Picture Special: a colourful look at weekend events

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9:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The heat is on as schoolboy James learns firemaking

Repatriation tribute information

Banbury Cake: Veterans pay their respects

2:50pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

This is the latest information for the repatriation tribute today near RAF Brize Norton and outside the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Former PM and celebrity chef headline Blenheim literary festival

Banbury Cake: Sir John Major is appearing at the Blenheim Palace Literary Festival at Woodstock

8:00am Thursday 1st August 2013

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major is one of the big attractions of this year's Blenheim Palace Literary Festival at Woodstock programme.

Win tickets to The Royal International Air Tattoo 2013

Banbury Cake: Iconic aircraft . . . The Vulcan bomber

8:30am Thursday 6th June 2013

THE world’s most exciting aircraft will be taking to the sky for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford next month.

Take rat for a new pet

Banbury Cake: Take rat for a new pet

4:38pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

SHE may not be the prettiest pet but Blossom the hairless rat certainly makes up for it in affection.

Win family tickets for top horse show

Banbury Cake: Show highlight . . . The Musical Drive of The King’s Troop

3:28pm Thursday 11th April 2013

AN exhibition of equestrian excellence is being lined up to mark the 70th anniversary of the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Oliver! audience will be asking for more

Banbury Cake: Leading roles . . . Joe Clinton, 14, left, making his debut with the society as Oliver, is pictured with

10:52am Wednesday 20th March 2013

LIONEL Bart’s smash-hit musical Oliver! is coming to the stage in Abingdon.

Win tickets to see SpellBound at Corn Exchange, Wallingford

Banbury Cake: Left SpellBound . . . Tracie Hughes and Jennifer Bentley coming to the Corn Exchange, Wallingford

12:44pm Thursday 28th February 2013

SPELLBOUND is the name of a show coming to the Corn Exchange theatre, Wallingford — and that’s just what you’ll be if you are a winner in our latest Herald competition. We have two pairs of tickets to be won to see SpellBound, a fabulous mixture of comedy, illusion and song, at the venue next month.

Literary stars line up for re-named festival

Banbury Cake: Lord Ashdown

8:39am Thursday 12th July 2012

Woodstock's claim to host one of Britain’s best literary festivals will be boosted by the line-up for this year’s five-day feast, announced today.

Wallingford olympic torch

Banbury Cake: Wallingford olympic torch

8:35am Wednesday 11th July 2012

Freddie carrying the new torch! Ready to hand over...

Wallingford Torch Relay

Banbury Cake: Wallingford Torch Relay

12:52pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

Great pic of the handover, and kids watching. I have higher quality images if you would like them. More too...



2:06pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

My daughter Leila Nicholson (7) met Raymond Blanc as he waited for his section of the Olympic Torch Relay this morning in Wallingford.

Olympic Torch through Wallingford

Banbury Cake: Olympic Tourch though Wallingford

12:53pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

Raymond Blanc carries torch through Wallingford town.

Olympic Torch through Wallingford

Banbury Cake: Olympic Tourch though Wallingford

12:53pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

Raymond Blanc carries torch through Wallingford town.

Huge mystery boom heard over county - big bang theory!

6:48pm Thursday 12th April 2012

POLICE have been inundated with calls about loud bang, believed to be a series of sonic booms.

Cheese, gin and surprising accessibility

Banbury Cake: Cheese, gin and surprising accessibility

8:59am Thursday 29th March 2012

Well, if nothing else, Oxford can thank the Sunday Times Literary Festival for its extraordinary sway with the city’s meteorology.

No hotline to report hosepipe ban cheats

10:40am Tuesday 27th March 2012

THAMES Water has said it will not set up a special hotline to report people flouting the countywide hosepipe ban, which comes into force on Thursday next week.

Repatriation standards are given blessing

Banbury Cake: Barrie Padwick, pictured second from left, and other standard bearers

9:20am Monday 26th March 2012

THE standards lowered by veterans at Oxfordshire’s repatriation ceremonies were blessed at a special service yesterday.

Taxi driver ban

11:20am Wednesday 21st March 2012

AN unlicensed taxi driver has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 and banned from driving.

New projects offer dementia hope

Banbury Cake: Prof Margaret Esir, the emeritus professor of neuropathology for Oxford University, in her laboratory at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital

10:00am Monday 19th March 2012

MANY who have seen first hand the devastating effects of dementia will agree with its label as the cruellest of any long term condition. Not only does it rob sufferers of their most precious memories, but also their families and friends of their beloved, with many patients unable to remember the names and faces of husbands, wives and children. Our health reporter Amanda Williams spoke to doctors, patients and their families about their hopes for a cure.

Doctors back election protest

9:30am Monday 19th March 2012

FIVE Oxfordshire doctors signed a letter endorsing plans by medics to contest Parliamentary elections over a shake-up of the NHS.

Repatriations: We’ll do Britain proud

9:30am Monday 19th March 2012

OXFORDSHIRE will make Britain proud when it honours six servicemen killed in Afghanistan tomorrow, the county’s Royal British Legion said.

OLYMPIC ROUTE: The 50 Olympic Torch bearers from Oxfordshire

9:20am Monday 19th March 2012

FORMER Olympic gymnist Suzanne Dando is amongst the 50 Oxfordshire people this morning named as carrying the Olympic Torch through the county in July.

