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Oxford Mail:

5:43pm Thursday 27th August 2015

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Breaking news Barry Norton to be knighted for political service

2:38pm Thursday 27th August 2015

THE leader of West Oxfordshire District Council is to be given a knighthood.

Pleas for secular groups to be crumbling churches’ saviours

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

CHURCHES across the county are falling into disrepair, due to a lack of funds and ageing congregations, it has been warned.

Action group admits defeat in bid to challenge Gateway development

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:00am Wednesday 26th August 2015

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to appeal against a blueprint for a major new science park in North Oxford have suffered a blow to their efforts.

Hopes rise for dog racing revival at Oxford Stadium

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 17th August 2015

HOPES of a return of dog racing at Oxford Stadium have been revived after campaigners were granted extra help in trying to buy it if it goes on sale.

Battle to save an under-threat bus service grows in strength

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Saturday 15th August 2015

TWO community groups have added their voices to a campaign urging transport chiefs to save a North Oxford bus service.

Serving up motorway food alternatives

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 14th August 2015

STRESSFUL car journeys are an inevitable part of summer holidays.

Scaled back Oxford station plans approved

Oxford Mail: Oxford railway station, which is set for a huge redevelopment

7:43pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

SCALED-back plans for a temporary building at Oxford Station have been approved.

UPDATE Man arrested following reports of police presence near Donnington Bridge

Oxford Mail: Long TVP badge

1:16pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

A man has been arrested following a heavy police presence reported by residents near the Thames in South Oxford.

Concerns over plans for student flats next to cemetery

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 11th August 2015

A CIVIC group has blasted college plans for student accommodation next to an historic cemetery and called on Oxford University to intervene.

Tributes paid to former Lord Mayor and councillor Carole Roberts after her death at 71

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 11th August 2015

A FORMER city councillor and Lord Mayor of Oxford has died aged 71, a week after receiving national recognition from her party.

Residents slam plans to build new nursery

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

A NEW nursery should not be built because it would make a nearby road more dangerous, it has been claimed.

Police step up patrols following latest robbery in West Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

4:09pm Monday 10th August 2015

Three robberies in West Oxfordshire in the space of five days have prompted police to step up patrols.

Update: Woman in her 20s taken to hospital after collision on the A40 between Oxford and Wheatley

Oxford Mail: OM A40

2:22pm Monday 10th August 2015

A WOMAN in her early 20s has been involved in a collision with a car on the A40 between Oxford and Wheatley. 

Former Oxford Lord Mayor Carole Roberts has died

Oxford Mail:

1:02pm Monday 10th August 2015

A former city councillor and Lord Mayor of Oxford has died, a week after receiving national recognition from her party.

Arsonists set post box alight in Didcot

Oxford Mail:

12:01pm Monday 10th August 2015

A spate of fires started in Didcot - including one in a post box – have been linked by police.

Oxford-based charity Oxfam announces record income of more than £400m

Oxford Mail: Oxfam logo

8:30am Monday 10th August 2015

OXFAM has announced a record income of £401.4m in 2014/15 in figures released this morning. 

Fresh cuts mean county faces Dark Age

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 10th August 2015

NEW housing estates with fewer street lights and visits to the elderly over Skype are radical changes being considered to save even more millions from the county budget.

Experts investigate discovery of 1,400-year-old Rita of Rollright

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 8th August 2015

EXPERTS from Oxford have been called in to investigate the “significant” discovery of a Saxon woman’s 1,400-year-old remains near the Rollright Stones.

Group raises funds for plaque to honour air heroes of WW1

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 8th August 2015

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to honour the memories of 17 young men killed during the First World War in flying accidents.

New power and hundreds of millions sought in ‘devo-deal’

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:30am Friday 7th August 2015

A DEVOLUTION deal for Oxfordshire could see the Government hand councils major powers and hundreds of millions of pounds.

Providing science park staff with housing ‘would ease congestion’

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 7th August 2015

HUNDREDS of people who could be employed at a major new science park should be provided with housing there to ease traffic pressures, say residents.

Water firm targets customers in a bid to stop more fatbergs

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 6th August 2015

HUGE lumps of congealed fat are putting the pipes of Oxford’s sewer network at risk of collapse, it has been warned.

News feature: We are spoilt for choice at Oxford Open Doors this year

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 6th August 2015

The line-up of historic buildings set to take part in Oxford Open Doors has been revealed. Matt Oliver reports

Former Banbury councillor Ann Bonner honoured as 'stalwart' after her death aged 62

Oxford Mail:

4:20pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

THE leader of Banbury Town Council has led tributes to a former councillor who has died aged 62.

Oxford University defends itself amid claims over trophy hunting after Cecil the lion killing

Oxford Mail:

10:08am Wednesday 5th August 2015

OXFORD University has defended itself amid claims that its research is funded by companies that support "sustainable trophy hunting".

