Tumble drier causes Oxford house fire

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

11:05am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FIRE crews were called to a house on Henry Road, off Botley Road, last night after a fire broke out in a tumble drier.

City council mentoring next generation of workers

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OXFORD City Council has launched a partnership with a city school to help pupils improve their chances of getting a job.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The many remember how much is owed to The Few

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Battle of Britain’s 74th anniversary was commemorated across Oxfordshire yesterday with parades and church services.

Resurfacing work closes stretch of A329 near Great Milton

The Oxford Times: Traffic Alert general

7:40am Monday 15th September 2014

DUE to resurfacing work, the A329 is closed until Wednesday .

School hopes new building is music to councillors’ ears

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A SCHOOL in North Oxford has revealed its revised plans to build a three-storey music block, after residents objected to its scale.

Benefit cheat hopes to teach, court told

The Oxford Times: Ed Turner

6:40am Monday 15th September 2014

AN ASPIRING teacher who continued to claim benefits from Oxford City Council despite living in London has been convicted of benefit fraud.

Former John Radcliffe doctor faces tribunal hearing

The Oxford Times: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

6:40am Monday 15th September 2014

A DOCTOR who worked at the John Radcliffe Hospital has been accused of dishonesty and bias over claims she made about shaken baby syndrome.

Woman assaulted at chicken takeaway

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A 22-year-old woman was assaulted in a chicken takeaway in Cowley Road.

College gets set to use old Masons’ lodge

The Oxford Times:

6:20am Monday 15th September 2014

A NORTH Oxford school hopes to have a set of new buildings in Banbury Road for its sixth form pupils ready for September 2016.

A clean winner of monthly accolade

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A DOCTORATE student proved to be clean ahead of fellow nominees after his soap business for disadvantaged people gained an award.

Dehumidifier causes house fire in Botley

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

6:58pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A dehumidifier in a kitchen started a house fire this afternoon.

New: Get Oxford Mail news alerts sent direct to your phone via Whatsapp

The Oxford Times: Whats App logo

11:50am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

OXFORD Mail readers can now sign up to get major breaking news alerts sent direct to their mobile phones with a new service using Whatsapp.

Woman left with fractured hand after assault in Cowley Road chicken takeaway

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

5:23pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A 22-year-old woman was assaulted in a chicken takeaway in Cowley Road.

Cash and electronics stolen from Wytham house

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

1:10pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Burglars stole cash and electronics during a break in.

Capital rail link consultation is open for views

The Oxford Times: The new look Chiltern Railways train

5:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CONSULTATION on a proposed new timetable between Oxford and London Marylebone has been launched.

National award for Daphne’s macular conception dream

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A WOODSTOCK resident who helped set up support groups for people with a common eye condition is to receive a national award.

Walk this way to help us, says Parkinson’s founder

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

SIXTEEN years ago Alan Wharton set up the Oxford & District Branch of Parkinson’s UK to try to help others with the disease.

Port Meadow’s annual round-up a partial success

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

ATTEMPTS to catch illegal cattle and horses being grazed on Oxford’s Port Meadow was only partially successful yesterday after a number of the beasts escaped the historic annual round-up.

Top Oxford judge speaks out as cases delayed and cancelled

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE top judge at Oxford Crown Court yesterday criticised an “embarrassing” series of failures that led to hearings being delayed and cancelled.

Sex assaults alleged

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

A MAN appeared at Oxford Crown Court yesterday accused of two counts of sexual assault.

Former headteacher faces trial over historic sex abuse claims

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

An 82-year-old former headteacher facing trial over accusations of historic sex abuse against boys is due to appear in court later this month.

Olympic legend hosts marathon training session

The Oxford Times: Sir Steve Redgrave.

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

WITH the Oxford Half Marathon less than a month away, runners are being given some extra motivation by Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave.

Bus passengers face huge delays as sewage works continue

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

THOUSANDS of bus passengers will face delays for another week as Thames Water works to fix a broken sewer pipe.

Rape sentence due

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

A man who pleaded guilty to raping a 19-year-old is due to be sentenced at Oxford Crown Court next month.

Headstones clue to Oxford's geology

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

YOU may not think the rock that makes up your grandparents’ gravestones would shed much light on the history of Oxford.

Top scientist's ex-secretary choked on meal

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

AN 89-year-old woman who once worked under a prominent Oxford scientist choked to death while being fed at a nursing home, an inquest heard.

Anne has a clear round at Blenheim Horse Trials

The Oxford Times:

6:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

FORMER royal Olympic rider Princess Anne rolled back the years yesterday at the Blenheim horse trials.

Young Bodhi branches out on some woodland fun

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

TWO-year-old Bodhi Hale made the most of summer’s last rays at the Wheatley woodland’s Forest School session.

Developers' house is 70cms off the planning blueprint

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

DEVELOPERS have had to reapply for planning permission after a house was built 70 centimetres in the wrong direction.

Striking picture clicks with judges in our photo contest

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE winner of the photography competition organised by Oxford Brookes University and the Oxford Mail has been revealed.



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