Oxfordshire medics join campaign against NHS reforms

10:41am Sunday 18th March 2012

FIVE Oxfordshire doctors are among 240 medics to sign their names to a letter vowing to campaign to unseat 50 coalition MPs at the next election over the government’s unpopular NHS reform bill.

Fallen Icelandic banks repaying councils

9:10am Saturday 17th March 2012

OXFORDSHIRE councils which held money with Icelandic banks are receiving repayments.

Anger as £11,500 council tax bill is written off

9:00am Saturday 17th March 2012

CASH-STRAPPED officials have been criticised after writing off an £11,500 council tax debt that was racked up over 11 years.

Sit-in protest over NHS reforms

Banbury Cake: Sit-in protest over NHS reforms

6:34pm Friday 16th March 2012

CAMPAIGNERS against a radical shake-up of the NHS staged a sit in at the county’s primary care trust headquarters today.

Protesters against NHS and Social Care bill stage sit-in

4:15pm Friday 16th March 2012

CAMPAIGNERS against a radical shake up of the NHS are staged a ‘sit in’ at the county’s primary care trust headquarters.

Dental voucher scheme offers free check-ups

Banbury Cake: Throughout March people can get vouchers for a free NHS dental check-up

2:00pm Friday 16th March 2012

HEALTH bosses have launched a dental ‘voucher’ scheme to encourage people to get their teeth checked.

Warning that right to buy ‘will devastate homes stock’

10:10am Thursday 15th March 2012

THE GOVERNMENT is aiming to kickstart sales of council homes in Oxford by offering tenants discounts of up to £75,000.

Hospitals act on hip op concerns

9:30am Wednesday 14th March 2012

DOCTORS are writing to more than 1,500 patients who have received hip replacements in Oxfordshire as far back as 1999.

Hosepipe ban for Oxfordshire

1:52pm Monday 12th March 2012

A HOSEPIPE ban is set to hit Oxfordshire next month.

Drunk man hauled off train

10:50am Monday 12th March 2012

A drunk 42-year-old man was pulled off a train at Didcot Parkway.

Biker killed in A417 crash

2:12pm Sunday 11th March 2012

A 36-year-old motorcyclist has died in a crash on the A417 yesterday morning shortly after 9.30am.

Major thatch blaze rips through Denchworth building

Banbury Cake: Major thatch blaze rips through Denchworth building

10:45am Sunday 11th March 2012

FIRE CREWS continue to battle a thatch blaze in Denchworth this morning and parts of the village remain cordoned off.

Book celebrates Oxford Tube's 25th anniversary

Banbury Cake: Driver Malcolm Crowe, front, with a copy of his book Oxford Tube: An Illustrated History, with managing director Martin Sutton, left, and passenger Phil Rumsby

7:00am Friday 9th March 2012

WOMEN love sitting on the top deck of the Oxford Tube to peer into people’s homes and gardens, according to the author of a book about the iconic bus.

Give your old CDs another spin

Banbury Cake: Becky Lane with some CDs dropped off for recycling

5:20pm Thursday 8th March 2012

NOT sure where to put all those S Club Juniors CDs and Police Academy DVDs?

Jockey added to ancient white horse

Banbury Cake: Jockey added to ancient white horse

11:36am Thursday 8th March 2012

A WHITE jockey has been added to the 3,000-year-old carving of a chalk horse on White Horse Hill near Uffington.

Move with The Oxford Times

Banbury Cake: Move with The Oxford Times

8:29am Thursday 8th March 2012

FOR almost 150 years The Oxford Times has been Oxfordshire’s first choice weekly newspaper.

Thirteen arrested as Oxford United beat Swindon Town

9:53pm Saturday 3rd March 2012

THIRTEEN people were arrested after today's match between Oxford United and Swindon Town.

Youth charity on brink of closure

Banbury Cake: Director Anna Day, right, and volunteer Manishta Sunnia

10:00am Saturday 3rd March 2012

A CHARITY is facing closure after losing 95 per cent of its income in just a year.

Patient records to go electronic

1:00pm Friday 2nd March 2012

HEALTH bosses have promised patients a new electronic records system will be secure.

Bicester woman dies in crash

1:00pm Friday 2nd March 2012

A 23-year-old woman from the Bicester area died in hospital this morning after a car crash yesterday.

Double yellow lines are blacked out

Banbury Cake: The blacked out double yellow lines at Bickerton Road

10:30am Thursday 1st March 2012

THE bizarre double yellow lines that sprung up at junctions across the city have been blacked out.

Crash in field

9:40am Thursday 1st March 2012

NORTH MORETON: Police and ambulance crews were called yesterday morning after a car crashed in a field.

Home price rise

9:30am Thursday 1st March 2012

OXON: House prices in the county have shown their first annual increase in eight months, latest figures have revealed.

No alarm over MoD explosion

9:30am Thursday 1st March 2012

CHILTON: Primary school pupils heard a loud bang when experts detonated an unexploded bomb on a building site nearby.

Power restored in Witney

7:53pm Monday 27th February 2012

HOMES and businesses in Witney, North Leigh, Ducklington and Standlake have had their power restored.

11,000 homes hit by power cut

6:50pm Monday 27th February 2012

SOUTHERN Electric has now said 11,000 properties lost power at about 6.05pm today - ten times the number initially suggested.

Power out in Witney

6:18pm Monday 27th February 2012

PARTS of witney have been plunged into darkness this evening after a power cut.


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