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  • Children hurt in A41 bus crash

    Sixteen children were hurt in a crash between a bus and a lorry on the A41 Bicester to Aylesbury road today. A bus and a lorry collided at about 3.44pm near Kingswood, at the junction with Kingswood Lane. The bus was carrying 29 children

  • Man charged after wedding raid

    A 30-year-old man appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of perjury in connection with alleged sham marriages. Amrik Singh was remanded in custody to appear on Wednesday. He is accused of making a false statement, which

  • Missing man, 88, returns home

    A man who went missing today has returned home safe and well. Edward Edney, 88, from Wallingford, went missing from his home address this morning.

  • Prince says Islam has lessons for all

    Science and spiritualism must work together if the Earth is to avoid environmental disaster, the Prince of Wales warned in Oxford today. He said focusing on your “soul” and nature is as important as relying on science to find the solutions to global

  • Rail misery for commuters

    Thousands of rail passengers suffered long delays to their journeys today following a power failure in a signalbox at Didcot. The signalling fault struck in the middle of the morning peak at 7.30am. Hundreds of passengers arrived at

  • New brew falls foul of Fifa

    World football’s governing body Fifa is investigating whether an Oxfordshire brewery has breached its trademark. It has instructed its legal team to investigate Hook Norton Brewery’s limited edition Striker summer ale, because the label mentioned

  • Death linked to asbestos work

    A Royal British Legion stalwart died of cancer caused by asbestos, an inquest was told. Peter Franklin developed the lung disease mesothelioma last year, as a result of working with asbestos during his career as a joiner and carpenter.

  • Prince says Islam has lessons for all

    SCIENCE and spiritualism must work together if the Earth is to avoid environmental disaster, the Prince of Wales warned in Oxford today. He said focusing on your “soul” and nature is as important as relying on science to find the solutions

  • College shows off its £5m auditorium

    A NEW 150-seat auditorium named in honour of the poet TS Eliot has been completed at Oxf-ord University’s Merton College. The £5m multi-function lecture theatre is one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by the college, which is preparing for its

  • Ex-soldier celebrates 100th birthday

    A FORMER soldier who fought in North Africa, Italy and Yugoslavia in the Second World War has celebrated his 100th birthday. John Patterson woke up on Friday to a telegram from the Queen, and cards and gifts from family and friends to mark the milestone

  • Brewery’s new ale falls foul of Fifa

    WORLD football’s governing body Fifa is investigating whether an Oxfordshire brewery has breached its trademark. It has instructed its legal team to investigate Hook Norton Brewery’s limited edition Striker summer ale, because the label mentioned the

  • Africa offers fans world of flavours

    GRAB yourself some ostrich biltong and a Castle beer if you want to go native and enjoy the World Cup in South African style. Then throw a crocodile steak or a whole snoek on the grill, blow on your vuvuzela (a giant plastic horn), and hope

  • GOLF: Barrett's bonanza

    Kirtlington's Nigel Barrett shot an incredible nett round of 14-under-par during their monthy medal. Barrett, who was a 28-handicapper prior to the event, went round in 84 strokes for a nett score of 56, which unsurprisingly was the winning total. “

  • GOLF: College course starting

    Oxford and Cherwell Valley College (OCVC) have teamed up with Kirtlington to offer a golf-themed course from this autumn. The new scheme will combine BTEC diplomas in sport with regular coaching at Kirtlington and is billed as ‘a dream combination for

  • GOLF: Wolton stars on home turf

    Mark Wolton won the BB&O’s Beaumont Pease Trophy on his home course at Tadmarton Heath. The four-handicapper carded two nett rounds of 65 to win by five strokes from Steve Welfare (Buckingham), while Frilford Heath’s Ashley Walton finished

  • Death linked to asbestos work

    A Royal British Legion stalwart died of cancer caused by asbestos, an inquest was told. Peter Franklin developed the lung disease mesothelioma last year, as a result of working with asbestos during his career as a joiner and carpenter.

