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Readers' Halloween picture gallery + 40 Fireworks Displays map

Herald Series:

9:16pm Friday 31st October 2014

Have you been out trick or treating? Here's a selection of readers' pictures of their ghoulish get-ups. If you reckon your little one was more horrifying, email us a picture or send us a (Trick or) Tweet via @TheOxfordMail.

Bucketful of hold-ups

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

Bricks and a bucket were causing delays for drivers yesterday.

End of the road for free patient transport

Herald Series: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

Free hospital patient transport for some 6,200 people, including cancer patients, ends today.

Police seal £1.8m deal to run victim support

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

AN EMOTIONAL and practical support service for victims of crime in Oxfordshire will be paid for by Thames Valley Police for the first time from this month.

‘Mo Bros’ keeping a hirsute upper lip for men’s health

Herald Series:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

MEN across the county will join with their brothers worldwide and down their razors for charity in November.

Historic mural unveiled

Herald Series: Agatha Christie

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Villagers in South Oxfordshire will unveil their hand-painted mural depicting 3,000 years of the district’s history tomorrow.

Response time fears over fire control room closure

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

THE decision to close Oxfordshire fire service’s control room in Kidlington could affect response times and put the public at risk, warned union bosses.

Businessman spared jail over cannabis crop at family farm

Herald Series:

6:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

A BUSINESSMAN who started a cannabis factory at his family’s farm has been spared an immediate jail sentence.

Youth workers praised by MPs in Commons

Herald Series: Ed Vaizey

5:20am Saturday 1st November 2014

YOUTH work charity Didcot TRAIN was honoured by MPs in the House of Commons.

We're at breaking point on the roads

Herald Series:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S roads are at breaking point, the leader of the county council has admitted.

Lowering speed limit ‘will push cars into Wallingford’ says councillor Lynda Atkins

Herald Series: Lynda Atkins

10:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAJOR housing development on the edge of Wallingford could push more cars through the town, a county councillor has warned.

Customer blames ban from The Lamb Inn, Chalgrove, on review

Herald Series:

10:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN who wrote a negative review of a pub on travel website TripAdvisor has claimed she has been barred as a result.

Firefighters join national 4-day strike tonight

Herald Series:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across the county will take part in a four-day national strike this evening.

Now meet your first two 'Heroes' finalists

Herald Series:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

The Oxford Mail has teamed up with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust to celebrate the outstanding work of its hospital staff. Finalists for this year’s Hospital Heroes awards have been chosen and a total of 10 entries for the individual and team awards have been shortlisted. Annabal Bagdi talks to the first two finalists

Youngsters mesmerised by robots at Cornerstone Arts Centre

Herald Series:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

ROBOTS took centre stage at a family science day at Didcot Cornerstone Arts Centre.

All eyes are on some spooky goings-on in Nuneham Courtenay

Herald Series:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

PARENTS made the most of the half-term Halloween festivities at Notcutts Garden Centre in Nuneham Courtenay.

It’s a real prickly business at Harcourt Arboretum

Herald Series:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD chums Gabriel Andlauer-Turner and Rory Vivian, both seven, had some crafty fun during a visit to Harcourt Arboretum.

Budding writers can go for ebook prize

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

KEEN county authors are encouraged to put their writing skills to the test this year.

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

Herald Series: traffic jam

7:47am Friday 31st October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

Bomb blast hero gets to meet Prince Harry

Herald Series: Prince Harry speaks at the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge welcome home press conference.  (9786724)

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

An Oxfordshire war hero met Prince Harry at a service to honour Britain’s military and civilian heroes on Monday.

Behind the masks are smiles of acting talent

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

EVENTS took a spooky twist at Leckford Place School as young actors rehearsed Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.

NHS staff in the county walk out for a second time

Herald Series: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

6:50am Friday 31st October 2014

COUNTY NHS workers are to stage a four-hour strike on Monday, November 24 as part of walk-outs across England.

Part-time officers hold 10 in swoop

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

ONE hundred and fifty Thames Valley Police special constables took part in an operation to arrest 10 offenders who failed to turn up at court.

Heseltine launches ships research centre

Herald Series:

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO world-leading facilities which could bring new jobs to Wallingford were opened yesterday by Lord Heseltine.

Petition calls for council resignations over traffic

Herald Series: Ian Hudspeth

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

AN ONLINE petition calling for two senior county councillors to resign has received 158 signatures since it went live on Monday.

