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Oxfordshire Christmas lights trails and switch-ons

THE festive season is upon us and a number of events have already been lined up for people to enjoy this Christmas. From light trials to switch-on ceremonies, here’s a list of several events taking place across the county this month and next.   READ MORE: Annual Oxfordshire festival raises more than £120k for local charities

Witney hairdressing salon Two’s Company wins at business awards

A hairdressing salon which has been in Witney for 30 years has won a top business award. Two's Company Hair and Beauty on Church Green was nominated in the South East category of Englands Business Awards. Covering all of the counties of the South East the winners can go on to compete in the national grand final

Man, 24, dies after car crash near Chipping Norton

A MAN died in a car crash on the A44 near Chipping Norton earlier this morning.  Thames Valley Police said that a silver Audi TT was involved in the collision at Cross Hands Hill at around 7.50am. today, Sunday, November 20.  The driver, a 24-year-old man, died at the scene. 🚨APPEAL🚨 We are appealing for

Westgate Centre Christmas Market opens to shoppers

Festive cheer has descended upon the Oxford shopping experience once again, as the Westgate Centre Christmas market gets underway. The annual market opened on Thursday (November 17) on the ground floor of the shopping centre and will welcome customers until December 31. READ MORE:  The festive market includes: Mulled wine, German sausage, Belgian chocolate kisses

Black Sheep Coffee ready to open new cafe in Oxford

The Black Sheep Coffee chain is getting ready to open a new coffee shop in Oxford soon. It already has a cafe in George Street and is now preparing to open a second branch in the city centre, in the unit where Edinburgh Woollen Mill traded for many years before it shut. In 2013, co-founders

Live Updates: Road closed after crash on A361 near Banbury

The Oxford Mail has received reports of a road closure after crash on the A361 near Banbury.

Jail for ‘nasty piece of work’ who coerced then stalked ex-partner

A former BMW agency worker forced the mother of his children to suffer a ‘catalogue of misery’. Spencer Beel was said by the judge who sent him down for three-and-a-half years to have presented a ‘façade’ of being a ‘pretty ordinary young man’. But Judge Michael Gledhill KC said the 25-year-old was in reality a

As traffic queues for Christmas shopping we recall early Westgate days

It’s that time of year when traffic starts to queue on Oxpens Road to access the Westgate Centre car park for Christmas shopping. Here we look back at photos of the centre in the 1970s, and on the opening day in 2017, following a £440m revamp. Back in 1972 the Westgate Centre in Oxford opened

Pudsey becomes a firefighter for Children in Need

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will have a new addition to their rescue team today as Pudsey the bear joins crews for some fundraising. From early morning until late fire crews will be collecting thousands of pounds for BBC Children in Need. Last year they raised £27,000 for the charity. Crews from across the county will be in

RECAP: Delays on A40 due to over-running roadworks

Our live feed has now finished. There are delays on the A40 in Eynsham near the Evenlode pub in both directions due to temporary traffic lights in use for Thames Water works which have over-run.

Man knocked out fellow wedding guest near Chipping Norton

A self-confessed ‘complete d******d’ left a friend requiring a hearing aid after he knocked him out with a single punch at a wedding. Both Nathan Warby and his victim were said to have been trying to break up a dispute in the early hours of May 1 at the wedding reception at Merriscourt, near Chipping

Jail threat for burglar who stole kids’ toys in Oxford

A homeless man said he felt ‘terrible’ for an 11-month burglary spree that saw him filch dumbbells from David Lloyd gym and children’s toys from an Oxford home. Konrad Peotrovskae, 34, also stole tens of thousands of pounds worth of office equipment from Cowley-based businesses during the nearly year-long pattern of offending. Appearing before Oxford

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