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Study finds 36 locations that are suitable for city housing

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

OXFORD has space for more than 1,700 homes on brownfield land and a quarter can be built on sites publicly owned, it has been claimed.

Exhibition explores legacy of our most famous name

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

THREE hundred years after his death, his name is still one of the most famous in Oxford although you might not actually know much about him.

Scrap affordable homes target, says Castle Mill developer

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 24th November 2014

THE developer behind the £20m redevelopment of the Castle Mill boatyard should not have to meet city targets for affordable housing, a report has claimed.

Woman taken to hospital after crash on St Aldate's

Oxford Mail:

8:23pm Friday 21st November 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital tonight after being involved in a collision with a car in St Aldate’s, Oxford.

90-minute wait for an ambulance

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

A BEST man had to wait 90 minutes for an ambulance to arrive after being in a car crash on his way to the wedding.

Wolvercote residents urge rail chiefs: Please don’t cut us all off

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

RESIDENTS say they are being “railroaded” by plans to close a city road in January for 10 months.

Saharan dust cloud blamed for spike in ambulance calls

Oxford Mail: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

8:30am Friday 21st November 2014

A SAHARAN dust cloud could have been partly to blame for a spike in ambulance calls in Oxfordshire this year, bosses have claimed.

Cherwell School pupils campaign for changes to North Oxford cycle route into lessons

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 21st November 2014

SCHOOL pupils have collected more than 600 signatures in a petition for changes to their cycle route into lessons.

Hit TV star Oliver will preach to choir in festive fundraiser

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 21st November 2014

AN ACTOR and former pupil of the Dragon School who featured in two hit television shows will give a festive reading at a glittering Christmas fundraiser.

Curzon cinema and Michael Kors fashion store unveiled for new Westgate

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

A FIVE-screen cinema and designer fashion outlet have been revealed as the latest two big name tenants for the redeveloped Westgate Shopping Centre.

Story of Vera Brittain, Shirley Williams' mother, forms part of Somerville College war roadshow memorabilia

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

POLITICAL heavyweight Shirley Williams – Baroness of Crosby – was amongst people who told their stories and presented mementoes from the First World War at Somerville College.

‘Don’t leave us out over plans to cut down trees,’ Jericho residents tell Network Rail

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 19th November 2014

JERICHO residents say they need more information about Network Rail’s proposals for an area behind their homes.

Councils in call for more cash & power

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S councils could get control of £300m extra to spend each year if they were given greater powers, leaders have said.

Vote aims to turn up the heat on college

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

JERICHO residents are asking people to vote on whether they like the planned roof of a Worcester Place development – dubbed the “golden cloak”.

Phone app promises better care for pregnant diabetics

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

HUNDREDS of pregnant women a year could receive better care for a diabetic condition thanks to a smartphone app made in Oxford.

Row as Didcot railway bridge traffic lights slow down drivers

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

10:50am Monday 17th November 2014

TRAFFIC in Didcot has been slowed by temporary lights in place for bridge repairs.

Developer ordered to change shop front in Oxford Queen Street plan

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 17th November 2014

THE appearance of a major new development planned for Oxford city centre will have to be redesigned, after city councillors called it “detestable”.

Cuts to domestic abuse service ‘will hurt victims’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A FORMER victim of domestic abuse has warned that cuts of £132,000 to services will lead to a rise in cases.

Shopkeeper was key figure in Kidlington community for many years

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

A SHOPKEEPER who was a community stalwart of Kidlington for three decades has died aged 84.

Dilemma as report finds new measures won't solve A40 traffic problems

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

CONGESTION on the A40 between Oxford and Witney will get worse even after improvement works near Wolvercote are finished, a report has revealed.

Fresh twist in controversial Castle Mill student flats row

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

OXFORD City Council could be dragged back to the High Court if it does not force Oxford University to reduce the height of the Castle Mill student flats.

Superfast broadband plan ‘at a crawl’ in north Oxford

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

FIRMS and residents in north Oxford say they are frustrated at delays to the roll-out of superfast broadband in the area.

Vale of White Horse chief gives backing to Oxfordshire Green Belt review

Oxford Mail: Matthew Barber

6:00am Wednesday 12th November 2014

OXFORD could gain its first ally in calls for a countywide Green Belt review, after a district council leader signalled support.

Temple Cowley Pools campaigners opt for rent rather than buy plan

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 12th November 2014

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to acquire the Temple Cowley Pools leisure centre have dropped plans to buy it in favour of a leasing agreement.

