• RESULTS: February 20-21

    FOOTBALL FA CARLSBERG TROPHY Quarter-final: Oxford Utd 1, Kidderminster Harriers 2. ZAMARETTO SOUTHERN LEAGUE Premier Div: Cambridge C 2, Oxford City 0; Didcot Tn 0, Clevedon 1; Stourbridge 2, Banbury Utd 1. Div 1 South & West: Abingdon Utd 0, Frome

  • Matt Green's goal delight

    MATT Green admits he’s enjoying a far more successful season than he did last year with Torquay – because the goals keep coming. Although the 23-year-old striker conceded that Saturday’s FA Trophy defeat was disappointing, he is sure Oxford will get

  • Wilder eyes new striker for Oxford United

    OXFORD United are planning to strengthen further by signing an experienced striker. Manager Chris Wilder believes competition is needed up front for the final run-in, and feels a cool head, and someone who can hold the ball up well and bring others into

  • Results 20th & 21st February

    20th & 21st February Under 9 Red League Kidlington Youth v Abingdon Youth 7-2 Summertown Stars v Horspath 2-7 Chalgrove Cavaliers v Littlemore Youth P-P Under 9 Green League Northway

  • FOOTBALL: City are denied by late strikes

    Zamaretto Southern League Cambridge City 2, Oxford City 0 A LATE, late show from Cambridge City condemned Oxford City to defeat in the Premier Division on Saturday. City had held on for 89 minutes, before two late goals gave the home side the points

  • FOOTBALL: Lacklustre Didcot pay a heavy price

    Zamaretto Southern League Didcot Tn 0, Clevedon Tn 1 DIDCOT Town squandered the chance to pull clear of the drop zone with a lacklustre defeat against fellow strugglers Clevedon Town in the Premier Division. The first half was a story of Didcot having

  • FOOTBALL: Posey strike earns point

    Zamaretto Southern League North Leigh 1, Uxbridge 1 AARON Posey grabbed an equaliser five minutes from time as North Leigh extended their unbeaten run to to eight matches in Division 1 South & West. On a very heavy Eynsham Park pitch, the first half

  • FOOTBALL: Hot-shot Cuff slams a treble

    FTL Futbol Hellenic League Launton Spts 1, Headington Amateurs 4 A HAT-trick from Luke Cuff saw Headington to a convincing victory in Division 1 West – their first win in 2010. Neil Lockhart netted from the spot early on, before Cuff scored his first

  • FOOTBALL: Real McCoy as struggling Bicester secure shock win

    FTL Futbol Hellenic League Bicester Tn 2, Kidlington 1 KYLE McCoy scored twice as lowly Bicester Town shocked Kidlington in the Premier Division on Saturday. On a pudding of a pitch, the game was a disjointed affair, but Bicester went in front just

  • FOOTBALL: Abingdon undone by Hulbert's haul

    Zamaretto Southern League Abingdon Utd 0, Frome Tn 5 RICKY Hulbert smashed a four-timer to condemn Abingdon United to a heavy defeat in Division 1 South & West. The Frome striker fired the visitors in front went he swept home a cross. James Organ

  • FOOTBALL: Ten-man Banbury beaten at death

    Zamaretto Southern League Stourbridge 2, Banbury Utd 1 A GOAL four minutes into stoppage time sent Banbury tumbling to an agonising defeat in the Premier Division on Saturday. Billy Jeffrey’s men had to play the last 20 minutes with ten men after young

  • Pooling resources

    There has been a swimming pool on the Temple Cowley site since the early 1930s. In 1943 my mother held me up to see the swimmers in the first pool built there. I went on to learn to swim there, and my schoolfriend Wendy and her then boyfriend did amazing

  • Lapdance protesters gather in city centre

    COMMUNITY groups united to stage a demonstration against plans to run lapdancing nights at an Oxford bar. Members of St Ebbe’s Church, in Pennyfarthing Place, have been leading the fight against an application by neighbours Thirst Lodge to host lapdancing

  • Daniel's fans are blessed

    Devotion. Strange thing isn’t it? As an example, more than 50 people, aged between 90 and 135, recently queued outside the New Theatre in Oxford to buy front-row tickets for the Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell (his two shows are at the end of April

  • Chinese New Year party is roaring success

    COLOURFUL lion dances entertained more than 1,000 members of Oxford’s Chinese community who gathered to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Today's event was the 19th annual celebration organised by Oxfordshire Chinese Community and Advice Centre at the

  • Road to nowhere

    I feel I must write regarding the council’s latest misguided use of power over speed limits (Oxford Mail, February 9). These councillors are paid by public funds and should be taking more notice of the public. Due to poor planning and lack of suitable

