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  • League Presentation Nights

    Oxford United have confirmed that their Chairman, Kelvin Thomas, will attend both evenings to assist with the presentations. Chris Wilder is attending on Monday evening. Micky Lewis and Andy Melville are attending on Tuesday evening. There will

  • City to crack down on lap dancing

    Oxford does not need a “mini Soho” – that was the message from city council leader Bob Price as the authority vowed to clampdown on lap dancing clubs. From Thursday, Oxford City Council will take on new powers allowing it to halt any form of sexual

  • Ailing prince will give talk

    The Prince of Wales will give a lecture in Oxford tomorrow despite suffering from a persistent chest infection. Prince Charles is to take three days off next week on doctors’ advice but will honour a number of engagements this week including

  • Here comes the bride...(in cuffs)

    A BRIDE and groom were arrested by police and immigration officers moments before they were due to get married. Two witnesses were also held by the officers in a raid at Oxfordshire Register Office in Park End Street, Oxford, as part of an

  • Teenager banned from buying booze

    A TEENAGER has become the first person to be banned from all pubs and off-licences in Wantage and Grove. Tomas Bennett, 18, of Mandarin Place, Grove, was given the two-year ban at Didcot Magistrates’ Court after police made an application for the order

  • City to crack down on lapdancing

    OXFORD does not need a “mini Soho” – that was the message from city council leader Bob Price as the authority vowed to clampdown on lapdancing clubs. From Thursday, Oxford City Council will take on new powers allowing it to halt any form of sexual entertainment

  • Chernobyl visit sparks mission

    ROTARY Club member David Tee has returned from a visit to Chernobyl, where he worked with children left disabled as a result of the 1986 nuclear disaster. Mr Tee, a member of Witney Rotary Club, spent a week working with the children at the Children’

  • First CCTV cameras going live

    BIG brother has arrived in Carterton with the installation of the town’s first CCTV cameras. Two cameras have been installed in Black Bourton Road – outside the Co-op and at the junction with Milestone Road – with two more at The Precinct and Alvescot

  • Jazz sextet aims for Royal Albert hall

    A TEENAGE jazz group is hoping to play in the Royal Albert Hall after getting to the national finals of a music competition for the third year running. If Sheppard’s Pi, from St Birinus School, in Didcot, win their event at the National Festival of Music

  • Marathon a day in tribute to step-dad

    WHEN George Clarkson’s stepfather was diagnosed with a brain tumour, the young rower challenged himself to run the length of the River Thames to raise money for Cancer Research. Now, three weeks after Phillip Besley’s death and seven months

  • Mixed feelings over waste changes

    PLANS to switch to fortnightly household waste collections in West Oxfordshire have met with a mixed reaction. A new seven-year £21m contract has been handed to private contractor May Gurney by West Oxfordshire District Council. There

  • Fundraising champion completes trek

    A FUNDRAISING champion raised £5,000 for local charities after walking 80 miles around Wantage in a day. Ray Collins, 40, battled the heat and blisters to tackle a 40-mile course around the town twice. Mr Collins, of Springfield Road, Wantage, started

  • FOOTBALL: North Leigh fall to Germans

    North Leigh Under 15s suffered two defeats on their two-match tour to Germany – but still had a great time. The club were hosted by FC Paderborn – a team made up from players whose parents are in the services. North Leigh raced into a 3-0 lead against

  • FOOTBALL: Moore doubles up

    John Moore celebrated a double at Launton Sports’ presentation evening. Moore won both the players’ player and manager’s accolades. Joe Derry was the reserves players’ player and Des O’Connor the reserves manager’s player. Meanwhile, Gareth Partlett

  • CRICKET: Hemming hammers double ton

    Andy Hemming compiled one of the npower Village Cup’s highest scores by smashing 200 for Shipton-under-Wychwood on Sunday. Hemming’s mammoth knock ensured Shipton thrashed hosts Tiddington by 169 runs to set up an Oxfordshire final at home to Cumnor

  • CRICKET: Coughtrie joins Gloucester

    Oxford MCCU wicket-keeper Richard Coughtrie has signed a professional contract with Gloucesteshire. The second-year Oxford Brookes student has signed with the first-class county until the end of 2010 after impressing former England gloveman Jack Russell

  • CRICKET: Edwards does the honours

    England's World Cup winning captain, Charlotte Edwards, officially opened Didcot’s refurbished pavilion. Edwards, who led England’s women to victory in Australia last year, coached Didcot’s under 13 players and faced the pick of their bowlers in the

  • Local share prices (PM)

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  • Four arrests in suspected sham marriage

    Four people were arrested in Oxford today in connection with a suspected sham marriage. Police and immigration officers raided the ceremony at the Oxfordshire Registry Office, in Park End Street, at noon. Two Polish people, a British

  • AUNT SALLY: Pigeons swoop to end Cricketers' run

    Cricketers tasted defeat since June 2008 after going down to a shock 2-1 loss against Three Pigeons in the Premier Section. With the sides level, Three Pigeons won the decider 34-33 to make it two wins in a row, having broken their duck last

  • Former athlete fights back after illness

    A FORMER international athlete has described how she was left crawling around her house after being struck down by ME. Janette Cardy, 39, from Madley Park, Witney, represented Great Britain in the world biathle championships in Monaco in 2003

  • Young garden designer is show finalist

    FORMER BMW test driver Olivia Stewart is on track to become the country’s top young garden designer. Ms Stewart, 27, has been named as one of three finalists in the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Young Designer of the Year competition

