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Breaking news Delays on the A34 after two collisions

The Oxford Times: A34 traffic alert

6:19pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO collisions are causing delays on the A34 this evening.

Breaking news Council and European election candidates 2014

The Oxford Times: A new party has been formed in Mitcham

5:59pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Elections for Oxford City, Cherwell District and West Oxfordshire District councils are being held on Thursday, May 22, as are the European Parliament elections. Here are the candidates that have been released so far.

Taking positive steps to help clear the air

The Oxford Times: A smoggy view of the city taken last month

5:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AIR quality is a long-running concern in Oxford.

Mentors sought for football teams

3:19pm Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE Football Association has said it is looking for new “club mentors” to train coaches at its community clubs.

Drug dealing pair sentenced

The Oxford Times: Clive Weatherhead

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO men have been sentenced at Oxford Crown Court for dealing cocaine and cannabis.

The Scales of Justice

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxfordshire magistrates' courts.

University technology has lift off in jet fuels project

The Oxford Times: university of oxford logo

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TECHNOLOGY spun out of Oxford University will be used to help convert landfill waste into jet fuel for British Airways.

3D printer helps make synthetic skin tissue

The Oxford Times: Prof Hagan Bayley

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

IT WAS a lightbulb moment that inspired an Oxford scientist to use 3D printing to make synthetic flesh.

Breaking news White van driver crashes on A34

The Oxford Times: A34 traffic alert

1:59pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The driver of a white van on the A34 has crashed into the central reservation.

Bicester supermarket boxing clever with all that Easter egg packaging

The Oxford Times: Manager Vince Brimble at Sainsbury’s in Bicester, with the dedicated recycling bin for Easter egg packaging       Picture: OX66705 Jon Lewis

1:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A BICESTER supermarket is claiming to be one of the first retailers in the UK to help customers recycle Easter egg packaging.

Honour for maritime history maker

The Oxford Times: Simon Walker, left, Charlbury Society chairman, with Ron Prew, who will be unveiling the plaque on May 3. Picture: OX66726 Simon Williams

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HE was an extraordinary man whose attention to detail helped protect sailors on their voyages for decades.

Not just art for art’s sake at returning fair

The Oxford Times: Organiser Joelle Dinnage at last year’s Oxford Art Fair

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Oxford Art Fair is returning for its third year this summer, to show off the county’s finest artwork.

Sculptor casts his approach to annual festival in stone

The Oxford Times: Johannes von Stumm, artist and sculptor, with one of his pieces at his studio in South Fawley. Picture: OX66557 Greg Blatchford

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HE has sent sparks flying across the studio in preparation for next month’s Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Indian dancers twist the night away Bollywood style in Iffley

The Oxford Times: Dancers Yinka Williams and Olivia Heiser, with Kavita Pal from the Tree Hotel

11:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Dancers from the Bollywood Vibes dance company wowed an Iffley audience with demonstrations of the traditional Indian dance styles of Bhangra, Kathak and Bollywood.

Oxfordshire scientists go back through time with massive telescope

The Oxford Times: Richard Glazer, left, and technical director Dr Alex Renshaw by the MeerKAT

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE scientists are helping to build the world’s largest radio telescope to listen ‘back through time’.

Hotel idea for historic town building

The Oxford Times: Vale council leader Matthew Barber at the Old Abbey House in Abingdon, which is being sold by the district council. Picture: OX66716 Antony Moore

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HISTORIC building next to an Abingdon park should be turned into a hotel, according to councillors.

Thirty-four years ago Sarah was left as a newborn baby on a stranger's doorstep in Headington. Now she's trying to find her birth mother

The Oxford Times: Sarah as newborn baby

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

SHE was the ‘baby in a box’ dumped on a doorstep in Oxford 34 years ago, soon after being born. Now a mother-of-two herself, Sarah is hoping to finally trace her birth parents because, as she says in a heartbreaking appeal, she can see a resemblance of her husband’s family in her own sons but “I have never looked like anyone.”

Clerk claims Russian mafia threatened him

The Oxford Times: Tai Hulbert-Thomas

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BANK clerk standing trial with two other men over an alleged £2m fraud had claimed he was in fear of the Russian mafia.

Bullfinch on the agenda

The Oxford Times: Karen Bradley Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A government minister will visit the city to discuss modern slavery and Operation Bullfinch next month.

Joint inquest into how mum and daughter died

The Oxford Times: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A joint inquest will be held into the deaths of reclusive Littlemore mother and daughter Pauline and Caroline Jessett by the autumn.

‘It’s hell but we don’t feel any anger towards driver’

The Oxford Times: A stained glass window in memory of Freddie at Stephen Freeman Community Primary School, Didcot. His parents Lea and Judith Perry are pictured with Freddie’s sister Eloise, 11

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE family of a boy killed when he was hit by a car driven by a teacher say they bear no grudges as a coroner yesterday ruled the death was a complete accident.

Breaking news Collision blocks one lane of the A34 at Weston-on-the-Green

The Oxford Times: A34 traffic alert

8:19am Thursday 24th April 2014

A COLLISION has blocked one lane of the A34 this morning.

Firm awaits sentence over work death

The Oxford Times: Mark Williams

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE family of a man killed on a building site will have to wait another fortnight to discover what sentence construction giant Costain will face.

Work on huge solar farm set to start

The Oxford Times: Solar farm plans would benefit community

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

ONE of the largest solar farms in the UK is to be built in West Oxfordshire over the next few months.

