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Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:50:05 +0100

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Man jailed for abusing partner and threatening to burn her parents' house down

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:15:47 +0000

A 29-YEAR-OLD has been jailed after a six-day trail found him guilty of coercive control over an ex-partner.

ELECTION GUIDE: Wantage - will Tories maintain their stranglehold?

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:23:12 +0100

VOTERS in the Wantage constituency have sent Conservative MPs to Parliament ever since it was created in 1983.

Are the Beckhams moving to Oxfordshire?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:10:00 +0000

A FOOTBALL club has invited global icon David Beckham to join its team after learning he may be moving into a £5m Cotswold barn nearby.

Free arts programme launched in memory of education stalwart

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:33:53 +0000

FREE art lessons for disadvantaged young adults are being launched at a Banbury shop in memory of the owner's mother.

More celebrity names confirmed for Oxford Literary Festival

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:46:09 +0000

BROADCASTER Jeremy Paxman will join a host of celebrities to make an appearance at this year’s Oxford Literary Festival.

Jeremy Paxman latest to be confirmed for Oxford Literary Festival

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:07:15 +0000

BROADCASTER Jeremy Paxman will join a host of celebrities to make an appearance at this year’s Oxford Literary Festival.

IN PICTURES: Relive the FA Cup magic

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:05:38 +0000

OXFORD United supporters could be forgiven for waking up this morning and thinking it was all a dream.

Recap: Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the USA

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:57:00 +0000

Donald Trump is set to be sworn in as America's 45th President. He declared "the work begins" as hundreds of thousands of people poured into Washington DC to welcome - or oppose - his inauguration.

Former refugees thank 'wonderful' course for first steps in English language

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:52:24 +0000

THEY came to Oxford from some of the world's most war-devastated regions, with no option but to start again.

Schools warn progress could be lost unless £17m extra funding is found

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:08:23 +0000

SCHOOLS have warned an estimated £17.5m black hole in finances by 2020 could see them forced to cut staff and drop subjects.

Oxford bus driver runs route on foot to raise cash for cancer charity that helped his wife

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:12:42 +0100

A BUS driver whose wife battled breast cancer hit the streets to run his usual route to an Oxford hospital for charity.

VIDEO: Help to nuture nature plea

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:22:19 +0100

THE RARE meadow clary flower grows in less than 30 places in the country and, thanks to the Wychwood Project, Oxfordshire boasts many of them.

Tributes paid to couple who died in Boxing Day crash

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:33:58 +0100

A MARRIED couple described as “loving and devoted” died in a Boxing Day crash after their car hit a roadside ditch and crashed into a horsebox, an inquest heard.

Tackling cyber-crime and fraud are main priorities for Conservative police commissioner candidate

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:37:39 +0100

CYBER crime and fraud are two areas Anthony Stansfeld has vowed to tackle if re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley.

‘Steel’ a glance at Oxford Brookes University's metallic installations

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:23:07 +0000

Stuart Macbeth on a university show by the sculptor Alice Anderson

Employers invited to Kidlington breakfast to find out more about apprenticeships

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:03:04 +0000

Employers are invited to a breakfast in Kidlington on April 1 to find out more about apprenticeships. The event marks the arrival of an Olympic-style torch in Oxfordshire to mark National Apprenticeship Week

Council leader backs veterans over memorial at old barracks

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:00:00 +0000

A PERMANENT memorial to the former Cowley Barracks would be a requirement of any planning permission for a new development on the site, according to city council leader Bob Price.

Oxford digital company White October prepares for yet another prosperous year

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0000

OXFORD-based digital group White October is preparing itself for another year of strong growth after its events business increased annual turnover four-fold in 2015.

Summer celebrations for Heart of the community

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0000

A SUMMER cultural extravaganza is being planned to mark the 50th birthday of one of Oxford’s most vibrant churches.

Prehistoric skeleton found in quarry is donated to museum

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:00:00 +0000

A JURASSIC ‘sea monster’ found by archaeologists in a Cambridgeshire quarry has found its way – in hundreds of pieces – to the Natural History Museum in Oxford.

University of Oxford holds donor drive to find life-saving stem cell donation

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000

THE family of a student in desperate need of a transplant is hoping the efforts of an Oxford donor drive might have saved her life.

Tourism chief heads a drive to attract more overseas visitors

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:00:00 +0000

OXFORDSHIRE’S main tourism body is ramping up its strategy to boost the county’s £1.86bn tourist industry by focusing on international visitors.

Black to the future: Invention is not just any old wheelchair

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:00:00 +0000

A BICESTER firm hopes its futuristic wheelchairs will transform the way disabled people are viewed.

