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Residents plead for backing in fight to prevent link road

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

RESIDENTS are being asked to come forward and help back a case for protecting a plot of land on an Oxford estate.

Organisers start wheels rolling for 2015 Cowley Road Carnival

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THIS year’s Cowley Road Carnival might still be a recent memory but organisers are already preparing for next year’s event.

Tenants evicted as Westgate site plans advance

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

RESIDENTS in an Oxford block of flats have been told to leave by the end of the month to make way for the £400m Westgate redevelopment.

New major city roadworks ‘will not hit commuters’

Oxford Mail: An artist’s impression of how Frideswide Square will look

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AFTER years of waiting, work on redeveloping Frideswide Square is to start on Monday – and council officials have promised the first stage of the work will not affect people’s journeys to work.

East Oxford mosque losing battle over parking zone exemptions

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

MUSLIMS appear to have lost a battle to have parking restrictions outside an East Oxford mosque lifted.

Victims of crime in Oxfordshire to get £1m in support from Thames Valley Police

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

ONE million pounds has been made available to help victims of crime by the Thames Valley’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Parking problems split opinions across Oxford

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AS more controlled parking zones are suggested for Oxford, DAMIAN FANTATO takes a look at the controversial regulations that can divide communities

Covered Market robbery 'was to protect family'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CLINT TOWNSEND tried to rob a jeweller’s in Oxford’s Covered Market because he was being threatened by “loan sharks”, his sister has claimed.

Oxford sign writers misspell roadworks warning

Oxford Mail:

2:05pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council’s sign writers need to consult their colleagues in the education department over their spelling of the word “September”.

City boss seeks to bring an end to market rental fights

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

LENGTHY disputes over the rents in Oxford’s Covered Market could be consigned to history if a senior Oxford City Council officer has his way.

Oxford homes chief criticises district councils’ local plans

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD’S housing boss has accused the county’s other councils of “kicking the can down the road” when it comes to housing.

Pledge to maintain Oxford's flood defences

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TEMPORARY flood defences in Oxford will still be improved while work to construct a major flood relief channel is ongoing, it has been pledged.

Half a metre of land blocks £20m Jericho boatyard plan

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 25th August 2014

A STRIP of canalside land just 50cm long has led to disagreements over a much-anticipated redevelopment of the Jericho boatyard.

Plan for cyclists to share pavements with pedestrians in Frideswide revamp

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Frideswide Square could become “shared space” between pedestrians and cyclists, transport officials have said.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

Coroner rules out unlawful killing verdict in gem shop raider's death

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE grieving family of Clint Townsend yesterday said his robbery of a city jeweller’s was “completely out of character” as a coroner ruled he had not been unlawfully killed.

Heart disease left jewel robber 'at risk' of death

Oxford Mail: Oxford's Covered Market

8:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WOULD-BE robber Clint Townsend suffered from severe heart disease and could have died “at any point”, an inquest into his death heard yesterday.

West Way decision faces further delay

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DECISION on whether a controversial redevelopment of Botley’s West Way shopping centre can go ahead could now be as late as the end of October.

The day man tackled jewel robber

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE manager of an Oxford jewellery shop has described how he was “terrified” as he tackled a robber to the ground.

Uni’s £45m research hub faces delays over its sewage output

Oxford Mail: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

OXFORD University’s new £45m research building could be delayed after concerns that Headington’s sewage network will not be able to cope.

Peeping Tom jailed for watching a woman undress at swimming pool

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A MAN with a history of voyeurism has been told “the time has come” for him to understand the seriousness of his crimes.

A-Level results: Pupils at troubled academy chalk up 100 per cent passes

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

TROUBLED Oxford Academy marked an important chapter in its bid to improve as all of its A-Level students passed for the first time in its history.

Hospital says it is working to scan women within fortnight

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

DOCTORS hope to scan all 30 women being recalled over fears about breast cancer tests within the next fortnight.

City council offers money to improve dial-a-ride service

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A NEW bus could be made available to transport the elderly and infirm around Oxford after council officials offered to make more money available.

Opinion divided on the future of Diamond Place

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

PARKING is a key issue for people in Summertown ahead of one of the biggest developments the area has seen.

