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Wet and windy weather forecast for Bank Holiday Monday

Herald Series: Shoppers struggle with their brollies at Carfax as high winds and heavy rain swept the county yesterday

2:18pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

The Bank Holiday is forecast to end with wet and windy weather as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning. 

Vehicle fire on M40 near Bicester closes one lane

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

2:08pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

One lane has closed on the M40 near Bicester following a vehicle fire. 

Broken down vehicle causing delays on A34 near Abingdon

Herald Series: A34 traffic alert

11:04am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BROKEN down vehicle is causing delays of about 30 minutes on the A34 near Abingdon.

Shop seven years on reveals price differences of groceries for Oxfordshire households

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9:54am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SEVEN years ago the Oxford Mail did a typical weekly shop. This year Alex Wynick bought the same items to see how much shoppers have been hit in their wallets.

Oxfordshire ambulance opinions sought

Herald Series: Ambulance stock image

9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Views are being sought on the county’s ambulance service ahead of an official inspection.

Abingdon after-school club shut down after Ofsted investigation

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9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Club accused of failing to report abuse allegations and of other failures. Read the report in full here

Appeal over car abandoned in East Hanney

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8:40am Saturday 23rd August 2014

POLICE are looking for the owner of a VW, found abandoned on the side of the road in East Hanney, near Wantage.

Wantage Post Office window smashed

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A post office window was smashed by a brick overnight on Thursday.

Dad’s peaks bid to help ill daughter

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10:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SOPHIA Wilson is a very special six-year-old girl.

Crash in Little Milton on A329 left road partially blocked

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

9:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE has been a crash in Little Milton near Wheatley this morning.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

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8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

Juggling exams with glory on the national stage

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8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OLYMPIC swimmers, athletes and even a Britain’s Got Talent contestant aced their exams.

GCSE success stories around the county

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8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

IT is hard enough to get nine A*s, two As and a B in your GCSEs, but 16-year-old Maia Jordan has done it all while being a young carer at home.

Two friends chalk up clutch of top grades

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7:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO friends at Didcot Girls’ School are celebrating a clutch of top grades.

Independent schools celebrate as they chalk up perfect pass rates

Herald Series: Dr Tim Hands

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S independent schools celebrated another year of success in their GCSE results.

Change hits county GCSE statistics

Herald Series: Melinda Tilley

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council said last night it cannot yet tell how many pupils are achieving the national target because of disparities in how results are being reported.

Classy pupils prove they're stars all round

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7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

TEACHERS across the county spoke of their pride as students opened some record-breaking GCSE results.

2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results school by school

Herald Series: It's A-Level day

12:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Full GCSE results for Oxfordshire schools for 2014

Live Blog: The 2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results live, with updates, tweets, audio and pictures

Herald Series: It's A-Level day

12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Follow our coverage of this year's GCSE results, with updates, pictures and tweets

Oxfordshire celebrates a bumper summer for music festivals

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5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Helen Wright looks at how Oxfordshire’s music festivals keep the punters coming in and remain viable in the face of growing competition

We're looking for your photos: Some snapshots of ‘home’

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12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PHOTOGRAPHERS from across Oxfordshire have been sending us some of their best snaps of what “home” means to them.

Didcot mum shows how to lose 13 stone without exercise

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11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

JUST over two years ago, Claire Pursey weighed 23stone 9lb. Her health was so bad she earned the name “sick note” at work.

The Scales of Justice - 20 people up in court

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

20 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates' courts

Trainer who shot himself left over £418k legacy

Herald Series: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A RACEHORSE trainer and writer left more than £418,000 in his will, according to figures released by the probate office.

Investigation into death of 4,000 fish is ongoing

Herald Series: Environment Agency inspect beck

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A chemical leak that killed 4,400 fish in a Didcot stream is still being investigated.

Vale the seventh best place to live

Herald Series: vale of white horse logo

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

VALE of White Horse has been ranked the seventh best place to live in a national poll.

Between £300k and £500k is needed to fund free school lunch scheme

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7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

SCHOOLS still face a shortfall of at least £300,000 to pay for free school lunches less than two weeks before the start of term.

