• Five arrested in drugs raids

    Five people were arrested and a stash of suspected hard drugs seized in police raids on an Oxford estate last night. Five homes were raided in Moorbank, Knights Road, Barns Road, Redwood Close and Readmase, in Blackbird Leys, after tip-offs by members

  • Brain-damaged cyclist wins case

    A Cyclist left brain damaged after he was knocked off his bike is set to receive millions of pounds in compensation. Hamish McCullough was 24 when a Peugeot 205's wing mirror clipped him as he cycled along Fawler Road, Kingston Lisle, near Uffington,

  • Prison guard denies drug deal

    A prison officer agreed to smuggle cannabis into Bullingdon prison in return for £60, a court heard yesterday (November 8). Allan Ellis, 50, is on trial at Oxford Crown Court charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis resin between March 17 and May 16

  • Athletics: Marvel Melissa romps in

    Emerging talent Melissa Hawtin, of Oxford City, strides home almost 100 metres clear of the field in the UK Challenge Cross Country at Senneleys Park, Birmingham on Saturday. Competing in the under 13 girls' age group, Hawtin, who only started running

  • Athletics: Green is top City runner at Halton

    Oxford City fielded a full team for their second Chiltern League fixture of the season at RAF Halton over an undulating, but fast 10km parkland course on Saturday. Brian Green led the team home in 16th place, the Vet 45 runner clocking 35mins 2secs. Trevor

  • Football: Cross nets a double as Rangers stay top

    Witney & District FA: Dave Cross hit a hat-trick as leaders Spartan Rangers kept up their charge for the Division 1 title with a 5-0 thrashing of Hanborough Res. Jamie Timms, Paul Saunders and an own goal completed their tally. Carterton Res saw off

  • Football: Steventon sunk by Thomas brace

    North Berks League: Defender Matt Thomas showed his skills as an attacker as he bagged a brace as Marcham reached the fourth round of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup with a 4-1 drubbing of local rivals Steventon. It was Thomas, who plays in central

  • Too rich for many

    The crazy Oxford property market is getting even crazier, according to new figures out today. In the city and across the county, prices are rising at way above the national average, which is good news for those on the property ladder and another savage

  • School is wired for success

    New computer equipment has transformed test results at a south Oxfordshire primary school. Hagbourne Primary School's recent SATs results have been excellent, and headteacher Richard Jones attributes much of the success to new technology. During the summer

  • Cruel teenagers hurled kitten at car

    Two teenagers threw a kitten at a moving car in Bicester and filmed it on their mobile phones. Neil Goward was stunned -- first as the black and white kitten hit the windscreen and then when he spotted the pair holding up their mobiles to capture it all

  • Slow down, you move too fast

    A dozen children lined up outside a school's gates yesterday (November 8) to send a stark message to drivers as part of National Road Safety Week. Pupils at Faringdon Community College each wore T-shirts with with the message 'Slow Down!', as they represented

  • Yachtsman to resume voyage

    Yachtsman Adrian Flanagan was this morning (November 9) due to resume his attempt to circumnavigate the globe solo and non-stop via the polar regions. The 45-year-old, right, took shelter in the mouth of the Helford river, at Falmouth, on Friday after

  • Demolition begins at Lucy's

    Residents have started saying their goodbyes to the Victorian factory that has dominated views of Jericho for nearly two centuries. Demolition work on W Lucy's Eagle Ironworks, in Walton Well Road in Oxford, is well underway as part of a development to

  • Objectors drop college action

    A HIGH Court bid to sue Oxford's Plater College over its decision to close has been abandoned by campaigners who have run out of cash after spending thousands of pounds on legal fees. The Plater College Foundation, set up to oppose the closure of the


    Bletchingdon & Oxford Nondescripts have won their appeal against their 3rd XI being expelled from The Oxford Times Cherwell League. Nondies 3rd were thrown out in September for breaking league registration rules. But after hearing Nondies' appeal,


    Oxford United fans have reacted with astonishment to the appointment of their former manager Graham Rix to one of the top jobs in Britain. The 48-year-old former Arsenal and England midfielder, who had a disastrous record as boss of both Portsmouth and

  • Student plunges from college roof

    An Oxford University student is being treated in hospital after falling from the roof of his college. Paramedics were called to Wadham College, off Parks Road, at 1.55am this morning (November 9), after the male first-year student fell to the ground.

  • Wishing you a happy winter

    According to the Press, certain councils have decided the word Christmas should be replaced with the word Winter, and so to be politically correct, I have had to revise my terminology for the coming seasonal festivities. I have already made my Winter

  • Zoe's concert dream to go ahead

    A musical extravaganza starring Oxfordshire singer Zoe Mace is set to take place in June next year. The 10-year-old Cokethorpe School pupil revealed last month that she would like to hold a concert at Oxford's New Theatre to raise money for four county

  • Athletics: Bromley in happy return

    Headington Roadrunner Richard Bromley made a winning return to the Oxford Mail Cross Country League as he held off a stern challenge from clubmate Steve Kimber to win the first round in atrocious conditions at Ascott-under-Wychwood on Sunday. Bromley,

  • Football: Sub keeper hands points to Banbury

    Southern League: Banbury chalked up another vital Southern League premier division win last night. It came in bizarre circumstances after Evesham's sub keeper Dave Knurek pun- ched the ball into his own net with four minutes to go. Knurek was on because

  • Football: Peedle dismissal spurs Chadlington into action

    Oxfordshire Senior League: Chadlington coped with the early dismissal of striker Shane Peedle for kicking out as they won 3-1 at Premier Division rivals Rover Cowley. Mark Corbett and Jim Williams gave Chadlington a 2-0 cushion. After the break, Rover

  • Fourth arrest over death

    A fourth person was arrested by detectives on Tuesday (November 8) investigating the death of a 40-year-old man. Two men and a woman arrested after the discovery of the victim's body in Luther Court, off Speedwell Street, Oxford, on Sunday have been released

  • Councillor's snub to Cowley Road traders

    Cowley Road traders have been told their efforts to claim rate rebates because of recent roadwork disruption is "laughable". Some businesses are planning to lobby for a rebate claiming they have lost thousands of pounds in turnover because of lost trade

  • Think about pedestrians

    When city councillor Susanna Pressel has made Botley Road, Oxford, safer for cyclists, perhaps she will then make all footpaths safer for pedestrians? A sensible idea would be to ban vehicles parking on the footpaths and make it illegal to ride bicycles

  • Fuss over the beaver

    So Defra, the Government hero of the foot-and-mouth epidemic, is concerned about the release of a few European beavers in the wild, a species that roamed our countryside 500 years ago with no adverse effect on the environment. In fact, their presence

  • Festive parking free on streets

    Free on-street parking will be introduced in Oxford in the evening and at the weekend in time for the Christmas shows. Oxfordshire County Council will start a six-month pilot scheme on December 1, allowing motorists free parking in about 550 pay-and-display

  • Church to use Narnia magic

    Methodist churches in Oxfordshire want to use the blockbuster film based on the first of the Narnia chronicles as inspiration for their Christmas services this year. Ministers are being urged to draw on the film based on Oxford author CS Lewis' novel,