There's plenty to debate as districts go to the polls

The Oxford Times: White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon last year after local council elections. Votes will be counted on Friday, May 23, following three district council elections

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEXT month thousands of people across Oxfordshire will be able to have their say on how their councils are run.

Trio of pilots take off on gruelling marathon effort

The Oxford Times: Left to right, flight lieutenants Tom Mountney, Rob Platt and Graeme Hunt

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR three RAF flight lieutenants running the equivalent of 17 marathons in 17 days, each one of the 448 miles they run will be poignant reminder of loss.

It's little wonder he's a real Town and Gown superhero

The Oxford Times: 'Wonder Woman’ Phil Grant. Picture: OX66521 Jon Lewis

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HE may feel too old to pound the streets with other runners but “Wonder Woman” Phil Grant will be cheering on thousands at a city 10k next month.

Care home nurse is cautioned for threat

The Oxford Times: Greta Muvuti

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A care home nurse has been cautioned after threatening to cut the daughter of a quadriplegic patient “into little pieces”.

May Queen crown passes from mum to daughter

The Oxford Times: Elinor Everest and her daughter Imogen, Elisha Curtis and her mum Elsa

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THIRTY years ago, Elinor Everest proudly paraded through Eynsham as her primary school’s May Queen.

Town councillors may face ‘outrageous’ gagging order

The Oxford Times: Cllr Duncan Enright with the clause from the document proposing to ban Witney town councillors from talking to the press

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

COUNCILLORS who were democractically elected in Witney could be banned from speaking to the press without getting written permission first under the town council’s new media policy.

Car tyres slashed

The Oxford Times: A slashed tyre in Old Town

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Car tyres have been punctured and let down in a spate of incidents in Charlbury.

Town to get market square in £150,000 spending plans

The Oxford Times: Carterton mayor Lynn Little and West Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for communities Richard Langridge by the war memorial, which is being cleaned as part of a project to regenerate Carterton town centre

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to create a market square in Carterton as part of a £150,000 regeneration project will be a major improvement to the town, councillors say.

Classic motor rally turns a few heads

The Oxford Times: ohn and Heather Dresser with their green Triumph TR3a

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Witney were greeted by an unusual sight as 70 classic cars drove into the town on Sunday.

Joy as 120 jobs are saved at Witney bakery

The Oxford Times: Back to School with The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys Competition

8:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE jobs of more than 100 workers at a cake-making business have been saved after it was bought out of administration.

Hundreds of people watch Palm Sunday passion play

The Oxford Times: In the Woodstock Passion story, Jesus, played by Thomas Panton, is questioned by the priests following his arrest after the last supper

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WOODSTOCK town square is usually filled with tourists and shoppers but it was the scene of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion on Sunday.

Missing pensioner found safe and well

The Oxford Times: Basil Pratley

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A pensioner who went missing after going to the garden centre was yesterday found safe and well.

Approval given for 250 homes in Carterton

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PLANS to build 250 homes in Carterton have been approved.

Councillor says she won't stand again because she is disillusioned

The Oxford Times: Annie Roy-Barker

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A COUNCILLOR says she will not stand for re-election next month because she is “disillusioned” with West Oxfordshire District Council’s leadership.

Missing OAP found safe and well

The Oxford Times: Basil Pratley

2:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

A PENSIONER who went missing after going to the garden centre has been found safe and well.

Update: Pensioner Basil Pratley remains missing this morning

The Oxford Times: Basil Pratley

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

PENSIONER Bail Pratley is still missing this morning.

Housing plan may be sunk by water voles today

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

WATER voles are undermining plans for a new housing estate in a West Oxfordshire village.

Housing to be decided today

The Oxford Times: west oxfordshire district council

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

COUNCILLORS will decide today whether to grant planning permission for a 250-home development off Swinbrook Road, in Carterton, despite 11 objections.

Hunt for missing man

The Oxford Times: Basil Pratley

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A PENSIONER from Milton-under-Wychwood who went out to visit a garden centre did not return home, according to police.

Pilots will run 17 marathons

The Oxford Times: A Hercules

6:30am Monday 14th April 2014

THREE pilots from RAF Brize Norton will run 17 marathons in 17 days for charity.

Nurse did threaten to cut patient’s daughter

The Oxford Times: Greta Muvuti

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

A PANEL ruled yesterday that a nursing home nurse did threaten to cut the daughter of a quadriplegic patient “into little pieces”.

Three rebailed over suspected assaults

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Three men suspected of stamping on a man’s head have been rebailed by detectives.

Three-year target set to raise £300,000 for Carterton hall

The Oxford Times: Tom Barry

6:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

TRUSTEES of a community hall in Carterton are raising money for £300,000 repairs.

Sex offender gets supermarket ban

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

8:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A 62-year-old man has been banned from a supermarket after admitting sex crimes.

Man cleared of raping girl, 15, in his car

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD from Brize Norton has been cleared of raping a 15-year-old girl in his car.

Pupils highlight road safety on march in town

The Oxford Times: Headteacher Lisa Rowe and Poppy Ellis, six, left, and Verity Bennett, seven, lead the way as the walking bus crosses the road

5:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHILDREN, teachers and parents marched through Woodstock as part of a campaign to highlight road safety concerns.

