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Comment: Time to move forward on stadium

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

SINCE the Oxford Stadium closed in December 2012 there has been months of uncertainty about its future.

Comment: Heartwarming conclusion to extraordinary tale

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FOR the family of soldier Herbert Clifton, who was killed in the Korean War, a chance conversation has led to a life-changing trip.

COMMENT: Passion Play apology is to be applauded

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

FAIR play to Oxford City Council and licensing officer Julian Alison for confessing that he did not realise there was a religious aspect to the Passion Play planned for Cowley Road.

COMMENT: Cyclox unveils idealistic plan that may lead to real change

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SOME of the Cycletopia vision is reaching for the sky but then this is surely the ideal moment to throw that aspirational wishlist out there.

Comment: Bullfinch case worth every penny

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXPAYERS’ money is a precious commodity, to be spent wisely and with great care.

Comment: Food banks not an adequate solution for civilised nation

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE is little doubt that the rise of food banks during the recession has been a major embarrassment to the coalition government.

Those behind Passion play deserved so much better

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PREVENTING the Passion play planned for the Cowley Road is exceptionally short-sighted and does little to erase an image of clipboard-holding council killjoys.

Policy is an affront to free democracy

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE draft media policy proposed by Witney Town Council that would ban councillors from speaking out without written permission should concern everyone who values democracy.

Tamiflu victim will rise to motherhood

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOUR years ago she was fighting for survival after taking the drug Tamiflu for suspected swine flu.

The 21 tragic reasons why A420 safety must improve

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BEING told one of your friends has died should not be something any child has to go through.

Co-ordinated plan is needed to reoccupy empty homes

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

IF local authorities in Oxfordshire have a guilty secret it is the number of homes that are left empty for long periods without being put to good use.

Inspiration in fight against Parkinson’s

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

SCRIPTWRITER Paul Mayhew-Archer has a wonderful sense of humour as fans of The Vicar of Dibley know only too well.

Cooperate to beat pollution problem

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

AIR pollution is killing people in Oxford, according to new national figures.

Congregations will be sad at the departure of Bishop John

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Rt Rev John Pritchard always knew Richard Harries was going to be a hard act to follow.

City tenants say: 'bring me sunshine'

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

INSTALLING solar panels on Oxford’s council houses will be an interesting experiment.

A chance to show world our expertise in education

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

THE move by Activate Learning – the umbrella organisation for the former Oxford and Cherwell Valley College and Banbury and Bicester College – to seal a deal to run education institutes in Saudi Arabia is a promising exercise in expansion.

COMMENT: Sewer repair work just had to be done

Oxford Mail: Sucking out the blockage

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

CREDIT too, to Thames Water’s sewer work team who look set to complete their fatberg repair in Park End Street a week ahead of schedule.

COMMENT: Recognition facility fills a special role in community

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Recognition facility fills a special role in community

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

YOU have to admire Save Temple Cowley Pools, the campaign group that has steadfastly battled to keep the complex open.

Credit where it's due, cops have done a fantastic job

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE reduction in crime to its lowest level for 15 years in Oxfordshire is a welcome sign.

Making a meal of a worthy initiative

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE pledge to provide free school meals for Year 1 and 2 pupils sounds like a classic Government ‘good idea’ launched without working out how to implement it.

Infrastructure must change to cope with rise in traffic

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

COUNCILS are often criticised for not giving motorists and the public enough warning about roadworks, particularly those set to have a major impact on their journeys.

Flooding heroes show great spirit

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

WHEN the flooding hit Oxfordshire earlier this year, they all did their bit.

Take a punt on education to curb addiction to gambling

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Monday 7th April 2014

GAMBLING is one of the great hidden taboos of British society, a pursuit that extends far beyond the odd flutter on the Grand National and weekly trips to the bingo.

Evidence points to parking problems

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

OXFORD City Council’s Colin Cook trots out a standard defence when he says there is no evidence the permission his authority gave to build at St Clement’s car park is related to the closure of a charity book shop.

COMMENT: Many twists and turns to come on Green Belt development

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

OXFORD’S Green Belt should never be built on, according to conservationists. But green space separating Oxford from Abingdon, and land dividing up towns across the Vale, could soon be eaten up by development.

COMMENT: Football club has a PR issue to tackle

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

HINKSEY Park Football Club has scored an own goal by stereotyping local residents as the blue rinse brigade. If they had done their research they would have discovered that this type of hairdo, once rather fashionable, largely died out years ago.