Downton’s stars get back into village life

The Oxford Times: Above, star Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Grantham in the award-winning ITV show.  Pictures: OX66714 Ed Nix

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

STARS of Downton Abbey returned to Bampton yesterday to film scenes for the fifth series of the popular period drama.

No charge for driver

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A DRIVER has been released without charge after a motorist drove at a woman in Banbury and injured her.

Alcohol aided death

The Oxford Times: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The death of a woman from the town was alcohol-related, the Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court concluded.

Teenager is rebailed over knife-point robbery in Oxford

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A teenager has been rebailed by police investigating the knife-point robbery of a 12-year-old boy.

Kidlington woman denies theft of £5,500 from private jet firm

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A 29-year-old woman has appeared in court accused of stealing about £5,500 from a private jet aircraft company.

Sir’ brings teaching skills to the stage in Oxford

The Oxford Times: Benedict Morrison as Hector with Tommy Siman, left, as Dakin, and Duncan Cornish as Crowther     Picture: OX66719 Ed Nix

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

BENEDICT Morrison is bringing his real-life teaching experience to an Oxford University production Alan Bennett’s The History Boys.

Residents in flats can now recycle leftovers

The Oxford Times: Cllr John Tanner empties his food waste into his food caddy, ready for collection

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

WASTE bosses have begun rolling out their bid to boost recycling rates in Oxford by collecting leftover food from flats for the first time.

Witney’s foodbank is now ‘needed more than ever’

The Oxford Times: The West Oxfordshire Food Bank is celebrating its second anniversary, pictured is founder and lead volunteer Jo Cypher

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FOOD bank in West Oxfordshire celebrating its second anniversary is currently needed more than ever, according to its founder.

Museum chief joins heritage committee

The Oxford Times: Susan McCormack

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Ashmolean Museum’s head of public engagement has become the newest committee member of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Controversial developer’s planning appeals over Old Headington house are rejected

The Oxford Times: The property in Old High Street, Headington

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL developer Martin Young has lost his latest battle in the long-running saga over a house in Old Headington and now faces fresh court action.

Improvements in care at health trust's Oxford facilities ‘not done quickly enough’

The Oxford Times: Issued formal warning

6:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HEALTH trust criticised for a third time has “failed to act quickly” to improve the quality of its care.

Warning after Bicester drug dealer is sent to prison

The Oxford Times: Judge Mary Jane Mowat

6:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A JUDGE has jailed a 22-year-old drug dealer and said she hopes his sentence will send a message to other criminals.

Young readers share their favourite books at care home

The Oxford Times: Charlie Jennings, nine, reads to Joan Davies      Picture: OX66727 Simon Williams

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THEY sailed through pages of great adventures and shared their favourite childhood stories.

Residents and firms get flood scheme relief

The Oxford Times: A box of hydrosacks is carried through flood waters at Osney Court in January

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

FLOOD relief schemes for Oxford residents and businesses were approved last night.

Dance takes on horizontal dimension in Jericho

The Oxford Times: Marina Collard lying horizontal as part of the exhibition Pictures: Anna Bruce

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORD artist Antonia Bruce is showing a series of drawings at Art Jericho, in King Street, until May 11.

Robbery witness says victim was ‘kicked like a football’

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A WITNESS to a robbery in Witney told a jury he saw a man kicking a 15-year-old “like a football” as he lay on the ground.

Parent’s anger as all three school choices are refused

The Oxford Times: Tracy Simpson and son Luke Venney, four.  Picture: OX66685 Damian Halliwell

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

MORE than 230 children have failed to get a place at any of their chosen primary schools.

So, how do you take large lorries off Oxfordshire's roads?

The Oxford Times: David Nimmo Smith

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

TRANSPORT chiefs are carrying out a study into how large lorries can be taken off some of Oxfordshire’s roads.

Historic bomber to roar out of retirement for air show

The Oxford Times: A Canberra was among aircraft which featured in an airshow at RAF Benson in 1960

4:52pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A BRITISH jet-powered light bomber will come out of retirement after eight years to wow the crowd at Abingdon Air and Country Show.

Village panto brings in cash to help groups

The Oxford Times: The Little Mermaid

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ABOUT 30 local and international organisations will get a slice of £5,400 raised by a village pantomime.

High-flying cheerleaders up for event

The Oxford Times: Bicester ECU team with Fayth Buckley, nine, at the front

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHEERLEADING may have previously been more at home on an American Football pitch, but not anymore.

A4095 in Long Hanborough closed after crash involving a bus and car

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

6:51pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE main road through Long Hanborough is currently closed both ways following an accident.

Ferrying people up and down the Thames for over 150 years has been the business of the Salter Bros

The Oxford Times: Oxford author Dr Simon Wenham has written Pleasure Boating on the Thames, A History of Salter Bros 1958-Present

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOR more than 155 years a family firm has been ferrying residents and tourists up and down the River Thames. Now the story of the Salter Bros boating business has been put into words by Oxford author Simon Wenham in Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros, 1858-Present Day.

Undercover missions to catch people who don't bag the poop

The Oxford Times: Alyson Clifton

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COUNCIL is sending out officers on undercover missions to catch pet owners who fail to pick up mess after their dogs.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted

The Oxford Times: Police are appealing for witnesses

11:48am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGE girl was pushed up against the wall of a church in a sexual assault.

War heroes’ exploits brought to life

The Oxford Times: Peter Smith with the medals awarded to L/Cpl James Daniel Iles

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HEROES of the First World War from an Oxfordshire village are remembered in a new exhibition.




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