  • GOLF: Garner memorial event at Burford

    Oxfordshire's record wicket-taker, Keith Arnold, is among many cricketers who will feature in the Phil Garner Memorial Trophy at Burford on Thursday. The Five Star Events tournament will look to recognise the sporting career of former Oxon cricket captain

  • RUGBY UNION: Forster's new job

    Former Henley Hawks head coach Jason Forster has been appointed to the same role at Chippenham. %flash(, width='640',height='90') Forster, whose contract was not renewed by Henley for financial reasons, will look to lead

  • RUGBY UNION: Quins finally hand over cup

    Oxford Harlequins have finally handed over the Oxfordshire Cup more than six weeks after it was due to be presented to Chinnor. Oxfordshire RFU secretary Ken Bumpass collected the trophy from Quins captain Simon Chadbone on Tuesday night, but was less

  • GOLF: O'Rourke is runner-up

    Hadden Hill’s Dominic O’Rourke took advantage of playing on home soil to finish runner-up in the BB&O Partnership’s second junior competition. O’Rourke scored 42 points to take second place on countback in the boys’ 13 and over section. Bryony Saint

  • GOLF: Laker crowned Oxon girls' champ

    Burford's Abi Laker was crowned Oxfordshire girls’ champion after shooting a five-over-par 77 at The Springs. The three-handicapper shone to finish five shots ahead of Studley Wood’s Gemma Clements, who plays off six. Frilford Heath’s Cara Gainer won

  • GOLF: Results round-up

    SHAW GIBBS OXFORDSHIRE FOURSOMES LEAGUE Section 1 Ellesborough 1 (1pt), Chipping Norton 2 (3) (Ellesborough first): C Pearce & J Allison bt A Johnson & K Fisher 4&3, D Eldridge & M Armitage lost to S Kench & S Allen 3&1, B Godwin & P Cuthbert

  • Man charged after wedding raid

    A 30-YEAR-OLD man appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of perjury in connection with alleged sham marriages. Amrik Singh was remanded in custody to appear on Wednesday. He is accused of making a false statement, which

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  • Universities minister to speak at Brookes

    Universities Minister David Willetts will make his first major speech at Oxford Brookes University tomorrow. He is expected to discuss issues including tuition fees and university funding with an invited audience of university vice-chancellors from

  • Legion members line up for repatriation tribute

    MEMBERS of the Royal British Legion will line the streets to pay tribute as the bodies of three soldiers are repatriated tomorrow. The bodies of a Royal Marine and two soldiers from the Mercian Regiment are being flown to RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire before

  • Rail misery for commuters

    THOUSANDS of rail passengers suffered long delays to their journeys today following a power failure in a signalbox at Didcot. The signalling fault struck in the middle of the morning peak at 7.30am. Hundreds of passengers arrived at

  • Three arrested over murder of U's academy member

    THREE men have been arrested over the murder of a 17-year-old member of Oxford United’s football academy. Godwin Lawson died after he was stabbed in the chest in Hackney, north London, on March 27. Three men were arrested on Monday and are in custody

  • BOWLS: Oxon triumph in thrilling finish

    Oxfordshire made a winning start to their Middleton Cup Group 3B campaign with a nail-biting 127-119 victory over Hampshire at Atherley. The match was all-square with six ends to play, with skips Greg Moon, Baden Sparkes and Howard Watts having finished

  • Rose Hill gets long-awaited bus link to Cowley Centre

    Rose Hill residents are celebrating victory following an eight-year campaign to get a bus link to Cowley Centre. Residents welcomed Stagecoach managers and county council cabinet member for transport Rodney Rose to The Oval on Monday for the launch of

  • New MP makes her maiden speech

    THE COUNTY’S newest MP used her maiden speech in the House of Commons to highlight domestic abuse and the lack of provision for male victims in Oxfordshire. She also praised a county initiative to make it easier for all victims to access help and support

