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Reeling back the years with films from Oxford's past

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WHEN we think back to the decades which have gone by it is easy to see everything in black and white.

Residents get progress report on Jericho Wharf development

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Monday 21st July 2014

A MEETING will be held tonight to update residents on the progress of proposals to redevelop the Jericho Wharf.

Weather: Brace yourself as the forecast still bad, with amber warning and potentially more thunder and lightning

Oxford Mail:

7:45pm Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is braced for more severe weather tonight after the Met Office put yellow and amber warnings in place for the South East this weekend.

Residents asked to dig deep for centre

Oxford Mail: Councillor Jean Fooks

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

RESIDENTS living on Oxford’s Cutteslowe estate are being asked to make donations to save their community centre.

Crowdfunding campaign to back young artist

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN ARTIST has started a crowdfunding campaign to back her first exhibition in an Oxford arts venue.

Update: Police say the Westgate Centre, Oxford, is all clear after earlier cordon

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

9:32pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PART of the Westgate car-park in Oxford was earlier closed off by police after reports of suspicious activity. 

Campaigners say Gateway plan being rushed through

Oxford Mail: Jean Fooks

6:30am Friday 18th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have claimed proposals for the Northern Gateway are too big and being rushed through town hall.

Grant bid to tackle pollution hotspots

Oxford Mail: City councillor John Tanner

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORD could tap into a £1m Government cash pot to help tackle air quality issues in the city centre, a councillor has said.

Vision of Westgate Centre's £400m future revealed

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

NEW designs for the £400m Westgate Shopping Centre have been released today by the developers behind the scheme.

White, starched lab coat marked out ‘Sir’ at Oxford school

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER deputy headteacher whose career lasted 31 years has died aged 98.

Campaigning mother and magistrate who led medical revolution in a fight against rare condition

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MOTHER-of-three who strenuously campaigned for awareness of a rare condition after her son’s death has died aged 75.

Council refutes ‘delaying tactics’ over Temple Cowley Pools

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS wanting to buy the Temple Cowley Pools leisure facility have complained that council officers are jeopardising their efforts.

Policing plague of ‘to let’ boards branded impractical

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

ATTEMPTS by councillors to stop the number of ‘to let’ boards left outside occupied properties have been branded impractical.

Jericho Wharf community centre plan to be ‘rescued’ by developers

Oxford Mail: An artist’s impression of what the boatyard could look like

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A “RESCUE package” for a planned multi-million pound community centre in Jericho could be brokered in talks between residents and a developer.

Teenagers invited to join new sports club

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TWICE-weekly sports club has been started in Jericho for teenagers.

Rethink over size of wharf’s proposed community centre

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A COMMUNITY centre which is part of plans for a redeveloped Jericho Wharf could be scaled back after fears were raised about views of a church.

Hard to be sure of ethical investments, says Bishop of Oxford

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

ETHICAL purity when it comes to financial investments is “hard to achieve” in the modern day, the Bishop of Oxford has claimed.

Students' satirical swipe at Education Secretary goes on stage in Edinburgh

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 14th July 2014

WHAT would Britain be like if Education Secretary Michael Gove became Prime Minister?

Rural areas hit by a drop in ambulance response times

Oxford Mail: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

6:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

SENIOR figures from Oxfordshire’s ambulance trust have warned a recruitment crisis and rise in demand is affecting response times in rural areas.

Food litter sparks invasion of rats at city centre church

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

RATS have infested a cemetery in the heart of Oxford because of food litter thrown in by passers-by, it has been revealed.

It’s a novel idea for a new business

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A GROUP of North Oxford authors have started their own publishing business for local writers who have been overlooked by bigger firms.

Heart patients to benefit from a life-changing implant device

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 7th July 2014

MORE than 100 extra people in Oxfordshire could benefit from an implanted device that helps prevent heart failure, after new guidance was published by a health body.

Both sides in West Way development row claim report's backing

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 7th July 2014

A ROW has broken out between opponents and supporters of the West Way redevelopment scheme over a report published by an influential architecture body.

Police concerned for man seen at Oxford's Carfax Tower

Oxford Mail:

7:12pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Police are searching for a man who went missing after being seen near Oxford's Carfax Tower in a distressed state.

Man injured in gang attack in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

2:13pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A man lost a tooth and suffered facial injuries after being attacked by four men near Oxford Ice Rink early this morning .

Demolition's a really explosive issue

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Didcot A power station has stood tall above the countryside in the south of Oxfordshire for 50 years. But its demolition is stirring up mixed feelings among residents.

£3.5m kickstarts modern art gallery’s big redevelopment

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN OXFORD art gallery has cleared a major hurdle in a campaign to overhaul its buildings after receiving £3.5m from Arts Council England.

Cricket club could be turfed out of ground in land move

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN OXFORD college has taken steps that could see a historic sports ground eventually turned over to housing.

Parents fear train line will cause havoc during lessons

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

VIBRATIONS and noise from a nearby railway line will disturb school lessons, parents fear.

Neighbours vote officer the top cop of the year

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A BARTON policewoman has been named Oxfordshire’s neighbourhood officer of the year.

