Graffiti vandals deface Leys skate park

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A £60,000 skate park in Oxford that took more than two years to complete has been covered in graffiti, some of it obscene.

Novelist books in to join Oxford prep school celebrations

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDSOMER Murders creator Anthony Horowitz joined an Oxford school to help celebrate its 150th birthday.

Work on gas main causing delays at A34 Milton interchange

The Oxford Times: A34 traffic alert

9:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays at the A34/A4130 Milton interchange near Didcot due to work on a new gas main.

Nearly a third of county five-year-olds have tooth decay

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ALMOST one in three Oxfordshire five-year-olds has tooth decay, new figures have revealed.

Dad was found hanged in woods

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A father who was missing for six months was found hanged in a Norfolk woods, an inquest in Oxford heard yesterday.

Mum Ruth makes it a world first in hunt for Ebola vaccine

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MUM-of-two from Oxfordshire was the first person in the world to be injected with an Ebola gene yesterday as part of a city-led battle against the deadly virus.

Pilot error blamed for flipping Tiger Moth

The Oxford Times: CROY: Enthusiast hopes Airport House biplane will fly again

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A VINTAGE aircraft owned by a Oxfordshire man crash-landed because of pilot error.

Man admits assault and robberies

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A 22-year-old man admitted assault by beating and affray on the first day of his trial at Oxford Crown Court.

Crash on A40 causes delays

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Two cars were involved in a crash in North Oxford yesterday.

Oldest ex-pupil at 92 joins fun at school’s birthday bash to mark 100th year

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

More than 10,000 pupils and members of staff have passed through Headington School’s gates since they opened in 1915.

Man in Taser incident at station still stable

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A knife-wielding man who police fired a Taser at when he scaled a signal gantry at Banbury Station on Monday was still in a stable condition in hospital yesterday.

Man fell into cellar window after leaving pub

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

12:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN who was “heavily intoxicated” died after falling into a cellar window, an inquest heard yesterday.

Documentary follows friends’ Wantage house share

The Oxford Times: Rebrand for all of ITV's channels

7:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Four adult friends with various learning disabilities moving in together in Wantage will be the subject of an ITV documentary tonight at 7.30pm.

By-election for Quarry and Risinghurst

The Oxford Times: Councillors Dee Sinclair and Laurence Baxter want residents to be able to be use the closed A40 junction

7:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

The by-election for Quarry and Risinghurst will take place today.

Stanford in the Vale woman died after reaction to prescribed drug

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN who lived near Faringdon died from a “once in a million” complication due to prescribed medication, an inquest heard yesterday.

Mash up those ideas, says children’s author Steve

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

CHILDREN’S author Steve Cole gave children at Headington’s Rye St Antony School a crash-course in creative writing.

County bids for new Government grants

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

OFFICIALS are starting work on a new bid for millions in Government funding to help boost growth in Oxfordshire.

Pegasus theatre uncovers a real gem in The Pearl

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

PEGASUS theatre in East Oxford reckons it has uncovered a gem in its latest production.

U’s fans on best behaviour as club ditch troublemakers

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

NO Oxford United fans were shown a ‘red card’ last season and the good behaviour has been helped by several troublemakers having been previously banned, it was claimed last night.

Banbury man honoured for fire bravery

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN from near Banbury who rescued a neighbour from a fire is among life-savers who will be honoured for their bravery by Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service tonight.

Kidlington blaze death inquest

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A man killed in a house fire probably died from smoke inhalation, a coroner said yesterday.

Barrister reads pop song lyric in drugs trial

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BARRISTER read the lyrics to the Shaggy hit It Wasn’t Me during his closing speech in a £1.3m drugs conspiracy trial.

Schizophrenic who stabbed mother in Oxford is killed by blood clot

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PARANOID schizophrenic who stabbed her mum to death was killed by a blood clot while being treated in a psychiatric unit.

No joking, revamped Helen House is officially open

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

IT WAS a celebrity affair at Helen House and Douglas House as Rev and Pirates of the Caribbean star Tom Hollander officially reopened the Oxford children’s hospice.

Health watchdog starts care home spot checks

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S health watchdog is to start carrying out new spot checks on care homes across the county to make sure patients are being cared for properly.

