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Breaking news 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aunt Sally trophy in memory of Berinsfield man who delivered papers for the Oxford Mail

The Oxford Times: A former Oxford Mail newspaper delivery man, the late Roy Walton, is getting an Aunt Sally trophy dedicated to him in his home town of Berinsfield. Pictured above is club organiser Brian Spurrett with Mr Walton’s widow, Sylvia     Picture: OX6660 Ed Nix

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A KEEN sportsman who delivered newspapers for the Oxford Mail and its sister titles for more than 40 years has been commemorated with an Aunt Sally trophy.

Relative flies out to finally pay her respects to soldier killed in the 'Forgotten War'

The Oxford Times: Grenville Toomey with Valerie Busby and her partner Tom Selwood. Picture: OX66649 David Fleming

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a soldier killed in the ‘Forgotten War’ will finally get to pay their respects at his grave in South Korea more than six decades after his death.

Disrupted Oxford traders given rates relief

The Oxford Times: Work on St Clement’s car park

6:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

TRADERS are being given a discount on their business rates after months of disruption.

Artist will unveil her Swirl creation

The Oxford Times: Maria Rosa Kramer

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE artist behind a new £85,000 sculpture at Didcot’s Orchard Centre will officailly unveil the work next Sunday.

Prince to visit Wantage on his 50th birthday tour

The Oxford Times: Prince Edward

6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014

PRINCE Edward will visit Wantage on Friday to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Everest trek just taster for the Pole

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

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FORMER Chipping Norton mayor says she has “unfinished business” as she prepares for a South Pole expedition next year.

Golden girls, 89 and 80, braced for hospital abseil

The Oxford Times: Adriana Young, 89, left, and Jenny Atkinson, 80

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THEY may be in their 80s, but two friends from Woodstock are about to hit new heights.

Share your views with the police

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

5:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE officers from the district’s neighbourhood teams are holding a series of meetings to allow the public to have their say on local policing.

Archery proves a big hit with youngsters

The Oxford Times: Trax archery instructor Ken Chrisp, helps nine-year-old Rayan Sayyaj with her aim

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ARCHERY was a bit hit at a holiday activity day for children and teenagers.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

The Oxford Times: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Plea to help catch the Charlbury tyre slasher

The Oxford Times: Guy Ker has had tyres slashed four times by the mystery tyre slasher. Picture: OX66637 Mark Hemsworth

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MYSTERY vandal has been slashing car tyres and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage in Charlbury.

Trainee teacher joins Blenheim Ribbonwalk in memory of mother

The Oxford Times: Aileen Mothersill, right, with her late mother Anner

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TWO months since losing her mum to cancer, Aileen Mothersill is channelling her grief into helping others.

‘I’m going for gold and my 10th gong’

The Oxford Times: Green Gables Guest House owner Narinder Bhella in his award winning garden which scooped him a gold certificate. Picture: OX62052 Antony Moore

9:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

GUEST house owner Narinder Bhella is among those vying for glory in this year’s Oxford in Bloom contest.

RAF Brize Norton crews go ‘quackers’ for duck race

The Oxford Times: Senior Aircraftsman Monika Dunkley

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

RAF personnel at Brize Norton are used to flying the latest mighty aircraft but on May 5 they will be hoping far less hi-tech winged creatures take off.

Eco boom town near Bicester with £1.65bn investment

The Oxford Times: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BICESTER will enjoy £1.65bn in investment by 2031, according to a new report ordered by council leaders.

Update: M40 cleared after earlier reports of collision

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRAFFIC on the M40 near junction eight near Milton Common has returned to normal following a reports of it slowing due to an accident.

Cafe creates space to discuss the big sleep

The Oxford Times: Laura Freeth, Death Cafe facilitator for OXBEL, meets and talks to people in a local cafe.  Picture: OX66632 David Fleming

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEA and sympathy is taking on new meaning acoss the county this year as a series of ‘Death Cafes’ seek to shed light on the dark subject of death. Debbie Waite reports

Donations in memory of runner Claire Squires bring in £1.15m

The Oxford Times: More than £1m has been raised in memory of Claire Squires

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

ABOUT £1.15m has been raised by the Claire Squires Fund in memory of the runner who died after collapsing one mile from the finishing line of the London Marathon two years ago.

Mum’s anguish as twin girls given different school places

The Oxford Times: Mum Sharon Barney with twins Kerri, left, and Holly, 11, who are upset at having to attend separate schools. Picture: OX66495 David Fleming

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MOTHER is angry because her twin daughters – one of whom has special needs – face being sent to different secondary schools.

Major the dog: a companion who found fame in a book

The Oxford Times: Major on a visit to  St Nicholas’ Primary School in March last year. He is pictured with Josh Holton, left, and Oscar Pocock

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

MAJOR the Oxford Dog became an Oxford celebrity in 2009 after owner Mary Meagher wrote a book about her best friend. His antics became classroom favourites, and he was known by thousands of children from visits to city primary schools. Here, Ms Meagher remembers her constant companion, who died last Friday, aged nine-and-a-half.

Delays on First Great Western trains between Didcot and Reading

The Oxford Times: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes on First Great Western services.

Lane of the A41 at Bicester closed after two-vehicle collision

The Oxford Times: A41 traffic alert

11:14am Friday 18th April 2014

ONE lane is closed on the A41 after an accident involving two vehicles on the southbound carriageway at Bicester.

City traders to get a new champion

The Oxford Times: Graham Jones, of traders group ROX, is pleased that the city council is hiring a new city centre manager.    Picture: OX66549 Ed Nix

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN empty traders’ champion post will be filled, council bosses have said, following fears the under-review role will be axed.

Cycle heaven at £10 a head

The Oxford Times: The Cyclox group hand over their blueprint to the county council with, front, Anne Joshua then next row, from left, is James Styring, Simon Hunt and Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth. Picture: OX66584 Ed Nix

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

CYCLING freeways and quiet ways as well as cutting Oxford’s remaining 30mph speed limits to 20mph are the cornerstone of a new manifesto from campaigners.

Jury acquits radio DJ of sex charges

The Oxford Times: Emma Stanfield

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

RADIO DJ Emma Stanfield has walked free from Oxford Crown Court after being unanimously cleared yesterday of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Delays follow crash

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A crash between a lorry and a bus on the Wolvercote roundabout caused traffic delays yesterday.

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