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Fifty drivers stopped in swoops by police

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A car was seized and 50 drivers were stopped on Monday morning in Oxford during police checks in Northway, Headington.

Community association given stay of execution

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COMMUNITY group was celebrating yesterday after being told it could stay at its base for the immediate future.

Jayden jury still out

The Oxford Times: Ben Blakeley

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The jury in the murder trial of Ben Blakeley was sent home yesterday and will continue deliberating on Thursday.

Inspectors praise police, but officer morale ‘low’

The Oxford Times: police officer rear

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

INSPECTORS have praised Thames Valley Police for making savings while increasing the number of officers and staff in frontline roles.

Operation clean-up on estate hit by mini whirlwind

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8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CLEAN-up operation was under way yesterday to remove the damage caused by a whirlwind over the weekend.

Hunt for flasher in luminous pink top

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8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A man in a pink top exposed himself to two women in a park in Bicester.

Lift-off for airfield’s 2,500 homes project

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORK will be able to start at Grove Airfield following a decade of discussions when the final agreement is signed later this month.

Tile unearthed on family dig near museum

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MEDIEVAL pottery was discovered outside Wallingford Museum at its family archaeology day on Saturday.

Headington nursery school is 40 years ‘young’

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WHEN it opened 40 years ago, Headington’s Kiddies Korner Nursery School operated in a different climate.

A maze of activities in new park feature

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW adventure playground created using four miles of timber is set to amaze visitors to a wildlife park this summer.

Promise to keep traders in the loop over square work

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BUSINESSES and residents have been promised more information in the future over the redevelopment of Oxford’s Frideswide Square.

She was loved by so many: huge turn-out for the funeral of Liberty Baker

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 300 friends and relatives turned out yesterday to pay their final respects to Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker.

Oxfam’s boss goes undercover for a TV eye-opener

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OXFAM’S chief executive Mark Goldring will appear on tonight’s Channel 4 programme Undercover Boss, posing as a new volunteer.

Exhibition unravels the story of boy king’s tomb

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HIDDEN under the sand for centuries, this little statue will come face-to-face with thousands of visitors in Oxford.

Breaking news Cyclist taken to hospital with a serious back injury after Headington collision

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8:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CYCLIST has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, with a serious back injury after a collision. 

Firefighters continue to tackle barn blaze near Thame

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling a barn blaze near Thame which closed the A148 for four hours last night. 

Reeling back the years with films from Oxford's past

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WHEN we think back to the decades which have gone by it is easy to see everything in black and white.

Morris team is looking to the future with its newest recruit

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOU’RE never too young to take up an age-old hobby.

Schoolboy dies after falling ill on holiday

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a 14-year-old described as a “fantastic kid” who died after becoming ill on holiday in France.

Downton’s church set

The Oxford Times: Highclere Castle, better known to many as Downton Abbey

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ITV drama Downton Abbey came to St Mary’s Church yesterday.

Murder jury retires

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The jury in the trial of Fiaz Munshi has begun its deliberations.

Disgust as puppies abandoned in box

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two puppies, one of which was dead, were found abandoned in a cardboard box in the town yesterday.

Last chance for say on transport

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6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE public have their last chance to comment on proposals for major transport schemes across Oxfordshire.

Plans unveiled for 200-home development

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RESIDENTS were invited to give their views on a proposed 200-home development in Witney yesterday.

Schoolgirl laments the loss of towers in poetic tribute

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS 12-year-old girl was so moved by the impending demolition of Didcot Power Station she wrote a poem about it.

Great Western primary will take 60 pupils in first year

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE body appointed to run the Great Western Park Academy has published its proposed admissions criteria.

Ding-dong is brewing over pub’s missing bell mystery

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MYSTERY surrounds the disappearance of a bell that has called time at a Yarnton pub for almost 30 years.

Shining a light on solar stance

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOLAR farms have won the official support of Oxfordshire County Council experts following a raft of new plans.

Zebra crossing plans prompt traffic concerns

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about plans to place a zebra crossing on one of Witney’s busiest streets.

Minister will have final say on school expansion plans

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PRIMARY school’s plan to expand by building on its sports field will go all the way to the top for a final decision.

Hair today, gone tomorrow, as eight-year-old loses locks for charity

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOPE Steptoe volunteered to have almost all her hair cut off so another little girl could benefit.

Care home garden scheme takes root

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

VOLUNTEERS are pulling out the spades and gloves to renovate the garden of a Blackbird Leys care home.

Celebrating 25 years since the return of our red kites

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TWITCHERS are preparing to celebrate 25 years since endangered red kites were introduced to the Chilterns on the Oxfordshire border in a major breeding programme.

Motorists given advanced warning of traffic disruption

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to expect disruption along the Oxford ring road as work continues at Kennington roundabout.

Breaking news A418 near Thame closed as firefighters tackle barn fire

The Oxford Times:

7:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

The A418 near Thame has been closed to allow firefighters to tackle a barn fire.

Road blocked at Ewelme after car overturns

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6:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE have been called to the B4009 near Ewelme after a car onto its roof.

Art show by homeless artists is story of hope

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

The new Making Tracks exhibition is showing how art therapy can help homeless people deal with the issues they face. Reporter LUKE SPROULE headed along to Crisis Skylight Oxford to find out more about the scheme For someone who is homeless, finding somewhere safe to live is just one of the challenges they face on a daily basis.

Flasher at Bicester nature reserve

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

3:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man wearing a luminous pink polo top exposed himself to two women at a Bicester park.

'Liberty was loved' - Mourners say farewell to schoolgirl killed in Witney crash

The Oxford Times:

1:23pm Monday 21st July 2014

MORE than 300 mourners attended the funeral of Witney schoolgirl Liberty Baker as she was laid to rest in the town today.

Conviction of benefits cheat student prompts warning

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A STUDENT has been handed a two-year conditional discharge after falsely claiming benefits.

The Scales of Justice - 23 people up in court

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

One in 15 pupils taught in temporary classrooms

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ONE in every 15 children in the county has been taught in a temporary classroom in the last year.

Driver hurt in crash on M40

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:40am Monday 21st July 2014

A young man was treated for head injuries after his car came off the M40 in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Hay bales catch alight

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:40am Monday 21st July 2014

Firefighters were called to a fire of more than 250 hay bales in Waterperry.

Thousands gather to enjoy the music amidst the heat + picture gallery

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

THEY feared raindrops would be falling on their heads but music fans enjoyed blistering sunshine at the weekend’s Truck Festival.

Service to be held for young schoolgirl

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

The funeral of a schoolgirl who died after being struck by a car last month will be held in Witney today.

Noise reduction measures proposed for bar roof terrace

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

AN OXFORD bar’s controversial plans for a roof terrace are being recommended for approval.

Hailstorm and ‘tornado’ sweep through area

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Monday 21st July 2014

A “TORNADO” swept through parts of Oxford on Saturday, damaging trees.

Happy days for Glee club in name battle

The Oxford Times: Glee Club owner Mark Tughan

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Hit TV show Glee could be renamed after the owners of an Oxford comedy club of the same name won a legal victory.

Planning system will avoid ‘Dudman Way’ blunder

The Oxford Times: The development at Roger Dudman Way.

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A PIONEERING trial that uses poles to indicate the height of controversial building plans is set to go ahead in Oxford.




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