  • Five fight extradition bid over attack on ex-United player

    FIVE men wanted by the Greek authorities after a former Oxford United footballer was attacked outside a Crete nightclub have launched a High Court bid to escape extradition. Lawyers for Curtis Taylor, 20, Daniel Bell, 21, Sean Branton, 20

  • Don’t miss out on £7,500 school boost

    SCHOOLS across Oxfordshire are being reminded they have just a few days left to enter our School Olympic SOS conmpetition. This year primary schools can win £7,500 of work to upgrade or build sports facilities for their pupils. The Oxford

  • Cash on offer for green ideas

    Schools and community groups could see their green projects being given the red-carpet treatment with the launch of Oxfordshire’s own 2010 OSCAs. The Oxfordshire Sustainability and Conservation Awards are again being organised by Oxfordshire County Council

  • BOWLS: Changes for trophy

    Oxfordshire make two changes to the side which reached the National County Two Fours semi-finals at Worthing last year for their Balcomb Trophy opener against Bucks at Princes Risborough on Sunday. County singles champion Mark Charlett comes in at No

  • Family off to help orphans in war-torn Uganda

    AT THE tender age of two, young Samuel Clarke will soon find himself playing alongside orphan victims of a vicious civil war. The toddler will be spending two weeks in war-ravaged Uganda next month. But unlike the African tots, Samuel will have his

  • Gruelling bike marathon brings in £1,000 for charity

    OXFORD City Football Club coach and handyman Roger Cherry described his 920-mile charity cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats as the hardest task he has ever undertaken. The 41-year-old completed the journey in just 12 days, raising

  • Traders' anger at changes to Bicester's Market Square

    TRADERS will lock horns with councillors over a £1m scheme to pedestrianise part of Bicester’s Market Square. Retailers from all corners of the square are furious over a plan by Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council that will see the

  • BOWLS: City & County upset Central

    Defenidng champions Banbury Central A slipped to a 3.5-2.5 defeat at Oxford City & County A in Division 1 of the Oxford & District Bowls League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries. Mike Petersen led the way for City & County with a 14-shot win

  • Go green to win fame at the Osca's

    SCHOOLS and community groups could see their green projects being given the red carpet treatment with the launch of Oxfordshire’s very own 2010 Osca’s. The Oxfordshire Sustainability and Conservation Awards (Osca) are again being jointly organised by

  • GREYHOUNDS: Poacher's the pick

    Jolly Poacher, Oxford’s big hope for the StanJames.com Pall Mall, puts his unbeaten record at Cowley on the line in the opening heats on Thursday. THURSDAY'S RUNNERS 7.45: CANADIAN WILLIE, Ring The Chief, Dysert Misneach, Jell On Ben

  • Make the rich pay to slash the deficit

    Are the great British public going to fall for the Con-Dem coalition’s latest economic plans to implement savage cuts on our public services? These will decimate schools, the NHS and other social services – mainly affecting the poor and vulnerable.

  • Tax is no solution

    In reply to Paul Wilson’s letter, (Oxford Mail, June 1), I would like him to appreciate that I am well aware of the financial situation that the country finds itself in and the gravity of measures required to rectify the situation – perhaps in more detail

  • Neglecting the past

    How sad it is to see Witney’s old Buttercross fenced off with unsightly metal panels, because it has been deemed unsafe. This structure is so old no one is really sure when it dates back to. As you said in your report in the Oxford Mail, the site certainly

  • Appeal drink move

    OXFORD City Council’s licensing committee has, in its wisdom, refused an off-licence for the proposed Tesco store in St Aldate’s claiming “it would contribute to crime and disorder”. This is because of the proximity of homeless shelters and the like,

  • Forgotten homes

    City councillor Bob Price (Oxford Mail, May 27) has highlighted the need for more houses in Oxford, but one very important point he conveniently ignores is the fact that there are city council-owned properties in the city standing empty and left to rot

  • Sartorial advice from an opera boss

    Former Oxford East MP Steve Norris and fellow Tory David Mellor were strutting the lawns at Grange Park last Friday wearing white dinner jackets. It therefore hardly needed the estate owner Lord Ashburton to point out that such garments were “always the

