The week's best pictures: Devastating blaze that lit up night sky

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6:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

OUR Picture Editor Leah McLaren takes her pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why she reckons they make the grade

Football match in Banbury stopped after bottle was thrown towards the referee

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5:18pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A FOOTBALL match was abandoned this afternoon after a bottle was thrown onto the pitch.

Hundreds take part in "world's most colourful 5km" run + VIDEO

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11:41am Saturday 25th October 2014

HUNDREDS have taken part in this year's Run or Dye event at Cornbury Park, Charlbury. 

Kirtlington residents against plan for 95 homes

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11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

RESIDENTS in a north Oxfordshire village have hit out at “disgraceful” plans for 95 new homes.

Watch out for a lie-in

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9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Curator of decorative arts at the Ashmolean, Matthew Winterbottom, pictured, brings out a reminder to turn your clocks back tomorrow. He said the Polish coach watch, made in 1770, “would have been hanging in a carriage for when people were travelling around”. He added: I like the size and clarity of it, it’s made to be read. There is beauty in its simplicity.”

Trapped woman freed following road crash

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8:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

A woman was trapped in a vehicle after a collision between a car and a minibus yesterday.

Firefighters set to strike for four days

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12:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Firefighters will go on strike next week for four days as part of national industrial action.

Off and running for entry to our OX5 extravaganza

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8:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE starting gun has been fired for next year’s Oxford Mail OX5 Run as places open for runners in the fundraising extravaganza.

Fundraiser helps to keep memory of Connor alive

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6:40am Saturday 25th October 2014

FRIENDS and family held a fundraiser for murdered teenager Connor Tremble, right, last night.

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

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6:57am Friday 24th October 2014

Bringing you the latest travel news from across the county

Doctors’ leader questions £55 dementia diagnosis award

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5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DOCTORS’ leader has criticised new plans to award extra cash to GP surgeries for diagnosing dementia patients.

Oxfordshire GCSE results improve despite Government-imposed changes

Banbury Cake: Sue Croft, the principal of Oxford Spires Academy

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S GCSE pupils have surged ahead of national averages despite concerns that Government changes would impair exam results.

Eight county churches are added to ‘at risk’ register

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6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT historic county churches in danger of being damaged beyond repair have been added to English Heritage’s ‘at risk’ register.

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

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7:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

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

Oxfordshire bid for record Poppy Appeal total to mark centenary of start of First World War

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9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE in Oxfordshire are being urged to help break the £500,000 barrier for the first time as this year’s Poppy Appeal is launched today.

The scales of Justice - 17 people up in court

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11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

17 cases hear recently at Banbury magistrates' court

Hook Norton farm trailers stolen

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8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Food trailers were stolen from a Hook Norton farm over Tuesday night and yesterday morning.

More Oxfordshire churches ‘at risk’ says heritage group

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8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Eight Oxfordshire churches have been added to English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk register.

‘Yes’ to plan for 24,000 more homes in Cherwell District Council area

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6:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE could be 24,445 new homes built across the Cherwell District Council area after councillors voted to approve modifications to the local plan.

Oxfordshire finds cash to meet cost of free school lunches

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6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CASH to balance the books on bringing in free school meals for all primary school pupils has been secured.

High praise for Oxfordshire's fire and rescue service

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12:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S fire service has been praised following an independent peer review.

First Days At School: Buy a souvenir of your little one's start to primary

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6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THIS month in your Oxford Mail has been our annual First Days of School supplements, pictorial souvenirs of reception classes at dozens of primary schools across the county.

Man taken to hospital after four vehicles crash on A34 slip road

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3:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a four-vehicle collision north of Oxford this morning.

Series of crashes around county adds to rush-hour queues

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9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Drivers were delayed by a series of accidents around the county yesterday morning.

Ambulance delays at county hospitals 'not acceptable'

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8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 100 patients had to wait over an hour in ambulances outside Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital last year, figures obtained by the Oxford Mail show.

