Human remains found at Oxford college

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HUMAN remains were discovered at an Oxford University college yesterday.

The skull and skeleton was found by builders at Wadham College in Parks Road who were working there.

The site is thought to be next to a burial ground.

Thames Valley Police taped off the site yesterday.

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2:03pm Thu 24 Jan 13

BigAlBiker says...

Probably one of the retired Academics.
Probably one of the retired Academics. BigAlBiker
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2:31pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Another one for Inspector Lewis.
Another one for Inspector Lewis. Grunden Skip
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6:02pm Thu 24 Jan 13

faatmaan says...

boy how much money are we going to squander on an ancient burrial site, theres already plenty in the cloisters of the adjacent properties, even as we speak, or is this just another case of the colleges digging up more funding.
boy how much money are we going to squander on an ancient burrial site, theres already plenty in the cloisters of the adjacent properties, even as we speak, or is this just another case of the colleges digging up more funding. faatmaan
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6:59pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bart-on simpson says...

Why can we comment on this, when we can't on the grit thieves?

A guy turned up in his car - registration noted - at the Waynflete Road/Greenridges bin and filled up his recycle box to the top - about 1/3 of the entire box, and drove off down Bayswater Farm Road, where no property could possibly need such a quantity of grit.

Would sleepy Oxford City Council realy prosecute?
Why can we comment on this, when we can't on the grit thieves? A guy turned up in his car - registration noted - at the Waynflete Road/Greenridges bin and filled up his recycle box to the top - about 1/3 of the entire box, and drove off down Bayswater Farm Road, where no property could possibly need such a quantity of grit. Would sleepy Oxford City Council realy prosecute? bart-on simpson
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7:05pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

bart-on simpson wrote:
Why can we comment on this, when we can't on the grit thieves?

A guy turned up in his car - registration noted - at the Waynflete Road/Greenridges bin and filled up his recycle box to the top - about 1/3 of the entire box, and drove off down Bayswater Farm Road, where no property could possibly need such a quantity of grit.

Would sleepy Oxford City Council realy prosecute?
Was just going to post a question to Mr Editor about that. What is the criteria for opening a story for comments ? There are a few stories which should be open for 'lively' debate which are not and there are some which are open which really needn't be.
[quote][p][bold]bart-on simpson[/bold] wrote: Why can we comment on this, when we can't on the grit thieves? A guy turned up in his car - registration noted - at the Waynflete Road/Greenridges bin and filled up his recycle box to the top - about 1/3 of the entire box, and drove off down Bayswater Farm Road, where no property could possibly need such a quantity of grit. Would sleepy Oxford City Council realy prosecute?[/p][/quote]Was just going to post a question to Mr Editor about that. What is the criteria for opening a story for comments ? There are a few stories which should be open for 'lively' debate which are not and there are some which are open which really needn't be. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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7:16pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
bart-on simpson wrote:
Why can we comment on this, when we can't on the grit thieves?

A guy turned up in his car - registration noted - at the Waynflete Road/Greenridges bin and filled up his recycle box to the top - about 1/3 of the entire box, and drove off down Bayswater Farm Road, where no property could possibly need such a quantity of grit.

Would sleepy Oxford City Council realy prosecute?
Was just going to post a question to Mr Editor about that. What is the criteria for opening a story for comments ? There are a few stories which should be open for 'lively' debate which are not and there are some which are open which really needn't be.
Criteria for having a story NOT open for comment. The standard of reporting is lousy, the subject is controversial and as such would attract lively debate and many comments, the story involves a race/religious group that we are not allowed to critisize, the story would attract snide/funny comments about a particular area (council estate) and stories concerning OM employees, their families, and favoured councillors. Criteria for stories that we are allowed to comment on, anything not covering the above.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bart-on simpson[/bold] wrote: Why can we comment on this, when we can't on the grit thieves? A guy turned up in his car - registration noted - at the Waynflete Road/Greenridges bin and filled up his recycle box to the top - about 1/3 of the entire box, and drove off down Bayswater Farm Road, where no property could possibly need such a quantity of grit. Would sleepy Oxford City Council realy prosecute?[/p][/quote]Was just going to post a question to Mr Editor about that. What is the criteria for opening a story for comments ? There are a few stories which should be open for 'lively' debate which are not and there are some which are open which really needn't be.[/p][/quote]Criteria for having a story NOT open for comment. The standard of reporting is lousy, the subject is controversial and as such would attract lively debate and many comments, the story involves a race/religious group that we are not allowed to critisize, the story would attract snide/funny comments about a particular area (council estate) and stories concerning OM employees, their families, and favoured councillors. Criteria for stories that we are allowed to comment on, anything not covering the above. Grunden Skip
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8:10am Fri 25 Jan 13

Myron Blatz says...

