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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.

Oxford Mail
Oxford Mail Cover.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorSamantha Harman
HeadquartersNewspaper House, Osney Mead, Oxford
Circulation10,777 (2016, January–June)[1]


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 Pressand was an evening newspaper.[2]

The Oxford Mail is now 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%[4] By the second half of 2014, its circulation had fallen to 12,103.[5]

In the period July to December 2015, the paper's circulation fell again, to 11,173.[6] In January to June 2016, a further decline to 10,777 was recorded, an 8.4% fall in year-on-year.[1]

Censorship caseEdit

In 2014, a page on the Oxford Mail website[7] was removed from Google searches under the European Court of Justice "right to be forgotten" legislation.[8][9] A notice was sent to the Wikimedia Foundation from Google about removal from Google searches of the Wikipedia page.

Notable former staffEdit


  1. ^ a b Sharman, David (25 August 2016). "Cuts-hit regional daily newspaper tops ABC league". HoldTheFrontPage. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  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. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  4. ^ Lindford, Paul (28 August 2013). "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage]. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  5. ^ Linford, Paul (25 February 2015). "ABCs: All the figures for regional dailies". HoldTheFrontPage. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  6. ^ Linford, Paul (24 February 2016). "ABCs: All the figures for regional dailies". HoldTheFrontPage. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Archaeology specialist 'tried to steal from shop'". Oxford Mail. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  8. ^ Greenslade, Roy (4 July 2014). "Man who wished to be forgotten is remembered after Google complaint". Greenslade Blog. The Guardian. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  9. ^ Linford, Paul (4 July 2014). "Google erases local newspaper story under 'right to be forgotten' law". UK. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Morley Safer". Yahoo! TV. Yahoo!. Retrieved 16 August 2014.