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Firefighters tackle blaze at scapyard off Iffley Road in Oxford

Breaking Explosions heard at scrapyard blaze off Iffley Road in Oxford

Victim: Kyle Byfield

Trial told: ‘I was seeing my best friend dying on floor’

Struggle: Daisies flower shop owner Richard Bailey is calling for a cut in business rates

City to keep all business rates but traders want a reduction

Appeal: Abingdon Town Council members, left to right, chairman, Gordon Roper; vice-chairman Ann Booker, Daniel Jones and John Dillon are on the lookout for new members

Ageing parish council renews appeal for younger members

Worried: Outgoing Oxford University vice-chancellor Andrew Hamilton

Oxford's universities urge Government to protect higher education funding

Damage: A structural survey is done on the house in Mill Street, Wantage, after the crash

Driver who smashed through house front is spared jail term

Inquest: Connor Sparrowhawk was found submerged in a bath

Tragic teenager Connor Sparrowhawk took long baths

'Expensive': Dr George Leeson

‘Good education and price of homes causing low birth rate’

Munch bunch: Dylan Mammetti, left, and Adrien Apollonio check out the apple harvest

A rich harvest on Hogacre Common

A40 dualling ‘would be a costly error’

A40 dualling ‘would be a costly error’

On their marks: Laura Godfrey, 27, Anna McKay, 35, Sarah Wheatley, 44, and Alastair Thomas, 30, are part of the Generation Games team

Generations to unite in half marathon run

Swindon Town fans clash with police outside One Bar in Botley Road

UPDATE: Arrests made as Swindon fans clash with police before Oxford United vs Swindon game

Sentence: DCI Kevin Brown talks to reporters outside Oxford Crown Court after Jordan Saxton was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of his 11-week-old baby Jayden

‘Family satisfied with sentence but nothing can replace Jayden’ says Chief Inspector

Family of Ben Roberts, whose brother James (pictured) is an Oxford United striker, pay tribute

Update: Family of Oxford United striker James Roberts pay tribute to brother Ben who died in car crash

Heads they win: The Rev Sue Booys helps to lay a mile of coppers to raise money for Calais refugees

All change! Abbey coins it for migrants


Alchester scrum half Toby James tries to escape the attentions of Didcot flanker Ben Tolson during their 12-11 defeat in the preliminary round of the Oxfordshire Shield Picture: Steve Wheeler

RUGBY UNION: Josh Witts proves the hero for Didcot

Westbury, pictured celebrating completing the Airey Cup and Division 1 title double last season, are almost certain to be accepted into the Cherwell League

CRICKET: Thame given thumbs-up for promotion after title triumph

Chinnor’s director of rugby, Matt Williams

RUGBY UNION: Matt Williams calls for Chinnor reaction

Centre Keni Fisilau makes a break during Oxford Harlequins’ 27-26 home victory over Witney, which made it two wins out of two for them at Marston Ferry Road this season Picture: Steve Wheeler

RUGBY UNION: Alan Hancock eyes home comforts for Oxford Harlequins

Centre Ben Douglas, who scored Oxford Harlequins’ winning try, makes a break during the 27-26 victory over Witney Picture: Steve Wheeler

RUGBY UNION: Sam’s the man as Oxford Harlequins beat Witney in derby thriller

Greg Goodfellow scored a late try in Chinnor's 36-20 defeat at home to Bishop's Stortford

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor can’t stop poor run in Bishop's Stortford loss

Joe Mills scored five tries in Banbury's 73-26 win over Bedworth Picture: Simon Grieve

RUGBY UNION: Magnificent Mills shines for Banbury

RUGBY UNION: Bicester suffer first defeat

RUGBY UNION: Bicester suffer first defeat

RUGBY UNION: Brilliant Jack Briggs bags a treble as Alchester record first win

RUGBY UNION: Brilliant Jack Briggs bags a treble as Alchester record first win

Robin Craig returns at No 8 for Oxford Harlequins

RUGBY UNION: Oxford Harlequins and Witney all set for derby clash

Jack Taylor jumps for joy after trapping Surrey's Tom Curren lbw at Lord's

CRICKET: Cup final hero Jack Taylor's ambition is to play for England

No 8 Robbie Stapley breaks from a driving maul during Henley Hawks’ 47-13 defeat at home to Blackheath in National League 1 Picture: Andy Fitzpatrick

RUGBY UNION: Henley Hawks suffer home defeat as Blackheath run in six tries

Fly half George Cullen looks to spread the play for Oxford University during their 28-3 defeat to University of Cape Town in Pool 1 of the World University Rugby Cup Picture: Jon Lewis

RUGBY UNION: Dark Blues miss out on third place in World University Rugby Cup

Fly half Henry Lamb kicked 13 points in Witney's 33-8 win over Reading in South West 1 East

RUGBY UNION: Henry Lamb stars as Witney ease to victory

National Sport

Bernie Ecclestone says three parties are interested in the ownership of F1

Bernie Ecclestone expects F1 to have new owners in next few months

Ryan Wilson knows Scotland must improve against Samoa

Ryan Wilson ready for crunch clash with Samoa

Paul Farbrace knows England face a tough task in the United Arab Emirates

England looking for retribution against Pakistan in UAE says Paul Farbrace

Romania's Florin Vlaicu kicks to win the match against Canada

Beer reward for Romania's brilliant World Cup comeback stars

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