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Rowers take on Thames challenge

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

STUDENTS attempted to match a record set more than 80 years ago by rowing from Oxford to London in just one day.

Flock of sheep spotted loose on Banbury Road

Oxford Mail: banbury rd alert

7:47pm Friday 1st August 2014

THERE are reports of rogue sheep on Banbury Road in Oxford, near Cutteslowe.

Breaking news Retrial in case of Jake Blakeley set for January next year

Oxford Mail:

3:07pm Friday 1st August 2014

There will be a retrial in the case of Jake Blakeley, who was accused of preventing a lawful burial in the case of murdered teen Jayden Parkinson.

Day-long gig will raise money in memory of boy who died in road tragedy

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A MARATHON music session will raise funds to highlight road safety in memory of a 10-year-old boy who died after a collision.

Row over cost of council’s website

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A DISAGREEMENT over the running costs of the Blackbird Leys Parish Council website led a councillor to “storm out” of a meeting.

‘Give up on bid to build homes here’

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A DEVELOPER who has made numerous attempts to build houses on a former sports field in Cowley has been told to call it a day.

United opens doors to unemployed youngsters

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

OXFORD United will today announce hundreds of new signings as it kicks off a scheme to help the city’s unemployed young people.

Macbeth given wartime makeover

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

ACTOR Simon Spencer-Hyde yesterday flew the flag for a timely retelling of Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth.

Views made on latest ‘hamburger’ proposal

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A public consultation on plans for a major overhaul of the Wolvercote and Cutteslowe roundabouts has ended.

Speedwell Street dispersal order renewed

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

POLICE have renewed an order which gave them power to curb antisocial behaviour near city centre homeless shelters.

Facelift for towers has the backing of residents

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

RESIDENTS across the city have welcomed the new designs for Oxford’s five tower blocks.

Hundreds join protest against violence in Gaza

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

PRO-PALESTINE campaigners marched through Oxford last night calling for an end to Israeli violence in Gaza.

Councils act as pong persists

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

HEALTH officers from two councils are now investigating the cause of the smell reported across the county.

Epic ending for major youth drama festival

Oxford Mail: The Pegasus Theatre will receive grant funding

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A 10-day international drama festival involving some 150 young people from the city ends today.

South Park festival boasts a starry line-up

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

EXPERIMENTAL rock group Klaxons have been revealed as the surprise headliners for a new festival to take place in Oxford’s South Park.

Traffic problems ease after queues due to Hinksey Hill and Kennington roundabout works

Oxford Mail:

8:28am Friday 1st August 2014

TRAFFIC on the A34 remains fast-moving this morning in the approach to Hinksey Hill interchange, according to reports.

Prof stepping down

Oxford Mail: Oxford Brookes Janet Beer

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

The Vice Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University is to step down in January.

Group ‘fears for future’ of community boatyard plan

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

FEARS have been raised over the future of a community boatyard after it was claimed essential mooring sites may not be available.

Station plans on show

Oxford Mail: oxford train station front

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Plans for the redevelopment of Oxford Station will go on show to the public today and tomorrow.

Man, 47, re-bailed over wallet arrest

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A man arrested in connection with the attempted theft of a wallet and phone in Botley has been bailed again by police.

Summer study challenge set to tune up musicians’ skills

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

YOUNG musicians across Oxfordshire could benefit from a free summer music programme to develop their creative talents.

More than 100 people take part in Gaza peace march

Oxford Mail:

6:09pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 100 people have gathered at the Carfax tower in Oxford as part of the Gaza peace march through the city.

Brain tumour survivor Emily Jones backs calls for more research funding

Oxford Mail:

2:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN OXFORD student who suffered a malignant brain tumour aged 24 has backed calls for more research funding.

Surf’s up after computer hub revamp

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BLACKBIRD Leys’ compu-ter hub has been renovated as part of the council’s plan to open it up to more community groups.

