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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.

MP picked up £190,000 in outside earnings in 2014

Oxford Mail: Sir Tony Baldry

8:10am Wednesday 25th February 2015

BANBURY MP Sir Tony Baldry was among the 10 MPs who had the highest earnings from outside interests last year, official data has shown.

Two-year fight to make rail footbridge better for wheelchairs and bikes looks successful

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A TWO-YEAR campaign to make a railway footbridge in Oxford wheelchair and bike-accessible looks to have been successful.

£48m deal for 354 council homes at Barton Park signed off

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A £48 million deal for 354 new council homes to be built west of Barton has been signed off by council bosses.

Bowlplex apologises to women turned away because they were travellers + video

Oxford Mail:

5:12pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A BOWLING chain has apologised to women refused entry by security staff at its Oxford premises because they were travellers.

City’s ‘Boris Bikes’ expanding despite future funding doubt

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

More sites: Scheme will be extended outside Headington as hundreds sign up

Child sex report gathering dust as group denies extremist Islam link

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A CHILD sexual exploitation report produced by a group accused of being linked to radical Islam has sat on council shelves without action for more than a year, it emerged yesterday.

Northern Gateway exhibition fails to soothe residents’ fears

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

TRAFFIC, school places and Green Belt worries remain after North Oxford residents were given the first glimpse of a major business park scheme that will go to an inquiry next month.

Bowling firm launches probe after travellers denied entry + video

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A BOWLING chain has launched an investigation after door staff refused to let women in because they were travellers.

Expanding town will get new fire station

Oxford Mail:

2:07pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Emergency hub: Building will be used by police and ambulance crews

Traffic chaos sparks demand for control

Oxford Mail:

1:43pm Monday 23rd February 2015

More powers over roads should be devolved to councils so that traffic problems can be dealt with more quickly, a council leader said

Council to probe ‘radical Islam’ link claim

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council rev logo

1:36pm Monday 23rd February 2015

County council accused of hiring radical Islam group to "mentor" potential abusers in wake of Operation Bullfinch child sex scandal

Parents' relief after being told grave decorations can remain

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 23rd February 2015

A MOTHER has been told colourful decorations on her unborn daughter’s grave will be allowed for the time being, after more than 7,000 people signed a petition backing her.

Men threw traffic cones and drove van towards man near City Arms pub on Cowley Road

Oxford Mail:

6:04pm Saturday 21st February 2015

A MAN was menaced in an Oxford street by three men who threw cones at him and drove a van towards him.

Two men held by police after people threatened with knives in Didcot robberies

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

3:10pm Saturday 21st February 2015

TWO men have been arrested in connection with two robberies and two attempted robberies carried out at knifepoint in Didcot yesterday.

Parents' relief after being told grave decorations can remain

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 21st February 2015

A MOTHER has been told colourful decorations on her unborn daughter’s grave will be allowed for the time being, after more than 7,000 people signed a petition backing her.

Concerns as Oxford City Council rents go up by £190 a year

Oxford Mail: Bob Price

9:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

COUNCIL tenants are to be hit by an average rent hike of nearly £190 a year.

Special Report: Where the county council £27m cuts and savings fall (but councillors' allowances rise)

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A FURTHER £20m of cuts to services have been agreed by Oxfordshire County Council.

Is a flying balcony bridge the answer at the Castle Mill boatyard? Watch the video

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A ‘FLYING balcony’ bridge connecting the planned boatyard in Jericho with Rewley Road has been suggested by an Oxford business owner.

