Accident causes traffic delays on M40 south of Banbury

thisisoxfordshire: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:23pm Friday 31st October 2014

A crash involving two vehicles on the M40 has blocked one lane on the southbound carriageway.

Student scoops £3k in online prize fund

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5:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD: A student scooped £3,000 from an online retailer to help him through the new academic year.

Iffley Community Shop celebrates 15 years with a cuppa


3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TEA party was held to thank the volunteers of a not-for-profit shop which has been running for 15 years.

Summer revamp for five Blackbird Leys tower blocks set to be approved

thisisoxfordshire: Evenlode Tower

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORK to redevelop the towers in Blackbird Leys are set to start next July once plans are approved by Oxford City Council.

Author’s jamtastic time at Story Museum


1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Jam-loving youngsters got a sweet surprise this week as a children’s author visited the city.

Babies enjoy a good old boogie at Blackbird Leys


12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

TOTS found their rhythm at a Baby Boogie class at The Leys Children Centre in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

It’s a real prickly business at Harcourt Arboretum


12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD chums Gabriel Andlauer-Turner and Rory Vivian, both seven, had some crafty fun during a visit to Harcourt Arboretum.

Midwives' president presented with CBE


11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A RISING birth rate, more caesarean sections, obesity and striking staff are just some of the issues Oxford’s Lesley Page faces as President of the Royal College of Midwives.

Funnyman Fry serves up a bit of self-awareness


9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

NATIONAL treasure Stephen Fry met fans in the Bodleian Library for a “hackathon”.

Woman talked down from bridge at Cowley junction


9:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN threatened to jump off a bridge this morning in Cowley.

In the pink for panto fun


9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

REHEARSALS for this year’s Oxford Playhouse pantomime Beauty and the Beast spilled out on to city streets yesterday.

Hunt for missing man


8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Police are appealing for help in tracking down this man who has gone missing from his home in Chinnor.

Cyclist is still 'critical'

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8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

An elderly cyclist seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run was still in a critical condition yesterday.

Floods meeting set to discuss repair grants

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8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Advice and support will be available for flood victims at a drop-in flood fair today.

Man is arrested after trio attacked in street

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8:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A man has been arrested after three people were assaulted in St Thomas Street on Sunday, October 19.

Mum of drugs death teenager in plea to MPs for law review


8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A MOTHER who lost her 15-year-old daughter after she took Ecstasy urged MPs to review drug laws yesterday.

Urban dancers prove they can move to the groove


8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

DANCE group Body Politic took Oxford’s Pegasus Theatre by storm as it rolled into town as part of its UK tour.

£10m community cash for West Way upgrade


8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

DEVELOPERS behind the planned Botley regeneration have revealed they will fund £10m towards community benefits if the controversial scheme goes ahead.

Work to make way for new Waitrose

thisisoxfordshire: The former Halfords/ MFI building in Botley Road. Picture: OX60844 Jon Lewis

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

WORK to demolish the former Halfords building on the Botley Road in Oxford to make way for a new Waitrose store is due to begin next week.

Modern-day slavery fighter takes crusade to the street


7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A BARMAN is sleeping rough for a week to raise awareness of slavery and human trafficking.

Height row flats' tree screening plan blasted


7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

UNIVERSITY bosses have put forward plans to screen a student flats development by Port Meadow with trees but ruled out reducing its height.

TB victim sent to prison after coughing over council staff


6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for the “disgusting” crime of trying to spread tuberculosis (TB) by coughing over Oxford City Council workers.

Jewellery designer is face behind scenes at Oxford Fashion Week


6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AUDIENCES at Oxford Fashion Week will marvel at the beauty of the models but what about the faces behind the clothes?

One in three children in parts of Oxford is living in poverty, says charity


9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ONE in three children is living in poverty in areas of the city, a charity has found.

Bishop John's eight years steadying the ecclesiastic helm


5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

After eight years as the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard retires tomorrow. Andrew Ffrench talks to him about his time with the Oxford Diocese

Gene research centre develops new Down’s test

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2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW test for Down’s syndrome could spare mothers-to-be the stress of amniocentesis and other invasive procedures.

