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Residents call for traffic-calming measures

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 27th April 2015

A “RAT RUN” road needs to be tackled after two pet cats were killed in two days with fears a child could be next, campaigners said.

Randolph Hotel: Historically important parts largely unscathed by fire

Oxford Mail:

8:57am Saturday 25th April 2015

A CONSERVATION group has said historically important sections of The Randolph Hotel were left largely unscathed by last week’s major fire.

Gloucester Green bus station getting a wash and brush up

Oxford Mail:

8:41am Saturday 25th April 2015

A MAJOR clean-up is under way to smarten up Oxford’s Gloucester Green bus station.

Police return to Mayfair Road house in Cowley as murder investigation continues

Oxford Mail:

7:07pm Friday 24th April 2015

POLICE officers have tonight returned to a house in Cowley after two arrests were made in the Barton murder investigations.

Traffic on A34 at Kidlington queuing due to crash

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

4:41pm Friday 24th April 2015

TRAFFIC is reportedly queuing on the A34 at Kidlington due to a crash.

Area around Bonn Square to be closed tonight

Oxford Mail: New Oxfordshire county council logo

9:13am Thursday 23rd April 2015

Bonn Square in Oxford is expected to be closed tonight from 8pm for resurfacing work.

Coroner says Kyle Byfield was stabbed in the chest

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Thursday 23rd April 2015

A CORONER has said Kyle Byfield died in hospital after he was stabbed in the chest.

Two armed burglars chased from home in Carterton

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:13pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

TWO men who broke a door down and entered a house in Carterton brandishing weapons were chased away by the people living there.

Police hunt man after taxi assault

Oxford Mail:

5:04pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

POLICE are looking for the man in this CCTV image, after a man was punched in the head in a taxi.

Parrot stolen from house in Wallingford

Oxford Mail:

3:42pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A PARROT has been snatched from a Wallingford home.

One lane of M40 blocked after car ends up on central reservation

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

3:27pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A CAR has gone into the central reservation of the M40 near Bicester.

New-look square starting to shape up

Oxford Mail:

11:41am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

THE new layout of Oxford’s Frideswide Square is starting to take shape...

Mistakes helped fuel rise of £478k in cost of centre

Oxford Mail:

10:32am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

ROSE HILL: Price of new facility on estate hits £4.765m, report reveals

Uni’s £11.1m research unit will foster new science businesses

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

TECHNOLOGY: Labs to work on finding cures for cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s

60 tonnes of manure on fire in Wantage

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:43pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A FLAMING pile of manure was being battled by firefighters near Wantage tonight.

Stabbing victim's family thank community for support

Oxford Mail:

7:17pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

KYLE BYFIELD's family tonight said the support of the community had helped them to deal with his tragic death.

Call for tighter controls after basement swimming pool wins planning approval

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

STRICTER controls on “iceberg homes” have been called for by a councillor after revised plans for an underground swimming pool in North Oxford were approved...

Sixth cycling festival rated the best yet

Oxford Mail:

10:56am Tuesday 21st April 2015

SCORES of cyclists saddled up in Abingdon for an annual festival in the town’s Market Square...

Pupils branching out with their new willow dome

Oxford Mail:

7:58pm Monday 20th April 2015

CHILDREN at Cutteslowe Primary School built a willow dome as part of their new “forest school”.

Cash machine in Marcham damaged in theft attempt

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

3:44pm Monday 20th April 2015

A CASH machine was damaged in an attempted theft in Marcham.

Music-lovers make vinyl store celebrations a record success

Oxford Mail:

11:26am Monday 20th April 2015

SPECIAL: Unique vinyls and re-releases only available at US-inspired occasion

Randolph Hotel: Damage runs to millions but we may re-open on Saturday

Oxford Mail:

8:08am Monday 20th April 2015

THE manager of Oxford’s Randolph Hotel has said the fire caused millions of pounds of damage.

Randolph Hotel: Blaze a 'damaging blow' to city's tourist trade

Oxford Mail:

8:03am Monday 20th April 2015

THE blaze has been described as a “damaging blow” to the city ahead of tourist season.

Randolph Hotel: We still got married despite the fire

Oxford Mail:

7:59am Monday 20th April 2015

IT WAS a moment in the making for months, almost ruined by a single night.

Randolph Hotel: Flambe cooking thought to be cause of fire

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 20th April 2015

FIRE crews were expected to return the flame-stricken Randolph Hotel to management today after spending the weekend making the building safe.

Classic car fans celebrate manufacturing heritage in Pride of Longbridge Rally

Oxford Mail:

7:42am Monday 20th April 2015

A CONVOY of more than 100 classic cars paraded through Oxford to show off the county’s manufacturing heritage.

Delays around Abingdon as the town's cycle festival is under way

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

3:44pm Sunday 19th April 2015

TRAFFIC is building up on the A415 Ock Street, as Abingdon Cycle Festival is under way.

