• Quarry Rovers 7 - 0 Marston Saints

    Sometimes a score-line does not tell the true story of a football match. This was a tightly fought game that turned with a moment of inspiration. The sun made a welcome appearance for players and spectators alike on a beautiful autumnal morning

  • Stars turn out for cancer fundraiser at Bee Gee's home

    STARS and celebrities gathered at the home of former Bee Gee Robin Gibb to raise more than £60,000 for an Abingdon-based breast cancer charity. Against Breast Cancer staged its biggest fundraising event to date with the Splash of Pink fashion show at

  • RUGBY UNION: The numbers game

    Henley Hawks were outmuscled by very strong opponents. Here is the numbers' game. See Tuesday’s paper for full report. Competition: National 2 South Score: Henley Hawks 22, Jersey 33 Henley Hawks player ratings: 15. James

  • Smartcard introduction brings single ticketing on buses closer

    JOINT ticketing on Oxford’s two main bus operators has moved a step closer after the introduction of an Oyster card-style smartcard for Stagecoach services. The bus operator has fitted hi-tech electronic card readers on its fleet of 160 buses in Oxfordshire

  • Craddock is United's hero

    Tom Craddock struck a dramatic winner as Oxford United toppled league leaders Port Vale 2-1. Craddock had headed the U's in front on 61 minutes with his first goal at the Kassam Stadium since his £50,000 move from Luton. But Vale looked

  • Severe weather warning for Oxfordshire

    MOTORISTS have been warned to be cautious tonight after the Met Office warned of potential flash-flooding. Forecasters are warning of an 80 per cent chance of heavy rain with up to 30mm falling between 7pm and 1am. The rain is expected to sweep up

  • Oxford Utd 2, Port Vale 1 (02/10)

    Tom Craddock struck his first two goals at home for his new club to give Oxford United a dramatic and famous victory over League Two leaders Port Vale. Micky Adams’ promotion favourites had been looking for a seventh successive win and had

  • County council leader defends top official's pay

    A COUNCIL chief defended salaries of almost £200,000 at a public meeting in Abingdon to discuss spending cuts. The leader of Oxfordshire County Council, Keith Mitchell, was asked by a resident if paying more than £100,000 for bosses could be justified

  • Brittany: The wild wild ouest

    IT WOULD be hard indeed to find anywhere so linked to the sea as Camaret-Sur-Mer. Anchored behind a headland, jutting from a rib of rock which stabs into the Atlantic, it belongs more to the ocean than the land. A whitewashed row of restaurants and

  • U's and Port Vale locked at 0-0 at half-time

    OXFORD United and table-topping Port Vale were locked at 0-0 at half-time in their League Two clash at the Kassam Stadium today. There was little between the sides in an open and entertaining game. Ryan Clarke made a couple of good saves

  • £100k to spot telltale early signs of killer cancers

    HEALTH chiefs have been handed £100,000 to help NHS professionals spot early signs of two cancers. Each year in the county more than 150 people die of bowel cancer and 230 of lung cancer. Experts believe if cancer is picked up at an early stage, survival

  • SCHOOL SPORT: Youngsters get tips from top

    Youngsters at six Oxfordshire schools have received a mixture of rugby coaching classes and talks on the game from London Wasps. Ryan Hunt, the club’s community coach, visited primary schools at North Kidlington, West Kidlington, St Thomas More, Edward

  • WEIGHTLIFTING: Steward defies odds in amazing challenge

    Daniel Steward has beaten the odds to take part in the weightlifting at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The 24-year-old, from Bicester, points to a lift of 105kg at the British Championships in June 2010 as his highlight to date. But his achievement

  • ATHLETICS: Network given cash boost

    The Oxfordshire Athletics Network was presented with a cheque for £85,000 by England Athletics at their official launch at Iffley Road. The network has been set up by England Athletics and is a local partnership of clubs with an aim of improving the

  • New youth club awaits decision on grant

    CHILDREN living on one of the country’s most deprived estates will find out on Monday if a proposed youth club has taken a step closer to becoming reality. The Rose Hill junior youth club would cater for seven to 11-year-olds on the Oxford estate and

  • Cowley chef in internation final of Indian cuisine contest

    A BANGLADESHI chef from Oxford will be heading back to his homeland to represent the United Kingdom in a prestigious international cooking competition. Muhammad Ali, head chef at the Karma restaurant in Oxford Road, Cowley, pipped six other

