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Protests planned at Oxford City Council budget meeting

PROTESTS are planned outside the town hall this afternoon as Oxford City Council meets to set its budget for the next year.

Oxford residents are planning to meet at 5pm to demonstrate against the closure of the Lucy Faithfull House homeless hostel in Speedwell Street.

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John Tanner told listeners he would like to tell some of the rough sleepers in Oxford they were a disgrace

A CITY councillor has been forced to apologise after he called homeless people ‘a disgrace.’

Labour councillor John Tanner was speaking on BBC Radio Oxford yesterday morning, discussing the homelessness crisis across the city.

He told listeners: “I would like to go ...

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Get the violins out - top orchestra relocates because of Brexit

One of Britain's most successful orchestras, based near Woodstock, is moving to Belgium because of Brexit.

The European Union Baroque Orchestra has been based in the county since 1985 but will give its last UK concert in its current form at St John's Smith Square London on May 19 ...

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UPDATE: Lanes reopened after lorry and six cars in crash on A34 at Wendlebury

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy and his mother have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A34 this morning after which ambulance crews said they were 'extremely lucky' to be alive.

The pair were left with 'potentially serious' injuries after the incident, which involved six cars ...

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Scales of Justice: Cases heard at Oxford and Banbury Magistrates' Court

OXFORD

Stuart Morris, 36, of Stonhouse Crescent, Radley, Abingdon, admitted assaulting Andrew Hillsdon by beating him in Radley, Abingdon, on June 13 last year. Handed a community order with a 12-month alcohol treatment requirement, a 30-day programme requirement and a ...

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Fake accountant stripped of ACCA membership after fraud conviction

A MAN who posed as a qualified accountant swindling thousands of pounds has been stripped of his membership and ordered to pay costs.

Harvey Pearce, who now lives in Witney, was convicted of a series of frauds and thefts in Didcot and Buckinghamshire last May.

The ...

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Flowers laid in memory of Domingos Ramalho

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a man who was murdered in the middle of a Headington street.

Friends and family of Domingos Ramalho have paid their respects to the 35-year-old from Oxford, who was found with stab wounds in Windmill Road, Headington, last Monday afternoon.

Mr ...

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Reaction Engines CEO welcomes government spaceport pledge

AN OXFORDSHIRE company building a ‘space plane’ which could go into orbit from a runway take-off has welcomed the government’s intention to build spaceports in the UK.

Reaction Engines, based in Culham, said the announcement was a boost to its own work and the UK space ...

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Scales of Justice: Cases heard at Oxford and Banbury Magistrates' Court

OXFORD

Daniella Vladimir, 40, of Shepherds Hill, Oxford, admitted ringing Thames Valley Police and the Metropolitan Police, without reasonable excuse and when there was no genuine emergency, which she was prohibited from doing by a restraining order, in Oxford on January 11. Fined ...

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Scales of Justice: Cases heard at Oxford and Banbury Magistrates' Court

BANBURY

Kevin Mewis, 56, of Myers Close, Charlton, Banbury, admitted harassing Katarzyna Benka by sending her emails, approaching her in the street and following her on a bicycle between November 15 and December 2 last year. Fined £110 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and ...

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Two films created by Oxfordshire schoolchildren and local director shine light on female genital mutilation

EYE-OPENING films encouraging people of all walks of life to engage in discussions about female genital mutilation (FGM) have been screened in Oxford.

Young champions for the charity Oxford Against Cutting (OAC) and local filmmaker Stephen Fontaine have produced three short films to ...

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City's covered market was cordoned off by police

THE entrance to Oxford's Covered Market was cordoned off by police following a report of a serious sexual assault.

Detectives have been at the scene in High Street after the incident was reported to them at about 4am today.

No one has been arrested or questioned in ...

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UPDATE: Lanes reopened after lorry and six cars in crash on A34 at Wendlebury

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy and his mother have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A34 this morning after which ambulance crews said they were 'extremely lucky' to be alive.

The pair were left with 'potentially serious' injuries and a further 12 people injured in the incident, ...

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Human remains found at blast site in Gibbs Crescent amid search for Guido Schuette

A POST-mortem examination of the human remains found in the rubble of a collapsed block of flats in West Oxford has proved inconclusive.

Police areworking to identify the remains found on Saturday, after an explosion destroyed a three-storey apartment block in Gibbs Crescent last ...

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UPDATE: Lanes reopened after lorry and six cars in crash on A34 at Wendlebury

A LORRY and six cars have been involved in a smash on the A34 Northbound in Oxfordshire.

The incident took place between the B430 at Weston-on-the-Green and M40 J9 at Bicester, near Wendlebury.

Congestion is running back Peartree Interchange. All lanes have now re-opened ...

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Refresh Cafe on Cowley Road, Oxford, bursts with colour as residents celebrate 60th anniversary of Ghana's independence

A BURST of colour brought this cafe to life as residents celebrated 60 years of Ghana's independence.

Adorned with festive flags, the Refresh Cafe at 131 Cowley Road, was at the heart of the city's celebrations for the African anniversary.

Ghana, formerly known as the Gold ...

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Oxford ceramicist Hannah Yeadon launches new pottery classes for 2017

IT MAY look like a humble clay pot, but in these hands it will be transformed.

Oxford ceramicist Hannah Yeadon has been teaching the ancient art of potting in the city for the past 15 years.

From teaching adults with mental health problems at the Warneford Hospital to ...

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History submits 12-page treaty on its own history to extend single handrail by 90cm

OXFORD University Museum of Natural History has submitted a 12-page heritage impact assessment to justify major improvement plans – extending a single handrail by a metre.

Managers at the historic museum want to extend the handrail which runs up the steps in the entrance ...

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Human remains found at blast site in Gibbs Crescent amid search for Guido Schuette

POLICE are working to identify human remains found after an explosion that destroyed a block of flats in West Oxford.

Thames Valley Police started the search of the rubble in Gibbs Crescent yesterday and later said it was recovering the remains. 

Authorities are ...

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Lorry and six cars involved in crash on A34 at Wendlebury

A LORRY and six cars have been involved in a smash on the A34 Northbound in Oxfordshire.

The incident took place between the B430 at Weston-on-the-Green and M40 J9 at Bicester, near Wendlebury.

Congestion is running back Peartree Interchange and lanes one and two, of ...

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Oxford University students walk out on lectures for anti-trump demonstration

STUDENTS have gathered in Oxford city centre this morning to protest against the 'toxic politics' of Donald Trump.

The mass walkout, organised by campaigners Oxford Migrant Solidarity and supported by Oxford University Student Union, saw students walk out of class to gather in ...

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