Optimism grows over empty shops in Banbury

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8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

“ENCOURAGING” interest in empty shops in Banbury suggests the town is recovering from the recession, a council leader has said.

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

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6:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

County's sex education isn't effective, say young people

Banbury Cake: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PUPILS have told school bosses that sex education in Oxfordshire is “not effective”.

Doctors unsure why Banbury escalator fall man had fatal heart attack days later in hospital

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5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOCTORS at the John Radcliffe Hospital have been unable to pinpoint why a man died after falling down an escalator in an Oxfordshire department store.

Kidlington-based disabled rider rallies support for velodrome in city

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1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SINCE suffering a severe brain injury in March 2006, Kidlington man Simon Head has been battling to get back on his bike.

Oxfordshire braced for severe winds caused by aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

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8:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS in Oxfordshire are being warned to watch out for severe winds caused by the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Ebola volunteer ‘doing well’ with vaccine shot

Banbury Cake: Lynda Atkins

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first woman to be given a potential Ebola vaccine in an Oxford trial is said to be doing well.

Colourful cabs driving home the importance of free NHS testing for over-40s

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7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH leaders hope colourful cabs will help reverse a fall in the rate of people having free NHS check-ups.

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

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6:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

County council revises budget cuts to lessen burden on services for homeless

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6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CUTS to help for homeless people are to be changed after concerns were raised about their impact.

Parents reminded they have until end of October to make secondary school applications

Banbury Cake: Melinda Tilley

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS with children starting secondary school next September have been reminded to apply online with their preferred schools before the end of the month.

Simple online test gives people a vital warning of bone fracturing disease osteoporosis

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10:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SENIOR medic wants 1,000 over-50s in Oxfordshire to take a simple online test to see if they are at risk of a common bone disease.

Police stay tight-lipped over use of terror laws to snoop on journalists

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4:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

SENIOR Thames Valley Police chiefs are refusing to say whether they know if their officers have been using an anti-terrorism law to discover journalists’ secret sources.

Severe weather warning for Oxfordshire following Hurricane Gonzalo

Banbury Cake: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

2:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

SEVERE weather warnings are in place for Oxford tomorrow.

Lanes closed after bus and truck crash on A361

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1:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUS and a truck collided between Chipping Norton and Shipton-under-Wychwood this morning.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

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11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

17 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Radiographers take strike action as part of pay dispute

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9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

RADIOGRAPHERS at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital will walk out today in the latest round of industrial action over pay.

County is braced for battering by winds tomorrow in wake of Hurricane Gonzalo

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9:10am Monday 20th October 2014

STRONG winds could hit Oxfordshire tomorrow, as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo reach the UK.

Tools stolen from Volkswagen Transporter van in Cropredy

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8:40am Monday 20th October 2014

VANS were targeted by thieves in Cropredy, north of Banbury, police said.

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

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7:31am Monday 20th October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

Ambulance watchdog needs county member

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7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Nominations are being sought for an Oxfordshire member of a body which oversees the county’s ambulance service.

Taking the sugar out of diet is film’s sweet plan for Oxfordshire residents' health

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7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Rose Hill have taken to the silver screen to encourage families across Oxfordshire to make healthier food choices.

Rising social care demands following child exploitation cases lead to council cash warning

Banbury Cake: Ian Hudspeth

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

RISING demand in social care will make it even harder for the county council to balance the books next year, its leader has warned Ian Hudspeth revealed there was an overspend on adult and children’s social care this year.

Council and NHS leaders defend use of office space by county unions

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7:29pm Sunday 19th October 2014

COUNCIL and NHS leaders have defended allowing their buildings to be used by unions after concerns that this goes against official guidance.

The week's best pictures: from ballroom to barrels, our snappers are on a roll

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6:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Our Picture Editor Leah McLaren takes her pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why she reckons they make the grade


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