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Group ‘fears for future’ of community boatyard plan

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

FEARS have been raised over the future of a community boatyard after it was claimed essential mooring sites may not be available.

Cause of stink remains mystery as it lingers on

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE mystery smell which plagued Oxford residents on Monday and Tuesday was still lingering yesterday – but some think they may have finally sniffed out the cause.

Residents report bad smell for a third day

Oxford Mail: The Oxford skyline yesterday afternoon as pollution levels rose to moderate levels.Picture: OX66377 Jon Lewis

8:57am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THERE are reports that the smell which plagued Oxford residents on Monday and Tuesday, is still around today. 

Church extension aims to cross community divide

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A NEW church extension could help bridge the gap between Summertown and Cutteslowe residents, a vicar believes.

Pledge to meet deadlines to finish major road upgrades

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MAJOR road improvements on Oxford’s ring road and in Frideswide Square will finish on time, a council boss has said, after an opposition member raised concerns.

11am update: Thames Water says bad smell across Oxfordshire is not from sewage + Map of pong reports

Oxford Mail: The Oxford skyline yesterday afternoon as pollution levels rose to moderate levels.Picture: OX66377 Jon Lewis

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STRANGE smell across Oxford was last night and this morning reported by residents.

10.30am Update: The traffic on the A34 is easing after this morning's problems

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE route between Abingdon and Oxford on the A34 is now clear, following heavy congestion this morning.

You’d better get used to it: Motorists to face months of delays

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 60,000 motorists may face three months of misery, after roundabout schemes entered their latest phase.

Student hostel plan worry for residents

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BID to turn a health centre into student accommodation has sparked fears that Oxford colleges are taking over the suburbs of north Oxford.

4.40pm UPDATE: Queues beginning on A34 this evening due to Kennington roundabout work

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

4:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

TRAFFIC is starting to build up back on to the A34 because of the new contraflow on the Southern Bypass because of the Kennington roundabout work.

Update: Man in Blackbird Leys 'hit by car after argument with woman'

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:49am Monday 28th July 2014

A SILVER car mounted the pavement and hit a man in Blackbird Leys after he had been arguing with a woman, police have said. 

Charity car rally from Witney to France in £120,000 bonanza

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CAR rally from Witney to its French twin town Le Touquet raised £120,000 for charity, organisers have confirmed.

What image sums up your idea of ‘home’?

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

READERS have been invited to join a photography project that could see the best work exhibited alongside internationally-renowned artists.

Police tape off flat off Botley Road in West Oxford

Oxford Mail:

2:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Police are guarding a flat off Botley Road in West Oxford today following an incident.

‘We’ll back you if there is more affordable housing’

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE church at the centre of the Jericho boatyard development in Oxford has said it will only support it if there is more affordable housing.

New festival captures all life through a lens

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY has been rooted in Oxford’s history ever since pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot took his famous photographs here during the 1840s.

Reeling back the years with films from Oxford's past

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WHEN we think back to the decades which have gone by it is easy to see everything in black and white.

Residents get progress report on Jericho Wharf development

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Monday 21st July 2014

A MEETING will be held tonight to update residents on the progress of proposals to redevelop the Jericho Wharf.

Weather: Brace yourself as the forecast still bad, with amber warning and potentially more thunder and lightning

Oxford Mail:

7:45pm Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is braced for more severe weather tonight after the Met Office put yellow and amber warnings in place for the South East this weekend.

Residents asked to dig deep for centre

Oxford Mail: Councillor Jean Fooks

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

RESIDENTS living on Oxford’s Cutteslowe estate are being asked to make donations to save their community centre.

Crowdfunding campaign to back young artist

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN ARTIST has started a crowdfunding campaign to back her first exhibition in an Oxford arts venue.

Update: Police say the Westgate Centre, Oxford, is all clear after earlier cordon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:32pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PART of the Westgate car-park in Oxford was earlier closed off by police after reports of suspicious activity. 

Campaigners say Gateway plan being rushed through

Oxford Mail: Jean Fooks

6:30am Friday 18th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have claimed proposals for the Northern Gateway are too big and being rushed through town hall.

Grant bid to tackle pollution hotspots

Oxford Mail: City councillor John Tanner

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORD could tap into a £1m Government cash pot to help tackle air quality issues in the city centre, a councillor has said.

Vision of Westgate Centre's £400m future revealed

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

NEW designs for the £400m Westgate Shopping Centre have been released today by the developers behind the scheme.

