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.

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

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Caribbean cuisine is on the menu at site of famous city centre pub

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6:00am Friday 31st July 2015

A FORMER pub in Oxford is set to be transformed into a Caribbean restaurant after sitting empty for nearly six months.

UPDATE: Brasnose Driftway reopened after 17 canisters removed by army

Oxford Mail:

10:17am Friday 31st July 2015

CANISTERS containing an unknown substance have now been removed from a house in Cowley, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

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BUS services have been withdrawn from Oxford Station for the fourth day this week as operators battle against severe congestion.

Crash on M40 closes one lane northbound between Oxford and Bicester

Oxford Mail: OM M40

4:31pm Friday 31st July 2015

ONE lane is currently blocked and traffic is queuing due to an accident on the M40 this afternoon.

Car crashes into taxi rank in Abingdon town centre

Oxford Mail:

1:10pm Friday 31st July 2015

A WOMAN has reportedly been taken to hospital after crashing into the back of a row of parked taxis in the centre of Abingdon this morning.

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