Granny of eight joins battle to save No.17 ‘lifeline’ bus service

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

NORTH Oxford residents have started a campaign to save the bus route which users say is a “lifeline”.

Councils make joint demand for £2.8bn of transport cash

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 5th August 2015

A CALL for £2.8bn of investment in major roads and rail projects is the centrepiece of proposals set to be put to the Government by Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

Call for £2.8bn investment in major roads including the A34 part of proposals from three councils

Oxford Mail: Ian Hudspeth

10:37am Tuesday 4th August 2015

A CALL for £2.8bn of investment in major roads and rail projects is the centrepiece of proposals set to be put to the Government by Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

West End transformation hits delay as a major partner withdraws from scheme

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 4th August 2015

A SCHEME to transform the city’s West End will be delayed after the developer lined up to be a major partner pulled out.

Third attempt to convert school sparking concern

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 4th August 2015

PLANS submitted for the third time to convert an old school into flats have sparked concern from people in Wolvercote.

Buses avoid station as roadworks cause gridlock in and around Oxford

Oxford Mail:

4:56pm Friday 31st July 2015

BUS services have been withdrawn from Oxford Station for the fourth day this week as operators battle against severe congestion.

Police are looking to get more officers back out on the beat

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 31st July 2015

BOBBIES will be given more time on the beat and ‘hot spots’ of crime are to be tackled after a landmark policing review.

£5m plans for scheme to tackle homelessness in Oxford approved

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

PLANS to invest £5m in a homeless housing scheme to combat a crisis in temporary accommodation in Oxford have been backed by councillors.

Row brewing up on impact of student housing on cemetery

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 31st July 2015

A ROW between Oxford colleges is looming over a scheme to build 349 student rooms next to a historic cemetery.

Bridge club’s extension is on the cards

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 31st July 2015

A BRIDGE club is hoping its fundraising campaign will come up trumps and pay for a new extension to its home.

City looks to buy up 50 places to house Oxford-linked homeless

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

OXFORD could invest £5m in a homeless housing scheme pioneered in London to combat a crisis in temporary accommodation.

Pilot service launched to aid victims of child abuse

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

A PILOT support service for survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse has been started in Oxfordshire.

City council could invest £5m into buying houses to help homeless people in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Scott Seamons

11:53am Wednesday 29th July 2015

OXFORD could invest £5m in a homeless housing scheme pioneered in London to combat a looming crisis in temporary accommodation.

More work needed to identify the perpetrators of child sexual abuse

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

CALLS have been made for better profiling of criminals who sexually exploit children after a landmark review.

Call to lift Oxford bus lane controls after motorists fined £4m

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 27th July 2015

CALLS have been made for bus gate restrictions on Oxford’s High Street to be lifted after it emerged nearly £4m of fines have been raked in.

Future of child protection unit is thrown into doubt

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 25th July 2015

THE future of a specialist team tackling child sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire should be reviewed, a Government advisor has said.

Drivers who transport pupils to undergo vetting on abuse

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 24th July 2015

AUTHORITIES in Oxfordshire have been praised for their reforms to tackle child sexual exploitation in the wake of the Bullfinch child abuse scandal.

Bullfinch: Authorities praised for tackling child sexual exploitation in the wake of Bullfinch but calls for better taxi regulation

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 23rd July 2015

AUTHORITIES in Oxfordshire have been praised for their reforms to tackle child sexual exploitation in the wake of the Bullfinch child abuse scandal.

Deal between colleges paves way for new entrance to Oxford

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 23rd July 2015

HOPES for the regeneration of a major entrance to the centre of Oxford have been revived after a deal was announced by two colleges.

Big increase in traffic sparks villagers’ call for 20mph limit

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

ISLIP residents have demanded new speed limits to stop their area from becoming a rat run ahead of a new railway station opening.

Sir David Frost's son dies while out jogging near his family home in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

9:26am Tuesday 21st July 2015

THE eldest son of the late writer and broadcaster David Frost has died at the age of 31 after suffering a heart attack while out jogging at the weekend.

Funeral held for Marussia's F1 driver Jules Bianchi

Oxford Mail: Jules Bianchi, the Marussia driver who has died from injuries sustained in the Japanese Grand Prix

9:15am Tuesday 21st July 2015

FORMULA 1 driver Jules Bianchi’s funeral will be held at his home city of Nice in the south of France today.

Oxford tower blocks renovation set to go ahead after budget increased

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 21st July 2015

THE £20m refurbishment of Oxford’s tower blocks is expected to start early next year after councillors cleared the way for the project to go ahead.

£6.5m plan to restore Gothic splendour of fire-hit Randolph Hotel

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 21st July 2015

MORE than £6.5m of works have been planned to restore the fire-stricken Randolph Hotel to its former glory.

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