Traders hope for a business boost from Jericho boatyard plans

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

MARKET traders have said a public “piazza” in the proposed £20m Jericho Boatyard redevelopment scheme could revitalise their businesses.

‘Spyplane’ above city sparks concern over privacy

Oxford Mail: A Cessna 310 plane similar to the one used by the city council

9:00am Monday 30th June 2014

A PLANE has been used to photograph the whole of Oxford as part of the battle against illegal developments in the city, officials have revealed.

Mum left in the dark on son’s death in Portugal

Oxford Mail: Eileen Brown

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A MOTHER has been told she may have to wait six months to find out how her son died after his body was found in a Portuguese resort two weeks ago.

New West Way development would be ‘visually intrusive’ on Green Belt

Oxford Mail: Helen Marshall of the Oxfordshire branch of Campaign for Rural England

6:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE Campaign to Protect Rural England has claimed the £100m West Way redevelopment proposals for Botley would intrude on Oxford’s famous skyline.

Plans for boatyard prompt row over affordable homes

Oxford Mail: Pictured at the boatyard are Jericho Wharf trustees, from left, David Feeny, Fr Jonathan Beswick, chairwoman Phyllis Starkey and Peter Stalker

7:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE firm behind plans for the £20m Jericho Boatyard redevelopment scheme has defended its proposals to make just 32 per cent of the site’s housing affordable.

Update: Unexplained death at hotel in West Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:18pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Police officers have been called to a hotel in West Oxford because of fears for a man’s safety.

Council shows colours on Green Belt development

Oxford Mail: Bob Price

8:00am Friday 20th June 2014

A DISTRICT council has for the first time revealed it would consider building homes on Oxford’s outskirts that would encroach on the Green Belt.

Get on your bike to make nature centre festival green

Oxford Mail: Nicholas O’Brien and Nina Brown get ready for the Tandem Festival Picture: OX67933 David Fleming

6:40am Friday 20th June 2014

ORGANISERS of a new eco-festival at Hill End nature centre this weekend are expecting up to 300 people to arrive by bike.

Update: Man who died in M40 crash was 39-year-old from Merseyside

Oxford Mail: 'Serious' crash on M40 causes delays

7:54pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

THE van driver, who died in last night's collision on the M40 was a 39-year-old from Merseyside, Thames Valley Police have said.

Rose Hill betting shop plan gets go-ahead

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:31pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A BETTING shop in Rose Hill has been approved by city councillors by six votes to two.

Boat people in land grab

Oxford Mail: The notice put up by boaters at the riverbank

9:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

BOAT dwellers have laid claim to an Oxford riverbank by roping it off and declaring it their own.

Friendship through music is key to The City of Oxford Silver Band’s longevity

Oxford Mail: Caroline Dalton, librarian with The City of Oxford Silver Band, with old instruments and sheet music belonging to the group. Picture: OX67846 Antony Moore

6:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

ONE of Oxford’s oldest brass bands recently unearthed a treasure trove of pictures and documents from 100 years ago that explain its origins. MATT OLIVER reports.

Star helps unveil military museum

Oxford Mail: Al Murray, centre, with David Bayliss, left, dressed as a member of the glider-borne 2nd Bn Ox and Bucks Light Infantry and Brian Tegg as a Captain in the 2nd Bn Oxfordshire Home Guard

11:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

WHEN comedian Al Murray turned up in Woodstock on Sunday it was not in his usual capacity.

Trainers on, it’s time for a fun run around Jericho

Oxford Mail: From left, six-year-olds Milo Spiller, Otto Rourke and Alex Molduano, and eight-year-olds Zinzi Spiller and Elspeth Bailey get in some practice for Run Jericho outside St Barnabas Primary School.  Picture: OX67869 Ed Nix

9:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

HUNDREDS of residents will once again put on their trainers for Run Jericho this month.

Jericho school steels itself against footballs’ damage

Oxford Mail: £10m plans approved to build more affordable homes in city

6:00am Monday 16th June 2014

A JERICHO school will get specialist steel tiles for its roof after youths climbing up to retrieve footballs kept breaking its slate ones.

City targets possible sites in Green Belt for new housing

Oxford Mail: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

6:30am Friday 13th June 2014

MOVES to earmark Green Belt sites around the outskirts of Oxford for new homes have been dismissed out of hand.

‘Help us to chart our village’s future’

Oxford Mail: John Bleach says that without more help, the Wolvercote Neighbourhood Plan will be delayed

11:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

WOLVERCOTE’s neighbourhood plan could take more than two years to produce if more volunteers do not come forward, it has been warned.

Would-be thieves in two bids to raid restaurants

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:48pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

TWO restaurants were targeted by would-be thieves in seperate incidents.

Man charged after Banbury ATM 'arson attacks'

Oxford Mail: Four arson attacks in Banbury leave High Street closed

11:34am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A MAN is set to appear at Banbury Magistrates Court today following reported arson attacks on cash machines in a Banbury street.

Finishing touches to Wolvercote church’s new look

Oxford Mail: From left, Rev Dr Mark Butchers and fundraising committee members Val Tate and Peter Bridges

9:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

IT HAS taken four years and more than £700,000.


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