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Picture courtesy of Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue service  of hay bale fire in Hanwell near Banbury

Update: Almost 40 firefighters tackled major fire in field in Hanwell near Banbury overnight

Redevelopment: Pollyanne and Tracy, two of the sanctuary’s residents, inspect the start of work on a new equine hospital

Donkey work to help fund animal hospital

One lane closed on A423 near Kennington as lorry sheds some of load

One lane closed on A423 near Kennington as lorry sheds some of load

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Eyes on the ball: Megan Horwood, community support officer for Better Leisure, Alan Robinson, 77, Go Active’s Ashley Chapman, Laura Godfrey, project officer for Age UK, and Colin Williams, community support officer for Better Leisure

Pickleball aims to keep people active

Richard Williams, centre, leads the way in preparation for one of Didcot’s biggest fundraising events. A 100-mile ride will raise money for organisations including Prostate Cancer UK, Helen and Douglas House and the Oxford Centre for Enablement

Charity bike ride kicks off day of fundraising events

Gotcha: Oscar Rickword hooks a duck, to the delight of Emma Haines, from the Didcot Community Hospital League of Friends

I got a duck by hook or by crook

Jump to it: Hilary Murphy puts Maisie through her paces

Crowd shrugs off rain to enjoy fete

Generous: Emma Curtis-Smith

Memorial festival calls a halt after raising £100k in 10 years

Possibilities: Headington School head Caroline Jordan

Smartphones welcome in the classroom but not playground

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Two are released in cyclist death case

Two are released in cyclist death case

Skills: Saishreyaa Anand, eight, and her dad Anand Bhaskaran printing lino cuts of elements on the periodic table

Museum turns print clock back

Motorcyclist hospitalised following van collision

Motorcyclist hospitalised following van collision

Changes: An aerial view of the work continuing at Frideswide Square

£5.8m Frideswide Square revamp moves into second phase of scheme

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Noise: Work continues on the Westgate site

Westgate probe as residents complain of sleepless nights

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Big day: Ross Gardiner and Ciara Kelly at their wedding

Wedding winners enjoy ‘a perfect day’

Session to meet police officers in Cutteslowe

Session to meet police officers in Cutteslowe

Foals to sign copies of their latest album at Cowley's Truck Store

Foals to sign copies of their latest album at Cowley's Truck Store

Concerns: Susanna Pressel at the junction of Great Clarendon St and Albert Street where markings have been removed

Junction markings branded a danger ‘should be reinstated’

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Motion: County councillor Roz Smith

Campaign calls for community building tax break

Window cut during Cutteslowe burglary

Window cut during Cutteslowe burglary

Convict in custody after week on run

Convict in custody after week on run

Artwork: Lord Mayor of Oxford Rae Humberstone pictured with The Gossiping Gaffers by TFM Sheard at the Town Hall

City council’s antiques worth a cool £2.5m, the Mail reveals

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New school bus service to launch

New school bus service to launch

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Warning signs: Blackbird Leys parish councillor John Dillon with his dog Ben. Mr Dillon is angry about persistent dog fouling around Blackbird Leys Park and is now marking the offending dog mess with flags

Spectre of dog mess casting a shadow over park celebration

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Care home gets a better report

Care home gets a better report

Man is jailed for ‘reckless’ crime spree

Man is jailed for ‘reckless’ crime spree

Concerns: Ed Vaizey

MP calls for 30mph limit on ‘death road’

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Good sports: Eight-year-olds Farhaz Younis, left, and Francis Kinane with Streetsports coordinator, Conor Savage

Youngsters have a ball with Street Sports sessions

Rae Humberstone

Fair blessing on mayor’s agenda

Controversial: The proposed development by Merton College near Holywell Cemetery

College urged to think again over student flats by ancient cemetery

Surprise: Gladys Todd was taken out of hospital to celebrate her 100th birthday

It’s hip-hip hooray for 100-year-old birthday girl

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Site: Bill Service where a new £15m Didcot leisure centre will be built

Plans finally go in for new homes and pool

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Giving back: The victim preparing to raise money for the rape crisis centre

Rape victim will conquer fear of heights to help support centre

Carnival blues: Jade East, left, and Janay Hiskin enjoy the music at Wantage Carnival

Families don’t let the weather rain on Wantage’s carnival parade

Delay: Headteacher Lynn Knapp

Classrooms won’t be ready for year’s start

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Ready to roll: Reese Pickett, nine, and Amber Edney, five, jump aboard one of the fun rides with event organiser Nigel Woodley, landlord of The George pub in Littlemore

Rain fails to dampen fayre spirits

And they're off: Runners set off at the start of the Headington 5 Race

Runners dazzle despite the drizzle in road race

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All change: Sergeant Colin Travi at his desk at Thames Valley Police headquarters in Kidlington

Moving on after success in stamping out gang culture

Escaped prisoner seen headed to Oxford arrested in Manchester

Escaped prisoner seen headed to Oxford arrested in Manchester

Paedophile who preyed on Oxford children is convicted of sexual offences

Paedophile who preyed on Oxford children is convicted of sexual offences

Campaign: From left, David Greasby, tower captain Roy Thorpe, and Tony Lascelles in St Agatha’s Church

Church a-peeling for £45,000 to maintain its eight historic bells

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Motorcyclist injured in crash with van on B4425 near Upton

Motorcyclist injured in crash with van on B4425 near Upton

Legacy: Cancer survivor Barbara Gardiner with medals she received for taking part in several Race for Life events

Survivor urges others to make legacy gift

Plummeting: Trish Wagstaff, 83 from Appleton, doing her 12,000ft jump to raise cash for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Gutsy granny takes the plunge to net £15k to help sick children

Debate: Kevin Bulmer

Charge people to use recycling centres, says Tory

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New rail line plans to go on display

New rail line plans to go on display

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Councillor calls for hospital discussion

Councillor calls for hospital discussion

Derby delight: Reece Ackland, centre, races No5 and eventual winner Isabella Owens, 10, to the finish line

Donkey Derby raises money for elderly holiday

From left, Nadim Ahmed, Nour Bakir and Nazar Eltahir planning the new school

New Arabic school aims to be ‘the top’ educator of its kind

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Rail service back to normal following strike

Rail service back to normal following strike

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