  • THE INSIDER

    TORY MP Nicola Blackwood has revealed the secret to her election campaign success in Oxford West and Abingdon. Miss Blackwood, left, took the seat by less than 200 votes from long serving Lib Dem Evan Harris in a contest that went to the wire. On election

  • To ring or not to rng - that is the question

    I write this on day five of a Great National Debate. How much longer it is likely to go on none can be sure. It is time for me to state my position on this question of urgent national importance: why do cyclists not ring their bells? Discussion of this

  • If you want to score a hit, get a girl

    One thing I learned about Neil Sedaka from this week’s super new show Laughter in the Rain at Milton Keynes was that his surname rhymes with ‘cracker’ and not ‘darker’. Another was that he and songwriting partner Howard Greenfield made a long

  • Grandfather moved to help troops

    OXFORD’S Town Hall will ring out to the sound of the Welsh valleys at a concert in aid of British troops. The world-renowned Morriston Orpheus Choir, from Swansea, will headline a charity concert to raise money for Help for Heroes and the Oxford branch

  • Ken Jones: Years of devoted service to town

    THAME town councillors have been saddened by the death of Ken Jones, who has died aged 78 following a battle with cancer. Before his retirement, Mr Jones was the manager of the town’s Co-op store. His management skills proved a huge asset at Stones

  • Recipe for scones (makes four, or six if cut small)

    At last Oxfordshire strawberries are ripening and ready to harvest at Pick Your Owns across the county. Nothing tastes quite like a freshly picked strawberry, still warm from the sun, making the effort of picking your own well worth it. Beside, fresh

  • How to provide ideal food for the elderly

    Feeding the elderly who have to cope with arthritic hands and various other health problems which affect the kind of food that goes on to their plate is not easy. So many factors come into play when cooking for the elderly. A Fresh Ideas Networking and

  • Orwells, Shiplake

    It was headline news across the national press when Ryan Simpson walked out without warning from The Goose at Britwell Salome. With him went his partner and sous chef Liam Trotman and the rest of the kitchen team. Some of the waiting staff quit too. The

  • New theory about Charles Darwin's sickness

    This month marks the 150th anniversary of the most important event in the evolution of the study of science, not only in Oxford but everywhere else too: the great British Association debate of June 30, 1860, at the University Museum, Parks Road, between

  • Preview of the tenth and final Chacombe Festival

    War and battle have always had a place in art, says Jacqueline Thalmann, curator of Christ Church Picture Gallery, from cave paintings to current conflicts. Over the centuries rulers made sure their military encounters were glorified visually, choosing

  • Carmen: Opera Holland Park

    You know it must be summer when three productions of Carmen are being staged simultaneously in London. Alongside the all-singing all-dancing cast-of-thousands extravaganza at the O2 Arena, and Francesca Zambello’s livestock-filled show at the Opera House

  • Crowded House: New Theatre, Oxford

    Crowded House was, is and always will be a band apart. Formed in 1985, at a time when the charts were dominated by enormous bouffant hair and blustering electronica, they quickly established themselves as one of the world’s finest creators of anthemic

  • Fears for missing man, 88

    Police this afternoon appealed for help in tracing an 88-year-old man missing from home in Wallingford. Edward Edney, 88, from Wallingford, missing from his home this morning. Police said his family were concerned for his well-being as he has senile

  • Russell Kane: The Glee Club

    Essex boy Russell Kane is another of the crop of UK comics using their talents to forge a wide-ranging media career. He has presented both I’m a Celebrity and Big Brother’s Big Mouth, commanded his own show on Q Radio and regularly appears on various

  • Brooklyn's Finest and Greenberg

    Nine years after he guided Denzel Washington to the Oscar for his riveting portrayal of a corrupt Los Angeles cop in Training Day, director Antoine Fuqua ventures on to the mean, crime-riddled streets of New York in Brooklyn’s Finest. With a dispassionate

