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SCALES OF JUSTICE: The latest results from Oxford Magistrates' Court

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Mark LEAH HENDRON, 32, of Parkside, Marcham, admitted stealing two bottles of vodka from Waitrose, Wallingford, on February 8 as well as breaching a suspended sentence. He was jailed for four weeks and must pay compensation of £40, a victim surcharge ...

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Lloyds Bank Headington to close this autumn

A BANK has decided to close its branch in Headington.

Lloyds will shut down in London Road from September 16, the bank has announced.

A statement said a 'in depth review' had been conducted which had concluded that the branch was no longer needed.

It said: "Our ...

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Vandalism and graffiti add to delays in Great Western Park, Didcot

FRUSTRATION is growing after a planned neighbourhood park on a new housing estate was delayed again due to vandalism.

Residents of Great Western Park in Didcot have been waiting for more than a year for the park, which features skateboard ramps, a playground and sports facilities, ...

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Lawrence of Arabia gifts to family will be sold at auction

PRIZED personal belongings of Lawrence of Arabia are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction.

Glasgow-based Great Western Auctions is hosting the summer sale on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15.

Five lots relating to TE Lawrence who studied at Oxford ...

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Tory leadership race: Who are the contenders and where do they stand on Brexit?

The race for Number 10 is heating up as several prominent Tories have thrown their hats in the ring for the top job.

Here are the main runners and riders, where they stand on Brexit and what they have had to say about their bid to take on the mantle of Conservative ...

yesterday 20:11 open_in_new
Mother concerned about children's safety after Xbox controller starts smoking

A MOTHER from Abingdon is concerned about the safety of her children after smoke came out her son's Xbox controller.

Amy Smith, 28, who has three children, said her eight-year-old son Oscar is now terrified to play the console again.

She said: "I was ...

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Big Lunch plan to bring together all of Blackbird Leys

EVERYONE who lives on Oxford's biggest estate is being encouraged to come together to share a lunch and celebrate all that's good about the local community.

Blackbird Leys-based group FriendLeys is once again organising a Big Lunch this year and has announced it will be held on ...

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Mother concerned about children's safety after Xbox controller starts smoking

A MOTHER from Abingdon is concerned about the safety of her children after smoke came out her son's Xbox controller.

Amy Smith, 28, who has three children, said her eight-year-old son Oscar is now terrified to play the console again.

She said: "I was ...

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Laptops and bank cards stolen from Cowley home overnight

BANK cards and electricals have been snatched from a home in Cowley, Oxford, after thieves crept in overnight.

Police said the thieves found their way into the home in Fern Hill Road through insecure patio doors to the back of the house, when it happened on Thursday.

They ...

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Police appeal for help tracing man missing from Oxford

POLICE are trying to find a man from Oxford who has been missing for eight days.

Adam Stanmore, who is 37, was last seen on Saturday, May 18 at 10.49pm in Horspath Road in Oxford and was reported missing to Thames Valley Police on Wednesday, May 22.

ALSO ...

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Breakdown causes delays on A420 near Oxford

A BREAKDOWN caused delays on the A420 near Oxford.

The campervan came to a halt on the westbound carriageway, just after the point where the dual carriageway becomes a single carriageway.

The passengers and another motorist who parked nearby helped to direct ...

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5 of the best Italian restaurants in Oxford

FOLLOWING the recent closure of Jamie's Italian, we asked you for the best place to find the most authentic taste of Italy right here in Oxford.

Here is what you told us...

In top spot: La Cucina, St Clement's Street

An overwhelming number of votes flooded ...

yesterday 13:53 open_in_new
Tory leadership race: Who are the contenders and where do they stand on Brexit?

The race for Number 10 is heating up as several prominent Tories have thrown their hats in the ring for the top job.

Here are the main runners and riders, where they stand on Brexit and what they have had to say about their bid to take on the mantle of Conservative ...

yesterday 13:53 open_in_new
Breakdown causing delays on A420 near Oxford

A BREAKDOWN is causing delays on the A420 near Oxford.

The campervan has come to a halt on the westbound carriageway, just after the point where the dual carriageway becomes a single carriageway.

The passengers and another motorist who has parked nearby are helping to ...

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Tutor studies cache of Magdalen College School pupil’s war letters

AFTER studying the fate of pupils in the Great War, Magdalen College School tutor David Bebbington has been looking at a cache of Second World War letters.

In 2014 Mr Brownrigg’s Boys charted the history of MCS in the years prior to and during the First World War.

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yesterday 11:48 open_in_new
A crisis facing the county and its growing population

OXFORDSHIRE is in crisis.

Its population is increasing but schools are cutting staff to cope with financial pressure, and community hospital wards in Wantage and Oxford are closing because of lack of nurses.

Air pollution in the county is increasing as bus services are ...

yesterday 11:48 open_in_new
5 of the best Italian restaurants in Oxford

FOLLOWING the recent closure of Jamie's Italian, we asked you for the best place to find the most authentic taste of Italy right here in Oxford.

Here is what you told us...

In top spot: La Cucina, St Clement's Street

An overwhelming number of votes flooded ...

yesterday 11:48 open_in_new
Free lecture on risk of smart toys to children in Oxford

A FREE event in Oxford next week will explore the risk posed by 'smart toys' to children.

Held by Professor Vikki Nash, senior research fellow and deputy director at Oxford Internet Institute, the lecture entitled 'Connected cots, talking teddies and the rise of the algorithmic ...

yesterday 11:48 open_in_new
A crisis facing the county and its growing population

OXFORDSHIRE is in crisis.

Its population is increasing but schools are cutting staff to cope with financial pressure, and community hospital wards in Wantage and Oxford are closing because of lack of nurses.

Air pollution in the county is increasing as bus services are ...

yesterday 10:44 open_in_new
Car crashes into house in Kidlington narrowly missing baby girl

A FAMILY, including a one and a half-year-old baby, had a lucky escape when a car smashed into the front of their house in Kidlington.

The 23-year-old mother, who has asked not be named, heard a loud bang before a car crashed into the living room of her house on Cherwell ...

yesterday 09:42 open_in_new
Car crashes into house in Kidlington narrowly missing baby girl

A FAMILY, including a one and a half-year-old baby, had a lucky escape when a car smashed into the front of their house in Kidlington.

The 23-year-old mother, who has asked not be named, heard a loud bang before a car crashed into the living room of her house on Cherwell ...

yesterday 09:41 open_in_new