Three people taken to hospital after multiple car crash

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7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A THREE-car crash on the A40 left a man needing hospital treatment for serious leg injuries.

Young cancer survivor busks it for charity

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6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A SCHOOLBOY who overcame cancer raised money for two of the charities that helped him by busking in Oxford with his sister.

Plans for new primary school show shape of things to come

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10:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DESIGNS have been revealed for what could be Didcot’s next primary school.

Defibrillator need gets to heart of the matter

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5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THEY can be the difference between life and death, but about 200 more defibrillators are needed in Oxfordshire. The Oxford Mail is backing a senior ambulance manager’s campaign for more of the devices to be installed by rural communities

School gates plan

Herald Series: Vale of white horse district council

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

King Alfred’s Academy wants to install 1.8m-high security gates.

Work starts on new care home development

Herald Series: Resident’s petition to stop new build fails

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WORK has begun on a £1.2m care home development in Letcombe Regis near Wantage.

Man trapped in vehicle after four-car crash on A40

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1:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DRIVER has suffered serious leg injuries after a head-on crash that has closed the A40.

Vale of White Horse seventh best place to live in the country, says poll

Herald Series: vale of white horse logo

1:28pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

VALE of White Horse has been ranked the seventh best place to live in a national poll.

Concern for historic bridge as weight limit unenforced

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TRAFFIC cameras to catch lorries flouting weight restrictions on a 14th century bridge have been broken for months.

UPDATE: All train lines now reopen after major delays this morning

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FIRST Great Western said lines have reopened after a broken down train caused major delays this morning for commuters.

Beer festival veto leaves a bitter taste

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10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WANTAGE’S Beer Festival has lost its home at the former Civic Hall – despite the venue deciding to host its own event this year.

Get set for yet another rail price rise

Herald Series: A scene from a crowded commuter train

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRAIN fares across Oxfordshire will soon cost passengers up to 20 per cent more than they did five years ago.

Skye's family want better brain cancer treatment

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8:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Parents of a toddler who may have just weeks to live have criticised the lack of research into brain cancer in children.

Woman escapes with minor injuries after crashing into a ditch on the M40

Herald Series: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:33am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAR crashed into a ditch on the M40 this morning.

‘Exam changes likely to affect schools’ GCSEs’

Herald Series: Sue Croft, the principal of Oxford Spires Academy

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HEADTEACHER has warned that GCSE results across Oxfordshire are likely to be more varied than usual, after examination rules were changed.

House prices rise to 15 times an average wage

Herald Series: Jasmine Garth, in Sutton-on-Derwent, a semi-detached house with gardens and a garage.

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

RUNAWAY house prices in the south of the county are 15 times the average wage, making it one of the least affordable spots in the UK.

Beautiful spot to train for a 10k run

Herald Series: Views from Wittenham Clumps yesterday show flooded fields and footpaths, stretching from Little Wittenham and Day's Lock up towards Dorchester. Picture: OX65235 David Fleming

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Runners are preparing for the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k run in Wallingford on September 21 with training sessions on the Wittenham Clumps.

Gangs raid two supermarkets

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO supermarkets were robbed in West Oxfordshire within three hours of each other.

Troubled family scheme to now include under-5s

Herald Series: Education cabinet member Melinda Tilley

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TROUBLED toddlers across Oxfordshire are set to get more help as a Government scheme is expanding in the county.

Charity shop gets new look after 25 years

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5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CHARITY shop in Wallingford reopened on Monday after being refurbished for the first time since opening 25 years ago.

Report backs reopening railway line to Cambridge

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8:18pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A REPORT has said there is a strong economic case for reinstating the Varsity Line between Oxford and Cambridge. The line was closed in 1967 after pressure from the Government and lack of use.

Allotment holders grow a cash crop

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALLOTMENT holders have been selling off their spare vegetables to raise cash.

Some like it hot... others clearly don’t

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6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SOME of the spiciest chillis in the world were on the menu at the first Oxfordshire Chilli Festival.





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