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Readers' Halloween picture gallery + 40 Fireworks Displays map

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9:16pm Friday 31st October 2014

Have you been out trick or treating? Here's a selection of readers' pictures of their ghoulish get-ups. If you reckon your little one was more horrifying, email us a picture or send us a (Trick or) Tweet via @TheOxfordMail.

Police appeal after two men attacked in Banbury

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

12:06pm Saturday 1st November 2014

Two young men were punched in the face and injured by a group of four others in Banbury.

End of the road for free patient transport

Banbury Cake: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

Free hospital patient transport for some 6,200 people, including cancer patients, ends today.

Police seal £1.8m deal to run victim support

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

AN EMOTIONAL and practical support service for victims of crime in Oxfordshire will be paid for by Thames Valley Police for the first time from this month.

Bucketful of hold-ups

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

Bricks and a bucket were causing delays for drivers yesterday.

‘Mo Bros’ keeping a hirsute upper lip for men’s health

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8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

MEN across the county will join with their brothers worldwide and down their razors for charity in November.

Response time fears over fire control room closure

Banbury Cake: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

THE decision to close Oxfordshire fire service’s control room in Kidlington could affect response times and put the public at risk, warned union bosses.

Driver taken to hospital after van hits wall

Banbury Cake: Ambulance stock image

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

The driver of a van that came off the road and hit a garden wall yesterday was taken to hospital.

We're at breaking point on the roads

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9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S roads are at breaking point, the leader of the county council has admitted.

Firefighters join national 4-day strike tonight

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8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across the county will take part in a four-day national strike this evening.

Now meet your first two 'Heroes' finalists

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5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

The Oxford Mail has teamed up with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust to celebrate the outstanding work of its hospital staff. Finalists for this year’s Hospital Heroes awards have been chosen and a total of 10 entries for the individual and team awards have been shortlisted. Annabal Bagdi talks to the first two finalists

‘Lonely hearts club scam cost me £631’

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8:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN left with a £631 phone bill after a relationship with a woman he met on a dating website is warning others to be wary.

Disability forum meets

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

A FORUM for discussion about disability issues will be held next Thursday.

Budding writers can go for ebook prize

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

KEEN county authors are encouraged to put their writing skills to the test this year.

Live Travel: What is happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Friday

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7:47am Friday 31st October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

Woman hurt in crash

Banbury Cake: Ambulance stock image

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A woman was taken to hospital after her vehicle overturned in Heyford Road, Middleton Stoney, yesterday.

Behind the masks are smiles of acting talent

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7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

EVENTS took a spooky twist at Leckford Place School as young actors rehearsed Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.

NHS staff in the county walk out for a second time

Banbury Cake: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

6:50am Friday 31st October 2014

COUNTY NHS workers are to stage a four-hour strike on Monday, November 24 as part of walk-outs across England.

Part-time officers hold 10 in swoop

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

ONE hundred and fifty Thames Valley Police special constables took part in an operation to arrest 10 offenders who failed to turn up at court.

Petition calls for council resignations over traffic

Banbury Cake: Ian Hudspeth

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

AN ONLINE petition calling for two senior county councillors to resign has received 158 signatures since it went live on Monday.

County urged to stay neutral over fracking

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6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

FRACKING can “release significant energy” county planning bosses have said in guidance to councillors.

Battalion in thick of battle as soldiers set foot in Ypres

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6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HISTORIAN Steve Berridge, pictured right, is transcribing the war diary and regimental chronicle of the 2nd Ox and Bucks Light Infantry.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

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3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

17 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates’ courts

Girls move into the driving seat at car assembly plant

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2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GIRL power is firing on all cylinders at BMW’s Mini plant this week.

Firework artists await winner’s name

Banbury Cake: Richard Webb

10:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are to find out if their artwork will be part of an Oxfordshire-wide firework safety campaign.

Live Travel: What is happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Banbury Cake: traffic jam

7:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

81 young people caught watching TV without licences in Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: TV Licence: Does your business have one?