Ashmolean Museum looks up to a momentous year

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Tuesday 11th November 2014

OXFORD’s Ashmolean Museum could see its biggest year yet as it nears the opening of a series of new exhibitions.

Woman cut free from car after crash

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:52pm Sunday 9th November 2014

AN elderly woman was trapped in her car which went into a ditch on the A4421 near Hethe, Bicester.

Hostel demands say in redevelopment scheme

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 10th November 2014

OXFORD Youth Hostel wants a greater role in the £75m redevelopment of Oxford Station amid concerns about its future.

£1.1m shopping centre fund will boost ‘down-at-heel’ area

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 10th November 2014

MORE than £1.1m is to be spent on improving public spaces surrounding the redeveloped Westgate shopping centre.

Drivers injured in two-car smash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:19pm Sunday 9th November 2014

THREE adults and a child suffered minor injuries after two cars were involved in a collision east of Wantage.

Breakdowns and cancelled buses ‘madden’ passengers

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 10th November 2014

A BUS company has apologised after a string of minibus break-downs left schoolchildren and the elderly from North Oxford waiting in the cold.

Fears link road will follow in slipstream of a new 50 limit

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 10th November 2014

THE speed limit on part of the A40 Northern Bypass looks set to be cut from 70mph to 50mph.

Didcot car fire closes roads

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

5:14pm Sunday 9th November 2014

A car fire closed roads near Didcot Station.

Church switches sides with a play from German viewpoint

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 8th November 2014

A CHURCH in Oxford is to mark the 96th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a play showing the conflict from a German soldier’s perspective.

UPDATE: 'Twenty tonnes' of parcels on overturned lorry at Bicester

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

7:37am Friday 7th November 2014

A LORRY carrying parcels overturned on the M40 near Bicester, closing one lane on the southbound carriageway.

Villagers outbid developer to get home for post office

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Friday 7th November 2014

A VILLAGE is to reopen its post office after bidding successfully for a £275,000 church under new legal powers.

Minister ed Vaizey enters mobile phones signal wrangle

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

FRUSTRATED mobile phone customers are being invited to voice their concerns about signal strength to a government minister.

Experts question need for £123m flood relief channel

Oxford Mail: Floods Oxford

9:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

GREEN campaigners have hit out at plans for a £123m flood relief channel for Oxford and claimed upgrading and maintaining waterways could be more effective.

£7m extra funding to cope with rising demands on county council services

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 5th November 2014

ALMOST £7m of extra funding for council departments were approved yesterday amid rising demand for services including the protection of children.

Prep school defends itself against claim about staff conduct by Tom Parker Bowles

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

A NORTH Oxford prep school has responded to historical allegations of former teachers sexually assaulting a young pupil.

Firm wants to start building hotel near Kassam Stadium

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

A THREE-storey hotel could be built on derelict land next to a 15th Century pub in Littlemore, nine years after permission was given.

Injection of festive spirit for boffins

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

CHRISTMAS has come early for one scientist hoping to develop a pioneering therapy to help people with a rare spinal condition.

Little Wittenham community garden project to sell its fresh veg in central Oxford street

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 5th November 2014

A CO-OPERATIVE has won permission to sell fresh produce from its community garden project on a central Oxford street.

UPDATE: Road in North Abingdon reopens after crash

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

7:43pm Monday 3rd November 2014

A ROAD on the edge North Abingdon has reopened after a collision.

Developer says residents are behind plan to change empty Cowley restaurant into Hungry Horse pub

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:30am Tuesday 4th November 2014

A DEVELOPER has claimed community support for its plans to open a Hungry Horse pub in a Cowley shopping area.

Signs court new players to locate ‘hidden’ tennis club

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

A TENNIS club is hoping its courts will get more use after signs were finally put in place to let people know they are there.

‘Saturation’ concern at restaurant plan for site

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 3rd November 2014

THE first step in a £6m project to redevelop Oxford’s Gloucester Green area has been announced, with proposals for a restaurant.

Revolutionary heart ops to be tested at hospitals

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 3rd November 2014

PIONEERING heart treatments are to be tested by Oxford surgeons.

Police appeal after two men attacked in Banbury

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:06pm Saturday 1st November 2014

Two young men were punched in the face and injured by a group of four others in Banbury.

'Build or city will suffer' is the warning as Oxford branded least affordable place to live

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

OXFORD is the least affordable city in the country, according to an independent think tank.

Accident causes traffic delays on M40 south of Banbury

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:23pm Friday 31st October 2014

A crash involving two vehicles on the M40 has blocked one lane on the southbound carriageway.


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