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Meet the top mums who do the business

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5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Oxford Mail is supporting your chance to choose the county’s top business mothers at Oxfordshire’s inaugral NatWest Venus Awards. ALEX WYNICK meets some of the finalists

Heavy traffic after crash on A34 and congestion in city centre

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

4:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays on the A34 this afternoon (Friday) after a two-car collision.

More heavy rain forecast for Oxfordshire on Saturday

Herald Series: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

3:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across Oxfordshire tomorrow morning.

Tale of the lord, the house, his ‘mad’ lover and his wife

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12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A HORSE drinking tea in a drawing room furnished with grand antique furniture. A man riding naked in the grounds of a country house. A folly built in the shape of a phallic symbol.

UPDATE: Normal service resumes after train delays due to bad weather and signalling problems

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:12am Friday 19th September 2014

FIRST Great Western train services have been hit by cancellations and delays after bad weather and technical faults this morning.

Vote means county leader must write cuts letter to PM

Herald Series: Ian Hudspeth

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE leader of Oxfordshire County Council will be writing to the Prime Minister to express concern about funding cuts to local government after his coalition split for the first time.

Yellow weather warning for rain and possible thunderstorms in Oxfordshire today

Herald Series: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

7:59am Friday 19th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for rain has been issued for Oxfordshire today.

Friends starting life together highlights role of older carers

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7:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A TV documentary about adults with learning disabilities leaving home for the first time has raised vital public awareness about the issue, a charity boss has said.

Salmond concedes defeat as Scotland votes against independence

Herald Series: INDEPENDENCE VOTE: The Flags of  St George, the flag of Scotland and the Great Britain flag fly high in North Northumberland not far from the Scotish Boarders.

7:12am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond conceded defeat in his fight for Scottish independence, after Scots voted by a margin of around 55%-45% to stay part of the United Kingdom.

Northern Gateway ‘will increase traffic by half’

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7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

MORNING traffic on a main route into the city could increase by almost half if a major development in North Oxford goes ahead, it has been claimed.

Villagers join forces to create loads of festive bunting

Herald Series:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

SPLASHES of colour will hit the streets of a village this weekend after residents created more than half a kilometre of decorations.

Man hanged himself in his outbuilding

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A 55-year-old man killed himself after battling depression and anxiety, an inquest heard yesterday.

Burglar takes jacket

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A tweed jacket was among items stolen in a burglary at a house in Benson on Tuesday morning.

Passengers in for rail treat as station undergoes £8m upgrade

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6:30am Friday 19th September 2014

AN £8m revamp of Didcot Parkway station will bring “great benefits” to Oxfordshire commuters, it was claimed after work finished this week.

It’s no mystery why county is a star for film companies

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6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

STARS graced Oxfordshire with their presence this week when film crews descended on the county.

Headteacher praised for 'exciting turnaround of primary school

Herald Series:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE new headteacher at Millbrook School in Grove has been praised by the head of her teaching union for her ‘real ambition’.

Burial site may hit gravel-dig plans

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BRONZE Age cemetery could scupper plans for a 160-hectare gravel extraction pit on the Thames.

VOTE: What does Oxfordshire think about Scottish independence?

Herald Series: Which way will Scotland vote?

9:16am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scotland will vote on splitting from the United Kingdom on Thursday but we want to know what you think. Vote here 

‘We cannot vote but we do have our own views on Scottish independence'

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11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

As Scotland goes to the polls today to decide whether to remain part of the UK, DAMIAN FANTATO talks to Scots living in Oxfordshire to find out their views, and looks at the independence issue

Work on gas main causing delays at A34 Milton interchange

Herald Series: A34 traffic alert

9:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays at the A34/A4130 Milton interchange near Didcot due to work on a new gas main.

Nearly a third of county five-year-olds have tooth decay

Herald Series:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ALMOST one in three Oxfordshire five-year-olds has tooth decay, new figures have revealed.

Mum Ruth makes it a world first in hunt for Ebola vaccine

Herald Series:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MUM-of-two from Oxfordshire was the first person in the world to be injected with an Ebola gene yesterday as part of a city-led battle against the deadly virus.

Documentary follows friends’ Wantage house share

Herald Series: Rebrand for all of ITV's channels

7:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Four adult friends with various learning disabilities moving in together in Wantage will be the subject of an ITV documentary tonight at 7.30pm.

