Bicester supermarket boxing clever with all that Easter egg packaging

The Oxford Times: Manager Vince Brimble at Sainsbury’s in Bicester, with the dedicated recycling bin for Easter egg packaging       Picture: OX66705 Jon Lewis

1:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A BICESTER supermarket is claiming to be one of the first retailers in the UK to help customers recycle Easter egg packaging.

Honour for maritime history maker

The Oxford Times: Simon Walker, left, Charlbury Society chairman, with Ron Prew, who will be unveiling the plaque on May 3. Picture: OX66726 Simon Williams

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HE was an extraordinary man whose attention to detail helped protect sailors on their voyages for decades.

Not just art for art’s sake at returning fair

The Oxford Times: Organiser Joelle Dinnage at last year’s Oxford Art Fair

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Oxford Art Fair is returning for its third year this summer, to show off the county’s finest artwork.

Sculptor casts his approach to annual festival in stone

The Oxford Times: Johannes von Stumm, artist and sculptor, with one of his pieces at his studio in South Fawley. Picture: OX66557 Greg Blatchford

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HE has sent sparks flying across the studio in preparation for next month’s Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Indian dancers twist the night away Bollywood style in Iffley

The Oxford Times: Dancers Yinka Williams and Olivia Heiser, with Kavita Pal from the Tree Hotel

11:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Dancers from the Bollywood Vibes dance company wowed an Iffley audience with demonstrations of the traditional Indian dance styles of Bhangra, Kathak and Bollywood.

Oxfordshire scientists go back through time with massive telescope

The Oxford Times: Richard Glazer, left, and technical director Dr Alex Renshaw by the MeerKAT

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE scientists are helping to build the world’s largest radio telescope to listen ‘back through time’.

Thirty-four years ago Sarah was left as a newborn baby on a stranger's doorstep in Headington. Now she's trying to find her birth mother

The Oxford Times: Sarah as newborn baby

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

SHE was the ‘baby in a box’ dumped on a doorstep in Oxford 34 years ago, soon after being born. Now a mother-of-two herself, Sarah is hoping to finally trace her birth parents because, as she says in a heartbreaking appeal, she can see a resemblance of her husband’s family in her own sons but “I have never looked like anyone.”

Clerk claims Russian mafia threatened him

The Oxford Times: Tai Hulbert-Thomas

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BANK clerk standing trial with two other men over an alleged £2m fraud had claimed he was in fear of the Russian mafia.

Bullfinch on the agenda

The Oxford Times: Karen Bradley Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A government minister will visit the city to discuss modern slavery and Operation Bullfinch next month.

Joint inquest into how mum and daughter died

The Oxford Times: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A joint inquest will be held into the deaths of reclusive Littlemore mother and daughter Pauline and Caroline Jessett by the autumn.

‘It’s hell but we don’t feel any anger towards driver’

The Oxford Times: A stained glass window in memory of Freddie at Stephen Freeman Community Primary School, Didcot. His parents Lea and Judith Perry are pictured with Freddie’s sister Eloise, 11

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE family of a boy killed when he was hit by a car driven by a teacher say they bear no grudges as a coroner yesterday ruled the death was a complete accident.

Breaking news Collision blocks one lane of the A34 at Weston-on-the-Green

The Oxford Times: A34 traffic alert

8:19am Thursday 24th April 2014

A COLLISION has blocked one lane of the A34 this morning.

Firm awaits sentence over work death

The Oxford Times: Mark Williams

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE family of a man killed on a building site will have to wait another fortnight to discover what sentence construction giant Costain will face.

Work on huge solar farm set to start

The Oxford Times: Solar farm plans would benefit community

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

One of the largest solar farms in the UK is to be built over the next few months.

No charge for driver

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A driver has been released without charge after a motorist drove at a woman and injured her.

Downton’s stars get back into village life

The Oxford Times: Above, star Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Grantham in the award-winning ITV show.  Pictures: OX66714 Ed Nix

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

STARS of Downton Abbey returned to Bampton yesterday to film scenes for the fifth series of the popular period drama.

Alcohol aided death

The Oxford Times: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The death of a woman from the town was alcohol-related, the Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court concluded.

