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New Oxford station could be delayed due to Network Rail’s failings

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 4th July 2015

THERE are fears the £75m overhaul of Oxford Railway station may not take place for almost a decade.

Staff reshuffle at Oxford City Council is forecast to save over £1.3m

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

A RADICAL shake-up to save £1.3m at Oxford Town Hall will see more than half its departments scrapped and a new £90,000 executive job created.

The £1.6bn investment that ‘would keep us at the global cutting edge’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

AMBITIOUS proposals for £1.6bn of transport and development schemes in Oxfordshire have been unveiled by a partnership of businesses, universities and councils.

Over 100 Oxfordshire schools may be ordered to turn academy

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015

MORE than 100 primary schools and 11 secondary schools in Oxfordshire could be told they are “coasting” and made academies under tougher new Government rules.

Cuts and rising care demands putting more children at risk

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 30th June 2015

THE man in charge of the county’s children’s services has warned a surge in cases on the back of Operation Bullfinch and other child abuse scandals is leading to huge pressure on his department.

Quitting county boss Joanna Simons to get £259k

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 27th June 2015

JOANNA SIMONS has agreed a deal worth more than a quarter-of-a-million pounds to quit as Oxfordshire County Council’s chief executive.

‘Temporary’ office scheme to be scaled back at Oxford Railway Station

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 29th June 2015

PLANS for a “temporary” building that could be in place at Oxford Station for a decade have been scaled back after opposition from residents living nearby.

Dad to cycle 105 miles for charity

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 27th June 2015

A FATHER is set to cycle with friends from Witney to Bournemouth to raise money for the charity that supported his family while his prematurely-born daughter was cared for in hospital.

Oxford City leader Bob Price expresses solidarity with twin town Grenoble after attack

Oxford Mail:

10:47am Friday 26th June 2015

A VIOLENT attack has taken place in a factory in Oxford's twin town in South East France, French media is reporting this morning.

Paramedics praised for action to help a dangerously-ill child

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 26th June 2015

A MOTHER has thanked paramedics who rushed her dangerously-ill daughter to hospital.

Northern Lights could appear over Oxfordshire tonight

Oxford Mail:

7:26pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

PHOTOGRAPHERS in Oxfordshire are once again poised to try and snap a picture of the Northern Lights tonight.

Popular park play area could be extended to meet demand

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A PLAYGROUND in Sunnymead Park could be expanded to meet increasing demand.

Crash between lorry and car blocks lane of A34

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

3:12pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

A CRASH involving a lorry and a car has blocked a lane of the A34 between Oxford and Bicester.

Inmate at Bullingdon Prison starts fire in his cell

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:06pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

AN INMATE at Bullingdon Prison started a fire in his own cell last night.

From diagnosis of illness to a top degree and new business

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 24th June 2015

A FORMER athlete has overcome a debilitating condition to open her own chiropractic clinic.

Cross-party group will review planned action over begging

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

CONTROVERSIAL restrictions proposed on busking and begging in Oxford are to be re- examined by a cross-party panel of councillors after a civil rights group said they were unlawful.

Strict new rules aim to protect character of Victorian suburbs

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 22nd June 2015

STRICT new rules to curb development in North Oxford could mean residents would have to ask permission to change their window frames.

Take a virtual tour of an Oxford college

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 20th June 2015

A COLLEGE has opened up its historic spaces to the public using a new 3D tour system on the internet.

Appeal for picture and video footage of Magdalen College School fire

Oxford Mail:

2:09pm Friday 19th June 2015

AN APPEAL for pictures and video footage of the fire at Magdalen College School has been launched by police.

Cholsey man charged after suspected cannabis found in Wallingford

Oxford Mail:

1:13pm Friday 19th June 2015

A 27-year-old man has been charged after the discovery of a large amount of suspected cannabis in Wallingford this week.

CCTV of a man police want to trace in connection with two assaults in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

12:59pm Friday 19th June 2015

POLICE have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with two assaults in Oxford.

Update: M40 reopen again between 7 and 8 after serious collision involving motorcyclist

Oxford Mail:

11:34am Friday 19th June 2015

THE M40 has reopened between junction 7 for Thame and 8 for Oxford after a crash involving a car and motorbike. 

Delays on the A34 after crash at Milton and reports of a collision at Hinksey Hill

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

8:39am Friday 19th June 2015

TRAFFIC is reported to be queuing on the A34 at Milton due to a crash.

Increase in resident parking fees sparks calls for a review

Oxford Mail: New Oxfordshire county council logo

6:30am Friday 19th June 2015

AN INCREASE of £10 in annual resident parking scheme fees in Oxford has prompted calls for a city-wide review.

Delays on the Eastern Bypass near Headington after car crashes into central reservation

Oxford Mail:

9:02am Thursday 18th June 2015

POLICE have closed a small section of the right-hand lane of the Eastern Bypass approaching Headington after a car crashed into the central reservation.

