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Inspector's concerns over Northern Gateway strategy

Oxford Mail: Bob Price, Oxford City Council

6:30am Saturday 20th December 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about plans submitted for Oxford’s Northern Gateway business park by a Government inspector.

Rail firm spells out anti-noise steps

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 19th December 2014

NOISE barriers and double-glazing could alleviate the impact of trains travelling along a line upgrade, Network Rail has said.

Voting public save the Jack FM Christmas turkeys from being butchered

Oxford Mail:

10:04am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE FATE of two turkeys on an Oxfordshire farm this Christmas was decided by an online poll by radio station JACKfm.

Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving and one person in hospital after A34 crash

Oxford Mail:

8:42am Thursday 18th December 2014

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and another person has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A34 this morning.

Councils to seek Government support for a single authority

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is drawing up plans to create a new combined authority with Buckinghamshire and North-amptonshire, it has been revealed.

Schools may be left unable to cope with special needs

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

CHILDREN with special needs could be sent outside the county because funding might not keep up with demand, council leaders have warned.

Oxfordshire County Council to form 'alliance' with two other authorities in call for new powers

Oxford Mail: Ian Hudspeth

11:53am Tuesday 16th December 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council is to enter into an “alliance” with two other county authorities, it has been announced.

Inquiry under way as passengers recount 'miracle' escape from A34 bus crash

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

PASSENGERS of a broken-down coach have said it was a miracle no-one was killed when a lorry smashed into their stricken vehicle.

Builder chosen to lead first phase of Barton Park scheme

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A HOUSEBUILDER specialising in environmentally-friendly homes has been chosen to spearhead the first phase of the 885-home Barton Park development.

Update: Passenger tells of being flung around when a lorry hit coach on A34

Oxford Mail:

7:24am Monday 15th December 2014

A PASSENGER has this morning told of being flung around as a rail coach was hit by a lorry on the A34.

Can you send a ‘box of love’ to colleagues fighting Ebola?

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Monday 8th December 2014

A HOSPITAL scientist has started a campaign to send “boxes of love” to colleagues fighting Ebola in West Africa.

House firm offers £3.5m to replace Temple Cowley Pools

Oxford Mail: Bob Price, Oxford City Council

7:00am Monday 8th December 2014

AN OFFER of £3.5m by a firm wanting to demolish Temple Cowley Pools and build 47 homes will be considered this week.

Planning inspector to vet revised homes blueprint for Cherwell

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Monday 8th December 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build 22,800 homes in Cherwell by 2031 is to be vetted by a planning inspector tomorrow.

Planning permission 'could be revoked for Castle Mill'

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

THE councillor whose committee approved the controversial Castle Mill student flats has told campaigners it was technically possible for its planning permission to be revoked.

Castle Mill planning permission technically possible to revoke

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

THE councillor whose committee approved the controversial Castle Mill student flats has told campaigners it was technically possible for its planning permission to be revoked.

Pointless celebrities keep it in the family to help charity thanks to host Alexander Armstrong

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 6th December 2014

CHART-TOPPING singers Kylie Minogue and Sir Tom Jones penned their thoughts about families on postcards to raise funds for an Oxford charity.

Volleyball could put tennis out of court

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

5:00pm Saturday 6th December 2014

PLANS to build two beach volleyball courts in North Oxford could lead to the loss of tennis facilities, campaigners fear.

Christmas in the air as voices take centre stage in the city

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 5th December 2014

THERE was a sprinkle of stardust in Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre as celebrities turned out to read at the annual Spirit of Christmas concert.

Dimwit riders keep cycling in the dark

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 4th December 2014

A CRACKDOWN on cyclists dangerously riding around at night without lights showed that almost 89 per cent were still flouting the law.

Langdale Hall bid may hold up Witney Corn Exchange plans

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

LANGDALE Hall’s sale could be delayed after it was nominated an “asset of community value” by trustees of Witney Museum.

Parked car catches fire outside Wallingford Waitrose

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:39pm Monday 1st December 2014

A CAR parked outside a Waitrose in Wallingford caught fire.

Council facing £11m budget ‘black hole’ defends plan to increase councillors’ allowances by 19 per cent

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

ALLOWANCES for all county councillors should rise by 19 per cent next year, an independent panel has said.

London calling for council’s visionary Oxpens project

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 1st December 2014

CITY bosses are going to London to seek approval for the redevelopment of Oxpens for offices and up to 400 homes near Oxford Ice Rink.

Extended Hanborough station car park 'is already full'

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Monday 1st December 2014

A RAILWAY station relief car park opened just 18 months ago is already full, users have warned.

Anxious council warns staff of a £11m budget shortfall

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 29th November 2014

A RECRUITMENT freeze has been imposed by managers at Oxfordshire County Council to help combat a forecasted £11m budget shortfall.