Randolph Hotel: Beaumont Street expected to remain closed until tomorrow as crews deal with hotspots

Oxford Mail:

11:09am Sunday 19th April 2015

FIRE crews are still at the Randolph Hotel this morning, with Beaumont Street expected to remain closed until at least tomorrow.

Hundreds queue from 4am to get their hands on special releases on Record Store Day

Oxford Mail:

11:50am Saturday 18th April 2015

HUNDREDS of people queued outside a Cowley record store from the early hours of the morning today in a bid to get their hands on special vinyl releases.

And they're off! More than 100 classic cars leave the Mini plant in Cowley for Longbridge Rally

Oxford Mail:

11:09am Saturday 18th April 2015

A CONVOY of more than 100 Minis, Morris Minors and other classic cars left the BMW plant in Cowley this morning to parade through Oxford.

Woman charged with the murder of 23-year-old Kyle Byfield

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

10:05am Saturday 18th April 2015

A WOMAN from Banbury has been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Kyle Byfield.

Traders say Frideswide Square roadworks pose a big threat to their businesses

Oxford Mail:

7:25am Friday 17th April 2015

TRADERS have warned ongoing construction work to redevelop Frideswide Square is threatening their businesses.

Cutteslowe Primary School wins praise after making big improvement

Oxford Mail:

7:03am Friday 17th April 2015

A SCHOOL is celebrating receiving a ‘good’ rating in its first Ofsted inspection since it was placed in special measures.

Anti-homeless gates for Market criticised

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Thursday 16th April 2015

SCHEME: New measure planned after complaints at rough sleepers’ behaviour

Oxford told by rival councils where it can build houses within the city boundaries

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

9:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

THOUSANDS of extra homes should be built across sites in Oxford not earmarked for development, according to three councils.

Roaring confusion over new party name in council elections

Oxford Mail: vale of white horse logo

9:20am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A POLITICAL party caused confusion this week when it took the same name as a countryside campaign group for a council election.

Wheel meet again! Bike shop reopens after major revamp

Oxford Mail:

11:52am Tuesday 14th April 2015

EXTENDED: Premises now boasts new workshop facilities and more spacious interior

Hudspeth comes up with 'virtual' council merger plan to win skeptics

Oxford Mail: New Oxfordshire county council logo

9:00am Tuesday 14th April 2015

A “VIRTUAL” union of the county’s local authorities could be created to save money, a council leader has claimed.

Oxfordshire County Council to vote on banning lorries overtaking on A34

Oxford Mail: New Oxfordshire county council logo

7:03am Tuesday 14th April 2015

LORRIES could be banned from overtaking on the A34 if new restrictions are approved.

Latest on Castle Mill flats discussed tonight

Oxford Mail: The Castle Mill flats

7:10am Tuesday 14th April 2015

THE controversial accommodation blocks at Castle Mill will be among planning issues discussed at a city council committee tonight.

‘Plastic’ burger boxes banned in city

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:40am Tuesday 14th April 2015

NON-recyclable takeaway boxes are to be banned from Oxford food vans.

Blog: Oxford City Council meeting Monday, April 13 as it happened

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

4:48pm Monday 13th April 2015

Live coverage of tonight's Oxford City Council meeting, which will include a decision on forcing kebab and burger vans to only use recyclable or biodegradable packaging,and granting freedom of the city to The Rifles.

Devoted nurse hits 100 years after a busy life on the move

Oxford Mail:

4:25pm Monday 13th April 2015

ONE hundred years ago today, Irene Trusler was born in London.

Oxford City Council bids to plug gaps in funding

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:39am Monday 13th April 2015

A NEW cultural strategy for Oxford which will see the city council try to bridge funding gaps by working with businesses is recommended for approval today.

Calls to ban all lorries without safety guards from city roads

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 13th April 2015

TRANSPORT bosses have been urged to introduce new rules in Oxford that would force lorries to fit life-saving side guards.

Second World War artwork up for sale

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 11th April 2015

ORIGINAL artwork for Wings for Victory, a Second World War fundraising campaign, is set to be sold this month at an Oxford book fair...

Young rugby players take part in Easter masterclass

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Friday 10th April 2015

YOUNG rugby players in Oxford took part in some post-Easter egg chasing after a visit from England rugby international Nick Easter...

Protection for famous views not enough, say campaigners

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Friday 10th April 2015

Guidance: Landmark study sets out 10 important vistas and how to preserve them

Political firebrand earns blue plaque

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 10th April 2015

SHE was one of Oxford’s best-loved politicians. And now the former councillor and two-time Lord Mayor, Olive Gibbs, is to be honoured with a blue plaque...

Motorists 'shunning A420 diversions' blamed for traffic chaos

Oxford Mail:

6:10am Friday 10th April 2015

MOTORISTS not following diversions for the A420 Cumnor Bypass roadworks have caused chaos at Botley, transport officials said last night.

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