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20/07/2018 10:55 AM
Films and fizz - Prosecco in the Park starts in Abingdon today
ENJOY outdoor screenings of movies, cocktails, and music this weekend in Abingdon as part of a three-day festival dedicated to films and fizz.

20/07/2018 06:04 AM
No hosepipe ban despite 'record levels of demand' for water
OXFORD'S water company says it has no plans to introduce a hose pipe ban despite 'record demand levels' during the heatwave.

20/07/2018 05:42 AM
Time capsule buried to mark school's 50th anniversary
STAMPS, predictions about robot teachers and tales of life in 2018 were among the items buried by John Blandy Primary pupils this week in a time capsule to mark the school's 50th anniversary.

20/07/2018 05:16 AM
Groups club together to fight 4,400 homes Green Belt plan
A HANDFUL of groups protesting the building of 4,400 homes to the north of Oxford have joined forces in a last-ditch attempt to stop the project.

20/07/2018 05:09 AM
HEATWAVE: Food prices could go up as local farms count the cost of drought
THE price of food could go up due to the ongoing heatwave with farmers warning the dry spell has wreaked havoc with their crops.

20/07/2018 05:05 AM
TRUCK - what a difference a year makes as festival hopes for sun
AFTER wet weather left revellers stuck in the mud at last year's Truck Festival, organisers are looking forward to some fun in the sun this year.

20/07/2018 05:04 AM
Badger death shows wildlife feeling the heat
CAMPAIGNERS who attempted in vain to save a struggling badger cub have warned that hot weather is hitting wildlife, while pressure increases to drop a controversial badger cull.

20/07/2018 04:22 AM
TINDERBOX: Risk of more field fires as county cooks
LARGE parts of Oxfordshire have been compared to a tinderbox with more rapidly growing field fires 'highly likely.'

19/07/2018 04:15 PM
Delays on M40 after crash involving caravan and car
DRIVERS are being warned of delays on the M40 after a car and caravan collided earlier today.

19/07/2018 03:01 PM
Crack dealer forgot to delete texts reminding him to delete texts
A DRUG dealer caught as part of a Thames Valley Police crackdown on drug gangs operating across Banbury has been jailed.

19/07/2018 03:00 PM
Cooking with Gaz: Gaz Coombes returns to Truck Festival with 'World's Strongest Man'
RELAXED, charming and easy-going, Gaz Coombes is one of the good guys of British indie-rock – with an easy laugh and a cheeky grin. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn that when it comes to writing, this friendliest of musicians prefers to spend large chunks of his time completely alone.

19/07/2018 11:07 AM
Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire appoints new deputy
The Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire has appointed a new deputy to assist in the role of representing Her Majesty the Queen in the county.

19/07/2018 10:39 AM
Counting the cost of Carillion collapse as council gets on with big builds
COSTS of ‘picking up the pieces’ following the collapse of company Carillion, which worked for the county council, will be ‘very significant’ but won’t be known until the autumn.

19/07/2018 10:01 AM
Solar schools help smash records in super-sunny June
WHILE most of us were sweltering in one of the hottest months ever seen in the UK, these primary pupils have been feeling very cool indeed.

19/07/2018 09:50 AM
Before the Goldrush: Truck Festival founders reunite for anniversary gig
Back in the lazy summer of 1998, a group of spirited musicians got together and decided to hold a festival to celebrate the birthday of one of their bandmates.

19/07/2018 09:25 AM
Restore charity opens new online shop
VOLUNTEERS at a mental health charity have launched their own online shop to sell crafts and merchandise.

19/07/2018 05:16 AM
Oxfordshire birth rate falls – but death rate is going up
THE number of births in Oxfordshire has fallen from 7,867 in 2013 to 7,352 in 2017, while the annual number of death rose from 5,355 to 5,499.

18/07/2018 01:48 PM
Abingdon and Witney College in talks to merge with another college
ABINGDON and Witney College has announced it is planning to merge with Northamptonshire's Moulton College.

18/07/2018 04:15 AM
CALL THE MIDWIFE: Staffing crisis means hospital managers are being called onto the front line
HOSPITAL managers will be forced to swap their suits for scrubs this summer as Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) desperately tries to fill front-line midwifery roles.

17/07/2018 04:30 PM
£10m of major road projects approved – including county's 'worst road' for potholes
A RAFT of major highways improvement schemes have been given the go-ahead, including work on a road Oxford Mail readers labelled Oxfordshire's worst.

17/07/2018 10:44 AM
HEATWAVE: Hot and dry weather will continue - but no hosepipe ban yet
OXFORDSHIRE’S endless summer looks set to continue with forecasters predicting more hot and dry weather this week and into next.

17/07/2018 10:01 AM
Nature charity appeals for help to make 2018 Year of the Bumblebee
COULD you help make 2018 The Year of the Bee in Oxfordshire?

17/07/2018 05:01 AM
Council set to drop school transport charge today after a month
COUNTY councillors are today likely to agree to reconsider changing a controversial plan to charge about 130 families with disabled teenagers or those with special needs for school transport.

16/07/2018 01:01 PM
Oxford doctor urges people to know the signs of mini-stroke – before it becomes major stroke
AN Oxford stroke specialist has called for more awareness over the need to take rapid action after a mini-stroke in order to reduce the number of major strokes.

