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UPDATED: Man charged with 19 crimes against 10 people appears in court after slavery raids

The Oxford Times:

8:14am Saturday 28th March 2015

A 44-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court this morning charged with 19 offences against 10 people following Thursday's anti-slavery raids.

Video: Ex-headteacher found dead in Thames days before court appearance for molesting boys

The Oxford Times:

2:44pm Friday 27th March 2015

A FORMER headteacher due to be sentenced for molesting young boys was the man found dead in the Thames on Tuesday, it has emerged today.

Missing girl Jennifer Moore found safe and well

The Oxford Times:

9:10am Friday 27th March 2015

A BICESTER teenager reported missing has been found safe and well, police said this morning.

Sixth series of Downton Abbey to be the last

The Oxford Times: Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens and director Ben Bolt film a scene in Bampton

3:52pm Thursday 26th March 2015

DOWNTON Abbey will bow out at the end of the next series, ITV has said.

2pm Update: Ten now held by police in anti-slavery operation + video and pictures

The Oxford Times:

8:04am Thursday 26th March 2015

TEN people have now been arrested by police following this morning's raids targeting slavery in the city.

Naked Rambler loses euro court challenge to be nude in public

The Oxford Times:

7:01am Thursday 26th March 2015

THE European Court of Human Rights has rejected a final legal challenge brought by the man known as the Naked Rambler over claims he had a right to be nude in public.

Update: Child involved in crash with a car in Didcot

The Oxford Times:

5:11pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A CHILD has been involved in an accident in Didcot near the station.

Solar Eclipse in Oxfordshire 2015 as it happened - 100+ readers' pictures; stories and video

The Oxford Times:

7:18am Friday 20th March 2015

Welcome to our blog covering the partial solar eclipse. The cloud parted just enough for Oxford's sky-watchers on what was Britain's first solar eclipse in the social media age. And so we have more than 100 readers' pictures sent in alongside our own pictures, reports, trivia and video.

17 things you need to know about the solar eclipse: Find out when to see it in Oxfordshire + video

The Oxford Times:

7:45am Thursday 19th March 2015

THE first solar eclipse to pass over the UK since 1999 will appear over Oxfordshire on Friday morning - and here are eclipse facts and figures to help you see it safely. And remember: be safe. Do not look directly at the eclipse as it could cause permanent damage to your eye-sight.

Health warning for Britain over air pollution today

The Oxford Times:

6:32am Thursday 19th March 2015

BRITAIN has been placed on a health alert because a potentially dangerous cloud of air pollution is blowing over the country.

Google wipes out stories about Asbo yob under Right to be Forgotten ruling

The Oxford Times:

6:23pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

TWO stories about a teenage yob who plagued his neighbours are the latest items removed from Google’s search listings under the controversial ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling.

Police stonewall over misuse of RIPA to spy on journalists

The Oxford Times: Assistant Chief Constable John Campbell, left, Anthony Stansfeld, and Claire Gourlay of the Thames Valley Police’s corporate communications, take part in a live webchat

12:00pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

THAMES Valley Police has again refused to confirm if it has been misusing anti-terrorism laws to spy on journalists, claiming it has been asked ‘too many times’.

Video: Divers return to Thames in search for missing Oxford woman Emily Stiff

The Oxford Times:

11:45am Monday 16th March 2015

DIVERS are currently searching the Thames in the continuing search for missing Oxford woman Emily Stiff.

Update: Missing Oxford hospital patient John Howe found safe in Reading

The Oxford Times:

7:22am Monday 16th March 2015

A MAN who went missing from the John Radcliffe Hospital last night has been found safely.

Chief Constable and MP row over ‘threats’ made in paedophile case

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 16th March 2015

A MINISTER last night stood by claims Thames Valley Police tried to pressure him not to raise in Parliament its failure to stop an Oxford paedophile.

Update: River search fails to find any sign of missing Emily Stiff

The Oxford Times:

9:53am Thursday 12th March 2015

POLICE have not found any sign of missing woman Emily Stiff in their search of the Thames and its tributaries today.

