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'Build or city will suffer' is the warning as Oxford branded least affordable place to live

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

OXFORD is the least affordable city in the country, according to an independent think tank.

Homeware firm says sorry to students

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A UNION has reimbursed students hundreds of pounds after making a deal with a homeware company that has not deliverd items.

Woman was on bridge

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

A woman was talked down from a bridge in Cowley yesterday.

Couple’s Halloween-themed big day proves a real scream

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

THIS couple swapped bouquets for blood at their ghoulish Halloween wedding yesterday.

Caller asks for money

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A woman has been knocking on elderly people’s doors around Wolvercote asking for money to pay for her electricity meter, said police.

Drug addict who stole builder’s drill is jailed

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A DRUG addict who carried out two distraction burglaries has been jailed for three years at Oxford Crown Court.

1,000-signature petition to tackle Oxford Brookes students' parking poser in Old Marston

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A PETITION of more than 1,000 signatures from Old Marston residents calling on council chiefs to tackle parking problems has been handed in.

Victim of pint glass attack in Cowley pub says justice has been done

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

A PLASTERER who smashed a pint glass into a black accountant’s face after repeatedly asking him where he was from has been jailed.

A dead good concert promised as people invited to sing own funeral songs

Oxford Mail: GRAVE SITUATION: The body of Henry John was disinterred and stolen from the graveyard. (1705192)

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

People have been invited to sing the songs they want played at their funeral at a concert tomorrow in St Giles, Oxford.

Care home residents knit poppy wreaths as a tribute

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

EVERY November poppies are everywhere from wreaths on war memorials to suit button holes as the nation remembers those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

Have your say on new bishop

Oxford Mail: The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard

6:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

A PUBLIC meeting will be held to discuss the appointment of the new Bishop of Oxford.

Pumpkin fever hits at tea room’s fright fest

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

THIS monk is one of the lucky ones after shops sold out of pumpkins on Halloween.

Man who had sex with girl of 14 branded ‘dangerous’

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

A “PREDATORY paedophile” who repeatedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl has been classified as dangerous and jailed for eight years.

Party will mark the launch of Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

OXFORD Fashion Week is to launch with an opening party, marking the start of a week of runway shows across the city.

Why dad Keiron was first in the queue to sign up for the run

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

KEIRON White was the first to sign up for the Oxford Mail OX5 Run to support the hospital that cared for his son.

Hospital kids in a global video

Oxford Mail: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

CHILDREN treated at Oxford Children’s Hospital will appear in a music video set to kick off a worldwide fundraising campaign.

Accident causes traffic delays on M40 south of Banbury

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:23pm Friday 31st October 2014

A crash involving two vehicles on the M40 has blocked one lane on the southbound carriageway.

Student scoops £3k in online prize fund

Oxford Mail: university of oxford logo

5:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD: A student scooped £3,000 from an online retailer to help him through the new academic year.

Iffley Community Shop celebrates 15 years with a cuppa

Oxford Mail:

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TEA party was held to thank the volunteers of a not-for-profit shop which has been running for 15 years.

Summer revamp for five Blackbird Leys tower blocks set to be approved

Oxford Mail: Evenlode Tower

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORK to redevelop the towers in Blackbird Leys are set to start next July once plans are approved by Oxford City Council.

Author’s jamtastic time at Story Museum

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Jam-loving youngsters got a sweet surprise this week as a children’s author visited the city.

Babies enjoy a good old boogie at Blackbird Leys

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

TOTS found their rhythm at a Baby Boogie class at The Leys Children Centre in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

It’s a real prickly business at Harcourt Arboretum

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD chums Gabriel Andlauer-Turner and Rory Vivian, both seven, had some crafty fun during a visit to Harcourt Arboretum.

Midwives' president presented with CBE

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A RISING birth rate, more caesarean sections, obesity and striking staff are just some of the issues Oxford’s Lesley Page faces as President of the Royal College of Midwives.

Funnyman Fry serves up a bit of self-awareness

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

NATIONAL treasure Stephen Fry met fans in the Bodleian Library for a “hackathon”.

