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Ambitious: The world record attempt

Delight as ‘unique’ new world record set

Flag of hope: Zak Harper’s stepdad Richard Dixon, Patrick Taylor, of Oxfordshire Mind, Joanne Williams, of fundraisers’ group Team Ziggy, and Zak’s mum Jacqueline

Sky’s now the limit after family raise £20,000 in memory of Zak

Excited: Lynda Atkins is the first female chairwoman of the Oxfordshire RBL

First for Oxfordshire as mayor Lynda takes on Legion top job

Signalling problems cause delays between Didcot Parkway and Swindon

Breaking Signalling problems cause delays between Didcot Parkway and Swindon

Stephen Gray

Plea as 59-year-old man goes missing

Changing times: Oxford University professor Danny Dorling

Young people being squeezed out of Oxford as house prices climb higher

Enjoying the weather: Anddreea Dumitru, 35, with her nieces Mara Carasol, six, left, and Ana Carasol, three, at Hinksey Pool

Thunderstorms warning follows the heatwave

Mary Spicer took this shot of fork lightning from her home in Tackley in the early hours of Wednesday

UPDATE: Video: Another warm day for Oxfordshire...but make the most of it because rain and thunder are on the way

Mayor ‘amazed’ as retirement flats passed

Mayor ‘amazed’ as retirement flats passed

Devoted: Richard Pope and his ‘inspirational’ late wife Kelly

Widower pledges support to hospice in his wife’s memory

Homeless hound: Kenny, a collie-cross staffie

Kenny is looking for love after 500 days homeless

Funky: Teachers at Fitzharrys School, Abingdon, join forces to make a video for their Year 11 leavers

Teachers’ funky music video is a leaving gift to remember

Fire crews put out thatched cottage blaze in West Hagbourne

Update: Quick actions save Grade-II listed thatched cottage in West Hagbourne from blaze

Fears as hospital’s future put in doubt

Fears as hospital’s future put in doubt

Vic Moore

Man awarded for devotion to first aid training

Grateful: John Fieldsend

Holocaust survivor pays tribute to man who saved him from the Nazis

Bumper: Kirsty Ebsworth, public relations correspondent at Millets Farm, inspects the strawberries

It’s so hot I can see the fruit growing

Set for transformation? Oxford city centre

The £1.6bn investment that ‘would keep us at the global cutting edge’

Labour of love: Bryan Brown with his new book outside Albert Park, Abingdon

Visit the park, now read the book

Have you seen missing Stephen Gray from Abingdon?

UPDATE: Missing Stephen Gray from Abingdon found

Scales of Justice: 18 cases heard at Banbury and Oxford Magistrates Court

Scales of Justice: 18 cases heard at Banbury and Oxford Magistrates Court

Hairdresser starts fundraising bid in honour of her late sister

Hairdresser starts fundraising bid in honour of her late sister

Cooling off: Josiah Haines, six, at Hinksey Outdoor Pool

It’s hotter than Rio as Oxfordshire sweats it out in a sizzling 31C

Man hurt in crash on A420

Man hurt in crash on A420

Sunseekers make the most of the weather as highs of 33.4C are recorded in Oxfordshire

Sunseekers make the most of the weather as highs of 33.4C are recorded in Oxfordshire + top tips to stay cool

Farewell: 1 Regiment RLC leaves Germany

Regiment leaves Germany for new county home

Delays on First Great Western trains between Oxford and Worcester due to signalling problem

Delays on First Great Western trains between Oxford and Worcester due to signalling problem

Crews tackle blaze in North Leigh

Crews tackle blaze in North Leigh

‘Patients ignored by ambulance service’

‘Patients ignored by ambulance service’

‘Bad news’: Richard Peacock, chief executive of Soha Housing

Housing boss ‘totally against’ expanded Right to Buy policy

Fundraisers: Emma Frank and her children Katy, six, and nine-year-old Ted, centre, with Finlay Turner, also nine, are raising money as part of the festival

Music festival remembers ‘little ray of sunshine’

Poignant moment: Eddy and John Smythe at Johnny Smythe’s grave with their  half-brother John Harvey

Tributes paid by friends and family to a black RAF veteran

Importance: Spires principal Sue Croft

Tackling self-harm prioritised as hospitalisation figure rises

Police station and magistrates' court to be demolished for retirement apartments

Police station and magistrates' court to be demolished for retirement apartments

Crash between car and motorcycle on the A420

Crash between car and motorcycle on the A420

Congestion causing delays on buses in and out of Oxford

Congestion causing delays on buses in and out of Oxford

Power to the people: Adriano Figueiredo, Peter Addyman, Liz Shatford, Jim Davis and Jane Jackson are involved in plans to build a hydro-electric power plant at Sandford Weir

Villagers float hydro-electric power plans

Omid Ali

Police officer given written warning after failing to investigate girl's claim of sex with older man in Oxford

Two-car crash in Marcham near Abingdon

Two-car crash in Marcham near Abingdon

House in North Leigh saved after smoke alarm alerted neighbours to fire

House in North Leigh saved after smoke alarm alerted neighbours to fire

A420 near Faringdon was blocked both ways after crash involving a motorbike

A420 near Faringdon has reopened following crash involving a motorbike

Didcot drug supplier held

Didcot drug supplier held

Let's dance: Outpatient Auriel Drobeck-Condon joins in with the warm-up ahead of a performance of The Nutcracker

‘I was just thrilled they asked me to join in’ says ex-ballerina

Huge change: Jon Gray

Over 100 Oxfordshire schools may be ordered to turn academy

Revved up: More than 10,000 motorbikes roared into Cassington for the village’s annual bike night

Revving revellers enjoy ‘best ever’ village bike night

Logging on: Members of the Northmoor Moreton and Bablock Hythe Community Broadband Team test out the area’s new fast broadband connection, from left, James Harrison, Graeme Ogilvie, Graham Shelton, Joe Frost from Gigaclear, and Peter Winder

Rush to surf internet gathers pace as Oxfordshire gets wired up

Protection: Jim Leivers

Cuts and rising care demands putting more children at risk

Delays on train and bus services in Oxfordshire tonight

Delays on train and bus services in Oxfordshire tonight

Try this: Lucy Brotherton, left, and Millie Jones, both 13, use spaghetti and marshmallows to build a tower as part of National Women in Engineering Day

Focus key as Millie and Lucy build spaghetti tower

Discussions: Simon Spiers, executive headteacher of the Vale Academy Trust

School aiming to sell grounds for housing

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