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  • FOOTBALL: Warrell sees red

    Goalkeeper Sam Warrell was sent off as Abingdon United lost 3-1 at home to Thatcham Town in BGB Southern League Division 1 South & West tonight. Abingdon were already 1-0 down to a Tom Melledew strike when Warrell lashed out after Thatcham

  • ATHLETICS: Dean in GB call

    Former Radley athlete Hatti Dean has been named in the Great Britain women’s team for the European Cross Country Championships in Brussels. Dean (pictured), who now runs for Hallamshire Harriers, will hope the team can challenge strongly on

  • CRICKET: Chiefs seek legal advice

    Beleagured Oxford Times Cherwell League chiefs have rallied round after the shock of abandoning their annual meeting in midstream. They were left red-faced after bringing the AGM at Bicester & North Oxford CC to a premature end last Thursday when clubs

  • Theme park branded 'winter blunderland'

    Families in Oxfordshire are demanding refunds after finding out excursions to a mock Lapland Christmas park were more Blunderland than Wonderland. Parents paid up to £30 per head for tickets to Lapland New Forest — billed as a Christmas village

  • Signal failure delays trains

    Passengers between Oxford and Bicester Town were delayed yesterday after signalling problems in the Oxford area caused services to be cancelled. First Great Western (FGW) offered passengers a replacement bus service between Oxford and Bicester after

  • Space agency to bring 100 jobs

    The European Space Agency has confirmed it will open a new research centre in Oxfordshire with the creation of up to 100 jobs. The new centre will be built at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, near Didcot, and has been welcomed as

  • Lorry sheds load of brackets

    Thousands of metal brackets were sent spilling across a busy junction after a lorry shed its load of pallets. About 10 pallets filled with the brackets fell from a curtain-sided lorry as it turned on to the Hinksey Hill interchange in Oxford at about

  • Man held over death crash

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with a fatal collision on the A44 near Woodstock on Saturday. He is in police custody.

  • Inmate died 'in safe jail cell'

    A prisoner was found dead in a “safe cell” hours after attempting to kill himself, an inquest heard today. Father-of-eight Danny Rooney was moved to the cell at Bullingdon Prison after being found with a noose around his neck, Oxford Coroner

  • FOOTBALL: Litten hammers hat-trick

    Steve Litten hit a hat-trick as Bletchingdon won 4-2 at Oxford University Press in the Premier Division of the Oxfordshire Senior League. Litten gave Bletchingdon the lead on 34 minutes, before Todd Parker-Hunt doubled their tally a minute into the second

  • FOOTBALL: Crosthwaite smashes a hat-trick

    Jon Crosthwaite hit a hat-trick as Bardwell twice fought back to beat Middleton Cheney 6-3 in Division 2 of the Banbury District Lord Jersey League. Paul Connolly fired Middleton ahead, before Jon Crosthwaite fired the equaliser into the top corner.

  • FOOTBALL: Sekkat sinks Inter

    Karim Sekkat bagged a brace as North Oxford Res fought back to win 5-3 at Inter Oxford. Strikes from Alex Reid and Marvyn Merritt saw the hosts ease into a 2-0 lead. However, North Oxford then hit back in style through Sekkat’s double and strikes from

  • FOOTBALL: Hamilton hammers seven-timer

    Charley Hamilton smashed a seven-timer as Tower Hill Vixens cruised to a 12-1 success over Ducklington in the Oxford Mail Girls Under 14 League. Two goals apiece from Carla Garrison and Betty Calcutt-Snow, as well as a Beth Murphy header completed a

  • YOUTH FOOTBALL: Oxon goal is in nick of time!

    Nick Christodoulou hit a second-half equaliser as Oxfordshire opened their English Schools’ FA Premier League Under 16 Inter County Trophy campaign with a 2-2 draw against Dorset at Milton United. Oxon had got off to the perfect start when Sam Parish

  • YOUTH FOOTBALL: Cool Carnell is the hero

    A goal three minutes into injury time gave Oxfordshire Under 18s a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Gwent in their South West Counties Youth Championship match. An inswinger corner by substitute Lewis Brown (Oxford & Cherwell College) was dropped by the

  • FOOTBALL: Danny's terrific trio

    North Berks League Danny Osbourne hit a hat-trick as Long Wittenham Athletic crushed Uffington United 6-3 in the North Berks Cup second round. Andy Marriott, Andy Taylor and Chris Bowler were their other marksmen, with Mark Wiseman, Nick Frost and