White, starched lab coat marked out ‘Sir’ at Oxford school

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER deputy headteacher whose career lasted 31 years has died aged 98.

Campaigning mother and magistrate who led medical revolution in a fight against rare condition

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MOTHER-of-three who strenuously campaigned for awareness of a rare condition after her son’s death has died aged 75.

Council refutes ‘delaying tactics’ over Temple Cowley Pools

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS wanting to buy the Temple Cowley Pools leisure facility have complained that council officers are jeopardising their efforts.

Policing plague of ‘to let’ boards branded impractical

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

ATTEMPTS by councillors to stop the number of ‘to let’ boards left outside occupied properties have been branded impractical.

Jericho Wharf community centre plan to be ‘rescued’ by developers

Oxford Mail: An artist’s impression of what the boatyard could look like

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A “RESCUE package” for a planned multi-million pound community centre in Jericho could be brokered in talks between residents and a developer.

Teenagers invited to join new sports club

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TWICE-weekly sports club has been started in Jericho for teenagers.

Rethink over size of wharf’s proposed community centre

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A COMMUNITY centre which is part of plans for a redeveloped Jericho Wharf could be scaled back after fears were raised about views of a church.

Hard to be sure of ethical investments, says Bishop of Oxford

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

ETHICAL purity when it comes to financial investments is “hard to achieve” in the modern day, the Bishop of Oxford has claimed.

Students' satirical swipe at Education Secretary goes on stage in Edinburgh

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 14th July 2014

WHAT would Britain be like if Education Secretary Michael Gove became Prime Minister?

Rural areas hit by a drop in ambulance response times

Oxford Mail: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

6:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

SENIOR figures from Oxfordshire’s ambulance trust have warned a recruitment crisis and rise in demand is affecting response times in rural areas.

Food litter sparks invasion of rats at city centre church

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

RATS have infested a cemetery in the heart of Oxford because of food litter thrown in by passers-by, it has been revealed.

It’s a novel idea for a new business

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A GROUP of North Oxford authors have started their own publishing business for local writers who have been overlooked by bigger firms.

Heart patients to benefit from a life-changing implant device

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 7th July 2014

MORE than 100 extra people in Oxfordshire could benefit from an implanted device that helps prevent heart failure, after new guidance was published by a health body.

Both sides in West Way development row claim report's backing

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 7th July 2014

A ROW has broken out between opponents and supporters of the West Way redevelopment scheme over a report published by an influential architecture body.

Police concerned for man seen at Oxford's Carfax Tower

Oxford Mail:

7:12pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Police are searching for a man who went missing after being seen near Oxford's Carfax Tower in a distressed state.

Man injured in gang attack in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:13pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A man lost a tooth and suffered facial injuries after being attacked by four men near Oxford Ice Rink early this morning .

Demolition's a really explosive issue

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Didcot A power station has stood tall above the countryside in the south of Oxfordshire for 50 years. But its demolition is stirring up mixed feelings among residents.

£3.5m kickstarts modern art gallery’s big redevelopment

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN OXFORD art gallery has cleared a major hurdle in a campaign to overhaul its buildings after receiving £3.5m from Arts Council England.

Cricket club could be turfed out of ground in land move

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN OXFORD college has taken steps that could see a historic sports ground eventually turned over to housing.

Parents fear train line will cause havoc during lessons

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

VIBRATIONS and noise from a nearby railway line will disturb school lessons, parents fear.

Neighbours vote officer the top cop of the year

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A BARTON policewoman has been named Oxfordshire’s neighbourhood officer of the year.

Traders hope for a business boost from Jericho boatyard plans

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

MARKET traders have said a public “piazza” in the proposed £20m Jericho Boatyard redevelopment scheme could revitalise their businesses.

‘Spyplane’ above city sparks concern over privacy

Oxford Mail: A Cessna 310 plane similar to the one used by the city council

9:00am Monday 30th June 2014

A PLANE has been used to photograph the whole of Oxford as part of the battle against illegal developments in the city, officials have revealed.

Mum left in the dark on son’s death in Portugal

Oxford Mail: Eileen Brown

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A MOTHER has been told she may have to wait six months to find out how her son died after his body was found in a Portuguese resort two weeks ago.

New West Way development would be ‘visually intrusive’ on Green Belt

Oxford Mail: Helen Marshall of the Oxfordshire branch of Campaign for Rural England

6:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE Campaign to Protect Rural England has claimed the £100m West Way redevelopment proposals for Botley would intrude on Oxford’s famous skyline.

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