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Relief all round as Frideswide Square finally starts to take shape

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 3rd October 2015

FOR more than nine months workers have been busy behind boards transforming Frideswide Square.

It’s power to the people in shaping your community

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 30th September 2015

RESIDENTS in North Oxford will be asked for their views on the latest proposals for a Neighbourhood Plan covering their area.

Firefighters get ready to take on paramedic role in call-outs

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 29th September 2015

FIREFIGHTERS will be sent to help people suffering cardiac arrests and strokes across Oxfordshire.

Feature: Life begins at 40 with a very special exhibition

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

AN EXHIBITION has opened at the Museum of Oxford to celebrate the venue’s 40th anniversary.

Save our trees and move this noise barrier

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 29th September 2015

NORTH Oxford residents have called on Network Rail to change the location of a noise barrier to save the only trees separating their homes from the A34.

Family of hit-and-run victim left bleeding on street makes appeal for witnesses

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 28th September 2015

THE family of a teenager left bleeding on the road after a hit-and-run have pleaded for witnesses to come forward.

Discover how deadly venoms turn into potential life-savers

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 26th September 2015

THE world’s deadliest venoms, toxins and poisons are normally associated with making us ill, rather than better.

New dual carriageway one of several plans to beat A40 jams

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 25th September 2015

THE cost of dualling the A40 from Witney to Oxford was put at £120m by transport bosses last night.

Parents consider option to pay for their own children’s centre themselves

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 25th September 2015

PARENTS in North Oxford could fund their children’s centre without county council help as it faces the threat of closure.

Oxford University to lead first stage of major European telescope project

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Thursday 24th September 2015

OXFORD University is to lead the first stage of a major European telescope project after a landmark deal. 

Lane closed on A34 between Oxford and Abingdon

Oxford Mail: OM A34

8:10am Thursday 24th September 2015

A LANE has been closed on the A34 in both directions between Oxford and northern Abingdon. According to traffic reports lane two of the carriageway is shut, with heavy traffic into Oxford. It is so repair work can be carried out on the central reservation, after a crash earlier this morning. The crash took place in lane one of the southbound carriageway.

Host of stars from screen and literature to dazzle Blenheim Palace

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Thursday 24th September 2015

THOUSANDS of book-lovers are expected to flock to the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music this weekend.

Homes to be offered to 10 refugee families in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

4:46pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

A PILOT scheme to house 10 refugee families in Oxford has been revealed.

Feature: Silver expert’s treasure trove goes on public display at the Ashmolean

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

THERE was no pomp and circumstance at the Ashmolean Museum when the new Wellby Collection was quietly unveiled to the public.

Sculptures in driftwood wash up at Christ Church Cathedral

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

HIS sculptures may start life as pieces of driftwood but they have ended up in some of Britain’s most impressive cathedrals.

CLA will no longer run Blenheim Palace regular Game Fair

Oxford Mail: CLA Game Fair 2014

11:20am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

ORGANISERS of the CLA Game Fair have called off the countryside event after revealing it was losing too much money.

Housing blueprint under fire ahead of inquiry by inspector

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

A CLASH over the controversial blueprint for 20,560 new homes across the Vale of White Horse is expected today at the opening of an inquiry.

Hybrid vehicles ‘are right for zero emission zones’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

A TAXI boss has said he would back a zero emissions zone in Oxford that allowed hybrid vehicles.

Oxford's great divide: richest and poorest are farther apart

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 21st September 2015

CITY leaders have warned the gap between Oxford’s poorest and richest looks set to widen.

Council’s fraud team achieves big savings

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Monday 21st September 2015

A PIONEERING team set up in Oxford to tackle fraud “with a vengeance” has saved taxpayers more than £1.6m in five months.

Latest plan for paper mill site may end years of uncertainty

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 19th September 2015

A DECADE of uncertainty around whether 190 homes will be built at Wolvercote could end if final plans are approved.

Oxford University’s £200m cash boost to ensure its world class research continues

Oxford Mail: University of Oxford logo

9:00am Friday 18th September 2015

OXFORD University has secured a £200m cash injection from European Investment Bank (EIB) chiefs for the expansion of its sites across the city.

Call for more key worker housing as rent rises force them out of city

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 18th September 2015

HEALTH bosses have backed a drive for more key worker housing in the city after Oxford University revealed plans for 1,000 staff homes.

Bid to demolish old Honey Pot to make way for flats

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Friday 18th September 2015

A PUB near Oxford’s railway station could be demolished and replaced with a four-storey block of flats.

Writers quick on the draw to help festival

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Friday 18th September 2015

PENS and pencils at the ready as author Philip Pullman and Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell launch a worldwide scheme to get children drawing in Oxford this weekend.

More cuts ahead as council warns it has to make ‘difficult decisions’

Oxford Mail: New Oxfordshire county council logo

9:00am Wednesday 16th September 2015

THE leader of Oxfordshire County Council has warned there are “testing” times ahead as the authority begins preparation for another round of cuts.