  • FOOTBALL: West's perfect ten

    Witney & District FA West Witney recorded their biggest win for years by blitzing basement boys Cassington 10-0 in the Premier Division, writes Anthony Barlow. Matt Townsend and Luis Granja scored hat-tricks, with James Clarke (2), Sean Pocknell

  • FOOTBALL: Benson march on

    John Fathers Oxfordshire Junior Shield North Berks League side Benson AFC struck three times in the second half to despatch Witney & District FA outfit Minster Lovell 3-0 in the third round. Minster’s Leo Haines hit the bar in the first half, but

  • YOUTH FOOTBALL: Villa visit

    Chadlington FC’s new junior section is going from strength to strength. Their under 8s were hosted by Premiership side Aston Villa at their training centre, near Tamworth. The day was organised by Andy Ranson, of Aston Villa, and the youngsters had

  • YOUTH FOOTBALL: Hero Harris!

    Giles Sports Witney Youth League Jamie Harris smashed an incredible 15 goals as Tower Hill thumped Highfield Juniors 33-0 in the second round of the Under 13 Knockout Cup. Harris’s haul was added to by a four-timer from Adam Moore and hat-tricks from

  • Pupils sing in record attempt

    Children around the county raised their voices to help with a record bid to get the most people singing one song at the same time. Members of the Cheney School Choir in Headington, Oxford, and Didcot Girls’ School were among more than 500,000

  • Definitive plan 'is needed quickly'

    South Oxfordshire District Council has been urged to produce a definitive plan for housing development round Wallingford. The district council is in the process of putting a strategy together, but the public consultations and other procedures mean it

  • Christmas on the cheap

    ACCORDING to the latest figures by the Centre for Economic and Business Research, Christmas spending in the UK will fall by 2.6 per cent to £10.6bn this year, with the average household spending £399 compared to £413 last year. As the economic

  • Tikka chance on us

    The owner of an Indian restaurant which was forced to close because of cash flow problems is asking Oxford City Council for a chance to get the business back on track. Monir Ali, 52, opened Spice Valley in Gloucester Green, Oxford, just over 18 months

  • Savings fund eye clinic trip

    A miller has dipped into his own pocket and turned aid worker to try to help 1,500 people with eyesight problems in an Indian village. Harbhur Gill, 52, of East Challow, near Wantage, has returned from Pholriwala, in Punjab, where he organised a one-day

  • Gunman blasts two rare breeds

    The owner of two rare breeds shot on a village smallholding has branded the attacks “animal cruelty at its worst”. Chris Ottaway has lost a rare bird and an animal in separate attacks over the past five months after they were shot in the leg with what

  • Free project keeping old Oxford minds sharp

    Near-death experiences, the history of toilets and the films of Stanley Kubrick are among the topics keeping Oxford’s older generation on their toes. More than 30 of the city’s senior citizens have been researching topics of their choice as

  • Ten Oxfordshire schools ranked as outstanding

    Ten mainstream Oxfordshire schools were rated as outstanding last year, it has been revealed. Inspectors from Ofsted visited 102 of the county’s primary and secondary schools during the 2007-2008 academic year, and awarded 10 the top rating. Michael

  • Today's local share prices (PM)

    AEA Technology 19.75 BMW 1618 Electrocomponents 137.25 Nationwide Accident Repair 99.5 Oxford Biomedica 6 Oxford Catalysts 126.5 Oxford Instruments 128.5 Reed Elsevier 523.5 RM 157 RPS Group 118 Courtesy of Redmayne Bentley, Abingdon

  • Naked man ran across A420

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself on the A420 at Kingston Bagpuize. At 4.18pm on Friday a woman was driving from Faringdon towards Oxford on the A420, when she neared the roundabout at Kingston Bagpuize, a naked

  • Lorry spills load at A34 interchange

    A lorry has shed its load of thousands of metal brackets on the A34 Hinksey Hill interchange. The lorry was travelling towards the junction along the A423 southern bypass when 10 pallets fell onto the road shortly before 1pm. Police have closed a

  • Lorry sheds load on A34

    A lorry has shed its load of thousands of metal brackets on the A34 Hinksey Hill interchange. The lorry was travelling towards the junction along the A423 southern bypass when ten pallets fell on to the road shortly before 1pm. Police have closed a

  • High-value cars stolen in Headington

    Police are advising residents to not leave their car keys on display near their front door after two high-value cars were stolen in Headington early today. At some time between 12.30am and 8am, a set of keys were stolen from a house in Old

  • Fresh plea on M40 death crash

    Police today released further information about a fatal crash on the M40 as they renewed an appeal for witnesses. At 5.30pm on Saturday, July 12, a blue Ford Fiesta and white, long wheel base, high top Ford Transit van, registration KN03 YRR