Supposedly, it's an 'editorial decision' as to which articles are opened-up for 'Comment' by the public, people who buy newspapers and view Oxford Mail and Oxford Times on-line. Of course, Readers can always use the 'Letters' sections of the two Newsquest newspapers in Oxford - but this lacks the spontaneous on-line response from other Readers, and still depends upon whether the Editor wants to accept such opinion. Personally, I'm only amazed that Labour-led Oxford City Council (which apparently tries to 'sit' on adverse comment) doesn't appoint the Editor and Journalists, just as the Commies used to do in Stalinist Russia, when articles were vetted by the Party, and articles determined by Committee, often weeks ahead of publication - ironically, not unlike many of the publications which Labour-led City Council produces, and none of which offer critical opinion, or on-line comment.
Supposedly, it's an 'editorial decision' as to which articles are opened-up for 'Comment' by the public, people who buy newspapers and view Oxford Mail and Oxford Times on-line. Of course, Readers can always use the 'Letters' sections of the two Newsquest newspapers in Oxford - but this lacks the spontaneous on-line response from other Readers, and still depends upon whether the Editor wants to accept such opinion. Personally, I'm only amazed that Labour-led Oxford City Council (which apparently tries to 'sit' on adverse comment) doesn't appoint the Editor and Journalists, just as the Commies used to do in Stalinist Russia, when articles were vetted by the Party, and articles determined by Committee, often weeks ahead of publication - ironically, not unlike many of the publications which Labour-led City Council produces, and none of which offer critical opinion, or on-line comment. Myron Blatz
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2:54pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Supposedly, it's an 'editorial decision' as to which articles are opened-up for 'Comment' by the public, people who buy newspapers and view Oxford Mail and Oxford Times on-line. Of course, Readers can always use the 'Letters' sections of the two Newsquest newspapers in Oxford - but this lacks the spontaneous on-line response from other Readers, and still depends upon whether the Editor wants to accept such opinion. Personally, I'm only amazed that Labour-led Oxford City Council (which apparently tries to 'sit' on adverse comment) doesn't appoint the Editor and Journalists, just as the Commies used to do in Stalinist Russia, when articles were vetted by the Party, and articles determined by Committee, often weeks ahead of publication - ironically, not unlike many of the publications which Labour-led City Council produces, and none of which offer critical opinion, or on-line comment.
Myron, have you ever tried the sun online. I did a few years ago and it was great fun. But if it was run on the same criteria as the OM, all commenters would be banned within five minutes. It really is a shame that the OM does not allow free speech (barring ongoing trials and other legal blackouts) on all stories, and panders to the wishy washy mummies and daddies that get upset by any comment that is not "nice" by banning the commenter. Which in fact is a waste of time as one just creates another account. It is just as well that Boris does not have an account on here, he would last ten minutes at the most.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Supposedly, it's an 'editorial decision' as to which articles are opened-up for 'Comment' by the public, people who buy newspapers and view Oxford Mail and Oxford Times on-line. Of course, Readers can always use the 'Letters' sections of the two Newsquest newspapers in Oxford - but this lacks the spontaneous on-line response from other Readers, and still depends upon whether the Editor wants to accept such opinion. Personally, I'm only amazed that Labour-led Oxford City Council (which apparently tries to 'sit' on adverse comment) doesn't appoint the Editor and Journalists, just as the Commies used to do in Stalinist Russia, when articles were vetted by the Party, and articles determined by Committee, often weeks ahead of publication - ironically, not unlike many of the publications which Labour-led City Council produces, and none of which offer critical opinion, or on-line comment.[/p][/quote]Myron, have you ever tried the sun online. I did a few years ago and it was great fun. But if it was run on the same criteria as the OM, all commenters would be banned within five minutes. It really is a shame that the OM does not allow free speech (barring ongoing trials and other legal blackouts) on all stories, and panders to the wishy washy mummies and daddies that get upset by any comment that is not "nice" by banning the commenter. Which in fact is a waste of time as one just creates another account. It is just as well that Boris does not have an account on here, he would last ten minutes at the most. Grunden Skip
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6:06pm Sat 26 Jan 13

oafie says...

A guy turned up in his car - registration noted - at the Waynflete Road/Greenridges bin and filled up his recycle box to the top - about 1/3 of the entire box, and drove off down Bayswater Farm Road, where no property could possibly need such a quantity of grit.

Perhaps they were planning to help out their neighbours too?
A guy turned up in his car - registration noted - at the Waynflete Road/Greenridges bin and filled up his recycle box to the top - about 1/3 of the entire box, and drove off down Bayswater Farm Road, where no property could possibly need such a quantity of grit. Perhaps they were planning to help out their neighbours too? oafie
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