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Buses avoid station as roadworks cause gridlock in and around Oxford

Oxford Mail:

4:56pm Friday 31st July 2015

BUS services have been withdrawn from Oxford Station for the fourth day this week as operators battle against severe congestion.

Police are looking to get more officers back out on the beat

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 31st July 2015

BOBBIES will be given more time on the beat and ‘hot spots’ of crime are to be tackled after a landmark policing review.

£5m plans for scheme to tackle homelessness in Oxford approved

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

PLANS to invest £5m in a homeless housing scheme to combat a crisis in temporary accommodation in Oxford have been backed by councillors.

Row brewing up on impact of student housing on cemetery

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 31st July 2015

A ROW between Oxford colleges is looming over a scheme to build 349 student rooms next to a historic cemetery.

Bridge club’s extension is on the cards

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 31st July 2015

A BRIDGE club is hoping its fundraising campaign will come up trumps and pay for a new extension to its home.

City looks to buy up 50 places to house Oxford-linked homeless

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

OXFORD could invest £5m in a homeless housing scheme pioneered in London to combat a crisis in temporary accommodation.

Pilot service launched to aid victims of child abuse

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

A PILOT support service for survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse has been started in Oxfordshire.

City council could invest £5m into buying houses to help homeless people in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Scott Seamons

11:53am Wednesday 29th July 2015

OXFORD could invest £5m in a homeless housing scheme pioneered in London to combat a looming crisis in temporary accommodation.

More work needed to identify the perpetrators of child sexual abuse

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

CALLS have been made for better profiling of criminals who sexually exploit children after a landmark review.

Call to lift Oxford bus lane controls after motorists fined £4m

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 27th July 2015

CALLS have been made for bus gate restrictions on Oxford’s High Street to be lifted after it emerged nearly £4m of fines have been raked in.

Future of child protection unit is thrown into doubt

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 25th July 2015

THE future of a specialist team tackling child sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire should be reviewed, a Government advisor has said.

Drivers who transport pupils to undergo vetting on abuse

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 24th July 2015

AUTHORITIES in Oxfordshire have been praised for their reforms to tackle child sexual exploitation in the wake of the Bullfinch child abuse scandal.

Bullfinch: Authorities praised for tackling child sexual exploitation in the wake of Bullfinch but calls for better taxi regulation

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 23rd July 2015

AUTHORITIES in Oxfordshire have been praised for their reforms to tackle child sexual exploitation in the wake of the Bullfinch child abuse scandal.

Deal between colleges paves way for new entrance to Oxford

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 23rd July 2015

HOPES for the regeneration of a major entrance to the centre of Oxford have been revived after a deal was announced by two colleges.

Big increase in traffic sparks villagers’ call for 20mph limit

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

ISLIP residents have demanded new speed limits to stop their area from becoming a rat run ahead of a new railway station opening.

Sir David Frost's son dies while out jogging near his family home in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

9:26am Tuesday 21st July 2015

THE eldest son of the late writer and broadcaster David Frost has died at the age of 31 after suffering a heart attack while out jogging at the weekend.

Funeral held for Marussia's F1 driver Jules Bianchi

Oxford Mail: Jules Bianchi, the Marussia driver who has died from injuries sustained in the Japanese Grand Prix

9:15am Tuesday 21st July 2015

FORMULA 1 driver Jules Bianchi’s funeral will be held at his home city of Nice in the south of France today.

Oxford tower blocks renovation set to go ahead after budget increased

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 21st July 2015

THE £20m refurbishment of Oxford’s tower blocks is expected to start early next year after councillors cleared the way for the project to go ahead.

£6.5m plan to restore Gothic splendour of fire-hit Randolph Hotel

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 21st July 2015

MORE than £6.5m of works have been planned to restore the fire-stricken Randolph Hotel to its former glory.

Culham Station could expand to tie in with Science Vale

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

PROPOSALS for a £13m expansion of Culham Station, near Abingdon, could help provide more regular services and longer trains, rail campaigners hope.

Blog: Blackbird Leys tower blocks regeneration, the Northern Gateway and housing strategy discussed at Oxford City Council meeting

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

5:06pm Monday 20th July 2015

Follow our live coverage of Oxford City Council's meeting including decisions relating to the refurbishment of the tower blocks in Blackbird Leys, the Northern Gateway and the city's housing strategy

Live Blog: Blackbird Leys tower blocks regeneration, the Northern Gateway and housing strategy discussed at Oxford City Council meeting

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

4:26pm Monday 20th July 2015

Follow our live coverage of Oxford City Council's meeting including decisions relating to the refurbishment of the tower blocks in Blackbird Leys, the Northern Gateway and the city's housing strategy

Woman arrested after reports a BMW was being driven dangerously between Great Milton and Stadhampton

Oxford Mail: Long TVP badge

4:07pm Monday 20th July 2015

A 59-YEAR-OLD woman from Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drink-driving.

Planning delay frustrates fundraisers in campaign for a new community centre

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 20th July 2015

A COMMUNITY group in Jericho has warned it cannot start fundraising for a long-awaited new community centre until developers strike a deal with planning bosses.

