Ongoing projects cause weekend traffic chaos

7:00am Monday 30th June 2014

TWO sets of roadworks in the south of the city combined to cause traffic misery in Oxford on Saturday.

The Southern Bypass remains on a reduced speed limit for the work to improve the Kennington roundabout.

There were also temporary traffic lights at Folly Bridge as Thames Water carried out its first day’s work of improvement works, which will continue until Wednesday.

The result brought swathes of the city to almost to a standstill.

There was heavy traffic on A423 Southern Bypass between A34 (Hinksey Hill Interchange) and A4144 Abingdon Road (Kennington Roundabout). And those travelling along the A40 towards Oxford were also stuck in long queues.

Oxford Bus Company said its city services were delayed by up to an hour as a result of the works.

Charity rider appeals for return of her bikes

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A charity champion has appealed for information after two bikes were stolen from her shed.

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TB man given Asbo to stop him spitting

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HOMELESS man with tuberculosis (TB) has been given an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) to stop him from coughing and spitting at people.

Survey puts spotlight city’s on city’s grubby roads

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6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIXTEEN streets have been branded the grubbiest in Oxford in a city-wide cleanliness survey.

Youth bailed over broken jaw attack

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

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A teenager from Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after a 32-year-old was attacked and left with a broken jaw.

Pair jailed for dealing drugs from their car

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A pensioner drug dealer with a criminal record stretching back 52 years has been jailed along with his addict accomplice.

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