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Runners pound the capital's streets to boost their favourite charities

Banbury Cake: Anna Reading is all smiles as she makes progress in the capital

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR the 36,000 people taking part, this year’s London Marathon was the culmination of months of training.

Breaking news Vehicle fire on the M40 between Thame and Watlington

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A VEHICLE caught fire on the M40 in Oxfordshire earlier this morning.

Plans approved

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A proposed link between Oxfordshire County Council and Hampshire County Council has taken a step forward.

£59m road projects included in budget

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council agreed yesterday to include £59m of transport improvements around the county in its capital programme.

Consultants get another £150k from NHS group

Banbury Cake: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MANAGEMENT consultants will get an extra £150,000 from taxpayers after a contract was extended to help the NHS find savings.

Problems with ticket machines and train departure information this morning

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TRAIN ticketing machine and departure board information glitches are causing problems for rail travellers this morning.

£59m ‘City Deal’ transport cash set for decision today

Banbury Cake: Bob Price.

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEADING county councillors will decide today whether to go ahead with £59m of transport improvements around Oxfordshire.

Nick Clegg favours garden cities ‘with consent’ in Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GARDEN city will not be imposed on Oxfordshire, the Government announced yesterday as it set out its prospectus for new settlements of 15,000 homes.

Floods costs revealed

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

County councillors will today be updated on grant funding for the costs of the recent flooding.

County could move jobs to Hampshire council

Banbury Cake: oxford city council logo

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council is looking at moving some of its back office education and customer services jobs over to its Hampshire counterparts to save money.

New trains on order for Chiltern services

Banbury Cake: A Class 68 locomotive at builder Vossloh's factory in Valencia, Spain

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILTERN Railways has agreed a deal to lease six new 100mph diesel locomotives for services linking Bicester and Banbury with London and Birmingham.

The Scales of Justice

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts.

Councils aiming to reduce numbers of vacant homes

Banbury Cake: Debbie Hollingsworth

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

MORE than 5,600 homes have been sitting empty in Oxfordshire – more than enough to clear the city’s housing waiting list in one fell swoop.

Amelia wins Miss Oxfordshire again

Banbury Cake: On parade, from left, Shirin Olivia, who won the popularity award, Amelia Watt, who won the charity award and the title, and runners-up Hannah Everett and Lucy Treadwell

7:30am Monday 14th April 2014

SAY HELLO to the new Miss Oxfordshire. Amelia Watt was crowned at Witney Lakes on Friday night for a second time after a year-long break.

A great day for human race as runners find charity feet

Banbury Cake: Runners close in on the finish line as they pass Buckingham Palace in yesterday’s London Marathon

6:30am Monday 14th April 2014

THEY may not have crossed the finish line with Olympian Mo Farah but each Oxfordshire runner deserved their London Marathon medal.

Police appeal for information about missing man

Banbury Cake: Basil Pratley

5:19pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A pensioner went out on a visit to a garden centre and did not return home, according to police.

From cattle to pillow fights, our cameramen focused on it all

Banbury Cake: The lone brown cow at Step Farm in Faringdon

6:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

PICTURE Editor Leah McLaren casts her eye over the past week's news through some of the images that have appeared in the Oxford Mail.

Zooming in on all of our county's 310 villages

Banbury Cake: Roger's beautifully atmospheric picture of Westwell

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Retirement hobbies often include golfing, bowls, or holidays, but when chartered surveyor Roger Sweet gave up work 10 years ago, he set about a different task as Katriona Ormiston discovered

Two new cars for Banbury and Bicester College students to learn their skills

Banbury Cake: Principal Rose Turner receiving the keys to the new cars from Mark Lucas of Hyundai UK

1:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BANBURY and Bicester College has received two new Hyundai cars for the college’s £2m motor vehicle centre.

Health fears as one in 20 deaths linked to emissions

Banbury Cake: Smog hangs over Oxford last month

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

ONE in 20 deaths in Oxfordshire is linked to air pollution, new Government figures have claimed.

Miss Oxfordshire contestant sacked over her topless selfie in aid of charity

Banbury Cake: Georgia Eden’s topless picture, posted on social media site Twitter in support of breast cancer awareness

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

MISS Oxfordshire organisers kicked model Georgia Eden out of last night’s competition after discovering she posted this topless ‘selfie’ picture she put online to promote the fight against breast cancer.

Man charged over car attack on officer

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A 22-year-old man has been charged after a car was reversed towards a police officer.

Police chief to the rescue at crash on A34

Banbury Cake: Francis Habgood

7:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

THAMES Valley Police Deputy Chief Constable helped victims of a crash on his way to work yesterday.

Man cleared of biting off half a man's ear

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A butcher accused of biting off half a man’s ear in a nightclub has been cleared of all charges by a jury.

Banbury is not so reserved about Army welcome

Banbury Cake: Banbury Town Council leader Kieron Mallon

6:40am Saturday 12th April 2014

RESERVE soldiers have been welcomed to Banbury in a parade through the town.

Outgoing boss of mental health charity Restore is praised

Banbury Cake: Benedict Leigh is leaving Restore

6:40am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE chief executive of a county mental health charity is to step down after 12 years.

