UPDATE: Heavy traffic around Oxford causing delays to motorists and buses

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

8:31am Tuesday 16th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays this morning due to heavy traffic.

NHS staff crisis looms

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

bosses at the county’s main hsopitals are having to spend millions of pounds extra on agency workers due to staff shortages.

Fire victim is named

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man who died in a house fire has been named as Christopher Butler.

Man seriously injured

The Oxford Times: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 19-year-old man was in a serious condition in hospital after a car crash on the A34 near Didcot.

Building firms invited to West Way meeting

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OXFORD: The firm behind the controversial £100m regeneration of Botley’s West Way shopping centre is holding an open day for potential suppliers tomorrow.

Jobs in jeopardy as phone shops are closed

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORKERS at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets are waiting to discover what will happen to their jobs after the telecommunications company faced administration.

Teddy takes to the skies for round-the-world charity trip

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MEET the latest recruit for RAF Brize Norton’s 99 Squadron.

Case to be delayed

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A musician will stand trial early next year accused of a string of sex crimes dating back 40 years.

Her Majesty drops in for a cuppa at museum

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUEEN Victoria invited visitors to share a cup of tea and a Pontefract cake at Wantage’s Vale and Downland Museum.

Accused in witness box for the first time

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man accused of being involved in a £1.3m drugs conspiracy has given evidence in his trial at Oxford Crown Court.

‘Dangerous’ rapist sent to jail for abuse of girls

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

RAPIST Lewyn Rudge has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for the “disgraceful sexual abuse” of two teenage girls.

Residents invited to celebrate their district

The Oxford Times: Cogges Manor Farm

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CELEBRATION of West Oxfordshire is being staged this week, with free guided walks, bike rides and horse rides available to residents, as well as discounted entry into attractions.

Recycling shift planned

The Oxford Times: south oxfordshire district council logo

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONSULTATION over removal of mixed recycling banks across South Oxfordshire is under way.

Breaking news Fog warning for Oxfordshire

The Oxford Times:

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for fog has been issued for Oxfordshire this morning.

Carousel church service rolls around for 50th anniversary

The Oxford Times:

7:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE 50th anniversary of the Witney Feast carousel church service got the 771st edition of the event under way.

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month’s harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes.

Remanded in custody on assault charges

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two young men have appeared in court over the stabbing of a 22-year-old man in a park.

Police fire Taser at man to end rail station stand-off

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE fired a Taser at a knife-wielding man who closed Banbury Station when he climbed on to a signal gantry, it emerged last night.

Threats with a knife

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 34-year-old man has been charged with threatening someone with a knife and smashing into a recruitment agency.

Drug dealer’s sock contained heroin and crack cocaine

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DRUG dealer arrested after a police raid on the recently closed Nelson pub has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Thames Water complaints drop

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thames Water has reduced the number of complaints it receives by 10,300 in a year, a new report has found.

Toddler drank heroin addict’s methadone

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TODDLER almost died after drinking methadone found in her heroin addict mother’s handbag.

Sands of time run out for city beach

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The sun set on another summer at Oxford’s Castle Quarter as the artifical beach was cleared away.

Call handlers will go hi-tech with the public

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE call handlers are set to use the latest technology to create a greater picture of members of the public getting in touch.

Coroner outlines mower tragedy

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN 81-year-old Parkinson’s sufferer died after a lawn mower ridden by his brother-in-law apparently pinned him to a wall and broke his back.

Olympian Sir Steve offers half marathon fitness advice

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

RUNNERS preparing for next month’s Oxford Half Marathon were treated to a training session with Olympic rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave.

Community association gets a year to fight eviction plan

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN EAST Oxford community group has been given a year to improve the way it is run or face eviction from its building.

Fitness group are all aglow after breaking training record

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FITNESS group has put its best foot forward and broken a Guinness World Record.

Volunteers will run half of county’s libraries by 2015

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS will be staffing almost half the county’s libraries by next year as controversial changes come into force.

Firefighters called to suspected electrical 'firework' fault

The Oxford Times:

11:27pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a suspected electrical fault described as a "firework" by onlookers.

Teenager’s DIY mission to help orphans

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOST 16-year-olds spend their summers with friends in the park or out shopping.

Festive rubbish award for council

The Oxford Times: Cherwell district council logo

5:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CHRISTMAS recycling campaign run by Cherwell District Council won an award for the Best Information Technology and Communication Initiative at the annual Association of Public Service Excellence awards.

£37.5m health cash set to be signed off

The Oxford Times:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

SENIOR health officials are being asked to sign off a submission for £37.5m of funding from NHS England this week.

UPDATE: Police shot Taser at man during Banbury Station stand-off

The Oxford Times:

10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE shot a Taser at the man who closed Banbury Station today, it has been confirmed tonight.

Future looking bright for children's hospice

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

Helen & Douglas House was the world’s first children’s hospice to open in 1982 but it recently underwent a £1.5 million refurbishment. ANNABAL BAGDI takes a look at the new building, ahead of its official launch this evening

Man dead in Kidlington house fire named ahead of inquest

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

4:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN who died in a Kidlington house fire has been named as Christopher Butler.

Toddler almost died after drinking mother's methadone

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire safeguarding board logo

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A HEROIN addict’s toddler almost died after drinking the methadone it found in her handbag, an independent report has found.

Workshop offers lessons in traditional arts and crafts

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CRAFTSWOMAN is taking people back to basics by teaching them how to make origami boxes.

Inaccurate breast cancer tests probe ongoing

The Oxford Times: Breast cancer charities are encouraging more women to go for screening

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into why 30 women had to be recalled over fears about inaccurate breast cancer tests are ongoing, the Oxford University Hospitals Trust said.

Cherry farms miss out on record crops

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

FARMERS around the country are boasting record cherry sales this year, but the fortunes of those in Oxfordshire have blossomed less well.

Vinegar producer's taste triumph

The Oxford Times:

11:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A vinegar producer has been given an award for using traditional flavours and characteristics.

Serial thief turns life around

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A SERIAL thief has avoided jail after a judge praised him for turning his life around.

The Scales of Justice – 20 people up in court

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

20 cases heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

Cost concerns over landmark 'liberties' case

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A LANDMARK court case is set to cost Oxfordshire’s social care service thousands of pounds because of changes to how councils protect people in care.

Author criticises fees after helping student

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AUTHOR Philip Pullman has criticised university fees after helping to pay for a student to study at Oxford University.

'I fear we'll never get justice' says father of dead toddler Sarah Dahane

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE dad of a toddler whose mother is wanted on suspicion of murder after the child was found dead fears justice will never be done.

Report’s council verdict

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

There are “no concerns” about changes to Oxfordshire County Council’s governance structure, a report says.

Man rescued from house fire in Wood Farm

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:21am Monday 15th September 2014

A man was rescued from a house fire in Bonar Road, Wood Farm on Friday .

Three Oxford stores among those affected as Phones 4u to go into administration

The Oxford Times:

8:40am Monday 15th September 2014

Oxford workers at Phones 4u are waiting to discover what will happen as the telecommunications company is to go into administration.

Walkers pay tribute to loved ones on Memory Walk

The Oxford Times:

8:40am Monday 15th September 2014

AS A tribute to the beloved husband she lost to dementia, Caroline Jones took part in the Oxford Memory Walk.



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