  • The Firing Line: Christ Church Picture Gallery

    War and battle have always had a place in art, says Jacqueline Thalmann, curator of Christ Church Picture Gallery, from cave paintings to current conflicts. Over the centuries rulers made sure their military encounters were glorified visually,

  • The Pearl Fishers, English Natiional Opera, the London Coliseum

    Comradeship, brotherhood, mateship — call it what you will, male friendship has been around far longer than Hollywood and its newly-discovered ‘bromance’ would have us believe. Ever since Macbeth fought alongside Banquo or Gerald and Rupert wrestled by

  • Le Nozze di Figaro: Garsington Opera, Garsington Manor

    Garsington Opera began its history of performances at Garsington Manor with a 1989 production — ‘bought in’ from Opera 80 — of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and it is fitting that it should now be ending its long series of summer festivals there with

  • Meller Merceux Gallery, High Street, Oxford

    Because the owners of the new Meller Merceux Gallery have been inundated with customers since opening a couple of weeks ago — and still are — the pictures on show are continually changing. This means pictures mentioned here might have been sold

  • The Pirates of Penzance: Opera Anywhere

    Opera Anywhere marked their tenth anniversary on Saturday by returning to where it all started — at the Proms on the Pond in Sunningwell. Last time I attended the festival it rained non-stop; this time, happily, the pond was bathed in sunshine, there

  • Daisy Pulls it Off: The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

    Midnight feasts and hot water bottle fights in the dorm, stirring battles on the hockey pitch, treasure hunting among panelled corridors — wasn’t life too, too scrummy for boarding school gels in pre-war Britain? Generations of readers thrilled to the

  • Capriccio: Grange Park Opera

    Though it was composed in the early years of a terrible war, Richard Strauss’s last opera Capriccio is poles apart in mood from the horrors of the concentration camps and bombed-out cities of Nazi Germany. Its celebration of art through a philosophical

  • Britain's Got Bhangra: The Oxford Playhouse

    Britain’s Got Bhangra is a new musical by Pravesh Kumar, celebrating the presence and influence of bhangra in the UK over the last 30 years. For those unaware, bhangra is a genre of music derived from Punjabi dance, that has been fused with hip hop and

  • AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Saints are sent spinning

    OXFORD Saints perfect record was emphatically ended in a 39-7 thrashing at South West Conference Division 1 title favourites Tamworth Phoenix. Without a host of first-choice players including quarterback Jay Taylor, running back Chris Taylor and linebackers

  • ATHLETICS: On-song England tops the charts

    Oxford City ace Hannah England must feel on top of the world at the moment. England learned this week of her call-up to the Great Britain squad for next weekend’s European Team Championships in Bergen, Norway, and celebrated this by clocking

  • Correspondence: North Wall

    ‘Hey, Mark, nice pictures — just noticed them,” dryly remarked writer and (last Friday) singer Amit Chaudhuri. Visual artist Mark Rowan-Hull smiled. It was, after all, 80 minutes into their joint show at The North Wall arts centre and there were already

  • Laughter in the Rain:Milton Keynes Theatre

    Theatre has mined a profitable seam of nostalgia in recent years with shows detailing the life stories of American stars such as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers. Now along comes one devoted to Neil Sedaka. He is not, I would suggest,

  • ATHLETICS: Lhomme is superman!

    JULIEN Lhomme cruised to victory in the Wallingford 10K Thames Run. Lhomme crossed the line in 34mins 16secs to take victory – finishing 20 seconds ahead of Abingdon Ambler Simon Fisher. The ladies’ race was won by Joanne Johnson (unattached) in 40.03

  • ATHLETICS: Fernandez is crowned champion of Otmoor

    Paul Fernandez, of Abingdon Amblers, won the 31st Otmoor Challenge in very hot and humid conditions. Fernandez clocked 1hr 17mins 55secs over the multi-terrain half-marathon cou-rse. Fernandez beat Oxford City’s John Atyeo by a huge margin of three