Man charged with murdering his baby son Jayden Saxton

The Oxford Times:

10:07pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

A 21-YEAR-OLD will appear before court on Wednesday accused of murdering his baby son.

Updated: 14 essential Bullfinch stories to know + video + your vote

The Oxford Times:

10:30am Saturday 7th March 2015

Been too busy to read everything about the Bullfinch scandal and the serious case review released this week? Here's the essential stories you need to know - including the man whose warnings years ago were dismissed, that other signs of a grooming gang in Oxford were ignored, pressure on those at the top of the authorities who failed to go and what police and social services are doing now... plus video and the opportunity for your say

Evidence of gang's organised abuse was ignored for years

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

CHILD protection authorities feared an organised gang of paedophiles was prostituting vulnerable girls four years before Operation Bullfinch was launched – but nothing was done.

'Police failed victims of abuse gang and we cannot let it happen again'

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

POLICE failed the Bullfinch victims but Andrew Murray, the head of crime investigation at Thames Valley, says the force is adamant it will not do so again.

Bullfinch: Authorities missed opportunities to uncover grooming gangs

The Oxford Times:

12:59pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A story rounding up the report and reaction to this morning's Bullfinch Serious Case Review.

Blog: Bullfinch abuse scandal Serious Case Review - what went wrong

The Oxford Times: OM new bullfinch scr disaster header

8:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Live coverage of the Serious Case Review into the failings by authorities that led to six girls being groomed, raped and prostituted by seven men finally caught by the Operation Bullfinch investigation

Update: Bullfinch: More than 350 youngsters potential abuse victims as campaigner calls for action not apologies

The Oxford Times: Marilyn Hawes

7:46am Monday 2nd March 2015

MORE than 350 youngsters in Oxfordshire have been identified as potential victims of groomers, the Oxford Mail understands.

Weather: Snow and sleet forecast for Oxfordshire tomorrow

The Oxford Times: Snow on a branch.

6:42pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

SLEET is forecast for many parts of Oxfordshire tomorrow, along with some snowfall in western areas.

Thames Valley Police again dodge questions if it spied on journalists

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

5:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

TIGHT-LIPPED: Thames Valley didn’t rule out being one of report’s 19 that used Ripa

Travel: Finding the hidden charms of Brittany with Siblu

The Oxford Times:

8:20pm Monday 26th January 2015

Jason Collie finds an unexpected idyllic spot in Brittany

Weather forecast: little bit of snow tomorrow, heavy in places Sunday

The Oxford Times: Snow on a branch.

9:45am Friday 16th January 2015

OXFORDSHIRE is facing a snowy Sunday, according to the Met Office.

CPRE happy Crouch Hill housing plan thrown out

The Oxford Times: View of the proposed site from top of Crouch Hill.Supplied by Naomi Herring (15992724)

2:24pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

The director for Campaign to Protect Rural England Oxfordshire has praised the council for standing its ground over a planning appeal for 117 home in Banbury.

CPRE happy Crouch Hill housing plan thrown out

The Oxford Times: View of the proposed site from top of Crouch Hill.Supplied by Naomi Herring (15992724)

2:18pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

The director for Campaign to Protect Rural England Oxfordshire has praised the council for standing its ground over a planning appeal for 117 home in Banbury.

Man killed in fire in Oxford

The Oxford Times:

2:11pm Sunday 28th December 2014

A MAN has been killed after a fire in Oxford last night.

Update: Missing man Daniel Wilson sent to Littlemore for violent attacks

The Oxford Times:

11:38am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A MAN missing for four days had been sectioned and detained at Littlemore Hospital following a violent attack, it has emerged.

Taking Back Sunday wish speedy recovery to A34 coach crash fans

The Oxford Times:

9:01pm Monday 15th December 2014

AMERICAN rock band Taking Back Sunday tonight said they hoped fans caught up in the A34 coach crash had a speedy recovery.