  • Pensioner honoured for code-breaking work

    A PENSIONER was honoured for her work at the Second World War code-breaking centre Bletchley Park as she celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary. Jeanne Lindley, 87, was presented with the Freedom of Bletchley Park, a card from The Queen and

  • HOCKEY: Batten out to hit target

    Oxford Hawks hockey player Emma Batten is hoping to take her prolific goalscoring form for the club into the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The 21-year-old joined Hawks aged 11, and represented her country at junior level, before becoming a regular

  • Music festival celebrates city road's heritage

    OXFORD’S Cowley Road is set to come alive with the sound of music next weekend as it plays host to a music festival. The OX4 Festival will take over 10 venues next Saturday to showcase the best of the city’s musical talent. It was launched

  • EQUESTRIAN: Demelza doubles up

    Dressage rider and trainer Demelza Hawes (pictured above), from Oakley, came back to the UK with a double-winning performance at Addington Manor. Having recently returned from a ten-month course at l’Ecole Nationale d’Equitation in Frances, Demelza intends

  • Andrew hosts latest Play2Give fundraiser

    FRIENDS of an inveterate fundraiser are staging a new charity fun night on his behalf as he is too unwell to arrange it himself. Andrew Baker, 22, has been in and out of hospital since the age of 12 after needing complex brain surgery to remove a bony

  • Knifepoint robbery at pet shop

    A TEENAGER robbed a pet shop with a knife this morning. The male threatened a member of staff at Alison's Animals, The Parade, at about 11.45am. He stole an undisclosed sum from the till before fleeing. He is described as white, 5ft6ins, of medium

  • ICE HOCKEY: Hamish handed call-up

    Hamish Martin has been selected for the England Under 14 team. The teenager from Marston, Oxford will represent England in December’s Under 14 International Tournament in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Martin, who attends Cherwell School, took up the sport

  • Hall together now

    FOR the first time its 171-year history Launton CE Primary School near Bicester has a school hall. And pupils have wasted no time in making the most of it. Opened this term, the building is used for school assemblies, PE activities,

  • SHOOTING: Pengelly in fifth Games

    Stephen Pengelly and Gareth Morris will fly the Oxfordshire flag in the Welsh shooting team at the 2010 Commonwealth games in Delhi. Pengelly, 51, lives in Wallingford and is competing in a record-breaking fifth Games. He will compete in the men’s standard

  • School cleaner says farewell after 30 years

    A cleaner has retired after 30 years at Carswell Community Primary School. Win Orr, 76, said goodbye to children and staff at the school in Abingdon on Thursday. Office manager Lyn Spiers said: “Win has always been sprightly, dependable and happy to

  • Incinerator passes health checks

    CONTROVERSIAL plans for a £650m incinerator at Ardley have received a boost after the proposed facility was granted an environmental permit. The Environment Agency (EA) determined that the waste burner – set to deal with 300,000 tonnes of rubbish each

  • New academy name 'will inspire pupils'

    A CONTROVERSIAL academy school planned for the city will be called Oxford Spires Academy to ‘inspire’ youngsters, its headteacher said. Oxford School, in Glanville Road, East Oxford, is likely reopen in January as an academy, and must be renamed

  • Police make arrest in hunt for 'Soak' graffiti artist

    POLICE have arrested a man in connection with hundreds of graffiti tags daubed across Oxford and last night warned more arrests could follow. Officers have been trying to catch the vandal responsible for daubing the word ‘Soak’ across buildings, bus

  • Turf Tavern wins UK pub guidebook title

    AN OXFORD pub billed as a “heart-warming oasis” in the city centre has been named Britain’s town pub of the year. The Turf Tavern is given the accolade in the new Good Pub Guide 2011. It is one of three Oxfordshire pubs to earn a place in the pubgoers

  • SWIMMING: Burnett seeking a repeat

    Tetsworth swimmer Simon Burnett is hoping his last-gasp qualification for the 2010 Commonwealth games will lead to a repeat of his gold medal glory in Australia of four years ago. Burnett, who struck gold in the 100m freestyle in Melbourne, secured his

  • Five hurt in smash

    FIVE people needed hospital treatment last night after a car crashed near Oxford. Fire crews cut two people free from the wreckage following the crash in Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, at 8.40pm. Michelle Ullett, a spokesman for South Central Ambulance

  • Students step out for Children in Need

    SIX students at Abingdon and Witney College are preparing for a sponsored walk to raise money for Children in Need. The students will walk eight miles from the college’s Abingdon campus through Radley and Kennington to Oxford city centre on