  • Summer Fantasy: St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford

    A relaxing early evening concert in one of Oxford’s most beautiful historic churches, with complimentary drinks and nibbles, sounds a wonderful way to wind down after a busy day — and last Friday’s 50-minute offering by the Musicians of the Dreaming Spires

  • ATHLETICS: City have to dig deep

    Oxford City’s team of ten athletes finished in fourth place in their Southern League Division 3 match at Swindon. Manager Ashley Johnson led the way for the team, competing in six events. He kicked off with second place in the long jump (6.46m) and

  • ATHLETICS: Ashton's at it again with course record

    WITNEY Roadrunner Mathew Ashton blitzed the course record by 19 seconds as he cruised to victory in the second round of the Mota-vation Series at Bletchingdon. Ashton, running for first-claim club Aldershot, Farnham & District, smashed the 15-year-old

  • ATHLETICS: Radley return to form

    RADLEY got back to winning ways in Southern Men’s League Division 3 at Swindon. Having won their first fixture and struggled on their trip to Plymouth for the second, Radley sto-rmed home by 22 points. Their athletes impressively won 24 of the 33 events

  • Man jailed for West Oxfordshire raids

    A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after committing a series of burglaries across West Oxfordshire and receiving stolen goods. Dylan Taylor, of Cheltenham, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years at Reading Crown Court

  • Police fear for missing man

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a man who has gone missing from Shabbington. Steven Truman, 47, was last seen in Great Milton, on Monday at 2pm. Thames Valley Police are appealing for information so they can confirm

  • Massa extends Ferrari deal

    Felipe Massa has signed a two-year contract extension with Ferrari which will see the Brazilian remain at the team until the end of the 2012 season. Massa has driven for Ferrari since 2006 and missed out on the championship by a single point

  • Police appeal over missing man

    POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a man who has gone missing from a village near Thame. Steven Truman, 47, from Shabbington, was last seen in Great Milton, on Monday at 2pm. Thames Valley Police are appealing for information

  • United sign midfielder Heslop

    Oxford United dived into the transfer market again today by signing central midfielder Simon Heslop, from Barnsley. The 23-year-old joins on a three-year contract and will bolster Chris Wilder's squad for the new season in League Two.

  • Man arrested after Faringdon explosion

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The arrest follows an incident at 3pm on Sunday when two teenage boys suffered burns after an explosion in a pill box in London Road, Faringdon

  • Trains running again after signalling problems

    TRAINS are now running again following signalling problems at Didcot Parkway which caused chaos for rail passengers this morning. Hundreds of passengers arrived at Oxford railway station to find services between Oxford and London Paddington severely

  • Three cars damaged in Banbury arson attack

    Police are appealing for witnesses after an arson attack in Banbury in the early hours in which three cars were damaged. At about 1am today a silver Citroen C5 was set alight in a communal parking area in Hearthway, in the Hardwick area of the town

  • Man, 62, held over Faringdon explosion

    Police have arrested a man in connection with an explosion in Faringdon on Sunday. The 62-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He has been bailed pending further enquiries

  • OAPs get on board for boozy night out

    PENSIONERS are being sent into a spin by a drinking game inspired by their free national bus passes. A group of senior citizens have revolutionised their nights out in Oxford by devising a game called bus roulette, which allows the city’s bus network

  • City doesn't need a 'mini Soho'

    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

  • Help school make its war memorial

    A SCHOOL has asked people to help it create a memorial for former pupils who died during the Second World War. As part of Henry Box School’s 350th anniversary celebrations, the Witney school plans to unveil a memorial in its grounds in Church Green.

