Connor Tremble trial: Jury now deciding its verdicts in murder case

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5:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE jury in the trial of Connor Tremble’s killer started considering its verdict this afternoon.

Appeal over council’s school transport policy

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5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Oxfordshire County Council will consider an appeal against a decision made under its home-to-school transport next week.

Connor Tremble trial: Judge reminds jury of stabbing evidence

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2:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

JURORS in the Connor Tremble murder trial have this morning been reminded of the evidence before they go out to consider a verdict.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

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12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Oxford Mail website gets a fresh, updated look

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12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Oxford Mail’s website has been overhauled to give it a clean new look.

Blencowe 'felt in danger when he knifed teenager

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6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WILLIAM Blencowe fatally stabbed Connor Tremble because he thought he was in “imminent danger of attack”, a jury was told yesterday.

Defibrillator campaign’s taking off after Mail pitches in to help

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6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE number of people in Oxfordshire being trained to use life-saving equipment has soared thanks to an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

Giving Oxfordshire's disabled people time to shine in sport

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5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Disabled people in Oxfordshire enjoy a wide range of different sports on a regular basis tailored to their needs. DAN ROBINSON reports on what is available and how it benefits them

Connor Tremble trial: Co-accused did not invite trouble, defence claims

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3:38pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man accused of aiding Connor Tremble's killer "did not invite trouble, it found him" a jury has been told.

Connor Tremble trial: Blencowe thought he was in 'imminent danger' says barrister

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12:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BARRISTER has told a jury in the trial of Connor Tremble's killer the case is not "open and shut" as the prosecution has suggested.

Rain puts a stop to charity skydive by 24 people

Banbury Cake: Charlotte Nott with mum Jenny Daniels

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A charity skydive to raise money for quadruple amputee Charlotte Nott was among events affected by bad weather yesterday.

Community group offers cheaper oil

Banbury Cake: Four facts on paying for care

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A countryside community group is encouraging villagers with oil heating systems to sign up to its bulk-buying scheme.

Air quality zones talks

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7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Action to tackle air pollution in Banbury and Kidlington could be taken.

City expansion review sought

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6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A REVIEW of the Green Belt could be completed in just a year, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

Oxford homes chief criticises district councils’ local plans

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6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD’S housing boss has accused the county’s other councils of “kicking the can down the road” when it comes to housing.

When man’s best friend is a potential life-saver

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5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

IT IS often said that a dog is man’s best friend, but for many people with disabilities or medical conditions the bond they have with their animals is even stronger.

The Scales of Justice – 18 people up in court

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11:00am Monday 25th August 2014

18 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Waiting times among areas failing patients’ charter as health targets not being met

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9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than half of Oxfordshire’s health service targets are being missed, latest figures show.

NHS stub-it-out aid helps 3,600 in Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: Hilary Hibbert-Biles

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than 3,600 people in Oxfordshire were helped by the NHS to quit smoking, new figures show.

Oxfordshire Bank Holiday events braced for wind and rain

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7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is set for a wet Bank Holiday after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain until 11.50pm today.

Driver arrested after man injured in crash

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7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A man has been arrested in connection with a collision involving a 50-year-old man and a car.

County divorce rate falls as couples return to class

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7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

THE divorce rate in Oxfordshire has fallen by almost a fifth since 2011, new figures show.

Elderly woman in serious condition in hospital after collision with car in Banbury

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4:46pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A 77-year-old woman collided with a car in Banbury and police are now appealing for witnesses.

UPDATE: Wet and windy weather forecast for Bank Holiday Monday

Banbury Cake: Shoppers struggle with their brollies at Carfax as high winds and heavy rain swept the county yesterday

1:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The Bank Holiday is forecast to end with wet and windy weather as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning.