Stanford in the Vale woman died after reaction to prescribed drug

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN who lived near Faringdon died from a “once in a million” complication due to prescribed medication, an inquest heard yesterday.

County bids for new Government grants

Herald Series:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

OFFICIALS are starting work on a new bid for millions in Government funding to help boost growth in Oxfordshire.

Health watchdog starts care home spot checks

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6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S health watchdog is to start carrying out new spot checks on care homes across the county to make sure patients are being cared for properly.

Wallingford farmers' market taking root

Herald Series:

10:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WALLINGFORD Local Producers' Market was feeling fresh on Saturday as stallholders marked its seventh anniversary.

Simon’s punt on building a boat in just three days

Herald Series:

10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIMON Clements knows there is no margin for error when you are building your own boat.

£3,000 grant will help fund new action team

10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHEME to improve relations between young people and their communities in South Oxfordshire has benefited from a £3,000 grant.

Late-night Wallingford takeaway agreed despite feared disturbances

Herald Series: Former Wallingford mayor Ros Lester is opposed to parking charges

10:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BOUNCERS will have to be stationed outside a Wallingford fried chicken takeaway when it stays open until 1.30am.

Mum-of-two from Oxfordshire leads fight against Ebola

Herald Series:

5:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A mum-of-two from Oxfordshire has become the first person in the world to be injected with an Ebola gene as part of a city-led battle against the deadly virus.

English standards up among ethnic children

Herald Series:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Several schools and nurseries have recently received glowing praise from Ofsted with particular emphasis on the progress made by those who speak English as an Additional Language. CALLUM KEOWN looks at how the county’s schools are dealing with multi-culturalism in the classroom

King Alfred headteacher’s dreams start to take shape

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4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE new headteacher of King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage, has said the school should have moved from three sites to two “five years ago”.

Bereaved Long Wittenham mum tells of mission to help others

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1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MOTHER whose 12-year-old son was killed in a traffic accident is launching a bereavement support group to help others who have lost a child.

New ‘Victim’s Law’ to help witnesses in sex trial cases is welcomed by Oxford and Abindon MP

Herald Series: Nicola Blackwood

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN OXFORD MP has welcomed changes to the court system that would have helped victims of the Oxford grooming gang give evidence.

Cave drawings inspire artists

Herald Series:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SOME heartfelt artworks will be on show at Wantage Art Group’s next exhibition.

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

Herald Series: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).

Third cancer fight inspired new job

Herald Series:

7:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

OVERCOMING cancer is a life-changing event for most people, but Alison Stone has battled the disease three times.

Council lobby for increased pothole cash

Herald Series: Cllr Jean Fooks alongside a pothole at Carfax Tower in Oxford city centre, the third-worst location for compensation claims

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE county’s potholes will be brought to the Government’s attention as the council vowed to lobby for more cash.

County Show has something for everyone, not just farmers

Herald Series:

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOU certainly cannot blame the organisers of the Thame Show for milking the town’s excitement.

Work ready to start on Milton Interchange ‘hamburger roundabout’

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORK on a £10m “hamburger roundabout” scheme to increase the capacity of a major junction on the A34 is set to start in just over a month.

Jewellery stolen from Carterton home

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

3:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen in a burglary at a house in Alvescot Road, Carterton on Saturday .

Charlton school celebrates its half-century milestone

Herald Series:

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a school marked half a century of educating youngsters.

NHS staff crisis looms

Herald Series:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

bosses at the county’s main hsopitals are having to spend millions of pounds extra on agency workers due to staff shortages.

Falconry centre’s baby bald eagle needs a name

Herald Series:

8:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SHE may not look like a fledgling, but at 12 weeks old this bald eagle is the youngest member of the Millets Farm falconry display team.

Jobs in jeopardy as phone shops are closed

Herald Series:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORKERS at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets are waiting to discover what will happen to their jobs after the telecommunications company faced administration.

Man seriously injured

Herald Series: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 19-year-old man was in a serious condition in hospital after a car crash on the A34 near Didcot.

Her Majesty drops in for a cuppa at museum

Herald Series:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUEEN Victoria invited visitors to share a cup of tea and a Pontefract cake at Wantage’s Vale and Downland Museum.

Recycling shift planned

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONSULTATION over removal of mixed recycling banks across South Oxfordshire is under way.

Burglars steal jewellery

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen in a burglary on Friday.





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