Firms may have to pay £375 for every worker’s parking space

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 17th July 2015

A CHARGE on parking spaces owned by businesses across Oxford could be rolled out by 2019 under transport proposals due to be finalised next week.

New homes for key workers could be ‘affordable’ at last

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 17th July 2015

HUNDREDS of new homes for university academics, teachers and nurses could be built in Oxford through changes to city-wide rules on development, it has been claimed.

Oxford City Council names LGA boss as assistant chief executive

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

10:20am Thursday 16th July 2015

A LOCAL government housing expert has been hired for a new role at Oxford City Council which was advertised as having a salary of £90,000.

Cuts see Oxford youth charities fight each other for cash

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

YOUTH charities in Oxford are having to scale back their activities and use their reserves to pay basic costs after the axing of funding sources.

Girl's wartime river rescuers still a mystery 75 years on

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

A WOMAN who nearly drowned as a child in Oxford has told of her surprise when she discovered a newspaper report about herself more than 75 years later.

Campaigners seek long-term solutions to A40 congestion

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

TRANSPORT campaigners have backed new proposals to reduce congestion on the A40 but warned they are only “short-term” measures.

£38m plan to unblock A40

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 13th July 2015

A NEW park-and-ride at Eynsham and a bus lane into Oxford are the centrepiece of £38m of transport improvements unveiled for the A40.

£38m plan to unblock A40

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 13th July 2015

A NEW park-and-ride at Eynsham and a bus lane into Oxford are the centrepiece of £38m of transport improvements unveiled for the A40.

First phase of Frideswide Square work due to be finished by next Friday

Oxford Mail:

7:42pm Thursday 9th July 2015

THE second phase of works at Oxford’s Frideswide Square will begin in just over a week, it was announced tonight.

Messages of support flood in for hospice founder Sister Frances Dominica

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 7th July 2015

MESSAGES of support for Sister Frances Dominica have poured in after the East Oxford nun was told not to return to the hospices she founded following historic allegations of sexual abuse.

Diamond Place: Don’t put our group in temporary buildings

Oxford Mail: Diamond Place car park

5:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A COMMUNITY group has urged councillors to postpone approving plans for Summertown that would pave the way for its centre to be demolished.

Canal boat squatters say cost of moorings leaves no option

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

BOATERS say high mooring costs on Oxford’s waterways are forcing them to squat along unclaimed canal banks in Jericho.

Madness descends on city for Alice tribute

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 6th July 2015

THERE was a touch of madness about Oxford on Saturday as the city was turned into a wonderland for Alice’s Day.

Revellers in superb festival spirit for Cowley Road Carnival

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 6th July 2015

THOUSANDS of revellers poured into East Oxford yesterday to enjoy music, food and dance at the annual Cowley Road Carnival.

Live Blog: Cowley Road Carnival updates

Oxford Mail: Cowley Road Carnival 2014

11:49am Sunday 5th July 2015

TODAY thousands of people will pack the streets of Oxford to enjoy the music, food and atmosphere of Cowley Road Carnival.

New Oxford station could be delayed due to Network Rail’s failings

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 4th July 2015

THERE are fears the £75m overhaul of Oxford Railway station may not take place for almost a decade.

Staff reshuffle at Oxford City Council is forecast to save over £1.3m

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

A RADICAL shake-up to save £1.3m at Oxford Town Hall will see more than half its departments scrapped and a new £90,000 executive job created.

The £1.6bn investment that ‘would keep us at the global cutting edge’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

AMBITIOUS proposals for £1.6bn of transport and development schemes in Oxfordshire have been unveiled by a partnership of businesses, universities and councils.

Over 100 Oxfordshire schools may be ordered to turn academy

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015

MORE than 100 primary schools and 11 secondary schools in Oxfordshire could be told they are “coasting” and made academies under tougher new Government rules.

Cuts and rising care demands putting more children at risk

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 30th June 2015

THE man in charge of the county’s children’s services has warned a surge in cases on the back of Operation Bullfinch and other child abuse scandals is leading to huge pressure on his department.

Quitting county boss Joanna Simons to get £259k

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 27th June 2015

JOANNA SIMONS has agreed a deal worth more than a quarter-of-a-million pounds to quit as Oxfordshire County Council’s chief executive.

‘Temporary’ office scheme to be scaled back at Oxford Railway Station

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 29th June 2015

PLANS for a “temporary” building that could be in place at Oxford Station for a decade have been scaled back after opposition from residents living nearby.

Dad to cycle 105 miles for charity

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 27th June 2015

A FATHER is set to cycle with friends from Witney to Bournemouth to raise money for the charity that supported his family while his prematurely-born daughter was cared for in hospital.

Oxford City leader Bob Price expresses solidarity with twin town Grenoble after attack

Oxford Mail:

10:47am Friday 26th June 2015

A VIOLENT attack has taken place in a factory in Oxford's twin town in South East France, French media is reporting this morning.

Paramedics praised for action to help a dangerously-ill child

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 26th June 2015

A MOTHER has thanked paramedics who rushed her dangerously-ill daughter to hospital.

Northern Lights could appear over Oxfordshire tonight

Oxford Mail:

7:26pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

PHOTOGRAPHERS in Oxfordshire are once again poised to try and snap a picture of the Northern Lights tonight.

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