Teenager is rebailed over knife-point robbery in Oxford

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A teenager has been rebailed by police investigating the knife-point robbery of a 12-year-old boy.

Kidlington woman denies theft of £5,500 from private jet firm

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A 29-year-old woman has appeared in court accused of stealing about £5,500 from a private jet aircraft company.

Witney’s foodbank is now ‘needed more than ever’

The Oxford Times: The West Oxfordshire Food Bank is celebrating its second anniversary, pictured is founder and lead volunteer Jo Cypher

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FOOD bank in West Oxfordshire celebrating its second anniversary is currently needed more than ever, according to its founder.

Sir’ brings teaching skills to the stage in Oxford

The Oxford Times: Benedict Morrison as Hector with Tommy Siman, left, as Dakin, and Duncan Cornish as Crowther     Picture: OX66719 Ed Nix

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

BENEDICT Morrison is bringing his real-life teaching experience to an Oxford University production Alan Bennett’s The History Boys.

Residents in flats can now recycle leftovers

The Oxford Times: Cllr John Tanner empties his food waste into his food caddy, ready for collection

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

WASTE bosses have begun rolling out their bid to boost recycling rates in Oxford by collecting leftover food from flats for the first time.

Museum chief joins heritage committee

The Oxford Times: Susan McCormack

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Ashmolean Museum’s head of public engagement has become the newest committee member of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Controversial developer’s planning appeals over Old Headington house are rejected

The Oxford Times: The property in Old High Street, Headington

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL developer Martin Young has lost his latest battle in the long-running saga over a house in Old Headington and now faces fresh court action.

Improvements in care at health trust's Oxford facilities ‘not done quickly enough’

The Oxford Times: Issued formal warning

6:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HEALTH trust criticised for a third time has “failed to act quickly” to improve the quality of its care.

Warning after Bicester drug dealer is sent to prison

The Oxford Times: Judge Mary Jane Mowat

6:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A JUDGE has jailed a 22-year-old drug dealer and said she hopes his sentence will send a message to other criminals.

Residents and firms get flood scheme relief

The Oxford Times: A box of hydrosacks is carried through flood waters at Osney Court in January

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

FLOOD relief schemes for Oxford residents and businesses were approved last night.

Dance takes on horizontal dimension in Jericho

The Oxford Times: Marina Collard lying horizontal as part of the exhibition Pictures: Anna Bruce

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORD artist Antonia Bruce is showing a series of drawings at Art Jericho, in King Street, until May 11.

Robbery witness says victim was ‘kicked like a football’

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A WITNESS to a robbery in Witney told a jury he saw a man kicking a 15-year-old “like a football” as he lay on the ground.

Young readers share their favourite books at care home

The Oxford Times: Charlie Jennings, nine, reads to Joan Davies      Picture: OX66727 Simon Williams

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THEY sailed through pages of great adventures and shared their favourite childhood stories.

Parent’s anger as all three school choices are refused

The Oxford Times: Tracy Simpson and son Luke Venney, four.  Picture: OX66685 Damian Halliwell

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

MORE than 230 children have failed to get a place at any of their chosen primary schools.

So, how do you take large lorries off Oxfordshire's roads?

The Oxford Times: David Nimmo Smith

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

TRANSPORT chiefs are carrying out a study into how large lorries can be taken off some of Oxfordshire’s roads.

Village panto brings in cash to help groups

The Oxford Times: The Little Mermaid

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ABOUT 30 local and international organisations will get a slice of £5,400 raised by a village pantomime.

High-flying cheerleaders up for event

The Oxford Times: Bicester ECU team with Fayth Buckley, nine, at the front

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHEERLEADING may have previously been more at home on an American Football pitch, but not anymore.

A4095 in Long Hanborough closed after crash involving a bus and car

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

6:51pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE main road through Long Hanborough is currently closed both ways following an accident.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2,000 more homes on cards for Carterton

The Oxford Times: Housing developments proposed for Carterton

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE population of Carterton could jump to more than 20,000 people if plans for a total of 2,000 homes are approved.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

£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.



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