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East Oxford LTN has been smashed down again

MORE roadblocks that were set up as part of a new low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme in East Oxford have been smashed down as fury against the measures continues.   It has only been one full weekend since LTN barriers were put up on streets off Cowley Road as part of the six-month Oxfordshire County Council LTN trial taking place in the Divinity Road,…

Full story of how Jimmy Sheen’s gang of ATM thieves were caught by Oxfordshire police

Two days before the smash that claimed the life of Rocky Broadway, DCI Aidan Donohoe had formally signed off an operation investigating the organised crime boss for whom the four occupants of the stolen Mercedes were working when they crashed. Last week, Mr Donohoe was one of half a dozen police officers in court to…

I challenged myself to cook the tastiest meal for under 30p per portion

Conservative MP Lee Anderson sparked fury when he said clients at a food bank in his Nottinghamshire constituency "have to register for a budgeting course and a cooking course" if they receive parcels. "We show them how to cook cheap and nutritious meals on a budget," he added. "We can make a meal for about 30p a…

Police seek witness after woman attacked at Oxford Retail Park

POLICE officers are seeking a witness after a woman was attacked when she asked a group of yobs to turn their music down. At about 9pm on March 18, a woman in her thirties was at Oxford Retail Park in Cowley. She asked the offenders to turn down the music in their car, but was…

Blackjack the guinea pig wins Oxford Mail Perfect Pet 2022

Blackjack the cuddly guinea pig has been declared the winner of the Oxford Mail Perfect Pet 2022 competition. We asked people to enter the contest and were staggered with the response when we received hundreds of entries. After a shortlist of 10 entries was drawn up, readers used coupons in the paper to vote for their favourite…

First picture of abusive ex-soldier who left wife in ‘near constant fear’

This is the face of a former soldier who left his wife in a ‘near constant fear’. Bullying Joseph Onyait was jailed for 27 months last week for controlling and coercive behaviour. The former Oxford man held a knife to his wife’s face, made regular threats to kill her and pushed her in arguments over…

What happens at an inquest and what can the press report?

Reporting on inquests is one of the most difficult jobs faced by any journalist, but there are important reasons why local newspapers attend coroner’s court hearings and report on proceedings. Reporters are acutely aware that they are often dealing with people at a deeply distressing time and that finding a balance between sensitivity and accurate…

Didcot woman has egg thrown at her when walking home alone

A WOMAN has warned people to be vigilant when walking alone after an egg was thrown at her in the street. The 27-year-old woman, who lives in Didcot, was walking home from playing netball when an egg hit her in the leg at about 9.10pm last Thursday (12). She was walking down Greenwood Way when…

Amazing 120 photo record of Oxford’s Divinity Road residents

THE lives of people living on a typical East Oxford street have been documented for a unique photographic exhibition. Photographer Martin Stott has spent four years creating an artistic record of the inhabitants of Divinity Road, off Cowley Road, in 120 pictures. The camera enthusiast has spent four years creating a visual archive of the…

Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs slashed in price in time for summer at B&Q, The Range and Wowcher

With glimpses of sunny days gracing us over the weekend, hopefully the warmer weather is here to stay. With many of us spending the milder days getting the garden ready for summer, you might be thinking about what additions to add this year. How about a hot tub? Hot tubs may scream decadence, excessive and often…

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