Woman talked down from bridge at Cowley junction

Oxford Mail:

9:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN threatened to jump off a bridge this morning in Cowley.

In the pink for panto fun

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

REHEARSALS for this year’s Oxford Playhouse pantomime Beauty and the Beast spilled out on to city streets yesterday.

Floods meeting set to discuss repair grants

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Advice and support will be available for flood victims at a drop-in flood fair today.

Hunt for missing man

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

Police are appealing for help in tracking down this man who has gone missing from his home in Chinnor.

Cyclist is still 'critical'

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

An elderly cyclist seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run was still in a critical condition yesterday.

Man is arrested after trio attacked in street

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A man has been arrested after three people were assaulted in St Thomas Street on Sunday, October 19.

Urban dancers prove they can move to the groove

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

DANCE group Body Politic took Oxford’s Pegasus Theatre by storm as it rolled into town as part of its UK tour.

Mum of drugs death teenager in plea to MPs for law review

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A MOTHER who lost her 15-year-old daughter after she took Ecstasy urged MPs to review drug laws yesterday.

£10m community cash for West Way upgrade

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

DEVELOPERS behind the planned Botley regeneration have revealed they will fund £10m towards community benefits if the controversial scheme goes ahead.

Work to make way for new Waitrose

Oxford Mail: The former Halfords/ MFI building in Botley Road. Picture: OX60844 Jon Lewis

7:40am Friday 31st October 2014

WORK to demolish the former Halfords building on the Botley Road in Oxford to make way for a new Waitrose store is due to begin next week.

Modern-day slavery fighter takes crusade to the street

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A BARMAN is sleeping rough for a week to raise awareness of slavery and human trafficking.

Height row flats' tree screening plan blasted

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

UNIVERSITY bosses have put forward plans to screen a student flats development by Port Meadow with trees but ruled out reducing its height.

TB victim sent to prison after coughing over council staff

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A HOMELESS man has been jailed for the “disgusting” crime of trying to spread tuberculosis (TB) by coughing over Oxford City Council workers.

Jewellery designer is face behind scenes at Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AUDIENCES at Oxford Fashion Week will marvel at the beauty of the models but what about the faces behind the clothes?

One in three children in parts of Oxford is living in poverty, says charity

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ONE in three children is living in poverty in areas of the city, a charity has found.

Bishop John's eight years steadying the ecclesiastic helm

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

After eight years as the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard retires tomorrow. Andrew Ffrench talks to him about his time with the Oxford Diocese

Gene research centre develops new Down’s test

Oxford Mail: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW test for Down’s syndrome could spare mothers-to-be the stress of amniocentesis and other invasive procedures.

Missing 34-year-old from Chinnor

Oxford Mail:

1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Chinnor has gone missing.

Man arrested in connection with assault in Oxford

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested after three people were assaulted in St Thomas Street on Sunday, October 19.

Oxford entirely changed 100 years on, says NHS pioneer

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MANY people who reach the grand old age of 100 have the health service to thank for it, but Wynne McKay spent a large part of her life making the NHS what it is today.

More than 40 Oxford buildings to get free wi-fi

Oxford Mail: Oxford Ice Rink

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

ART galleries, civic buildings and even Oxford Ice Rink will soon have free wi-fi thanks to government investment.

London Welsh scrum on down for a bit of action at Oxford's Radcliffe Camera

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LONDON Welsh rugby players are well known for their big hits on opponents in the Aviva Premiership, but yesterday they were the big hits as they took the Big City Scrum to the streets of Oxford.

Bishop of Oxford's farewell eucharist

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

A farewell eucharist will be held today at Christ Church cathedral for the retiring Bishop of Oxford.

Oxford residents urged to join fracking protest

Oxford Mail: Fracking Comes to Stockbridge?

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

OXFORD residents are being urged to join protests against hydraulic fracturing of shale gas - known as “fracking” - outside County Hall on Tuesday.

Hubby’s love letter ‘lost in space’ after Marston rocket launch

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LAURA Freeman-Powell hoped her marriage would start with a bang when she arranged a surprise rocket launch for her husband.






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