Ready for the London Marathon after punishing training

Banbury Cake: Beth Reeves

10:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

IN just two days, nearly 40,000 people will pound the streets of the capital for the 2014 London Marathon. Alex Wynick talks to people from Oxfordshire who are set to take part – and raise as much money as they can for their chosen good causes

Keeping tabs on the county's con artists

Banbury Cake: Pc Andy Neal with one of the occupants of a van stopped on the A361 at Chipping Norton. The van was found to be overloaded with gravel, and the driver received a warning

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Crime reporter Ben Wilkinson joined Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards for Operation Rogue Trader, a nationwide doorstep crime crackdown

Cinders can dance to the ball

Banbury Cake: Stepsisters Thisbe (Sandra Serey Sampedro) and Clarinda (Jodie McKnight) with Adelina the Cat (Perdita-Jane Lancaster), front centre, and inset, Cinderella (Michaela Griffin)

12:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

CINDERELLA came to the county, but she wore ballet shoes instead of her glass slipper.

Children enjoy a pizza healthy cooking in Hook Norton school

Banbury Cake: Showing off a healthy pizza the youngsters made are Alfie Simmonds, six, and Catherine Monelle, seven    Pictures: OX66376 Jon Lewis

11:30am Friday 11th April 2014

CHILDREN picked up their pinnies and rolled up their sleeves for Hook Norton Primary School’s cookathon.

Baldry: Patients getting a ‘good deal’ at Horton hospital

Banbury Cake: Keith Strangwood of the Keep Horton General campaign group

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

PATIENTS have had a “very good settlement” from NHS bosses over Banbury’s Horton General Hospital, the town’s MP Sir Tony Baldry has said.

Bishop John, Bishop of Oxford, is retiring

Banbury Cake: Bishop John Pritchard

10:23am Friday 11th April 2014

The Bishop of Oxford is going to retire later this year, after holding the post for more than seven years.

Air pollution responsible for 276 deaths in Oxfordshire: Government report

8:08am Friday 11th April 2014

ONE in 20 deaths in Oxfordshire has been linked to air pollution, according to new Government figures.

Ear-bite case man still awaits his fate

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

7:20am Friday 11th April 2014

The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a man accused of biting off half a clubber’s ear.

Drug 'waste of money'

Banbury Cake: university of oxford logo

7:20am Friday 11th April 2014

A study by an Oxford-based firm has claimed the Tamiflu drug given to thousands of people did not work any better than paracetamol.

County council awaits verdict on EU grants

Banbury Cake: Ian Hudspeth

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is due to find out this month how much EU money it will get.

Chefs' show pulls in hearty TV audience

Banbury Cake: Emily Watkins

5:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

The first episode of the BBC’s new series of Great British Menu achieved viewing figures of 1.44 million, according to the BBC.

Funding for schools a formula for unrest

Banbury Cake: Sue Croft with Zainab Azam, 16, in a science lesson in the new block

5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Education reporter SOPHIE SCOTT looks at the issue of school funding and how changes are affecting Oxfordshire classrooms

Marathon runners go the distance for some special causes

Banbury Cake: Nicole Rahimi, left, and Sarah Hewitt

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Meet seven fired-up Oxfordshire runners ready to hit the capital’s streets in Sunday's London Marathon

The Scales of Justice

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford Magistrates' Court.

Plans are approved for 60-bed care home

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A SCHEME to build a three-storey, 60-bed care home in Banbury has won planning permission from the council.

Butterfly numbers fluttering upwards, survey reveals

Banbury Cake: Sightings of the small tortoiseshell were up 60 per cent

8:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

THEY’RE a welcome sign that summer is on the way.

Anti-HS2 group seeks wider compensation

Banbury Cake: The cost of the HS2 high speed railway line, linking London, Birmingham and the North, could spiral from current estimates of £42.6bn to more than £80bn, opponents of the link, which cuts across north east Oxfordshire, have claimed

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

High speed rail opponents in North Oxfordshire say the Government’s offer of compensation does not go far enough.

Ear bite ‘impossible’

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A butcher accused of biting off half a clubber’s ear has told a jury it would have been “impossible” for him to do so because he wears dentures.

No prison for youth Jordan Matin-Hamed’s ‘catastrophic punch’

Banbury Cake: Jordan Matin-Hamed

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TEENAGER whose single punch left a man needing two metal plates in his cheek bone has walked free from Oxford Crown Court.

Crime falls to lowest level since 1998

Banbury Cake: Oxford area deputy police commander Yvette Hitch

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

CRIME is at the lowest rate Oxfordshire has seen in 15 years.

'Where's the money for these extra free school meals, Nick?'

Banbury Cake: Dinner ladies Carole Butler, left, and Julie White with pupils at Wantage Primary School Main picture: Damian Halliwell

8:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

SCHOOLS lunch breaks would have to take place over three hours a day to meet the needs of the Government’s free school meals programme, it has been claimed.

Election nominations set to open Monday

Banbury Cake: The Electoral Commission is calling for ‘sustained action now’ in a bid to crack down on voting fraud

7:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Nominations for local elections taking place in Oxfordshire next month open in less than a week.

Hanging inquest date

Banbury Cake: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

An inquest into the death of a gardener and maintenance worker from Great Bourton opened yesterday.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigns over expenses scandal

Banbury Cake: Maria Miller

7:38am Wednesday 9th April 2014

MARIA MILLER, under fire for her expenses claims, has resigned as Culture Secretary this morning.

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