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Homebase to close Oxford branch

HOMEBASE has confirmed it will close its branch in the Seacourt Retail park, off the Botley Road. 

The closure was announced as part of a raft of shut downs planned by the retailer across the country. 

The Botley Road branch has long been mooted for closure as ...

yesterday 18:05 open_in_new
Homebase to close Oxford branch

HOMEBASE has confirmed it will close its branch in the Seacourt Retail park, off the Botley Road. 

The closure was announced as part of a raft of shut downs planned by the retailer across the country. 

The Botley Road branch has long been mooted for closure as ...

yesterday 17:02 open_in_new
A-Level results day: All you need to know

THE nervous wait is nearly over for thousands of school pupils across the county as they collect their A-Level results tomorrow morning.

Schools have been anxiously waiting to see how their students have performed in the second year of the changed A-Level system.

A further ...

yesterday 17:02 open_in_new
COLUMN: On Yer Bike - Helping our children become future cycling champs

By Jake Backus

CYCLING takes many forms – cycling to school and work, cycling for leisure and cycling for sport. A few people actually cycle FOR work, such as Oxford’s cycle couriers Pedal & Post. Here we explore the sport side, specifically, for youth.

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yesterday 17:02 open_in_new
A-Level results day: All you need to know

THE nervous wait is over for thousands of school pupils across the county as they collect their A-Level results tomorrow morning.

Schools have been anxiously waiting to see how their students have performed in the second year of the changed A-Level system.

A further 11 ...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
£1.3m works for Covered Market given go-ahead

A £1.3M PLAN to renovate the Covered Market's roof has been approved by senior councillors.

It will be the next stage of work on the Grade II listed building – and will be the fourth of seven stages to be completed. The first stage began in 2012.

By the time it ...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
COLUMN: On Yer Bike - Helping our children become future cycling champs

By Jake Backus

CYCLING takes many forms – cycling to school and work, cycling for leisure and cycling for sport. A few people actually cycle FOR work, such as Oxford’s cycle couriers Pedal & Post. Here we explore the sport side, specifically, for youth.

...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
Councillors vote to defer decision on The Rock Barn in Witney

A POPULAR music venue has been granted a ‘stay of execution’ after councillors deferred an application to replace the building with flats.

West Oxfordshire District Council’s planning committee was expected to approve plans to demolish The Rock Barn in Witney ...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
Oxfordshire house prices rocket by more than 150 per cent in just five years

HOUSE prices in some part of Oxfordshire have increased by more than 150 per cent in just five years.

Official figures show that homeowners are likely to rake in healthy profits on property they bought before or during 2012 – regardless of where it is in the county.

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yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
Oxfordshire house prices rocket by more than 150 per cent in just five years

HOUSE prices in some part of Oxfordshire have increased by more than 150 per cent in just five years.

Official figures show that homeowners are likely to rake in healthy profits on property they bought before or during 2012 – regardless of where it is in the county.

...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
£1.3m works for Covered Market given go-ahead

A £1.3M PLAN to renovate the Covered Market's roof has been approved by senior councillors.

It will be the next stage of work on the Grade II listed building – and will be the fourth of seven stages to be completed. The first stage began in 2012.

By the time it ...

yesterday 14:56 open_in_new
Oxford surgeons to take part in Cycling Symposium

TWO Oxford surgeons will be cycling from Southampton to Edinburgh next month to raise awareness on the importance of patients’ fitness prior to surgery.

Consultant hepatobiliary and pancreatic Surgeon Mike Silva, and Katherine Hurst, academic surgical fellow at Oxford ...

yesterday 14:56 open_in_new
Man spared jail for anti-Semitic attack at Oxford Jewish centre

A MAN who carried out an anti-Semitic attack at an Oxford Jewish centre has been spared jail.

Lewis Cairns, of Luther Street, Oxford, admitted racially aggravated harassment, alarm and distress as well as criminal damage at Oxford Magistrates' Court on July 24.

The 31-year ...

yesterday 13:53 open_in_new
Mum marks 10 years since son's death with heart tests in Didcot

A DECADE after the death of her son from an undiagnosed heart problem, a mother is urging young people to get screened at a free event.

In August 2008 Long Wittenham resident Guy Evans died from a heart arrhythmia when he was 17 years old.

On the day of his death, the ...

yesterday 13:53 open_in_new
Lieder Festival returns to Oxford in October

OXFORD'S 17th Lieder festival will feature nearly 100 events this October.

Song recitals, piano and chamber music recitals, choral works, study events, readings and masterclasses, are included as world class artists and emerging stars take to the stage in seventeen venues across the ...

yesterday 12:50 open_in_new
Oxford Academy head Andy Hardy marks 'new chapter' for school

HIS predecessor was described by a governor as an ‘absolute legend’ and praised by Ofsted for his pivotal role in turning the school around.

There are certainly big boots to fill at The Oxford Academy in Littlemore, but newly-appointed headteacher Andy Hardy looks set to ...

yesterday 12:50 open_in_new
Man spared jail for anti-Semitic attack at Oxford Jewish centre

A MAN who carried out an anti-Semitic attack at an Oxford Jewish centre has been spared jail.

Lewis Cairns, of Luther Street, Oxford, admitted racially aggravated harassment, alarm and distress as well as criminal damage at Oxford Magistrates' Court on July 24.

The 31-year ...

yesterday 11:47 open_in_new
Colin Hannaford campaigns to rid schools of 'toxic' teaching

A RESPECTED retired maths teacher has called for a major shift in how the subject is taught in Oxfordshire schools, claiming the current system is 'toxic'.

Colin Hannaford has written a booklet from the viewpoint of his dog Amadeus, whose death last month prompted him to channel his ...

yesterday 11:47 open_in_new
Colin Hannaford campaigns to rid schools of 'toxic' teaching

A RESPECTED retired maths teacher has called for a major shift in how the subject is taught in Oxfordshire schools, claiming the current system is 'toxic'.

Colin Hannaford has written a booklet from the viewpoint of his dog Amadeus, whose death last month prompted him to channel his ...

yesterday 11:47 open_in_new
Traders back Chancellor's pledge for 'Amazon tax'

TRADERS in Oxford have welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to consider an ‘Amazon tax’ on online sales to help combat the death of the high street.

He made the pledge to ‘rebalance the playing field’ and look at temporary tax measures after the ...

yesterday 10:44 open_in_new
Oxford is called the cycling city but how often do you ride to work?

TO mark Cycle to Work Day we are asking readers how often they commute to work by bike. 

New signs proclaiming Oxford as a ‘cycling city’ were installed on all 11 roads entering the city centre last year but for many the city's roads are still seen as too dangerous ...

yesterday 10:44 open_in_new