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Vigil calls for independent inquiry after Bullfinch report ‘whitewash’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 30th March 2015

A VIGIL will be held in East Oxford today by residents calling for an independent inquiry into Operation Bullfinch.

Ukip launches election campaign attack on Prime Minister’s ‘patch’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 30th March 2015

UK INDEPENDENCE Party (Ukip) campaigners claimed they had parked tanks on Prime Minister David Cameron’s “patch” yesterday as they opened their first Oxfordshire office.

‘Plans to scrap subsidies could spark city leisure centre price hike’

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 30th March 2015

LEISURE centre prices could go up in the city if plans to scrap subsidies go ahead, a council watchdog committee fears.

Nick Clegg launches Lib Dem election campaign in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

1:19pm Sunday 29th March 2015

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Abingdon this afternoon to launch the Liberal Democrats' campaign for the General Election.

Ukip opens first Oxfordshire office in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

11:34am Sunday 29th March 2015

THE UK Independence Party (UKIP) opened its first Oxfordshire office in Abingdon this morning.

A420 to shut for repairs as embankment starts to slip

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

CONCERNS have been raised about plans to temporarily divert traffic from the A420 Cumnor bypass through nearby villages during roadworks.

His Dark Materials author set for 20th anniversary quizzing

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Saturday 28th March 2015

HIS novels have sold millions of copies across the globe and sparked a Hollywood film adaptation.

Anglers say Thames towpath ‘looks like a hurricane struck’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 27th March 2015

ANGLERS have said a stretch of towpath looks like it was hit by a hurricane after a landowner cut back scores of trees.

Bus tunnel vision is labelled ‘ludicrous’ by council leader + Your Vote

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 26th March 2015

KEY proposals in a new £1.2bn transport strategy for Oxford have been attacked by city leaders.

Council says millions more are needed to protect children from sex exploitation

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

MILLIONS in extra funding is needed to cope with the rising problem of child sex exploitation across Oxfordshire.

Parents want action as report criticises school management

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

PARENTS are urging a North Oxford school to look at the way it is governed after an education authority review raised concerns.

Electric buses will be given trial as city bids to reduce pollution levels

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

ELECTRIC buses that can be charged wirelessly through pads in the road could be used in Oxford by next year.

City’s picturesque canal ‘now shameful sight’ say residents

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 23rd March 2015

OXFORD Canal’s towpath is plagued by graffiti and collapsing banks, boaters have warned.

Soldier killed in Cyprus canoeing accident to be repatriated to RAF Brize Norton

Oxford Mail:

4:04pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A SOLDIER killed in a canoeing accident while serving in Cyprus will be repatriated to RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire County Council has said.

University to press ahead on plan to reduce Castle Mill flats’ impact

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 19th March 2015

OXFORD University has said it will change the look of the Castle Mill student flats.

College planning new visitor centre near historic meadow

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A NEW visitor centre could be built beside Oxford’s Christ Church Meadow.

Candidates clash on poverty and immigration at hustings

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 18th March 2015

CANDIDATES vying to be Oxford’s next MPs clashed over election issues at a hustings organised by faith leaders.

Primary school to expand playground after negotiations with rail firm

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

A PRIMARY school in North Oxford can finally expand its playground after a planning row over a bridge was resolved.

Volunteers asked to join in new litter blitz

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

LITTER, graffiti and antisocial behaviour in Cutteslowe is being targeted as part of a two-week campaign.

Car crashes into field near Charlbury

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:26pm Sunday 15th March 2015

A car has crashed into a field near Charlbury and overturned.

Residents’ fury over trees cut down by Westgate developer

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 16th March 2015

A HERITAGE group that planted two trees near the Westgate Shopping Centre four decades ago has criticised a developer for felling them without warning.

Roundabout worries spark bridge debate

Oxford Mail: New Oxfordshire county council logo

5:00pm Monday 16th March 2015

A BRIDGE for cyclists that passes a busy junction in North Oxford could be built with cash from developers of a proposed business park.

Woman crashed into mother's house following shopping trip

Oxford Mail:

4:07pm Sunday 15th March 2015

A block of flats in Witney was evacuated after a woman accidentally crashed a BMW into her mother's ground-floor flat.

Car crash on the A4421 near Bicester

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:21pm Saturday 14th March 2015

Firefighters have been called to a crash on the A4421 near Bicester.

One of city’s worst towpaths reopens after £158k overhaul

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

A CANAL towpath dubbed one of the worst in Oxford is back on track for walkers and cyclists after extensive repairs.