  • Teenager robbed at knifepoint

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery was committed at knifepoint in Chipping Norton yesterday. At about 8.55am, after visiting a cashpoint in the High Street, an 18-year-old man was returning to his car in Albion Street car park.He

  • Hundreds hit by Oxford power cut

    Hundreds of homes in Oxford are without power today. Southern Electric is trying to restore power to about 500 homes in the Jericho area. Residents suffered a blackout at around 8.30am caused by workmen damaging an underground cable. A spokesman for

  • Power cut hits hundreds

    Hundreds of homes in Oxford are without power today. Southern Electric is trying to restore power to about 500 homes in the Jericho area. Residents suffered a blackout at about 8.30am this morning caused by workmen damaging an underground cable. A

  • A steep climb to Huntingtower

    After covering the Queen's visit to Magdalen College last week, I filed my copy from the local Subway outlet in St Clement's and found myself with a little time on my hands before Her Majesty's visit to the John Radcliffe Hospital. I popped

  • Train services back on track

    Trains are running again between Oxford and Bicester Town after signalling problems in the Oxford area caused services to be cancelled. First Great Western supplied passengers with replacement bus services between Oxford and Bicester after the problems

  • Train services back on track

    Trains are now running again between Oxford and Bicester Town after signalling problems in the Oxford area caused services to be cancelled this morning. First Great Western supplied passengers with replacement bus services between Oxford and Bicester

  • Death-crash driver named

    A 30-year-old man killed in a car crash was named last night. Christopher Larkcom, of Fewcott, near Bicester, died when his Peugeot 205 and a white Fiat Doblo van collided on the B4027 between Islip and Wheatley on Friday at 11.30am. The female van

  • Today's local share prices (AM)

    AEA Technology 20 BMW 1618 Electrocomponents 135 Nationwide Accident Repair 100 Oxford Biomedica 6 Oxford Catalyst 127.5 Oxford Instruments 128.5 Reed Elsevier 510.5 RM 156.5 RPS Group 117 Courtesy of Redmayne Bentley, Abingdon

  • Brian Paddick is the latest contestant to leave

    Brian Paddick is the latest contestant to leave 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'. The former Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commisioner was voted off the show after finding himself in the bottom two alongside 'Star Trek' actor George Takei

  • Signal problem causes rail delays

    A signalling problem disrupted train services between Oxford and Didcot Parkway today. First Great Western has provided a replacement bus service for passengers after the problem emerged. A statement on the company’s website said: “Engineers are working

  • Commuters endure railway delays

    A signalling problem has disrupted train services between Oxford and Didcot Parkway this morning. First Great Western has provided a replacement bus service for passengers after the problem emerged. A statement on the company’s website

  • Boutique is latest victim of crunch

    A city centre boutique has become the latest Oxford independent businesses to be hit by the financial crises. Lolapoloza, which sold accessories and also housed a small art gallery, closed its doors in Blue Boar Street, blaming spiralling overheads

  • Simon Webbe had to be given oxygeN

    Simon Webbe had to be given oxygen after doing a Bushtucker Trial. The former Blue singer was forced to face his biggest fear as he took part in 'Last Gasp' which saw him have to collect stars from six creature-covered bubbles under water. Before agreeing

  • Crane hoists bridge into place

    A 130-tonne bridge beam hovered over the A34 yesterday as work to replace the viaduct over the A40 at Wolvercote continued. The 50-metre long structure was hoisted into place by one of only three cranes in the country capable of the doing the job.

  • My hardest decision - says United chairman Thomas

    It was his first big call as Oxford United chairman, but less than 24 hours after sacking manager Darren Patterson, U’s chairman Kelvin Thomas reveals why he felt the decision had to be made. He admits the move will cost the club financially

  • United job is proving a big draw

    Applications to be the next manager of Oxford United have been pouring in. Chairman Kelvin Thomas revealed yesterday he has had a remarkable number in already, plus many expressions of interest from agents representing managers. Thomas says it’s essential

  • So relieved to have him home

    The mother of missing Oxford teenager Daniel Becksey has described the three-day manhunt for her son as “a living nightmare”. Nicola Becksey, 37, from Barton, said the ordeal had been “the worst week of my life”. She did not eat or sleep for

  • First Christmas for a very special baby

    Christmas is just around the corner and they still have thousands on their credit card from failed IVF treatments, but proud parents Claire and Mark Davies are relishing their first festive season with their very own tiny angel. The couple