All change for the system of registering who can vote

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people across Oxford will this week be receiving letters telling them about important changes to the electoral registration system.

City counts cost of fighting protests through the courts

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

MORE than £73,000 has been spent fighting attempts to take Oxford City Council to the High Court.

Project tackles bed-blocking crisis with extra support for the elderly

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S elderly population will receive extra help and support in a bid to tackle the county’s bed-blocking crisis.

A hive of activity to recover our dwindling bee colonies

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE residents could take up a new career as beekeepers as part of a drive to increase the number of the insects in the county.

New target date set for hydro-power switch-on

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A LONG-AWAITED hydro-electric power scheme in Oxford will begin operation in two months, it is hoped, after a series of delays.

Club boxes clever with cash for ring

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 11th August 2014

AN OXFORD martial arts class is punching above its weight after being given a cash boost.

Coroner demands review into death of graduate

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S coroner has raised concerns about the procedures in the county’s mental health trust following the death of a 23-year-old man.

Council to replace 300 trees destroyed in grass-mowing

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

COUNCIL bosses have pledged to replant more than 300 saplings for a new woodland that were accidently cut down.

East Oxford Disco Shed crowned best 'normal shed'

Oxford Mail:

8:52am Friday 8th August 2014

A DISCO shed from East Oxford has come top of its category in the national Shed of the Year competition.

Covered Market traders and council disagree on who should settle rent dispute

Oxford Mail: Covered Market traders are currently embroiled in a battle with Oxford City Council over proposed rent rises

9:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

A ROW over rents at the Covered Market is set to rumble on as the two parties struggle to agree on an arbitrator.

Nearly 30 council top brass now earning £100k or more

Oxford Mail: Joanna Simons

8:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

TWENTY-SEVEN council employees across the county earned £100,000 or more last year, six more than the previous year.

‘Mortuary fridges will kill our peace’

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

NEIGHBOURS of a Cowley funeral parlour have raised concerns about noise from a proposed extension to its mortuary.

Hubbub of tourists fell quiet for remembrance

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE normal hubbub of tourists visiting Christ Church Cathedral fell silent yesterday as serving soldiers and veterans gathered to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Fresh start could be just the tonic for U’s

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

FANS of all ages helped Oxford United kick off its season over the weekend.

Plans to merge fire services abandoned

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to merge the South East’s fire services look to have been scrapped after a senior Oxfordshire councillor raised concerns.

County remembers as Great War anniversary arrives

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 4th August 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned out across Oxfordshire yesterday to mark the start of the First World War. Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914 – 100 years ago today.

Railway station’s £75m masterplan is unveiled

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

DESIGNS for the £75m redevelopment of Oxford Station could be unveiled later this year.

Education chief hits out at schools' 'lack of ambition'

Oxford Mail: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

SOME people in the county’s schools don’t have enough ambition for their pupils, Oxfordshire’s education chief has claimed.

‘Give up on bid to build homes here’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A DEVELOPER who has made numerous attempts to build houses on a former sports field in Cowley has been told to call it a day.

Driverless cars may soon be coming to a road near you

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

DESPITE its academic reputation, Oxford has a long history of car-making and next year this could be taken to a whole new level.

Courts prove an inspiration to grandfather in his poetry

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

IN his job as a court usher Mike Lacey has seen people from all walks of life.

We need a referendum says our retiring Euro MP

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AFTER representing Oxfordshire on the European Parliament for three decades, Conservative MEP James Elles stood down this month. He talks to Oxford Mail politics reporter Damian Fantato about Britain’s place in Europe, David Cameron’s plans for renegotiation and the time he brought down the European Commission

All aboard as miniature railway plans to grow

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

OXFORD’S train station is due to expand in a £75m redevelopment and the new line to London Marylebone is well under way but this year could mark yet another railway expansion in the city.

Developers to submit plans for link road to new Barton estate

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PLANS are to be submitted for controversial road changes as part of a major housing development for Barton.

'Shake-up threatens fraud investigations'

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOUSING benefit fraud investigations could suffer when they are handed to the Government, Oxford City Council’s deputy leader has warned.

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