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Readers' Halloween picture gallery + 40 Fireworks Displays map

The Oxford Times:

9:16pm Friday 31st October 2014

Have you been out trick or treating? Here's a selection of readers' pictures of their ghoulish get-ups. If you reckon your little one was more horrifying, email us a picture or send us a (Trick or) Tweet via @TheOxfordMail.

Jeremy Clarkson beer tweet raises hackles

The Oxford Times: Jeremy Clarkson beer tweet raises hackles

1:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

Jeremy Clarkson caused controversy when he tweeted that he was driving with a beer in his cup holder.

We're at breaking point on the roads

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S roads are at breaking point, the leader of the county council has admitted.

Lowering speed limit ‘will push cars into Wallingford’ says councillor Lynda Atkins

The Oxford Times: Lynda Atkins

10:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAJOR housing development on the edge of Wallingford could push more cars through the town, a county councillor has warned.

Customer blames ban from The Lamb Inn, Chalgrove, on review

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN who wrote a negative review of a pub on travel website TripAdvisor has claimed she has been barred as a result.

Accident causes traffic delays on M40 south of Banbury

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:23pm Friday 31st October 2014

A crash involving two vehicles on the M40 has blocked one lane on the southbound carriageway.

Student scoops £3k in online prize fund

The Oxford Times: university of oxford logo

5:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD: A student scooped £3,000 from an online retailer to help him through the new academic year.

Firefighters join national 4-day strike tonight

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across the county will take part in a four-day national strike this evening.

Now meet your first two 'Heroes' finalists

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

The Oxford Mail has teamed up with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust to celebrate the outstanding work of its hospital staff. Finalists for this year’s Hospital Heroes awards have been chosen and a total of 10 entries for the individual and team awards have been shortlisted. Annabal Bagdi talks to the first two finalists

Iffley Community Shop celebrates 15 years with a cuppa

The Oxford Times:

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TEA party was held to thank the volunteers of a not-for-profit shop which has been running for 15 years.

Summer revamp for five Blackbird Leys tower blocks set to be approved

The Oxford Times: Evenlode Tower

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORK to redevelop the towers in Blackbird Leys are set to start next July once plans are approved by Oxford City Council.

Author’s jamtastic time at Story Museum

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Jam-loving youngsters got a sweet surprise this week as a children’s author visited the city.

It’s ab-zorb-ing stuff at The Leys recreation ground play day

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ZORB balls, mud slides and a medieval-style catapult machine gave children plenty to do at a play day in Witney.

Youngsters mesmerised by robots at Cornerstone Arts Centre

The Oxford Times:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ROBOTS took centre stage at a family science day at Didcot Cornerstone Arts Centre.

All eyes are on some spooky goings-on in Nuneham Courtenay

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

PARENTS made the most of the half-term Halloween festivities at Notcutts Garden Centre in Nuneham Courtenay.

Babies enjoy a good old boogie at Blackbird Leys

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

TOTS found their rhythm at a Baby Boogie class at The Leys Children Centre in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

It’s a real prickly business at Harcourt Arboretum

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD chums Gabriel Andlauer-Turner and Rory Vivian, both seven, had some crafty fun during a visit to Harcourt Arboretum.

Midwives' president presented with CBE

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A RISING birth rate, more caesarean sections, obesity and striking staff are just some of the issues Oxford’s Lesley Page faces as President of the Royal College of Midwives.

Driver taken to hospital after car hit wall near Tackley

The Oxford Times: Ambulance stock image

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

THE driver of a van that came off the road and hit a garden wall has been taken to hospital.

Wootton-by-Woodstock pensioner suffers 66 power cuts in six years

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A PENSIONER says he is fed up with power cuts ruining his meals and cutting off his favourite TV programmes after his home was hit by 66 outages in six years.

Funnyman Fry serves up a bit of self-awareness

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

NATIONAL treasure Stephen Fry met fans in the Bodleian Library for a “hackathon”.

Woman talked down from bridge at Cowley junction

The Oxford Times:

9:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN threatened to jump off a bridge this morning in Cowley.

In the pink for panto fun

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

REHEARSALS for this year’s Oxford Playhouse pantomime Beauty and the Beast spilled out on to city streets yesterday.

Hunt for missing man

The Oxford Times:

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Police are appealing for help in tracking down this man who has gone missing from his home in Chinnor.