  • Lose these seats

    Although they can be used as a table to place your coffee, burger full of red sauce, and other foods, the seats in Cornmarket should be lost as you cannot sit on them. I expect most people who looked at your interesting front page photo (Oxford Mail,

  • Bus firms are not abusing fare rules

    Patricia Morris (Oxford Mail, February 10) and Mandy Rodway (February 16) have raised the point about whether bus companies are benefiting unfairly from the concessionary fares scheme, because the ticket they receive may sometimes not tally with the journey

  • Fair's fair

    Having read the Mayor Of Witney’s reasons for not backing Witney as a Fairtrade Town, I would like to observe that Banbury became one in 2006. As such it gives the message that it is a caring town which is eager to support justice and fairness in trade

  • Smouldering row

    unty council leader Keith Mitchell’s letter (Oxford Mail, February 18) about the fire service cuts. I know that all firefighters, whether whole-time or retained, are committed, brave individuals who are prepared to put their lives on the line for us,

  • New exercise machine takes the strain

    AN EXERCISE machine is benefiting patients like Elaine Glaister thanks to the generosity of Witney residents. The £4,350 Motomed Movement Therapy machine is being used by up to five patients a day at Witney Community Hospital. It is

  • Animal centre has deluge of degus

    A WEST Oxfordshire animal centre has had an influx of degus rescued from dustbins and washing machines. The 22 rodents – similar to chinchillas – arrived at The Blue Cross Centre, near Burford, after being transferred from another charity.

  • Gang posing as police officers target OAPs

    A GANG of burglars posing as police officers are believed to have struck nine times in Oxfordshire. In the latest raid three men claiming to be officers with a search warrant barged into the home of an 88-year-old man and his 85-year-old wife in Ray

  • Palace to stage NSPCC walk

    WOODSTOCK’S mayor has urged people to put on their walking boots to support the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Peter Jay has launched the annual Blenheim Walk in aid of the children’s charity. The event, which will take

  • Trophy exit may prove blessing in disguise

    Oxford United may feel their 2-1 FA Trophy fourth round defeat by Kidderminster at the Kassam Stadium is a blessing in disguise. Their exit from the competition means they can concentrate on the league, and they return to Blue Square Premier action on

  • DIY boost nets national award

    AN INVENTOR who has found the answer to hanging heavy objects on walls has won a national competition. Richard Hall, 59, of Swerford, near Chipping Norton, scooped the prize for the best new product at the Totally DIY exhibition, held at the

  • Inventor develops self-destructing memory stick

    A Mission Impossible-style memory stick that self-destructs its data if stolen has been developed by a Wallingford inventor. Norman Shaw, 57, of Market Place, designed and built the Security Guardian in a bid to help safeguard the 50 million

  • Before the magistrates

    OXFORD Jade Parr, 22, of Elder Way, Oxford, convicted of drink-driving in Abingdon Road, Oxford, on August 8. Namely having 172mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, above the legal limit of 80mg. Fined £150 and told to pay costs of £150 and a £15

  • Cadets celebrate 150th anniversary

    MILITARY cadets from from Oxfordshire are doing their bit to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Cadet Forces. Fourteen-year-olds Ben Buttle, Ben Green and David Payne joined more than 30 other cadets and instructors at the

  • British Legion on medals mission

    PEOPLE whose relatives served in the Armed Forces during the First World War are being urged to reclaim a significant piece of their family history. The Wolvercote branch of the Royal British Legion used to display war medals awarded to some of its

  • Former solicitor set for African epic

    A WOMAN is planning to spend two weeks cycling more than 1,000 miles across Africa. Jan Holland, 56, from Eynsham, is taking on the challenge despite fighting breast cancer last year and breaking her wrist in January. Mrs Holland, a retired solicitor

  • Life’s no drama for EastEnder friends

    SOME of the plotlines in the BBC soap EastEnders seem pretty far-fetched. But what are the chances of finding three families in the same street with the same names as the infamous clans of Albert Square? Look no further than Holliers

  • Hear all about Oxfordshire at special fair

    PEOPLE can discover Oxford’s hidden gems at a tourism exhibition taking place this week. The Discover Oxford and Oxfordshire Fair takes place at Oxford Town Hall, in St Aldate’s, on Thursday, from 10.30am until 3.30pm. Entry is free. The event is aimed

  • Kidlington Youth 3 V 2 Grove Challengers

    Goals: Thomas Dale 3 (KYFC). Shane Harris 1, Scott Mcgeachie 1. (Grove) A great game from both teams in a topsy turvy match, which Kidlington came out with the points thanks to a superb Thomas Dale hat-trick. Grove were unlucky despite two great

  • Website aims to boost Special numbers

    A new website designed to step up a campaign to recruit more volunteer police officers in the Thames Valley has been launched. The website,, intends to improve the recruitment process by making it easier for people thinking