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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.

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.

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.

Flower power draws crowd to Wheatley gardens

The Oxford Times: Sue Ware of Waterperry Gardens with a snakeshead fritillary     Picture: OX66348  Damian Halliwell

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S county flower – the fritillary – drew weekend visitors to Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley.

Organisers extend Headington Festival to two days

The Oxford Times: Kennington Brass Band performed at last year’s Headington Festival

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FESTIVAL organisers are planning a bumper weekend of sport, crafts and stalls in Headington.

Breaking news Update: Motorcyclist injured in crash on A34 involving three vehicles

The Oxford Times: a34 alert

9:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the A34 this morning.

Quality commission criticises another healthcare unit

The Oxford Times: care and quality commission

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ANOTHER healthcare facility run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been criticised in a report released today.

Bank clerks accused of £2m fraud involving Lloyds TSB

The Oxford Times: Six farcical days in the Old Bailey press box.

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THREE bank clerks were involved in a £2m scam using a high-tech computer, the Old Bailey has heard.

Dragons light up village St George’s Day celebrations

The Oxford Times: West Hagbourne Village Association chairwoman Valerie Walton, right, with her predecessor, Betty Kendrick and a baby dragon

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DRAGONS have been appearing all over a South Oxfordshire village as residents mark St George’s Day.

£123m flood relief scheme on the agenda

The Oxford Times: Rodney Rose, deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council.

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORD will learn on Friday whether a major scheme to prevent flooding on its major roads has cleared the latest hurdle.

'Cracks could cost me my home' says owner after losing a ten year long dispute

The Oxford Times: Mike Ferguson

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CRACKS from building work that should have cost £3,000 to repair have left a dad-of-two with a £100,000 bill and the likely loss of his home.

Inquest into Littlemore death opening

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An inquest is due to open today into the death of a woman found dead in her Littlemore home with her mother.

No bail for murder case defendant

The Oxford Times: Connor Tremble

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man charged in connection with the death of teenager Connor Tremble has been refused bail.

Firm to be sentenced over death of a villager

The Oxford Times: Mark Williams

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Nuneham Courtenay construction firm is due to be sentenced today over the death of villager Mark Williams.

Driver admits death crash charge

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 39-year-old has admitted causing death by careless driving after a crash on the A34.

Election candidate lists to be announced tomorrow

The Oxford Times: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Candidates standing for election across Oxfordshire this month will be announced tomorrow.

County's first rail station in 80 years is just the ticket

The Oxford Times: An artist's impression of the new station

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THIS is what the first railway station to be built in the county in almost 80 years will look like.

College expected to name new dean soon

The Oxford Times: MOVING ON: The Very Rev Dr Christopher Lewis in the Deanery garden

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Christ Church college is expected to announce a successor to dean Rev Christopher Lewis soon.

Serving up another summer festival of free table tennis

The Oxford Times: Simon Price, 16, with Oxford City Council's schools sports development officer, Margaret Stevens, at a table tennis table in Cutteslowe Park, North Oxford

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TABLE tennis is making a return to Oxford this summer after 21,000 people picked up their bats last year.

Bar buoyed by holiday customers

The Oxford Times: Nortons cafe-bar

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WITNEY pub landlord who threatened to close if trade didn’t pick up said there were 50 per cent more visitors over the Easter weekend.

Network Rail admits 'considerable problems' with £1bn rail electrification project

The Oxford Times: Network Rail admits 'considerable problems' with £1bn rail electrification project

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NETWORK Rail has admitted to Wantage MP Ed Vaizey it has had “considerable problems” with its £1bn electrification project so far.

PM pays tribute to D-Day pilot's 'extraordinary bravery'

The Oxford Times: PM David Cameron met Leslie Valentine in 2012

6:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron and Sir Tony Baldry yesterday paid tribute to D-Day pilot Leslie Valentine, who died aged 95 on Monday.

Teachers vote for strike action during exam time

The Oxford Times: Gawain Little

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE delegates of the National Union for Teachers voted to stage another strike during exam time if the row with the Government over pay, pensions and conditions continues.

No bones about it, skeleton prize is a hit with pupils

The Oxford Times: CLOSER LOOK: Left to right, Research nurse Catherine McClinton, Eva Keeling, six; Amelia Stock, seven, and Lennon Hadland, seven, unwrap the skeleton for their school

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IT is a slightly strange prize for winning an art competition, but children from Didcot’s Ladygrove Park Primary School yesterday got their hands on a skeleton that will be used to teach health at their school.

Campaign to save pubs for community

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PUBS in West Oxfordshire could be protected under laws marking them as assets of community value.

Flutter by to see butterflies at the palace

The Oxford Times: Kia Hopewell Smith

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EXOTIC butterflies were given a helping hand by thrilled youngsters at Blenheim Palace.

‘Spend developer money on theatre’

The Oxford Times: Mayor of Wallingford Bernard Stone

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DEVELOPER cash should be spent not on a new piece of public art but on restoring Wallingford’s theatre, it has been argued.

Report backs widow’s belief pollution caused lung cancer

The Oxford Times: Deborah Glass Woodin with her husband Mike Woodin after an election victory in 2000

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GREEN campaigner believes figures linking 276 deaths in Oxfordshire to air pollution are further proof that is what caused her city councillor husband’s fatal lung cancer.