Traffic building as crash blocks A34 northbound

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:49:45 +0000

A crash is partially blocking the A34 northbound causing delays for drivers.

'Without more volunteers we'll have to shut kitchen'

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:00 +0000

With Oxford’s homeless shelters and services facing a funding shortage in the New Year, volunteers are needed to keep vital services such as the O’Hanlon House, which provides more than 100 meals a day open. Oxford Mail reporter Michael Race volunteered his services for a day at the kitchen in Luther Street to see the good work being done by those offering their time

Homeless charities double up to combat funding cuts

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 09:00:00 +0000

HOMELESS charities are hoping the gift of giving lasts beyond Christmas as they face massive funding cuts.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:30:00 +0000

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets as Oxford kick-started its Christmas Light Festival in style.

Improvements to be made for dignity of care given to patients in Oxfordshire report says

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:54:54 +0000

MORE needs to be done to improve the dignity of care given to people treated in Oxfordshire a report has revealed.

PM kicks off annual awards to honour district’s top business

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:00:00 +0100

PRIME Minister David Cameron is calling on businesses across West Oxfordshire to battle for the top honours in the district’s sixth annual awards competition.

Crash causes long delays on the A34 northbound at Wendlebury

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:30:00 +0100

A TWO-CAR crash has caused severe tailbacks on the A34 northbound near to the junction for Bicester.

Crucial £2m flood protection funds set to receive go-ahead

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:16:02 +0100

MORE than £2 million has been secured to make a long-awaited flood scheme in Northway and Marston a reality.

Man from Banbury convicted of indecent assault at Oxford Crown Court

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0100

A 76-year-old man from Banbury has been convicted of indecent assault.

Contestants capture picture perfect images of Oxford for Ashmolean competition

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0100

A GRAND total of 900 photos were received for the Ashmolean’s first photography competition.

Shop aid sends quake pupils back to school

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:30:00 +0100

CHILDREN who had their schools destroyed by the Nepalese earthquake in April have been given £2,000 by a city centre shop.

Work under way to repair weir on Thames

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:20:00 +0100

WORK to fix a newly-fitted gate at an Oxford weir is taking place.

Fighting fit children practise kung fu

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:50:00 +0100

CHILDREN were fighting fit swung punches after at a weekly self-defence session in South Oxford.

Plans for gym with 24-hour work-outs

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:30:00 +0100

FITNESS fanatics could work out around the clock thanks to plans to build a 24-hour gym in Cowley.

Publisher helps tackle EU tax legislation

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0100

OXFORD-BASED games and comic publisher Rebellion is living up to its futuristic law enforcer Judge Dredd by helping zap new EU tax laws.

'Peer-to-peer loan' kick-starts growth for polo clothing firm

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0100

THE GLAMOROUS world of polo players has proved a winning formula for Jenny Brown.

Grants boost life-saving research work

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0100

OXFORD scientists have been given a £2m boost for their life-saving medical work.

The future’s looking radiant at cosmetic treatment business

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0100

A DESIRE to look younger for longer has helped former dentist Dr Helen Hamilton’s business thrive.

Call for expert to judge impact of £120m Oxford flood relief channel

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:30:00 +0100

AN INDEPENDENT review could be held into the proposed £120m Oxford Flood Relief Channel amid concerns to areas downstream.

Colourful carnival brings out the crowds for Witney

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0100

STEAM engines, bagpipes and a glamorous appearance from Miss Oxfordshire were just some of the treats that set alight Witney carnival.

Colourful carnival brings out the crowds for Witney

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0100

STEAM engines, bagpipes and a glamorous appearance from Miss Oxfordshire were just some of the treats that set alight Witney carnival.

Motorcyclist dies

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:40:00 +0100

A motorcyclist from the town has died after a three-vehicle crash in Gloucestershire.

Liberty's dad gets apology

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:30:00 +0100

LIBERTY BAKER’s father has not decided if he will accept an invitation for a face-to-face apology from Thames Valley Police after he was wrongfully summonsed to court.

‘Numskills’ making maths add up to fun

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100

WEB-TECH firm Olamalu is helping boost youngsters’ maths skills across seven primary schools.

PM visits firm’s apprenticeship scheme

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100

PRIME Minister and Witney MP David Cameron visited Eynsham-based advanced engineering company Polar Technology Management Group last Friday to inspect its apprenticeship scheme.

Park-and-walk scheme 'could beat congestion' says architect

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:30:00 +0100

A TOP city architect has called for a new 3,000-space "park and walk" facility to be built at an Oxford industrial estate.

Reunited Ride to hit the road...again

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:59:35 +0100

Overwhelming response to comeback, prompts reformed band to announce more live dates