Oxford needs help of neighbours to meet huge housing targets

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 18th June 2015

MORE than 8,000 homes could be built as “urban extensions” at the northern and southern edges of Oxford, city leaders have said.

Update: Fire investigation continues as Magdalen College School vows the show will go on

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 18th June 2015

STAFF at Magdalen College School vowed that it would be “business as usual” despite a serious blaze damaging buildings on the site in East Oxford.

Unfinished business as church launches fundraising campaign

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Thursday 18th June 2015

A CAMPAIGN has started to raise almost £700,000 to finally complete the construction of a 105-year-old church in North Oxford.

Archaeologists hope a college dig will reveal city’s early days

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 17th June 2015

ARCHAEOLOGISTS digging at The Queen’s College say new evidence could provide key answers about Oxford’s early expansion.

Closure of children’s centres in Oxfordshire ‘could be socially damaging’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 16th June 2015

CHILDREN’S centres across Oxfordshire are under threat of closure as part of a radical shake-up to save more than £6m.

New spaces offer commuters the chance to park and pedal

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 16th June 2015

MORE than 100 new cycle parking spaces have been created at two of Oxford’s park and rides.

Speed limit on Eastern Bypass down to 30mph from today for water main work

Oxford Mail: eastern bypass alert

7:51am Monday 15th June 2015

SIX-month speed restrictions on Oxford’s Eastern Bypass are due to begin this morning.

Park-and-walk scheme 'could beat congestion' says architect

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 15th June 2015

A TOP city architect has called for a new 3,000-space "park and walk" facility to be built at an Oxford industrial estate.

Cherwell Local Plan with space for 22,840 homes by 2031 approved by Government inspector

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

12:17pm Friday 12th June 2015

A BLUEPRINT for where development in Cherwell will take place for the next 15 years has been approved by a Government planning inspector.

Campaigners baulk at idea to demolish Castle Mill flats in 30 years

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 12th June 2015

CAMPAIGNERS have spurned suggestions that the controversial Castle Mill flats could be demolished in 30 years’ time.

Begging restrictions on hold following legal action threat

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 12th June 2015

A DECISION on controversial plans for further restrictions on busking and begging was delayed last night after a civil rights group threatened legal action.

Pop-up market is latest addition to Jericho Street Fair

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 12th June 2015

HUNDREDS of people are expected to visit the Jericho Street Fair tomorrow.

Live Blog: Oxford City Council executive board discusses new busking laws and Blackbird Leys regeneration

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

4:25pm Thursday 11th June 2015

Follow our live coverage of the city council's executive board meeting. The council has suspended making a decision on its controversial Public Spaces Prevention Order following a complaint by civil rights group Liberty, but will no doubt be discussing the issue.

UPDATE: Oxford City Council defers PSPO decision in wake of threatened legal action from civil rights group

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:52pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

A NATIONAL civil rights organisation has threatened legal action against new restrictions set to be put in place on busking and begging in the centre of Oxford.

Historians say iconic Oxford Ice Rink is cool enough to become listed

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 11th June 2015

A HISTORY group wants to get Oxford Ice Rink listed as a building of architectural and historical value.

Now you're facing 16 months of delays on the Bypass with Cutteslowe and Wolvercote roundabouts work

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 10th June 2015

DRIVERS have been warned to expect more than a year of delays as a fresh round of roadworks begins this summer.

UPDATE: Missing trainee guide dog Toffee finds his way home

Oxford Mail:

8:12pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

RUNAWAY trainee guide dog Toffee was last night reunited with his owner – after finding his own way home.

NHS under fire for letting old Jericho health centre remain unused

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 4th June 2015

HEALTH service bosses have been criticised for allowing a disused building in Jericho to languish for almost three years.

Crackdown forces landlords into £3.2m of improvements

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 4th June 2015

THOUSANDS of people in Oxford are still living in shared houses below the minimum standards despite a council crackdown.

Opposition over city council plans to ban ‘persistent begging’

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:00am Thursday 4th June 2015

PLANS to ban “persistent begging” in Oxford by the city council have been criticised by groups that support homeless people.

The wonder of Wolvercote Lakes

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Volunteers have been working tirelessly to transform a little-known beauty spot in North Oxford. Matt Oliver reports

CCTV released of a man want to speak to in connection with leisure centre thefts

Oxford Mail:

2:10pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A CCTV image has been released by police in connection to valuable items stolen from lockers at two Oxford leisure centres.

Road reopens west of Thame after a car drove into a ditch

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

5:35pm Monday 1st June 2015

A ROAD has reopened west of Thame after a car drove into a ditch and had to be recovered.

Oxford City Council leader calls for a radical rethink after a huge hike in payments to councillors

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

ALLOWANCES for councillors should be overhauled to attract more people into politics, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

‘Ultra-modern’ new lecture theatre at Oxford University

Oxford Mail:

3:59pm Monday 1st June 2015

THE director of a futuristic new university building in North Oxford has said he hopes it will become a new landmark in the city.

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