Comment: It is vital to protect the vulnerable in our society

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Friday 4th April 2014

IT IS understandable that the family of Mark Wood are championing the cause of Oxfordshire Welfare Rights, the organisation that took on their complaint over the tragic 44-year-old’s benefits cuts.

Comment: Take That frontman went out of his way

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Friday 4th April 2014

THERE would have been little surprise had Wood Farm Primary School received just a stock pro forma response from Gary Barlow’s “people” when they sent him their own song.

COMMENT: Assault victim has made a difference

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

IT is staggering the amount Jean Marie Ryan has raised for Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre after taking a picture of her battered face and posting it online.

COMMENT: 2020 vision is mapping out how to deal with growth

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

IT is indeed a bold vision that Ian Hudspeth will set out today to transform Oxford and how we move around it.

COMMENT: A welcome boost for the pub trade

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE U-turn by the Government over recognising that pubs should be allowed to open later for England’s World Cup matches is sensible.

COMMENT: We salute the bravery of this victim of sexual abuse

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

IT takes immense courage to see through a prosecution of your own father for raping you.

Taking first bitcoin bite is a brave move

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE lunchtime sarnie may seem like an old-fashioned and simple product but the adoption of bitcoins to pay for them is an intriguing digital step forward.

Good to see firm willing to share success of the Mini

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

IT is heartening to see BMW and its workforce at Oxford’s Mini plant have settled on a new pay award without too many public disagreements.

Moment of pride for two brave boys

Oxford Mail: OX5 run logo

9:00am Monday 31st March 2014

The OX5 Run has raised thousands for Oxford Children’s Hospital and has grown in size over the years.

Daunting bill to repair our battered roads won't go away

Oxford Mail: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

8:30am Monday 31st March 2014

THE lucky ones among us may get through the journey to work without having to swerve out of the way of craters in the road.

Out-of-touch organisations see pound signs and not people

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

YESTERDAY we wrote about the need for compassion within the health sector. Regrettably today we have two more stories where it seems authortities have lost sight of what they exist to do.

More than just a business success

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Friday 28th March 2014

YELLOW Submarine is proving to be a successful business after a year of trading.

Compassion has to stay at the heart of NHS decisions

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Friday 28th March 2014

ONCE again health sector eggheads seem intent on appearing to have a complete lack of compassion in the way they want to run the NHS.

COMMENT: A great idea that primary schools could also use

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

BY the time pupils get to secondary school there will be some subjects they will never want to discuss with their parents, no matter how well they get on with them.

COMMENT: Branching out into the building trade

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Thursday 27th March 2014

SOME people accuse students of being lazy, but the group of friends who built an elaborate treehouse on land near Bicester are not afraid of hard graft.

COMMENT: Drivers have got to remember dangers

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

DRIVING in fog at 84mph sounds even more dangerous than driving while on the phone or driving and brushing your teeth.

COMMENT: Closure seems likely despite best efforts of campaigners

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have fought a long-standing campaign to save Temple Cowley Pools in Oxford so it is not surprising that they want to register the site as an asset of community value.

COMMENT: Brave victim and a pathetic coward

Oxford Mail: Jeanne Marie Ryan

9:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

JEANNE Marie Ryan deserves a huge amount of credit for refusing to let a senseless attack intimidate her.

COMMENT: Dumb down language and you’ll fail to communicate

Oxford Mail: Caroline Jordan

8:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

ENGLISH is a vibrant, living and developing language and the rise of text speak is something to embrace.

COMMENT: All our fundraisers were good sports

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Monday 24th March 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to those who took part in Sport Relief events around the county over the weekend.

COMMENT: Time to get behind the new boss at United

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Monday 24th March 2014

It is the biggest decision a football club has to make. While Gary Waddock would not have been the name on the lips of most Oxford United fans as the search started to find a replacement for Chris Wilder, everyone must now get right behind the new manager for a big final push this season.

Comment: Lessons must be learned or one day a life might be lost

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

TELLING injured pensioner Geoffrey Sharp that ambulances were for real emergencies after he fractured his spine is unacceptable and unforgivable.

Comment: Graffiti defies physics

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

8:30am Saturday 22nd March 2014

THE new outbreak of graffiti in the city centre is both unsightly and baffling.

COMMENT: More radical plans on buses are needed

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Friday 21st March 2014

CLOSING Queen Street to buses is seen by many as radical. It is very easy though to propose a radical change.






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