Determined apprentice joins hi-tech innovation unit

The Oxford Times: Stephanie Henwood, left, manager of Witney Business and Innovation Centre, with Jemma Parsloe

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A HI-TECH innovation centre has appointed its first apprentice.

Protesters fear for market town after bank’s closure

The Oxford Times: Outside the Woodstock NatWest bank, front, Chris Bayliss and Louise Maybury. Back, from left: Mike Sharland, Beth Felstead, Faye Parker, Ann McEwen, Kate Richards, Hillary Williams and Cerys Williams. Seated, from left: Brenda Cripps and Joy Pomfret

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BUSINESSES say Woodstock’s future as a market town is threatened by the closure of one of its two remaining banks.

Stadium’s business and leisure dream

The Oxford Times: Witney Community Stadium

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

WITNEY Community Stadium could be developed for business and leisure but not housing bosses said, after a failed bid to bring top flight rugby to the site.

Prime Minister records war poem tribute

The Oxford Times: PM David Cameron

8:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has read a poem for a CD to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

‘Teenage girl initiated encounter’, Brize Norton rape trial jury told

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD has denied raping a 15-year-old girl in his car and told an Oxford Crown Court jury they had consensual sex.

Stand-in role lands Cara Kealy a model deal

The Oxford Times: Cara Kealy

6:10am Thursday 10th April 2014

A LAST-minute role standing in for a model who had not turned up led to a deal with a London agency for a county student.

Ladies stepping out in support of friend

The Oxford Times: Lisa Jones, left, and Jane Pendall before Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

WHEN Jane Pendall’s friend Lisa Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in December she wanted to find a way to show her love and support.

Sports and arts clubs get recognition for encouraging disabled

The Oxford Times: The new inclusion mark

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A new scheme has been launched to recognise sports and arts clubs in West Oxfordshire that are inclusive and welcoming to disabled people.

A chair that's fit for a prince goes on show

The Oxford Times: Chris Baylis and his dog Scrumpie with the chair, right

3:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MADE of English sustainable hardwood and ash and with George etched across its back rail, this chair is fit for a prince.

Legion of books delights Oxfam shop

The Oxford Times: Tony Cooper with some of the books

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

HISTORIANS talk about the spoils of war.

Fritillaries fail to show for big day

The Oxford Times: Fritillaries are scarce     Picture: PA/Beth Newman

11:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

WET weather over the winter has forced the postponement of the annual Fritillary Sunday in Ducklington for the second year running.

Rape trial jury told of fears for safety

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A jury has heard from the friend of a teenager who alleges she was raped by a 25-year-old man in his car.

Hear all about it. Our ‘talking paper’ is celebrating 35 years

The Oxford Times: Witney Talking News members, from left, Graham Diacon, Debi Diacon, Peter Bee, Doreen Turner, Mike Grantham and Gabi the dog

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

EACH week, thousands read the Oxford Mail’s sister paper, the Witney Gazette.

Rowers all fired up to beat Cambridge

The Oxford Times: Ben Bishop, Simon Tyrrell, Darren Taylor and Spike Miles celebrate

10:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

OXFORD faced off Cambridge in a boat race with a difference on the Thames at the weekend.

First giant anteater born at park just nose where camera is

The Oxford Times: he first and only giant anteater to have been born at the Cotswold Wildlife Park

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

COTSWOLD Wildlife Park is celebrating the first giant anteater to be born at the park, but it doesn’t have a name yet.

Trial begins of man accused of rape

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A 25-year-old man has gone on trial accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in his car.

Cotswold Line cycle route provides an inter-city link

The Oxford Times: North and West Oxfordshire Sustrans co-ordinator Richard Fairhurst

5:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

NEW signs are going up for a cycle route which links Oxford and Worcester following the Cotswold Line.

Corn Exchange revival is Witney mayor-elect's big aim

The Oxford Times: Cllr Jeanette Baker will be Witney’s new mayor for 2014-15    Picture: OX66399 Jon Lewis

11:00am Monday 7th April 2014

WITNEY’S mayor-elect wants to reopen the town’s Corn Exchange by the end of the year.

Town gets a Subway

The Oxford Times: Orpington Subway sandwich shop blaze under investigation

6:30am Monday 7th April 2014

SANDWICH chain Subway is to open a shop at Witney's Marriotts Walk shopping centre.

Apology from landlords but no compensation for family’s loss of valuables

The Oxford Times: Darran Brown

6:30am Monday 7th April 2014

A COUPLE who said they lost more than £6,000 of valuables after a housing association mistakenly gave away their rented garage have received an apology.

Deputy chosen to be new mayor of Witney

The Oxford Times: Jeanette Baker

6:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

JEANETTE Baker has been elected as the next Witney mayor.

Hats off to the children in Easter parade

The Oxford Times: Daniel Smith, three, left, and Keiran Simpson, three, in the Easter parade

1:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

CHILDREN wearing hats made of eggs and chicks paraded in front of their parents and grandparents to celebrate Easter.

Pieces come together at Blenheim Palace art and antiques fair

The Oxford Times: David Glaisyer, left, and son Caradoc with a Charles Neal painting at the palace              Picture: OX66336 Mark Hemsworth

9:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

ANTIQUES and art have decorated Blenheim Palace as part of a prestigious fair.

Three cars in crash near Witney

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Saturday 5th April 2014

The air ambulance was called out to Ramsden, near Witney, yesterday after three cars were involved in an accident.

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