Sitting comfortably as new Bodleian library prepares to open

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OXFORD’S most famous library will reopen one of its main buildings on Monday after a £78m facelift which saw even the chairs being overhauled.

Wallingford Farmer's Market taking root

The Oxford Times:

10:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WALLINGFORD Local Producer’s Market was feeling fresh on Saturday as stallholders marked its seventh anniversary.

£3,000 grant will help fund new action team

10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHEME to improve relations between young people and their communities in South Oxfordshire has benefited from a £3,000 grant.

Complaints up over dog mess, grass and litter

The Oxford Times:

10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

COMPLAINTS and comments about Banbury’s parks rose by nearly 150 per cent over the summer, new figures show.

First aider is aiming to raise £10,000 to help train others

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A YOUNG first aider has told for the first time how she battled to save a man’s life using a defibrillator. Hannah Paish still remembers the day she tried to shock Paul Thompson back to life when he collapsed while playing football near her home.

Late-night Wallingford takeaway agreed despite feared disturbances

The Oxford Times: Former Wallingford mayor Ros Lester is opposed to parking charges

10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BOUNCERS will have to be stationed outside a Wallingford fried chicken takeaway when it stays open until 1.30am.

Update: One lane closed on A34 after crash

The Oxford Times: A34 traffic alert

7:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAFFIC accident on the A34 Western Bypass is causing delays.

English standards up among ethnic children

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Several schools and nurseries have recently received glowing praise from Ofsted with particular emphasis on the progress made by those who speak English as an Additional Language. CALLUM KEOWN looks at how the county’s schools are dealing with multi-culturalism in the classroom

Villagers remember lives of men during First World War

The Oxford Times:

6:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NORTH Oxfordshire villagers have really got the history bug after tracing what happened to their relatives during the Frist World War.

Car thief jailed after assault on arresting officer

The Oxford Times: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CAR thief who assaulted a police officer has been jailed for eight months.

Crash outside of garage causes delays

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

4:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TWO-CAR crash has closed the B4047 Burford Road in Witney.

Delays for drivers at junction nine of the M40

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

4:37pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A broken-down car is causing delays on the M40 southbound near Bicester.

King Alfred headteacher’s dreams start to take shape

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE new headteacher of King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage, has said the school should have moved from three sites to two “five years ago”.

Escaped prisoner arrested in Oxford

The Oxford Times:

2:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

An escaped prisoner was arrested in Oxford this morning along with a man and a woman.

Leafield tree that the PM tried to save gets the chop

The Oxford Times:

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN 87-year-old tree, which Prime Minister David Cameron tried to save, was cut down in Leafield village on Monday.

New ‘Victim’s Law’ to help witnesses in sex trial cases is welcomed by Oxford and Abindon MP

The Oxford Times: Nicola Blackwood

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN OXFORD MP has welcomed changes to the court system that would have helped victims of the Oxford grooming gang give evidence.

Cave drawings inspire artists

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SOME heartfelt artworks will be on show at Wantage Art Group’s next exhibition.

‘Jargon just a pain in the knowledge spine’

The Oxford Times: oxford city council logo

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WOLVERCOTE residents have accused Oxford City Council of using jargon to make commenting on its Northern Gateway proposals “as hard as possible”.

Accident in north Oxford causes delays

The Oxford Times: A40 alert

10:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Two cars have been involved in a crash in North Oxford this morning.

Riot Club film ‘not like real Oxford student life’

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FILM inspired by the notorious Bullingdon Club reflects real life at Oxford University no more than Morse reflects city crime rates, it has been claimed.

VOTE: What does Oxfordshire think about Scottish independence?

The Oxford Times: Which way will Scotland vote?

9:16am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scotland will vote on splitting from the United Kingdom on Thursday but we want to know what you think. Vote here 

Fairground proves a feast of fun for everyone

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS held on tight and screamed on this exciting ride at the Witney Feast funfair.

Police drugs team cracking the gangs who train in city

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEARLY a quarter of a million pounds worth of heroin and cocaine has been taken off street dealers in Oxford so far this year.

Update: Man charged in connection with attack in Blackbird Leys which leaves man in his 30s in hospital

The Oxford Times:

6:08pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 24-year-old man had been charged following an attack on a man in Blackbird Leys yesterday.

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

The Oxford Times: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).



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