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'Don't blame schools for society's problems,' says teaching union president

The Oxford Times: Geoff Branner

8:20am Monday 21st April 2014

SCHOOLS alone cannot solve the problems of “poverty, poor housing, neglect and abuse”, Banbury Academy’s head of special needs said as he became president of the NASUWT teaching union.

M40 vehicles scanned

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:20am Monday 21st April 2014

Police set up a number plate recognition camera at a service station and scanned more than 1,000 vehicles in two hours.

Tools taken from shed in Shillingford

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A burglar broke into a shed overnight and stole tools in Shillingford. Thames Valley Police said the break-in happened in Henley Road between last Monday and Tuesday.

Quad bike is snatched in Crowmarsh Gifford

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A quad bike has been stolen by a burglar who got inside an unlocked barn in Crowmarsh Gifford. The Kubota RTV 900 bike went missing overnight between last Monday and Tuesday.

Objectors lose out as Carterton flats given go-ahead

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

Plans to build 10 flats in the town have been approved by West Oxfordshire District Council.

Football skills scheme in Blackbird Leys aims to give youngsters a new goal in life

The Oxford Times: David Philp and Martin Pomroy, Oxford United community coaches, with Sgt Mark Brock. Front: JJ Taylor, eight, and Brandon Campbell, 14.

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

YOUNG people are sharpening up their football skills as well as keeping out of trouble in a new project in Blackbird Leys.

Coroner to rule over unearthed treasure

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Inquest hearings tomorrow will determine whether or not six objects unearthed in Oxfordshire can be classed as treasure.

Help to chalk up famous Uffington White horse

The Oxford Times: The Uffington white horse

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THE National Trust has asked for volunteers to help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse over the May bank holiday weekend.

Crash shuts A4130

The Oxford Times: Police have been investigating a crash in Lincolnshire which left two people dead

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

An elderly man was taken to hospital when a car crash closed the A4130 in both directions for two hours on Saturday.

East Oxford MP backs plan for £4m cancer centre

The Oxford Times: Andrew Smith MP, left, discusses the plan for a specialist £4m gamma knife surgery centre with consultant neuro surgeon Dick Stacey and Manor Hospital director Lynne Brooks    Picture: OX66424  Mark Hemsworth

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD East MP Andrew Smith has backed a call for the NHS to support a planned £4m specialist cancer centre.

Man seeking bail in teenager death case

The Oxford Times: Connor Tremble

7:20am Monday 21st April 2014

A man charged in connection with the death of teenager Connor Tremble is to bid for bail tomorrow.

Big Brother 'spy car' is watching parking sites

The Oxford Times: A Citroen Berlingo. Oxford City Council is using an adapted version of the van to monitor its car parks

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A £30,000 ‘spy car’ is being used by Oxford City Council to catch motorists who fail to pay their parking fees.

Jousting and horse stunts draw the crowds at country fair

The Oxford Times: A driving team in action at the show.

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Thame for the town’s annual country fair.

Missing person found

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A police helicopter was used in the search for a missing vulnerable man on Good Friday.

Business ideas at Cowley Road Fairtrade market

The Oxford Times: Business ideas at Cowley Road Fairtrade market

6:40am Monday 21st April 2014

A NEW Fairtrade market at East Oxford Community Centre will aim to give ethnic minorities a chance to develop business ideas.

Burford visitor centre scoops a gold tourism award

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

6:40am Monday 21st April 2014

BURFORD’S Visitor Information Centre has won a top environmental tourism award.

Poignant link to memorial tree planting at Bury Knowle Park in Headington

The Oxford Times: Katharine Harborne with Oxfordshire Royal British Legion chairman Jim Lewendon, left, and Oxford East Conservative Association president Gary Dixon.  Picture: OX66583 Antony Moore

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE great niece of the writer of famed First World War play Journey’s End helped plant trees to mark the outbreak of the conflict.

By George, that’s a celebration fit for a Saint

The Oxford Times: George Small as his namesake St George

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE legend of St George was celebrated in style on Saturday as Wallingford town centre was closed off to traffic to host a day of activities.

Ex-mayor avoids Everest avalanche

The Oxford Times: Jan Meek on an expedition to the North Pole in 2008

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

FORMER Chipping Norton mayor Jan Meek has texted her husband to reassure him she was not caught up in the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 13 guides.

Thames Vallley Police defends giving out 2,162 criminal cautions

The Oxford Times: Sir Tony Baldry

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 500 police cautions were handed out last year to criminals who had already been given formal warnings.

‘Don’t kick Temple Cowley Pools’ future into long grass’ plea to councillors

The Oxford Times: Campaign leader Nigel Gibson

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

COUNCIL bosses have been urged not to “kick into the long grass” the future of Temple Cowley Pools after campaigners won an application giving them first chance to buy it.

Ongoing roadworks around Oxfordshire

The Oxford Times: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The following areas have ongoing roadworks:

Breaking down stereotypes of university life

The Oxford Times: university of oxford logo

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 10,000 youngsters have been visited by Oxford University staff and students to encourage applicants from across all backrounds.