  • Firm ends bus service after 80 years

    A BUS company has stopped running regular passenger services after 80 years of giving “rattling good rides” to communities in west Oxfordshire. Worth’s Coaches, of Enstone, stopped operating the 69 and 71 services from Chipping Norton to Witney and

  • Mini hopes to expand plant

    BMW wants to launch a multimillion-pound expansion at the Cowley car plant, it emerged last night. The company hopes to submit a planning application to Oxford City Council in the next few weeks and said the scheme represented its “commitment

  • Ex-test driver up for garden prize

    Former BMW test driver Olivia Stewart is on track to become the country’s top young garden designer. Olivia Stewart, 27, has been named as one of the three finalists in the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Young Designer of the Year

  • Teenager charged with Oxford burglary

    A 19-year-old man has been charged with burglary after a break-in at a property in Oxford. Morton Morton, of Sherwood Place, Oxford, was charged yesterday after a house in North Way was broken into on Friday and an X-Box games console was stolen

  • Oxford burglar jailed for a year

    A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after admitting to burglary at Oxford Magistrates’ Court. Tony Attwood, of Phipps Road, Cowley, pleaded guilty to breaking into LB’s Lebanese Cuisine, in Banbury Road, on Tuesday, May 18.

  • Local share prices

    AEA Technology 18.25 BMW 3160 Electrocomponents 209.6 Nationwide Accident Repair 80.5 Oxford Biomedica 9.75 Oxford Catalysts 84.5 Oxford Instruments 261.5 Reed Elsevier 475.1 RM 180.75 RPS Group 186.8 Courtesy of Redmayne Bentley,

  • Woman sexually assaulted in Oxford

    A woman was sexually assaulted outside an Oxford bar in the early hours of yesterday. The 22-year-old woman was outside the Baby Love Bar in King Edward Street at about 1.40am, when police said she was inappropriately touched by an unknown

  • Police appeal after sexual assault

    A woman was sexually assaulted in Baby Love Bar, King Edward Street, in the early hours of Monday morning. The 22-year-old woman was inappropriately touched by an unknown man at about 1.40am. Pc Ashley Gardner said: “I would like to

  • Prince to visit city for address on Islam

    THE Prince of Wales will visit Oxford tomorrow to give a speech at the Sheldonian Theatre. Prince Charles, who has been patron of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies since 1993, will talk about Islam and the Environment to mark the centre’s 25th anniversary

  • Prince to visit Oxford

    The Prince of Wales will visit Oxford tomorrow to give a speech at the Sheldonian Theatre. Prince Charles, who has been patron of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies since 1993, will talk about Islam and the Environment to mark the centre

  • Teenager given drinking ban

    A Grove teenager has become the first person to be banned from pubs and off-licences in the Vale of White Horse. Tomas Bennett, 18, is banned from places which sell alcohol in Wantage and Grove after police noted a series of serious drunken incidents

  • Teenager handed drinking ban

    A Grove teenager has become the first person to be banned from pubs and off licences in the Vale of White Horse. Tomas Bennett, 18, is banned from places which sell alcohol in Wantage and Grove after police noted a series of serious drunken incidents

  • Ask the Vet

    Q. My neighbour is really worried as her old dog has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her vet said nothing can be done. Do dogs get Alzheimer’s and is it true nothing can be done? Anonymous, Oxford. A. It is true that dogs can suffer

  • Mother pays tribute to loving son

    A motorcyclist told his mother he loved her an hour before he was fatally injured in a road accident. Robert Thompson, 29, crashed at a roundabout at the junction of Skimmingdish Lane and Launton Road, in Bicester, at 2pm on Saturday and died

  • Major county projects face axe

    Fears of widespread Government cutbacks have left a huge question mark hanging over £500m of improvements to Oxfordshire’s schools, roads and community facilities. Oxfordshire County Council chiefs have ordered a review of every single capital

  • Keeper's jersey up for grabs - Wilder

    Oxford United manager Chris Wilder has told new goalkeeper Simon Eastwood he will have just as much chance of starting next season in the team as Ryan Clarke. There will be no favouritism – it will simply be down to who performs best in pre-season, Wilder

  • County Hall faces a thankless task

    THE need for cuts in public spending has been long signalled, but it is only now we can begin to see the flesh to be sliced off the bones. Oxfordshire County Council is taking a pre-emptive strike in reviewing what capital projects it could afford to

  • CUTS: Major projects across county likely to be scrapped

    FEARS of widespread Government cutbacks have left a huge question mark hanging over £500m of improvements to Oxfordshire’s schools, roads and community facilities. Oxfordshire County Council chiefs have ordered a review of every single capital

  • Time to speak up on academy plans

    THE campaign against turning Oxford School into an academy has been a long and vocal one. Yesterday two new consultations started – one of which asks parents what they would like to see happen at the proposed academy. Irrespective of whether it should

  • CUTS: County council leader warns of tough decisions ahead

    EVER since 2008 we have all known that, like ripples on a pond, every part of the UK, including Oxfordshire, would be affected by the huge debts that the previous Government accumulated, writes Oxfordshire County Council leader Keith Mitchell.

  • Mum pays tribute to loving son after fatal motorbike crash

    A MOTORCYCLIST told his mother he loved her an hour before he was fatally injured in a road accident. Robert Thompson, 29, crashed at a roundabout at the junction of Skimmingdish Lane and Launton Road, in Bicester, at 2pm on Saturday and died before