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

EIGHTY-one young people were caught watching TV without a licence in Oxfordshire in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Map: 40 Fireworks Displays in Oxfordshire: 2014

Banbury Cake: St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular

6:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

Tis that time of year for dazzling fireworks displays - here's our list of events in Oxfordshire from the traditional big beast in South Park to smaller ones out in county.

Huge delays across Oxfordshire's roads this evening

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7:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAFFIC light sequencing at the Wendlebury interchange of the A34 and M40 is being blamed for huge delays across Oxfordshire tonight.

Remember, remember the fifth of November wherever you are

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9:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE skies of Oxfordshire are set for a spectacular display over the next week and a half as venues release details of this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations. Reporter Naomi Herring speaks to the guys behind the city’s biggest event

Banbury man denies historic sex assault charges

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

9:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 72-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Monday to 20 charges of indecent assault on males from February 1976 to March 1983.

Formula 1 teams in administration have ‘value’

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8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE two Oxfordshire-based Formula 1 teams that have gone into administration still had an intrinsic value because of their highly prized racing licences, according to a motorsport head.

Live Travel: What is happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Wednesday

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7:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

Creche is among facilities moving at leisure centre

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PROPOSALS to change some facilities at Kidlington and Gosford Leisure Centre will be considered next week.

Residents want councils to abandon local newsletters

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5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

COUNCIL “propaganda” papers should be scrapped, say some residents after discovering they cost almost £122,500 to produce in the last year.

Picking those pumpkins for a spook-tacular Halloween

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12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THERE was pumpkin fun across the county over the weekend as people young and old geared up for Halloween.

Marussia become the second F1 team to go into administration

Banbury Cake: Marussia driver Max Chilton at Jerez

8:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

JOBS at Banbury-based Formula 1 team Marussia are at risk after the company went into administration.

Bottle teen’s club ban

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A 15-year-old boy has been banned from Banbury United matches and ordered to do a restorative justice programme after a bottle was thrown at the referee.

Heads urged to help curb teachers’ load

Banbury Cake: Melinda Tilley

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HEADTEACHERS at small primary schools across Oxfordshire have been encouraged to contribute to a Government review of teachers’ workloads.

‘Now prove our loved ones didn’t sacrifice lives in vain’

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8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FAMILIES of Oxfordshire soldiers killed in the Afghanistan conflict fear their loved ones may have died in vain.

World title for son of Second World War RAF ace

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7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE pilot Nigel Lamb has won the Red Bull Air Race after a gripping final showdown in Austria.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Tuesday

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6:53am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The latest travel news from around Oxfordshire

Bizarre requests by Travelodge guests revealed

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6:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

STAFF at Oxfordshire’s Travelodge hotels have been asked some very odd requests from guests.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Monday

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6:53am Monday 27th October 2014

The latest travel news across the county

Fan to get life ban after ref is struck by bottle

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5:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

A TEENAGE boy will be banned for life by Banbury United after the club’s game against Slough was abandoned when a bottle was thrown at the referee.

Banbury-based Marussia Formula One team in administration

Banbury Cake: Max Chilton puts the Marussia MR02 through its paces at the Circuito de Jerez

10:47am Monday 27th October 2014

JOBS at Banbury-based Formula 1 team Marussia are at risk after the company was placed into administration.

Rolling road block on M40 to clear geese

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

7:40am Monday 27th October 2014

A LANE of the M40 had to be closed yesterday when three geese got onto the carriageway.

Fines top £200k in attempt to trim bedblocking delays

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6:30am Monday 27th October 2014

TAXPAYERS have had to pay hospitals more than £200,000 in fines because of bedblocking.

Ambulances told to steer clear of John Radcliffe Hospital and divert to Banbury's Horton

Banbury Cake: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

10:50am Sunday 26th October 2014

AMBULANCE crews were this morning told not to go to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital accident and emergency department and to divert to Banbury's Horton General Hospital.

Geese cleared from M40 between junctions 8a and 9

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

9:38am Sunday 26th October 2014

Geese have now been cleared from the M40 between junction 8 for Oxford and 9 for Bicester.







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