Dispute over need for road to cut new business park traffic

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:30am Friday 13th March 2015

A LINK road between the A40 and A44 is not needed to reduce the traffic impact of a large North Oxford business park, council officers said yesterday.

Traffic on A34 slowed by vehicle fire and two-car crash

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

5:26pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A VEHICLE fire on the A34 is causing delays near Islip, according to traffic reports.

‘New Westgate cycling hub is saddled with lack of parking’

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 13th March 2015

CYCLISTS have warned there will not be enough bike-parking spaces at the redeveloped Westgate Centre amid plans to turn it into a “cycling hub.”

Plans for a new business park 'based on outdated evidence'

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:30am Wednesday 11th March 2015

PLANS for a large business park in North Oxford should not go forward until the city has a entirely new development plan, it was argued yesterday.

Protesters go into battle for homes on business park site

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 9th March 2015

PLANS for a business park in North Oxford could be defeated by opponents who say hundreds of homes should go there instead.

University releases its revised homes plan for paper mill site

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 7th March 2015

FRESH designs for a 190- home development at the former paper mill site in Wolvercote will be submitted next month.

Benefit cheats fleeced taxpayers out of £1.3m

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 6th March 2015

FRAUDSTERS in Oxford raked in almost £1.28m in the past financial year from the public purse.

No height reduction for Castle Mill flats say Oxford dons

Oxford Mail:

6:01pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A bid to have the Castle Mill student flats reduced in height through Oxford University’s “parliament” has been thrown out by dons.

New church wing built to serve a wider community

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 6th March 2015

FINISHING touches are being made to a twostorey church extension that will create a busy community hub for parishioners.

Digital tickets to cut city station wait

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 6th March 2015

DIGITAL tickets could be introduced at Oxford’s railway stations to relieve queues.

Volunteers all set for blitz on litter in city's yearly clean-up

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

THREE days of spring cleaning start tomorrow to spruce up Oxford grot spots.

Westgate developer is blamed for jam after 'ignoring advice'

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

LONG delays faced by drivers on Oxford’s ring road yesterday could have been avoided had the county council’s advice been heeded by contractors working on the Westgate redevelopment, it has been claimed.

Colleges opening up their doors to the arts

Oxford Mail:

2:09pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Scheme: Groups can request space for rehearsals, performances and meetings

Discovery: Remains of a woman and a coin dating from the 1600s are unearthed

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

THE SKELETON of a woman thought to be nearly 400 years old has been unearthed at an Oxford college.

Planning proposals labelled a box-ticking exercise by group

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

A CITY heritage group has called new proposals for getting residents more involved in planning decisions nothing more than a “boxticking”exercise.

Colleges opening up their doors to the arts

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

SEVEN of Oxford’s colleges have signed up to trial a landmark scheme to work with city arts organisations.

U-turn as leader says decision to axe council chief ‘hasty’

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 27th February 2015

THE decision to axe the top job at Oxfordshire County Council will be reviewed after its leader admitted he rushed it through.

Expert led the way in heart monitoring

Oxford Mail:

4:52pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Leslie George Goulding, who has died aged 91, was a clinical scientist who played a key role in the development of modern heart-monitoring systems

Unshakable coach of Oxford's greatest era in the Boat Race

Oxford Mail:

4:50pm Thursday 26th February 2015

The charismatic rowing coach behind Oxford’s most successful period in the history of the Boat Race has died aged 69

Students help to blitz city’s grot spots

Oxford Mail:

4:34pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Oxford University students help tackles "grot spot" in run-up to Oxclean's big annual push

Decision to axe the role of chief executive at Oxfordshire County Council could be overturned

Oxford Mail: Joanna Simons

4:34pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A DECISION to axe the role of chief executive at Oxfordshire County Council could be overturned. 

Academic: 'House prices in Oxford outstripped London last year'

Oxford Mail: Sold/For Sale sign (13784564)

7:10am Thursday 26th February 2015

AN OXFORD University academic today publishes a book that says house price rises in Oxford outpaced London last year.

Fresh push to build thousands of homes on edge of Oxford

Oxford Mail: City council leader Bob Price

7:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

A LARGE development on the edge of Greater Leys is again being considered to help deal with Oxford’s housing shortage.

Residents asked to help trust remove graffiti from bridges

Oxford Mail:

2:17pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

Help: Canal and River Trust has equipment for volunteers to prevent damaging bricks

Traveller turned away from Bowlplex threatens legal action

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A WOMAN turned away from a bowling alley in Oxford for being a traveller threatened legal action yesterday.

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