• CRICKET: Oxon beat Bucks in friendly

    YOUNG all-rounder Jack Taylor played a leading role as Oxfordshire beat Buckinghamshire by four wickets in the last over of their traditional pre-season friendly at Aston Rowant yesterday. The 19-year-old, who is a full-time professional with Gloucestershire

  • Oxfordshire runners' marathon effort

    WARM sunshine made life tough as runners from Oxfordshire tackled the London Marathon. Dozens of entrants from the county joined more than 35,000 others tackling the 26-mile course. For a round-up of how they got on, see tomorrow's Oxford

  • M1 may not fully reopen for days

    The fire-damaged M1 motorway may not fully reopen until late next week, Transport Minister Mike Penning has said, causing further traffic chaos for motorists. While two lanes should be open later, motorists should avoid the route where possible

  • New play area brings joy to pre-schoolers

    CHILDREN at a pre-school in Leafield have been enjoying the warm weather on a newly-built play surface. The shock-absorbent rubber surface cost £10,000 to install at Leafield Pre-School, Lower End. It features colourful geometric graphics, a road track

  • Prime Minister pops in for a pint to toast reopened pub

    DRINKERS were stunned when David Cameron popped into their newly reopened pub to wish them all the best. The Prime Minister and Witney MP visited the launch party of The Fox in Leafield, near Witney, on Thursday night for a pint and a natter

  • Oxford City Council petitioned to not close pools

    CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Temple Cowley Pools are to make a last ditch attempt to get city council leaders to keep the leisure facility in East Oxford. They will call on Monday for Oxford City Council members to abandon plans to close the

  • Hamilton gets the better of Vettel

    Lewis Hamilton ended Sebastian Vettel's winning streak in Formula One with a superb battling victory in a breathless Chinese Grand Prix. The McLaren driver started third on the grid in Shanghai and had to battle past team-mate Jenson Button

  • Scouting surfing on the crest of popularity wave

    SCOUTING may be more than a century old, but its popularity here in Oxfordshire is growing faster than anywhere else in the UK – so much so that there are currently 600 children on waiting lists to join. The longest lists are for one of

  • Bikers offered free safety checks

    Police and Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service are urging motorcyclists to take extra care on the roads as they dust off their bikes at the start of spring. Fire and Rescue staff, the Thames Valley Police mobile unit and

  • Imagination runs wild at Cowley workshop

    YOUNGSTERS have been going wild in a freestyle painting workshop in Cowley. Run at the Ark T Centre in Crowell Road, Cowley, the workshop saw 25 children turn up and let their creative juices flow. Pieces of hardboard were laid out so that those who