County urged to stay neutral over fracking

Herald Series:

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

FRACKING can “release significant energy” county planning bosses have said in guidance to councillors.

Owners of Prince of Wales pub dispute sale to build hotel plan

Herald Series: County councillor Bill Service

5:40am Friday 31st October 2014

DIDCOT’s Prince of Wales pub could be demolished to make way for a new hotel.

Fundraiser was in memory of daughter

Herald Series:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ABINGDON mum-of-three Emma Warwick battled a 10-mile obstacle course in memory of her daughter.

Battalion in thick of battle as soldiers set foot in Ypres

Herald Series:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HISTORIAN Steve Berridge, pictured right, is transcribing the war diary and regimental chronicle of the 2nd Ox and Bucks Light Infantry.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

Herald Series:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

17 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates’ courts

Girls move into the driving seat at car assembly plant

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GIRL power is firing on all cylinders at BMW’s Mini plant this week.

Firework artists await winner’s name

Herald Series: Richard Webb

10:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are to find out if their artwork will be part of an Oxfordshire-wide firework safety campaign.

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

Herald Series: traffic jam

7:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

Wantage MP's bid to keep painting in the UK

Herald Series: MP Ed Vaisey

7:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

S OXON: A temporary export ban on a 14th century painting has been placed by Wantage MP and culture minister Ed Vaizey.

Helicopter in search for man in Wallingford garden

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A police helicopter was called to the town at about 4am yesterday after a man was spotted in a garden of a property in Wantage Road, Wallingford.

Appointment starts redesign for Wallingford Town Council

Herald Series: Town clerk Jamie Baskeyfield is investigating after reports of a busker blocking St Mary’s Street with a piano

7:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

WALLINGFORD Town Council’s newest staff member will start on Monday, marking the start of a restructuring for the council.

Fire-damaged generating unit at Didcot power station back in action

Herald Series:

6:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

A GENERATING module that was damaged in a major blaze at Didcot B power station has come back online as its owner faces a repair bill of millions of pounds.

81 young people caught watching TV without licences in Oxfordshire

Herald Series: TV Licence: Does your business have one?

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

EIGHTY-one young people were caught watching TV without a licence in Oxfordshire in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Benson man, 70, denies claiming pension and other benefits

Herald Series: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PENSIONER who allegedly claimed thousands in benefits despite owning four houses was described as a “consistent fraudster” by a barrister.

Widow from Longworth fears she will never know truth about Kenya crash that killed her husband

Herald Series:

6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE widow of a charity director who was killed in a car crash in Kenya yesterday said she may never know what happened, after an inquest into his death.

Map: 40 Fireworks Displays in Oxfordshire: 2014

Herald Series: St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular

6:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

Tis that time of year for dazzling fireworks displays - here's our list of events in Oxfordshire from the traditional big beast in South Park to smaller ones out in county.

Huge delays across Oxfordshire's roads this evening

Herald Series:

7:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAFFIC light sequencing at the Wendlebury interchange of the A34 and M40 is being blamed for huge delays across Oxfordshire tonight.

Remember, remember the fifth of November wherever you are

Herald Series:

9:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE skies of Oxfordshire are set for a spectacular display over the next week and a half as venues release details of this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations. Reporter Naomi Herring speaks to the guys behind the city’s biggest event

Circular footpath resurfaced for all

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS of Chalgrove will once again be able to enjoy a popular footpath after volunteers came together for a resurfacing project.

Road crossing challenge after congestion concern

Herald Series: OCC Cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo-Smith.

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE approval of two pedestrian crossings needed to allow a 160-home development in Abingdon to go ahead is being challenged.

UPDATE: Fire-damaged Didcot power station module to start generating electricity again this morning

Herald Series:

8:18am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE part of Didcot B Power Station damaged by a fire last week is to start generating electricity again this morning.

Police helicopter used in hunt for man in Wallingford garden

Herald Series: thames valley police helicopter

9:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A POLICE helicopter was out over Wallingford last night after a man was spotted in a garden of a property in Wantage Road.

Great Western Park's residents welcome new priest

Herald Series: The Rt Rev Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DESPITE not having a church, a Christian community is growing on one of Oxfordshire’s newest housing estates.

Death crash accused appears in court

Herald Series: oxford magistrates court

7:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD accused of killing a man in a crash appeared in Oxford Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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

Herald Series: traffic jam

7:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

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