Scales of Justice: 19 people up in court

Oxford Mail: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Youths gear up to build bicycles

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS have learnt how to build their own bikes this week at an Oxford charity.

Dad broke tot’s arm in rage

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A FORMER part-time firefighter has avoided jail after he admitted breaking his five-month-old daughter’s arm.

Confusing tale of two signs calls for a speedy solution

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

DRIVERS should be paying attention to the roads when watching their speed limit.

Peace march for Gaza

Oxford Mail: ‘WRONG’: Dr Hojjat Ramzy

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

A Gaza peace march will be held this afternoon by the Oxford Islamic Information Centre.

Courts prove an inspiration to grandfather in his poetry

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

IN his job as a court usher Mike Lacey has seen people from all walks of life.

Gaza scholar blast victim walks again

Oxford Mail:

7:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

FORMER Oxford Brookes Gaza scholar Hassan Al Hallaq, who was seriously injured in Gaza last week, has began walking again in hospital.

Inquest into flat death

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A 33-year-old Oxford man found dead in his father’s house had “banged his head”.

Pair in court after city centre protest

Oxford Mail: police officer rear

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Two men arrested after a protest in Oxford will appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday, August 11.

The Ent is nigh for Tolkien tree

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

IT is said to have influenced the work of JRR Tolkien and inspired creatures in Lord of the Rings.

Funeral date set for footballer

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE funeral of former Chelsea youth player Jordan Tabor will take place at midday on Tuesday at Trinity Church in Abingdon.

Dawkins in hot water over rape comments

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Prof Richard Dawkins, pictured, prompted a furious response on Twitter yesterday when he referred to “mild rape” and “mild paedophilia” to illustrate a point about logic.

Driverless cars may soon be coming to a road near you

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

DESPITE its academic reputation, Oxford has a long history of car-making and next year this could be taken to a whole new level.

Bangladeshi boat race plans going swimmingly

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A Bangladeshi boat club is using its annual fundraising boat race to provide swimming lessons to youngsters in the Asian community.

Academy sponsor hits back at charity’s claims of pupil failure

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN academy sponsor in the city has been judged to be “failing” to improve the prospects for disadvantaged children.

Cyclists turn to Lord’s for church cash

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CYCLING cricketers will join hundreds of Oxfordshire residents taking part in a day of fundraising for church buildings.

All aboard as miniature railway plans to grow

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

OXFORD’S train station is due to expand in a £75m redevelopment and the new line to London Marylebone is well under way but this year could mark yet another railway expansion in the city.

Update: One lane of the A34 closed at Peartree Interchange as drivers face major delays

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

6:34pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

COMMUTERS are facing severe congestion through Oxford this evening. 

Father's tribute to his little girl who loved ballet

Oxford Mail:

KENNINGTON four-year-old Rhianna Gallagher suffered a brain haemorrhage on February 14 and died at Helen House hospice, East Oxford on April 21.

Developers to submit plans for link road to new Barton estate

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PLANS are to be submitted for controversial road changes as part of a major housing development for Barton.

Lane closed on A34 after collision near Peartree Interchange

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

4:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE A34 has one lane closed after a car and a van collided at 4.20pm.

Kennington and Hinksey Hill roundabout work continue to cause traffic misery

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

4:36pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TRAFFIC queues are stretching along the Eastern and Southern By-Pass Roads, as well as up Abingdon Road.

'Shake-up threatens fraud investigations'

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOUSING benefit fraud investigations could suffer when they are handed to the Government, Oxford City Council’s deputy leader has warned.

Two-car collision in Banbury Road causing delays

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

3:48pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TWO-car collision in Banbury Road, Oxford, is causing delays this afternoon.

Church extension aims to cross community divide

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A NEW church extension could help bridge the gap between Summertown and Cutteslowe residents, a vicar believes.

Rail firm can replace bridge without ramps

Oxford Mail: Councillor Bob Price

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

WHEELCHAIR users, cyclists and parents with pushchairs are no closer to getting ramps on a South Oxford railway footbridge.

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