and

  • Help group faces fight for survival

    A group providing a lifeline for parents with a range of disabilities from blindness to MS and cerebral palsy is seeking funding to keep going. Didcot Power Station manager Richard Tuffill, left, presents a cheque to Andy Pounce, of the Oxfordshire Parents

  • Football fixtures - Saturday

    Games to be played on December 13, 2003 NATIONWIDE LEAGUE Div 3: Oxford Utd v Carlisle Utd. RYMAN LEAGUE Div 1 North: Arlesey Tn v Oxford C, Thame Utd v East Thurrock. Div 2: Edgware Tn v Abingdon Tn. DR MARTENS LEAGUE Eastern Div: Eastleigh v Banbury

  • Didcot to step up title tilt

    Cherry Red Records Hellenic League preview DIDCOT Town manager Pete Foley believes the next four games could have a big impact on his team's Premier Division title aspirations. Didcot embark on a spell of games against all their title challengers, starting

  • Simpson's tough task

    Former Manor Ground favourite Paul Simpson faces the hardest job of his footballing career in trying to save Carlisle from relegation to the Nationwide Conference. Paul SimpsonThe Cumbrians are 12 points adrift at the bottom of Division 3 with just one

  • Hunt breaks Boxing Day meet tradition

    A traditional Boxing Day hunt meet with riders and hounds will not be held in Bicester or on a farm in the area this year. Owing to a change in manpower, the Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase will only hold a Boxing Day meet in Winslow, more than 10 miles

  • Hockey fixtures - Saturday

    Games to be played on December 13, 2003 SOUTH LEAGUE Premier Div 1: Oxford Univ v Bromley. Middlesex, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Regional: City of Oxford v Ramgarhia, Sunbury v Banbury. Div 1: Abingdon v Rover Oxford, Lions v Bicester. Div 2: Hayes v Witney

  • Poppy appeal collectors go into the record books

    Wantage residents helped raise a record amount for ex-servicemen and their families this year. Poppy appeal collectors in the town raised almost £7,000 for the Royal British Legion appeal during the fortnight before Remembrance Sunday. The £6,926.12 total

  • Housing scheme causes dilemma

    Wallingford town councillors found themselves in a dilemma over plans to build homes on the edge of the town. They had been asked by South Oxfordshire District Council to comment on plans for the Winterbrook area. The plans proposed demolishing buildings

  • Fee for resident parking mooted

    County councillors are proposing a controversial scheme to make residents pay for parking permits in Oxford. At the moment, Oxfordshire County Council charges for business permits but residents' parking permits are free. The county is responsible for

  • Car plant faces asbestos claims

    Oxford car manufacturer BMW could face legal claims for asbestos-related deaths. A solicitor has revealed he is acting for relatives of more than a dozen people who had worked at the Cowley car plant and contracted the fatal lung cancer mesothelioma.