Three join company

thisisoxfordshire: From left, Frances Place, Jo Lankester and Stephen Trott

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Website specialist White October has made three new appointments.

Patrick McHugh: a former councillor who fostered an early interest in the priesthood

thisisoxfordshire: Patrick McHugh

4:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FORMER district councillor for Chipping Norton has died aged 72.

Speed-date to do your bit for Oxford charity

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford Rotaract president Sam Cobley and club co-founder Sarah Field are holding a ‘speed dating’ event           Picture: OX66614 Damian Halliwell

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PEOPLE in their 20s will be asked to help out their local community following ‘speed-dating’ sessions.

Police chase in Oxford led to £1k drugs haul

thisisoxfordshire: Judge Patrick Eccles

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A POLICE chase led to the discovery of almost £1,000 worth of class A drugs, a court was told.

Objections over The Dragon School's proposal to build three-storey music hub

thisisoxfordshire: Councillor Jame Fry

1:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PLANS by a private school in North Oxford to build a three-storey music school have led to concerns by residents in surrounding roads.

Breaking news DJ cleared of all underage sex charges

thisisoxfordshire: Presenter Emma Stanfield

12:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RADIO DJ Emma Stanfield has been cleared of all underage sex charges. 

Former mayor looks back on life at the top of city politics

thisisoxfordshire: Cllr John Goddard, who is set to retire

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WHEN John Goddard joined Oxford City Council in 1998 he never thought he would end up running the local authority.

Sporting heroes to carry Queen’s baton

thisisoxfordshire: Juliet Field

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THEY go the extra mile for their sport clubs every day.

Council officer apologises for Passion Play mistake

thisisoxfordshire: Mischa Richards played Jesus in the Cowley Road Passion Play in 2012. He is pictured with soldiers Roger Butcher and Ian Callaghan

10:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE council officer who told Cowley Road Passion Play organisers to cancel their event has apologised for his mistake.

Plea over missing man

thisisoxfordshire: Missing David Morgans

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A 49-year-old man, who was last seen in the Littlemore area, has been missing since Saturday.

Church leaders call on PM to help families going hungry

thisisoxfordshire: The Rev Dr Keith Hebden, left, and the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, delivering the letter to David Cameron’s office

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH leaders have called for urgent action on food hunger.

Indian society clubs together for city’s food bank

thisisoxfordshire: David Cairns, third left, co-founder and chairman of the Oxford Food Bank, and Cllr Roy Darke, third right, with members of the Malayalee Samajam, from left, Roopesh John, Rajan Philip, Joby Joseph, George Kutty and Jobil Skaria.   Picture: OX66616 David

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS offered a helping hand to the Oxford Food Bank in the shape of six boxes.

Literacy foundation honours author Jane Austen

thisisoxfordshire: Caroline Jane Knight at the Holywell Music Room

8:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL literacy foundation set up in Jane Austen’s name has been launched in Oxford by one of the author’s descendants.

Diabetes doc retires

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A GP of 30 years who founded Oxford’s first specialist diabetes clinic will retire today.

Conman Craig Wicks tricked OAPs by pretending he needed cash for taxi to hospital

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford Crown Court

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for conning money out of two women by pretending he had been in a cycling accident.

Easter project for Baptist pastor

thisisoxfordshire: Pastor Derrick Morlan at the ark with his son Micah Morlan, four, and children from the chapel’s Bible Club. Picture: OX66620 Ed Nix

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

MOST people spend their Easters eating far too many chocolate eggs.

DJ in underage sex trial says her accuser is lying

thisisoxfordshire: Presenter Emma Stanfield

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A RADIO DJ took to the witness stand yesterday to deny she knew a teenager was underage when she had sex with her.

‘No justice’ if tenants given £1m property

thisisoxfordshire: The ownership of the house is claimed by Abbey Folami

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

JUSTICE would not be served if a judgment goes in favour of tenants fighting eviction from a £1m North Oxford house, a barrister said.

£91,000 walkways will combat flooding

thisisoxfordshire: Walkways project manager Jeremy Lear with Osney Court resident Audrey Walker.  Main picture: OX66629 Antony Moore

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

FLOOD victims previously stranded in their homes last winter are to benefit from two new walkways.

Blackbird Leys church spreads word of Easter through painting

thisisoxfordshire: Blackbird Leys church spreads word of Easter through painting

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHURCH in Blackbird Leys has invited residents to join in its Easter celebrations by contributing to a huge mural.

Two-car collision at Pear Tree interchange

thisisoxfordshire: A34 traffic alert

6:09pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE officers have been called to the A34 this evening following a crash near the Pear Tree interchange.

Record turnout for big clean-up

thisisoxfordshire: Members of the tidy-up team, Becky, Joseph and Sophie Raven, Nicky and Ian Mellings, Benjamin and Ralph Anker, Adie Gargan, and Chris Holliday

5:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MADLEY Park Residents’ Association celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first litter-pick with a record turnout for another tidy-up on Saturday.

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

thisisoxfordshire: 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.

Music shop tunes up for open-air birthday concert

thisisoxfordshire: Ags Connolly

4:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WEST Oxfordshire’s only independent record shop is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a day of open-air live music.

Community gets dividend from Co-op

thisisoxfordshire: Store manager Chris Chandler, back, centre, with representatives of the groups and schools which have benefited from donations from Carterton Co-op

12:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE CO-OP supermarket in Carterton has donated £3,000 to 10 charities, schools and local organisations.