  • ICE HOCKEY: Stars set for huge test

    Oxford City Stars face a stern test of their credentials with a tough double header in South Division 1 this weekend. Today, Stars travel to Wales to take on Cardiff Devils for the second time this season. Their first meeting with Devils last month

  • ARCHERY: Simpson eyes medal bid

    Oxford archer Nichola Simpson says that she will be “bitterly disappointed” not to come back from the 2010 Commonwealth games in Delhi with a medal. The 53-year-old, who turns 54 a week after the Games, has been focusing on glory in India for more than

  • NIGHTLIFE: ‘Guardian angels’ hit streets at last

    A TEAM of Christian “guardian angels” stepped out among Oxford’s party-goers for the first time to make sure they stayed safe. The Street Pastor scheme has finally launched in the city after being first mooted two years ago. Each Friday night from now

  • NIGHTLIFE: Keeping Oxford litter-free and safe after dark

    THE state of our city streets early on a Saturday morning are a sight to behold. Bins in Gloucester Green overflow with take-away cartons and wrappers, half eaten burgers and kebabs spill out on to the pavement to attract rats and vermin, and

  • GREYHOUNDS: Curtin's reign draws to an end

    OXFORD’S top trainer Paddy Curtin is to quit and take up a similar post at leading midlands track Monmore. It will be a big blow to the racing office who only recently took on a new trainer, Richard Baker, to boost their racing strength. It’s a great

  • GREYHOUNDS: Ace Joey is back on track

    l FORMER Oxford United ace Joey Beauchamp is back at Oxford with a newly-owned hound called Maldini Cullane, trained by Michael Peterson. l THE Paddy Curtin-trained Hello Dino reached the final of the Laurels at Belle Vue on Thursday when beaten by a

  • COMMENT: N-ice day out

    We urge you to read today’s story about pensioners at Oxford Ice Rink. A great initiative to get the city’s elderly out and about, taking part in an activity they never thought possible. Warm praise for the people who organised the event. There is

  • Former ice dancer takes a glide down memory lane

    IN A wheelchair and wrapped in her winter coat, who would guess 81-year-old Angela Humphrey was the best dancer at Oxford Ice Rink yesterday? But 55 years ago, the grandmother-of-four was one of the first ice dancers to appear on BBC television

  • A4074 road accident victim named

    A MAN killed in a road accident at Nuneham Courtenay was last night named as David Page. The 34-year-old, of Toot Baldon, was driving a blue Rover MGF south on the A4074 which he was in a crash involving a blue Vauxhall Corsa heading in the opposite

  • ARCHERY: Wilson aiming for big show

    STUART Wilson admits he cannot believe he will compete in a major competition in the Commonwealth Games. Despite representing Northern Ireland at archery since being a teenager, he is yet to experience an event of this nature. And Wilson, who works

  • ATHLETICS: England and Douglas lift

    OXFORD City AC duo Hannah England and Nathan Douglas have seen their Commonwealth Games medal prospects boosted by the withdrawal of some of their main rivals. England has had a hugely successful 2010, and is going for glory in both the 800m and 1500m

  • 'I drowned eight cats' admits mum who now faces jail

    HOUSEWIFE Julie Carter was facing jail last night after drowning eight cats in a baby bath at her home. The mother-of-one, from Bicester, told RSPCA workers she could not afford the phone call to have them rescued, so killed them one by one

  • Three more 'Most Wanted' arrested

    THREE more people have been arrested since the Oxford Mail ran a ‘Most Wanted’ appeal a month ago. Crimestoppers set up a website at the beginning of September with images and CCTV footage of 60 people across the Thames Valley that police are seeking

  • GYMNASTICS: Honor's national honour

    Honor Layton, 11, from Marston, has won the Alpha Factor national competition in Wiltshire. Layton, the southern reg-ion OOA champion, also won level three of the Bucks Open. She trains in Aylesbury at the Lynx Gymnastics Centre and attends Cherwell

  • ANGLING: Swindon ace tops in finale

    SWINDON matchman Mick Lane took the honours in last of this year’s Carp League series fish-ed by 15 at Ridgeway, which fished better than expected because of the change in the weather. Using a pole at 16 metres and banded pellet, he triumphed with 127.4.0

