• Independents decide not to seek re-election

    The political make-up of Cherwell District Council will be changed after the elections on May 2. The council's two Cherwell Independent and one Independent Socialist councillors are not seeking re-election, leaving the way open for their seats to be captured

  • Group opposes GM crop trials at Glebe Farm

    Environmentalists claim there is no scientific justification for further GM crop trials at an Oxfordshire farm. Oxfordshire Friends of the Earth said a fourth series of spring trials on farmland near Faringdon goes against the views of scientists conducting

  • Car racing firm faces receivership

    Top racing company Reynard, whose Bicester factory was the world's largest manufacturer of racing cars until four years ago, is to go into receivership. About 100 staff learned on Thursday, March 28, they had been made redundant by Reynard Motorsport,

  • Champs Cheetahs hit double disaster

    Oxford 38, Peterborough 52 REIGNING Elite League champions FOX/JT Oxford Cheetahs made the worst possible start to the season when beaten twice by a smart-gating Peterborough Panthers in yesterday's double-header, writes JOHN GAISFORD. Although making

  • Call to limit rental homes

    A limit could be set on the number of properties to let in east Oxford as the figure has risen to more than three-quarters of housing in some streets. Long-term residents, backed by councillors, claim communities are being destroyed because too many properties

  • Bishop says do not teach creationism

    The Bishop of Oxford said Christian teachers who claim the world was created in six days were bringing their faith "into disrepute". The Rt Rev Richard Harries joined teaching unions in opposing the teaching of creationism in science lessons. Creationism

  • Waterman is buzzing!

    MIDFIELDER Dave Waterman makes his Oxford United debut against Hartlepool at The Kassam Stadium today convinced that he has made the right move. The 24-year-old signed on a free from Portsmouth on transfer deadline day this week and opted for Oxford rather

  • Thames Trains to slash services on Bristol line

    Thames Trains is to cut the number of services on the Oxford to Bristol route because of driver shortages and a lack of customer interest. The route, run in conjunction with First Great Western, was launched in June 1998, but has recently suffered a drop

  • Council refuses to allow house-swap

    An Oxford family claim they have been unfairly treated by Oxford City Council after housing officers refused to allow a house-swap deal. Michelle Merry, 30, her husband Michael, 36, and three children, Adam, nine, Thomas, seven, and Jason, three, wanted

  • MP pledges to fight job cuts

    MP Tony Baldry has pledged to fight local job losses after Consignia's announcement of a restructuring prog- ramme. Consignia, formerly called the Post Office, is losing £1.5m each day and looks set to cut its workforce by up to 40,000 to save an estimated

  • U's feeling the pinch - but it could be worse

    OXFORD United's plight as a result of ITV Digital being put into administration is not as acute as some clubs - because wages no longer represents such a high percentage of their turnover, writes JON MURRAY. United's turnover for the last 12 months was

  • Out for revenge

    OXFORD president Ben Burch is backing the Dark Blues to take revenge in the 148th Boat Race today (2.10). "We all have scores to settle - we want to beat Cambridge after last year," said Burch. After winning just one of the last eight races, Burch knows

  • Morse's fans bid for Jag

    Inspector Morse fans have launched a campaign to ensure that the television character's classic Jaguar car is made available to lovers of the series. The Morse Society intends to make a bid for the burgundy 1959 Mark II Jaguar, driven by the late John