Grove residents asked: ‘Help shape our blueprint for village life up to the year 2040’

The Oxford Times: Grove parish councillors Jean Nunn-Price, Stephen Dexter, vice-chariman Richard Ackers, Rodney Pollock, Bill Evans, Geoff Chown, chairman Frank Parnell, John Amys and Elisabeth Green holding the map Picture: OX66660 Antony Moore

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

GROVE in 2040 could have a population of 30,000, wind farms and fracking to reduce council tax and a leisure centre with an Olympic-size swimming pool.

Rose Hill regeneration project shortlisted for UK award

The Oxford Times: Members of Rose Hill Junior Youth Club celebrate the news

10:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PROJECT in Rose Hill that supports communty projects and events has been shortlisted for a top award.

Rallying call to make Risinghurst estate's fete the best yet

The Oxford Times: Risinghurst Fete committee members, from left, Margaret Taylor, Peter Jaques, Valerie Wells, Barbara Naylor, Mary Mault and Derek Taylor

10:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ORGANISERS have put out a rallying call to help make the estate’s annual fete the best yet.

Community prepares to celebrate canal heritage

The Oxford Times: Maria Parsons with Tony Joyce, centre, of Jericho Living Heritage Trust and trustee and local historian, Mark Davies

9:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A community heritage project based around Oxford Canal is set to culminate after months of preparations.

Grant aids research on morris dancing family

The Oxford Times: Julie Kimber-Nicholson, left, and Cat Kelly with members of Headington Morris

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORRIS dancers have celebrated the launch of a history project into the life of a family famed for their love of the tradition.

Marching and music to mark St George's Day

The Oxford Times: Morris dancers

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE red cross will be flying throughout Oxfordshire tomorrow to mark St George’s Day.

Honouring the people giving back to society

The Oxford Times: Dee Sinclair

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE tireless and selfless efforts of ten people in volunteer and community work will tonight be honoured by Oxford’s Lord Mayor in a public ceremony.

Musicians sing out for Record Store Day

The Oxford Times: Tony Poole, left, and Robin Bennett perform at the Truck Store,

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE beauty of music was celebrated across the county as independent stores put on live shows for Record Store Day.

Video: Fun Lovin' Criminals' drummer Frank Benbini and his new band perform at fan's home

The Oxford Times: Video: Fun Lovin' Criminals' drummer Frank Benbini and his new band perform at fan Amanda Hill's home

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MUSIC fan Amanda Hill hosted a barbecue for friends on Friday night but the music came from a member of her favourite band. The Wallingford resident won a competition to get the Fun Lovin’ Criminals drummer Frank Benbini to perform at her house. You can watch the video of the event here.

Burglar steals Afghanistan and Iraq war medals

The Oxford Times: The Iraq medal

12:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WAR medals have been stolen by a burglar who smashed through patio doors to raid a home.

Big crowds will be standing up to cancer

The Oxford Times: A trip to London is being held to raise money for Cancer Research UK

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORE than 400 people will pound through Wantage in a sea of pink on Sunday to stand up to cancer.

Nature centre hosts its first eco-friendly music festival

The Oxford Times: From left, festival organisers Joe Jennings, Lauren Dean, Rachel Ruscombe-King and Nicholas O’Brien

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A POPULAR nature centre near Oxford will be hosting a music festival this summer.

First pictures of what new Oxford Parkway railway station will look like

The Oxford Times: An artist's impression of the new Oxford Parkway station

9:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THESE are the images of what the new Oxford Parkway Station will look like.

New teaching union chief’s fight against child poverty

The Oxford Times: Geoff Branner

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A WITNEY teacher elected as president of a national union says he has to give breakfast to pupils in his school.

Festival’s choc full of things to see and eat

The Oxford Times: Jessica Fraser, 12 and her brother Nathan, eight, eye up spread of goodies at the Oxford Chocolate Festival in the Town Hall, with their aunt Janice Gregory

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TUMBLING chocolates, stacks of goodies and mouthwatering marvels greeted visitors at the Oxford Chocolate Festival.

Autumn start date for long-awaited revamp of Frideswide Square

The Oxford Times: County council leader Ian Hudspeth in Frideswide Square

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE work to revamp Oxford’s notorious Frideswide Square bottleneck will start in the Autumn.

Car assault inquiries continue

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 23-year-old man is due to answer bail today after a woman was hit by a car following an argument with a driver.

Police helicopter used in search for car crash victim

The Oxford Times: Police helicopter above Weaverham on look out for 'vulnerable' woman

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The police helicopter was used to help find a driver feared to have been injured in a car crash in Witney. Police officers were also involved in a ground search at about 2.20am yesterday. Police said last night the driver was later found safe and well, but refused to give further details.

Phone robbery case goes to crown court

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A man is due to go on trial at Oxford Crown Court today charged with robbing a teenage boy.

'Hop it' sailors tell family's pet rabbit

The Oxford Times: Romeo the rabbit

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ROMEO the rabbit is one unhappy Easter bunny.

Teen to answer bail over i-Phone robbery

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A teenager is due to answer police bail today after a 12-year-old boy suffered a head injury in a knifepoint robbery.

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