Cyclist is still 'critical'

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

An elderly cyclist seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run was still in a critical condition yesterday.

Floods meeting set to discuss repair grants

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Advice and support will be available for flood victims at a drop-in flood fair today.

‘Lonely hearts club scam cost me £631’

The Oxford Times:

8:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN left with a £631 phone bill after a relationship with a woman he met on a dating website is warning others to be wary.

Man is arrested after trio attacked in street

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A man has been arrested after three people were assaulted in St Thomas Street on Sunday, October 19.

Urban dancers prove they can move to the groove

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

DANCE group Body Politic took Oxford’s Pegasus Theatre by storm as it rolled into town as part of its UK tour.

Mum of drugs death teenager in plea to MPs for law review

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A MOTHER who lost her 15-year-old daughter after she took Ecstasy urged MPs to review drug laws yesterday.

£10m community cash for West Way upgrade

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

DEVELOPERS behind the planned Botley regeneration have revealed they will fund £10m towards community benefits if the controversial scheme goes ahead.

Budding writers can go for ebook prize

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

KEEN county authors are encouraged to put their writing skills to the test this year.

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

The Oxford Times: traffic jam

7:47am Friday 31st October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

Bomb blast hero gets to meet Prince Harry

The Oxford Times: Prince Harry speaks at the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge welcome home press conference.  (9786724)

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

An Oxfordshire war hero met Prince Harry at a service to honour Britain’s military and civilian heroes on Monday.

Woman hurt in crash

The Oxford Times: Ambulance stock image

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A woman was taken to hospital after her vehicle overturned in Heyford Road, Middleton Stoney, yesterday.

Work to make way for new Waitrose

The Oxford Times: The former Halfords/ MFI building in Botley Road. Picture: OX60844 Jon Lewis

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

WORK to demolish the former Halfords building on the Botley Road in Oxford to make way for a new Waitrose store is due to begin next week.

Modern-day slavery fighter takes crusade to the street

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A BARMAN is sleeping rough for a week to raise awareness of slavery and human trafficking.

Behind the masks are smiles of acting talent

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

EVENTS took a spooky twist at Leckford Place School as young actors rehearsed Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.

Height row flats' tree screening plan blasted

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

UNIVERSITY bosses have put forward plans to screen a student flats development by Port Meadow with trees but ruled out reducing its height.

NHS staff in the county walk out for a second time

The Oxford Times: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

6:50am Friday 31st October 2014

COUNTY NHS workers are to stage a four-hour strike on Monday, November 24 as part of walk-outs across England.

Part-time officers hold 10 in swoop

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

ONE hundred and fifty Thames Valley Police special constables took part in an operation to arrest 10 offenders who failed to turn up at court.

Heseltine launches ships research centre

The Oxford Times:

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO world-leading facilities which could bring new jobs to Wallingford were opened yesterday by Lord Heseltine.

TB victim sent to prison after coughing over council staff

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for the “disgusting” crime of trying to spread tuberculosis (TB) by coughing over Oxford City Council workers.

Petition calls for council resignations over traffic

The Oxford Times: Ian Hudspeth

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

AN ONLINE petition calling for two senior county councillors to resign has received 158 signatures since it went live on Monday.

County urged to stay neutral over fracking

The Oxford Times:

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

FRACKING can “release significant energy” county planning bosses have said in guidance to councillors.

Jewellery designer is face behind scenes at Oxford Fashion Week

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AUDIENCES at Oxford Fashion Week will marvel at the beauty of the models but what about the faces behind the clothes?

Owners of Prince of Wales pub dispute sale to build hotel plan

The Oxford Times: County councillor Bill Service

5:40am Friday 31st October 2014

DIDCOT’s Prince of Wales pub could be demolished to make way for a new hotel.

TV star Martin Clunes films new drama at Cogges Manor Farm

The Oxford Times:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

TV star Martin Clunes has been filming scenes for his new drama at a Witney museum.

Downton’s bangers and pies sizzling for honours in Bampton

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A VILLAGE butchers famed for bangers endorsed by stars of ITV period drama Downton Abbey is up for two awards.

One in three children in parts of Oxford is living in poverty, says charity

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ONE in three children is living in poverty in areas of the city, a charity has found.




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