Gannett Foundation is really making a difference

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5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CHARITIES, groups and other good causes have a chance to win up to £10,000 through the Oxford Mail for good works in their community. A total of about £20,000 will be given away this year by our parent company Gannett Media through its charitable arm, the Gannett Foundation. Groups can apply online or by post for upwards of £5,000 for any project which brings lasting benefit to the community. Reporter Pete Hughes found out from previous winners what a difference the foundation has made

UPDATED: Man arrested after Banbury hit and run

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10:57am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a collision between a 50-year-old man and a car in Banbury

Shop seven years on reveals price differences of groceries for Oxfordshire households

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9:54am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SEVEN years ago the Oxford Mail did a typical weekly shop. This year Alex Wynick bought the same items to see how much shoppers have been hit in their wallets.

Oxfordshire ambulance opinions sought

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9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Views are being sought on the county’s ambulance service ahead of an official inspection.

Co-defendants deny trying to cover up Connor’s killing

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8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO friends of Will Blencowe have denied helping him escape justice after he fatally stabbed city teenager Connor Tremble.

500 new home sites in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington identified in ‘blueprint’

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7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THOUSANDS of new homes could be built in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington under new plans drawn up by Cherwell District Council (CDC).

Connor Tremble trial: Friend denies helping Blencowe with fresh clothes after stabbing

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4:13pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FRIEND of Will Blencowe has denied providing him with fresh clothes and helping him leave Oxfordshire after he fatally stabbed Connor Tremble.

Connor Tremble trial: Co-defendant was 'shocked and scared' when he heard Connor had been stabbed, court told

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1:26pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN accused of helping Connor Tremble's killer said he was "shocked and scared" when he found out the teenager had been stabbed.

Killer tells jury: 'I'm not a psychopath'

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9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE killer of Connor Tremble claimed he was ‘not in control’ of his body when he fatally stabbed the teenager 15 times.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

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8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

Juggling exams with glory on the national stage

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8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OLYMPIC swimmers, athletes and even a Britain’s Got Talent contestant aced their exams.

Independent schools celebrate as they chalk up perfect pass rates

Banbury Cake: Dr Tim Hands

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S independent schools celebrated another year of success in their GCSE results.

Change hits county GCSE statistics

Banbury Cake: Melinda Tilley

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council said last night it cannot yet tell how many pupils are achieving the national target because of disparities in how results are being reported.

Classy pupils prove they're stars all round

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7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

TEACHERS across the county spoke of their pride as students opened some record-breaking GCSE results.

2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results school by school

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12:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Full GCSE results for Oxfordshire schools for 2014

Live Blog: The 2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results live, with updates, tweets, audio and pictures

Banbury Cake: It's A-Level day

12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Follow our coverage of this year's GCSE results, with updates, pictures and tweets

Oxfordshire celebrates a bumper summer for music festivals

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5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Helen Wright looks at how Oxfordshire’s music festivals keep the punters coming in and remain viable in the face of growing competition

Connor trial: Blencowe 'a dangerous young man who tried to humiliate his victim'

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4:39pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BARRISTER has described the killer of Connor Tremble as "a very dangerous young man" who tried to humiliate his victim.

Connor Tremble trial: Blencowe describes the moment he fatally stabbed Connor Tremble

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12:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WILL Blencowe has described to a jury the moment he fatally stabbed 17-year-old Connor Tremble.

We're looking for your photos: Some snapshots of ‘home’

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12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PHOTOGRAPHERS from across Oxfordshire have been sending us some of their best snaps of what “home” means to them.

The Scales of Justice - 20 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

20 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates' courts

Chemical smell alert

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8:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Four residents needed hospital treatment after emergency services were alerted to a chemical smell in a block of flats.

Alleged helper ‘wanted phone smashed’

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8:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN on trial for helping killer William Blencowe told his girlfriend to take a hammer to his phone after he was arrested, a jury has been told.

Vale the seventh best place to live

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7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

VALE of White Horse has been ranked the seventh best place to live in a national poll.

Between £300k and £500k is needed to fund free school lunch scheme

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7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

SCHOOLS still face a shortfall of at least £300,000 to pay for free school lunches less than two weeks before the start of term.

Three people taken to hospital after multiple car crash

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7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A THREE-car crash on the A40 left a man needing hospital treatment for serious leg injuries.








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