This is Oxfordshire

University unveils summer of events for families across the city

THE city's best-loved museums and gardens are preparing for their biggest summer ever.

As part of its 'mindgrowing' campaign, Oxford University is planning a bumper series of events aimed at tourists and families.

Visitors will be encouraged to tour all of its top venues, ...

yesterday 10:03 open_in_new
Researchers from Oxford University join colleagues on Brazil tour to test Zika virus patients

A MONTH-LONG tour of Brazil in a minibus has led to Oxford University researchers mapping the spread of the Zika virus for the first time.

Scientists from the university's Department of Zoology have been able to shed new light on the disease and its rapid spread through the ...

yesterday 10:03 open_in_new
Controversial Burgerfest will go ahead as part of Oxford-Bonn celebrations

A FOUR-DAY festival featuring a controversial Burgerfest celebration marking the 70th anniversary of twinning links between Oxford and Bonn will start tomorrow.

The Bonn Week 70th anniversary celebrations will run until Sunday.

Burgerfest, a traditional German festival ...

yesterday 10:03 open_in_new
Curious goings on as award-winning play comes to Oxford

THERE are curious goings on at the New Theatre as an award-winning production wows audiences.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time, has returned to the city this week after sell-out performances in 2015.

The production, which runs until Saturday, has been ...

yesterday 10:03 open_in_new
Transformation of old HMV shop shows 'changing landscape' of Oxford retail

A MULTI-MILLION pound move for NatWest to take on the vacant HMV unit shows the ‘changing landscape’ of the city’s retail ahead of the new Westgate centre.

The bank has submitted plans to refurbish the music chain shop and create a three-floor branch but it will have to fork ...

yesterday 10:03 open_in_new
ALL ABOARD: Take a step back in time on vintage buses

VINTAGE transport fans will be able step on board four of the Oxford Bus Museum’s restored buses this Bank Holiday Monday.

Buses will depart from the museum, in Long Hanborough, every 20 minutes between 10am and 4.20pm, for three different destinations: Oxford Parkway station, ...

yesterday 10:03 open_in_new
NatWest's move to vacant HMV shop shows 'changing landscape' of Oxford retail

A MULTI-MILLION pound move for NatWest to take on the vacant HMV unit shows the ‘changing landscape’ of the city’s retail ahead of the new Westgate centre.

The bank has submitted plans to refurbish the music chain shop and create a three-floor branch but it will have to fork ...

yesterday 08:57 open_in_new
Mayor returns for fifth year - after voting for herself

AN ELECTION in Carterton ended in a close result - with the town’s mayor voting herself back into office.

Councillor Lynn Little will continue the role for the fifth year running following a tight contest with deputy Nick Leverton on Tuesday.

Initially, the vote was tied ...

yesterday 08:57 open_in_new
Strictly Oxford 2017 just days away as fundraising nears target

THE Strictly Oxford 2017 glitter ball is in site as contestants enter their final week of rehearsals, and the competition is hotting up.

This year's 18 couples dancing in the weekend's charity competition will take on the last week of intense rehearsals for the final push to ...

yesterday 08:57 open_in_new
My experience of the EU says common values will prevail

St Gregory The Great Catholic School pupil RILEY AGUTTER writes about his week in the EU's nerve centre

Through the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats of Europe (ALDE) Young Visitors’ Programme, and the outreach and commitment of my local MEP, Catherine Bearder, I was fortunate ...

yesterday 08:57 open_in_new
Crossbar challenge helps raise funds for children's football club

A SPONSORED football challenge fundraising event to raise money to improve a ‘forgotten’ Oxford park has been hailed as a success.

Donnington Tenants and Residents Association wants to improve Donnington Recreation Ground to include new pitches, benches and bins as well as ...

yesterday 08:57 open_in_new
Traffic building after crash involving lorry and tractor

QUEUES are backing up in Southern Oxfordshire as a lorry and tractor have been involved in a crash on the A420.

It happened close to Fyfield heading away from Oxford at Digging Lane and traffic is back to Kingston Bagpuize.

To keep up to date with traffic see here

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Common People in Oxford, says safety under review after Manchester terror attack

ORGANISERS of the Common People music festival say safety is being looked at after the Manchester terror attack.

As thousands of revellers prepare to descend on South Park in Oxford for the event this weekend, bosses are in talks with police about the arrangements.

Their ...

yesterday 08:57 open_in_new
Exclusive 'car club' spaces set for some of Oxford's problem parking streets

A NUMBER of new car sharing spaces will be created in the city despite being in areas of ‘significant parking pressure’.

The Car Club spaces are being installed because other bays in the scheme will be converted for electric vehicles as part of a government funded trial.

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yesterday 07:51 open_in_new
Paralympian superstar delights Oxfordshire youngsters

SHE MAY have wowed the world in the swimming pool, but that did not stop Ellie Simmonds getting nervous before meeting a group of Oxfordshire schoolchildren yesterday.

But the top paralympian soon got into her stride, taking a PE lesson at Heyford Park Free School, near Bicester, ...

yesterday 07:51 open_in_new
People in Oxford unite for vigil to show solidarity with Manchester after attack

A VIGIL was held in Oxford tonight in a show of support for those affected by the Manchester terror attack.

People gathered near Carfax Tower, many holding candles or signs which read 'in solidarity for Manchester'.

One of the organisers, Dr Hojjat ...

2017-05-23 21:40 open_in_new
Common People in Oxford, says safety under review after Manchester terror attack

ORGANISERS of the Common People music festival say safety is being looked at after the Manchester terror attack.

As thousands of revellers prepare to descend on South Park in Oxford for the event this weekend, bosses are in talks with police about the arrangements.

Their ...

2017-05-23 20:34 open_in_new
Candlelit vigil in Oxford to show solidarity with Manchester after terror attack

A CANDLELIT vigil is taking place in Oxford tonight in a show of support for those affected by the Manchester terror attack.

People have gathered near Carfax Tower.

It comes after the bomb attack on Manchester Arena which killed 22 people, including ...

2017-05-23 20:34 open_in_new
Couple fed up with 'catastrophic' disability support cuts decide to launch new multi-million pound centre

A COUPLE fed up with 'catastrophic' cuts to support for people with learning disabilities have decided to launch their own multi-million pound centre.

Rachael and Ian Scott-Hunter say the groundbreaking care centre will plug gaps left by years of austerity and be the first of its ...

2017-05-23 20:34 open_in_new
Photo of Didcot teenager Jayden Parkinson wrongly used in Manchester terror attack 'missing' list

A PHOTOGRAPH of murdered Didcot teenager Jayden Parkinson was circulated as part of a fake list of Manchester terror attack victims.

The image of the 17-year-old, was strangled by her ex-boyfriend and found dead in All Saints’ Church in Didcot in December 2013.

But ...

2017-05-23 20:33 open_in_new
Photo of Didcot teenager Jayden Parkinson wrongly used in Manchester terror attack 'missing' list

A PHOTOGRAPH of murdered Didcot teenager Jayden Parkinson was circulated as part of a fake list of Manchester terror attack victims.

The image of the 17-year-old, was strangled by her ex-boyfriend and found dead in All Saints’ Church in Didcot in December 2013.

But ...

2017-05-23 19:28 open_in_new