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Link road 'too low-priority' to be given £12m funding

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A PLANNED new link road on the northern outskirts of Oxford did not win Government funding because it was not listed as a priority, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

Yours to takeaway... all the contents from ‘Posh’ Oxford chippy

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

BIDDERS are taking away more than just fish and chips from a Jericho eaterie.

‘We’ll pull out all stops to let people know about us,’ says new Diamond Light Source chairman

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE new chairman of the Diamond Light Source particle accelerator research facility has vowed to press the case for funding for the facility in the run-up to next year’s general election.

Firefighters ride to the rescue to hang photography festival banner

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS took on the task of unfurling a banner for Oxford’s upcoming international photography festival.

‘Death penny’ may unlock riddle of unknown soldier

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BRONZE coin could unlock the mystery of a man who appears on a North Oxford First World War memorial but not in official records.

Greyfriars ‘truly blessed’ by warm welcome at new home

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

OXFORD has changed quite a lot in the past 500 years, so the Greyfriars can be forgiven for taking some time to find their feet.

Men hospitalised and arrested as substance sparks ‘chemical scare’

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO men who sparked a chemical scare with a white powder ended up in hospital and under arrest by the police.

Residents urge council to tell them plans for traffic

Oxford Mail:

10:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Wolvercote have called on Oxfordshire County Council to explain its plan to tackle extra traffic they fear from a major development.

Photographer son captures parents’ bond in final years

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

IT IS a 60-year tale of love that ended in tragedy.

New paving stones ‘fine in Aberdeen but not Oxford’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BURSAR has criticised new paving stones outside his college, saying they would “be fine in Aberdeen” but not Oxford.

Bus firms ask to be let back into traffic-free Cornmarket

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

CORNMARKET in Oxford should be reopened to some buses, two operators say.

‘Ugliest building’ in Oxford comes down

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

PEOPLE working there joked that it offered the best views of Oxford – because they were in the only place it could not be seen.

Bus link gets boost after parking crackdown clears way

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A BUS company has announced more regular services linking Wolvercote and Oxford after parking restrictions were introduced in the village.

We're looking for your photos: Some snapshots of ‘home’

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PHOTOGRAPHERS from across Oxfordshire have been sending us some of their best snaps of what “home” means to them.

Opinions divided over future of Summertown community centre

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

OPINIONS are divided about whether a Summertown community centre should be knocked down and replaced.

Figuring out the way to make really clean energy

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

FOR years, scientists just down the road from Oxford have been quietly working at the forefront of a project that could change the world.

Comedy writer gets red carpet treatment for penning movie

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

WALKING down the red carpet for a film premiere in London’s Leicester Square is an experience no one would probably never forget.

Tales inspired by canal will promote historic waterway

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A SERIES of audio plays written by residents and produced professionally about an historic Oxford waterway are set to be published online.

Opening up the world of robotics

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A £15.6m centre in Culham, for training engineers to use robotic arms, has lodged plans for a 3,000sqm facility.

Plea to cut grass courts to make more space in park

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE number of tennis courts in Summertown may be cut to give open up space for other activities.

Civic chief calls for unified housing policy from councils

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 8th August 2014

CALLS have been made for Oxfordshire’s warring councils to create a unified plan for expanding Oxford.

Loss of his beloved lurcher inspired artist’s latest work

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

OVER the years countless dogs have walked with their owners through Port Meadow.

Sky is no limit as company expansion creates 100 jobs

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Innovative firm that began with three staff is on the up

Tolkien fans fume as author’s tree is chopped

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

BOTANIC Garden staff have been compared to an evil wizard for cutting down a tree that is said to have inspired Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien.

Heard the yarn all about a building made from wool?

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

SOME might see this as a wooly-brained idea for closure-threatened Temple Cowley Pools.

Community centre is saved from brink of financial ruin

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

CUTTESLOWE Community Centre has been pulled back from the brink of financial ruin after trustees launched a public appeal to save it.

Bringing home the truth of how many men were killed

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

PARISHIONERS at St Frideswide Church in Osney attended a service at noon for those lost in the First World War, marking the homes of local soldiers on a street map.

Bishop puts us in the picture about his passion for cameras

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 4th August 2014

OXFORD’s Anglican leader has spent most of his life devoted to the Church of England.

Gateway transport plans are criticised

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 4th August 2014

WOLVERCOTE residents have claimed transport proposals for the Northern Gateway business park scheme were “rushed through” without enough consultation.

'Time to move these boats on'

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

THE body charged with managing Oxford’s waterways has come under fire for failing to move on illegally-moored boat dwellers.

Pictures recreated using distant descendants

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

WHAT do Clive of India, Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon, Emmeline Pankhurst and Charles Dickens have in common?

Residents’ concern over cafe proposal

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

EXTENDING a cafe and takeaway business will cause distress to residents’ daily lives in Jericho, it has been claimed.

Car towing a trailer crashes on A34

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

1:28pm Friday 1st August 2014

A CAR towing a trailer has crashed on the A34 near East Illsey.

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.

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