  • Q Gardens

    Pick Your Own, Butchery, Farm Shop, Tea Room & Play Area Don't miss "The best cherry crop for years" and "raspberries galore"! Pick your own at Q Gardens For more information call: 01235 820988 Milton Hill, Steventon

  • Rectory Farm

    Pick Your Own and Farm Shop Available this week: Gooseberries Strawberries Pick Your Own opening times: 9.30am - 6.00pm every day For an up-to-date crop report please call: 01865 351677 Stanton St. John, Oxford OX33 1HF

  • Pet lover fears for puppies

    An animal lover due to be evicted from his home today after taking in 38 dogs is worried some of the pets will have to be destroyed. Roger Sutton, of Colwell Drive, Witney, was fined £2,000 for breaking a noise abatement order and ordered to leave his

  • Prince set for Sheldonian speech

    The Prince of Wales is to give a lecture on Islam and the environment today. Charles, patron of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, will make the speech in the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford University. In 1993, the Prince gave a speech titled Islam

  • Signal problem causes rail delays

    Rail passengers travelling between Oxford and London Paddington are experiencing delays due to a signalling problem at Didcot Parkway. CrossCountry and First Great Western services between Oxford and Paddington, and between Paddington and Didcot

  • Ailing prince will give talk

    The Prince of Wales will give a lecture in Oxford today 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 a speech

  • Signal problem causes train delays

    Rail passengers travelling between Oxford and London Paddington are experiencing delays due to a signalling problem at Didcot Parkway. CrossCountry and First Great Western services between Oxford and Paddington, and between Paddington and Didcot

  • Royal Mail's not so great

    DID Royal Mail’s new chief executive Moya Greene do much research before agreeing to the job? Ms Greene, who is going to join our wonderful ‘snail mail’ service next month, after being in charge of Canada Post, is quoted as saying she was “honoured to

  • When foxes attack

    I HAD to wonder whether this week’s news of an urban fox attack was a piece of Tory propaganda. What a gift for David Cameron’s West Oxfordshire wildlife-bothering cronies, than a scare story about rogue wildlife attacking children in their beds. They

  • Powering ahead

    IT WAS certainly good to see that John Power has moved so much nearer the sane, conservative roots of his forebears. Bravo! This leads me to wonder if he’s been carrying out a cerebral affair with Edmund Burke. Whatever, let’s hope it’s one step forward

  • Animal truths

    IT WAS a very strange letter from Alan Bourne that you published (Oxford Mail, May 15). I had to read it several times to try to work out if it was intended as a tongue in cheek joke to stir up debate, or by someone with a closed mind. I don’t think

  • Evolutionary issues

    GRAHAM Butler’s proofs of evolution (Oxford Mail, June 7) are many decades out of date and I am surprised if he is not aware that they are now not held by most scientists on both sides of the debate. It has been, and remains the case that, despite many

  • Time for better laws

    I SEE that the animal lovers are already suggesting that our new Prime Minister is a bloodthirsty, thoroughly nasty person who’ll overturn the fox hunting ban at the earliest opportunity. Personally, I hope he does, but does it in such a way that makes

  • Mum's delight as twins come home

    MOST parents heading into their fifties would be happy to see their children fly the nest. But a 54-year-old mum-of-eight decided to embark on a programme of IVF treatment in the Czech Republic and has now returned home as a mother-of-ten.

  • Mother's delight as twins come home

    Most parents heading into their fifties would be happy to see their children fly the nest. But a 54-year-old mother-of-eight decided to embark on a programme of IVF treatment in the Czech Republic and has now returned home as a mother-of-ten

  • Sassy & Single: World of difference on technology

    I MET someone today who has never felt the need to get a home computer and has not even touched an iPhone, iPad or i-anything for that matter. When I first heard her plight I thought to myself ‘poor girl, she surely must have spent the last

  • Uniform penalties keep pupils in line

    WE AGAIN read of a pupil being sent home from school because her dress code did not meet the uniform standard requirement (Oxford Mail, June 7). Of course, during my school days, certain individuals risked pushing the boundaries by not wearing uniforms

  • Season ticket sales boost for Oxford United

    Oxford United have already sold more season tickets for the new campaign than they did for the whole of last season. The club’s thrilling promotion success and return to the Football League has generated enormous interest among supporters, who have snapped