Westgate shopping centre through the years

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 29th November 2014

DESIGNS for the new Westgate Centre in Oxford have been on show from every angle this week.

Planning a City of Oxford High School reunion to remember

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 29th November 2014

OLD boys of a city high school have appealed to former classmates to help make the 50th anniversary of its closure their biggest reunion ever.

Queen of crime who ‘thrilled and inspired a generation’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 28th November 2014

PD James was yesterday hailed by fellow Oxford literary legend Colin Dexter as ‘one of the most stylish and distinguished modern crime writers’.

Harry Enfield and Dominic West confirmed for Oxford's Spirit of Christmas

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 28th November 2014

HARRY Enfield, Dominic West and Adrian Scarborough are among the big name guests due to appear at this year’s Spirit of Christmas event in Oxford.

Business boss fears struggle to find Westgate shop staff

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

THE newly-approved overhaul of the Westgate Shopping Centre could change the face of Oxford city centre, a business leader has said.

Minor snags plague opening of Bicester's new community hospital

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

THE opening of Bicester’s new community hospital could be delayed until the new year if the facility is not ready to open next week, an NHS boss said.

Westgate Shopping Centre's £400m expansion approved by city councillors

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE £400m overhaul of the Westgate Shopping Centre was given final approval last night, clearing the way for work to begin in the new year.

Call for inquiry as ambulance responds after 72 minutes to injured cyclist in East Oxford

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A CYCLIST injured in a crash had to wait more than an hour for an ambulance to reach him in an East Oxford street.

Oxford arts centre celebrates as £115k loan paid off in full

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

AN ARTS centre in Oxford is celebrating paying back a £115,000 loan 21 months early after it was guaranteed by the city council.

Councillor calls for a delay in roundabout project to avoid chaos on roads

Oxford Mail: Jean Fooks.

1:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

MAJOR roundabout work in North Oxford should be delayed until railway work is finished in Upper Wolvercote, a councillor has said.

Study finds 36 locations that are suitable for city housing

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

6:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

OXFORD has space for more than 1,700 homes on brownfield land and a quarter can be built on sites publicly owned, it has been claimed.

Exhibition explores legacy of our most famous name

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

THREE hundred years after his death, his name is still one of the most famous in Oxford although you might not actually know much about him.

Scrap affordable homes target, says Castle Mill developer

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 24th November 2014

THE developer behind the £20m redevelopment of the Castle Mill boatyard should not have to meet city targets for affordable housing, a report has claimed.

Woman taken to hospital after crash on St Aldate's

Oxford Mail:

8:23pm Friday 21st November 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital tonight after being involved in a collision with a car in St Aldate’s, Oxford.

90-minute wait for an ambulance

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

A BEST man had to wait 90 minutes for an ambulance to arrive after being in a car crash on his way to the wedding.

Wolvercote residents urge rail chiefs: Please don’t cut us all off

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

RESIDENTS say they are being “railroaded” by plans to close a city road in January for 10 months.

Saharan dust cloud blamed for spike in ambulance calls

Oxford Mail: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

8:30am Friday 21st November 2014

A SAHARAN dust cloud could have been partly to blame for a spike in ambulance calls in Oxfordshire this year, bosses have claimed.

Cherwell School pupils campaign for changes to North Oxford cycle route into lessons

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 21st November 2014

SCHOOL pupils have collected more than 600 signatures in a petition for changes to their cycle route into lessons.

Hit TV star Oliver will preach to choir in festive fundraiser

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 21st November 2014

AN ACTOR and former pupil of the Dragon School who featured in two hit television shows will give a festive reading at a glittering Christmas fundraiser.

Curzon cinema and Michael Kors fashion store unveiled for new Westgate

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

A FIVE-screen cinema and designer fashion outlet have been revealed as the latest two big name tenants for the redeveloped Westgate Shopping Centre.

Story of Vera Brittain, Shirley Williams' mother, forms part of Somerville College war roadshow memorabilia

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

POLITICAL heavyweight Shirley Williams – Baroness of Crosby – was amongst people who told their stories and presented mementoes from the First World War at Somerville College.

‘Don’t leave us out over plans to cut down trees,’ Jericho residents tell Network Rail

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 19th November 2014

JERICHO residents say they need more information about Network Rail’s proposals for an area behind their homes.

Councils in call for more cash & power

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S councils could get control of £300m extra to spend each year if they were given greater powers, leaders have said.

Vote aims to turn up the heat on college

Oxford Mail:

7:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

JERICHO residents are asking people to vote on whether they like the planned roof of a Worcester Place development – dubbed the “golden cloak”.

Phone app promises better care for pregnant diabetics

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

HUNDREDS of pregnant women a year could receive better care for a diabetic condition thanks to a smartphone app made in Oxford.

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