• Football: My debt to Uncle John

    Oxford United Milk Cup hero Jeremy Charles says he owes a big debt to his uncle, the legendary John Charles, who died on Saturday. Jeremy scored the third goal in United's stunning 3-0 victory over QPR in the 1986 Milk Cup final at Wembley. "I was very

  • Homeless United

    Homeless people in Oxford took part in a triathlon in the hope of scoring sponsorship for their own football team. Night Shelter clients John, above left, and Tony Weeks, right, resettlement manager Gary French, centre, took part in the triathlon The

  • Appeal for robberies information

    Police are appealing for witnesses to or information about three unconnected robberies in the county on Saturday. In the first incident a 77-year-old woman had her handbag snatched by two boys, believed to be about 12 or 14 years old, as she was walking

  • Rugby: Wallingford in second-half barrage

    Berks Bucks & Oxon League: A remarkable second-half performance saw Wallingford run out comfortable 48-12 winners away to Thatcham. Playing into the strong wind in the first half, the visitors took an early lead through top try-scorer Henry Venners

  • Avoid school trips, teachers advised

    School trips can be among the most popular and enjoyable events in a young person's life, but they could become a thing of the past if a teaching union gets its way. The NASUWT has advised its 223,500 members to avoid school trips following a series of

  • Theatre awarded £2.7m Lottery grant

    Oxford's Pegasus Theatre will undergo a massive transformation into a unique arts complex following a £2.7m Lottery pledge. Members of the Junior Oxford Youth Theatre celebrate news that Oxford's Pegasus Theatre will get a £2.7m Lottery grant, with the

  • Grave chimes 'are too noisy'

    Neighbours of a busy hospital which has its own helicopter pad said wind chimes in an Oxford cemetery were too noisy. The Hicks family and the notice from Oxford City Council More than 30 chimes, at the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (Sands) Memorial

  • Park-and-ride commended

    Oxford's park-and-ride system has been highly commended in a national parking industry award. The city came second in the 2004 British Parking Awards for its five park-and-ride sites after being pipped to the top spot by Norwich. It was praised by judges

  • Pharmacy users warned to expect weeks of closure

    Managers expect it will take three to four weeks to repair fire damage at an Oxford chemist. Surveyors were inspecting Proctors Pharmacy in the Roundway, Headington. As reported in yesterday's Oxford Mail, a fire started in an electrical wiring cupboard

  • Football: Garner sinks Thame

    Oxford Utd 1, Thame 0 (golden goal): Adam Garner struck a golden goal winner with just three minutes remaining to sink brave Thame as Oxford United marked a 12-year absence from the Oxfordshire Senior Cup with a dramatic quarter-final victory. Despite

  • Parents dig deep to help school

    Parents with children at a village school are raising money to buy classroom equipment and improve the playground. The primary school at Fringford, near Bicester, suffered a budget cut of about £13,000 when the number of children on the school roll dropped

  • Hockey: City ride their luck after Scragg strikes

    South League: City of Oxford had a fortuitous 1-0 win at home to Old Kingstonians in the Middlesex, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Regional division. They went in front after ten minutes when Paul Scragg scored after good work by Richard Lloyd. But for the remainder

  • Boxing: Mullins is crowned champion

    Witney's Steve Mullins stole the show after inflicting a first-round stoppage on Cheshunt's Terry Sullivan at Langdale Hall in Witney to become this year's Home Counties middleweight champion. Mullins took control of this clash from the bell and offloaded

  • Ice hockey: Cool Crockett leaves it late for Stars

    Paul Crockett scored the late winner as Oxford City Stars kept up their 100 per cent record in the competition with a 4-3 win over Peterborough Islanders. But Stars made it difficult for themselves having to fight back from three goals down to secure

  • Rugby: Cool Chinnor are on a roll

    South West 1: Chinnor secured their second successive away victory when they followed their outstanding result at Clevedon by beating lowly Barnstaple 32-12. Choosing to play into a bitter wind, Barnstaple soon found themselves seven points adrift, as

  • Rugby: Battling Bicester grab rare win

    Southern Counties North: Bicester earned their first league victory since November, as they beat Buckingham 26-20 at Oxford Road. The home side disrupted Buckingham possession at the line-outs, where lock Mark Malins and No 8 Christian Wright were outstanding

  • Amnesty funds a record

    Amnesty International members in Abingdon are among the top ten fundraisers in the country, according to its annual report. The Abingdon branch sent £4,036 to Amnesty headquarters last year -- up more than £500 from the previous year. In addition a further