16/07/2018 10:06 AM
Greens to ask for council backing over second EU referendum
CITY councillors will be asked to support a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal at a meeting next week.

16/07/2018 10:01 AM
'Exceptional' community champions get citizen awards
TWO community champions who have dedicated years to helping others have been handed British Citizen Awards.

16/07/2018 05:03 AM
ALL CHANGE: Fresh controversy as more Oxfordshire schools become academies
SWEEPING change across Oxfordshire's schools has seen a surge in pupils taught under the controversial academy system.

15/07/2018 05:18 PM
Thousands march through town for Witney Carnival
THOUSANDS enjoyed the weekend sunshine for the annual Witney Carnival.

14/07/2018 08:21 AM
HIDDEN HARM: Police bust the myths around honour-based abuse
POLICE in Oxford are busting the myths around honour-based abuse (HBA) as their Hidden Harm campaign continues.

13/07/2018 03:33 PM
World Cup blamed for disruption to Great Western Railway trains
THE World Cup final will contribute to a significant disruption to Great Western Railway services this Sunday.

13/07/2018 02:22 PM
Why is the uptake of children's jabs lower than it should be in Oxfordshire?
OXFORDSHIRE will be part of a NHS pilot project aimed at increasing uptake of immunisations among children under the age of five.

13/07/2018 08:37 AM
Hungry guests waiting for Trump - inside President's Blenheim Palace dinner
DESPITE leaving hungry guests waiting while he toured the Churchill exhibition and thousands protesting outside the gates, county council leader Ian Hudspeth has described Donald Trump’s visit to Blenheim Palace last night as a success.

13/07/2018 07:09 AM
Officers who took down Poundland stabbing killer win bravery award
TWO police officers who tackled an armed killer in the centre of Abingdon have won national bravery awards.

13/07/2018 06:56 AM
PICTURES: President at the Palace - all eyes on Blenheim for Trump's visit
THOUSANDS of protesters lined the road outside Blenheim Palace as President Donald Trump made his much-anticipated arrival in Oxfordshire.

12/07/2018 06:02 PM
Hospital campaign group hope to boost profile with new logo
HEALTH campaign group Keep the Horton General (KTHG) has unveiled a new logo to boost its profile as it fights against the downgrading of services at the Banbury hospital.

12/07/2018 01:36 PM
The Hairy Bikers hit Cornbury Festival this weekend with a three day feast
DAVE Myers is a shadow of his former self – literally – when we speak.

12/07/2018 07:58 AM
What, where and when? Donald Trump's visit today
DONALD Trump is visiting Oxfordshire today, as part of his four-day visit to Britain - from 'the Beast' to Blenheim frivolities, here's what we know so far.

12/07/2018 06:17 AM
Plan to charge for disabled and special needs transport could be changed
ALTERNATIVES to charging parents of children with disabilities or special needs up to £730 a year for school transport must be considered, county councillors have ordered.

12/07/2018 06:01 AM
SCALES OF JUSTICE: Latest results from Oxfordshire magistrates' courts

12/07/2018 05:03 AM
MEDICAL BLUNDERS: Hospital posters remind doctors to 'operate on the right patient'
MANAGERS at Oxfordshire's hospitals have started using posters to remind staff to check they are treating the right patient as the number of medical blunders shows no signs of decreasing.

11/07/2018 06:01 PM
Council votes to phase out plastic cups, stirrers and straws
SINGLE-use plastic cups, stirrers and straws will be phased out of all county council premises after a vote this week.

11/07/2018 05:07 PM
Prom season: Swish school parties celebrate class of 2018
FROM funky flashing trainers to traditional floor-length gowns, the class of 2018 pulled on their finery to say a stylish ‘farewell’ to school.

11/07/2018 12:15 PM
Summertown library to reopen next week following £90,000 refurb
SUMMERTOWN Library will reopen next week after a six-week £90,000 refurbishment project funded by the community.

11/07/2018 11:38 AM
Busy night ahead for paramedics and police - whatever the result
EXTRA paramedics will be out across Oxfordshire for what they anticipate will be a busy night, regardless of how England fare in today’s semi-final.

11/07/2018 11:01 AM
It's in the bag: top tips on how to join Plastic Free July in Oxfordshire
There has been a lot in the news recently about plastic.

11/07/2018 09:01 AM
#IT'SCOMINGHOME - how are you backing the Three Lions?
WORLD Cup fever has gripped Oxfordshire and we want to see how you are backing England ahead of tonight's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

11/07/2018 05:03 AM
Keown - 'We can beat them - it's their moment to create history'
FORMER England defender Martin Keown has urged Gareth Southgate's men to play without fear tonight and backed them to book a place in the World Cup final.

10/07/2018 06:01 AM
Which district has the most smokers in Oxfordshire?
WEST Oxfordshire has the highest number of smokers in the county, according to new data.

10/07/2018 12:28 AM
Council's Lib Dems to push for Brexit event
THE county council will be urged to organise a conference for Oxfordshire's experts and business leaders to understand the impact of Brexit at a meeting today.

09/07/2018 05:01 AM
SCALES OF JUSTICE: Latest results from Oxfordshire's courts