Five Tory Oxfordshire County councillors to refuse 19% allowance rise

The Oxford Times: New Oxfordshire county council logo

10:45am Tuesday 9th December 2014

FIVE Conservative county councillors will refuse to pocket any increase in their allowances if changes are voted through today.

Bicester to become a new £100m 13,000-home 'garden city' Nick Clegg announces

The Oxford Times: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pictured during a visit to the North-East

10:29pm Monday 1st December 2014

A NEW garden city is to be built at Bicester as part of the Coalition's plans to deal with the housing shortage, Nick Clegg has confirmed.

New Found Glory: Pop Punk is not dead - it's bouncing around all over the place

The Oxford Times: RESSURECTION:  New Found Glory will perform songs off their new album

11:44pm Sunday 30th November 2014

New Found Glory – O2 Academy Bristol

What's your memory of the old Westgate centre like? Here's an interactive graphic of 16 images for a fond look back through the 70s and 80s

The Oxford Times:

2:30pm Saturday 29th November 2014

The death warrant for the Westgate Centre has been signed with planning approval for a new £400m complex. But here's a fond look using our interactive graphic of it in its early days...

frnkiero andthe cellabration: Former My Chemical Romance guitarist makes his own Way

The Oxford Times:

9:14am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Apologies to Mallory Knox, but Jason Collie goes along to Oxford O2 Academy to see how former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero's new band holds up

Family tribute to A4095 crash victim Richard Reed: We will never see that beautiful infectious smile again

The Oxford Times:

12:02pm Friday 21st November 2014

THE family of a 26-year-old man killed in a crash at North Leigh have said they do not have the words to say how the support of his friends has helped them.

Oxford webcam hacked by Russian site

The Oxford Times:

3:20pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A BACK garden in Oxford would appear to have been one of hundreds of webcams in the UK hacked by a Russian website.

Police investigating death of 11-week-old baby from Faringdon

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

6:23pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man is on police bail after an 11-week-old baby from Faringdon died last night.

Three more Oxfordshire stories removed under Google Right to be Forgotten

The Oxford Times:

3:10pm Monday 17th November 2014

A WOMAN'S conviction for planning to deal cocaine, allegations of cheating at an Oxford college and a £1.1m pay-out for a former high-flying executive are the latest stories erased from Google's search results.

Thames Valley Police hiding behind ‘smokescreen’ over spying on the Press

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

THAMES Valley Police have again refused to reveal to the public how many journalists it has snooped on using anti-terrorism laws.

Ambulances told to steer clear of John Radcliffe Hospital and divert to Banbury's Horton

The Oxford Times: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

10:50am Sunday 26th October 2014

AMBULANCE crews were this morning told not to go to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital accident and emergency department and to divert to Banbury's Horton General Hospital.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Monday

The Oxford Times:

7:31am Monday 20th October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

Update: Murder investigation after man "stabbed on a boat" in Abingdon

The Oxford Times:

7:09am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN was stabbed to death in Abingdon last night.

Update: Fire at Didcot Power Station under control and 'no risk to the public' + Video of blaze

The Oxford Times:

9:08pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE fire at Didcot Power Station is under control and the smoke is not hazardous to the public, a fire chief has said tonight.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Friday

The Oxford Times:

6:44am Friday 17th October 2014

Follow our blog for coverage of the hold-ups on Oxford' and the county's roads today, plus any other transport delays

Update: Normal service resumes following delays between Oxfordshire and Paddington

The Oxford Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

TRAINS between Oxfordshire and London Paddington are returning to normal after signal problems this morning.

UPDATE: Two missing teenagers from Abingdon found safe

The Oxford Times:

3:48pm Saturday 11th October 2014

TWO teenagers missing from their homes in Abingdon have been found safe.

Apology after further train delays

The Oxford Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

6:42am Friday 10th October 2014

NETWORK Rail has apologised after First Great Western commuters’ train woes continued for a third day this week.

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