  • ANGLING: Father and son notch personal best double

    THE prolific Linear Fisheries has produced two more crackers for Oxfordshire father and son Phil and Shaun Warwick. Fishing a three-day session on Brasenose 1 lake, they both recorded personal bests. Phil, 44, from Berinsfield, caught a mirror of 32.0.0

  • SWIMMING: McNally is Oxford's golden girl

    PROMISING City of Oxford swimmer Eleanor McNally led the way with eight golds at the club’s championship at Temple Cowley. The 11-year-old Oxford High School student stormed to victory in in the 50m breaststroke, clocking 41.36 secs. Her other golds

  • BOXING: Healy sets out on title trail

    Berinsfield’s Will Healy is the first Oxfordshire boxer to bid for a title as the new season gets under way withthe opening round of the Clubs for Young People championships in Newbury tomorrow. He tackles Michael Ballingall, from the Heart

  • ANGLING: Norris rules roost at Clifton

    This year’s Oxford Winter League starts tomorrow and 42 anglers took part in last week’s final practice on the Clifton Hampden and Dorchester sections of the Thames. Richard Norris (Sensas A4) triumphed with 16.6.0 from the top end peg at Clifton, just

  • United players see their virtual selves on PS3 game

    OXFORD United beat Swindon 1-0 last night...on the new FIFA 11 game for the PlayStation 3, at least. Launched yesterday, the popular game features Oxford United for the first time in years after the U’s return to the football league. It means fans can

  • COMMENT: Blame the ones who drop litter

    IF PROOF were needed, it is there for all to see in full colour. Oxford city centre is a mess on a Saturday morning. And, for that, also read Sunday morning and probably a good chunk of the week as well. What is perhaps remarkable is by the time you

  • Oxford United fans can roar us to victory says U's boss Wilder

    Oxford United’s fans can play a big part in helping Chris Wilder’s young team to try to topple league leaders Port Vale today. That’s the belief of United’s manager, as he relishes two big home games in eight days, with good-sized crowds expected at

  • Book looks back at the 11+ and grammar school education

    MORE than 40 former pupils of Lord Williams’s School, in Thame, have contributed to a new book about 1950s boys’ grammar school education. Author David Green said the book, called The11+ Adventure, was inspired partly by the desire to record history

  • Outsider picks up county 2010 beauty crown

    AN ACTRESS from Cheshire has been crowned Miss Oxfordshire 2010 – despite having never lived in the city. Alice Christian was picked to represent the county during the Oxford heat of Miss Great Britain, at the Lava Ignite nightclub in Park End Street


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    VINCIC Bosko-Boz No happy returns on your 41st Birthday 02-10-10. You left us on 12-10-09. Loved and remembered always. Mum, Rade, Radmila, Jovan and rest of the family. God Bless you and keep you in peace. xxxx


    NATALIE VARNEY 2nd October 2010. Have a great day and enjoy your party ! Love Mum, Dad, Liam & Bumbles x

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    LIZ & GEORGE BUCK 02.10.10 Happy 45th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to a wonderful Mum, Dad, Nanny & Bampy. Love from Richard, Tracey, Andrew, Clare, Sara, Darren, Hannah, Kian, Kerrie & Poppy

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    NATALIE EVANS Wishing our wonderful Granddaughter a very Happy 18th Birthday Lots of love Nan & Grampy (Evans) xx


    LEACH John Passed away peacefully on 29 September 2010, aged 84 years. Beloved husband of Carole, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, and companion to Patch the Dog. Funeral service to be held at St. Andrew’s Church, Sandford on Monday


    BOWEN Joan Passed peacefully away at Sobell House on 29 September 2010 aged 84. Much loved wife of Hugh, mother of Carl, mother-in-law of Nicola and nan of Gary and the late Tina. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service


    SMYTH MARK Died 2nd October 2009 aged 37 An angel ascended to heaven. God knows why you travelled so soon. When I look up son I can see you. In the clouds and the stars an the moon. It's your job my lad to keep watching. And lend a calm hand and

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    COWLING Jan 03.10.2009 In loving memory of a great Mum. We love and miss you Mum (keep your promise). Love from your daughters, Theresa and Joanne and families. xxx

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    GODDARD Patricia Sherma nee Charles Sunrise 15/2/1948 Sunset 03/10/2008 A Daughter, Sister, Mummy, Nanny and Special Friend. 2 years have past and the days are still dark, the nights are long, but still everyday we carry on. A tear a sigh and often


    TRAFFORD PERCE Treasured memories on your 85th birthday for 3rd October Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear Love Bett, Jen, Chris and families xxxxx