Missing 34-year-old from Chinnor


1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Chinnor has gone missing.

Man arrested in connection with assault in Oxford

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1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested after three people were assaulted in St Thomas Street on Sunday, October 19.

Oxford entirely changed 100 years on, says NHS pioneer


12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MANY people who reach the grand old age of 100 have the health service to thank for it, but Wynne McKay spent a large part of her life making the NHS what it is today.

More than 40 Oxford buildings to get free wi-fi

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford Ice Rink

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

ART galleries, civic buildings and even Oxford Ice Rink will soon have free wi-fi thanks to government investment.

London Welsh scrum on down for a bit of action at Oxford's Radcliffe Camera


9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LONDON Welsh rugby players are well known for their big hits on opponents in the Aviva Premiership, but yesterday they were the big hits as they took the Big City Scrum to the streets of Oxford.

Oxford residents urged to join fracking protest

thisisoxfordshire: Fracking Comes to Stockbridge?

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

OXFORD residents are being urged to join protests against hydraulic fracturing of shale gas - known as “fracking” - outside County Hall on Tuesday.

Bishop of Oxford's farewell eucharist


9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

A farewell eucharist will be held today at Christ Church cathedral for the retiring Bishop of Oxford.

Hubby’s love letter ‘lost in space’ after Marston rocket launch


8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LAURA Freeman-Powell hoped her marriage would start with a bang when she arranged a surprise rocket launch for her husband.

SOS bus arrives to treat minor injuries in Oxford city centre at weekends

thisisoxfordshire: Ambulance call-outs hit a high over the festive period

8:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW SOS medical bus is set to operate on Friday and Saturday nights in Oxford city centre to treat people with minor injuries.

Oxford Covered Market traders settle long-running rent dispute with city council


8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DEAL looks to have been reached on a long-running row over rents in Oxford’s historic Covered Market.

Burglars take two cars from Headington home

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7:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

Two cars have been stolen in a burglary at a house in Sandfield Road, Headington.

Oxford's Northern Gateway plan sent to Government for final approval

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7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS for a major new business park and housing development in North Oxford have been sent to the Government for final approval.

Decorator smartens up his CV with top builder award


7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

HE may not be an old master like Michelangelo, but one apprentice from Oxford has shown he has the best decorating skills in the region.

Schoolboy petitions Tesco for safe crossing at Oxford's Old Marston Road


7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOST nine-year-olds are more interested in football, books or video games than getting involved in local politics.

Costs of funerals to be debated at Oxford event

thisisoxfordshire: Kicking the Bucket organiser Liz Rothschild, right, and colleagues

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DEBATE on the mounting costs of funerals is being held as part of the Kicking the Bucket Festival.

Headington timber... going, going, gone in 60 seconds


6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A HEADINGTON resident captured this footage of a 60-year-old Scots Pine being felled in just 60 seconds.

Seacourt park-and-ride extension plan could ease Oxford traffic problems


6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to extend the Seacourt park-and-ride site in Oxford could help fight the city’s traffic problems.

‘Thanks for saving Charlie from cancer’


5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DOG that was struck down with canine leukaemia has been saved thanks to the generosity of Oxford Mail readers.

Oxford teenager in call to stop websites that promote eating disorders


9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN OXFORD teenager is calling on the Government to protect young people from “dangerous” websites which promote eating disorders.

Crumbs, the kids have fun hunting pumpkins


5:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PUMPKIN hunters are out in force at Waterperry Gardens as they aim to find as many of the autumnal vegetables as they can to claim a homemade biscuit.

Couple toast the success of tales of a witch made of jam


5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WHEN Kate Hazell misheard the name of a station during a train journey with her partner Ed Hawkesworth it inspired the couple to create a new comic book character.

Village may get controlled parking to stop commuters


5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WOLVERCOTE could gain restricted parking following fears that new schemes will push commuters out to the village.

‘Tenant farmer responsible for traveller camp’

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5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAVELLERS in Eynsham are living on village land illegally, according to residents and councillors.

Blanket coverage of Witney's woollen trade


4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BOOKLET celebrating Witney’s global reputation in the blanket industry has just been released.

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