New RAF Atlas aircraft heads for runway

thisisoxfordshire: The RAF’s first A400M Atlas, airframe number MSN015, on the Airbus production line in Seville

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

RAF Brize Norton’s first Airbus A400M Atlas heavy transport plane is nearing completion at Airbus’s factory in Spain.

Missing man last seen in Littlemore on Saturday

thisisoxfordshire: Missing man last seen in Littlemore on Saturday

11:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man, who was last seen in the Littlemore area, has been missing since Saturday.

Cowley Road Passion play off because it had no permit for crucifixion

thisisoxfordshire: Mischa Richards plays Jesus in the play held on Cowley Road in 2012

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PASSION play recreating the crucifixion of Christ has been cancelled because organisers did not have the correct council permission.

Delays on A420 due to broken-down lorry

thisisoxfordshire: a420 alert

8:46am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BROKEN-down lorry on the A420 near Botley has closed one of two lanes Eastbound.

Spanish queen to visit

thisisoxfordshire: Spanish queen to visit

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Queen Sofia of Spain will visit Oxford later this month.

Computer gift gives voice to the disabled

thisisoxfordshire: John Deeley with the special computer

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HI-TECH computer is helping disabled people to communicate.

Sexiest vegan coup

thisisoxfordshire: Gareth Lloyd

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Gareth Lloyd from Oxford has been named as the UK and Ireland’s sexiest vegan man.

Baton bearers for Games announced

thisisoxfordshire: Pictures: Glasgow Commonwealth Games uniforms

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sport heroes from Oxford will carry the Queen’s Baton ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Brothers discover the ‘bear’ necessities at museum

thisisoxfordshire: Alexander, left,  and Will Laird had a great time trying on costumes at new ehibition

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN celebrated their heroes from fiction yesterday at the Story Museum’s new exhibition.

‘Documents are forged and people don’t exist’

thisisoxfordshire: The ownership of the house is claimed by Abbey Folami

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BARRISTER acting for the tenants of a £1m-plus North Oxford house has said a Nigerian claiming to be its owner is really a front man for someone else.

Oldies but goldies as group from Seventies roll in again

thisisoxfordshire: Steamroller restage the photo of the Spring of 1975 at the Bristol Scamps Club. From left, Roger Warner, bass; Steve Winstone, drums, and Robert Wakeley, lead

7:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Who sang they hoped they’d die before they get old, but these Oxford rockers think that’s crazy.

Ride back on track

thisisoxfordshire: Buckingham Palace

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

An Oxford couple who had their bicycles stolen will set off today on a charity ride after buying new machines.

DJ ‘knew I was only 15 before sex encounter’

thisisoxfordshire: Radio DJ Emma Stanfield at Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEENAGE girl has told a jury the 40-year-old woman she allegedly had sex with knew she was just 15 before the encounter took place.

Welsh welcome new first aid match unit at Kassam

thisisoxfordshire: St John Ambulance district manager, Craig Heigold at the Kassam Stadium

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ONE of the teams based at the Kassam Stadium has welcomed news that a new first aid unit will be based there on match days.

New lit sign to go up to stop wrong-way cyclists

thisisoxfordshire: County council leader Ian Hudspeth receives the petition from Tom Hayes Picture: OX66472 Marc West

10:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A PETITION calling on Oxfordshire County Council to improve signs to prevent cyclists travelling the wrong way down a street has been handed in.

Playgrounds now back in action after flooding

thisisoxfordshire: Cllr Susanna Pressel at Oatlands Road Recreation Ground, which had been out of use because of the winter flooding Picture: OX66397 Marc West

10:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A COMPLAINT has been lodged with Oxford City Council after it took almost three months to clean two playgrounds after flooding.

Small inconvenience as blocks are taken away

thisisoxfordshire: Maggie Rawcliffe, front, Peter Rawcliffe, middle, and Adrian Porter, back, at the barriers

9:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A RING of concrete blocks put around South Hinksey to protect against February’s floods will be removed next week.

Call for more funding to make Leys Festival free

thisisoxfordshire: Leys Festival co-organiser Jane Gallagher

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEYS Festival organisers have called on support from businesses and residents to help the day run smoothly.

‘We have to make more of attractive amenity’

thisisoxfordshire: Kidlington parish and Cherwell district councillor Tim Emptage, left, with Kidlington Parish Council vice-chairman David Robey by the canal

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CLEAN-UP day is the latest part of efforts to bring more visitors to the Oxford Canal through the villages.

First aid team to be created at the Kassam

thisisoxfordshire: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ST JOHN Ambulance is appealing for volunteers to form a new dedicated unit for Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium.

£2.9m pot for life sciences project

thisisoxfordshire: university of oxford logo

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LIFE science companies in Oxford are being urged to form part of a “golden triangle” of successful research.

Sex grooming will be fought, pledges council

thisisoxfordshire: oxford city council logo

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

COUNCILS have an important role to play in tackling child sexual exploitation, a report has stated.

How the first women broke the all-male mould at Oxford University

thisisoxfordshire: Prof Gilliane Sills, an Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine’s College, was the first female Fellow at the college in 1974

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOR most students, their arrival at Oxford University is filled with nervous anticipation.

Sightseeing buses get green refit to help reduce pollution

thisisoxfordshire: Controller John Corti alongside buses which have been fitted with emission reducing technology. Picture: OX66570 Cliff Hide

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

OXFORD’S buses for tourists are getting greener, thanks to a re-fit costing about £200,000.

Covered Market jewellery raid suspect rebailed

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford's Covered Market.

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 31-year-old man has been rebailed by detectives investigating an incident where a suspected robber died.

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