AS IT HAPPENED County council discusses possible children's centre closures at cabinet meeting

Oxford Mail:

2:10pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

Oxfordshire County Council will today be discussing possible closing children's centres across the county as part of its bid to make savings.

Council urged to extend bus subsidy consultation

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 15th September 2015

CAMPAIGNERS have accused transport bosses of failing to publicise proposals to cut bus subsidies widely enough.

Horse trials boost for bereaved children

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

THE balancing act between hosting a grand sporting event and at the same time doing some good has been well and truly mastered by organisers of this week’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

‘Blame the pub for our epic running feat’

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 15th September 2015

FOR most people, running one marathon in a lifetime is an achievement.

RAF Brize Norton scrambles Voyagers to help fighter jets escorting Russian planes close to UK air space

Oxford Mail:

6:10pm Friday 11th September 2015

AIRCRAFT from Brize Norton were yesterday scrambled to provide assistance to fighter jets escorting Russian planes flying close to UK air space.

LIVE: Follow all the latest from Oxford City Council's city executive board

Oxford Mail: Oxford town hall

5:22pm Thursday 10th September 2015

You can follow all the latest from Oxford City Council's city executive board meeting with our reporter Matt Oliver.

City housebuilding and estate regeneration plans go on hold

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 10th September 2015

MULTI-MILLION-POUND plans to regenerate estates and build hundreds of new council homes in the city could be scaled down because of new Government rules, the Oxford Mail can reveal.

Proposed children’s centres closure plans anger parents

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 9th September 2015

PARENTS urged councillors to reconsider the closures of children’s centres yesterday in a protest outside County Hall.

Council ‘will help the refugees but we’ll need extra funding’

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 9th September 2015

THE leader of Oxfordshire County Council yesterday said his authority stood ready to help refugees but warned a lack of funding could pile further pressure on local services.

UPDATE: Protesters take to county hall to try to save threatened children's centres

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 8th September 2015

CAMPAIGNERS have taken to the streets today to warn the closure of all of Oxfordshire’s children’s centres would be “a failure to a whole generation”.

More than 40 children's centres across Oxfordshire could shut under plans to save £8m

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 7th September 2015

MORE than 40 children's centres across the county could be scrapped and replaced under a radical shake-up to save £8m, it was announced today.

Work on two major university projects under way in Jericho

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 8th September 2015

BUILDERS are working hard on two striking developments in Jericho, as one prepares to open in the autumn.

Rail campaigners praise intervention by network boss over station update plans

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 8th September 2015

A RAIL campaign group has welcomed reassurances from Network Rail over the redevelopment of Oxford Station, after concerns were raised it could be sidelined.

City house prices could make government plan 'untenable'

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 7th September 2015

CREATIVE solutions to Oxford’s housing shortage are being called for after it emerged that a flagship Government housebuilding programme might not work in the city.

Water leak at primary school ‘was a timebomb’, says head

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 5th September 2015

A MASSIVE water leak at a North Oxford school was yesterday described as a “timebomb waiting to happen”.

Local councils in bid to control health service cash as part of Oxfordshire power grab

Oxford Mail: County Council leader Ian Hudspeth

5:33pm Friday 4th September 2015

LOCAL control of health service budgets in Oxfordshire has been included in a £4bn bid to secure major new powers from the Government.

Burst water main causes Cutteslowe Primary School to shut until Monday

Oxford Mail:

3:52pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A burst water main has caused Cutteslowe Primary School to close until Monday. 

Intrepid cow escapes from Thames before firefighters can help

Oxford Mail:

7:23pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

FIREFIGHTERS in Eynsham rushed out this evening to rescue a cow from a river.

UPDATE: M40 reopens between junction 8A and 9 following crash

Oxford Mail: OM M40

7:14pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

THE M40 northbound has reopened after a crash took place underneath Junction 9 at Bicester, according to traffic reports.

Care home student hostel bid set to go ahead despite fears

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

PLANS to replace a care home in North Oxford and convert the old building into student accommodation have been recommended for approval.

After 13 weeks of vacuuming, brushing and painting Oxford Town Hall's ceiling is unveiled

Oxford Mail:

5:45pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

THE 'magnificent' vaulted ceiling of Oxford Town Hall was unveiled yesterday after a £140,000 restoration.

College urged to think again over student flats by ancient cemetery

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A NATIONAL heritage body has called on an Oxford college and developer to scale back plans for student accommodation near a historic cemetery.

Thousands rock on at music festival

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 31st August 2015

THERE was a relaxed atmosphere at the Towersey Festival this weekend, as thousands turned out to enjoy music in the sun.

Gorging on super food and a feast of top music

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 31st August 2015

THOUSANDS of people combined their love of food and music at the fifth annual Big Feastival.

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