Extra tasty treat with the Dreamboys

The Oxford Times: Left to right, Rowan Rowe, Peter Alamu-Carter, Jack Jefferson and Luke Baker

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

DINERS at one Oxford restaurant were served up an extra tasty treat on Wednesday when male strippers The Dreamboys stopped by for lunch.

Easter Monday Chemists

The Oxford Times: A number of chemists in Warrington have late-night opening hours

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CHEMISTS open on Easter Monday around the county:

City council looks at aid for flood victims

6:54pm Sunday 20th April 2014

City councillors are set to agree a flood support package for businesses and residents at a meeting on Wednesday.

A41 near Ambrosden shut after crash

The Oxford Times: A41 traffic alert

6:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A ROAD is blocked near Bicester after an accident this afternoon.

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

The Oxford Times: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Costa Rica is coming home on cycle ride

The Oxford Times: Jessie and dad Peter

3:50pm Saturday 19th April 2014

EASTER Monday is often a day to rest and devour chocolate eggs, but for a Bampton father and daughter it will be spent cycling a total of 170 miles.

Family print 'inspirational' book of relative's war days

The Oxford Times: am and husband John Gee look through the Thomas ‘Jack’ Rogers scrapbook with grandson Jack

1:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FAMILY has published an “inspirational” book of war memoirs by their beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Update: A4130 closed after accident

The Oxford Times: a4130 alert

12:13pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN ACCIDENT has shut off the A4130 at Milton Hill.

‘Give us more details on Wolvercote roundabout plan’

The Oxford Times: Deputy PM Nick Clegg

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has been urged to make its plans for the Wolvercote roundabout clearer.

Budding actors make the right Connections

The Oxford Times: Charlotte Simonson, 14, plays eldest daughter Emma

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

YOUNG thespians are preparing to tread the boards for the National Theatre Connections festival in Oxford.

Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

The Oxford Times: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

The Oxford Times: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Prison officer assault trial date set

The Oxford Times: Bullingdon Prison

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-old man who denies assaulting two prison officers will go on trial next month.

Appeal for witnesses to Chain Hill crash

The Oxford Times: The scene of the crash

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE want to hear from anyone who witnessed a collision between a cyclist and a motorbike on the B4494 Chain Hill.

Ex-nurse died in fall at her Faringdon home

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 94-year-old died after falling down the stairs, an inquest heard.

Grove homes plans will not be ‘called in’

The Oxford Times: Eric Pickles

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles has declined a request to call in a planning bid for 1,500 homes in Grove.

Easter worshippers take to the streets

The Oxford Times: Thelma Martin carries the cross

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

WORSHIPPERS took to the streets yesterday despite having to cancel their Easter performance of the Passion play.

Dinosaur rampages through Oxford city centre

The Oxford Times: Shoppers flee for their lives as Australovenator makes it way through the city looking for its next meal     Picture: OX66661 Ed Nix

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

SHOPPERS found themselves running for their lives as a dinosaur went on the rampage in the city centre.

Radley walkers step up to keep a village tradition alive

The Oxford Times: Competitors at the start line

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

IN true Good Friday tradition walkers took to the streets of Radley yesterday for the annual trek.

Oxford greyhound track owners told: ‘Sell up or stadium will continue to leak funds’

The Oxford Times: Weeds grow at the Greyhound and speedway track in Oxford Stadium. Would-be buyers want action now

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE group hoping to buy Oxford Stadium has told its owners to sell up before they lose too much money.

Decision on Milton Road speed limit due next week

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DECISION will be made next week on a proposed new speed limit for a road between Milton and Drayton.

Updates about this year's May Morning celebrations

The Oxford Times: Last year's May Morning celebrations at Magdalen Bridge, Oxford

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

MORE details have been released about this year’s May Morning celebrations in Oxford.

Developer to appeal against homes block

The Oxford Times: oxford city council logo

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DEVELOPER has appealed against Oxford City Council’s decision to block its bid to build nine three-storey houses in west Oxford.

Dewi the Dragon roars into hospital for eggs-tra treats

The Oxford Times: London Welsh players James Tideswell, left, and Nathan Vella join Dewi the Dragon to present Josiah Andrews, 13, with an Easter egg. Picture: OX66640 David Fleming

7:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS in the John Radcliffe’s Children’s Hospital have been given an extra special Easter surprise.

Cheers to Doctor John Sichel who is retiring after founding first clinic for diabetics

The Oxford Times: Dr John Sichel, centre, is retiring after 30 years at 28 Beaumont Street. He is joined at the surgery by Elaine Worley, Jane Belcher, Jayne Manuell, Susan Brain, Dr Matthew Easdale with daughter Charlotte, Carly Molloy and Dr Clare Stephens

7:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DOCTOR who opened Oxford’s first specialist diabetes clinic so that patients did not have to routinely go to hospital has retired.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

The Oxford Times: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Oxford Town Hall may be leased out to save cash

The Oxford Times: Tours of Oxford Town Hall

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

PART of Oxford’s Town Hall could be leased out as part of the council’s savings plan.

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