As it happened: Oxfordshire County Council budget meeting - £20m of cuts

Oxford Mail: New Oxfordshire county council logo

12:22pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

Follow Matt Oliver's live coverage of today's Oxfordshire County Council meeting that is looking at making another £20m worth of savings

Group warning over demolition proposal

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

COMMUNITY: Fears that the planned closure could wipe out its rental income

Council set to vote over axeing chief Joanna Simons

Oxford Mail: Joanna Simons

11:25am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A vote will be held today on plans to axe the role of chief executive at Oxfordshire County Council

Park and ride fee changes could hurt city

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 16th February 2015

The chairman of Oxford City Council’s top watchdog committee has expressed concern about park and ride fees

Premier Inn wants to build 63 extra rooms at Cowley hotel

Oxford Mail:

2:31pm Monday 16th February 2015

BOOST: Planned extension would result in 20 new jobs and benefit local economy

Congregation's decision on Castle Mill flats by Port Meadow goes to postal vote

Oxford Mail:

6:32pm Friday 13th February 2015

A POSTAL ballot has been called by dons in Oxford University’s “parliament” on a decision to reduce the Castle Mill student flats in height.

Work to start on Oxford's new Barton Park estate this year after infrastructure plans approved

Oxford Mail: Oxford City Council leader Bob Price

9:00am Thursday 12th February 2015

PLANS for Oxford’s largest housing estate in a generation cleared a major hurdle last night.

Save Port Meadow campaigners threaten court again over Castle Mill flats

Oxford Mail: The development at Roger Dudman Way.

6:30am Thursday 12th February 2015

DEFIANT campaigners are vowing to continue opposing the Castle Mill student flats after suffering a crucial blow.

£20m Castle Mill boatyard approved - with 45 conditions though

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 11th February 2015

THE long-awaited £20m redevelopment of Jericho’s Castle Mill boatyard was approved last night, subject to 45 conditions.

Castle Mill boatyard development approved by seven votes to one

Oxford Mail:

8:32pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

THE £20m Castle Mill boatyard scheme in Jericho has been approved.

University 'shows repentance' over Castle Mill flats as congregation snubs height reduction

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 11th February 2015

OXFORD University’s “parliament” last night rejected a bid to reduce the height of the Castle Mill student flats.

Live Castle Mill boatyard redevelopment approved

Oxford Mail:

5:05pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

Follow our coverage after councillors voted in favour of the proposed £20m redevelopment of the Castle Mill boatyard in Jericho.

Update: University congregation meeting rejects Castle Mill flats height reduction

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

OXFORD University's "parliament" has today voted against a bid to reduce the controversial Castle Mill student flats in height.

Broadband in Oxfordshire gets £5m boost

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A CASH boost of £5.1m to a broadband scheme could bring faster Internet access to 6,500 extra homes and businesses across Oxfordshire.

Demolition work for Westgate revamp begins

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 10th February 2015

DEMOLITION began for the overhaul of the Westgate Shopping Centre yesterday, kicking off its £440m redevelopment.

New plans for revamp of Diamond Place in Summertown include extra housing

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 9th February 2015

A BLUEPRINT for the redevelopment of Diamond Place in Summertown has revealed plans for extra parking spaces, shops and housing at the site.

Cutteslowe playscheme in jeopardy after being denied £7,500 funding by Oxford City Council

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 9th February 2015

A PLAY scheme for children in Cutteslowe could hang in the balance after Oxford City Council granted it only a quarter of the funding needed.

Rift threatens plans for £20m Castle Mill boatyard redevelopment

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 7th February 2015

A RIFT between a developer and a Jericho residents’ group could threaten the £20m redevelopment of the Castle Mill boatyard.

City council to spend £7.5m on lease of building to save money

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:00am Saturday 7th February 2015

OXFORD City Council has announced plans to buy the lease for some of its offices from a pension fund in a bid to make savings.

Traders rush to snap up shops in sought-after Summertown

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 5th February 2015

SUMMERTOWN is one of the most sought-after shopping locations in Britain, a new report has found.

'Scandalous' Government changes mean fewer affordable houses to be built

Oxford Mail: Ed Turner

7:00am Wednesday 4th February 2015

NEW rules which could see fewer affordable homes built in the city have been called a scandal.

Opposition threatens to block county plan to scrap top post

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

AN OPPOSITION leader has said plans to scrap the top unelected position of the county’s biggest authority could be derailed at a vote.

He’s only 10 but guitar wizard Toby’s watched by thousands + video

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

WHEN Toby Lee turned four he got a ukulele and played it so much he wore out the strings.

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