Oxford Mail

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Oxford Mail
Oxford Mail Cover.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format tabloid
Owner(s) Newsquest
Publisher Newsquest
Editor Simon O’Neill
Founded 1928
Language English
Headquarters Newspaper House, Osney Mead, Oxford
Circulation 16,569[1]
Website Oxford Mail

Oxford Mail is a daily tabloid newspaper in Oxford owned by Newsquest. It is published six days a week. It is a sister paper to the weekly tabloid The Oxford Times.


The Oxford Mail was founded in 1928 as a successor to Jackson's Oxford Journal.

From 1961 until 1979 its editor was Mark Barrington-Ward.[2] At that time it was owned by the Westminster Press and was an evening newspaper.[2]

The Oxford Mail is now[when?] published in the morning. In the second half of 2008 its circulation fell to 23,402,[3] by 2013 it had fallen to 16,569, a year-on-year decline of 5.6%[1]

Censorship case[edit]

In 2014, a page on the Oxford Mail website[4] was removed from Google searches under the European Court of Justice "right to be forgotten" legislation.[5] Dr Robert Daniels-Dwyer, an archaeology specialist, objected to information on him concerning a 2006 shoplifting case.[6]

Notable former staff[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lindford, Paul (28 August 2013). "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Barrington-Ward, Mark (2010). Forty Years of Oxford Planning: What has it achieved, and what next?. Oxford: Oxford Civic Society. pp. author's biography on rear cover. 
  3. ^ Amos, Owen (26 February 2009). "Regional ABCs: Paid-for circulation falls at every GB daily". Press Gazette Journalism Today. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Archaeology specialist 'tried to steal from shop'". Oxford Mail. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Linford, Paul (4 July 2014). "Google erases local newspaper story under ‘right to be forgotten’ law". HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Man who wished to be forgotten is remembered after Google complaint". Greenslade Blog (The Guardian). 4 July 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "Morley Safer". Yahoo! TV. Yahoo!. Retrieved 16 August 2014.